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Animism, the Seed of Religion

Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today’s readers access to yesterday’s treasures.
This book looks at early humans’ belief systems and the ways in which the belief in animal spirits helped spawn today’s religions. From the preface:
“THIS little book contains more fact than comment, because the departure from the ordinary handling of the subject of Primitive Religion which it makes demands that the presentment of evidence shall precede theories of Origins.
The interconnection between subordinate parts and the main theme has rendered it impossible to avoid here and there crossing the margins of areas which will come under survey in other volumes of this series.”

Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today’s readers access to yesterday’s treasures.
This book looks at early humans’ belief systems and the ways in which the belief in animal spirits helped spawn today’s religions. From the preface:
“THIS little book contains more fact than comment, because the departure from the ordinary handling of the subject of Primitive Religion which it makes demands that the presentment of evidence shall precede theories of Origins.
The interconnection between subordinate parts and the main theme has rendered it impossible to avoid here and there crossing the margins of areas which will come under survey in other volumes of this series.”

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Kali: The Feminine Force

The author draws on the powerful imagery of painting, sculpture, and literature in this celebration of the Hindu goddess.

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Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet

Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet
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Edited by Candace C. Kant and Anne Key

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Isis, Queen of Egyptian Magic: Her Book of Divination and Spells

Here, on sumptuously illustrated, colorful pages of traditional art and hieroglyphs, appear the spells, rites, fortune-telling systems, and talismans of the goddess Isis, narrated as if in her own voice. All these techniques are based on authentic sources, and they cover topics close to everyone’s heart: health and good fortune; scarab amulets for protection against poisons; incantations to end feuding; and recipes for elixirs of seduction. Even predict the future through the Omen of the Flame, the Egyptian zodiac, and the Cairo Calendar of Auspicious Days. Fact panels and myths provide additional information on the background of each enchantment, and on ancient Egyptian life. A Selection of the One Spirit Book Club.

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Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 1

Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.

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The God of Animals: A Novel

From an award-winning and talented young novelist comes one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years: a breathtaking and beautiful novel set on a horse ranch in small-town Colorado.

When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family’s troubles — a depressed, bedridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a run-down horse ranch. As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch.

To make ends meet, the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors, and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide. As her family and their well-being become intertwined with the lives of their clients, Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths, and soon discovers that people — including herself — can be cruel, can lie and cheat, and every once in a while, can do something heartbreaking and selfless. Ultimately, Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking, violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness.

A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls on the road to adulthood, The God of Animals is a haunting, unforgettable debut.The Significant Seven Spotlight Title, March 2007: Aryn Kyle’s haunting coming-of-age novel is the kind of book that you want to share with everyone you know. Twelve-year-old Alice Winston is growing up fast on her father’s run-down horse ranch–coping with the death of a classmate and the absence of her older sister (who ran off with a rodeo cowboy), trying to understand her depressed and bedridden mother, and attempting to earn the love and admiration of her reticent, weary father. Lyrical, powerful, and unforgettable, The God of Animals is our must-read, must-own, must-share book for March. –Daphne Durham


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With the sure hand of a seasoned writer, Aryn Kyle has crafted a brilliant debut with her novel, The God of Animals. Alice Winston, living on the family horse ranch, a marginal enterprise in Desert Valley, Colorado, is a 12-year-old girl with more than she can handle and no one to help her cope. Polly, a classmate of hers, drowned in the nearby canal and was carried out by Alice’s father, Joe, a member of the volunteer posse. Her older sister, 16-year-old Nona, eloped with a rodeo cowboy. Her mother never leaves her bedroom, a case of clinical depression. “My mother had spent nearly my whole life in her bedroom… Nona said that one day, while I was still a baby, our mother had handed me to her, said she was tired, and gone upstairs to rest. She never came back down.”

Joe has little time for Alice, other than counting on her to muck out the stalls and be polite to the paying customers. He doesn’t even notice that she has outgrown her clothes. What Kyle does with this scenario is never predictable or clichéd. She writes beautifully of landscapes, interior and exterior, ravaged by extremes: the hottest summer in years, followed by a deluge; a lonely, isolated girl reaching out to a teacher, Mr. Delmar, equally alienated.

Alice starts telling lies, weaving bits and pieces of other people’s lives into the tales she tells the teacher. What we eventually find out about her family is more poignant and tragic than anything she can make up. Horse lore is a large part of what explains each of the people in the novel: separating mares from their foals, the way a stud is treated, breaking a horse, ordinary everyday contact. This bond is explored in depth and each person: Alice, Nona, Joe, Joe’s father, Alice’s mother, is affected by this closeness in a different, unique way, revelatory of each individual’s character. Much more than a coming-of-age tale, Kyle told a story of compromises and dreams that will never come true. –Valerie Ryan


10 Second Interview: A Few Words with Aryn Kyle

Q: In 2004, your short story “Foaling Season,” the first chapter of The God of Animals, won a National Magazine Award for Fiction for The Atlantic Monthly. Did you have the idea for your book at the time you wrote the short story, or did the novel develop over time?
A: Three years passed between the time that I finished the short story and the time I returned to expand it into a novel. I was always interested in the characters and in the town which the story takes place, but after the story was published, I assumed I was done with them. In the aftermath of graduate school and a failed attempt at another novel, I found myself living back in my hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado, the town that Desert Valley is loosely based upon. More and more, I caught myself thinking about Alice again. I was interested in how the town had changed over the years, in the way that a tide of money and commercial culture was displacing the old families and the old ways. But mostly, I was interested in Alice’s family, and in Alice’s struggle to make a place for herself in a world that seems to have no place for her. The short story ended before she could really make any headway. I became curious as to where she might go and who she might become if the events of the story continued into the wider space of a novel. The story of The God of Animals starts with Chapter One, but I’ve always felt that the novel really starts with the second chapter.

