Dies irae : a guide to requiem music by Robert Chase

By Robert Chase

Due to the fact that time immemorial, the reaction of the dwelling to demise has been to commemorate the lifetime of the departed via ceremonies and rituals. for almost millennia, the Christian quest for everlasting peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical constitution often called the requiem.

Traditional requiem texts, between them the nameless medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ("Day of Wrath"), have encouraged an untold variety of composers in several a while and serving assorted religions, Western and japanese. This booklet, the 1st accomplished survey of requiem tune for almost part a century, offers loads of different and special details that might be of use to the pro musician, the musical student, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the final reader.

The major physique of the consultant is an outline of a few 250 requiems. every one access incorporates a concise biography of the composer and an outline of the composition. info of voicing, orchestration, versions, and discography are given. an in depth bibliography comprises dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists greater than 1700 requiems no longer mentioned in the major textual content

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Scientology. Ci sono nata. Ci sono cresciuta. Sono scappata by Jenna Miscavige Hill

By Jenna Miscavige Hill

È doloroso, difficile e a volte può essere molto pericoloso aprire gli occhi e renderti conto che hai vissuto tutta los angeles vita in una gabbia.
Jenna period una principessa. Il suo adorato zio Dave period l’uomo più importante del mondo, le persone a lei più care godevano di privilegi ed erano rispettate da tutti. Lei stessa aveva obiettivi chiari e ambiziosi: essere ammessa nell’ambito rango dei Messaggeri del Commodoro e scalare il più velocemente possibile i gradini del Ponte verso l. a. Libertà Totale. Intorno a lei tutto period Etico, tutto period giusto.
Era giusto firmare un contratto con l’impegno a servire l. a. Chiesa di Scientology consistent with un miliardo di anni.
Era giusto che i suoi genitori fossero così lontani, perché si stavano occupando di una missione ben più alta di una semplice famiglia.
Era giusto venire addestrata con lunghe ore di approach a reprimere i sentimenti di rabbia e dolore, in line with temprarsi ed essere efficiente senza lasciarsi distrarre dalle emozioni.
Era giusto lavorare duramente e avere responsabilità fin da bambina, avere los angeles vita misurata in un apposito Modulo tutte le settimane, erano giuste le Corvè obbligatorie e le punizioni con i lavori forzati o i pipistrelli, giusti i Cartellini in line with le delazioni, i Presidi del Sabato e il divieto di rivolgere l. a. parola a chi non è tuo pari nella gerarchia. Perché quando ci sei dentro quello è il tuo mondo.
Perfino gli ordini più rigidi, los angeles disciplina e i ranghi, le interminabili esercitazioni e gli interrogatori più serrati diventano l. a. tua casa, il tuo rifugio e il tuo sogno. Anche se in questo orizzonte non c’è spazio consistent with l’intimità, according to l. a. fragilità e in keeping with l’errore, in step with tutto ciò che ci rende umani. A volte, però, nella vita si aprono delle porte. Osservi, incontri delle persone e inizi a vedere che oltre ai confini del tuo mondo ce n’è un altro molto più vasto. Se ci vivi dalla nascita, non ti rendi conto che tutto ciò che ti hanno insegnato è una prigione e non hai inspiration di cosa ci sia là fuori e di come funzionino le emozioni, se cominci advert ascoltarle.
Così succede che l. a. principessa sogni di uscire nel mondo, in keeping with diventare semplicemente una character normale. Ma anche quando los angeles voglia di essere liberi è più strong point della paura del rischio e della solitudine, sfuggire al proprio destino è un salto nel buio.

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Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana by Mallanaga Flavius Vatsyayana

