Abraham. One God, Three Wives, Five Religions by Frances Worthington

By Frances Worthington

In Abraham: One God, 3 better halves, 5 Religions, writer Frances Worthington explores the 3 wives/concubines (Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah) of Abraham, and strains their lineage to 5 various religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Babi religion, and the Bahai religion. reading the scripture and traditions of those 5 "Abrahamic" faiths, this advanced tale additionally attracts seriously from a wealthy number of historic assets that offer a desirable backdrop. The narrative follows the lifetime of Abraham from his beginning, via his marriages and the beginning of his young children, and his repeated exiles. It additionally offers nice perception into the lives of the founders of the 5 Abrahamic Faiths—Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, the Báb, and Baha'u'llah—and illustrates how their lives replicate that of Abraham. the ultimate chapters examine genetics and the unfold of universal DNA via varied populations around the globe and the religious ancestry uniting us all. the mix of...

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The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall

By Manly P. Hall

The key Teachings of every age could be the main entire and entire esoteric encyclopedia ever written. The sheer scope and ambition of this publication are attractive. during this ebook Manly P. corridor has effectively distilled the essence of extra arcane topics than one might imagine attainable. He covers Rosicrucianism and different mystery societies, alchemy, cryptology, Kabbalah, Tarot, pyramids, the Zodiac, Pythagorean philosophy, Masonry, gemology, Nicholas Flammel, the identification of William Shakespeare, The existence and Teachings of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus, The Qabbalah, The Hiramic Legend, The Tree of the Sephiroth, Mystic Christianity, and there are greater than two hundred illustrations incorporated the following. this is often crucial interpreting for someone wishing to discover esoteric wisdom.

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The Arcane Schools by John Jr. Yarker

By John Jr. Yarker

A evaluation in their starting place and Antiquity ; with a common historical past of Freemasonry, and its Relation to the Theosophic, medical, and Philosophic Mysteries. the thing of the paintings is to provide a large, yet condensed view, of a number of the strains which are to be stumbled on among the ancients, of their faith, of their artwork, and of their structures, civil, sacred and army, of a Speculative process akin to is now embodied in Freemasonry. The paintings is unavoidably a compilation of appropriate info to be present in historical and smooth writers upon historical past, secret, mysticism, and Freemasonry; however it additionally embraces the newest perspectives on those topics that have been advanced via shut and demanding exam. there'll be 13 chapters, divided into 3 elements, with an appendix of a chain of constitutions. half I, The Arcane colleges. half II, Operative and Speculative Freemasonry. half III, the Speculative Revival. half IV, historic Manuscripts.

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Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria Jr. Reader by Vine Deloria Jr., Sam Scinta, Kristen Foehner

By Vine Deloria Jr., Sam Scinta, Kristen Foehner

A suite of the writings of America's top-rated local American author and preeminent philosopher! considered by way of many as essentially the most influential local american citizens of the 20th century, Vine Deloria, Jr., via his large writings on political and felony matters, has replaced the best way humans view American Indians. even if top identified for his contributions to American Indian matters, Deloria has additionally been one of many optimal critics of latest proposal. This ebook is a party of the works of 1 of an important thinkers of the 20 th century.

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Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism by Andrei A. Orlov

By Andrei A. Orlov

Explores the paradoxical symmetry among the divine and demonic in early Jewish mystical texts.

Divine Scapegoats is a wide-ranging exploration of the parallels among the heavenly and the demonic in early Jewish apocalyptical debts. In those fabrics, antagonists usually reflect beneficial properties of angelic figures, or even these of the Deity himself, an inverse correspondence that means a trust that the demonic realm is maintained by way of imitating divine fact. Andrei A. Orlov examines the sacerdotal, messianic, and creational facets of this mimetic imagery, focusing totally on texts from the Slavonic pseudepigrapha: 2 Enoch and the Apocalypse of Abraham. those works are a part of a really particular cluster of Jewish apocalyptic texts that convey positive factors not just of the apocalyptic worldview but in addition of the symbolic universe of early Jewish mysticism. The Yom Kippur ritual within the Apocalypse of Abraham, the divine mild and darkness of 2 Enoch, and the similarity of mimetic motifs to later advancements within the Zohar are of specific significance in Orlov’s attention.

