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Immortal Wishes


Author : Ellen Schattschneider
language : en
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date : 2003


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Immortal Wishes is a powerful ethnographic rendering of religious rituals and ascetic practices at the Akakura Mountain Shrine in northern Japan. Inspired by a vision of a dragon arising out of Akakura Mountain, a peasant woman founded the Shinto sect in 1921. Since then, worshippers, predominantly women, have come to the shrine to participate in what can be years, or even decades, of a regimen of shugyo (disciplined practice), which often involves arduous physical tasks including treks up the mountainside. Ellen Schattschneider argues that the ascetic discipline and rituals at Akakura Mountain Shrine are generated by a complex set of social and historical tensions, some of which reflect the uneasy status of the surrounding area within the modern nation's industrial and postindustrial economies. Yet, Schattschneider explains, spiritual practice at the Akakura shrine is also motivated by the efforts of women and men to comprehend and manage contradictory obligations and desires related to personal health, family, and work. Schattschneider participated in shugyo herself, and Immortal Wishes is full of details drawn from conversations, events, climbs, interviews, and outings. She relates the histories of the practice and individual practitioners, annual rituals, various steps and elements involved in specific shugyo, the exchanges of offerings, legendary dreams, and the conflicted issues of succession raised by the founder's death. In describing how personal loss and travail are transposed onto the mountain landscape as spiritual transcendence is sought through worship and practical labor, Schattschneider reveals the deeply embodied nature of a religion physically labored at with a subtlety and intensity as sensual as it is spiritual.

Confession Of An Immortal Lover


Author : Mr. Benoi Nair
language : en
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Release Date : 2015-10-22


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Once in a lifetime, everyone falls in love, and if your feelings are true, the entire universe conspires in your fairy tale. However, I wish to reflect on the dark part of love and how the pain is equally enjoyable when you have an incomplete story to tell. Yes, it’s not poetry or a sonnet but a story that I wish readers to experience, especially the youth. As the title does not suggest, the book is actually a collection of heart-written poems that portray honest confession of an immortal lover. The words deployed in this book are true feelings garnered in the most beautiful and simple manner in a language that only a lover can understand. The book is dedicated to the one who left an imperfect me in this perfect world that still fails to accept me and to the madness that made me write through these sleepless nights. “Some stories remain incomplete . . . incomplete forever. Writing these stories is an immortal lover.”

Thought For Help From Those Who Know Men S Need


Author : William Charles Comstock
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1918


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Immortal Poems Of The English Language


Author : Oscar Williams
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 1983-08-03


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Presents four hundred fifty masterpieces by British and American poets of the past five centuries

An Inquiry Are The Wicked Immortal


Author : George Storrs
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1848


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The Interpretation Of Dreams


Author : Sigmund Freud
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1913


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Are Souls Immortal


Author : John Miller
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1887


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