Nogard The Dragon
Nogard the little dragon lives in a quaint village of vegetarian, compassionate, and loving dragons. He does not do a very good job of guarding the food, gets growled at, and runs away. He becomes so lost and sad. He is found by Gyani and friends and all ends well. More
Gyani the Peacock Angel Series Synopsis
By Linda G Stubbing
It is intended that there be 8 books in the series. The books stand alone.The books have been written with 4-8 year old children in mind.
The series has been written with an esoteric purpose – to evoke spiritual awareness at a young age by sowing a seed to cultivate soul evolvement. There is much symbolism in the books.
A Gyani is one who walks on the path of light and wisdom. The sun on each page has 11 rays – 11 being a MASTER number. Gyani has 8 peacock feathers in her tail (I use her because I am female – but in truth Gyani is of no gender, beyond the division and duality)– 8 being the number for infinity.
The Peacock Angel is surrounded in much controversy. Of course the tail is often representative of the ‘all seeing eye’, wisdom, insight and knowledge. Gyani is the colour of Krishna. The origin of the angel is in Sufism.
“ Malak tauus which stands for Peacock Angel, merely means: MaLaK, homonym of MaLik (“king”, the traditional word for a Sufi); and TAUUS (Peacock) which stands here for its homophone TAUUS (Verdant Land). When it is noted the MaLaK (Angel) is used in Ghazali’s sense of “angels are the higher faculties in man”, it can be seen that the supposed idol of the Yezidis is merely an allegory of two Sufi watchwords – the expansion of the “land”, the mind, through higher faculties.” The Sufis by Idries Shah.
The Peacock Angel and Tibet
"In Tibet the Peacock Angel appears to be manifest as Amitibha, the peacock-riding dhyani buddha who sits upon his Peacock Throne in the heaven of Sukhavati and occasionally takes a physical incarnation as the King of the World in legendary Shambhala.Shambhala, meaning the “Place of happiness,” is a place designed as eight territories or “petals” and recognized to be the heart chakra of planet Earth.According to one legend, the Peacock Angel not only spread his colors around the globe but additionally merged his spirit with that of the Earth and became the world soul. Thus, his physical body is the Earth and his will is reflected in the actions of all creatures that live upon the face of the Earth."Don Croner
The 8 are also represented in the auspicious symbols in Buddhism. Explained later on (simply for a child) in a future book in the series.
The symbolic butterfly represents changing states of consciousness and the bluebird will be explained later as well. A dragon in Tibetan Buddhism represents gentle power.Symbolically, dragons are also harbingers of good luck.
In the first book, Chani the magic cat hears some beautiful music.Nada,the Shadb,the Logos, the Word,the Sound Current - out of which all is.She searches for the source.She meets Gyani the Peacock Angel.The music is her singing. Gyani only speaks in rhyme and always hides her face from view.She has no need of wings as she has something else to fly with – angel/fairy dust and a magic carpet.Chani and Gyani become friends and fly off together on the magic carpet on many adventures.Their intention is to help lost and sad little beings from other worlds find their way “home” and to be happy once again.
In the second book, Nogard the Dragon is not a very good guard (dragon spelt backwards) and gets growled at by his father.He flies off crying and gets lost.Gyani and Chani come across him and take him home.
In the first book, Chani has a little companion –a blue butterfly.It is in every image.The readers have to spot it.The name of the butterfly is given in the second book.In the second book, Nogard has a little companion – a bluebird. Once again, the readers have to spot it.In the third book, “Basil Bodhisattva”, Basil has a little bumble bee as his companion, the name of the bluebird will be given in this book, and in the fourth book, “Gyani and the Gumboot Fairies”, the name of the little bumble bee is given. In this book Tawhiopatu has a firefly as a companion. This little firefly’s name is given in the fifth book yet to be written.