The Secret of the Twelfth Continent

The Secret of the Twelfth Continent

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  • Author: Antonia Michaelis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510720022
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 288

Twelve-year-old Karl (a friend of Achim's from the orphanage) is really strong but can't cope without his timid friend, who has been adopted by a nice couple and now lives far away. What's the use in being strong, thinks Karl, if you don't have anyone to protect? He is relentlessly teased by the other kids at school, so Karl starts beating them up and is eventually expelled. Spending time alone in his room, Karl daydreams about his father, who he believes is a sea captain who has somehow lost Karl as a baby, but who will one day come and fetch him. But when Maria, who works at the orphanage, admits to Karl that she made up this story to soothe him when he was younger, he decides to run away from his teachers, his peers who tease him, and the people in his life who tell him lies. Thus he embarks on a journey to reach the ocean, become a sailor, and find his father. On his journey he meets the Tiny Ones, a tribe of adventurers and sailors not much bigger than Karl's little finger. They've lost their ship and would like to borrow the model ship Karl has brought with him on his escape. Karl is magically changed into one of the Tiny Ones and they set sail on an adventure to the Twelfth Continent. On a previous journey here, the children of the Tiny Ones vanished while on a walk one evening. Now, with Karl's help, the Tiny Ones want to find their children again. Throughout his adventures, Karl not only finds the solution to an old riddle on the Twelfth Continent, but also discovers traces of his real father on this very peculiar island with more than one surprise in store for him and his fellow sailors. Full of wit and surprises, The Secret of the Twelfth Continent is sure to captivate children while reinforcing the importance of family and friendship.


The Secret Room

The Secret Room

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  • Author: Antonia Michaelis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1620877384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 208

Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to the house by the sea. Here everything is strange and new. But one day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a circular room with walls made of rough stone. The light coming through the window is hazy, as if the room is under water. It is a magic room—which he calls “The Adopted Room”—belonging to another world. And on a bed in the room sits a boy who is waiting to take Achim with him into the realm of the powerful Nameless One. Achim learns that the boy, Arnim, is the long-dead son of Achim’s new parents. When he died in a car accident at the age of four, Arnim was supposed to have become a bird and flown free to the land of the dead, which can be seen through the window of The Adopted Room. But the Nameless One has somehow locked Arnim inside, so he cannot leave. Achim, however, finds he can turn into a bird, slip through the window, and fly across the strange land. And thus begins a journey in which Achim must fight the Nameless One and free Arnim so he can finally leave his parents and they can let go of their grief. Antonia Michaelis’s fresh voice helps to address the delicate issues of death, grief, and mourning, portraying them as an essential part of life. The Secret Room is full of humor and adventure, but also brings to light these difficult life issues in a way that young readers can understand. The first in a trilogy, with its sequel, The Secret of the Twelfth Continent, to follow next spring, this captivating mid-grade novel is sure to become a favorite series with young readers.


The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy Volume I: Cosmogenesis

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy Volume I: Cosmogenesis

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  • Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1773562177
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 362

The first book in the monumental work of Theosophic thought. This book focuses on gaining occult power in the formation of the universe and the cosmos. This group sought to learn the secrets of nature, science and divinity in order to empower themselves to godhood and this book reveals their secrets as to how knowledge to do this can be attained. It does not reveal what the ultimate saving knowledge is that can do this but it gives guidelines on how to start the journey for yourself.


The Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend

The Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend

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  • Author: Gareth Knight
  • Publisher: Skylight Press
  • ISBN: 1908011629
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 269

Originally published: Wellingborough: Aquarian Press, 1983.


