The Uses of Darkness

The Uses of Darkness

The cost of this dark use of power, however, is enormous. Closing your heart against yourself cuts off the flow of what Simone Weil calls “vital energy”10—what we are calling the life-force—through your being so that your experience of ...

Author: Laurie Brands Gagné

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268159580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sacred Darkness

Sacred Darkness

This is because Quechua/Aymara people will use caves for temporary shelter either when herds are being pastured far from home or during longdistance caravans. Living in Dark Zones is not reported for any of the societies in the sample.

Author: Holley Moyes

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457117503

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Caves have been used in various ways across human society but despite the persistence within popular culture of the iconic caveman, deep caves were never used primarily as habitation sites for early humans. Rather, in both ancient and contemporary contexts, caves have served primarily as ritual spaces. In Sacred Darkness, contributors use archaeological evidence as well as ethnographic studies of modern ritual practices to envision the cave as place of spiritual and ideological power and a potent venue for ritual practice. Covering the ritual use of caves in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Mesoamerica, and the US Southwest and Eastern woodlands, this book brings together case studies by prominent scholars whose research spans from the Paleolithic period to the present day. These contributions demonstrate that cave sites are as fruitful as surface contexts in promoting the understanding of both ancient and modern religious beliefs and practices. This state-of-the-art survey of ritual cave use will be one of the most valuable resources for understanding the role of caves in studies of religion, sacred landscape, or cosmology and a must-read for any archaeologist interested in caves.
Categories: Social Science

Navigating the Darkness

Navigating the Darkness

The book gives simple instructions and interventions using general life skills such as emotional dissection, positive self-talk, action plans as well as powerful self-reflection and personal inventory.

Author: V. Marie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1545389527


Page: 170

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Navigating the Darkness is a psycho-educational book that is based on Biblical principles. It is designed to teach people reasons behind malignant and self-destructive behaviors that may cause feelings of darkness and despair in their lives. The book gives simple instructions and interventions using general life skills such as emotional dissection, positive self-talk, action plans as well as powerful self-reflection and personal inventory. This can change and transform life significantly for the reader. It does require effort from the reader and a desire to change the course of their journey. A person without a sense of purpose is plagued with little hope and for some people, a lack of desire to live. This often contributes to severe depression and sadly, too many suicides. It is the desire of the author to restore hope and navigate the reader through their darkness by helping them to heal their heart, soul, mind and spirit. In return they then can help others to do the same. This instills a sence of purpose within a person. The author uses excerpts and personal testimony from her own life to help others identify a possible common connection. She shares personal thoughts and desires as well as personal failures she has suffered throughout her life. She gives frank discussion on how she finally filled the void in her heart and restored life to her spirit by submitting to the call and will of her Lord Jesus Christ. V. Marie offers a pathway for the reader to do the same.

The Use of Sunshine

The Use of Sunshine

DARKNESS ONLY . “ Oh Peggy , I am so glad to see you ! ” cried Marion , flinging up the drawing - room window as she caught sight of her friend , executing her accustomed series of joyful plunges in the distance .

Author: Menella Bute Smedley


ISBN: BL:A0017503544

Category: English fiction

Page: 353

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Categories: English fiction

The Daily Prayer Book for the Use of Families with Additional Prayers for Special Occasions By Various Contributors Edited by J S

The Daily Prayer Book  for the Use of Families  with Additional Prayers for Special Occasions  By Various Contributors  Edited by J  S

O LORD our God , though darkness has once more overtaken us , with Thee there is no darkness at all . The night is light about Thee ; yea , the darkness hideth not from Thee , but the night shineth as the day , and the darkness and the ...

Author: Rev. John STOUGHTON (of Kensington.)


ISBN: BL:A0017398342



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A Stop Sign for Use in the Dark

A Stop Sign for Use in the Dark

Author: Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid


ISBN: UCAL:B5081179

Category: Traffic safety

Page: 22

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Categories: Traffic safety

The Problem of Dark Cutting in Beef

The Problem of Dark Cutting in Beef

use as a routine method. Good results have nevertheless been obtained for electrical stunning and in principle it is a good method since it is not painful (Leach et al., 1980); sufficiently high current can induce immediate ...

