Forbidden Fruits

A bold thriller filled with esoteric secrets, psychedelic rituals, blackmail, and murder • Follows American archaeologist Monica Bettlheim, her benefactor Maltese billionaire Sebastian Pinto, and Pinto’s son Rafael as they make ...

Forbidden Fruits

Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1644111586

Page: 288

View: 957

A bold thriller filled with esoteric secrets, psychedelic rituals, blackmail, and murder • Follows American archaeologist Monica Bettlheim, her benefactor Maltese billionaire Sebastian Pinto, and Pinto’s son Rafael as they make startling discoveries about the ancient world, hallucinogenic sacraments, and modern-day crime syndicates • Reveals a secret ritual at the heart of Christianity, knowledge of which was passed on underground by Gnostics and alchemists for centuries • Explore the use of the Kykeon, the psychedelic brew of the Eleusinian mysteries, which offers those who drink it a direct experience of God Amid the European refugee crisis, with the background of Southern Europe having become the point of arrival for hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants, Monica Bettlheim, an American archaeologist, is trying to recapture her former fame. She has a mission to uncover prehistoric cultures that conventional archaeology and history both fear and deny. Her search is sponsored by an eccentric aristocrat, the larger-than-life Maltese billionaire Sebastian Pinto. On an underwater expedition off the coast of Malta, Monica finds a mysterious golden pomegranate that dates back to prehistoric times. Within it, she discovers ancient remnants of the Kykeon, the hallucinogenic sacrament of the Eleusinian mysteries, which offers those who drink it a direct experience of God. As the discovery leads to blackmail and murder, Monica uncovers a secret ritual right at the heart of Christianity, knowledge of which was passed on underground by Gnostics and alchemists for centuries. Reluctantly, Monica teams up with the elusive and troubled Rafael, Pinto’s son, who for some years has been deeply immersed in esoteric studies. Driven by the need to avenge a murder and uncover the activities of an international crime syndicate, they risk their lives by reviving the sacred ritual--and are confronted by the most terrifying revelation of all.

Forbidden Fruits

This volume examines the concept of taboos and tabooism and a dozen powerful ones in our society and suggests the control they exert on our everyday lives.

Forbidden Fruits

Author: Ray Broadus Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879722555

Page: 192

View: 384

This volume examines the concept of taboos and tabooism and a dozen powerful ones in our society and suggests the control they exert on our everyday lives.

Forbidden Fruit

... first appearance in the world , and cast upon me some small , bitter curse ,
which prevents my fruits ever ripening ; but , " he would add , smiling bitterly , “ I
must do the best I can to amuse myself with the blossom and FORBIDDEN FRUIT
.

Forbidden Fruit

Author: I. T.

Publisher:

ISBN:

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The Forbidden Fruits

She lifted her hand to grab it, but, once again, she heard her mother's voice
telling her to throw away the fruit and abstain from eating it. Rachel obeyed her
mother's voice and threw away the apple. “That is the 'Forbidden Fruit.' It is the
fruit of ...

The Forbidden Fruits

Author: Riju R. Sam

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312323221

Page: 196

View: 131

The city of Bridgeport was once famous for its beautiful port, breathtaking landscapes, and lovely people. One day, an uninvited guest visited this quiet city and changed it forever. It became a city full of crime, drugs, and evil-worshipers. Rachel, a resident of Bridgeport, lost her parents as a result of city's crime. Her life became an every day fight for survival. Now Rachel has to save herself and the city from the "final darkness."

Prince of Darkness

When fallen angels roamed the earth, they went unto earthly beings, begetting children of their own, and shared with them secrets of heaven.

Prince of Darkness

Author: Taylor Dahlke

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1662422288

Page: 288

View: 846

When fallen angels roamed the earth, they went unto earthly beings, begetting children of their own, and shared with them secrets of heaven. Such creatures and treasures were forbidden on earth, thus bringing forth the forbidden fruits.Nathan, a troubled boy, has taken to live in the forest nearest his village in exile with his sick and elderly father. His nightly terrors terrorize not only himself, but also the surrounding world, engulfing it with flames. He seeks the angel's children for answers to his morbid encounters with the girl called Ariah from his nightmares.The fey are loyally bound secret keepers. Sirens despise man and get off on inflicting pain upon them. In a world where fallen angels have given life to vampires, werewolves, giants, behemoths, sirens, and fey, from whom will Nathan obtain answers as a war between his conscious and subconscious minds rages on?

Forbidden Fruits a Poetic Tale of an Interracial Relationship

Determined to tough out the adversity Joanna endured from the "Sistah's" over their interracial love, this untold story of loves perseverance can be read within Joanna's poems.

