This new expanded edition includes an examination of fraternal orders influence on corporate media, higher education and the occult.
Author: Craig Heimbichner
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
As Masonic Brotherhoods and Fraternal organizations lose members and their once sacred buildings are converted to condos and conference centers, the notion of secret societies has become more formidable. There are as many conspiracies as there are books about these fraternal orders, each with an increasingly outlandish origin story. Whether descended from Lizards, or working to bring about the end of the world, or just meeting for Wednesday night bowling, Masonic Orders and Fraternal Brotherhoods play into our sense of intrigue. There are historical books that claim to unveil the mystic secrets of these orders, but they too are either too skeptical or too partisan to tell the true story. Ritual America reveals the biggest secret of them all: that the influence of fraternal brotherhoods on this country is vast, fundamental, and hidden in plain view. In the early twentieth century, as many as one-third of America men belonged to a secret society. And though fezzes and tiny car parades are almost a thing of the past, the Gnostic beliefs of Masonic orders are now so much a part of the American mind that the surrounding pomp and circumstance has become faintly unnecessary. The new and expanded edition of Ritual America includes even more rare images and entertaining and enlightening commentary making this esoteric subject provocative, exciting, and approachable. The late Adam Parfrey channeled his life-long interest of the American occult into this exhaustive 2012 tome documenting its pervasive influence on American culture. Parfrey's unexpected death in 2018 led co-author Craig Heimbichner and their publisher to revise and expand Ritual America to now include items and stories that had once been intended for a second volume. The original edition won the Independent Publishing Group Silver Medal Award in 2012.
Peyotist groups in Oklahoma incorporated as the Native American Church in
1918. Native American Church members nationwide may have numbered
upward of 200,000 in the mid-1990s (Stewart 1997,327). The peyote ritual
usually takes ...
Author: Kara E. Stooksbury
Thoroughly updated and featuring 75 new entries, this monumental four-volume work illuminates past and present events associated with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. • Offers 686 alphabetically arranged entries, ranging from thoroughly updated entries from the first edition to 75 new entries that cover dramatic changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade • Covers the latest events and controversies surrounding civil liberties issues in America • Fully explores the scope and limitations of Constitutional rights, a perennially hot topic in American politics and society • Includes primary documents with contextual headnotes to enhance understanding of the full importance of the featured document • Provides sources for further reading with each entry to help users engage in additional research
Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide
Craig Heimbichner, Adam Parfrey. by it. A glance through the pages ... New Edition, Corrected and Expanded by Joseph H. Peterson. Ibis Press, Lake Worth,
Author: Craig Heimbichner
Publisher: Feral House
Category: Social Science
"Adam Parfrey is one of the nation's most provocative publishers."—Seattle Weekly "Secret society historian Craig Heimbichner follows the Middle Path to wisdom. He works the graveyard shift in the secret lodge."—Joan d'Arc, Paranoia magazine Secret societies—now a staple of bestseller novels—are pictured as sinister cults that use hooded albinos to menace truth-seekers. Some conspiracy books claim that fraternal orders are the work of serpentine aliens and interbred humans who wish to supplant earth of its energy, and later, its very existence. On the other side of the aisle, books by high-ranked Freemasons—skeptical in tone but no less partisan in approach—protect their organization's public image by denying the existence of its most contentious ideas. Ritual America reveals the biggest secret of them all: that the influence of fraternal brotherhoods on this country is vast, fundamental, and hidden in plain view. In the early twentieth century, as many as one-third of America belonged to a secret society. And though fezzes and tiny car parades are almost a thing of the past, the Gnostic beliefs of Masonic orders are now so much a part of the American mind that the surrounding pomp and circumstance has become faintly unnecessary. The authors of Ritual America contextualize hundreds of rare and many never-before printed images with entertaining and far-reaching commentary, making an esoteric subject provocative, exciting, and approachable. Adam Parfrey is the author of Cult Rapture: Revelations of the Apocalyptic Mind and It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps. He is editor of the influential Apocalypse Culture series Love, Sex, Fear Death: The Inside Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. Craig Heimbichner has recently appeared on a National Geographic documentary about the Bohemian Grove, contributed to the Feral House compilation Secret and Suppressed II, and wrote about the famous occult order the O.T.O. in Blood and Altar.
Revised and Expanded Edition. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. Bado-Fralick, Nikki.
Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual. American Academy
of Religion Academy Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Bewley ...
Author: Constance Wise
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In Hidden Circles in the Web, scholar and Feminist Wiccan practitioner Constance Wise explores the growing and mysterious Pagan tradition of Feminist Wicca through the lens of process thought.
Myths and rituals of the Virgin Mary, or Krsna, have expanded from sacerdotal
care to ecstatic popular elaboration. And those elaborations ... Reinventions of
Ogun in disparate American societies have not occurred randomly. Rather, they ...
