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A Book of the Beginnings

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After enjoying years as a popular journalist and poet, intellectual and freethinker Gerald Massey turned his vast studies in the field of Egyptology into A Book of the Beginnings, a bold statement that the origin of all civilization lays in ancient Egypt. His assertions, radical at the time-indeed, almost a century before the discovery of three-million-year-old human remains in Africa-resonate loudly today, when molecular biology is making corresponding discoveries alongside the still-raging creation-versus-evolution controversy. In Volume I, Massey lays the foundation of the Egypt-centric position through a scholarly comparative analysis of language, names, and mythology-delving not only into our most basic actions of naming and communicating, but also man's beloved, universal myths of death, awakenings, and love. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including The Natural Genesis and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.

Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches

Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles G. Leland
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The text is a composite. Some of it is Leland's translation into English of an original Italian manuscript, the Vangelo (gospel). Leland reported receiving the manuscript from his primary informant on Italian witchcraft beliefs, a woman Leland referred to as "Maddalena" and whom he called his "witch informant" in Italy. The rest of the material comes from Leland's research on Italian folklore and traditions, including other related material from Maddalena. Leland had been informed of the Vangelo's existence in 1886, but it took Maddalena eleven years to provide him with a copy. After translating and editing the material, it took another two years for the book to be published. Its fifteen chapters portray the origins, beliefs, rituals and spells of an Italian pagan witchcraft tradition. The central figure of that religion is the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to teach the practice of witchcraft to peasants in order for them to oppose their feudal oppressors and the Catholic Church.

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology

The Hobbit and Tolkienäó»s Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bradford Lee Eden
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At the 2013 “Celebrating The Hobbit” conference at Valparaiso University—marking the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies—two plenary papers were presented: “Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium” by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit’s influence on Tolkien’s legendarium; and “Tolkien’s French Connections” by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien’s legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff’s and Flieger’s papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin’s Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien’s legendarium.

Lore of the Unicorn

Lore of the Unicorn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Odell Shepard
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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Folk-lore of Shakespeare

Folk-lore of Shakespeare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
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"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne
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From the Earth to the Moon is a novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons aficionados, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing Columbiad space gun and launch three people — the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet — in a projectile with the goal of a moon landing. It has been some time since the end of the American Civil War. The Gun Club, a society based in Baltimore and dedicated to the design of weapons of all kinds (especially cannons), meets when Impey Barbicane, its president, calls them to support his idea: according to his calculations, a cannon can shoot a projectile so that it reaches the moon. After receiving the whole support of his companions, a few of them meet to decide the place from where the projectile will be shot, the dimensions and makings of both the cannon and the projectile, and which kind of powder are they to use. An old enemy of Barbicane, a Captain Nicholl of Philadelphia, designer of plate armor, declares that the enterprise is absurd and makes a series of bets with Barbicane, each of them of increasing amount over the impossibility of such feat.

The Mammoth Book of Lost Symbols

The Mammoth Book of Lost Symbols Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nadia Julien
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Humanity has always used symbols-material objects used to denote difficult, abstract concepts-to describe thoughts and feelings, or to protect secret truths from common knowledge. This concise A-Z guide is a fascinating work of reference that brings to light all the symbols and symbolisms of the world, many aspects of which have been lost to time, including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the tarot, astrology, alchemy, Zoroastrianism, and ancient cultures from Egypt to Japan.

Such a King Harry

Such a King Harry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis N. Braxton
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This study of Shakespeares Falstaff versus Shakespeare Criticism takes a view of Falstaff that is critically unorthodox but which is supported by the text. This reading of the Falstaff plays sees the playwright basing his fiction on natural law, but bending natural law to present a world of personified natural phenomena. This reading is logically consistent, and conforms to all fictional requirements for necessity and probability, thus eliminating the supposed errors that criticism, which sees the plays as strictly realistic vehicles, appears to find in these plays.

