Dealings with the Dead

The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations


Author: Paschal B. Randolph

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787306946


Page: 156

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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.

Dealings With The Dead

The Human Soul, Its Migrations And Its Transmigrations


Author: Paschal Beverly Randolph

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417974160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Dealings with the Dead

Narratives from "La Légende de la Mort en Basse Bretagne"


Author: Anatole Le Braz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Death

Page: 220

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Dealing with the dead

archaeological perspectives on prehistoric Scandinavian burial ritual


Author: Tore Artelius,Fredrik Svanberg

Publisher: Riksantikvarieambetet


Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 6021

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.

Dealings with the Dead

The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations


Author: Paschal Beverly Randolph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 142127373X


Page: 276

View: 7655

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by M. J. Randolph in Utica, 1862.

Paschal Beverly Randolph

A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician


Author: John Patrick Deveney

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438401043

Category: Religion

Page: 607

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This is the fascinating story of Paschal Beverly Randolph, an African American who carved his own eccentric path in the mid-nineteenth century from the slums of New York’s Five Points to the courts of Europe, where he performed as a spiritualist trance medium. Although self-educated, he became one of the first Black American novelists and took a leading part in raising Black soldiers for the Union army and in educating Freedmen in Louisiana during the Civil War. His enduring claim to fame, however, is the crucial role he played in the transformation of spiritualism, a medium’s passive reception of messages from the spirits of the dead, into occultism, the active search for personal spiritual realization and inner vision. From his experiences in his solitary travels in England, France, Egypt and the Turkish Empire in the 1850s and 1860s, he brought back to America a system of occult beliefs and practices (the magic mirror, hashish use and sexual magic) that worked a revolution. The systems of magic he taught left their traces on many subsequent occultists, including Madame Blavatsky and her Theosophical Society, and are still practiced today by several occult organizations in Europe and American that carry on his work. This is the fist scholarly work on Randolph and includes the full text of his two most important manuscript works on sexual magic.

Reincarnation in America

An Esoteric History


Author: Lee Irwin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498554083

Category: Religion

Page: 486

View: 5336

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: 6714

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.

Curating Human Remains

Caring for the Dead in the United Kingdom


Author: Myra Giesen

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843838060

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 7827

The difficult and sensitive issue of how museums and other repositories should treat human remains in their possession is here addressed through a number of important case studies.

Analysing Allerzielen Alom


Author: William R. Arfman

Publisher: Sidestone Press

ISBN: 9088900612

Category: Social Science

Page: 77

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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.

The Corpse

A History


Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661377X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4473

Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial


Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

View: 8479

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

The Mystical City of God, Volume IV "The Coronation"

The Divine History and Life of the Virgin Mother of God


Author: Venerable Mary of Agreda,Catholic Way Publishing

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 1783792914

Category: Religion

Page: 644

View: 3675

THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD, VOLUME IV “THE CORONATION” VENERABLE MARY OF AGREDA — A Classic! — Includes Illustrations by Herbert Railton — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents, and NCX Navigation Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-289-4 Note: Volumes 1 to 4 and a Popular Abridgement are available from the Publisher in Paperback and E-Book. The Mystical City of God is a monumental four-volume history of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as revealed by Our Lady to Venerable Mother Mary of Jesus of Agreda (1602-1665), a 17th century Spanish nun. Venerable Mary saw in ecstasy all the events recorded within the books. Later, Our Lady told her to write them down—the result is The Mystical City of God, acclaimed by Popes, cardinals and theologians, a book which has inspired the laity and the clergy for over 300 years and which has gone into sixty editions in various languages. Arguably, the most important book—second only to the Bible—ever to have been written. The Mystical City of God, revealed to Mother Mary of Jesus by Heaven itself, complements and completes the story of the life of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but, in addition, provides the rich history of the entire life of His Most Blessed Mother. Through the study of Our Lady, we come to know Her, Her Son and the Blessed Trinity in ways never before imagined. The Mystical City of God consists of 4 volumes; The Conception, The Incarnation, The Transfixion and The Coronation. This is the unabridged Volume IV, “The Coronation”, containing Books 7 and 8. Volumes: The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Agreda in 4 Volumes and a Popular Abridgement: The Conception (Volume I, Part I, Books I & II in 1 book) Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-280-1 The Incarnation (Volume II, Part II, Books III & IV in 1 book) Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-283-2 The Transfixion (Volume III, Part II, Books V & VI in 1 book) Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-286-3 The Coronation (Volume IV, Part III, Books VII & VIII in 1 book) Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-289-4 The Mystical City of God: Popular Abridgement Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-063-0 PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

Caring for the Dead

Your Final Act of Love


Author: Lisa Carlson

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780942679212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 640

View: 7575

A complete guide for those making funeral arrangements with or without a funeral director. Families, friends, and support groups who want to say goodbye in a meaningful way-not just write a big check to a funeral director-will find detailed and practical legal information in this unique guide. By taking an active role in funeral and memorial arrangements, families can save thousands of dollars while better serving the emotional needs of loved ones. Caring for The Dead gives the legal requirements of each state, how to obtain and file permits and death certificates, explanations of cremation and embalming, burial procedures, and other necessary information. Readers learn how to shop for the best services at the most reasonable prices, while avoiding fraudulent and deceptive mortuary practices. This landmark book helps readers take control of one of life's most intimate experiences-the final act of love for a friend or relative.

The Idea of North


Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 942

North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

The ... Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; Or, a Commentary Upon Littleton

Not the Name of the Author Only, But of the Law Itself : Including Also the Notes of Lord Chief Justice Hale and Lord Chancellor Nottingham, and an Analysis of Littleton, Written by an Unknown Hand in 1658 - 9. Concerning high treason, and other pleas of the crown, and criminal causes


Author: Edward Coke,Francis Hargrave

Publisher: N.A



Page: 243

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