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The Pagan House

The Pagan House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007285485
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Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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The much-anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of ‘The Gift ‘ – a blend of detective novel, historical fiction and the painful coming-of-age of a confused young boy.

The Pirate and the Pagan

The Pirate and the Pagan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307568075
Author: Virginia Henley
Publisher: Dell
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The Pirate and the Pagan by Virginia Henley Book Resume:

Wild as a pagan goddess, Lady Summer galloped her stallion along the Cornish coast. She had dabbled in the smuggler's game to save her family estate, but a wealthy marriage would better serve her purpose now. Lord Ruark Helford seemed the answer to her reckless prayers. But as his hot, hungry kisses drew her toward deception and irresistible acts of love, she had to hesitate. Would this arrogant, handsome lord be her ticket to heaven--or hell?

The Pagan Night

The Pagan Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783297395
Author: Tim Akers
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
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The Pagan Night by Tim Akers Book Resume:

The Celestial Church has all but eliminated the old pagan ways, ruling the people with an iron hand. Demonic gheists terrorize the land, hunted by the warriors of the Inquisition, yet it’s the battling factions within the Church and age-old hatreds between north and south that tear the land apart. Malcolm Blakley, hero of the Reaver War, seeks to end the conflict between men, yet it will fall to his son, Ian, and the huntress Gwen Adair to stop the killing before it tears the land apart. The Pagan Night is an epic of mad gods, inquisitor priests, holy knights bound to hunt and kill, and noble houses fighting battles of politics, prejudice, and power.

The House Witch

The House Witch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1507209479
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The House Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock Book Resume:

Everything you need to know to create your very own “sacred space”—perfect for practicing home-based witchcraft including spells, rituals, herbalism, and more!—from the author of The Green Witch. Your home is an important part of who you are—it makes sense to tie your practice of witchcraft closely to the place where you build your life. In The House Witch, you’ll discover everything you need to live, work, and practice in your own magical space. Follow expert Arin Murphy-Hiscock on a journey to building and fortifying a sacred space in your own home, with essential information on how to: -Create magical cookbooks of recipes, spells, and charms -Prepare food that nourishes body and soul -Perform rituals that protect and purify hearth and home -Master the secrets of the cauldron and the sacred flame -Call upon the kitchen gods and goddesses. -Produce hearth-based arts and crafts. …and much more! Learn how easy it is to transform your home into a magical place that enhances your practice and nurtures your spirit!

Confessions of a Pagan Nun

Confessions of a Pagan Nun [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0834823756
Author: Kate Horsley
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
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Cloistered in a stone cell at the monastery of Saint Brigit, a sixth-century Irish nun secretly records the memories of her Pagan youth, interrupting her assigned task of transcribing Augustine and Patrick. She also writes of her fiercely independent mother, whose skill with healing plants and inner strength she inherited. She writes of her druid teacher, the brusque but magnetic Giannon, who first introduced her to the mysteries of written language. But disturbing events at the cloister keep intervening. As the monastery is rent by vague and fantastic accusations, Gwynneve's words become the one force that can save her from annihilation.

Being a Pagan

Being a Pagan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594775907
Author: Ellen Evert Hopman,Lawrence Bond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Being a Pagan by Ellen Evert Hopman,Lawrence Bond Book Resume:

More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. • Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics. • Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo-Pagan movement. • By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal; and Tree Medicine, Tree Magic. Who are the pagans and what do they stand for? Why would some of the members of the best educated, most materially comfortable generation of Americans look back to mystical traditions many millennia old? During the last few decades, millions of people have embraced ancient philosophies that honor Earth and the spiritual power of each individual. Ways of worship from sources as diverse as the pre-Christian Celts, ancient Egypt, and Native American traditions are currently helping their followers find meaning in life while living in the Information Age. In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo-Druidic organization, those interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism. Hopman's insightful questions draw on her own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on her extensive research. With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines how Pagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, and politics. The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Pagan revival.

The Pagan Christ

The Pagan Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 088762829X
Author: Tom Harpur
Publisher: Dundurn.com
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The Pagan Christ by Tom Harpur Book Resume:

After more than 52 weeks on the Toronto Star’s bestseller list and 43 weeks on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list, Tom Harpur’s groundbreaking book, The Pagan Christ, is now available in paperback. This new edition includes the twenty-page discussion guide, with more than 100 questions, to help facilitate a deeper, chapter-by-chapter analysis and more profound understanding of the findings and arguments found in the book. Subjects for discussion include: the ancient Egyptian roots of Christianity, the real meaning of the Bible, the key to whether Jesus really existed, the re-mythologizing of Christianity, the meaning of the Christ within all of us and the need to understand myth and allegory. With a new introduction by Tom Harpur, this paperback edition sheds further light on what has become one of the most talked about books of the new millennium.

