The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

Curiously , as with my grandmother's people , many other Indigenous peoples around the world claim to be of Pleiadian origin and because of the emphasis placed on the Seven Sisters in their mythologies , the number seven is central to ...

Author: Munya Andrews

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756454

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The legends of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades that poets, priests, prophets, shamans, storytellers, artists, singers, and historians have told throughout time are retold in this compilation of the stories that have found their inspiration in nine beautiful stars clustered together in the night sky. While particular attention in this cross-cultural study is paid to the influence of the Pleiades cluster on the living traditions of indigenous people in North America, Australia, Japan, and the Pacific, much ancient mythology passed down through written and visual sources from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and South America is also explored. Appearances of the myths in the modern world are also mentioned, including American presidential elections, Halloween, Atlantis, the Titanic, and Subaru automobiles. Serious astronomical research complements the variety of mythological explanations for the stars' existence by providing the modern world's scientific understanding of them.
Categories: Science

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

And with this quaint fact , narrated in the bombastic style of chronicles , closeth the seventh chapter of the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh , under the style and title already mentioned , and after which digression the ...

Author: Mordecai Cooke

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892817488

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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This groundbreaking survey, written in 1860, is a radically open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Early users of tobacco in Russia would have their noses cut off and repeat offenders their heads. Pope Innocent XII excommunicated any who used it in St. Peters. Marijuana users in 14th century Egypt would have their teeth extracted for the crime. Yet use of these and other forbidden substances continued to grow. If only as a record of the perennial failure of harsh punishments to deter drug use Victorian naturalist Mordecai Cooke's work The Seven Sisters of Sleep would remain significant. But Cooke's natural humor and keen insights have ensured this work's reputation as possibly the best early book from what has grown into an enormous body of literature on mind- and mood-altering substances. Written at a time, similar to our own, when drug use was being reconsidered, The Seven Sisters of Sleep is a thought-provoking and open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Quite popular in its day and a major influence on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is an important book for anyone interested in an unbiased account of humanity's long involvement with psychoactive, hallucinogenic, and stimulant plants.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

He'd named us all after the Seven Sisters, his favorite star cluster. I was Maia, being the first and eldest. When I was young, he'd take me up to his glass-domed observatory perched on top of the house; lift me up with his big, ...

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476759906

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Gathering at their Lake Geneva estate when their adoptive father passes away, six sisters receive tantalizing clues about their true heritage, prompting Maia to journey to Rio de Janeiro to learn the story of her parents' forbidden love. By the best-selling author of The Orchid House.
Categories: Fiction

Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges

Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges

The Seven Sisters, with their rigorous academic requirements, attracted many of the brightest southern students. I chose to focus on the five independent women's colleges in the Seven Sisters, with only cursory attention to the two ...

Author: Joan Marie Johnson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820334684

Category: History

Page: 229

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From the end of Reconstruction and into the New South era, more than one thousand white southern women attended one of the Seven Sister colleges: Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe, and Barnard. Joan Marie Johnson looks at how such educations—in the North, at some of the country’s best schools—influenced southern women to challenge their traditional gender roles and become active in woman suffrage and other social reforms of the Progressive Era South. Attending one of the Seven Sister colleges, Johnson argues, could transform a southern woman indoctrinated in notions of domesticity and dependence into someone with newfound confidence and leadership skills. Many southern students at northern schools imported the values they imbibed at college, returning home to found schools of their own, women’s clubs, and woman suffrage associations. At the same time, during college and after graduation, southern women maintained a complicated relationship to home, nurturing their regional identity and remaining loyal to the ideals of the Confederacy. Johnson explores why students sought a classical liberal arts education, how they prepared for entrance examinations, and how they felt as southerners on northern campuses. She draws on personal writings, information gleaned from college publications and records, and data on the women’s decisions about marriage, work, children, and other life-altering concerns. In their time, the women studied in this book would eventually make up a disproportionately high percentage of the elite southern female leadership. This collective biography highlights the important part they played in forging new roles for women, especially in social reform, education, and suffrage.
Categories: History

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

The Transmed ferry is called Arethusa, after the nymph of the fountain of Syracuse: she is sister ship to the Tritone, named for the horn- blowing sea-god. But there is nothing of the The seven sisters exult in their first league out ...

Author: Margaret Drabble

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544301320

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Candida Wilton--a woman recently betrayed, rejected, divorced, and alienated from her three grown daughters--moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London. Candida is not exactly destitute. So, is the move perversity, she wonders, a survival test, or is she punishing herself? How will she adjust to this shabby, menacing, but curiously appealing city? What can happen, at her age, to change her life? And yet, as she climbs the dingy communal staircase with her suitcases, she feels both nervous and exhilarated. There is a relationship with a computer to which she now confides her past and her present. And friendships of sorts with other women--widows, divorced, never married, women straddled between generations. And then Candida's surprise inheritance . . . A beautifully rendered story, this is Margaret Drabble at her novelistic best.
Categories: Fiction

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

During the Decian persecution, seven inhabitants of Ephesus retired to a cave, six were persons of some consequence, the seventh was their servant; from hence they despatched the attendant occasionally to purchase food for them.

