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Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan Guide
Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan Guide
17 used & new from CDN$ 9.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very little pedagogy, but good defining of "mentor", July 12 2004
This is a pretty good book if you want to learn about mentoring in general without much actual how-to. There are a few helpful how-tos in there, but Harrow mostly talks about the concept of mentoring, why it's a good thing, and how mentoring is different than certain other helping roles like coaching or counseling.
On the one hand, she acknowledges that some people reading the book might not be Wiccan (which is good considering that the title uses the word "Pagan" and not "Wiccan"), but then she goes on to make comments that annoyingly assume everyone follows the Rede or otherwise assume that the reader is Wiccan. This might not bother Wiccans, but it can get very old to non-Wiccans.
Harrow says in the last chapter of the book that "Nobody teaches Wiccan teachers how to teach! (p. 241)" and then goes on to advertise for the next book she plans to write called _Pedagogy for Pagans_. As far as I'm concerned, that's what there should have been much more of in THIS book and less of the space fillers like telling us about tarot card meanings and various other things that aren't mentor-specific, can be found in many other books, and are not relevant to a lot of pagan paths.
If you're looking for a book about techniques to be a good mentor, this book will be rather unsatisfying. If you're wanting a book that makes a convincing argument that it's a good thing to have mentoring and defines mentoring, this book will be right up your alley.

Love And Longing In the Age Chivalry
Love And Longing In the Age Chivalry
by Yeilding M. Scribner
Edition: Hardcover
18 used & new from CDN$ 0.96

2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected., July 12 2004
When I purchased this book, I was looking for a book that gave some sort of discussion on the role chivalry played in love/intimate relationships. Unfortunately, this book consists entirely of quotes and truisms; the so-called author, who would more accurately be referred to as an editor, did no more than compile a bunch of sayings and quips from others without any commentary. On occasion, the quotes are repeated from previous pages; was she just trying to take up space?
There are some color illustrations from medieval art included throughout the book, which greatly enhances the book. I find the art to be about the only thing of value about this book, being bored easily by the uninteresting quotes like, "Live while ye may, yet happy couple (John Milton)."
I would not have wasted money on this book if I had seen it first.

The Adult Coloring Book
The Adult Coloring Book
by Dan Ginsberg
Edition: Paperback
6 used & new from CDN$ 57.30

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised, July 10 2004
The images in this book are FAR from erotic; as a matter of fact, there are more images where the figures are covered than nude or partially nude. There are a total of thirteen images to color in this book, most of which seem uninterested in each other.
The first image is an Adam and Eve scene with Adam having his back turned in a seated position. Eve is standing and facing forward, but she has this silly looking leaf floating over her crotch area.
The second image is vaguely reminiscent of the covers of romance novels with a reclining couple both wearing slightly primitive attire.
The third image is the only one that even comes CLOSE to being erotic, and it's a poorly drawn image of a couple with the man's hand on the woman's breast. It took me a while of looking at it just to figure out what it was.
The fourth image is a clothed woman sitting in a chair looking in the general direction of a clothed man (whom we only see part of). Very dull.
The fifth image is somewhat interesting, though not erotic. It consists of a man and woman in nature taking masks off each other.
The sixth image is science fiction/fantasy based with a telescope, a woman with a dress that resembles the stupid attire artists put women in for video games, and a male angel with one regular wing and one skeletal wing.
The seventh image is like the stained glass in an old cathedral, except that the people portrayed are nude (genitalia is not shown at all) and posing ridiculously.
The eighth image is of a dressed couple looking at each other across the room with a pool table in the foreground.
The ninth image is a woman seemingly trying to pull a man into the water where she is currently sitting.
The tenth image is of a man sitting hunched over in his shorts with a female half-nude torso beside him and a woman's back on his other side. He looks uninterested in either of them.
The eleventh image is of a couple disinterestedly bathing with a woman brushing her hair in the background, not paying attention to either of them.
The twelfth image is of four women apparently dressed for Mardis Gras (no nudity) with confetti and a sign that says "Rue Bourbon".
The thirteenth image is a couple in bed, but she is drawing in a coloring book while he is asleep and ignoring her with his foot under the pillow.
Overall, while the images might be interesting if all someone wanted was a book of images that weren't childish; but it's not in the least erotic, and I was sorely disappointed since it was billed as such.

