Download or read book Soft Shed Kisses written by Małgorzata Łuczyńska-Hołdys and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-07-26 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The femme fatale appears with unceasing regularity in the texts of major poets of the nineteenth century. She symbolises an intractable mystery, a refusal to be defined and a fierce attempt to exist outside the established gender system. Soft-Shed Kisses: Re-visioning the Femme Fatale in English Poetry of the 19th Century interrogates the construction and use of the fatal woman motif in the poetry of canonical male writers of the times, both Romantic and Victorian. Subsequent chapters investigate a variety of poems by John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Charles Algernon Swinburne in which the femme fatale surfaces as the most important character. Close-readings of poetry are enriched by an examination of the same motif in visual art, set against the vivid cultural background of the Victorian era.
Download or read book Philosophical Approaches to Demonology written by Benjamin W. McCraw and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-31 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- PART I Demons in Christianity -- 1 Augustine and Aquinas on the Demonic -- 2 The Demonic Body: Demonic Ontology and the Domicile of the Demons in Apuleius and Augustine -- 3 Christian Demonology: A New Philosophical Perspective -- 4 Women as "the Devil's Gateway": A Feminist Critique of Christian Demonology -- PART II Non-Christian Conceptions of Demons -- 5 Socrates's Demonic Sign (Daimonion Sēmeion) -- 6 The Ecological Demon: Silent Running and Interstellar -- 7 Demons of Seduction in Early Jewish Literature -- 8 The Jinn and the Shayātīn -- 9 Māra: Devā and Demon -- PART III Demons and Epistemological Issues -- 10 Justified Belief in the Existence of Demons Is Impossible -- 11 Esoteric Spirituality, Devils, and Demons: Introducing the Gnostic Vision of Modernity -- 12 Re-Enchantment and Contemporary Demonology -- PART IV Demons in Moral and Social Philosophy -- 13 Whedon's Demons: The Immorality of Moral Clarity and the Ethics of Moral Complexity -- 14 Modern Representations of Evil: Kant, Arendt, and the Devil in Goethe's Faust and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita -- 15 The Politics of Possession: Reading King James's Daemonologie through the Lens of Mimetic Realism -- Notes on Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
|Author||: Joel R. Soza|
|Publisher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Release Date||: 2017-03-16|
|ISBN 10||: 9780761868989|
|Pages||: 119 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (618 users)|
Download or read book Lucifer Leviathan Lilith and other Mysterious Creatures of the Bible written by Joel R. Soza and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The bible is indeed a world of the strange and mysterious when it comes to the variety of creatures that are presented in its texts. These often times serve as images of good versus evil, or order versus chaos. Flat and narrowly myopic literal readings of the bible that at times lacks for imagination and creative insight to the bible’s occasional and amazingly metaphorical maze fall far short of what is needed to appreciate the full depth of the biblical world’s imagery. Therefore this work explores the meaning of the bible’s mysterious creatures with an emphasis on three creatures that all appear in the book of the prophet Isaiah: Lucifer (Isa 14:12), Leviathan (Isa 27:1), and Lilith (Isa 34:14). These mysterious creatures of the bible live on and can both inspire and cause fear. It is a marvelous mixed world of biblical metaphor and realism to be found in the likes of Lucifer, Leviathan, Lilith and the rest of the mysterious creatures that make a biblical appearance.
Download or read book The Good Book of Human Nature written by Carel van Schaik and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-05-24 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How reading the Bible as a work of cultural and scientific evolution can reveal new truths about how our species conquered the Earth The Bible is the bestselling book of all time. It has been venerated -- or excoriated -- as God's word, but so far no one has read the Bible for what it is: humanity's diary, chronicling our ancestors' valiant attempts to cope with the trials and tribulations of life on Earth. In The Good Book of Human Nature, evolutionary anthropologist Carel van Schaik and historian Kai Michel advance a new view of Homo sapiens' cultural evolution. The Bible, they argue, was written to make sense of the single greatest change in history: the transition from egalitarian hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. Religion arose as a strategy to cope with the unprecedented levels of epidemic disease, violence, inequality, and injustice that confronted us when we abandoned the bush -- and which still confront us today. Armed with the latest findings from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, archeology, and religious history, van Schaik and Michel take us on a journey through the Book of Books, from the Garden of Eden all the way to Golgotha. The Book of Genesis, they reveal, marked the emergence of private property-one can no longer take the fruit off any tree, as one could before agriculture. The Torah as a whole is the product of a surprisingly logical, even scientific, approach to society's problems. This groundbreaking perspective allows van Schaik and Michel to coax unexpected secrets from the familiar stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, Abraham and Moses, Jesus of Nazareth and Mary. The Bible may have a dark side, but in van Schaik and Michel's hands, it proves to be a hallmark of human indefatigability. Provocative and deeply original, The Good Book of Human Nature offers a radically new understanding of the Bible. It shows that the Bible is more than just a pillar for religious belief: it is a pioneering attempt at scientific inquiry.
