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The Belial Stone (The Belial Series, Book 1) by R. D. Brady

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By R. D. Brady

An blameless discovery on a Montana ranch years in the past, units off a chain of occasions that could rather well switch the area . . . if it doesn't finish it first. Professor Delaney McPhearson's existence is became the wrong way up while her ally, archaeologist Drew Masters, is located useless. ahead of she will care for the heartbreaking loss, she is viciously attacked in her domestic via a guy with inhuman combating skills. Former military SEAL and head of safeguard for a world imagine tank, Jake Rogan drops every thing while he hears his foster brother Tom Jeffries has long gone lacking. There appear to be no clues, no information regarding his whereabouts. He has simply vanished. yet Jake won't leisure until eventually he unearths him. Laney and Jake subscribe to forces once they examine that the fates in their household are intertwined. And by some means the entire probability that canines their steps, revolves round an eccentric archaeologist's debatable paintings on Gobekli Tepe, and the hunt for an old resource of strength. Their own quest quickly turns into a race to guard humanity's very life. yet how can they defeat a foe who has been making plans his strikes for millennia? to save lots of mankind, Laney and Jake recognize they need to be successful. yet to be successful, they have to reside lengthy sufficient to struggle.

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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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