Rites of Extinction

Rites of Extinction

Her investigation becomes a tangle of brutal killings, secret rituals, and terrifying visions that force Rebecca to question reality. This is more than an opportunity to take revenge on who tore her family to pieces.

Author: Matt Serafini

Publisher: Grindhouse Press

ISBN: 1941918468

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Rebecca Daniels is a down-and-out private investigator on the hunt for her daughter's killer. The trail leads to Bright Fork, a sleepy New Hampshire town where Rebecca discovers this is no ordinary manhunt. Her investigation becomes a tangle of brutal killings, secret rituals, and terrifying visions that force Rebecca to question reality. This is more than an opportunity to take revenge on the one who tore her family to pieces. It's a chance to confront the darkness growing inside of her, the madness that threatens to possess her entirely.
Categories: Fiction

Christian Religion in the Soviet Union

Christian Religion in the Soviet Union

It is the first group of ritual practices, comprising participation in rites of passage
and church holidays, which have been most vigorously preserved by ... 395), and
extinction of this rite in the Orthodox Church is becoming a serious possibility.

Author: Christel Lane

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873953274

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Christel Lane has written the first sociological study of religion in a communist and militantly atheist society. Christian Religion in the Soviet Union is the result of a detailed examination of Soviet sociological sources and the legally and illegally published reports of religious bodies or individuals, backed up by the observations of the author and of other Western visitors to the USSR. Dr. Lane attempts to assess the impact of the intellectual and material culture of Soviet society on Christian religion. She analyses the religious life in the contemporary Christian churches and sects, describing the scope of their membership and its social composition, the religious commitment of believers and their social and political orientations. Christian Religion in the Soviet Union will be central reading for students of religion in modern industrial society who are working within the disciplines of sociology, comparative religion or theology. It will also appeal to those studying Soviet society from a more general sociological perspective and to a wide readership interested in the contest between Christian religion and Marxist-Leninist ideology.
Categories: Social Science

Letters addressed to Earl Grey on the absolute necessity for the extinction of the tythe of agricultural produce as a clerical revenue

Letters addressed to Earl Grey     on the absolute necessity for the extinction of the tythe of agricultural produce as a clerical revenue

... which sum is at the incredible ratio of £1,407 per year for administering Church
of England rites to every individual Protestant family in the whole diocess: but it
may be said the tithes are not exacted to the utmost value in every instance, and,

Author: James MILLS (of London.)


ISBN: BL:A0024735885



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Adulthood Rites Lilith s Brood Book Two

Adulthood Rites  Lilith s Brood     Book Two

“Not extinction in any form. As long as we're ... with Gabe, would that mean you
and Gabe were becoming extinct?” “It would mean we ... used to do. And they
made me and Amma and Shkaht, and they're no more extinct than you would be
if you.

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472214768

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The captivating Adulthood Rites is the second novel in the Xenogenesis trilogy by the 'grand dame of science fiction' and Hugo, Locus and Nebula award-winning author Octavia E. Butler. Adulthood Rites is sure to enthral fans of Naomi Alderman's The Power and thrilling blockbusters Black Panther and Ready Player One. '[Her] evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human' New York Times 'In a field dominated by white male authors, Butler's African-American feminist perspective is unique, and uniquely suited to reshape the boundaries of the sci-fi genre' LA Style Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy, Akin. But his genealogy is complicated and includes an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war. The price the Oankali exact is a high one - they are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races, drastically altering both in the process. On a rehabilitated Earth, this new race is emerging, living alongside the 'pure' humans who choose to resist the aliens and the salvation they offer. These resisters are sterilized so that they cannot reproduce the genetic defect that drives humanity to destroy itself. When the resisters kidnap young Akin, the Oankali choose to leave the child with his captors. Will Akin give the resisters back their fertility and freedom, even though they will only destroy themselves again? What readers are saying about ADULTHOOD RITES: 'Octavia Butler's work never fails to hook me in so far I never want to leave.' 'This is a series every Human should read.' 'Absolutely outstanding. Butler's ideas are incredible, her writing is beautiful, her storytelling compelling.'
Categories: Fiction

Correspondence Illustrative of the Actual State of Oxford

Correspondence Illustrative of the Actual State of Oxford

... and liturgical rites ; the extinction of the monastic and ascetic feeling and
observances ; the decay of “ awe , mystery , tenderness , reverence ,
devotedness , and other feelings , which may be specially called Catholic ; " the
miserable feeling ...

Author: Charles Portales Golightly


ISBN: BL:A0019132096

Category: Electronic book

Page: 36

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Categories: Electronic book

Mineral Rites

Mineral Rites

rived that we were looking at palimpsests of God's creatures lost to time—that
these teeth, rib bones, and skulls derived not from living elephants or any other
still-breathing creatures but from extinct souls, beasts, mammoths, no longer ...

