Possession Book
Score: 4
From 127 Ratings


  • Author : A S Byatt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446499115

Possession Excerpt :

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time. WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

The Possession at Loudun Book

The Possession at Loudun

  • Author : Michel de Certeau
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226100357

The Possession at Loudun Excerpt :

It is August 18, 1634. Father Urbain Grandier, convicted of sorcery that led to the demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of provincial Loudun in France, confesses his sins on the porch of the church of Saint-Pierre, then perishes in flames lit by his own exorcists. A dramatic tale that has inspired many artistic retellings, including a novel by Aldous Huxley and an incendiary film by Ken Russell, the story of the possession at Loudun here receives a compelling analysis from the renowned Jesuit historian Michel de Certeau. Interweaving substantial excerpts from primary historical documents with fascinating commentary, de Certeau shows how the plague of sorceries and possessions in France that climaxed in the events at Loudun both revealed the deepest fears of a society in traumatic flux and accelerated its transformation. In this tour de force of psychological history, de Certeau brings to vivid life a people torn between the decline of centralized religious authority and the rise of science and reason, wracked by violent anxiety over what or whom to believe. At the time of his death in 1986, Michel de Certeau was a director of studies at the école des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. He was author of eighteen books in French, three of which have appeared in English translation as The Practice of Everyday Life,The Writing of History, and The Mystic Fable, Volume 1, the last of which is published by The University of Chicago Press. "Brilliant and innovative. . . . The Possession at Loudun is [de Certeau's] most accessible book and one of his most wonderful."—Stephen Greenblatt (from the Foreword)

Predicative Possession Book

Predicative Possession

  • Author : Leon Stassen
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2009-05-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191568145

Predicative Possession Excerpt :

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect tense formed from to have - and its typology is an important key to understanding the structural variety of the world's languages and how they change. Drawing on data from some 400 languages representing all the world's language families, most of which lack a close equivalent to the verb to have, Professor Stassen aims (a) to establish a typology of four basic types of predicative possession, (b) to discover and describe the processes by which standard constructions can be modified, and (c) to explore links between the typology of predicative possession and other typologies in order to reveal patterns of interdependence. He shows, for example, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way a language formally encodes a sequence like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with the way it encodes predicative possession. By means of this and other links the author sets up a single universal model in order to account for all morphosyntactic variation in predicative possession found in the languages of the world, including patterns of variation over time. Predicative Possession will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England Book

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England

  • Author : Philip C. Almond
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139451604

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England Excerpt :

This book is exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers modernized versions of the most significant early modern texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650, the key period in English history for demonic possession. The nine stories were all written by eyewitnesses or were derived from eyewitness reports. They involve matters of life and death, sin and sanctity, guilt and innocence, of crimes which could not be committed and punishments which could not be deserved. The nine critical introductions which accompany the stories address the different strategic intentions of those who wrote them. The modernized texts and critical introductions are placed within the context of a wide-ranging general Introduction to demonic possession in England across the period 1550 to 1700.

Children of Wrath  Possession  Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England Book

Children of Wrath Possession Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

  • Author : Dr Anna French
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2015-12-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472443670

Children of Wrath Possession Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England Excerpt :

The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of demonic possession and godly prophecy.

Possession and Dispossession Book

Possession and Dispossession

  • Author : Lea Mauas
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110786279

Possession and Dispossession Excerpt :

The book includes articles, documentation and a catalog of the Ethnographic Department of the Museum of the Contemporary. It is the fruit of a long-term project carried out at the Mamuta Art and Research Center and curated by the Sala-Manca Group. It contains articles by Yoram Bilu, Rachel Elior, Freddie Rokem and Diego Rotman on the Dybbuk; by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Daphna Ben-Shaul on Sukkot, and on the Eternal Sukkah project; by Shalom Sabar on electric Shabbat candles, and by Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman on different art projects. The book also includes documentation of artworks and a project by Itamar Mendes-Flohr, Yeshaiahu Rabinowtz, Ktura Manor, Hannan Abu Huseein, Reuven Zehavi, Sala-Manca, Samuel Rotman, Shira Borer, Nir Yahalom, Chen Cohen, Pessi Komar, Adi Kaplan, and Shahar Carmel, among others.

