Tales From The Journey Of The Dead

Author: Alan Boye
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803213581
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Readers are taken on a trek through the beauty and violence of the forbidding American desert that exists south of Albuquerque, a region known as the Jornada del Muerto, the Journey of the Dead, capturing the history of the area from the perspective of the travelers and natives who knew it best.

Living With The Dead

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9781855841277
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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.

Return From The Dead

Author: David Stuart Davies
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840224528
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This is a unique and fascinating collection of early mummy stories that helped to establish the chilling concept of the dead returning to life.

Raised From The Dead

Author: Don Forss
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1414002513
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The mystery really begins when Terry is murdered and Toni is left for dead.. Toni survives, but someone still wants her dead, but no one knows why. The man she had lived with for 5 years, all of a sudden isn't the person she knew. As Toni is running for her life today, she discovers nothing was, as it seemed. She does know that the love they shared was not a lie, and that kept her going. Who was Terry Williams, Joseph Casio or Jules Le Breton? Why would anyone have three names? The law firm of "Breaux, Bailey and Demas" handles millions of dollars of assets just handed to Toni. They are the only ones that are who they seem. How do you go from having a few thousand dollars to half a billion and running for your life in a matter of days? Survival is paramount as is finding who killed Terry and left Toni for dead.

Memoirs From The House Of The Dead

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192838681
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In this almost documentary account of his own experiences of penal servitude in Serbia, Dostoevsky describes the physical and mental suffering of the convicts, the squalor and the degradation, in relentless detail. The inticate procedure whereby the men strip for the bath without removing their ten-pound leg-fetters is an extraordinary tour de force, compared by Turgenev to passages from Dante's Inferno. Terror and resignation - the rampages of a pyschopath, the brief serence interlude of Christmas Day - are evoked by Dostoevsky, writing several years after his release, with a strikingly uncharacteristic detachment. For this reason, House of the Dead is certainly the least Dostoevskian of his works, yet, paradoxically, it ranks among his great masterpieces.

Living With The Dead

Author: James L. Fitzsimmons
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816529766
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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.

Back From The Dead

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487216
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Since 1968, the name of motion picture director George Romero has been synonymous with the living dead. His landmark film Night of the Living Dead formed the paradigm of modern zombie cinema; often cited as a metaphor for America during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement, the film used the tenets of the drive-in horror movie genre to engage the sociophobics of late–1960s culture. Subsequently Romero has created five more zombie films, and other directors, including Tom Savini and Zack Snyder, have remade Romero’s movies. This survey of those remakes examines ways in which the sociocultural contexts of different time periods are reflected by changes to the narrative (and the zombies) of Romero’s original versions.

From The Dead

Author: Mark Billingham
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802192882
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A murder-for-hire goes wrong in this thriller by “one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today” (Gillian Flynn). After Alan Langford’s charred remains were found in his burnt-out Jaguar, his abused, long-suffering wife, Donna, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to ten years at Wakefield Prison. It was worth the time. But shortly before her release, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a recent photo of her husband—the man she despised and feared, the man she paid to have killed, the man she’s now begging London inspector Tom Thorne to find. Even for a seasoned DI like Thorne, this is a first: tracking a man who’s come back from the dead. But when Donna’s daughter suddenly disappears, Thorne finds himself following two trails of revenge and double cross. And they’re both leading into the menacing shadow of a killer who wants the case buried for good. With his multiple award-winning series, “Mark Billingham has brought a rare and welcome blend of humanity, dimension, and excitement to the genre” (George Pelecanos). From the Dead is not only “a good crime story, but . . . [a] novel . . .about the complexities and pitfalls of love” (The Washington Post). “Engrossing . . . chillingly clever.” —Publishers Weekly “Mark Billingham is one of my favorite new writers.” —Harlan Coben “Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation. Rush to read these books.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times–bestselling author

From The Dead

Author: John Herrick
Editor: Segue Blue
ISBN: 0982147015
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A preacher's son, a father in hiding, a guilty heart filled with secrets: When Jesse Barlow escaped to Hollywood, he hungered for fame-but eleven years of failure result in a drug-induced suicide attempt. Revived at death's doorstep, Jesse returns to his Ohio hometown to make amends with his preacher father, a former love, and Jesse's own secret son. But Jesse's renewed commitment becomes a baptism by fire when his son's advanced illness calls for a sacrifice-one that could cost Jesse the very life he regained. A story of mercy, hope, and second chances, From The Dead captures the human spirit with tragedy and joy. "Eloquence with an edge. In a single chapter, John Herrick can break your heart, rouse your soul, and hold you in suspense. Be prepared to stay up late." -- Doug Wead, New York Times bestselling author and advisor to two presidents "A solid debut novel." -- Akron Beacon Journal "A solid read with a powerful spiritual message." -- The Midwest Book Review

From The Dead

Author: Norah McClintock
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459805399
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Rennie is in Uruguay when his cousins discover a secret cache at their dead grandfather’s cottage. Thousands of dollars in foreign currencies. A mystifying notebook. Multiple passports, some obviously fake. A gun. A disguise. And a photo of some Nazis. Rennie’s mission: to find out whether there was more to the old man than anyone knew. Was he a spy? If he was, what did he do? And for whom? Did he help a Nazi war criminal escape justice? Rennie’s quest leads him to Argentina and then to Detroit, where he finds more questions than answers and more than one gun pointed—and fired—in his direction. From the Dead is the sequel to both Slide, part of The Seven Prequels and Close to the Heel, part of Seven (The Series).