By Richard Carlile
My item is right here to educate Masons in addition to others, and never to provide them offence. They ask for gentle. this is mild! This ebook is the vintage EXPOSITION OF ENGLISH FREEMASONRY. initially released in 1825, simply twelve years after the association of the United Grand inn of britain, this works boasts the main entire number of early types of the English masonic rituals to be had below a unmarried hide. comprises early models of the 3 Craft levels, the Royal Arch, Knight Templar Druids, Mark guy, Mark grasp, Architect, Grand Architect, Scotch grasp or Superintendent, mystery grasp, ideal grasp, Intimate Secretary, Intendant of the structures, prior grasp, first-class Masons, Super-Excellent Masons, 9 Elected Knights, opt for of 9, Peregnon, go with of Fifteen, Priestly Order of Israel, Irish grasp, Noahites or Prussian Knights, purple pass Sword of Babylon, Knights of the Sword of the East, pink go of Rome and Constantine, Knights of the White Eagle or Pelican, Knights of the Eagle and Rosicrucian or Ne Plus extremely. Illuminating research for Masons and nonmembers.
By Colin Woodard
Here's the genuine tale of the British Royal Navy's fight with the best pirate gang of all time. Drawing on data in nice Britain and the us, award-winning journalist and writer Colin Woodard separates truth from fiction, revealing the true motivations and struggles of Blackbeard, Black Sam Bellamy, Calico Jack Rackham, and extra.
By Jim Marrs
During this brilliant e-book, celebrated reporter and big apple instances -; bestselling writer Jim Marrs painstakingly explores the world's such a lot heavily guarded secrets and techniques, exposing clandestine cabals and the ability they've got wielded all through time. Defiantly rooting out the reality, he reveals beginning proof that the true movers and shakers covertly collude to begin and forestall wars, manage inventory markets and rates of interest, preserve classification differences, or even censor the six o'clock information. they usually do all this less than the conscious auspices of the Council on international relatives, the Trilateral fee, the Bilderbergers, the CIA, or even the Vatican.
Drawing on ancient facts and his personal impeccable examine, Mars conscientiously lines the mysteries that attach those modern day conspiracies to humankind's prehistory. The eye-opening result's a rare synthesis of old details -; a lot of it lengthy hidden from the public-; that sheds mild at the humans and companies that rule our lives.
Disturbing, provocative, and totally compelling, Rule by means of Secrecy bargains a novel worldview that could clarify who we're, the place we got here from, and the place we're going.
By Meyer Fortes
Meyer Fortes (1906-1982) used to be one of many finest anthropologists of this century, who for a few years labored one of the Tallensi of northern Ghana. even supposing he released seminally very important monographs on Tallensi relations and kinship and on political association, his paintings on their faith has hitherto remained restricted to disparate journals and edited volumes. This assortment brings jointly in a single position his significant writings on faith.
By Patrick Taylor
Kingdom DanceReligion, id, and Cultural distinction within the CaribbeanEdited through Patrick TaylorAddresses the interaction of numerous non secular, spiritual, and cultural traditions around the Caribbean.Dealing with the continuing interplay of wealthy and assorted cultural traditions from Cuba and Jamaica to Guyana and Surinam, country Dance addresses a number of the significant modern concerns within the research of Caribbean faith and id. The book's 3 sections movement from a spotlight on spirituality and therapeutic, to theology in social and political context, and directly to questions of identification and diaspora. The ebook starts off with the voices of woman practitioners after which bargains a vast, interdisciplinary exam of Caribbean faith and tradition. Afro-Caribbean religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are all addressed, with particular reflections on Santer?a, Palo Monte, Vodou, Winti, Obeah, Kali Mai, Orisha paintings, non secular Baptist religion, Spiritualism, Rastafari, Confucianism, Congregationalism, Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and liberation theology. a few essays are according to fieldwork, archival examine, and textual or linguistic research, whereas others are thinking about methodological or theoretical concerns. individuals comprise practitioners and students, a few very validated within the box, others with clean, new ways; them all come from the sector or have performed wide fieldwork or study there. In those essays the poetic power of the practitioner's voice meets the attentive dedication of the postcolonial pupil in a dance of "nations" around the waters.Patrick Taylor, affiliate Professor within the department of Humanities and within the Graduate Programme in Social and Political inspiration at York college, Toronto, is previous Deputy Director of the Centre for learn on Latin the US and the Caribbean and Editor-in-Chief of the Caribbean Religions venture. He is writer of The Narrative of Liberation: views on Afro-Caribbean Literature, pop culture and Politics and co-editor of Forging Identities and styles of improvement in Latin the USA and the Caribbean. His articles have seemed in Callaloo, stories in faith, and different scholarly journals and books.May 2001224 pages, 1 b&w picture, 1 map, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, bibl., indexcloth 0-253-33835-2 $39.95 L / ?30.50paper 0-253-21431-9 $18.95 s / ?14.50 books.ContentsAcknowledgmentsDancing the country: An Introduction,Patrick TaylorI. Spirituality, therapeutic and the DivineAcross the Waters: Practitioners communicate, Eva Fernandez, Yvonne B. Drakes, and Deloris SeiverightHow we could Sing the Lord's tune in an odd Land? developing the Divine in Caribbean Contexts, Althea PrinceCommunicating with our Gods: The Language of Winti, Petronella BreinburgThe Intersemiotics of Obeah and Kali Mai in Guyana, Frederick Ivor CaseReligions of African beginning in Cuba: A Gender point of view, Mar?a Margarita Castro FloresII. Theology, Society and PoliticsSheba's track: The Bible, the Kebra Nagast and the Rastafari, Patrick TaylorThemes from West Indian Church background in Colonial and Post-Colonial occasions, Arthur C. DayfootCongregationalism and Afro-Guyanese Autonomy, Juanita de BarrosEden after Eve: Christian Fundamentalism and ladies in Barbados, Judith SoaresCurrent Evolution of kin among faith and Politics in Haiti, La?nnec HurbonIII. faith, identification, and DiasporaJamaican Diasporic identification: The Metaphor of Yaad, Barry ChevannesIdentity, Personhood and faith in Caribbean Context, Abrahim H. KhanSanfanc?n: Orientalism, Self-Orientalization, and "Chinese faith" in Cuba, Frank F. SchererThe Diasporic Mo(ve)ment: Indentureship and Indo-Caribbean id, Sean Lokaisingh-MeighooCaribbean Religions: a particular Bibliography
By Sarah York
Within the Holy Intimacy of Strangers Sarah York explores our universal craving for deeper and extra significant reference to each other. The ebook offers the ambiguity we frequently realize: how our probably informal interactions with strangers can release the door to our hearts and aid us detect how we want (and but usually withstand) real intimacy in our relations. This provocative booklet offers us a brand new method to examine the traits of our exchanges with strangers. after we start this trip we will be able to hint the outlines of our lives jointly in community-our expressions of worrying and hospitality, the prices of prejudice and judgment, our fears and defensiveness, the strain among being inclusive or specific, our expectancies and assumptions approximately each other.
