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Traditional Brazilian Black Magic: The Secrets of the Kimbanda Magicians Audiobook

Traditional Brazilian Black Magic: The Secrets of the Kimbanda Magicians

Author: Diego De Oxóssi Narrator: Diego De Oxóssi Release Date: September 2021

• Explains how Kimbanda's presiding deity Eshu embodies both masculine and feminine principles, both god and devil, and thus represents human nature itself with all its vices and virtues • Discusses Kimbanda's magical practices, initiation rites, sacred knives, and sacrificial offerings • Details the seven realms and the entities that inhabit and govern each of them Although it has been demonized as a form of Satanic cult, Kimbanda--the tradition of Afro-Brazilian black magic--is a spiritual practice that embraces both the light and dark aspects of life through worship of the entities known as Eshu and Pombajira. Exploring the history and practice of Kimbanda, also known as Quimbanda, Diego de Oxóssi builds a timeline from the emergence of Afro-Brazilian religions in the 17th century when African slaves were first brought to Brazil, through the development of Orisha cults and the formation of Candomblé, Batuque, Macumba, and Umbanda religious practices, to the modern codification of Kimbanda by Mãe Ieda do Ogum in the 1960s. He explains how Kimbanda's presiding deity Eshu Mayoral embodies both masculine and feminine principles, both god and devil, and thus represents human nature itself with all its vices and virtues. Discussing the magical practices, initiation rites, and spiritual landscape of Kimbanda, the author explains how there are seven realms, each with nine dominions, and he discusses the entities that inhabit and govern each of them. The author explores spirit possession and Kimbanda's sacrificial practices, which are performed in order to honor and obtain the blessing of the entities of the seven realms. He discusses the sacred knives of the practice and the role each plays in it. He also explores the 16 zimba symbols and sigils used to attract the spirits most apt to realizing the magician's will as well as traditional enchantment songs to summon and work with those spirits. Offering an accessible guide to Kimbanda, the author shows that this religion of the people is popular because it recognizes the dark and light sides of human morality and provides a way to interact with the deities to produce direct results. DIEGO DE OXÓSSI is a Chief of Kimbanda and Orishas Priest. For more than 20 years he has been researching and presenting courses, lectures, and workshops on pagan and African-Brazilian religions. He writes a weekly column at CoreSpirit.com and is the publisher at Arole Cultural. He lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Cuba: An American History Audiobook

Cuba: An American History

Author: Ada Ferrer Narrator: Alma Cuervo Release Date: September 2021

An epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world's leading historians of Cuba. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, where a momentous revolution had taken power three years earlier. For more than half a century, the stand-off continued—through the tenure of ten American presidents and the fifty-year rule of Fidel Castro. His death in 2016, and the retirement of his brother and successor Raúl Castro in 2021, have spurred questions about the country's future. Meanwhile, politics in Washington—Barack Obama's opening to the island, Donald Trump's reversal of that policy, and the election of Joe Biden—have made the relationship between the two nations a subject of debate once more. Now, award-winning historian Ada Ferrer delivers an ambitious and moving chronicle written for a moment that demands a new reckoning with both the island's past and its relationship with the United States. Spanning more than five centuries, Cuba: An American History provides us with a front-row seat as we witness the evolution of the modern nation, with its dramatic record of conquest and colonization, of slavery and freedom, of independence and revolutions made and unmade. Along the way, Ferrer explores the sometimes surprising, often troubled intimacy between the two countries, documenting not only the influence of the United States on Cuba but also the many ways the island has been a recurring presence in US affairs. This, then, is a story that will give American readers unexpected insights into the history of their own nation and, in so doing, help them imagine a new relationship with Cuba. Filled with rousing stories and characters, and drawing on more than thirty years of research in Cuba, Spain, and the United States—as well as the author's own extensive travel to the island over the same period—this is a stunning and monumental account like no other.

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El regreso de Quetzalcóatl: Una historia sagrada de México Audiobook

El regreso de Quetzalcóatl: Una historia sagrada de México

Author: Juan Miguel Zunzunegui Narrator: Juan Miguel Zunzunegui Release Date: August 2021

Ésta es la profecía de Quetzalcóatl, su revelación, nuestro destino. El 13 de agosto de 1521 cayó Tenochtitlán en manos de decenas de miles de guerreros de diversos pueblos y ciudades del Anáhuac. Los herederos de los toltecas se liberaron del terrible yugo de los hijos de Huitzilopochtli, con el inesperado pero indispensable apoyo de un puñado de aventureros castellanos. Una era llegó a su fin y, como siempre ocurre en la historia humana, una nueva comenzó a nacer. Descendió la noche sobre el Pueblo del Sol e inició el amanecer de un México que no ha sabido salir de las tinieblas. El regreso de Quetzalcóatl es un recorrido que abarca a toda la humanidad, y que pasa de la historia a la filosofía, de la psicología a la religión, y de ahí al misticismo para volver a la historia. Va de Teotihuacán a Roma , del mundo maya al valle del Nilo, de Mesoamérica a la India, de la toltequidad a la filosofía griega, y ante todo del pasado que debemos superar al presente en el que tenemos una última oportunidad para tratar de vislumbrar el futuro. Si descifras a Quetzalcóatl podrás salvar a México de hundirse en su inframundo.

