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Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Category : History
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Shaman Of Oberstdorf

by Wolfgang Behringer, Shaman Of Oberstdorf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shaman Of Oberstdorf book, "Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine town of Oberstdorf, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Vorarlberg, was awash in legends and rumors of prophets and healers, of spirits and specters, of witches and soothsayers. The book focuses on the life of a horse wrangler named Chonrad Stoeckhlin [1549-1587], whose extraordinary visions of the afterlife and enthusiastic practice of the occult eventually led to his death-and to the death of a number of village women-for crimes of witchcraft. Wolfgang Behringer is one of the premier historians of German witchcraft, not only because of his mastery of the subject at the regional level, but because he also writes movingly, forcefully, and with an eye for the telling anecdote."--amazon.ca.



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Author: Andrei A. Znamenski
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415311922
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Shamanism

by Andrei A. Znamenski, Shamanism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shamanism book, Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.



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Author: Thomas Hatsis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554747
Size: 22.59 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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by Thomas Hatsis, The Witches Ointment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Witches Ointment book, An exploration of the historical origins of the “witches’ ointment” and medieval hallucinogenic drug practices based on the earliest sources • Details how early modern theologians demonized psychedelic folk magic into “witches’ ointments” • Shares dozens of psychoactive formulas and recipes gleaned from rare manuscripts from university collections all over the world as well as the practices and magical incantations necessary for their preparation • Examines the practices of medieval witches like Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic drugs in her love potions and herbal preparations In the medieval period preparations with hallucinogenic herbs were part of the practice of veneficium, or poison magic. This collection of magical arts used poisons, herbs, and rituals to bewitch, heal, prophesy, infect, and murder. In the form of psyche-magical ointments, poison magic could trigger powerful hallucinations and surrealistic dreams that enabled direct experience of the Divine. Smeared on the skin, these entheogenic ointments were said to enable witches to commune with various local goddesses, bastardized by the Church as trips to the Sabbat--clandestine meetings with Satan to learn magic and participate in demonic orgies. Examining trial records and the pharmacopoeia of witches, alchemists, folk healers, and heretics of the 15th century, Thomas Hatsis details how a range of ideas from folk drugs to ecclesiastical fears over medicine women merged to form the classical “witch” stereotype and what history has called the “witches’ ointment.” He shares dozens of psychoactive formulas and recipes gleaned from rare manuscripts from university collections from all over the world as well as the practices and magical incantations necessary for their preparation. He explores the connections between witches’ ointments and spells for shape shifting, spirit travel, and bewitching magic. He examines the practices of some Renaissance magicians, who inhaled powerful drugs to communicate with spirits, and of Italian folk-witches, such as Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic drugs in her love potions and herbal preparations, and Finicella, who used drug ointments to imagine herself transformed into a cat. Exploring the untold history of the witches’ ointment and medieval hallucinogen use, Hatsis reveals how the Church transformed folk drug practices, specifically entheogenic ones, into satanic experiences.



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Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 082644279X
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Category : History
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Popular Magic Cunning Folk In English History

by Owen Davies, Popular Magic Cunning Folk In English History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Popular Magic Cunning Folk In English History book, Cunning-folk were local practitioners of magic, providing small-scale but valued service to the community. They were far more representative of magical practice than the arcane delvings of astrologers and necromancers. Mostly unsensational in their approach, cunning-folk helped people with everyday problems: how to find lost objects; how to escape from bad luck or a suspected spell; and how to attract a lover or keep the love of a husband or wife. While cunning-folk sometimes fell foul of the authorities, both church and state often turned a blind eye to their existence and practices, distinguishing what they did from the rare and sensational cases of malvolent witchcraft. In a world of uncertainty, before insurance and modern science, cunning-folk played an important role that has previously been ignored.



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Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191648841
Size: 54.34 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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The Oxford Handbook Of Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe And Colonial America

by Brian P. Levack, The Oxford Handbook Of Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe And Colonial America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Witchcraft In Early Modern Europe And Colonial America book, The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. They also relate these prosecutions to the Catholic and Protestant reformations, the introduction of new forms of criminal procedure, medical and scientific thought, the process of state-building, profound social and economic change, early modern patterns of gender relations, and the wave of demonic possessions that occurred in Europe at the same time. The essays survey the current state of knowledge in the field, explore the academic controversies that have arisen regarding witch beliefs and witch trials, propose new ways of studying the subject, and identify areas for future research.



