Homiletical Index

A Handbook of Texts, Themes, and Authors

Author: John Hancock Pettingell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Homiletical illustrations

Page: 316

View: 6734

The Rope of the Angels

Fountain of fountains and boundary of all fountains. Glittering with Intellectual Rays, the Tetrad fills the soul with profound Love.

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians



Page: 51

View: 6853

Matter is Mother and vice versa. Undifferentiated matter is composed of indestructible atoms; differentiated matter is destructible in form. The Circle of Life becomes triangular by hypothecating Absoluteness; the right line represents a metaphysical synthesis; the left, a physical one. When Mother Nature shall have made of her body the horizontal line joining these two, then will be the moment of the awakening of cosmic activity. In the manifested world, “the highest sees through the eye of the lowest.” First Logos is the real Pythagorean Tetractys. It is the Esoteric Logos of the Invisible Monad. Tetragrammaton is Logos Demiourgos; it is the Tetractys of the profane. In occult symbolism, Macroprosopus is the Square in the Circle and a veil over the Hierarchy of Compassion; Microprosopus, the Triangle in the Square. Macroprosopus is the Spiritual Tetrad; Microprosopus, the Material. The “Long Face” is Absoluteness, the Perfect Square within the Magic Circle, an ever Unknowable and Unmanifested Deity. The “Short Face” is the “Heavenly Man” or manifested Logos, the Triangle in the Square or the Sevenfold Cube. The Abstract Cross ceases to exist and becomes the Circle or Boundary, for below rules the physical procreation of mortals, whereas above reigns the noetic creation of Gods. The great circle or Ring Pass-Not is the “Rope of the Angels” that hedges off the phenomenal from the noumenal Kosmos. 31415 (7x2=14) is the numerical hierarchy of the Dhyani-Chohans (the twice seven), number of the inner, circumscribed world, and the mystic Svastika. In other words, the astronomical pi veils the Benefactors of the World from prying minds. It is the Lipikas, Recorders of the Karmic Ledger, that circumscribe the world of matter within a Ring Pass-Not thus making an impassable barrier between the personal ego of man and his impersonal Self, the Noumenon and Parent-Source of the former. This impassable barrier is neither a locality nor can it be measured by distance, for it exists in Absoluteness or Infinity. While numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 are successive emanations from Infinite Space, 4, 3, 2 veil the Infinite from objective perception and speculation. Number 1 is lost in its inaccessible solitude. Another veil unveiled!

At Home in the Whedonverse

Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life

Author: Juliette C. Kitchens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667020

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

View: 4180

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joss Whedon's work presents various representations of home spaces that give depth to his stories and storytelling. Through the spaceship in Firefly, a farmhouse in Avengers: Age of Ultron or Whedon's own house in Much Ado About Nothing, his work collectively offers audiences the opportunity to question the ways we relate to and inhabit homes. Focusing on his television series, films and comics, this collection of new essays explores the diversity of home spaces in Whedon's many 'verses, and the complexity these spaces afford the narratives, characters, objects and relationships within them.

Angels of Mercy

White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Author: William Seraile

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0823234215

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 5072

William Seraile uncovers the history of the colored orphan asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation's first orphanage for African American children. It is a remarkable institution that is still in the forefront aiding children. Although no longer an orphanage, in its current incarnation as Harlem-Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services it maintains the principles of the women who organized it nearly 200 years ago. The agency weathered three wars, two major financial panics, a devastating fire during the 1863 Draft Riots, several epidemics, waves of racial prejudice, and severe financial difficulties to care for orphaned, neglected, and delinquent children. Eventually financial support would come from some of New York's finest families, including the Jays, Murrays, Roosevelts, Macys, and Astors.While the white female managers and their male advisers were dedicated to uplifting these black children, the evangelical, mainly Quaker founding managers also exhibited the extreme paternalistic views endemic at the time, accepting the advice or support of the African American community only grudgingly. It was frank criticism in 1913 from W. E. B. Du Bois that highlighted the conflict between the orphanage and the community it served, and it wasn't until 1939 that it hired the first black trustee. More than 15,000 children were raised in the orphanage, and throughout its history letters and visits have revealed that hundreds if not thousands of old boys and girlslooked back with admiration and respect at the home that nurtured them throughout their formative years. Weaving together African American history with a unique history of New York City, this is not only a painstaking study of a previously unsung institution of black history but a unique window onto complex racial dynamics during a period when many failed to recognize equality among all citizens as a worthy purpose.

