A Waxing Moon

The Modern Gaelic Revival

Author: Roger Hutchinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780573103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Thirty years ago, the Gaelic language and culture which had been eminent in Scotland for 1,300 years seemed to be in the final stages of a 200-year terminal decline. The number of Gaelic speakers in Scotland had fallen tenfold over the previous century. The language itself was commonplace only in the scattered communities of the north-west Highlands and Hebrides.By the early years of the 21st century, however, a sea-change had taken place. Gaelic - for so long a subject of mockery and hostility - had become what some termed 'fashionable'. Gaelic-speaking jobs were available; Gaelic-medium education was established in many areas; and politicians and business-people saw benefits in acting as friends of the culture. While the numbers of Gaelic-speakers continued to fall as older people passed away, the decline was slowed and for the first time in 100 years the percentage of young people using the language began to rise proportionately. What had happened was a kind of renaissance: a Gaelic revival that manifested itself in popular music, literature, art, poetry, publishing, drama, radio and television. It was a phenomenon as obvious as it was unexpected. And at the heart of that movement lay education. A Gaelic Modern History will tell the story of one institution, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College in Skye that has stood at the centre of this revival. But, chiefly, the book will examine how a venerable culture was given hope for the future at the point when all seemed lost. It recounts the scores of personalities, from Sorley Maclean and Runrig to Michael Forsyth and Gordon Brown, who have become involved in that process.
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The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon

Author: Aaron Renier

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250229936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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SHIPWRECKED! After their perilous encounter with the sea-witches, Walker and the pirate crew of the Jacklight find refuge on a deserted island. But it might not be as deserted as it seems—shadowy creatures have been spotted in the jungle, and strange animal tracks appear overnight. When Walker, Shiv, and Genoa discover a secret passage and mysterious ruins, the dark history of the archipelago begins to unravel. Legend tells of a mad king, a fallen civilization, and a powerful royal family in search of their lost sister. And for reasons Walker can’t understand, Genoa seems to be at the center of it all. In this triumphant follow-up in the epic Unsinkable Walker Bean graphic novel series, Aaron Renier is back with more breathtaking art and high-sea adventure, The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon.
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Magick & Rituals of the Moon

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738700922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 233

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Provides instructions for performing moon-centered magic, including how to draw down the moon, connect with lunar goddesses and gods, make ointments, do astral projections, and offers texts for solitary and group rituals.
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Waxing Moon

Author: Sarah E. Stevens

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509215875

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Julie Hall thinks she has the hang of mothering her Werewolf baby Carson, until the night she wakes to frantic barking and finds her house on fire. Arson. Paranormal fire creatures want to kill Carson—and an unknown Were may be helping them. As if fire-spawning Salamanders and a mysterious Werewolf aren't dangerous enough, Julie soon faces even closer threats. Her trusted friend Eliza harbors a secret and Julie’s new understanding of Werewolves threatens to tear apart her team. Meanwhile, her relentless enemies will burn everything in their path, if they can’t get to Carson. Will Julie’s efforts to protect Carson do more harm than good?
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Moon Magic

Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon

Author: Diane Ahlquist

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507205023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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From the author of Moon Spells comes a beginner’s book about the moon’s energy and how you can harness that lunar power in your everyday life. From new moons and eclipses to blue moons and the super moon, there are ample opportunities for the moon to influence our emotions and thoughts. Many believe our emotional potency is heightened during a super moon, while a new moon can bring change and new perspectives. Knowing when and how to use that power is key. In Moon Magic, you’ll learn how the lunar phases influence our emotions and well-being differently and how to harness that power for healing, emotional strength, and physical and mental wellness. Third-generation intuitive Diane Ahlquist helps guide those new to the power of the moon through lunar recipes and simple exercises, such as intention setting and moon meditation to help you capitalize on the moon’s inherent power and channel the moon’s energy whenever you need it most.
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Pagan Portals - Moon Magic

Author: Rachel Patterson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782792821

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

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Moon Magic is an introduction to working with the phases of the Moon, what they are and how to live in harmony with the lunar year and to utilize all the magical powers it provides. It’s filled with the basics of the lunar cycle, the representations and correspondences of each phase, what magic to work and when and also includes a look at the lunar year, moon deities, moon spells, meditations, specific moon rituals, moon names, tree moons and moon recipes.
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Astrology

Understanding the Birth Chart : a Comprehensive Guide to Classical Interpretation

Author: Kevin Burk

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567180886

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 351

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In Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart, Kevin Burk takes you step-by-step from the core basics to the finer complexities of chart interpretation while avoiding sidetracks into obscure techniques and fuzzy thinking. As a teacher, Burk also understands that a real grasp of the subject entails more than just learning the techniques-it also involves grasping the underlying principles that make those techniques valid. Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart is designed to be useful to all students of astrology, from beginners to more advanced practitioners, and will help you develop an integrated, synthesized approach to understanding the birth chart. You will discover how classical astrology can enrich your understanding of the planets, signs, and houses. You will explore the meaning of the Lunar Nodes, eclipses, the angles, retrograde planets, and aspect patterns. You will also learn how to identify key themes in the chart, and how to relate the different aspects and elements together to gain a holistic understanding of the birth chart-and of the individual. An up-to-date listing of astrological organizations and software programs is included that offers a wealth of resources for any astrologer. In short, this is a well-designed course that provides a solid foundation for anyone who is interested in practicing astrology quickly and with confidence. While many books at this level simply give you a set of techniques and ready-made interpretations, this book will give you a deeper grasp of an art and science that has its expression in the world around us, but its roots in the invisible world of primal origins.
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Healing with Flower and Gemstone Essences

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0940676990

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 157

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Flower essences are actually quite simple to make, and the author describes in detail how to “make your own” and thereby opens up the use of a variety of flowers not generally available on the commercial market. She also details over 200 of her unique flower and gemstone essence combination formulas.
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Spectrum Science, Grade 4

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483815226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Cultivate a love for science by providing standards-based practice that captures children’s attention. Spectrum Science for grade 4 provides interesting informational text and fascinating facts about energy alternatives, plant and animal classification, and the conservation of matter. When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
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The Moon

Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761338721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the unique features of the Moon, its place in the solar system, and how scientists have learned about the Moon through space missions and other research.
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