In The Uses of Darkness: Women's Underworld Journeys, Ancient and Modern, Gagné explores women's journeys through the underworld to reclaim the wisdom and sensuality contained in these stories for heirs of the God the Father tradition.
Author: Laurie Brands Gagné
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Category: Literary Criticism
Laurie Brands Gagné believes the image of God as stern Father or Judge has done much damage over the centuries and has engendered a sense of shame and guilt, especially in women. She sees our own civilization as one that is cut off from the natural world and from the precious part of ourselves that is earthy and sensual. In The Uses of Darkness: Women's Underworld Journeys, Ancient and Modern, Gagné explores women's journeys through the underworld to reclaim the wisdom and sensuality contained in these stories for heirs of the God the Father tradition. She looks at the ancient stories of Inanna, Demeter, and Psyche and the reflections of these archetypal figures in the work of women such as Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, Mary Gordon, Virginia Woolf, and Etty Hillesum to illustrate that the alternative tradition these journey stories represent has much to offer modern Christians. Gagné successfully demonstrates that only by turning to confront the mystery that has been obscured by the image of God as stern Father or Judge can a woman raised in the Christian tradition acquire a sense of self strong enough to integrate experiences of profound loss. Most importantly, by drawing on the wisdom of the goddess tradition, both men and women are able to effect a more meaningful reappropriation of Christianity. Gagné's examination of the dark experience of the underworld in the goddess tradition discovers the elements of all spiritual journeys: self-transcendence followed by self-transformation. Anyone who has struggled with love and loss and whose spirit has been suppressed by the image of God as Judge, yet who will not reject Christianity, will benefit from this work.
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way , of human advancement , as connected with the uses of the sea , involves ...
Some burglars make their own outfit , but almost any blacksmith will furnish any
tool he is called upon to make , if its construction is within his capacity , without
asking any questions about the uses to which it is to be put , provided he gets his
... they sympathized in my gratitude , and taught me to apply all experience to the uses of wisdom ; when Envy and her dark train of misdirected thought sought to
distract my pathway , and tarnish a fame always most dear to woman , but doubly
Placing a deindividualized concept of power at the center of attention shifts focus
from any single absolute ruler to questions concerning the acquisition and uses
of power at a given time in a given context. Focusing on power itself opens up ...
Author: Joan Neuberger
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie. Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in 1941 to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film's politics, style, and epic scope aroused controversy even before it was released. In This Thing of Darkness, Joan Neuberger offers a sweeping account of the conception, making, and reception of Ivan the Terrible that weaves together Eisenstein's expansive thinking and experimental practice with a groundbreaking new view of artistic production under Stalin. Drawing on Eisenstein's unpublished production notebooks, diaries, and manuscripts, Neuberger's riveting narrative chronicles Eisenstein's personal, creative, and political challenges and reveals the ways cinematic invention, artistic theory, political critique, and historical and psychological analysis went hand in hand in this famously complex film. Neuberger's bold arguments and daring insights into every aspect of Eisenstein's work during this period, together with her ability to lucidly connect his wide-ranging late theory with his work on Ivan, show the director exploiting the institutions of Soviet artistic production not only to expose the cruelties of Stalin and his circle but to challenge the fundamental principles of Soviet ideology itself. Ivan the Terrible, she argues, shows us one of the world's greatest filmmakers and one of the 20th century's greatest artists observing the world around him and experimenting with every element of film art to explore the psychology of political ambition, uncover the history of recurring cycles of violence and lay bare the tragedy of absolute power.
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do
all these things." These words, directed to Cyrus, king of Persia, must be
understood as spoken in reference to the Persian sect of the Magians, who then
Author: John Delafield
Publisher: Good Press
"Mysticism and its Results: Being an Inquiry into the Uses and Abuses of Secrecy" by John Delafield. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Now, the body has the use of mind and force, if it wants to use or act on this force.
Everything has the use of this mind and force, and they can utilize it according to
their structure, or capacity, to act on it. Now, man's intelligence and thought are ...
Every computer fraudster who uses Yahoo Plus juju has to buy his medicines
and amulets from a traditional healer, bringing the world of healers and
spiritualists in contact with that of professional criminals. One US law
enforcement officer ...
Author: Stephen Ellis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Nigeria and Nigerians have acquired a notorious reputation for involvement in drug-trafficking, fraud, cyber-crime and other types of serious crime. Successful Nigerian criminal networks have a global reach, interacting with their Italian, Latin American and Russian counterparts. Yet in 1944, a British colonial official wrote that 'the number of persistent and professional criminals is not great' in Nigeria and that 'crime as a career has so far made little appeal to the young Nigerian'. This book traces the origins of Nigerian organised crime to the last years of colonial rule, when nationalist politicians acquired power at a regional level. In need of funds for campaigning, they offered government contracts to foreign businesses in return for kickbacks, in a pattern that recurs to this day. Political corruption encouraged a wider disrespect for the law that spread throughout Nigerian society. When the country's oil boom came to an end in the early 1980s, young Nigerian college graduates headed abroad, eager to make money by any means. Nigerian crime went global at the very moment new criminal markets were emerging all over the world.