Author: D.E. Hood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400983229

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar 'The problems of dark-cutting in beef' held by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) at the Commission in Brussels on 7 and 8 October 1980. As part of the CEC programme of coordination of agricultural research, this meeting was organised in the framework of the beef and animal welfare activities by Dr. D.E. Hood and Dr. P.V. Tarrant, Meat Research Department, An Faras Taluntais. Dunsinea, Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland. The proceedings, edited by the organisers assisted by Janssen Services, 33a, High Street, Chislehurst, Kent, UK, provide an authoritative text-book on this important aspect of meat technology. Reduction of pre-slaughter stress and improvement in carcass and meat quality is becoming increasingly important in the international meat trade. This results in particular from growing consumer concern about the welfare of meat animals during the pre-slaughter period and from specific meat packaging and marketing requirements. Technical development of the beef processing industry is dependent on a uniformly high level of meat quality in the raw material.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

FCC Record

FCC Record

competing carriers are not impaired without access to unbundled dark fiber. ... As noted in the UNE Remand Order , some states such as Texas have developed processes to allow for the equitable use of dark fiber while addressing the ...

Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission


ISBN: OSU:32437121736173

Category: Telecommunication


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Categories: Telecommunication

The Dark Side of Families

The Dark Side of Families

O'Toole and Turbett use an experimental design to investigate how social factors, especially race and socioeconomic status, affect the "typifications" of child abuse held by medical professionals. Martin (Chapter 18) utilizes a content ...

Author: National Conference for Family Violence Researchers (1981 : Durham N.H.)

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X000744703

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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This series of articles portrays the state of the art on family violence and abuse research, crystallizes the key interdisciplinary issues confronting family violence and abuse researchers, and suggests a research agenda for the coming years. Although the chapters cover a broad spectrum of issues and controversies in the areas of wife abuse, child abuse, the sexual abuse of children, and marital rape, a number of common themes and issues emerge. First, many chapters share the perspective that violence and abuse emerge from the nature of social arrangements. Second, even though many different forms of family violence and abuse are discussed, several chapters explore their commonalities and important etiological differences. A number of articles examine the common effects of victimization across various forms of family violence and abuse. A third common theme of the papers is an expansion of research efforts to groups other than victims of family violence and abuse, as there are chapters that examine the individual and social characteristics of male perpetrators of both wife abuse and child abuse as well as chapters that focus on the attitudes and behaviors of professional groups concerned with the treatment of victims of family violence and abuse. The volume shows great methodological diversity and attention to theoretical detail; the research presented reveals the possibility of a more comprehensive social science approach to the study of family violence and abuse. In work related to theory building, one chapter explains a number of findings in the child abuse and neglect literature using propositions derived from evolutionary biology; another paper distills propositions from several theoretical traditions. In conjunction with these efforts, several chapters report research designed to test competing propositions. Chapter references and research data are provided.
Categories: Psychology

When the Dark Man Calls

When the Dark Man Calls

He had on a green corduroy sports jacket over a tieless white shirt and dark green sweater. His hair looked as if it could use a good combing, and his eyes seemed as heavy as ever. “You follow basketball?” he said in greeting.

Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky


ISBN: 9783958594807

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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A radio therapist is haunted by her parents' killer. It is 1957, and Jean Kaiser is pretending to sleep. She strains her ears to hear her parents, waiting for them to go to bed so she can indulge in her great joy - listening to the far-off radio stations that play Paul Anka, Pat Boone, and Elvis. But instead of bedtime sounds, she hears her mother's voice calling her name so strangely that Jean thinks it must be a nightmare. When she awakes in the morning, the nightmare is real - a killer has slaughtered her parents. More than two decades later, Jean has done her best to move past her childhood trauma, parlaying a degree in psychology into a position as the host of a radio call-in show. One night, an anonymous caller reaches out to her, talking menacingly about unfinished business. When Jean and her daughter, Angie, get home, they find their pet parakeet crushed to death over Jean's bed. Her parents' killer has reemerged ready to tie up loose ends, meaning mortal danger not just for Jean, but for Angie, too. About the Author. Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote. "Kaminsky stands out as a subtle historian, unobtrusively but entertainingly weaving into the story itself what people were wearing, eating, driving, and listening to on the radio. A page-turning romp." - Booklist. "For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek." - Publishers Weekly. "Marvelously entertaining." - Newsday. "Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight." - Washington Post. "The Ed McBain of Mother Russia." - Kirkus Reviews.
Categories: Fiction



“I can create a light source rather than the use a torch. A small light would be practically noiseless, and it would illuminate outwardly better thana torch aswell.” “No,no light.I don't wantto draw any attention.