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062125214
Author: Starhawk,M. Macha NightMare
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Starhawk,M. Macha NightMare Book Resume:

RITUALS AND RESOURCES FOR HONOURING DEATH IN THE CIRCLE OF LIFE Birth,growth,death,and rebirth are a cycle that forms the underlying order of the universe. This is the core of Pagan belief – and the heart of this unique resource guide to de

The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween

The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594776792
Author: Jean Markale
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween by Jean Markale Book Resume:

A comprehensive examination of the rituals and philosophies of the Celtic holiday of Samhain, the inspiration for Halloween. • Presents the true meaning of this ancient holiday and shows how contemporary observances still faithfully reflect the rituals of pagan ancestors. • Explains why this holiday, largely confined to the English-speaking world since the advent of Christianity, has spread throughout the rest of Europe over the last two decades. One of humanity's most enduring myths is that the dead, on certain nights of the year, can leave the Other World and move freely about the land of the living. Every year on October 31, when the children of the world parade through the streets dressed as monsters, skeletons, and witches, they reenact a sacred ceremony whose roots extend to the dawn of time. By receiving gifts of sweets from strangers, the children establish, on a symbolic plane that exceeds their understanding, a fraternal exchange between the visible world and the invisible world. Author Jean Markale meticulously examines the rituals and ceremonies of ancient festivities on this holiday and shows how they still shape the customs of today's celebration. During the night of Samhain, the Celtic precursor of today's holiday, the borders between life and death were no longer regarded as insurmountable barriers. Two-way traffic was temporarily permitted between this world and the Other World, and the wealth and wisdom of the sidhe, or fairy folk, were available to the intrepid individuals who dared to enter their realm. Markale enriches our understanding of how the transition from the light to the dark half of the year was a moment in which time stopped and allowed the participants in the week-long festival to attain a level of consciousness not possible in everyday life, an experience we honor in our modern celebrations of Halloween.

Pagan Holiday

Pagan Holiday [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307558908
Author: Tony Perrottet
Publisher: Random House
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Pagan Holiday by Tony Perrottet Book Resume:

The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder.

Opportunity

Opportunity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401957102
Author: Eben Pagan
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
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Opportunity by Eben Pagan Book Resume:

"In the world of online entrepreneurship, Eben Pagan is one of the most original, brilliant thinkers out there.Opportunity is a must-read for anyone who wants to make it online." -- Larry King, award-winning television and radio host Make the most of life's opportunities with savvy internet marketer Eben Pagan's ode to opportunity: how to recognize it, how to find more of it, and how to make it work for you. Well-known entrepreneur teacher and technology investor Eben Pagan has spent thousands of hours studying opportunity. After interviewing hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, self-made millionaires, and billionaires, Eben found that successful people have something in common: they are better at finding and creating opportunity, and they're better at choosing which opportunities to bet on. This book shows you how they do it, giving you the tools to find and create a lot more opportunity in your work, in your business, with money, and in your life. In today's world, we have more options than ever to travel to new places, meet new people, start new businesses, and make new investments. But with this increase comes "opportunity shock" and the confusion that comes from having too many options. Inside this book, you'll learn: • What opportunity is, how it works, and where to find it • How entrepreneurs and investors are turning big change into big opportunity • How to discover and develop more great opportunities in business, money, investing, health, happiness, relationships, and personal development • How to overcome fear of failure so you can have more of what you want in your life • How to become an innovator and thought leader, helping others find their own opportunities "In the world of online entrepreneurship, Eben Pagan is one of the most original, brilliant thinkers out there. Opportunity is a must-read for anyone who wants to make it online." -- Larry King, award-winning television and radio host

Unveiling the Mysteries of God

Unveiling the Mysteries of God [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148090550X
Author: by Arnold Gabriel The Man Almighty God calls Prophet Elijah
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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Unveiling the Mysteries of God by by Arnold Gabriel The Man Almighty God calls Prophet Elijah Book Resume:

This condensed book has been compiled of twenty-four books. Each book was given directly from Almighty God's Holy Spirit to His Servant Arnold Gabriel, whom He calls Elijah. The book takes you from the past, to the present and into the future. The prophet takes you beyond the grave and reveals mysteries, which the Lord God has shown to him. Arnold Gabriel reveals the full forthcoming twelve to fifteen years on the earth. He has met and seen the Lord on numerous occasions, has been to the center of the earth, and has seen countless millions of souls in prisons waiting for the great day of Judgment. He has prophesied to many nations, even the full happening of Zimbabwe from 1998. Word for word, all has come to pass even foretold only God would take President Mugabe out. He prophecied Cape Town and Los Angeles will be under the sea in these years, and also many islands.Every human on the planet will be affected.