The Myths and Fables of To-Day

The Myths and Fables of To-Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samuel Drake
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"The Myths and Fables of To-Day" by Samuel Adams Drake. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Word

The Word Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Taliessin Enion Vawr,Merridden Gawr,Rhuddlwm Gawr
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The Word by Taliessin Enion Vawr,Merridden Gawr,Rhuddlwm Gawr Summary

THE WORD: Welsh Witchcraft and America By Rhuddlwm Gawr, Taliesin Enion Vawr, & Merridden Gawr. Introduction by Sarah Llewellyn Book Three of The Quest Trilogy Many avid readers have awaited publication of The Word, part three of the Quest Trilogy. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the practice of Welsh Witchcraft, and is one of the few books that teaches the basic spirituality of the Craft. It discloses why and how Welsh Witchcraft began. It reveals the religious practices and explains the mysteries of the magical rituals. It demonstrates initiation and guides the reader through that ritual as well as the arcane teachings. The Word establishes the claim that Welsh Witchcraft is a remnant of the ancient religion of Hyperborea and Atlantis.

The Natural Genesis -

The Natural Genesis - Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald Massey
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Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. In Volume I, he offers a more intellectual, fine-tuned analysis of the development of society out of Egypt. From the simplest signs (numbers, the cross) to the grandest archetypes (darkness, the mother figure), Massey carefully and confidently lays the cultural and psychosocial bricks of Evolutionism. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828-1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Orr, James
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia contains nearly ten thousand entries from over 200 Bible scholars and teachers. It was edited by James Orr, John Nuelsen, Edgar Mullins, Morris Evans, and Melvin Grove Kyle and was published complete in 1939. It is the most up-to-date multivolume Bible encyclopedia written by conservative scholars. In addition to the encyclopedia articles, all of the major words of the Bible are defined and all scripture references and reference to other entries within the text have been colorized. There are two linked indexes in this volume- a main index at the beginning and a linked subject index. This Encyclopedia is a must have for any biblical scholar.

The World of Christopher Marlowe

The World of Christopher Marlowe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Riggs
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David Riggs evokes the atmosphere and texture of Marlowe's life, from the stench and poverty of a childhood spent near Canterbury's abattoirs to the fanatical pursuit of classical learning at school. Marlowe won a place at Cambridge University, where he entered its world of 18-hour working days, religious intrigue and twilight homosexuality, tolerated but unspoken. The gifted student was not immune to the passions and fears of the wider society, and Riggs describes the mood of England in those years when Elizabeth's crown was anything but secure, and Spain and the Papacy were determined to overthrow her regime. Looming above everything is the Elizabethan state and its spy rings, with which Marlowe was already involved by the time he left Cambridge. His undercover missions brought him into contact with Catholic conspirators who were plotting to kill the Queen; yet as a playwright and thinker he was attracted to the most unorthodox and threatening idea of all - atheism. Marlowe's brief life was enigmatic, contradictory and glorious - and this magisterial work of reconstruction and scholarship illuminates it with immense richness.

Find It Fast in the Bible

Find It Fast in the Bible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Nelson
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Quickly find over 5,000 of your favorite biblical phrases. Find it Fast in the Bible is a trusted, time-saving resource for personal and group study. This A to Z Resource is the perfect companion for any topical concordance or Bible dictionary. Features: Quick access to meaningful biblical phrases Exact chapter-and-verse locations

Ariadne's Thread

Ariadne's Thread Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Perry
Editor: Moon Books
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The myths of ancient Crete, her people, and their gods twine through our minds like the snakes around the priestess's arms in those ancient temples. They call to us across the millennia, asking us to remember. In answer to that call, Ariadne’s Thread provides a window into the spirituality, culture and daily life of the Minoan people, and commemorates the richness of a world in which women and men worked and worshiped as equals. In these pages, the glory of Crete once again springs to life; the history, the culture, and most of all, the intense spirituality of these fascinating people and their gods can inspire and transform our modern ways of thinking, worshiping and being. The ruined temples and mansions of ancient Crete may crumble along the coastline of this tiny island, but Ariadne’s thread still leads us into the labyrinth and safely back out again.