Author: Dennis Durfey

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781634170673

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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After completing the mysterious test to become a Grand Magi with her shandar, Jerdone, Zandreena was looking forward to peaceful years of studying to perfect her magic. But fate and a prophecy of old made her leave her home and led her to an adventure and eventful encounter with the fearless Ash’len, the spiritual Danica, and the proud thief Ren, all of whom would play a role in her journey to finding the Orb of the Magi. This immense duty placed in the hands of this young Grand Magi was not welcomed by everyone, and she had to protect not only her life and her friends’ but also her very mission to locate the orb. With the land stripped of its grandeur and serenity due to wars and dark magic, these young men and women must stay together, fight for their lives, and believe that fate would direct them to saving mankind.
Categories: Fiction

Footprints Made in the Dark

Footprints Made in the Dark

The following described instrument was devised for the purpose of bringing topical applications more efiectually and uniformly upon the urethral mucous membrane than the usual methods of employing injections admits of.

Author: Archelaus G Field


ISBN: UOM:39015076806630


Page: 31

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The Magick of Influence

The Magick of Influence

The book won't tell you how to create rapport, charm and charisma. There are other books that can teach you those skills. This book gives you the magick.There are rituals to influence individuals and groups.

Author: Corwin Hargrove

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539044165


Page: 78

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Discover twenty-three magick rituals for influencing others. Powerful people get where they are by influencing others.This book gives you the keys to magickal influence, so that you can use supernatural forces of darkness to change hearts and minds. Working with angels, demons, ancient spirits and gods, you access many powers. The book won't tell you how to create rapport, charm and charisma. There are other books that can teach you those skills. This book gives you the magick.There are rituals to influence individuals and groups. You can create trust, convince somebody that you are right, make somebody find you attractive, and even make somebody care about you. The magick can make another person see you as a leader. When you want to cause disruption, you can sow the seeds of doubt in somebody's mind, so that what once seemed certain becomes uncertain. The magick can create unease, confusion, mistrust and even hatred between people that you know. These rituals can inspire loyalty, or make somebody confess what they have held back from you. There are rituals to make loud people quiet, to silence gossip and to make an unwanted neighbor move away. The rituals can be used to make people fear you, or you can project authority, trustworthiness and charisma.These powers can be used within family situations as readily as they can be used to gain an advantage in business or politics. They can be used to solve seemingly small problems, such as noisy neighbors, or to land the promotion you've deserved for years, or undermine your competition, or convince the skeptical to fund your projects. By changing the way people see you, and each other, you can manipulate reality.The first half of this book uses The Magick of the Calls, which originate from the Greek Magickal Papyri. The second half of this book works with the demons of Goetia, using a simple method to get results fast. The only equipment you need is pen, paper and courage.If you think it's wrong to influence, or evil to perform magick for your own benefit, then please go buy a book on mindfulness. If you're scared of demons, this might not be for you. If you've got no idea what this magick is, but get the feeling that magick might work, this is going to be fun. If you already love magick, this should give you the all-important power to exert your power over others.

In Search of the Dark Ages

In Search of the Dark Ages

The limited circulation of lcenian coinage, and its small-scale manufacture, could suggest that their rulers were unfamiliar with the use of coinage as a means of trade and very likely did not understand the principles of finance.

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448141517

Category: History

Page: 288

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This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement
Categories: History

The Dark Tales of Antler Grove

The Dark Tales of Antler Grove

With their spirits restored, the little community can once again live in their treeland without the use of huts made of nettles. The three of them make their way over the wooden ridgeline and back outside. They arrive back on the path ...

Author: Rand Inskip

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304952752

Category: Fiction


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A set of four campfire tales about a small mountain community. With interlocking stories, characters cross paths during their dark journeys. Cleverly written with a bit of twisted dark humor. "Though the people in town seem to appear content and happy with life in general, there are those who have experienced events that seem to have no explanation. The following are accounts of some of the activities surrounding this quiet small mountain town ... Welcome To Antler Grove."
Categories: Fiction

Then diel s Song An Elven Grove Dark Fantasy

Then diel s Song  An Elven Grove Dark Fantasy

One thing that did remained the same was the ogres and other monsters that were bold after dark. He found himself joining the brigade to guard the lower castle walls. He could use a bow better than any human and was trained in the use ...

