This book includes Rose Petal Graves, Rowan Wood Legends, and Rising Silver Mist. ** Does not include spinoffs.
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Category: Young Adult Fiction
What fans of Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, and Kresley Cole are devouring. The Vampire Diaries with faeries. Welcome to Rowan... I wasn't the sort of girl who believed in fairytales, let alone tales about faeries. But that changed the day Faeries came to my small town and Hunters rose from their graves. Discover a haunting story of love, loss, and friendship, set between the imaginary town of Rowan and the magical world of Neverra. This book includes Rose Petal Graves, Rowan Wood Legends, and Rising Silver Mist. ** Does not include spinoffs.
Other Books By This Author YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE The Lost Clan series ROSE PETAL GRAVES ROWAN WOOD LEGENDS RISING SILVER MIST RAGING RIVAL HEARTS RECKLESS CRUEL HEIRS A Pack of Blood and Lies series A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES A PACK OF ...
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Publisher: Olivia Wildenstein
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB 2016 Book of the Year Award Finalist. Some endings are inevitable, but so are some stories. Cora, the principal’s goth daughter, is not exactly popular Duke Meyer’s type. Still, Duke finds himself inexplicably drawn to her dark eyes and mysterious manner. She makes it clear she doesn’t return his admiration, but when a burst appendix lands Duke in the hospital, he and Cora will be forced to come together by the most unlikely intermediary: her eight-year-old brother, Jaime. So begins an epic tale—that of Ghostboy, Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti. A tale of three normal kids who, against all odds, will become exceptional.A tale of hopes and dreams, of indelible friendship and first love. Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti is a gorgeous debut novel that will resonate with the thoughtful fans of John Green’s blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars.
It's just me here at Mirabelle's graveside. Everyone has drifted away, either to go home, ... Beside the head of the grave there is a gold box of red rose petals, passed around for those in attendance to throw in instead of earth.
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A tense, thrilling read from Sunday Times bestselling author Dorothy Koomson Is it an affair . . . or something much worse? Tami's husband, Scott, has just been arrested for a terrible crime - and his accuser is her closest friend. Who should Tami believe? The father of her two daughters? Or her trusted best friend? Torn and desperate to find out the truth, Tami makes her choice - with shocking consequences . . . SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POPULAR FICITON 2012 Readers love Dorothy Koomson: 'Cleverly told by three female narrators, this is a complex tale of a terrible crime . . . I was gripped from the start and desperate to uncover the truth' Woman 'If you only do one this weekend, read this book. It's another utterly brilliant psychological thriller' Sun
Very often, devotees and pilgrims make visits to the graves and pay respects to these ancestors by covering the graves with silky chadars (blankets) or sprinkling red rose petals. As elsewhere, in Gugudu these graves are close to the ...
Author: Afsar Mohammad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This study is about a popular manifestation of Islamic devotion that embraces a pluralist setting, keeping itself in a dynamic dialogue with non-Muslim practices. With evidence from various public devotional narratives and ritual practices, the author argues that even universal understanding of living Islam remains incomplete if we do not consider this locally produced pluralised devotional setting that surrounds it. He seeks to address various aspects of local and localised Islam through an examination of Gugudu's local and popular transformation of normative Islam, giving particular focus to the various devotional rituals that blend Muslim and Hindu practices in the public event of Muharram.
In the Roman ceremony of Rosalia, rose petals were scattered on the graves of loved ones, symbolizing the start of a new state of being. Rosalia evolved into a springtime feast to honor departed loved ones and offer their spirits food ...
