Paranormal nation : why America needs ghosts, UFOs, and by Marc E. Fitch

By Marc E. Fitch

This thought-provoking research of paranormal phenomena strains the effect of supernatural ideals on pop culture and, conversely, examines the effect of latest conversation applied sciences on examine being performed within the field.
Did you recognize that curiosity in alien ship learn elevated in the course of the Sixties because of the Kennedy assassination? Or that the USA skilled a Satanic Panic within the Nineteen Eighties that culminated with the longest, most costly court docket trial in American heritage? This booklet stories the historical past, economic climate, and group of paranormal examine during this kingdom, and considers the deeper which means at the back of the philosophies and theories surrounding the industry.
Paranormal kingdom: Why the USA wishes Ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot explores the occasions that experience outlined paranormal trust structures this present day. From the start of spiritual doctrine, to eu witch hunts, to the expanding acclaim for the supernatural in American tv programming, the writer examines the earlier and current stipulations that experience fueled curiosity within the unexplained and considers what this development capacity for modern day America.

Highlights
• Analyzes the mystical connections in expertise, faith, historical past, folklore, and mythology
• positive aspects interviews with paranormal researchers, theologians, and reverends
• unearths the historical past tales of The Exorcist, Ghost Hunters, and MonsterQuest
• lines the historical past of the mystical from old Europe to present-day the United States

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By Marc E. Fitch

This thought-provoking research of paranormal phenomena strains the effect of supernatural ideals on pop culture and, conversely, examines the effect of latest conversation applied sciences on examine being performed within the field.
Did you recognize that curiosity in alien ship learn elevated in the course of the Sixties because of the Kennedy assassination? Or that the USA skilled a Satanic Panic within the Nineteen Eighties that culminated with the longest, most costly court docket trial in American heritage? This booklet stories the historical past, economic climate, and group of paranormal examine during this kingdom, and considers the deeper which means at the back of the philosophies and theories surrounding the industry.
Paranormal kingdom: Why the USA wishes Ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot explores the occasions that experience outlined paranormal trust structures this present day. From the start of spiritual doctrine, to eu witch hunts, to the expanding acclaim for the supernatural in American tv programming, the writer examines the earlier and current stipulations that experience fueled curiosity within the unexplained and considers what this development capacity for modern day America.

Highlights
• Analyzes the mystical connections in expertise, faith, historical past, folklore, and mythology
• positive aspects interviews with paranormal researchers, theologians, and reverends
• unearths the historical past tales of The Exorcist, Ghost Hunters, and MonsterQuest
• lines the historical past of the mystical from old Europe to present-day the United States

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Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638 by David George Mullan

By David George Mullan

This ebook deals a portrait of Scottish Puritanism within the generations top as much as the nationwide Convent of 1638. the writer examines the development of a Puritan group, attitudes in the direction of the Bible, where of the female in Scottish divinity, and the advance of principles approximately predestination, covenanting, and the connection among church and kingdom.

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By David George Mullan

This ebook deals a portrait of Scottish Puritanism within the generations top as much as the nationwide Convent of 1638. the writer examines the development of a Puritan group, attitudes in the direction of the Bible, where of the female in Scottish divinity, and the advance of principles approximately predestination, covenanting, and the connection among church and kingdom.

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Boehme: An Intellectual Biography of the Seventeenth-Century by Andrew Weeks

By Andrew Weeks

It is a biography of 1 of the main unique and one of many least understood seminal writers of the Baroque global, Jacob Boehme.
In a interval affected by mysteries and controversies, Boehme's visionary mysticism replied to the vexing quandaries confronting his contemporaries. His issues integrated the apocalyptic spiritual disputes of his day, the havoc wrought by way of the Thirty Years' conflict in his area, the disintegration of the outdated center eu order, the increase of latest cosmic types from avant-garde heliocentrism to imprecise esoteric theories, and his activity to precise through codes and logos a brand new experience of the human, divine, and typical nation-states.

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By Andrew Weeks

It is a biography of 1 of the main unique and one of many least understood seminal writers of the Baroque global, Jacob Boehme.
In a interval affected by mysteries and controversies, Boehme's visionary mysticism replied to the vexing quandaries confronting his contemporaries. His issues integrated the apocalyptic spiritual disputes of his day, the havoc wrought by way of the Thirty Years' conflict in his area, the disintegration of the outdated center eu order, the increase of latest cosmic types from avant-garde heliocentrism to imprecise esoteric theories, and his activity to precise through codes and logos a brand new experience of the human, divine, and typical nation-states.

