Water: Our Life Blood

Dr. Brian O'Leary

Review of The Story of Water, U.K., 2010 (in the U.S., The Spiritual Life of Water), a book by Alick Bartholomew

“If only we could see that water is the essential life blood of the planet and cannot be separated from the natural environment, we could then start to work with nature whose husbandry of water is so efficient.”  The Story of Water, p. 262

How we treat our water is a metaphor for how we treat ourselves and the environment. The prognosis is not good for either ourselves or the environment unless we radically re-design our water systems and their connections to energy, health, food and waste systems. Water doesn’t like to be polluted, diverted and dammed up, and neither do we. Water needs to be clean and flow freely and responds positively to being loved and respected.

Story of WaterAlick Bartholomew has written a magnificent book,

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Lime Odyssey: Quest for the Book of Secrets: Down One Level and the Magic Mirror


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#DarkDungeons House of Darkness

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A book of house rules and addons for Dark Dungeons RPG


Contents                                                                                          Page

Addendum to Chapter 4: Creating a Character                                              5

Amazon                                                                                                                    5

Cleric options                                                                                                          6

The Corruptor                                                                                              6

Half-Elves                                                                                                                 8

Dragon Rider                                                                                               9

Warlord                                                                                                         12

Humanoid Animals                                                                                                14

Moreauvian                                                                                                 18

Master Animal                                                                                            19

Magic-User options                                                                                               21

Wood Wizard                                                                                              21

Renouncing Immortality                                                                                      24


Addendum to Chapter 5: Ability Checks & Skills                                           25

Colleges                                                                                                                    25

Guilds                                                                                                                                    26

The Bard                                                                                                        30

The Jester                                                                                                      30

The Acrobat                                                                                                 30

The Fortune Teller                                                                                       31

The Charlatan                                                                                              31

The Hermit                                                                                                   32

The Mummer                                                                                               32

The Jongleur                                                                                                 33

Herbal Remedies                                                                                                    34

Herbal Remedy Ingredients                                                                    36

Reagents                                                                                                                  40

Reagent Recipe Type                                                                                 42

Snobbery                                                                                                                  48


Addendum to Chapter 7: Spells & Spellcasting                                             55

Ool’s Spallbok                                                                                                         55


Addendum to Chapter 9: Dungeon Delving                                                   60

Dungeon Randomiser                                                                                           60

Customised Wandering Monsters                                                                    77


Addendum to Chapter 12: Into the Wider World                                          92

Aeroliths                                                                                                                   92

Castle Generator                                                                                                    100


Addendum to Chapter 15: Out of This World                                                 112

The Inner Dark                                                                                                         112


Addendum to Chapter 18: Monsters                                                                124

Alphabetical list of monsters                                                                               124


Addendum to Chapter 19: Treasure                                                                  223

Gifts from the Gods: Crates                                                                                 223

Non-random Treasure: Power Gems                                                                224


Addendum to Part 5-Additional Material:                                                       238

Flavour Text and Campaign Threads                                                                238


OPEN GAME LICENCE version 1.0a                                                                 255


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