... or the inventions and contrivances which aid us in their study , yet easily
imagine that as he stumbles upon the instruments of science which a stranded
bark has left upon the beach , he may conjecture the uses for which some of them
Author: John PICKERING (LL.D., Counsellor-at-Law.)Publish On: 1846
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Author: John PICKERING (LL.D., Counsellor-at-Law.)
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its modifications . But some people seem to think thal because , for instance ,
utter darkness is perfect dark ness , and utter nonsense absolute nonsense ,
Author: Angelo Agostino Scotti (abp. of Thessalonica.)Publish On: 1872
She , who brought forth the Light of souls , has compassion on those who are in darkness , and therefore She will drive away the dark clouds of passion and sin
from our souls . St . Ephrem says that Almighty God would have Her to be the
Author: Angelo Agostino Scotti (abp. of Thessalonica.)
This play helps to reveal the reality behind the experiences of the past , a reality
that is important to Betsuyaku , whose insistence on remembering and honoring
the past because of its darkness leads to his use of the past as a mechanism to ...
The conflicts of the Civil War continued long after the conclusion of the war: jockeys and Thoroughbreds took up the fight on the racetrack.
Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
The conflicts of the Civil War continued long after the conclusion of the war: jockeys and Thoroughbreds took up the fight on the racetrack. A border state with a shifting identity, Kentucky was scorned for its violence and lawlessness and struggled to keep up with competition from horse breeders and businessmen from New York and New Jersey. As part of this struggle, from 1865 to 1910, the social and physical landscape of Kentucky underwent a remarkable metamorphosis, resulting in the gentile, beautiful, and quintessentially southern Bluegrass region of today. In her debut book, How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, former turf writer Maryjean Wall explores the post--Civil War world of Thoroughbred racing, before the Bluegrass region reigned supreme as the unofficial Horse Capital of the World. Wall uses her insider knowledge of horse racing as a foundation for an unprecedented examination of the efforts to establish a Thoroughbred industry in late-nineteenth-century Kentucky. Key events include a challenge between Asteroid, the best horse in Kentucky, and Kentucky, the best horse in New York; a mysterious and deadly horse disease that threatened to wipe out the foal crops for several years; and the disappearance of African American jockeys such as Isaac Murphy. Wall demonstrates how the Bluegrass could have slipped into irrelevance and how these events define the history of the state. How Kentucky Became Southern offers an accessible inside look at the Thoroughbred industry and its place in Kentucky history.
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infants . ... All because the darkness is passing away , and the true light is three
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Shakespeaere . Music was now the daily topic of my discourse , as well as the
delight of my home , and I found in all my experiences how sweet are the uses of
adversity . There had been no sorrow , however dark , but it had been sanctified
If God is the destination, but God is darkness to the understanding, only
something equally dark to the understanding can serve as a means to God. Faith,
which is dark to the understanding, resembles God and can therefore serve as a
Author: Matthew C. Bagger
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In this groundbreaking comparative study, Matthew Bagger investigates the role of paradox in Western and Asian religious discourse. Drawing on both philosophy and social scientific theory, he offers a naturalistic explanation of religion's oft-noted propensity to sublime paradox and argues that religious thinkers employ intractable paradoxes as the basis for various techniques of self-transformation. Considering the writings of Kierkegaard, Pseudo-Dionysus, St. John of the Cross, N?g?rjuna, and Chuang-tzu, among others, Bagger identifies two religious uses of paradox: cognitive asceticism, which wields the psychological discomfort of paradox as an instrument of self-transformation, and mysticism, which seeks to transform the self through an alleged extraordinary cognition that ineffably comprehends paradox. Bagger contrasts these techniques of self-transformation with skepticism, which cultivates the appearance of contradiction in order to divest a person of beliefs altogether. Bagger further contends that a thinker's social attitudes determine his or her response to paradox. Attitudes concerning crossing the boundary of a social group prefigure attitudes concerning supposed truths that lie beyond the boundaries of understanding. Individuals who fear crossing the boundary of their social group and would prohibit them tend to use paradox ascetically, while individuals who find the controlled incorporation of outsiders enriching commonly find paradox revelatory. Although scholars have long noted that religious discourse seems to cultivate and perpetuate paradox, their scholarship tends to ratify religious attitudes toward paradox instead of explaining the unusual reaction paradox provokes. A vital contribution to discussions of mystical experience, The Uses of Paradox reveals how much this experience relies on social attitudes and cosmological speculation.
Such are some of the numerous instances in the Old and New Testament of the use of night and darkness in preternatural ... laws for the government of both the
physical and spiritual worlds , and He respects his own laws , and uses them .
The use of symbol , then , becomes a theme as well as a technique , where the
epistemological complexities of how we experience the universe come to the fore
. The Left Hand of Darkness effectively uses science - fiction situations to explore
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House
Category: Literary Criticism
A collection of nine critical essays on the modern social science fiction novel, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.
SHAW'S SAINT JOAN by Thomas E. Connolly One of the minor critical problems
about Shaw's Saint Joan is the use of a mixture of archaic and correct, modern
English by Joan throughout the play. Students are sometimes perplexed.
Publisher: Agincourt, Ont. : Book Society of Canada