Tag: Divine

The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick


The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick (Inner Lives) by Kyle Arnold
English | June 1, 2016 | ISBN: 0199743258 | True EPUB | 248 pages | 0.6 MB
Widely recognized as one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century, Philip K. Dick helped to shape science fiction into the popular genre it is today. His stories, renowned for their sophisticated philosophical themes and startling portrayals of simulated realities, inspired numerous television and film adaptations, including the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner.

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Journeys with the Divine Feminine


Journeys with the Divine Feminine By Detta Darnell, Doreen Devoy Hulgan, Sarah McCrum, Mary Louise Malloy, Elizabeth Russell, C. Ara Campbell, Andrea Pollard
2019 | 267 Pages | ISBN: 1693212226 | PDF | 8 MB
JOURNEYS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE is a collection of 24 personal stories of women’s experiences in discovering the Divine Feminine and journeying within to experience it, understand it, and grow from it. You will see yourself reflected here. You will see paths you didn’t know existed. You even may feel freer to walk some paths you may have been afraid to venture down. The writers are from Irish, Dutch, German, Scottish, North American, Trinidadian, English, Indian, French, Australian, New Zealand, and New Zealand Maori backgrounds, with combinations of Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, Wiccan, Baha’i, and other religious and spiritual practices and traditions. They are writers and artists, therapists and coaches, mothers and grandmothers, academics, yoga teachers, psychics and healers, nurses and salespeople, sisters and daughters. The re-emergence of the Divine Feminine from oppression, suppression, repression, and, ultimately, depression is vital to restoring the balance of this world and all who live on this planet. Too long we have been living a lopsided life as the forgiveness, love, and compassion so sorely needed have been lost and are now being resurrected. ~Patricia Iris Kerins (Foreword) The women’s journeys are often physical – to sacred places around the world, genealogical – exploring the gifts and wisdom of their ancestors near and far, intellectual, and always emotional. Their experience of the Divine Feminine is necessarily spiritual – encompassing a myriad of different meanings of that term – revealing that the Sacred is rooted in the soil as much as the heavens. Collated and edited by author Sue Fitzmaurice, here are two dozen souls laid bare, with all the courage and generosity of spirit that it takes to share one’s deepest self with the world. Authors: Lynne Meyer, Andrea Pollard, Maggie Pinsent, Rema Kumar, C. Ara Campbell, Judi Hobbes, Marian Hamel-Smith, Stella St Clare, Sarah McCrum, Detta Darnell, Sue Fitzmaurice, Stacey Phillips, Swati Nigam, Deb Steele, Martrice Endres, Dianne Graham, Alison Smith, Maddison Bee, Tia Christiansen, Allison Gentle, Melanie C. Toppin, Mary Louise Malloy, Elizabeth Russell, Doreen Devoy-Hulgan.

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William Blake’s Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy A Study of the Engravings, Pencil Sketches and Watercolors


Eric Pyle, "William Blake’s Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Study of the Engravings, Pencil Sketches and Watercolors"
English | ISBN: 0786494883 | 2014 | 300 pages | EPUB | 13 MB
William Blake’s series of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion-some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and-in Blake’s view-correction of Dante’s poem. This book compares the two men’s theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake’s illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.

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Divine Invasions A Life of Philip K. Dick


Lawrence Sutin, "Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick"
English | ISBN: 0786716231 | 2005 | 368 pages | MOBI | 3 MB
"The only biography I’ve ever read that’s as exciting as a spy novel . . . Phil Dick’s life was as weird and mysterious as any of his science fiction books."-Robert Anton Wilson

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Divine Service Judaism and Israel’s Armed Forces


Stuart A. Cohen, "Divine Service?: Judaism and Israel’s Armed Forces "
English | ISBN: 1138271969 | 2016 | 210 pages | EPUB | 484 KB
Religion now plays an increasingly prominent role in the discourse on international security. Within that context, attention largely focuses on the impact exerted by teachings rooted in Christianity and Islam. By comparison, the linkages between Judaism and the resort to armed force are invariably overlooked. This book offers a corrective. Comprising a series of essays written over the past two decades by one of Israel’s most distinguished military sociologists, its point of departure is that the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, quite apart from revolutionizing Jewish political activity, also triggered a transformation in Jewish military perceptions and conduct. Soldiering, which for almost two millennia was almost entirely foreign to Jewish thought and practice, has by virtue of universal conscription (for women as well as men) become a rite of passage to citizenship in the Jewish state. For practicing orthodox Jews in Israel that change generates dilemmas that are intellectual as well as behavioural, and has necessitated both doctrinal and institutional adaptations. At the same time, the responses thus evoked are forcing Israel’s decision-makers to reconsider the traditional role of the Israel Defence Force (IDF) as their country’s most evocative symbol of national unity.

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