Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith’s Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist “grid” and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author’s analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
A novel that will have you laughing out loud one minute, and swooning the next! In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the other teen misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben ... who, as Alex's bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend. Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, Alex and his new friends take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems...
A Chilling Tale Of The Abuse of Power In The Name of Lawyer's Ethics
Author: Stan Billingsley
This work of fiction, was inspired by an actual case where the Kentucky Bar Association investigated a prominent lawyer for merely writing a letter to the Kentucky Legislature which was critical of a ruling of the Legislative Ethics Commission. The Ministry is a secret government agency and their actions are not subject to disclosure. The legal rules cited actually exist and provide a warning to those who create such rules of the need for reform, not only to protect lawyers, but to protect the public who consume legal services and expect their lawyer to have the right to fearlessly represent them. This case was only made public when the attorney, John M. Berry Jr. and the ACLU, filed a federal lawsuit. That case is currently on appeal to the 6th. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Alice is a member of the Ky. Supreme Court. She fights the Ministry of Ethics, an agency of the Courts which investigates and sanctions attorneys for any conduct they find to be offensive. This book was published in April of 2011. In November of 2011 the chief KBA ethics prosecutor was fired. The Bar Association has never given a reason for her discharge.
Addicts in Wonderland is a true story about cocaine addiction. It is framed around the classic tale Alice in Wonderland, with one significant difference. The people and events are real; there is no fiction. The story also fits no stereotype about addiction or “addicts.” The reader will be shaken by the addictive supremacy of cocaine and helped to understand the destructiveness of fear, the addictive personality, the draw of life on the street, modern treatment strategies, why traditional God concepts fail so many and the power behind words and intention. The account details how one man’s struggle has led to strategies that can modernize and enhance the way in which the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) “12 Step” philosophy is used in the addiction recovery world. While the 12 Steps are based on some solid principles, for many they are not enough. Recovery gets stale or progress is hindered and the participants remain crippled by financial, relationship, emotional and spiritual issues - in spite of lengthy sobriety. This reality has guided the development of a “new” set of “quantum thought” concepts, built on centuries old eastern philosophy and decades old western theory. In other words, new thinking from old wisdom. With very specific detail, the book explains these quantum concepts, describes how they can be applied to the 12 Steps and then demonstrates how “Twelve Steppers” have enriched their recovery experience by becoming “Next Steppers,” allowing them to move well beyond recovery to a new world of discovery. Quantum thought: A term derived from quantum physics where the universe is defined as a field where all parts have a relationship with other parts. This means that we can change a part by redefining our relationship with it. In other words, if something can be imagined in a quantum universe it can be real. Thoughts become things.
Adam Weiss and his sister Anna are headed home for winter break when she is kidnapped by a lunatic nuclear terrorist, and Adam teams up with an oddball rescue squad to save her from an army of shadowy opponents.
This title explores the history and development of the Tarot, from its 15th-century beginnings as a conjunct to playing cards to the explosion of its popularity as a system of occult symbolism, with an emphasis on the use of Tarot in modern magical practice.