The mysterious Order of Tarot has emerged from the shadows with its sights set on ruling the Realms of Power. With the courts of Swords, Cups, Wands, and Pentacles at his command, the Emperor is ready to launch his assault on the Grimm Universe. And the only thing that stands in his way is a wildcard named Talisman.
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.
Communicating with the Archangel for Inspiration & Reconciliation
Author: Richard Webster
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A popular figure in religious works of art, the archangel Gabriel is most famous for the Annunciation: telling the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Messiah. God's messenger is also known as the Islamic angel of truth, the archangel of emotions and dreams, and the angel of hope and childbirth. Richard Webster's second book of the archangels series chronicles the appearances of Gabriel among Old Testament figures, Islam prophets, and modern philosophers and artists. Webster then offers an array of techniques for contacting the angel of Annunciation, who can help with inspiration, purification, fertility, childbirth, achieving a fresh start, seeing the future, interpreting dreams/visions, developing clairvoyance, and overcoming limitations, such as doubt and fear.