Forbidden Fruits  a Poetic Tale of an Interracial Relationship

Author: Joanna

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 56

View: 404

Poems by Joanna is a compilation of poems written in 1994 to a man loved by Joanna - a man who lived inside walls of concrete and steel. Determined to tough out the adversity Joanna endured from the "Sistah's" over their interracial love, this untold story of loves perseverance can be read within Joanna's poems. While the mystery of what came of this Black and White love remains unsolved, Joanna's poetic expressions leave no doubt about its depth, making it not matter what happened, but rather, matter that it did.

The Monkey The Forbidden Fruit

As long as we keep the search for the forbidden fruits as our drive, instead of fear
or selfishness, greed or ignorance, we will always be protected. Just as you see
that your body is not the one you were originally born in, you are still aware of ...

The Monkey   The Forbidden Fruit

Author: Trevor M. Claiborn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477209882

Page: 112

View: 669

“The Monkey and the Forbidden Fruit” is a children’s fiction about a young chimp; Prime, in pre-civilization Africa and his adventure in search of the source of a mysterious fruit that he had stumbled upon. Prime’s band was in an impoverished condition as they wandered about the unfriendly jungle, reduced to eating leaves, insects and whatever meal that could be found. Prime figured that finding this mysterious fruit would have pleased his starving band but he was however met with ridicule, skepticism, and stern criticism when he introduced it. After being scolded by Juba, the band elder for partaking of the forbidden fruit, Prime leaves out in the direction of the mythical savannah with hopes of finding the plant from which the mysterious fruit grew. Not only did Prime find the source of the mysterious forbidden fruit but during his journey, he overcame many obstacles from nature and other animals in the process. What Prime comes to realize upon meeting Orgia, a visitor from another forest; is that what seemed to be the end of his journey of finding the fruit was actually the beginning of a much greater one.

Forbidden Fruits

. . "A great read: Slick and quite sophisticated, this is at once poignant and hilarious." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Forbidden Fruits

Author: Julia Hamilton

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466843993

Page: 320

View: 893

In this deliciously scandalous and compulsively page-turning saga, Julia Hamilton once again paints a captivating portrait of an aristocratic Scottish family on the rocks as it faces its own history. The Macarthur clan, the ruling family of New Town in Edinburgh, is successful at everything from business to politics to guarding the family secrets. Held together by Sir Jack Macarthur, the patriarch called the "Old Man," they build publishing empires, restore old buildings for the wealthy, teach at prestigious universities, and mingle with the wealthy, the stylish, and the powerful. When Jack is on his deathbed, however, the family's success threatens to shatter as they learn that their well-kept secrets are about to be revealed by one of their own. Meanwhile, Ben Macarthur - the family's hapless architect - and his lover, Marianne Maclean - broken by a destructive affair with Luke Macarthur - find themselves swept up in the tide together . . . "A great read: Slick and quite sophisticated, this is at once poignant and hilarious." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Forbidden Fruits

Alaric James was a typical man.

Forbidden Fruits

Author: LayKesha Randall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780578696959

Page:

View: 554

Alaric James was a typical man. He worked as a branch manager at a local bank, he was a Deacon of his church, and he loved to go to the gym. Alaric was in his early 30's and was at the point of his life that he wanted to settle down and marry the woman of his dreams. Alaric has one major issue in his life; it's hard for him to control his anger. Who can tame him? Who can release him from his internal struggle? As he longed daily for the one to share his life with; he was brought to his knees by mercy as he looked into the most beautiful eyes of a woman.Alona Johnston is the woman that Alaric wants to spend his life wife. Within the little time he has known her, he has fallen for her every day. Alona is holding so much back from Alaric. She refuses to tell him the truth, while she uses his body as her personal playground. Alaric is madly in love and oblivious to her motives; his only mission is to protect Alona. He views her as the victim and not the assailant. Alaric is left with a future that only leads him to an early grave. How could he allow himself to be engulfed in this woman without first learning the truth? He was robbed from his chance of true love! When he met Alona, he thought she was the one. She exemplified the perfect image of his future bride. The betrayal of Alona's past left him marked for death without a warning. Once Alaric discovered his fate, he was left with only two options from here. Will he walk away from Alona and except his fate forever or will he stay with her and they die together but with no change to his outcome? His decisions in regard to her, has been the very thing that will put his name on a tombstone. Now, as he fades away slowly, he could only leave behind his blood on Alona's hands.

Forbidden Fruit

The biblical adage is relevant : It is by their fruits that we best may know and
judge them . ... eminently fair at the political level , particularly in guarding against
oppressive governments 108 FORBIDDEN FRUIT : THE ETHICS OF
SECULARISM.

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 326

View: 882

America's leading secular humanist philosopher affirms that it is possible tolive the good life and be morally responsible without belief in religion.

