Feathered Serpent

The triumphant, controversial life of the Aztec woman Malinali is one of the great and enduring legends of Mexico. A high-born Mexica heiress, she was sold into slavery as a child, and it was as a slave of the Maya that she met the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. To her, and many of the Mexica, Cortés, with his ?owing beard and pale skin, was Feathered Serpent, the god whose return to earth foretold the end of Montezuma’s fabled empire. The daughter of a prophet, Malinali knew her fate lay with Feathered Serpent and his invaders. To this day she is reviled as a traitor by Mexico’s native people, but is also honored as a heroine and symbolic mother of a mixed-race nation. This is her story—and the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which for better or worse changed the Americas forever. In Feathered Serpent, Colin Falconer brings the Aztec empire to life in blazing color and gives voice to the incomparable Malinali, who transcended her role as Cortés’s translator and consort to become a fiery agent of history against all odds.

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Image taken from page 67 of ‘[The Book of the Poets. (Chaucer to Beattie.) Illustrated with forty-five elegant engravings on steel, from designs by Corbould, &c. With an essay on English poetry.]‘

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Title: "[The Book of the Poets. (Chaucer to Beattie.) Illustrated with forty-five elegant engravings on steel, from designs by Corbould, &c. With an essay on English poetry.]"
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 11601.i.15."
Page: 67
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1886
Publisher: J. Blackwood & Co.
Edition: [Another edition.] The Book of the Poets; from Chaucer to Montogomery, etc.
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 000411666

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Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy: The Rainbow Serpent of the Toltecs

• The secret sexual energy practices of Toltec-Mayan shamans revealed at last.

• The author studied with don Juan Matus and the same circle of Nagual sorcerers who taught Carlos Castenada.

• Offers specific step-by-step instructions for mastering the ancient sexual techniques that lead to spiritual transformation.

Readers of Carlos Casteneda have often complained that his work in ancient Meso-american shamanism never covered sexual practices beyond celibacy. With his death in 1998 it seemed that these practices might never be revealed, but fortunately Merilyn Tunneshende has stepped in. Set against the backdrop of the golden deserts of Sonora, Mexico, Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy recounts Tunneshende’s initiation into the ancient sexual energy practices of the Toltec-Mayan tradition. Under the tutelage of don Juan Matus, Chon Yakil (whom Castenada referred to as Don Genaro), and dona Celestina de la Soledad, she learns to reclaim her feminine power and balance the masculine and feminine forces within herself.

At the heart of the book is the mythical Rainbow Serpent: the phallic energy within women, the creative power within men. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique for awakening the serpent and connecting with its energy. Twenty-two sequential practices are covered, providing a powerful program for serious spiritual transformation.A title such as Don Juan and the Art of Sexual Energy can be misleading. Those expecting a smooth manual that reads like a Joy to Toltec Sex will be sorely disappointed. On the other hand, those hoping for an ambitious discussion of the shape shifting, trances, energy scanning, and archetypal imagery that characterize Toltec sexuality will be deeply gratified. Like the famous writer Carlos Castaneda, who introduced Toltec teachings to the greater world, Merilyn Tunneshende often shifts into dream-like narratives. For example, in a passage where she discusses the sensual power of nature, Tunneshende recounts a trance under the guidance of her shaman and teacher. Lying beneath a mesquite tree, she has a vision that she is “moving through the interior of the plant, much like a whole egg moves through the body of a snake when swallowed.” When she arrived at the base of the plant, “a trumpeting white flower sprouted from my head and my ovaries turned in on themselves….” Fortunately, the closing of every chapter is grounded with concise, easy-to-follow exercises, such as how to draw upon and release sexual energy in nature or how to perform “fire breath” to raise sexual energy in the body. –Gail Hudson

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Asian Tissue Dragon Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)

Beistle 55701 Asian Tissue Dragon. This Asian dragon features boardstock printed head, tail and legs with a red tissue body. It measures 6 feet long and would make a great decoration at any Asian themed party or event!.

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  • This item is a great value!
  • 1 per package
  • Chinese New Year party item
  • Hanging Decs – Tissue for festive occasions
  • High Quality

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Animal House [HD]

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Fire Breathing Dragon Blue Twin Bedding Sheet Set

An all-over pattern of mighty griffons enhance his royal bedroom when he sleeps in these soft sheets

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  • 3 Piece Twin Disney Kingdome “Coat of Arms” Sheet Set
  • TWIN sheet set includes fitted sheet (39″ x 75″),
  • flat sheet (66″ x 96″), and standard pillowcase (20″ x 26″)
  • 60% Cotton/40% Polyester
  • Machine washable, Imported

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The Legend Of The Many Cyrils

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Dragonology 2 Inch Tall Mini Dragon Figure – European Dragon

Dragonology 2 Inch Tall Mini Dragon Figure – European Dragon

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  • Dragon figure measured approximately 2 inch in height
  • For age 8 and up

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Green Dragon

Emotional drama, set on a U.S. Marine base serving as a camp for Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon, follows the struggles of immigrants facing an uncertain future in America, the Marine sergeant trying to help them, and the camp’s reclusive cook, who finds an unlikely friend in a young Vietnamese boy. Patrick Swayze, Hiep Thi Le, Forest Whitaker, and Don Duong star. 113 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; deleted scenes; “making of” documentary.A little-known aspect of America’s Vietnam War debacle–life in the temporary camps set up in the States for the thousands of refugees who came here after the fall of Saigon in 1975–is the subject of this 113-minute film, released in 2001. Director-cowriter Timothy Linh Bui and his brother, writer-producer Tony Bui, have made a movie that’s obviously very sympathetic to its Vietnamese characters; Green Dragon is also apparently quite realistic, and refreshingly lacking in excessive sentimentality. Much of it is in Vietnamese (with English subtitles, of course); indeed, one senses that nominal top-liners Patrick Swayze and the always-reliable Forest Whitaker are on hand more for their star power than for the importance of their roles. In the end, this is a good story that’s rather well told. The DVD is packed with extras, including director commentary, deleted scenes, trailers, and a behind-the-scenes documentary. –Sam Graham

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Febreze Air Effects Thai Dragon Fruit Air Freshener (9.7 Oz) (Pack of 9)

Part of living life to its freshest is knocking out negativity in its tracks. So when something stinky gets in your way, reach for Febreze Air Effects to eliminate odors on the spot and freshen with a light, clean scent. Just a simple spray sweeps away odors, from everyday pet and bathroom smells to stubborn smoke and last night’s lingering leftovers. With Febreze Air Effects, you can kick odors out and invite freshness in.

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  • Febreze Air Effects eliminates tough odors so they are gone for good
  • Freshens the air in any space with a light, clean scent
  • Eliminates odors rather than covering them up like other air fresheners do
  • Quickly and easily sprays away tough pet, bathroom, cooking, smoke, and other odors
  • Eliminates tough odors so they?re gone for good
  • Available in a variety of fresh scents and sizes
  • The fine mist infuses air with a scent that is subtle, not overpowering

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