Science

Queen of the Sun

Author: Taggart Siegel

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

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Category: Science

Page: 160

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In Autumn 2006 an unnerving phenomenon hit the United States: honeybees were mysteriously disappearing from hives across the nation, with beekeepers reporting losses of between 30 and 90 per cent of their entire colonies. The problem soon spread to parts of Europe and even Asia, earning the name Colony Collapse Disorder. To this day nobody is absolutely sure why it is happening and what the exact causes are. However, in 1923 Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher and social innovator, predicted that bees would die out within 100 years if they were to be reproduced using only artificial methods. Startlingly, and worryingly, his prediction appears to be coming true. Queen of The Sun, What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a companion book to the critically-acclaimed film of the same name. Compiled by the film’s director Taggart Siegel, it makes a profound examination of the global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic and organic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, philosophers and poets. Revealing the mysterious world of the beehive and the complex social community of bees, the book unveils millennia of beekeeping, highlighting our historic and sacred relationship with bees, and how this is being compromised by highly-mechanized and intensive agro-industrial practices. The bees are messengers and their disappearance is a resounding wake-up call for humanity! With full colour, stunning photography throughout, this engaging, alarming but ultimately uplifting anthology begins with an account of how Siegel’s film came to be made. It continues with a wealth of articles, interviews and poems that offer unique philosophical and spiritual insights. Besides investigating many contributory causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, the book offers remedies as well as hope for the future. Queen of the Sun features contributions from Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz, David Heath, Gunther Hauk, Horst Kornberger, Jennifer Kornberger, Jacqueline Freeman, Johannas Wirz, Kerry Grefig, Michael Thiele, Raj Patel, Vandana Shiva, Jeffery Smith and Matthew Barton. These compelling voices signal a growing movement striving to found a culture fully in balance with nature.
Religion

The Black Queen of Queens Is Solomon’S Song of Songs

Author: Tessie R. Simmons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Religion

Page: 90

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There are different interpretations of the biblical book, Song of Solomon. This is understandable because interpretations of the book roots are in faith traditions and interpreters experiences of the Holy Spirit. The different interpretations of the book of Song of Solomon give insight that affirms God at work in the interpreters when the message of God is heard anew through each approach. Some interpret Song of Solomon as allegorical biblical text. This interpretation asserts the book of Song of Solomon, as a love story between God and the church, or Christ and the Church. Another allegorical interpretation of the book asserts the book, Song of Solomon, as a love story between Christ and the soul. Others interpret the book, Song of Solomon, as literal biblical text, read in a normal way. One literal interpretation of the book, Song of Solomon, asserts the book a love story between a young woman and a youth, who is a shepherd. In this interpretation the young woman rejects the love of the most powerful man on earth, Solomon, to embrace the love of a young shepherd. She marries the shepherd, and their marriage blooms in nature.
Art

Everything Under the Sun

Author: Spencer Steeves

Publisher: Covenant Publishing

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Category: Art

Page: 337

View: 515

Sun’s Reach is in dire peril. The last war between ancient enemies, Sun’s Reach, and Moonwatch was one hundred years ago. With the Eclipse blocking the two kingdoms from each other, it truly should have been the last. But fate has its own plans. Amaru Sunbrand, daughter of the primary goddess, and Emery Redwyn, princess of Sun’s Reach, are about to learn this. Amaru is swept into a trek across the Scorched Waste when her tribe is attacked, pushing the Fyroxi ever closer to extinction. As war looms, Emery is plagued by thoughts of her beloved knight, missing in action, her fool of a father, and the societal duty to marry, all of which may change the rest of her young life.
Religion

Divine Comedy of Neophyte Corax and Goddess Morrigan

Author: Payam Nabarz

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Religion

Page: 61

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In this collection of plays, Nabarz uses the Greek teaching method of Socratic dialogue to take a down-to-earth look at contemporary spirituality. Corax, the neophyte, along with his initiator, the Celtic goddess Morrigan, embarks on a series of magical journeys and adventures.
Fiction

Gilgamesh

Author: Sophus Helle

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A poem for the ages, freshly and accessibly translated by an international rising star, bringing together scholarly precision and poetic grace Gilgamesh is a Babylonian epic from three thousand years ago, which tells of King Gilgamesh’s deep love for the wild man Enkidu and his pursuit of immortality when Enkidu dies. It is a story about love between men, loss and grief, the confrontation with death, the destruction of nature, insomnia and restlessness, finding peace in one’s community, the voice of women, the folly of gods, heroes, and monsters—and more. Millennia after its composition, Gilgamesh continues to speak to us in myriad ways. Translating directly from the Akkadian, Sophus Helle offers a literary translation that reproduces the original epic’s poetic effects, including its succinct clarity and enchanting cadence. An introduction and five accompanying essays unpack the history and main themes of the epic, guiding readers to a deeper appreciation of this ancient masterpiece.