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By Scott Sigler
  • ISBN Code: : 0307589358
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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“The ancestors are out there…you have to believe me.” From acclaimed author Scott Sigler—New York Times bestselling creator of Infected and Contagious—comes a tale of genetic experimentation’s worst nightmare come true. Every five minutes, a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee ... and imagine what a company would do to get a monopoly on that technology. On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering the genomes of thousands of mammals, Colding's team has dialed back the evolutionary clock to re-create humankind’s common ancestor. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, and with no chance of transplant rejection. There's just one problem: these ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding's team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil. With these killer creatures on the prowl, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research proves to have its own cold-blooded agenda. As the creators become the prey in the ultimate battle for survival, Scott Sigler takes readers on the ultimate thrill-ride—and offers a chilling cautionary account of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.

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The Ancestor Syndrome

By Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131772481X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
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In The Ancestor Syndrome Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger explains and provides clinical examples of her unique psychogenealogical approach to psychotherapy. She shows how, as mere links in a chain of generations, we may have no choice in having the events and traumas experienced by our ancestors visited upon us in our own lifetime. The book includes fascinating case studies and examples of 'genosociograms' (family trees) to illustrate how her clients have conquered seemingly irrational fears, psychological and even physical difficulties by discovering and understanding the parallels between their own life and the lives of their forebears. The theory of 'invisible loyalty' owed to previous generations, which may make us unwittingly re-enact their life events, is discussed in the light of ongoing research into transgenerational therapy. Anne Ancelin Schutzenberger draws on over 20 years of experience as a therapist and analyst and is a well-respected authority, particularly in the field of Group Therapy and Psychodrama. First published as Aie, mes Aieux this fascinating insight into a unique style of clinical work has already sold over 32,000 copies in France and will appeal to anyone working in the psychotherapy profession.

African Religion Defined

By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
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  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 0761853294
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: african-religion-defined.pdf

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African religion is ancestor worship; that is, funeral preparations, burial of the dead with ceremony and pomp, belief in eternal existence of souls of the dead as ancestors, periodic remembrance of ancestors, and belief that they influence the affairs of their living descendants. Whether called Akw?sidai, Homowo, Voodoo, Nyant?r (Aboakyir), CandomblZ, or Santeria in Africa or the African Diaspora, ancestor worship centers on the ancestors and deities. This makes it a tenably viable religion, because living descendants are genetically linked to their ancestors. The author, a traditional king and professor, studies the Akan in Ghana to demonstrate that ancestor worship is as pragmatic, systematic, theological, teleological, soteriological — with a highly trained clerical body and elders as mediators — and symbolic as any other religion in the world. Ancestor worship follows prescribed rites and rituals, formulas, precepts for ritual efficacy, and festivities of honor with music and dances to provoke ancestors and deities into joining in the celebration.

The First Ancestor

By Alejandro Jodorowsky,Das Pastoras
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  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Book Code : 1594653763
  • Total of Pages : 60
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Before the Metabarons there were the Castakas, a clan of lawless pirates - this is their story.

The Healthy Ancestor

By Juliet McMullin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315418312
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
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Native Americans, researchers increasingly worry, are disproportionately victims of epidemics and poor health because they “fail” to seek medical care, are “non-compliant” patients, or “lack immunity” enjoyed by the “mainstream” population. Challenging this dominant approach to indigenous health, Juliet McMullin shows how it masks more fundamental inequalities that become literally embodied in Native Americans, shifting blame from unequal social relations to biology, individual behavior, and cultural or personal deficiencies. Weaving a complex story of Native Hawai’ian health in its historical, political, and cultural context, she shows how traditional practices that integrated relationships of caring for the land, the body, and the ancestors are being revitalized both on the islands and in the indigenous diaspora. For the fields of medical anthropology, public health, nursing, epidemiology, and indigenous studies, McMullin’s important book offers models for more effective and culturally appropriate approaches to building healthy communities.