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7 Paths to God: The Ways of the Mystic by Joan Borysenko

By Joan Borysenko

Joan Borysenko explores the ways that mysticism can input into your existence. You don't need to climb a mountain or trek via Nepal to adventure a paranormal second; what you do need to study is to be absolutely found in your daily life and to open up the extreme within the mundane. This ebook teaches readers how one can do that of their lives.

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By Joan Borysenko

Joan Borysenko explores the ways that mysticism can input into your existence. You don't need to climb a mountain or trek via Nepal to adventure a paranormal second; what you do need to study is to be absolutely found in your daily life and to open up the extreme within the mundane. This ebook teaches readers how one can do that of their lives.

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Passage meditation : bringing the deep wisdom of the heart by Eknath Easwaran

By Eknath Easwaran

Written by way of a hugely revered instructor who taught meditation for over 40 years, this publication offers all you must begin meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and heat, Easwaran provides transparent directions and issues out the pitfalls. He explains the idea underlying meditation, and conveys the deep pleasure, defense, and selfless strength that common perform can bring.

In Easwaran’s common approach to passage meditation, you opt a non secular textual content, or passage, from the world’s nice traditions that embodies your maximum beliefs. You memorize it, after which ship it deep into awareness via gradual, sustained realization. this technique of meditation remains clean since you can range the passages in response to your individual wishes. With commonplace perform, the passages turn into lifelines, taking you to the resource of knowledge deep inside after which guiding you thru the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

Meditation is supported via seven different issues in Easwaran’s religious software, supporting you to stick calm, sort, and centred during the day.

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By Eknath Easwaran

Written by way of a hugely revered instructor who taught meditation for over 40 years, this publication offers all you must begin meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and heat, Easwaran provides transparent directions and issues out the pitfalls. He explains the idea underlying meditation, and conveys the deep pleasure, defense, and selfless strength that common perform can bring.

In Easwaran’s common approach to passage meditation, you opt a non secular textual content, or passage, from the world’s nice traditions that embodies your maximum beliefs. You memorize it, after which ship it deep into awareness via gradual, sustained realization. this technique of meditation remains clean since you can range the passages in response to your individual wishes. With commonplace perform, the passages turn into lifelines, taking you to the resource of knowledge deep inside after which guiding you thru the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

Meditation is supported via seven different issues in Easwaran’s religious software, supporting you to stick calm, sort, and centred during the day.

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Mystical Encounters with the Natural World: Experiences and by Paul Marshall

By Paul Marshall

A few reviews of the flora and fauna convey a feeling of harmony, wisdom, self-transcendence, eternity, gentle, and love. this can be the 1st distinctive learn of those fascinating phenomena. Paul Marshall explores the situations, features, and after-effects of this significant yet fairly missed kind of mystical adventure, and evaluations motives that variety from the non secular and metaphysical to the psychoanalytic, contextual, and neuropsychological. The theorists mentioned comprise R. M. Bucke, Edward wood worker, W. R. Inge, Evelyn Underhill, Rudolf Otto, Sigmund Freud, Aldous Huxley, R. C. Zaehner, W. T. Stace, Steven Katz, and Robert Forman, in addition to modern neuroscientists. The publication makes an important contribution to present debates concerning the nature of mystical event.

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By Paul Marshall

A few reviews of the flora and fauna convey a feeling of harmony, wisdom, self-transcendence, eternity, gentle, and love. this can be the 1st distinctive learn of those fascinating phenomena. Paul Marshall explores the situations, features, and after-effects of this significant yet fairly missed kind of mystical adventure, and evaluations motives that variety from the non secular and metaphysical to the psychoanalytic, contextual, and neuropsychological. The theorists mentioned comprise R. M. Bucke, Edward wood worker, W. R. Inge, Evelyn Underhill, Rudolf Otto, Sigmund Freud, Aldous Huxley, R. C. Zaehner, W. T. Stace, Steven Katz, and Robert Forman, in addition to modern neuroscientists. The publication makes an important contribution to present debates concerning the nature of mystical event.

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Enochian Initiation: A Thelemite's Magical Journey into the by Frater W.I.T.

By Frater W.I.T.

