The Shadow Lamp (Bright Empires, Book 4) by Stephen R. Lawhead
By Stephen R. Lawhead
The hunt for answers—and final survival—hinges on discovering the cosmic hyperlink among the outside Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well.
The look for the map of blue symbols all started in a wet alley in London yet has considering elevated via area and time and comprises extra seekers.
Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have accrued in Mina's 16th-century espresso residence and are united of their decision to discover a course again to the Spirit good. but, with their shadow lamps destroyed and key items of the map nonetheless lacking, the adventure can be way more tricky than they think. And while considered one of their very own disappears with Sir Henry's cryptic eco-friendly booklet, they now not understand who to trust.
At an identical time, the Zetetic Society has exposed a terrifying mystery which, if confirmed, will rock the very foundations of production. the hunt for solutions is not any longer constrained to convalescing an unknown treasure. The destiny of the universe depends upon unraveling the riddle of the outside Map.
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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.