Acetylene dreams conjures the most splendid thoughts about the unknown or the inconceivable and sparks our imagination about the oddities of life Such dreams can possibly transport you further into the darkness or enlighten your view of the world.
By appreciating various iconic cultural creations and inventions, from mannequin dummies, dolls and ventriloquial figures, to vintage gas masks and mysterious gargoyles, you are able to gain a sense of our true identity Why do we portray ourselves through such moulded humanoids, or the temporary guise of masquerade and masks?
Perhaps the transient nature of cosmic dust and other celestial debris from meteors perpetually raining on our planet may indicate more about our lives in the universe than we readily appreciate.More info →
This personal journey shares the considerable changes that occurred in Australian society through a child's perspective into the early 1960s as the Space Age dawned, and many new modern domestic appliances and toys were invented whilst television dominated entertainment contrast to today's childhood experiences.More info →
Witches, Whispers, Shadows and Strange Sights is about mystifying spirits, ethereal entities, strange ‘otherworldly’ beings, and how the human imagination perceives their presence, and what might happen to us when one’s life is about to be extinguished unexpectedly. It explores a vast and diverse selection of reported supernatural manifestations throughout the world from past centuries to contemporary times, and of the relevance of folklore, myth and legend that may assist in providing a suitable perspective for these encounters.More info →
Extreme life can be experiencing the harshest personal challenges produced by nature's arsenal, and testing one's endurance to prevail over these elements without going 'over the edge'. This book details some of the most extreme climatic conditions, human pursuits and the earth's most extreme animals.
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Extreme life can be experiencing the harshest personal challenges produced by nature’s arsenal, and testing one’s endurance to prevail over these elements without going ‘over the edge’.
Wingsuiting from a mountain top, hang gliding across the countryside, kiteboarding the waves, whitewater kayaking of rapids and waterfalls, free diving beneath the ocean, polar swimming, snowboarding, cross-country skating and long distance trail hiking.
These are only a few of the various leisure endurance pursuits explored in this book being used to challenge the Earth’s climatic conditions, bodies of water and difficult terrain.
Nature’s myriad of severe storms and oceanic phenomena that probably cannot be safely challenged provide a further insight into such potential extremes.
A distinctive selection of the planet’s animals, bird and marine life which could be reasonably considered as natural ‘extremes of life’ provide a useful complement to these human exploits.
Humankind may also celebrate their endeavours in other less energetic ways, including unusual community festivals involving enormous gatherings of like-minded people in fancy dress, as clowns or simply people who enjoy throwing coloured powder over each other. There are many other ways to appreciate and enjoy extreme life, and this book shares many more of these experiences of being ‘on the edge’.