Description : Expect a Miracle is the first book in The Realms of Heaven Trilogy. It's a story of love, and of the courage to believe in our dreams, so we can make them a reality. Angel Rose, a child of earth, begins to communicate with Haniel, the granter of wishes. Haniel has come from seventh heaven to communicate directly with Angel Rose through the Internet. He tells Angel Rose that he has waited several lifetimes to communicate with the children of earth as a messenger for all mankind. He wants to work with the planet's children to evolve it into a heaven world, creating a peaceful planet of love and oneness, instead of fear and separation. Angel Rose visits seventh heaven with Haniel and is introduced to the archangels, a myriad of other angels, and the other special children of earth involved in the Universal Grand Plan. She lives between the two worlds, working as a peacemaker on earth to bring together the path makers and path finders. Will they be able to transform earth and its people into a planet of love and unity? This story is about the power of our minds and the great possibility for a heaven on earth. It's also about expecting a miracle, for if we can believe in miracles, we will see them.
Description : Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled stained glass windows to a pilgrimage “on the road” to Compostela, the wonders of Gothic architecture continue to inspire many worldwide. From the 12th century, the Gothic architectural style continued to spread throughout Europe. Highly-regarded medievalist Dr. Karen Ralls explores the legacy of this exquisite architectural period, whose artistic beauty and expert craftsmanship have served for centuries to inspire feelings of spiritual reverence and aesthetic wonder. She details the relationship between architecture, geometry, and music; explores the concept of the labyrinth; pilgrimage; Black Madonnas; astronomical calculations in the design and location of cathedrals; stone and wood carvings; gargoyles; the teachings of Pythagoras and the later Neo-Platonists, and more. For the general reader and specialist alike, Dr. Ralls guides the reader through the history, places, art, and symbolism of these unique "books in stone", providing a lively portal and solid resource for all. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, a recommended reading section, lists of the major European cathedral sites and a full Bibliography, Gothic Cathedrals is a fascinating showcase of the mystic and spiritual symbolism found in these great structures of Europe, information that will help modern readers visit these sites and share in the energy of the sacred they continue to radiate.
Description : Why do the powerful medieval Knights Templar, the famed warriors of the Crusades, still intrigue many today? A secret society long shrouded in mystery, the Templars were believed to conduct mystical rituals, to guard the Holy Grail, and to possess the priceless treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem. Did they bring their treasure to North America, as some legends say? This definitive work about the Templars and their presumed hidden knowledge addresses many such fascinating questions, with rare photos from the Rosslyn Chapel Museum (Scotland) included.
Description : Celtic sources provide a rich and varied selection of references to music and its perceived supernatural power and influence. Covering themes close to Irish and Scottish folklore, this volume explores the universal concept of the spiritual dimension of music.