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A Place at the Altar

Priestesses in Republican Rome

by Meghan J. DiLuzio

<p><em>A Place at the Altar</em> illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, ...

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A Record of the Assembled Immortals and Gathered Perfected of the Western Hills

Shi Jianwu's Daoist Classic on Internal Alchemy and the Cultivation of the Breath

by Richard Bertschinger

<p>In this Tang Classic text from the 9th Century, Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu describes how through adapting our own breathing to the breath of the universe and daily meditation, one can develop an astral body and 'transcend earthly matters ...

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A Relation of Apparitions of Spirits in the County of Monmouth and the Principality of Wales

With other Notable Relations from England; Together with Observations about Them, and Instructions from Them - Designed to Confute and to Prevent the Infidelity of Denying the Being and Apparition of Spirits tends to Irreligion and Atheism

by Jones Edmund

<p>This vintage book contains accounts of ghost encounters in England and Wales, with detailed descriptions, analyses, historical information, and more. It will appeal to those with an interest in the supernatural and would make for a fantastic ...

ISBN: 9781473342781

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A Short History of Atheism

by Dr Gavin Hyman

<p>The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like richard dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted ...

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A Short History of Secularism

by Graeme Smith

<p>What does it mean to call Western society 'secular'? What is 'secularism'? And how should we understand the the concept of 'secularism' in international relations, particularly the clash between radical Islam and the West? The Latin term from

ISBN: 9780857731371

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A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

by Henrietta Leyser

<p>'Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust.' The elegiac words of the Battle of Maldon, an epic poem written to celebrate the bravery of an English army defeated by Viking raiders in 991, emerge from a diverse literature ...

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A Social History of the Ise Shrines

Divine Capital

by Mark Teeuwen & John Breen

<p>The Ise shrine complex is among Japan's most enduring national symbols, and <em>A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital</em> is the first book to trace the history of the shrines from their beginnings in the seventh century until ...

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A Study in Consciousness - A Contribution to the Science of Psychology (1904)

by Annie Wood Besant

<p>This text contains Annie Besant’s seminal treatise on consciousness. Chosen for its significant historical and education value, this fascinating exposition on consciousness will appeal to collectors of Besant’s work and constitutes a worthy ...

ISBN: 9781473360723

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A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal

Kavikarnapura's Splendour of Speech

by Rembert Lutjeharms

<p>This book examines the practice of poetry in the devotional Vai??ava tradition inspired by Sri K???a Caitanya (1486-1533), through a detailed study of the Sanskrit poetic works of Kavikar?apura, one of the most significant sixteenth-century ...

ISBN: 9780192561930

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A Visit to a Gñáni

Or Wise Man of the East

by Edward Carpenter

<p>Originally published in 1911, this edition published in 1920, this text comprises of an excerpt from Carpenter’s <em>Adam’s Peak to Elephanta,</em> originally published in 1892*,* which details his travels in India and Ceylon. This excerpt in

ISBN: 9781317290971

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A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Ramanuja

A Comparative Study in Divine Embodiment

by Brian Philip Dunn

<p>In this work, Brian Philip Dunn focuses on the South Indian theologian A. J. Appaswamy's 'embodiment theology.' This is the first book on Appaswamy, a not insignificant Indian, Christian theologian. This study argues for the distinctive ...

ISBN: 9780192508966

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Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge

Rational Reverence

by Catherine Laudine

<p>Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on ...

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Aboriginal Mythology

by Mudrooroo

<p>Aboriginals believe they have lived in Australia since the Dreamtime, the beginning of all creation, and archaeological evidence shows the land has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years. Over this time, Aboriginal culture has grown a ...

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Acute Akbar Versus The Spirited Nur Jahan

The Soul’s Journey Through Time and the Who’s Who of Rebirth

by Susheila Naravane

<p>Acute Akbar Versus The Spirited Nur Jahan is a gripping account of the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The narrative brings the Mughal court to life even as it describes Akbar’s relationship with his son Jehangir and the other members of ...

ISBN: 9781789012316

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Adventures Of A Psychic

by Sylvia Browne

The fascinating and inspiring true-life story of one of America's most successful clairvoyants! On this uniquely fascintating 3-CD set program, renowned psychic Sylvia Browne recounts her captivating life as a young woman growing up with the ...

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African Pilgrimage

Ritual Travel in South Africa's Christianity of Zion

by Retief Müller

<p>Years after the end of Apartheid South Africa remains racially polarized and socially divided. In this context pilgrimage and travelling rituals serve to help those who often find themselves at the bottom end of the social ladder to make ...

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Afro-Eccentricity

Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion

by William David Hart

Hart explores four distinctive contributions to the discourse of Black Religion against the counterpoint of the Standard Narrative of Black Religion as the "Black Church." Three overlapping versions of the Standard Narrative - Souls, Church, and

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After World Religions

Reconstructing Religious Studies

by Christopher R Cotter & David G. Robertson

<p>The World Religions Paradigm has been the subject of critique and controversy in Religious Studies for many years. <em>After World Religions</em> provides a rationale for overhauling the World Religions curriculum, as well as a roadmap for ...

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Against the Protestant Gnostics

by Philip J. Lee

<p>In this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current state of religion and its effects on society at large, Philip J. Lee criticizes conservatives and liberals alike as he traces gnostic motifs to the very roots of American ...

ISBN: 9780190282097

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Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

by Robin Le Poidevin

<p>What is agnosticism? Is it just the 'don't know' position on God, or is there more to it than this? Is it a belief, or merely the absence of belief? Who were the first to call themselves 'agnostics'? These are just some of the questions that ...

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