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The Aztec Empire: An Enthralling Overview of the History of the Aztecs, Starting with the Settlement Audiobook

The Aztec Empire: An Enthralling Overview of the History of the Aztecs, Starting with the Settlement

Author: Enthralling History Narrator: Jay Herbert Release Date: August 2021

If you are curious about how the extraordinary Aztecs lived and ran their empire, then pay attention! The remarkable Aztecs formed a vast, organized empire renown for military prowess, expansive trade, intriguing culture, and ingenious agriculture – all from an island in a swamp. But where was their mysterious homeland of Aztlan? How did they ascend to dominance in the Valley of Mexico? Explore the mesmerizing origins of the Aztecs, discover how a wandering desert tribe came to rule much of present-day Mexico, and investigate the spectacular – albeit somewhat depraved – culture that set their civilization apart. This easy-to-read, comprehensive, and engaging history of the Aztec Empire will unlock the little-known and awe-inspiring stories and culture of a legendary people. This well-researched and authoritative presentation, accompanied by striking illustrations, brings the Aztec civilization to life. Here are some of the fascinating questions you will explore: - What secrets have recent archaeological finds uncovered about the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican cultures? - How did the startling cultures that existed before the Aztecs influence them? What made these pre-existing cultures famous? - What prophesies propelled the Mexica into their empire-building destiny and formed their self-identity? - Why did the Mexica build their astonishing city on an island in the middle of a lake? How did it grow into one of the largest cities in the world at that time? - Was their mysterious homeland of Aztlan a real place? If so, where was it? - What’s this story about an eagle on a cactus eating a rattlesnake? - How did the Mexica turn the tables to rule over the tribes that once dominated them? - And much, much more! Scroll up and click the “add to cart” button to learn more about the incredible Aztecs!

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The Church of the Dead: The Epidemic of 1576 and the Birth of Christianity in the Americas Audiobook

The Church of the Dead: The Epidemic of 1576 and the Birth of Christianity in the Americas

Author: Jennifer Scheper Hughes Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: August 2021

Tells the story of the founding of American Christianity against the backdrop of devastating disease, and of the Indigenous survivors who kept the nascent faith alive Many scholars have come to think of the European Christian mission to the Americas as an inevitable success. But in its early period it was very much on the brink of failure. In 1576, Indigenous Mexican communities suffered a catastrophic epidemic that took almost two million lives and simultaneously left the colonial church in ruins. In the crisis and its immediate aftermath, Spanish missionaries and surviving pueblos de indios held radically different visions for the future of Christianity in the Americas. The Church of the Dead offers a counter-history of American Christian origins. It centers the power of Indigenous Mexicans, showing how their Catholic faith remained intact even in the face of the faltering religious fervor of Spanish missionaries. While the Europeans grappled with their failure to stem the tide of death, succumbing to despair, Indigenous survivors worked to reconstruct the church. They reasserted ancestral territories as sovereign, with Indigenous Catholic states rivaling the jurisdiction of the diocese and the power of friars and bishops.

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Living to Tell the Tale Audiobook

Living to Tell the Tale

Author: Gabriel García Márquez Narrator: Christopher Salazar Release Date: August 2021

One of the most acclaimed and revered Nobel laureates begins to tell us the story of his life. Living to Tell the Tale spans Gabriel García Márquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to the woman who would become his wife. It has the shape, the quality, and the vividness of a conversation with the reader-a tale of people, places, and events as they occur to him: the colorful stories of his eccentric family members; the great influence of his mother and maternal grandfather; his consuming career in journalism, and the friends and mentors who encouraged him; the myths and mysteries of his beloved Colombia; personal details, undisclosed until now, that would appear later, transmuted and transposed, in his fiction; and, above all, his fervent desire to become a writer. And, as in his fiction, the narrator here is an inspired observer of the physical world, able to make clear the emotions and passions that lie at the heart of a life-in this instance, his own. Living to Tell the Tale is a radiant, powerful, and beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Gabriel García Márquez as a writer and as a man.

