Download The Haitian Vodou Handbook by Kenaz Filan (.ePUB)

The Haitian Vodou Handbook by Kenaz Filan
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Overview: SHAMANISM / INDIGENOUS CULTURES

"This highly readable book will be valuable to every reader interested in Haitian Vodou, and essential for those who want to make the transition from intellectual knowledge to personal experience of a profound and unfairly neglected religion."

—John Michael Greer, author of The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, A World Full of Gods, and The Druidry Handbook

The Haitian Vodou Handbook explains how to build respectful relationships with the lwa, the spirits honored in Haitian Vodou, and how to transform the fear that often surrounds the Vodou religion. Until recently, the Haitian practice of Vodou was often identified with devil worship, dark curses, and superstition. Some saw the saint images and the Catholic influences and wrote Vodou off as a "Christian aberration." Others were appalled by the animal sacrifices and the fact that the houngans and mambos charge money for their services. Those who sought Vodou because they believed it could harness "evil" forces were disappointed when their efforts to gain fame, fortune, or endless romance failed and so abandoned their "voodoo fetishes." Those who managed to get the attention of the lwa, often received cosmic retaliation for treating the lwa as attack dogs or genies, which only further cemented Vodou’s stereotype as "dangerous."

Kenaz Filan, an initiate of the Societé la Belle Venus, offers extensive background information on the featured lwa, including their mythology and ancestral lineage, as well as specific instructions on how to honor and interact fruitfully with those that make themselves accessible. This advice will be especially useful for the solitary practitioner who doesn’t have the personal guidance of a societé available. Filan emphasizes the importance of having a quickened mind that can read the lwa’s desires intuitively in order to avoid establishing dogma-based relationships. This working guide to successful interaction with the full Vodou pantheon also presents the role of Vodou in Haitian culture and explores the symbiotic relationship Vodou has maintained with Catholicism.

KENAZ FILAN (Houngan Coquille du Mer) was initiated into Societé la Belle Venus in New York City in 2003 after ten years of solitary service to the lwa. Filan’s articles on Vodou have appeared in newWitch, PanGaia, and Planet magazines and in the pagan community newspaper Widdershins.
Genre: Nonfiction, Religion

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God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World by Stephen Prothero
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Overview: In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues that persistent attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct problem that each tradition seeks to solve. Delving into the different problems and solutions that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, Daoism and Atheism strive to combat, God is Not One is an indispensable guide to the questions human beings have asked for millennia—and to the disparate paths we are taking to answer them today. Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God is Not One.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Religion

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Inside Scientology: The Story Of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman
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Overview: Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of the government to further its goals. Its attacks on psychiatry and its requirement that believers pay as much as tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars for salvation have drawn scrutiny and skepticism. And ex-members use the Internet to share stories of harassment and abuse.

Now Janet Reitman offers the first full journalistic history of the Church of Scientology, in an evenhanded account that at last establishes the astonishing truth about the controversial religion. She traces Scientology’s development from the birth of Dianetics to today, following its metamorphosis from a pseudoscientific self-help group to a worldwide spiritual corporation with profound control over its followers and even ex-followers.

Based on five years of research, unprecedented access to Church officials, confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is the defining book about a little-known world.
Genre: Non Fiction, Cult

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Antigone, Oedipus the King and Electra by Sophocles (Oxford World’s Classics)
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Overview: This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic poets. The vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading for pleasure, study, or theatrical performance. The selection of Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Electra not only offers the reader the most influential and famous of Sophocles’ works, it also presents in one volume the two plays dominated by a female heroic figure, and the experience of the two great dynasties featured in Greek tragedy–the houses of Oedipus and Agamemnon.
Genre: Ancient Greece, Theatre, Drama, Tragedy

