We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For
By Alice Walker
A timely, meditative book reasserting the power of the individual, from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE.'It is the worst of times. It is the best of times. Try as I might I cannot find a more appropriate opening for this volume'Terrorist attacks, natural disasters such as the Asian tsunami and the flooding of New Orleans, the reality of global warming, ongoing warfare in Iraq and the de-stabilisation of the Middle East - sometimes the future can seem bleak, if not frightening. Yet this is not a pessimistic book. Taking a line from the poet June Jordan who said 'We are the Ones we have been waiting for' - Alice Walker reasserts the power of the individual in making political change happen. In short, we can 'fix things' by focusing on what we share as human beings rather than what separates us. Looking at subjects as diverse as sending our children to war, the rich/poor divide, Nature, the I Ching, modern gender roles, women in the military, and even a piece on her dog Marley, Alice Walker looks towards an optimistic view of the future through a more intuitive understanding of the self and the world around us.
What is Good?
By A.C. Grayling
A.C. Grayling answers the most important question - How do we live a good life?One of the most fundamental questions in our life is to find out what we value - what principles we want to live by and which codes we will use to guide our behaviour. Most of us want to live a good life. But what, in today's secular society, does 'good' actually mean?To classical Greeks, the acquisition of knowledge, the enjoyment of the senses, creativity and beauty were all aspects of life to strive for. Then came the volcanic declarations of St Paul and his fundamentalist ideas on sin and human nature. In WHAT IS GOOD?, A.C. Grayling examines these and other proposals on how to live a good life, from the 'heroic' ideals of the Greek poets to Kant's theories on freedom and the UN Declaration on Human Rights.
Wicca, Orion Plain and Simple
By Leanna Greenaway
A practical beginner's guide to Wicca, its traditions, spells and rituals.An accessible, contemporary approach to Wicca, also known as witchcraft, this book shows you how to use it as a healing and positive force. Practice magic with tarot cards, agents, and pendulums; cast love, health, wealth, family happiness, and career spells; and discover which herbs are beneficial when conducting spells and rituals.Leanna Greenaway and Judika Illes make these life-affirming, ancient Wiccan traditions meaningful and accessible to us today by providing a basic understanding of the key elements of Wiccan practice, including:· Lunar magic· Initiation· Herbs and gardens· Pendulum power· Animal magicWicca, Orion Plain and Simple also includes over 25 spells for beginners that range from fertility spells and money spells, to love spells and much more.