Hampton Roads Publishing Company

Hampton Roads publishes books on a variety of subjects, including spirituality, health, and other related topics.

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LITTLE BOOK OF SUFI STORIES: Ancient Wisdom To Nourish The Heart

The stories in this book are drawn from the dozens that Douglas-Klotz has enjoyed telling in his seminars over the past 20 years. Most of them appear in works of the classical Sufis, such as Rumi, Attar, or S'adi. To preserve some of the in-person feeling and bring the language up to date, he has given them his own improvised turns.

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HANDWRITING ANALYSIS PLAIN & SIMPLE: The Only Book You'll Ever Need

Handwriting analysis, or graphology, is the science involved in producing a personality profile of the writer by examining the characteristics, traits and strokes of an individual's handwriting. It seems impossible, but a trained graphologist can gather an astonishing amount of information about the writer just from analyzing their handwriting. Besides creating a complete personality profile, many other things are revealed in your handwriting, such as health issues, morality, past experiences, hidden talents, mental problems-- to name just a few.

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SUN SIGNS PLAIN & SIMPLE: The Only Book You'll Ever Need

Jonathan Dee and Sasha Fenton, two of the most dynamic and established writers on spiritual subjects, join forces to create the ultimate guide to sun signs. By using the decan system, which demonstrates variations between people born in different parts of each sign (i.e., early, middle, or late)--to assess your birth placement, you can get detailed answers to any question you want to ask. This encyclopedic reference explains everything about your sign's characteristics, from your ideal home to your ruling planet, from your weaknesses to your best days. Handy charts for both your sun and decan sign show your compatibility with others for love, friendship, and work and list those signs with which you are unlikely to harmonize.

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READING THE RUNES: A Beginner's Guide

Learn to read the runes as they were used in the nine worlds linked by Yggdrasil, the World Tree. This is an all-round manual for those who want to read the runes for personal guidance or even as part of a professional consultant's package of divinatory skills.

Reading the Runes includes the official rune course material for the British Astrological and Psychic Society. It covers the history, mythology, and meaning behind each rune and explains combinations within readings.

Farnell also offers practical advice for making and energizing your runes, and she suggests numerous traditional rune spreads to suit a variety of purposes.

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FORTUNE TELLING WITH PLAYING CARDS

Previously published as Simply Fortune Telling with Playing Cards. There is a certain romance attached to playing cards: from the riverboat gamblers on the Mississippi to genteel parlor games and the current popular surge in poker tournaments. How many of us while away our bored moments with a game of solitaire? This user-friendly guide will show you how to turn an ordinary deck of cards into a fun and simple tool for telling the future. Learn the past, present, and future with a regular deck of playing cards--no trivia, no special talents, no psychic ability. If you can read this, you can learn fortune telling with a regular deck of cards. The author explains the meaning of each of the 52 cards in the deck, plus the Joker, presents several layouts for general readings, and answers specific questions.

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BOOK OF RUMI: 105 Stories & Fables That Illumin, Delight & Inform

Philip Pullman, author of 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, has remarked that "after nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic. These stories include well-known and popular tales such as "Angel of Death," "The Sufi and His Cheating Wife," "Moses and the Shepherd," "Chickpeas," and "The Greek and Chinese Painters" as well as the less commonly quoted parables: "The Basket Weaver," "The Mud Eater," and "A Sackful of Pebbles." Rumi's voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi's translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi's poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi's writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.

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INVITATION TO CELTIC WISDOM: A Little Guide To Mystery, Spirit & Compassion

INVITATION TO CELTIC WISDOM: A Little Guide To Mystery, Spirit & Compassion - 129870 Drawing on myth, folklore, poetry, and the tales of Celtic gods and heroes, this little book is an invitation to readers to explore the spiritual tradition of the Celtic peoples--a tradition rooted in hospitality and one that is of growing importance in these increasingly fractured and troubled times. An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom is divided into three parts: 1. The Celtic Mystery: In this section McColman illustrates the mystery inherent in the Celtic spiritual path with a brief discussion of the three streams of Celtic spirituality and an introduction to thin places and holy wells. 2. The Celtic Saints: McColman explores how faith in the Celtic saints is rooted in the desert spirituality of the early Christian tradition. Also included are profiles of Patrick, Brendan, and Bridget. 3. How to Walk the Celtic Path: In this section the author explores hospitality, spiritual direction story-telling, spiritual power, and the Grail. McColman has written a splendid intro to a spiritual path that will appeal to both believers and seekers who are interested in all things Celtic.

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HOW TO BE SPIRITUAL WITHOUT BEING RELIGIOUS

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 37 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious. How to Be Spiritual Without Being Religious is a book for that sizable number of folks who seek a rich and authentic interior life but find formal religious affiliation unappealing. It is a clear and nondogmatic guide for finding one's own path of transformation, for embracing a vision of a "practical faith" that enhances a life of happiness and peace. Miller's concise approach arises out of what he calls "the spirituality of ordinary life." It is an approach dedicated to exploring the big questions: "Why am I here?" "Who am I?" "What is the best way to be of use."

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KAHLIL GIBRAN'S LITTLE BOOK OF LOVE

Kahlil Gibran's aphorisms, stories, and poetry on a theme remain among some of those best known to Western readers. His views, however, extend beyond the most-quoted "greeting card" sayings to a wide realm of human emotions and relationships--passion, desire, idealized love, justice, friendship, and the challenges of dealing with strangers, neighbors, and enemies. This little book captures love and life in all of their complexities and nuances. This little volume includes over 90 selections from Gibran's writings and is divided into four sections:
1) Love's Initiation
2) The Veils of Love
3) All of Our Relationships
4) A Love Beyond
This book, ideal for all gift-giving occasions, is informative, illuminating, and inspirational.

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DALAI LAMA'S LITTLE BOOK OF INNER PEACE: The Essential Life & Teachings

Powerful, profound advice on how to live a peaceful and fulfilling life amidst all the conflicts of the modern world. In this distillation of his life and teachings, the Dalai Lama paints a compelling portrait of his early life, reflecting on the personal and political struggles that have helped to shape his understanding of our world. Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.

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CANNABIS: A Beginner's Guide To Growing Marijuana

This is the most accessible, attractive, and easy-to-use beginner's guide to growing marijuana. In only 144 illustrated pages, High Times editor, Danny Danko, covers the basics of successful pot cultivation. This book is a primer that covers: The basics of setting up a grow room * Genetics and seeds * Germination * Sexing * Cloning * Building buds * Harvesting * Pest, fungi, molds, and deficiencies * Concentrates, edibles, tinctures, and topicals This is the novice marijuana grower's handbook that guides readers through the absolute essentials of cannabis horticulture to produce the most potent buds. From where to buy seeds to sowing, nurturing, and maintaining a crop, this handy "Pot Bible" is essential for the perfect harvest.

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EACH JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP: The Taoist Book Of Life

This is a book of guidance for life's journey rooted in the wisdom of ancient China. Best-selling author Deng Ming-Dao provides key poetic lines that distill the essence of Taoism, organizing them in the form of a journey. The material here is drawn from three sources: The Tao Te Ching, The Yijing, and 300 Tang Poems. Deng Ming-Dao writes: "We walk the Way each day. We don't know what's ahead and so it's helpful to have the wisdom of others to guide us. They have left us a message to encourage us. They have spoken of the joys, griefs, and purity that we should embrace. Like good pathfinders, they give us direction and prepare us for what we might encounter. They let us walk for ourselves. We have a wonderful companion for the journey."

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