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The Cathars: The Most Successful Heresy of the Middle Ages

Catharism was the most successful heresy of the Middle Ages. The Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of Christianity and completely rejected the Catholic Church and all its trappings, regarding it as the Church of Satan. Alarmed at the success of Catharism, the Church founded the Inq...

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Is There a Text in This Cave?

This volume is offered as a tribute to George Brooke to mark his sixty-fifth birthday. It has been conceived as a coherent contribution to the question of textuality in the Dead Sea Scrolls explored from a wide range of perspectives. These include material aspects of the texts, performance, reception, classification, scribal culture, composition, reworking, form and genre, and the issue of the extent to which any of the texts relate ...

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Psychic Self-Defense

After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930's, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack. This classic psychic self-defense guide explains how to understand the signs of a psychic attack, vampirism, hauntings, and methods of defense. Everything you need to know about the methods, motives, and physical aspects of a psychic att...

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Vines Intertwined

The study of Jewish/Christian history in antiquity is experiencing a renaissance. Textual witnesses and archaeological sites are being reevaluated and revisited. As a result, author Sandgren asserts, the relationship between Jews and Christians has shifted from a "mother/daughter" paradigm to one better described as "siblings." Recognizing that Judaism and Christianity are what they are because of each other and were not formed in is...

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Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli

According to Muhammad, "God is beautiful and He loves beauty." Yet, Islam is rarely associated with beauty, and today, a politicized Islam dominates many perceptions. This work tells a forgotten story of beauty in Islam through the writings of celebrated but little-studied Sufi scholar and saint Rūzbihān Baqlī (1128-1209). Rūzbihān argued that the pursuit of beauty in the world and in oneself was the goal of Muslim life. One should b...

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Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity

Pope John Paul II bestowed upon St. Thomas Aquinas the accolade of Doctor Humanitatis, or 'Doctor of Humanity,' because he was ready to affirm the good or value of culture wherever it is to be found. Thomas is a teacher for our time because of his 'assertions on the dignity of the human person and the use of his reason.' ('Inter Munera Academiarum,' 1999). This collection of papers explores the various philosophical and theological a...

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The Bible in Motion

This two-part volume contains a comprehensive collection of essays by well-known scholars focusing on the reception of the Bible in world cinema. It explores selected biblical characters and themes, directors whose work addresses biblical texts and motifs, particular interpretive lenses, a wide array of film genres, and a variety of world cinemas. It is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, and film as well as for a general a...

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Zen and Therapy: Heretical Perspectives

Zen and Therapy brings together aspects of the Buddhist tradition, contemporary western therapy and western philosophy. By combining insightful anecdotes from the Zen tradition with clinical studies, discussions of current psychotherapy theory and forays into art, film, literature and philosophy, Manu Bazzano integrates Zen Buddhist practice with psychotherapy and psychology. This book successfullyexpands the existing dialogue on the...

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Tulku Urgyen - il Risveglio

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, nato nel Tibet orientale nel 1920, è stato un famoso maestro buddhista vajrayana del ventesimo secolo. Studioso e praticante delle scuole tibetane Kagyu e Nyingma, era il detentore di importanti insegnamenti dzogchen e di terma risalenti al guru Padmasambhava. Si distingueva per le sue profonde realizzazioni meditative e per lo stile d'insegnamento chiaro e conciso, capace di condensare in parole semplici le so...

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Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia

One of the most trusted reference works ever published on the Cabala has been revised and expanded. Featuring a new and more usable format, this book is a complete guide to cabalistic magick and gematria in which every demon, angel, power and name of God ... every Sephirah, Path, and Plane of the Tree of Life ... and each attribute and association is fully described and cross-indexed by the Hebrew, English, and numerical forms. All e...