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American Voudou: Journey into a Hidden World by Rod Davis

By Rod Davis

This chronicle of Davis's made up our minds look for the real legacy of voudou in the US finds a spirit-world from New Orleans to Miami to be able to shatter long-held stereotypes in regards to the faith and its function in our tradition. The real-life dramas of the practitioners, real believers and skeptics of the voudou international additionally provide a greatly varied entree right into a half-hidden, half-mythical South, and through extension into another soul of the US. Readers attracted to the dynamic relationships among faith and society, and within the offerings made by way of humans stuck within the flux of clash, could be heartened via this exact tale of survival or even renaissance of what could have been the main persecuted faith in American historical past. The tensions that experience arisen among Cubans and African american citizens over either the management and the assumption method of the faith is mentioned. Davis increases questions and gives perception into the character of faith, American tradition, and race kinfolk.

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Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality by Morris Berman

By Morris Berman

The 3rd e-book in Morris Berman's a lot acclaimed trilogy at the evolution of human awareness, Wandering God keeps his previous paintings which garnered such compliment as "solid classes within the background of principles" (KIRKUS Reviews), "filled with piquant information" (Common Boundary), "an informative synthesis and a remarkably pleasant, good-natured jeremiad" (The Village Voice). the following, in a notable dialogue of our hunter-gatherer ancestry and the "paradoxical" mode of belief that it concerned, Berman exhibits how a feeling of alertness, or secular/sacred immediacy, hence acquired buried by way of the increase of sedentary civilization, faith, and vertical strength relationships.

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Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan by Philip P. Arnold

By Philip P. Arnold

How do humans meaningfully occupy the land? In sixteenth-century Mexico, Aztec and Spanish understandings of land shaped the foundation in their cultural identities. Their specified conceptions of land additionally confirmed the disturbing personality of cultural touch. As Philip P. Arnold keeps in consuming panorama, principal to Aztec meanings of land have been ceremonies to Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility, and earth. those ceremonies incorporated baby sacrifices for rain and corn, priestly auto-sacrifices at lakes, mountain veneration, and ancestor worship. What unifies those ceremonies, contends Arnold, is the Aztec knowing of meals. through feeding deities of the land, humans may devour. Seeing the valley of Mexico as Tlalocan (the position of Tlaloc) and characterizing it as an "eating panorama" illustrates an Aztec mode of occupying land. even as, Arnold demonstrates that the very texts that open a window on Tlaloc ceremonies have been created by way of Spanish missionaries. quite very important used to be Sahagn's Florentine Codex, which--as used to be the case with the paintings of alternative ethnographers--was meant to ruin Aztec ceremonies by way of exposing them via writing. utilizing texts to bare a pre-Columbian prior, for this reason, is challenging. Arnold for this reason indicates an alternate analyzing of the texts as regards to the cloth atmosphere of the Valley of Mexico. through connecting ceremonies to express water classes, mountains, crops, and animals, Arnold finds a extra encompassing photograph of Aztec ceremonies, revealing the space among indigenous and colonial understandings of land. Indigenous concepts of occupying land in Mexico taken with ceremonies which addressed the cloth stipulations of existence, whereas colonial concepts of occupying land headquartered round books and different written fabrics equivalent to Biblical and classical texts, ethnographies, and criminal records. those specific methods of occupying Tlalocan, concludes Arnold, had dramatic outcomes for the formation of the Americas. Filling a spot within the insurance of Aztec cosmology, consuming panorama brings hermeneutics to archaeology and linguistic research in new ways in which might be of curiosity to historians of faith and archaeologists alike.

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