The Great Below

Author: Maddy Paxman
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
ISBN: 9781859643761
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The Great Below from the Author: Maddy Paxman. A remarkably clear-sighted, heartfelt account of early widowhood and its aftermath by the late American poet Michael Donaghy's wife

Into The Great Below

Author: Galina Krasskova
ISBN: 9780982579831
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Into The Great Below from the Author: Galina Krasskova. Into the Great Below is a compilation of devotional poems, prayers, and rituals celebrating two magnificent Sumerian Goddesses: Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Erishkigal, Queen of the Underworld. In these pages you will find a map traversing the shadowy places between these two Holy Powers. Here, you will read about Inanna's courage, Her journey and decent into Irkla, and Her vulnerability before Her sister. Here too you will find prayers celebrating the wisdom of Eriskigal, Her power, Her fury, Her mercy. In this book, you will hear from contemporary devotees of these ancient Powers and through their words possibly glimpse the ways in which both goddesses touch Their devotees lives today.

From The Great Above She Opened Her Ear To The Great Below

Author: Tim Lilburn
Publisher: Coldstream [Ont.] : Brick Books
ISBN: 9780919626393
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From The Great Above She Opened Her Ear To The Great Below from the Author: Tim Lilburn. In this collaboration, which can be viewed as two visions in dialogue, Shantz and Lilburn each focus on the story of the Sumerian goddess Inanna, who descends from her throne in heaven to the underworld. After being killed there by her sister, Inanna is reborn to return transformed, with her adornments no longer external but "formed by the scars of her healed wounds" (Shantz), a new Inanna who is also "a new physics" (Lilburn). By dramatizing the myth of the female dying-and- rising divinity in Lilburn's poetic sequence and a series of colour photographs of Shantz's room-sized constructions, the book offers us all access to the roots of feminine power in our lives.

Thematic Guide To World Mythology

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315053
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Thematic Guide To World Mythology from the Author: Lorena Laura Stookey. Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.

Gothic Grimoire

Author: Konstantinos
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738702551
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Gothic Grimoire from the Author: Konstantinos. This companion to "Nocturnal Witchcraft" contains exclusive material taken from the author's own "Book of Shadows." Includes nocturnal rituals for the sabbats and the Dark and Full Moons.

Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating To The Old Testament With Supplement

Author: James B. Pritchard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400882761
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Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating To The Old Testament With Supplement from the Author: James B. Pritchard. This anthology brought together the most important historical, legal, mythological, liturgical, and secular texts of the ancient Near East, with the purpose of providing a rich contextual base for understanding the people, cultures, and literature of the Old Testament. A scholar of religious thought and biblical archaeology, James Pritchard recruited the foremost linguists, historians, and archaeologists to select and translate the texts. The goal, in his words, was "a better understanding of the likenesses and differences which existed between Israel and the surrounding cultures." Before the publication of these volumes, students of the Old Testament found themselves having to search out scattered books and journals in various languages. This anthology brought these invaluable documents together, in one place and in one language, thereby expanding the meaning and significance of the Bible for generations of students and readers. As one reviewer put it, "This great volume is one of the most notable to have appeared in the field of Old Testament scholarship this century." Princeton published a follow-up companion volume, The Ancient Near East in Pictures Relating to the Old Testament (1954), and later a one-volume abridgment of the two, The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures (1958). The continued popularity of this work in its various forms demonstrates that anthologies have a very important role to play in education--and in the mission of a university press.


Author: Jamin Soderstrom
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462045433
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Qualified from the Author: Jamin Soderstrom. There is no more important decision an American voter can make than selecting who will become the next president of the United States, and voters should not be forced to guess whether a candidate is qualified to become president. In Qualified, author Jamin Soderstrom proposes a resume challenge that could revolutionize the election system and help to bring the presidential hiring process into the twenty-first century. Qualified presents a tool, developed by Soderstrom, to help voters compare presidential candidates with each other and with past presidents. This resume-based approach focuses on the candidates’ experiences and abilities and evaluates legislative, executive, military, foreign, and private experience; education and intellect; and writing and public speaking ability. It ensures that future presidents will be leaders qualified by constitutional, historical, and practical standards. A blend of analysis and insight, Qualified seeks to provide information to voters to help ensure the public elects presidents who have the experience, ability, and temperament to rise above the fray and become historically successful. The innovative resume challenge will help shed light on which candidates in 2012 meet the QUALIFIED THRESHOLD for presidential success.

Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615659
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Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places from the Author: Theresa Bane. The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in fairy tales and political and philosophical works, including Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Atlantis. From al A'raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of the many streams that run through Paradise, entries give the literary origin of each site, explain its cultural context, and describe its topical features, listing variations on names when applicable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will prove useful to scholars, researchers or anyone wishing to tour the unseen landscapes of myth and legend.

Hekhalot Literature In Translation

Author: James Davila
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004252169
Size: 43.50 MB
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Hekhalot Literature In Translation from the Author: James Davila. The Hekhalot literature is a motley collection of Hebrew and Aramaic documents dealing with mystical themes pertaining especially to God's throne-chariot. This volume presents English translations of an eclectic text with critical apparatus of most of the major Hekhalot texts.