I discovered that the modern day orthodox Christianity lacked any kind of spirituality that I needed in my life.
Author: Dave Oester
I discovered that the modern day orthodox Christianity lacked any kind of spirituality that I needed in my life. I turned my search to the teachings of the Gnostic sect that competed with the orthodox sect during the next three hundred years. Gnostic Christianity fulfilled the void I found in the orthodox faith. Nonetheless, Gnostic Christianity has been a thorn in the side of orthodox Christianity for the last two thousand years. Today a part of that lost knowledge has surfaced in a most unlikely place. The Gnostic biblical version presented a totally different side to the teachings of Jesus that included the early Orthodox Church policy of bloodshed, corruption, and the genocide of all other Gospel accounts of Jesus not approved by them.
The unsuccessful search for order up to a given level of sophistication does not establish actual randomness; it is no more than suggestive, seeing that the ...
Author: N. Rescher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume collects together eleven essays in epistemology, written during the past three years. They are mostly unpublished, just four of them having appeared previously (numbers two, three, four and eleven). Detailed acknowledgement of prior publication is made in the notes to the relevant chapters. I am indebted to the editors of the several publications involved for their kind permission to use this material. And I am particularly grateful to my friend, Professor Mario Bunge, for his interest in my work and for his willingness to include this sample of it in his 'Episteme' series. NICHOLAS RESCHER Pittsburgh, PA December, 1986 xi INTRODUCTION The philosophy of knowledge covers a vast and enormously diversified terrain. Within this broad area, the essays that comprise the present book deal specifically with the following issues: 1. The moral dimension of inquiry - in particular, scientific inquiry into the ways of the world (Chapter 1) 2. The epistemic status of such cognitive 'values' of inquiry as - coherence (Chapter 2) - consistency (Chapter 3) - completeness (Chapter 4) 3. The cognitive bearing of probabilistic considerations (Chapters 5 and 6) 4. The epistemic status of certain ideal desiderata of cognition, such as - totality (Chapter 7) - precision (Chapter 8) - exactness (Chapter 9) 5.
Paula Findlen, “The Death of a Naturalist: Knowledge and Community in Late Renaissance Italy,” in Manning and Klestinec, Professors, Physicians and ...
Author: Hannah Marcus
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Forbidden Knowledge explores the censorship of medical books from their proliferation in print through the prohibitions placed on them during the Counter-Reformation. How and why did books banned in Italy in the sixteenth century end up back on library shelves in the seventeenth? Historian Hannah Marcus uncovers how early modern physicians evaluated the utility of banned books and facilitated their continued circulation in conversation with Catholic authorities. Through extensive archival research, Marcus highlights how talk of scientific utility, once thought to have begun during the Scientific Revolution, in fact began earlier, emerging from ecclesiastical censorship and the desire to continue to use banned medical books. What’s more, this censorship in medicine, which preceded the Copernican debate in astronomy by sixty years, has had a lasting impact on how we talk about new and controversial developments in scientific knowledge. Beautiful illustrations accompany this masterful, timely book about the interplay between efforts at intellectual control and the utility of knowledge.
First you need to register a domain name and find a cheap web host. Then load a blogging platform like WordPress onto your server (it's free) and start ...
Author: Michael Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Con your way into a scholarship. Sleep with your professors. Crash a closed course. Sell your organs for beer money. Get textbooks for free. And more... This book has schooled its readers before...but not like this. This guide is a full-scale assault on the ivory towers of academia, teaching students the ins and outs of college life--from how to handle obnoxious roommates (retaliation) to how to make it onto the dean's list (cheat). With 101 entries providing a crash course in college survival, this next Forbidden Knowledge installment is perfect for senior and freshman fans alike who aren't afraid of double-secret probation.
Ships that shared in the search also shared in the reward, regardless of which vessel actually performed the rescue, while ships that violated curfew, ...
Author: Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A powerful and intense sf tale from a master storyteller In the far future, gap drives faster-than-light deep space travel, but sometimes this afflicts some with irreparable brain damage. A Zone Implant can turn such a person into a zombie, to protect his shipmates, but it's highly illegal. Ensign Morn Hyland works for the United Mining Company, which is in charge of law enforcement throughout known space. She lives aboard a police ship, together with most of her family; their job is to chase down pirates and other illegals who prey on the weak, or smuggle goods into forbidden space. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary - until she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. All of a sudden, the young, strong, beautiful police officer appears to be falling in love - well, lust at least - with the murdering pirate, or so it appears to the folk at the space station's bar. But the real story was quite different ...
The human experience is also greatly enhanced because the part of the Lifefield can willingly drive and control the body in the search for what it wants to ...
Author: Tim GV. Murphy
What exactly is life? What exactly is man, and why do we exist at all? Does the planet, our host, need the human species? Would planet Earth look different and fare better without us—its top predator—on the loose? If yes, how long until Earth decides to shake man off for good? The answers to these questions might surprise you! Humankind must answer these queries if we want to avoid extinction in the future, but will we be able to uncover the truth before the inevitable? The Forbidden Knowledge fills the horrific gap in worldwide education, sharing information about the health and wellbeing of our society. Step beyond the simplicity of mathematics, chemistry, and physics into knowledge that could save the world.