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Author: Rainer Decker
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Category : History
Languages : en
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Witchcraft The Papacy

by Rainer Decker, Witchcraft The Papacy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Witchcraft The Papacy book, In 1996 Decker was one of the first of a small group of scholars allowed access. Originally published as Die Papste und die Hexen, Witchcraft and the Papacy is based on these newly available materials and traces the role of the papacy in witchcraft prosecutions from medieval times to the eighteenth century. Decker found that although the medieval church did lay the foundation for witch hunts of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, the postmedieval papacy, and the Roman and Spanish Inquisitions, played the same kind of skeptical, restraining role during the height of the witch-hunting frenzy in Germany and elsewhere in Europe as it had in the trial that was the initial focus of his research.



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Author: Steven Ashe
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847537383
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Category : Religion
Languages : ar
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by Steven Ashe, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download book, Complete Rendering of The Picatrix or Ä Äyat al-á ?¤akÄ«m [fÄ« l-siá ?¥r] 'The Goal of the Wise [in sorcery]'. This is a grimoire (grammar) of the Art of Magic & Astrological Lore written around 1200 A.D. offering talismanic and astrological guidance. The Picatrix was a primary source for 'alchemic scholars' such as Michael Scot. The book had a major influence on later West European magical thinking from Marsilio Ficino in the 1400s, Cornelius Agrippa, Thomas Campanella, Dr John Dee and Paracelsus in addition to the anonymous authors of magical grammars such as the Key of Solomon. The edition in the British Library passed through several hands: Simon Forman, Richard Napier, Elias Ashmole and William Lilly. Presented in the original Arabic, the talismanic property of this work will be of interest to specialist collectors of seminal grimoires & Golden Dawn source works. Reproduced in the original authentic Arabic.



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Author: ياسمينة خضرا
Publisher: Dar al Saqi
ISBN: 6140300525
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Category : Fiction
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by ياسمينة خضرا, Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download book, «أنا معمّر القذافي. هذا وحده من شأنه تعزيز الإيمان. +++ أنا الذي بواسطته يأتي الخلاص. +++ لا أخشى الأعاصير ولا حالات التمرد والعصيان. +++ تلمّسوا قلبي إذاً، تجدوه يضبط الحركة المحسوبة لتشتّت الخونة... +++ إنّ الله إلى جانبي!» +++ بهذه الكلمات كان القذافي يشدّ من عزيمته، بينما يقبع في قبو إحدى المدارس، في سِرت، في انتظار ابنه المعتصم لإنقاذه. أما وزير دفاعه، أبو بكر، الذي كان قبل أسبوع يتوعّد بمحو «عصابة المتوحشين»، فكان صامتاً صمت القبور، قلقاً على مصير ولديه. في حين كان منصور ضو في حالٍ مزرية وبالكاد يستطيع الوقوف على قدميه... +++ في «ليلة الريّس الأخيرة» يروي ياسمينة خضرا تفاصيل اليوم الأخير من حياة معمّر القذافي، الذي ظلّ حتى اللحظة الأخيرة لا يصدّق ما يجري. ولكن عندما تلطّخ جبينه بالدم، أدرك الأخ العقيد أنّ فان غوغ لن يأتي لنجدته...



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Author: Shelley Admont
Publisher: Kidkiddos Books Limited
ISBN: 9781525913563
Size: 64.77 MB
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Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
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Let S Play Mom

by Shelley Admont, Let S Play Mom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Let S Play Mom book, English Arabic bilingual children's book. Perfect for kids studying English or Arabic as their second language. This children's story has a message for children and parents alike, teaching kids compassion and creativity, while reminding parents the importance of quality time with their children.



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Author: Ḥusām al-Dīn al-ʿAnsī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004406662
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by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-ʿAnsī, Al Ma Ajja Al Bay F U L Al D N Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Al Ma Ajja Al Bay F U L Al D N book, Facsimile of the largest surviving fragment from al-ʿAnsī’s (d. 667/1268) handbook on Yemeni Zaydī theology, against the Bahshamiyya and in support of the earlier imams.



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