The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

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

Author: Munya Andrews

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756454

Category: Science

Page: 396

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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: 308

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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

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters


Author: Margaret Drabble

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141969602

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Candida Wilton has been ignored by her husband and children for years, before being displaced by a younger woman. Moving to London, alone, divorced and without much money, it seems she will now enjoy a life only of small pleasures: trips to the gym, visits to her reading group. When she receives an unexpected windfall, Candida gathers together six travelling companions - women friends from childhood, from married life and after - and maps out a journey she has long dreamed of, around Tunis, Naples and Pompeii, where her grey city lifecan blossom into one of colour and adventure. In The Seven Sisters, Margaret Drabble captures the wonder of second chances with dry wit, honesty and immaculate observation.
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

“Brothers and sisters, you are now dismissed to find your captains of ten.” The Seven Sisters had again been placed as a family, along with nine other families, which included the Devereauxes and Clotworthys, the Jobsons, the Buttons, ...

Author: Carolyn Hart Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491737941

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

The Land of Seven Sisters

The Land of Seven Sisters

Author: J. P. Saikia

Publisher: [s.l.] : Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Assam

ISBN: UOM:39015027764664

Category: India, Northeastern

Page: 218

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On the social life and customs of the people of the northeastern region of India.
Categories: India, Northeastern

The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister

In doing so, they will slowly unearth a story of love, strength and sacrifice that began almost one hundred years ago, as other brave young women risk everything to change the world around them.*** Praise for The Seven Sisters series:'The ...

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1509840176

Category: Adopted children

Page: 816

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Taking in the vineyards of New Zealand and the majestic landscape of Ireland, The Story of the Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in Lucinda Riley's multimillion-selling epic series The Seven Sisters.
Categories: Adopted children

Smart Energy Policy

Smart Energy Policy

1950–1960: The Seven Sisters Joined by Too Many Stepsisters In 1950, the primary source of oil traded in the world market ... where the Seven Sisters—British Petroleum (BP), Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), Standard Oil of New Jersey (Exxon), ...

Author: James M. Griffin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300149869

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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While everyone wants energy that is clean, cheap and secure these goals often conflict: traditional fossil fuels tend to be cheaper than alternative fuels, but they are hardly clean or secure. This ia an accessible explanation of the issues as well as sensible proposals for a truly sustainable energy policy.
Categories: Political Science