Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data Maguire, Gregory. The next queen of heaven : a novel / by Gregory Maguire. — Ist Harper pbk.ed. p. cm.
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
“A delight….[A] funny and warmhearted exploration of the sacred and the profane.” —Washington Post “Reading The Next Queen of Heaven is like hanging on to the back of an out-of-control carnival ride—terrifying, thrilling, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.” —Ann Patchett New York Times bestseller Gregory Maguire—who re-imagined the land of Oz and all its fabled inhabitants in his monumental series, The Wicked Years—brings us The Next Queen of Heaven, a wildly farcical and gloriously imaginative tall tale of faith, Catholic dogma, lust, and questionable miracles on the eve of Y2K. The very bizarre and hilarious goings on in the eccentric town of Thebes make for a delightfully mad reading experience—as The Next Queen of Heaven shows off the acclaimed author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror in a brilliant new heavenly light.
The next day, the weather was unsettled, big cumulonimbus piling up only to fall away. The war council gathered at the coffee shop midafternoon, ...
Author: Mary Trepanier
Publisher: Cwtch Press
What does it take to wake a sleeping demon? A couple of college kids, a lot of angst, and a bit of karma. Joanie pays her tuition bills with her body. It helps that she's talented and loves the work. She manages to keep her work separate from her private life until she meets Clayton. At first glance, he's a typical college john, but he's magic in bed. The last thing she needs, though, is to fall for a client. It doesn't help that Joanie is also entranced by the lovely Cleo, an initiate of Inanna. Clayton excels in his engineering classes, but he yearns for love. When he meets Joanie, he can't believe his luck. But he has a hard time wrapping his head around her job and her other loves. What none of them knows is that Clayton's anguished loneliness has awakened Puabi-Ekur, a gender-bending demon whose past life is intricately linked to Joanie's. As a succubus/incubus, Puabi-Ekur takes matters into their own hands to push Clayton and Joanie together. But balance must be maintained in the order of all things, and Puabi-Ekur is not the only supernatural force to come to the party. Powerful djinn and magics collide in this sexy urban fantasy set in Seattle.
ELEVEN Witchcraft BEFORE YOU BEGIN this chapter, place a symbol of the Goddess such as a flower or a spiral shell next to your candle.
Author: Shirley Ann Ranck
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven explores the relationship between women's religious history and the personal issues that arise in women living in this patriarchal society. Women struggle with issues of body image, troubled mother-daughter relationships, sexual freedom and access to power. We need to know that there was a time when the female body was sacred; that there once was a long-lasting religion in which the chief divine actors were a mother and her daughter; that in very ancient times women had significant power in their societies; that although patriarchal societies have oppressed women for centuries, there have always been strong and talented women. Our female history has been erased and trivialized for too long. In this book we meet ancient goddesses and their stories from around the world, real women in ancient Sumer, in Greece, in Judaism and in Christianity. In Cakes for the Queen of Heaven the past is before us, the women are there, and they help us change our lives.
The next step was to decide that if the Queen of Heaven was not Mary, she must be someone else. The most extreme manifestation of this came in the ...
Author: Lilla Grindlay
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Category: Literary Criticism
The belief that the Virgin Mary was bodily assumed to be crowned as heaven’s Queen has been celebrated in the liturgy and literature of England since the fifth century. The upheaval of the Reformation brought radical changes in the beliefs surrounding the assumption and coronation, both of which were eliminated from state-approved liturgy. Queen of Heaven examines canonical as well as obscure images of the Blessed Mother that present fresh evidence of the incompleteness of the English Reformation. Through an analysis of works by writers such as Edmund Spenser, Henry Constable, Sir John Harington, and the writers of the early modern rosary books, which were contraband during the Reformation, Grindlay finds that these images did not simply disappear during this time as lost “Catholic” symbols, but instead became sources of resistance and controversy, reflecting the anxieties triggered by the religious changes of the era. Grindlay’s study of the Queen of Heaven affords an insight into England’s religious pluralism, revealing a porousness between medieval and early modern perspectives toward the Virgin and dispelling the notion that Catholic and Protestant attitudes on the subject were completely different. Grindlay reveals the extent to which the potent and treasured image of the Queen of Heaven was impossible to extinguish and remained of widespread cultural significance. Queen of Heaven will appeal to an academic audience, but its fresh, uncomplicated style will also engage intelligent, well-informed readers who have an interest in the Virgin Mary and in English Reformation history.