Author: K. Farrell St.Germain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312645684

Category: Fiction


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Each book in the Elven Grove series will always be a stand alone novel with its own conclusion. The landscape of Ainghaille is fraught with danger as would be found in an chivalrous era story. There are also goblins, wizards and dragons, many tears and laughter and at the heart of Then'diel's SONG is an epic love story. The author pulls no punches when it comes to the evil things that happen in the world of Ainghaille, but the language used is tactfully vague and leaves enough to the imagination. Then'diel's Clan are a group of young elves who find themselves alone in the human world. Roe’vaash, is her eldest son, who is half-human, tall dark & brooding. He and and the younger brother, Eiij’lam, seem so opposite. Torn from their elfling home and separated through time, they find themselves trapped into events that will determine the fate of the human world and all creation. Mature readers that like C.S.Lewis, Tolkien, McCaffery, Gaiman, and Pratchett would enjoy this book.
Categories: Fiction

Good Regulation Bad Regulation

Good Regulation  Bad Regulation

It is not obvious how the use of dark pools can be taken against highfrequency traders. The lawsuit against Barclays is a case of fiduciary risk, when a firm advertises something but does not deliver. If the lawsuit is successful, ...

Author: Imad A. Moosa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137447104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Since the 2007 2008 global financial crisis, there has been much debate about the role of financial regulation and the causes of financial instability in the industry. Where studies commonly question the value of a regulated rather than free market , this book focuses on the differentiation of 'good regulation' and 'bad regulation'. This book highlights the need for financial regulation to combat corruption, and the integral link that exists between corruption and financial instability. The author evaluates the benefits and shortcomings of specific types of regulation, drawing on recent examples to illustrate each argument. The book presents compelling arguments for the regulation of leverage, liquidity, payday loans and securitisation; and debates the negative aspects of the regulation of short selling, and high-frequency trading, and of Basel-style banking regulation. The author argues that there is no free-market solution to financial instability, and rejects the idea of 'too big to fail'.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Light and the Dark Gnostic dualism in Asia Minor during the first centuries A D 2 v

The Light and the Dark  Gnostic dualism in Asia Minor during the first centuries A D   2 v

... Its sacraments are only surrogate The Catholic Church is especially accused of propagating marriage and the bringing forth of children, which necessarily implies the use of sexual capacities. Catholics are libidinous in this view.

Author: Petrus Franciscus Maria Fontaine


ISBN: UVA:X002452221

Category: Dualism


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Categories: Dualism

Dark Psychology

Dark Psychology

Then this is just the book you need. Dark Psychology: The Practical Uses and Best Defenses of Psychological Warfare in Everyday Life helps you understand more than just the basics of human behavior.

Author: James W. Williams

Publisher: Alakai Publishing LLC


Category: Education

Page: 132

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Revised and Updated Second Edition – More Content and Strategies You Can Start Implementing Today! Do you feel like you are just a pawn in someone else’ chess game? Are you tired of being manipulated at every turn? Would you like to be able to detect and discern genuine emotions in others so that you can protect yourself from being emotionally abused and manipulated? Then this is just the book you need. Dark Psychology: The Practical Uses and Best Defenses of Psychological Warfare in Everyday Life helps you understand more than just the basics of human behavior. It takes you on an in-depth journey that explores the darker recesses of the human mind and provides insightful practical steps on how to build up your mental defenses against such. Inside this book, you will discover: Fundamental facts about dark psychology How to recognize and separate truth even when it has been masked masterfully in a web of lies Aspects of your day to day life that makes you vulnerable to the manipulations of others A five-step program to help you break free if ever find yourself a victim How to protect yourself from the influences of dark psychology And much more... If you or any of your loved ones have suffered emotionally or is currently living through a nightmare that is directly related to the inherent dangers of dark psychology, this is a book you want to read. And even if you are simply curious about how dark psychology works and would like to know how to protect yourself, this is a book that breaks down this complex phenomenon in the simplest terms. Dark psychology has always been discussed in hushed tones and there is still so much information out there that has gotten lost in barely understandable psychobabble that leaves you more perplexed than informed. This book does an effective job of demystifying dark psychology and equips you with the knowledge that you can use to protect yourself against it. So, if you’re ready, click “Buy Now” and get ready to change your life!
Categories: Education

Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy Black Holes Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy  Black Holes  Dark Matter and Dark Energy

... ( ICSU ) COSPAR is an interdisciplinary scientific organization concerned with the progress on an international scale of all kinds of fundamental research carried out with the use of balloons , rockets , or rocket propelled vehicles .

Author: Jörg R. Hörandel


ISBN: STANFORD:36105131929684

Category: Cosmic rays

Page: 196

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Categories: Cosmic rays