This volume covers close-up and macro technique, equipment, in-the-field use, and even motivation and the spirit of this kind of photography. Included extensive detail on focus stacking and the creation of mini-panoramas. This is a companion book to the second volume in this series on macro and close-up lens, their specs, photos, and photos taken through with the lenses. This book has detailed specifications on 42 of the finest lenses used for macro and close-up photography on Nikon systems. Photos of the lens itself and several ultra-close-up photos through each lens are included.
This is a companion book to the first volume in this series on macro and close-up photography technique and equipment. This is part of that story in photos.
Download PDF file Searching for Roots - Discovering Electric Blues in White America 24 pages In the late s and early s the interest in folk music and its roots in rural America and the European Continent reached a high pitch as thousands of young adults crisscrossed America documenting folksongs and sharing authentic music.
Folklore societies sprung up at many major campuses.
In-depth tutorials for learning astrology, both Western and Jyotish. Remember that you can get free astrological software, download free demo versions of. Astrology For Beginners by B. V. Raman is a book that has been The later chapters in the book talk about the ways of learning about one s.
This was a folk revival, one that has not been repeated since. But old English and Scottish ballads were not the only music discovered during this time. There was another even more indigenous music that needed no revival. In fact this music was very much alive and probably playing somewhere just across town, separated only by a racial curtain: modern city blues.
This article is about the heyday of folk music in the late s and early s and something about how white America discovered the blues. The Prison Cities pages Science Fiction. A finished screenplay also exists, but to get an initial impression, it is hoped that this treatment will suffice. The film takes places in the future, but not very far into the future. Download PDF file Life as Mandala: Creating Sacred Space 5 pages, 4 illustrations The concept of mandalas, their offering, and the creating of sacred space in everyday life.
Download PDF file The Loss of Substance: Stories and Notes on Addiction 33 pages, 9 illustrations A first-person and candid look at some of the most common addictions we humans succumb to: nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, eating meat, and overeating, along with ideas on how they might be handled.
This book documents the author's personal journey in dharma practice, particularly as regards learning Mahamudra meditation. This volume includes much of the previous book " The Lama of Appearances, " and then adds more recent experiences, plus an introduction to learning about Buddhism and how to approach it. Download PDF file Urgency in Dharma Practice 13 pages, 7 full-color photographs This short article addresses urgency in learning to experience your mind through meditation and other dharma practices, including the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind Toward the Dharma.
Download PDF file Nature in the Backyard Pages, full-color photographs Nature in the Backyard was written as a photographic introduction for the author's grandchildren to the world of nature, in particular the critters living in our own backyard, nearby parks, meadows, streams, ponds, and forests.
Many of the more common frogs, toads, turtles, snakes, butterflies, beetles, spiders, and others are included, complete with hi-res macro photos and details on where to find them, what they eat, and how to or not to handle them I don't write poetry that often, but when I do it is always in response to some inner realization or other, something I am going through that finally becomes clear to me Here is a year lunar calendar that provides the following information for each lunar day: Day of Week It is no wonder that astrology, the cultural form of astronomy, has built up a long history on the lore of the eclipse and what they mean for nations and in natal charts of individuals I have been doing astrological readings for some forty-plus years.
Back in the day, my most-used book was a little volume by Hugh McCraig called the "Year Ephemeris," which basically was a list of geocentric planets giving the planet positions at the first of each month Back in the day, my most-used book was a little volume by Hugh McCraig called the "Year Ephemeris," which basically was a list of geocentric planets giving the planet positions at the first of each month.
Each month has a degree open chart when with planets and aspect patterns Each month has a degree open chart when with planets and aspect patterns. And you don't have to be an astrologer to understand this book Many books are available about standard astrological techniques, but few about the inner meaning of astrology, All astrologers use aspects.
What is not so well understood is the importance of looking at both right and left-handed aspects, what are called full-phase or mirror aspects Author Erlewine, who is an award-winning archivist and director of the Heart Center Astrological Library, the largest astrology library in North America open for research, has over 40 years experience Nodes are sensitive points in the natal chart that can be interpreted. Obvious examples of nodes are the Nodes of the Moon. The Ascendant, Midheaven, Vertex, and other sensitive horoscope points are nodes.
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Mother Moon not only covers both the exoteric nature of the Moon what science and tradition knows about it , but also the esoteric What if this businessman and his wife More importantly Feng Shui is about learning to pay attention to the signals and signs your body has been getting all along — becoming aware of them and acting on this awareness This is an updated version from Erlewine himself of that classic work with all new illustrations Is Tibetan astrology as profound as its spiritual teachings?
Well-known astrologer Michael Erlewine has spent the last thirty years finding out, including two trips to Tibet and China In the Tibetan and Chinese traditions, every place, that is: every mountain, stream, and canyon is something Book One pages, Illustrated Poster expert Michael Erlewine interviews 18 of the greatest poster artists, promoters, collectors, and experts from the s and beyond.
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I grew in my mastery of Western astrology, and became sought after for birth chart readings, chart comparisons, predictive readings, etc. But much more was to come.
One day, at Shambhala bookstore, I picked up a Vedic astrology book. I opened the book randomly and read "[with this configuration] you will have leprosy". I was shocked both by the harsh language, and by the statement's inaccuracy nowadays, how many people get leprosy , and put the book down and stayed away from Vedic astrology for years. The conference didn't just have Hellenistic astrology classes, but also lectures on Vedic astrology.
The talks were great and helped me to open to Vedic astrology. I decided to try to learn Vedic astrology by immersing myself in the top classical works, but much to my chagrin, without a teacher I was lost.