The Talon Of Horus

The Talon of Horus PDF
Author: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Publisher: Games Workshop
ISBN: 9781849705899
Size: 48.39 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The rise of Abaddon, successor to Horus and Warmaster of the Black Legion. When Horus fell, his Sons fell with him. A broken Legion, beset by rivalries and hunted by their erstwhile allies, the former Luna Wolves have scattered across the tortured realm of the Eye of Terror. And of Abaddon, greatest of the Warmaster’s followers, nothing has been heard for many years. But when Horus’s body is taken from its resting place, a confederation of legionaries seek out the former First Captain, to convince him to embrace his destiny and continue what Horus began.

Religion Ritual And Ritualistic Objects

Religion  Ritual and Ritualistic Objects PDF
Author: Albertina (Tineke) Nugteren
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038977527
Size: 34.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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This is a volume about the life and power of ritual objects in their religious ritual settings. In this Special Issue, we see a wide range of contributions on material culture and ritual practices across religions. By focusing on the dynamic interrelations between objects, ritual, and belief, it explores how religion happens through symbolic materiality. The ritual objects presented in this volume include: masks worn in the Dogon dance; antique ecclesiastical silver objects carried around in festive processions and shown in shrines in the southern Andes; funerary photographs and films functioning as mnemonic objects for grieving children; a dented rock surface perceived to be the god’s footprint in the archaic place of pilgrimage, Gaya (India); a recovered manual of rituals (from Xiapu county) for Mani, the founder of Manichaeism, juxtaposed to a Manichaean painting from southern China; sacred stories and related sacred stones in the Alor–Pantar archipelago, Indonesia; lotus symbolism, indicating immortalizing plants in the mythic traditions of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia; lavishly illustrated variations of portrayals of Ravana, a Sinhalese god-king-demon; figurines made of cow dung sculptured by rural women in Rajasthan (India); and mythical artifacts called ‘Apples of Eden’ in a well-known interactive game series.

In The Second Degree

In the Second Degree PDF
Author: Philip Alexander
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004194193
Size: 27.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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To better understand the phenomenon of Literature in the Second Degree – in Jewish and Biblical studies often characterized as parabiblical or Rewritten Bible – the current volume applies the theories of Gerard Genette to ancient and medieval literature from various cultures. Literature in the Second Degree realigns earlier (authoritative) texts to the dynamics of developing cultures and their changing cultural memories. In the case of authoritative base texts, Literature in the Second Degree reaffirms their authority by way of interpretative actualization. In the case of non-authoritative base texts it replaces them to effect cultural forgetting. Far from being just literary forgery (pseudepigraphy), Literature in the Second Degree has an important function in the development of the ancient and medieval cultures.

Shamanic Mysteries Of Egypt

Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt PDF
Author: Nicki Scully
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439361
Size: 26.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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A book of wisdom teachings and rituals that invoke ancient Egyptian deities to awaken human consciousness • Provides guided shamanic visualizations to invoke 26 of the most significant gods • Takes the reader through shamanic portals of death, rebirth, and illumination • Reconciles internal conflict through a sacred marriage of heart and mind In Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf renew humanity’s connection to the ancient gods of Egypt, the neteru. Voices from these divine ancestors remind us of the healing power of the heart, and call us to bring their consciousness into the present to help us remember our true nature as divine humans with sacred purpose. The authors provide rituals, meditations, and rites of passage to help us meet our personal and planetary challenges with grace, wisdom, and love. The shamanic initiations provided are invoked, directly experienced, and transformed into embodied wisdom that awakens consciousness and illumines the intelligence of the heart. Scully and Star Wolf focus their rituals on 26 of the primary divine entities that preside over the ancient mysteries whose roots are in Old Kingdom and pre-historic Egypt. This fresh interpretation of ancient mysteries unites the energies of Thoth and Anubis to guide us through the current cycle of Earth changes and to help us remember who we really are at heart. Through these passages, Anubis lives up to his ancient title as the Opener of the Way, and Thoth as the Architect of Higher Learning. Together they evoke their power to unite heart and mind in the sacred marriage that brings transformation, renewal, and the awakening of consciousness.

Black Legion

Black Legion PDF
Author: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Publisher: Games Workshop
ISBN: 9781784967536
Size: 60.27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Returning after his long self-imposed exile, Abaddon offers the disparate Chaos Space Marine warbands within the Eye of Terror a simple choice – join him or die. Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts and a rival to the dark fate that Abaddon claims as his own. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his true destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle...

