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GHEE HAPPY GODDESSES: A LITTLE BOARD BOOK OF HINDU DEITIES 10-24-23

GHEE HAPPY GODDESSES: A LITTLE BOARD BOOK OF HINDU DEITIES 10-24-23

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A vibrantly illustrated board book inspired by Sanjay Patel's animated show, Ghee Happy, featuring Hindu deities as toddlers!

In the world of Sanjay Patel, creator of the Oscar-nominated Pixar short Sanjay's Super Team, the bold, bright colors of India leap off the page and screen. In his new children's book, drawn from Indian mythology, you'll meet the many faces (and arms) of the mighty Hindu goddesses!

With dynamic illustrations and colorful tabs for each goddess, this eye-catching board book introduces the youngest readers to Hindu goddesses Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Ganga, Parvati, and Kali. Get them together, and anything is possible.

INSPIRED BY ANIMATED SHOW: The same deities in this book are featured in Sanjay Patel's Ghee Happy series, which stars the Hindu gods and goddesses as tiny toddlers in preschool!

NOTABLE CREATOR: Patel produced a short based on his life, Sanjay's Super Team, with Pixar, and the Ghee Happy series. His brand, Ghee Happy, has reached an eager audience with books, museum exhibitions, and merchandise. He is also the author of the popular picture book Ramayana, a twenty-first century retelling of a classic 2500-year-old story.

VIBRANT & GIFTABLE: Ghee Happy Goddesses and companion volume Ghee Happy Gods are perfect for baby showers and first birthdays, as families welcome their own little goddesses and gods to the world and introduce them to the Hindu deities.

DIVERSE CHILDRENS BOOKS: Featuring lovable characters and a light narrative, this book provides a fresh and accessible way for families who practice Hinduism to see themselves and celebrate. It's also a wonderful resource for Hindu parents, caregivers, and educators to introduce young readers to their own religious beliefs and promote religious literacy for all.

PERFECT FOR LITTLE HANDS: With sturdy tabs, rounded corners, and simple profiles, this book provides a fun approach to learning and identifying each Hindu deity.

Perfect for:

  • Parents and grandparents looking for entertaining board books for toddlers
  • Readers who love Hindu goddess mythology and adventure tales
  • Educational material for classroom or homeschool curriculum
  • Anyone looking for children's literature featuring Indian mythology
  • Gift giving for Diwali, baby shower, birthday, or any special occasion
  • Fans of Ganesha's Sweet Tooth and Pixar's Sanjay's Super Team
  • HEART OF THE WORLD : A JOURNEY TO TIBET'S LOST PARADISE

    HEART OF THE WORLD : A JOURNEY TO TIBET'S LOST PARADISE

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    The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo's innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a "religious myth" and a "romance of geography."

    The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo's innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike.

    The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory--an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

    MAGIC & MYSTERY IN TIBET

    MAGIC & MYSTERY IN TIBET

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    First published in France in 1929, Magic and Mystery in Tibet tells the story of the author's experiences in Tibet, among lamas and magicians. Alexandra David-Neel's memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet--including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water! She tells of great sages and sorcerers that she met; of the system of monastic education; the great teachers and their disciples; Tibetan folklore about these spiritual athletes; reincarnation and memory from previous lives; elaborate magical rites to obtain enlightenment; the horrible necromantic magic of the pre-Buddhist Bonpa shamas; mental visualization exercises to create disembodied thought forms (tulpas); visions; phenomena of physical yoga, control of the body heat mechanism; breathing exercises; sending "messages on the wind"; and much similar material. An unusual aspect of her book is that she herself experienced many of the phenomena she describes, yet she describes them with precision and in a matter-of-fact manner, permitting the reader to draw his own conclusions about validity, interpretation in terms of psychology, and value. Particularly interesting for the modern experiencer are her detailed instructions for tumo (the yoga of heat control) and creation of thought projections. This deluxe edition has all of the original photographs plus additional photos and maps, as well several introductions. Chapters include: Tibet and the Lamas; A Guest of the Lamas; A Famous Tibetan Monastery; Dealing with Ghosts and Demons, Disciples of Yore and their Contemporary Emulators; Psychic Sports; Mystic Theories and Spiritual Training; Psychic Phenomena in Tibet--How Tibetans Explain Them; more.
    PADRE PIO'S SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR EVERY DAY

