Deeper into the Underworld we go... The Underworld is home to our beloved ancestors, those who gave us our flesh and blood and our breath. Their blood flows through our veins and contains great magick and power. They have the ability to help us heal old karmic wounds of the past and aide us in our spiritual development. They can teach us many things about the world of spirit. All we have to do is honor them. All we have to do is call to them. The cycles of Life are sacred to our pagan and magical cosmology, but what of Death? As we honor life, so, too, must we honor the sacredness of death and dying. As we go further in our Underworld studies, we will learn about the Angel of Death and energetic process of dying. Death is not the end. It is a magical transition into the world of spirit where we are rejoined with our beloved ancestors. The Ancestors are our link to our past. We will learn to honor them and create a sacred shrine so that we may commune with them in a magical and healing way. By honoring the ancestors, we will strengthen our bonds with the spirits and learn to heal our family karma that began long ago and affects us even today. By learning to work with the ancestors, we will learn to work with the spirits of the dead for magick and healing. We will learn how ancient cultures summoned the beloved dead to heal grief and say final goodbyes. We will also learn magical techniques to summon the shades of the dead and the Hidden Company; those powerful spirits that can teach us ancient wisdom of long ago that can help us tread our spiritual path to find balance and healing.
It's the most influential religion you've never heard of: Discordianism took the world by storm when it was revealed to two young hippies in 1958 or 1959. Who would have thought this goofy nuttiness would eventually turn into a worldwide caper involving the assassination of a US President, Timothy Leary, a rubber gorilla, a ten hour play, a million pounds of burnt cash, the German secret service, a pumpkin launching trebuchet, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Charles Manson, twelve arrested New Orleans Mardi Gras participants, a series of murders, Kermit the frog, and an extremely confused Australian who wrote this very silly book? Not me, that's for sure.
Harry Black is lost between the world of war and the land of myth in this illustrated novel that transports the tale of Orpheus to World War II–era London. Brothers Marcus and Julian Sedgwick team up to pen this haunting tale of another pair of brothers, caught between life and death in World War II. Harry Black, a conscientious objector, artist, and firefighter battling the blazes of German bombing in London in 1944, wakes in the hospital to news that his soldier brother, Ellis, has been killed. In the delirium of his wounded state, Harry’s mind begins to blur the distinctions between the reality of war-torn London, the fiction of his unpublished sci-fi novel, and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Driven by visions of Ellis still alive and a sense of poetic inevitability, Harry sets off on a search for his brother that will lead him deep into the city’s Underworld. With otherworldly paintings by Alexis Deacon depicting Harry’s surreal descent further into the depths of hell, this eerily beautiful blend of prose, verse, and illustration delves into love, loyalty, and the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood as it builds to a fierce indictment of mechanized warfare.
#1 Bestselling Commission Writer & International Award-Winning Graphic Designer presents: a paranormal action romance. "An ancient race in modern time Dying in the midst of a waging war. One girl must unite all clans to survive. Separated, they shall perish. Together, they will thrive." Amira is a young girl determined to save her people from an inevitable war against a race of beasts. Everything seems to fall into place, until she loses someone she holds dearly. Now she's gathering her forces, intending to destroy her enemies once and for all. If only she can figure out these blood bonds she has (and the men linked to her) just as easily.... Why you should read this story: #1 If you like vampires (duh!) #2 If you're into reverse harem (with possible erotica menage at later date). #3 The first novel to ever have different types of vampires.
A Study of Gottfried Von Strassburg's Tristan Together with the Tristan of Thomas
Author: Neil Thomas
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The findings of recent archaeological and folkloric studies are subsumed into this study where they possess literary relevance. The author finds that the Thomas/Gottfried branch of the legend has little to do with an uncritical glorification of courtly love as that term has been commonly understood. Rather, the tension arising from within the amorous triangle of Tristan, Isolde, and Marke is finally resolved on terms favourable to the collective and the adultery is not finally permitted to injure the fabric of courtly civilization which Tintagel symbolizes. Gottfried von Strassburg emerges less as a critic of the chivalric order than as a staunch defender of the feudal status quo.
I am a true northeastern man, once determined by the Great Deity to be dead, no more than nineteen years old. Being forced into a corner, he could only follow "Uncle" and learn Tao techniques. However, I never expected that an accident at the age of eleven would turn me into a monster that was half human, half ghost. From then on, I stepped into the Underworld to catch ghosts ...
It focuses on `necrotypes', symbolic images typically found in association with descent to the underworld. It also takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, with chapters on the nekyia in film, science, psychology, and painting. It pays careful attention to the multicultural sources for the myth - Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian, Celtic, Norse, and Native American.
menaced by the silent violence of technology and the imperatorial tones of a false voluntaristic god - a deity who never seeks to persuade but kills those he cannot frighten. Today, it is increasingly clear that Athens and Jerusalem must combine forces and march to the relief of civilization from the joint assault of these barbarisms - old and new. It is only fitting then, that the West should return to its Socratic origins at this crucial kairos." --Book Jacket.