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Buddhists around the world celebrate the benefits of worshipping Kannon (Avalokiteśvara), a compassionate savior who is one of the most beloved in the Buddhist pantheon. When Kannon appears in multiple manifestations, the deity’s powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This concept generated several cults throughout history: among the most significant is the cult of the Six Kannon, which began in Japan in the tenth century and remained prominent through the sixteenth century. In this ambitious work, Sherry Fowler examines the development of the Japanese Six Kannon cult, its sculptures and paintings, and its transition to the Thirty-three Kannon cult, which remains active to this day. An exemplar of Six Kannon imagery is the complete set of life-size wooden sculptures made in 1224 and housed at the Kyoto temple Daihōonji. This set, along with others, is analyzed to demonstrate how Six Kannon worship impacted Buddhist practice. Employing a diachronic approach, Fowler presents case studies beginning in the eleventh century to reinstate a context for sets of Six Kannon, the majority of which have been lost or scattered, and thus illuminates the vibrancy, magnitude, and distribution of the cult and enhances our knowledge of religious image-making in Japan. Kannon’s role in assisting beings trapped in the six paths of transmigration is a well-documented catalyst for the selection of the number six, but there are other significant themes at work. Six Kannon worship includes significant foci on worldly concerns such as childbirth and animal husbandry, ties between text and image, and numerous correlations with Shinto kami groups of six. While making groups of Kannon visible, Fowler explores the fluidity of numerical deity categorizations and the attempts to quantify the invisible. Moreover, her investigation reveals Kyushu as an especially active site in the history of the Six Kannon cult. Much as Kannon images once functioned to attract worshippers, their presentation in this book will entice contemporary readers to revisit their assumptions about East Asia’s most popular Buddhist deity.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Sherry D. Fowler
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2016-11-30
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780824856229

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A concerned sister... Chloe Madison would do anything to find her missing brother. When she stumbles upon some information that leads her to a nearby military science facility, she doesn't hesitate to sneak under the barbed wire fence and steal some files. Everything seems to be going to plan. That is, until a handsome soldier finds her with her hands in his filing cabinet. Instead of reporting her, he lets her go. She hurries home, his golden eyes all she can think of. A broken soldier... Captain Jackson Wolfe just returned from a hellish tour of duty in Afghanistan. Scarred and hiding terrible secrets, he is sent to a desk job. He just recently found out the hard way that he was a werewolf. Not only that, as far as he knows, he's the only one of his kind. He knows he shouldn't be around people and keeps to himself until he sees Chloe stealing files. He knows he should stop her, but her scent and something in her eyes stops him. A coverup worth killing for... When Wolfe follows Chloe to the library, he discovers that he's not the only one of his kind. Someone doesn't like that Chloe has been digging around, threatening to expose the secrets of her brother and the wolf shifters. In fact, they're willing to kill to stop her. Wolfe knows that he must protect Chloe. After all, she may be the only thing that can save him from himself. A scent hung in the air that made something primal in the pit of his stomach tighten and ache with joy. The hair on the base of his skull tingled and his eyes lit up with a golden fire. He could barely detect it, even with his enhanced senses, but what he could smell was something that sent shivers of pleasure down his spine. He gave a smooth about-face, sucking air into his nose to try and fill himself with the scent. It was flowers and sunshine with just a touch of something that made him start to ache with want. His feet carried him forward, his nose pulling in the scent like a rope as he worked down the hallway toward the Records Room. The door to the room was ajar, letting out a thin sliver of yellow light onto the dark hallway floor. He whined softly with anticipation as the scent grew stronger the closer he came to the golden light. Moving softly, he crept up to the door, peeking through the thin slit to peer inside. A girl in mint green scrubs and a blue winter jacket sat kneeling on the floor. Her light brown hair was pulled back into a ponytail that trailed down her back in soft tendrils. It took all his willpower not to reach out and touch it to feel its silky softness and bury his face in her scent...

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Krista Lakes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2014-01-12
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 1494761610

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Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence - Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the deserts and oases of the north. He then examines the major themes of *the economy *society *religion *art, architecture and artefacts *language and literature *Arabhood and Arabisation The volume is illustrated with more than 50 photographs, drawings and maps.