Breathing Flesh

Breathing Flesh PDF
Author: Rune Nyord
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763526050
Size: 68.80 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 645
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The ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts form a corpus of ritual spells written on the inside of coffins from the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1650 BCE). Thus accompanying the deceased in a very concrete sense, the spells are part of a long Egyptian tradition of equipping the dead with ritual texts ensuring the transition from the state of a living human being to that of a deceased ancestor. The texts present a view of death as entailing threats to the function of the body, often conceptualised as bodily fragmentation or dysfunction. In the transformation of the deceased, the restoration of these bodily dysfunctions is of paramount importance, and the texts provide detailed accounts of the ritual empowerment of the body to achieve this goal. Seen from this perspective, the Coffin Texts provide a rich material for studying ancient Egyptian conceptions of the body by providing insights into the underlying structure of the body as a whole and the proper function of individual part of the body as seen by the ancient Egyptians. Drawing on a theoretical framework from cognitive linguistics and phenomenological anthropology, Breathing Flesh presents an analysis of the conceptualisation of the human body and its individual parts in the ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. From this starting point, more overarching concepts and cultural models are discussed, including the ritual conceptualisation of the acquisition and use of powerful substances such as "magic", and the role of fertility and procreation in ancient Egyptian mortuary conceptions.

Retake Your Fame

Retake Your Fame PDF
Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
ISBN:
Size: 15.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 213
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This revised and expanded edition is an invaluable source of information about the contributions of Blacks to world civilization, from ancient to modern times. Among the topics discussed are the ancient Black Hebrews, the Black Moors who invaded and occupied parts of Europe for centuries, great Blacks like Hannibal and Jesus Christ, and the forgotten Black civilizations of Europe, Egypt, Asia, and the Americas.

The Master Of Mankind

The Master of Mankind PDF
Author: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Publisher: Games Workshop
ISBN: 9781784967116
Size: 73.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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As war splits the galaxy, the Emperor toils in the vaults beneath the Imperial Palace. But his great work is in peril, and the forces of Chaos are closing in… While Horus’ rebellion burns across the galaxy, a very different kind of war rages beneath the Imperial Palace. The ‘Ten Thousand’ Custodian Guard, along with the Sisters of Silence and the Mechanicum forces of Fabricator General Kane, fight to control the nexus points of the ancient eldar webway that lie closest to Terra, infested by daemonic entities after Magnus the Red’s intrusion. But with traitor legionaries and corrupted Battle Titans now counted among the forces of Chaos, the noose around the Throneworld is tightening, and none but the Emperor Himself can hope to prevail.

Sons Of The Emperor An Anthology

Sons of the Emperor  An Anthology PDF
Author: John French
Publisher: Games Workshop
ISBN: 9781784967239
Size: 33.57 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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An amazing collection of Horus Heresy Primarch short stroies, penned by a host of best selling authors. A must have for all fans of Horus Heresy! From their shadowed origins to the desperate battles that ensued when half of them rebelled against their father, the Sons of the Emperor – the vaunted primarchs – were among the greatest of humanity's champions, warriors without peer and heroes whose deeds became legend. From the Angel Sanguinius, who took the sole brunt of his Legion's most brutal acts, to Vulkan, whose humanity made him unique amongst his brothers, and from dour Perturabo, architect, inventor and murderous warlord, to Horus, whose shining light was eclipsed only by the darkness that grew within his soul, this anthology covers eight of the primarchs and their greatest – or darkest – deeds. CONTENTS The Passing of Angels by John French The Abyssal Edge by Aaron Dembski-Bowden Mercy of the Dragon by Nick Kyme Shadow of the Past by Gav Thorpe The Emperor’s Architect by Guy Haley Prince of Blood by L J Goulding The Ancient Awaits by Graham McNeill Misbegotten by Dan Abnett

Helsreach

Helsreach PDF
Author: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Publisher: Games Workshop
ISBN: 9781789993127
Size: 61.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 420
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Black Library presents the Masterworks – a curated collection of novels celebrating the very best science fiction and fantasy set in the worlds of Warhammer. When the world of Armageddon is attacked by orks, the Black Templars Space Marine Chapter are amongst those sent to liberate it. Chaplain Grimaldus and a band of Black Templars are charged with the defence of Hive Helsreach from the xenos invaders in one of the many battlezones. But as the orks numbers grow and the Space Marines dwindle, Grimaldus faces a desperate last stand in an Imperial temple. Determined to sell their lives dearly, will the Black Templars hold on long enough to be reinforced, or will their sacrifice ultimately be in vain?

The Cobra Goddess Of Ancient Egypt

The Cobra Goddess of Ancient Egypt PDF
Author: Sally Barber Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Size: 32.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.