Author: Sandra Kynes
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
60+ Trees to Deepen Your Connection with Nature Trees provide a gateway into a wider world of spirit and magic. This book helps you explore their timeless mysteries and work with their unique energy. Popular author Sandra Kynes shows you how to connect with the wonder of the forest and develop a deeper understanding and relationship with trees. This practical guide introduces you to more than sixty varieties of trees, providing illustrations, lore, botanical and historical information, ritual and magical uses, associated deities, and more. Sandra offers an abundance of resources, including correspondence charts, tree and rune calendars, and the Celtic ogham. Learn about tools from the woods like staffs, wands, and wreaths. Discover what items you can use to connect to a particular tree when it's not available in your area. Whether you're looking for a tree aligned with Venus or one to aid your divination, Tree Magic is the ideal resource to bring the magic, spirit, and wisdom of trees into your life.
grave. The first time I faced the death valleys I was 13, singing sad lullabies flirting with heaven rangers inside the vale of many graves Loneliness cocooned me to its grey I was battered and blue, to leave it So, I took petrol and ...
Author: Jacqui Macharia
The spring simmers in its rise refreshing and tantalizing tapping the breath within as if a cleanse of a millennium it chirps of the beautiful life and a reachable universal love it flows in a rhythmic course as the lilies unfold in sequence revealing the most glorious hues the whites of a peaceful invite the purples of a luminescence glow it leads on featured walls where every ounce is timeless Its connection is divine waking my artistic vibes
The graves were raised above the ground , and every single one was draped with a green piece of clothing with Qur'anic ... The grave keeper , who had been following us , stood in attendance , holding a basket full of rose petals .
Author: Shahla Haeri
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Social Science
Conversations with Muslim working women challenge notions of the "veiled" woman as being victimized or unproductive.
I was amazed at the large beautiful carved marble grave stones at each grave. ... we looked at the burial site, I said that there must have been someone who had brought flowers because of a few wilted rose petals on one of the graves.
Author: Eve Otto
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Eve Otto explains, "When I began writing this book, I had in the back of my mind that those who are young now might someday be interested in what life was like when their grandparents were growing up -- how life changed drastically with the coming of World War II in Europe and the turbulent years that followed... the traumas of our emigration to America with our three young children and the difficult adjustments we had to make. My book, then, is sort of a legacy to them."
The stone bench was replaced by a boulder reclaimed from the gravediggers' spoil and the ornaments exchanged for bedding plants. More recently a large stone has also been ... Figure 8.28 Grave covered in rose petals at the anniversaries.
Author: Andy Clayden
This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals. In this short time the natural burial movement has flourished. In the UK there are more than 200 sites, and the concept has travelled to North America, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. This survey of natural burials draws on interviews with those involved in the natural burial process – including burial ground managers, celebrants, priests, bereaved family, funeral directors – providing a variety of viewpoints on the concept as a philosophy and landscape practice. Site surveys, design plans and case studies illustrate the challenges involved in creating a natural burial site, and a key longitudinal case study of a single site investigates the evolving nature of the practice. Natural Burial is the first book on this subject to bring together all the groups and individuals involved in the practice, explaining the facts behind this type of burial and exploring a topic which is attracting significant media interest and an upsurge of sites internationally.
At this time, add the shredded rose petal and/or the gemstone chips to the bottle for added energy, if desired. My crystal research indicates that rose quartz crystals are excellent for inspiring peace, happiness, and love.
Author: India Ink
From custom blended oils to relaxing spa services, the store Venus Envy takes care of all the beauty needs of Gull Harbor, Washington. Behind the counter is Persia Vanderbilt, a woman with a nose for mixing scents--and a mind for solving murder.
There were the Nonae, the Rosalia (May 10), and the Dies Rosarum (May 23), when rose petals were sprinkled on graves. There were days that recognized, too, the potentially baneful influences of the roving, hungry dead, ...
