The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn True Stories from a Haunted Connecticut Inn

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The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn: True Stories from a Haunted Connecticut Inn by Carol Matsumoto
Strangers and Neighbors: What I Have Learned About Christianity by Living Among Orthodox Jews by Maria Poggi Johnson
Europe’s Encounter with Islam: The Secular and the Postsecular (Interventions) by Luca Mavelli
The Specter of the Indian : Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890
The New World Order Book by Nick Redfern

The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn: True Stories from a Haunted Connecticut Inn by Carol Matsumoto

English | October 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N13ISX4, ISBN: 0738753025 | 158 Pages | EPUB | 4.83 MB

Discover Connecticut’s Most Haunted Bed and Breakfast! The go-to destination for ghosts and ghost hunters!
Captain Grant’s Inn is known by its guests as a spectacular destination for rest and relaxation . . . and encounters with friendly spirits! But this haunted bed and breakfast wasn’t always the charming and accessible paranormal hotspot that it is today. In this book, Carol Matsumoto shares the fascinating story of how she overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to renovate this historic Connecticut home with help from beyond the veil.
The Ghosts of Captain Grant’s Inn is the true story of the miracles Carol continues to experience from the spirits who are connected to this enchanted place. From the beginning, visitors to the inn report unexplained occurrences and spirit sightings. When a ghost hunter uses dowsing rods to communicate with the spirits, a whole new era of discovery begins, with Carol and her friends and guests continuing to learn the fascinating stories of the twelve spirits who call the inn home.

Strangers and Neighbors: What I Have Learned About Christianity by Living Among Orthodox Jews by Maria Poggi Johnson

English | November 5th, 2006 | ASIN: B007V8RQQU, ISBN: 0849911516, | 164 Pages | EPUB | 0.43 MB

The compelling, insightful, and challenging memoir of a Christian woman’s exploration of her faith while living in community with strictly Orthodox Jews. As Maria Johnson explains: “I knew that Christianity is rooted deep in Judaism, but living in daily contact with a vital and vibrant Jewish life has been fascinating and transforming. I am and will remain a Christian, but I am a rather different Christian than I was before.”

Europe’s Encounter with Islam: The Secular and the Postsecular (Interventions) by Luca Mavelli

English | 2012 | ISBN: 0415693292 | 184 pages | PDF | 1,8 MB

In the last few years, the Muslim presence in Europe has been increasingly perceived as ‘problematic’. Events such as the French ban on headscarves in public schools, the publication of the so-called ‘Danish cartoons’, and the speech of Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg have hit the front pages of newspapers the world over, and prompted a number of scholarly debates on Muslims’ capacity to comply with the seemingly neutral and pluralistic rules of European secularity.
Luca Mavelli argues that this perspective has prevented an in-depth reflection on the limits of Europe’s secular tradition and its role in Europe’s conflictual encounter with Islam. Through an original reading of Michel Foucault’s spiritual notion of knowledge and an engagement with key thinkers, from Thomas Aquinas to Jurgën Habermas, Mavelli articulates a contending genealogy of European secularity. While not denying the latter’s achievements in terms of pluralism and autonomy, he suggests that Europe’s secular tradition has also contributed to forms of isolation, which translate into Europe’s incapacity to perceive its encounter with Islam as an opportunity rather than a threat.
Drawing on this theoretical perspective, Mavelli offers a contending account of some of the most important recent controversies surrounding Islam in Europe and investigates the ‘postsecular’ as a normative model to engage with the tensions at the heart of European secularity. Finally, he advances the possibility of a Europe willing to reconsider its established secular narratives which may identify in the encounter with Islam an opportunity to flourish and cultivate its democratic qualities and postnational commitments.
This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion and international relations, social and political theory, and Islam in Europe.

The Specter of the Indian : Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1438466099 | 234 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.
The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understanding to the prevalence of mystically styled Indians in American visual and popular culture. The connections between Spiritualist print and contemporary Indian policy provide fresh insight into the racial dimensions of social reform among nineteenth-century Spiritualists. Troy draws fascinating parallels between the contested belief of Indians as fading from the world, claims of returned apparitions, and the social impetus to provide American Indians with a means of existence in white America. Rather than vanishing from national sight and memory, Indians and their ghosts are shown to be ever present. This book transports the readers into dimly lit parlor rooms and darkened cabinets and lavishes them with detailed seance accounts in the words of those who witnessed them. Scrutinizing the otherworldly whisperings heard therein highlights the voices of mediums and those they sought to channel, allowing the author to dig deep into Spiritualist belief and practice. The influential presence of Indian ghosts is made clear and undeniable.

The New World Order Book by Nick Redfern

English | October 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B06XDRKGLC, ISBN: 1578596157 | 744 Pages | EPUB | 63.79 MB

Turbulent times. Economic disruptions. Wars and civil strife. Hidden and secret cabals. Global elites. Mysterious symbols. Missing money. Surveillance and microchips. Where is the world heading? Just who has control, and what are their goals?
While we are assured by our leaders that global treaties and international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and United Nations are wholly benign and beneficial in nature, are they actually the foundation for an authoritarian world government? Are powerful cabals and front organizations orchestrating political and financial events in a nefarious attempt destroy individual nations and achieve world domination?
Uncovering more than 200 events, organizations, people, symbols, pop-cultural references, and other examples underlying suspicions of the looming New World Order, The New World Order Book reveals and uncovers the truth behind the disconcerting reasons for the rapidly expanding militarization of the police; the increase in doctors prescribing mood-changing drugs to the nation’s children; the manipulative actions of the Illuminati and the Freemasons; population control; the surveillance of social media, emails, and phone calls; Project Blue Beam: an alleged, top secret program to create a faked alien invasion; the rise of a so-called Fourth Reich; the further expansion of the Patriot Act; suspicious deaths; “end times” scenarios; banking elites; and the microchipping and tracking of the human population; to name just a few.
Tracing the power and destructive effects of the global elite and their plots, The New World Order Book exposes their unpleasant reach into the daily operations of today’s world. It also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.