Download E-books Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art (The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America) PDF

By Charles Colbert

Spiritualism emerged in western ny in 1848 and shortly completed a large following as a result of its declare that the dwelling might commune with the lifeless. In Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art, Charles Colbert makes a speciality of the methods Spiritualism imbued the making and viewing of artwork with spiritual which means and, in doing so, attracts interesting connections among paintings and religion within the Victorian age.

Examining the paintings of such famous American artists as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, William Sydney Mount, and Robert Henri, Colbert demonstrates that Spiritualism performed a serious position within the evolution of contemporary attitudes towards creativity. He argues that Spiritualism made a novel contribution to the sanctification of artwork that happened within the latter half the 19th century. the religion maintained that non secular energies may possibly stay in gadgets, and hence artistic endeavors can be favored not just for what they illustrated but in addition as vessels of the psychic vibrations their creators inspired into them. Such ideals sanctified either the making and accumulating of artwork in an period whilst Darwinism and Positivism have been more and more disenchanting the area and the efforts to symbolize it. during this context, Spiritualism endowed the artist's career with the status of a non secular calling; in doing so, it sought to not change faith with paintings, yet to make paintings a domain the place faith happened.

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Download E-books Revelations PDF

By Jacques Vallee

"[A] bracing finale to Vallee's 'Alien touch trilogy'...A forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study."
THE KIRKUS REVIEWS

In REVELATIONS, Dr.Vallee, the muse for the nature performed by way of Francois Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's shut ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3rd type, analyzes the whole gamut of sensational unidentified flying object "incidents" From the alleged heritage of saucer "crashes" and the retrieval of extraterrestrial beings via the U.S. executive to reviews of a subterranean group of adverse humanoids within the American Southwest, this can be half medical detective sotry, half experiement truthfully looking, REVELATIONS and is an dazzling rfile that's absolute to impress controversy.
The past books in Dr. Vallee's Alien touch trilogy are DIMENSIONS and CONFRONTATIONS.

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Download E-books Disneyland of the Gods PDF

By John A. Keel

New Saucerian is proud to provide this finely crafted reprint of the 1st version of "Disneyland of the Gods" by way of John A. Keel! This targeted reprint gains the unique disguise paintings and an advent through famous zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson, who was once one in every of Keel's mentors.

regardless of the place you reside, you can be below the shut scrutiny of mysterious entities who seem in lots of guises and who create all of man's myths and ideology.

Charles fortress, a author within the Nineteen Twenties, concluded that the earth was once "owned" through a person or something. Ivan Sanderson, a famed biologist within the Nineteen Sixties, stated that this planet used to be a "farm" and that we have been the crop! thousands of individuals worldwide have had startling encounters with the "tricksters" corresponding to the lads in Black (MIB), fairies and elves, snallygasters, Mothmen, extraterrestrial beings and "spacemen," and bushy, abominable creatures that each one appear to vanish into skinny air.

With sharp wit and precise perception, John A. Keel has spent an entire life investigating and learning those age-old mysterious and the ordinary forces in the back of them. a number of the reviews in "Disneyland of the Gods" have been written initially for Saga journal over forty years in the past, yet are as clean this present day as they have been then.

In those pages, you will discover actual reviews on a large choice of subject material, and the conclusions Keel attracts may well surprise and frighten you. Are we being invaded from outer area? Are mystery govt firms tapping your cell, computing device, and mail? Does anyone particularly personal the earth and use it as their very own "Disneyland of the Gods?" you'll larger discover earlier than your mobile is going berserk, your ally turns into possessed through Bigfoot, and your family vanish, screaming into the darkness.

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Download E-books Mastering Astral Projection: 90-day Guide to Out-of-Body Experience PDF

By Robert Bruce, Brian Mercer

Projecting out-of-body calls for a fragile stability of brain, physique, and spirit. Mastering Astral Projection offers each person the chance to discover nonphysical dimensions and study extra approximately their spirituality.

This functional consultant to reaching unsleeping out-of-body reviews is predicated upon Robert Bruce's vast wisdom of astral projection, Brian Mercer's tools for private luck, and important suggestions from volunteers who've established this software. offered in an easy-to-follow workbook structure, the thirteen-week application introduces astral projection tools and offers day-by-day workouts that gradually prepares and trains readers for this terrific, life-changing experience.

