Dealings with the Dead

Narratives from La Légende de la Mort En Basse Bretagne


Author: Anatole Le Braz,Mrs a E Whitehead

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780343383541


Page: 226

View: 7586

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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: 403

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: 9464

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

Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004358331

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 808

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: 2592

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

archaeological perspectives on prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual


Author: Tore Artelius,Fredrik Svanberg

Publisher: Riksantikvarieambetet


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 3687

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: 4875

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.

Living and the Dead, The

Social Dimensions of Death in South Asian Religions


Author: Liz Wilson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487016

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6136

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

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: 6695

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: 1113

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.

Testament of the Dead


Author: Vincent Macraven

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493184121

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 1698

"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: 9865

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: 414

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.

Analysing Allerzielen Alom


Author: William R. Arfman

Publisher: Sidestone Press

ISBN: 9088900612

Category: Social Science

Page: 77

View: 7892

Since 2005, Dutch artist Ida van der Lee's Allerzielen Alom (or All Souls' All Around) project, as well as its various offshoots, have flowered throughout the Netherlands. In doing so they have brought a diverse public of various ages and religious as well as non-religious backgrounds together at the end of October or the beginning of November at hospitably decorated cemeteries and crematoria. Here, after dusk, these visitors were given various chances to commemorate their dearly departed using everyday objects to perform small ritual acts. Afterwards, strong feelings of togetherness were expressed, both with the other visitors as well as the deceased. Judging by the standards of the secularisation hypothesis, the success of this project would seem highly unlikely. The expressed feelings of being together with the dead in such public spaces by congregations ranging into the thousands goes against its claims regarding the growing individualisation, privatisation and disenchantment of our Western world. What then, is behind the success of this phenomenon? This book takes a grassroots approach to answering that and related questions. By combining concepts from the field of rituals studies with those from the field of material culture studies, it will focus on the roll of simple objects in the development as well as the success of Allerzielen Alom and its various offshoots. To achieve this, five different Allerzielen Alom or related celebrations were visited and their organisers interviewed. On the basis of that material, an interesting image is formed of the fundamental importance of material culture in the development of a new emerging ritual tradition.

Speak with the Dead

Seven Methods for Spirit Communication


Author: Konstantinos

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717819

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 9226

Modern technology has given us powerful new tools for an age-old dream: seeing and speaking with the dead. Using things you probably already own - such as a camcorder, computer, or tape recorder - you can contact departed loved ones or other spirits, record their images and voices, and establish two-way communications between the worlds. Speak with the Dead also details the more traditional methods of seance, trance, and scrying. You don't have to be a "techie" or an occultist to use any of these techniques. This book will guide you to one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you'll ever have - making contact with deceased loved ones and other souls. Speak with the Dead is the first book in the modern marketplace to focus on practical, usable techniques for communicating with spirits. This book shows you seven methods for spirit contact: -catching Electronic Voice Phenomena on tape -using radio noise to provide spirits with a voice -capturing ghostly images on videotape -letting spirits use your computer or telephone -scrying, establishing telepathic contact with the dead, and holding a seance Speak with them. They're waiting.

Dead Winter (Mad Swine Book 2)


Author: Steven Pajak

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618680471

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8213

Three months after the beginning of the Mad Swine outbreak, the residents of Randall Oaks have reached their breaking point. After surviving the initial outbreak and a war waged with their neighboring community, Providence, their supplies are severely close to depletion. With hostile neighbors at their flanks and hordes of infected outside their walls, they have become prisoners within their own community. When new allies arrive with an old friend, the brave men and women of Randall Oaks will be faced with the decision to stay within the confines of the community only to die of starvation or to leave the safety of their walls in pursuit of a promise land, the survivors must make their choice—and face a new enemy unseen. Will the remaining members of Randall Oaks continue to survive the apocalypse or will it be a Dead Winter?