The Man Who Could Fly

Author: Michael Grosso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256737
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Michael Grosso delves into the biography of St. Joseph of Copertino, a Dominican priest known to levitate, to explore the many strange phenomena which surrounded his life and develops potential physical explanations for some of the most astounding manifestations of his religious ecstasy.

Human Levitation

Author: Preston Dennett
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764325472
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Levitation is a rare phenomenon that has been experienced not only by saints, mystics, and mediums, but also by housewives, businessmen, farmers, young children, and other seemingly normal people. In fact, research points to the probability that all people posess the ability. This book tells the story of how levitation has been understood and treated according to its time and place in history. Human Levitation provides: - Accounts from ancient times to the modern day; - An up-to-date collection of research and case studies; - Detailed explanations revealing the mechanics of levitation; - Scientifically proven and photographed research; and - A wide variety of methods used from different cultures that anybodyeven youcan use to achieve the mystical state of levitation. Is levitation a reality? The answer is a resounding, yes! Human Levitation represents a significant contribution to our understanding of human potential and humanity's place in the universe. Special Note from the Publisher: Although this book provides instructional guidance for personal levitation, the publisher in no way advocates, advises, or condones these practices due to the varied dangers involved.

The Big Book of Women Saints

Author: Sarah Gallick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061956560
Format: PDF
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Most books about the saints are thin on women, especially contemporary women. Even Butler's LIVES OF THE SAINTS, the 'bible' of this category, lists far more men than women. No book about the saints could ignore such beloved early martyrs as Agnes of Rome and Lucy of Syracuse but this new book will introduce readers to many new women who have been canonized or beatified by Pope John Paul II. Of the more than 377 women mentioned in the book, 159 have been canonized or beatified since 1979. Approximately 100 of them lived in the twentieth century. This new book is also unique in that it uses the saint's own words wherever possible, taking advantage of newly discovered archives, memoirs and other primary sources. It will contain resources such as internet shrines and other websites, as well as little–known information on the canonization process.

Wings of Ecstasy

Author: Michael Grosso
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973739906
Format: PDF, ePub
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First English translation of the life of St. Joseph of Copertino, mystic famous for his ecstasies, levitations, bilocations, mind-reading, miraculous healings, and other extraordinary phenomena. The Vita is followed by a Commentary that details the evidence for these claims, and discusses their implications for human potential and human evolution; offering new perspectives on our understanding of the nature of mind and spiritual life. This book is unabashedly conscious of itself as a challenge to reductive scientific materialism.

Mystery of the Magi

Author: Dwight Longenecker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621576566
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"How utterly refreshing and encouraging to read Fr. Longenecker's extraordinary ruminations on something we all thought we understood, and obviously hardly begin to understand, until now. That he has dug so deep—so we can see things we have never seen before—is a testament both to his archaeological implacability and genius and to the happy fact that God has hidden endless treasures in the Scriptures for our benefit. —Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Martin Luther Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star who join the adoring shepherds in every Christmas crèche. For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously. But are they right? Are the wise men no more than a poetic fancy? In an astonishing feat of detective work, Dwight Longenecker makes a powerful case that the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem really happened. Piecing together the evidence from biblical studies, history, archeology, and astronomy, he goes further, uncovering where they came from, why they came, and what might have happened to them after eluding the murderous King Herod. In the process, he provides a new and fascinating view of the time and place in which Jesus Christ chose to enter the world. The evidence is clear and compelling. The mysterious Magi from the East were in all likelihood astrologers and counselors from the court of the Nabatean king at Petra, where the Hebrew messianic prophecies were well known. The “star” that inspired their journey was a particular planetary alignment—confirmed by computer models—that in the astrological lore of the time portended the birth of a Jewish king. The visitors whose arrival troubled Herod “and all Jerusalem with him” may not have been the turbaned oriental kings of the Christmas carol, but they were real, and by demonstrating that the wise men were no fairy tale, Mystery of the Magi demands a new level of respect for the historical claims of the gospel.

Saints For Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606919
Format: PDF, ePub
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An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and how readers can pray to them in time of need. This easy-to-understand guide reveals that most saints were very common, ordinary, and imperfect human beings with faults and foibles who overcame their shortcomings to become figures of great spiritual and historical significance. You get a unique glimpse into the lives and the character traits of these righteous men and women, as well as future pending saints. Explains which saints are invoked for specific situations Rev. John Trigilio and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti are the coauthors of Catholicism For Dummies, Women in the Bible For Dummies and John Paul II For Dummies Whether you're a scholar or just curious about the topic, Saints For Dummies will have you intrigued and informed from the first page.

En Route

Author: J. K. Huysmans
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177667569X
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With his previous novel, La-Bas, Huysmans shocked the French reading public with his gripping account of a writer who is seduced by Satanism and the occult rituals of the medieval period. In the stirring follow-up En Route, protagonist Durtal wrests control of his soul back from occultism and begins seeking solace in Christianity.

The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena

Author: Bob Rickard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405384565
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena is an exploration of the zone that lies between the known and the unknown, a shadowy territory that's home to the lake monsters, combusting people, teleporting frogs and man-eating trees. Taking a Fortean path between dogmatic scientists and credulous believers, the authors trace tales of wonder back to their sources, drawing from a huge archive of observations, opinions and discussions. This updated second edition boasts new illustrations and plenty of intriguing new sections from near death experiences to ghosts, haunted houses and mysterious mass deaths. There are many things which are not yet known or understood about our world - as this guide shows there are many riddles to solve and wonders to experience. Decide for yourself with The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomona

The Happy Mutant Handbook

Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9781573225021
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dear Brain Owner: Are you sick of the packaged reality THEY keep trying to sell you? You know: bad TV, hideousmagazines, clueless computer technology, and lame attempts at "leisure activities?" It's enough to makeyou build your own rocket so you can find a solar system that doesn't suck so bad. Guess what? You don't have to travel to the other end of the Milky Way to have a good time.The Happy Mutant Handbook , edited by Mark Frauenfelder, Carla Sinclair, GarethBranwyn, and Will Kreth, shows you how to peel away the drab layers of normality and start having funright here on Earth! Learn how to Joyride the Information Superhighway! Start your own radio or TV station! Pullamazing pranks and befuddle the normals! Go on urban safari! Make a robot buddy! You'll also find outabout the toys and cool tools you can use to make it happen. Why let a bunch of brain-dead marketing drones decide how you're going to live your life? You cando it yourself! After you buy The Happy Mutant Handbook, that is. (Oh yeah -- and we'll show you how to build your own rocket, too -- just in case.)