Download e-book for kindle: Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism by Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

By Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

the 1st anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls finds a legendary culture as wealthy and as attention-grabbing as any on the planet. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore accumulated within the glossy period, Schwartz has accumulated jointly approximately seven-hundred of the foremost Jewish myths. The myths themselves are fabulous. We learn of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it really is continuously dark), the autumn of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sunlight and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. we find new stories in regards to the nice figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; tales approximately God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many stories approximately angels and demons, spirits and vampires, substantial beasts and the Golem. both vital, Schwartz offers a wealth of extra details. for every fable, he contains vast observation, revealing the resource of the parable and explaining the way it pertains to different Jewish myths in addition to to international literature (for example, evaluating Eves free up of evil into the realm with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the amount into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of construction, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy be aware, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy humans, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

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New PDF release: Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the

By Benjamin Radford

New Mexico's dual traditions of the clinical and the supernatural meet for the 1st time during this long-overdue e-book via a journalist identified for investigating the unexplained. unusual stories of ghosts, monsters, miracles, misplaced treasure, UFOs, and masses extra are available no longer faraway from the birthplace of the atomic bomb. large radio astronomy dishes seek barren region skies for alien lifestyles, and the world's first spaceport are available during this enchanted land; in lots of methods New Mexico really is a portal to different worlds.

Mysterious New Mexico is the 1st e-book to use clinical research how to clarify a few of New Mexico's so much weird and wonderful lore and legends. utilizing folklore, sociology, heritage, psychology, and forensic science--as good pretty much as good outdated detective work--Radford unearths the truths and myths in the back of New Mexico's maximum mysteries.

Benjamin Radford, the deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer technological know-how journal, is the writer of monitoring the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in reality, Fiction, and Folklore (UNM Press) and different books. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.


"It's a deal with to have a guided travel of recent Mexico mysteries through a precise medical paranormal investigator rather than listening to a rehash of an analogous tales. this is often in-depth info that honors the folklore yet will get to the middle of the mysteries; you will not get something shut from different authors of 'mystery mongering' books. the fact is even more satisfying."--Sharon Hill, editor, uncertain News

"Radford does an admirable task. not only telling us what the 'mysteries' are, he digs for the demanding proof, and follows via to average conclusions."--Robert Sheaffer, writer of unidentified flying object Sightings: The Evidence

"Radford's study into the unexplained is usually informative, full of life, and interesting, and Mysterious New Mexico isn't any exception. . . . either skeptics and believers will locate it necessary, and that i hugely suggest it."--Patrick Burns, TruTV's Haunting Evidence

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Get Degenerierte Verbrecherräume - die Elendsviertelliteratur: PDF

By Irina Frey

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Russistik / Slavistik, word: 1,7, Universität Konstanz, Veranstaltung: Der “geborene Verbrecher” in der russischen Literatur des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die Entwicklung der kriminologischen Theorien in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts in Russland wurde von einem Diskurs zwischen Literatur und Wissenschaft begleitet. Nicht nur die französische, sondern auch die italienische Schule spielte bei diesem Diskurs eine große Rolle, wobei Erstere sich verstärkt mit dem Thema Degeneration/Entartung im psychiatrischen Sinne auseinandergesetzte, während Letztere Cesare Lombrosos kriminalanthropologische Theorien zur Grundlage hatte. Die französische ging wie die italienische Schule davon aus, dass es neben dem Kulturmenschen, dem durchschnittlichen Mitglied der Gesellschaft, eine andere shape des Menschen, den sogenannten verhinderten Menschen, gab, der eine paintings biologische Andersartigkeit aufweist. Diese biologische Andersartigkeit kann zum einen in einer ausgeprägten Triebhaftigkeit bzw. im moralischen Irrsinn nachgewiesen werden. Zum anderen tragen solche verhinderte Menschen ihre biologische Andersartigkeit in shape von bestimmten Stigmata mit sich und können somit aufgrund ihrer körperlichen Merkmale als solche identifiziert werden. Die Theorien von Lombroso über Atavismus fanden in Russland großen Anklang und wurden zusätzlich durch sozialwissenschaftliche Theorien ergänzt. Demnach gab es nicht nur “geborene Verbrecher”, sondern ebenfalls solche, die durch gewisse Milieueinflüsse zu einem solchen werden konnten.1

In der russischen Literatur griff eine Vielzahl von Wissenschaftlern und Schriftstellern die Thematik des “geborenen Verbrechers” auf und versuchte entweder die Theorien von Lombroso zu stärken oder diese zu negieren. So etwa Lev Tolstoj, der in seinem Roman “Voskresenie” (1899) Lombrosos Theorien über den “geborenen Verbrecher” zu widerlegen suchte. Weitere Autoren, wie etwa A. Svirskij oder V. Giljarovskij, setzten sich in ihren literarischen Werken ebenfalls mit der Thematik des “geborenen Verbrechers” auseinander, indem sie die Thematik der Verbrecherräume bzw. Elendsviertel und deren Bewohner aufgriffen und ausführlich behandelt haben.

1 Vgl. dazu Beer, Daniel. Renovating Russia. The Human Sciences and the destiny of Liberal Modernity, 1880-1930. Ithaca, N.Y. 2008. S. 97-130.

