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Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
That Glimmer of Life: Death, The Energy Body & Its Aura
When persons are nearing death, their auras change dramatically. As a mystic and healer with many years experience, I have probably had more opportunities than most to observe the auras of people with terminal illnesses, in the weeks, days, hours and minutes...
Body Mysteries >> Auras
Shamanic Death
What is a Shaman’s death, and who’s likely to have one? The death itself is a suspension between worlds. States of consciousness. The individual today, who is likely to have a "Shamanic Death" is chasing extinction itself. Through that process the...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
The Aeonic Perspective of the Enochian Temples
The initiatory system of the Enochian Temples divides the path of initiation into four major stages, distinguished primarily by the types and sources of the influences they are sensitive to. Briefly, these stages are: 1. Lunar-planetary, focused in Yesod and...
Magick >> Enochian
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
13 - Death
The skeleton with the scythe symbolizes the cutting through of old structures in our life, for instance relationships or patterns. By doing so we can move forward, so that death in one form becomes birth in a new form. Meaning: transformation, (sudden)...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Baba Yaga: A Demon or A Goddess?
Growing up in Kiev, Ukraine, I loved reading and listening to fairy tales. These stories, filled with Slavic flavor, were opening up a new world for me, a world where one is to learn lessons and always to succeed, a world in which no matter how many hardships...
Deities & Heros >> Slavic

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With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death
Katie Roiphe's preoccupation with death goes back to her childhood, when she contracted virulent pneumonia at the age of 12. She was sick for a year and thought she was going to die. Her terror of death was reignited many years later when her father died.
Grandfather and poet makes his case for an assisted death
The 80-year-old Toronto man who may soon become Ontario's first person to receive a physician-assisted death “lived a wonderful and exciting life,” but is now a “skeleton” of his former self and says he's ready for his life to end.
Once Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia, a Poet Finds Global Recognition
To the literary world, Palestinian-born Ashraf Fayadh's poetry is the brilliant work of a rare talent. But under the Saudi Arabian government, his words became a death sentence. Last November, a Saudi court found Fayadh guilty of apostasy—the act of ...
Revolutionary poet Habib Jalib remembered on 23rd death anniversary
ISLAMABAD - Revolution poet, Habib Jalib, was remembered on the occasion of his 23rd death anniversary on Saturday. Ceremonies were held across the country during which speakers and poets paid rich tributes to the revolutionary poet Habib Jalib who ...
Sink Or Swim: Poems On The Existential Terror Of Everyday Life
Death is the humdrum reality that most preoccupies Koethe in these poems; it feels palpably closer to him: "I realize almost everybody in this poem is dead now," he writes in a long account of times past.

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