Krisenjahre und Aufbruchszeit

Alltag und Politik im französisch besetzten Baden 1945–1949

Author: Edgar Wolfrum,Peter Fäßler,Reinhard Grohnert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486829947

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6355

Frankreich: "Erbfeind" oder "Erneuerer"? Die französische Besatzungspolitik von 1945 bis 1949 galt lange als Hindernis für die deutsch-französische Freundschaft. Aber das Bild muß korrigiert werden. Die französische Politik zeichnete sich bei aller Widersprüchlichkeit durch Eigenständigkeit, Originalität und durch Reformansätze aus, die sich an den Zielen von Demokratisierung, Dezentralisierung und Denazifizierung orientierten. Ein Teil der Reformen versandete jedoch, weil sie den Alltagsbedürfnissen der Bevölkerung nicht entsprachen. Dies zeigen die Autoren am Beispiel des Landes Baden. Eindringlich schildern sie, Alltag und Alltagsnot der Menschen und bringen das in Zusammenhang mit der politischen Geschichte. Die Betroffenen empfanden die französischen Vorhaben trotz überzeugender Konzepte häufig als negativ. Diese Kluft wirkte noch lange nach. Ein Beispiel ist die in der französischen Besatzungszone praktizierte Spielart der Entnazifizierung, die "auto-épuration". Sie sollte nicht schematisch, sondern unter Würdigung der individuellen Umstände die wirklich Schuldigen treffen und zugleich, da die Deutschen selbst entscheidend am Verfahren beteiligt waren, eine gründliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit ermöglichen. Die Art der Verwirklichung ließ die "Selbst-Reinigung" scheitern, doch die Idee kann immer noch eine gewisse Plausibilität beanspruchen. Sie war nicht die einzige Besonderheit Nachkriegsbadens innerhalb der Besatzungszonen. Manches aus der Nachkriegszeit Badens ist vergessen worden, war aber keineswegs bedeutungslos. Dieses Buch hilft mit, es wieder bewußt zu machen.

Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001

Books of Recognized Merit

Author: Alethea Helbig,Agnes Perkins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313324301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 558

View: 5275

Looks at 290 award-winning books for young adults, using 750 alphabetical entries on individual works, authors, characters, and settings to provide plot summaries, critical assessments, and biographical information.

Clockwork Angels #5

Author: Neil Peart

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 1681591227

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 33

View: 9743

Owen's been given a chance to take on the skies aboard Commodore Pangloss' airship. But a heart like Owen's can never stay in one place for too long before longing for a new frontier. With the Seven Cities calling to him, we're off again on a new journey!

Her Warrior Angel

Her Angel Romance Series Book 3

Author: Felicity Heaton

Publisher: Felicity Heaton

ISBN: 1909306282

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9391

New York Times and USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents Her Warrior Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 3) One of Heaven’s top hunters, Einar is on a mission to uncover why an angel was working with demons. When he finds the first demon fighting a beautiful woman, he intervenes and saves her life, even when he knows Heaven will hold it against him. The alluring, lethally seductive female is half demon. There is no love in this world more forbidden than that between an angel and a demon. Taylor vowed long ago to protect her city from the lowest demons and she isn’t about to let an angel waltz in and take over, and she’s certainly not about to fall in love with him, even if he is gorgeous. Determined to do her job as a hunter, she convinces the dangerously sensual warrior to team up with her, but as the mission leads them deep into the city’s demon underworld, desire flares white-hot between them and not even fear of the consequences can stop the flames of their passion from consuming them both. Can a love so forbidden ever have a happy ending or are they destined to break each other’s hearts? Books in the Her Angel Romance Series Book 1: Her Dark Angel Book 2: Her Fallen Angel Book 3: Her Warrior Angel Book 4: Her Guardian Angel Book 5: Her Demonic Angel Book 6: Her Wicked Angel Book 7: Her Avenging Angel Book 8: Her Sinful Angel

The Religion of the Peacock Angel

The Yezidis and Their Spirit World

Author: Garnik S. Asatrian,Victoria Arakelova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317544285

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 768

Based in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the Yezidi people claim their religion - a unique combination of Christian, Islamic, and historical faiths - to be the oldest in the world. Yezidi identity centres on their religion, Sharfadin, which has evolved into a highly complex pantheon of one God with many incarnations, the chief of whom is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel. The Yezidi faith can be traced to a range of pre-Islamic belief systems, such as Sufism, some extreme Shi'ite sects, Gnosticism and other traditions surviving from the ancient world. This particular formulation has served to unify Yezidi religious identity and ethnicity. Based on extensive fieldwork, 'The Religion of the Peacock Angel' presents the first detailed examination of the Yezidi pantheon. The idea of one God and his chief incarnations is first analysed, then the various 'deity figures,' saints, holy patrons and divinized personalities in the Yezidi belief system are considered in the context of related religious traditions. The study determines the place of all these characters in the system of the Yezidi faith, defining their main functions, features, and genealogies.

The Annual American Catalogue. ...