By Nadia Lovell
The connection among humans and their gods lies on the centre of all questions of id, person and collective. Nadia Lovell examines how non secular emotions mirror notions of personhood and belonging, and the way spiritual involvement can remodel gender relatives, through concentrating on cults of Vodhun (voodoo) ownership one of the Watchi in Southern Togo. utilizing this unique ethnographic learn as some degree of departure she bargains a desirable perception into the advanced interaction among faith, gender, ethnography and globalisation.Lovell argues that the connection of fellows and ladies to the Vodhun is one in every of mutual dependency: at the one hand humans will gods to exist; however, gods embrace themselves in humans, in particular girls, via ownership. ownership, in response to Lovell, implies not just disorder, however the manifestation of artistic power by which girls can exhibit a number of identities -- a method by which recommendations of gender are either proven and dismantled. having a look particularly on the position of the devotees, Lovell provides an attractive account which bargains a massive contribution to the learn of faith, gender and society.
By Diane Smith
Examines Wiccan magic, rituals, traditions, and code of conduct
Get the inside track in this historic religious path
Wondering what it takes to be a Wiccan? This plain-English advisor introduces you to the colourful international of Wicca and the practices of Witchcraft, describing its historical origins, dispelling stereotypes, and explaining Wiccan ideals, ethics, rituals, and vacations. you will see what it skill to stay as a modern Wiccan -- and the way to worship by myself or with a group.
Discover how to
* Worship on my own or sign up for a coven
* practice charms, benefits, and spells
* receive precious instruments and supplies
* Spot non secular scams and irrelevant behavior
* discover a non secular course guided by way of nature
By James Cowan
No matter if creating a Dream trip looking for his ancestral roots or portray his physique which will recreate his tradition heroes, the Aborigine participates in an excessive religious truth which can purely be expressed and skilled within the Dreaming-an occasion of luminous attractiveness that has given his lifestyles function and which means for over 50000 years. James Cowan brings the culture to lifestyles during this exploration of the Dreaming kingdom the place the Aborigine is usually on the subject of his ancestors his Sky Heroes and his totemic birthplace.
By Philip P. Arnold
How do humans meaningfully occupy the land? In sixteenth-century Mexico, Aztec and Spanish understandings of land shaped the root in their cultural identities. Their specified conceptions of land additionally demonstrated the nerve-racking personality of cultural touch. As Philip P. Arnold continues in consuming panorama, primary to Aztec meanings of land have been ceremonies to Tlaloc, god of rain, fertility, and earth. those ceremonies incorporated baby sacrifices for rain and corn, priestly auto-sacrifices at lakes, mountain veneration, and ancestor worship. What unifies those ceremonies, contends Arnold, is the Aztec figuring out of meals. through feeding deities of the land, humans might devour. Seeing the valley of Mexico as Tlalocan (the position of Tlaloc) and characterizing it as an "eating panorama" illustrates an Aztec mode of occupying land. even as, Arnold demonstrates that the very texts that open a window on Tlaloc ceremonies have been created by way of Spanish missionaries. relatively vital used to be Sahagn's Florentine Codex, which--as was once the case with the paintings of different ethnographers--was meant to damage Aztec ceremonies through exposing them via writing. utilizing texts to bare a pre-Columbian earlier, as a result, is not easy. Arnold as a result indicates another analyzing of the texts just about the cloth surroundings of the Valley of Mexico. by means of connecting ceremonies to precise water classes, mountains, vegetation, and animals, Arnold finds a extra encompassing photograph of Aztec ceremonies, revealing the space among indigenous and colonial understandings of land. Indigenous innovations of occupying land in Mexico all for ceremonies which addressed the fabric stipulations of existence, whereas colonial options of occupying land situated round books and different written fabrics equivalent to Biblical and classical texts, ethnographies, and felony records. those targeted methods of occupying Tlalocan, concludes Arnold, had dramatic effects for the formation of the Americas. Filling a niche within the assurance of Aztec cosmology, consuming panorama brings hermeneutics to archaeology and linguistic research in new ways in which might be of curiosity to historians of faith and archaeologists alike.