By Mallanaga Flavius Vatsyayana

Камасутра представляет собой древний индийский текст, посвящённый теме камы-любви. Многими рассматривается как основополагающий труд о любви в санскритской литературе. Автор текста — Ватьсьяяна. Полное название этого произведения — Ватьсьяна кама сутра («Афоризмы о любви, принадлежащие Ватьсьяяне»). Полагают, что автор жил в 3—4 веках н. э., вероятно, в эру Гуптов. Камасутра содержит 35 глав, собранных в 7 разделах, каждый из которых написан специалистом в соответствующей области. Части называются так: Введение (4 главы) — о любви вообще, её месте в жизни человека и о классификации женщин. О сексуальном единении (10 глав) — глубокий анализ поцелуев, различных типов предварительных ласк, оргазма, список сексуальных позиций, оральный секс, парафилии, а также ситуации любовного треугольника (семьи втроём — муж, жена и любовница мужа). О том, как найти жену (5 глав) — ухаживание и свадьба. О жене (2 главы) — как жене следует вести себя. О жёнах других людей (6 глав) — в основном об обольщении. О проститутках (6 глав). О том, как очаровывать окружающих (2 главы). Камасутра описывает всего sixty four сексуальные позиции, называя их «искусствами». Ватьсьяяна полагал, что есть eight способов заниматься любовью, по eight позиций в каждом способе. В книге они называются «64 искусства». Глава, перечисляющая сексуальные позиции, наиболее широко известна, и как книжные развалы, так и Интернет изобилуют различными её переводами (зачастую весьма далёкими от оригинала). Часто эту главу даже принимают за всю книгу целиком. Вместе с тем, сексуальным позициям посвящена всего примерно пятая часть книги. В оставшихся четырёх пятых говорится о том, как быть хорошим гражданином, а также предлагаются размышления о взаимоотношении мужчин и женщин. Камасутра называет занятия сексом «божественным единением». Ватьсьяяна полагал, что в сексе как таковом нет ничего предосудительного, но заниматься им легкомысленно — грешно. Камасутра помогала людям наслаждаться искусством секса на более глубоком уровне, и её можно считать как техническим руководством по сексуальным наслаждениям, так и историческим документом, описывающим сексуальные обычаи и практики Индии в те времена.

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The Royal Masonic Cyclopaedia of History, Rites, Symbolism, by Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie

By Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie

The nineteenth-century author and Masonic pupil Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie (1833-86) studied occultism with Frederick Hockley, and met the well-known French occultist Éliphas Lévi in 1861. He used to be additionally excited about the root of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. This broad encyclopaedia, first released in 1877, is taken into account to be a vintage Masonic reference paintings. It comprises particular details at the symbols, rites, legends, phrases, humans and areas linked to Freemasonry. a number of the symbols are illustrated and lists of ratings are given, together with a 'traditional' record of Grand Masters of britain that incorporates Sts Swithin and Dunstan, Alfred the good, Sir Christopher Wren (twice) and Charles II. Mackenzie goals in his entries to be serious whilst correct: as he says within the Preface, freemasonry has 'received a keen tribute' in his booklet, yet he tricks at problems encountered in publishing fabric a few famously secretive society.

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Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading by Phillip Clayton, Mark Richardson, Robert J. Russell, Visit

By Phillip Clayton, Mark Richardson, Robert J. Russell, Visit Amazon's Kirk Wegter-McNelly Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Kirk Wegter-McNelly,

Addressing basic questions on existence, dying and the universe, technology and the religious Questexamines the ways that scientists negotiate the complicated frontiers among their clinical and spiritual ideals. exotic cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computing device scientists of alternative faiths discover the connections among the area of technology and the nation-states of ethics, spirituality and the divine. via essays and frank interviews, they provide sincere, stimulating, and infrequently intensely own concepts approximately life's such a lot impenetrable mysteries. This distinctive quantity provides radical new methods to the religion/science debate and highlights the continuing significance of the 'spiritual quest' in an international reworked by means of the advancements of technological know-how.

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The Book of Hiram: Freemasonry, Venus, and the Secret Key to by Christopher Knight

By Christopher Knight

It all started as a private quest to unearth the origins in their order’s old rituals—but 14 years when they all started their seek, Freemasons Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas have chanced on even more. The ebook of Hiram brings their challenge to an awesome shut, because it painstakingly rebuilds the long-forgotten tale inside the scattered rites and ceremonies of Freemasonry and places forth explosive proof drawn from the newest archeological discoveries, the Bible, and early models of Masonic rituals. What it finds is “The Masonic Testament,”a parallel narrative to the Bible, with occasions that pass unmentioned or neglected in these sacred pages—including a mystery technological know-how of astronomy that they locate encoded within the Bible. The research concludes with the startling revelation: misplaced technology that modified the realm earlier than, might switch it once more.

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