Author: Bob Johnson

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421427560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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An audacious revision to the history of modernity, Mineral Rites shows how fossil fuels operate at the level of infrapolitics and how they permeate life as second nature.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Initiation Rites

Initiation Rites

In what seemed like their inevitable extinction, hopelessly lost and dying of thirst
in the desert, a great crocodile appears before them and says, “Follow me. I will
show you water,” whereupon the Frafra people are led to a spring-fed pool and ...

Author: Ray C. Noll III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483674667

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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An inquisitive, all-American grad student abruptly ends his protracted adolescence when a graduate art program lands him in West Africa during the explosive summer of 1977. His traveling artist workshops in Ghana and Nigeria deteriorate from a summer of anticipated light-hearted cultural inquiry to a gauntlet of survival. He cavorts with fetish worshipers, challenges greedy, often stoned soldiers, and dances with death, all in the name of higher education and accelerated maturity. He quickly sheds his laissez-faire persona, realizing he is not in Maryland anymore. Blending humor and history, original pen and ink drawings, and stories that leave the reader wanting more, Initiation Rites is a fictional memoir that touches an adventurous spirit in all of us, that few have ever followed.
Categories: Fiction

The L K The Book of Rites Part I

The L   K    The Book of Rites  Part I

The concluding. paragraph showsthatit was written while thestate ofLûstill had
anexistence; and if thewhole Book proceeded fromthe same hand,it must have
been composed some time afterthe deathof Confucius and before the extinction ...

Author: Unknown

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465580320



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On Extinction

On Extinction

The neglect of the moors was a chief cause of the likely extinction of Vigur's
eyebright. Without inhabitants who needed to use ... Flowers and greenery were
an integral part of the year's rites and celebrations. To uphold these traditions,
people ...

Author: Melanie Challenger

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619021440

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Realizing the link between her own estrangement from nature and the cultural shifts that led to a dramatic rise in extinctions, award-winning writer Melanie Challenger travels in search of the stories behind these losses. From an exploration of an abandoned mine in England to an Antarctic sea voyage to South Georgia's old whaling stations, from a sojourn in South America to a stay among an Inuit community in Canada, she uncovers species, cultures, and industries touched by extinction. Accompanying her on this journey are the thoughts of anthropologists, biologists, and philosophers who have come before her. Drawing on their words as well as firsthand witness and ancestral memory, Challenger traces the mindset that led to our destructiveness and proposes a path of redemption rooted in our emotional responses. This sobering yet illuminating book looks beyond natural devastation to examine “why and “what's next.
Categories: Social Science

Rite out of Place

Rite out of Place

If ritualizing implies rigidifying, we may be courting earthly extinction rather than
planetary salvation by engaging in it. So everything depends on which kinds of
ritualizing we practice and which kinds we forgo. In my view, the convergence of

Author: Ronald L. Grimes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195345746

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Much ritual studies scholarship still focuses on central religious rites. For this reason, Grimes argues, dominant theories, like the data they consider, remain stubbornly conservative. This book issues a challenge to these theories and to popular conceptions of ritual. Rite Out of Place collects 10 revised essays originally published in widely varied sources across the past five years. Grimes has selected for inclusion those essays that track ritual as it haunts the edges of cultural boundaries-ritual converging with theater, ritual on television, ritual at the edge of natural environments and so on. The writing is non-technical, and the implied audience is sufficiently broad than any educated person interested in religion and public life should find it intelligible and engaging.
Categories: Religion

Development of Domestic Rites Saty ha School

Development of Domestic Rites  Saty          ha School

Mahesa - He performs the expiation rite in connection with the extinction of the
fire ( p . 173 ) . Gopi . - The fire should be kept in a vessel alongwith the ashes .
Even if a journey is to be undertaken 130 Development of Domestic Rites ...

Author: Ranjana Shrikant Date


ISBN: UVA:X030332621

Category: Hinduism

Page: 368

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Study with text of domestic rituals according to Hiraṇyakeśīgr̥hyasūtra of Satyāṣāḍha.
Categories: Hinduism

East Asian Cultural Studies

East Asian Cultural Studies

fact of ubiquitious decreases in quantity indicates that phenomena such as
agrarian rites are on their way to extinction . 2 . However , even if agrarian rites in
general show a tendency to extinction , does this also apply to their intrinsic ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105010148620

Category: Asia


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Categories: Asia



The Lakota performed the Sun Dance, as a rite of passage for a few young men
so that they could act as wise men for the tribe and not for themselves. By doing
so, they could set aside their own needs and desires. At the end of the ceremony

