Apartment 16

Author: Adam Nevill
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641075114
Size: 47.56 MB
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Ein Horror-Thriller der neuen Dimension! Im Barrington House, einer exklusiven Londoner Wohnanlage, ist das Apartment 16 frei. Keiner geht rein, keiner kommt raus – und das bereits seit fünfzig Jahren. Und das ist auch gut so. Denn manche Dinge sollten besser im Verborgenen bleiben. Doch dann kommt die junge Amerikanerin Apryl nach London, um die Erbschaft ihrer Großtante Lillian anzutreten. Apryl beginnt Nachforschungen über das Barrington House anzustellen. Im Zuge ihrer Recherchen öffnet sie auch die Tür zu Apartment 16. Sie wird sich wünschen, sie hätte es nicht getan ...

The Ritual Process

Author: Victor Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351474901
Size: 39.17 MB
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In The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure, Victor Turner examines rituals of the Ndembu in Zambia and develops his now-famous concept of "Communitas." He characterizes it as an absolute inter-human relation beyond any form of structure.The Ritual Process has acquired the status of a small classic since these lectures were first published in 1969. Turner demonstrates how the analysis of ritual behavior and symbolism may be used as a key to understanding social structure and processes. He extends Van Gennep's notion of the "liminal phase" of rites of passage to a more general level, and applies it to gain understanding of a wide range of social phenomena. Once thought to be the "vestigial" organs of social conservatism, rituals are now seen as arenas in which social change may emerge and be absorbed into social practice.As Roger Abrahams writes in his foreword to the revised edition: "Turner argued from specific field data. His special eloquence resided in his ability to lay open a sub-Saharan African system of belief and practice in terms that took the reader beyond the exotic features of the group among whom he carried out his fieldwork, translating his experience into the terms of contemporary Western perceptions. Reflecting Turner's range of intellectual interests, the book emerged as exceptional and eccentric in many ways: yet it achieved its place within the intellectual world because it so successfully synthesized continental theory with the practices of ethnographic reports."

The Ritual Lament In Greek Tradition

Author: Margaret Alexiou
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742507579
Size: 54.17 MB
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The only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive and penetrating synthesis.

The Ritual Magic Workbook

Author: Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578630455
Size: 61.30 MB
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This book takes the student month-by-month through a year of magical training. Each month's work is concluded with practical exercises. Covers - constructing and consecrating a temple; meditation and visualization techniques; working in an elemental temple; exploring the inner world. For students wishing to take up ceremonial magic, but who are unwilling or unable to join a working group.

The Ritual

Author: Judith Emily Radi
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412029953
Size: 53.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Ritual is a story of sadness and of strife, written by a woman who struggled with an illness that kept her in mental institutions for much of her adult life. While awaiting insulin shock therapy at Creedmore Hospital, Judy Radi kept a secret journal of her experience. At times, she seemed out of place among the patients, as she was "not the sickest of the sick." but her private journal gives testament to her battle with the demons that occupied her mind and tore her away from her family. Through the pages of The Ritual, Judy Radi shares her most intimate feelings and guides the reader on a journey of survival and self discovery.

The Ritual Of Battle

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791402504
Size: 59.20 MB
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This book is a study of India's great epic, the Mahabharata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic, and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these areas by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic's Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotional Hinduism. The book begins with a comparative typology of traditional classical epics, arguing that epic is a distinctive mythical genre, and that the Mahabharata in particular should be studied as part of an Indo-European epic and (and not just mythical) continuum. The reshaping of Indo-European themes is then examined in relation to the Mahabharata's central mystery: the figure of Krishna, hero and ally of the Panbrothers in their struggles against their cousins, the Kauravas, and incarnation of Vis. The study argues that Krishna figures in the epic at the center of a coherent theological ensemble that builds upon continuities in Indo-European, Vedic, and particularly Brahmanic sacrificial idioms. Ultimately, Krishna guides the forces of dharma or righteousness through a great "sacrifice of battle" whose eschatological background recalls Indo-European and Vedic themes, while projecting them into the Hindu bhakti cosmology of universal dissolutions, recreations, and divine grace. The study vigorously opposes attempts to "explain" Krishna by arbitrary theories of the Mahabharata's growth through interpolations.

The Ritual

Author: Darren Kirby
Publisher: Darren Kirby
ISBN: 1481093207
Size: 76.41 MB
Format: PDF
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From the author of "Coordinates For Murder" comes a new tale of the bizarre...You arrive back at your childhood home, intending on spending a nice weekend catching up with your father. Then the phone calls start, and your father refuses to talk about them. Strange men show up on his doorstep and argue with him. And then things get really weird when your father starts spinning yarns about a secret society. You think he's getting senile, but senile people don't stab their own children - do they? You'll find out the grisly details that have haunted your family for generations, but will you be taken in as well? It all depends on if you go through with The Ritual.