While reading, my cat often joins me for reading. Here is from a while ago when we were reading Jovah's Angel by Sharon Shinn.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Recommended from the series:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Ozma of Oz
Patchwork Girl of Oz
Friday, May 23, 2014
This volume contains insight and techniques that I think even some veterans of the topic will find useful.
The Art of Shapeshifting - Ted Andrews
Shaman, Healer, Sage - Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.
In the Shadow of the Shaman - Amber Wolfe
Monday, May 19, 2014
The author provides guidance for meditation and prayer each day by providing five topics: Reflect on, Praise God, Offer Thanks, Confess, and Ask God. These can be used for both meditation and prayer for the reader to personally engage the mystery of the name.
The author begins in the Old Testament with the name of Elohim and ends with Abba from the New Testament. My favorite chapters were Yahweh Nissi (The Lord is My Banner), Yahweh Rei (The Lord is My Shepherd), and Ab, Abba, Pater (Father). I think many readers will find that the inclusion of the names of God will enhance their understanding of scripture.
Friday, May 16, 2014
At first the conclusion of this story left me perplexed. When I pondered on it a bit more, I realized that this is simply a story of man's attempt to make sense of the world and the acts he attributes to god. Because it tells of the troubled times, many people may be able to relate to it with their own life experiences.
Book of Job (Old Testament)
Monday, May 12, 2014
Linn provides a lot of good advice on how a person can create the altar with the best energy possible. The purpose of the altar should always be considered while creating it because the goal may change what one includes. For example, an altar to celebrate love may include flowers, while an altar dedicated to a job search may include objects related to the desired occupation. Altars for healing will probably work best when using cool colors (greens, blues, and purples), while altars for prosperity would do better when using hot colors (reds, oranges, and yellows). She also suggests using Feng Shui, symbology, and numerology to help manifest the best results. Along with ideas on what objects to use on an altar, Linn also provides a series of suggestions for using and cleansing altars to keep the energy healthy. The last few pages contain a short index for the reader to review with deities, symbols, colors, and more with accompanying meanings.
This short book is well-organized and easy to understand, while still containing a good amount of information. Readers who just want to learn about altars will get just as much use from this book as those who are looking to include altars in their daily life. This book is probably best for beginners as it isn't too detailed.
Your Altar - Sandra Kynes
Soulspace - Xorin Balbes
Friday, May 9, 2014
I enjoyed listening to the original stories of this popular legend, and I look forward to reading the complete version when I have more time.
Le Morte D'Arthur (unabridged) - Sir Thomas Malory
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anonymous
The Fall of Arthur - J.R.R. Tolkien
Monday, May 5, 2014
I attempted to read this once before in text format, but stopped about a quarter of the way through because I couldn't get past the distracting unreliable narrative. In audio format, it felt more like stream-of-consciousness, making it much easier for me to follow.
Throughout the book, Humbert attempts to justify his horrific behavior to the reader by saying he was taking care of Dolores, putting her best interest in mind, and did his best to provide for her in every way he wanted. However, as the story continues, Humbert stops justifying and begins to explaining. Until finally, even he admits to himself that what he has done to his step-daughter has ruined her life in many ways.
I didn't enjoy reading this, but I can at least put it on the list of classics I've read.