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Possession

By A S Byatt
  • ISBN Code: : 1446499111
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time. WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

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Predicative Possession

By Leon Stassen
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191568147
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: predicative-possession.pdf

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This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect tense formed from to have - and its typology is an important key to understanding the structural variety of the world's languages and how they change. Drawing on data from some 400 languages representing all the world's language families, most of which lack a close equivalent to the verb to have, Professor Stassen aims (a) to establish a typology of four basic types of predicative possession, (b) to discover and describe the processes by which standard constructions can be modified, and (c) to explore links between the typology of predicative possession and other typologies in order to reveal patterns of interdependence. He shows, for example, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way a language formally encodes a sequence like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with the way it encodes predicative possession. By means of this and other links the author sets up a single universal model in order to account for all morphosyntactic variation in predicative possession found in the languages of the world, including patterns of variation over time. Predicative Possession will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.

Spirit Possession and Trance

By Bettina E. Schmidt,Lucy Huskinson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441171827
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: spirit-possession-and-trance.pdf

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Spirit possession is a phenomenon that often elicits a response of fear, particular in those who are ignorant of its meaning and role within its particular religious and cultural traditions. Possession by divine beings (such as spirits or gods) is, however, a key practice in religions worldwide. It is therefore important to gain an understanding of this practice in its cultural context before trying to develop a wider theory about it. This fascinating book contains several case studies that present new interpretations of spirit possession worldwide. The authors show the diversity of possible interpretations and methodological approaches that provide a new insight into the understanding of possession and trance.

Demonic Possession in the New Testament

By William M. Alexander
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1579107257
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: demonic-possession-in-the-new-testament.pdf

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Demon possession in New Testament times was real, contends the author in the face of rationalistic denials. A study of the Gospels reveals that genuine demon possession had two distinctive elements: (1) insanity or idiocy of some sort, forming the natural element,Ó and (2) the confession of Jesus as Messiah, forming the supernatural element.Ó The author's research also led him to conclude that demon possession in the New Testament is a unique phenomenon in the history of the world, being confined indeed to the earlier portion of the ministry of our Lord.Ó Why did this phenomenon erupt when it did? The incarnation initiated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth. That determined a countermovement among the powers of darkness. Genuine demonic possession was one of its manifestations.Ó Entire chapters are devoted to historic demonology, medical aspects of demonic possession, the existence of genuine demonic possession, the New Testament narratives concerning the Beelzebul controversyÓ and the Gerasene affair,Ó and the alleged continuance of genuine demonic possession.

Possession, Relative Title, and Ownership in English Law

By Luke Rostill
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192581058
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: possession-relative-title-and-ownership-in-english-law.pdf

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This monograph is concerned with two foundational principles of English property law: the principle of relativity of title and the principle that possession is a source of title. It is impossible to understand the relationship between possession and ownership in English law unless one has a sound understanding of these principles. Yet the principles have been interpreted in different ways by judges, practitioners, and academics. The volume seeks to illuminate this area of law by addressing four questions. What is possession? What is the nature of the title acquired through possession? What are the grounds of relativity of title? And, what is the relationship between relativity of title and ownership? Drawing on the analysis of the law concerning relativity of title and the acquisition of proprietary interests through possession, the author also implies that the architecture of land law and the law of personal property have many similarities.

Demonic Possession

By C. Torrington
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1784281409
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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • Pdf File: demonic-possession.pdf

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The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become possessed. It might be the result of a curse cast on them by a sorcerer, or some unfortunate mishap such as stepping over a dead body. Or the demons can have been invited, in a Satanic ritual. More often, at least in recent Christian tradition, there is no initiating moment that can be identified - they just find their way in, like disease. From Pearl Curran, a housewife living in St Louis, Missouri, who soared to fame in the second decade of the 20th century as the amanuensis of 'Patience Worth', a writer who had died in the 17th century, to victims of Dissociative Personality Disorder (thought to have inspired Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), this book examines demonic possession from every angle.

Possession

By Erin Thompson
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300221002
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases—are as mesmerizing as they are revealing.

