Eventually he succeeds in his quest, only to find that he’s lost more than he bargained for. Virgin on Insanity by Steve Bell is a coming-of-age story of high adventure, youthful insecurity and immature love.
Author: Steve Bell
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Outwardly, ‘Britain’s most experienced teenage Alpinist’ is a brave young mountaineer. But he’s not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear – fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being ‘man enough’. He seeks manhood in the mountains, yet he believes he will only truly gain it by losing something. Harrowing escapades in Scotland, the Alps and Alaska are interspersed by excruciating sexual encounters and unsettling hitch-hiking rides. When the mountains fail him, he seeks meaning with a religious cult in Colorado. Eventually he succeeds in his quest, only to find that he’s lost more than he bargained for. Virgin on Insanity by Steve Bell is a coming-of-age story of high adventure, youthful insecurity and immature love. The situations might be extreme, but the deeper issues will be familiar to many.
Masks of Madness and the Mapping of Meaning and Value (Second Edition)
Harry Eiss. Moyers: You say that's the beginning of humanity. But in these stories,
that's the moment when gods are born. The virgin birth—it's a god who emerges.
Author: Harry Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
In his book about the discovery of the structure of DNA, James Watson wrote, “So we had lunch, telling ourselves that a structure this beautiful just had to exist.” Indeed, the quest most often asked by scientists about a scientific theory is “Is it beautiful?” Yes, beauty equals truth. Scientists know, mathematicians know. But the beauties, the truths of mathematics and science were not the truths that inspired the author as a child, and he intuitively knew that the truths he needed come from a different way of knowing, a way of knowing not of the world of logic and reason and explanation (though they have a value), but rather a way of knowing that is of the world expression, a world that enters the truths beyond the grasp of logic. That is what this book is all about. It is an exploration of the greatest minds of human existence struggling to understand the deepest truths of the human condition. This second edition updates the previous one, incorporating new publications on Van Gogh, recent discoveries in neurology, psychology, and the rapid developments in understanding DNA and biotechnology. We’ve come a long way already from that original discovery by Watson and his coauthor Francis Crick.
Author: Diogenes of MayberryPublish On: 2019-08-14
“What does all this have to do with the virgin birth being the result of the single
mistranslation you mentioned?” Mr. Hobbes questioned, pursuing the line of
thought. “Because the translators of the Septuagint made some significant errors
Author: Diogenes of Mayberry
Publisher: Diogenes of Mayberry
Manifest Insanity is an irreverent social commentary that traces the history of Judeo-Christian doctrines and how they have evolved over the centuries, impudently contradicting the perception that these established beliefs were original to their traditions, and specifically challenging the evangelical Christian concept of literal inerrancy. The historical information is presented in an informal, but polemical, conversation between teachers and students in a Christian high school as they move from class to class throughout the day. The narrative exposes some of the historical misunderstandings and outright doctrinal forgeries that the Religious Right trumpets in their attempts to force their morality on mainstream society. Woven into the story is a satirical re-imagining of Dr. Strangelove, as modern-day liberal secularism—replacing the Soviet paranoia of the Cold War era—fuels the right-wing hype of a godless society on the road to hell. The Four Horsemen of New Atheism—Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens—have demonstrated in this new era of confrontational tactics that no longer will secularists smile politely and remain respectfully silent of religious beliefs, but will stand up and challenge the irrationality of blind faith. Following their lead, Manifest Insanity is a scathing indictment of the Christian Right and their attempts to hijack school boards in order to indoctrinate children using the public school system. Manifest Insanity is a thoroughly researched, insightful, thought-provoking and comprehensive analysis of the religious history that shaped the political and social views of American evangelical Christians—yet, an entertaining, humorous and accessible read.
Author: Samuel Alexander Kenny StrahanPublish On: 1893
... and the verdict of insanity , usually passed upon such , acts as a healthy
repressant . Another form of suicide which for a long time found favour in the eyes
of the leaders of the early Christians was what were called " virgin suicides " ; that
Confined December 11 , 1889 , and showed symptoms of insanity two or three
days afterward . Had hallucinations ; imagined that she saw Christ and the Virgin
Mary ; afterwards claimed that she was the Virgin Mary , her husband Joseph ...