Body of Water

Body of Water [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429995343
Author: Sarah Dooley
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Body of Water by Sarah Dooley Book Resume:

Twelve-year-old Ember's trailer home has been burned in a fire set most likely by her best friend, a boy whose father believes Ember's family are witches. Yes, Ember's mom reads Tarot cards as a business. Ember's friend set the fire to warn the family before his dad did something worse to them. The friend never intended to do so much damage. Now the family is homeless, and living in a campground. They have no money. Ember's beloved dog is missing. School is going to start, and Ember and her sister have no clean clothes, no notebooks. The only place Ember feels at peace is floating in the middle of the lake at the campground. She has to make a fresh start. Can she?

The Tradition of Household Spirits

The Tradition of Household Spirits [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620551446
Author: Claude Lecouteux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Tradition of Household Spirits by Claude Lecouteux Book Resume:

Examines how the ancient customs of constructing and keeping a house formed a sacred bond between homes and their inhabitants • Shares many tales of house spirits, from cajoling the local land spirit into becoming one’s house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed by mischievous house elves • Explains the meaning behind door and window placement, house orientation, horsehead gables, the fireplace or hearth, and the threshold • Reveals the charms, chants, prayers, and building practices used by our ancestors to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their homes and their occupants Why do we hang horseshoes for good luck or place wreaths on our doors? Why does the groom carry his new bride over the threshold? These customs represent the last vestiges from a long, rich history of honoring the spirits of our homes. They show that a house is more than a building: it is a living being with a body and soul. Examining the extensive traditions surrounding houses from medieval times to the present, Claude Lecouteux reveals that, before we entered the current era of frequent moves and modular housing, moving largely from the countryside into cities, humanity had an extremely sacred relationship with their homes and all the spirits who lived there alongside them--from the spirit of the house itself to the mischievous elves, fairies, and imps who visited, invited or not. He shows how every aspect of constructing and keeping a house involved rites, ceremony, customs, and taboos to appease the spirits, including the choice of a building lot and the very materials with which it was built. Uncovering the lost meaning behind door and window placement, the hearth, and the threshold, Lecouteux shares many tales of house spirits, from the offerings used to cajole the local land spirit into becoming the domestic house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed upon those who seek the help of the “Little Money Man.” He draws on studies and classic literature from old Europe--from Celtic lands and Scandinavia to France and Germany to the far eastern borders of Europe and into Russia--to explain the pagan roots behind many of these traditions. Revealing our ancestors’ charms, prayers, and practices to bestow happiness and prosperity upon their homes, Lecouteux shows that we can invite the spirits back into our houses, old or new, and restore the sacred bond between home and inhabitant.

The First One Hundred Years of Christianity

The First One Hundred Years of Christianity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493422421
Author: Udo Schnelle
Publisher: Baker Academic
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The First One Hundred Years of Christianity by Udo Schnelle Book Resume:

Beginning as a marginal group in Galilee, the movement initiated by Jesus of Nazareth became a world religion within 100 years. Why, among various religious movements, did Christianity succeed? This major work by internationally renowned scholar Udo Schnelle traces the historical, cultural, and theological influences and developments of the early years of the Christian movement. It shows how Christianity provided an intellectual framework, a literature, and socialization among converts that led to its enduring influence. Senior New Testament scholar James Thompson offers a clear, fluent English translation of the successful German edition.

The Forest House

The Forest House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101212721
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher: Penguin
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The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley Book Resume:

The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning point in history. In a Britain struggling to survive Roman invasion, Eilan is the daughter of a Druidic warleader, gifted with visions and marked by fate to become a priestess of the Forest House. But fate also led Eilan to Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood, son of the Romans sent to subdue the native British. For Gaius, Eilan felt forbidden love, and her terrible secret will haunt her even as she is anointed as the new High Priestess. With mighty enemies poised to destroy the magic the Forest House shelters, Eilan must trust in the power of the great Goddess to lead her through the treacherous labyrinth of her destiny.

World War III - Unmasking the End-Times Beast

World War III - Unmasking the End-Times Beast [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1365315177
Author: Rabbi Simon Altaf
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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World War III - Unmasking the End-Times Beast by Rabbi Simon Altaf Book Resume:

Who is the anti-Messiah, what countries are aligned with him and many of your other questions answered. All revealed in this book. Which might be the ten nations of the anti-Messiah? What did the prophets say on these events? Is the anti-Messiah a Jew? Where is Babylon and the daughter of Babylon in 2015. The true epic battle for Jerusalem. What part will the United States and United Kingdom play in the End of Days. See how accurate Rabbi Simon predicts the coming together of these nations. What are the ships of Kittim, who is Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz? Who are the two thirds of people that will be killed?

The Kingdom of Caspia and the Rising of Galahad

The Kingdom of Caspia and the Rising of Galahad [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466954272
Author: A.K.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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The Kingdom of Caspia and the Rising of Galahad by A.K. Book Resume:

Damien and Seth are patrolling the festival of the Crowning of the King in Morrisville. Unexpectedly, the city gets attacked by vicious creatures. Damien and Seth journey to Waterhold with the survivors of the assault. They alarm the city of Waterhold, as well as General Aaron. While they are in the city of Waterhold they gather a small fleet of warriors to travel to the Oracles. The fleet consisted of Damien, Seth, General Aaron, Isabella, and Michael. Each ready to sacrifice themselves for Caspia. The warriors Journey to places like Dragons Peak, Ark woods, and even the Sea of Souls to find a way to slay Galahad. Not knowing that every step they take brings them closer to the rising of Galahad.....

Celebrate the Earth

Celebrate the Earth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804152233
Author: Laurie Cabot
Publisher: Delta
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Celebrate the Earth by Laurie Cabot Book Resume:

Published to coincide with the Pagan holiday Samhain on October 31st, this new title by a renowned author and Witch will appeal to spiritualists and environmentalists alike as it celebrates the eight holidays in the Pagan tradition. The Pagan origins of many of our everyday traditions, including the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, are celebrated here as holidays that spring from the seasons of the earth. Wit its practical suggestions for enjoying seasonal renewal, Celebrate The Earth blends all the richness and ancient lore of Witchcraft with how-to advice to create a modern-day celebration of nature. For each holiday, it offers instructions on: Earth magic--sample rituals, preparation, garb, herbcraft, spellcraft, and magical stones, for promoting love, romance, and healing. Holiday fare--recipes and menus to prepare. Ancient activities--crafts and games passed down through generations. Also included is a list of sources--an extensive bibliography, plus lists of specialty shops and mail order catalogs.

The Pagan's Cup

The Pagan's Cup [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fergus Hume
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Witch in Every Woman

The Witch in Every Woman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804152241
Author: Laurie Cabot,Jean Mills
Publisher: Delta
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The Witch in Every Woman by Laurie Cabot,Jean Mills Book Resume:

Create the life you seek. . . discover a pathway to the powers within. All women possess the primal courage and strength of the Witch. In this breakthrough, life-altering new book, Laurie Cabot brings more than forty years of experience as a spiritual counselor and practicing Witch to cultivate and celebrate the secret, magical side of every woman's nature. Unfolding the wit and wisdom of ancient Celtic tales, as well as many stories of her own making, Laurie shows you how ancient truths can empower you during many of life's dark moments and lead you on a path of success and personal fulfillment. Through story, ritual activity, and spiritual communion, you will learn how to use your instinctual nature to achieve your goals and feel energized, strong, and capable in your daily life. Explore how to: Increase sexuality and bring into your life, and heart, the love you long for Uncover hidden strengths and overcome fear Protect yourself and loved ones from physical harm, deception, or betrayal Retrieve your inborn talent to heal ailments and diagnose disease Unleash creativity Enhance communication skills Sharpen your intuition about others and the world around you Enjoy healthy, productive dreams

Pagan Britain

Pagan Britain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300198582
Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton Book Resume:

Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming of Christianity. He draws on an array of recently discovered evidence and shows how new findings have radically transformed understandings of belief and ritual in Britain before the arrival of organized religion. Setting forth a chronological narrative, Hutton along the way makes side visits to explore specific locations of ancient pagan activity. He includes the well-known sacred sites—Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey—as well as more obscure locations across the mainland and coastal islands. In tireless pursuit of the elusive “why” of pagan behavior, Hutton astonishes with the breadth of his understanding of Britain’s deep past and inspires with the originality of his insights.

The Witch's Book of Self-Care

The Witch's Book of Self-Care [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1507209150
Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Witch's Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock Book Resume:

“From Wiccan author Arin Murphy-Hiscock comes this fantastic guide to spiritual self-care with a witchy bent. The Witch’s Guide to Self-Care contains recipes for products and spells for self-restoration.” —Bustle Worship yourself the witchy way—learn how to nourish your body and spirit with herbal remedies, spells, and rituals inspired by witchcraft in this unique, enchanted guide to self-care! Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman, and this book helps you prioritize #1 with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch’s Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your body, mind, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength. This book features such magical self-care remedies: -A Ritual to Release Guilt: Learn to burn whatever causes you pain and process painful memories or work through heavy emotions in this therapeutic ritual. -Green Space Meditation: Learn how to reconnect with the healing energies of nature, even in the middle of a bustling city, as part of a series of meditations based on the elements and your senses. -DIY Body Butter: Create your own custom soothing and smoothing body butter, powered by crystal and essential oils suited to your intention, and sanctified by a ritual. And much more! The Witch’s Book of Self-Care shows you how easy it is to connect to the earth, harness your personal power, and add a little magic to your everyday life for a better you!

