Demons is an anti-nihilistic novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It is the third of the four great novels written by Dostoyevsky after his return from Siberian exile, the others being Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Demons is a social and political satire, a psychological drama, and large scale tragedy.
Powerful, nasty, and sometimes even deadly, demons are the very face of evil. Stories of these beingsÃ'-and the terror and ruin they inevitably bring-Ã'have existed in nearly all eras and all cultures. Despite these cautionary tales, some people seek contact with demons out of curiosity or a desire for personal gain. Others claim to have been victimized or even possessed by demons through no fault of their own. It seems that demonic encounters-Ã'or at least the idea of them-Ã'are just as common today as they were in ages long past.
Welcome to the world of demons! Halbdämon Hiroto kommt in den Besitz eines Demons force Ringes, der ihm unvorstellbare Kräfte verleiht. Dank seiner Fähigkeit eine Rüstung zu erzeugen, kann er sich nun auch gegen stärkere Gegner behaupten. Demons force reizt dem Leser damit, wissen zu wollen wie sich die Handlung der Geschichte weiterentwickelt. Die Freunde müssen sich im Verlauf gegen immer stärkere Gegner behaupten, was ihnen nicht immer sehr leicht fällt.
Everyone's Guide to Demons and Spiritual Warfare is a basic training manual for anyone who wants to understand spiritual warfare principles and know how to stand against satanic attacks. By incorporating demon-defying principles in our daily spiritual lives, we can learn to put the enemy to flight and move from bondage into freedom. The author also identifies several specific demonic spirits that attack God’s people, and provides strategies for overcoming evil in our lives.
DEMONS is a fictional novel that draws upon the authors experiences as a diagnosed schizophrenic. The novel reveals a world of chaos and confusion, but offers hope and inspiration to those who suffer from a serious mental illness in the modern era. The novel also shows us that goodness always prevails. That evil exists in the world, but that we as individuals can choose to see the good in ourselves and in humanity. As individuals living in a complex world we struggle everyday to maintain our lives. But for those who develop a mental illness, the simplest tasks can become overwhelming. This novel offers hope beyond the ordinary. It teaches us to believe in ourselves and forces us to dream bigger.
"Quite an interesting book... " —Religious Studies Review "It is by far superior to anything else on demons we have seen in the past few years." —The American Rationalist "... Goodman is to be commended for a stimulating and wide-reaching treatment of a compelling and much-debated subject." —Journal of Folklore Research Rich in detail derived from the author's fieldwork and the anthropological literature, this work paints a picture of possession as one of the usually positive and most widespread of human religious experiences. It also details the ritual of exorcism, which is applied when things go wrong.
Writers from Clive Barker to Bruce Sterling and Roger Zelazny have praised John Shirley’s searing, apocalyptic visions of postmodern hell on earth. Now this perversely brilliant author, one of the seminal representatives on the cyberpunk movement, unleashes his newest masterpiece. DEMONS In a future uncomfortably close to the present day, the apocalypse has surpassed all expectations. Hideous demons roam the streets in an orgy of terror, drawing pleasure from torturing humans as sadistically as possible. Divided into seven clans, these grisly invaders–gnashing, writhing, bloodthirsty monsters–seem horrifically to belong in our world. Ira, a young San Francisco artist, becomes involved with a strange group of scientists and philosophers desperately trying to end the bloody siege. Yet through it all, Ira continues to paint–for in his canvasses lie crucial clues to the demons’ origins. Yet the demons draw their strength from an all-too-familiar evil–a deadly malevolence supported by some of the greatest powers on earth, concealed beneath the trappings of status, success, and abused power. Ira and his allies– including a compelling young seeress–come to believe these demons didn’t just appear. They were summoned. But the most shocking revelation is yet to come . . . EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION: The original novella Demons was published as an acclaimed, limited edition hardcover which Publishers Weekly called a “mini-masterpiece.” Now the terror continues, as the sequel story, “Undercurrents,” takes the reader on a macabre journey into the center of the conspiracy that may lay waste to the Earth. From the Hardcover edition.
Angels and Demons Years lay ahead without knowledge, hope is the comfort to the sleeping. The hours are fading fast into the sunset, prepare the heart for the end. Listen to the final song of the Angel, beware the mask of the Demons. Walk with the Angel, rebuke the wrath of the Demon. Fall into the lake of life, taste the wintered feast. Remember the fallen saints, tame the wild fires within the heart. Pray to the guardian Angel, slip away from the Demonas shadow. Awaken from an enchanted dream, compose of your thoughts onto heaven. Spread the fairest kind acts you can, destroy the thread of hatred inside this world. Angels are watching over you, Demons wait to drown the soul in fire.
Laurence, a master magician, and Elizabeth, his wife and elfin queen, who is also a white witch, enter the Demon Dimension. Both have to defeat the Guardian of the Gateway into the land, the Demons fiercest fighter, and decide whether to help the slave races--none of which are human.
The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.
When Emma woke up that beautiful sunny summer morning to go jogging, she didn’t know she would never come back home. The Ross family is the wealthiest in a small village in the Lake District, and seem to be a united, happy family, but nobody can imagine what goes on behind closed doors. Their elder daughter, twenty-five year old Emma, is hiding the fact that her boyfriend, Adam, is abusing her. Her only confidant is her overweight brother who is binge eating in order to forget he’s been bullied all his life. Her mother is having affairs with younger men, in a desperate attempt to recapture her youth, while her father buries himself in work and doesn’t see anything that goes on. He is stuck in the past. All that changes when young, mysterious Clare, their new maid, comes to work for them. That’s when things take a tragic turn. Exorcising your inner demons might even mean losing your life. Will they be able to get past the tragedy and reunite, as a family? Can they forgive each other? Can one forgive himself if they’ve caused somebody else’s death?
