Animal Tails is a compendium of tributes--sometimes a salutation, sometimes an elegy. Contained herein are stories and essays and poems, marginalia and etchings, all done to honor our animal kin--and to recognize the habit we have, for better or worse--of drawing them into our human ways of seeing the world.
The Attuned: A Moon Cycle Deck features 28 cards of unique goddess art, inspired by feminine archetypes from Indian, European, African and Native American cultures. For centuries, humans have attuned ourselves to the skies in search of meaning.
In ancient Goddess centered cultures, women's connection to the moon was honoured in ceremony and in daily practice of moon observation and worship. While modern culture has subverted the Goddess, that ancient connection still thrives in our bodies and our spirits. We still bleed, grow, and feel by the light of the moon. The Attuned Deck is intended to rekindle our awareness of the celestial cycles that influence us, and provide insight into the sacred feminine energy of this planet that lives inside us all. From the Publisher : Each Attuned deck comes with a guidebook designed to work with the cards as a divination tool, providing affirmations and inspiration for each day of the lunar cycle.
Produced on Salt Spring Island, BC, the Attuned deck is a work of art with fine detailing and beautiful printing and packaging.
Cards are 4x6 " in size and feature full coloured art reproductions. Cards are framed in semi-precious stone colours and are watermarked with a lotus moon symbol on the reverse. Sets come in a unique, handmade aromatic cedar box for safe keeping. 28 Cards, 16 page booklet. From the Author: I live in nature and am saturated with colours; azure waters, crimson peonies, the many layers of green in the hills and forests surrounding my island home. Like a poet who dines on words, I drink in the spirits of these colours and pour them out onto my canvasses. I consider painting to be a dance. The curves of a woman's body, to me, are a joyous subject to draw. Just as each one of us contains a shard of the goddess, so does each image I create contain a sliver of the divine. I paint what I want to manifest in the world; serenity, joy, satisfaction. I pray that these images will bring light into the world and into your life. The making of the Attuned deck has been a seven year journey. Each image began its life as a tiny spark of insight, which grew into a large format oil pastel drawing. My work has won awards and been shown internationally; this is the first time it is being offered in reproductions for you to enjoy.
About the Author : Andrea Palframan is a painter and wordsmith who lives on Salt Spring Island, BC. She studied painting and mixed media at the Kootenay School of the Arts and did a graduate study in graphic design at Emily Carr College of Art and Design. She owns a small gallery near Ganges, BC and can be found at the famous Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.
The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions.
Embodied self-awareness is the ability to feel our emotions and movements in the present moment, without the influence of judgmental thoughts (such as: Am I doing this right?). Body Sense offers a scientific background for understanding this awareness and practical methods to avoid losing touch.
"Isfahan is half the world" was the proud boast of the 17th-century capital of Persia, established as the new political centre of the country by Shah Abbas I shortly after his accession to the throne in 1588. One of the many travellers attracted to Persia by these claims was Jean Chardin, a young French jeweller who spent a total of 10 years in Isfahan. During this time, he became intimately familiar with the city, its markets, shops, and workplaces; he was invited into people's houses and entertained; he visited gardens and participated in hunts; his knowledge of Court affairs was extensive; and he travelled hundreds of miles, all over the country, visiting other towns and villages. His journals are a source of information for all interested in Middle Eastern history. They also provide a portrait of life both at court and among humble artisans in 17th century Persia. First published as "Chardin's Voyages", this edited collection includes a comprehensive introduction with a biography of Chardin and a description of Iran in the mid-17th-century, placing the writing in its historical context.
I think a lot, almost every day. I think about things like love, men, women, kids, pets...
the list is long. Sooo long. It's a lot like talking to myself when I write, mostly because I'm a new writer and don't sell a lot of books. I'll trade you my two cents for your ninety-nine.
Emma and Liz are the best of friends and have been since high school. Liz is openly lesbian, while Emma has dated men without success. Emma thought she was straight, but now she's become infatuated with her lesbian best friend. Fantasies she's long kept hidden lead to a tempting opportunity to make her daydreams come true. This is a short story of just over 5,000 words. Please note: This story contains strong steamy content and language.
Prix du Grand Atlas, 2001. La terre, encore et toujours. Personnage principal de ce roman c'est en son nom que les pires horreurs vont se commettre avec la bénédiction et le mutisme de tous.
Sur cette toile de fond, une enfant, telle la mouette bée par de mauvais garçons, tentera de reprendre son envol.