They emerge from their dark seclusion chamber at dawn and run with the new coming light of day and waxing crescent moon. Inanna is Queen of heaven and Queen ...
Author: Sandra Bart Heimann
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Social Science
When stars were many and people few, a great story was told everywhere. The first storytellers were women. Their story was so large it filled the universe it told of a Great Mother encompassing life, death and return of everything. When Neolithic farming people settled, and depended on plentiful crops and herds, a goddess of fertility stepped into stardom. Inanna is the Sumerian goddess of love, crescent moon, evening star, fertility and renewal. She is the longest lasting supreme goddess of the Ancient Near East. Inannas biography includes her rise to supreme holder of almost all the powers of culture and civilization. 5000 year old poems bring Inanna to life. She sings to her miraculous vulva and to her consort-lover; she struggles to keep her powers and complains of her losses and demotions. Inanna represents lifes powerful contradictions. She changes peace to war and back again; she causes strife and brings love; she turns women into men and men into women. Inanna loves all her people, every one. A biography must have adversity and Inanna has plenty; she must always conquer of the ever-rising tide of patriarchal domination in all its forms. Buried and forgotten for two millennia, she now steps from the dust, ties up her sandals, applies her kohl, adjusts her tiara, summons her lions, and returns. Her story is also womans story. Let me introduce you to Inanna, Queen of Heaven, Earth, and almost everything
The next morning, Jesus made a phone call to a travel agent. He was in luck. He was able to get a seat on plane that was leaving for Israel that evening.
Author: Dominick Ricca
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Inanna, in heaven, gazes happily down at the city of Uruk. Inanna: How they sing praises to me! How the people of Uruk worship me, the Queen of Heaven and Earth! They make sacrifices to me! They pray to me! Day and night, the people of Uruk show how much they love the Queen of Heaven and— Mamtar, an angel, enters. She stands before Inanna and bows her head...
The next conquest was a centrally and strategically located earlier city which the Itzá renamed Chichén Itzá as their capital city and consolidated their ...
Author: Douglas T. Peck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
And in this book Colonel Peck reveals the current view of Maya religion is also appallingly inaccurate. The sophisticated Maya religion, which closely followed the pattern of contemporary Eurasian religions, originated in ancient times with a matriarchal “Goddess of Creation” and evolved into a patriarchal “First Father” concept in the Classic period preceding Spanish conquest. Current historians have failed to recognize that fact because of the naïve belief that the writings of colonial period folklore, which picture Maya religious concepts as crude, primitive, and often grotesque fables, represented Maya religion rather than the true, sophisticated, and realistic religious concepts expressed in their prehistoric writing and art as documented in this book.
In the beginning were Sun and Moon , the king and queen of heaven . Absolute monarchs of all they surveyed , they ruled from the constellations of Leo and ...
Author: Hart De Fouw
Publisher: Lotus Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India Light on Life brings the insight and wisdom of Indian astrology to the Western reader. Jyotish, or Indian astrology, is an ancient and complex method of exploring the nature of time and space and its effect upon the individual. Formerly a closed book to the West, the subject has now been clarified and explained by Hart de Fouw and Dr. Robert Svoboda, two experts and long-term practitioners. In Light on Life they have created a complete and thorough handbook that can be appreciated and understood by those with very little knowledge of astrology.
