Body Reading, Orion Plain and Simple
By Sasha Fenton
A practical guide on how to read body features.We all know that hands can reveal character and destiny, but what about other parts of the body? With this basic guide, learn how your body features can reveal health, relationship and behaviour attributes and how to spot these in others.Divination expert, Sasha Fenton, covers the most important aspects of body reading in 15 short, accessible chapters. Topics covered include faces, heads, hands, eyes, teeth, nails, feet, colours, moles and itches. Generously illustrated with line drawings and graphs, this primer is a splendid introduction and guide to body secrets.Fun facts found here:· Hair reflects one's health and one's state of mind.· Moles suggest stomach trouble, relationship problems or possibly an ill partner.· A high bony nose suggests failure in business.· Downwardly sloping eyebrows suggest a lack of energy and a tendency to whine.Based on interviews, exhaustive research and years of close observation, this practical guide is filled with fascinating facts and insight that will be greeted eagerly by all who are interested in a variety of divination systems.
By Wolf Moondance, Jim Sharpe
The Brain is Wider Than the Sky
By Bryan Appleyard
A brand-new book from the award-winning SUNDAY TIMES journalist Brian Appleyard.Simplicity has become a brand and a cult. People want simple lives and simple solutions. And now our technology wants us to be simpler, to be 'machine readable'. From telephone call trees that simplify us into a series of 'options' to social networks that reduce us to our purchases and preferences, we are deluged with propaganda urging us to abandon our irreducibly complex selves. At the same time, scientists tell us we are 'simply' the products of evolution, nothing more than our genes. Brain scanners have inspired neuroscientists to claim they are close to cracking the problem of the human mind. 'Human equivalent' computers are being designed that, we are told, will do our thinking for us. Humans are being simplified out of existence. It is time, says Bryan Appleyard, to resist, and to reclaim the full depth of human experience. We are, he argues, naturally complex creatures, we are only ever at home in complexity. Through art and literature we see ourselves in ways that machines never can. He makes an impassioned plea for the voices of art to be heard before those of the technocrats. Part memoir, part reportage, part cultural analysis, THE BRAIN IS WIDER THAN THE SKY is a dire warning about what we may become and a lyrical evocation of what humans can be. For the brain is indeed wider than the sky.
Buddhism For Mothers With Lingering Questions
Now the mother of a toddler and a primary school-aged child, Sarah Napthali is continuing onto the next stage of the parenting journey. Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers - be they Buddhist or non-Buddhist - to be more open, attentive and content.'If we choose', Sarah says, 'parenting can be a spiritual path, a means to cultivating wisdom and open-heartedness. On such a path, a mother uses whatever life presents to her as 'grist for the mill', to help her grow into someone who better understands herself, her children and what is required in each new situation, in each new moment.'And Sarah, like so many other mothers, has a lot of 'grist' in her life. Juggling working from home, managing a family and worrying about whether she'll ever have a future career, she is now the mother of seven year old Alex and the unrelentingly naughty four year old Zac. While she's no longer changing nappies or carrying babies, she is contending with the next lot of parenting challenges that every mother will be able to relate to.In her simple, clear and engaging way, Sarah takes us on a journey through the challenges (and joys!) of raising children, using Buddhism teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I? Who are my children? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself?Sometimes, we painfully miss our old world. At times, we all struggle as we let go of the freedoms, our youth and all those evenings, weekends and holidays to ourselves. As mothers we might look in our mirrors, look at our messy living rooms or at the clock that reads three in the morning, and ask 'Where am I?'A Buddhist would provide you with a short, simple answer: Here, now.'