Author: David Eagleman
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307378020
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At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background character in other people’s dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple, or that the universe is running backward, or that you are forced to live out your afterlife with annoying versions of who you could have been. With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now.

Tales From The Afterlife

Author: Fiona Bowie
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846947596
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Tales From the Afterlife takes the reader on an imaginative journey through death to the life that awaits us all on the other side. Our beliefs thoughts and expectations have a powerful influence on the ease with which we make that transition although help and guidance is always on hand. The ten scenarios presented here present a coherent and remarkably consistent picture of the non physical world. The result is a powerful affirmation that consciousness survives the death of the physical body and that the meaning and purpose of live is to grow in love.

Dying To Tell

Author: Jon Lock
ISBN: 9780957166707
File Size: 33,58 MB
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After Life

Author: J. Tithonus Pednaud
ISBN: 9781941519387
File Size: 61,91 MB
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Death means the end of life, but it is not the end of adventure. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Death opens up a whole new world of crazy escapades and extreme - all encountered without the worry of bodily injury. AFTER LIFE: TRUE TALES OF THE RESTLESS DEAD unearths and presents fantastic postmortem adventures undertaken by various cadavers, and also chronicles numerous misfortunes that have befallen the dead.

Tales Of Lights And Shadows

Author: Robert Ellwood
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441186034
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Tales of Lights and Shadows offers a fresh approach to the traditional mythology and literature of the afterlife, centering on tensions and polarities in the afterlife concepts: bright vs. dismal, heaven vs. reincarnation, theocentric vs. anthropocentric heaven, etc. Presenting examples from virtually all the world's religious cultures past and present, this fascinating book puts the concepts clearly in the context of the worldview and social issues of that society. Robert Ellwood depicts the many rich mythologies of the afterlife from the ancient Mesopotamians, Japanese, Greeks of the Homeric era, to Christian views of heaven or the Buddhist western paradise. He explores views of the concept of reincarnation as well as the arduous preparation for the afterlife that must be taken in some traditions. Ellwood concludes by looking at the way varying views of the afterlife influence religious and even secular culture, and how in turn culture can influence the popular heavens and hells of the time and place.

Gogol S Afterlife

Author: Stephen Moeller-Sally
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810118807
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Gogol's claim to the title of national literary classic is incontestable. An exemplar of popular audiences no less than for the intelligentsia, Gogol was pressed into service under the tsarist and Soviet regimes for causes both aesthetic and political, official and unofficial. In Gogol's Afterlife, Stephen Moeller-Sally explores how he achieved this peculiar brand of cultural authority and later maintained it, despite dramatic shifts in the organization of Russian literature and society. Part I charts the historical and cultural currents that shaped Gogol's reputation, devoting particular attention to the models of authorship Gogol himself devised in response to his changing audience and developing authorial mission. Part II takes a panoramic view of the social milieu in which Gogol's status evolved. Finally, Part III examines the place of the classics in Soviet culture, with a focus on Gogol's role in the cultural revolution and his peculiar relationship with state power under Stalinism.

Preserving The Spell

Author: Armando Maggi
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022624296X
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Once upon a time, glass slippers, poison apples, evil stepmothers, fairy godmothers, and princes charming exerted a magnetic hold, cast a magic spell, on adults and children alike. Real-life anxieties fostered a need for stories that assuage. But the world changes, and Maggi asks here whether fairy tales have found a way to transform themselves to keep up. He says no, they haven t. The genre of fairy tale has become contaminated, it has been entitized, like processed food, fossilized as Disney-esque icons. We need to rediscover the marvelous, the oneiric trance of dazzling dreams or horrid torments. We need a new mythic lens to help us understand reality, but to chart what that might be, it is necessary to understand the history of the various traditions of oral and written narrative that intersect with each other across time and space. He goes to Giambattista Basile for the Ur fairy tales, with a special focus on the emblematic Cupid and Psyche myth, an anchor for Maggi s wide-ranging investigation of essential variations on fairy tales (with oppositions of beauty/ugly, human/divine, apparent/real). The transformations of later Italian, French, English, and German traditions come to a head with the Brothers Grimm in 19t-century Germany. Maggi brilliantly weaves the traditions into the 20th century, in memoirs such as those by Joan Didion, in postmodern novels such as Robert Coover s, and, in a final manifestation, in the convulsively, bleakly beautiful movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." This book offers profound reflections on reading fairy tales, on the inherent human need for narrative-myth (and, ultimately, for hope), showing us why we tell tales and how these stories transform over time. He offers, in an appendix, the first translation of the original Grimm edition of Basile s 50 tales."

