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Filled with an insider's never-before-told stories of revolutionary music and wild antics, this memoir chronicles the Grateful Dead's seminal years from 1965-1985. 31 photos.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Rock Scully
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 1996
File: 381 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780815411635

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As a spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner wrote many beautifully formed and inspired verses. Often they were given in relation to specific situations or in response to individual requests; sometimes they were created for general use in assisting the process of meditation. Regardless of their origins, they are uniformly powerful in their ability to connect the meditant with spiritual archetypes and realities, and are valuable tools for developing experience and knowledge of other dimensions. Matthew Barton has delicately translated these meditations into English, many for the first time, and arranged them thematically in this outstanding new series. In this collection of meditations for maintaining a connection to those who have died, Rudolf Steiner offers hope and consolation to the bereaved. He offers words of wisdom on death and its deeper, spiritual meaning, and then provides verses that stress the continued links between the living and the dead. He shows how our thoughts can help those who have departed earthly life. Finally, he includes poems that express something of what those who have died experience in their new existence.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Release: 2002
File: 62 Pages
ISBN-13: 1855841274

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Whereas modern societies tend to banish the dead from the world of the living, medieval men and women accorded them a vital role in the community. The saints counted most prominently as potential intercessors before God, but the ordinary dead as well were called upon to aid the living, and even to participate in the negotiation of political disputes. In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe. Geary has brought together for this volume twelve of his most influential essays. They address such topics as the development of saints' cults and of the concept of sacred space; the integration of saints' cults into the lives of ordinary people; patterns of relic circulation; and the role of the dead in negotiating the claims and counterclaims of various interest groups. Also included are two case studies of communities that enlisted new patron saints to solve their problems. Throughout, Geary demonstrates that, by reading actions, artifacts, and rituals on an equal footing with texts, we can better grasp the otherness of past societies.

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Genre: History
Author: Patrick J. Geary
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 2018-07-05
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501721632

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Scholars have recently achieved new insights into the many ways in which the dead and the living interacted from the Late Preclassic to the Conquest in Mesoamerica. The eight essays in this useful volume were written by well-known scholars who offer cross-disciplinary and synergistic insights into the varied articulations between the dead and those who survived them. From physically opening the tomb of their ancestors and carrying out ancestral heirlooms to periodic feasts, sacrifices, and other lavish ceremonies, heirs revisited death on a regular basis. The activities attributable to the dead, moreover, range from passively defining territorial boundaries to more active exploits, such as ÒdancingÓ at weddings and ÒwitnessingÓ royal accessions. The dead wereÑand continued to beÑa vital part of everyday life in Mesoamerican cultures. This book results from a symposium organized by the editors for an annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The contributors employ historical sources, comparative art history, anthropology, and sociology, as well as archaeology and anthropology, to uncover surprising commonalities across cultures, including the manner in which the dead were politicized, the perceptions of reciprocity between the dead and the living, and the ways that the dead were used by the living to create, define, and renew social as well as family ties. In exploring larger issues of a Ògood deathÓ and the transition from death to ancestry, the contributors demonstrate that across Mesoamerica death was almost never accompanied by the extinction of a persona; it was more often the beginning of a social process than a conclusion.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: James L. Fitzsimmons
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Release: 2011-05-15
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 0816529760

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The men and women of the Otherworld – witches, werewolves, demons, vampires – live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural crossfire. Robyn moved to LA after her husband died to try to put some distance between herself and the life they had together. And the challenges of her job as the PR consultant to a Paris Hilton wannabe are pretty distracting. But then her celebutante is gunned down in a night club, and Robyn is suddenly the prime suspect. The two people most determined to clear her are her old friend, the half-demon tabloid reporter Hope Adams, and a homicide detective with an uncanny affinity for the dead. Soon Robyn finds herself in the heart of a world she never even knew existed – and which she was safer knowing nothing about . . . From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release: 2009-08-25
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307358790

