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By Upton Sinclair

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Publish 12 months note: First released in 1970
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Though he's top remembered for his well known reveal of the meatpacking within the usa, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair used to be a voracious philosopher and author who grappled with titanic rules all through his occupation, finishing with reference to a hundred books within the technique. The earnings of Religion deals an enticing critique of faith and its position in society.

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By Raven Kaldera

All through background, from the Hindu Kavadi rite to the Lakota sunlight Dance, the Ordeal direction has been an commemorated non secular street to the magic of the flesh, and to touching the Gods. at the present time many Pagans are studying this course, accidentally or by means of layout. concurrently, many practitioners of secular BDSM are discovering themselves having non secular studies in the course of their such a lot secular scenes. This booklet explores the crossover issues among either those groups and practices, a cross-section that is becoming progressively, baring debatable articles on themes as assorted as sacred ache, bondage, hook suspension, cathartic Pagan ritual, the spirituality of dominance and submission, and being the slave of the Gods. With contributions by way of famous authors and activists in either groups, and attractive images by means of artist and Shibari-Do grasp Bridgett Harrington, this ebook is an awe-inspiring gateway into the world of the Underworld... and again back.

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Intimate in dimension but quietly breathtaking in scope, this swish reward booklet will without end swap the way you imagine, and the way you're feeling, approximately timber. In poetically sparse clinical observations, popular conservation biologist Gretchen day-by-day narrates the evolution, effect, and common ask yourself of timber. along photos via Chuck Katz, the textual content and pictures shape a quiet and relocating meditation on The energy of Trees.

Twenty-six duotone black and white pictures illustrate the improvement of bushes: how trunks have been shaped, what tree earrings let us know approximately human societies, and the way timber outline the way forward for humanity. images of timber threading in the course of the panorama - dotting mountainsides, braiding alongside the edges of glassine rivers - endure witness to the lyrical strength and readability of Daily's observations.

Recreating the authors’ hike jointly throughout the panorama of the Skagit River in Washington kingdom, the balletic circulation among Daily’s observation and Katz’s imaginative and prescient reaches out to readers, inviting them to benefit from the panorama via a systematic figuring out of bushes. immediately emotional and highbrow, The strength of Trees is the 1st number of nature images that invitations the reader not to simply have fun with the beautiful play among mild and shadow, but in addition the attention-grabbing average mechanisms that create such extraordinary typical beauty.

An ecologist by way of education, Gretchen day-by-day is an the world over acclaimed conservancy recommend and pupil. Her position as a countrywide Trustee for the character Conservancy will function prominently within the nationwide campaign to bridge the distance among clinical educators and the final nature reader.

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By David Jeremiah

In the confusion of voices on the flip of the millennium, Christians have to pay attention one voice exceptionally others: the voice of Jesus Christ. in line with the Olivet Discourse within the booklet of Matthew, Jesus' ultimate Warning bargains viewpoint and well timed insights from the Lord Jesus to convenience, motivate and problem His Church in those demanding, distracting times.

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Download E-books The Messianic Idea in Judaism: And Other Essays on Jewish Spirituality PDF

Gershom Scholem used to be the grasp builder of ancient stories of the Kabbalah. while he started to paintings in this overlooked box, the few who studied those texts have been both amateurs who have been trying to find occult knowledge, or old-style Kabbalists who have been looking counsel on their non secular trips. His paintings broke with the outlook of the students of the former century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the technological know-how of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the main very important elements of the Jewish humans as a collective entity: a sort of “censorship of the Jewish past.” the main founders of contemporary Jewish old experiences within the 19th century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had neglected the Kabbalah; it didn't healthy into their account of the Jewish faith as rational and valuable of admire by means of “enlightened” minds. the one exception used to be the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid great realization to its texts and to their such a lot explosive exponent, the fake Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, yet Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy rebellion from the underground of Jewish existence opposed to its average, law-abiding, and discovered mainstream. Scholem performed a continuous polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by means of bringing into view a Jewish earlier extra various, extra important, and extra fascinating than any idealized portrait might reveal.
from the Foreword via Arthur Hertzberg, 1995

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By Jon M. Sweeney

Hell: The be aware ability terror, darkness, and everlasting separation from God. a few humans imagine the Bible is obvious approximately hell, yet what if they are mistaken?

With gripping narrative and reliable scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the outdated testomony underworld Sheol, via historical past and literature, to the best influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He finds how the trendy thought of hell is primarily based on Dante's resourceful genius-but within the procedure, he bargains a extra confident knowing of the afterlife than ever before.

nerve-racking and captivating, Sweeney will without end modify what we expect occurs to us once we die-and extra importantly, he'll make us reassess how we are living.

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By Osho

In this crucial meditation e-book for the twenty first century, Osho turns the normal proposal of meditation perform on its head. Meditation: the 1st and final Freedom indicates that meditation isn't really a religious self-discipline break away lifestyle within the genuine international. In essence, it truly is easily the artwork of being conscious of what's going inside of and round us. As we gather the knack, meditation might be our better half anywhere we are-at paintings, at play, at rest.

Meditation comprises useful, step by step courses to a wide selection of meditation recommendations chosen by means of and/or created by way of Osho, together with the original OSHO energetic Meditations which care for the distinctive tensions of latest lifestyles. spotting that it truly is virtually very unlikely for many humans nowadays simply to cease and take a seat silently, those meditations - together with the Osho Dynamic Meditation and Osho Kundalini Meditation - commence with a number of phases of lively actual job. This brings our actual and psychological energies to a height, in order that the next silence is simple -- leaving us alert, refreshed, and newly energized.

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By Christopher S. Hyatt

Be warned! This e-book includes descriptions of practices that can be thought of through a few as horrid or stunning. The wide case histories and rituals reveal what's maybe the main unspeakable (and unstated) taboo of the Western psyche: the union of intercourse and faith. vital for these drawn to intercourse Magick, Chaos Magick, Thelema, and the Golden sunrise.

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Download E-books The World's Religions (Plus) PDF

By Huston Smith

The World’s Religions, by means of loved writer and pioneering professor Huston Smith (Tales of Wonder), is the definitive vintage for introducing the basic parts and teachings of the world's primary faiths, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in addition to local local traditions.

This revised and up to date version presents sympathetic descriptions of many of the traditions, explaining how they paintings “from the inside,” that is a huge the reason is, this loved vintage has offered greater than million copies because it first seemed in 1958.

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