    PADRE PIO'S SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR EVERY DAY

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    "Take concern to have your heart be more pleasing to our Master day by day." --Padre Pio in a letter to Antonietta Vona, January 2, 1918

    Padre Pio is many different things to different people. This Italian saint, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, was an Italian Franciscan Capuchin, Catholic priest, friar, teacher, mystic, and maybe most famously, a stigmatist. In August of 1918, he began to bear the wounds of Christ that would come and go over a period of weeks and to this day cannot be explained. The wounds would soon become permanent and remain on his body for the next 50 years. Suffering these wounds which lead him to devote his life's work to continuing Jesus' work of redemption and wholeheartedly embraced his role as a spiritual leader to many.

    Padre Pio is celebrated for his understanding of the spiritual life and the struggles we all face. The letters he wrote to his spiritual directors and to the many people who sought his advice are an immense source of direction and encouragement. The collection in this book of 365 daily reflections drawn from those letters offers inspiration for every day of the year. Let Saint Pius of Pietrelcina share his wisdom with you and become your guide to holiness.

    "Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer." --Padre Pio

    THIRD POLE : MYSTERY, OBSESSION AND DEATH ON MOUNT EVEREST

    THIRD POLE : MYSTERY, OBSESSION AND DEATH ON MOUNT EVEREST

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    ***NPR Books We Love 2021 selection***

    "If you're only going to read one Everest book this decade, make it The Third Pole. . . . A riveting adventure."--Outside


    Shivering, exhausted, gasping for oxygen, beyond doubt . . .

    A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Mark Synnott into an unlikely expedition up Mount Everest during the spring 2019 season that came to be known as "the Year Everest Broke." What he found was a gripping human story of impassioned characters from around the globe and a mountain that will consume your soul--and your life--if you let it.

    The mystery? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world, where no one had stood before. They were last seen eight hundred feet shy of Everest's summit still "going strong" for the top. Could they have succeeded decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? Irvine is believed to have carried a Kodak camera with him to record their attempt, but it, along with his body, had never been found. Did the frozen film in that camera have a photograph of Mallory and Irvine on the summit before they disappeared into the clouds, never to be seen again? Kodak says the film might still be viable. . . .

    Mark Synnott made his own ascent up the infamous North Face along with his friend Renan Ozturk, a filmmaker using drones higher than any had previously flown. Readers witness first-hand how Synnott's quest led him from oxygen-deprivation training to archives and museums in England, to Kathmandu, the Tibetan high plateau, and up the North Face into a massive storm. The infamous traffic jams of climbers at the very summit immediately resulted in tragic deaths. Sherpas revolted. Chinese officials turned on Synnott's team. An Indian woman miraculously crawled her way to frostbitten survival. Synnott himself went off the safety rope--one slip and no one would have been able to save him--committed to solving the mystery.

    Eleven climbers died on Everest that season, all of them mesmerized by an irresistible magic. The Third Pole is a rapidly accelerating ride to the limitless joy and horror of human obsession.

    ZEN GARDEN BEACH DAY: A LITTLE TIME TO RELAX (KIT INCLUDES BOOK, MINI ZEN GARDENING TRAY, SAND, WOODEN RAKE)

    ZEN GARDEN BEACH DAY: A LITTLE TIME TO RELAX (KIT INCLUDES BOOK, MINI ZEN GARDENING TRAY, SAND, WOODEN RAKE)

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    Bring the calm of a day at the beach to your desktop anytime of year with Zen Garden Beach Day--the perfect meditative desk accessory for fun and effective stress relief.
  • Includes everything you need to assemble your own Beach Zen Garden: 3 x 3-inch mini zen gardening tray, bag of sand, wooden rake, and miniature accessories (umbrella, starfish, towel, flip flops, tropical beverage)
  • Illustrated mini book: Includes a 32-page mini book on the benefits of meditation
  • Great Gift: A fun, stress-relieving desktop accessory for home or the office