Q: How much of your adolescence and personal experience are incorporated into your novel? Like Alice, did you ride horses growing up in Colorado?
A: Lots? None? This is a tricky question to answer. As far as lifestyle and experience, my own adolescence could not have been more different from Alice’s. I didn’t grow up on a ranch; didn’t have a sister; my mother got out of bed and went to work every day. But adolescence is adolescence. Like Alice, I certainly know about loneliness, about longing, about regret, and about the confusion of trying to live in the world without really understanding it. Though, if I were going to be perfectly honest, I would have to admit that these are all things I found myself working through in my twenties, rather than in my teens. I did take riding lessons when I was about Alice’s age, and I competed in a few local horse shows. It was such a different world from the one I’d grown up in, and though I gave it up when I started high school, I guess it made a pretty big impression on me.

Q: How did you think of the title?
A: The title didn’t come to me until I’d finished the book. I was starting to panic a bit, figuring that no one would be too interested in publishing a book called Novel, which is what I’d named the file on my computer. So I did the only thing I could think of–I frantically thumbed through the pages of the draft waiting for something to pop out at me. I reread the scene between Alice and Mr. Delmar where they discuss God and spirituality. Something about that scene seemed to encapsulate some of the greater themes of the novel, the uncertainty Alice has about the world, her desire to believe in something larger than herself, her fears regarding isolation and loneliness.

Q: Do you have another novel in the works?
A: Lately, I’ve been working mainly on short stories. It’s kind of hard for me to spend so much time working on one project, then dive into another. I’ve needed the time to get Alice’s voice out of my head before I commit to another novel. But I do have a second novel underway–I’m superstitious, though, and it seems like bad luck to talk about something while its still in the works. Mostly, my writing starts with the characters, with understanding their flaws and their desires. Plot, for me, seems to come later, after I know what my characters want, and what they’re willing to sacrifice to get it.


Aryn Kyle’s Favorite Coming-of-Age Novels


Housekeeping

That Night

Thumbsucker

Ghostworld

Atonement

See all 10 of Aryn Kyle’s favorite coming-of-age novels (with commentary)


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God Loves You. – Chester Blue

***BEAUTIFUL NEW ILLUSTRATIONS BRING THE STORY TO LIFE!****

A charming book about a mysterious bear that shows up in the right place at just the right time. His comforting message and his cache of supplies always solve the problem at hand. The story is very reassuring on many levels, reiterating the old adage that all’s well that ends well.” – reader review

God Loves You. ~Chester Blue was originally written as a children’s chapter book. However, since its launch it has found its widest readership as an inspirational story for adults. This is because, although each short chapter features a different person encountering God through this blue bear…half of the encounters involve adults dealing with real-life events such as job-loss and growing old.
AN INSPIRATIONAL BOOK OF HOPE FOR ALL AGES.

God’s love always finds us just in time. No matter where we are, or who we are, God has a special message of Love for each of us.
What if when you most needed help, a blue bear appeared with a note from God??  One night, Miss Millie of Blossom, Ohio turns her face to the stars and asks God for help. The next day, a package arrives on her doorstep containing a blue teddy bear and a very special note.
God will meet us where we are…
Over the course of a year, this remarkable blue bear travels across the country, showing up just when he’s needed most.
During his journey, Chester Blue helps a young girl trying to impress her big sisters; helps a man who has lost his job; saves a sailor caught in a terrible storm; reunites two constantly fighting brothers suffering from a terrible case of sibling rivalry; watches a cowboy become a rodeo clown; and helps a father and daughter after divorce. Each chapter is short story demonstrating God’s love for us in every situation.
God is everywhere. His love can find us anywhere.
Whether you are a child or an adult, God has a very important message for you, too…
God Loves You. Chester Blue is an inspirational book for kids, adults, parents, families, in other words, everybody.

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Touhou – Subterranean Animism – PC Game [Windows]

Subterranean Animism is the eleventh main game of the Touhou Project scrolling shooter series. Subterranean Animism features two playable characters each with three weapon types representing a youkai assisting them from above ground. Like Mountain of Faith, collecting power items adds up to four “option” satellites around the character (or eight for the Marisa/Alice combination), which behave differently according to the character and weapon type, and can be sacrificed for a bomb effect. However, unlike Mountain of Faith, each bomb has a different behaviour, and some cause special gameplay effects to occur.

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