Discover the secrets of the most iconic, mysterious and beautiful tarot decks ever created. The tarot is a treasury of divination, symbolism and self-knowledge. But who created its mysterious art and meaning, and why? What were they seeking? Does it originate in ancient esoteric wisdom or is this a vain fancy of the occultists? How has the interpretation and meaning of the cards evolved? In Iconic Tarot Decks, Sarah Bartlett (the international bestselling author) presents 50 of the most iconic tarot decks – telling the powerful stories of how each was devised and designed and showcasing their most exemplary cards. Each of the fifty-six decks in this book holds its own unique symbolism and mystical beginnings: from Visconti-Sforza, the fifteenth-century deck that reveals the fates of two Italian dynasties, to the Sola Busca Tarot, with its esoteric alchemical codex; from the pioneering Rider-Waite-Smith deck to the occult riddles of English Magic Tarot. With an introduction to reading tarot and useful tips on deciphering the cards – this is the perfect book for collectors, cartomancers, designers, tattoo artists and anyone interested in the art and mystery of tarot.
Lost your mate, your energy, peace of mind? Welcome to midlife crisis. Jung's basis concepts--persona, shadow, anima/animus, complexes, projection and typology--come alive as one man's plight is dramatically portrayed with humor, compassion and ruthless clarity.
Although many opera dictionaries and encyclopedias are available, very few are devoted exclusively to operas in a single language. In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally prepared in English, as well as English translations). Since its original publication in 1999, Griffel has added nearly 800 entries to the 4,300 from the original volume, covering the world of opera in the English language from 1634 through 2011. Listed alphabetically by letter, each opera entry includes alternative titles, if any; a full, descriptive title; the number of acts; the composer’s name; the librettist’s name, the original language of the libretto, and the original source of the text, with the source title; the date, place, and cast of the first performance; the date of composition, if it occurred substantially earlier than the premiere date; similar information for the first U.S. (including colonial) and British (i.e., in England, Scotland, or Wales) performances, where applicable; a brief plot summary; the main characters (names and vocal ranges, where known); some of the especially noteworthy numbers cited by name; comments on special musical problems, techniques, or other significant aspects; and other settings of the text, including non-English ones, and/or other operas involving the same story or characters (cross references are indicated by asterisks). Entries also include such information as first and critical editions of the score and libretto; a bibliography, ranging from scholarly studies to more informal journal articles and reviews; a discography; and information on video recordings. Griffel also includes four appendixes, a selective bibliography, and two indexes. The first appendix lists composers, their places and years of birth and death, and their operas included in the text as entries; the second does the same for librettists; the third records authors whose works inspired or were adapted for the librettos; and the fourth comprises a chronological listing of the A–Z entries, including as well as the date of first performance, the city of the premiere, the short title of the opera, and the composer. Griffel also include a main character index and an index of singers, conductors, producers, and other key figures.
For 40 years, the finest players Queensland and NSW have to offer have squared off in a battle for State of Origin supremacy. From Immortals Beetson, Lewis, Johns and Meninga to all-time greats Lockyer, Thurston, Smith, Slater, Fittler and Daley, the roll call of Origin legends reads like a who's who of rugby league. Former Rugby League Week editor and author of '110 Years of Rugby League' Martin Lenehan unlocks the secret of what makes Origin so special and gets the inside story from the men who made the magic happen. This magnificent 224-page tribute showcases the great games and great names that have made State of Origin compelling viewing from the moment Big Artie and Tommy Raudonikis lit up Lang Park way back in 1980. Four decades of passion, pride and pulsating contests are brought to life in '40 Years of Origin' - from Mark Coyne's try for the ages in 1994 to the Geyer v Lewis showdown in 1991 and the Maroons' eight-year dynasty; from Alfie and Joey's comebacks to Freddy and Locky's emotional farewells. Featuring more than 150 incredible images and classic tales from the likes of Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Johnathan Thurston, Steve Roach and Bill Harrigan, '40 Years of Origin' is the ultimate tribute to rugby league's showpiece event.
Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.
Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.