Ways in Mystery

Author: Luther Askeland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883991166
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Ways in Mystery presents a rare occurrence in the field of religious publishing. In this boisterous field, few original voices are heard in our time. Luther Askeland’s first book is a signal event for, in these essays, we hear the voice of a modern prophet and the "way of unknowing” -- a path to wisdom that is not easy to initiate, difficult to pursue, and returns, time and again, to the place of beginnings. Askeland receives the wisdom of the past for his profound meditations on the possibilities and pitfalls of a mystical life in the midst of our contemporary world. Drawing from the teachings of Indian saints such as Shankara, of Christian mystics such as Meister Eckhart and St. John of the Cross, and from Buddhist sages such as Zen Masters Dogen and Tanzen. A thoughtful, wise, and illuminating guide, Askeland carefully and systematically describing the inherent limitations of linguistic mapping within our ordinary experience, revealing the higher mystical states of awareness, to take us beyond words and philosophical concepts.

The Scorpion Rules

Author: Erin Bow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481442716
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In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis’s strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

The Nameless War

Author: A. H. M. Ramsay
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ISBN: 9781471769566
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By the only serving Member of Parliament to be detained under the anti-democratic Defence Regulation 18B during World War II. An avowed opponent of Jewish power, Captain Ramsay was arrested in 1940 and only released in 1944. He immediately took up his seat in Parliament once again. This book, written in 1952, is part autobiography and part political exposition. He reviews Jewish influence in British history and reveals the hidden hand behind many dramatic historical events. From the original introduction: Here is the story that people have said would never be written in our time - the true history of events leading up to the Second World War, told by one who enjoyed the friendship and confidence of Mr. Neville Chamberlain during the critical months between Munich and September, 1939.

Nameless Horrors

Author: Scott Dorward
Publisher: Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying
ISBN: 9781568824093
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You wont find any ghouls or deep ones, or other named Mythos entities here. The horrors found within have no names, but they are still very much of the Mythos. Your players will not have encountered their like before, and no one will be on safe, comfortable ground.

Inlets of the Soul

Author: Pierre François
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042004467
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The relationship of myth to literature has largely been overshadowed in contemporary theory by perspectives of a linguistic or sociological orientation and by relativist, sometimes negatory, stances on all searches for meaning. This book attempts to show that myth criticism and critical theories of more recent provenance are not irreconcilable. While taking into consideration some of the more influential tenets of structuralist, post-structuralist, Marxist and feminist theory, it applies a post-Jungian ('archetypal') approach to illustrating the perennial nature of a particular myth (the Fall of Man) in two main traditions (Mesopotamian and Christian) and in the contemporary novel in English. The discussions of five major novels by William Golding, Patrick White, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie, and Wilson Harris not only serve to expand the mythological insights achieved in the first part of the book; they also suggest the incommensurability of imaginal, novelistic life with mythology's age-old intuitions about the human condition. Myth criticism emerges from this book as an irreplaceable vantage-point from which man's lapsarian predicament can be scrutinized synchronically as archaic wisdom, contemporary anxiety, and post-colonial commitment to the building of a new human city.

Cipher Dios

Author: Khepri Rising
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257793608
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now for the first time ever you can glimpse behind the curtain of the cinematic holy of holies into the cascading labyrinth and its proverbial minotaur. Cipher Dios presents for the first time ever, an interpretation which links the movie to the spiritual movement for which it as a diamond's prism is set. Look into the meta-historical meta-identies of a work which ties the story of Star Wars into everything from the city of Akhenaten to Alexander the Great to the Tree of Life and Pope Pelegius II. Well researched, and carefully written, this book is a tour de force piercing into the armor of the mysterious mosaic which is George Lucas's masterpiece. Unveiling and revealing, pages turn themselves in this thriller of exotic intrigue. Quest into the heart of Star Wars, the center of god, and reveal the mystery of your own connection to the infinite and the divine.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Modern Mourning and the Reinvention of the Mystical Body

Author: Laura Wittman
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442643390
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At the end of the First World War, countries across Europe participated in an unprecedented ritual in which a single, anonymous body was buried to symbolize the overwhelming trauma of the battlefields. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier explores the creation and reception of this symbolic national burial as an emblem for modern mourning. Bringing together literature, newspaper accounts, wartime correspondence, and popular culture, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier examines how the Unknown Soldier was imagined in diverse national contexts and used by radically opposed political parties. Laura Wittman argues that this monument established a connection between the wounded body vulnerable to the war machine and a modern identity defined by common mortality and social alienation. Highly original and interdisciplinary, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier powerfully links the symbolic language and ethics of mourning to a fascinating national ritual.