Category «Other Religions»

The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka: Teachings from the by Amara Charles

By Amara Charles

Functional workouts to arrive greater degrees of orgasm, renew relationships, and notice the therapeutic strength of intercourse

• Illustrates easy methods to determine and top please the 9 female and male genital anatomy types--such as Coyote guy or Buffalo lady

• offers routines for larger sexual excitement and orgasmic depth, together with the Firebreath workout for full-body orgasm

• Explains tips to practice strong therapeutic sexual lively paintings with the chakras and lightweight physique

Based on historical Mayan, Olmec, and Toltec teachings handed down in the course of the generations by way of the Twisted Hair Nagual Elders of the candy medication Sundance Path,  the perform of Quodoushka deals sensible tips on intercourse, intimacy, and relationships in addition to the best way to achieve greater degrees of orgasm and sexual ecstasy. operating with the therapeutic strength of sexual union and orgasm, this tradition bargains a route to fix emotional wounds and sexual insecurities, revive monotonous relationships, and become aware of the candy medication of intercourse.

Revealing those once-secret teachings for the 1st time, initiated Quodoushka teacher Amara Charles explains the actual, full of life, and sexual characteristics of the 9 female and male genital anatomy types--such as Coyote guy or Buffalo Woman--and tips to determine and top please every one style in addition to take pleasure on your personal targeted anatomy. Describing the 9 diversifications of orgasmic expression--from avalanche to wooded area fire--she offers routines for higher sexual excitement and elevated orgasmic depth, together with the Firebreath workout, a mode for achieving a full-body orgasm via breathwork. overlaying position taking part in and sexual lively paintings with the chakras and the sunshine physique in addition to ceremonies to deliver the sacred again into your lovemaking, the perform of Quodoushka finds how we can--through pleasure--become extra delicate, inventive fanatics.

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Developing the Dead: Mediumship and Selfhood in Cuban by Diana Espírito Santo

By Diana Espírito Santo

“A significant empirical contribution to the controversy approximately antirepresentationalism and posthumanism that has been agitating the full self-discipline of anthropology in fresh years.”—Stephan Palmié, writer of The Cooking of background: How to not examine Afro-Cuban Religion
 
“The so much provocative and whole portrayal of latest Cuban espiritismo on hand. It underscores the embodied personality of espiritista practices and provides a dynamic portrayal of espiritista mediums’ the most important roles inside of a fancy of Afro-Cuban religions that comes with ocha, palo monte, and different faiths.”—Reinaldo L. Román, writer of Governing Spirits: faith, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898–1956
 
“To learn this ebook is to go into into an it seems that alien global and but locate that it makes whole feel, and for this reason Developing the Dead is a version of the anthropological enterprise.”—Charles Stewart, writer of Dreaming and ancient attention in Island Greece
 
according to vast fieldwork between espiritistas and their consumers in Havana, this ebook makes the dazzling declare that Spiritist practices are essentially a undertaking of constructing the self.
           
while mediums domesticate relationships among the residing and the lifeless, argues Diana Espírito Santo, they boost, examine, experience, dream, and attach to a number of spirits (muertos), increasing the borders of the self. This realizing of selfhood is substantially varied from Enlightenment rules of an independent, bounded self and holds attention-grabbing implications for prophecy, therapeutic, and self-consciousness. Developing the useless shows how Espiritismo’s self-making strategy permeates all elements of lifestyles, not just for its personal practitioners but in addition for these of alternative Afro-Cuban religions.

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The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an by Kenneth G. C. Newport

By Kenneth G. C. Newport

What have been the ideals of the department Davidians? this is often the 1st complete scholarly account in their heritage. Kenneth G. C. Newport argues that, faraway from being an act of unfathomable non secular madness, the calamitous hearth at Waco in 1993 used to be the fruits of an extended theological and historic culture that is going again many many years. The department Davidians lower than David Koresh have been an eschatologically convinced neighborhood that had lengthy anticipated that the yank executive, whom they pointed out because the Lamb-like Beast of the publication of Revelation, may someday arrive to hunt to smash God's remnant humans. the outcome, the hearth, has to be noticeable during this context.

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Self Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard

By L. Ron Hubbard

Self research  The limitations of existence are particularly simply shadows. learn how to comprehend your self — not only a shadow of your self.  Containing the main entire description of cognizance,   Self research takes you thru your prior, via your potentials, your lifestyles. First, with a chain of self-examinations and utilizing a unique model of the Hubbard Chart of Human evaluate, you plot your self at the Tone Scale. Then, making use of a sequence of sunshine but robust approaches, you embark at the nice experience of self-discovery. This booklet additional comprises embracive rules that stretch any case, from the bottom to the top — together with auditing ideas so powerful they're stated through Ron repeatedly via all following years of study into the top states. In sum, this publication not just strikes one up the Tone Scale yet can pull anyone out of virtually something.      

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Spirit and Reason: The Vine Deloria Jr. Reader by Vine Deloria Jr., Sam Scinta, Kristen Foehner

By Vine Deloria Jr., Sam Scinta, Kristen Foehner

A set of the writings of America's most efficient local American author and preeminent philosopher! seen by means of many as the most influential local americans of the 20 th century, Vine Deloria, Jr., via his huge writings on political and felony concerns, has replaced the way in which humans view American Indians. even supposing most sensible recognized for his contributions to American Indian concerns, Deloria has additionally been one of many greatest critics of latest concept. This e-book is a party of the works of 1 of an important thinkers of the 20 th century.

