By Ean Begg
Why are greater than of the world’s Madonna photos black or darkish? Why is so little recognized approximately them? Black Virgins―a resurfacing of the robust pagan goddesses of sexuality, the underworld, and earth wisdom―they are symbols of energy and majesty, the opposite aspect of the conventional Madonna’s virginity or gentle maternity. They personify the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant in a quest for misplaced female knowledge and the quest for soul.
Ean Begg's attention-grabbing ebook investigates the pagan origins of the phenomenon in addition to the heretical Gnostic-Christian underground circulation that flowed west with the cult of Mary Magdalene and resurfaced in Catharism on the time of the Crusades, in particular with the Templars.
By Jovan Byford
Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović (1881–1956) is arguably one the main debatable figures in modern Serbian nationwide tradition. Having been vilified by means of the previous Yugoslav Communist gurus as a fascist and an antisemite, this Orthodox Christian philosopher has over the last 20 years become seemed in Serbian society because the most vital non secular individual due to the fact medieval occasions and an embodiment of the actual Serbian nationwide spirit. Velimirović was once officially canonised by way of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 2003. during this ebook, Jovan Byford charts the posthumous transformation of Velimirović from ‘traitor’ to ‘saint’ and examines the dynamics of repression and denial that have been used to divert public realization from the controversies surrounding the bishop’s existence, an important of that is his antisemitism. Byford deals the 1st certain exam of how during which an jap Orthodox Church manages controversy surrounding the presence of antisemitism inside its ranks and he considers the consequences of the continued reverence of Nikolaj Velimirović for the patience of antisemitism in Serbian Orthodox tradition and in Serbian society as a complete. This publication relies on an in depth exam of the altering illustration of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović within the Serbian media and in commemorative discourse dedicated to him. The e-book additionally makes large use of particular interviews with a couple of Serbian public figures who've been actively concerned about the bishop’s rehabilitation during the last decades.
By Loriliai Biernacki,Philip Clayton
One of the basic premises of this groundbreaking selection of essays is that panentheism, regardless of being unlabeled till the 19th century, isn't in basic terms a latest Western invention. The members research some of the world's tested and historic non secular traditions-Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others-to draw out the panentheistic dimensions of those traditions and the chances they recommend. Panentheism is not just an esoteric, very likely heretical, and deeply mystical imaginative and prescient of the world's nice non secular pasts; it's also a key characteristic of latest worldwide spirituality. As this quantity demonstrates, the metaphors and practices linked to glossy panentheism communicate powerfully to the realities of our evolving species and our evolving technological global. Panentheism's enticingly heretical imaginative and prescient of the connection among the divine and subject has traditionally been denied a significant position in scholarship. As Panentheism across the World's Traditions exhibits, the dynamism among topic and spirit that panentheism bargains has had a profound effect within the glossy world.
By B. Dyck
By John R. Hall,Philip D. Schuyler,Sylvaine Trinh
* the apocalypse at Jonestown
* the department Davidians at Waco
* the violent course of Aum Shinrikyo
* the paranormal apocalypse of the sun Temple
* the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate.
Through comparative case experiences and in-depth research, the authors exhibit how non secular violence can erupt no longer easily from the ideals of the cult fans or the personalities in their leaders, but additionally from the best way society responds to the cults in its midst.
By John Nassivera
By Werner Stark
By Adolfo R. Zambrano
The item of this attempt used to be to figure out if there have been any extra facts in aid of those claims. hence, statistical research used to be played at the mentioned info and an equation was once derived with a correlation coefficient of –0.9999+. subsequent, we sought for common actual constants and earth constants which could precisely substitute the values of the regression coefficients as a potential indication of a common legislation. eventually we hunted for any historical geological info of the Earth for comparability. the most obvious distant to be had facts used to be the geological time scale that we placed aspect through part with the print out of the version. Like evaluating fingerprints, greater than 15 calculated issues coincided with the beginning instances of geological sessions or epochs. moreover, additional issues coincided with the age of the Earth and the age of the Universe. This comparability represents the adventure of the distant previous of the Earth and validates the claims of the pointed out authors.
The trip of the longer term matters us, and even though it is correct that we will be able to unearth the previous, it's also real that we won't quantify the longer term, yet we have now been capable of surmise it. Our version tasks that the earth might be destroyed because of repetitive earthquakes, as defined within the Bible. The earth’s lifestyles runs out of time because the picture of an asymptotic proscribing time price. consequently, the calculated dates of destiny cataclysms are usually not actual dates, yet particularly flags indicating the indicators of a turbulent destiny coming to an finish as a result of expanding frequency of tectonic mess ups of significance by no means witnessed earlier than via mankind (Apocalypse/Revelation 16:17–21).
Mankind used to be wear this earth trek because of disobedience and implicit conceitedness, yet in contrast to common trips that come to an finish, this one will proceed only for the elects.
By Vicki Noble
From the writer of the vintage Motherpeace–an inspiring and functional advisor for awakening women's shamanic therapeutic powers to heal ourselves and our planet.
By Albertus Bagus, Dr Laksana
Exploring the precise nature and function of neighborhood pilgrimage traditions between Muslims and Catholics, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices attracts rather on south vital Java, Indonesia. during this quarter, the hybrid neighborhood Muslim pilgrimage tradition is formed by way of conventional Islam, the Javano-Islamic sultanates, and the Javanese tradition with its powerful Hindu-Buddhist historical past. This sector is usually domestic to a colourful Catholic neighborhood whose id formation has happened in a manner that includes advanced engagements with Islam in addition to Javanese tradition. during this recognize, neighborhood pilgrimage culture provides itself as a wealthy milieu within which those advanced engagements were happening among Islam, Catholicism, and Javanese culture.
Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological research, this ebook finds the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage perform within the id formation and interplay between Muslims and Catholics in south vital Java. In a much wider context, it additionally sheds gentle at the higher dynamics of the complicated come across among Islam, Christianity and native cultures.