The caterpillars which are derived from a virgin mother , cannot , on reaching
their adult stature as moths , lay fertile eggs without the assistance of the male .
Aphides can produce one , or two , or several , generations of virgin mothers , but
“Do you know, Ruth, I bet you're a virgin. Either that or you're a dyke. Come on,
tell me I'm right.” Ruth realised she had him riled. “I think you're uneasy with the
death of Billy; after all, you were best mates. It can't have been easy watching him
Author: ANTHONY HULSE
Three years after the supposed death of prolific serial killer, Billy Woods, a spate of identical murders occur in Cleveland. A couple, island hopping in Greece, claim they saw Billy on Anafi. Is there a copycat killer or could Billy possibly be still alive? Ruth Vickers, now a uniformed police officer after her demotion, becomes involved once more with tracking down the monster. She is unaware that due to her unnatural fixation with Woods, she is slowly losing her mind. A terrifying sequel, even more frightening than the original. A fast moving psychological thriller that will mesmerise you! Not for the squeamish!
It can inspire acts of courage and acts of insanity. It can bring peace or instigate
war. Ultimately, we all have a spiritual component to our nature that draws us
towards Love. But the expectations we bring to Love are even higher than those
Author: Lois June Wickstrom
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Seven provocative plays, including: Order of the Virgin Mothers, dedicated to saving and growing aborted fetuses to enter in a contest for the Second Coming of Christ; Medea in Athens, with the ancient Greek heroine trying to rebuild her life; Born Again, in which reincarnation becomes a tool for revenge; Billie Holiday in Heaven's Lounge, in which the Biblical women Rebecca, Miriam, and Jezebel dish the dirt on their menfolk; Peace at the Dinner Table, an examination of strife in everyday life and the world; The Harambee Sweater, a children's drama of Kwanzaa; and Nessie and the Terrible Troll (with Jean Lorrah), the fourth in the popular children's saga.
Wanting me to write out of joy as well as despondency, and to dismiss the
romance of insanity as a sham, she tried hard to convince me of what her friends
who had been institutionalized for madness knew all too well: that sanity, the
clean and ...
Author: Kathleen Norris
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Shy and sheltered as a young woman, Kathleen Norris wasn't prepared for the sex, drugs, and bohemianism of Bennington College in the late 1960s—and when she moved to New York City after graduation, it was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. In this chronicle, Norris remembers the education she received, both formal and fortuitous; the influence of her mentor Betty Kray, who shunned the spotlight while serving as a guiding force in the poetry world of the late 20th century; her encounters with such figures as James Merrill, Jim Carroll, Denise Levertov, Stanley Kunitz, Patti Smith, and Erica Jong; and her eventual decision to leave Manhattan for the less-crowded landscape she described so memorably in Dakota. This account of the making of a young writer will resonate with anyone who has stumbled bravely into a bigger world and found the poetry that lurks on rooftops and in railroad apartments—and with anyone who has enjoyed the blessings of inspiring teachers and great friends.
his is the story of a young 16 years old virgin girl from a small town in the era of
strict time in 1950th when you are not to have children out of wedlock or you will
bring shame upon that house. The surrounding neighbors will not speak to your ...
Author: Bernell Sims
Publisher: Author House
This is the story of a young 16 years old virgin girl from a small town in the era of strict time in 1950th when you are not to have children out of wedlock or you will bring shame upon that house. The surrounding neighbors will not speak to your family pretending they don’t exist anymore. She meet a young boy two years her senior from another small town just north of her but he is more experience than her. He come to her town they meet at a place where all the teenager go for dance and play also buy all the junk food you can eat. She manage to get pregnant but not by choice she is rape. She keep silent because she knew that she wasn’t suppose to let him in without a shaperone; she fears for him and for herself. She knew that she wouldn’t be able to keep it a secret forever; she loves him, the young man promise to marry her. She enter the hospital the young man that said he loved her and promised to married is not there to give his babies his name. She wondered what has happen to him, she knows that she can’t go back home because she will not be accepted with babies and no husband. what is she to do if he doesn’t show up at all.
