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A Collection of Catholic Prayers
A Collection of Catholic Prayers
Price: 0.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lays out the specific prayers for the Rosary, 26 April 2013
A simple outline of the prayers for using the Catholic Rosary - eg at what point you recite the Lord's Prayer ( ie Our Father), at what point you recite Hail Mary , and so on.
As a non Catholic, I am a newcomer to the Hail Mary, but have found a grace and Prescence in the recital of this prayer , especially as I've never actually sat down and consciously learned it - rather it just 'came' to me and I found myself reciting it - channeling it , if you will ....... Then , a sense of a conscious, wise and sanctifying power present in the room with me ......


Revelation (The Shardlake Series)
Revelation (The Shardlake Series)
Price: 4.09

5.0 out of 5 stars A guided tour into Bedlam !!, 19 April 2013
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This is the 4th of the Shardlake series, and I have come to love and appreciate the rhythymn of CJ Sanson's stories, as well as the characters he conjures up- Shardlake the hunchback detective, Barak, his helper, the other barristers in his Court and the various ladies we have met along the way, all in their different and unfolding ways......

Here, in this novel, we get to' see, smell and hear' much of medieval London (phew !)- but in particular we get a trip inside the little mental hospital of Bedlam...... before it became an amusement arcade for the mockery of the Stuart gentry.......

This writer's style somehow encompasses a form of therapy in itself, as we come across in this novel a character - Adam-who has suffered a mental/ spiritual crisis, yet through the ministrations of Shardlake, arrives at a place of partial healing- so it is more then a 'story' or diversion, it is part of our own shamanic healing and soul's journeying.........


Speed Reading for Dummies: Learn Speed Reading Secrets
Speed Reading for Dummies: Learn Speed Reading Secrets
Price: 1.87

2.0 out of 5 stars A very quick overview , that's all, 11 April 2013
Not bad, but very brief overview...... More like an introductory chapter to the subject than a book in itself.
If this is all the author knows then perhaps a return to the subject matter for a more in- depth appraisal is required.

Anyhow , for the price I'm not too aggrieved , which is more than I can sY re some of my other Amazon purchases via kindle. More fool I , perhaps.


Dissolution (The Shardlake Series)
Dissolution (The Shardlake Series)
by C. J. Sansom
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars extremely powerful writing, 1 April 2013
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This novelcertainly worked for me- excellent suspense, Im being COMPELLED TO KEEP READING !!The author conjures up the fear and brutality of this much glamourised era, with the rise of the bourgeoisie ( property owning class) coming into being, and overthrowing the old Order.
I kept thinking, OMG there are so many parallels to what is happening today in our society..............

the poverty and suffering of 'the lower orders' is conveyed........the stink of the Thames, the insanitary conditions of London's streets, the lawlessness and yet terrible harshness of the conditions impose by the 'upper class' all is portrayed in this page-turning story.....
Actually it is two stories........ the first involves the detective investigating a murder- then another body ( that of a young girl, previously believed to be a missing) is discovered...... the background through id the task given to the investigator by Lord Cromwell to oversee the 'voluntary' dissolution of a priory.......

phew..........


The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Classic Edition)
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Classic Edition)
by M. Scott Peck
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars dated, but good data, 5 Mar 2013
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Covers themes such as honesty/ commitment/ love, etc..... a good basic primer as it contains data not known by the bulk of humanity....


The Hobbit Tarot
The Hobbit Tarot
by Peter Pracownik
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant......, 15 Jun 2012
This review is from: The Hobbit Tarot (Paperback)
even though i say so myself........ ahem........ thank you folx thank you..... slight bow to the thunderous applause of millions..........AND THEN I WOKE UP........
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Open Verdict
Open Verdict
by Tony Collins
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars troubling account of a spright of murders...of computer programmers..., 3 May 2012
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conspiracy theory stuff....... looks at a spright of apparently inrerlinked murders which took place in the 80s......... certainly disturbing, but no definitive proof of anything other than official bumbledom re their investigation.......... in reality we are no wiser at the end of this book than we were at its beginning.........


The Quest (Egyptian Novels)
The Quest (Egyptian Novels)
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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely riveting read about ancient egypt -3, 1 May 2012
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This is the continued story of the eunuch Taita in the reign of Pharaoh Sefer Neti- and it is here that he develops his powers , in particular his ability of concealment ( invisibility), and astral projection. He is given the mission from Lostris, the former ( and deceased) Queen to safeguard her son, and this Mission he accomplishes, enabling him toy survive against conspiracies and assume the throne.
Taita, now a wizard, is sent on a mission to unblock the Nile at its source ....... and he becomes like Moses as he does so......
A terrific foe- the sorceress Eos...... a magical battle of gargantuan proportions..... and the discovery of the Font- a chalice of eternal youth- the elixir of everlasting life......... all in all, the author has drawn visibly from many legends and myths to bring us a fantastic tale that makes us really feel we are there as the scenes unroll around us........ we taste the roasted giraffe meat, we hear the charge of the elephants...... we can smell the smells of the slave pens..... and the enchanted gardens of Saraswati.... for this tale begins in india, where Taita has wandered since volume 2 ( 'Warlock')......... anyway, I thought it was definitely a worthwhile read.....!!


Warlock (Egyptian Novels)
Warlock (Egyptian Novels)
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely tremendous read about ancient egypt, 24 April 2012
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this is the sequel to 'River God', and even excels that, if that were possible...... Taita, the wizard, develops greater psychic nd magical abilities in this stage...... he befriends the offspring of his previous Pharaoh and Pharaona, and wards off many kinds of evil which would otherwise befall them....... absolutely HUGE payout for anyone investing the time and energy to get through this tremendous read.......
There way he describes everything, from the ceremonies, the casting of the spells, the battles, the emotions of the characters(both 'good' and 'bad'), REALLY makes you feel connected to this realm, and to these people..........


River God (Egyptian Novels)
River God (Egyptian Novels)
by Wilbur Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.58

5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely first rate historical fiction, 12 April 2012
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The first of Wilbur Smith's books I ever read was 'When the Lion Feeds'- about Africa, especially what has since become South Africa........ well, 40 years later I find myself engrossed in the pages of 'River God'- living alongside the eunuch Taita who moves in between the stories of his master, the Pharaoh, and his beloved mistress...... What especially draws me to Taita is that he is in reality an outside looking on the inside, yet still very much a Protagonist....... he 'invents' things,- e.g. a simple version of a flush toilet, he consults the Mazes, using psychotic herbs in order to divine the future, he is brought so powerfully to life........... its almost as though now at the end of this book I could almost 'sense' his presence in my own undertakings........
The other characters are very convincing, too......Lostris, his mistress, her lover, her husband, the Pharaoh, and the son she bears......
Another aspect is the exodus they make through what we know as Upper Egypt, along the Nile, into real Africa.......and what they discover there...... it is a tale of redemption of a people, too, as they eventually make their way back to reclaim the land of theirs that has since been invaded.......
Well I am immediately moving on now to 'Warlock', which is part 2 of this trilogy.........
I can thoroughly recommend this book with respect to so many angles it would take me hours to enumerate them here........!!


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