Brilliant Moon

The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse

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Author: Dilgo Khyentse,Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The formative events of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s life, and those insights and experiences that caused him to mature into the warm, brilliant, and highly realized meditation master and teacher he was, are deeply inspiring. The second half of the book comprises recollections by his wife; his grandson, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; Tenga Rinpoche; the Queen Mother of Bhutan; and many prominent teachers.

Report

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Report of the Annual Meeting

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Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Renaissance Moon

A Novel of Goddess Worship

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Author: Linda M. Nevins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466815922

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The strikingly glamorous Selene Catcher, an American scholar renowned for her books on Italian Renaissance art, is obsessed by a fierce devotion to the ancient Moon Goddess, Artemis. Selene's domineering father, who both worshiped and betrayed the Goddess, named his infant daughter for the Goddess's virgin form, setting the stage for the eventual disintegration of Selene's brilliant and tormented personality. The story is told by her friend Giovanni Corio, an Italian priest, who watches in disbelieving horror as Selene sinks deeper and deeper into her pagan faith. Her bloody rituals begin to affect her writing as she passes inexorably through the mythic phases of the Goddess: from Selene, the cold intellectual...to Artemis, the chaste and vengeful Huntress...to Hecate, the Sorceress--creator of nightmares and spells. But Selene's passion for the fascinating and mysterious Victor Bellacera threatens to overcome her devotion to Artemis. Fearing the Goddess's famous wrath, determined to appease Her by any means, Selene will stop at nothing to implore Her favor and forgiveness. Sweeping from Renaissance Florence to the deep forests of America, Renaissance Moon is a chilling tour de force from the author of the acclaimed Commonwealth Avenue.

Wolf Mountain Moon

The Fort Peck Expedition, the Fight at Ash Creek, and the Battle of the Butte, January 8, 1877

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Author: Terry C. Johnston

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307756381

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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“Terry Johnston is an authentic American treasure.”—Loren D. Estleman, author of Edsel As swirling snows fall from a leaden sky and a deadly winter approaches, two bitter enemies meet in a season of savage vengeance. Scout Seasmus Donegan—wondering whether he will ever return to Fort Laramie and the warm embrace of his wife and newborn son—is now under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles, who pushes his war-weary troops up the Tongue River into butte country. There, amid the rugged, snow-covered bluffs awaits Crazy Horse with a fighting force of Lakota braves one thousand strong. Gathering in the high, cold canyons, these courageous warriors prepare to engage Colonel Miles and the Fifth U.S. Infantry . . . one last chance for the proud Lakota to shape their own destiny, the last battle Crazy Horse will ever fight against the white man’s army.

Wild Geese Returning

Chinese Reversible Poems

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Author: Michele Metail

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9629968169

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

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A breathtaking introduction to Chinese multidirectional poems, told through the story of Su Hui, the greatest writer of these poems who embroidered a silk with 840 characters--equaling as many as 12,000 multidirectional poems--for her distant husband. For nearly two thousand years, the condensed language of classical Chinese has offered the possibility of writing poems that may be read both forward and backward, producing entirely different creations. The genre was known as the “flight of wild geese,” and the poems were often symbolically or literally sent to a distant lover, in the hope that he or she, like the migrating birds, would return. Its greatest practitioner, and the focus of this critical anthology, is Su Hui, a woman who, in the fourth century, embroidered a silk for her distant husband consisting of a grid of 840 characters. No one has ever fully explored all of its possibilities, but it is estimated that the poem—and the poems within the poem—may be read as many as twelve thousand ways. Su Hui herself said, “As it lingers aimlessly, twisting and turning, it takes on a pattern of its own. No one but my beloved can be sure of comprehending it.” With examples ranging from the third to the nineteenth centuries, Michèle Métail brings the scholarship of a Sinologist and the playfulness of an avant-gardist to this unique collection of perhaps the most ancient of experimental poems.

Leigh Hunt's Journal

A Miscellany for the Cultivation of the Memorable, the Progressive and the Beautiful, No. 1, December 7, 1850-[no. 17, March 29, 1851].

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Author: Leigh Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 272

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The Little White Horse

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Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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"I absolutely adored The Little White Horse."--J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series Winner of the Carnegie Medal When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?

Little White Horse

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Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Lion Children's Books

ISBN: 0745967019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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For a fleeting instant Maria thought she saw a little white horse with a flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad.' The beautiful valley of Moonacre is shadowed by the memory of the Moon Princess and the mysterious little white horse. When Maria Merryweather comes there on a visit she finds herself involved with an ancient feud. She is determined to restore peace and happiness to the whole of Moonacre Valley. And Maria usually gets her own way