Meaning and Controversy within Chinese Ancestor Religion

By Paulin Batairwa Kubuya
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319705245
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
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Chinese practices related to ancestors have long been the subject of conflicting interpretations. These practices are rooted in the lived experience of practitioners, and therefore need to be considered as embodied expressions of the quest for existential meaning. For practitioners, the achievement of existential meaning requires the inclusion, implication, and mediation of the ancestors. When gestures in ancestor rites are analyzed from this perspective it is possible to appreciate their essence as constitutive of “ancestor religion.” This book uses an inquisitive method that investigates the discrepancies between foreign and local explanations, and proposes another hermeneutic framework for ancestor related praxes.

My Ancestor's Path Is My Future Journey

By Stephanie Colligan-Ishola
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543438946
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Self-Help
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This book is intended to tell the story, both in words and pictures, by enabling my audience to envision my journey and ancestors path unfolded through my very own eyes, supported by genealogy research, interviews, and my dream visions. Take a journey with me and them down the path to spiritual freedom! This was rehearsed and written for seventeen years by the little girl Anajat jaguar who was gifted with keen sight like the beautiful but noble and loyal jaguar, my spirit animal. In addition, my book is intended for the restoration of the soul in all the essence of life. People must continue to believe in a higher calling to obtain inner peace with harmonious love for creation and all inhabitants in our society.

Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia

By Triin Laidoner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429815999
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : History
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Ancestor worship is often assumed by contemporary European audiences to be an outdated and primitive tradition with little relevance to our societies, past and present. This book questions that assumption and seeks to determine whether ancestor ideology was an integral part of religion in Viking Age and early medieval Scandinavia. The concept is examined from a broad socio-anthropological perspective, which is used to structure a set of case studies which analyse the cults of specific individuals in Old Norse literature. The situation of gods in Old Norse religion has been almost exclusively addressed in isolation from these socio-anthropological perspectives. The public gravemound cults of deceased rulers are discussed conventionally as cases of sacral kingship, and, more recently, religious ruler ideology; both are seen as having divine associations in Old Norse scholarship. Building on the anthropological framework, this study introduces the concept of ‘superior ancestors’, employed in social anthropology to denote a form of political ancestor worship used to regulate social structure deliberately. It suggests that Old Norse ruler ideology was based on conventional and widely recognised religious practices revolving around kinship and ancestors and that the gods were perceived as human ancestors belonging to elite families.

