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Download or read book Tarot of the Spirit written by Pamela Eakins and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 1992-01-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrated with the Tarot of the Spirit deck painted by Joyce Eakins. Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Download or read book The State of Stylistics written by Poetics and Linguistics Association. Conference and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2008 with total page 517 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The State of Stylistics contains a broad collection of papers that investigate how stylistics has evolved throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In so doing, it considers how stylisticians currently perceive their own respective fields of enquiry. It also defines what stylistics is, and how we might use it in research and teaching.
Download or read book Jungian Literary Criticism written by Sugg and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book John Fowles s Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism written by Mahmoud Salami and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 1992 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.
Download or read book Overthrowing the Old Gods written by Don Webb and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-11-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New commentaries on Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law reveal how it is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths • Examines each line of the Book of the Law in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, Gurdjieff’s teachings, and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought • Explores Crowley’s identification with the First Beast of Revelations as well as his adoption of the Loki archetype for becoming a vessel of love for all humanity • Recasts the Cairo Working as a text of personal sovereignty and a relevant tool for personal transformation • Includes commentary on the Book of the Law by Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996 Received by Aleister Crowley in April 1904 in Cairo, Egypt, the Book of the Law is the most provocative record of magical working in several hundred years, affecting not only organizations directly associated with Crowley such as the Ordo Templi Orientis but also modern Wicca, Chaos Magic, and the Temple of Set. Boldly defying Crowley’s warning not to comment on the Book of the Law, Ipsissimus Don Webb provides in-depth interpretation from both Black and White Magical perspectives, including commentary from Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996. Webb examines each line of the Book in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, existentialism, and competing occult systems such as the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought. Discarding the common image of Crowley formulated in a spiritually unsophisticated time when the devotee of the Left-Hand Path was dismissed as a selfish evil doer, Webb unveils a new side of Crowley based on his adoption of the Loki archetype and his aim to become a vessel of love for all humanity. In so doing, he shows how the Book of the Law is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths and reveals how Crowley’s magical path of mastery over the self and Cosmos overthrew the gods of old religion, which had kept humanity asleep to dream the nightmare of history. Providing in-depth analysis of Crowley’s sources and his self-identification with the First Beast of Revelation from a profound esoteric perspective, Webb takes his views out of the Golden Dawn matrix within which he received the Book of the Law and radically recasts the Cairo Working as a text of personal sovereignty and a relevant tool for personal transformation.
Download or read book Tarot Mirror of the Soul written by Gerd Ziegler and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the Crowley Thoth deck, you learn that the tarot cards symbolize your inner reality. Learn how this "mirror" reflects your growth, and how you can grow to your maximum with this easy-to-use system. Includes definitions of the major andminor arcana, instructions for reading the cards to clarify emotional situations, and provides several different layouts, including a chakra reading. Illustrated with the Crowley deck.
Download or read book The Thief written by Megan Whalen Turner and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-03-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Megan Whalen Turner is one of my all-time favorite writers' Holly Black Eugenides, can steal anything - or so he says. Then his boasting lands him in the king's prison, and his chances of escape look slim. So when the king's magus invites him on a seemingly impossible quest to steal a legendary object and win back his freedom, Gen in no position to refuse. The magus has plans for his king and his country. Gen has plans of his own . . . Praise for Megan Whalen Turner 'The Thief books awe and inspire me' Laini Taylor 'Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy' Leigh Bardugo 'Endlessly entertaining, deeply deceptive, and very, very clever' Garth Nix 'Romance, intrigue, mystery, surprises, and sheer beautiful writing' Cassandra Clare 'The world Turner creates is so tangible that not only do I believe in its characters, I almost believe in its gods' Kristin Cashore
Download or read book The Double Edged Sword written by Sarah Silverwood and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Sixteen's an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid either. Anything is possible when you're sixteen.' Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he's tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that's disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin's London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London - and now both are in grave danger. For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights' actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it. Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!
Download or read book Absence of Faith written by Anthony Samuel Policastro and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2009-05 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this medical mystery thriller, Doctor Carson Hyll falls asleep and drives into a river and experiences one of the worst nightmares of his life. The young intern is knocked unconscious and has a negative near death experience so real, so frightening that he thinks he died and went to hell. When others in the highly-religious small town of Ocean Village have similar negative near death experiences and wake up with burnt skin, they believe God has abandoned them. Matters get worse when a Satanic cult emerges begins to win over the town residents. Will the heroine, Chantress, stop cult leader Kyle Mabus or will he destroy all known religions in the world? Bestselling author and psychic Sylvia Browne writes in her book, Prophecy, that, ..".our beliefs are the driving force behind our behavior, our opinions, our actions. Without faith, without our beliefs, we're lost." Get a FREE printed version. Post a review and I'll send you a free copy.
