Interacting with the Dead

Author: Gordon F. M. Rakita
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813033174
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"The impressive geographical, temporal, and topical coverage makes this volume by far the best of its kind to appear in recent years."--George R. Milner, Pennsylvania State University

Living with the Dead in the Andes

Author: Izumi Shimada
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816529779
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Living with the Dead in the Andes provides new data and insights informed by general anthropological theory; the extensive bibliography alone is an important contribution. Scholars working with Andean mortuary practices (and prehistory generally) will be citing these chapters for years.

The Spiritualist Movement Speaking with the Dead in America and around the World 3 volumes

Author: Christopher M. Moreman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399484
Format: PDF
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At once controversial and intriguing, Spiritualism has spread from the United States to become a global movement. Bringing together perspectives from within the movement and without, this unique collection treats readers to insights about Spiritualism's history, belief, and practice. • Documents Spiritualism's history as it grew from a small 19th-century movement in upstate New York to a global presence • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes psychic research, as well as more traditional fields • Discusses human experiences that have been documented across cultures and throughout history • Explores the Spiritualist movement in nations as diverse as Italy, France, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191650390
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

Digital Legacy and Interaction

Author: Cristiano Maciel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319016318
Format: PDF, ePub
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The views of leading researchers on the emerging topic of post-mortem digital legacy and posthumous interaction are explored in this book which combines the technical, cultural and legal aspects associated with this new branch of HCI. The technical aspects of emerging technologies, both for the web and mobile platforms, are analysed and useful information is provided for system development, requirements engineering, and data management and storage. The authors address the cultural aspects of virtual identity, ethical problems, cross-culture differences regarding memories and death, bereavement, taboos and beliefs, and the visual/verbal representations of death. The legal aspects covered include regulation, property, privacy and conflicts between international and local jurisdictions. The coverage of Digital Legacy and Interaction: Post-Mortem Issues is relevant to the development of systems that consider the influence of death, bereavement and mortality on Human Computer Interaction. The interdisciplinary approach that guides this book is intended to foster enriching and innovative discussions amongst HCI scholars and professionals. Cristiano Maciel and Vinícius Carvalho Pereira are researchers at LAVI (Laboratory of Interactive Virtual Environments) and professors at UFMT (Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil).

The Blossoming of Christianity

Author: Fred Pride
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462850464
Format: PDF
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I AM WRITING THIS BOOK BECAUSE GOD HAS ASSIGNED ME TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. THE GOOD NEWS THAT GOD HAS SENT ME TO GIVE TO THE PEOPLE ARE IN REGARD TO HIS PERSON AND HIS GLORIOUS WORKS, IN REGARD TO HIS SON WHO HAS THE ACTUAL POWER TO CLEANSE ALL PEOPLE OF SIN, AND IN REGARD TO HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND HOW THAT KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS TO BE MANIFESTED ONTO THE PLANET EARTH. HOWEVER, JUST AS IT HAS BEEN FOR ALL THE OTHER PROPHETS AND MEN OF GOD THAT GOD HAS SENT INTO TO THIS WORLD TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE, INCLUDING JESUS, I AM BEING PERSECUTED. I AM TORMENTED BY UNGODLY NIGHTMARES AND I AM BEING BELEAGUERED BY UNGODLY PEOPLE. IF I CANNOT GET THE HELP I NEED FROM YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, AND FROM THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE GOVERNMEN OF THE UNITED STATES, TO STOP THESE VICIOUS ATTACK ON ME, I PROBABLY WILL NOT BE AROUND TO SEE THIS BOOK ON THE MARKET. I AM NOT A WELL-EDUCATED MAN, JUST A HUMBLE SON OF A COTTON SHARECROPPER THAT GOD HAS CHOSEN TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO HIS PEOPLE. SO, IF IN READING THIS BOOK YOU FIND SOME TECHNICAL OR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY SHORTCOMING IN THOSE AREAS. MY HEALTH IS FAILING RAPIDLY AND I JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME OR ENEGY TO MAKE THIS BOOK PERFECT IN ALL RESPECT. IT IS MY CONVICTION THAT WHEN YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, HAVE READ THIS BOOK, YOU WILL SURELY RECOGNIZE THIS GOOD NEWS AS AN AUTHANTIC MESSAGE FROM OUR FATHER. BUT, A RECOGNITION OF THIS FACT IS NOT ENOUGH, WE MUST THEN JOIN FORCES WITH GOD AND TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS, AS THEY ARE LAID DOWN IN THIS BOOK, TO RID THE WORLD OF ALL EVIL AND ALL EVIL PEOPLE. HAVE NO FEAR, FOR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU. get your unofficial number to signify that you want your place in THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN go to: www.thegreatcensus.yolasite.com

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390520
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

Nostradamus

Author: Stéphane Gerson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250017564
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We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus's endurance in the West say about us and our own world? In Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom, historian Stéphane Gerson takes readers on a journey back in time to explore the life and afterlife of Michel de Nostredame, the astrologer whose Prophecies have been interpreted, adopted by successive media, and eventually transformed into the Gospel of Doom for the modern age. Whenever we seem to enter a new era, whenever the premises of our worldview are questioned or imperiled, Nostradamus offers certainty and solace. In 1666, guests at posh English dinner parties discussed his quatrain about the Great Fire of London. In 1942, the Jewish writer Irène Némirovsky latched her hopes for survival to Nostradamus' prediction that the war would soon end. And on September 12, 2001, teenagers proclaimed on the streets of Brooklyn that "this guy, Nostradamus" had seen the 9/11 attacks coming. Through prodigious research in European and American archives, Gerson shows that Nostradamus — a creature of the modern West rather than a vestige from some antediluvian era — tells us more about our past and our present than about our future. In chronicling the life of this mystifying figure and the lasting fascination with his predictions, Gerson's book becomes a historical biography of a belief: the faith that we can know tomorrow and master our anxieties through the powers of an extraordinary but ever more elusive seer.

The Use of Self in Therapy

Author: Michele Baldwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135123853
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One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapy by experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist’s library and therapy supervisor’s teaching arsenal.

Crystal Keepers

Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442497084
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Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole continues his quest in book three of this New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole Randolph still can’t believe the way his life has been turned inside out. Stuck in a strange land far from home, he found his friend Dalton and has survived the first two kingdoms of the Outskirts. But none of that has prepared him for the magnetic highways and robotic bounty hunters of Zeropolis. Ruled by Abram Trench, the one Grand Shaper who stayed loyal to the evil High King, the government of Zeropolis uses advanced technologies to keep tight control. Luckily, the resistance in Zeropolis is anchored by the Crystal Keepers—a group of young rebels with unique weapons. On the run from the High King’s secret police, Cole and Dalton venture to find more of their lost friends—and help their new friend, Mira, locate her sister Constance. But as their enemies ruthlessly dismantle the resistance, time is running out for Cole to uncover the secrets behind the Zeropolitan government and unravel the mystery of who helped the High King steal his daughters’ powers. Will Cole be able to fix what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?