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Genre: History
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2002-09-11
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134646340

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Genre: Great Britain
Author:
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Release: 1708
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OSU:32435073202665

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As the divine economy is the salvation of the whole world through the Gospel, which has but one definition in all the Bible: (Rom. 1: 16), "The dynamite of God unto salvation unto every one that believes it." Dynamite is the greatest mechanical powerin all the world, the only thing that can blow the devil and everything he put in us, out of us and save us from a devil's hell. Christ was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil. ( 1 John 3: 8.) While angels would be delighted to preach this Gospel, God in His infinite wisdom has committed it to the people whom it has already saved, as none others are competent to preach it. To preach means to proclaim. When it is simply a verbal statement, anyone who has the physical and vocal ability, canserve. as the King's herald; go out and proclaim His message to His subjects.

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Genre: Religion
Author: William B. Godbey
Publisher:
Release: 2019-05-31
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 1621719553

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The Clan Chisholm is said to descend to have Norman origins and to have come from the borders of Scotland. However, for over six hundred years the clan has been associated with the highlands of Scotland, particularly Inverness, Sutherland, Ross and Caithness.

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Genre: Chisholm Clan
Author: Alexander Mackenzie
Publisher:
Release: 1891
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044021244314

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What began with a basic curiosity of an adoptee about his biological origins, became a genetic exploration into history when he discovered two of his identifying y-chromosome markers created a rare, but traceable, combination which appeared in supporting data of multiple research papers. This book explores both his documented ancestry and that revealed by his y-DNA. Along the way, everything in his personal history seems to contribute in some way to the results of his research. The most significant element of that personal history is probably his learned inability to allow himself to be defeated by transient intellectual problems, or perceived handicap. In the process of joining him as he searches for his past, you will be exposed to techniques that can assist you in discovering aspect of your own genealogy which you may never have considered. You will also, as he states in the book, be introduced to “secret knowledge” contained in the Book of Genesis. As part of that knowledge, you will learn why the patriarchs were given lifespans ranging from several hundred to nearly a thousand years. You will learn of a connection between Stonehenge, Britain’s earthwork hedges, and the Great Pyramids – one that does not involve, or invoke, alien astronauts. Many books have garnered the labeled “Groundbreaking”, but seldom has there been one that is so current as to render the use of any conventional bibliography superfluous. Almost weekly there are new findings in the fields of DNA ancestry, archaeology and the relatively new field of astro-archaeology. Amazingly, they all seem to reinforce the connections and associations revealed here. But you might also discover things about the factual underpinnings of religion which you might not wish to know, or think about. Not the least of which is why there was time when the wisest people believed their ‘Grandpa was a Deity’.

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Genre: History
Author: William Lawrence Lipton
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2011-09-16
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462053056

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Born on December 3rd? You're an ambitious, hardworking "idea person" and a dynamic leader. Born on December 14th? You're the "traveling salesperson" of the zodiac and a gifted marketer. All Sagittarians are charming, intelligent, and adventure-seeking, but which day of the month you're born on can determine the way in which you use those traits to your best advantage. In this exciting new book, master astrologer Phyllis Vega gives a detailed analysis for each birthday in the year, combining astrology and numerology to paint a true picture of the characteristics, desires, and destinies of people born on that day. If you were born October 5th, you're a skilled negotiator with a gift for making money. But if you were born just four days later, you're a compassionate dreamer with spiritual inclinations. Aries is the sign of the determined ram, but if you were born on April 7th, you are idealistic and inspiring.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Phyllis Vega
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Release: 2005-10-01
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616734091

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What is it about the TV show Stargate SG-1 that makes it so popular - so different from comparable series? A comprehensive introduction for new fans and a multi-season storyline and character development reference for longterm fans. Interesting facts and sidebars for each episode uncover not only the myths and science behind the stories but the writing, directing and special effects used to tell them. With exclusive interviews with cast members, writers, directors and special effects supervisors, this is THE story of the CGI wunderkind that is SG-1.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jo Storm
Publisher: ECW Press
Release: 2005
File: 523 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781550227055

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This is a new release of the original 1955 edition.

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Author: Howard A. Munson
Publisher:
Release: 2013-10
File: 68 Pages
ISBN-13: 1258994097

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