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Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology

by Sands Hall

<p><b>The compelling story of what drew the author, actress, and musician to Scientology, why she stayed as long as she did, and how she has come to embrace a decade that for years she thought of as lost.</b><br></p><p>In&nbsp;<i>Flunk. ...

ISBN: 9781619021785

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Following Osiris

Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millennia

by Mark Smith

<p>Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until the fifth century AD. ...

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Food, Festival and Religion

Materiality and Place in Italy

by Francesca Ciancimino Howell

<p><em>Food, Festival and Religion</em> explores how communities in northern Italy find a restorative sense of place through foodways, costuming and other forms of materiality. Festivals examined by the author vary geographically from the ...

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Foreigners in Ancient Egypt

Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty

by Dr Flora Brooke Anthony

<p>In ancient Egypt, one of the primary roles of the king was to maintain order and destroy chaos. Since the beginning of Egyptian history, images of foreigners were used as symbols of chaos and thus shown as captives being bound and trampled ...

ISBN: 9781474241595

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Fortuna

Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

by Daniele Miano

<p>What is good luck and what did it mean to the Romans? What connections were there between luck and childbirth, victory in war, or success in business? What did Roman statesmen like Cicero and Caesar think about luck? This volume aims to ...

ISBN: 9780191090158

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Foundations of Theory for Ancient Chinese Medicine

Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts

by Guohui Liu

<p>Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun) and contemporary texts of ancient China form the bedrock of modern Chinese medicine practice, yet these classic texts contain many concepts that are either hard to understand or confusing. Based on ...

ISBN: 9780857012111

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Framing the Jina

Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

by John Cort

<p>John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most

ISBN: 9780190452575

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Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled

by David P. Abbott

As to whether communication with the departed is possible, no discussion is here attempted. The episodes following, from experiences well authenticated, merely illustrate what sleight-of-hand experts have long known -- that most "mediums," ...

ISBN: 9781479423293

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Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

by Arie L. Molendijk

<p>This volume offers a critical analysis of one the most ambitious editorial projects of late Victorian Britain: the edition of the fifty substantial volumes of the Sacred Books of the East (1879-1910). The series was edited and conceptualized ...

ISBN: 9780191087066

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From Asgard to Valhalla

The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths

by Heather O'Donoghue

<p>Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos ...

ISBN: 9780857730435

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From Olympus to Camelot

The World of European Mythology

by David Leeming

<p>From the stories suggested by the great cave paintings of the Paleolithic period to the thought experiments of modern scientists, <em>From Olympus to Camelot</em> provides a sweeping history of the development of the rich and varied European ...

ISBN: 9780190286712

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Gandhi against Caste

by Nishikant Kolge

<p>In 1909, while still in South Africa, Gandhi publicly decried the caste system for its inequalities. Shortly after his return to India though, he spoke of the generally beneficial aspects of caste. Gandhi’s writings on caste reflect ...

ISBN: 9780199091386

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Ghosts of the Tsunami

Death and Life in Japan

by Richard Lloyd Parry

<p><strong>‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of <em>Do No Harm</em></strong></p> <p><strong>‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ <em>Times Literary Supplement</em></strong></p> <p>On 11 March ...

ISBN: 9781473546660

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Global Religious Movements Across Borders

Sacred Service

by Stephen M. Cherry & Helen Rose Ebaugh

<p>From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again. It continues to play a prominent role in shaping world politics and has been a ...

ISBN: 9781317127321

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Goddess as Nature

Towards a Philosophical Thealogy

by Paul Reid-Bowen

<p>Goddess as Nature makes a significant contribution to elucidating the meaning of a female and feminist deity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Bridging the gap between the emergent religious discourse of thealogy - discourse about

ISBN: 9781317126331

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Gods and Robots

Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

by Adrienne Mayor

<p><strong>The fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial life—and even invented real automated machines</strong></p> <p>The first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called Talos. This ...

ISBN: 9780691185446

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Gods and Rollercoasters

Religion in Theme Parks Worldwide

by Crispin Paine

<p>This worldwide study examines how religion gets into theme parks – as mission, as an aspect of culture, as fable, and by chance. <em>Gods and Rollercoasters</em> analyses religion in theme parks, looking at how it relates to modernism, ...

ISBN: 9781350046290

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Greek Mythology

A Traveller's Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy

by David Stuttard & Lis Watkins

<p>The Greek myths have a universal appeal, reaching far beyond the time and physical place in which they were created. But many are firmly rooted in specific settings: Thebes dominates the tragedy of Oedipus; Mycenae broods over the fates of ...

ISBN: 9780500773307

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Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy

by Jon Mikalson

<p>Jon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers described, interpreted, criticized, and utilized the components and concepts of the religion of the people of their time - practices such as sacrifice, ...

ISBN: 9780191614675

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Grimoires

A History of Magic Books

by Owen Davies

<p>What is a grimoire? The word has a familiar ring to many people, particularly as a consequence of such popular television dramas as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. But few people are sure exactly what it means. Put simply, grimoires are

ISBN: 9780191509247

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