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THE GODMEN OF INDIA By Janaki Ram
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India has become the breeding ground of myriad Godmen and Godwomen who cheat the gullible public in the name of God and amass wealth and build their own private empires. The author, a former police... More > officer,who had the unique oppertunity to investigate in to the dubious affairs of certain godmen and their Ashrams, debunks the claims of such Godmen and exposes them in their true colours. An interesting and revaling book and it is his fourth published work.< Less
Sorcerer's Apprentice paperback By Tahir Shah
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Sorcerer's Apprentice is an extraordinary tale of Indian magic... India is a land of miracles, where godmen and mystics mesmerise audiences with wondrous feats of magic. In great cities and remote... More > villages alike, these mortal incarnations of the divine turn rods into snakes, drink acid, eat glass, hibernate and even levitate. A quest for the bizarre, wondrous underbelly of the Subcontinent, Shah's travels lift the veil on the East's most puzzling miracles. The Journey of Observation leads him to a cornucopia of characters. Illusionists all, some are immune to snake venom, others speak through oracles, or have the power to transform ordinary water into petrol. Along the way Shah witnesses a 'duel of miracles', crosses paths with an impoverished billionaire, and even meets a part-time god. Revealing confidence tricks and ingenious scams, Sorcerer's Apprentice exposes a side of India that most writers never even imagine exists.< Less
Travels With Myself By Tahir Shah
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TRAVELS WITH MYSELF is a collection of selected writings by Tahir Shah, acclaimed Anglo-Afghan author and champion of the intrepid. Written over twenty years, the many pieces form an eclectic... More > treasury of stories from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and beyond. Some consider the lives of women in society, both in East and West. The women-only police stations of Brazil, for instance, as well as the female inmates waiting to die on America’s Death Row, or the young widows who clear landmines for a living in northern Cambodia. More still look at Morocco, where Shah and his family reside in a mansion set squarely in the middle of a sprawling Casablanca shantytown. And, yet more reflect on the oddities and contradictions of the modern world. Such as why, in India each summer, hundreds of thousands line up to swallow live fish; or how the Model T Ford sounded the death knell of lavish Edwardian ostrich-feather hats.< Less
Hosea - What does God want us to learn from it? By Ali P. Bechel
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It was August 2013, when I was on holidays from school that I started studying and writing about the book of Hosea. At the time I was not having enough time with the Lord and was planning, during the... More > previous weeks, on studying the Bible and spending more time with the God. Turns out He gave me this devotional, if we can call it that way, on the book of Hosea. It was just what I needed at the time—and need every day. Hosea delivers a very strong message from God to his generation. This message is to reach to our generation as well. Hosea displayed the love God had for his people Israel from his time and it is that very same love that He has for you and me, despite all the wrong things we do. Let us check together on this beautiful message God has for us on Hosea’s book, which is considered a minor prophet and, yet, with an extraordinary massage of repentance and turning back to the One and only God. Extracted from the Preface by the author.< Less
Sorcerer's Apprentice, Dyslexic edition By Tahir Shah
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India is a land of miracles, where godmen and mystics mesmerise audiences with wondrous feats of magic. In great cities and remote villages alike, these mortal incarnations of the divine turn rods... More > into snakes, drink acid, eat glass, hibernate and even levitate. Some live as kings, their devotees numbering hundreds of thousands; while others – virtually destitute – wander from village to village pledging to cure the sick, or bring rain in times of drought. As a child in rural England, Tahir Shah first learned the secrets of illusion from an Indian magician. Two decades later, he set out in search of this conjurer. Sorcerer's Apprentice is the story of his quest for, and initiation into, the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Learning along the way from sadhus, sages, avatars and sorcerers – it's a journey which took him from Calcutta to Madras, from Bangalore to Bombay, in search of the miraculous.< Less
IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER By Janakiram Vasikoty
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A novel that mirrors the socio-economic and political developements in post Independent India in the last 50 years. It presents a candid picture of the role of money, muscle pmwer and the part played... More > by factionalist turned politicians. Also narrates a tender love-story of teenagers in that back ground, when lust and passion surfaced. The dubious role of godmen in India.< Less
IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER By Janakiram Vasikoty
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A novel that mirrors the socio-economic and political developements in post Independent India in the last 50 years. It presents a candid picture of the role of money, muscle pmwer and the part played... More > by factionalist turned politicians. Also narrates a tender love-story of teenagers in that back ground, when lust and passion surfaced. The dubious role of godmen in India.< Less
THE WORLD'S SIXTEEN CRUCIFIED SAVIORS By Kersey Graves
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The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (or Christianity Before Christ) is an 1875 book written by Kersey Graves. It asserts that Jesus was not an actual person, but was a creation largely based on... More > earlier stories of deities or god-men saviours who had been crucified, and descended to and ascended from the underworld. It has been noted that Graves derived "many of the most important facts collated in this work" from the comprehensive 1833 work, the Anacalypsis, by Sir Godfrey Higgins. These works thus present an early variant of what would come to be known as the Jesus myth hypothesis. The book is often used as a source for many Jesus myth hypothesis writers, including Acharya S, Tom Harpur and John G. Jackson.< Less
Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion By Gary R. Varner
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Folklorist Gary R. Varner takes a lengthy look at various myths, legends and beliefs of Native Americans in this book. Included are stories and archaeological finds from various lands that suggest... More > cultural contacts between explorers from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and Europe with Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. Native American folklore and myths are examined including the universal legends of the flood and stories of the mysterious god-men such as Quetzalcoatl, Votan and Chinigchinix, who brought the arts, technology and civilization to indigenous cultures. Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion is a fact-filled, yet fascinating story of the original inhabitants of North and South America. Varner has written several books on folklore and mythology and is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.< Less
Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion By Gary R. Varner
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Folklorist Gary R. Varner takes a lengthy look at various myths, legends and beliefs of Native Americans in this book. Included are stories and archaeological finds from various lands that suggest... More > cultural contacts between explorers from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and Europe with Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. Native American folklore and myths are examined including the universal legends of the flood and stories of the mysterious god-men such as Quetzalcoatl, Votan and Chinigchinix, who brought the arts, technology and civilization to indigenous cultures. Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion is a fact-filled, yet fascinating story of the original inhabitants of North and South America. Varner has written several books on folklore and mythology and is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.< Less