Symbols, Sex, and the Stars in Popular Beliefs: An Outline by Ernest Busenbark, Jordan Maxwell, Jack Benjamin

By Ernest Busenbark, Jordan Maxwell, Jack Benjamin

An summary of the Origins of Moon and sunlight Worship, Astrology, intercourse Symbolism, Mystic that means of Numbers, the Cabala, and lots of renowned Customs, Myths, Superstitions and non secular ideals. should you learn this publication you'll by no means examine faith within the similar method ever back. Symbols will begin showing round you. a lot of your lifestyles will begin making feel, and a much bigger photo will emerge concerning the whole workings of our tradition. Ernest Busenbark has exposed nearly four hundred pages of misplaced knowledge that you just can't locate somewhere else. This paintings includes over three hundred illustrations which support to bare the evolution of faith over the centuries. an enormous point of the ebook is its skill to continually demonstrate precisely how early spiritual thoughts have been shaped. become aware of the solutions to such questions as: Why did humans worship the Moon earlier than the solar? what's the actual beginning of Easter? How did the concept that of fine and evil strengthen? Why is intercourse this type of robust strength in religion?

What spiritual symbols are fairly sexual messages? what's the connection among the good Pyramid and numerology? How did Astrology rather commence and why have we consistently used it? Is there a connection among Jesus and Astrology? Why used to be prostitution as soon as a tremendous a part of religion?

Is a coming destruction of the area printed via celestial cycles? when you know the way all of it took place and what could be coming, there'll be no turning again. Jordan Maxwell, one of many worlds preferable gurus on old religions and sleek conspiracies, hugely recommends this paintings and has written a quick preface.

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From Trickster to Badman: Black Folk Hero in Slavery and by John W. Roberts

By John W. Roberts

To guard their identification and values, Africans enslaved in the USA reworked a variety of conventional personality varieties to create people heroes who provided types of habit either recognizable to them as African humans and adaptable to their scenario in America.Roberts in particular examines the Afro-American trickster and the trickster story culture, the conjurer as people hero, the biblical heroic culture, and the badman as outlaw hero.

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Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (Pantheon Fairy Tale & by Lowell Edmunds

By Lowell Edmunds

A superb compendium of Greek myths multi function conceal. This publication will provide one an outstanding suggestion and sampling of Greek myths. worthwhile for buying a "taste" for the categories of stories usually recognized from the traditional Greeks. additionally a superb history learn for the recent testomony, because the new testomony used to be written in a Hellenized mediterranean. (Yes even Judaism used to be to a point just a little to reasonably Hellenized, even though extra so diaspora Judaism than Palestinian).

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Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity by Michael Owen Jones

By Michael Owen Jones

Why do humans contemplate aesthetic characteristics in addition to utilitarian ones within the making of daily gadgets? Why do they keep traditions? what's the nature in their artistic method? those are a few of the greater questions addressed through Michael Owen Jones in his booklet on craftsmen within the Cumberland Mountains of jap Kentucky. targeting the paintings of 1 guy, woodworker and chairmaker Chester Cornett, Jones not just describes the instruments and methods hired via Cornett but in addition his aspirations and values. Cornett possessed a deep wisdom of his fabrics and a mastery of building equipment. a few of his chairs symbolize now not items of application yet aesthetic advancements of the chair shape. Cornett sought to deal with the issues of his existence, Jones continues; their massiveness supplied a feeling of safety, the virtuosity in their layout and building, a sense of vainness. Jones additionally compares different quarter craftsmen and their perspectives approximately their paintings.

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Cassell's Dictionary of Classical Mythology (Cassell by Jenny March

By Jenny March

An award winner through a professional on old Greek tradition! Gods and goddesses, personalities and areas, historical past and archeology: this interesting and beautifully authoritative paintings faucets into the richest veins of the classical world--its mythology. It covers the entire imperative tales, characters (divine, human, and animal), sacred websites, and demanding occasions that formed previous civilizations...and our personal. wide quotations from the unique resources and over a hundred illustrations liven up greater than four hundred articles.