The Ancestor

By Lee Matthew Goldberg
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  • Publisher : All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Fiction
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A man wakes up in present-day Alaskan wilderness with no idea who he is, nothing on him save an empty journal with the date 1898 and a mirror. He sees another man hunting nearby, astounded that they look exactly alike except for his own beard. After following this other man home, he witnesses a wife and child that brings forth a rush of memories of his own wife and child, except he’s certain they do not exist in modern times—but from his life in the late 1800s. After recalling his name is Wyatt, he worms his way into his doppelganger Travis Barlow’s life. Memories become unearthed the more time he spends, making him believe that he’d been frozen after coming to Alaska during the Gold Rush and that Travis is his great-great grandson. Wyatt is certain gold still exists in the area and finding it with Travis will ingratiate himself to the family, especially with Travis’s wife Callie, once Wyatt falls in love. This turns into a dangerous obsession affecting the Barlows and everyone in their small town, since Wyatt can’t be tamed until he also discovers the meaning of why he was able to be preserved on ice for over a century. A meditation on love lost and unfulfilled dreams, The Ancestor is a thrilling page-turner in present day Alaska and a historical adventure about the perilous Gold Rush expeditions where prospectors left behind their lives for the promise of hope and a better future. The question remains whether it was all worth the sacrifice… Praise for THE ANCESTOR: “Lee Matthew Goldberg is an animal—there is no other way to say it. His prose is heavyweight ambitious, as visceral as a sweaty-toothed dog at your throat. He evokes Robert Louis Stevenson as much as he does a modern thriller novelist. And I’ll be honest: I expected a crime novel, but I got a spell-binding epic, an epistolary revelation, a tale as rich as a paying gold mine. The Ancestor is more than a novel. It’s an ode to the rich tradition of adventure storytelling…seasoned with ample spice of love and violence and greed.” —Matt Phillips, author of Countdown and Know Me from Smoke “In The Ancestor, Lee Matthew Goldberg masterfully weaves together a story involving family and violence set against the backdrop of an unforgiving Alaska of both past and present.” —Andrew Davie, author of Pavement and Ouroboros “From the icy opening battle of man vs. wolf, you feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller and that feeling never lets up.” —SJ Rozan, bestselling author of Paper Son “This thrilling novel is rich in descriptions of the vast, snowy, and deadly wilderness of Alaska; it ably captures the type of person who chases gold.” —Foreword Reviews “A story that blends the familiar and the supernatural in a manner that calls Stephen King’s work to mind. That said, Goldberg’s book possesses a flavor all its own—a distinctive mélange of the sincere and the strange.” —Kirkus Reviews “Beautifully written, and capturing the unforgiving grit of Gold Rush Alaska, Lee Matthew Goldberg’s The Ancestor is a thrilling page-turner with an ache in its heart. I’m a huge fan.” —Roz Nay, author of Hurry Home and Our Little Secret “A suspenseful historical thriller.” —Indie Reader “One of the year’s best thrillers. Blake Crouch fans will love Goldberg’s Alaskan opus.” —BestThrillers

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  • Total of Pages : 181
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Five Ancestor Fist Kung Fu

By Alexander L. Co
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 146290131X
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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Simple, direct, and deadly–it's the art of ngo cho kun, or fists of the five ancestors. In its approach to iron body training, its reliance on the sam chien stance, and its special emphasis on hard and soft techniques, this Fukien style of kung–fu is believed to be the root of the Goju–ryu and Uechi–ryu Okinawan karate systems. During the declining years of the Ching dynasty, Sijo Chua Giok Beng combined the salient features of five styles from five masters into the formation of ngo cho kun, a distinct blend of both external and internal Chinese martial arts. Aside from being an effective form of self–defense, diligent practice of Ngo Cho Kun can balance the body's metabolism, strengthen internal organs, and improve general well–being. Ngo cho kun is at once historically significant and practical for modern–day self–defense needs. Five Ancestor Fist Kung–Fu is a must for those who are interested in the historical connection between kung–fu and karate, or who wish to expand their self–defense repertoire.

This Ancient Heart

By Paul Davies,Caitlín Matthews
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782799680
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Religion
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13 authors explore the threefold relationship between the landscape, the ancestors and ourselves. By focussing upon the essentials that shape Pagan and Heathen identity, this book reveals the connective pathways where beliefs, actions and metaphors lead to dynamic, practical and spiritual lives. Contributors: Penny Billington (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids); Dr. Jenny Blain (Former Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Sheffield Hallam); Paul Davies (Quaker, Independent Druid) Introduction and Editor; Prof. Camelia Elias. (Roskilde University); Prof. Graham Harvey (Reader in Religious Studies OU) Foreword; Sarah Hollingham MSc res. (Geographer, Quaker & Mother); Prof. Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol) Afterword; David Loxley (Chief of Ancient Druid Order); Caitlin Matthews (Teacher and author) Joint Editor; Emma Restall Orr (Author); Philip Shallcrass (Chief of British Druid Order); Prof. Robert Wallis (University of Richmond, London); Dr. Luzie U. Wingen (Quantitative Geneticist at the John Innes Centre). This Ancient Heart is essential reading for people with an interest in earth spirituality, our shared ancestors, sacred landscapes, shamanism, anthropology, archaeology, religion and heritage studies.

