Our choice of friends gives us a portrait of our positive shadow. We enjoy being with our friends not only because of who they are but also because of who we are when we are with them. They bring out the best in us, that is, ...
Author: David Richo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Our "shadow" is the collection of negative or undesirable traits we keep hidden—the things we don't like about ourselves or are afraid to admit: egotist, non-"PC" proclivities, forbidden sexual desires. But it also includes our positive, untapped potential—qualities we may admire in others but disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes fear an ally and enables us to live more authentically. It also automatically improves our interpersonal relationships, because we are freed from the need to project our own negativity onto others, and we become more acutely aware when theirs is projected onto us. David Richo looks for where the shadow manifests in personal life, family interaction, religion, relationship, and the world around is. He shows how to use the gentle practice of mindfulness to work with our shadow side, and he provides numerous exercises for going deeper. He is remarkably skillful at making the shadow concept not only easy to understand, but supremely practical for enhancing the quality of our lives.
Novelist John Harrison has captured the feeling of adventure in this new novel set in a dark time. A prophecy cast from the dawn of time is coming to be fulfilled in a time when almost all hope of salvation is lost. The lands are in chaos and everyone is trying to survive. The last queen was slain through treachery and decades have passed since there has been any form of solid rule in Cennicus. In the interim the races have split from one another and are amassing for a war that threatens to consume them all. This is a time of legends and need. Somehow wrapped up in it all is one boy searching for his past and the keys to his future. Namir and his friends valiantly search out vestiges of his father's past...a trek that may lead them into the very heart of darkness itself. This is the first book of the Shadow Saga, a must read for any fantasy enthusiast. Join with us as we explore the darkness that is Cennicus. Will they lead us to salvation? Or deeper into the very darkness we seek to escape?
They froze in the impenetrable shadows while he shook faintly at the locked door, until he drifted slowly away. And there followed after him, some moments later, a crazy, silent, dancing crew, faltering, staggering in the ghost light, ...
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
The scar drew her whole face sideways and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lop-sided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre of the tale. 'In a modern day horror story gleaming with perfect 1960's detail, she performs a double act, conjuring up just the right amount of unease and perversion beneath the idiosyncratic business of relatively ordinary lives' THE TIMES
Chapter 51 – Sunlit Shadow Dance She stood on the cliff took, looking out over the valley below. The sun was just touching the horizon and, as it did, suddenly the whole world lit up, lighting not just the ordinary world, but her world ...
Author: Graham Wilson
Publisher: Graham Wilson
The girl you love vanishes - you search and search. No trace of her is found. You find one who looks just like her - her eyes see you but they do not know you, no recognition flickers - is it a mirage, dream or desperate hope? She likes you. You ask and she comes with you. Her mind sees sunlight. You see dark shadowed edges. Can you remake your life with a person who holds no memory of you. An unknown girl appears on an aboriginal community in far north Queensland. She has no memory of any life before, no one knows her. Who is she? Where has she come from? She looks like a missing backpacker, Susan, she sounds like Susan, but her name is Jane. Her past life is an unknown place from where she knows no one. Now she has to try to make a new life without any connections to her past. This is the final book of the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. It tells the story of an English backpacker who went traveling in Outback Australia with a man who loved crocodiles, and how her life turned into a horror nightmare. Finally she gets her freedom only to disappear. Susan was on trial for murder when she vanished. She had been just released on bail, despite pleading guilty, when new evidence indicating self-defense was found. She was also pregnant and expecting twins. Since she has gone only a pair of shoes she was wearing have been found. They were next to a waterhole full of crocodiles. It is feared that she and her unborn children are dead, taken by crocodiles. More than a year passes without any other trace of her. An inquest has made an open finding on her disappearance. What is the link between Susan and this girl Jane who turns up out of nowhere, knowing no one, remembering nothing? Can this girl, Jane, build a new and happy life with just her two small children. Can a tragedy of the past ever be overcome? This is the story of the remaking of a new life from the broken shell of the old - how memories of the old threaten to tear apart the new. And always, at the dark edge, lurks an ancient creature of the deep, a being whose lineage is the long lost Australian dreamtime, before the spirits made this land. Yet from this dark can come a new place, a place where sunlit shadows dance.
