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Awaken (Fated Saga, Book 1) by Rachel Humphrey-D'aigle

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By Rachel Humphrey-D'aigle

Telepathic thirteen-year-old twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, have till the emerging of the Blue Moon to save lots of the lifetime of a tender guy whose caravan is compelled to escape via a mystical portal to a different international, with no him. within the procedure, they've got a gloomy awakening whilst their mostly predictable global collides with the complexities of the mystical international. The twins face incredible risks, thrusting them into an unforeseen selection: to reside as they consistently have or to profit the reality approximately their prior and input an international that's both exciting and terrifying. extra importantly, despite the fact that, is whether or not they also have a selection, or will destiny not just strength this new magical truth upon them, yet require them to sacrifice every body they love in doing so? Fated Saga publication checklist: e-book One: wake up e-book : moving publication 3: embody e-book 4: damaged e-book 5: Divided publication Six: Taken ebook Seven: regulate e-book 8: TBA (expected overdue wintry weather 2014) booklet 9: TBA (expected past due spring 2014)

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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).

Shortly after their coronation, to eliminate any potential threat to their rule, the couple oversaw the killing of scores of young royals in a massacre that outraged world opinion. The British called for regime change, but finally it was a dispute over timber taxes on Scottish teak importers that ignited the third, and decisive, Anglo-Burmese war of 1885. This time, the Konbaung king offered no more British soldiers at the Shwedagon Pagoda, First Anglo-Burmese War 1800 1825 1862 Exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal emperor emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar dies in Rangoon 1850 1824 First Anglo- 1826 Treaty of Yandabo 1852 Second 1859 Mindon Burmese War between the British East India Company and the King of Inwa (Ava) Anglo-Burmese War; British seize and expand Rangoon moves capital to Mandalay T H E H I S T O R Y O F M YA N M A R than token resistance to the army that steamed up the Ayeyarwady.

Applying gold leaf Gold leaf is among the favorite donations of Burmese Buddhists. In some famous shrines, it is applied directly by pilgrims. However, only men are allowed to do this. Vipassana Literally “seeing through the veil of ignorance,” Vipassana is a form of meditation aimed at promoting insight and concentration. It had a great revival in Burma in the early 20th century. Merit making Merit (punya in Sanskrit) derives from all good thoughts and actions, and contributes towards a person’s spiritual liberation.

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