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Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science - 2007 by L. Ron Hubbard

By L. Ron Hubbard

Dianetics: The Evolution of a technological know-how this is often the tale of ways L. Ron Hubbard stumbled on the reactive brain and built the systems to put off it. initially written for a countrywide journal — released to coincide with the discharge of Dianetics: the fashionable technological know-how of psychological wellbeing and fitness — it began a wildfire flow almost in a single day upon that book’s e-book. right here then are either the basics of Dianetics in addition to the single account of L. Ron Hubbard's trip of discovery and the way he utilized a systematic technique to the issues of the human brain.    

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Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading by Phillip Clayton, Mark Richardson, Robert J. Russell, Visit

By Phillip Clayton, Mark Richardson, Robert J. Russell, Visit Amazon's Kirk Wegter-McNelly Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Kirk Wegter-McNelly,

Addressing basic questions about existence, loss of life and the universe, technological know-how and the non secular Questexamines the ways that scientists negotiate the complicated frontiers among their medical and non secular ideals. amazing cosmologists, physicians, biologists and machine scientists of other faiths discover the connections among the area of technology and the nation-states of ethics, spirituality and the divine. via essays and frank interviews, they give sincere, stimulating, and sometimes intensely own techniques approximately life's so much impenetrable mysteries. This specified quantity offers radical new ways to the religion/science debate and highlights the ongoing value of the 'spiritual quest' in an international remodeled through the advancements of technology.

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The Shining Ones by Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien

By Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien

The authors' language translation talents in keeping with the earliest non-religious fabric give you the key to untangling the complicated of alternative names and varied interpretations positioned through prior students. The Shining Ones as actual individuals are in actual fact pointed out inside of all cultures and never careworn with the forged of characters who look in astronomy, cometary disaster and in the non secular regions.

The Shining Ones offers for the 1st time key elements of the newest translation of the Askew Codex within the British Museum, which includes a suite of 365 4to sheets of vellum, on which the writing is in Greek uncials, within the now extinct Coptic dialect of higher Egypt. It additionally provides for the 1st time key components of the most recent translation of the seventy eight leaves of papyrus, in publication shape, of the Bruce Codex from the Bodlian library, written in Greek cursive characters within the similar Coptic dialect.

These files contain a wide a part of a huge Gnostic Corpus, almost certainly compiled from past fabric, within the Valentine tuition at Alexandria within the past due first or early moment century advert. initially often called The Books of the Saviour, those translations of this fabric might be noticeable as a unmarried treatise at the religious Truths narrated via Jesus of Nazareth and brought down be aware for observe by way of 3 disciple-scribes Philip, Thomas and Matthew.

The presence of those 3 witnesses is based on the canon of Hebraic legislations. This coupled with the truth that they have been from Jesus' internal circle, locations monstrous value and reliability, that those records illustrate that the non secular nature of Jesus' educating was once no varied from that of alternative japanese religions.

This is a vital factor for Christianity and lots of will examine provides weight to the relevance and sensible value of taking heavily, concerns of a religious nature, which permeate all historic files, yet which aren't absolutely understood.

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Dissonant Worlds: Roger Vandersteene among the Cree by Earle H. Waugh

By Earle H. Waugh

How did a Belgian Oblate missionary who got here to Canada to transform the aboriginals turn out to be buried as a Cree leader? In Dissonant Worlds Earle Waugh strains the impressive profession of Roger Vandersteene: his existence as an Oblate missionary one of the Cree, his extensive examine of the Cree language and folkways, his prestige as a Cree drugs guy, and the evolution of his perspectives at the dating among aboriginal traditions and the Roman Catholicism of the missionaries who labored between them. especially, Dissonant Worlds strains Vandersteene’s quest to construct a brand new spiritual fact: a powerful, spiritually strong Cree church, a powerful Cree formula of Christian lifestyles.

within the desert of northern Canada Vandersteene came across an aboriginal spirituality that encouraged his personal poetic and creative nature and inspired him to pursue a non secular imaginative and prescient that united Cree culture and Catholicism, one who constituted a dramatic revision of up to date Catholic ritual. via his work, poetry and liturgical changes, Vandersteene tried to recreate Cree fact and supply photographs grounded in Cree spirituality.

Dissonant Worlds, in telling the tale of Vandersteene’s fight to combine ecu Catholicism and aboriginal spirituality, increases the bigger factor: Is there a spot for missionary paintings within the smooth church? will probably be of curiosity to scholars of local experiences, the non secular heritage of the Oblates, Canadian stories and Catholicism within the mid-twentieth century.

