Within the Stone


Author: Bill Atkinson

Publisher: Browntrout Pub

ISBN: 0763181897

Category: Photography

Page: 179

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Mac guru Bill Atkinson shoots pictures of cut and polished rock slabs, transmuting them into masterpieces of "found" art with his high-resolution scanning camera and innovative color management techniques. For "Within the Stone," Atkinson picks 72 rock images for their evocative painterly qualities. Seven eminent poets and science writers, including Diane Ackerman and John Horgan, take turns responding to each image as a dream, landscape, seduction, or excogitative stimulus. In an appendix, three mineralogists describe each specimen's provenience, geological setting, and mineral composition. "A beautiful work of art." "Gems & Gemology." "Abstract masterpieces." "Popular Photography." "Revelations of the inner beauty of rocks." "PC Photo" "High tech meets timeless beauty." "Lapidary Journal." "Apple's soft ware star turns his code into art." "Macworld" Winner of 2004 Gold Ink Award, American Photo Best Photo Book of 2004

The Blood Within the Stone

Author: T.R. Thompson

Publisher: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1922200832

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7483


A shadow is spreading across the land. Fear will be your downfall. When the Prefects of Redmondis discover that their quick minds and quicker fingers hide secret potential, young thieves Wilt and Higgs find themselves unwilling recruits. Wilt’s ability to sink into others’ thoughts, knowing what action they will take before they do, is both a prized and dangerous gift. The Nine Sisters of Redmondis have sensed a growing threat, and search for the one who can control the power of the blood within the stone. But even their sinister plots are nothing compared to the force that controls them. As Wilt and Higgs rally their newfound weapons, they discover that the threat to their lives, and their reality, is much greater than they realise.

Within the Shadow of Stone

Author: Sheri L. McGathy

Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781554040957

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8450


Sheri L. McGathy, the author of such stories as The Ancient One (From Within the Mist anthology) and Thief of Dreams (Twilight Crossings anthology) presents her latest fantasy novel: Within the Shadow of Stone, a journey through legend and myth to the time of the standing stones. To a world where warriors are bound to the silent megaliths and the Shroud Born walks within the mist. Bree of Clan Dunstan, and her people, the Skye, worship the stones, though they fail to remember the reasons why. The Skye no longer hear the song within the silent megaliths for they've forgotten how to sing. Now, as the pulse of the land slows, and the seasons fail, it's to the stones that Bree, a true Shroud Born, must turn, and their whispers she must hear. For within their still forms is a truth that could save them all, if only she will listen to their call. ~ When your need is truly great, the stone shall not forsake. ~

The Stone Within

Author: David Wingrove

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440217558

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6396


Wingrove's grandiose epic of high technology combined with ancient Chinese culture continues in this fourth Chung Kuo novel. The warning comes through a dying man's dreams: the prediction of a storm so deadly, it can destroy a world. And not one of the great ruling T'ang can predict its direction.

The Lightstone

Author: L.K. Wilson Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469730960

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7788


An evil force arises twice every hundred years. A young man has his destiny forced upon him to fight this evil power. Brey is the last of the Turjim, the human warrior the fights by the good wizard's side, Halloc. Halloc is loyal to the king, but a higher purpose controls his thoughts. Halloc must take young boy and turn him into a man in less than three days. He needs the help of more humans. The life of Brey unfolds. It almost crumbles when his father is murdered. It reaches new heights when he meets a pretty servant girl at the royal castle. Questions fill his mind, but with each new answer comes another thousand questions. Who murdered his father? How did his mother die? What secret does his best friends, Stik and Prat, hide from everyone? What curse does the royal family hide? How can a young boy become a man in three days? The wizard gives Brey the Lightstone, the one talisman that can vanquish the evil wizard forever. It can conquer any wizard. Five humans and a wizard set out on their quest. The journey is full of surprises. There is truth within lies, and deceit amid sincerity, love fed by hate, and serpent's venom within a dove's tear. Their lives will never be the same, if they live at all. Among them is a wizard killer.

