Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar
Author: Robert Lebling
‘An energy, a pulse form of quantum physics perhaps, alive at the margins of sleep or madness, and more often in the whispering of a single unwelcome thought.’ The Economist According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have over the ages been given many names - demon, spirit, ghoul, genie, ifrit and shaitan. Neither human nor immortal, they roam the earth inhabiting dark and empty places, luring humans to their deaths or demonically possessing them if harmed or offended. Despite the fact they cannot be seen, jinn are said to be strangely human-like - marrying, bearing children, forming communities and tribes, eating, sleeping, playing and facing judgement like any other human. They are ever-present partners in the human experience, causing endless mischief, providing amazing services and sometimes inducing sheer terror. Believed in by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world and from all faiths, jinn have played a particularly central role in the literature, culture and belief systems of the Middle East and the Islamic world. Legends of the Fire Spirits explores through time and across nations the enduring phenomenon of the jinn. From North Africa to Central Asia, from the Mediterranean to sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, this riveting, often chilling, yet reasoned book draws on long-forgotten ancient testimonies, medieval histories, colonial records, anthropologist’s reports and traveller’s tales to explore the different types of jinn, their behaviour, society, culture and long history of contact with humankind. It documents their links with famous figures in history such as King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and illustrates the varied and vivid portrayals of jinn in world literature. In essence Legends of the Fire Spirits demonstrates the colourful diversity of human culture and the durability of faith and is a magnificent and indispensable portrayal of the rich folklore of the Islamic world.
Author: Rachel Aaron
Publisher: Knaur eBook
Meisterdieb Eli Monpress hat nur ein Ziel: Er will das höchste Kopfgeld erzielen, das je auf einen Dieb ausgesetzt wurde. Also entführt er kurzerhand den König. Die Magierin Miranda wird ausgesandt, Eli zu finden, doch dann übernimmt ein Schurke die Macht im Königreich, den Miranda und Eli nur gemeinsam bezwingen können.
The Legend of Jesus
Spirit of Fire demonstrates the power of Jesus' name to reveal the presence of God. This book is about Jesus: Who he was.Who he is. What he came to do. How he works today.Spirit of Fire presents the classic gospel in Bible language -- with a clarity perhaps not seen since the first century. The words bring a level of polish to rhyming verse that was impossible before the invention of the word processor.Timeless wisdom of scriptures, teachers, and teachings from around the globe may be found between the lines.Twenty years in the writing, Spirit of Fire is the product of a lifetime of study, spiritual practice, and meditation on Jesus as he is, now.
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Social Science
A collection of stories that reveal the personal relationship between the ancient Hawaiian people and all aspects of nature. Includes notes that explain the historical, cultural, and natural context of the legends.
Author: Ginny Powers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Eight years ago, Donnie Davis' world was ripped apart on his sixth birthdayothe day his mother was killed in Black Lake. His subconscious mind refuses to unlock the terrible events that took place that day and he fears he's the one responsible for her death. His father swears Donnie was miles away when tragedy struck. But what his father swears doesn't match the nightmare that plagues Donnie. That same summer, the sacred burial ground of the Pictaw tribe lay in jeopardy of being desecrated. Business entrepreneurs bought land near the great burial rock with plans to build a resort on the lake. The government refused to stop these men, so the Pictaw chief brought to life the legend of Black Lake. Ne-mu-te, the vicious, sly water spirit once again swam the dark waters. Wasis, the white wolf, keeper of souls, roamed the forest. Now, eight years later, Donnie's quest to find the truth about his mother's death threatens to expose the only weapon Crooked Duck, the Pictaw Indian chief, possesses that can stop the destruction of the Pictaw sacred burial ground.
