In my mailbox: Navigating the Financial Universe and Starry Wisdom

Starry Wisdom

It took every bit of the mailman’s strength but he managed to jam to books into my mailbox. I want to thank Ibis Press for the free review copies.

Navigating the Financial Universe by Christeen H. Skinner

In Navigating the Financial Universe, financial astrologer Christeen Skinner, who forecasted the global financial crisis in her original work published in 2004, builds on her reputation for successful financial forecasting. She identifies periods of challenge and suggests ways in which these might be negotiated. Using her experience working with clients, entrepreneurs, traders, and investors, she acknowledges the needs and behavioral patterns of different generations—building financial confidence in the reader.

Chapter topics include the following:

  • Preparing and understanding your financial engine
  • Plotting your financial course with planet cycles
  • Identifying periods when it is wise to do nothing versus optimum times to trade
  • Assessing the provisions needed in moving forward
  • Guidance on avoiding financial rocks and potential shipwreck
  • Developing your investment portfolio

Starry Wisdom by Peter Levenda

This third novel in the trilogy that began with The Lovecraft Code and continued with Dunwich concludes the globe-spanning tale of Professor Gregory Angell and his attempt to keep the Necronomicon out of the clutches of a gaggle of secret societies, and his life out of the grasp of terrorists and intelligence agents.

Angell makes his way back to the Americas after trekking across Central Asia and China and sailing the South China Sea to Indonesia. In the meantime, the search for the missing professor and the all-important book consumes Dwight Monroe and his team, while a string of murders in New Orleans baffles Detective Cuneo and brings NYPD Lieutenant Wasserman out of retirement.

At the same time, Jamila, the young Yezidi woman with a strange paranormal ability and a deadly aim, finds herself on a mission in the United States to take out the man who destroyed her village. And a distraught mother whose two sons were abducted by a sinister being is now pregnant with another child and travels around the country looking for answers in gatherings of UFO contactees and the rites of a voodoo priestess where she will have to confront a mind-bending truth.

They all find themselves drawn together at a building in one of America’s iconic cities at a house with a bizarre architecture that is based on a strange but sacred geometry–a geometry that’s designed to call down something from the stars.

Based on themes from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, especially “The Haunter of the Dark” where the mysterious Shining Trapezohedron makes its appearance, Starry Wisdom ties together the various strands of occult knowledge, political intrigue, and pop culture that are woven through the first two books.

Hailed by author Christopher Farnsworth (Red, White and Blood, and The President’s Vampire) as a “more intelligent Da Vinci Code” and by Whitley Strieber (Communion, The Wolfen, and The Hunger) as “a riveting work of fiction,” this book will thrill ancient aliens’ fans and Lovecraft aficionados and is supported by the genuine scholarship of occultists, terrorists, military leaders, and intelligence agents.

Review: Tall, Dark and Elusive by Sharon Day

Tall, Dark, and Elusive

by Sharon Day ( http://www.ghosthuntingtheories.com/ )

NewLink Publishing ( https://mysticpublishersinc.com/ )

Tall, Dark, and Elusive is the second book of the A Seek Team Adventures by Sharon Day and should be available in October. While you don’t need to read the first book A Ghost of a Chance, I’d strongly recommend it. Knowing the story from Ghost will add a lot of depth to some of the dialogue in Tall, Dark and Elusive.

In this edition, Isabeau “Beau” Fraser and her team seek the elusive Bigfoot. I have to admit that I’m not really a romance story enthusiast but I really loved the setting and the Bigfoot research. It wasn’t hard to find myself hooked on an excellent story.

The characters are rich, deep, and nicely fleshed out. As I got to know them, I could almost anticipate what they were about to say. Of course, my favorite character would have to be Marco Petrov. There is simply something about him, both good and bad, that I identify with.

As the air turns crisp and cool, nothing beats a good cozy romance tale. Simply put, Tall, Dark, and Elusive is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NewLink Publishing Mystic Publishers Inc. . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

In my mailbox: Lost Teachings of the Runes

An earth-honoring approach to rune divination using the northern Spirit Wheel as a guide and rune-casting sheet.

Lost Teachings of the Runes invites the reader to journey to the realms of past and future that exist hidden beyond the horizon and beneath our feet. Using an engaging blend of stories, meditations, and ancestral knowing, author Ingrid Kincaid explores Northern Mysteries from the center of the Wheel of Life. Kincaid demonstrates ways the Wheel can be used to connect ancient wisdom with modern life, and offers tools and teachings that may be used on a daily basis to enable readers to reclaim their personal power. Lost Teachings of the Runes presents a life-affirming, death-honoring approach that returns the runes to a place of balance, to light and dark, to order and chaos, and to the roots and branches of the world tree.

Known as the Rune Woman, Ingrid Kincaid is an author, educator and workshop facilitator with over 45 years of experience. She is a staff-carrying wise woman in the Old Norse tradition and her connection with the runes is ancestral. Ingrid teaches throughout the United States and Europe. Visit her at www.ingridkincaid.com.

I’m thrilled to get a copy of this book. Thank you Weiser Books for the free review copy. Expect to see this book at your favorite bookstores in October.

Book Review: Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle

Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle by Pamela K. Kinney. I used the initial M rather than K and I do apologize.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Schiffer Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”