supernatural. in. mid-. Victorian. Britain. Richard Noakes INTRODUCTION In
December 1861, a few months after he published the first instalment of his supernatural masterpiece, A Strange Story, the distinguished novelist Edward
Author: Nicola Bown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Essays by literary scholars, art historians and science historians explore the diversity of the Victorians' fascination with the supernatural.
Jackie's testimony of supernatural childbirth has gone literally around the world.
In many nations where I go, people come up to me and say, “I've heard your
wife's tape on supernatural childbirth.” We have files of testimonies from women
Author: Jackie Mize
Publisher: Harrison House Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
"Supernatural childbirth is a practical and realistic look at God's promises for conception, pregnancy and delivery. This is not “pie-in-the-sky” – this is a personal testimony of how one couple overcame defeat and triumphed in God's plan."
IX THE SUPERNATURAL IN OTHER PLAYS While the Supernatural is of vital
dramatic importance in Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The
Tempest, and is a less prominent, but still salient feature of Julius Casar and
"After centuries of denigration, Shakespeare's romances, in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, came to be seen by many critics as among Shakespeare's most profound works - as extensions of his tragic vision, as experiments in dramatic form, as deeply significant statements about art, about nature, about life. Marco Mincoff's Things Supernatural and Causeless - a work published in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1987, just before his death, but clearly written in the mid-1970s - sets out to show why this evaluation of the romances is wrong and to propose another way of looking at and evaluating Pericles and the plays that followed it." "For Mincoff, romance is "an inherently inferior genre" that, no matter what dramatic skills Shakespeare lavished on it, could never yield great drama. He argues that none of the romances has a profound message: whatever meaning one finds in Pericles, for instance, can be found just as readily in Apollonius of Tyre. Thus to look to these plays for greatness or for profound themes or ideas is to be inevitably disappointed or self-deluded." "What one does find in the romances, though, are plays that diverge sharply from their sources and analogues, and from other drama of the period, in the attention given to the creation of a sense of wonder. Mincoff finds, in the systematic control of language, crafting of scenes, and altering of sources in the plays, the suggestion of supernatural influence upon the play's action that exploits the "wonderful" inherent in Heliodorian romance. Mincoff suspects that "this sense of wonder really was important to Shakespeare," and finds Lafew's words (in All's Well That Ends Well) both a rather bitter commentary on Jacobean society and a clue to our better understanding of the romances:" ""They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence it is that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear."" "Mincoff can spot that which is truly unusual in the romances because of his extensive knowledge of the other drama and other literature of the period and because of his ability to place the plays within the context of their own time. He places the above quotation, for example, within contemporary responses to skepticism; he discusses such dramaturgical devices as Presenters and expository supernumeraries in the context of other plays that Shakespeare's audiences would have been seeing; he is alert to the differences between our present-day understanding of life and language and that of Shakespeare's age, showing how words like art and nature are today understood in postromantic terms that make them far different words, representing far different concepts, from those used by Shakespeare in his romances."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
THE MEANING OF THE SUPERNATURAL FOR THE GOSPEL WRITERS The
New Testament writers display a sense of God present and active on virtually
every page they have written , but their understanding of the more manifestly
Author: Bruce Norman Kaye
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
A study of the treatment of the miraculous in the New Testament, focusing not on the literal truth or otherwise of the events depicted, but on what they mean and what they tell us about God.
I pray and confess that my body and my baby will cooperate with perfect, supernatural delivery, that there will be no prob - lems of any kind. I also believe
and declare that my labor and delivery will be quick, short, easy, and painless. I
Author: Jackie Mize
Publisher: Harrison House Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
Filled with powerful and intimate scriptural prayers, this little book gives readers a way to come before God in faith with childbearing issues, from having a difficult time getting pregnant to joyfully cradling a baby in their arms.
I want to pursue impossible goals and supernatural achievements for Your honor
and glory. My pact is to be Your instrument in every way, in every direction You
will use me, during every moment of every day for the rest of my life. My pact is to
Author: Bill Bright
Publisher: David C Cook
The author introduces readers to supernatural thinking so they can focus on what is supernaturally possible with God.
Her authentic and passionate account will help you discover how to pray to
receive the power of the Holy Spirit, recognize the signs of the Holy Spirit's
fullness and walk in the supernatural every day. You will also find much to learn
from the ...
Author: Cindy Jacobs
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Cindy Jacobs begins her newest release with a testimony of her first stirring encounter with the Holy Spirit. Her relationship with God was transformed, giving her the power of the supernatural in her life and the knowledge of how to release it. As in Acts 1:8, the Scriptures came alive to her more than ever before and she found the capacity to witness boldly. With warmth, humor and many revealing accounts, Cindy Jacobs shows that it takes the power of the Holy Spirit to do what God wants you to accomplish in your life. Join the best- selling author of "Women of Destiny" and discover step-by-step how to invite the Holy Spirit into your own life for remarkable change.