Author: Ronald C. Meyer

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948657

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 310

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Extinction, brings together the leading edges of both science and spirituality in an engaging thriller. It is the first biotech spiritual thriller, and is designed so that the reader experiences his own spiritual journey as he follows the protagonist Dr. Kira Taylor's fictional one. Forces of good and evil race to find the Terminator gene. Can Kira develop a higher level of consciousness in time to save humankind from extinction?
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites Ceremonies Observances and Miscellaneous Antiquities

Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites  Ceremonies  Observances  and Miscellaneous Antiquities

TENEBRAE,-ExTINCTION OF THE LIGHTS. This extinction of lights (whence
probably the name tenebrae, or “darkness") symbolizes the growing darkness of
the time when Christ, the light of the world, was taken. The last candle, Benedict
XIV, ...

Author: William S. Walsh

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Company

ISBN: UOM:39015021940757

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 1018

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Categories: Manners and customs

The Culture of Extinction

The Culture of Extinction

THE CULTURE OF EXTINCTION On gion came to Greece from Crete , though
possibly it was originally Egyptian . It was an ascetic religion of union with the
divine through purification , the symbolic eating of the god , the rite of sacred
marriage ...

Author: Frederic L. Bender

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015060012419

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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Categories: Nature

Defeat Trauma Lesson Israel Between Life and Extinction

Defeat  Trauma  Lesson  Israel Between Life and Extinction

... as one after the other, its member states are prohibiting the kosher slaughter of
animals for consumption and, what is graver, forbidding the circumcision, which
is the rite of passage for Jewish males, performed on the 8th day after their birth.

Author: Raphael Israeli

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781631350139


Page: 406

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History books are usually written by victors, while the defeated write poetry and words of nostalgia hoping for better days. This volume takes major defeats in Jewish history and tries to describe what happens to a defeated nation, and how in the specific case of Israel and the Jews, the trauma of defeat engenders hope and forces the survivors to learn lessons for the future. The destruction of the two Jewish temples in antiquity, the Holocaust, and the 1973 War serve as case studies to illustrate the problematic. National grief as a result of disasters is a process of recuperation. Drawing lessons learned from the event will help the nation come out of trauma. Survivors commemorating the dead also help that process.

A disquisition upon Etruscan Vases displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis and the Chinese feast of lanterns with explanations of a few of the principal allegories depicted upon them By James Christie the Younger

A disquisition upon Etruscan Vases  displaying their probable connection with the shows at Eleusis  and the Chinese feast of lanterns  with explanations of a few of the principal allegories depicted upon them   By James Christie  the Younger

Extinction of heathen Rites in Greece and Italy . — Eleusinian Mysteries
inadequate to the end proposed in them . These Hese are the chief observations
I have made , after examining the paintings upon many vases , and comparing
them with ...

Author: James CHRISTIE (Auctioneer, of London, the Younger.)


ISBN: BL:A0019243993

Category: Pottery, Etruscan

Page: 99

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Categories: Pottery, Etruscan

A History of Epidemics in Britain From A D 664 to the extinction of plague

A History of Epidemics in Britain  From A  D  664 to the extinction of plague

A man who had fled from Yorkshire and taken refuge in the village under the
castle of Annan , was killed in a quarrel about the woman whom he had married ,
and was buried without the rites of the church . His unquiet ghost walked , and his

Author: Charles Creighton


ISBN: UIUC:30112004346752

Category: Epidemics


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Categories: Epidemics



that we could prevent extinction by following certain rites and being good and
pious Mayans. Nobody thought December 21, 2012, would pass uneventfully, to
be sure. It was the end of the long-count calendar, after all. But the Hopers
believed ...

Author: Abe Dawson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450269360

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Highly original reliably intelligentsatisfying entertainment. - Publishers Weekly ACEDIA: a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with ones position or condition in the world... Its 2018, and after serving three years in prison for digging up William Shakespeares grave, Travis Morrison is returning home to Alexandria, Virginia, confident that he can make a respectable living from the infamy of his crime. But the world has changed in three years, and Travis quickly discovers that he must rely on his reluctant ex-friend, Bob Green, to claim the rewards of notoriety Travis is convinced are his. Presented through the wild and conflicting perspectives of Bob and Travis, Acedia delivers an ambitious storyline that deftly probes some key premises about Western civilizations past and future. A fun and fast tale of the unexpected, Acedia will appeal to readers who enjoy humorous, cerebral fi ction and exceptional writing.
Categories: Fiction

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia

Mortuary rites thus practically and inextricably relate death and social
reproduction: the denial of contingent individual extinction comes about through
the affirmation of timeless group continuity, that is, of the group's capacity to
replenish its ...

Author: Robert John Foster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521483328

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A study of mortuary rites in the Tanga Islands, Papua New Guinea.
Categories: Social Science