Author: Sandra T. Barnes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition: "... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding of West African culture, as well as an exploration of the continued vitality of that culture in the changing environments of the Americas." —African Studies Review "... leav[es] the reader with a sense of the vitality, dynamism, and complexity of Ogun and the cultural contexts in which he thrives.... magnificent contribution to the literature on Ogun, Yoruba culture, African religions, and the African diaspora." —International Journal of Historical Studies
One is a French-American governess, one an ex-schoolmistress, and one a
cinema actress from Los Angeles. ... Butts also fictionalized details of Crowley's
abortive ritual with Leah and the goat: in her version, Leah and the goat did
Author: Richard Kaczynski
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.
Lisa Aldred , “ Plastic Shamans & Astroturf Sun Dances : New Age
Commercialization of Native American Spirituality , ” American Indian Quarterly ...
Revised and expanded edition forthcoming . Bell , Catherine . Ritual Theory , Ritual Practice .
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
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many extended family the 1900s , and advertising , magazine pho members as
well ... The Rituals of Dinner . fading among modern North American 1991 ;
Author: Kathlyn Gay
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Information on the role of eating and drinking rituals in various geographic regions across the continent
We hada tradition eachyear where seniors would try andput incomingfreshmen
onthe panther as a hazing ritual. Freshmen, naturally, resisted. I had graduated
when my brother became a freshman, butI came back on his first day of school
Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE This special enhanced edition features more than 10 exclusive videos with Chris Kyle and an additional 15 images and descriptions of the weapons used by the armed forces in their fight against terrorism overseas. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time. Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.
The expanded feeling of moral accountability which characterizes modern
complex society is reduced through the ... Charismatic Cults : An Examination of
the Ritual Practices of various New Religious Movements , " Frederick Bird turns
to a ...
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Carnes $ 27 . 50 Now ... 50 Lying - In A History of Childbirth in America Expanded Edition Richard W . Wertz and Dorothy C . Wertz $ 35 . 00 cloth , $ 15 .
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The American Spectator , Nov . 1932 , p . 3 , then expanded for The American
Spectator Year Book , 1934 . 23 . See Mardi Valgemae , “ O ' Neill and German
Expressionism , ” Modern Drama , Sept . 1967 , for the details . 24 . “ Eugene O ...
Author: Leonard Chabrowe
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press
Examines the techniques and impulses involed in O'Neill's sustained effort to create a modern drama of ritual, religious function, and tragedy
... during the ritual events leading up to the moment of his death , his gender – not
his sex - was symbolically feminized to ... in a second , revised and expanded edition titled The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion .
David Morgan, Sally M. Promey Brauer Museum of Art, American Bible Society.
81 . Dillenberger , Jane ... From the Colonial Period to the Present , expanded edition . New York ... Duncan , Carol . Civilizing Rituals : Inside Public Art
Argues that metals were a ritual and elite material that expressed sacredness
and social relations . ... Updated and expanded version of introductory text that
devotes a chapter to each major time period : Paleo - Indian / Archaic , preclassic
Category: Latin America
Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations.
NOTES 1 An expanded discussion of this book can be found in Peter L . McLaren
, Schooling as a Ritual Performance ... Creative Drama in a Developmental
Context , University Press of America : Washington , D . C . ( 209 - 51 . ) ... An expanded version of this review can be found in Schooling as a Ritual
American Indian Literatures : An Introduction , Bibliographic Review , and
Selected Bibliography . New York : MLA , 1990 . ... The Future of Ritual : Writings
on Culture and Performance . New York ... Revised and expanded edition . New
Author: Birgit Däwes
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
Category: Literary Criticism
Indigenous drama is at once the oldest and most innovative, the most heavily displaced and resistant American genre. Despite its increasing international presence over the past two decades, the field has so far been neglected by scholarship. This study seeks to chart the genre, in both the U.S. and Canada, by its contemporary manifestations from 1968 to 2004 and traces its historical entanglements in simulacral images and colonial surveillance. Placing particular emphasis on the fashioning of cultural identity, this approach situates Native theater in the larger framework of transnational methodologies. General questions of theatricality and representation are complemented by in-depth analyses of 25 plays by authors such as Hanay Geiogamah, Monica Charles, Gerald Vizenor, Spiderwoman Theater, Diane Glancy, Margo Kane, Tomson Highway, and Drew Hayden Taylor.
Though his novels began appearing in the 1920 ' s , it was only with Malcolm
Cowley ' s edition of the Viking Portable Faulkner in ... Since that time he has
gained recognition as one of the preeminent novelists in the history of American
literature ... In later years it was consolidated and expanded with the appearance
of Light in August ( 1932 ) , Absalom , Absalom 185 William Faulkner, Dry