The Grammar of Possession

By Maura Velázquez-Castillo
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 902728198X
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 664
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The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the forms under study. The book provides a complete picture of inalienability as a coherent integrated system of grammatical and semantic oppositions in a language that has received little attention in the theoretical linguistic literature. The analysis moves from general principles to specific details of the language while applying principles of Cognitive Grammar and Functional Linguistics. There is an explicit aim to uncover the particularities of form-meaning connections, as well as the communicative and discourse functions of the structures examined. Other approaches are also considered when appropriate, resulting in a theoretically informed study that contains a rich variety of considerations.

Possession

By Kat Richardson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101614064
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: possession.pdf

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Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases. When a comatose woman suddenly wakes up and starts painting scenes she’s never witnessed, with a skill she’s never had, medical science has no explanation. As more bizarre phenomena manifest, including strange voices coming from her mouth, even her doctors wonder whether the woman may be possessed. Frustrated and frightened, the patient’s sister turns to Harper to discover who—or what—is occupying her sister’s body. As Harper digs into the case, she discovers other patients struck with the same mystifying afflictions and a disturbing connection to one of the most gruesome episodes in Washington’s history....

A.S. Byatt's Possession

By Catherine Burgass
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441168990
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from 'The Remains of the Day' to 'White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

Possession, Power and the New Age

By Matthew Wood
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131707758X
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: possession-power-and-the-new-age.pdf

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This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in America and Europe, Matthew Wood criticises the view that such phenomena represent spirituality in which self-authority is paramount. Instead, he emphasises the role of social authority and the centrality of spirit possession, linking these to participants' class positions and experiences of secularisation. Informed by sociological and anthropological approaches to social power and practice, especially the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault, Wood's study explores what he calls the nonformative regions of the religious field, and charts similarities and differences with pagan, spiritualist and Theosophical traditions.

Bodies, Boundaries and Spirit Possession

By Margaret Rausch
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839400465
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Social Science
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The social structures of Moroccan society have been changing in accordance with western models at an ever-growing rate. The role of Islam in sharing the burden of these changes and in narrowing the ever-expanding gap between modernity and tradition is exemplified by the folk-Islamic spirit possession practices presented in this study. By adjusting their vocation to ongoing processes of commercialization and professionalization and to the changing needs and expectations of their female clientele, traditional women seers have increasingly taken on the therapeutic task of helping women to resolve the growing number of inner and interpersonal conflicts in their daily lives.

Possession and Persuasion

By Robert Hach
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462812546
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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Possession and Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Christian Faith is a rhetorical analysis of Christian history and theology initially prompted by my experience in a fundamentalist Christian sect. The story of this experience is briefly told in the prologue, "The Rhetoric of Surrender," which describes the "surrender" of my life to God through a commitment to an authoritarian Christian sect in Gainesville, Florida, in 1972, when I was a freshman at the University of Florida. I spent the following fifteen years, first, as a student recruit, trainee, and then leader in the founding church in Gainesville, and then, as a recruiter and trainer in other parts of the U.S. until I finally left the movement (now called the International Churches of Christ) in 1987. I subsequently combined graduate study in rhetoric with a continuing interest in biblical and historical scholarship in an effort to understand how my religious experience fit into the broader context of Christian history and theology. I concluded that the New Testament language of faith, originally formulated to persuade hearers of the Christian message by means of understanding, had been radically redefined and its effects rhetorically reengineered by the ecclesiastical Christianity which had gradually emerged after the first century; this process of rhetorical reinvention produced a language of faith that possessed its hearers by means of a mystical form of indoctrination, in the interest of building a religious empire. The degree to which ecclesiastical Christianity, throughout its history, has taken its faith-language seriously--my experience having been produced by a movement that took this language to its logical conclusion --is the degree to which its adherents experience a religious bondage that amounts to the antithesis of the spiritual freedom and social equality of the original experience of Christian faith. Part I, "Faith as Possession," addresses critical changes made by post-apostolic theologians in the apostolic discourse of the New Testament about the message of Jesus, specifically with reference to the rhetorics of "authority" (Chapter One), "knowledge" (Chapter Two), and "justice" (Chapter Three). This rhetorical reengineering of apostolic language facilitated the rise of the institutional Church, which rapidly replaced the apostolic message as the authorized mediator between God and humanity in general and between God and the community of faith in particular. That is, the dynamic of persuasion by an eschatological message was rapidly replaced by the dynamic of possession by an ecclesiastical system. The redefinition and reconceptualization of these apostolic terms amounted to the rhetorical invention of Christianity, a form of Greco-Roman mythology which has little in common with the faith of Jesus as it is revealed in the New Testament. The faith of Christianity became, and continues to be to varying degrees, a form of possession insofar as it consists of, in both a mystical and an institutional sense, belonging to "the Church," which relieves its members of their responsibility for their own identity and destiny. Part II, "Faith as Persuasion," explores the rhetoric of three apostolic ideals, which have generally received little more than lip service by post-apostolic Christianity: "understanding" (Chapter Four), "anticipation" (Chapter Five), and "freedom" (Chapter Six). These concepts are integral to persuasion as the modus operandi of the apostolic Christian faith. Understanding is a prerequisite to authentic persuasion in that persuasion, or belief, without understanding is the essence of possession. In that the meaning and power of the Christian message are a matter of the hope of resurrection to life in the coming kingdom of God, anticipation is the logical response to being understandingly persuaded of the truth of the message. And insofar as internal bondage characterizes life without hope

Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

By Andrew Alter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351946390
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: dancing-with-devtas.pdf

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In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums. In other contexts, such as dramatic theatrical renditions of stories of specific deities, actors 'dance' the role of their character having become possessed by the spirit of their character. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Andrew Alter examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. He provides insight into performance practice, vocal techniques, notions of repertoire classification, instruments, ensembles, performance venues, and dance practice. However, music is not viewed simply as a system of organized sounds such as drum strokes, pitch iterations or repertoire items. Rather, in Garhwal, the music is viewed as a system of knowledge and as a system of beliefs in which meaning and spirituality become articulated through potent sound iterations. Alter makes a significant contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology through a detailed documentation of musical practice in the context of ritual events. The book offers a traditionally thorough historical-ethnographic study of a region with the aim of integrating the local field-based case studies of musical practices within the broader Garhwali context. The work contains invaluable oral data, which has been carefully transliterated as well as translated. Alter blends a carefully detailed analysis of drumming in conjunction with the complex ritual and social contexts of this sophisticated and semantically rich musical practice.

The Dark Possession

By Diya Kaushik
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  • Publisher : Verses Kindler Publication
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-dark-possession.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Corruption is the culprit of the misery of citizens. The book comprises of critique and opinions on corruption that has been prevailing in the nation. A collection of poems, short stories, and articles by the best writers is the speciality of the book.

The Essential Guide to Possession, Depossession, and Divine Relationships

By Diana L. Paxson
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  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1609259211
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 378
  • Pdf File: the-essential-guide-to-possession-depossession-and-divine-relationships.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bestselling author of several fantasy novels, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Possession. Specifically, how to safely and effectively enter and to exit possessory trance. In possessory trance, one voluntarily offers one’s body as a vehicle for spirit work. This differs from other forms of trance in that one’s “normal” personality is replaced by a personality that is identified by oneself and one’s community as a spirit or a god. Here Paxson explores all aspects of trance possession, including: how to prepare for possessory trance how to enter and exit trance possession safely—and what to do if things get too heavy connecting with Saints and Spirits, including those found in Afro-Diasporic religions A practical book of particular interest to witches and pagans, each chapter includes two to five exercises that will assist you in your personal experiences with possession.