The Queen of heaven proclaimed to all before Am ness. “We are free of the Letter of the law, and the Spirit of the law and are as we once were for untold ...
Author: Paul Arthur Bell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
THE BLIND SHALL SEE This adventure/fantasy is an intellectuals delight concerning a Queen of fairies and her civilization seeking aid from the village of Morbidity that has captured the picture perfect ideal of how to live with one another. The vampire Honoree, and his brood that dwells in caves is tired of feeding on animals, yet must renew every full moon with the town of Morbidity a pact that they will not feed on any villager and drink the dark water of the blood of the sacrifice of a bull to seal the agreement. War looms on the outskirts of the village, that has known only peace, for their God Noram has betrayed them and the spirit of the trees they have relied on has becomes his lover. Intellectual arguments surface between the fairy queen and the elder sanctified one as to the best way to live a moral life that is not ripe with suffering. Power and ego surface as the dragon weeps tears for his army that they not go into battle against a race of perfect men, and the dragons god Amness pleads that the two armies surrender to one another before going into battle and surprisingly, they do. What is revealed at the surrender is that in just about every little thing they hated one another for, they possessed as well. The sanctified one reveals to the fairy queen, that only through surrender can a vision be realized, can reality be accurately witnessed, but to do this thing was often quite costly.
Our Lady Herself had a boy, of course, which was what everyone wanted, and so became Our Lady Queen of Heaven and could sign her name Mary Regina: Mary R. I ...
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster. Readers Guide included. Reissue. A best-selling novel. 350,000 first printing.
... that nine spacecraft are scheduled to drop in on the Red Planet over the next seven years. ... the Semitic GodMother and Queen of Heaven, AphroditeMari, ...
Author: Mary Daly
Publisher: Beacon Press
Category: Social Science
"Suffused with her inimitable word play and stunning intelligence, and embodying a balance of mysticism and critical theory, Daly's clarion call to uncover the quintessence of the universe is quite an intriguing tune." -On the Issues
Can Catholics still call Mary the Queen of Heaven? In Jeremiah 7:18, God is indeed upset with the Israelites for worshipping a false goddess called the ...
Author: Gerard Verschuuren
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Tired of being stumped when false claims are made about the Catholic Church? Want to be armed with knowledge that puts these mistruths to rest? In these pages, veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church. With precision and charity, you’ll soon be able to defend the Church when you’re told that Catholics . . . Still lives in the Dark AgesReject modern ideas of justiceOppress womenOppose free speechKilled thousands during the InquisitionTake orders from the popeReject scienceWorship statues and the Virgin MaryAdded books to the BibleInvented purgatoryWrongly call priests “father”Celebrate pagan holidaysHelped Hitler seize powerAnd so much more! Relying on historical works and official Church documents, Vershuuren authoritatively proves that these and many other claims are simply caricatures or outright misrepresentations of the real beliefs of Catholics. Read this book and you’ll be armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to defend the Catholic Church from those who wrongly disparage her teachings. Better yet, you’ll be equipped to proclaim the soul-saving truth of our Faith.
By Gregory Maguire and available from Headline Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Mirror Mirror Lost The Next Queen of Heaven After Alice Novels in the ...
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
After Alice by Gregory Maguire, the bestselling author of WICKED, is a wonderful retelling of what happened next after Alice disappeared down the rabbit hole. An entertaining spin on Lewis Caroll's classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, this novel will delight fans of Angela Carter. When Alice fell down the rabbit-hole, she found Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But how did Victorian Oxford react to Alice's disappearance? Gregory Maguire turns his imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings -and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll's enduring tale. Ada, a friend mentioned briefly in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sets out to visit Alice but, arriving a moment too late, tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself. Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and bring her safely home from this surreal world below the world. The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts interrupt their mad tea party to suggest a conundrum: if Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.
