Esoteric scholar Manly P. Hall gives a brief biography of the life of the fabled Greek philosopher, Pythagoras, as well as accounts of how he was murdered. He gives a fantastic overview of the teachings of that man. Hall covers his theories of transmigration, symmetrical solids, aphorisms, astronomy, and many other things, as well as what he expected of his students and accounts of his school and initiations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Haynes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063751/bk_acx0_063751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wicca is one of the most popular neo-pagan religion, which emphasizes on the peaceful relationship between the humans and nature. It is a religion that professes equality between men and women and emphasizes on a healthy coexisting relationship between humans and nature. Apart from this, the Wiccan philosophy is also largely based on magic and spell-casting. The Wicca religion also emphasizes and encourages on the transmigration of souls. There are many different interpretations of the Wiccan religious texts, but the general viewpoint is that the reincarnation of a soul is one of the pillars of the Wiccan way. One of the most common Wiccan theory is that when a person dies, their soul will temporarily reside in what they call "the land eternal summer", where they will prepare and wait for their next incarnation. This is the main difference between Wicca and other traditional Abrahamic religions.Wiccans do not seek to fulfill their religious goals just to simply attain a sure place in a heavenly kingdom or paradise. One of the main ethical laws of the Wiccan philosophy professes the following: do whatever you want upon Earth as long as it does not harm others. This saves the religion from the problematic gap between the transcendent and the real worlds that other Abrahamic and Dharmic religions usually have. Based on all these interesting concepts and theories, Wicca is a religion that greatly fascinates scientists and professors who are given the enjoyable task of researching on the development of various kinds of religions.Wicca is a neo-pagan religion that is heavily associated with magic and the Book of Shadows. Among the many things that fascinates people into studying about this religion is its philosophy of promoting equality between men and women and a harmonious relationship between humans and god. The presence of magic only adds to the fascination, as magic is one of the many things in life that still holds unraveled myster 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Radix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/189592/bk_acx0_189592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Middle- and South America, grade: 1,3, University of Toronto, language: English, abstract: In 2006, more than 30% of all immigrants residing in the United States were Mexicans, accounting for one tenth of the entire Mexican population (Migrationinformation). This makes Mexico the most important and most consistent sending country for immigrants to the U.S. The co-existence of two very different worlds in the geographical space North America, divided by one of the most secure borders in the world, leads not only to cultural influences, but also to the adaptation of socioeconomic and political ideas. Especially the fact that Mexico and the United States have very different political and socioeconomic conditions emphasizes the oppositional relationship between the two countries. In the face of such a strong and powerful neighbour, migration is always an option, a last resort, especially for Mexicans from rural communities that struggle with poor working conditions and low wages. Interestingly, this creates a certain type of migration known as transmigration. This transmigration occurs only due to socioeconomic reasons, especially labour conditions, and allows migrants to frequently travel back and forth between their home- and their host country. Since many of these transmigrants are young men who leave their families behind to earn money that they can then send back home in the form of financial remittances, different patterns of communication between these migrants and their relatives back home can be analyzed. This paper will first outline the situation of Mexican migrants to the United States, give a brief overview of their backgrounds and the demographic situation, and then turn to the push-factors for migration. It will especially focus on labour rights and working conditions in Mexico and the prospects for migrants arriving in t
'...a worthwhile and timely contribution to the field of Latin American urban studies, which will help to fill the current gap in literature on the Latin American city...this book's major contribution is in its exploration of the social, spatial, cultural and aesthetic processes which constitute the informal city, which is (re)presented as fluid, dynamic, and most importantly, as part of the city. This aspect should ensure its interest to scholars of space and culture; as in rethinking the informal city, we are forced to re-evaluate our understandings of the city itself.' · Space and Culture Latin American cities have always been characterized by a strong tension between what is vaguely described as their formal and informal dimensions. However, the terms formal and informal refer not only to the physical aspect of cities but also to their entire socio-political fabric. Informal cities and settlements exceed the structures of order, control and homogeneity that one expects to find in a formal city; therefore the contributors to this volume - from such disciplines as architecture, urban planning, anthropology, urban design, cultural and urban studies and sociology - focus on alternative methods of analysis in order to study the phenomenon of urban informality. This book provides a thorough review of the work that is currently being carried out by scholars, practitioners and governmental institutions, in and outside Latin America, on the question of informal cities. Felipe Hernández is an Architect and lecturer in architectural design, history and theory at the University of Cambridge. He has an MA in Architecture and Critical Theory and received his PhD from the University of Nottingham. He taught previously in the School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, and has also taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), the Universities of Nottingham, East London and Nottingham Trent. Felipe Hernández has published extensively on contemporary Latin American cities, focusing on the multiplicity of architectural practices that operate simultaneously in the constant re-shaping of the continent's cities. He is the author of Beyond Modernist Masters: Contemporary Architecture in Latin America (Birkhäuser 2009) and Bhabha for Architects (Routledge 2009) and co-editor of Transculturation: Cities, Space and Architecture in Latin America (Rodopi 2005). Peter Kellett is senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a qualified architect with an M.A. in Social Anthropology and has worked and researched in Latin America for many years. His Ph.D. is an ethnographic study of informal housing processes in northern Colombia, and his research continues to focus largely on housing, particularly on understanding how disadvantaged households create, use and value dwelling environments in cities in the developing world. He has lectured and published widely, and in addition to his work in Latin America he has worked on large comparative research projects in Asia and Africa, as well as in the U.K. Lea Knudsen Allen completed her Ph.D. in the Department of English Literatures and Cultures at Brown University. She has worked extensively on issues to do with postcolonial discourse, transmigration and cultural representation. Her doctoral thesis, entitled 'Cosmopolite Subjectivities and the Mediterranean in Early Modern England', explored these topics in the context of early modern English drama, poetry and travel literature. She has published on exoticism and international trade in the work of Jonson and Marlowe. Additionally, Allen has an interest in representations of urban and social space, a topic on which she has also published. Currently Lea lives in the United Kingdom and teaches for the Universities of Maine (USA) and Liverpool (UK).