Trans Figured Book

Trans Figured

  • Author : Brian Belovitch
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510729650

Trans Figured Excerpt :

Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From growing up in a barely-working-class first-generation immigrant family in Fall River, Massachusetts, to spinning across the disco dance floor of Studio 54 in New York City . . . from falling into military lock-step as the Army wife of a domineering GI in Germany to having a brush with fame as Natalia, high-flying downtown darling of the boozy and druggy pre-Giuliani New York nightclub scene, Brian escaped many near-death experiences. Trans Figured chronicles a life lived on the edge with an unforgettable cast of characters during a dangerous and chaotic era. Rich with drama and excitement, this no-holds-barred memoir tells it all. Most importantly, Brian's candid and poignant story of recovery shines a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.

The Transfigured Hart Book

The Transfigured Hart

  • Author : Jane Yolen
  • Publisher : Tachyon Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616961626

The Transfigured Hart Excerpt :

“The mythology of unicorns is cleverly interwoven with the modern elements. This, combined with a strikingly beautiful and simple style, leave the reader with the feeling of having experienced something magical. And the real magic lies in the mastery of Yolen's storytelling.”—SF Site Is what Richard saw in the woods really a unicorn? Beloved fantasy legend Jane Yolen (The Devil's Arithmetic; Sister Light, Sister Dark) offers an unexpected answer in this perfect jewel of a coming-of-age story. The Transfigured Hart bridges the wondrous in-between world where adults rediscover childhood wonder and children discover new favorite tales.

Transfigured Book


  • Author : Christine Watkins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 1947701002

Transfigured Excerpt :

When Patricia Sandoval worked at Planned Parenthood, they told her, "Never tell a soul what you see behind this door." So now she is telling the world. Transfigured is, however, so much more than a compelling tool in the hands of pro-life and chastity advocates. It is the riveting life story of a young girl who felt abandoned by her parents, and after three abortions and work at an abortion clinic, became a methamphetamine addict living on the streets--until a miracle occurred.

Transfigured Light Book
Score: 5
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Transfigured Light

  • Author : Leon Marvell
  • Publisher : Academica Press,LLC
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933146270

Transfigured Light Excerpt :

An original research monograph that investigates and re examines the ideas generated by the Hermetic tradition (the hermetic imaginary) to discuss the effects of this tradition on philosophy and science. Author posits several elements of the hermetic imaginary that have been influential in modern philosophy and science. Table of contents: Chapter1: Spirit of the Beehive: Hermetic Resonances in Cybernetics, AI and Cyberspace Chapter2: Body Doubles Chapter3: Metaphysical Geometry, Cyber-Attractors and the Shape of the World Soul Chapter4: The Gnostic Chemistry of Robert Fludd Chapter5: The Gnostic Leibniz Chapter6: History Examines a Tradition " ....Highly original and valuable contribution to the intellectual history of the West." Professor Paul du Quenoy, AUC History and Ideas Series, No.1

The Transfigured Kingdom Book

The Transfigured Kingdom

  • Author : Ernest A. Zitser
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501711084

The Transfigured Kingdom Excerpt :

In this richly comparative analysis of late Muscovite and early Imperial court culture, Ernest A. Zitser provides a corrective to the secular bias of the scholarly literature about the reforms of Peter the Great. Zitser demonstrates that the tsar's supposedly "secularizing" reforms rested on a fundamentally religious conception of his personal political mission. In particular, Zitser shows that the carnivalesque (and often obscene) activities of the so-called Most Comical All-Drunken Council served as a type of Baroque political sacrament—a monarchical rite of power that elevated the tsar's person above normal men, guaranteed his prerogative over church affairs, and bound the participants into a community of believers in his God-given authority ("charisma"). The author suggests that by implicating Peter's "royal priesthood" in taboo-breaking, libertine ceremonies, the organizers of such "sacred parodies" inducted select members of the Russian political elite into a new system of distinctions between nobility and baseness, sacrality and profanity, tradition and modernity. Tracing the ways in which the tsar and his courtiers appropriated aspects of Muscovite and European traditions to suit their needs and aspirations, The Transfigured Kingdom offers one of the first discussions of the gendered nature of political power at the court of Russia's self-proclaimed "Father of the Fatherland" and reveals the role of symbolism, myth, and ritual in shaping political order in early modern Europe.

James Dean Transfigured Book

James Dean Transfigured

  • Author : Claudia Springer
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292752887

James Dean Transfigured Excerpt :

After the death of James Dean in 1955, the figure of the teen rebel permeated the globe, and its presence is still felt in the twenty-first century. Rebel iconography—which does not have to resemble James Dean himself, but merely incorporates his disaffected attitude—has become an advertising mainstay used to sell an array of merchandise and messages. Despite being overused in advertisements, it still has the power to surprise when used by authors and filmmakers in innovative and provocative ways. The rebel figure has mass appeal precisely because of its ambiguities; it can mean anything to anyone. The global appropriation of rebel iconography has invested it with fresh meanings. Author Claudia Springer succeeds here in analyzing both ends of the spectrum—the rebel icon as a tool in upholding capitalism's cycle of consumption, and as a challenge to that cycle and its accompanying beliefs. In this groundbreaking study of rebel iconography in international popular culture, Springer studies a variety of texts from the United States and abroad that use this imagery in contrasting and thought-provoking ways. Using a cultural studies approach, she analyzes films, fiction, poems, Web sites, and advertisements to determine the extent to which the icon's adaptations have been effective as a response to the actual social problems affecting contemporary adolescents around the world.