Author: M. C. Cooke

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547059837

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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This book is a fascinating look at the history of drugs and the drug trade. The book contains humorous and radical insight into how taking drugs was previously punished, how it became popular, then a trade, and the effects of some drugs on your mind. Sometimes critical but mainly investigative, this book remains a popular, open-minded look at drugs and society.
Categories: Fiction

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

They felt so grown-up when they were with the Seven Sisters. Then all the left hands went in on top of the right hands in pancake fashion. Everyone quietly chanted, “Seven Sisters!” as they raised their hands up in the air.

Author: Carolyn Hart Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491737958

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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It is July 19, 1863 when the "Amazon" arrives from London at the New York docks with eight hundred Mormons on board. Among the arriving Saints are seven young, unmarried, unrelated sisters in the gospel, who have been placed together as a family during their forty-four-day voyage. The Seven Sisters, as they have come to be called, have become close enough to vow to stay together all the way to their new home in Utah. The Sisters must now travel overland by railroads and waterways to the Mormon outfitting camp in Nebraska Territory, where they plan to join the down and back wagons and trek to the Salt Lake Valley. As they make this journey, the Sisters experience many difficulties from the rigors of changing trains and riverboats to sleeping outside in unpredictable weather to wondering when or where they will find their next sustenance. While facing unexpected accidents, sickness, and loss, the Sisters trek the last thousand miles on foot in unforgiving environments with the possibility of cattle and buffalo stampedes, hostile Indians, and treacherous river crossings. In this continuing historical tale, the Seven Sisters must face their biggest fears and rely on their faith, courage, and optimism to survive this challenging journey to their Zion home."
Categories: Fiction

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

The sky had faded to a lavender dusk when we came to Seven Sisters Road. Twohundred-year-old oaks, leafy ash, and a few scattered maple trees canopied the narrow, twisting road and formed long, jagged evening shadows.

Author: Earlene Fowler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101501252

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Meet Benni Harper…a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who’s staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She’s got an eye for murderous designs—and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. When Benni’s stepson announces his plans to marry into the wealthy, influential Brown family, she and her husband are invited to the Browns’ sprawling ranch, Seven Sisters, to celebrate the engagement. But the party takes a tragic turn when a member of the esteemed family is murdered. While trying to unravel the feuding clan’s tangled past, Benni uncovers a shocking pattern of tragedy—and stitches a hodgepodge of clues into a very disturbing design. . . Seven Sisters, a challenging pattern that features a single six-pointed star surrounded by six identical stars, was most likely inspired by an observation of nature—the Seven Sisters is a loose grouping of stars in the constellation Taurus. Although the stars in the cluster appear to be close together, they are, in fact, quite far apart.
Categories: Fiction

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

One of the seven sisters Funnel Web who was called Bufee for short said; "Mom Sandy is here and she has been telling us the story since she was sentenced to life in here. We can all fill in the missing blanks of ya'll's lives.

Author: Nellie Cake

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748775621

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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Laura was a child bride. Her father, Herbert was a Pentecost Oneness Evangelist, a Charlatan that never wanted girls. In his twisted mind all females born are whores. Laura worshiped her dad, but he was the first man to abuse and beat her. He even forced Laura's mom to beat her and her eleven siblings. Five boys and six girls, seven girls counting Laura. Laura was the oldest of the seven girls then Evelyn, Darlene, Carolyn, Harley, Valerie, & Carrieann. Life was violent in their immediate family and as they were growing up the girls developed violent, deadly personalities. Two older brothers, Jr. & Johnny raped the girls daily. Many times Laura watched the boys beating and raping her sisters and many times the boys beat and raped Laura. Jr., Johnny and their own dad Herbert were always robbing and pulling guns on each other. Herbert put most of the kids in prisons, halfway houses, married them off, and some of them ran away. He sent Laura's six sisters Evelyn, Darlene, Carolyn, Harley, Valerie, and Carrieann somewhere, but no one knows where. When she was ten Herbert, being an Evangelist, held a double barrel shot gun on a man and Laura. He married her off to an abusive man, Bobby. Herbert made them live together in the funeral parlor where Bobby and his best friend Rick lived. Laura was supposed to marry Rick and was engaged to him for a awhile, but Laura loved Bobby. Bobby and Rick were beating and raping Laura, forcing her to suck their dicks in the funeral parlor. He let his friends beat on her, pour everything in the refrigerator on top of her, painted her body, and made her walk the beaches naked. He instigated his friends to throw watermelon rinds at her to bruise her body and they all tried to drown her in the ocean. Bobby was always fucking his cousin, he didn't want Laura. She asked him for one piece of sausage and he said; "Damn, I have to feed you too?" Bobby and his friends took Laura down town, tied her to a light post and left her. An officer took her back to Bobby, but she wouldn't even go inside the funeral parlor. She sat on the porch looking in the windows watching them all having sex, drinking and doing drugs. She spent many years hitch-hiking on highways to get away from them. She was getting beat and raped with guns and knives, forced to let them stick their dicks in her coochie and suck their dicks while hitch-hiking on the highways. Most of these men never lived to remember what they did or go home to their families or get on with their lives and get a wife and family or pretend in court they didn't do anything and usually get away with it. Unfortunately for them, Laura had a nasty habit of cutting off cocks and slicing throats.
Categories: Fiction

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

And Other Nepalese Tales Kesar Lall. >• □>y.»* R. The Seven Sisters and other Nepalese Tales Ratna Pustak Bhandar £-75.

Author: Kesar Lall

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113656438

Category: Folklore

Page: 74

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Categories: Folklore