The Bite of an Ancestor

By Omene Sun Omena
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781453535592
  • Total of Pages : 83
  • Category : Drama
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“This funny and witty play by Omene suggests layers of deep conflict laced with intense wisecracks. Reminiscent of what the ‘Warri boys’ are known for—great humor”—Collective Writers’ Forum. Odafe is educated in western ways and feels that his mother and his father’s relations are not in sync with present realities. He defies them and marries Omazoba. What follows is a cocktail of betrayal, deceit, and intrigues that brings the whole society to the brink of catastrophy. Set in the deep traditions and culture of Urhobo cosmology, Odafe and Otakpobunor tackle the crucial discourse on the theme of marriage and tradition from a perspective that deals with man’s battle for understanding.

Message from an Adventurous Ancestor

By Thierry Macquet
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  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Book Code : 1839753994
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: message-from-an-adventurous-ancestor.pdf

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Adrien Mullet de Lespinasse comes from an illustrious lineage of aristocrats and seems to hold all the cards to be a happy man. But despite his dashing looks, wealth and success, he has always felt at odds with himself in this close upper class ‘club’ which he was born into and where outsiders are seldom welcome, regardless of the friendly and eccentric image its members give to the outside world. The Covid crisis brings this same world into lockdown and gives Adrien the opportunity to reflect. The discovery of the private journals of his direct ancestor, an adventurous Viscount who left France on the verge of collapse in 1789 to sail the oceans before settling down in a faraway Indian Ocean colony now called Mauritius will make him travel through time and completely change his outlook on life.


By Carolyn Emerick
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  • Publisher : Carolyn Emerick
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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European Fairy Tales Series Vol 5. Each book takes a look at some of the deeper cultural elements found within a different tale from the European fairy tale canon. This volume explores some of the pagan elements that were preserved within the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, and focuses especially on animism and ancestor veneration. The text also explores the hybrid spirituality known as "popular religion," and the enchanted worldview of indigenous Europeans.

Land of Our Fathers

By Francesca Stavrakopoulou
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0567551172
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
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The biblical motif of a land divinely-promised and given to Abraham and his descendants is argued to be an ideological reflex of post-monarchic, territorial disputes between competing socio-religious groups. The important biblical motif of a Promised Land is founded upon the ancient Near Eastern concept of ancestral land: hereditary space upon which families lived, worked, died and were buried. An essential element of concept of ancestral land was the belief in the post-mortem existence of the ancestors, who were venerated with grave offerings, mortuary feasts, bone rituals and standing stones. The Hebrew Bible is littered with stories concerning these practices and beliefs, yet the specific correlation of ancestor veneration and certain biblical land claims has gone unrecognized. The book remedies this in presenting evidence for the vital and persistent impact of ancestor veneration upon land claims. It proposes that ancestor veneration, which formed a common ground in the experiences of various socio-religious groups in ancient Israel, became in the Hebrew Bible an ideological battlefield upon which claims to the land were won and lost.

Man And His Ancestor: A Study In Evolution

By Charles Morris
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: man-and-his-ancestor.pdf

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"Man And His Ancestor: A Study In Evolution" by Charles Morris. 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.

Honoring Your Ancestors

By Mallorie Vaudoise
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  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 0738761052
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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No matter who you are, and no matter who your ancestors are, everyone can develop a deep, fulfilling ancestor veneration practice. This book shares techniques to help you connect to your ancestors and receive the blessings that come from veneration. Discover how genealogical research, family recipes, music, dancing, rituals, and communicating with the dead in dreams can help complement your spiritual path. Explore the different ways of working with blood ancestors, lineage ancestors, affinity ancestors, and others. Delve into the topics of ancestral trauma and what to do about difficult relationships and ancestors that you may be uncomfortable working with. Honoring Your Ancestors is filled with hands-on tips for creating an ancestor altar, learning the difference between ancestors and ghosts, clearing the energy in your sacred space, working with plant allies, and recognizing the signs that your ancestors are beginning to pay attention to you. The veneration techniques in this book can be practiced by people of any religious or spiritual background. Establishing a veneration practice can help you improve your mental and emotional health. It can help you connect to or increase the love in your life. And it can help you be more creative in the ways that are important to you.

