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A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

By Carol K. Mack,Dinah Mack
  • ISBN Code: : 1628721502
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Social Science
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“Scouring the face of the earth, Carol and Dinah Mack have come up with an array of the most dreaded demons mythology has to offer.” —Robert L. Carniero, former Curator of South American Ethnology, American Museum of Natural History If you met a werewolf on the eve of a full moon, would you know how to tell what he really was? Could you resist the dark charms of a vampire or the lure of a fallen angel? Did you know the Mbulu of South Africa has a razor-sharp tail with a mind of its own? Or that the Kuru-Pira of Brazil has eyes that glow like embers, and fangs ripping from its mouth? In this updated edition of A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits, Carol and Dinah Mack bring to life some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures ever described in mythology and legend. With a deft pen and global perspective, the Macks profile over ninety bogies including: mermaids, ghouls, vampires, kelpies, werewolves, and more. Readers will delight in exploring the origin, characteristics, and cultural significance of each creature. Organized by habitat, and offering helpful dispelling and disarming techniques in every instance, this book will entertain readers of all ages, while shedding light on religious and cultural ideals from around the world. With vivid details and highly researched entries, A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits is a must have for academics, writers, students, and anyone interested in mythology or the occult. “A round of applause for this demonic cast of characters! They let us glimpse other people’s demons, and many of our very own.” —Anna Deavere Smith, author of Notes from the Field

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of Georg Ebers" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ An Egyptian Princess_x000D_ Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt_x000D_ Homo Sum _x000D_ The Sisters_x000D_ The Emperor (Hadrian)_x000D_ Serapis: a Romance_x000D_ The Bride of the Nile_x000D_ Cleopatra_x000D_ Arachne_x000D_ A Thorny Path (Per Aspera)_x000D_ Other Novels:_x000D_ The Burgomaster's Wife:A Tale of the Siege of Leyden_x000D_ Margery: A Tale of Old Nuremberg_x000D_ Barbara Blomberg: A Historical Romance_x000D_ In the Blue Pike_x000D_ A Word, Only a Word_x000D_ Joshua: A Story of Biblical Times_x000D_ In The Fire Of The Forge: A Romance of Old Nuremberg_x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ A Question: The Idyll of a Picture by his Friend Alma Tadema_x000D_ The Elixir_x000D_ The Greylock: A Fairy Tale_x000D_ The Nuts: A Christmas story for my children and grandchildren_x000D_ The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

The Complete Novels of Georg Ebers

By Georg Ebers
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  • Total of Pages : 6256
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Georg Ebers" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ An Egyptian Princess_x000D_ Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt_x000D_ Homo Sum _x000D_ The Sisters_x000D_ The Emperor (Hadrian)_x000D_ Serapis: a Romance_x000D_ The Bride of the Nile_x000D_ Cleopatra_x000D_ Arachne_x000D_ A Thorny Path (Per Aspera)_x000D_ Other Novels:_x000D_ The Burgomaster's Wife:A Tale of the Siege of Leyden_x000D_ Margery: A Tale of Old Nuremberg_x000D_ Barbara Blomberg: A Historical Romance_x000D_ In the Blue Pike_x000D_ A Word, Only a Word_x000D_ Joshua: A Story of Biblical Times_x000D_ In The Fire Of The Forge: A Romance of Old Nuremberg_x000D_ A Question: The Idyll of a Picture by his Friend Alma Tadema_x000D_ The Elixir_x000D_ The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

Art as Seen in the Light of Mystery Wisdom

By Rudolf Steiner
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  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Book Code : 1855843129
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Art
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Within the Mystery cultures of ancient history, art, science and religion formed a unity that offered direction and spiritual nourishment to the broader society. Today, art, science and religion can again be reunited. However, as Marie Steiner indicates in her introduction to these lectures, these aspects of our culture need rejuvenation through fresh spiritual understanding and knowledge. Art cannot be renewed through compromise, but only by returning to the spiritual foundations of life. As she says: "The remedy lies in unlocking the wisdom of the Mysteries and presenting it to humanity in a form adapted to contemporary needs." In these wide-ranging lectures, Rudolf Steiner offers spiritual insight for the modern day into a revitalised world of the arts. His themes include: the relation of art to technology, the moral experience of the worlds of colour and music, the legendary Norwegian Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson, and the relationship between the various arts of architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, eurythmy and the human being.