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Dark Side of the Supernatural by Bill Myers, David Wimbish

By Bill Myers, David Wimbish

You've obvious video clips and television exhibits or learn books that experience supernatural principles. loads of occasions, it truly is interesting. Boys who're warlocks with magical powers, girls who see the longer term, a woman who sees and talks to useless people---as rules pass, those have nice capability to inform a great tale. yet is it genuine? And if that is so, what does that suggest to me? The darkish part of the Supernatural will convey you the reality at the back of the supernatural. it is a guide that separates fact from fiction, whereas each one subject in gentle of the Bible. invoice Myers has spent years studying supernatural phenomenon, and has even made videos approximately it. during this ebook, he will percentage his learn, in addition to interviews and true-life reports of psychics, Satanists, those that were possessed, or even kidnapped by way of extraterrestrial beings. The tales he stocks could sound like Hollywood video clips, yet they're in response to actual occasions. His encounters with numerous supernatural issues will open your eyes to what's actual and what is...

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Moral Habitat: Ethos and Agency for the Sake of Earth by Nancie Erhard

By Nancie Erhard

Ethical Habitat explores how our ethical imaginations and ethical norms were formed through or even cocreated with Earth in diversified biotic groups. Weaving jointly technological know-how and faith with indigenous and womanist traditions, Nancie Erhard makes use of examples from a number of resources, together with post-Cartesian technology, the outdated testomony, and the Mi´kmaq tribe of japanese Canada. She demonstrates how each one portrays the agency—including the ethical agency—of the flora and fauna. From this cross-cultural process, she recasts the query of ways we conceive of people as ethical brokers. whereas written for “the sake of Earth,” this thought-provoking booklet is going way past the difficulty of ecology to teach the contribution that such an method could make to pluralist ethics on quite a number well timed social matters.

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African-American Religion (Religion in American Life) by Albert J. Raboteau

By Albert J. Raboteau

All through African-American historical past, faith has been indelibly intertwined with the struggle opposed to intolerance and racial prejudice. Martin Luther King, Jr.-America's best-known champion of civil liberties-was a Baptist minister. Father Divine, a fiery preacher who tested a wide following within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, confident his disciples that he may well therapy not just illness and illness, but in addition poverty and racism.An in-depth exam of African-American background and faith, this complete and energetic ebook presents panoramic insurance of the black non secular and social adventure in the US. popular historian Albert J. Raboteau lines the delicate mixing of African tribal customs with the robust Christian institution, the migration to towns, the expansion of Islam, and the 200-year struggle for freedom and identification which was once so frequently established round African-American church buildings. From the African Methodist Episcopal Church to the country of Islam and from the 1st African slaves to Louis Farrakhan, this far-reaching booklet chronicles the evolution of a big and influential portion of our spiritual and old historical past. African American faith combines meticulously researched ancient proof with a fast paced, enticing narrative that may entice readers of any age. faith in American existence explores the evolution, personality, and dynamics of prepared faith in the USA from 1500 to the current day. Written through distinctive spiritual historians, those books weave jointly the various tales that compose the non secular cloth of the USA, from Puritanism to replacement non secular practices. basic resource fabric coupled with good-looking illustrations and lucid textual content make those books crucial in any exploration of America's diversified nature. every one booklet features a chronology, feedback for additional analyzing, and index.

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The God Who Comes: Dionysian Mysteries Revisited by Rosemarie Taylor-Perry

By Rosemarie Taylor-Perry

The magical, ecstatic religions of the Greco-Roman tradition have been an immediate possibility to the more moderen Judeo-Christian activities, and needed to be obliterated. yet what have been the Mysteries? the following, the veil is lifted, revealing lines of cultural conflicts on the root of Kosher legislations and different non secular prescriptions which are nonetheless with us today.This solidly researched textual content will function an incredible source for these drawn to Classical Greek tradition and the roots of contemporary Western civilization, together with the symbolic that means of many references in Greek artwork and literature.The e-book additionally examines the roots of human spirituality, the questions and the search that lie on the origin of the precursors to cutting-edge religions.The most generally acclaimed and influential non secular cult within the historic Greek international, for nearly 2000 years, used to be the Eleusinian Mysteries, the secret Rites of Dionysos and linked Hellenic deities. Drawing members from Rome, Egypt and everywhere in the Mediterranean, the Mysteries prompted and encouraged a number of the maximum minds together with Aristotle, Homer and Plutarch. yet initiates have been sworn to secrecy; and with the arrival of Christianity, the Roman Empire stamped out this "cult." How did adherents of Hellene secret Deities played their worship? What was once the symbolism of the sacred items and the activities played? The God Who Comes is a meticulously researched exploration of the way and why those rites have been played, established upon archaeological, scholarly, and iconographic facts - a refutation of facile New Age inventions.Cicero stated, "Athens by no means created whatever nobler than these chic Mysteries in which we turned gentler and feature complex from a barbarous and rustic lifestyles to a extra civilized one, in order that we not just reside extra joyfully but additionally die with a greater hope."The writer strains how the rituals have been comparable chronologically; why apparently many points of formality motion are doubtful or seem transposed; and why no student rationale upon probing the hows and wherefores of old secret rites had ever offered them in any kind of chronological, easily-understood manner.She examines parallels in varied civilizations together with using hallucinogens in non secular rites, and archetypal deities akin to shape-changers (like the Navajo Coyote).The booklet comprises an index, Greek-to-English word list, vast footnotes and bibliography.

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