Old Gods New Enigmas

Old Gods  New Enigmas

1 Old Gods , New Enigmas Notes on Revolutionary Agency In a 1995 interview shortly after the publication of The Age of Extremes , Eric Hobsbawm was asked about the future currency of socialist ideas . It depended , he answered ...

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788732178

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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Is revolution possible in the age of the Anthropocene? Marx has returned, but which Marx? Recent biographies have proclaimed him to be an emphatically nineteenth-century figure, but in this book, Mike Davis’s first directly about Marx and Marxism, a thinker comes to light who speaks to the present as much as the past. In a series of searching, propulsive essays, Davis, the bestselling author of City of Quartz and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, explores Marx’s inquiries into two key questions of our time: Who can lead a revolutionary transformation of society? And what is the cause—and solution—of the planetary environmental crisis? Davis consults a vast archive of labor history to illuminate new aspects of Marx’s theoretical texts and political journalism. He offers a “lost Marx,” whose analyses of historical agency, nationalism, and the “middle landscape” of class struggle are crucial to the renewal of revolutionary thought in our darkening age. Davis presents a critique of the current fetishism of the “anthropocene,” which suppresses the links between the global employment crisis and capitalism’s failure to ensure human survival in a more extreme climate. In a finale, Old Gods, New Enigmas looks backward to the great forgotten debates on alternative socialist urbanism (1880–1934) to find the conceptual keys to a universal high quality of life in a sustainable environment.
Categories: Political Science

Explaining Interpreting and Theorizing Religion and Myth

Explaining  Interpreting  and Theorizing Religion and Myth

This is shown through metaphor and synecdoche as in the case of the god Nynyunnini: once the Siberian tribe had crossedtheBering Strait, his followers forgothim and clungto the gods of the new, American land. – The survival of the old ...

Author: Nickolas P. Roubekas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004435025

Category: Religion

Page: 405

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Taking its cue from Robert A. Segal’s work, Explaining, Interpreting, and Theorizing Religion and Myth: Contributions in Honor of Robert A. Segal offers a set of essays by renowned scholars addressing the persisting question of how to approach religion and myth as academic categories.
Categories: Religion

Overthrowing the Old Gods

Overthrowing the Old Gods

New commentaries on Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law reveal how it is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths • Examines each line of the Book of the Law in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, Gurdjieff’s teachings, and ...

Author: Don Webb

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1620551896

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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New commentaries on Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law reveal how it is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths • Examines each line of the Book of the Law in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, Gurdjieff’s teachings, and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought • Explores Crowley’s identification with the First Beast of Revelation as well as his adoption of the Loki archetype for becoming a vessel of love for all humanity • Recasts the Cairo Working as a text of personal sovereignty and a relevant tool for personal transformation • Includes commentary on the Book of the Law by Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996 Received by Aleister Crowley in April 1904 in Cairo, Egypt, the Book of the Law is the most provocative record of magical working in several hundred years, affecting not only organizations directly associated with Crowley such as the Ordo Templi Orientis but also modern Wicca, Chaos Magic, and the Temple of Set. Boldly defying Crowley’s warning not to comment on the Book of the Law, Ipsissimus Don Webb provides in-depth interpretation from both Black and White Magical perspectives, including commentary from Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996. Webb examines each line of the Book in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, existentialism, and competing occult systems such as the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought. Discarding the common image of Crowley formulated in a spiritually unsophisticated time when the devotee of the Left-Hand Path was dismissed as a selfish evil doer, Webb unveils a new side of Crowley based on his adoption of the Loki archetype and his aim to become a vessel of love for all humanity. In so doing, he shows how the Book of the Law is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths and reveals how Crowley’s magical path of mastery over the self and Cosmos overthrew the gods of old religion, which had kept humanity asleep to dream the nightmare of history. Providing in-depth analysis of Crowley’s sources and his self-identification with the First Beast of Revelation from a profound esoteric perspective, Webb takes his views out of the Golden Dawn matrix within which he received the Book of the Law and radically recasts the Cairo Working as a text of personal sovereignty and a relevant tool for personal transformation.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne

History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne

Though apparently defeated and crushed , the old gods still retained , under a new faith , no small part of their influence over the world . To this tendency the leaders of the Church made in general no resistance , though in another ...

Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:ajf1287:0002.001

Category: Ethics

Page: 420

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Categories: Ethics

Critic and Literary World

Critic and Literary World

< The old gods must be dethroned before new ones can be seated , the old altars broken and temples cast down before others are set up in their places ; and so our new professor is bound to discover ' something wrong about most modern ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNXXBM

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Page: 450

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Old Gods Almost Dead

Old Gods Almost Dead

A complete history of the Rolling Stones includes information on each band member, a chronicle of their musical achievements since their debut in 1962, and twenty-four previously unpublished photographs.

Author: Stephen Davis

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110409773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 664

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A complete history of the Rolling Stones includes information on each band member, a chronicle of their musical achievements since their debut in 1962, and twenty-four previously unpublished photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ancient Gods and Heroes of East and West

Ancient Gods and Heroes of East and West

Marta Vannucci. 2 * * * Ancient Gods and Heroes of East and West of East.

Author: Marta Vannucci

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128378648

Category: Civilization, Greco-Roman

Page: 494

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This Book Is An In-Depth Study Of The People Of Nomadic Groups Of Central Asia Notably, The Greeks, The Ancient Iranians And Indo-Aryans Of The Indian Subcontinent From About 6000 Bce To The Last Millennium Bce. It Deals With The Evolution Of Cultures, Migrations And Settlements, Myths And Legends Gods And Heroes Of The Ancient Cultures.
Categories: Civilization, Greco-Roman

The Poetical Works of H W Longfellow Complete Edition

The Poetical Works of H  W  Longfellow  Complete Edition

Hoeder , the blind old God , Whose feet are shod with silence , Pierced through that gentle breast With his sharp spear , by fraud Made of the mistletoe ... But out of the sea of Time Rises a new land of song , Fairer than the old .

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0026320798

Category:

Page: 394

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Fraser s Magazine

Fraser s Magazine

monium , and one exactly corre- The pagan gods and goddesses sponding to the ancient Pantheon . being evidently beautiful , the new The ancient combat between Light religion could not at once induce and Darkness reappears as a raging ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3107992

Category: Literature

Page: 820

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Categories: Literature

The Ancient History of the Near East from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Salamis

The Ancient History of the Near East from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Salamis

But before the Greeks came into conflict with the Persians they had established their new civilization on the coasts ... with the older gods of the land (like Zeus himself), who were often taken over unchanged (like Poseidon, Aphrodite, ...

Author: Harry Reginald Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048693142

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 724

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Categories: Civilization, Ancient