Download E-books Feminine Mysteries in the Bible: The Soul Teachings of the Daughters of the Goddess PDF

By Ruth Rusca

An exploration of the repressed, esoteric female mysteries within the Bible throughout the lives of 4 ladies, all archetypes of the sacred prostitute

• exhibits how those 4 archetypal ladies signify the 4 phases of improvement of soul consciousness

• finds how the phobia of the ability of the sacred prostitute resulted in a rejection of girl sexuality and a harmful dualistic suggestion of fellows and women

• Explains how the dogma of the stainless belief represents the repression of the divine female in Christianity

In Feminine Mysteries within the Bible, Ruth Rusca unveils sacred mysteries of the female and the alchemical dating of the female and male forces on the middle of the Judeo-Christian culture. Drawing on over 30 years of analysis, she explores 4 archetypal girls within the Bible: Tamar, the sacred prostitute; Rahab, the meretrix; Ruth, who redeems the soul; and Bathsheba, the daughter of the Goddess. those women--sacred prostitutes one and all--represent the indestructible female lifestyles strength, the knowledge of the Goddess, and the transformative strength of the soul, they usually represent the 4 phases of the advance of soul realization.

Mary, mom of Jesus, is the quintessence of those 4 girls, yet Rusca indicates that the dogma of the stainless perception has repressed the importance of Mary and subverted the divine female in Christianity as a result of the church’s worry of ladies and their life-giving strength. those girls cross an imperishable female lifestyles strength from iteration to iteration, and knowing their lives creates a route to overcoming the damaging developments of dualistic “male-female” thinking--a duality that profanes female sexuality and mysteries instead of revering and celebrating them.

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Download E-books Master Game: Unmasking the Secret Rulers of the World PDF

By Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval

The grasp Game is a roller-coaster highbrow trip throughout the again streets and rat runs of background to discover the strains in structure and monuments of a mystery faith that has formed the world.

Pivotal old occasions and techniques, now not least the Renaissance, the delivery of clinical rationalism, and the French and American revolutions, are substantially re-evaluated within the mild of recent investigative proof offered in The grasp Game. Even the assumption that the U.S. has a "global mission," so noticeable this present day, may well eventually turn out to be much less the results of a non permanent response to terrorism than the inevitable understanding of a covert plan initially set in movement virtually thousand years ago.

The grasp Game refers to a scheme or "game" performed at the global degree to lead to a global order ruled via a lofty objective which, at the present time, we time period the "Masonic Ideal." The grasp Game strains the origins of this video game of symbols and phrases and talismans from old Egypt all of the strategy to glossy instances, and areas it squarely at the elitist Scottish ceremony Freemasonry, based in Washington, DC, and governed via a secretive and strong brotherhood of fellows who've attained the thirty-third measure. The grasp Game exposes this global order's actual function and, extra importantly, indicates the way it has affected the us of the United States and badly backfired on 9/11.

The ebook is customized and multiplied from the authors' prior, out-of-print e-book Talisman.

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Download E-books The Secrets of Afro-Cuban Divination: How to Cast the Diloggún, the Oracle of the Orishas PDF

By Ócha'ni Lele

Whereas many books were released approximately Santeria, The secrets and techniques of Afro-Cuban Divination is the 1st to supply entire info on easy methods to solid the Diloggun, together with establishing, analyzing, and shutting the oracle, and the way to offer a accomplished interpreting. With a close dialogue approximately why each one prayer is out there and perception into the metaphysical center of the faith, this booklet will deliver these looking the knowledge of the Diloggun toward the dwelling Orishas than they've got ever been.

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Download E-books Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History) PDF

By Keith Thomas

Witchcraft, astrology, divination, and each form of renowned magic flourished in England in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the idea blessed amulet may hinder the attacks of the satan to using an analogous charms to get better stolen items. while the Protestant Reformation tried to take the magic out of faith, and scientists have been constructing new motives of the universe. Keith Thomas's vintage research of ideals hung on each point of English society starts with the cave in of the medieval Church and ends with the altering highbrow surroundings round 1700, whilst technological know-how and rationalism started to problem the older platforms of belief.

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Download E-books The Book of Books: The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011 PDF

By Melvyn Bragg

The King James Bible has usually been referred to as the “Book of Books,” either in itself and in what it stands for. considering that its e-book in 1611, it's been the best-selling booklet on the planet, and lots of think, it has had the best impact.

The King James Bible has unfold the Protestant religion. It has additionally been the best impact at the enrichment of the English language and its literature. it's been the Bible of wars from the British Civil warfare within the 17th century to the yank Civil warfare centuries later, and it's been carried into conflict in innumerable conflicts on the grounds that then. Its effect on social movements—particularly concerning girls within the 19th and 20th centuries—and politics used to be profound. It was once the most important to the expansion of democracy. It was once crucial to the abolition of slavery, and it outlined attitudes to fashionable technology, schooling, and sex.