2005 Coalition of Visionary assets (COVR) 2d Runner Up of Interactive Sideline category

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Download E-books Grey Aliens and the Harvesting of Souls: The Conspiracy to Genetically Tamper with Humanity PDF

By Nigel Kerner

Exposes the schedule at the back of the bio-robotic gray extraterrestrial beings’ genetic manipulation of convinced human races

• finds the Grey’s nature as refined self-aware machines created via an extended vanished extraterrestrial civilization

• Explains how their quest to trap human souls looks within the ancient list from biblical occasions

• Explains how the phenomenon of racism is a spinoff in their genetic tampering

In 1997 Nigel Kerner first brought the thought of extraterrestrial beings referred to as Greys coming to Earth, explaining that Greys are refined organic robots created by means of an extraterrestrial civilization they've got lengthy considering outlived. during this new publication Kerner unearths that the Greys are trying to find to grasp demise by means of acquiring whatever people own that they don't: souls. during the manipulation of human DNA, those extraterrestrial beings desire to create their very own souls and, thereby, get away the entropic grip of the fabric universe in want of the undying realm of spirit.

Kerner explains that genetic manipulation via the Greys has happened when you consider that biblical instances and has resulted in quite a few destructive features that plague humanity, corresponding to violence, greed, and maliciousness. Racism, he contends, used to be constructed by way of the extraterrestrial beings to avoid their genetic experiments from being compromised by means of breeding with others outdoors their impact. studying ancient files, Kerner exhibits that Jesus, who represented an uncorrupted genetic line, warned his disciples concerning the hazard posed by way of those alien interlopers, whereas Hitler, a natural made of this alien intelligence, waged genocide in an try to rid Earth of all these untouched via this genetic tampering. regardless of the strong grip the Greys have on humanity, Kerner says that every one desire isn't really misplaced. Greys exist thoroughly within the fabric international, so if we stick with the religious legislation of reincarnation and karma, aiming for enlightenment and emerging above the material--a country the Greys are not able to reach--we can loose ourselves from their grab.

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Download E-books Wonder Shows: Performing Science, Magic, and Religion in America PDF

By Fred Nadis

 Imagine a degree choked with black cats emitting electric sparks, a guy catching bullets along with his tooth, or an evangelist leaping on a transformer to shoot bolts of lightning via his fingertips. those and different wild schemes have been a part of the repertoire of showmen who traveled from urban to urban, making shows that combined technological know-how with fable and magic.

In Wonder Shows, Fred Nadis deals a colourful historical past of those touring magicians, inventors, renowned technology teachers, and different presenters of “miracle technological know-how” who printed technological know-how and expertise to the general public in awe-inspiring style. The booklet offers an leading edge synthesis of the background of functionality with a much wider research of tradition, technological know-how, and faith from the antebellum interval to the present.

It includes a energetic forged of characters, together with electric “wizards” Nikola Tesla and Thomas Alva Edison, vaudeville performers resembling Harry Houdini, brain readers, flying saucers cultists, and practitioners of latest Age technological know-how. All of those performers constructed suggestions for invoking cultural authority to again their visions of technology and growth. The pseudo-science of their ask yourself indicates helped advertise a romantic worldview that known as into query absolutely the authority of medical materialism whereas reaffirming the significance of human spirituality. Nadis argues that the feeling that those entertainers supplied grew to become an antidote to the alienation and dehumanization that followed the increase of contemporary America.

Although latest defenders of technological know-how are vulnerable to reject ask yourself, contemplating it an best friend of lack of understanding and superstition, Wonder Shows demonstrates that the public’s ardour for magic and which means continues to be a great deal alive. at the present time, revenues remain made and allegiances received in response to illusions that items are special, singular, and at most sensible, remarkable. Nadis establishes that modern showmen, company publicists, advertisers, and well known technological know-how academics aren't that not like the magicians and mesmerists of years ago.

 

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Download E-books Religion as Magical Ideology: How the Supernatural Reflects Rationality (Religion, Cognition and Culture) PDF

By Konrad Talmont-Kaminski

'Religion as Magical Ideology' examines the connection among rationality and supernatural ideals arguing that such ideals are items of evolution, cognition and tradition. The ebook doesn't supply a fake rapprochement among cause and faith; in its place, it explores their interrelationship as a chain of complicated variations among cognitive and cultural tactics. Exploring the character of the strain among non secular traditions and cause, 'Religion as Magical Ideology' develops a twin inheritance concept of faith - which mixes the cognitive byproduct and prosocial edition debts - and analyses the relationship among the functionality of a trust and the measure of security it will get from capability counter-evidence. With dialogue starting from person cognitive mechanisms, normal useful issues, to the boundaries of evolutionary and cognitive procedures, the e-book bargains readers a scientific account of ways cognition shapes non secular ideals and practices.

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