Download or read book The Resurrection of the Body written by Armando Maggi and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-05-15 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Italian novelist, poet, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was brutally killed in Rome in 1975, a macabre end to a career that often explored humanity’s capacity for violence and cruelty. Along with the mystery of his murderer’s identity, Pasolini left behind a controversial but acclaimed oeuvre as well as a final quartet of beguiling projects that signaled a radical change in his aesthetics and view of reality. The Resurrection of the Body is an original and compelling interpretation of these final works: the screenplay Saint Paul, the scenario for Porn-Theo-Colossal, the immense and unfinished novel Petrolio, and his notorious final film, Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom, a disturbing adaptation of the writings of the Marquis de Sade. Together these works, Armando Maggi contends, reveal Pasolini’s obsession with sodomy and its role within his apocalyptic view of Western society. One of the first studies to explore the ramifications of Pasolini’s homosexuality, The Resurrection of the Body also breaks new ground by putting his work into fruitful conversation with an array of other thinkers such as Freud, Strindberg, Swift, Henri Michaux, and Norman O. Brown.
Download or read book The Pataphysician s Library written by Ben Fisher and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Pataphysician’s Library is a study of aspects of 1890s French literature, with specific reference to the traditions of Symbolism and Decadence. Its main focus is Alfred Jarry, who has proved, perhaps surprisingly, to be one of the more durable fin-de-siècle authors. The originality of this study lies in its use of the enigmatic list of books termed the livres pairs, which appears in Jarry’s 1898 novel Gestes et Opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien, his best-known prose work. The greatest interest of the livres pairs lies in a group of works by Jarry’s friends and contemporaries, primarily Leon Bloy, Georges Darien, Gustave Kahn, Catulle Mendes, Josephin Madan, Rachilde, and Henri de Regnier. Several of these authors feature as the lords of islands visited by the pataphysician Dr Faustroll in his curious voyage around Paris. In conjunction with Jarry’s own works, the contemporary livres pairs serve to illustrate the vibrant and experimental atmosphere in which these authors worked.
Download or read book Personal and Archetypal Dynamics in the Analytical Relationship written by Mary Ann Mattoon and published by Daimon. This book was released on 1991-01-01 with total page 529 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 11th International Congress for Analytical Psychology was held in Paris from 28 August to 2 September 1989. It is no surprise that the theme of 'Personal and Archetypal Dynamics in the Analytical Relationship' succeeded in drawing widely varying and controversial responses. More than ever before the fifty-five contributors of papers represent Jungian groups from around the globe in every sense. However, while differences of approach are evident throughout this fascinating collection, so too is an ever more significant sense of synthesis: in the end we all share a common task.
Download or read book Modernism s Mythic Pose written by Carrie J. Preston and published by OUP USA. This book was released on 2011-09-05 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ancient world served as an unconventional source of inspiration for a generation of modernists. Drawing on examples from literature, dance, photography, and film, Modernism's Mythic Pose argues that a strain of antimodern-classicism permeates modernist celebrations of novelty, shock, and technology.The touchstone of Preston's study is Delsartism--the popular transnational movement which promoted mythic statue--posing, poetic recitation, and other hybrid solo performances for health and spiritual development. Derived from nineteenth-century acting theorist Francois Delsarte and largely organized by women, Delsartism shaped modernist performances, genres, and ideas of gender. Even Ezra Pound, a famous promoter of the "new," made ancient figures speak in the "old" genre of the dramatic monologue and performed public recitations. Recovering precedents in nineteenth-century popular entertainments and Delsartism's hybrid performances, this book considers the canonical modernists Pound and T. S. Eliot, lesser-known poets like Charlotte Mew, the Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov, Isadora Duncan the international dance star, and H.D. as poet and film actor.Preston's interdisciplinary engagement with performance, poetics, modern dance, and silent film demonstrates that studies of modernism often overemphasize breaks with the past. Modernism also posed myth in an ambivalent relationship to modernity, a halt in the march of progress that could function as escapism, skeptical critique, or a figure for the death of gods and civilizations.
Download or read book Outer Darkness written by Bart Brevik and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-11 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What would you do if your family was under attack by a violent Satanic cult? That's the position Jim DiMario is in - but has he found out too late? A successful pastor of a large suburban church, Jim's life unravels when he investigates an animal mutilation that has taken place in his quiet, upscale community. Seemingly by chance, he meets two strangers in his quest for the truth - each of whom have their own reasons to investigate the grisly mutilations. Jim soon finds himself in too deep when problems arise for his friends & family. His world spinning out of control, Jim discovers that he is the focus of a Satanic cult - the shadowy Temple of Anubis, who's true motives are more sinister than mere animal sacrifices. With time ticking away before Samhain, the most unholy night for the occultists, Jim and his allies face a desperate gamble to save his daughter's life from the Satanists who have abducted her. Will he realize too late that his worst enemy is part of his own inner circle?