Illusionists Elitists and Shamans an American Oligarachy

Illusionists  Elitists  and Shamans  an American Oligarachy

Ron De Torre. ILLUSIONISTS, ELITISTS, AND SHAMANS: AN AMERICAN OLIGARCHY By Ron De Torre Illusionists, Elitists, and Shamans: an American Oligarchy is a work.

Author: Ron De Torre

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Illusionists Elitists and Shamans

Illusionists  Elitists  and Shamans

In George OrwellÕs nightmare vision from the novel, 1984, its New Speak says: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is strength.

Author: Ron De Torre

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387994328

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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In George OrwellÕs nightmare vision from the novel, 1984, its New Speak says: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is strength. In this America, thanks to labelers and spin doctors: Common courtesy and respect is Political Correctness, Protection of Constitutional rights is Big Government, Tax breaks for the wealthy are Tax Reform, The highest income 1% is Middle Class, Hypocrisy and Paranoia disguise themselves as Patriotism, Outlawing union protection is the Right to Work, Inconvenient Truth is Humanist Hysteria, And Destruction of Innocent Lives is Collateral Damage. It is a country where it is forbidden for federal agencies to use words objectionable to campaign contributors. The FBI has been instructed to end investigations of white supremacists while Muslims, Latinos, and any minority that dares protest injustice are demonized as the Jews and Poles were by Nazi Germany. It is a country where people make God in their own image, not the other way around.
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Illusionists Elitists and Shamans

Illusionists  Elitists  and Shamans

In a sense, any story of fiction is an alternate-universe story.This is a work of fiction.Picture the United States where the income gap equals the gap experienced before the Great Depression in the era of Robber Barons, where the top 1% ...

Author: Ron De Torre

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ISBN: 1983218391

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In a sense, any story of fiction is an alternate-universe story.This is a work of fiction.Picture the United States where the income gap equals the gap experienced before the Great Depression in the era of Robber Barons, where the top 1% incomes tripled while the remainder of citizens' incomes averaged an increase only 1/6th of that: where that same 1%, for the sake of stock market shares, has sent production to foreign countries that ignore employee safety or contaminated working conditions, while blaming unionism, workplace, and environmental regulations for the loss. It is a country where national treasures and park lands are callously sold to developers.In George Orwell's nightmare vision from the novel, 1984, its New Speak says: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is strength.In this America, thanks to labelers and spin doctors: Common courtesy and respect is Political Correctness, Protection of Constitutional rights is Big Government, Tax breaks for the wealthy are Tax Reform, The highest income 1% is Middle Class, Hypocrisy and Paranoia disguise themselves as Patriotism, Outlawing union protection is the Right to Work, Inconvenient Truth is Humanist Hysteria, And Destruction of Innocent Lives is Collateral Damage.It is a country where quality of health care is dictated by business expediency, and homeless camps are reminiscent of the hobo camps of the 1930s. It is a country where it is forbidden for federal agencies to use words objectionable to campaign contributors. The FBI has been instructed to end investigations of white supremacists while Muslims, Latinos, and any minority that dares protest injustice are demonized as the Jews and Poles were by Nazi Germany.It is a country where people make God in their own image, not the other way around.This is an alternate universe story.O
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Mandarins and Heretics

Mandarins and Heretics

chapter 5 Black Magic in the Heresy Construct Magic in China was rooted in traditional popular beliefs and practices. ... and official seals to defeat disapproved shamans (wu 巫) and performing magic healing by means of filial deeds.1 ...

Author: Junqing Wu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004331402

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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In Mandarins and Heretics, Wu Junqing explores the denunciation and persecution of lay religious groups in late imperial (14th to 20th century) China.
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Early Chinese Medical Literature

Early Chinese Medical Literature

Shamans also contributed to the dispersion of magico-religious practices among the elite (the fame of Yue 越 ... Whether perpetrated by shamans or not, Han terms for witchcraft or black magic tend to utilize the word wu (see below).

Author: Donald Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136172441

Category: Social Science

Page: 562

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Genealogies of Shamanism

Genealogies of Shamanism

The shaman intensified their primitivist identification, as the shaman concept dovetailed with their elitist and therapeutic dispositions. ... 1 C. Lévi-Strauss, 'The Sorcerer and his Magic', in idem, Genealogies of Shamanism 90.