Grace Notes

Grace Notes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310562147
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
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Grace Notes by Philip Yancey Book Resume:

"“There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more.”- Billy GrahamPhilip Yancey’s words—captured in his many bestselling books—have influenced the lives of millions of readers by strengthening their faith, building their hope, sparking their creativity, and challenging their comfort zones. If you’re one of those readers, you know personally how his insights have affected your mind and heart. And if you’re new to Yancey, you’re in for a life-altering experience.These meditations—all drawn from the beloved and bestselling writings of the author—will take you through an entire year of Yancey’s insight and imagination, covering a broad range of topics: • How to rediscover God through the wonders of nature, music, and romantic love• Why grace means you can’t do anything to make God love you more or less• What happens when you cut through preconceptions to encounter the “real” Jesus• How to renew your understanding and practice of prayer• Where you can see God in unexpected people and places• How to cope when life crashes in around youEvery day, experience the best from a beloved author who, with freshness, clarity, and energy, has so brilliantly articulated God’s wonderful but mysterious relationship with you. "

Sacred Ritual, Profane Space

Sacred Ritual, Profane Space [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773554246
Author: Jenn Cianca
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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The first three centuries of Christianity are increasingly seen in modern scholarship as sites of complexity. Sacred Ritual, Profane Space examines the Christian meeting places of the time and overturns long-held notions about the earliest Christians as utopian rather than place-bound people. By mapping what is known from early Christian texts onto the archaeological data for Roman domestic spaces, Jenn Cianca provides a new lens for examining the relationship between early Christianity and sites of worship. She proposes that not only were Roman homes sacred sites in their own right but they were also considered sacred by the Christian communities that used them. In many cases, meeting space would have included the presence of the Roman domestic cult shrines. Despite the fact that the domestic cult was polytheistic, Cianca asserts that its practices likely continued in places used for worship by Christians. She also argues that continued practice of the domestic cult in Roman domestic spaces did not preclude Christians from using houses as churches or from understanding their rituals or their meeting places as sacred. Raising a host of questions about identity, ritual affiliation, and domestic practice, Sacred Ritual, Profane Space demonstrates how sacred space was constructed through ritual enactment in early Christian communities.

Out There Search for the Messiah

Out There Search for the Messiah [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599264242
Author: Leonard Holst
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Out There Search for the Messiah by Leonard Holst Book Resume:

DANIEL, book of mysterious dates and future events has been the concern of serious Bible students for thousands of years. Its predictions have challenged the church and the world. Exciting reading too. Remember "Daniel in the lion's den"? "OUT THERE, SEARCH FOR THE MESSIAH" is different from most books in that it endeavors to simply describe what the book says. Daniel's prophecies of the coming of Messiah are the most dramatic to be found in all of Scripture. The coming of Jesus, the Messiah, is predicted more than 500 years before it happened. The future of the world and the church is also described in most disturbing detail. Daniel is important to every person who is concerned about the future. The book proves beyond doubt that the Jesus Christ who appeared on earth 2,000 years ago, is the one and only true Messiah, and He is out there preparing for a visit to the planet earth IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

The Book of Spells

The Book of Spells [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984857037
Author: Jamie Della
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Complete with over 50 spells and information on the magickal tools and traditions of witchcraft, The Book of Spells is the ultimate guide to healing, manifesting your desires, and diving confidently into the mysteries of magick. Calling upon ancient powers and the ways of the Witch, The Book of Spells contains rituals and visualizations for releasing negativity, increasing bliss, healing a broken heart, finding your Spirit guides, embarking on the adventure of astral flight, and more. With the help of timeless myths and fables, as well as author Jamie Della's personal anecdotes, each spell offers empowering insight to help you uncover your innate Divine essence. This beautifully gilded compendium includes need-to-know information on Sabbats and ancient traditions, Gods and Goddesses, and tools of the Craft such as herbs, crystals, tarot archetypes, moon phases, and runes. The Book of Spells is the perfect beginner's guide to following the Path, practicing the Craft, and incorporating magick into your daily life. Advance praise for The Book of Spells “This book opens the door to a life of magic and inspiration. The most wonderful thing about it is that Jamie actually lives by the book. She’s the real deal! The Book of Spells is personal, engaging, and empowering. Her information about the Craft is heartfelt, user-friendly, and a treasure trove of witchy wisdom. You’ll love this book whether you are a novice or an expert. Enjoy!”—Victoria Bearden, nationally renowned astrologer and psychic “What a sweet book this is. Spells and a lot more for people new to the Craft written by an experienced Witch who practices what she preaches.”—Barbara Ardinger, author of Goddess Meditations and Finding New Goddesses “Creative, ethical, and respectful of tradition but modern in focus, these spells are focused on self-healing, rather than forcing your will on others.”—Anna Korn, Adocentyn Research Library “Young and old alike find a rainbow of solutions in Jamie Della’s self-empowering Book of Spells. Simultaneously bold and inviting, Della’s unswerving devotion to self-love, self-awareness, and growth shines through on every page of this gem of a soul’s companion guidebook.”—Tania Pryputniewicz, author of November Butterfly

Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9401031894
Author: Howard B. White
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Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity by Howard B. White Book Resume:

The departmentalism of American universities has doubtless much to recommend it. It indicates that exuberance is not a sufficient sub stitute for scholarship, that, for better or for worse, every scholar today must be something of a specialist. But when any great writer and great thinker reaches out and grasps the whole of human life, the study of his work transcends specialization. And while exuberance may not replace scholarship, it may accompany it. Most of my work has been done in the history of political philosophy. I have dared to overstep departmental boundaries, because I believe that Shakespeare has something to say to political philosophy. I am not the first to express this view. Whether I express it well or badly, I shall not be the last. I want to thank Leo Strauss, my teacher. He has read the manus cript and given me the benefit of his insight and judgment. I want to thank Richard Kennington, who has taken so much time from his own work to comment meticulously and constructively on this work as on other things I have written. His help has been generous, and my appreciation is deep. I must, in particular, thank my colleague, Adolph Lowe. He has perused this study, much of it in several versions. Through long walks in Manchester, Vermont, we have discussed my work and his comments. Usually his comments have been compelling. I can regret only that I am completely unqualified to reciprocate.

The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses

The Secret History of Poltergeists and Haunted Houses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1594776938
Author: Claude Lecouteux
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What poltergeist accounts through the ages reveal about our own worldviews • Provides a wide array of case studies from ancient Greece and Rome to medieval Europe to the modern world • Explores the relationship between poltergeists and troubled adolescence • Looks beneath the Christian adulteration of pagan practices to reveal the hidden ancestral beliefs tied to poltergeists and haunted houses Stories of poltergeists and their mischievous and sometimes violent actions--knocking, stone or chair throwing, moving objects with invisible hands, and slamming or opening doors--are a constant through the ages. What changes is how we interpret this activity. For our pagan ancestors this phenomenon was caused by helper spirits whose manifestations revealed their unhappiness with a household. The medieval Christian church demonized these once helpful spirits and held exorcisms to expel them from the houses they haunted--which proved effective less than half the time. The Age of Enlightenment cast these incidents as clever hoaxes, and many still believe this today. But poltergeist manifestations continue to appear and often defy attempts to debunk them as pranks. What then is behind this phenomenon? Exploring accounts of poltergeists from ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the modern world, Claude Lecouteux finds that while our interpretations of poltergeists may change, the manifestations always follow a similar course and evolution. He shows how modern scientific studies of poltergeist manifestations have found a strong tie between these visitations and the presence of a troubled adolescent in the house. Looking beneath the Christian adulteration of pagan practices to reveal the hidden ancestral beliefs tied to poltergeists and haunted houses, the author shows how these unhappy spirits serve as confirmation of the supernatural beings that share the earth with us and of our relationship with the natural and unseen world, a relationship we must take care to keep in balance.

The History of Protestantism (Complete 24 Books in One Volume)

The History of Protestantism (Complete 24 Books in One Volume) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027247306
Author: James Aitken Wylie
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This eBook edition of "The History of Protestantism (Complete 24 Books in One Volume)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The History of Protestantism, which we propose to write, is no mere history of dogmas. The teachings of Christ are the seeds; the modern Christendom, with its new life, is the goodly tree which has sprung from them. We shall speak of the seed and then of the tree, so small at its beginning, but destined one day to cover the earth."Content:Progress From the First to the Fourteenth CenturyWicliffe and His Times, or Advent of ProtestantismJohn Huss and the Hussite WarsChristendom at the Opening of the Sixteenth CenturyHistory of Protestantism in Germany to the Leipsic Disputation, 1519From the Leipsic Disputation to the Diet at Worms, 1521.Protestantism in England, From the Times of Wicliffe to Those of Henry Viii.History of Protestantism in Switzerland Froma.d. 1516 to Its Establishment at Zurich, 1525.History of Protestantism From the Diet of Worms, 1521, to the Augsburg Confession, 1530.Rise and Establishment of Protestantism in Sweden and Denmark.Protestantism in Switzerland From Its Establishment in Zurich (1525) to the Death of Zwingli (1531)Protestantism in Germany From the Augsburg Confession to the Peace of PassauFrom Rise of Protestantism in France (1510) to Publication of the Institutes (1536)Rise and Establishment of Protestantism at Geneva.The JesuitsProtestantism in the Waldensian ValleysProtestantism in France From Death of Francis I (1547) to Edict of Nantes (1598)History of Protestantism in the NetherlandsProtestantism in Poland and BohemiaProtestantism in Hungary and TransylvaniaThe Thirty Years' WarProtestantism in France From Death of Henry IV (1610) to the Revolution (1789)Protestantism in England From the Times of Henry VIIIProtestantism in Scotland

