Spirits White as Lightning


Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618242693

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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SET A TRAP FOR A SORCERER . . . WITHOUT BEING TRAPPED YOURSELF! Eric Banyon has settled into the New York whirl nicely: he's doing well at Juilliard, he's made a lot of new friends, he's defeated a lord of the Unseleighe Sidhe . . . Or has he Aerune mac Audelaine, whose beloved was killed by mortal men, was determined to destroy the human race until Eric, with a little help from his new friends the Guardians, thwarted Aerune's plans and exposed the chemists whose designer poison turned ordinary humans into zombie Mages. The human side of the threat is finished, but Aerune, like the rest of the Sidhe, has a long memory . . . and a lot of patience. He's also got Jeanette Campbell, former Threshold Black Ops, and the science behind the murder. Can Eric stop Aerune's latest plan Only if he finds out about it before it's too late, but between babysitting a visiting Healer, training a banjo-playing Bard, attending his daughter's Underhill Naming ceremony, dealing with a dragon-and trying to survive summer school-Eric's got his hands full. Saving the world has never been more necessary-or come at a higher price. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Myths and Legends

One of the most powerful among them was a sky spirit called the White Lightning Tengri. He was said to ride a white horse because lightning appears to be white when it strikes in the night sky. Shamans (see pp.268–69) also rode white ...

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405344036

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Explore the world's great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.

Shadow Grail 1 Legacies

Legacies, the first book in the exciting new Shadow Grail series from Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Who--or what--is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy?

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Tor Teen

ISBN: 1429982969

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 196


Legacies, the first book in the exciting new Shadow Grail series from Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Who--or what--is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy? In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy--not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic. All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit's hasn't manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn't sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake. But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what's happening--before one of them becomes the next victim... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The People and Culture of the Apache

... for the Black Mountain Spirit. White lightning flashes in these moccasins; White lightning streaks in angular path; I am the lightning flashing and streaking! This headdress lives; the noise of its pendants Sounds and is heard!

Author: Raymond Bial

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502610119

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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North America has been inhabited by communities since prehistoric times. Some of the oldest communities are now today known as Native American nations, or tribes. This series takes a close look at the tribes that have influenced North America. Despite hardship and sorrow, these Native people have survived centuries and have passed down their beliefs, traditions, and practices through generations. This series celebrates each Native nation and aspires to educate others about the First People of North America. EACH BOOK CONTAINS Each book contains an in-depth history of the Native American tribe, including individual chapters focusing on their beliefs, early communities, and their presence in the world today. Recipes unique to the tribe are also included, with careful instruction on how to make specific dishes. These books give an overview of what the tribe was like in their earliest stages and examines how they have evolved into the communities they are today. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - Uses text and pictures to closely connect the reader to the topic - Depicts an in-depth study of a specific culture - Includes primary sources, including photographs and myths specific to the tribe - Promotes further research into the tribal community

The Spirit of the English Magazines

As they ascended , the pursuers glanced to each grey stone or white birch that caught the pale moonshine , and more ... and the unceasing lightning played and glimmered about the black ridges of Glen Co , as if the spirits of the storm ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433081670576


Page: 614

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An Apache Life Way

... to the cardinal directions from which the Mountain Spirits guard the Chiricahua against all sickness and danger. ... White lightning flashes in these moccasins; White lightning streaks in angular path; I am the lightning flashing ...

Author: Morris Edward Opler

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789126594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 539

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A majority of ethnographer Morris Edward Opler’s research was done on Native American groups of the American Southwest. He studied specifically the Chiricahua Indians, who were the subjects of one of his most famous books, An Apache Life-Way: The Economic, Social, and Religious Institutions of the Chiricahua Indians. Opler studied many Native American groups, but the Apache were a main focus of his. An Apache Life-Way traces the life of an Apache year by year. Rather than a history, the book explains the day-to-day Apache experience, detailing the chronological order of one’s life. The lifestyle described in the book is from a time before the Americans started the long era of hostile interactions with the Apache. The people designated as “Apache” in this book are those who spoke the Apache language in the area that is now New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora, and Chihuahua. There were many smaller sub-groups that populated these areas, three of them different groups of the Chiricahua Apache. An Apache Life-Way is divided into several main parts: Childhood; Maturation; Social Relations of Adults; Folk Beliefs, Medical Practice, and Shamanism; Maintenance of the Household; Marital and Sexual Life; The Round of Life; Political Organization and Status; and Death, Mourning, and the Underworld. Each section is divided into more specific subcategories that explore each phase of life and the rituals associated with it. Originally published in 1941, An Apache Life-Way remains one of the most important and innovative studies of south-western Native Americans. “First-class...in the best ethnographic tradition. It fills a great gap in our anthropological knowledge and...deserves to be one of the most used of American tribal records.”—Ruth Benedict, author of Patterns of Culture

Weekly World News

Breakfast: Sip two ounces white lightning at your own pace, then "kick it" with one or two ounces of peach brandv. ... Because white lightning, peach and apple brandy, and other home-brewed spirits are distilled under less than ...





