Description : A perfect stranger affects the lives of three families in a scandalous web of deceit. The three families deal with their own secrets as they work hard to conceal their flawed lives. Their personal struggles feed into their inability to trust one another with their blemished lifestyles, compounding their secrets into a toxic explosion. They each move about in their daily schedules as normal until devastation strikes like lightning, bringing all of their lives to crash and burn. Then in an instant one by one their lives unfold, right into the headlines of a national media chronicle.
Description : A year after her mother has deserted the family, eleven-year-old Shelby goes to stay with her, deep in the Louisiana bayou, where they both confront old hurts and regrets.
Description : The mysterious powers of gems, crystals, and minerals are finally explained in this practical guide to creating talismans. Casting a modern light on the age-old practice of talismans, gemologist Henry M. Mason correlates the mystical properties of these wondrous objects with the science of gemology. Connecting with the universal life force, the proper talisman can focus and magnify your own qualities—helping you fulfill dreams and desires. Mason's seven secrets explore how crystal structure, color, and chemistry contribute to a talisman's natural energies for aiding in attraction, protection, self-improvement, creativity, tranquility, spiritual awakening, and more. From selecting and preparing the proper mineral to empowering your talisman, this guide takes you through every step of creating and using talismans and amulets for optimum effect.
Description : Discover the many lost and forgotten secrets of the Kabbalah through the words of famous rabbis and authors throughout history. Follow a historical time line of Judaic mysticism and learn the basic principles of the Kabbalah. Devise your own Kabbalah Wheel to spin the legendary 231 Holy Gates of combinations and permutations, as described in the ancient book on Jewish mysticism– the Sepher Yetzirah (also known as The Book of Formation or Book of Creation).
Description : The magnum opus of one of the world’s leading origami artists, the second edition of Origami Design Secrets reveals the underlying concepts of origami and how to create original origami designs. Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions—it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of uniaxial bases, the circle/river method, and tree theory. With corrections and improved illustrations, this new expanded edition also covers uniaxial box pleating, introduces the new design technique of hex pleating, and describes methods of generalizing polygon packing to arbitrary angles. With coverage spanning the foundations of origami construction and advanced methods using both paper and pencil and custom-built free software, Origami Design Secrets helps readers cultivate the intuition and skills necessary to develop their own designs. It takes them beyond merely following a recipe to crafting a work of art.
Description : Olga Kharitidi's debut book is a remarkable account of her spiritual adventure in snowbound Siberia. Joining an ailing friend on a spontaneous trip to the Atai Mountains, Dr. Kharitidi is taken into apprenticeship by a native Shaman who guides her through bizarre, magical, and often terrifying experiences that open her eyes to a wellspring of deeper learning. On the road to Belovedia, a fabled civilization of highly evolved beings, she encounters revolutionary mystical teachings while discovering ancient secrets of magic and healing. At once a modern odyssey and a timeless dreamscape, Entering the Circle is an inspiring story of personal growth and an insightful work about the limitless potential of human spirit.
Description : "This has to be the most unusual book on Photoshop ever published. A very clever one, too, and a must-have for dedicated Shopoholics." —DingBat Magazine Photoshop Secrets of the Pros is not your typical Photoshop book, laboriously marching you through features, filters, and techniques. This book throws you right into the thick of things, dropping you ringside for a series of digital duels and artistic collaborations. In this groundbreaking guide top artists challenge each other in a series of Photoshop Tennis matches—and you get to peer over their shoulders. You'll watch them put Photoshop through its paces, creating incredible new work under grueling deadlines. You'll see which tools and techniques they use, and how and why they choose them when the clock is ticking and the world is watching. Open up this unique book and: Get caught up in the action: Watch 20 of the world's top digital artists, photographers, and web and print designers compete, mouse to mouse. Eavesdrop on the experts: Enter the artists' heads as they explain each decision they make. Find out how it's done in the real world: See 100 pieces of original art dissected, component by component and technique by technique. Discover pro secrets: Learn how Photoshop's basic tools are used to create fantastic effects in record time. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Description : A father and son sales team reveal the secrets of salessuccess In Golden Circle Secrets, father-and-son team Dale and Ben Midgleyshow management and the sales team how to achieve consistentsuccess in sales. Based on a unique new strategy that responds tocustomer values and expectations, the Midgleys reveal how sales andmanagement are inseparable components of sales success that mustwork in tandem to produce consistent results for an organization.Sales increase when management and its sales force are on the samepage. The "golden circle" is based on a customer-oriented businesssystem specifically designed to help companies attract and satisfycustomers and energize employees, while maintaining a consistentlyhealthy level of profits.
Description : Examines the phenomena of crop circles, explaining how to tell a genuine circle from a hoaxed one and exploring time distortions, magnetic field disturbances, energy forces, the images, and their connection with music.