When magic is shaped from pain, who would be a sorcerer? Attics hide many things of the past. There Jebbin finds a spell book and discovers he has the rare talent of magic. But nothing is free and spells are created from pain. Jebbin winces, but the pain is not yet so important. For a country lad, the world seems to beckon with wonders. That naivety leads to jail where he meets a sinister magician prepared to mortify his own flesh for power. Jebbin is joined by a blunt wrestler and a bard as adept at reading people as at crafting songs. In a vibrant world of intrigue and danger, he needs all his wits and magic to decipher the Riddle of the Seer amid the teeming colours of Lana Fair. Finally, he must learn the true Power of Pain Exciting, inventive and occasionally hilarious, the Riddle of the Seer blends magic and realism in a classic quest.
Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in archaic and classical colonial discourse. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind this discrepancy and reveals how colonial discourse privileged the city’s founder and his dependence on Delphi, the colonial oracle par excellence, at the expense of the independent seer. Investigating a sequence of literary texts, Foster explores the tactics the Greeks devised both to leverage and suppress the extraordinary cultural capital of seers. The first cultural history of the seer, The Seer and the City illuminates the contests between religious and political powers in archaic and classical Greece.
"The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well respected, educated members of the elite who played an essential role in the conduct of daily life, political decisions, and military campaigns. Armies, for example, never went anywhere without one. This engaging book, the only comprehensive study of this fascinating figure, enters into the socioreligious world of ancient Greece to explore what seers did, why they were so widely employed, and how their craft served as a viable and useful social practice." -- Publisher's description.
The Seer’s Curse is the debut novel from a promising young author. Evocative, captivating and endearing with multi-generational relevance. Although set in a fantasy world, it is relevant for today as it deals with friendship, acceptance and self-discovery. The Seer’s Curse is a beautifully crafted fantasy novel about friendship, acceptance and self-discovery with fresh and inspiring myths woven throughout the fabric of this heart-warming and touching tale. Although written for children aged nine and over, it has an ageless relevance that appeals to all. When Orleigh, daughter of the village leader, is born in the wrong place and without her mother to guide her, only the Seer is aware that she has been separated from her fate. Having manipulated the villagers to believe that Orleigh is cursed, the Seer arranges for Orleigh to be taken and offered to the Earth God, Teymos. Yet still fate is not restored. Years later, when Orleigh’s childhood friend Piprin discovers that Orleigh might still be alive, he resolves to rescue her and to return her to the Land of Mortals. Guided by the Seer and the myths of his childhood, Piprin sets out on a quest to the Land of Gods, where mortals like him are forbidden.
The Seer and The Sayeris a true story, that is a tourbook guiding usinto the landscape of a transformed post-2012 New Earth. Journey with Victoria Hanchin, hand-in-hand, as she and her co-travelers are led on a miraculous spiritual adventure that transforms them into Seers and Sayers. Witness with them the ongoing revelations presented by the aware intelligence of Nature and Creation. Join with them, as they accept Mother Earths invitation to enter into a consciousness of Oneness, to become the eyes and the mouthpiece for the New Earth being revealed to them: a New Earth where all Life participates as conscious co-creators, writing the next story of creationtogether.
1915 a Key to the Mysteries and a Synthesis of Philosophy. Contents: Spirit of the sphinx; Preface; a Premise & a Promise; Problem of the Ages; Wisdom of the Ancient Egyptians; Basic Truths from Hermes; Four Dimensions; Seven Directions; etc..
A seer "sees" more than meets the eye. Ordinary seeing reveals the visible world through one's perceptions of light patterns that we interpret as "the world." Higher seeing perceives patterns and relationships that are invisible to the physical eyes, yet are nevertheless present in our world. This is truly a form of perception, but through the eyes of the soul, or heart. All seeing is a form of cognition, or knowing, and, likewise, higher sight is a form of higher cognition. These two kinds of perception go together. To be a seer is to use the eyes of the soul together with one's physical eyes -- being able to move from one to the other, letting go of one for the other. For those who wish to develop faculties of higher knowing and seeing, The Seer's Handbook is a unique, practical, and extensive guide, filled with exercises, meditations, and insightful commentary.
"The Seer of Slabsides" by Dallas Lore Sharp. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
The following collection of essays could have had as a subtitleTowards a New Sophiology. Apart from the final essay, “Valentin Tomberg and Dostoevski,” all the other essays appeared (in this same order) as articles in the Starlight Journal of the Sophia Foundation of North America over the years 2014-2019. The production of these articles took place during the period that immediately followed the publication of O’Meara’s book, The Way of Novalis, and should be seen as an outgrowth from the Sophianic direction of that book. In these essays, slightly expanded from the articles, O’Meara elaborates on the Sophianic mission of the Foundation with reference to the main Master-Individualities to whom the Foundation has linked itself, notably Rudolf Steiner, Valentin Tomberg, Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg), as well as the Master Peter Deunov. However, other well-known individuals are also considered in some depth, including Vladimir Solovyov, Pavel Florensky, Sergius Bulgakov, Fyodor Dostoevski, Carl Jung, as well as some of the Master-artists of the Renaissance, most notably Michelangelo and da Vinci. Estelle Isaacson and Ita Wegman also assume a significant role in this collection.