Holy Sister

By Mark Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101988924
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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The searing conclusion of the thrilling epic fantasy trilogy that saw a young girl trained by an arcane order of nuns grow into the fiercest of warriors... They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman. The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat. Nona Grey faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that she and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep. Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war. The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her. A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned.

The Ancestor's Tale

By Richard Dawkins,Yan Wong
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  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1474600573
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : Science
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  • Pdf File: the-ancestor-s-tale.pdf

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A fully updated edition of one of the most original accounts of evolution ever written, featuring new fractal diagrams, six new 'tales' and the latest scientific developments. THE ANCESTOR'S TALE is a dazzling, four-billion-year pilgrimage to the origins of life: Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong take us on an exhilarating reverse journey through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life. It is a journey happily interrupted by meetings of fellow modern animals (as well as plants, fungi and bacteria) similarly tracing their evolutionary path back through history. As each evolutionary pilgrim tells their tale, Dawkins and Wong shed light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection and extinction. Written with unparalleled wit, clarity and intelligence; taking in new scientific discoveries of the past decade; and including new 'tales', illustrations and fractal diagrams, THE ANCESTOR'S TALE shows us how remarkable we are, how astonishing our history, and how intimate our relationship with the rest of the living world.

Ancestor Christology

By Cletus Chukwuemeka Nwaogwugwu
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450262295
  • Total of Pages : 596
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: ancestor-christology.pdf

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The study of the application of the title ancestor to Christ permits the author to delve into the Christological reflection in Africa today through one of the principal ways. At play here is the inculturation of the faith, which cannot be fully achieved without a process of theological assimilation of the fundamental parameters in the African life. The thesis, therefore, is not only limited to a mere description of the contemporary panorama in that respect, but attempts to offer a theological evaluation of the real expressive capacity of the title, as it has been proposed. The criterion used is therefore double: In the first place, the thesis tried to show that the human and the divine natures of Jesus Christ can be maintained in such a way that there is no rupture with the great tradition of the Christological councils. In the second place, if it is capable of responding to demands of Christology from above and from below. In all this, however, the horizon of the debate is not occidental exegetical investigation well known by the author; but from the theological ambient of sub-Saharan world. The conclusion is positive, pondering the terms involved. The work can be of great use in the christoogical endeavors of contemporary Africa, as well for those who desire to delve into it. Don Alfonso Carrasco Rouco (director of the thesis and now Bishop of the Diocese of Lugo Spain) The work of Don Cletus Chukwuemeka contains a clear description of what we may call African traditional religiosity as well as the theological efforts to inject Christianity into this cultural and religious tradition. The central point of these efforts revolves around the understanding of Christ. The most original aspect of this work is in the critical recourse to the figure of the ancestor or proto-ancestor to present the identity of Christ in a way that is faithful to the Church tradition, and at the same time, significant for the religious and cultural tradition of Africa. Dr. Don Gerardo del Pozo Abejn (Censor of the thesis)

Jesus Christ as Logos Incarnate and Resurrected Nana (Ancestor)

By Rudolf K. Gaisie
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725252856
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Religion
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This book seeks to demonstrate the significance of Ancestor Christology in African Christianity for christological developments in World Christianity. Ancestor Christology has developed in the process of an African conversion story of appropriating the mystery of Christ (Eph 3:4) in the category of ancestors. Logos Christology in early Christian history developed as an intricate byproduct in the conversion process of turning Hellenistic ideas towards the direction of Christ (A. F. Walls). Hellenistic Christian writers and modern African Christian writers thus share some things in common and when their efforts are examined within the conversion process framework there are discernible modes of engagement. The mode of Logos Christology that one finds in Origen, for example, is an innovative application of the understanding of Jesus Christ as Logos (incarnate); a new key but not discontinuous with the Johannine suggestive mode or the clarificatory mode of Justin Martyr. African Ancestor Christology is at the threshold of an innovative mode and the argument this book makes is that this strand of African Christology should be pursued in the indigenous languages aided by respective translated Bibles; a suggested way is a Logos-Ancestor (Nanasɛm) discourse in Akan Christianity.


