Atop a 400 million year old monadknock outside of Atlanta Georgia called Arabia Mountain, wandering Bishops, occultists, mystics, and adepts of a multitude of traditions, link arms in mutual aid and support of each other while administering the mysterious points-chauds empowerments and performing various workings of the clergy of the Gnostic Church. Operating under the inclusive banner of Free Illuminism, these individuals from all walks of life work a progressive form of initiation by linking the points empowerments with the Antient & Primitive Rite of Memphis+Misriam, as expressed by the 1921-22 Ecclesiastical Revision of the Rite. Each individual empowered from the Arabia Mountain workings is free to develop and research the mysteries of the points and their alignments to this progressive arm of Freemasonry. This book is the result of such exploration. +PALAMAS, working with his companion in the mysteries and wife, SALOME+, has merged together the two worlds of the Voudon Gnostic inspired points-chauds empowerments with the degrees of the Rites of Memphis & Misraim in an innovative and unique system that is fully workable and expresses the living tradition that stems from Arabia Mountain. The approach is spiritist and the manner of Masonry propounded is mystical. The sincere individual that explores this powerful path will have access to the supersensual realms and encounter entities and energies that are consciousness expanding and life altering. In a single tome +PALAMAS has provided an introduction to the movement and practice of Free Illuminism, created an inspired three degree system that unfolds the Sacred Doctrine of Memphis+Misraim, and revealed an operative and spiritist ritual monitor and guide for working all 97 degrees.
Examines current industry standards concerned with the use of wood and wood products. Features detailed studies of joists, special beams, residential trusses and arches. Contains accessible tables in order to figure out the most economical way of building a structure using wood. Includes numerous examples.
The penguins' dream home is going to be amazing, with an ice rink, a helter-skelter and a swimming pool on the roof. However, the animal builders' apprentice, Donkey, is turning out to be a bit of a disaster.
The early 1980s were a tense time. The nuclear arms race was escalating, Reagan administration officials bragged about winning a nuclear war, and superpower diplomatic relations were at a new low. Nuclear war was a real possibility and antinuclear activism surged. By 1982 the Nuclear Freeze campaign had become the largest peace movement in American history. In support, celebrities, authors, publishers, and filmmakers saturated popular culture with critiques of Reagan's arms buildup, which threatened to turn public opinion against the president.
Alarmed, the Reagan administration worked to co-opt the rhetoric of the nuclear freeze and contain antinuclear activism. Recently declassified White House memoranda reveal a concerted campaign to defeat activists' efforts. In this book, William M. Knoblauch examines these new sources, as well as the influence of notable personalities like Carl Sagan and popular culture such as the film The Day After, to demonstrate how cultural activism ultimately influenced the administration's shift in rhetoric and, in time, its stance on the arms race.
This book provides guidance for structuring ethical reflection as well as analytical tools to get to the heart of issues quickly. It is designed to help practitioners engage ethically in applied peacebuilding and conflict transformation and to help students aspiring to be peacebuilders think about ethics. It discusses ethics and morality, significant barriers to ethical deliberations in applied work, moral theories, creative problem-solving for situations when moral values conflict, and the need for healthy ethical organizations. Throughout, concrete examples, scenarios, and discussion questions help draw out key issues to improve peacebuilding practices. Detailed case studies include peacebuilding initiatives in East Timor, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, and more.
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