Download or read book The First Love Story written by Bruce Feiler and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-03-21 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness. Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world. In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love. Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.
Download or read book The Emaneska Series Box Set Epic Fantasy Bundle written by Ben Galley and published by BenGalley.com. This book was released on 2014-12-11 with total page 2635 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Emaneska Series is now available as one complete ebook box set. Read all 4 books of this Norse-inspired epic fantasy series back to back, and follow the saga of the powerful yet troubled battle-mage, Farden, as he embarks on a brutal journey to protect his wild and frozen world. Welcome to Emaneska. ——— PRAISE FOR THE EMANESKA SERIES “★★★★★. Galley's imagination is a truly beautiful thing. The plot here is rich and intricate, and the characters are a delight... I believe Mr Galley may well be one to watch.” – Fantasy Bytes "If you love fantasy, action, intrigue, magic and all that goes with it then you need to read these books.” – The Book Geek “★★★★★. Galley is not yet as good an author as Gemmell but the thing that I find exciting is that I honestly think that he could be.” – Fantasy Book Review "There are certain twists that will surprise the reader by genuinely coming out of the left field.” – Fantasy Book Critic ——— ABOUT THE SERIES The Emaneska Series follows the Written Mage Farden as he battles to save war-torn Emaneska from ancient demons set on vengeance. Unimaginable monsters, betrayal, and his own deep flaws stand in Farden's way, but with the help of the lost gods and a stubborn fire that refuses to die, Farden will fight save Emaneska from its dark fate. The question is: will he succeed? The Emaneska Series Box Set contains: - The Written - Pale Kings - Dead Stars - Part One - Dead Stars - Part Two Packed with magic, dragons, mystery and brutal battles across a vast world, The Emaneska Series is an epic fantasy saga not to be missed. With almost 1000 ★★★★★ reviews across stores, The Emaneska Series box set is a hard-hitting dose of heroic fantasy and sword and sorcery that is perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, David Gemmell, or Robin Hobb. ——— ABOUT THE STORY A spellbook has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell – an extremely powerful summoning manual from the time of dark elves and demons. Five scholars are dead, the magick council is running out of time and options, and the Arka is once again on the brink of war with the Siren dragon-riders. It falls to Farden the Written Mage to keep the world from falling into abject chaos. Entangled in a web of lies and politics, Farden must recover the spellbook before an ancient enemy rises, even if it means fighting his way across frozen Emaneska and back. In his quest for answers, Farden will unearth a secret that not only threatens the foundations of his being, but endangers the survival of all Emaneska. Magic, death, and the deepest of betrayals await. Welcome to Emaneska. ——— MORE BOOKS BY BEN GALLEY (Available in ebook, paperback and audio) Emaneska Series – The Written – Pale Kings – Dead Stars - Part One – Dead Stars - Part Two – No Fairytale Scarlet Star Trilogy – Bloodrush – Bloodmoon – Bloodfeud Chasing Graves Trilogy – Chasing Graves – Grim Solace – Breaking Chaos Standalones – The Heart of Stone – Shards Keywords: fantasy, epic fantasy, epic, dark fantasy, dark, nordic, norse, viking, mythology, myth, mythological creatures, dragons, magic, mages, wizards, witches, fantasy box set, fantasy bundle, box set, bundle, ben galley, fantasy author, emaneska series
|Author||: Everest Media,|
|Publisher||: Everest Media LLC|
|Release Date||: 2022-05-09T22:59:00Z|
|ISBN 10||: 9798822501560|
|Pages||: 30 pages|
|Rating||: 4.8/5 (225 users)|
Download or read book Summary of Demetra George s Mysteries of the Dark Moon written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-09T22:59:00Z with total page 30 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The secret of the moon’s dark phase is to be found in the mythical, psychological, and spiritual symbolism of the lunar darkness. The moon, with its repeating cycles of waxing and waning, reflects the same fluctuations of increase and decrease that take place in the human body and in the psyche. #2 The dark phase of a cycle is when it transitions from the death of the old to the birth of the new. It is a time of retreat, healing, and dreaming the future. However, we have many negative associations with the concept of the dark, which leads us to fear it and its contents. #3 The dark phase of the cyclical process is a phase of healing and renewal, not fear and unknowing. It is a time of mystery, wisdom, and healing power, all gifts of the Dark Moon Goddess. #4 The moon revolves around the earth every twenty-nine days. Each month, the moon unfolds from the sliver of the waxing crescent moon, increasing in light until it is totally illuminated at the full moon. Then, as the moon wanes, she decreases in light until she becomes invisible.
Download or read book Goddesses Elixirs and Witches written by J. Riddle and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-02-15 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basisand rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact through the present day. Riddle argues that the pomegranate, mandrake, artemisia, and chaste tree plants substantially altered thedevelopment of medicine and fertility treatments.The herbs, once sacred to Inanna, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Hermes, eventually came to be associated with darker forces, representing theinstruments of demons and witches. Riddle's ground-breaking work highlights the important medicinalhistory thatwas lost and argues for itsrightful place as one of the predecessors
Download or read book Unforgiven written by Lauren Kate and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-11-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High school can be hell. Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes. Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails . . . there’s a special place in Hell just for him. Tick-tock. The long-awaited new novel in the global bestselling Fallen series.