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Author: YunHee Lee
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
With the confrontation between Hell's siblings past its climax, Dong-Young uses her Winter General powers to salve Ryung Jin's heart, providing him with a means to save Se-In...in a manner of speaking. And that's not the only surprise the princess of Heaven has up her sleeve as she announces her royal aspirations to the world in this exciting installment of Angel Diary!
“Our queen will return bringing our next queen to us; Hat Herself has promised ... the path to the Inner Temple and ask the Queen of Heaven for yourselves.
Author: India Edghill
This is the tale of Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, who rules the spice lands and bows before the will of the Goddess. This is the tale of Solomon, the King of Israel and Judea, who built the golden temple to Yahweh in Jerusalem. Once he prayed that he might rule wisely. This is the tale of Solomon's wives, of his concubines ... and of his daughter Baalit, more beloved than any son. Here are their voices, their mysteries, and their deepest secrets. Here they sing their songs and weave their tapestries. As the queen's search for a true heir to her throne takes her to the court of the wisest man in the world, both she and the king learn how to value truth, love, and duty...and the king's daughter learns that not all the world is ruled by men. Wisdom's Daughter is a vivid and richly textured rendition of the biblical tale of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Told in a tapestry of voices that ring with authenticity, Wisdom's Daughter profoundly reveals the deep ties among women in a patriarchal world.
And more. This book exposes her mode of operation and how to defeat her with prayers. We are in the middle of an unseen spiritual war. God wants to break the coils of the Queen of heaven off of your life. He wants to help you breathe again!
The Queen of Heaven is one of the wicked and daring principalities that Satan trusts very much. She is connected with virtually all evil. She is to Satan whom the Holy Spirit is to God. Her witchcraft is the most sophisticated in the list because she is in charge. She is the eternal partner of Satan. She is the direct executive of Satan. No department of Satan's kingdom can act without her knowledge. She is in possession of every sinner's file. Satan himself, in most cases cannot do much without this principality. Her office is next to that of Satan. She is the inspirer of all false doctrines. She is the overseer of dead churches and all evil groups, anti-God and anti-Christ organizations. She is the character builder of all evil men. Her chief ministry is to misinterpret, oppose and fight God and his people. This book exposes her mode of operation and how to defeat her with prayers.
It begins with a familiar image in the skies: the queen of heaven, clothed in the sun, with the moon at her feet and surrounded by stars (12:1).
Author: Tim MacBride
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Over the space of a generation, Christianity in the Western world has gone from occupying a central place in the wider society to being eyed with increasing suspicion and, in some places, outright hostility. Although the church has always been a minority group, in the past decade or so it has become reawakened to that reality--and to the similarities it shares with the first followers of Jesus for whom the New Testament was written. In this book, Tim MacBride shows how New Testament texts functioned as rhetoric for the marginalized minority groups they addressed, encouraging hearers to resist the pressure to conform to the majority culture, yet in a way that remained attractively different to outsiders. He offers suggestions for how Christians today--and preachers in particular--can use and apply the New Testament's minority-group rhetoric to speak into our own increasingly marginalized experience. Such preaching needs to guard against either being shaped by culture or isolating preacher and hearers against culture. It must instead champion the call of New Testament authors to a middle way--a call for communities of "aliens and exiles" to engage with culture by living out an attractive difference.
Tradition has it that her son died a sudden and violent death and was then raised (resurrected) to the heavens. The Goddess-Mother-Queen, also known as ...
Author: Steve Urick
One of the most interesting topics in the Bible is the doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ. God has not left us in the dark concerning the details of Christ's future coming, but has given us several clear prophetic signs to watch for. Signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the End of the World looks at key events the Bible says will lead to the glorious return of the Lord Jesus at the end of the age. If you ever wondered why the world is the way it is, and where it is headed, then you need to read this book! Whether you are a Christian or not, this revealing work will give you the vital information you need to prepare for what may come in the near future, and for eternity itself. (this book gives much historical information, compares worldviews, and provides several charts for a better understanding of historical developments).