Containing an Alphabetical List of Books Published in the United States, and Imported, During .... With a Classified Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3306

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 6151

Wrestling the Angel

The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Cosmos, God, Humanity

Author: Terryl L. Givens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394245

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 5300

In this first volume of his magisterial study of the foundations of Mormon thought and practice, Terryl L. Givens offers a sweeping account of Mormon belief from its founding to the present day. Situating the relatively new movement in the context of the Christian tradition, he reveals that Mormonism continues to change and grow. Givens shows that despite Mormonism's origins in a biblical culture strongly influenced by nineteenth-century Restorationist thought, which advocated a return to the Christianity of the early Church, the new movement diverges radically from the Christianity of the creeds. Mormonism proposes its own cosmology and metaphysics, in which human identity is rooted in a premortal world as eternal as God. Mormons view mortal life as an enlightening ascent rather than a catastrophic fall, and reject traditional Christian concepts of human depravity and destiny. Popular fascination with Mormonism's social innovations, such as polygamy and communalism, and its supernatural and esoteric elements-angels, gold plates, seer stones, a New World Garden of Eden, and sacred undergarments-have long overshadowed the fact that it is the most enduring and even thriving product of the nineteenth century's religious upheavals and innovations. Wrestling the Angel traces the essential contours of Mormon thought from the time of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to the contemporary LDS church, illuminating both the seminal influence of the founding generation of Mormon thinkers and the significant developments in the church over almost 200 years. The most comprehensive account of the development of Mormon thought ever written, Wrestling the Angel will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Mormon faith.

BFI Television Handbook 2005: The Essential Guide to UK TV: 2005

Author: Alistair D. McGown

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844570270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 287

View: 2357

This handbook is a freshly concieved and throughly up to date overview of UK TV now. Covering all the developments of the previous year it also looks ahead to the shape of things to come. It brings together an overview of how media industries have performed and changed.

Conversations with Angels

Essays Towards a History of Spiritual Communication, 1100-1700

Author: J. Raymond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230316972

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 9163

Based on refractions of earlier beliefs, modern angels - at once terrible and comforting, frighteningly other and reassuringly beneficent - have acquired a powerful symbolic value. This interdisciplinary study looks at how humans conversed with angels in medieval and early modern Europe, and how they explained and represented these conversations.

British Low Culture

From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

Author: Leon Hunt Unpr Chq,Leon Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113618936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6975

Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and cultural capital. Hunt explores how the British cultural landscape of the 1970s coincided with moral panics, the troubled Heath government, the three day week and the fragmentation of British society by nationalism, class conflict, race, gender and sexuality.

The Original Amos ’n’ Andy

Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll and the 1928–1943 Radio Serial

Author: Elizabeth McLeod

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476609713

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 5622

This critical reexamination of Amos ’n’ Andy, the pioneering creation of Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden, presents an unapologetic but balanced view lacking in most treatments. It relies upon an untapped resource—thousands of pages of scripts from the show’s nearly forgotten earliest version, which most clearly reflected the vision of its creators. Consequently, it provides fresh insights and in part refutes the usual blanket condemnations of this groundbreaking show. The text incorporates numerous script excerpts, provides key background information, and also acknowledges the show’s importance to radio broadcasting and modern entertainment.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 7704

Ihr Beschützender Engel

Her Angel Romanzen Serie Buch 4

Author: Felicity Heaton

Publisher: Felicity Heaton

ISBN: 1909306584

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2804

Ihr Beschützender Engel (Her Angel Romanzen Serie Buch 4) Eine Liebe, die so stark ist, dass sie den Himmel und die Hölle erschüttern wird. Marcus, ein Schutzengel, der für seine Pflicht lebt, tut alles, worum ihn der Himmel bittet, aber sogar seine Loyalität hat ihre Grenzen. Als sein Vorgesetzter ihm befiehlt, Amelias Vertrauen durch Verführung zu gewinnen, beginnt Marcus seine Mission zu hinterfragen und seine Gefühle für die wunderschöne Frau, über die er seit ihrer Geburt gewacht hat. Amelia ist von einer schlechten Beziehung in die nächste gerutscht, sodass sie, als ein hinreißender Typ nebenan einzieht, der wie der perfekte Mann aussieht, hofft, er wird sich nicht auch als weiterer schwarzer Ritter in Verkleidung herausstellen. Aber es steckt mehr hinter Marcus als man auf Anhieb erkennen kann, und als er sie vor drei dämonischen Männern rettet, wird Amelia in seine albtraumartige Welt hineingestoßen. Auf der Flucht vor dämonischen Engeln und dem Teufel selbst, und unterstützt von Engelskriegern und ihren erstaunlichen Frauen, entdecken Marcus und Amelia eine Liebe, die für die Ewigkeit bestimmt ist. Werden Marcus und Amelia, als die Stärke dieser Liebe auf die Probe gestellt wird, ihren Kampf ums Überleben allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz gewinnen, oder werden sie in einem tödlichen, ewig währenden Spiel zwischen Himmel und Hölle verlieren? Bücher in der Her Angel Romanzen Serie von Felicity Heaton Buch 1: Ihr Dunkler Engel Buch 2: Ihr Gefallener Engel Buch 3: Ihr Kriegerischer Engel Buch 4: Ihr Beschützender Engel Buch 5: Ihr Dämonischer Engel (03 Dezember 2016) Buch 6: Ihr Verdorbener Engel (07 Januar 2017) Buch 7: Ihr Rächender Engel (04 Februar 2017) Buch 8: Ihr Sündhafter Engel (04 März 2017)