Event a brand new fact via wondrous visions of the Enochian angels Enochian magick, a method of angelic evocation, is without doubt one of the oldest types of ceremonial magick within the Western international, and maybe the one strongest magical method in all occultism. It was once constructed through the Elizabethan magician Dr. John Dee who, with the help of his seer, Edward Kelly, channeled an angelic language and alphabet that's remarkably potent in establishing up the brain to currents of intelligence some distance past the human norm. no matter if you're a newbie in your direction of research or already a complicated magician, there's something for you in Enochian Initiation. writer Frater W.I.T. stocks his personal reviews and deeply own visions, increasing upon and broadening the trail towards figuring out solid by way of John Dee, Aleister Crowley, and different nice magicians who've come sooner than. via bringing this custom into the trendy period, Frater W.I.T. exhibits how human recognition will be extended and tested extra heavily than with uncomplicated meditation, psychoanalysis, or maybe mind-altering medicines. For these of you who may need hesitated to check Enochian magick since you don't percentage a similar ideals or convictions of the deeply non secular Elizabethans, relaxation guaranteed that it truly is attainable to accomplish a similar wondrous effects inside of a impartial non secular context. Frater W.I.T. has built a nonreligious spirituality in his conjurations whereas nonetheless utilizing Hebrew and Enochian divine names. via this ebook, you too will how one can advance new innovations and ideas to form your individual magical kind and strategy. An start up of either the Masonic and Rosicrucian faculties of puzzle, Frater W.I.T. has spent greater than 20 years learning western occult traditions. the aim of his life's paintings is to improve new equipment of ceremonial magick and discover new vistas of psychic and religious power.

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By Frater W.I.T.

Event a brand new fact via wondrous visions of the Enochian angels Enochian magick, a method of angelic evocation, is without doubt one of the oldest types of ceremonial magick within the Western international, and maybe the one strongest magical method in all occultism. It was once constructed through the Elizabethan magician Dr. John Dee who, with the help of his seer, Edward Kelly, channeled an angelic language and alphabet that's remarkably potent in establishing up the brain to currents of intelligence some distance past the human norm. no matter if you're a newbie in your direction of research or already a complicated magician, there's something for you in Enochian Initiation. writer Frater W.I.T. stocks his personal reviews and deeply own visions, increasing upon and broadening the trail towards figuring out solid by way of John Dee, Aleister Crowley, and different nice magicians who've come sooner than. via bringing this custom into the trendy period, Frater W.I.T. exhibits how human recognition will be extended and tested extra heavily than with uncomplicated meditation, psychoanalysis, or maybe mind-altering medicines. For these of you who may need hesitated to check Enochian magick since you don't percentage a similar ideals or convictions of the deeply non secular Elizabethans, relaxation guaranteed that it truly is attainable to accomplish a similar wondrous effects inside of a impartial non secular context. Frater W.I.T. has built a nonreligious spirituality in his conjurations whereas nonetheless utilizing Hebrew and Enochian divine names. via this ebook, you too will how one can advance new innovations and ideas to form your individual magical kind and strategy. An start up of either the Masonic and Rosicrucian faculties of puzzle, Frater W.I.T. has spent greater than 20 years learning western occult traditions. the aim of his life's paintings is to improve new equipment of ceremonial magick and discover new vistas of psychic and religious power.

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Ennead VI.1-5 (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 445) by A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited via his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's loss of life in six units of 9 treatises each one (the Enneads).

Plotinus seemed Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a distinct mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His inspiration ruled later Greek philosophy and motivated either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive at the present time as a result of its union of rationality and excessive non secular adventure.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents first-class introductions to every treatise. His beneficial notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited via his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's loss of life in six units of 9 treatises each one (the Enneads).

Plotinus seemed Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a distinct mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His inspiration ruled later Greek philosophy and motivated either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive at the present time as a result of its union of rationality and excessive non secular adventure.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents first-class introductions to every treatise. His beneficial notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom by Bernard McGinn

By Bernard McGinn

From the world's most desirable authority on Christian mysticism, the definitive tale of Christianity's maximum mystic, Meister Eckhart, his insights into God, his relation to the culture, and the way he discovered from the ladies non secular of his day.

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By Bernard McGinn

From the world's most desirable authority on Christian mysticism, the definitive tale of Christianity's maximum mystic, Meister Eckhart, his insights into God, his relation to the culture, and the way he discovered from the ladies non secular of his day.

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