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
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.
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, ...
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Granta Books
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.
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
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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.
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,
Author: Melanie Challenger
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).