Peter Forrest expounds a program of best-explanation apologetics. He contends that since the existence of God would provide the best possible explanation of various facts, those facts support theism. Among the facts cited are the suitability of the universe for life, the regularity of the universe, the human capacity for intellectual progress, the experience of a moral order, and various forms of beauty. The beauty that interests Forrest as evidence for the existence of God includes sensuous beauty; the beauty of the natural order, as revealed by the sciences; and the beauty of necessity discovered by mathematicians. In addressing the need for an adequate motive for creation, Forrest conjectures that God created the universe for embodied persons not for their life on earth alone but also for an afterlife. Forrest acknowledges the speculative nature of such an account. He suggests that philosophical speculation is also required to defend theism against the charge that it is too extravagant a hypothesis to be warranted. Providing a speculative defense against the argument from evil, he explains how such speculations can be used to support best-explanation arguments without the conclusions themselves being rendered purely speculative.
THE R EAND Rl lN Man needs the supernatural the very essence of creation,
and the elevator of the saved into eternity, the final place of eternal rest. But the
question to ask now is “who or what is the source of the supernatural, and where
Author: Prof Sam Baidoo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Prof Sam Baidoo is the founder and general overseer of Continental Family churches-a prophetic-oriented mission for the nations. He travels around the globe imparting the supernatural in a unique prophetic exposition of the Holy Bible, unction for prophetic utterance and worship; he has an extra-ordinary divine grace to admonish leaders of nations, encouraging in what the Lord expects from them to bless their respective nations and warning them of impending national calamities. His unique prophetic sight of the cosmic world-giving revelations on planetary movements that results in major global events and changes makes his ministry a blessing.
civilized by the supernatural are unprovoked. The disaster in the garden of Eden
in the Christian teachings according to the guidance of the constitution confirms
that when the supernatural compromises the civil nature of the civilized, in order ...
A Prophetic Manual for Those Wanting to Move in God's Supernatural Power
Julia C. Loren, Bill Johnson, Mahesh Chavda. Chapter 10. Preparing. for. an.
Increase. of. Power. by Bill Johnson Jesus had no supernatural capabilities in
Author: Julia C. Loren
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
A storm is brewing... Who is ready for the coming showdown?Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Power charts the storm brewing between the power of God and schemes of the enemy; and encourages believers to step out of the shadows and into the Light.A history of the prophetic movement in the United States combined with interviews of many well-known prophetic voices such as Jill Austin, Heidi and Roland Baker, Todd Bentley, Stacey Campbell, Randy Clark, Graham Cooke, James Goll, Bill Hamon, John Paul Jackson, Rick Joyner, and Patricia King serve as a compass to navigate the storm and change.
A look into the paranormal legends, lore, mythology, and monsters featured on the hit television show Supernatural. From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural—and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.
7 Malory's Morte Darthur Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur offers a grand
retrospective on Arthurian legend, and in so doing, brings together different
strands of magic and the supernatural. Malory's distinctively English telling of the
Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.
As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural Tales celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation’s brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good addition to Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind Graham Hancock. CHAPTER
ELEVEN Voyage into the Supernatural The ocean of the supernatural is vast and
treacherous. It cannot be navigated without charts. Wherever possible, landmarks
Author: Graham Hancock
Publisher: Random House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Supernatural: of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws." Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history", all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a journey of adventure and detection from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain and Italy to remote rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa where he finds a treasure trove of extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to travel to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful plant hallucinogen Ayahuasca with Indian shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves and rock shelters. And hallucinogens such as mescaline, also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions". Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves and rock shelters be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "blind", "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something else, more purposive and intelligent, that we have barely even begun to understand?
Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Six stories about a world we cannot explain. A film star discovers the dangers of dancing with a stranger. A man comes face-to-face with his father's history. An Irish-American family cannot escape someone from the past. A woman doesn't listen to warnings about an old tree. An English writer slowly becomes more and more Japanese. And a killer watches himself die in hospital. Paperback-only version. Also available with Audio CDs including complete text recordings from the book.
An enlightening and entertaining narrative that includes colorful people like "Allan Kardec"—a pseudonymous former mathematics teacher from Lyon who wrote successful works on the science of the séance and what happened after death—Investigating the Supernatural reveals the rich and vibrant diversity of unorthodox beliefs and practices that existed at the borders of the French scientific culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.