Author: Jeroen W Boekhoven

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789077922927

Category: History

Page: 383

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After Western-Europeans first heard the word 'shaman' in Siberia at the end of the seventeenth century, the term rapidly acquired a remarkable range of meanings in different contexts. This book traces the long genealogical journey of the notions of 'shaman' and 'shamanism'. It starts with the eighteenth-century discovery of Siberian shamans and ends with the contemporary field of shamanism in the Netherlands. By exploring the ways in which the notions came to be constructed and authorised historically, the various interpretations and conceptualisations of 'shaman' and 'shamanism' are interpreted as outcomes of struggles within distinct milieus.
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From Talking Chiefs to a Native Corporate Elite

From Talking Chiefs to a Native Corporate Elite

As well as curing disease and ensuring good luck in the hunt , shamans were allowed to enforce punishment against those ... As Graburn and Strong noted ( 1973 , 169-7o ) , " they might use evil magic by sending their familiar spirits to ...

Author: Marybelle Mitchell

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773513744

Category: Social Science

Page: 533

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From Talking Chiefs to a Native Corporate Elite traces the development of class relations and collective identity among Canadian Inuit over several centuries of contact with Western capitalism. Marybelle Mitchell provides a complete history of Inuit-white relations, starting with the first contact with European explorers in the sixteenth century and ending with ratification of the Nunavut proposal to create an Inuit homeland through division of the Northwest Territories.
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The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe

The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe

pristine archaic 210, 437 spontaneous initial experience 211, 437 Shamanist 201 Shamanistic 193, 201, 212–13, 246, 270, 274 activities 339 phenomena 194 Shamanizing 436 Shamans 151–3, 170, 185–7, 191–2, 197–201, 210, 245, 277–9, 290, ...

Author: E. Bever

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582118

Category: History

Page: 627

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Exploring the elements of reality in early modern witchcraft and popular magic, through a combination of detailed archival research and broad-ranging interdisciplinary analyses, this book complements and challenges existing scholarship, and offers unique insights into this murky aspect of early modern history.
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Dark Shamans

Dark Shamans

recurrent feature of how shamanic practice is socially expressed worldwide. ... capture of specific songs, seems in this light to have as much in common with the practice of talen magic as it does with the practices of the piya.

Author: Neil L. Whitehead

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384302

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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On the little-known and darker side of shamanism there exists an ancient form of sorcery called kanaimà, a practice still observed among the Amerindians of the highlands of Guyana, Venezuela, and Brazil that involves the ritual stalking, mutilation, lingering death, and consumption of human victims. At once a memoir of cultural encounter and an ethnographic and historical investigation, this book offers a sustained, intimate look at kanaimà, its practitioners, their victims, and the reasons they give for their actions. Neil L. Whitehead tells of his own involvement with kanaimà—including an attempt to kill him with poison—and relates the personal testimonies of kanaimà shamans, their potential victims, and the victims’ families. He then goes on to discuss the historical emergence of kanaimà, describing how, in the face of successive modern colonizing forces—missionaries, rubber gatherers, miners, and development agencies—the practice has become an assertion of native autonomy. His analysis explores the ways in which kanaimà mediates both national and international impacts on native peoples in the region and considers the significance of kanaimà for current accounts of shamanism and religious belief and for theories of war and violence. Kanaimà appears here as part of the wider lexicon of rebellious terror and exotic horror—alongside the cannibal, vampire, and zombie—that haunts the western imagination. Dark Shamans broadens discussions of violence and of the representation of primitive savagery by recasting both in the light of current debates on modernity and globalization.
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The Complete Book of Spells Ceremonies and Magic

The Complete Book of Spells  Ceremonies  and Magic

In misery shall he die by means of magic art who destroys this monument . ” Belief in the magic power of runes ... The Lapp shaman had such a deep knowledge of drum magic that he could cast spells and heal the sick by using the drum .

Author: Migene González-Wippler

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875422861

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 376

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Offers comprehensive coverage of the history of magic rituals and practices throughout the world, presenting information on voodoo, ancient Egyptian and Hebrew magic, palm reading, secret symbols, astrology, exorcism and spells to overcome enemies and obtain wealth
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit