Strange Angel

Author: George Pendle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1399606646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9029

'Forget geek stereotypes. Parsons' life seems straight out of a Hollywood thriller ... Pendle's book leaves us with a taste of genius's energy and fragility' Los Angeles Magazine 'You couldn't make it up' Physics World 'As a history of space travel, STRANGE ANGEL is a cornerstone ... Highly recommended' Ray Bradbury BRILLIANT ROCKET SCIENTIST KILLED IN EXPLOSION screamed the front-page headline of the Los Angeles Times on 18 June 1952. John Parsons, a maverick rocketeer whose work had helped transform the rocket from a derided sci-fi plotline into a reality, was at first mourned as a tragically young victim of mishandled chemicals. But as reporters dug deeper a shocking story emerged. Parsons had been performing occult rites and summoning spirits as a follower of Alesteir Crowley. George Pendle tells Parsons' extraordinary life story for the first time. Fuelled from childhood by dreams of space flight, Parsons was a crucial innovator during rocketry's birth. But his visionary imagination also led him into the occult community thriving in 1930s Los Angeles, and when fantasy's pull became stronger than reality, he lost both his work and his wife. Parsons was just emerging from his personal underworld when he died - aged thirty-seven. In Strange Angel, Pendle recovers a fascinating life and explores the unruly consequences of genius.

Strange Angels

Author: William Root

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403193

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 9454

In this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes—spiritual, physical, or both—at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as an unshielded witness to transitioning miracles that induce a state of awe that cannot be diminished, diverted, or ignored. In poem after poem, Root compels the reader to discover that these key moments require the heart to open and the mind to still in order to fully accept whatever results, whether it is to suffer inconsolably or to discover new facets of wisdom. With an imagery that is by turns beautiful, tender, provocative, and terrifying, this collection signals the triumphant return of a poet of national renown.

Strange Angels

Author: JohnA Passaro

Publisher: JohnA Passaro


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 8833

Synchronicity + Serendipity + Divine Intervention + The Universe = Strange Angels. I started writing Strange Angels in 2016, and like with all the books I have ever written, at specific points in the writing process, I knew an event hadn’t happened yet, which was crucial to my finishing this book. With 99% of the book complete, I knew something was missing. So, I listened to my soul, and I gave it some space. Strange Angels is about how the people you meet in your life are for a specific reason. It is about how real-life events often simultaneously occur in your life to either renew your spirit or to answer a problem you have been trying to solve on your own, but haven’t. It is about stillness and plateaus and listening to your soul. I finished writing Strange Angels during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, with the whole world shut down. Seeing the world in solitude, social distancing, and understanding who and what is essential in life was the event I needed to experience to finish writing this book. I understand the importance of interactions with people, the need to live life, of seeing the world, of knowing the effect we all have on one another, and that the invisible can be very powerful. I know more than anything else in this world when a life-changing event simplifies your life when it brings it to a standstill; it also gives you a gift; the ability to hear your soul. Your soul is always there for you, just on most days, life's noise drowns it out. When you strip away the noise of the world, one's soul becomes audible. The opportunity to clear the air, to be able to listen to our souls, is a gift. When we hear and listen to our souls, we are aligned. Life in soul alignment is the most valuable time in our lives. It is in soul alignment that the Divine orchestrates our journey. There is nothing more important. It is the Divinely orchestrated journey of our soul. So often, we make plans without ever listening to our soul, and we wonder why those plans peter out at some point. It is only after experiencing a life-changing event, where all we have or ever worked for is washed away in an instant, that we realize we are most rich. For, an extraordinary gift has been given to us. The gift is the clear audible pathway to hear our soul. I believe it is when we are in alignment with our soul that Strange Angels guide us to the next Divine dot in our lives. I have often tried to define what success is in life. I have concluded success for me, is living a life that is in alignment with my soul no matter life's circumstances; to recognize the people who speak to my soul, to partake in actions that make the sound of my soul louder, to trust in the process of life. When I do, I believe I am living successfully. To be able to recognize the Strange Angels your soul sends into your life, you must be aligned with your soul. Sometimes, it takes a life-changing event, like a world pandemic, to become soul-aligned. So be it. Welcome the Strange Angels in your life. Recognize when you are among them. Allow them to guide you to your next Divine dot. For, when the Divine dots of your life eventually all become connected, the portrait and true purpose of your life is revealed. ________ Strange Angels is the 4th book in the "Every Breath is Gold Series" Collection. It is a standalone book, although, I believe you will enjoy it more having read: Book 1 - 6 Minutes Wrestling with Life Book 2 - Again Book 3 - Your Soul Knows Book 4 - Strange Angels

Strange Angels

Author: Lili St. Crow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101057130

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6219

In Strange Angels, Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?