Witches of America

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Author: Alex Mar
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
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"Witches are gathering." When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion. So Alex Mar discovers when she sets out to film a documentary and finds herself drawn deep into the world of present-day magic. Witches of America follows Mar on her immersive five-year trip into the occult, charting modern Paganism from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies. Along the way she takes part in dozens of rituals and becomes involved with a wild array of characters: a government employee who founds a California priesthood dedicated to a Celtic goddess of war; American disciples of Aleister Crowley, whose elaborate ceremonies turn the Catholic mass on its head; second-wave feminist Wiccans who practice a radical separatist witchcraft; a growing "mystery cult" whose initiates trace their rites back to a blind shaman in rural Oregon. This sprawling magical community compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible-or hopes might be. With keen intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all? Whether evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, each of us craves a system of meaning to give structure to our lives. Sometimes we just find it in unexpected places.

The Everyday Life Bible

The Everyday Life Bible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1478922974
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: FaithWords
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With practical commentaries, articles, and features, this new amplified version of #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer's popular study Bible will help you live out your faith. In the decade since its original publication, The Everyday Life Bible has sold 1.1 million copies, taking its place as an invaluable resource on the Word of God. Simultaneously, Joyce Meyer's renown as one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers has grown, as she continues to study and teach daily. This new edition updates Joyce's notes and commentary to reflect the changes made in the revision of the Amplified Bible which refreshes the English and refines the amplification for relevance and clarity. The result is The Everyday Life Bible that is now easier to read and better than ever to study, understand, and apply to your everyday life.

There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ

There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520930908
Author: Michael Gaddis
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"There is no crime for those who have Christ," claimed a fifth-century zealot, neatly expressing the belief of religious extremists that righteous zeal for God trumps worldly law. This book provides an in-depth and penetrating look at religious violence and the attitudes that drove it in the Christian Roman Empire of the fourth and fifth centuries, a unique period shaped by the marriage of Christian ideology and Roman imperial power. Drawing together materials spanning a wide chronological and geographical range, Gaddis asks what religious conflict meant to those involved, both perpetrators and victims, and how violence was experienced, represented, justified, or contested. His innovative analysis reveals how various groups employed the language of religious violence to construct their own identities, to undermine the legitimacy of their rivals, and to advance themselves in the competitive and high-stakes process of Christianizing the Roman Empire. Gaddis pursues case studies and themes including martyrdom and persecution, the Donatist controversy and other sectarian conflicts, zealous monks' assaults on pagan temples, the tyrannical behavior of powerful bishops, and the intrigues of church councils. In addition to illuminating a core issue of late antiquity, this book also sheds light on thematic and comparative dimensions of religious violence in other times, including our own.

The Jesus I Never Knew

The Jesus I Never Knew [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310295815
Author: Philip Yancey
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How does the Jesus of the New Testament compare to the Jesus we think we know so well? Bestselling author Philip Yancey conducts an enlightening biblical and historical investigation. This honest book will help you discover a different Jesus from the flannelgraph Sunday school figure, the sweetly smiling Victorian Savior, and all the cultural clichés that have tamed Jesus and kept him in comfortable religious boxes. Philip Yancey cuts through existing views and preconceptions of Jesus--citing opinions from church history, modern history, and popular culture; discussing how different people and cultures view Jesus; dissecting popular quotes about Jesus; and much more--and he offers a more accurate perspective by pointing us back to the Bible. From the manger in Bethlehem to the cross in Jerusalem, Yancey presents a complex character who generates questions as well as answers, a disturbing and exhilarating Jesus who wants to radically transform your life and stretch your faith. The Jesus I Never Knew engages your heart, your mind, your emotions, and your senses, preparing you for a new, life-changing encounter with the real Jesus described in the Gospels. Also available: The Jesus I Never Knew video curriculum, participant's guide, and study guide.

