Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a seance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba; a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be the mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother's greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.
Physiognomics and Astrology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Hellenistic-Early Roman Period Judaism
Author: Mladen Popović
Offering new reconstructions and interpretations of physiognomic and astrological texts from Qumran in comparison with Babylonian and Greco-Roman texts, this book gives a fresh view of their sense, function, and status within both the Qumran community and Second Temple Judaism.
Release on 2017-09-01 | by Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman
Author: Marie D. Jones,Larry Flaxman
Pubpsher: Visible Ink Press
The devil goes by many names, and his tribe is legion. Throughout human history, we have been obsessed with the dark opposites of God and angels, light, and mercy. Whether it is our religious and sacred texts, folklore and myths of old, legends, fairy tales, novels, or the movies and television shows of today, the dark entities enthrall us, terrify us, and remind us of the dualities of life. But where did they originate? Are they real? Does every religion or region of the world include them? Exploring over two dozen religious traditions, myths, folkloric and spiritual traditions, the world of the supernatural, and the demons, the Devil, and fallen angels in today’s pop culture, Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels is a comprehensive resource of the many faces of the devil, his minions, ominous deities, and the darker side of nature and ourselves. From ancient demon worship to modern Satanism, the bloody era of the Inquisitions and later witch burnings to the Satanic Panic of the late-twentieth century, and secret occult societies to Hitler's involvement with demonology, this book covers it all. Readers will learn about the key figures in history associated with demons and the Devil, the worshiping of the dark forces, and the lives of Aleister Crowle, John Dee, and Anton LaVey, as well as well-known figures who were alleged Satanists, some of whom may surprise you! Also featured are dozens of examples of links between demons/fallen angels and aliens, cryptids, apparitions and poltergeists, and IDEs (interdimensional entities). Were the demons of the Bible possibly ancient alien visitors? Are alien abductions and poltergeists really demons in disguise? Is Slender Man a modern day demonic entity ... or totally fake? This fascinating look at Satan, evil spirits, and their 10,000-year history has 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations to bring the portraits of over 200 demons and fallen angels to shivering life. Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It is a comprehensive, clear, and objective look at a subject that fills most people with fear and dread. Yet the presence of dark angels continues to remain a part of our human experience, our popular culture, and our spiritual understandings. Come and explore the shadowy side of existence and its integral part of our nature.
Amanda comes from a small mining village in North Wales, a place where you never expect momentous things to happen, but when a young girl is found hacked to death in a pond it sends shock waves through the village. Amanda marries Paul Marriott, although he is fifteen years her senior it is a marriage made in heaven. Paul buys a big house on the mountain, a lonely and desolate place that he manages to get at a very cheap price. The former tenants who owned the property disappeared leaving all their possessions behind. There are three more deaths in the village, brutal and horrific, after the police arrest a suspect they have to let him go, there is not enough evidence to charge him. Paul goes out to buy cigarettes one night and suffers a near fatal accident, eventually leading to his sad and sudden death. Amanda is left to cope with her grief. Now,the killer stalks Amanda, so Madeline who has been her friend for so many years stays with her in the big rambling house. After coming home late one night she finds Madeline has been murdered and mutilated in the house, she tries to call for help but the phone is dead, but she does hear the killers distant breathing on the end of the line. The killer is still in the house and he is upstairs somewhere where her daughter is sleeping, she can't leave her child alone in the house while she goes for help so that leaves only one option, she has to fight for their survival. After sustaining terrible injuries she manages to get Bethany and herself into the cellar where she discovers the terrible secret of the dark house.
Love Beyond All Boundaries is a series of poetry reflecting on all aspects of love. The passion and desire. The lust and burning fire. The beginning and the end. I pray that this book attracts all ages because no matter the age, we all look for love and comfort at some time. This book also focuses on love and inspiration. The downfalls and the heart of my life. It tells all the emotions people feel yet are afraid to express. It shall take your imagination into a different level. From this; you can learn to love, abstain from hate and reform your heart. Love Beyond All Boundaries shall not only captivate your mind, but it will take you on a journey beyond that--.unimaginable.
This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award