Indeed, it is a story of a life search. Born and brought up in a traditional Catholic family, it is just a look into the various paths I have trodden in my search to rediscover the actual path of Jesus. Rooted in Christian faith and theology, the book is an expression of my basic position with the poor and the marginalized sections of the people in their struggle for liberation. In this process, God, faith, religion, morality, society, and family—all are to be seen with a perspective, different from the traditional. This book is an attempt to this effect.
Release on 2015-03-05 | by Dick Lehr,Gerard O'Neill
Whitey Bulger, The FBI and a Devil's Deal
Author: Dick Lehr,Gerard O'Neill
Pubpsher: Canongate Books
Category: True Crime
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING JOHNNY DEPP AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, DAKOTA JOHNSON AND KEVIN BACON A gripping true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the most outrageous scandals in FBI history. Boston, 1975. Under a harvest moon,'Whitey' Bulger, godfather of the Irish Mob, waits for an old school buddy. Since they last met, Little John Connolly has become a high-ranking FBI agent. Connolly needs an informant - someone with a good view of Boston's dark side. Whitey needs certain priority treatment. Soon the die is cast.
Our conventional view of history and human progress is wrong. It is founded on a pernicious myth of an acheivable utopia that in the last century alone caused the murder of tens of millions. In Black Mass John Gray tears down the religious, political and secular beliefs that we insist are fundamental to the human project and shows us how a misplaced faith in our ability to improve the world has actually made it far worse.
Release on 2012-06-07 | by Montague Summers,Pierre Geyraud,Marquis de Sade,Gerald Gardner,Jean Bodin
Author: Montague Summers,Pierre Geyraud,Marquis de Sade,Gerald Gardner,Jean Bodin
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The great central act of Christian worship is the Mass, a Sacrifice which can be offered to God alone, and the climax of the sabbat orgies is the horror of the black mass, a sacrifice of mockery, impiety, and blasphemy which is offered to the Devil. Satanists today often meet with the celebration of the black mass as their main object, and it is indeed the culmination and to use a term of the schools the very quiddity of devil-worship and the cult of hell. In detail the black mass imitates, so to speak and foully parodies with every circumstance of crapulous obscenity and contempt the Sacrifice of Calvary. The black mass today is sometimes celebrated in a cellar, but Satanists have become so audacious and so strong in evil that the largest room in their houses is known to be permanently fitted up for these abominable mysteries. In one case the room is draped with black hangings and the windows are always shuttered with curtains drawn.
No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford Elmore Leonard THE BLACK MASS OF BROTHER SPRINGER tells the story of Sam Springer, a drifter novelist who meets Jack Dover, the retiring Abbot of the Church of God's Flock. Dover's final official act is to ordain Springer and send him off to serve as pastor of an all-Black church in Jacksonville, Florida. ... and with the church deacon's earthy young wife, Merita. The Washington post calls this darkly humorous novel by Charles Willeford, one of the great crime writers of the 20th century, his masterpiece. This new edition is introduced by James Sallis and contains Willeford's previously unpublished play based on the novel.
Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance
Author: Marvin McAllister
Pubpsher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused with racial "passing" or derogatory notions of "acting white," whiting up is a deliberate performance strategy designed to challenge America's racial and political hierarchies by transferring supposed markers of whiteness to black bodies--creating unexpected intercultural alliances even as it sharply critiques racial stereotypes. Along with conventional theater, McAllister considers a variety of other live performance modes, including weekly promenading rituals, antebellum cakewalks, solo performance, and standup comedy. For over three centuries, whiting up as allowed African American artists to appropriate white cultural production, fashion new black identities through these "white" forms, and advance our collective ability to locate ourselves in others.
Release on 2006-05-16 | by Lisa Gail Collins,Margo Natalie Crawford
Author: Lisa Gail Collins,Margo Natalie Crawford
Pubpsher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
During the 1960s and 1970s, a cadre of poets, playwrights, visual artists, musicians, and other visionaries came together to create a renaissance in African American literature and art. This charged chapter in the history of African American culture—which came to be known as the Black Arts Movement—has remained largely neglected by subsequent generations of critics. New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement includes essays that reexamine well-known figures such as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Betye Saar, Jeff Donaldson, and Haki Madhubuti. In addition, the anthology expands the scope of the movement by offering essays that explore the racial and sexual politics of the era, links with other period cultural movements, the arts in prison, the role of Black colleges and universities, gender politics and the rise of feminism, color fetishism, photography, music, and more. An invigorating look at a movement that has long begged for reexamination, this collection lucidly interprets the complex debates that surround this tumultuous era and demonstrates that the celebration of this movement need not be separated from its critique.
Release on 2019-03-15 | by Francis Dashwood,Robert Dwight Brown
Author: Francis Dashwood,Robert Dwight Brown
Pubpsher: Allonymous Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Order of the Friars of St. Francis of Wycombe, one of the infamous Hellfire Clubs of the 18th century, officiated over his own Black Mass. The club motto, Fais ce que tu voudras ("Do what thou wilt") has inspired Satanists of 20th Century, Aleister Crowley and Anton LeVey. The Black Mass practiced in these London gentlemen's clubs, in grand and majestic mockery of the Roman Rite of the Tridentine Mass, has been passed down through the centuries to Pariah Crucifiegus and the ChiXiStigma.org. Completely updated to the Year of the Bastard Lord Two-Thousand-and-Eighteen, The Black Mass is now poised to take its place as the supreme declaration of Christian Blasphemy, a theatrical "F-you" to the Christians and the organized Christian religion we so despise! We wish all devout Christians, Theistic Satanists, and non-believers to approach The Black Mass with an open mind and a soul in ready preparation for salvation through blasphemy! What you read in The Black Mass will turn your stomach, offend your intellect, and wound your very soul. The power, pomp, poetry, and perversion of The Black Mass will, through this ancient ritual, instruct the Christian and Theistic Satanist in the celebration of sin and salvation through Unholy Blasphemy of the Bastard Nazarene, otherwise known at Jesus, the Son of God, née the son of Joseph of Nazareth! Also Includes: The Anti-Baptism
Release on 2008-10-21 | by Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische
Author: Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische
Pubpsher: Thomas Nelson
The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources