Description : The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. We discover new tales about the great figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; stories about God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many tales about angels and demons, spirits and vampires, giant beasts and the Golem. Equally important, Schwartz provides a wealth of additional information. For each myth, he includes extensive commentary, revealing the source of the myth and explaining how it relates to other Jewish myths as well as to world literature (for instance, comparing Eves release of evil into the world with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the volume into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of Creation, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy Word, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy People, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.
Description : In this book we are dealing essentially with the presence of the serpent in the Garden of Eden which God made on the earth and placed the newly created Adam and Eve with two strange trees with just one command to the new born babes not to eat from one of these trees. For some strange reason the serpent who was one of the residents got involved and starts of the process of the freedom of choice for the kids in their process of individuation and finding themselves. The children of God grew up under discipline to become part of God in all His creative activities.
Description : World-wide legends refer to giant flying lizards and dragons which came to this planet and founded the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Who were these reptilian creatures? This book provides the answers to many of the riddles of history. Book jacket.
Description : Second Edition completely revised and edited version now available! Luciferian Witchcraft is a complete grimoire of Left Hand Path initiation. Many books have been written of the so-called left hand path, very few actually were written by initiates. Beginning with a lengthy exploration of the forms of the Adversary throughout history, a foundation of ideology is given by identification with the Adversary. The reader is then led through dark and twisting corridors with Four Chapters, a complete system of the History of the Adversary and the Witchcraft associated with the Left Hand Path. What is found within Luciferian Witchcraft is a Talismanic text which presents the medieval concepts of the Black Book being a conjuration itself of the Devil, a complete initiatory system detailing High Ceremonial Magick, The lore of the Adversary and ritualistic and forbidden sex magick. Approach with caution, you may open the gates of hell within'¦
Description : The sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was far more deadly than is generally perceived. Have you ever asked yourself why: it was necessary for the Redeemer to be born through a virgin?a second birth is vital for one's salvation?blood is the antidote for sin?God commanded the eradication of entire races from Canaan, babies among them?God chose the ancient Israelites?the Bible regards the works of the flesh as evil? Why not of the spirit?Cain and his descendants had a different character from that of Seth's lineage?These and many more Scripture teachings are accepted as truth simply because they are found in the Bible. It has not been fully recognized that they were, and still are, necessities brought on by the original sin. This book draws a clear link between the two.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The author is a Bible scholar with more than 30 years experience of studying Scripture. A committed Christian, he has since 1977 held various pastoral positions in the capacity of either a Pastor or an Associate Pastor. His responsibility is primarily Bible teaching and secondarily preaching. In this respect the author is recognised as a Bible teacher. He has had invitation to minister in a number of assemblies in the United Kingdom, especially in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff. Overseas, he has ministered in Canada and Africa. In his quest for deeper Bible truths, the author has studied commentaries by eminent Bible scholars and sages.The writer holds an honours degree in Economics and Statistics with a substantial Mathematics content. Though this is his first major work, he has nevertheless written several Christian pamphlets on diverse Christian doctrines, especially those of profound subjects.
Description : In the same dynamic spirit as the prior edition, the Second Edition of Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues continues to provide students with an interesting, accessible and comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism. This new edition is completely updated to offer the most recent theories and cases related to terrorist activity and efforts to combat terrorism over the last three years.