Dealings with the Dead

The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations


Author: Paschal B. Randolph

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787306946


Page: 156

View: 7871

The Human Soul, its Migrations & its Transmigrations. Contents: Cynthia: the Soul-World; Thormor - The Sphinx: the Disenthralment; the Disembodying; the Winged Globe: Soul; Transmigration - The Soul; the Ascent - Marvel: the Woman; Curves; the Fl.

Dealing with the Dead

Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe


Author: Thea Tomaini

Publisher: Explorations in Medieval Cultu

ISBN: 9789004315143

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 4867

From revenant legends to the regulation of burial space; from martyrologies to accounts of murder; and from the danse macabre to funerals both lavish and simple, this volume examines how communities dealt with their dead as continual, albeit non-living members.

Dealing with the Dead


Author: Toni Griffin

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 177111939X

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 6693

Being the seventh son of a seventh son is no easy task. Neither is the fact Jayden Thompson is the most powerful necromancer his country has ever seen, which is why Jayden has kept it to himself. Then Noah Michaels throws a spanner in Jayden's quiet, orderly existence. Noah has recently suffered the death of his twin and needs help in completing his brother's final work. The only person capable of this is a young man with blue streaked hair. Noah doesn't expect to fall for the guy, but fall he does. Loving Jaden is easy, watching the havoc Jayden's powers create‹not so much. Please note: this is a previous release.

Dealing With The Dead

Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004358331

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9434

From revenant legends to the regulation of burial space; from martyrologies to accounts of murder; and from the danse macabre to funerals both lavish and simple, this volume examines how communities dealt with their dead as continual, albeit non-living members.

Dealing with the dead

archaeological perspectives on prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual


Author: Tore Artelius,Fredrik Svanberg

Publisher: Riksantikvarieambetet


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2510

The papers in this volume explore how prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual and religion can be interpreted and understood within contemporary Swedish contract archaeology. In different cases and from varying theoretical perspectives, the authors demonstrate how the material culture in collective burial ritual was used to create and express everything from very functional and distinct religious results, to individual, local and regional cultural identity. Emphasis is placed upon the interpretation of the actual dealings with the dead, the graves, the monuments, and with burial-grounds in the landscape. Examples range from the Neolithic to the conversion to Christianity in the late Viking Age.

Reincarnation in America

An Esoteric History


Author: Lee Irwin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498554083

Category: Religion

Page: 486

View: 9746

This book presents a history of reincarnation, from ancient times to the present; it is written for a diverse readership interested in theories of life after death. The survey offers an exciting journey through a maze of fascinating ideas that all contribute to an underlying theory that after death comes rebirth.

Society of the Dead

Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba


Author: Todd Ochoa

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520947924

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 6570

In a riveting first-person account, Todd Ramón Ochoa explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired "society of affliction" that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book unfolds on the outskirts of Havana as it recounts Ochoa's attempts to assimilate Palo praise of the dead. As he comes to terms with a world in which everyday events and materials are composed of the dead, Ochoa discovers in Palo unexpected resources for understanding the relationship between matter and spirit, for rethinking anthropology's rendering of sorcery, and for representing the play of power in Cuban society. The first fully detailed treatment of the world of Palo, Society of the Dead draws upon recent critiques of Western metaphysics as it reveals what this little known practice can tell us about sensation, transformation, and redemption in the Black Atlantic.

Living and the Dead, The

Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions


Author: Liz Wilson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487016

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5986

Explores the social treatment of death in South Asian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and other traditions. Includes material on women and marginalized groups.

Dealings with the Dead

The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations


Author: Paschal Beverly Randolph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783337038045


Page: 280

View: 7158

Deadhead Social Science

"You Ain't Gonna Learn what You Don't Want to Know"


Author: Rebecca G. Adams,Robert Sardiello

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502512

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 9399

Deadhead Social Science is a collection of papers examining various aspects of the complex subculture surrounding the rock band, the Grateful Dead. Deadheads, as Grateful Dead fans are called, followed the band from venue to venue until the band announced their dissolution in December of 1995. Deadhead Social Science addresses the questions: What is a Deadhead? How does a Deadhead identity evolve? Why would a person choose an identity that would be viewed negatively by a larger society? Why are Deadheads viewed negatively by the larger society? Is the Deadhead community a popular religion? How did a rock band develop a religious following? The book also examines the music, the role of vendors, and the reaction by "host" communities to the Grateful Dead and its following. One key theme in Deadhead Social Science is the interconnections among teaching, research, and personal interests written from a variety of social science disciplinary traditions.

Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams

An Introduction to Five Christian Views on Life after Death


Author: Silas N. Langley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877859

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7661

What has Star Trek to do with eternal life? It provides the perfect metaphor for understanding the main Christian views concerning what happens to us when we die. In this book, Silas Langley uses the Star Trek transporter beam to explain five main Christian views about life after death. Each of us lives with some personal answer to the universal question of what comes after death. Even among Christians, views differ as to what exactly happens when we die. Meanwhile, the modern secular world increasingly challenges the possibility of life after death. How can we live again after we die if much of science and philosophy suggests that all that we are dies with our bodies? This book shows how each of these views responds to these challenges. Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams sorts out these disagreements and their biblical grounding. These differences matter, since they bear on who we are and how we are to live our lives. Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of their own beliefs on this topic, and with tools to enter into dialogue with people whose beliefs differ.

They Died With Custer

Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn


Author: Douglas D. Scott,P. Willey,Melissa A. Connor

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806178582

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2064

Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, Douglas D. Scott, P. Willey, and Melissa A. Connor reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.

Testament of the Dead


Author: Vincent Macraven

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493184121

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 4274

"Testament of the dead" centers on eight persons who are now among the nonliving. Telling their tales of having once lived the now dead watch Jeff. Having seen the atrocity he has committed the dead are assigned to haunt the living. See Jeff grow from a disturbed child into a disturbed man, learn of his crime against his fellow man and watch the dead pick apart the remains of Jeff's sanity. Read a tale giving voice to the dead who would otherwise remain silent, listen to their stories, see their haunting and watch the living bleed and be driven to madness. For we are all being watched.



Author: Geoffrey Scarre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 1821

What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death, or refuse to "go gently into that good night"? Can death really be an evil if, after death, we no longer exist as subjects of goods or evils? How should we respond to the deaths of others and do we have any duties towards the dead? These, and many other, questions are addressed in Geoffrey Scarre's book, which draws upon a wide variety of philosophical and literary sources to offer an up-to-date and highly readable study of some major ethical and metaphysical riddles concerning death and dying.

The Remains of the Dead

A Ghost Dusters Mystery


Author: Wendy Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101211359

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4064

Sadie Novak’s got the kind of job that kills cocktail chatter dead: she owns Scene-2-Clean, a crime scene cleanup company. As if cleaning up after grusome murders weren't creepy enough, she can also see and talk to the ghosts of the victims. When grieving relatives hire Sadie and her employee, ex-cop Zack Bowman, to clean up after the murder-suicide of Trudy and Grant Toth, Sadie figures she’s bound to meet at least one chatty ghost. But Kent, the man Sadie first encounters at the scene, is very much alive—so much so, that Sadie soon finds herself agreeing to a date with him. Then a real ghost shows up—the oddly silent spirit of Trudy, who seems determined to prove her husband’s innocence, and inspires Sadie to track down the real killer. But as she scours the crime scene, Sadie quickly realizes she's in way over her head, that Kent has a strange connection to the dead couple, and that someone wants her to give up the ghost…for good.