The Moon-Voyage (月球之旅)

The Moon-Voyage (月球之旅) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne
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The Story of Eclipses

The Story of Eclipses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George F. Chambers
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"The Story of Eclipses" by George F. Chambers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling (Annotated Edition)

Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling (Annotated Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Godfrey Leland
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Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling (Annotated Edition) by Charles Godfrey Leland Summary

This book is annotated with a rare biographical sketch of the author, written by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Mr. Leland has been very industrious in collecting himself the strange lore of "what is really the practical religion of all peasants and poor people, that is, their magical ceremonies and medicine; " and he also sets forth in an interesting manner very much material derived from authorities little known to the common English reader. Fortune-telling,witch-doctoring, love-philtering, and other kinds of sorcery are very fully illustrated; the volume is, indeed, quite a cyclopedia in its way. Contents: Preface Chapter I - The Origin Of Witchcraft, Shamanism, And Sorcery—Vindictive And Mischievous Magic Chapter Ii - Charms And Conjurations To Cure The Disorders Of Grown People Hungarian Gypsy Magic Chapter Iii - Gypsy Conjurations And Exorcisms—The Cure Of Children-Hungarian Gypsy Spells—A Curious Old Italian "Secret"—The Magic Virtue Of Garlic—A Florentine Incantation Learned From A Witch—Lilith, The Child-Stealer, And Queen Of The Witches Chapter Iv - South Slavonian And Other Gypsy Witch-Lore.—The Words For A Witch—Vilas And The Spirits Of Earth And Air-Witches, Eggshells, And Egg-Lore-Egg Proverbs—Ova De Crucibus Chapter V - Charms Or Conjurations To Cure Or Protect Animals Chapter Vi - Of Pregnancy And Charms, Or Folk-Lore Connected With It—Boar's Teeth And Charms For Preventing The Flow Of Blood Chapter Vii - The Recovery Of Stolen Property—Love-Charms—Shoes And Love-Potions, Or Philtres Chapter Viii - Roumanian And Transylvanian Sorceries And Superstitions, Connected With Those Of The Gypsies Chapter Ix - The Rendezvous Or Meetings Of Witches, Sorcerers, And Vilas—A Continuation Of South Slavonian Gypsy-Lore Chapter X - Of The Haunts, Homes, And Habits Of Witches In The South Slavic Lands—Bogeys And Humbugs Chapter Xi - Gypsy Witchcraft—The Magical Power Which Is Innate In All Men And Women—How It May Be Cultivated And Developed—The Principles Of Fortune-Telling Chapter Xii - Fortune-Telling (Continued)—Romance Based On Chance, Or Hope, As Regards The Future-Folk—And Sorcery-Lore—Authentic Instances Of Gypsy Prediction Chapter Xiii - Proverbs Referring To Witches, Gypsies, And Fairies Chapter Xiv - A Gypsy Magic Spell—Hokkani Bâso—Lellin Dudikabin, Or The Great Secret—Children's Rhymes And Incantations—Ten Little Indian Boys And Ten Little Acorn Girls Of Marcellus Burdigalensis Chapter Xv - Gypsy Amulets Chapter Xvi - Gypsies, Toads, And Toad-Lore

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Munro
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On 19 April 1621, a woman named Elizabeth Sawyer was hanged at Tyburn. Her story was on the bookstalls within days and within weeks was adapted for the stage as The Witch of Edmonton. The devil stalks Edmonton in the shape of a large black dog and, just as Elizabeth Sawyer makes her demonic pact, the newlywed Frank Thorney enters into his own dark bargain in the shape of a second, bigamous marriage. Torn between sympathy for Sawyer and Thorney and a clear-eyed assessment of their crimes, the play was the finest and most nuanced treatment of witchcraft that the stage would see for centuries. Lucy Munro's introduction provides students and scholars with a detailed understanding of this complex play.