Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld by C. Fred Blake

By C. Fred Blake

For 1000 years around the size and breadth of China and past, humans have burned paper replicas of important things-most frequently money-for the spirits of deceased kin, ancestors, and myriads of demons and divinities. even though often denigrated as wasteful and vulgar and every now and then prohibited by way of governing elites, at the present time this venerable customized is as well known as ever. Burning funds explores the cultural good judgment of this universal perform whereas addressing greater anthropological questions about the nature of worth. the center of the paintings integrates chinese language and Western notion and analytics to advance a theoretical framework that the writer calls a materialist aesthetics. This contains attention of ways the burning of paper cash meshes with different customs in China and worldwide.

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Sacred Suicide (Ashgate New Religions)

The label 'Suicide Cults' has been utilized to a wide selection of alternative replacement religions, from Jonestown to the sunlight Temple to Heaven's Gate. also, observers have requested if such workforce suicides are by any means akin to Islamist suicide terrorism, or to old incidents of mass suicide, akin to the mass suicide of the traditional group of Masada. Organizationally and ideologically diversified, it seems that the first shared trait of those a number of teams is a standard stereotype of faith as an irrational strength that pushes lovers to adopt acts of suicidal violence.

Offering a beneficial point of view on New spiritual routine and on faith and violence, Sacred Suicide brings jointly contributions from a various diversity of foreign students of sociology, non secular reviews and criminology.

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The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse by Marilyn Johnson

By Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson was once enthralled by way of the outstanding lives that have been marching out of this world—so she sought out the simplest obits within the English language and the folk who spent their lives writing concerning the lifeless. She surveyed the darkest corners of web chat rooms, and made a pilgrimage to London to enjoy the main caustic and literate obits of all. Now she leads us on a compelling trip into the cult and tradition in the back of the obituary web page and the weird lives we do not rather get pleasure from until eventually they are long past.

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The Dreamer's Book of the Dead by Robert Moss

By Robert Moss

The Dreamer's e-book of the useless:
A Soul Traveler's consultant to demise, demise, and the opposite Side

A guidebook for speaking with the departed and gaining first-hand wisdom of existence past death

• unearths that the best way to speak with the departed is thru dreams

• bargains equipment for worthwhile and well timed verbal exchange with deceased enjoyed ones

• presents strong lively Dreaming practices from historical and indigenous cultures for traveling past the gates of dying for knowledge and healing

We yearn for touch with departed household. We leave out them, soreness for forgiveness or closure, and lengthy for affirmation that there's existence past actual demise. within the Dreamer’s ebook of the lifeless, Robert Moss explains that we have got completely normal touch with the departed in our goals, once they come traveling and we might shuttle into their geographical regions. As we develop into energetic dreamers, we will be able to heal our courting with the departed and movement past the phobia of demise. We can even advance the talents to operate as soul publications for others, aiding the death to technique the final degree of existence with braveness and charm, commencing gates for his or her trips past demise, or even escorting them to the opposite Side.

Drawing on a wealth of non-public event in addition to many old and indigenous traditions, Moss bargains tales to encourage us and advisor us. He stocks his remarkable visionary dating with the poet W. B. Yeats, whose maximum ambition used to be to create a Western ebook of the lifeless, to feed the soul starvation of our instances. Moss teaches us the reality of leader Seattle’s assertion that "there isn't any demise; we simply switch worlds."

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Aprender de la pérdida. Una guía para afrontar el duelo by Robert A. Neimeyer

By Robert A. Neimeyer

Los angeles muerte de un ser querido, en specific cuando es traumatica, supone un desafio de gran envergadura que puede invadir a los afectados incluso despues de que el impacto emocional de los angeles perdida se haya desvanecido. Aprender de l. a. perdida ofrece una nueva perspectiva sobre el duelo a las personas que han sufrido alguna perdida y a los profesionales que deben y pueden ayudarlas. Se trata de un texto tan apasionante en su aspecto emocional como en el teorico. Incluye una lista de recursos como libros, organizaciones y sitios en net que permitiran al lector profundizar en cada uno de los temas que trata. Los aspectos en los que incide Neimeyer son: -Hay una excesiva superficialidad y simplicidad de las teorias tradicionales sobre el duelo. -Neimeyer desarrolla una nueva teoria sobre el duelo como proceso de reconstruccion de significado y considerandolo un proceso activo de transformacion. -Ayuda al lector a movilizar los recursos personales para lograr su curacion. Sugiere l. a. ritualizacion para conservar el recuerdo.

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Death and Memory in Early Medieval Britain by Howard Williams

By Howard Williams

How have been the lifeless remembered in early medieval Britain? initially released in 2006, this leading edge research demonstrates how perceptions of the prior and the lifeless, and therefore social identities, have been built via mortuary practices and commemoration among c. 400-1100 advert. Drawing on archaeological facts from throughout Britain, together with archaeological discoveries, Howard Williams offers a clean interpretation of the importance of transportable artefacts, the physique, buildings, monuments and landscapes in early medieval mortuary practices. He argues that fabrics and areas have been utilized in ritual performances that served as 'technologies of remembrance', practices that created shared 'social' stories meant to hyperlink previous, current and destiny. during the deployment of fabric tradition, early medieval societies have been as a result selectively remembering and forgetting their ancestors and their background. Throwing mild on an incredible point of medieval society, this publication is key studying for archaeologists and historians with an curiosity within the early medieval interval.

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