Since the beginning of human history, bears have been regarded as animals of great power. Ethnobotanist and cultural anthropologist Wolf Storl, who spent years in the wilderness with bears, explores the fascinating relationship between bears and humans, including the history, mythology, healing lore, and biology of this formidable creature. Storl takes the reader from the bear caves of the Neanderthals to the bear-worshipping Siberian tribes of today, from the extinct cave bear to the modern teddy bear. Bears were traditionally seen as a kind of "forest human" under whose shaggy fur a king or a god was hidden, he explains. Vividly illustrating the power of myths and fairy tales to reveal more than scientific treatises about the true nature of beings--especially in the case of bears--Storl restores this magnificent animal to its rightful place at the forefront of the human imagination as well as among the dwellers of the forest.
Release on 2015-04-08 | by Marcus Katz,Tali Goodwin
The True Story of the World's Most Popular Tarot
Author: Marcus Katz,Tali Goodwin
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discover newly revealed secrets, hidden for a century, about the fascinating origins of the most widely used tarot system in the world. With never-before-seen material from Arthur Edward Waite's own secret order, an exploration of the world that inspired Pamela Colman Smith, and a practical guide to interpreting the cards, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot will breathe new life into your readings. Drawing on Waite's unpublished writings, historic photographs of Smith, and much more, Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot unlocks the symbols and correspondences of the cards. Explore the comparisons between the court cards and the stage characters that influenced Smith; learn about her intuitive understanding of the Tree of Life and how that wisdom is reflected in her minor arcana. From stunning artwork and sample spreads to influential colors and music, this groundbreaking book draws back the curtain to reveal the true legacies of Waite and Smith. Praise: "Astonishing revelations of Pixie Smith's contributions to the Tarot! Masterful, and not to be missed."—Mary K. Greer, author of The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals
Reveal Your Past, Inform Your Present, And Predict Your Future
Author: Skye Alexander
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Realize your psychic potential with the Tarot! Everyone is psychic to one degree or another. And with The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition, you’ll unlock the mysteries of the cards and thus boost your innate psychic abilities. Completely revised, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to conduct complete Tarot readings for yourself and others. The Tarot deck has been used for centuries to divine the future and as a guide to spiritual development. Now you can learn how to interpret the images on the cards, arrange them into meaningful spreads, and unleash your hidden psychic powers. Each individual card in the Major and Minor Arcana is described in detail, along with the history of the Tarot from ancient times to the present. The Everything Tarot Book, 2nd Edition helps you: -Gain insight into yourself and other people -See into the future and the present more clearly -Understand the effects of the past -Work through personal problems and challenges -Develop your intuition -Enhance your connection with your Higher Self Explore. Engage your curiosity. Use your imagination. Keep an open mind and an open heart. Your future really is in the cards!