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Dante und die mittelalterliche Theologie: Allegorisches by Karina Liebe-Kreutzner PDF

By Karina Liebe-Kreutzner

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Italienische u. Sardische Sprache, Literatur, Landeskunde, word: 1,0, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Institut für Romanistik), Veranstaltung: Seminar, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Anhand mehrerer konkreter Beispiele aus Inferno, Purgatorio und Paradiso wird gezeigt, auf welche paintings Dante Theologie rezipiert. Wie versteht er die Heiligen Texte, auf welche Quellen greift er zurück, wie vielschichtig setzt er sie ein; passt er sie an, verändert er sie oder dichtet er sie getreu nach?
Die Wissenschaft hat gerne widersprüchliche oder nicht klar ergründbare info in der Commedia als Fehler, Zufall oder Reimnot gedeutet. Der Philologe Manfred Bambeck hat jedoch nachgewiesen, wie präzise sich Dante an die Heilige Schrift und ihre Auslegungen hielt.
Die Autorin hat nicht nur die danteschen Stellen untersucht, sondern auch Bambecks Ergebnisse hinterfragt und neu analysiert.
Dabei vollzieht sie das mittelalterliche Denken nach und zeigt auf, wie vielschichtig die Interpretationen der Kirchenväter aufgebaut sind und wie Dante sich daran inspiriert hat.

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New PDF release: The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead

By Nick Redfern,Brad Steiger

Rampaging, pushed, killing machines. Soulless and useless. contaminated and infectious. Zombies. The epidemic of the residing useless is superior than ever in today’s pop-culture, yet lengthy ahead of unique viruses, organic conflict, and sinister army experiments introduced the useless again to lifestyles in our cinemas and on our tv monitors, there have been the darkish spells and incantations of the traditional Egyptians, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians. mixing the ancient with the trendy, the biographical with the literary, the crops and animals with micro organism and viruses, the mythological with the frightening precise stories, The Zombie e-book: The Encyclopedia of the residing Dead is a complete source to figuring out, battling, and averting zombies.

More than 250 entries conceal every little thing from hit tv indicates, books, and flicks, together with The jogging Dead, World warfare Z and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to zombies’ ignominious position in folklore and mythology, reminiscent of the Greek god Asclepius, historical Voodoo faith, and the local American Wendigo legend. The Zombie ebook: The Encyclopedia of the dwelling Dead examines mad cow sickness, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the facilities for disorder regulate getting ready for the tip of the realm, and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

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Read e-book online Fairies at Work and Play PDF

By Geoffrey Hodson

There is one other order of evolution working parallel to and mixing with our personal. Clairvoyant Geoffrey Hodson captures the giant number of etheric kinds operating with nature, stimulating progress, bringing colour to the vegetation, brooding over nature’s attractiveness, dancing within the wind and sun. Meet the mystical miniature international of eco-friendly, obvious sea spirits; the entrancingly appealing undine; the guffawing, tender, golden fairie; the slender, swish, flowingly robed nature devas; and the traditional challenging operating cakes. discover ways to understand and partake within the paintings of the dynamic, unseen forces and kinds which encompass us and propel us towards our personal human evolutionary potentials.

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Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders: Dialogues with - download pdf or read online

By William R. Mistele

even if the spirit beings of the 4 parts of nature were represented in literature, faith, and people stories, descriptions of those creatures were imprecise, and direct adventure with them is kind of infrequent. but all the 4 elemental kingdoms bargains nice presents to humanity, if we're keen to acknowledge that the mental and non secular traits they embrace are already inherent in human nature.

Mermaids reside within the oceans, lakes, and rivers. they provide love and sharing, a feeling of ask yourself, attractiveness, and innocence. Sylphs roam the sky; they signify concord, stability, and the attainment of freedom. Gnomes dwell underground. Their quiet internal knowledge banishes melancholy and sorrow. Salamanders stay in volcanoes and big caverns of magma underneath the earth. they provide the ability of severe warmth to refine, rework, and combine. who're those mysterious creatures of water, air, earth, and hearth? writer William Mistele has committed a good portion of his existence to discovering out.

Addressing the perennial questions Why are we right here? what's the inner most objective of lifestyles? What are our options?, Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders takes the reader without delay into the geographical regions of those spirits, telling tales from their standpoint. Weaving jointly fairy stories and poems, considerate research, and meditative workouts, Mistele illuminates the characteristics those beings have mastered and humanity needs to start to include: empathy, an internal peace with the universe, a divine point of sensuality, and a love that's all over in each moment.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download PDF by William K. Ferrell: Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

By William K. Ferrell

Novels and flicks list and codify the cultural reports in their humans. This ebook explores the connection among modern literature and picture of the earlier fifty years and the traditional myths of Judeo-Christian, Greek, Celtic, and jap foundation. Following a close description and clarification of either literary and picture units, tales that tell to a mythic culture are analyzed to spot what they display approximately smooth tradition. This paintings explores such different topics as heroism, coming of age, and morality. This method of literature and movie explores how modern fiction and movie satisfy a continuum in our unending seek to appreciate how lifestyles must be lived.

Encompassing a large spectrum of contemporary movie and fiction, various authors and administrators are represented. incorporated are novels from such writers as Stephen King, Alice Walker, Ken Kesey, Jerzy Kosinski, Robert Penn Warren, and Michael Ondaatje. movie administrators comprise Stephen Spielberg, Hal Ashby, Phil Alden Robinson, George Stevens, Robert Rossen, and Milos Forman. As a priceless source for movie and literature sessions alike, this paintings additionally offers feedback for scholar projects.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Coldest Place on Earth - With Audio Level 1 Oxford by Tim Vicary

By Tim Vicary

a degree 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This model comprises an audio booklet: hearken to the tale as you read.

Written for rookies of English by means of Tim Vicary.

In the summer season of 1910, a race begun. A race to be the 1st guy on the South Pole, in Antarctica. Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman, left London in his send, the Terra Nova, and commenced the lengthy trip south. 5 days later, one other send additionally started to go back and forth south. And in this send was once Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian.

But Antarctica is the coldest position on the earth, and it's a lengthy, demanding trip over the ice to the South Pole. many of the visitors by no means again home.

This is the tale of Scott and Amundsen, and in their well-known and unsafe race.

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