Masks of the World Coloring Book
Masks of the World Coloring Book
by A. G. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 5.25
18 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good diversity, July 5 2004
The illustrations in this coloring book are beautiful, with 30 masks from many areas of the world. Here is a list of the regions represented and the number of masks from each area:
Rome - 2
Italy - 1
Kwakiutl - 1
Alaska (Inuit) - 1
Hopi - 1
Mexico - 1
Peru - 1
Guatemala (Maya) - 1
Africa (Bakuba) - 1
Egypt - 1
Cameroon - 1
West Africa - 1
Nigeria - 1
Congo - 1
Borneo - 1
New Ireland - 1
New Caledonia - 1
New Guinea - 1
New Hebrides - 1
Tahiti - 1
India - 1
Japan - 2
Russia - 1
Bhutan - 1
Burma - 1
Sri Lanka - 1
China - 2
My only complaint is that a few of the masks depicted are not well suited to using more than two or three colors, which is fine for a real mask, but can make a dull coloring experience. Otherwise, I really love this coloring book and would recommend it very highly.

Ancient Near East-Coloring Book
Ancient Near East-Coloring Book
by Bellerophon Books
Edition: Paperback
12 used & new from CDN$ 3.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, June 14 2004
This coloring book exceeds my expectations. There are several ancient near eastern cultures represented in this book with a little bit of text for each image so that you know what you're looking at (and coloring). I highly recommend this coloring book!

Steam [Import]
Steam [Import]

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Italian in Istanbul, May 6 2004
This review is from: Steam [Import] (VHS Tape)
This is a story about an Italian man who goes to Istanbul to settle the estate of his deceased aunt. Though eager to sell off the property she has left him, when he discovers that the property is a hamam (Turkish bath), he becomes ambivalent about selling. His own perspectives on his life, Istanbul, the hamam, and the family with whom he is staying are highlighted by his aunt's words which we hear throughout the movie as he reads her returned letters.
Istanbul is somewhat romanticized, with old and new customs side by side, sometimes competing and other times in harmony. All in all, it's a lovely film in Italian with English subtitles.

Lilith: The Edge of Forever
Lilith: The Edge of Forever
by Filomena Maria Pereira
Edition: Paperback
10 used & new from CDN$ 73.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book about Lilith, Dec 12 2002
While many books about Lilith completely ignore her Sumerian beginnings, this book does not. Pereira provides a cohesive discussion of Lilith from her beginnings through Jewish Midrashic and Qabalistic interpretations to modern times.
It is a joy to read a book about Lilith that does not treat her as a deviant force that should be exorcised, suppressed, or merely an archetype. It is apparent from reading the book that the author has had personal interaction with Lilith and that she respects the Sumerian goddess. It is hands down the best book I've read so far about Lilith.

Early Embraces: True Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience
Early Embraces: True Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience
by Lindsey Elder
Edition: Paperback
22 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious and tantalizing, June 30 2002
This book is simply yummy and shows how beautiful (and frustrating!) relationships can be between women. These real life accounts are filled with emotion and personal touches, leaving me wanting more. If you are like me and prefer real stories to fiction, buy this book. It also makes a great book for women who think they might be bisexual or lesbian to read.

Blood Bread Roses Pa
Blood Bread Roses Pa
by Grahn
Edition: Paperback
14 used & new from CDN$ 9.19

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misinformation and blatant lies, June 30 2002
This review is from: Blood Bread Roses Pa (Paperback)
This book is filled with not only misinformation, but also blatant lies. The author claims the practice of wearing shoes came from traditions of women in certain areas of the world not touching the ground with their bare feet while menstruating; it didn't have ANYTHING to do with people wanting to protect their feet against rocks and cold according to the author. She makes similar claims about utensils coming into use because of taboos regarding menstruating women scratching themselves with their hands, again not having anything to do with not wanting to burn oneself on hot food or dishing it out.
The idiocy doesn't stop there! The author actually goes on to suggest a link between menstrual huts and the development of hats among our foremothers because of the similarity in the words! Did she really think that our ancient foremothers spoke English?
I would not suggest wasting money on this book. For a truthful book that affirms women and our monthly cycle without resorting to making up false information just to make us feel good, get Lara Owen's book _Honoring Menstruation_ instead.

Mermaid Tales from Around the World
Mermaid Tales from Around the World
by Mary Pope Osborne
Edition: Paperback
21 used & new from CDN$ 35.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stories and illustrations, Nov. 16 2001
This book is wonderful for all ages. It includes stories from all over the world, not just Europe. The illustrations are excpetional, with the artist emulating the style of whatever area of the world the story is from, resulting in a genuine feel. The stories are told well, and the book is large enough to be able to show the pictures to a story-time group if desired. I am an adult, yet I found the stories to be interesting and though not dumbed down, accessible to almost all age groups.

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