The Afterlife Of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: Scott Peeples
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 157113218X
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A study of the controversy-filled scholarship on Poe from the time of his death to the present.

Tales Of The Turing Church Hacking Religion Enlightening Science Awakening Technology

Author: Giulio Prisco
Editor: Giulio Prisco
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This book explores intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter, and outlines a new cosmic, transhumanist religion. Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology.

After Punk

Author: Jody Lynn Nye
Editor: Espec Books
ISBN: 9781942990802
File Size: 79,23 MB
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While mankind can scarce hope to pierce the Veil without crossing it, a few intrepid souls will ever bend their will against the aether, combining artifice and the arcane to uncover its secrets. Be it heaven or hell or the limbo in between, the hereafter is about to get 'Punked.

Unraveling Fairy Tales Bible Study Book

Author: Kim A Larson
Editor: In The Vine Press
ISBN: 1734768800
File Size: 23,43 MB
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Living happily ever after isn’t reserved for fairy tales or the afterlife. It’s for us—today! God wants us to live abundant, productive, and happy lives. Yet, it’s not always easy when we live in an imperfect, sin-ravaged world. How is happily ever after possible? In this 10-session study, you’ll learn God’s how-to answers. Each story highlights a common problem hindering our happiness. Through Bible stories, spiritual principles and insights, and personal examples, Unraveling Fairy Tales will guide you down the path to everlasting happiness. A few examples include: Cinderella—learn to embrace your identity as God’s beloved daughter Rapunzel—allow God to rescue you from loneliness and feeling trapped Princess and the PEA—gain godly Perspective, Expectations, and Attitude Chicken Little—become better at discerning truth so you’re not led astray Each chapter provides five daily readings to use as a weekly devotional or group study. At the end of each day, you’ll find questions or truths to ponder to help you connect with God intimately. Also, each chapter contains questions at the end for reflection or group discussion. Unraveling Fairy Tales invites you on a journey to experience God’s audacious, indescribable, irresistible, and unconditional love. Once you do, you’ll fall madly in love and give yourself completely to him. Isn’t that what happily ever after is all about: spending your life with the One you love? The One who completes you? Get ready to be swept off your feet!

Mercerian Tales

Author: Paul J Bennett
Editor: Paul J Bennett
ISBN: 1775105989
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A roaring fire. A group of friends. A night of captivating tales ensues. What happens when the defenders of Merceria gather in Bodden on a cool summer's night? With an adventurous princess in the mix, it can only mean one thing; regaling each other with accounts of erstwhile derring-do. Fitz the Elder indulges in memories of the past, while Beverly recounts a time she outwitted both an Earl and a Bandit King. A reluctant Dame Hayley is coaxed into sharing her exploits following her victory at the Uxley archery competition. Anna convinces a humble Gerald to share what tempered his thirst for vengeance after the loss of his family. Just when it appears the night is over, the final surprising tales unfold, leaving everyone speechless. Mercerian Tales is a collection of short stories, weaved together with snippets of lore about the kingdom, which falls between books two and three of the series, Heir to the Crown. If you like mythical beasts, bold manoeuvers, and witty banter, then you will love Paul J Bennett's recollections of days gone by. Pick up your copy of Mercerian Tale: Stories of the Past today, and pull up a chair!

Rabbinic Tales Of Destruction

Author: Julia Watts Belser
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190600470
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In Rabbinic Tales of Destruction, Julia Watts Belser examines early Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Judea. Faced with stories of sexual violence, enslavement, forced prostitution, disability, and bodily risk, Belser argues, our readings of rabbinic narrative must wrestle with the brutal body costs of Roman imperial domination. She brings disability studies, feminist theory, and new materialist ecological thought to accounts of rabbinic catastrophe, revealing how rabbinic discourses of gender, sexuality, and the body are shaped in the shadow of empire. Focusing on the Babylonian Talmud's longest sustained account of the destruction of the Temple, Belser reveals Bavli Gittin's distinctive sex and gender politics. While Palestinian tales frequently castigate the 'wayward woman' for sexual transgressions that imperil the nation, Bavli Gittin's stories do not portray women's sexuality as a cause of catastrophe. The Bavli's resistance to Rome makes a critical difference. While other rabbinic texts commonly inveigh against women's beauty as the cause of sexual sin, Bavli Gittin's tales express a strikingly egalitarian discourse that laments the vulnerability of the beautiful Jewish body before the conqueror. Bavli Gittin's body politics, Belser maintains, align with a significant theological reorientation. While most early Jewish narratives link the destruction of the Temple to communal sin, Bavli Gittin's account does not explain catastrophe as divine chastisement. Instead of imagining God as the architect of Jewish suffering, it evokes God's empathy with the subjugated Jewish body. As it navigates the ruins of Jerusalem, Bavli Gittin forges a sharp critique of empire. Its critical discourse aims to pierce the power politics of Roman conquest, to protest the brutality of imperial dominance, and to make plain the scar that Roman violence leaves upon Jewish flesh.