Author: Nicola Denzey
Publisher: Beacon Press
The bone gatherers found in the annals and legends of the early Roman Catholic Church were women who collected the bodies of martyred saints to give them a proper burial. They have come down to us as deeply resonant symbols of grief: from the women who anointed Jesus's crucified body in the gospels to the Pietà, we are accustomed to thinking of women as natural mourners, caring for the body in all its fragility and expressing our deepest sorrow. But to think of women bone gatherers merely as mourners of the dead is to limit their capacity to stand for something more significant. In fact, Denzey argues that the bone gatherers are the mythic counterparts of historical women of substance and means-women who, like their pagan sisters, devoted their lives and financial resources to the things that mattered most to them: their families, their marriages, and their religion. We find their sometimes splendid burial chambers in the catacombs of Rome, but until Denzey began her research for The Bone Gatherers, the monuments left to memorialize these women and their contributions to the Church went largely unexamined. The Bone Gatherers introduces us to once-powerful women who had, until recently, been lost to history—from the sorrowing mothers and ghastly brides of pagan Rome to the child martyrs and women sponsors who shaped early Christianity. It was often only in death that ancient women became visible—through the buildings, burial sites, and art constructed in their memory—and Denzey uses this archaeological evidence, along with ancient texts, to resurrect the lives of several fourth-century women. Surprisingly, she finds that representations of aristocratic Roman Christian women show a shift in the value and significance of womanhood over the fourth century: once esteemed as powerful leaders or patrons, women came to be revered (in an increasingly male-dominated church) only as virgins or martyrs—figureheads for sexual purity. These depictions belie a power struggle between the sexes within early Christianity, waged via the Church's creation and manipulation of collective memory and subtly shifting perceptions of women and femaleness in the process of Christianization. The Bone Gatherers is at once a primer on how to "read" ancient art and the story of a struggle that has had long-lasting implications for the role of women in the Church. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Children sometimes tossed sprigs of evergreen into their schoolmates' graves, perhaps in imitation of a Masonic tradition, and in some parts of the Ozarks the “rose and dust” rite was performed. “The minister, taking some rose petals or ...
Author: Abby Burnett
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
Before there was a death care industry where professional funeral directors offered embalming and other services, residents of the Arkansas Ozarks—and, for that matter, people throughout the South—buried their own dead. Every part of the complicated, labor-intensive process was handled within the deceased’s community. This process included preparation of the body for burial, making a wooden coffin, digging the grave, and overseeing the burial ceremony, as well as observing a wide variety of customs and superstitions. These traditions, especially in rural communities, remained the norm up through the end of World War II, after which a variety of factors, primarily the loss of manpower and the rise of the funeral industry, brought about the end of most customs. Gone to the Grave, a meticulous autopsy of this now vanished way of life and death, documents mourning and practical rituals through interviews, diaries and reminiscences, obituaries, and a wide variety of other sources. Abby Burnett covers attempts to stave off death; passings that, for various reasons, could not be mourned according to tradition; factors contributing to high maternal and infant mortality; and the ways in which loss was expressed though obituaries and epitaphs. A concluding chapter examines early undertaking practices and the many angles funeral industry professionals worked to convince the public of the need for their services.
... a dogfight through the window of a B-17 fought to keep the picture steady, a German Focke-Wulf Fw-190 and two Messerschmitt Bf 109's streaking through their formation with each side attempting to gun the other to their graves.
Author: Jean E. Dugas
This encompassing tale of matter-bending storytelling begins on the lip of the Gulf of Mexico, 1947. Sampson Apocalypse' Baker and Edison Thomas, polar opposites and WWII veterans, were not born under the star of luck. Their nomadic lives led as mercenary handymen --traveling the US in a patchy 1938 Ocean Blue LaSalle sedan outfitted with an Allison Liberator engine and the remnants of useful armor plating --have found their way through a partially sealed aqueduct discovered during a supernatural storm. Moments after their unorthodox arrival, they wander out from the decaying tunnel and discover a lost yet grand metropolitan island set out to sea, one haunted by the remains of humans fused to buildings and set free to feed; ravens who see these newly arrived combatants' activities and seemingly both help and hinder their progress; villains who defy the laws of both mortality and physics; and a mysterious woman who literally has the curse of death embalmed in her fingertips, never knowing the touch of human contact while carrying with her the most beautiful desires ever known to life. All are among the denizens of Static City, unwilling fallout from The Accident' --an event upon the island of measured unfolding origin that changed all they knew forever. Rose Petals and Gunpowder, an intricately spun fictional novel combining carefully crafted elements of action, adventure, emotional interaction with larger-than-life characters, science fiction and suspense transport the reader into a world of tilted reality, changing what they think is possible through creative and risk-taking writing. This work by the author is the newest of a series of non-linear novels --currently the fourth completed --competing to be a fresh offering for the discerning adult audience seeking a fulfilling reading experience. This title joins the previously published Twisted Delirium: The Infinite Dream.