By Alice Roberts
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1471188035
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: ancestors.pdf

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An extraordinary exploration of the ancestry of Britain through seven burial sites. By using new advances in genetics and taking us through important archaeological discoveries, Professor Alice Roberts helps us better understand life today. ‘This is a terrific, timely and transporting book - taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the present’ Bettany Hughes We often think of Britain springing from nowhere with the arrival of the Romans. But in Ancestors, pre-eminent archaeologist, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts explores what we can learn about the very earliest Britons, from burial sites and by using new technology to analyse ancient DNA. Told through seven fascinating burial sites, this groundbreaking prehistory of Britain teaches us more about ourselves and our history: how people came and went and how we came to be on this island. It explores forgotten journeys and memories of migrations long ago, written into genes and preserved in the ground for thousands of years. This is a book about belonging: about walking in ancient places, in the footsteps of the ancestors. It explores our interconnected global ancestry, and the human experience that binds us all together. It’s about reaching back in time, to find ourselves, and our place in the world.

Overtones and Undercurrents

By Ralph Metzner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620556901
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: overtones-and-undercurrents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stories and practices from the casebook of pioneering transpersonal psychotherapist Ralph Metzner • Shows how psychological problems often derive from factors not considered in conventional psychotherapy, such as prenatal imprints and ancestral connections • Shares 15 detailed case histories from Metzner’s more than 50 years of practice • Describes how guided imagery meditations, yogic light-fire practices, and selective use of entheogenic substances can be integrated with transpersonal psychotherapy and bring about deep healing Drawing on more than 50 years’ experience as a transpersonal psychotherapist, Ralph Metzner explores the spiritual overtones, karmic undercurrents, and ancestral connections that shape our individual psychologies. Sharing 15 detailed histories from his casebook and the innovative practices he uses in his therapeutic sessions, Metzner shows how the psychological problems we confront often derive from factors not considered in conventional psychotherapy, such as birth trauma, unconscious imprints from prenatal existence, memories from past lives, ancestral and familial soul connections, and even psychic intrusions. The case histories he describes include a wide spectrum of practices, such as the use of quiet meditative retreat, guided regressions, as well as imagery visualizations amplified by entheogens. He describes how tuning in with the spiritual overtones of our being and the karmic undercurrents of our lives can resolve issues such as a fear of intimacy, help heal the after-effects of abuse and abortion, reconcile estranged parental and ancestral relationships, dissolve fears left over from past incarnations, and convert malignant presences into protective allies. In addition to guided meditations, visualizations, and yogic light-fire exercises, the practices in his psychotherapy sessions at times include the selective use of small amounts of psychedelics, mind-expanding substances functioning to amplify awareness of the subtler realms of consciousness. Part of each case history gives a description of the particular visualization used, adding to the book’s practical use as a guidebook for transpersonal psychotherapists. Through the healing experiences he describes, Metzner reveals how attending to karmic undercurrents and spiritual overtones can often bring about a peaceful resolution to long-standing distress and spiritual alienation.


By William Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 030748145X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come.

Traveling with Our Ancestors

By Sandhya Rani Jha
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  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Book Code : 082723726X
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: traveling-with-our-ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the beloved author of Liberating Love: 365 Love Notes from God comes an inspiring Advent journey with our spiritual ancestors. In these daily devotions, Jha calls upon biblical guides – from Zechariah, to Elizabeth, to Mary –to offer wisdom and direction for the weeks leading up to Jesus’ birth. On Saturdays, Jha invites a contemporary “ancestor” such as Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Father Greg Boyle to help us reflect on how we can we can be better ancestors for those come after us. Each entry includes an Advent scripture, reflection, and prayer.