Soccer iQ Presents Possession

By Dan Blank
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  • Publisher : SoccerPoet LLC
  • Book Code : 098969772X
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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: soccer-iq-presents-possession.pdf

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POSSESSION is a book for coaches of all levels who want their teams to pass the ball and pass it well. It combines a thorough explanation of possession concepts with 30 practical possession exercises to help your team develop its ability to keep the ball. Easy-to-understand diagrams help you understand the layout and design of these exercises. More importantly, the exercises include explanations about the critical coaching points AND the most common mistakes the players will make when playing these exercises. These insightful tips give coaches a head start by showing you what to expect once an exercise begins, the mistakes to look for and the proper corrections to make.

Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

By Anna French
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317167767
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : History
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: children-of-wrath.pdf

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The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of demonic possession and godly prophecy. Dr French argues that despite the fact that these occurrences were not typical childhood experiences, they provide us with a window through which to glimpse the world of early modern children. The work introduces its readers to the dualistic nature of early modern perceptions of their young - they were seen to be both close to devilish temptations and to God’s divine finger, as illustrated by published accounts of possession and prophecy. These cases reveal to us moments in which children could be granted authority or in which writers and publishers framed children in positions of spiritual agency. This can tell us much about how early modern society perceived, imagined and depicted their young, and helps us to revise the notion that early modern children’s lives, which were often fleeting, may have gone unregarded. Both contributing to, and informed by, some of the most recent historiographical directions taken by early modern history, this book engages with three key areas: the history of extreme spiritual experience such as demonic possession, the ’lived experience’ of early modern religion and the history of childhood. In this way, it offers the first scholarly exploration of the dialogue between these three areas of current and widespread historical interest which have, perhaps surprisingly, not yet been considered together.

Illegal Possession

By Kay Hooper
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553905007
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: illegal-possession.pdf

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From New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper comes a novel of suspense, mystery, and seduction that begins at the scene of a crime—and brings a man and woman together in a dangerous partnership that could cost them everything. … What she was doing was immoral, illegal, and could easily get her killed—but Troy Bennett wasn’t apologizing to anyone. She’d been caught red-handed in the middle of a felony and she couldn’t have picked a more dangerous man to be holding her fate in his hands. Not that straitlaced businessman Dallas Cameron intended to turn her over to the law. He had far more devious intentions for the sexy cat burglar. He planned to uncover the secrets of this complex and mysterious woman who broke into homes and yet had connections with Interpol, who rejected his interest but seduced him at every turn. Thief, security expert, art aficionado, Washington, D.C., hostess to the rich, famous, and immensely powerful—who was Troy Bennett? Would answering that question take Dallas over the line he always drew between good and evil and plunge both of them into the darker side of desire?

Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures

By Joseph P. Laycock
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610695909
  • Total of Pages : 414
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: spirit-possession-around-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East to the Americas. • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of spirit possession, reflecting the work of scholars and experts from many fields • Covers a wide range of cultures, traditions, and phenomena with up-to-date, little-known information that is difficult to find through independent research • Includes primary documents that give students accounts of exorcism and spiritual possession and serve to foster critical thinking skills and media literacy • Features sidebars that illuminate key points and present related information, with special attention paid to exorcism and spirit possession in popular culture

The Law of Possession

By William S. Sax,Helene Basu
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190493658
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
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Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. For example, a person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, and in order to be healed he performs a ritual involving prosecution and defense, a judge and witnesses. Divine beings give evidence through human oracles, spirits possess their human victims and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice. Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. Why are such rituals largely absent from modern societies, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, The Law of Possession represents the first attempt to compare and analyze them systematically. The volume brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, despite consistent attempts by states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, such rituals persist and even thrive because they meet widespread human needs.