Steps on the Stone Path

Working with Crystals and Minerals as a Spiritual Practice

Author: Robert Sardello

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944168

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 4215


Through myths and legends, the knowledge of the power of certain gems and crystals has been preserved over generations. However, the practical aspects of how to use these precious stones to promote spiritual development have been lost to all but a few initiates. In Steps on the Stone Path, Robert Sardello offers strategies and rituals for recapturing that lost power. Sardello starts with guided meditations and rituals for developing awareness of, and the ability to experience, stone qualities such as deep silence, form, transparency, and color as modes of spiritual consciousness. Entering these modes of silent, creative consciousness requires befriending the elemental angelic beings embodied in stones. Sardello develops these initial practices into a sensory yoga of stones, in which the connection between the self and the Divine Self manifests through the medium of stone-awareness. He encourages readers to wear certain gems or to keep specific crystals close to their body, allowing them to enter the world of spirit. Steps on the Stone Path explores the possibility of uniting our soul being with the soul of specific stones, reveals unknown inner qualities and dimensions of humankind, and presents a dazzling theory of stones as critical tools in the making of a New Heaven and a New Earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lazarus Stone, the Evil Within

Author: Cameron Schultz,Melissa Schultz

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 160860067X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2779


The Lazarus Stone: The Evil Within takes readers on an action-packed thrill ride that begins over a thousand years ago and winds through the halls of todays Vatican. In a new twist on the supernatural and the immortal, a religious war thats raged for centuries is being fought by the Hunters and the Dark Ones. Bred during the time of the Crusades, the existence of these immortals is a dark secret the Vatican is trying desperately to hide. The last few Hunters work outside the law, fighting against the evil that the Vatican accidentally unleashed upon the world. In the Bible, Lazarus was raised by Gods hand. In this book, the stone upon which Lazarus arose absorbed Gods power and was found to have healing properties. In a time of need, the Vatican used the stone to raise its knights back from the dead, but there were unforeseen consequences. Readers will be glued until the final page. In their debut novel,

The Time Stone

Author: Jeffrey Estrella

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304650162

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 2766


A group of unlikely heroes from the opposite sides of the track embarks on the most ultimate human adventure surrounding an ancient alien transportation device. The four main characters travel through time in search of answers and a way home but end up making a difference in terms of helping to solve an age old mystery and avert a disaster in the future from occurring. They learn a lot about themselves in the process.

“Beyond the Horizon”

Author: John H. Whalen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479750840

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 7858


Beyond the Horizon is about a young man's search for himself and his purpose in life. The book takes place in the future after a nuclear holocaust was released upon the world. After the death of his mother, Jessica, Miles goes in search of his father, John, who had not returned to their village after several years. He starts out his adventure with his large dog, A-len. Miles rescues the beautiful Sara from some grotesque man-creatures. While exploring this primordial world, they have many adventures which include evil shape-shifters, witches that practice the dark arts, monster rats, and the dreaded demon beasts. As they travel on together, Sara and Miles become very close and Miles begins to have feelings that he doesn't understand. They also learn to continue to seek what is Beyond the Horizon.

Naming the Stones

Author: Clara Stites

Publisher: Spinner Publications

ISBN: 9780932027726

Category: Fiction

Page: 46

View: 6244


In New Bedford, Massachusetts, during the Civil War, a twelve-year-old boy helps his uncle and elderly father gather stones as cargo for whaling ships heading to an undisclosed location.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery E-Book

An Objective-Based Textbook

Author: Jonathan Pedlar,John W. Frame

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040193

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 1289


This title has been authored by practitioners working primarily in the UK. This textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery is directed at dentists in training and newly qualified practitioners. The book aims to provide the theoretical background to a range of common procedures to assist in the DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS required in diagnosis, treatment planning, and active surgical and postoperative management. The book has been prepared by a variety of authors, all of whom have extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery and whose views represent those of UK mainstream dental schools. New edition of a highly successful ‘skills based’ textbook on oral and maxillofacial surgery, liberally illustrated in full colour Ideal subject coverage for those who are, or who will become, general dental practitioners, i.e. comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and oral surgery with a discussion of with maxillofacial surgery suitable for the early years of training Clear identification of conditions and procedures suitable for the general dental practitioner, and of those requiring referral Procedures clearly illustrated when routinely carried out in general practice Learning objectives, lists of assumed knowledge and summary boxes provided to make learning easier Ideal as a ‘dip in’ book for using in parallel with lectures and ‘small group’ learning, or in relation to specific patients seen Increased used of self-assessment material, particularly in the chapters on diagnosis and medically compromised patients Reshaped chapters on pathological conditions of the oral mucosa and bone, as well as the use of biopsy as an investigative tool New discussion about cleft lip and palate New section on osteonecrosis of the jaws, associated with bisphosphonate medication, and on infection with methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus

The Lore Adventure

Author: James Fletcher

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595229190

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 1299


Noctumba has to be stopped. His unbridled powers and quest to control the earth are altering the world's energies and upsetting nature's balance. Only one can challenge Noctumba and prevent the ruin. Kintu is the chosen one but he is just beginning to learn about the Regions of Influence—the forces of nature. The Inner Kingdom is desperate and the Lore elders must guide Kintu through his time of Molta—his time of maturing, and help him realize his special powers and abilities. Kintu must draw his strength from the Influence, confront Noctumba and take away his power. But Noctumba is not alone; he has recruited others and Kintu is lost as to whom he can trust. The young Lore, alone, faces a challenge beyond his imagination.Noctumba has to be stopped. His unbridled powers and quest to control the earth are altering the world's energies and upsetting nature's balance. Only one can challenge Noctumba and prevent the ruin. Kintu is the chosen one but he is just beginning to learn about the Regions of Influence—the forces of nature. The Inner Kingdom is desperate and the Lore elders must guide Kintu through his time of Molta—his time of maturing, and help him realize his special powers and abilities. Kintu must draw his strength from the Influence, confront Noctumba and take away his power. But Noctumba is not alone; he has recruited others and Kintu is lost as to whom he can trust. The young Lore, alone, faces a challenge beyond his imagination.

Controversies and Innovations in Urological Surgery

Author: J. Clive Gingell,Paul H. Abrams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447131428

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 9398


The title of this book is a challenge. Anyone with the least knowledge of present day urology will know that there are many very controversial aspects of this subject. Urology is not alone in this unsettled environment for there are similar debates in almost all other aspects of surgery. In addition to the rapid changes in technology, an important part of the explanation for these controversies is simply that more surgeons are prepared to admit that no area of their work is so established that it does not bear further scrutiny and assessment. Argument can be tedious but debate is healthy. This book aims to present material that is debatable: experienced practitioners of each topic explain why an opinion or preference can be sustained. The purist might wish to have these opinions resolved by a well-planned clinical trial, but experience of clinical trials shows that they do not always produce results that are easily translated into a positive change in clinical practice. Would the reader be persuaded more by a statistically significant difference or by an experienced clinician who has reached certain conclusions? Both are risky, but since surgical techniques are often not easily converted into appropriate studies or trials the Editors have obtained the best opinion on each controversy and innovation. The media adore controversy for its own sake. The medical profession accepts controversy but knows that few events in medicine are absolute and few procedures can be done only by one method.

Late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles

Author: Christopher Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908857

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 7053


For 7,000 years after the last ice age, the people of the British Isles subsisted by hunting wild game and gathering fruits of the forest and foreshore. Belonging to the late Upper Palaelithic and Mesolithic periods, these hunter-gatherers have hitherto been viewed mainly in terms of stone tool typologies. late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles departs from this conventional approach, reassessing the archaeological evidence and placing it within a wider ecological and geographical context. This well illustrated study, which includes case studies, maps and photographs, provides a balanced approach to the study of a period that demands multi-disciplinary treatment. It outlines a range of considerations that have a bearing on the study of early societies in the British Isles, and also forms a useful guide to communiites themselves as represented by known archaeological sites.

The Awakened Ones

Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Author: Gananath Obeyesekere

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527306

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 6793


While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.

Building Stone Decay

From Diagnosis to Conservation

Author: Richard Přikryl,Bernard J. Smith,Geological Society of London

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392182

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 9099