Disbelieving this truth can also lead to heresies, the parents of various forms of
religions and cultism, including so many Christian cults like the Crusaders, Knight
Malter, Moon, Jehovah witness, worship of virgin Mary, Mommon, New Age and ...
Author: DIPO TOBY ALAKIJA
Publisher: Calvary Rock Resources
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Man is made to exercise his freewill. The mind of his own and the power to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, light and darkness is about to be washed away through brainwashing. The agents of control dubbed as Secret Government by John Todd (the top Illuninati defector) have put necessary machinery in place to ensure that all human beings are in conformity in their thinking and ways of life, trying to wipe away diversity, which makes each person unique. This book attempts to shed light on how the techniques of mind control are applied through the use of propaganda, education, entertainment, drugs, religion and media. It is the result of research works, some of which are based on findings of various researchers and writers like BuggerLugz, Edward Hunter, Hadley Cantril, Herbert Krugman, David L. Robb, Vaughan Bell, Juliana Gomez, Ryan Duffy Vice, Henry Makow, David Nicholls, Fritz Springmeire, Steven Hassan, Renate Thienel, Debra Pursell and a host of others who are acknowledged in this book.
His closest companions in the friary, his cousin fray Pedro de Madrid and former
prior Gonzalo de Madrid, were fellow madrilenos of converso origin, and both
were accused of some Judaizing.4 Fray Luis's insanity came at a particularly ...
Author: Gretchen D. Starr-LeBeau
Publisher: Princeton University Press
And she argues that political figures used this definitional power of the Inquisition to control local populations and to increase their own authority.".
The advantage of diffused education , the regulation of insanitý , mendicity , and
the enormity of plunder and oppression in the numberless prisons of the Shah ,
all struck the optics of private individuals primarily ; and not until after much ...
Bryan Stanley also had a mission from God . He was Elijah , sent “ to purify the
Church ” and “ to save the world from war , communism and sin . ” He received
explicit instructions from the Virgin Mary . In killing " three devils , ” he said , he
Author: E. Fuller Torrey
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"Vital for all working in the mental health field . . . . Fascinating reading for anyone." —Choice E. Fuller Torrey, the author of the definitive guides to schizophrenia and manic depression, chronicles a disastrous swing in the balance of civil rights that has resulted in numerous violent episodes and left a vulnerable population of mentally ill people homeless and victimized. Interweaving in-depth accounts of landmark cases in California, Wisconsin, and North Carolina with a history of legislation and changes in the mental health care system, Torrey gives shape to the magnitude of our failure and outlines what needs to be done to reverse this ongoing—and accelerating—disaster. A new epilogue on the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, brings this tragic story up to date.
He stuck these in his hair and said that they were a bridal present that had fallen
to him from Heaven; for he was the bridegroom of the Virgin and destined to rule
the world in the future, for the ancient God was no longer of value. His wife and ...
Of such semivoluntary venial sins , Benedict XIV points out that according to the
Council of Trent it is impossible to avoid all venial sins throughout one's life
unless one has a special privilege , such as that given the Blessed Virgin . And St
Owing , however , to the superstition prevailing in Europe , among the lower
classes , that an old gonorrhea is cured by intercourse with a virgin , rape of
young children is far more common abroad than in America . Thus , among the
This eccentric trio completed one album, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles
And Fripp in 1968 before evolving into King Crimson, the progressive act though
which the artist forged his reputation. Between 1969 and 1974, Fripp led several
Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Books Limited
All the facts and informed opinion that you need on the artists who made the history of this decade are contained in this single volume, distilled from The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history.
Until then , please do your best to remain a virgin . You are a virgin , aren ' t you ?
” ) ; several paperback books ( including The Fan , by Bob Randall ; The Catcher
in the Rye , by J . D . Salinger ; The Skyjacker , by David G . Hubbard ; The Fox ...
Author: Lincoln Caplan
Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Recounts the proceedings of Hinckley's trial for the attempted assassination of President Reagan, traces the history of the insanity plea, and argues for the continued use of that defense