Playing The Canterbury Tales

Author: Andrew Higl
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317079841
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Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. Many modern editions present a specific set of tales in a specific order, and often leave out an entire corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for understanding the additions and changes to Chaucer's original open and fragmented work by thinking of them as distinct interactive moves in a game similar to the storytelling game the pilgrims play. Using examples and theories from new media studies, Higl demonstrates that the Tales are best viewed as an "interactive fiction," reshaped by active readers. Readers participated in the ongoing creation and production of the tales by adding new text and rearranging existing text, and through this textual transmission, they introduced new social and literary meaning to the work. This theoretical model and the boundaries between the canonical and apocryphal texts are explored in six case studies: the spurious prologues of the Wife of Bath's Tale, John Lydgate's influence on the Tales, the Northumberland manuscript, the ploughman character, and the Cook's Tale. The Canterbury Tales are a more dynamic and unstable literary work than usually encountered in a modern critical edition.

Greek Mythology Tales Of The Gods Gr 7 8

Editor: On The Mark Press
ISBN: 1770722343
File Size: 41,81 MB
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Shakespeare Survey Volume 57 Macbeth And Its Afterlife

Author: Peter Holland
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521050005
File Size: 49,35 MB
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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs. The virtues of accessible scholarship and a keen interest in performance, from Shakespeare's time to our own, have characterised the journal from the start. Most volumes of Survey have long been out of print. Backnumbers are gradually being reissued in paperback.

Tall Tales About The Mind And Brain

Author: Sergio Della Sala
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198568766
File Size: 34,37 MB
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Does listening to Mozart make us more intelligent? Is there such a thing as a gay gene? Does the size of the brain matter? Does the moon influence our behaviour? Can we communicate with the dead? Can graphology tell us anything about a person's character? Is the human brain clonable? What role do dreams have in cognition? Can mind conquer matter and diseases? Are out-of-body experiences possible? Can we trust our intuitions? To some, the answer to all these questions might well be resounding 'no', but to many people these represents serious beliefs about the mind and the brain ... Tall tales about the mind and brain presents a sweeping survey of common myths about the mind and brain. In a light-hearted and accessible style, it exposes the truth behind these beliefs, how they are perpetuated, why people believe them, and even why they might exist in the first place. -- Reverso de cubierta.

Tales From Tang Dynasty China

Author: Alexei Ditter
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624666329
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Compiled during the Song dynasty (960–1279) at the behest of Emperor Taizong, the Taiping Guangji anthologized thousands of pages of unofficial histories, accounts, and minor stories from the Tang dynasty (618–907). The twenty-two tales translated in this volume, many appearing for the first time in English, reveal the dynamism and diversity of society in Tang China. A lengthy Introduction as well as introductions to each selection further illuminate the social and historical contexts within which these narratives unfold. This collection offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in medieval Chinese history, religion, or everyday life.

The Afterlife Imagery In Luke S Story Of The Rich Man And Lazarus

Author: Outi Lehtipuu
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004153012
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This book studies in detail the afterlife scene in the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19-31). The description of the afterlife is related, on the one hand, to the overall Hellenistic cultural milieu and, on the other hand, to Luke's eschatological views.

Resurrection Hell And The Afterlife

Author: Mark Finney
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131723636X
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This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the soul alone. Changes begin to appear in the later New Testament where the importance of the afterlife of the physical body became essential, and such thoughts continued into the period of the early Church where the significance of the physical body in post-mortem existence became a point of theological orthodoxy. This book will assert that the influx of Greco-Romans into the early Church changed the direction of Christian thought towards one which included the body. At the same time, the ideological and polemical thrust of an eternal tortuous afterlife for the wicked became essential.