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Minoan Stone Vessels With Linear A Inscriptions

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Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.


The Moonstone

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Rachel Verinder, a young Englishwoman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt English army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond). The Moonstone was published in 1868 and is considered by most people to be the first detective novel. Given the novels place in the history of the genre, that alone should put this book on most people's reading lists. To sweeten the pot, the plot is compelling, the last hundred pages I couldn't have put the book down for anything. I was caught up in the case and wanted to find out the why and the who in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the MOONSTONE. The novel is narrated by several different people. My favorite was Gabriel Betteredge, the head servant at the Verinder house, who becomes a reluctant Watson for Detective Cuff during the investigation. He is a man convinced in the spiritual guidance of Robinson Crusoe and believes that any disruption in his life can be explained by reading and interpreting passages from his dogeared copy of Defoe's classic. "In this anxious frame of mind, other men might have ended by working themselves up into a fever; I ended in a different way. I lit my pipe, and took a turn at Robinson Crusoe."


Stepping Stones Along The Journey Of Life With God

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This collection of poems covers many topics, from God's Creation to the Queen's jubilee. A recurring theme highlights the different aspects of humanity's path through life from birth to adult maturity and beyond, and many of the poems have been inspired by Margaret Harper's experiences of bringing up a family and her struggles with severe depression and hearing loss.


Happy Birthday, Princess! (disney Princess)

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It's a royal celebration for Belle, Tiana, Jasmine, and the other Disney princesses as they celebrate their birthdays! This Step 1 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader is perfect for children ages 4 to 6 and it comes with more than 30 sparkly stickers! Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.


Touchstone Moments

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"This is a true adventure story filled with wisdom for your soul! It is a Story of the courage it takes to step onto the TouchStone Moments of life.

Enjoy the journey with Tammi Georgia as she lifts you to the top of Machu Picchu and launches you to the depths of your soul while you explore your very own TouchStone Moments.

This inspirational book is packed with empowering insights that will crack your soul open to places you never knew existed. Tammi is playful and honest as she deeply shares her transformation from PTA mom to Shaman. You can't help but love this authentic, brave woman!

Tammi reveals the intimate workings of shamanic ceremony, ritual and sometimes, frightening challenges. She imparts Golden Nugget Wisdom which gives you the opportunity to experience your own TouchStone Moments. Each chapter also includes a contemplative TouchStone Affirmation. Lock the alchemy within your cells with these powerful affirmations.. TouchStone Guided Meditations close each chapter giving you proactive tools for your continued spiritual growth."

""Everyone's journey is filled with TouchStone Moments. How will you find your golden nuggets along the way?" "



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