Atlantis Rising 109 - January/February 2015

Atlantis Rising 109 - January/February 2015

Author: J. Douglas Kenyon

Publisher: Atlantis Rising LLC

ISBN: 9780965331029

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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PROTOSCIENCE Free Energy...Gravity Control...Alternative Science... Weather Control: The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction By Jerry Decker THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST The Mutation Time Problem for Human Origin By Michael Cremo MEDIA Magical Egypt Series The Popular Ancient Mystery Documentaries Back for Encore By Vanese Mcneill ALTERNATIVE ARCHAEOLOGY Return to Rock Lake Wisconsin's "Sunken Pyramid" Continues to Raise Questions By Frank Joseph ANCIENT MYSTERIES Mysterious Missionaries So, Who Were the Globetrotting Teachers of the Ancients? By Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D. LOST HISTORY The Friar Who Discovered America The Amazing Adventures of Nicholas of Lynne By Steven Sora ALTERNATIVE HISTORY The Writing on the Wall? Uncovering the Trail of Ancients Letters? By William B. Stoecker ANCIENT WISDOM Lost Truth The Enduring Search for the Long-Lost Prisca Theologia By Robert Schoch, Ph.D. THE OTHER SIDE Exploring Purgatory Surprising Possibilities for the Afterlife By Michael E. Tymn OTHER WORLDS Once Upon a Time in Inner Space Locating the Lost Lineage of the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis By Martin Ruggles DEBUNKING DEBUNKING Self-Fulfilling Skepticism Why Some Researchers Will Not See the Light By Brendan D. Murphy HOLISTIC HEALTH The Miracle of Spontaneous Remission Medicine Can't Explain It ...but It Happens Anyway By Patrick Marsolek ASTROLOGY Vesta: A 'Planetoid'? Understanding Our Solar System's Latest Mystery Member By Julie Loar

The Wisdom of the Mystic East

The Wisdom of the Mystic East

Author: John Walbridge

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791450511

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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An expert on the thought of medieval Islamic philosopher Suhrawardi argues that philosophers have romanticized this work as a revival of “oriental” wisdom.

Katherine Philips: Form, Reception, and Literary Contexts

Katherine Philips: Form, Reception, and Literary Contexts

Author: Marie-Louise Coolahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351113502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Katherine Philips (1632–1664) is widely regarded as a pioneering figure within English-language women’s literary history. Best known as a poet, she was also a skilled translator, letter writer and literary critic whose subjects ranged from friendship and retirement to politics and public life. Her poetry achieved a high reputation among coterie networks in London, Wales and Ireland during her lifetime, and was published to great acclaim after her death. The present volume, drawing on important recent research into her early manuscripts and printed texts, represents a new and innovative phase in Philips's scholarship. Emphasizing her literary responses to other writers as well as the ambition and sophistication of her work, it includes groundbreaking studies of her use of form and genre, her practices as a translator, her engagement with philosophy and political theory, and her experiences in Restoration Dublin. It also examines the posthumous reception of Philips’s poetry and model theoretical and digital humanities approaches to her work. This book was originally published as two special issues of Women’s Writing.

The Hermetica

The Hermetica

Author: Timothy Freke

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 0874779502

Category: History

Page: 164

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A collection of excerpts from Hermes' "Trismegistus," which introduces Westerners to the mystical philosophy of ancient Egypt and Greece

The Arabic Hermes

The Arabic Hermes

Author: Kevin van Bladel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199704481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy. Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for seven hundred years. The legendary Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus was renowned in Roman antiquity as an ancient sage whose teachings were represented in books of philosophy and occult science. The works in his name, written in Greek by Egyptians living under Roman rule, subsequently circulated in many languages and regions of the Roman and Sasanian Persian empires. After the rise of Arabic as a prestigious language of scholarship in the eighth century, accounts of Hermes identity and Hermetic texts were translated into Arabic along with the hundreds of other works translated from Greek, Middle Persian, and other literary languages of antiquity. Hermetica were in fact among the earliest translations into Arabic, appearing already in the eighth century. This book explains the origins of the Arabic myth of Hermes Trismegistus, its sources, the reasons for its peculiar character, and its varied significance for the traditions of Hermetica in Asia and northern Africa as well as Europe. It shows who pre-modern Arabic scholars thought Hermes was and how they came to that view.