Cancer Is a Jinn  Demonic  Possession  the Ultimate Cure Book
Score: 5
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Cancer Is a Jinn Demonic Possession the Ultimate Cure

  • Author : Dr Mira Bajirova
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543750041

Cancer Is a Jinn Demonic Possession the Ultimate Cure Excerpt :

Medicine, instead of healing, contributes to the disease progression and creates other diseases, including other Cancer. “What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, (O man), is from yourself.” (Qur’an, An-Nisa 4:79) When person commits the Sin, a black spot appears on his heart, and if he seeks forgiveness, this black spot is removed, and if he returns to Sin the black spot grows until his heart becomes black and he will be doomed. “Disease is an Expiation of the Sins”, in this book I have described 351 Sins. The Sins involve the Evil Jinn. Demons possess the humans because of the Sins, revenge, desire of control, attraction, Sorcery, Evil Eye, anger, fear and depression. The most frequent Sins: denying or associating partners to Allah, the Creator of all things.Cancer is a Jinn (Demonic) Possession. The anti-Cancer treatment excites the hidden Evil Jinn and the Jinn spread more the disease. Additionally, medicine creates other diseases due to the side effects. Doctors cannot help, cannot remove your Sins and make you sicker and die. “Know for certain that when you break no one will heal you except you.”(Ibn Al-Qayyim) Repentance from the Sins is obligatory. “A trial is not sent down except due to a Sin, and it is not lifted except with repentance.” (Ali Ibn Abi Talib) Demons are afraid of Allah only, our Creator. The Ultimate Cure is within the Qur’an: Ruqyah, Negative Ions and Prophetic Medicine. “Whoever abandons the Qur’an would abandon treating sickness and seeking healing through it.”

The Grammar of Possession Book

The Grammar of Possession

  • Author : Maura Velázquez-Castillo
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996-12-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027281982

The Grammar of Possession Excerpt :

The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the forms under study. The book provides a complete picture of inalienability as a coherent integrated system of grammatical and semantic oppositions in a language that has received little attention in the theoretical linguistic literature. The analysis moves from general principles to specific details of the language while applying principles of Cognitive Grammar and Functional Linguistics. There is an explicit aim to uncover the particularities of form-meaning connections, as well as the communicative and discourse functions of the structures examined. Other approaches are also considered when appropriate, resulting in a theoretically informed study that contains a rich variety of considerations.

Demonic Possession in the New Testament Book

Demonic Possession in the New Testament

  • Author : William M. Alexander
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2001-08-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781579107253

Demonic Possession in the New Testament Excerpt :

Demon possession in New Testament times was real, contends the author in the face of rationalistic denials. A study of the Gospels reveals that genuine demon possession had two distinctive elements: (1) insanity or idiocy of some sort, forming the natural element,Ó and (2) the confession of Jesus as Messiah, forming the supernatural element.Ó The author's research also led him to conclude that demon possession in the New Testament is a unique phenomenon in the history of the world, being confined indeed to the earlier portion of the ministry of our Lord.Ó Why did this phenomenon erupt when it did? The incarnation initiated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth. That determined a countermovement among the powers of darkness. Genuine demonic possession was one of its manifestations.Ó Entire chapters are devoted to historic demonology, medical aspects of demonic possession, the existence of genuine demonic possession, the New Testament narratives concerning the Beelzebul controversyÓ and the Gerasene affair,Ó and the alleged continuance of genuine demonic possession.

Possession Book


  • Author : T. M. Frazier
  • Publisher : Perversion Trilogy
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0578419823

Possession Excerpt :

Book two of The Perversion Trilogy Emma Jean and Grim's story continues as a gang war looms.

The Possession Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Possession

  • Author : Michael Rutger
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538761892

The Possession Excerpt :

"Fans of supernatural thrillers will be more than satisfied" with this novel that's in the James Rollins tradition of of a team investigating American myths and legends (Publishers Weekly). Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession. Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern. But as the residents' accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.

Sweet Possession Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sweet Possession

  • Author : J. Daniels
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 1970127015

Sweet Possession Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the author of the Alabama Summer series and the Dirty Deeds series, comes a sexy new companion novel to Sweet Addiction. A sassy, in-your-face baker. A panty-stealing, dirty-talking accountant. And a bathroom quickie that changed their lives forever. Wedding hookups never amount to anything. Unless that hookup knocks you on your ass. For Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll, the big day can

Possession Book
Score: 3
From 25 Ratings


  • Author : Elana Johnson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442421264

Possession Excerpt :

In a world where Thinkers control the population and Rules are not meant to be broken, fifteen-year-old Violet Schoenfeld must make a choice to control or be controlled after learning truths about her "dead" sister and "missing" father.

The Possession Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Possession

  • Author : Annie Ernaux
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583229804

The Possession Excerpt :

Self-regard, in the works of Annie Ernaux, is always an excruciatingly painful and exact process. Here, she revisits the peculiar kind of self-fulfillment possible when we examine ourselves in the aftermath of a love affair, and sometimes, even, through the eyes of the lost beloved.

Possessed Book


  • Author : Bruce Hood
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190699932

Possessed Excerpt :

You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears. There's also a reason why children in Asia are more likely to share than their western counterparts and why the poor spend more of their income on luxury goods than the rich. Or why your mother is more likely to leave her money to you than your father. What connects these things? The answer is our need for ownership. Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why this uniquely human preoccupation governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational, and destructive. What motivates us to buy more than we need? Is it innate, or cultural? How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote? And what can we do about it? Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet - and how we can stop buying into it.