The Historical Romances of Georg Ebers

By Georg Ebers
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465503536
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"God grant it!" exclaimed the young man. "I have heard nothing from my family for two months. That is hard. Pleasures smile along every path, and I like my profession of soldier, but it often grieves me sorely to hear so little from home. Oh! if one were only a bird, a sunbeam, or a shooting-star, one might, if only for the twinkling of an eye, learn how matters go at home and fill the soul with fresh gratitude, or, if it must be—but I will not think of that. In the valley of the Saale, the trees are blossoming and a thousand flowers deck all the meadows, just as they do here, and did there two years ago, when I left home for the second time. "After my father's death I was the heir, but neither hunting nor riding to court, neither singing nor the clinking of beakers could please me. I went about like a sleep-walker, and it seemed as if I had no right to live without my father. Then—it is now just two years ago—a messenger brought from Weimar a letter which had come from Italy with several others, addressed to our most gracious sovereign; it contained the news that our lost brother was still alive, lying sick and wretched in the hospital at Bergamo. A kind nun had written for him, and we now learned that on the journey from Valencia to Livorno Louis had been captured by corsairs and dragged to Tunis. How much suffering he endured there, with what danger he at last succeeded in obtaining his liberty, you shall learn later. He escaped to Italy on a Genoese galley. His feet carried him as far as Bergamo, but he could go no farther, and now lay ill, perhaps dying, among sympathizing strangers. I set out at once and did not spare horseflesh on the way to Bergamo, but though there were many strange and beautiful things to be seen on my way, they afforded me little pleasure, the thought of Louis, so dangerously ill, saddened my joyous spirits. Every running brook urged me to hasten, and the lofty mountains seemed like jealous barriers. When once beyond St. Gotthard I felt less anxious, and as I rode down from Bellinzona to Lake Lugano, and the sparkling surface of the water beyond the city smiled at me like a blue eye, forgot my grief for a time, waved my hat, and sung a song. In Bergamo I found my brother, alive, but enfeebled in mind and body, weak, and without any desire to take up the burden of life again. He had been in good hands, and after a few weeks we were able to travel homeward—this time I went through beautiful Tyrol. Louis's strength daily increased, but the wings of his soul had been paralyzed by suffering. Alas, for long years he had dug and carried heavy loads, with chains on his feet, beneath a broiling sun. Chevalier von Brand could not long endure this hard fate, but Louis, while in Tunis, forgot both how to laugh and weep, and which of the two can be most easily spared?

The Greatest Historical Novels of Georg Ebers

By Georg Ebers
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 6553
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents the collection of the greatest historical novels by George Ebers: Table of Contents: An Egyptian Princess Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt Homo Sum The Sisters The Emperor (Hadrian) Serapis: a Romance The Bride of the Nile Cleopatra Arachne A Thorny Path (Per Aspera) Other Novels: The Burgomaster's Wife:A Tale of the Siege of Leyden Margery: A Tale of Old Nuremberg Barbara Blomberg: A Historical Romance In the Blue Pike A Word, Only a Word Joshua: A Story of Biblical Times In The Fire Of The Forge: A Romance of Old Nuremberg Short Stories: A Question: The Idyll of a Picture by his Friend Alma Tadema The Elixir The Greylock: A Fairy Tale The Nuts: A Christmas story for my children and grandchildren The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography

The Tales of Ancient Egypt (10 Historical Novels)

By Georg Ebers
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4208
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you thiscollection of historical adventures and romance novels set in ancient Egypt. This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: An Egyptian Princess Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt Homo Sum (Novel about 4th century A.D. Christianity on the Sinai Peninsula) The Sisters The Emperor (Hadrian) Serapis, a Romance(Tale of the destruction of the Library of Alexandria) The Bride of the Nile Cleopatra Arachne A Thorny Path (Per Aspera) The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography

Demonology and Devil Lore

By Moncure D. Conway
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 746
  • Category : Religion
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Demonology and Devil Lore is a work on demonology which analyzes how different cultures and religions have interpreted demons and devil along history. The author's survey of myths, folktales, superstitions and rituals across cultures is very methodical. Each topic is thoroughly researched and it is explained how a certain theme is viewed in demonic myths throughout the world. The book is a kind of a treatise on the historical development of the idea of Evil.

Stories of Rootworkers & Hoodoo in the Mid-South

By Tony Kail
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439668272
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : History
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Separate fact from fiction in this history of African healers, spiritualists, and conjurers in the mid-southern United States. Men and women who carried the mantle of African healing and spirituality in the Mid-South were frequently accused and attacked for their misunderstood culture. The same healers and spiritual workers feared by outsiders were embraced and revered by families who survived because of their presence. From Tennessee to Mississippi, ancient formulas and potions were integral parts of the African American community. Follow author Tony Kail as he takes us down the back roads of rural counties, where healers formulated miracles in mojo bags, and into the cities, where conjurers spoke to the spirits of the dead. “If true mystery and fascinating cultures move you, you'll be thunderstruck by this book . . . . Vast numbers of Africans were brought to this region in chains from their native lands, moved cross country from the Atlantic coast, and inland from Jamaica, Haiti, and the Caribbean. They brought with them their religious and faith healing practices. Tony Kail, cultural anthropologist and ethnographer, writer and lecturer, brings his nearly three decades of study of ancient faith healing (hoodoo) and herbal beliefs to bear in this remarkable work.” —Decatur Daily

Modern India and the Indians

By Monier Monier-Williams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136383360
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Social Science
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Teachings of Zoroaster

By S. A. Kapadia
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  • Book Code : 1613102887
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