As Lord Melvyn Bragg’s The event of English explored the historical past of our language, so The ebook of Books finds the extreme and still-felt effect of a piece created four hundred years ago.

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Download E-books The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom PDF

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

An Incendiary take-heed call to the World

What if the previous testomony is a piece of fiction, Jesus by no means existed, and Muhammad was once a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur'an are works of political propaganda created by means of Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify this kind of non secular violence we're witnessing on the earth today?

What if there's a mammoth concept that may well loose us from the us-versus-them international created through faith and give the chance for us to really love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What whether it is attainable to evoke to a profound nation of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized via the enigmatic determine of the giggling Jesus?

Discover for your self Why the Gnostic Jesus Laughs

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Download E-books The Shack Revisited: There Is More Going On Here than You Ever Dared to Dream PDF

Hundreds of thousands have discovered their religious starvation chuffed via Wm. Paul Young's no 1 New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be significant movie, The Shack--the tale of a guy lifted from the depths of melancholy via his life-altering come upon with God the daddy, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Now C. Baxter Kruger's THE SHACK REVISITED publications readers right into a deeper realizing of those 3 individuals to assist readers have a extra profound reference to the middle message of The Shack--that God is love.

An early fan of The Shack and a detailed buddy to its writer, Kruger exhibits why the unconventional has been enthusiastically embraced via such a lot of christians around the world. within the phrases of Wm. Paul younger from the foreword to THE SHACK REVISITED, "Baxter Kruger will stun readers along with his specific go of highbrow brilliance and inventive genius as he's taking them deeper into the sweetness, worship, and risk that's the international of The Shack."

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Download E-books Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion PDF

In a groundbreaking historic paintings that addresses non secular conversion within the West from an uncompromisingly secular point of view, Susan Jacoby demanding situations the traditional narrative of conversion as a in simple terms religious trip. From the transformation at the street to Damascus of the Jew Saul into the Christian evangelist Paul to a twenty-first-century “religious market” within which half americans have replaced faiths once or more, not anything has been extra vital within the fight for cause than definitely the right to think within the God of one’s selection or to reject trust in God altogether.
 
concentrating on the lengthy, stressful convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—each claiming ownership of absolute truth—Jacoby examines conversions inside a social and financial framework that comes with theocratic coercion (unto torture and demise) and the extra pleasant persuasion of political virtue, fiscal opportunism, and interreligious marriage. relocating via time, continents, and cultures—the triumph of Christianity over paganism in past due antiquity, the Spanish Inquisition, John Calvin’s dour theocracy, Southern plantations the place African slaves needed to settle for their masters’ religion—the narrative is punctuated through pix of person converts embodying the sacred and profane. the forged comprises Augustine of Hippo; John Donne; the German Jew Edith Stein, whose conversion to Catholicism didn't store her from Auschwitz; boxing champion Muhammad Ali; and previous President George W. Bush. the tale additionally encompasses conversions to inflexible secular ideologies, significantly Stalinist Communism, with their very own fact claims.
 
eventually, Jacoby bargains a strong case for spiritual selection as a made of the secular Enlightenment. In a forthright and unsettling end linking the current with the main violent components of the West’s spiritual prior, she reminds us that during the absence of Enlightenment values, radical Islamists are persecuting Christians, many different Muslims, and atheists in ways in which bear in mind the worst of the center Ages.

(With eight pages of black-and-white illustrations.)

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Download E-books When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God PDF

By T.M. Luhrmann

A New York Times outstanding Book
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible publication of 2012

A daring method of knowing the yankee evangelical event from an anthropological and mental point of view through one of many country's so much favorite anthropologists.
 
Through a sequence of intimate, illuminating interviews with a number of contributors of the winery, an evangelical church with thousands of congregations around the kingdom, Tanya Luhrmann leaps into the center of evangelical religion. mixed with clinical examine that experiences the impression that intensely practiced prayer may have at the brain, When God Talks Back examines how common, good people—from students to accountants to housewives, all functioning completely good inside of our society—can attest to having the indicators and wonders of the supernatural turn into as quotidian and as traditional as laundry. Astute, delicate, and terribly measured in its method of the interface among technological know-how and faith, Luhrmann's ebook is certain to generate as a lot dialog because it will praise. 

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Download E-books I And Thou PDF

By Martin Buber

Martin Buber's I and Thou has lengthy been acclaimed as a vintage. Many admired writers have said its effect on their paintings; scholars of highbrow historical past examine it a landmark; and the new release born seeing that global warfare II considers Buber as certainly one of its prophets.
the necessity for a brand new English translation has been felt for a few years. The previous model used to be marred through many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was once heavily deceptive. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a wonderful author and thinker in his personal correct who used to be with reference to Buber, has retranslated the paintings on the request of Buber's relations. He has additional a wealth of informative footnotes to elucidate obscurities and produce the reader in the direction of the unique, and he has written an extended "Prologue" that opens up new views at the e-book and on Buber's inspiration. This quantity should still offer a brand new foundation for all destiny discussions of Buber.

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