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Ghama 2 an Afterlife Story

Author : Richard Riverin
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Ghama 2 Land of Magic

Author : Richard Riverin
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Living Life Outside the Box

Author : Gene Hoff
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Two groups of people were awarded an afterlife on Ghama-2 where they woke up in young adult bodies with unknown powers. Their mission is to find a city abandoned one billion years ago and access its enhancing devices. Other species are already trying to find it. Some of them are wicked and influenced by Demons. The world is gigantic and brims with life of all kind. Ghama-2 is the first level of heaven; it is an exciting but very dangerous place where one can loose his life or worst, his soul... The two groups survived multiple predators, aliens and demons attacks and their adventures are related in the first book of the saga, Ghama-2, An Afterlife Story. They are now ready to move forward across the sea to the Land of Magic but this time they will have to do it on their own, there will be no more help from the almighty. John raised a small army made of aliens and people from New Alexandria while Bill made an alliance with seven giant and sentient beetles. Will they be able to finally reach the old city and turn themselves into godlike beings? This book will tell you about mankind potential destiny and its reading will take you to St-Joseph castle and heaven's admission office. You will also be taken to New Atlantis where you will meet with Zeus, Thetis, Apollo and Achilles, the Gods of the Greek mythology who are not really Gods, as you will find out. This book might answer some of your questions but it is risky reading. It might change your afterlife...Will you dare read it?

Modern Impressions Book 3

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Nothing is exactly what it seems to be. A chair is much more than a chair; it is a complex assemblage of polymers made of molecules made of atoms. Each atom is made of a nucleus and electrons. The electrons gravitate around the nucleus in a complex way; they are in movement. There is so much space between the atoms that 90% of the neutrinos coming from the sun will pass right through the chair without hitting it. What are the electrons made of? Some scientists wonder if the smallest particles are solid. Then a painting is not what it seems. What if an original painting has a profound effect on its owners? What if it creates an invisible link between the buyer and the artist? In my paintings you will find serenity and happiness and possibly more. I hope they will bring comfort to my clients. In this book you will find some short stories and a description of my technique.

Afterlife of Empire

Author : Jordanna Bailkin
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The Afterlife of Empire is an award-winning investigation on how decolonization transformed British society in the 1950s and 1960s. Although usually charted through its diplomatic details, the collapse of the British empire was also a deeply personal process that altered everyday life, restructuring routines, individual relationships, and social interactions. The book traces a set of diverse yet interrelated and richly compelling stories: West Indian migrants repatriated for mental illness, young Britons volunteering in the former colonies, overseas students seeking higher education, polygamous husbands and wives facing invalidation of their marriages, West African children raised by white, working-class British families, and Irish deportees suspected of terrorism. Postwar welfare–from mental health to child care–was never simply a British story, but was shaped by global forces, from the experiences and expectations of individual migrants to the emergence of new legal regimes in Africa and Asia. The book thus recasts the genealogy and geography of welfare by charting its unseen dependence on the end of empire. Using a wealth of recently declassified files from the National Archives, oral histories, court cases, press reports, social science writings, and photographs, Jordanna Bailkin illuminates the relationship between the postwar and the postimperial. The Afterlife of Empire is the winner of several notable prizes including The Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the American Historical Association, the Stansky Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies, and the 2013 Biennial Book Prize from the Pacific Conference on British Studies.

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Author : Jacqueline I. Stone
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For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. The nine essays in this volume, ranging chronologically from the tenth century to the present, bring to light both continuity and change in death practices over time. They also explore the interrelated issues of how Buddhist death rites have addressed individual concerns about the afterlife while also filling social and institutional needs and how Buddhist death-related practices have assimilated and refigured elements from other traditions, bringing together disparate, even conflicting, ideas about the dead, their postmortem fate, and what constitutes normative Buddhist practice. The idea that death, ritually managed, can mediate an escape from deluded rebirth is treated in the first two essays. Sarah Horton traces the development in Heian Japan (794–1185) of images depicting the Buddha Amida descending to welcome devotees at the moment of death, while Jacqueline Stone analyzes the crucial role of monks who attended the dying as religious guides. Even while stressing themes of impermanence and non-attachment, Buddhist death rites worked to encourage the maintenance of emotional bonds with the deceased and, in so doing, helped structure the social world of the living. This theme is explored in the next four essays. Brian Ruppert examines the roles of relic worship in strengthening family lineage and political power; Mark Blum investigates the controversial issue of religious suicide to rejoin one’s teacher in the Pure Land; and Hank Glassman analyzes how late medieval rites for women who died in pregnancy and childbirth both reflected and helped shape changing gender norms. The rise of standardized funerals in Japan’s early modern period forms the subject of the chapter by Duncan Williams, who shows how the Soto Zen sect took the lead in establishing itself in rural communities by incorporating local religious culture into its death rites. The final three chapters deal with contemporary funerary and mortuary practices and the controversies surrounding them. Mariko Walter uncovers a "deep structure" informing Japanese Buddhist funerals across sectarian lines—a structure whose meaning, she argues, persists despite competition from a thriving secular funeral industry. Stephen Covell examines debates over the practice of conferring posthumous Buddhist names on the deceased and the threat posed to traditional Buddhist temples by changing ideas about funerals and the afterlife. Finally, George Tanabe shows how contemporary Buddhist sectarian intellectuals attempt to resolve conflicts between normative doctrine and on-the-ground funerary practice, and concludes that human affection for the deceased will always win out over the demands of orthodoxy. Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism constitutes a major step toward understanding how Buddhism in Japan has forged and retained its hold on death-related thought and practice, providing one of the most detailed and comprehensive accounts of the topic to date. Contributors: Mark L. Blum, Stephen G. Covell, Hank Glassman, Sarah Johanna Horton, Brian O. Ruppert, Jacqueline I. Stone, George J. Tanabe, Jr., Mariko Namba Walter, Duncan Ryuken Williams.

Literary Afterlife

Author : Bernard A. Drew
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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

Heaven Hell and the Afterlife Eternity in Judaism Christianity and Islam 3 volumes

Author : J. Harold Ellens
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Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all feature ideas about heaven, hell, and afterlife, and these concepts have evolved over time within these religions. This work supplies a detailed and coherent understanding of the broad scope of spiritual thinking in the last 3,000 years within the Abrahamic traditions. • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the entire field of topics and issues related to heaven, hell, and afterlife from the last three millennia of Western history • Presents insights from nearly 50 esteemed scholars regarding the psychological, spiritual, and religious notions about humans in eternity • Treats each subject with sensitivity and appreciation of its significance to those who ascribe to this belief system

The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race

Author : Carl C. Anthony
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Carl Anthony's memoir interweaves urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
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Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Author : Abiola Irele
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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

The Return of the Emissaries

Author : Richard Riverin
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Fourteen chosen were awarded an afterlife on Ghama-2 where they woke up in young adult bodies with unknown powers. Their initial goal was to find a city abandoned one billion years ago and access its enhancing devices. Other species were already trying to find it. Some of them were wicked and influenced by Demons. The heroes survived multiple predators, aliens and demons attacks; they met with Jesus and St-Joseph, made alliance with the Centaurs, the Birdies, the Froggies, the Tentaclings and the lesser Gods of the Greek mythology, Apollo, Achilles, and Thetis. They fought the Black witches, the Trolls, the werewolves, the living dead, and finally reached the lost city where they enhanced themselves to the ultimate level of mankind potential evolution. They now have great powers and each one shares his or her new enhanced body with a very ancient and knowledgeable alien soul. They can communicate by telepathy over enormous distances and travel from world to world at the speed of thought. They can change their shapes and travel to the past; they can manipulate surrounding matter to a certain extent but they are still vulnerable and can be killed. Their mission is to save Earth from an alien invasion, restore peace and order in the Galaxy and open the way to heaven for the multitude of worthy people that ever lived on Earth. This book will tell you about mankind potential destiny and will answer some of your questions. It might also change your afterlife. Reading it might be the first step in embarking into an incredible odyssey. Are you ready? Will you dare read it?

Stepan Bandera The Life and Afterlife of a Ukrainian Nationalist

Author : Grzegorz Rossolinski
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The Afterlife Is Where We Come From

Author : Alma Gottlieb
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When a new baby arrives among the Beng people of West Africa, they see it not as being born, but as being reincarnated after a rich life in a previous world. Far from being a tabula rasa, a Beng infant is thought to begin its life filled with spiritual knowledge. How do these beliefs affect the way the Beng rear their children? In this unique and engaging ethnography of babies, Alma Gottlieb explores how religious ideology affects every aspect of Beng childrearing practices—from bathing infants to protecting them from disease to teaching them how to crawl and walk—and how widespread poverty limits these practices. A mother of two, Gottlieb includes moving discussions of how her experiences among the Beng changed the way she saw her own parenting. Throughout the book she also draws telling comparisons between Beng and Euro-American parenting, bringing home just how deeply culture matters to the way we all rear our children. All parents and anyone interested in the place of culture in the lives of infants, and vice versa, will enjoy The Afterlife Is Where We Come From. "This wonderfully reflective text should provide the impetus for formulating research possibilities about infancy and toddlerhood for this century." — Caren J. Frost, Medical Anthropology Quarterly “Alma Gottlieb’s careful and thought-provoking account of infancy sheds spectacular light upon a much neglected topic. . . . [It] makes a strong case for the central place of babies in anthropological accounts of religion. Gottlieb’s remarkably rich account, delivered after a long and reflective period of gestation, deserves a wide audience across a range of disciplines.”—Anthony Simpson, Critique of Anthropology