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Spirits of Blood Spirits of Breath

... from bathing ritually in lakes or streams, to gazing at colored stones in water and setting out physical spirit food. ... drink” until the Europeans came with their “tafia” or “taffy,” a truly awful liquor, akin to white lightning, ...

Author: Barbara Alice Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199997206

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Before invasion, Turtle Island-or North America-was home to vibrant cultures that shared long-standing philosophical precepts. The most important and wide-spread of these was the view of reality as a collaborative binary known as the Twinned Cosmos of Blood and Breath. This binary system was built on the belief that neither half of the cosmos can exist without its twin. Both halves are, therefore, necessary and good. Western anthropologists typically shorthand the Twinned Cosmos as "Sky and Earth" but this erroneously saddles it with Christian baggage and, worse, imposes a hierarchy that puts sky quite literally above earth. None of this Western ideology legitimately applies to traditional Indigenous American thought, which is about equal cooperation and the continual recreation of reality. Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath examines traditional historical concepts of spirituality among North American Indians both at and, to the extent it can be determined, before contact. In doing so, Barbara Alice Mann rescues the authentically indigenous ideas from Western, and especially missionary, interpretations. In addition to early European source material, she uses Indian oral traditions, traced as much as possible to their earliest versions and sources, and Indian records, including pictographs, petroglyphs, bark books, and wampum. Moreover, Mann respects each Indigenous culture as a discrete unit, rather than generalizing them as is often done in Western anthropology. To this end, she collates material in accordance with actual historical, linguistic, and traditional linkages among the groups at hand, with traditions clearly identified by group and, where recorded, by speaker. In this way she provides specialists and non-specialists alike a window into the purportedly lost, and often caricatured, world of Indigenous American thought.

Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica

If they survive the baptism by lightning, they cannot deny their destiny and must join the organization. ... The rain spirits are summoned with rockets and offerings of white flowers, chicken mole, fruit, bread, tobacco, alcohol, ...

Author: John E. Staller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199967759

Category: History

Page: 279

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Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica is the first ever study to explore the symbolic elements surrounding lightning in Pre-Columbian religious ideologies.

Chosen by the Spirits

... ten-ger): Tenger of white lightning, patron of all Mongols and Buryats, having thirteen aspects known as Buudal, the shamanic spirits conveyed by lightning (neriyeer udha). Patron of the Khori-Tumet tribe, he watches over all living ...

Author: Sarangerel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775444

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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• Mongolian shamaness Sarangerel provides a hands-on guide for serious students of the shamanic path. • Includes complete directions for traditional Siberian rituals, meditations, and divination techniques never before published. • Shows how to recognize and acknowledge a call from the spirits. • Offers traditional wisdom for nurturing a working relationship with personal spirit helpers to promote healing and balance in a community. The shaman's purpose is to heal and restore balance to his or her community by developing a working relationship with the spirit world. Mongolian shamanic tradition maintains that all true shamans are called by the spirits--but those who are not from shamanic cultures may have difficulty recognizing the call or nurturing the essential shamanic relationship with their helper spirits. Buryat shamaness Sarangerel has written Chosen by the Spirits as a guide for both the beginning shaman and the advanced practitioner. Although raised in the United States, she was drawn to the shamanic tradition, and in 1991 returned to her ancestral homeland in the Tunken region of southern Siberia to study with traditional Buryat shamans. Her first book, Riding Windhorses, provided an introduction to the shamanic world of Siberia. Chosen by the Spirits delves more deeply into the personal relationship between the shamanic student and his or her "spirit family." Sarangerel recounts her own journey into shamanic practice and provides the serious student with practical advice and hands-on techniques for recognizing and acknowledging a shamanic calling, welcoming and embodying the spirits, journeying to the spirit world, and healing both people and places.