Approaching the Millennium

Author: Deborah R. Geis,Steven F. Kruger

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472066230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 1722

Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

Gaby's Great Adventures

Author: A.K. Chenoweth


ISBN: 1365876543


Page: 142

View: 1923

A delightful super fun book, enchanting the reader - of any age. With her hallmark descriptive language and great story-telling skills - A.K. Chenoweth is uncompromising with the true Christian message, through the eyes of a little angel with a big heart... A great book for parents to read to their children as well. * Paperback Contains up to 25 illustrations * ALL AUTHOR ROYALTIES DONATED TO CHILDREN'S CHARITY METRO WORLD CHILD.

Strange Angels

Author: Kathe Koja

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 9646

A freelance photographer accompanies an artistic young schizophrenic into the disturbed periods of his life and, further, into an exploration of altered states that promises complete madness of transformation. By the author of Bad Brains.

John Dee and the Empire of Angels

Author: Jason Louv

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555905

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 560

View: 1788

A comprehensive look at the life and continuing influence of 16th-century scientific genius and occultist Dr. John Dee • Presents an overview of Dee’s scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategizing, and his work developing methods to communicate with angels • Pieces together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and examines Enochian in precise detail and the angels’ plan to establish a New World Order • Explores Dee’s influence on Sir Francis Bacon, modern science, Rosicrucianism, and 20th-century occultists such as Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey Dr. John Dee (1527-1608), Queen Elizabeth I’s court advisor and astrologer, was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century. Laying the foundation for modern science, he actively promoted mathematics and astronomy as well as made advances in navigation and optics that helped elevate England to the foremost imperial power in the world. Centuries ahead of his time, his theoretical work included the concept of light speed and prototypes for telescopes and solar panels. Dee, the original “007” (his crown-given moniker), even invented the idea of a “British Empire,” envisioning fledgling America as the new Atlantis, himself as Merlin, and Elizabeth as Arthur. But, as Jason Louv explains, Dee was suppressed from mainstream history because he spent the second half of his career developing a method for contacting angels. After a brilliant ascent from star student at Cambridge to scientific advisor to the Queen, Dee, with the help of a disreputable, criminal psychic named Edward Kelley, devoted ten years to communing with the angels and archangels of God. These spirit communications gave him the keys to Enochian, the language that mankind spoke before the fall from Eden. Piecing together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and scrying sessions, the author examines Enochian in precise detail and explains how the angels used Dee and Kelley as agents to establish a New World Order that they hoped would unify all monotheistic religions and eventually dominate the entire globe. Presenting a comprehensive overview of Dee’s life and work, Louv examines his scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategizing, and Enochian magick, establishing a psychohistory of John Dee as a singular force and fundamental driver of Western history. Exploring Dee’s influence on Sir Francis Bacon, the development of modern science, 17th-century Rosicrucianism, the 19th-century occult revival, and 20th-century occultists such as Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey, Louv shows how John Dee continues to impact science and the occult to this day.

Magic in the Modern World

Author: Edward Bever,Randall Styers

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271079878

Category: Religion

Page: 215

View: 924

This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic have worked to legitimize their practices through an overt embrace of evolving forms such as esotericism and supernaturalism. Taking a two-track approach, this book explores the complex dynamics of the construction of the modern self and its relation to the modern preoccupation with magic. Essays examine how modern “rational” consciousness is generated and maintained and how proponents of both magical and scientific traditions rationalize evidence to fit accepted orthodoxy. This book also describes how people unsatisfied with the norms of modern subjectivity embrace various forms of magic—and the methods these modern practitioners use to legitimate magic in the modern world. A compelling assessment of magic from the early modern period to today, Magic in the Modern World shows how, despite the dominant culture’s emphatic denial of their validity, older forms of magic persist and develop while new forms of magic continue to emerge. In addition to the editors, contributors include Egil Asprem, Erik Davis, Megan Goodwin, Dan Harms, Adam Jortner, and Benedek Láng.

The Return of Twin Peaks

Author: Franck Boulègue

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1789382793

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 880

In 2017, twenty-five years after its initial release, a new season of Twin Peaks shook the world of television. This new book is a detailed analysis of the third season of the television series and aims to elucidate some of the meanings of Twin Peaks: The Return and explain these in terms of philosophical, mythological and spiritual approaches. It focuses on the third season of Twin Peaks but also refers to the first two seasons, and to the film, Fire Walk with Me. Divided into three sections, the book first examines the third season as expanded storytelling through the lens of Gene Youngblood's theory of synesthetic cinema, intertextuality, integrationist, and segregationist approaches in the realm of fiction, and focuses on the role of audio and visual superimpositions in The Return. It goes on to question the nature of the reality depicted in the seasons via scientific approaches, such as electromagnetism, time theory, and multiverses. The third and final section aims to transcend this vision by exploring the role of theosophy, the occult, and other spiritual sources. The author’s focus on the role of spirituality and science in Twin Peaks is what distinguishes this book from other works on the famous television series. The work of a scholar who is also a fan, the book should appeal to any hard-core Twin Peaks viewer. Foreword by Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-at-large at, and the television critic for New York magazine. This will be essential reading for fans of Twin Peaks and academics writing about it. Also of interest for students with an interest in philosophy, religion, science or spiritualism in visual and popular culture.