By Leonard W. King
One in every of Leonard King's works from the early days of Assyriology in 1896. This paintings is "The Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand," and represents the cuneiform texts of a bunch of Babylonian and Assyrian incantations and magical formulae edited with transliterations, translations, and entire vocabulary from capsules of the Kuyunjik collections preserved within the British Museum. Contents: Prayers addressed to: Deities; Gods; Goddesses; Astral Deities; Prayers opposed to the evils; Vocabulary.
I came across this model on the web and it seems that to be a reasonably decently scanned reproduction from a library (Kansas urban it seems), as evidenced via the date stamps within the conceal. whereas the ISBN references a extra smooth re-print, this seems to be a replica of the unique print.
By Fred Alan Wolf
What's detailed approximately being human? We event emotions. once more bridging the distance among spirituality and quantum physics, Fred Alan Wolf takes us on an exhilarating trip towards realizing the place our emotions come from and the way we will be able to paintings with them to create extra plentiful and pleased lives. In his follow-up to brain into topic, Dr. Wolf publications us in the course of the conflicts and resistances we believe as actual beings--the daily calls for, addictions, successes, and screw ups we experience--and into an realizing that being "stuck" is barely a part, one from which we will be able to get away when we comprehend the foundation and function of human feeling.
By Michel Strickmann
This booklet argues that the main profound and far-reaching results of Buddhism on chinese language tradition happened on the point of perform, in particular in spiritual rituals designed to treatment humans of disorder, demonic ownership, and undesirable success. this custom would depart its longest lasting imprint at the liturgical culture of Taoism. In targeting non secular perform, it presents a corrective to conventional experiences of chinese language faith, which overemphasize metaphysics and spirituality.
A uncomplicated difficulty with therapeutic characterizes the total gamut of non secular expression in East Asia. via focusing on the medieval improvement of chinese language healing ritual, the writer discovers the germinal center of many still-current rituals around the social and doctrinal frontiers of Buddhism and Taoism, in addition to open air the Buddhist or Taoist fold.
The ebook relies on shut readings of liturgies written in classical chinese language. the writer describes and interprets lots of them, analyzes their constitution, and seeks out nonliturgical assets to shed extra gentle at the politics occupied with particular performances. not like the few earlier experiences of comparable rituals, this publication combines a scholar’s figuring out of the constitution and objectives of those rites with a fit suspicion of the practitioners’ claims to uniqueness.
By Mircea Eliade
Organizing facts from cultures internationally, Mircea Eliade, one of many preeminent interpreters of worldwide faith within the 20th century, lays out the elemental styles of initiation: team puberty rites, front into mystery cults, shamanic guideline, person visions, and heroic rites of passage. The mammoth details assembled right here transcends ordinary scholarship. Eliade continuously affirms the higher event in all initiation the indissoluble tie among people and the cosmos of gods, spirits, animals, ancestors, and nature. As Michael Meade writes in his foreword, Eliade fervently labored at holding the doorways of notion open to the area of sacred symbols and artistic ritual. via his insistence that we're every one the mandatory inheritors of an unlimited sacred history, he has acted as a non secular elder and far-off mentor to me and plenty of scholars of fantasy and formality. Like an archeologist of symbols, he has unearthed, preserved, and located new meanings within the rites of our ancestors.
Note: switched over from the retail MOBI variation.
By Mark Frost
The traditional holy texts are lacking. The demise of the area ways. Six impressive males have shared one imaginative and prescient of a black tower and a river of blood. someplace within the wasteland wastelands of the United States, the final word conflict should be waged. the best scan in evil because the starting of time is lower than means, with all humanity its distinct sacrifice. the longer term is within the arms of the Six.
By Troy Taylor, Rene' Kruse
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AMERICA'S RURAL MYSTERIES, HAUNTINGS & HORRORS
BY TROY TAYLOR & RENE KRUSE
The “Dead males Do inform stories” sequence returns with a nightmarish trip into America's heartland looking for terrifying, grotesque and heartbreaking takes of homicide, mayhem and ghosts! distant from the brilliant lighting of the large towns, such stories of depravity, violence and homicide appear a long way faraway from what looked to be the peaceable nation-state of the “good ol’ days.” yet these days have been usually faraway from sturdy, as killers, psychopaths and rapists frequently roamed the areas some distance faraway from the achieve of the legislation. The isolation, loneliness and depression of rural existence frequently resulted in bad acts which can rarely be imagined outdoors of our worst nightmares. From probably basic farmers who sooner or later snap and slaughter their complete kin to murderous employed fingers, risky drifters, wicked lunatics and worse, this can be a choice of darkish stories that might have you ever turning the pages lengthy into the evening -- and ensuring you lock the doorways after darkish! You’ll be chilled by…
* “Inhuman Butcher” Robert McConaghy
* “Monster within the form of a guy” Anton Probst
* “The Bloody Benders”
* The “Northwood Murderer”
* Joseph Lapage, the “Demon from the Bottomless Pit”
* The Meeks Murders
* Pearl Bryan, the “Headless Wonder”
* Belle Gunness
* The “Bluebeard of Quiet Dell”
* The litter Murders of “In chilly Blood”
* The Keddie Murders & many, many more!
For those that think that the main horrendous crimes in American heritage have been restricted to significant towns like manhattan, l. a. and Chicago, you’ll be either anxious and stunned via occasions that happened within the bucolic nation-state, alongside peaceable again roads, at midnight woods and within the small farming groups of the USA – and via the ghosts they left in the back of!
By Ernest Schanzer
By James Bradley
By Caitlin R. Kiernan
Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous courting, to reside on my own in an previous condominium in rural Rhode Island. inside of its partitions she discovers an unfinished manuscript written via the house's former tenant-a parapsychologist enthusiastic about the traditional oak becoming on a desolate nook of the valuables. and because the gnarled tree takes root in her mind's eye, Sarah hazards her wellbeing and fitness and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago...
By Donald Michael Kraig
Grasp quite a few strong practices that heighten and enlarge magickal strength raised in the course of sexual intercourse, and become aware of find out how to use the strength to rework your magick and your lifestyles. This one of a kind e-book is the 1st to obviously demonstrate the secrets and techniques of Western intercourse magick with out hoping on Tantric theory.
Straightforward and available, this illustrated consultant to intercourse magick indicates you ways to take your magickal rituals and sexual talents to striking new levels.
• finds for the 1st time the sexual secrets and techniques of the Kabalah relationship again to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem
• encompasses a precis and research of the rarest of Crowley's intercourse magick directions: "IX? logos and Mode of Use"
• stocks the strong secrets and techniques of women's little-known erotic parts, together with the AFE region and the U-Spot
• Explores the outer thresholds of intercourse magick: sensory deprivation, bondage, and past