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Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts by Roberta Simpson Brown

By Roberta Simpson Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April evening or the recent, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day places worry into your center. Or rustling November leaves, and the coolness that sneaks into your bones through the darkened days of iciness makes you quiver with anxiousness, then examining spooky thrillers won't wait till October.From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest tales Ever: 4 Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy choice of stories from their domestic kingdom. that includes universal Kentucky landmarks similar to the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills health center in Louisville and Shaker Village of friendly Hill, those debts from around the commonwealth are absolute to positioned a tingle within the reader's spine.These amazing tales, together with stories of the "chime baby" who can see and seek advice from ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, ensue in all 4 seasons and are available from each nook of Kentucky. a necessary a part of the yank storytelling culture, those ghost tales will pride readers who love getting goose bumps throughout the year.

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Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil by Richard Roeper

By Richard Roeper

You recognize what is quite occurring, do not you? Flight ninety three secretly landed in Cleveland, the place the passengers have been whisked off to a NASA facility. Nostradamus envisioned JFK Jr.'s aircraft crash, which was once engineered via the single global executive. on-line poker websites are rigged to knock out the fast stacks. Donald Rumsfeld used to be in the back of the fowl flu panic.  That's what it is wish to dwell contained in the brain of the 21st-century conspiracy theorist, who believes that every one you might want to do is examine the symptoms and you can see what is quite occurring. And hundreds of thousands if now not thousands of individuals really think this can be the way in which the area works. Debunked! is a breezy yet fact-filled dissection of greater than dozen of the preferred city legends and conspiracy theories of the twenty first century. As he did in city Legends and Hollywood city Legends, and as he has performed in dozens of columns for the Chicago Sun-Times over the past decade and a part, Richard Roeper lays out the fundamentals of every conspiracy conception, prices a number of the precise believers—and then tears the idea aside along with his naked hands. This e-book gives you helpful ammunition for the following time you converse with anyone from that different, shadow world—that position the place mystery tribunals pull the strings and impression the result of every thing from terrorist assaults to specialist sports.

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The Mexican corrido : a feminist analysis by Maria Herrera-Sobek

By Maria Herrera-Sobek

"... well-written and well-documented landmark study... " ―Choice

"This booklet increases vital ideological and esthetic questions on the translation of inventive and cultural manifestations in a given society."―Hispanic American ancient Review

"The current quantity is provocative in path and a clean addition to the extant literature at the Mexican corrido genre." ―American Ethnologist

"[Herrera-Sobek’s] fresh method of studying masculine attitudes towards the female as expressed within the Mexican corrido is not just insightful yet courageous." ―Inez Cardozo-Freeman, Southern Folklore

"... well-researched, insightful, truly written, and well-illustrated research of a style standard in Hispanic culture." ―Journal of the yankee reports Association

"... offers tantalizing insights into the interior workings and meanings of Mexico’s favourite people ballads..." ―Journal of 3rd global Studies

Challenging the stereotypical view of the passive Mexican/Chicana girl of the archetype, the writer examines the portrayal of woman figures in over 3 thousand corridos or Mexican ballads and exhibits that during spite of long-dominant patriarchal ideology, the corridos exhibit the presence of self-confident girls all through Mexican heritage. incorporated are a discography, a close bibliography of corrido collections, and a number of other images of soldaderas from the across the world recognized Augustin Casasola collection.

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Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber

By Paul Barber

In this engrossing booklet, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore approximately vampires and provides the 1st clinical reason behind the origins of the vampire legends.  From the story of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized everybody within the urban, to the testimony of a physician who presided over the exhumation and dissection of a graveyard choked with Serbian vampires, his booklet is attention-grabbing examining. “This study’s comprehensiveness and the author’s bone-dry wit make this compelling studying, not only for folklorists, yet for someone attracted to a time whilst the lifeless wouldn’t remain dead.”—Booklist “Barber’s inquiry into vampires, truth and fiction, is a gem within the literature of debunking

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