Pre-Christian Gnosticism

Pre-Christian Gnosticism

Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592443963

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

Mysticism in the Gospel of John

Mysticism in the Gospel of John

Author: Jey Kanagaraj

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567310255

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This is the first detailed study of Johannine mysticism against a Palestinian Jewish background has been previously undertaken. This book investiages whether there was a "mystical" practice in first-century Palestine and whether John can be better understood in the light of such practice, if there was any. In analysis, two strands of Jewish mysticism, the early forms of Ma`aseh Merkabah and of Ma`aseh Bereshit, emerge as existing in first-century Palestine. While the former narrates by means of Ezek. 1 the experience of seeing God in His kingly glory, the latter describes the same expereince by using Gen. 1. This book consists of three parts. Part one analyses Hellenistic mysticism as expressed by the Hermetica and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism as presented by Philo. Part two traces the important elements of Merkabah mysticism from the later Hekhalot literature and the Jewish and Christian writings belonging to 2 cent. BCE - 1 cent. CE by defining the term "mysticism" in terms of the fourteen aspects of Jewish mysticism, an exegetical study of seven themes is undertaken in Part Three. The study shows that the conceptual parallels in John with Hellenistic mysticism and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism are very slender, but indicates John's polemical motive against the Merkabah mystics of his time. He calls them to believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, by proclaiming that the divine glory, claimed by them to be revealed in human-like form on the throne, is now visible in the historical person, Jesus, particularly in his death on the Cross. Thus Jewish Throne-mysticism seems to have been reinterpreted by John as Cross-mysticism.

Marsilio Ficino

Marsilio Ficino

Author: Michael J. B. Allen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004118551

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus-priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism. They cast fascinating new light on his theology, philosophy, and psychology as well as on his influence and sources.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions

Author: Eric Orlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134625598

Category: Religion

Page: 1090

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions is the first comprehensive single-volume reference work offering authoritative coverage of ancient religions in the Mediterranean world. Chronologically, the volume’s scope extends from pre-historical antiquity in the third millennium B.C.E. through the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. An interdisciplinary approach draws out the common issues and elements between and among religious traditions in the Mediterranean basin. Key features of the volume include: Detailed maps of the Mediterranean World, ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, and the Hellenistic World A comprehensive timeline of major events, innovations, and individuals, divided by region to provide both a diachronic and pan-Mediterranean, synchronic view A broad geographical range including western Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe This encyclopedia will serve as a key point of reference for all students and scholars interested in ancient Mediterranean culture and society.

Keats, Hermeticism, and the Secret Societies

Keats, Hermeticism, and the Secret Societies

Author: Jennifer N. Wunder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Jennifer Wunder makes a strong case for the importance of hermeticism and the secret societies to an understanding of John Keats's poetry and his speculations about religious and philosophical questions. Although secret societies exercised enormous cultural influence during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they have received little attention from Romantic scholars. And yet, information about the societies permeated all aspects of Romantic culture. Groups such as the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons fascinated the reading public, and the market was flooded with articles, pamphlets, and books that discussed the societies's goals and hermetic philosophies, debated their influence, and drew on their mythologies for literary inspiration. Wunder recovers the common knowledge about the societies and offers readers a first look at the role they played in the writings of Romantic authors in general and Keats in particular. She argues that Keats was aware of the information available about the secret societies and employed hermetic terminology and imagery associated with these groups throughout his career. As she traces the influence of these secret societies on Keats's poetry and letters, she offers readers a new perspective not only on Keats's writings but also on scholarship treating his religious and philosophical beliefs. While scholars have tended either to consider Keats's aesthetic and religious speculations on their own terms or to adopt a more historical approach that rejects an emphasis on the spiritual for a materialist interpretation, Wunder offers us a middle way. Restoring Keats to a milieu characterized by simultaneously worldly and mythological propensities, she helps to explain if not fully reconcile the insights of both camps.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Michael Gagarin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195170726

Category: History

Page: 3369

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

A Theology of the New Testament

A Theology of the New Testament

Author: George Eldon Ladd

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802806805

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served scores of seminary students since 1974. Now this comprehensive, standard evangelical text has been carefully revised by Hagner to include an update of Ladd's survey of the history of the field of New Testament theology, an augmented bibliography, and an entirely new subject index.