How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight

By Chris Dolley
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  • Publisher : Book View Cafe
  • Book Code : 161138253X
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Humor
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"I lost so much weight I could float above my bed!" - Lida Blair The hilarious new spoof diet book from New York Times bestselling author, Chris Dolley. It's a fun, quick read (about an hour) covering everything from 'the science of possession' to 'Crapper Clinic's Demon Dating Service' that ensures clients are possessed by the demon most compatible with their slimming needs. This is the diet book that everyone is talking about. Some of you may have read about the clinical trials undertaken by Stepford University - one of the leading universities on the PLANET with more likes on Facebook than Harvard and SIX times that of Stanford! Or maybe you watched Chelsee Chambers test the diet on Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss. Or caught the Projectile Vomiting video on YouTube... The Possession Diet is the ONLY diet guaranteed 110% effective by the FDA (Federal Demon Association) ... and it's ALMOST NEVER FATAL! Read the testimonials. Read about Astral Exercising and Head Spinning. Try the recipes... If you want to know how to lose OVER THIRTY POUNDS in ONE day (without using a chainsaw) this is the book for you! REVIEWS: "How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight is perfect if you're looking for a fun, quick read. A hilarious satire of the dieting industry, the scary thing is that it could almost be advertising for a real diet plan ... If you're looking for a funny, fast read, this book will keep you laughing." - LibraryThing "This was hilarious! Think about one of those late-night television commercials and then make it a book, and that's sort of the idea behind this. I laughed like crazy through the whole thing." - Katy S

Blood Ties Book Two: Possession

By Jennifer Armintrout
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 146030490X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: blood-ties-book-two.pdf

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My father always said fear was a weakness. Well, that's easy to say when you don't have to worry about vampire slayers or holy water. I hate fear, but undead life goes on. In the two months since I was attacked in the hospital morgue and turned into a vampire, I've killed my evil sire, Cyrus, fallen in love with my new sire, Nathan, and have even gotten used to drinking blood. Just when things are finally returning to normal—as normal as they can be when sunlight can kill you—Nathan becomes possessed. And then he slaughters an innocent human. Now it's my job to find Nathan before the Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement does, because they're just waiting for an excuse to terminate him—and anyone foolish enough to help him. But it gets worse. It turns out that Nathan's been possessed by one of the most powerful and wicked vampires alive—the Soul Eater. And who knows what vile plan he's concocted? With the Soul Eater and my possessed sire on the loose, I have a lot to fear. Including being killed. Again.

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession

By Marcia A. Morris
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739188615
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf File: russian-tales-of-demonic-possession.pdf

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Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac Solomonia as well as of Aleksey Remizov’s modernist re-workings of the two tales, The Demoniacs. These works provide insight into Russian culture in the seventeenth century and how beliefs changed over time.

Possession

By Jessica Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Jessica Hawkins
  • Book Code : 0990872807
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: possession.pdf

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“Pretty Woman meets Indecent Proposal. A seductive series that’ll leave your heart racing.”—Louise Bay, USA Today Bestselling Author Lola Winters doesn’t think she can escape her life as a waitress—until she receives a shocking proposition from a sexy stranger. Wealthy businessman Beau Olivier wants Lola for a night, and in order to get her, he’s willing to make her dreams come true. But Beau’s conditions are explicit. From sunset to sunrise, Lola must submit all of herself to him—body, mind, and soul. Because nothing is more important to Beau than maintaining control...especially over his possessions. Sometimes, though, things don’t go according to plan. What if one night isn't enough? What if come sunrise, Beau isn’t ready to say goodbye?

Possession

By Helen Hardt
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  • Publisher : Waterhouse Press
  • Book Code : 1943893683
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 433
  • Pdf File: possession.pdf

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Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance. Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history. Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love. The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…

Possession

By Guy Deloeuvre
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  • Publisher : Laurent Poret
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 47
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: possession.pdf