Classica et Mediaevalia is an international periodical, published annually, with articles written by Danish and international scholars. The articles are mainly written in English, but also in French and German. The periodical deals from a philological point of view on Classical Antiquity in general and topics such as history of law and philosophy and the medieval ecclesiastic history. It covers the period from the Greco-Roman Antiquity until the Late Middle Ages. Volume 55 contents include: The Date of Xenophon's PoroiSocratic Apologetics in Xenophon's Symposionberlegungen zur Argumentationsstruktur in Platons ProtagorasTrial by Riddle: The Testing of the Counsellor and the Contest of Kings in the Legend of Amasis and BiasHorace on Tradition and the Individul Talent: Ars Poetica 119-52L'Itinerarium Egeriae: un point de vue littaire INemo Mecenas, nemo modo Cesar. Die Idee der Literaturfrderung in der lateinischen Dichtung des hohen MittelaltersOn the Composition of Herbert Lo
Sight ... the ability to See another’s thoughts and desires, to know ... everything. The ultimate gift? Or the ultimate curse? Mistral has finally attained Sight and with the fulfilment of her gift comes the longed for freedom of a life with her Mage. But just as it seems she has all the answers, her world spirals into confusion where the truth is more unbelievable than the questions. In the midst of her turmoil outside forces threaten the sanctuary of the Ri. The Divinus has passed, leaving in his wake a bitter fight between Leo Sphinx, the coldly ambitious Training Captain with a devastating secret, Malachi Nox, the darkly enigmatic Magnate member and Mycroft Casterton, the only human on the Isle. Old blood feuds rise again and war looms, pitting Mage against Mage and brother on brother. Arcane or Mage? The time has come for choices to be made; loyalty or blood?
Increasingly, scholars recognize that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. Ben Witherington III offers an extensive, cross-cultural survey of the broader expressions of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context. The consequence is that different aspects of Jesus's activity touch upon prophetic predecessors. Jesus the Seer is a worthy complement to Witherington's other volume on Jesus, Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press, 2000).
Can All Believers See in the Spirit? Discover Keys To Activate Seer Encounters! We are surrounded by an invisible reality. Heaven is actively working to invade the space of the natural world we live in. How does this affect our daily lives? And how can we increase our awareness of the supernatural activity of heaven? Prophetic communicator, Jamie Galloway helps you glimpse the unseen dimension and activate the prophetic nature of the seer in every believer. Learn how to recognize and posture your heart for seer moments by partnering with the Holy Spirit with 10 unique keys. In Secrets of the Seer, Jamie shows you how to: Walk in a seer lifestyle, where you can recognize the unseen world in every day situations. Recognize seer moments when the convergence between the natural and spiritual are occurring. Discern supernatural abundance by seeing what is often hidden in plain sight. Make sense of prophetic mysteries such as entertaining angels, sanctified imagination, and bringing the invisible into the visible world. Open the portal to the unseen world, and partner with the Holy Spirit to release Heaven’s power into your life! “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” –Deuteronomy 29:29 (NIV)
Look again to See Beyond! You can step into God’s gateway to receive personal insights from Heaven—today. The Gateway to the Seer Realm: Look Again to See Beyond the Natural is written by a gifted Seer who has years of personal experience interpreting dreams and ministering in the prophetic realm. Dr. Barbie Breathitt shares valuable insight into understanding the ways of God and the supernatural realms of vision, dreams, healing, and destiny. You will learn: What the Seer Realm is and why you need to access it. That intimacy and friendship with God are keys to hearing and understanding God’s ways. The natural and supernatural ways God communicates with you daily. How to walk into an entirely new dimension of revelation knowledge. From the “Yellow Car Dream” to “Turn Aside to See Your Future” to “Vampire Vapors” and “The Flying Scroll,” you will step into a realm of the impossible with the grace and favor of God resting upon you when you read The Gateway to the Seer Realm.
This Collection combines three of Rachelle Deckker’s Dystopian novels into one volume for a great value! The Choosing: 2016 Christy Award Winner! (Young Adult category) / 2016 Christy Award Finalist (First novel category) Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority. But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within. Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her. The Calling: Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk. As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels—he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out. With dissension in his own camp—and the CityWatch soldiers closing in—Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing. The Returning: Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace”—one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion. But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned—a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.
Here, for the first time in English, is celebrated French classicist Jacques Jouanna's magisterial account of the life and work of Sophocles. Exhaustive and authoritative, this acclaimed book combines biography and detailed studies of Sophocles' plays, all set in the rich context of classical Greek tragedy and the political, social, religious, and cultural world of Athens's greatest age, the fifth century. Sophocles was the commanding figure of his day. The author of Oedipus Rex and Antigone, he was not only the leading dramatist but also a distinguished politician, military commander, and religious figure. And yet the evidence about his life has, until now, been fragmentary. Reconstructing a lost literary world, Jouanna has finally assembled all the available information, culled from inscriptions, archaeological evidence, and later sources. He also offers a huge range of new interpretations, from his emphasis on the significance of Sophocles' political and military offices (previously often seen as honorary) to his analysis of Sophocles' plays in the mythic and literary context of fifth-century drama. Written for scholars, students, and general readers, this book will interest anyone who wants to know more about Greek drama in general and Sophocles in particular. With an extensive bibliography and useful summaries not only of Sophocles' extant plays but also, uniquely, of the fragments of plays that have been partially lost, it will be a standard reference in classical studies for years to come.