Modernity of Religiosities and Beliefs Book

Modernity of Religiosities and Beliefs


  • Author : Pablo Alberto Baisotti
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793654892

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Modernity of Religiosities and Beliefs Excerpt :

In this book, contributors analyze the different religious ideas and worldviews present in Latin America, extending beyond Catholicism to encompass Judaism, Mormonism, Buddhism, Western esotericism, and more.

Deliver us from the Evil one Book

Deliver us from the Evil one


  • Author : Bernardo Olivera
  • Publisher : Talita Kum Ediciones
  • Release Date : 2021-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9789874043375

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Deliver us from the Evil one Excerpt :

In these pages Bernardo Olivera helps us to discern and recognize how the devil can act in our life and what kind of influence he can have. What is the relationship between Satan and the spiritual combat implied in our own journey to union with God? This book brings together the advice of the principal spiritual masters who have treated the subject with the realism that comes from their own experience of the devil's worst temptations, such as the laziness, bitterness and indifference that comes from the vice of acedia. The call is not to fight Satan directly, but to persevere in the humility and patience of Christ.

Labyrinth Lost Book
Score: 3.5
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Labyrinth Lost


  • Author : Zoraida Cordova
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492620952

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Labyrinth Lost Excerpt :

The only way to get her family back is to travel to a land in between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland... Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she's not sure she can trust, but who may be Alex's only chance at saving her family. Brooklyn Brujas Series: Labyrinth Lost (Book 1) Bruja Born (Book 2) Praise for Labyrinth Lost: An NPR Best Young Adult Book of 2016 Tor.com's Best YA SFF of 2016 A Bustle Best Book of 2016 Selection A Paste Magazine's Best Books of 2016 "Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic."—Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die "... enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." —Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight "Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family."—Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix "A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary."—Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper

The Sorcerers  Crossing Book
Score: 5
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The Sorcerers Crossing


  • Author : Taisha Abelar
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105001754790

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The Sorcerers Crossing Excerpt :

A member of an informal society of sorcerers recounts her initiation into an alternate reality, describing the stringent physical and mental exercises that enabled her to breach the limits of ordinary perception. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.

The South and the Caribbean Book

The South and the Caribbean


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2022-12-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1617035122

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Brujas Book
Score: 5
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Brujas


  • Author : Lorraine Monteagut
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641604024

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Brujas Excerpt :

"Brujas, Witches of Color are ancestral magical beings and the world we live in has tried to silence our voices. . . . This book is such a beautiful tribute to the different stories and experiences we go through as brujas. . . . Amplify the voice of Witches of Color by reading their stories." —Juliet Diaz, author of Witchery and Plant Witchery There is a new kind of witch emerging in our cultural consciousness: the bruja. Witchcraft has made a comeback in popular culture, especially among feminists. A growing subculture of BIPOC witches, led by Afro-Caribbean immigrants, Indigenous Americans, and other witches of color, is reclaiming their ancestral traditions and contributing their voices to the feminist witchcraft of today. Brujas chronicles the magical lives of these practitioners as they develop their healing arts, express their progressive politics, and extend their personal rituals into community activism. They are destigmatizing the "witch" of their ancestries and bringing persecuted traditions to the open to challenge cultural appropriation and spiritual consumerism. Part memoir, part ritual guide, Brujas empowers readers to decolonize their spiritual practices and connect with their own ancestors. Brujas reminds us that witchcraft is more than a trend—it's a movement.

Gila Book

Gila


  • Author : Kathryn Ptacek
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Gila Excerpt :

Harkening back to the days of giant creature movies of the 1950s, a horde of giant Gila Monsters is on the loose in New Mexico, threatening every living creature in sight. Nothing and no one is safe from the ravenous creatures as they tear their way through the desert and into heavily populated areas. Can these atomically mutated creatures be stopped or is this the beginning of the end for mankind? It's up to Chato del-Klinne and Dr. Kate Dwyer to kick the hiss out of the oversized lizards! From the mind of Kathryn Ptacek, writing under her Les Simons pen name, comes a tale of grisly horror with man being the hunted and Mother Nature being the hunter.

The Unbroken Thread Book

The Unbroken Thread


  • Author : Kathryn Klein
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892363810

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The Unbroken Thread Excerpt :

Housed in the former 16th-century convent of Santo Domingo church, now the Regional Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico, is an important collection of textiles representing the area’s indigenous cultures. The collection includes a wealth of exquisitely made traditional weavings, many that are now considered rare. The Unbroken Thread: Conserving the Textile Traditions of Oaxaca details a joint project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico to conserve the collection and to document current use of textile traditions in daily life and ceremony. The book contains 145 color photographs of the valuable textiles in the collection, as well as images of local weavers and project participants at work. Subjects include anthropological research, ancient and present-day weaving techniques, analyses of natural dyestuffs, and discussions of the ethical and practical considerations involved in working in Latin America to conserve the materials and practices of living cultures.

