Alsayed M. Aly Ismail, “Hermeneutics and the Problem of Translating Traditional Arabic Texts”
Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget by Deborah Blake
Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World by Deborah Blake
Tarot Face to Face: Using the Cards in Your Everyday Life by Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards by Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
?Alsayed M. Aly Ismail, “Hermeneutics and the Problem of Translating Traditional Arabic Texts”
English | ISBN: 1443895946 | 2017 | 170 pages | PDF | 2 MB
This book focuses on the problematic issues arising when translating and interpreting classical Arabic texts, which represent a challenging business for many scholars, especially with regards to religious texts. Additionally, the reception of these interpretations and translations not only informs the perception of Muslims and their awareness of the outside world, but also impacts the vision and perception of non-Muslims of Islam and the Muslim world.
Consequently, this book reconsiders the concepts of understanding and interpretation, and their nexus in the mechanism of translation, and proposes a novel, hermeneutic method of translating, interpreting, and understanding traditional and classical Arab texts. Handling the issues of understanding from a hermeneutical perspective is shown here to remove the possibility of translation and interpretation rendering a distorted translated text. Drawing on the powerful interpretive theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Martin Heidegger, the hermeneutic method of translation starts from a premise that the meaning of a classical text cannot be deduced solely by linguistic analysis of its words, but requires in-depth investigation of the invisible, contextual elements that control and shape its meaning. Traditional texts are seen in this model as travelling texts whose meaning is transformed across time and space.
The hermeneutic method of translation allows the translator to identify those elements from the real-world that informed a classical text at the time of its writing, so that it can be adapted and made relevant to its contemporary context. Traditional texts can enlighten our minds and cultivate our souls; religious texts can elevate our behavior and thinking, and help refine our confused contemporary lives.
?Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget by Deborah Blake
English | September 8, 2010 | ISBN: 0738721360 | EPUB | 240 pages | 1.2 MB
Practicing Witchcraft doesn’t have to cost an arm, a leg, and a broomstick!
From homemade tools to frugal feasts to thrifty home decoration, Deborah Blake offers economical tips and suggestions for stretching your dollar while enriching your practice. She gives clear, simple instructions for making your own magickal oils, runes, tarot cards, candles, jewelry, charms, and wands, all using inexpensive materials. Choose from over fifty ways to practice Witchcraft that cost little or no money, and try more than forty recipes for tasty sabbat dishes that cost ten dollars or less.
With a sprinkling of imagination and a touch of magick, you can add to your inner wealth of spirituality. After all, the best parts of being a Witch are always free.
?Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World by Deborah Blake
English | March 8, 2015 | ISBN: 073874218X | EPUB | 240 pages | 8 MB
Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small acts can add meaning and depth to your life.
This remarkable book is filled with creative ideas and a variety of quick yet significant ways to connect with the rhythms of nature each day, not just on sabbats or the full moon. Make your home into a magickal place, work with the God and Goddess on a regular basis, and discover the magickal power of animals. From five-minute rituals and “hibernation vacations” to mini daily divinations, you can easily make the wisdom and practice of Witchcraft an enriching part of everyday life.
?Tarot Face to Face: Using the Cards in Your Everyday Life by Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
English | September 8, 2012 | ISBN: 0738733105 | EPUB | 240 pages | 9.4 MB
Master the tarot cards with essential skills and methods for insightful readings in everyday situations!
Are you ready to come face to face with the tarot deck and develop your unique reading style? This comprehensive guidebook is a fun, practical, and easy-to-follow tool with everything you need to become a confident and accurate reader.
Based on over thirty years of tarot reading experience and an extensive survey of readers, Tarot Face to Face is your key to un-locking the essential skills and methods of tarot. Inside you’ll discover numerous spreads, exercises, and interpretation strategies specially developed for using tarot in many ways, from party games to magical applications. Whether you’re an aspiring learner or a master of the craft, this amazing guide provides tarot-reading techniques for any occasion with friends, family, or professional clients.
? Around the Tarot in 78 Days: A Personal Journey Through the Cards by Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
English | May 8, 2012 | ISBN: 0738730440 | EPUB | 456 pages | 14.6 MB
Welcome to the land of tarot, where each and every card is an adventure of discovery
Journey into the exciting world of tarot with this comprehensive 78-day course. Uniquely presented in a one-card-per-day format, this workbook provides a solid foundation in tarot―and offers new ways to enrich your life using the wisdom of the cards.
Well-known tarot readers and instructors Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin take you through the symbolic landscape of tarot card by card. Progress through the exercises in sequence, or study the cards in whatever order you like. Casting traditional interpretation methods in a fresh and modern light, Katz and Goodwin teach you how to interpret spreads by experiencing them as meditations, activities, affirmations, and oracles. Discover the keywords of each card and how to use them. Delve even deeper with gated spreads―a series of spreads guiding you toward a powerful experience―and integrative lessons on magick and kabbalistic correspondences.