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
VIER KINDER SIND AUSERWÄHLT, DIE WELT VON ERDAS ZU RETTEN. DENN JEDES VON IHNEN HAT EIN SEELENTIER, DAS IHM MAGISCHE FÄHIGKEITEN VERLEIHT. Im hohen Norden von Erdas müssen die Auserwählten ihre bisher schwierigste Mission meistern. Denn wütende Eisbären und Gletscherspalten sind nicht die größten Gefahren, die sie erwarten. Auf der Jagd nach dem Talisman der Großen Eisbärin Suka geraten Conor, Abeke, Rollan und Meilin in ein Netz aus Lügen und Verrat. Und der Feind ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen. DIE LEGENDE LEBT
Author: Esther Mitchell
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In
Phoenix Telyn Gwndal intended nothing more than to bury her heart in Raiador's fiery core. Her Elemental hosts have a very different idea of where she belongs, and their quest could cost her everything. Within the benighted forest of the Eleshau, Telyn would come face-to-face with her most hated enemy and, in the halls of Death itself, her most beloved ally. Can Telyn find the heart she cast far away, or has Fate's intervention come far too late? & ;
Author: Lyn Chamberlain
Eons ago, the Conclave of Sensi chose Cera as a laboratory for creating consciousness. True, the work was experimental, but it had been successful long before the rebellion that threatened to destroy the planet. Led by the High Priestess Khyan and her first apostle, Rhee, ten members of the Khyan Circle of Fostering decide upon a desperate plan for survival. Escaping a fiery destruction is only the beginning. The bizarre world that appears beneath them demands new risks. They must become something far different than what they have been. High up in the Fourth Valley of the White Mountains in this strange new homeland, the repulsive upright ones await their destiny. They have lived here for ages past, but they aren’t prepared for life in the future. Symbolic features in Legend of the Fire Eye promise to give it a niche in the "New Myth" now being written. At the same time, it will fit well on the traditional fantasy bookshelf.
The Ancient Art of Contacting Spirits Through Ecstatic Dance
Author: Yasmin Henkesh
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Explore the living tradition of trance dancing, the practice of connecting with the subtle energies and secret knowledge of spirits through rhythmic movement to music. Written by an expert teacher who has trained and performed with top dancers in Paris, London, and Cairo, this meticulously researched, hands-on book delves into the history and modern practice of ecstatic dance. Discover a range of religious and spiritual trance dance traditions—from Egyptian zar ceremonies to Sufi whirling dervish techniques—and the entities you can contact through them. You’ll also find a detailed how-to section that provides a safe, effective, and fun way to connect with the ethereal realm from within your own home. Praise: “This is a must-read book. Keep Ms. Henkesh’s book in your reference library for the well-researched richness of its information and its understanding of the many types of zar.”—Sahra C. Kent (Saeeda), dance ethnologist and founder of Journey through Egypt “Yasmin writes beautifully and with great joy. She has done impressive research . . . into the mystifying corners of the supernatural and into the remarkable interfaces between body and mind.”—Robert Lebling, author of Legends of the Fire Spirits “Through a deep exploration of myth and science, history and belief, [Henkesh] reveals a compelling insight into these unusual yet ancient practices. Definitely a valuable resource.”—Laura Tempest Zakroff, fusion and sacred dance pioneer, performer, instructor, and author of The Witch's Cauldron
Author: Walter McClintock
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
In 1886 Walter McClintock went to northwestern Montana as a member of a U.S. Forest Service expedition. He was adopted as a son by Chief Mad Dog, the high priest of the Sun Dance, and spent the next four years living on the Blackfoot Reservation. The Old North Trail, originally published in 1910, is a record of his experiences among the Blackfeet.
Im Anschluß an Lewis H. Morgans Forschungen
Author: Friedrich Engels
Category: Literary Collections
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veröffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Förderung der Kultur. Sie trägt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.
Readings on the Saints
Author: Jacobus De Voragine
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
Author: Caleb Brown
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The adventure begins when Zekoshimimaru Asarus team of twenty-five super-humans are threatened by another team of super-humans. This team sends a dragon to attack Zekoshimimarus team, but when the dragon fails, they send a mysterious letter that challenges his Zekoshimimarus team to travel to their mansion and fight them, or die. In this action-packed adventure, Zekoshimimaru and his team are threatened by much more than a dragon; they must travel miles away on foot, facing deadly obstacles along the way. One mistake could mean the end of their lives.