I Found My Friends Book
Score: 5
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I Found My Friends


  • Author : Nick Soulsby
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466867215

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I Found My Friends Excerpt :

I Found My Friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. The guides for this trip didn't just watch the life of this legendary band—they lived it. Soulsby interviewed over 150 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known alternative and grunge bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Dead Kennedys, and Butthole Surfers, as well as scores of smaller, but no less fascinating bands. In this groundbreaking look at a legendary band, readers will see a more personal history of Nirvana than ever before, including Nirvana's consideration of nearly a dozen previously unmentioned candidates for drummer before settling on David Grohl, a recounting of Nirvana's famously disastrous South American shows from never-before-heard sources on Brazilian and Argentine sides, and the man who hosted the first ever Nirvana gig's recollections of jamming with the band at that inaugural event. I Found My Friends relives Nirvana's meteoric rise from the days before the legend to through their increasingly damaged superstardom. More than twenty years after Kurt Cobain's tragic death, Nick Soulsby removes the posthumous halo from the brow of Kurt Cobain and travels back through time to observe one of rock and roll‘s most critical bands as no one has ever seen them before.

Governing Spirits Book

Governing Spirits


  • Author : Reinaldo L. Román
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807831410

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Governing Spirits Excerpt :

Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics permitted to practice their religions openly and to proselytize. When government efforts to ensure

The Things of Others  Ethnographies  Histories  and Other Artefacts Book

The Things of Others Ethnographies Histories and Other Artefacts


  • Author : Olívia Maria Gomes da Cunha
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-05-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004429307

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The Things of Others Ethnographies Histories and Other Artefacts Excerpt :

The Things of Others: Ethnographies, Histories, and Other Artefacts deals with the things mainly, but not only, mobilized by anthropologists in order to produce knowledge about the African American, the Afro-Brazilian and the Afro-Cuban during the 1930s.

The Aztec Kings Book

The Aztec Kings


  • Author : Susan D. Gillespie
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816534784

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Winner of the Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Book Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory, The Aztec Kings is the first major study to take into account the Aztec cyclical conception of time and treat indigenous historical traditions as symbolic statements in narrative form. Susan D. Gillespie focuses on the dynastic history of the Mexica of Tenochtitlan. By demonstrating that most of Aztec history is nonliteral, she sheds new light on Aztec culture and on the function of history in society. By relating the cyclical structure of Aztec dynastic history to similar traditions of African and Polynesian peoples, she introduces a broader perspective on the function of history in society and on how and why history must change.

Health Care In Peru Book

Health Care In Peru


  • Author : Dieter K. Zschock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429712951

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Health Care In Peru Excerpt :

This book examines an important aspect of health care in Peru in considerable depth, based on intensive analysis of data from Peruvian sources. It offers a number of recommendations that can help bring the allocation of health sector resources into line with the country's health care policy. .

The Professor Book
Score: 4
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The Professor


  • Author : Ashley Morrison
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628571059

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The Professor Excerpt :

Azumah Nelson has been described as the greatest boxer to come out of Africa. Born the year after his home nation of Ghana gained independence, he played a major part in putting this new country on the world map. A glittering amateur career saw him win every title except an Olympic medal, as Ghana boycotted the 1980 Games when he was a favourite to win. After turning professional, he took a last-minute bout for the world title with the great Salvador Sanchez, a bout that changed his life. Two years later, in 1984, he won the WBC Featherweight World Title. Like many champions, he rose from humble beginnings, suffered tragedy along the way, but he won and remained a world champion at featherweight and super featherweight for eleven years. Very few champions have carried such a burden of expectation, and Azumah delivered success at a time when his country needed a hero. He never faltered and won the respect of many across the world.

Free of Me Book

Free of Me


  • Author : Sharon Hodde Miller
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493409457

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Free of Me Excerpt :

We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best "me" I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives--our friendships, our marriages, even our faith--and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. In this book, Sharon Hodde Miller invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision--one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. She helps readers - identify the secret source of insecurity - understand how self-focus sabotages seven areas of our lives - learn four practical steps for focusing on God and others - experience freedom from the burden of self-focus Anyone yearning for a purpose bigger than "project me" will cherish this paradigm-shifting message of true fulfillment.