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.

Rites of Extinction

Author: Matt Serafini

Publisher: Grindhouse Press

ISBN: 9781941918463

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.

Blood Rites

Within a few thousand years, whole species—in fact, whole classes of “
megafauna”—were gone forever, extinct. Paleontologists still debate the exact
mix of factors that led to these mass extinctions—climatic changes, the retreat of
the glaciers, ...

Blood Rites

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847083846

Page: 304

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What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking? Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new theory about our attitudes to bloodshed. From the trenches of Verdun to today's front lines, Ehrenreich traces the history of warfare back to our prehistoric ancestors' terrifying experiences of being hunted by other carnivores. Written with wit, tenacity and intellectual flair, this is vintage Ehrenreich, and an account that will transform our understanding of human conflict.

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

This extinction of lights ( whence probably the name tenebræ , or " darkness " )
symbolizes the growing darkness of the time when Christ , the light of the world ,
was taken . The last candle , Benedict XIV . explains , is hidden , not extinguished
 ...

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

Author: William S. Walsh

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Company

ISBN:

Page: 1018

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The Bhagavadg t

On the extinction of a family , the eternal rites of families are destroyed ? Those
rites being destroyed , impiety predominates over the whole familys . In
consequence of the predominance of impiety , O Krishna ! the women of the
family become ...

The Bhagavadg  t

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 446

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The Institutes of Vishnu

On the extinction of a family , the eternal rites of families are destroyed 2 . Those
rites being destroyed , impiety predominates over the whole family . In
consequence of the predominance of impiety , 0 Krishna ! the women of the
family become ...

The Institutes of Vishnu

Author: Julius Jolly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 316

View: 814

The Sacred Books of the East

On the extinction of a family , the eternal rites of families are destroyed ? Those
rites being destroyed , impiety predominates over the whole family . In
consequence of the predominance of impiety , 0 Krishna ! the women of the
family become ...

The Sacred Books of the East

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Bhagavadg t

The eternal rites of families extinct Are lost on that extinction ; † on that loss ,
Impiety makes the familyf its own . And when impiety triumphs thus , Oh Kțishņa !
Then do the women of the family Become corrupted ; and on their corruption ...

Bhagavadg  t

Author: Kashinath Trimbak Telang

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 156

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Occultism Witchcraft and Cultural Fashions

In the third century Christian authors began charging the pagans with perverse
and cannibalistic rites. ... On the other hand, it seems difficult to admit that
ceremonial meetings and sexual orgies following the ritual extinction of lights can
be ...

Occultism  Witchcraft  and Cultural Fashions

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616330X

Page: 158

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In the period domoninated by the triumphs of scientific rationalism, how do we account for the extraordinary success of such occult movements as astrology or the revival of witchcraft? From his perspective as a historian of religions, the eminent scholar Mircea Eliade shows that such popular trends develop from archaic roots and periodically resurface in certain myths, symbols, and rituals. In six lucid essays collected for this volume, Eliade reveals the profound religious significance that lies at the heart of many contemporary cultural vogues. Since all of the essays except the last were originally delivered as lectures, their introductory character and lively oral style make them particularly accessible to the intelligent nonspecialist. Rather than a popularization, Occultism, Witchcraft, and Cultural Fashions is the fulfillment of Eliade's conviction that the history of religions should be read by the widest possible audience.

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 ...

On Extinction

Author: Melanie Challenger

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619021447

Page: 352

View: 686

In this “strange hybrid of travelogue and natural science” the award-winning author explores extinction with “solid research . . . and truly poetic prose” (New York Times Review of Books). Award-winning author, poet, and scholar Melanie Challenger saw a link between her own estrangement from nature and the cultural shifts that led to a dramatic rise in extinction. Inspired to uncover how we had become so destructive, Challenger went in search of the stories behind these losses. From an abandoned mine in England to an Antarctic sea voyage; from a visit to South Georgia’s old whaling stations to a stay among an Inuit community in Canada; and from the Falkland Islands to Manhattan Island and beyond, Challenger uncovers lost species and lost languages, as well as cultures, industries, and communities touched in different ways by extinction. On each of these peregrinations, Challenger also explores the thoughts of anthropologists, biologists, and philosophers who have come before her. Drawing on their words as well as firsthand accounts and ancestral memory, she traces the mindset that made the 20th century an age of extinction, then proposes a path of redemption rooted in our emotional responses to these disappearances. On Extinction offers an “erudite and impassioned . . . examination on the way our 21st century world is changing so quickly” (Dallas Morning News).