A Guide to Purple Star Astrology (Zi Wei Dou Shu)
Author: Y. M. Lim
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Human beings have long questioned the meanings of existence and contemplated the infinitesimal position and the mortal fate of mankind in the vast expanse of the cosmos. In our modern secular world, most people held the belief that they could exercise free will and control their destiny. Some people decided to resign to fate because they believe that their life is probably cast in stone. What if they are all wrong? Have you ever contemplated the possibility that the blueprint of your life is predetermined, and that only when you gain insight into the past, present and future of your life, that you can then better exercise free will? And with these insights, do you wish to have the mean to capitalize on opportunities and to avert impending misfortune? The Fate of Man may be written in the stars and the celestial bodies, within The Empyrean Matrix. Life may be unkind; a prolonged and weary struggle. But with Zi Wei Dou Shu (Purple Star Astrology), mankind may finally be able to have a glimpse of the fourth dimension, the ability to witness the stories of his or her life forward and backward, and perhaps the chance to get off the grid and beat the system. It is the blueprint of destiny, the roadmap and tool to navigate through the course of life towards higher aspirations, and away from the pitfalls along the way. Zi Wei Dou Shu is the most highly revered and renowned Destiny Study in Chinese Metaphysics, and one of the most accurate and detailed system in the whole of Astrology. The Empyrean Matrix- A Guide to Purple Star Astrology (Zi Wei Dou Shu) is a comprehensive and concise volume that details this study with instructive explanations; from the plotting of charts, star characteristics and formations, to interpretations and practical usage. This book covers: 1. The Chinese Metaphysical Theories behind the many aspects of Zi Wei Dou Shu.2. Concise step by step technical explanations on the Constructions of the Charts, Plotting of Stars, Raising Periods, and Analysis of Charts.3. Detailed explanations of the Stars from the Main Stars down to the Minor Stars.4. Most of the Star Formations that are used in Zi Wei Dou Shu.5. Many Techniques and Methodologies of Orthodox Zi Wei Dou Shu not featured in many English Zi Wei Dou Shu publications.6. Meticulously and rigorously written information on the system.7. Detailed analysis of Case Studies.8. Philosophical Insights of the system from the Author's perspective.
The Mysteries and the Esoteric Teachings of the Catholic Church
Author: William John Meegan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
GODS MISSIVE TO THE SOUL THE SISTINE CHAPEL: A Study in Celestial Cartography is a highly mystical and contemplative inquiry into The Mysteries and Esoteric Teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Churchs only onus in the world is to re-articulate the sacred scriptures esoterically into as many artistic venues as possible. Through a comprehensive comparative analysis of the symbolic and esoteric patterns codified to the Judeao Christian Scriptures, the landscape of Jerusalem, Chartres Cathedral (stone and glass), Dante Alighieris La Divina Commedia (pen and ink), the Sistine Chapel (mosaics, paint and wet plaster) and Saint Peters Basilica (marble) the reader can determine for him or herself the efficacy of the esoteric science, which hails from the dawn of the time/space continuum as a direct missive from God. The author discovered a relatively simple and yet extremely sophisticated mathematical and grammatical system of thought in ancient literature: the integration of the Seven Liberal Arts. Antiquity developed this esoteric science inherent in the soul/psyche to codify the Word of God esoterically into the worlds sacred literature. Each letter of the worlds sacred literature is symbolized and alphanumerically structured, which makes the interpretation of each word far more important than the sum of its letters. The Holy Writ: i.e. the worlds religious literature is an encyclopedic library of knowledge relating wholly to the soul/psyche. There is no purpose for esotericisms existence other than for God to have a one-on-one relationship with the soul/psyche. Why is the soul/psyche seemingly in the world? How did the soul/psyche come to its present state of existence? What can the soul/psyche do to extricate itself from its plight when the dynamic forces of the world become too oppressive for it to bear?
Author: Shawn Arthur
Folk and popular religion is a very significant part of Chinese religious life, especially in rural areas. Contemporary Religions in China focuses on the religious activities of the lay people of contemporary China and their ideas of what it means to be "religious" and to practice "religion". Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with case studies, textboxes, images, thought questions, and further reading, which help to capture what religion is like, how and why it is practiced, and what ‘religion’ means for everyday people across China in the twenty-first century. Contemporary Religions in China is an ideal introduction to religion in China for undergraduate students of religion, Chinese studies, and anthropology.
Author: Stacy Gillis
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
This is a collection of essays on the films as well as the websites, games and The Animatrix video and DVD. Among the topics discussed are the new cyberpunk, Baudrillarian simulacra and simulation, gender, race and costume, cyberculture and the body, virtual realities and special effects.
Takes & Mistakes
Author: David Shields
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another person? How do we live through other people? Is it possible to fill the gap between people? If not, can art fill that gap? Grappling with these questions, David Shields gives us a book that is something of a revelation: seventy-plus essays, written over the last thirty-five years, reconceived and recombined to form neither a miscellany nor a memoir but a sustained meditation on otherness. The book is divided into five sections: Men, Women, Athletes, Performers, Alter Egos. Whether he is writing about sexual desire or information sickness, George W. Bush or Kurt Cobain, women's eyeglasses or Greek tragedy, Howard Cosell or Bill Murray, the comedy of high school journalism or the agony of first love, Shields's sustained, piercing focus is on the multiplicity of perspectives informing any situation, on the irreducible log jam of human information, and on the possibilities, and impossibilities, for human connection. From the Hardcover edition.
Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art
Author: Stephen Fredman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Fredman makes the original argument that some of the most innovative works of poetry and art in the postwar period (1945–1970) engaged in a "contextual practice," a term that refers both to a way of making art characterized by assemblage and to a new relationship between art and life, an "erotic poetics."
Poetic Modes and Self-presentation in Early Chinese Pentasyllabic Poetry
Author: Zong-qi Cai
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for chinese
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: H P Blavatsky
Publisher: Quest Books
Two Columes in a Slipcase! HPB's first major work, originally published in 1877. The most astounding compendium of occult facts and theories in Theosophical literature. It proclaims the existence of mystery schools under the guardianship of men who are servants for truth. It outlines a movement by the Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom to preserve and protect the ageless truths, until in later times they would again become known for the spiritual benefit of all.