Forbidden Fruit

... but nightingale of mind fluttering and crying every moment . Democracy : A tree
of simbhol with lots of green leaves fragrenceless flowers and tasteless fruits
birds come sit on them and flock together with no goal to achieve and fly wary
You ...

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Amara Jiutī

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 108

View: 574

Forbidden Fruit

I know the honour of the first fruits is overrated , But one imagines that in these
matters deference to one's liege is indicated ... At all events , pray allow yourself
to be placated . ” “ If ceremonial rules were only our concern You'd be entitled ...

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Jean de La Fontaine

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781860464386

Page: 85

View: 337

Forbidden Fruit

Auguste Toulmouche ( 1829 - 1890 ) In the Library ( Les fruits défendus ) , 1865
Engraving / Album Maciet 174 / 25 © Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs , Paris ,
Collection Maciet Image : © Suzanne Nagy , Malakoff Gift of Mrs . Carll H . De
Silver ...

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Christiane Inmann

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN:

Page: 216

View: 701

Throughout the ages, from Sappho to Mary Wollstonecraft, extraordinary women have exposed other women to the world of letters and the freedom it brings. This unique cross-cultural account highlights the accomplishments of women writers and educated women, and provides beautiful reproductions of renowned artworks that illustrate their achievements and the worlds they inhabited, thereby also tracing the social functions of the portraits of reading women as well as the types of books they read. The book further explores the changing circumstances of women's access to literature and education throughout the centuries in different cultures and societies. Chronologically arranged, the volume opens in ancient times, exploring civilizations as diverse as Mesopotamia, Greece and China. It travels to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe, to modern England and America. Along the way readers are treated to profiles of Ban Zhao, Murasaki Shikibu, Christine de Pisan, Jane Austen, the Brontèe sisters, Phillis Wheatley and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among many others. Artworks featuring reading women range from Pompeii frescoes to important works by artists through the centuries, including Hans Holbein, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, Roy Lichtenstein, Balthus and Gerhard Richter. The result is a beautifully illustrated cultural history of women reading, as fascinating and inspiring as the accomplishments it honours.

In the Orchard of Forbidden Fruit

There is no place which redeems the faltering ones in the underworld like the
little mission where the workers have tasted of the bitter fruits and have dedicated
themselves to the glorious work of redemption — not reformation . It is the narrow
 ...

In the Orchard of Forbidden Fruit

Author: Frank Dalton O'Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 185

View: 780

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Pearce J. Carefoote

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 143

View: 890

From theNew TestamenttoThe Diary of Anne Frankto current objections to the Harry Potter series–dubbed the most frequently challenged books of the 21st century by the American Library Association–the tradition of banning, censoring, and challenging books has been remarkably enduring. Forbidden Fruitis fundamentally an apologia for the freedom to read. Author Pearce Carefoote’s principal interest is not so much in the morality of censorship as in its ultimate futility. In a world where freedom of speech, ideas, and religion clash with various forms of fundamentalism, where, post—9/11, democratic societies debate the limits to freedom of speech,Forbidden Fruitcalls on all of us to examine the long history of censoring ideas and reminds us that the impetus to ban books is still very much alive. Many of the works discussed in the book are very familiar and most readers will be surprised to see the writing that has been and continues to be challenged in Western society. While most citizens of a democracy say that they oppose literary censorship and support the freedom of expression, Carefoote provokes us to face some of the thorny questions of modern censorship: Where do we stand when the nation’s largest bookseller decides not to carry Hitler’sMein Kampf? How do we respond when a high school teacher has been disciplined for assigningThe Merchant of Venicein a public school? Or when the only bookstore in a small town decides not to carryThe Satanic Versesfor fear of reprisals? Or when certain magazines and novels, fall into that grey area between literature and pornography. Ironically, it is the Internet, as Carefoote points out, that may finally force governments, schools, and families to talk about what is appropriate for reading and viewing and what is not–and, more importantly, why.

Forbidden Fruits Forgotten Vegetables

Provides recipes for celery root, plantains, okra, kale, mangoes, persimmons, papayas, quinces, and other uncommon fruits and vegetables.

Forbidden Fruits   Forgotten Vegetables

Author: George Marcus

Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312298272

Page: 146

View: 601

Provides recipes for celery root, plantains, okra, kale, mangoes, persimmons, papayas, quinces, and other uncommon fruits and vegetables.

Forbidden Fruit Creates Many Jams

Forbidden Fruit Creates Many Jams

Author: Mary Katherine Compton

Publisher: NAL

ISBN: 9780451204066

Page: 134

View: 341

Roadside signs of America's churches have long been a source of unexpected nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. This entertaining collection presents hundreds of thought-provoking marquee messages taken from houses of worship across the country in a wonderful combination of humor, inspiration, and down-to-earth American soul.