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Astrological Transits: The Beginner’s Guide To Using Planetary Cycles To Plan And Predict Your Day, Week, Year (or Destiny)

The best astrology cookbooks are those that get our own imaginations cooking. Astrological Transits does this so well, it ought to be on every student's shelf. Kent makes the intricacies of reading transits accessible and fun. Laced with the reassuring common sense of her years of actual practice, it's also thorough enough to teach you everything you need to know about interpreting past, current, and future skies. Yet the real deligh...

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The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion And The Goodness Of God

The night before his crucifixion, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks his Father to take away the cup of his suffering, but then says, "not my will, but yours, be done." Shortly afterward, Judas arrives, and his arrival reveals something important about the Father's will. Yet much remains obscure. The sheer fact of Christ's crucifixion shows only that God was not willing to spare his Son. It does not shed any light on the positiv...

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Developing The Dead: Mediumship And Selfhood In Cuban Espiritismo

“To read this book is to enter into an apparently alien world and yet find that it makes complete sense, and for that reason Developing the Dead is a model of the anthropological enterprise.”—Charles Stewart, author of Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece Based on extensive fieldwork among espiritistas and their patrons in Havana, this book makes the surprising claim that Spiritist practices are fundamentally a proj...

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The Hevajra Tantra: A Critical Study

The first full authoritative and annotated translation of any Buddhist tantric text into English. The Hevajra Tantra became the first major Buddhist Tantra to be translated in its entirety into a Western language when David Snellgrove published his The Hevajra Tantra: A Critical Study in 1959. This work is in two volumes, the first volume containing his introduction including an "apology" explaining why such a text is worthy of study...

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The Divine Courtroom In Comparative Perspective

In The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective, scholars from a range of disciplines treat the various historical contexts and thematic significance of one of the most pervasive religious metaphors, the divine courtroom. The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective treatone of the most pervasive religious metaphors, that of the divine courtroom, in both its historical and thematic senses. In order to shed light on the various ...

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Meta-ecclesiology: Chronicles On Church Awareness

Aphrahat, the Syrian poet who lived in the fourth century, described the church of Christ as a colored bird. What does this bird see when, flying above the surface of the ever–changing sea, it looks at its own reflection? This book considers how the church has permanently reimagined itself over the course of its historical journey. Far from being a constant, the self-awareness of the church has varied in relation to theological and p...

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Radical Evil And The Scarcity Of Hope: Postsecular Meditations

In a world filled with war, torture, and cruelty, where millions of people die of diseases related to malnutrition or inadequate health care each year, Martin Beck Matuštík's book is an important and innovative inquiry into an age-old problem. No one will deny that we live in a world where evil exists. But how are we to come to grips with human atrocity and its diabolical intensity? Martin Beck Matuštík considers evil to be even more...

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Against Religion: The Alienation Of The Ecclesial Event

What is religion? In this book Christos Yannaras argues that it is a human construct, the product of our instincts of self-preservation and self-perpetuation, which bolsters our sense of securty as individuals, promising us eternal happiness. Against this, Yannaras sets the commitment of faith, defining it as an act of trust, self-offering and self-transcendence. For a Christian, faith is lived within the ecclesial events, that is to...

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Sept Récits Initiatiques Tirés Du Yoga-vâsistha

Le Yoga-Vâsistha exalte l'effort humain et la toute-puissance de la liberté, au point même de soutenir par endroits que la notion de Destin est vide de sens, qu'elle constitue l'alibi des faibles. Palier par palier, le sens de l'ego doit donc être dilaté jusqu'à ce qu'il vienne se confondre avec le Soi, autrement dit avec la conscience universelle elle-même. Le Yoga-Vâsistha est le livre du " délivré-vivant ", celui qui se fait " mod...

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The Forbidden Religion

In this work, Professor Herrou Aragon reveals in a straightforward and definitive manner the only religion which has been persecuted throughout the course of history by all the other religions of the world, its books burnt and its believers persecuted and assassinated. When this religion, completely different from all the others, appears before man, the other religions unite to try to destroy it or hide it again, so dangerous is this...