Joan of Arc Book
Score: 4
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Joan of Arc

  • Author : Kathryn Harrison
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767932493

Joan of Arc Excerpt :

Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan of Arc for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence on the battlefield, in the royal court, during a brutally rigged inquisition and imprisonment, and in the face of her death. In this new take on Joan’s story, Harrison deftly weaves historical fact, myth, folklore, scripture, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a fascinating narrative, revitalizing our sense of Joan as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.

Transfigured Book


  • Author : Andrew P. Wilson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2007-09-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567026019

Transfigured Excerpt :

Uses Derrida to read the Gospels of Mark.

Transfigured World Book

Transfigured World

  • Author : Carolyn Williams
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501707117

Transfigured World Excerpt :

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice. Williams discusses the explicit and embedded narratives that play a crucial role in Pater’s aesthetic criticism and examines the figures that compose these narratives, including rhetorical tropes, structures of argument such as genealogy, and historical or fictional personae.

Transfigured Stages Book

Transfigured Stages

  • Author : Margaret Hamilton
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401200554

Transfigured Stages Excerpt :

Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the first book to discuss work by The Sydney Front (1986 - 1993) and Open City (1987 - ), and engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory to analyse performances by these artists, as well as theatre productions by Jenny Kemp and others. These performance practitioners are considered as part of an international paradigm attesting to forms of theatre that no longer operate according to the established principles of drama. This book also highlights the complexity of Indigrenous theatre through its analysis of the Mudrooroo-Müller project staged in 1996."--Publisher.

Transfigured to Serve Book

Transfigured to Serve

  • Author : David Lee Brown
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490841205

Transfigured to Serve Excerpt :

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be raptured, to serve in heaven during the millennial reign, and to be there for Satan’s final defeat? Well, I have. Transfigured to Serve explores the fictional life of a Christian man, Samuel Gideon. It provides a glimpse of his life before, during, and after the rapture. It shares his experiences and service in heaven. You are carried along with him as he prepares for the Lord’s return and millennial reign. You cascade out of heaven with Christ, Sam, and the saints and angels of God as they return to earth for Christ’s 1,000-year reign. You witness Sam’s service during the millennial reign and the lives of those that were left behind during the rapture. You see how their decedents progress. You experience the final release of Satan from his prison in the bottomless pit and his swift corruption of humanity--and then the final battle for earth. You will visualize the destruction of earth and the glory of the new heaven and new earth after the miraculous victory over Satan and his forces. You will experience the grandeur of the New Jerusalem, which becomes the final capital of the new earth, created by God--the glorious dwelling place of God, his saints, and his angels. This work of Christian fiction is based on prophesied events from scripture. I pray that you enjoy my book and glean a new perspective on the end times revealed in the Bible.

Life Transfigured Book

Life Transfigured

  • Author : Lilian Whiting
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433068191646

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A World Transfigured Book

A World Transfigured

  • Author : Philip Sheldrake
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814685129

A World Transfigured Excerpt :

In A World Transfigured: The Mystical Journey, Philip Sheldrake demonstrates the importance of the mystical dimension of religious belief and practice. Using the words of the great theologian, Karl Rahner, Sheldrake makes the case that the Christian of the future will be either a mystic or nothing at all. In our contemporary world, this judgment applies equally to other religions as well. After chapters on the meaning of “mysticism” and the connection between mysticism and beliefs, Sheldrake describes important dimensions of mystical writings, illustrated by a range of examples. These are “Love and Desire,” “Knowing and Unknowing,” “Wonder and Beauty,” “Mysticism and Everyday Practice,” and “The Mystic as Radical Prophet.” Finally, the book briefly explores why mysticism fascinates so many people in our modern times.

Transfigured Sea Book

Transfigured Sea

  • Author : Sally Ann Hunter
  • Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786292704

Transfigured Sea Excerpt :

On the shores of the ocean, Laura and Daphne fantasise that they are mother and daughter, mother and Sea Sprite. They both have problems in their past, which they need to resolve. They set out to explore every aspect of the sea, from an estuary and mangroves to Antarctic waters and the deep ocean. Mother Sea is a whisper of emotion and a memory of intuition. She dwells in the subconscious. Sea creatures abound, from sea urchins and stingrays to dolphins and sharks. Some of these parallel the behaviour of the women. Sea nymphs accompany them and they are assisted by a special conch shell. While they are exploring the sea, the women also explore their own make-ups. Laura remembers interactions with her own mother. Daphne needs healing. However, they have no idea of the profound changes which will come to them. Poems are scattered throughout the book, which is also poetic.

Transfigured not Conformed Book

Transfigured not Conformed

  • Author : Hans G. Ulrich
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-12-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567699992

Transfigured not Conformed Excerpt :

The moral theology of Hans G. Ulrich is presented here in English for the first time. These collected essays represent the culmination of a lifetime of reflection on Christian living from this German theologian in conversation with Luther, Bonhoeffer, and contemporary philosophers and theologians. Ulrich's ethics affirm the lively presence of the living work of God in orienting the daily life of Christians. This presence enables members of the Church to live as creatures trusting in God's promises, bearing witness in political and economic spheres, and trusting in life as a gift in response to bioethical issues. Ulrich's fresh take on living out of the promise of God yields further guidance on issues in international relations, economics, parenting, disability, and more.