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The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
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Overview: Classic work by American mythologist, Joseph Campbell. Campbell was fascinated with what he viewed as basic, universal truths, expressed in different manifestations across different cultures. In "The Hero With A Thousand Faces", he demonstrate similarities between Eastern and Western religions. In this book, first published by 1949 Campbell’s idea of the monomyth ( a word borrowed from James Joyce), outlined some of the archetypal patterns that Campbell recognized. Heroes were important to Campbell because, to him, they conveyed universal truths about one’s personal self-discovery and self-transcendence, one’s role in society, and the relation between the two. The relationship of their timeless symbols to those rediscovered in dream by contemporary depth psychology is taken as a starting point for interpretation. A fascinating, thought-provoking study of folklore, myth, and religion where a single hero emerges from behind a thousand faces.
Genre: Comparative Mythology, Comparative Religion, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, Psychology

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Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change by John Briggs and F David Peat
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Overview:If you have ever felt your life was out of control and headed toward chaos, science has an important message: Life is chaos, and that’s a very exciting thing!

In this eye-opening book, John Briggs and F. David Peat reveal seven enlightening lessons for embracing the chaos of daily life.

Be Creative:
engage with chaos to find imaginative new solutions and live more dynamically

Use Butterfly Power:
let chaos grow local efforts into global results

Go With the Flow:
use chaos to work collectively with others

Explore What’s Between:
discover life’s rich subtleties and avoid the traps of stereotypes

See the Art of the World:
appreciate the beauty of life’s chaos

Live Within Time:
utilize time’s hidden depths

Rejoin the Whole:
realize our fractal connectedness to each other and the world

Life is impossible to control–instead of fighting this truth, Seven Life Lessons of Chaos shows you how to accept, celebrate, and use it to live life to its fullest.

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Controlling Uncertainty by Magda Osman
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Overview: Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making and Learning in Complex Worlds reviews and discusses the most current research relating to the ways we can control the uncertain world around us.
Genre: Non-Fiction

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Fight Fair by Tim & Joy Downs
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Overview: Everyone disagrees on some things; this is inevitable. The question is, how can we disagree with those we love, but increase the odds that we will live and love to fight another day? How can we learn to fight fair? In this companion to One of Us Must Be Crazy… and I’m Pretty Sure It’s You (a treatise on "making sense of the differences that divide us"), Tim and Joy Downs aren’t playing around (too much, anyway). This time they concentrate less on how to make sense of our diferences, and more on winning at conflict without losing at love.

When couples fight, tempers flare, tongues loosen, and behavior occurs that can cause major damage to the relationship. Fight Fair! teaches couples how to have healthy disagreements. It is a candid and realistic "rulebook" for married couples to ensure that their conflict is God-honoring and respectful of their partner. There is also plenty of immediate application to ensure that future conflicts don’t create permanent scars.
Genre: Non-Fiction/General

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Two Books by John Piper
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Overview: John Stephen Piper is a Baptist theologian, preacher, and author, currently serving as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books, including ECPA Christian Book Award winners What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the Word, and God’s Passion for His Glory, and bestsellers Don’t Waste Your Life and The Passion of Jesus Christ. The evangelical organization Desiring God is named for his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986)
Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, John Piper received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught at Bethel College for six years.

Genre: Non-Fiction/General

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Desiring God.
Strengthen your relationship with God simply by enjoying him and his creation. Piper compellingly reveals why your deepest and most enduring happiness can only be found in God. Laying biblical foundations for a life of celebration, he describes how to glorify the Lord by truly desiring and enjoying him. Includes a discussion guide.

WHEN I DON’T DESIRE GOD.
What do you do when you discover that you’re not satisfied in God the way he wants you to be? Joy is more than an afterthought of the Christian life; it is the sustaining fruit of a relationship with God. With a radical passion for Christ’s glory, John Piper helps you find the joy God wants you to have.

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Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey
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Overview: Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood | In Dennis Rainey’s newest book, Stepping Up, he tackles head-on the call to living, breathing manhood, offering a simple yet powerful vision for what it means to be a man who truly conquers and wins. Perfect for men of all ages who aspire to an effective life. Stepping Up is written using biblical insights from truths learned in over 40 years of ministry with men. Included in the book are inspiring stories from both Dennis’ life and the lives of other courageous men. Insights include: Six nonnegotiables for training teenage young men; the temptation men face to step down; three qualities of men who finish well. Stepping Up offers a simple yet powerful vision for what it means to be the men God created them to be.
Genre: Non-Fiction/General

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