Grand Grimoire of Infernal Pacts

Author: Michael W. Ford



Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Grand Grimoire of Infernal Pacts is a modern interpretation of Goetic Theurgy (self-transformation via demonic powers) from a Luciferian approach. The aim of Goetic Theurgy is to utilize spirits and primal forces to attain insight and fulfill short and long term goals. The myth of "selling your soul" to the devil is revealed to be nothing more than a fantasy created by fearful minds, the true nature of the infernal pact is to enter a covenant with powers perceived as dangerous, control them and guide them according to your will for spiritual and carnal insight and power. The Grand Grimoire has been adapted to modern Luciferian practice, removing the Judeo-Christian prayers and literally restoring the infernal gods and spirits to their ancient pagan origins devoid of the duality of good and evil. The rites of invocation and evocation, visualizing and writing a pact of agreement between the spirit and sorcerer to achieve goals are clearly presented.

The word speaks to the Faustian man : a translation and interpretation of the Prasthānatrayī and Śaṅkara's bhāṣya for the participation of contemporary man. 4. Chāndogya Upaniṣad

Author: Som Raj Gupta

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.


Category: Hinduism

Page: 798

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The Chandogya Upanisad: The culture it reflects is remote and archaic, the texture of its ritualistic and contemplative symbolism thick and dense-virtually a closed book for us moderns. A sustained self-submitting attentiveness, however, discloses its language as resonating disturbingly modern notes, focusing our attention on many of our pathologies as well as our possibilities, pathologies and possibilities that have escaped the notice of us moderns. The spirit of quiet hermeneutics that characterizes this study illumines many an opaque spot in this text, solves many an interpretive puzzle, turns many of its 'archaic naivetes' into living and compelling profundities. We are made to realize that what some moderns call Gestell is far more primordial than they would envisage it to be, far more ominous and primitive, tragic and persistent. A radical transformation is required, an ontological transformation. Not mere 'a masterly exposition' of an ancient text is, therefore, this study, but 'an authentic springboard for fresh philosophical thinking fecundating (the) two shores of the human experience: East and West'. The first three (published) Vols. are on (i) Isa, Kena, Katha and Prasna Upanisads; (ii) Mundaka and Mandukya Upanisad with Gaudapada Karika; (iii) Taittiriya and Aitareya Upanisads.

Edward the Confessor

Last of the Royal Blood

Author: Tom Licence

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: History

Page: 352

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An authoritative life of Edward the Confessor, the monarch whose death sparked the invasion of 1066 One of the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England, Edward the Confessor regained the throne for the House of Wessex and is the only English monarch to have been canonized. Often cast as a reluctant ruler, easily manipulated by his in-laws, he has been blamed for causing the invasion of 1066—the last successful conquest of England by a foreign power. Tom Licence navigates the contemporary webs of political deceit to present a strikingly different Edward. He was a compassionate man and conscientious ruler, whose reign marked an interval of peace and prosperity between periods of strife. More than any monarch before, he exploited the mystique of royalty to capture the hearts of his subjects. This compelling biography provides a much-needed reassessment of Edward’s reign—calling into doubt the legitimacy of his successors and rewriting the ending of Anglo-Saxon England.

A Decolonial Ecology

Thinking from the Caribbean World

Author: Malcom Ferdinand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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The world is in the midst of a storm that has shaped the history of modernity along a double fracture: on the one hand, an environmental fracture driven by a technocratic and capitalist civilization that led to the ongoing devastation of the Earth’s ecosystems and its human and non-human communities and, on the other, a colonial fracture instilled by Western colonization and imperialism that resulted in racial slavery and the domination of indigenous peoples and women in particular. In this important new book, Malcom Ferdinand challenges this double fracture, thinking from the Caribbean world. Here, the slave ship reveals the inequalities that continue during the storm: some are shackled inside the hold and even thrown overboard at the first gusts of wind. Drawing on empirical and theoretical work in the Caribbean, Ferdinand conceptualizes a decolonial ecology that holds protecting the environment together with the political struggles against (post)colonial domination, structural racism, and misogynistic practices. Facing the storm, this book is an invitation to build a world-ship where humans and non-humans can live together on a bridge of justice and shape a common world. It will be of great interest to students and scholars in environmental humanities and Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as anyone interested in ecology, slavery, and (de)colonization.

Recovering Hispanic Religious Thought and Practice of the United States

Author: Nicolás Kanellos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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The primary role played by religion in the development of the Spanish nation in the Iberian Peninsula and its subsequent role in the Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas has been well studied. Similarly, Hispanics around the world and in the United States have been characterized in scholarship and popular opinion by the dimensions of their predominant Catholic faith. To date, neither their diversity of faith nor their ethnic and racial diversity have been adequately addressed, thus contributing to a widely held perception of a monolithic culture with its own Catholic world view, a world view often categorized as obscurantist, mystical and anachronistic. Most important, the role of religion, in all of its diversity and historical evolution, in building Hispanic culture in the United States has not been adequately studied or understood. Today, because a corpus of Hispanic religious thought from across the ages in the United States has been reconstituted and there are scholars dedicated to understanding this thought and the experience it reveals, publication of this present volume has been made possible. The chapters of Recovering Hispanic Religious Thought and Practice in the United States have resulted from the research underwritten by the eponymous Recovery project and initially presented at Recovery conferences in 2004 and 2005. After scholarly debate and re-working of the research papers, the articles contained in this volume were selected. They represent original work on topics rarely addressed before, in recognition that these articles are laying the groundwork on which an entire sub-discipline of Hispanic history, literature and theology will be constructed. The material addressed is so rich and the themes so numerous and promising that their presentation and elaboration here most certainly will entice scholars from other disciplines to broaden their perspectives on Hispanic life in the United States and perhaps to look to these religious and other alternative sources in conducting their own disciplinary research.

Codex Metallum

The secret art of metal decoded

Author: Alt236

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Music

Page: 192

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*** Decode the secret language of metal. Metal music has a rich and powerful visual language like no other genre. From death and the devil to mythology and the occult, the artworks of its greatest albums carry a complex hidden code of deeper meanings. Codex Metallum is your unique guide to these visual themes. Featuring the covers of 250 iconic albums from Black Sabbath to Slipknot and Motörhead to Pantera, as well as bespoke illustrations by Rammstein collaborators Førtifem, this one-of-a-kind book decodes the imagery of metal and unlocks the secrets hidden within. Packaged in an embossed, leather-effect case with metallic foil finishes, Codex Metallum is a stunning collector's item and essential reading for any metalhead.

The German Poets of the First World War

Author: Patrick Bridgwater

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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Originally published in 1985, this book provides a full survey of the best and most significant work of German writers to the First World War. Including (in both German and English) the texts of all the main poems discussed, this book contains many not readily available elsewhere. Authors discussed include Trakl, Rile and George as well as less familiar names . The book not only corrects the distorted view of the subject perpetuated by most histories of German literature, but will also help to English First World War poetry into perspective.

The History of the Apostle's Creed

With Critical Observations on Its Several Articles

Author: Lord Peter King King



Category: Apostles' Creed

Page: 392

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Wales and the Medieval Colonial Imagination

The Matters of Britain in the Twelfth Century

Author: M. Faletra

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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Focusing on works by some of the major literary figures of the period, Faletra argues that the legendary history of Britain that flourished in medieval chronicles and Arthurian romances traces its origins to twelfth-century Anglo-Norman colonial interest in Wales and the Welsh.

The Ages to Come

Or, The Future States

Author: E. Adkins



Category: Eschatology

Page: 350

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