By Marissa Burt
From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined heart grade delusion jam-packed with magic, intrigue, and imaginitive twists. A Sliver of Stardust is the fitting subsequent experience for fanatics of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.
Wren Matthews notion she'd outgrown nursery rhymes many years in the past. yet that used to be earlier than she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the main to an historical, hidden magic.
Wren's discovery catapults her right into a global of buried secrets and techniques, unusual desires, and a mountain citadel lower than an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she begins to grasp her certain talents, her new international starts to fall apart round her . . . and purely she will be able to reserve it.
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In fact, it is often so powerful that all the efforts of a dead being, or of an initiate devoted to his welfare, are unable to stop the " spirit " from precipitating itselfinto a miserable rebirth. We shall have an illustration of this difficulty a little later. Starting with the idea that "method," the "savoirfaire," is of an essential importance, the Lamaists think that after having learned the art of living well, one. must learn the art of dying well and of " doing well " in other worlds. Initiates acquainted with mystic lore, are supposed to know what awaits them when they die, and contemplative lamas have foreseen and experienced, in this life, the sensations that accompany death.
Unexpected obstacles prevented me from completing the journey which I had planned. Everything worked against my desires. Gradually hostile forces seemed to gather around me. I seemed to be obsessed by invisible beings who incited me to leave the country, insinuating that I should be able to advance no farther, either in my study of Lamaism or upon the actual soil of Tibet. By a sort of clairvoyance at the same time, I saw these unknown enemies triumphant and rejoicing, after my departure, at having driven me away.
I had also heard a great deal from the prince tulku and from various lamas, about the way of living of the Tibetan hermits, the curious doctrines they profess and the wonders they can perform. Now I had, most unexpectedly, come across one of them. This was a lucky opportunity. But how could I talk with the lama? My boy was utterly ignorant of Tibetan philosophical terms, he would never be able to translate my questions. I was annoyed and excited. I slept badly, troubled by incoherent dreams. I saw myself surrounded by elephants who pointed at me musical trunks from which came out deep sounds like those of long Tehan trumpets.
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