Cole muttered as he watched red and gold flickers dancing against the night sky somewhere up ahead. Judging by the shadows they were casting upon buildings, the flames had to be monstrous, at least three meters high, and three meters or ...
Author: Aaron Rosenberg
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
THE SHADOWS OF A MAN'S PAST ARE LONG… Cole Danvers is a small-time shadowrunner scratching out a living in the dangerous, divided sprawl of Denver, Colorado. But when a lucrative heist to steal an AmerIndian amulet goes terribly wrong, costing him both his teammates and nearly his life, Cole hits the streets intent on only one thing—vengeance. But as he tracks down the Johnson that sent him on this deadly mission, Cole quickly realizes he’s stumbled onto a plot much bigger than stealing a piece of jewelry—and that it’s somehow connected to his own shadowed past. Soon, he’s sucked into machinations that involve Native Americans, wily shamans, and impossibly, himself. And even sooner, Cole realizes he needs help to take down his enemies—before he gets killed for real this time. Assembling a motley crew of shadowrunners using every bit of guile and charisma he possesses, Cole sets out to solve the mystery of who tried to double-cross him and why…and what, if anything it has to do with his own murky background. But the answers may do more than just shock him…before it’s all over, they may just be the death of him…
"This is a book Nashoba and I have been compiling since he got this idea to perform his very own Shadow Dance." Poloma hesitated for a moment. This had to be difficult for her. "We wrote down everything, from the very beginning.
Author: P.Z. Walker
Publisher: P.Z. Walker
While Jeremy blossoms in his new job and finds new ways to express himself, Sheila suddenly finds herself in Mississippi where a friend is trying to save someone's life. A fellow Shaman wanted to be a Shadow Dancer and that did not turn out well. Follow Sheila to Mississippi and join her on her adventures! This is book 5 in the "Naked Crow" series.
The sun was high above the mountains, a red-orange flare that cast blue shadows over the foothills in the distance. An engine thrummed out on the highway. ... six weeks they put up what they call a shadow dance that lasts four days.
Author: Margaret Coel
With the disappearance of a young man and his old friend Vicky Holden accused of murder, Father John O'Malley must prove his hunch that both events are connected to a dangerous sect leader known as Orlando-who has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion.
... See reflections of future bright Of a new life to live and win To the soft strains of my violin Now come with me and dance away To your happiness come what may Let others stand and cry within To the soft strains of my violin Come my ...
He pointed beyond the foot of the bed where the doll's shadow fell on the wall. ... By controlling the speed with which he twisted the pole, by stopping and starting it suddenly, Innowen made the shadow dance.
Author: Robin Wayne Bailey
Publisher: Open Road Media
A dark fantasy of witchcraft and curses from the renowned author of the Saga of Frost trilogy. Paralyzed since birth, a young man named Innowen happens upon a sorceress along the road. She grants him the ability to walk, but there are two conditions—he can only walk between dusk and dawn and, to keep this ability to walk, he must perform a dance in the witch's honor each night. What at first seems harmless comes with a sinister price. Anyone who witnesses Innowen’s dance is soon compelled to act out his or her darkest, most horrific desires. Eased of his physical affliction only to be burdened with a moral one, Innowen sets out on a quest to find his nameless “benefactor” in order to lift the curse. What he finds instead are long-protected secrets that threaten to bring down the entire kingdom. Filled with twists and turns, this grim fantasy from author Robin Wayne Bailey will remind readers that the most powerful magic hides in the dark of night.
Water and the dancing glimmer were replaced by woods deep and dark , the sharp smell of pine , and the gentler aroma of grass and fern ... She stared at , but did not see , the dancing waters . ... As a matter of fact , 139 SHADOW DANCE.
Author: Jessica Palmer
Ten-year-old Tiffany Blair finds a human bone in an ancient Indian burial ground in Stockton Springs, Maine, and frees an ages-old curse that unleashes a horrible nightmare on the sleepy town. Original.