Saints For Dummies

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Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470606919

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and how readers can pray to them in time of need. This easy-to-understand guide reveals that most saints were very common, ordinary, and imperfect human beings with faults and foibles who overcame their shortcomings to become figures of great spiritual and historical significance. You get a unique glimpse into the lives and the character traits of these righteous men and women, as well as future pending saints. Explains which saints are invoked for specific situations Rev. John Trigilio and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti are the coauthors of Catholicism For Dummies, Women in the Bible For Dummies and John Paul II For Dummies Whether you're a scholar or just curious about the topic, Saints For Dummies will have you intrigued and informed from the first page.

The Man Who Could Fly

St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442256737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Michael Grosso delves into the biography of St. Joseph of Copertino, a Dominican priest known to levitate, to explore the many strange phenomena which surrounded his life and develops potential physical explanations for some of the most astounding manifestations of his religious ecstasy.

Wings of Ecstasy

Domenico Bernini's Vita of St. Joseph of Copertino (1722)

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973739906

Category:

Page: 290

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First English translation of the life of St. Joseph of Copertino, mystic famous for his ecstasies, levitations, bilocations, mind-reading, miraculous healings, and other extraordinary phenomena. The Vita is followed by a Commentary that details the evidence for these claims, and discusses their implications for human potential and human evolution; offering new perspectives on our understanding of the nature of mind and spiritual life. This book is unabashedly conscious of itself as a challenge to reductive scientific materialism.

Experiencing the Next World Now

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416500170

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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From the scientific underground of psychic research comes a stunning report on the evidence for life after death. But all the proof in the world is nothing when compared to actual experience with the place beyond. This book takes the reader to the next level -- and offers a more personal kind of journey. If there is a "next world," it must be nearby, and the path leads through the gateways of our own minds. Philosopher Michael Grosso shows us how to open these passages -- or at least peek through a keyhole -- and glimpse what may lie beyond. This is the guidebook for an adventure that nobody can refuse.

Peanut King

Rising

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Author: Zee Avery

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524651524

Category: Fiction

Page: 858

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Ascending into power, supernatural occurrences transforms this man into the new super evil villain known as the Peanut King. This scary villain displays powers and unique abilities that other villains do not have, allowing this villain to inflict havoc, mayhem, and death on anyone that has unfortunate encounters with him. He can attack you at anytime of the year, day or night.

Frontiers of the Soul

Exploring Psychic Evolution

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Quest Books (IL)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 246

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An exploration of how paranormal powers and experiences foreshadow humanity's evolutionary future.

The Final Choice

Death Or Transcendence?

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786770295

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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The meaning of death changes from culture to culture, and is evolving as we speak. The modern near-death experience transforms the meaning of death into something quite different from the mainline view of death as the extinction of consciousness.

Soulmaking

Uncommon Paths to Self-Understanding

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781571740786

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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While science and religion debates the very existence of a soul, Grosso does not ask do we have a soul? but how do we make our souls? This book takes readers on a journey to the edge of the transpersonal realm, embracing UFOs, ghosts, demons, and angels in a series of historical and contemporary vignettes that explore how unusual experiences build the soul and transform the soulmakers.

Catholic Mass For Dummies

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Author: John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti,James Cafone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470767863

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 7606

Provides a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass and its history and meaning as a central form of worship, and discusses the meaning of the events, symbols, themes and language used during the service for Sunday Mass, weddings, funerals and holidays. Original.

The Millennium Myth

Love and Death at the End of Time

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Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Quest Books (IL)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 4367

Traces the history of eschatological myths from Zoroaster to the New Age Movement.

Truly Madly Yours

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Author: Rachel Gibson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062205617

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Where there's a will. . . When pretty hairdresser Delaney Shaw returned home to Truly, Idaho, for the reading of her stepfather's will, she planned on paying her respects and getting out of town. But it seems the will has some unexpected stipulations-like the one that says if Delaney wants her inheritance she needs to stay put and have nothing to so with sexy Nick Allegrezza. . .for an entire year! There's no way Ten years ago, Nick had swept Delaney off her feet and onto his Harley, and that's when she really let her down her Hair! Back then, he was a love-'em-and-leave-'em man, and Delaney learned the hard way that she was just a fling. But Nick is as irresistible as ever. And when the ladies at Tuesday night Bingo see Nick and Delaney making after-hours whoopee through the window of a local beauty parlor, Delaney knows it's time to decide if Nick I truly, madly the man of her heart.

The Specter of the Indian

Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890

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Author: Kathryn Troy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438466102

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism. The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understanding to the prevalence of mystically styled Indians in American visual and popular culture. The connections between Spiritualist print and contemporary Indian policy provide fresh insight into the racial dimensions of social reform among nineteenth-century Spiritualists. Troy draws fascinating parallels between the contested belief of Indians as fading from the world, claims of returned apparitions, and the social impetus to provide American Indians with a means of existence in white America. Rather than vanishing from national sight and memory, Indians and their ghosts are shown to be ever present. This book transports the readers into dimly lit parlor rooms and darkened cabinets and lavishes them with detailed séance accounts in the words of those who witnessed them. Scrutinizing the otherworldly whisperings heard therein highlights the voices of mediums and those they sought to channel, allowing the author to dig deep into Spiritualist belief and practice. The influential presence of Indian ghosts is made clear and undeniable.

John Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition

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Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti,Rev. Jonathan Toborowsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118895479

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Find out how two extraordinary leaders changed religion and the world In April 2014, Pope Francis will jointly canonize two predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, in a move that recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of these leaders of the Catholic faith. An estimated 1 million people filled St. Peter's Square and the surrounding streets for John Paul II's beatification, and the joint canonization will attract even more. With John Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition you can learn more about these admired religious leaders and join millions of devotees in celebrating their lives and legacies. You'll get an in-depth look at John Paul II's remarkable life and achievements and learn more about the beloved John XXIII in a bonus chapter. With this special edition e-book written in friendly, plain English, you'll discover how John Paul II's deep religious convictions affected world politics, history, and the Catholic faith. You'll be introduced to his influences, his personal struggles, the way he impacted the Church, and his methods for spreading his powerful message. Catholics and non-Catholics alike will find the stories of these holy men fascinating and inspiring. Introduces you to the lives and legacies of both John Paul II and John XXIII Presents you with the struggles, influences, and approaches to world politics of John Paul II, whose actions had a great impact on history Includes a bonus chapter that details the life of John XXIII, who will be canonized along with John Paul II in April 2014 Written in an engaging, accessible style and a great read for Catholics and non-Catholics alike John Paul II For Dummies, Special Edition is your guide to discovering the exemplary lives of two rare and extraordinary men who have influenced generations of people all over the world.

1633

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Author: David Weber,Eric Flint

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 161824342X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Heart Of The Mirage

Book One of The Mirage Makers

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Author: Glenda Larke

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 1405512547

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Stolen from her people as a child and raised as a citizen of the Tyranian Empire, Ligea Gayed is the obvious choice to despatch to her homeland, occupied Kardiastan, with orders to root out a rebel conspiracy. At first, she devotes herself to her new assignment with zeal. Adopted daughter of the Empire's greatest general, and possessing a fearsome reputation within the ruthless Imperial spy network known as the Brotherhood, Ligea views herself as a loyal servant of Tyrans. But blood will out, and with each day she spends among her parents' people, her disciplined self-image crumbles a little. And there are secrets in Kardiastan, secrets that will inevitably force Ligea to choose between her upbringing and her birthright. Secrets that will shape the destiny of two nations. . .

The Bible For Dummies

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Author: Jeffrey Geoghegan,Michael Homan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297419

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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The Bible For Dummies (9781119293507) was previously published as The Bible For Dummies (9780764552960). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it's the most widely read book, it's also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focus—from Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" painting to the Wachowski brothers' The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life's big questions. The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don't practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You'll find answers to such questions as: Where did the Bible come from? Who wrote the Bible? How is the Bible put together? Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more: Ten people in the Bible you should know The Hebrew Bible The Apocrypha's hidden treasures What's new about the New Testament Israel's wisdom, literature, and love poetry The Bible's enduring influence The prophets: more than fortunetellers Whether you're interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.

1634: The Baltic War

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Author: Eric Flint,David Weber

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618245724

Category: Fiction

Page: 1072

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Fight for Freedom in a Dark and Bloody Age! After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle. The Baltic War reaches a climax as France, Spain, England, and Denmark besiege the U.S.E. in the Prussian stronghold of Lubeck. The invention of ironclads, the introduction of special force tactics during a spectacular rescue operation at the Tower of London _ the up-timers plan to use every trick in the time traveler's book to avoid a defeat that will send Europe back to a new Dark Age! Multiple New York Times best-seller and creator of the legendary "Honorverse" series David Weber teams with New York Times best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint to tell the tale of the little town that remade a continent and rang in freedom for a battle-ravaged land in the latest blockbuster addition to Flint's "Grantsville" saga! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "This is a thoughtful and exciting look at just how powerful are the ideals we sometimes take for granted, and is highly recommended[.]" ¾ Publishers Weekly on Flint and Weber's 1633. "[R]eads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicisã" ¾ Publishers Weekly on New York Times best-seller, 1634:_ The Galileo Affair.