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The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590 to 1710 by David Stevenson

By David Stevenson

This publication is a brand new version of David Stevenson's vintage account of the origins of Freemasonry, a brotherhood of guys certain jointly through mystery projects, rituals and modes of identity with beliefs of fraternity, equality, toleration and cause. starting in Britain, Freemasonry swept throughout Europe within the mid-eighteenth century in dazzling fashion--yet its origins are nonetheless hotly debated this day. the existing assumption has been that it emerged in England round 1700, yet David Stevenson demonstrates that the genuine origins of recent Freemasonry lie in Scotland round 1600, while the process of motels used to be created by means of stonemasons with rituals and secrets and techniques mixing medieval mythology with Renaissance and seventeenth-century heritage. This attention-grabbing paintings of ancient detection can be crucial interpreting for someone attracted to Renaissance and seventeenth-century heritage, for freemasons themselves, and for these readers captivated via the key societies on the center of the bestselling The Da Vinci Code. David Stevenson is Emeritus Professor of Scottish heritage on the collage of St. Andrews. His many prior courses comprise The Scottish Revolution, 1637-1644; Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Scotland, 1644-1651; and the 1st Freemasons; Scotland, Early motels and their individuals. His most modern booklet is the the search for Rob Roy (2004). earlier version Hb (1988) 0-521-35326-2 earlier version Pb (1990) 0-521-39654-9

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Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious by Ruben van Luijk

By Ruben van Luijk

If we're to think sensationalist media insurance, Satanism is, at its such a lot benign, the purview of people that costume in black, enhance themselves with cranium and pentagram paraphernalia, and hear heavy steel. At its such a lot sinister, its adherents are worshippers of evil incarnate and interact in violent and perverse mystery rituals, the main points of which mainstream society imagines with a fascination verging at the obscene. Children of Lucifer debunks those facile characterizations by way of exploring the old origins of contemporary Satanism. Ruben van Luijk strains the movement's improvement from an idea invented by means of a Christian church wanting to demonize its inner and exterior rivals to a good (anti-)religious id embraced through numerous teams within the smooth West.

Van Luijk deals a complete highbrow historical past of this lengthy and unpredictable trajectory. This tale comprises Romantic poets, radical anarchists, eccentric esotericists, Decadent writers, and schismatic exorcists, between others, and culminates within the institution of the Church of devil by way of carnival entertainer Anton Szandor LaVey. but it's greater than a set of colourful characters and not likely old episodes. The emergence of latest attitudes towards devil proves to be in detail associated with the ideological fight for emancipation that reworked the West and is epitomized by means of the yank and French Revolutions. it's also heavily attached to secularization, that different unparalleled historic technique which observed Western tradition spontaneously resign its conventional gods and input right into a self-imposed kingdom of non secular indecision.

Children of Lucifer makes the case that the emergence of Satanism offers a shadow historical past of the evolution of contemporary civilization as we all know it. providing the main entire account of this heritage but written, van Luijk proves that, in relation to Satanism, the evidence are even more fascinating than the fiction.

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Clash of Spirits: The History of Power and Sugar Planter by Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr.

By Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr.

This article illuminates the oral traditions of the Philippines and the convergence of capitalism and the indigenous spirit international. the writer examines the social kin, cultural meanings and political struggles surrounding the increase of sugar haciendas on Negros in the course of the past due Spanish colonial interval, and their next transformation less than the aegis of the yank colonial country. Drawing on oral background, interviews and a wide range of assets culled from information in Spain, the U.S., the uk and the Philippines, the writer reconstructs the emergence of a sugar-planter type and its strategic maneuvers to realize hegemony. The booklet portrays neighborhood actors taking an energetic position in shaping the exterior forces that impinge on their lives. It examines hacienda existence from the indigenous standpoint of magic and spirit ideals, reinterpreting a number of severe stages of Philippine background within the approach. via reading mythic stories as bearers of ancient awareness, the writer explores the complicated interactions among neighborhood tradition, international interventions, and capitalist marketplace forces.

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The Curse of Canaan by Eustace Clarence Mullins

By Eustace Clarence Mullins

Certainly, the good circulate of contemporary historical past has been to conceal the presence of evil on this planet, to make gentle of it, to persuade humanity that evil is to be ''tolerated,'' ''treated with better understanding,'' or negotiated with, yet on no account should still it ever be forcibly hostile. this is often the crucial element of what has turn out to be referred to as modern-day liberalism, extra popularly often called secular humanism. the preferred, and it sounds as if good, attraction of humanism is that humanity must always position human pursuits first. the matter is this very humanism should be traced in an unbroken line all of the as far back as the Biblical ''Curse of Canaan.'' Humanism is the logical results of the demonology of historical past. modern-day occasions could be understood provided that we will be able to hint their implications in a right away line from the earliest documents of antiquity.

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