The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon

The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5878656329
Author: Thomas Wright
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The Book of Judges

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Author: Martin Sicker
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The subject of this book is the prophetic history of the political-military leaders, called judges, that succeeded Joshua and led the tribes of Israel during the tumultuous anarchic period between the death of Joshua and the transformation of the Israelite confederation of tribes into a nation-state (as subsequently described in the biblical book of Samuel, presented in the Masoretic text of the biblical book of Judges.) The term prophetic history is employed to describe the subject because prophecy in biblical thought is not fatalistic and does not predict future events. What it does do is assert that the moral course that a society chooses to follow in the present can determine its probable but not inevitable future. The purpose of the biblical book is to inform the reader of the historical consequences of the failure to observe the terms of the divine covenant entered into between God and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai following the exodus from Egypt. Although the biblical narrative is based on events that were believed to have taken place, the primary focus of prophetic history is on the moral implications of the decisions taken by men rather than the factual accuracy of the details of the events described, which have been studied exhaustively by archaeologists and historians of the ancient world.

Ancient Ways

Ancient Ways [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738745391
Author: Pauline Campanelli,Dan Campanelli
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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Pauline and Dan Campanelli's classic companion to Wheel of the Year is back for a new generation of readers to enjoy Celebrate the seasons of the year according to the ancient Pagan traditions. Ancient Ways shows how to prepare for and conduct the Sabbat rites, and helps you harness the magickal energy for weeks afterward. The wealth of seasonal rituals and charms within are drawn from ancient sources but are easily performed with readily available materials. Learn how to look into your previous lives at Yule. At Beltane, discover the places where you are most likely to see faeries. Make special jewelry to wear for your Lammas celebrations. For the special animals in your life, paint a charm of protection at Midsummer. Most Pagans feel that the Sabbat rituals are all too brief and wish for the magick to continue. Ancient Ways can help you reclaim your own traditions and heighten the feeling of magick all year long. Praise: "A delightful, joyous guide to celebrating the seasons and festivals with homespun magic." —Scott Cunningham, author of Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs "A delightful book that beautifully complements the authors' Wheel of the Year." —Ray Buckland, author of Practical Candleburning Rituals

Blue Shaman

Blue Shaman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781434355232
Author: Hugh Malafry
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Who are the Shapers? What is their will of us? In the First Time, the kingdoms of earth and the realms of light were one. Wise in the ways of the Otherworld, the Na-Akhu-El Sages of the Motherland tended the ongoing creation in the earth: Masters of the Four Forces and the cycles of creation, they shaped the pattern of things to come before they took form, and kept the balance of life in the worlds. But the Kingdom of the Sun fell, and a catastrophic dark age ensued, obscuring the way of the Makers. In the cataclysmic destruction of the world that was, the way of the Otherworld and of the First Time was lost, and Man forgot the realms of light. Nevertheless, veiled by the commonplace, a vestige of the Na-Akhu-El Sages survives, and subtly intervenes at crucial moments to keep the way they have shaped to restore Man to the First Time. In ancient Egypt this remnant is known as the Akhu, the Shining Ones of the First Time, who serve the Lord Osiris. Knowing the secrets of life and death, the making and unmaking of things, and the way of resurrection and ascension into the Otherworld, they are worshiped as deathless gods. In thirteenth century Egypt, the alchemist Flegetanis of Alexandria confronts an ancient adversary, the shaman Morgon Kara, in a dispute over a fallen Templar who has become the key to the survival of the Na-Akhu-El Sages. A contest unfolds in a subtle weave of intrigue and betrayal, in a quest for the meaning of a lost way, and the resurrection of a man whose awakening holds the key to the fate of the world to come.

The History of the Quranic Text

The History of the Quranic Text [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1906949654
Author: M. M. Al-Azami
Publisher: Turath Publishing
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This expansive book provides unique insights into the holy text’s immaculate preservation, as well as exploring many of the accusations leveled against it. The reception of divine revelations, Prophet Muhammad's role in disseminating and compiling these verses, and the setting of the text’s final external shape are scientifically examined alongside such topics as the origins of Arabic, the so-called Mushaf of Ibn Masud, and the strict methodology employed in assembling textual fragments. By way of comparison, the author investigates the histories of the Old and New Testaments, relying entirely on Judeo-Christian sources, and uncovers a startling range of alterations in the biblical Scriptures. Using this as a springboard, he illustrates convincingly that Western research into Islam’s Holy Book is motivated by more than mere curiosity, and has no scientific bearing on the Quran's integrity. This monumental effort, a scholarly work composed in an impassioned tone, provides a welcome foundation for sincere study at a time when assailing the Quran has become all too common.