Demons is an extraordinary social satire whose ending will leave you reeling. It is the middle of winter. Seven friends travel to a remote coastal beach house for the weekend. Without phones, internet or television, they sit around the fireplace, telling stories, each exposing the foibles of humankind. But as a storm rolls in and torrential rain cuts the party off from the outside world, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are best kept hidden. Demons is an extraordinary novel by one of Australia's great writers. Wayne Macauley is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story and, most recently, The Cook, which was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award, a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award. He lives in Melbourne. 'Macauley has ingeniously refurbished an old tale to capture the perplexing vacuity of a generation…a fierce and uncomfortable novel about contemporary Australian life that drives us to ask why we are who we are, as it simultaneously makes us wish we were better.' Weekend Australian 'Absorbing.' Saturday Paper 'Brilliant, thought-provoking.' Otago Daily Times 'Absorbing, thought-provoking and altogether quite brilliant.' BookMooch 'The novel [has] the potential to resonate with Australians in the same way as Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, only it's darker and more complex.' Herald Sun/Courier Mail 'Demons is a compelling, can't-put-it-down book. Not because of any thrilling action, but because of its ordinary, troubled characters, their ordinary everyday struggles and the stories they tell. In a way the novel is like a collection of short stories, although every one of them leads us to understand more about the teller and the listeners as they start to hit uncomfortably close to home. Each story and how it is told offers fascinating insight into human nature in a humorous, yet sharp critique of contemporary society and its many flaws.' Surf Coast Times 'The pace is headlong; the disintegration relentless. Startling, discomforting, and not likely to be underrated.' Auckland Herald
"The Taming of the Demons" examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself.
From the award-winning translators of Crime and Punishment, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Based on a real-life crime which horrified Russia in 1869, Dostoevsky intended his novel to castigate the fanaticism of his country's new revolutionaries, particularly those known as Nihilists. Blackly funny, grotesque and shocking, it is a disturbing portrait of five young men saturated in ideology and bent on destruction, and a compelling study of terrorism
Kurz vor Weihnachten erfüllt sich für Holly ein Traum. Sie trifft ihren heimlichen Schwarm, den Sänger Jake Leary. Zuerst kann sie ihr Glück kaum fassen, doch schnell entpuppt er sich zu einem wahr gewordenen Albtraum.
Charly, längst jenseits der sechzig angelangt, trifft auf den Helden seiner Jugendtage: Edgar Broughton, der mit seiner Band in den siebziger Jahren Leben und Weltsicht einer Generation von Jugendlichen geprägt hat. In einem trostlosen Dorf aufgewachsen, idealisierte Charly Broughton, der seine Zugehörigkeit zur Arbeiterklasse nie verleugnete und für die raue, politische Facette der Rockmusik stand. Seine Musik (vor allem aber,was Charly in deren Texte hineinfantasierte) erhob ihn aus der spießigen Idylle in eine größere, mutigere Gedankenwelt. Nun, Jahrzehnte später, ergreift Charly die Gelegenheit und bucht sein Idol für die Geburtstagsfeier seines Bruders. Es folgen Abende, Nächte, Tage, in denen nicht nur Edgar sich erinnert, sondern in denen Charly lernt, sein Leben ein wenig mehr zu akzeptieren. Walter Kohl nähert sich in seiner Huldigung an eine der prägenden Figuren der britischen Rockmusik literarisch an – und erfährt ganz nebenbei seine eigene Geistervertreibung.
There are many creatures that inspire folklore. Some have existed for thousands of years, while others are more recent incarnations. Among the most enduring creatures of the past are demons. These creatures are as old as the Jewish faith, perhaps older, and hold a special place in the lives of humans. This book delves into the oldest demon folktales, explores the ways different cultures have experienced demons, and examines how demons are treated today.
"I have often wondered for what good end the sensations of Grief could be intended." -- Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson suffered during his life from periodic bouts of dejection and despair, shadowed intervals during which he was full of "gloomy forebodings" about what lay ahead. Not long before he composed the Declaration of Independence, the young Jefferson lay for six weeks in idleness and ill health at Monticello, paralyzed by a mysterious "malady." Similar lapses were to recur during anxious periods in his life, often accompanied by violent headaches. In Jefferson's Demons, Michael Knox Beran illuminates an optimistic man's darker side -- Jefferson as we have rarely seen him before. The worst of these moments came after his wife died in 1782. But two years later, after being dispatched to Europe, Jefferson recovered nerve and spirit in the salons of Paris, where he fell in love with a beautiful young artist, Maria Cosway. When their affair ended, Jefferson's health again broke down. He set out for the palms and temples of southern Europe, and though he did not know where the therapeutic journey would take him or where it would end, his encounter with the old civilizations of the Mediterranean was transformative. The Greeks and Romans taught him that a man could make productive use of his demons. Jefferson's immersion in the mystic truths of the Old World gave him insights into mysteries of life and art that Enlightenment philosophy had failed to supply. Beran skillfully shows how Jefferson drew on the esoteric lore he encountered to transform anxiety into action. On his return to America, Jefferson entered the most productive period of his life: He created a new political party, was elected president, and doubled the size of the country. His private labors were no less momentous...among them, the artistry of Monticello and the University of Virginia. Jefferson's Demons is an elegantly composed account of the strangeness and originality of one Founder's genius. Michael Knox Beran uncovers the maps Jefferson used to find his way out of dejection and to forge a new democratic culture for America. Here is a Jefferson who, with all his failings, remains one of his country's greatest teachers and prophets.