Download or read book Bedtime with Bitsy written by Alexis Record and published by Ockham Publishing Group. This book was released on 2022-06-29 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One night, during a bedtime read of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bitsy asked, "Is Aslan evil?" This innocent question led to many bedtime-delaying discussions about life, morality, and biblical fundamentalism. In her book, Bedtime with Bitsy: A Critical Read of the Chronicles of Narnia, Alexis Record applies the deconstruction skills she learned in her journey out of faith to C. S. Lewis' Christian allegories for children. Follow Alexis and Bitsy as they discuss the magical world of Narnia through the critical eyes of a very curious 9-year-old.
Download or read book Dragon written by Martin Arnold and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2018-06-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation’s Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to the so-called dragon-women who threaten male authority, dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled humanity for thousands of years. These often scaly beasts take a wide variety of forms and meanings, but there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need either to overcome, appease, or in some way assume that power as our own. In this fiery cultural history, Martin Arnold asks how these unifying impulses can be explained. Are they owed to our need to impose order on chaos in the form of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of nature, writ large, unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all: our mortality? Tracing the history of ideas about dragons from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, Arnold explores exactly what it might be that calls forth such creatures from the darkest corners of our collective imagination.
Download or read book The Holy Wild written by Danielle Dulsky and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2018-08-10 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ode to Our Wild Feminine Souls This provocative book invites you to create your own spiritual path based on often-suppressed ancient principles and contemporary practices. Using the elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) rather than traditional patriarchal hierarchies, this 'holy book' is designed to connect each individual to their universal — but often denied — powers. Wild woman Danielle Dulsky takes you deep as she explores and embraces sacred feminine archetypes such as the Mother Goddess, the Crone, and the Maiden. Join her as she guides you to envision and explore a world that enriches and supports your spirit, body, and mind as well as our global community and the Earth.
Download or read book Lilith s Fire written by Deborah Grenn-Scott and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2000-07 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Eerie Archives written by Various and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2012-05-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collecting issues #47 to #51 of Warren Publishing's legendary anthology, this volume contains seminal work from Warren luminaries and fan-favorite creators like Doug Moench, Steve Skeates, Esteban Maroto, Tom Sutton, Al Milgrom, Jaime Brocal, Bill DuBay, Paul Neary, and more! Complete with vintage ads, all original text pieces, the debut of the Eerie's Delights feature, and reproductions of Sanjulian's legendary painted covers, this is one series that just keeps getting better and better! As a special bonus treat, this volume also reprints two horror-themed, cutout game spreads (complete with rules) created by Bill DuBay and reprinted in color! New Foreword by Batton Lash! * Eerie hero Dax the Warrior returns! * A New York Times best-selling series!
Download or read book The Jewish Story Finder written by Sharon Barcan Elswit and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-07-27 with total page 413 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide's global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.
Download or read book Proof from the Light and Darkness written by Spencer J. and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2009-10 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, "Proof from the Light and Darkness" intends to prove many divine truths to many people. Many will accept it as proof while many will not. The following are seven of such truths this book will prove: 1) God is a living, eternal and a superior being. 2) The soul is a living and unique pattern of energy created by God and should not be confused with the spirit. 3) God is a union of two entities, which were the first souls to exist male and female therefore God can be him or her. 4) God comes to Earth periodically as Christ-incarnate in the body of a man and a woman. 5) Jesus of Nazareth and Mary of Bethany (the Magdalene) were the Christ's two thousand years ago. 6) Spencer John Atkinson and Pamela Theresa Atkinson are the new names and bodies of the same Christ, Jesus and Mary Magdalene. 7) Heaven is a real and eternally joyful place in another dimension of space. These seven topics and more is a result or a chain reaction from the main proof, God has given me; proof that I am the incarnate soul of Jesus of Nazareth and my wife and I are the Christ. Have no fear; this book is not just another book on religion, however, in order to prove Jesus' soul is back incarnate, the King James Bible must be used, not for its Christian theology or religious teachings, instead for its Divine Arrangements (blueprint, map of predictions or prophecies) concerning the return of Jesus Christ. It's time to stop the confusion caused by so many different beliefs by adding common sense, logic, and deductive reasoning, leading to proof that might be realized by all faiths.
Download or read book I Am Lilith written by Melanie Dufty and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High Priestess Lilith reigns over Ancient Sumer's greatest city in a world where female rule has been unquestioned for eons-until roving gem miner Adam warns that men are raising a rebellion.To ensure a secret prediction of a male-dominated future does not come to pass, Lilith must uphold the subjugation of men, including the lie they have no role in procreation. With a rebel war imminent, and her conscience deepening in her love of Adam, Lilith is torn between trying to prevent the dreaded future eventuating and honouring her radical truth?that women and men stand as one.