The search which located the supplies aboard Angus' ship, Bright Beauty,had adequate legal justification. With a number of vague, troubling exceptions, ...
Author: Stephen Donaldson
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Real Story was just a preview to this action-packed tome... The Gap series steps on the accelerator with Forbidden Knowledge. Beautiful cop Morn Hyland, desperate and in pain aboard Captain's Fancy, controls her body and mind with her illegal zone implant, recreating herself as a superbeing worthy of holding Captain Nick Succorso's affections. Jealousy among the crew, threats of rape and ship self-destruction, prisoner torture, and government cyborg programs keep things moving along. Alien Amnioni seeking genetic domination over humankind enter the scene with new technologies such as mutagens and force-growing fetuses. Bite your fingernails while you live it all (vicariously!) through brilliant survivor Morn and villain-turned-conspirator Angus Thermopyle.
Their 'fall' has a dual aspect: it is in the first place disobedience, and in the second the search for forbidden knowledge. God has commanded that Adam and ...
Author: Andrew Milner
Category: Literary Criticism
As cultural studies has grown from its origins on the margins of literary studies, it has tended to discard both literature and sociology in favour of the semiotics of popular culture. Literature, Culture and Society makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology. Arguing against both literary humanism and sociological relativism, it provides a critical overview of theoretical approaches to textual analysis, from hermeneutics to postmodernism, and presents a substantive account of the capitalist literary mode of production. This second edition has been fully revised and rewritten, with new sections including the impact of psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, and the recent work of academics such as Franco Moretti. New case studies have been added in order to examine the intertextual connections between Genesis, Milton's Paradise Lost, Frankenstein (in Mary Shelley's original and also in several film versions), Karel Capek's R.U.R., Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After the experiences, I actively started to search for similar stories in Internet, and, oddly enough, I did indeed find some information describing those ...
Author: Jacob Niegowski
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Cosmic civilizations' empires spread not only across many planetary systems, but also deep into world's space, which we tend to call "spiritual" Ufology and metaphysics have more in common, than you think. The book you're holding in your hand sheds a new light on the topics connected to UFOlogy and metaphysics, supported with broad descriptions of personal experiences of an author. For the very first time, UFOlogy and metaphysics are presented as one entity, clarifying many mysteries and displaying a completely new picture of reality we live in. If you're interested in the topic of extraterrestrial civilizations, and their interactions with human beings - this book will probably surprise you. Perhaps you'll find a confirmation of your own, individual feelings and assumptions.
The golden age of the yard sale has come and gone— although you can still find them on a sunny Saturday afternoon. But honestly, why would anybody drive ...
Author: Owen Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
More than 100 hilarious and ridiculous things that you should never, ever do in real life. We all know that we should never fight a tiger or become a mafia boss, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t funny and fascinating to learn about. Forbidden Knowledge offers a collection of the most ridiculous things that you should never attempt in real life—but will make you laugh none the less. You’ll learn everything from how to take over a cult to swimming with piranhas to how to build an atomic bomb or escape from prison. Forbidden Knowledge invites you to embrace the absurd with pranks that are sure to make you laugh. With over 100 extremely bad ideas that you should never do, this entertaining and light-hearted book makes each hilarious scenario so much fun to imagine.
Unlike feminine Gothic, masculine Gothic treats the search for forbidden knowledge as transgressive and punishable, but while it punishes its transgressive ...
Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar
Publisher: Modern History Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man's deepest fears, his eff orts to rise above them for the last two centuries, and how he may be on the brink finally of succeeding. Tichelaar examines the figure of the Gothic wanderer in such well-known Gothic novels as "The Mysteries of Udolpho," "Frankenstein," and "Dracula," as well as lesser known works like Fanny Burney's "The Wanderer," Mary Shelley's "The Last Man," and Edward Bulwer-Lytton's "Zanoni." He also finds surprising Gothic elements in classics like Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" and Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tarzan of the Apes." From Matthew Lewis' "The Monk" to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight," Tichelaar explores a literary tradition whose characters refl ect our greatest fears and deepest hopes. Readers will find here the revelation that not only are we all Gothic wanderers--but we are so only by our own choosing. Acclaim for "The Gothic Wanderer" ""The Gothic Wanderer" shows us the importance of its title figure in helping us to see our own imperfections and our own sometimes contradictory yearnings to be both unique and yet a part of a society. The reader is in for an insightful treat." --Diana DeLuca, Ph.D. and author of Extraordinary Things "Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important, well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world's finest literature." --Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoni Foreword by Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Ph.D. Learn more at www.GothicWanderer.com From Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com Literary Criticism: Gothing & Romance Literary Criticism: European - General
19 The original chapbook of 1587 was among other things an antiuniversity tract : a religious attack on the search for forbidden knowledge .
Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Adam, Prometheus, and Faust--their stories were central to the formation of Western consciousness and continue to be timely cautionary tales in an age driven by information and technology. Here Theodore Ziolkowski explores how each myth represents a response on the part of ancient Hebrew, ancient Greek, and sixteenth-century Christian culture to the problem of knowledge, particularly humankind's powerful, perennial, and sometimes unethical desire for it. This book exposes for the first time the similarities underlying these myths as well as their origins in earlier trickster legends, and considers when and why they emerged in their respective societies. It then examines the variations through which the themes have been adapted by modern writers to express their own awareness of the sin of knowledge. Each myth is shown to capture the anxiety of a society when faced with new knowledge that challenges traditional values. Ziolkowski's examples of recent appropriations of the myths are especially provocative. From Voltaire to the present, the Fall of Adam has provided an image for the emergence from childhood innocence into the consciousness of maturity. Prometheus, as the challenger of authority and the initiator of technological evil, yielded an ambivalent model for the socialist imagination of the German Democratic Republic. And finally, an America unsettled by its responsibility for the atomic bomb, and worrying that in its postwar prosperity it had betrayed its values, recognized in Faust the disturbing image of its soul.
... The Most Forbidden Knowledge teaches you how to survive and thrive in this ... You'll find out how to deal with extreme scenarios as well as how to give ...
Author: Michael Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
* Stage a coup * Swim with sharks * Beat a breathalyzer * The Forbidden Knowledge series has taken readers over the edge before, but never like this. The Most Forbidden Knowledge jam-packs the best and baddest how-tos into one car-stealing, keg-kicking, base-jumping-off-a-skyscraper collection. You'll find everything you ever wanted to learn (though probably never should) in this ultimate self-destruction manual.
John Carter TALE OF TWO CREATIONS CHAPTER 1 TWO STORIES 1 Search engines for the world wide internet web will pull up millions of hits when the “two ...
Author: Daniel F. Owsley
1 It's with great pride that some very great literature about creation has finally been gathered together for God's faithful few. So be prepared to go on a journey back in time. 2 But the very first thing that any inspired work about creation has to do is to present some undeniable facts so that evolution can be discredited to it's very core. Therefore the voices of many modern experts shall now ring out in unity to teach the facts of reality. For it's now well beyond crystal clear that many fantasies have haunted billions of people about the way that life somehow came into existence upon our blue and green world. 3 'Tis also as clear as cloudless skies that the past ideas of those multitudes hasn't only been ridiculous, but they have also imagined some totally impossible scenarios as well. 4 'Tis therefore a sure thing that people can object to other people's opinions; But there's nobody with even half of a brain that can dare to disagree with the kind of indisputable fossil evidence that humanity has already uncovered; For those rocks silently yell out the fact that Man's understandings of “prehistoric” time-lines have always been very false. 5 And to accomplish the kind of teaching that rocks teach the best, our Lord has allowed several of those discoveries to stress that our science is wrong. He even uses the voice of Charles Darwin to prove once and for all that evolution is an absurdity at it's highest height. 6 So this shall be the time to explore some artifacts, to look at some fossils, to crawl through some real deep mines, to look at some graveyards, and to look through some microscopes. And it's also the time to set the world's clock ahead; For most people have always been pretty backwards in their thinking when it comes to the book of Genesis. 7 But for people who want to be enlightened they have to listen to the apocryphal voices of Enoch, Methuselah, Israelius, and the two sons of Moses – Gershom and Eliezer, 8 'Tis also the hour to peek into caves, to examine some art work, to listen to the ancients, as well as the moment to put all of those things into a single package, so God's supernatural creation of everything we know shall be extremely clear; For it's a given that things scientifically could never have happened any other way, once all of the facts are in. 9 So sit back and relax as this true tale about the miraculous aspect of our world's creation is looked at; For this is the time to look at geology, giants of old, and the great thunder lizards that caused the grounds to tremble as they gently walked under the moonlight. 10 Then the focus of this Forbidden Knowledge of Creation shall shift as truths about God are briefly held up very high for all to see. 'Tis therefore the long awaited hour for some new revelation through the voices of many of God's servants from history past and present. 11 And once all of the above has been accomplished, earth's true history shall then be laid out in chronological order so nothing will seem to be complicated. But the complexities of everything involving creation will certainly spin some people's heads around, if they refuse to accept the very simple fact that everything about earth has been supernatural from it's very sudden creation when God long ago first said “let it be!
Isis, with her son Horus by Osiris, sailed the Nile in a boat in search of the body parts of Osiris, which she found and reassembled. As we can see, ...
Author: George F.J. Bentley
Publisher: Arena books
This book challenges the conventional view of human history, which for most academics only starts from the Classical era, by including the knowledge recorded in the Adam and Eve story: "e;Thou shall not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge."e;
Some protestants are poisonous to look at there sins are so bad. i don't mind some Christians but I don't like protesters, I would rather stare at a cows ...
Author: Damon Antonio Raine
Publisher: Balboa Press
Damon Antonio Raine continues his journey to Global Control as the NEW INCARNATION to change the course of World History and to Rule World Earth. Masterminding a New Universal Language and a New World Religion. Nurchered by The Powers That Are, this Starchild opens up the curtains of Forbidden knowledge to reveal a New Road, to the New World and a New Hope for Mankind