A Pact With The Devil

Author: Tony Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135086532
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Despite the overwhelming opposition on the left to the war in Iraq, many prominent liberals supported the war on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the war would rid the world of a brutal dictator and liberate the Iraqi people from totalitarian oppression, paving the way for a democratic transformation of the country. In A Pact with the Devil Tony Smith deftly traces this undeniable drift in mainstream liberal thinking toward a more militant posture in world affairs with respect to human rights and democracy promotion. Beginning with the Wilsonian quest to ‘make the world safe for democracy’ right up to the present day liberal support for regime change, Smith isolates leading strands of liberal internationalist thinking in order to see how the ‘liberal hawks’ constructed them into a case for American and liberal imperialism in the Middle East. The result is a reflection on an important aspect of the intellectual history of American foreign policy; establishing how a sophisticated group of thinkers came to fashion their recommendations to Washington and working to see what role liberalism may still play in deliberations in the country on its role in world events now that the failure of these ambitions in Iraq seems clear.


Author: Stephen Williams
Publisher: Seal Books
ISBN: 0385673477
Size: 24.77 MB
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"People want me in max so my life will be hard but it really isn't. There are absolutely no responsibilities here. Everything is provided. We can spend the day sleeping, sun-tanning or doing whatever we want all day every day." --Karla Homolka in a letter to author Stephen Williams "Well, they say 'Never say never' and they're right," Karla wrote in her startling first letter to Stephen Williams. "Never in a million years did I think I would ever write a letter to someone from the media, let alone you who has condemned me so harshly." Thus began one of the most controversial correspondences in Canadian history. Karla picks up where Williams's first book on the case, Invisible Darkness, left her, painting her nails in her cell in solitary confinement in the gothic tower of Kingston's Prison for Women. After testifying against her ex-husband in 1995, Karla's life in prison was soon going to take a very different, dramatic turn. With a thriller's pace, Karla: A Pact with the Devil charts the inner life of the world's most notorious female prisoner. In Karla, Williams lets Karla and the other key players speak for themselves. And what they have to say will surprise, horrify and enlighten. From the Paperback edition.

Lucifer Book One

Author: Mike Carey
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401246621
Size: 18.72 MB
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Cast out of Heaven, thrown down to rule in Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his post and abandoned his kingdom for the mortal city of Los Angles. Emerging from the pages of writer Neil Gaiman's award-winning series The Sandman, the former Lord of Hell is now enjoying a quiet retirement as the propretor of Lux, L.A.'s most elite piano bar. But now an assignment from the Creator Himself is going to change all that. If Lucifer agrees to do Heaven's dirty work, he can name his own price--but both the task and reward are more than they seem. Thrown into a position of great threat and ultimate opportunity, Lucifer knows that threading a path through this maze will require the harshest of sacrifices.

The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602063842
Size: 52.59 MB
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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

Lucifer Is Not Satan

Author: Elizabeth Derry
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600346804
Size: 48.85 MB
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This book explains in detail by revelation of the Holy Spirit, the motive plan and attempt of a rebellious cherub to overthrow God Almighty. It exposes the heart of sinful man (the heart of Satan) as opposed to that of a Holy God. God has shown me the reality of the fall of this cherub who once took on the name and nature of Lucifer; -the Morning Star, like never seen before. God revealed these truths to me as I was caught up to heaven to witness the spiritual realities of Satan s demise. In this book, life-long probing questions are answered such like: - How did sin originate in Lucifer? - What happened before the fall? - What happened after the fall? and much more. Hold on to your seats as we embark on a spiritual journey which takes us beyond the natural into the supernatural realm, even before time began. Elizabeth prefers to be known as a servant girl who has become the Wife of her Prince Charming-the King of Glory (Jesus Christ). She has served her Lord and King in active full time ministry for more that 20 years and continues to do so faithfully. Her duties have been wide and varied; from exercising her gifts through a Pastoral function to ministering to the Aboriginal tribes in South America; conference and seminar engagements; to her latest passion-writing. This budding author has already written 26 books; Lucifer part 1&2 being the first to be published. Elizabeth and her daughter Christal Claire, a minister in her own rights, consider it a privilege to be eleventh-hour laborers in God's vineyard.

Witchcraft And Magic In Europe Volume 4

Author: William Monter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0485891042
Size: 14.80 MB
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The fifteenth to eighteenth centuries was a period of witchcraft prosecutions throughout Europe and modern scholars have now devoted a huge amount of research to these episodes. This volume will attempt to bring this work together by summarising the history of the trials in a new way - according to the types of legal systems involved. Other topics covered will be the continued practical use made of magic, the elaboration of demonological theories about witchcraft and magic, and the further development of scientific interests in natural magic through the 'Neoplatonic' and 'Hermetic' period.Amongst the topics included here are Superstition and Belief in high and popular culture, the place of Medicine, Witchcraft survivals in art and literature, and the survival of Persecution.>

Pacts With The Devil

Author: Christopher S. Hyatt
ISBN: 9781935150268
Size: 60.25 MB
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For the first time, a genuine manual of the dreaded "left-hand path." Braving the new Witchcraft Panic that has swept the world, S Jason Black and Christopher S Hyatt have written a book that places the Western magical tradition -- and the Western psyche -- in perspective. Sweeping aside both the historical fabrications of "neo-paganism" and the rampant mental illness of the religious right, Black and Hyatt explore history, psychology and anthropology to reveal the true "secret doctrine" of Western culture. This work confronts the reader with his own fears and inhibitions -- and carries him beyond. Comprehensively illustrated, this volume contains a detailed history of European "Black Magic" and includes new editions of 17th and 18th century Grimoires with detailed instructions for their use.

Shadows Of The Soul

Author: Angelique Armae
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 0984515143
Size: 47.53 MB
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A fallen angel…An immortal human…A race against time… When two souls born on opposite sides of the battle between Heaven and Hell team up to find a sacred antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil is forever altered. Isabel, a Paradisian Scholar, is an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. She remembers little, save for the fact she's a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel’s path crosses with a dark prince, Nicolai, who is in a race against time to stop a deadly virus, which he unknowingly unleashed, from threatening his kin. Nicolai needs Isabel’s help, and she finds the tempting creature hard to resist. Secrets are revealed as the efforts to keep the virus from attacking again unfold.

The Pact With The Devil

Author: Robert J. DeLuca
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 148082531X
Size: 41.26 MB
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On the outside, Travis Nelson is a handsome, articulate, and insatiably driven Texas real estate mogul. He has strived through the years to achieve an impeccable reputation in the community to support his very successful business. However, behind closed doors he is an arrogant, intimating bully who takes his own family for granted. Suddenly, he discovers that his company’s fortunes have taken a nosedive. For the first time in his career Nelson is in trouble. Lenders are nervous and threatening, and he needs cash to stay afloat. Just in time he is approached by Rodolfo Morales, a Mexican drug kingpin who hopes to use Nelson’s residential properties along the border as safe havens in his smuggling operation. The “Durango Deal” is struck and both sides prosper - for a while. A nosey old lady who lives in one of Nelson’s properties unwittingly initiates the unraveling of the arrangement, and the DEA is soon hot on Nelson’s trail. His business and personal lives plummet into freefall. Meanwhile, Morales reacts predictably to solve the problem - eliminate his deceitful American partner. Two men of such grand ambition can’t coexist, but they soon realize that they are inextricably linked by mutual debts of gratitude regarding their families.

The Trial Of Tempel Anneke

Author: Peter Alan Morton
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551117065
Size: 51.44 MB
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"This is a fascinating and important book." - Moshe Sluhovsky, California State University, Long Beach