Invaders as Ancestors

By Peter Gose
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442693010
  • Total of Pages : 404
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: invaders-as-ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since pre-Incan times, native Andean people had worshipped their ancestors, and the custom continued even after the arrival of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. Ancestor-worship however, did not exclude members of other cultures: in fact, the Andeans welcomed outsiders as ancestors. Invaders as Ancestors examines how this unique cultural practice first facilitated Spanish colonization and eventually undid the colonial project when the Spanish attacked ancestor worship as idolatry and Andeans adopted Spanish political and religious forms to challenge indigenous rulers. In this work, Peter Gose demonstrates the ways in which Andeans converted conquest confrontations into relations of kinship and obligation and then worshipped Christianized and racially "white" spirits after the Spaniards invaded, though the conquering Spaniards prevented actual kinship bonds with the Andeans by adhering to strict rules of racial separation. Invaders as Ancestors explores an alternative response to colonization beyond the predictable resistance narrative, presenting instead a creative form of transculturation under the agency of the Andeans. Invaders as Ancestors is a fascinating account of one of the most unusual transcultural encounters in the history of colonialism.

Death and the Ancestors

By Jack Goody
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136528849
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: death-and-the-ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services. First published in 1962.

Calling to Our Ancestors Ebook

By Sarenth Odinsson
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1312780738
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 739
  • Pdf File: calling-to-our-ancestors-ebook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Ancestors can be found by many roads: by blood, adoption, the Gods we worship, and the Elements that sustain us. They can be found in the newly or ancient Dead, in the old forests or the candle flame. The devotional is dedicated to giving a voice to those roads, and to those who seek the Ancestors.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

By Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0307801039
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-forgotten-ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Exciting and provocative . . . A tour de force of a book that begs to be seen as well as to be read.”—The Washington Post Book World World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a thrilling saga that starts with the origin of the Earth. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits—self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics—are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Sagan and Druyan conduct a breathtaking journey through space and time, zeroing in on critical turning points in evolutionary history, and tracing the origins of sex, altruism, violence, rape, and dominance. Their book culminates in a stunningly original examination of the connection between primate and human traits. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.


By Frank Ching
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407029983
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: ancestors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Frank Ching brings to life 900 years of Chinese history through his own fascinating family tree. Beginning with his search for the grave of his first recorded ancestor, the 11th century poet Qin Guan, and ending with a moving account of his relationship with his father, a victim of China's historic upheaval, Frank Ching introduces a colourful cast of characters. His unbroken family line includes - among many others - a lovelorn concubine, a traitor, a military hero, an imperial ghost-writer, a minister of punishments and a woman noted for her skills in both verse and martial arts. There is scarcely an aspect of Chinese life, from shamanism to violent rebellion, that Ching doesn't touch upon in this fascinating work. Through his vivid and personal portraits of his ancestors the history of China itself unfolds: from the days of the ancient empire to its radical transformation today.

The One Year Pray for Life Bible NLT

By Tyndale,Joni Eareckson Tada
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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1496456270
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 299
  • Pdf File: the-one-year-pray-for-life-bible-nlt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pray for the urgent need to protect life as you read through the whole Bible in just one year. The One Year Pray for Life Bible provides the structure to help you read Gods life-changing Word in the clear and easy-to-read New Living Translation in just 15 minutes a day. It includes daily life issue prayer prompts and inspirational prayers from ministry leaders to help you intercede for precious life issues from womb to tomb. This special edition of The One Year Bible equips you to apply your daily Bible reading in short prayers for both those affected by and those who make decisions about these critical issues. The One Year Pray for Life Bible will help you apply the principles of Gods unchanging Word to effective prayer for our rapidly changing society. Allow God to change you and everyone impacted by ethical life choices as you spend a year in the Word and on your knees.