The Secret Within

The Secret Within

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  • Author: Wolfgang Riehle
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801470935
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 450

Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders, from Cuthbert Godric of Fichale and Christina of Markyate to Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. In The Secret Within, Wolfgang Riehle offers the first comprehensive history of English medieval mysticism in decades, one that will appeal to anyone fascinated by mysticism as a phenomenon of religious life. In considering the origins and evolution of the English mystical tradition, Riehle begins in the twelfth century with the revival of eremitical mysticism and the early growth of the Cistercian Order in the British Isles. He then focuses in depth on the great mystics of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: Richard Rolle (the first great English mystic), the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton, Margery Kempe, and Julian of Norwich. Riehle carefully grounds his narrative in the broader spiritual landscape of the Middle Ages, pointing out both prior influences dating back to Late Antiquity and corresponding developments in mysticism and theology on the Continent. He discusses the problem of possible differences between male and female spirituality and the movement of popularizing mysticism in the late Middle Ages. Filled with fresh insights, The Secret Within will be welcomed especially by teachers and students of medieval literature as well as by those engaged in historical, theological, philosophical, cultural, even anthropological and comparative studies of mysticism.


The Secret Scroll

The Secret Scroll

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  • Author: Andrew Sinclair
  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • ISBN: 0857905376
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 280

Comprehensive and scholarly ... Andrew Sinclair has written a fascinating book' - The Literary Review 'Andrew Sinclair guides us through this romantic story that has preoccupied poets, priests and pilgrims from Zeus to Jung and Indiana Jones. This is an absorbing history that transcends the frontiers and creeds of cultures and religions' - The Independent Although references to this famous order of military knights rarely appears in standard histories of the time, a great deal of information about them can be gleaned from other, more esoteric sources, such as sculpture and architecture. Suppressed by Philip of France out of greed, the Templars were gradually driven underground in more and more European countries. Yet they continued to exist, still guarding the knowledge and relics that they had gathered for the defence of the Holy Land. It is this that connects all this to Henry St Clair, Earl of Orkney and Grand Master of the Knights Templar and discoverer of America. All of these threads come together in one extraordinary scroll still in Kirkwall which reveals in full the secrets of the Knights Templar.


The Secret Temple

The Secret Temple

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  • Author: Peter Levenda
  • Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0892546689
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

This is a unique history of Masonry written from the perspective of an educated outsider. The author is sympathetic to Masonic goals, a historian of secret societies and political conspiracies, and an exhaustive researcher. He looks back to the earliest roots of the Craft, and then traces its influence into modern times. From the Bible’s Temple of Solomon through the Knights Templars, to the Rosicrucians and Illuminati, we learn of Masonry’s roots and early history. Enlightenment philosophy and the revolutionary currents of eighteenth-century Europe opened an opportunity for the American experiment. Sacred geometry and architecture combined to create Washington, DC, and the rest, as they say, is history. This second revised and enlarged edition includes a new chapter on Freemasonry in South America—from the revolution of Simón Bolívar to the capture and execution of Che Guevara.


Good-Bye, Lord, I’M Going to New York

Good-Bye, Lord, I’M Going to New York

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  • Author: Vic Currierv
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1503547728
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 458

America would be very different if William Harding Jackson (1901 1971) had not put his indelible stamp on the US government as OSS / War Department chief of secret intelligence in World War II Europe, cofounder of todays Central Intelligence Agency, and his work as Eisenhowers national security adviser. During the most dangerous times in our history and for decades beyond his death, there is no other American who influenced so many sensitive, top-secret national security matters more than Jackson. When Bill Jackson was in the room, everyone paid attention; and for a time in our history, three US presidents saw to itpersonally.


Continent's Edge

Continent's Edge

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  • Author: Niven Busch
  • Publisher: eNet Press
  • ISBN: 1618869051
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 686

A whopping tale about a California ranching family (1923 to 1940) who are already rich but become crazy rich when one of the sons discovers oil—giving them a money printing machine they can use any way they like—which they proceed to do and then some. The oil business and endless stockholders meetings, horse racing, show business, movie stars, art, politics, oh yes, sex―that about covers it. Sometimes hitting it just right, but mostly going on too long and meandering too far, Busch opted for more when he should have aimed for less.


Journals of the Continental Congress

Journals of the Continental Congress

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  • Author: United States. Continental Congress
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Constitutional history
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :