The Transformations of Lucius

Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

Author: Apuleius

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

View: 453

In all of literature, there are few books with the vitality ofThe Golden Ass. The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in lusty incident, curious adventure and bawdy wit.

The Jesus Mysteries

Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?

Author: Timothy Freke

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 803

This astonishing book completely undermines the traditional history of Christianity that has been perpetuated for centuries by the Church. Drawing on the cutting edge of modern scholarship, authors Tim Freke and Peter Gandy present overwhelming evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure. Far from being eyewitness accounts, as is traditionally held, the Gospels are actually Jewish adaptations of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting godman Osiris-Dionysus. The supernatural story of Jesus is not the history of a miraculous Messiah, but a carefully crafted spiritual allegory designed to guide initiates on a journey of mystical discovery. A little more than a century ago most people believed that the strange story of Adam and Eve was history; today it is understood to be a myth. Within a few decades, Freke and Gandy argue, we will likewise be amazed that the fabulous story of God incarnate -- who was born of a virgin, who turned water into wine, and who rose from the dead -- could have been interpreted as anything but a profound parable.

Jesus and the Lost Goddess

The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

Author: Timothy Freke

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 961

Why Were the Teachings of the Original Christians Brutally Suppressed by the Roman Church? • Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess • Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment • Because they have the power to turn the world inside out and transform life into an exploration of consciousness Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors of the international bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the secret teachings of the original Christians for the first time in almost two millennia and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught. In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the lost secret teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those who attain the state of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Paul

His Story

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 243

Paul, the apostle was one of the most controversial figures of the ancient world. In this reconstruction of his life Jerome Murphy-O'Connor combines evidence from classical studies, biblical studies, ancient history and archaeology to present a realistic biography of Christianity's flawed hero.

Bebina Bunny's Cabinet of Curiosities

Author: Cynthia Korzekwa

Publisher: Cynthia Korzekwa

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 103

View: 893

Bebina Bunny’s Cabinet of Curiosity is the story of Bebina who, while sunbathing on the island of Paros, finds a message in a bottle. It was written years before by the lovely Bijoux who’d been kidnapped by a pirate. Alone and a prisoner, Bijoux has only her surroundings to keep her company. She finds that observation is a form of dialogue because it permits one to interrelate with the world around them. Bijoux writes down her observations, puts them in little bottles and then throws them out the window in hopes they’ll be found and read. Because communicating with others protects us from loneliness. Reading Bijoux’s message in a bottle revolutionizes Bebina’s life. Bijoux had taken her limited surroundings and turned them into a museum of sensation. Via attentive observation and curiosity, Bijoux had extended her reality. Bebina resolves to do the same by accumulating “curiosities”. These curiosities are not objects but ideas and information that Bebina collects, writes down and then puts into empty ouzo bottles. But, unlike Bijoux, Bebina does not throw her bottles away. Instead, she keeps them to create A Cabinet of Curiosities. The source of these curiosities comes from the history of women, mythology, nature, the body, motion, vibrations, sleep, magnetism and much more. Zeus would not have approved being that, via Pandora’s curiosity, he intended to punish mankind. But, despite Zeus’ maledictions, curiosity is not a curse and often a cure. Because it provides options.

The Transformations of Lucius

Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

Author: Apuleius

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

View: 814

In all of literature, there are few books with the vitality ofThe Golden Ass. The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in lusty incident, curious adventure and bawdy wit.

Symbols of Transformation

Author: C.G. Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 664

View: 241

In 1911 Jung published a book of which he says: '...it laid down a programme to be followed for the next few decades of my life.' It was vastly erudite and covered innumerable fields of study: psychiatry, psychoanalysis, ethnology and comparitive religion amongst others. In due course it became a standard work and was translated into French, Dutch and Italian as well as English, in which language it was given the well-known but somewhat misleading title of The Psychology of the Unconscious. In the Foreword to the present revised edition which first appeared in 1956, Jung says: '...it was the explosion of all those psychic contents which could find no room, no breathing space, in the constricting atmosphere of Freudian psychology... It was an attempt, only partially successful, to create a wider setting for medical psychology and to bring the whole of the psychic phenomena within its purview.' For this edition, appearing ten years after the first, bibliographical citations and entries have been revised in the light of subsequent publications in the Collected Works and in the standard edition of Freud's works, some translations have been substituted in quotations, and other essential corrections have been made, but there have been no changes of substance in the text.

The Hijacking of Christianity

Author: Adeleke Dirisu Ajijola

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christianity

Page: 356

View: 575

Differences in the conception of God in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

A Matter of Taste

The History of Wine Drinking in Britain

Author: Jon Hurley

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 663

This book takes an irreverent look the development of Britain's national tastes. The eclectic scope of the book includes a discussion of the wine list at the coronation of George VI, the impact of French Chateau legislation in 1855 upon the obsessive Victorian claret fiends of the day, the explosion of Hock as the typical plonk of the 1970s, and the many frauds, marketing ploys, and outrages perpetrated on the traditionally naive British market over the years. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, photographs, labels, and woodcuts, this light-hearted journey through the cultural history of wine is a wonderful book for anyone who enjoys a glass or two.

Amor, roma

love & Latin literature ; eleven essays (and one poem) by former research students ; presented to E.J. Kenney on his seventy-fifth birthday

Author: Cambridge Philological Society

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Latin literature

Page: 208

View: 424