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When humankind faces what it perceives as a threat to its very existence, a macabre thing happens in art, literature, and culture: corpses begin to stand up and walk around. The dead walked in the fourteenth century, when the Black Death and other catastrophes roiled Europe. They walked in images from World War I, when a generation died horribly in the trenches. They walked in art inspired by the Holocaust and by the atomic attacks on Japan. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the dead walk in stories of the zombie apocalypse, some of the most ubiquitous narratives of post-9/11 Western culture. Zombies appear in popular movies and television shows, comics and graphic novels, fiction, games, art, and in material culture including pinball machines, zombie runs, and lottery tickets. The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2017-05-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190260477

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The Andean idea of death differs markedly from the Western view. In the Central Andes, particularly the highlands, death is not conceptually separated from life, nor is it viewed as a permanent state. People, animals, and plants simply transition from a soft, juicy, dynamic life to drier, more lasting states, like dry corn husks or mummified ancestors. Death is seen as an extension of vitality. Living with the Dead in the Andes considers recent research by archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, ethnographers, and ethnohistorians whose work reveals the diversity and complexity of the dead-living interaction. The book’s contributors reap the salient results of this new research to illuminate various conceptions and treatments of the dead: “bad” and “good” dead, mummified and preserved, the body represented by art or effigies, and personhood in material and symbolic terms. Death does not end or erase the emotional bonds established in life, and a comprehensive understanding of death requires consideration of the corpse, the soul, and the mourners. Lingering sentiment and memory of the departed seems as universal as death itself, yet often it is economic, social, and political agendas that influence the interactions between the dead and the living. Nine chapters written by scholars from diverse countries and fields offer data-rich case studies and innovative methodologies and approaches. Chapters include discussions on the archaeology of memory, archaeothanatology (analysis of the transformation of the entire corpse and associated remains), a historical analysis of postmortem ritual activities, and ethnosemantic-iconographic analysis of the living-dead relationship. This insightful book focuses on the broader concerns of life and death.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Izumi Shimada
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Release: 2015-05-14
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780816531745

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On an archaeological dig in 1930s India, Rebecca pursues love but violence and a lone man on the mountain disrupt her plans. The excavations reveal dramatic finds but there is more danger present than Rebecca and the team realise. She must fight her way up the wild Indian coast to discover the truth. Almost eighty years later, Magsie also struggles north on her own journey – to Scotland. Driven onward by a story of shattered lives from her youth, she must save her grand-daughter from the prejudices of the 21st century.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Philip G Reed
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Release: 2020-02-26
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781913208943

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Henry loved his family so much he just couldn't bear to put them in the cold ground when they died knowing that would be the last time he would ever get to see and feel their warm embrace. Henry never told his wife Jane his true feelings about if her or their kids passed on what would happen to them, so he kept his secret bottled up inside. Years passed and one by one Henry's three children and wife died under mysterious circumstances. Being that it was so long ago there was no such thing as DNA testing or great medical advances that would put Henry under suspicion. The period I'm talking about is the 15th century. Henry and his family lived in a Castle with over a thousand acres. If any tragedy were to happen at Henry's Castle it would take at least a week before a practicing physician could arrive by way of horse and carriage. It was evident that Henry was getting sicker and sicker as the days wore on, and he had no intentions of being the first to go and not see his dream come true. So, Henry decided he better act fast. Henry felt since his body was telling him he may not be around much longer he would prepare a meal and put arsenic in his family’s food then he would be able to fulfill his sick fantasy.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
Release: 2013-03-24
File: 3 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781301708871

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A global virus has turned the seven billion inhabitants of Earth into mindless brain-and-flesh-hungry zombies. Best friends Straw and Whip have been able to survive in this savage land by disguising themselves as zombies. Now their new friend, Betty, is posed to be their Yoko Ono. In the final act, Straw narrowly escapes a zombie attack to find Whip making his famous _boeuf bourguignon_ for Betty. But when zombies break into their home, will their disguises hold, or will one of these hard rockers fall victim to the flesh-hungry masses? **Two boys, a girl, and seven billion living dead.**

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Mike Richardson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Release: 2011-04-26
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: PKEY:18639

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