Passage of Darkness

Passage of Darkness

In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore.

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807887585

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain the poison associated with the process and examine it for potential medical use. Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies one of the most exploited of folk beliefs, one that has been used to denigrate an entire people and their religion.
Categories: Social Science

Passage of Darkness

Passage of Darkness

Even more incredible , from the Passage of known action of the toxin in the poison and from his own testiDarkness mony , there is reason to believe that he remained conscious much of the time . He may actually have heard himself ...

Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807842109

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain the poison associated with the process and examine it for potential medical use. Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies one of the most exploited of folk beliefs, one that has been used to denigrate an entire people and their religion.
Categories: Social Science

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

This fundamental orientation of time is the orientation of life, as a passage from darkness to light, to the confession of the 'dayspring from on high', avarokri e£ wpovq, oriens ex alto ...

Author: Dr Adrian Pabst

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478140

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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This book presents the first debate between the contemporary movement Radical Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodox theologians. Leading international scholars offer new insights and reflections on a wide range of contemporary issues from a specifically theological and philosophical perspective. The ancient notion of divine Wisdom (Sophia) serves as a common point of reference in this encounter. Both Radical and Eastern Orthodoxy agree that the transfiguration of the world through the Word is at the very centre of the Christian faith. The book explores how this process of transformation can be envisaged with regard to epistemological, ontological, aesthetical, ecclesiological and political questions. Contributors to this volume include Rowan Williams, John Milbank, Antoine Arjakovsky, Michael Northcott, Nicholas Loudovikos, Andrew Louth and Catherine Pickstock.
Categories: Religion

Flappers and Philosophers Illustrated

Flappers and Philosophers  Illustrated

Shereached aturn--was it here?--took theleft and came to what should have been the outlet into the long, low room, but it was only another glittering passage with darkness at the end. She called again, but the walls gave back a flat, ...

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 9782765901747

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight stories: "The Offshore Pirate" "The Ice Palace" "Head and Shoulders" "The Cut-Glass Bowl" "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" "Benediction" "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" "The Four Fists"
Categories: Fiction

Debate on the Points of Difference in Faith and Practice Between the Two Religious Bodies Known as the Disciples of Christ and the Regular Baptists

Debate on the Points of Difference in Faith and Practice Between the Two Religious Bodies Known as the Disciples of Christ and the Regular Baptists

He wants a passage to say that there is beauty in Jesus , but sinners can't see it , till regenerated . Whereas this passage says ... The gentleman also quotes that “ Men love darkness rather than light , because their deeds are evil .

Author: John Crawford (of Woodstock, Ont.)

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60006366

Category: Baptism

Page: 295

View: 963

Categories: Baptism

The Authorship of the Fourth Gospel and Other Critical Essays

The Authorship of the Fourth Gospel  and Other Critical Essays

But it does not appear to have been noticed that ChrysOSTOM in two quotations of this passage substitutes the “ outer darkness ” for “ the eternal fire . ” So De Virg . c . 24 , Opp . i . 285 ( 349 ) ® , áméłoete záp , pnoiv , år ...

Author: Ezra Abbot

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067251903

Category: Bible

Page: 501

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Categories: Bible

Institute Essays

Institute Essays

But it does not appear to have been noticed that CHRYSOSTOM in two quotations of this passage substitutes the “ outer darkness ” for “ the eternal fire . ” So De Virg . c . 24 , Opp . i . 285 ( 349 ) ° , ÅTélbete yáp , pnoiv , an ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH48PS

Category: Christianity

Page: 280

View: 286

Categories: Christianity

Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

[ But in or- they are doubtless in our passage . Hence Bender to bring this out ayyénun ápaprnoávrwv should gel : “ Darkness itself keeps them bound and is be rendered without the article , viz . : “ For if God to them like a chain .

Author: John Peter Lange

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293101607947

Category: Bible

Page:

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Categories: Bible

The Light of the Gods

The Light of the Gods

The belief that darkness preceded childbirth , in contrast to the light of the world of mortals , appears to have been widespread considering the abundance of literary references to childbirth as a passage from darkness to light .

Author: Eva Parisinou

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050469181

Category: Cults

Page: 256

View: 712

"The Light of the Gods shows that the involvement of light in Greek cult was a complex phenomenon which penetrated a great variety of ritual practices and religious beliefs surrounding the worship of gods in Archaic and Classical Greece. Extensively illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the book will be of interest to archaeologists at all levels, and also to students of Greek cultural history and religion."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Cults

Talespinning

Talespinning

For if they are not, then I am painfully aware, as I walk in total darkness, eyes still shut, that I am passing a void. An inky black space where anything could lurk. The head of the staircase is at the end of the passage as well, ...

Author: David J. Howe

Publisher: Sam Stone

ISBN: 9781845830588

Category: Horror tales

Page: 464

View: 976

Categories: Horror tales