Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican Americans in Search of Justice and Power is an oral history of Mexican American activism in San Jose, California, over the past half century. The authors present interviews of fourteen people of various stripes - teachers, politicians, radio personalities - who have been influential in the development of a major urban center with a significant ethnic population. These activists tell the stories of their lives and work with openness and honesty, allowing readers to witness their achievements and failures. This vivid ethnography of a Mexican American community serves as a model for activism wherever ethnic groups seek change and justice.
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.
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.
No one goes up against the Norse god of mischief. It just isn't done. Well, not before now. Someone has started the game and Loki can't resist playing. There's just one (or two) little problems. Loki's brother, Thor, has come for a visit. How is Loki supposed to do his assigned missions with Thor and his hammer causing so much destruction? Not to mention the news Thor brings for Loki. It's enough to make a god what to run into a telephone pole, which I'm sure Loki will make happen if he gets a chance. The game takes a dangerous turn when Loki is sent into a daycare to stop a transdimensional being. Loki is truly pushed over the edge when the life of a child of Midgard is put into jeopardy. It's enough to make Loki consider breaking his parole.
From the beginning, Hendrika's heart was plagued by fear, isolation and loneliness. Left alone to manage her fears, perceptions distorted, anxiety raged, and bleakness permeated her outlook. God's enduring faithfulness and love rescued Hendrika, transforming her life and providing a testimony which will inspire and stand the test of time.
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