Cleopatra spread rose petals 18 inches deep over the throne room for a meeting with Mark Anthony, a tactic so prophetic that ... legend and song a rose springs up from lovers' graves and blooms where brave warriors spill their blood.
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Sharyn loved roses, Jane tells me later, and the two of them had plucked and dried petals from the flowers she'd received for just this purpose. The bare earth at the bottom of the grave is covered in a red blanket of petals by the time ...
Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Examines the embalming process and the impact the standard funeral has on the environment while also discussing alternative eco-friendly burials.
Women are denied entry beyond the outer verandah but may peer through jaalis into the small, dark chamber where the saints grave lies draped with a rose petal-strewn cloth and where imams continuously recite verses from the Koran.
Author: Anuradha Chaturvedi
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Women laid tulsi on both graves and spread rose petals. Faqira sat by the grave and prayed after performing ablution, before she offered her prayers. A family was getting ready to leave, having made offerings to Shah Bukhari.
Author: Annie Ali Khan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In present-day Pakistan, in the far corners of Lyari in Karachi, or Hingol in Balochistan, or Thatta in Sindh, tightly knit groups of women keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati—their name for Sita in the Ramayana. The way they sustain the attendant rituals and practices in a nation state with a fixed idea of what constitutes citizenship and who gets to be a primary citizen is at the heart of this book. In Sita under the Crescent Moon, author Annie Ali Khan travels with women devotees—those without resources, subject to intense violence—who, through the bravest and simplest act, that of a pilgrimage, retrace what they remember of the goddess. Who are these pilgrims? How did this relationship with Sati start, and why is she so significant? How do their oral mytho-histories compare to colonial narratives or mainstream definitions of Sati? Even while retelling the stories of these pilgrims, Sita under the Crescent Moon studies how worship has altered the mores of a land—and how the sacral site, made up of clay and thread and tumble weed, grants a woman power to fight against her circumstances.
He could say nothing more as he stared at the grave and the rose petal lying nakedly in the palm of his trembling hand. George breathed the essence of life giving breath that sent the rose petal swaying from his palm.
Author: Stanley John Vetock
"It was a Wonderful Life is a labor of love and passion. It takes great courage to create such work." -Kelly Stewart, daughter of Jimmy Stewart Years have passed and George Bailey is being sent back to earth to earn his wings while rediscovering the town of Bedford Falls. While seeking old friends, George Bailey discovers he has a secret to unlock that will release Zuzu from her pain. Be prepared for a journey into old friendships, new beginnings and great surprises that will leave you teary eyed and yearning for more.
The dark open space of the burial grounds was lit by the small flames of hundreds of candles on top of the graves. The place was crowded with people but ... He strewed the rose petals over the grave. He opened his hands, holding them in ...
Author: Naveeda Khan
Category: Political Science
Through the essays in this volume, we see how the failure of the state becomes a moment to ruminate on the artificiality of this most modern construct, the failure of nationalism, an opportunity to dream of alternative modes of association, and the failure of sovereignty to consider the threats and possibilities of the realm of foreignness within the nation-state as within the self. The ambition of this volume is not only to complicate standing representations of Pakistan. It is take Pakistan out of the status of exceptionalism that its multiple crises have endowed upon it. By now, many scholars have written of how exile, migrancy, refugeedom, and other modes of displacement constitute modern subjectivities. The arguments made in the book say that Pakistan is no stranger to this condition of human immigrancy and therefore, can be pressed into service in helping us to understand our present condition.