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La possession désigne, en anthropologie, une situation au cours de laquelle une personne est considérée comme étant habitée par une ou plusieurs entités surnaturelles (divinité, esprit, ancêtre, démon, etc.). De nombreux types de possessions ont été décrits dans des sociétés diverses. Il s'agit le plus souvent d'un esprit ou d'une divinité qui choisit d'investir le corps d'un être humain lors d'une cérémonie. Le possédé adopte un comportement social différent d'ordinaire et reconnu par les dévots comme la manifestation de l'entité surnaturelle. C'est l'occasion pour celle-ci de prendre forme humaine et d'user de comportements, d'attitudes et d'expressions corporelles spécifiques (tremblements, pleurs, rires, etc.) auxquels nous attribuons le terme de transe dans le sens commun. Cependant « transe » ou d'autres expressions comme « état de conscience modifiée » ne permettent pas d'établir des catégories précises et formelles pour l'analyse comparative. Cela s'applique aussi à la possession, bien que son emploi soit utile pour désigner des phénomènes religieux distincts du chamanisme. Soulignons que les mêmes types de terminologies sont utilisées par les sociétés pratiquant la possession. Nombre d'ethnologues ont démontré l'importance de la musique, associée à la danse, pour son bon déroulement. Selon le contexte culturel ou les phases du rituel, le rôle de la musique varie mais elle va servir généralement : à identifier, invoquer ou à consulter l'entité surnaturelle. Mais la musique n'est pas son seul déclencheur. Cette possession peut être vécue négativement quand elle est à l'action d'esprits malveillants, et la musique perd de son importance, même si l'identification de l'entité extérieure reste souvent nécessaire pour l’exorciser. Les solutions à apporter sont nombreuses.

INNOCENT IN THE ITALIAN'S POSSESSION

By Janette Kenny,Mao Kirisaka
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  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Book Code : 4596688702
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: innocent-in-the-italian-s-possession.pdf

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Gemma Cardone loves working with her boss, Cesare Marinetti, so she’s distraught when Stefano takes over the family businesswhile Cesare is in the hospital. Doing the numbers, the strict Stefano finds that the same amount of money has gone missing every month, right when Gemma and Cesare leave the country. Sure that something isn’t right, Stefano demands that she pay him and the company back every cent. And if she won’t give him the money, he’ll just have to find another way to exact payment…

The Possession Of Lillie And Rose

By Adam Thomson
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  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc
  • Book Code : 1507197330
  • Total of Pages : 42
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: the-possession-of-lillie-and-rose.pdf

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The Johnsons live a perfect life. Everything they have is thanks to the money Dr. Jerrold Johnson makes at his private abortion clinic. However, everything changes when tragedy befalls the family and their sweet daughter, Rose, is possessed by a demon. Flesh, blood, desire and violence: the family experiences all of these to the extreme as they try to fight of the powerful demon that will change their lives forever. Faced with massacres, incest and suffering, a priest and a medium perform an exorcism in a desperate attempt to save Rose and her twin, Lillie, from their terrible fate. The maid’s superstition and the doctor’s cynicism and avarice allow the demon to burrow deep into the children’s conscious, forcing them to permit heinous crimes and driving them to the point of brutal murder.

Spirited Things

By Paul Christopher Johnson
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022612293X
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: spirited-things.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The word “possession” is anything but transparent, especially as it developed in the context of the African Americas. There it referred variously to spirits, material goods, and people. It served as a watershed term marking both transactions in which people were made into things—via slavery—and ritual events by which the thingification of people was revised. In Spirited Things, Paul Christopher Johnson gathers together essays by leading anthropologists in the Americas that reopen the concept of possession on these two fronts in order to examine the relationship between African religions in the Atlantic and the economies that have historically shaped—and continue to shape—the cultures that practice them. Exploring the way spirit possessions were framed both by material things—including plantations, the Catholic church, the sea, and the phonograph—as well as by the legacy of slavery, they offer a powerful new way of understanding the Atlantic world.

Possessed

By Bruce Hood
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190699922
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 541
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Book Short Summary:

You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears. There's also a reason why children in Asia are more likely to share than their western counterparts and why the poor spend more of their income on luxury goods than the rich. Or why your mother is more likely to leave her money to you than your father. What connects these things? The answer is our need for ownership. Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why this uniquely human preoccupation governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational, and destructive. What motivates us to buy more than we need? Is it innate, or cultural? How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote? And what can we do about it? Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet - and how we can stop buying into it.

Begone Satan

By Rev. Fr. Carl Vogl
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  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Book Code : 1505106885
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: begone-satan.pdf

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Famous 23-day-long exorcism case of Erling, Iowa. Incredible and frightening. We have received several letters from Iowa verifying that this exorcism really occurred. Probably the most famous exorcism ever performed in the U.S.A.