Female Song Tradition and the Akan of Ghana

Author : Kwasi Ampene
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Nnwonkoro is a genre of women's song found among the Akan-speaking peoples of Ghana. It has become a hybrid musical form, incorporating songs and dance movements based on traditional practices alongside others reflecting Christian influence. Nnwonkoro groups perform regularly at funerals, on state occasions, for entertainment, and even in church. In common with other Akan musical traditions, nnwonkoro is transmitted orally and aurally. Based on extensive fieldwork in the Asante and Bono Ahafo regions, and featuring many transcriptions of songs, this book investigates the nature of composition in oral culture, together with issues such as the scope of the poetic imagination and the transformation processes that accompany modernization. This study illuminates the musical style of nnwonkoro in a way which, it is hoped, will facilitate future comparative study of African songs. A CD recording is included.

George Padmore and Decolonization from Below

Author : L. James
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This book argues that the rising tide of anti-colonialism after the 1930s should be considered a turning point not just in harnessing a new mood or feeling of unity, but primarily as one that viewed empire, racism, and economic degradation as part of a system that fundamentally required the application of strategy to their destruction.

Bringing Up Children in Ghana

Author : Barrington Kaye
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Crossing the Color Line

Author : Carina E. Ray
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Interracial sex mattered to the British colonial state in West Africa. In Crossing the Color Line, Carina E. Ray goes beyond this fact to reveal how Ghanaians shaped and defined these powerfully charged relations. The interplay between African and European perspectives and practices, argues Ray, transformed these relationships into key sites for consolidating colonial rule and for contesting its hierarchies of power. With rigorous methodology and innovative analyses, Ray brings Ghana and Britain into a single analytic frame to show how intimate relations between black men and white women in the metropole became deeply entangled with those between black women and white men in the colony in ways that were profoundly consequential. Based on rich archival evidence and original interviews, the book moves across different registers, shifting from the micropolitics of individual disciplinary cases brought against colonial officers who “kept” local women to transatlantic networks of family, empire, and anticolonial resistance. In this way, Ray cuts to the heart of how interracial sex became a source of colonial anxiety and nationalist agitation during the first half of the twentieth century.

Encyclopedia of African Religion

Author : Molefi Kete Asante
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"Numerous titles focusing on particular beliefs in Africa exist, including Marcel Griaule's Conversations with Ogotemmeli, but this one presents an unparallelled exploration of a multitude of cultures and experiences. It is both a gateway to deeper exploration and a penetrating resource on its own. This is bound to become the definitive scholarly resource on African religions." — Library Journal, Starred Review "Overall, because of its singular focus, reliability, and scope, this encyclopedia will prove invaluable where there is considerable interest in Africa or in different religious traditions." –Library Journal As the first comprehensive work to assemble ideas, concepts, discourses, and extensive essays in this vital area, the Encyclopedia of African Religion explores such topics as deities and divinities, the nature of humanity, the end of life, the conquest of fear, and the quest for attainment of harmony with nature and other humans. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama include nearly 500 entries that seek to rediscover the original beauty and majesty of African religion. Features · Offers the best representation to date of the African response to the sacred · Helps readers grasp the enormity of Africa's contribution to religious ideas by presenting richly textured concepts of spirituality, ritual, and initiation while simultaneously advancing new theological categories, cosmological narratives, and ways to conceptualize ethical behavior · Provides readers with new metaphors, figures of speech, modes of reasoning, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies · Reveals the complexity, texture, and rhythms of the African religious tradition to provide scholars with a baseline for future works The Encyclopedia of African Religion is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in fields such as Religion, Africana Studies, Sociology, and Philosophy.

Encyclopedia of Death and the Afterlife

Author : James R. Lewis
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Is there life after death? Read and decide for yourself. This explores the ritual, lore, pageantry, customs, language, theory and other aspects of the afterlife as well as the individuals and organizations who study it. From alchemy to near death experiences and from Gilgamesh to the collective unconscious, you'll find straightforward, objective and sensitive information on this elusive topic.