(2009/Dandyland/Cargo) If the Beatles and Stones robbed rock´n´roll music and merged it into a global sound, the Southern Tenant Folk Union does it with bluegrass music.
´´RITUALS´´ ist das Ergebnis einer ganz neuen Herangehensweise, was seine Entstehung angeht. Im Gegensatz zu früher, als er seine Songs auf der Akustikgitarre schrieb und stets den Input der restlichen Bandmitglieder bekam, hat sich Sänger James Veck-Gilodi diesmal erst die Songtitel ausgedacht, dann die passenden Songs zu den Themen geschrieben und alle Tracks zunächst auf dem Computer entstehen lassen. Erst danach kam die Band dazu, um alle Parts entsprechend einzuspielen, die schließlich von James und Co-Produzent Phil Gornell ihren finalen Schliff erhielten. Wiederkehrende Themen auf ´´RITUALS´´ sind die des persönlichen Kampfes mit sich selbst und die der Erlösung. Mittlerweile glücklich verheiratet und zum ersten Mal mit einer gewissen Sicherheit in seinem Leben, drehen sich James´ Texte um Trennung, die besagten Kämpfe und das Loslassen der persönlichen Dämonen. Die Musik ist im Gegensatz dazu eher fröhlich, und James wird bei fünf Titeln, darunter der ersten Singleauskopplung ´´Sinner´´, vom London Contemporary Voices Chor unterstützt, mit dem Deaf Havana Anfang des Jahres im Rahmen der BRIT Awards in der Londoner Union Chapel einen Charity-Gig für die War Child Organisation spielten.
The Union of Churches in the Spirit of Charity:With Its Articles of Association and Trust, and the Ritual of the Christian Liturgy Accepted, Under the Sanction of Many of the Distinguished Clergy and Laity of New England (Classic Reprint) Christ´s Church of Longwood
Wicca is a term that is preferred since it is a neopagan form of witchcraft. Wiccans believe in the universal elements of air, fire, water, spirit, and earth. These are elements that make up the Wiccan symbol of the pentacle. Wiccans have a belief that energies are both female and male, and these energies are separate in their identities as well as powerful in their union. However, these energies are honored equally. Many who practice Wicca usually identify with a particular deity while there are other wiccans who will call on a god or goddess who has the relevant powers for their particular spell only. Many people follow Wicca because there are no rules. But the Wiccan rede states that ´´an ye harm none, do as you will.´´ This is a simple message that states that you are free to do as you wish as long as you do not cause hurt or harm to anyone. In this book you will learn: An introduction to wiccan religion The history of Wicca What is Wicca? How do I get started? Wiccan gods and goddesses Wiccan holidays and the wheel of the year The five elements (and four classical elements) The Wiccan rede Wiccan space, altars, tools, clothing, and names Casting a circle Clearing and grounding your energies Facts about Wiccan rituals Meditation for Wiccans How to use prewritten Wiccan spells Signs and symbols in Wicca Divination: the power to predict the future Facts about natural magic The seasonal spells in Wicca How to use protective spells Candle spells for beginners Using Wiccan for a better life conclusion Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the Wiccan religion, and get started on your magickal journey! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam B. Crafter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031787/bk_acx0_031787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When two humans come together as lovers, they mirror the divine union - the most sacred act of creation - and connect directly with the energy of all life. Thus the energy of your sexuality is the source of the greatest ´´magic´´ of all, namely the creation of life itself. In The Art of Sexual Magic, you will discover the sacred roots of sexuality not only as an erotic art but as a meditative tradition. For many years author Margot Anand has researched the teachings and advanced practices of sacred sexuality around the world. Through her best-selling book The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, thousands of couples have changed their love lives forever through the practices of tantra. Based on ancient Hindu-Buddhist scriptures, tantra literally means ´´weaving´´. As the threads of life and love cross one another, tantra teaches, they join in cosmic union. Within this absolute connection with the universe, your most profound yearnings become possible. This is sexual magic. Using erotic rituals and specific meditations, tantric lovers can alter their consciousness and channel the energy of orgasm for healing, ecstasy, even enlightenment. Trained at the Sorbonne as a psychologist, Margot Anand combines four powerful elements in this audio learning series: processes for sexual healing; tantra for cosmic union and bliss; clinical sexology for expanding orgasm; and magic visioning to manifest transformation. Safely, creatively, you learn to explore other dimensions of your sex life and gain new ways to bridge sexual union with a greater source of wisdom and clarity. With its wealth of rituals and visualizations developed specifically for Western students and lovers, The Art of Sexual Magic is a life-changing work that is sure to enliven your intimate hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margot Anand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000741/sp_true_000741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adrianna Boyce has come to accept the love of her life, Ian Groves, is a wolf shapeshifter and is willing to follow the rules and customs that the pack require to be with him - including a ritual that they call ´´the Claiming.´´ But not everyone is pleased with the young lovers´ union. In addition, the process of ´´the Claiming´´ will make her discover things about herself she never realized and put her and Ian´s love to the test. Is Adrianna and Ian´s love strong enough to endure hundreds of years of bitterness, tradition and newly revealed secrets? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019535/bk_acx0_019535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
*Note: Our summary is an accompaniment to Animal Farm and not the novel itself. While it will greatly enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the book, it is not intended to stand in its place.* Talking animals might be a favorite characteristic of children’s fables, but in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the story isn’t child’s play. A dystopian tale about what happens when a group of barnyard animals rebels against the humans; this mid-century book is today considered a literary classic. This summary was made for the listener who has a deep curiosity about classic literature, especially Animal Farm. It is the ideal guide to help you get a grasp on Orwell’s story, which has been viewed as an allegory for 20th Century politics. In quick chapter breakdowns and analyses, this summary explains how Orwell’s book was a cautionary tale against dictatorship, Communism, and the Soviet Union. Read this guide to get an overview and understanding of Animal Farm´s themes, motifs, and symbols. Gain insight into how idealism becomes corrupted. Become aware of how anthems and rituals on ´´Animal Farm´´ are used as tools for mass control. At a key point in the book, discover Orwell’s ´´Seven Commandments” of Animal Farm, which foreshadow tragedies to come. This summary offers other valuable features to help you tame Animal Farm, including a detailed character list and analysis, expert criticism on the pros and cons of the book, and a full synopsis of George Orwell’s biography, including information about his other major works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Strayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017186/bk_acx0_017186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sabato Efisto was born from an unholy union, the bastard son of a martyred saint and the devil. At least, that´s what he´s believed, for most of his life. His father is an Italian crime lord, a man so dangerous that Sabato´s mother died trying to get away from him. For that tragedy, which happened on his seventh birthday, Sabato blames himself. Every year, he practices the ritual of self-punishment, flirting with death the way most boys his age flirt with girls. That´s until 10 years later when he meets a sweet girl named Luciana at St. Andrews of the Holy Cross. For the first time in his life, Sabato doesn´t want to end it. The darkness in his soul is replaced by hope. But, as the priests will tell you, the sins of the father are not easily escaped. And those who are born into darkness must carry that cross forever.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047767/bk_acx0_047767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.