Golden fire

a novel of ancient India

Golden fire

In fourth-century India, King Samudra Gupta's son Rama, born with a harelip that is considered an evil omen, fights to ensure that he, and not his younger brother, will rule his father's empire

Caverns of Golden Fire

Book Two: Socrates' Adventure Continues

Caverns of Golden Fire

At the threshold of the Bermuda Triangle, strange atmospheric events fire-up Socrates' spirit for an exploration into a mystic region of ancient caverns. Together with his friends and a host of underwater creatures, a trek begins into the unknown. Join them as they seek to unlock the secrets of a lost world and plunge themselves ever deeper into the throes of danger. Will their successes lead to solutions or set in motion even graver circumstances? Get ready for a roller coaster ride into the Caverns of Golden Fire.

Golden Fire

The Story of Cider

Golden Fire

Cider is a drink whose time has come. Twenty years ago it was a minority taste competing with lager for a share of the keg-and-can market, and much favoured by under-age and problem drinkers for its strength and cheapness. Since then its popularity has soared, and it has become the drink of choice - especially in hot weather - for all sectors of society. But because of the low status of many mass-market brands, cider has never attracted the attention of researchers and writers to the extent that beer, wine, and spirits have. And nobody, until now, has attempted to unravel the many myths, legends, and misconceptions that surround its origins and development to present a factual narrative history. Is cider, as legend has it, the oldest alcoholic drink of them all, or is it in fact a comparatively recent introduction? Did it come to Britain with the Celts, the Romans, or the Normans? Were medieval babies really baptised in it? Golden Fire: The Story of Cider takes a long, cool, refreshing look at the evolution of one of Britain's favourite beverages and answers all those questions.

Fire Ants

Fire Ants

In the early years of the twentieth century, South American fire ants crossed the Caribbean and invaded the shores of the southeastern United States. These imported fire ants quickly found a niche in Gulf Coast fields and lawns, overpowered the native species, and began spreading. In the process they became a notorious pest to some, a beneficial ally to others, and a potential killer to allergy sufferers. As a result, they are among the most intensely studied insects in the world. Near the turn of the millennium the dominant species, the red imported fire ant, finally made its long-feared leap across the hostile western desert into the greener oasis of southern California, where it stood poised to infest the richest agricultural region in the country.In this authoritative book, five economically important species take center stage. These are the red imported fire ant, the black imported fire ant, the tropical fire ant, the southern fire ant, and the golden fire ant. A general introduction and a history of their invasion of North America open the door to additional chapters on natural history, origin and evolution, animals that share the fire ants' nest, the mixed successes of chemical control, and natural enemies and the hopes for biocontrol. Also examined are the pros and cons of fire ants, their medical importance, and suggestions for future research. The appendices list all known fire ant species and explain how to prepare, preserve, and identify every known species occurring in the United States.Well written and enhanced by an extensive glossary, a thorough bibliography of scientific literature, and more than one hundred photos, maps, and drawings, Fire Ants engages and informs both nonprofessionals and specialists.

Silvie of the Circle and the Protectors and Keepers of the Golden Light

Silvie of the Circle and the Protectors and Keepers of the Golden Light

The end times had come and SIlvie had to find her circle in order to help fight the forces of darkness that were now walking the earth. The dark angel Goethe, Lucifers second had been awakened by the evil Minerva a dark wizard. Now he and Lucifer together were ready to call upon the legion of other angels and demons so they could at last wipe out the humans they so hated and then find their way back to heaven. Golden lighters from all dimensions of reality were on ready waiting for the word that the final fight of armegeddon was to begin.

Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul

The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a profound religious text. This revelation is breathtaking and edifying.

The Book of Stones, Revised Edition

Who They Are and What They Teach

The Book of Stones, Revised Edition

Often dubbed the "crystals bible," this comprehensive reference guide to the spiritual and healing qualities of 455 sacred stones has become the go-to book for looking up the properties of gems and minerals. Each entry includes vivid color photographs for each stone to aid identification and to showcase its beauty, as well as listing its scientific information, its element and chakra correspondences, and the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of each stone. Illustrated by gorgeously lit, clear color photos to aid quick identification, the book offers an illuminating alphabetical journey through the mineral kingdom, stone by stone. This new edition of The Book of Stones, the best-selling guide to some of Earth's most beautiful natural objects, is revised to include 76 new entries. The book begins with two introductory chapters detailing advice by authors Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons on how to work with crystals and stones--including the concept of crystal resonance and the scientific observation that living organisms (such as ourselves) are liquid crystalline structures. Each entry begins with the stone name and photo, plus its elemental and chakra correspondences, as well as keywords that indicate its properties. Next comes a description of the crystal structure, hardness, history, and known locations of each mineral, plus any relevant legend or lore from the past. Each author then offers their own take and personal insights on the subtle energy properties and spiritual applications of the stone. The entries conclude with summaries of the spiritual, emotional, and physical healing qualities of the stone, and an affirmation for evoking its potential benefits. The book's presentation is straightforward enough to make it an excellent introduction for beginners, yet the level of detail and the depth of research make it an invaluable resource for the most experienced stone practitioners.