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Mystic Apprentice Master Volume By Ken Ludden
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The complete Mystic Apprentice textbook series in one volume.
Mystic Apprentice Master Volume with Dictionary By Ken Ludden
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The complete Mystic Apprentice textbook series is included in this master volume. It covers the entire academic program of the Ankahr Muse apprenticeship program, as well as the Mystics Dictionary of... More > Spirit Language. This material is intended as the academic basis of this program, though it holds in it the key to comprehension of many other traditions as well. Mysticism is the highest level any spiritual philosophy reaches. The Ankahr Muse tradition pre-dates ancient Egyptian culture, and within it one finds roots for nearly every spiritual philosophy and religious belief system known. This master volume is the primary resource for any scholar of mysticism, any traveler of spiritual waters in this life, and anyone who is seeking to delve into their own religious beliefs in a deeper way.< Less
Academy Method: Pointe Technique By Ken Ludden
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The International Teacher Certification Program of The Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet offers a complete education in all phases of training dancers, and preparing them for a professional life on... More > stage. The Pointe Technique book includes over 100 exercises designed by Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, and gives detailed information about the form, function, history and use of pointe shoes, and pointe technique. This book includes a detailed description of the pointe shoe itself, and lists the many different brands of shoes available. It gives a complete guide to proper fitting of pointe shoes, the preparation of the shoes before their first use, as well as preparatory exercises to ready a student for pointe work. This work is unique and thorough, designed to give its reader complete knowledge of the process of developing a classical fine artist of dance who will dance on pointe.< Less
My Margot By Ken Ludden
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Margot Fonteyn's closest friends don't appear in Daneman's detailed biography. Lita Legarda (a doctor) gets a one line mention. Angie Novello (Margot's Washington Hostess), Theodora Christon... More > (Margot's personal secretary) and Ken Ludden aren't mentioned at all. These were the people she trusted most, who kept her confidences and never spoke to the press. Everyone knew Margot differently. BQ, her mother, knew one Margot. Tito, her husband, knew another. Ludden, her circle's youngest by a large margin, knew yet another side of Margot: hence the title 'My Margot'. Ken shares that Margot--who taught him so much about ballet and life, and with whom he worked to plan ballet's future. Beyond Margot we learn about Ken's delightful relationship with BQ, a close friendship between a teenager and a woman of eighty. Ken also writes with unflinching honesty of the hostile relationship he had with Rudolf Nureyev, which developed over time into a grudging mutual respect and a shared grief when Margot died.< Less