By D. Brian Shafer
How Did Lucifer Get to the purpose of No Return?
Setting the heavenlies as a backdrop, D. Brian Shafer leads readers throughout the angelic political labyrinth which can have existed earlier than construction. through following the exploits of Michael, Gabriel, Lucifer, and plenty of different influential angels, the reader is afforded a behind-the-scenes view of the supernatural realm that pre-existed earth. As God types the recent planet, Lucifer weaves his personal plans with intrigue, seducing different angels into looking a "truth" no longer provided by means of the main excessive. by means of promising destiny merits for current loyalties, Lucifer demonstrates huge, immense political and persuasive skill in either realms—the supernatural and the actual. Shafer paints lyrically crafty situations describing Lucifer's sluggish slide downward into evil and his try coup d'état in Haven.
By Lewis Spence
By L.L. Soares
Winner of the 2012 Bram Stoker Award® for stronger success in a primary NOVEL!
Sam Wayne is a psychologist who makes a speciality of anger administration. He’s excellent at his task. virtually too reliable. actually, he considers himself anything of a miracle employee.
A mad guy is at the unfastened, ripping humans aside along with his naked palms. The police haven't any clues. those that see him and live on by no means appear to make out his face. All apart from one…
Colleen has led a wasted existence, bringing domestic a brand new guy to her mattress each evening. until eventually that evening. Witnessing her good friend torn to items correct sooner than her eyes, she sees the murderer’s face sincerely. She manages to flee, traumatized by means of what she’s noticeable, and retains operating until eventually she falls into the fingers of Jeremy Rust. An ex Hollywood playboy, Jeremy now hides out in a secluded seashore apartment along with his mysterious roommate, Viv…
Viv has an insatiable starvation. Like Colleen, Viv by no means remains lengthy with one companion. simply because those that sleep with Viv by no means be capable of stay very lengthy, as soon as she unearths the major to their soul.
The variety of murders retains transforming into, till an eruption of rage starts to unfold like a pandemic. all over the place, crowds of individuals mindlessly rip one another aside. An occasion that might tie these kinds of characters jointly in a last showdown of supernatural forces.
yet no longer each person will live on the explosive fury of lifestyles Rage!
“Soares' debut novel is a mix of sexually-charged mental, supernatural, and severe horror. we are brought to those that may perhaps or will not be demons and a few heavily hurting characters who're facing various degrees of rage, nervousness, and depression... it really is like an apocalyptic tackle the serial killer factor, entire with nearly part the U.S. falling sufferer to the lawsuits… existence RAGE isn't really for the squeamish!”
- The Horror Fiction overview
"Life Rage inspires Richard Laymon at his darkest, so much visceral. if you happen to like your fiction marinated in blood and intercourse, then this can be the ebook for you.”
- Gary Raisor Stoker-finalist for under Human
"L.L. Soares is a grasp of blunt-force drama. His fiction is fueled with violence and sexuality and an unflinchingly sincere view of humanity. lifestyles Rage is a gritty, aggravating thrill journey that left me breathless correct as much as the final page."
- Peter N. Dudar, writer of A Requiem for lifeless Flies
“First time novelist L.L. Soares makes a gory splash with lifestyles Rage, a quick paced, balls to the wall, finish of the area horror novel that includes the good woman protagonist because the crackhead hooker in Brian Keene's The Rising.”
--Gregory Lamberson, writer of The Jake Helman documents and the rush Cycle
By Bill Yenne
At the guts of the evil of Nazism was once Hitler’s “witch doctor,” Heinrich Himmler, and his atypical and lethal association with the mundane identify Schutzstaffel, actually “protective squadron.” absolutely you recognize them higher because the feared SS, the very essence of Nazism. Their threatening double lightning bolt might be the main dreaded image of the 3rd Reich.
The evidence of the SS’s origins are really stranger than fiction. if you happen to notion Raiders of the misplaced Ark was once an encouraged Hollywood fiction, reconsider. Hitler's grasp of the darkish Arts unearths the hidden “truths” of the SS in complete and morbidly attention-grabbing detail.
By Dietz Otto Edzard
Gudea governed over the Sumerian city-state of Lagas through the twenty first century B.C.E., and left an important wealth of inscriptions concerning his development job and pious donations, displayed on statues, clay cylinders, mace heads, vessels and lots of different gadgets. The primary a part of the booklet is Gudea's incription devoted to the development of the Eninnu, the most sanctuary of his city-god Ningirsu. it's composed of 2 components, each one displayed on a major clay cylinder measuring 60 cm in peak and 33 cm in diameter. The composition as an entire has 1366 situations or strains, and is likely one of the longest Sumerian literary texts identified at the moment. even supposing officially a development inscription, it truly is whilst Sumerian poetic paintings at its top, and in addition a wealthy resource for the research of Sumerian faith.
Gudea's inscriptions and people of his predecessors and fans are provided within the Latin transliteration of the unique cuneiform texts, in translation, and they're supplied with introductions, commentaries and explanatory notes, with the amount as a complete highlighting a century which used to be a part of the so-called Neo-Sumerian period.
By Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Western esotericism has now emerged as an instructional learn in its personal correct, combining spirituality with an empirical commentary of the wildlife whereas additionally concerning the humanity to the universe via a harmonious celestial order. This advent to the Western esoteric traditions deals a concise evaluate in their old development.
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke explores those traditions, from their roots in Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, and Gnosticism within the early Christian period as much as their reverberations in modern day medical paradigms. whereas the examine of Western esotericism is mostly restrained to the heritage of rules, Goodrick-Clarke examines the phenomenon even more extensively. He demonstrates that, faraway from being a strictly highbrow flow, the unfold of esotericism owes greatly to geopolitics and globalization. In Hellenistic tradition, for instance, the empire of Alexander the nice, which stretched throughout Egypt and Western Asia to provinces in India, facilitated a blending of jap and Western cultures. because the Greeks absorbed principles from Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia, they gave upward thrust to the 1st esoteric movements.
From the overdue 16th to the eighteenth centuries, post-Reformation spirituality stumbled on expression in theosophy, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. equally, within the smooth period, dissatisfaction with the hegemony of technology in Western tradition and an absence of religion in conventional Christianity led thinkers like Madame Blavatsky to appear East for non secular suggestion. Goodrick-Clarke additional examines glossy esoteric proposal within the gentle of recent medical and scientific paradigms in addition to the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. This booklet strains the whole historical past of those events and is the definitive account of Western esotericism.
By Scott Alan Roberts, John Richard Ward
"The personality of Moses and the subject of the Exodus are ancient enigmas that experience given upward push to complete branches of Egyptological examine and examine for hundreds of years. I applaud Scotty Roberts and John Ward for his or her learn and contribution to this learn. whereas there exist many alternative evaluations and conclusions to those issues, their efforts signify a fondness and scholarly method of the subject. i'm venerated to suggest The Exodus Reality."
--Erich von Daniken, writer of heritage is incorrect and facts of the Gods
"An exciting narrative, The Exodus Reality sifts during the sands of time because it finds a few shadowy features of the traditional Egyptian New state. In real Indiana Jones type, Roberts and Ward take the reader on a private trip of exploration, skillfully weaving robust subject matters upon transparent emotional expression, as they try to disclose the true identification of the figurative Moses and discover the epic occasions surrounding the biblical Exodus. A complementary mixture of scripture, old legends, heritage, and archaeology, it is going to stir your curiosity."
--Lorraine Evans, Egyptologist and best-selling writer of state of the Ark
In this groundbreaking paintings, the authors reexamine humanity's such a lot enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom. the nice Exodus is the tale of the way one guy, empowered via divine epiphany, introduced the powerful old nation of Egypt to its knees. For hundreds of thousands of years, this tale has strengthened the devoted of 3 significant religions, notwithstanding little ancient facts confirms it. So the query has to be requested: Did it ever fairly happen?
Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, dig deeply into historic documents to reply to the main vexing questions:
• Is there any old proof for the biblical account of the nice Exodus?
• was once Moses a true person?
• the place is the Biblical Mount Sinai?
• what's the Ark of the Covenant, and the place did it come from?
• Why did Moses write in regards to the Serpent and the Nephilim?
• Is there a Templar and Masonic connection to the occasions and personages within the story?
Did the Exodus occur below Amenhotep II or Amenhotep III, pharaohs of an analogous royal residence separated through generations and 80-odd years? Or have been Thutmoses III, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep Son of Hapu on the middle of the motion? The authors current opposing, but surprisingly interlaced historic money owed for the Exodus, naming the historic pharaohs and astounding applicants for the old Moses. whereas Roberts provides an account that reveals its moorings within the efficacy of scriptural historicity, Ward offers a brand new and entirely special concept for the Exodus and its solid of characters.
The Supernatural Worldview is a ebook of Christian apologetics from an apocalyptic viewpoint. Many supernatural and paranormal phenomena are tested with biblical discernment and a few of the standard evangelical solutions are discovered short of. then again, cautiousness is inspired and an ominous trumpet sounded in gentle of prophetic predictions.
By Richard Kieckhefer
Preserved within the Bavarian nation Library in Munich is a manuscript that few students have spotted and that not anyone nowa days has handled with the seriousness it merits. Forbidden Rites involves an variation of this medieval Latin textual content with an entire remark, together with certain research of the textual content and its contents, dialogue of the old context, translation of consultant sections of the textual content, and comparability with different necromantic texts of the overdue center a long time. the result's the main vibrant and readable advent to medieval magic now to be had.
Like many medieval texts for using magicians, this instruction manual is a miscellany instead of a scientific treatise. it's remarkable, even if, within the scope and diversity of its contents—prayers and conjurations, rituals of sympathetic magic, methods regarding astral magic, a listing of spirits, long ceremonies for consecrating a booklet of magic, and different fabrics.
With extra element on specific experiments than the well-known thirteenth-century Picatrix and extra type than the Thesaurus Necromantiae ascribed to Roger Bacon, the guide is among the finest and critical manuscripts of medieval magic that has but come to light.