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Secrets of Mesoamerica: From Aztec Kings to Mayan Mythology Audiobook

Secrets of Mesoamerica: From Aztec Kings to Mayan Mythology

Author: Windsor Lopez Narrator: Jamie Hoskin Release Date: June 2021

Numerous individuals identify folklore and legends just like the Greeks and Romans. Those two civic establishments have provided the most renowned fantasies and divine beings ever told. Notwithstanding, nearly all societies in all areas of the world have their exceptional legends. This holds on an epic scale for the elegant Mayan and Aztec human elevations created in Mesoamerica.Mesoamerica is a geological territory that covers most of what is currently Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and different pieces of Central America. Although the early Mesoamerican societies from which the Mayas and Aztecs arose were diverse from various perspectives, they experienced each other regularly in light of exchange, movement, and success. Therefore, they share a portion of similar qualities, and their religions and fantasies share a portion of similar topics. For instance, most Mesoamerican societies were exceptionally keen on monitoring time, so they created confounded schedules to anticipate significant occasions, like changing the seasons and eclipses of the Sun or moon. They accepted that they had to know when these occasions would occur to make societal contributions and penances to the divine beings; the powers of pleasing and abhorrent actions well document controlled their lives.

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Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples Audiobook

Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

Author: Jack D. Forbes Narrator: William Andrew Quinn Release Date: May 2021

This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

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Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration Audiobook

Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Author: Aviva Chomsky Narrator: Aida Reluzco Release Date: April 2021

Restores the region's fraught history of repression and resistance to popular consciousness and connects the United States' interventions and influence to the influx of refugees seeking asylum today. At the center of the current immigration debate are migrants from Central America fleeing poverty, corruption, and violence in search of refuge in the United States. In Central America's Forgotten History, Aviva Chomsky answers the urgent question "How did we get here?" Centering the centuries-long intertwined histories of US expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression, Chomsky highlights the pernicious cycle of colonial and neocolonial development policies that promote cultures of violence and forgetting without any accountability or restorative reparations. Focusing on the valiant struggles for social and economic justice in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras, Chomsky restores these vivid and gripping events to popular consciousness. Tracing the roots of displacement and migration in Central America to the Spanish conquest and bringing us to the present day, she concludes that the more immediate roots of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras lie in the wars and in the US interventions of the 1980s and the peace accords of the 1990s that set the stage for neoliberalism in Central America. Chomsky also examines how and why histories and memories are suppressed, and the impact of losing historical memory. Only by erasing history can we claim that Central American countries created their own poverty and violence, while the United States' enjoyment and profit from their bananas, coffee, mining, clothing, and export of arms are simply unrelated curiosities.

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The Battle for Peace: The Long Road to Ending a War with the World's Oldest Guerrilla Army Audiobook

The Battle for Peace: The Long Road to Ending a War with the World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Author: Juan Manuel Santos Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon Release Date: April 2021

This is the comprehensive account of the long and difficult road traveled to end the fifty-year armed conflict with the FARC, the oldest guerrilla army in the world; a long war that left more than eight million victims. The obstacles to peace were both large and dangerous. All previous attempts to negotiate with the FARC had failed, creating an environment where differences were irreconcilable and political will was scarce. The Battle for Peace is the story not only of the six years of negotiation and the peace process that transformed a country, its secret contacts, its international implications, and difficulties and achievements, but also of the two previous decades in which Colombia oscillated between warlike confrontation and negotiated solution. In The Battle for Peace, Juan Manuel Santos shares the lessons he learned about war and peace and how to build a successful negotiation process in the context of a nation which had all but resigned itself to war and the complexities of twenty-first-century international law and diplomacy. While Santos is clear that there is no handbook for making peace, he offers conflict-tested guidance on the critical parameters, conditions, and principles as well as rich detail on the innovations that made it possible for his nation to find common ground and a just solution.

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Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico Audiobook

Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico

Author: Juan Villoro Narrator: Gabriel Porras Release Date: March 2021

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and its largest Spanish-speaking city.   Horizontal Vertigo: The title refers to the fear of ever-impending earthquakes that led Mexicans to build their capital city outward rather than upward. With the perspicacity of a keenly observant flaneur, Juan Villoro wanders through Mexico City seemingly without a plan, describing people, places, and things while brilliantly drawing connections among them. In so doing he reveals, in all its multitudinous glory, the vicissitudes and triumphs of the city 's cultural, political, and social history: from indigenous antiquity to the Aztec period, from the Spanish conquest to Mexico City today-one of the world's leading cultural and financial centers.   In this deeply iconoclastic book, Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: "Living in the City," "City Characters," "Shocks," "Crossings," and "Ceremonies." What he achieves, miraculously, is a stunning, intriguingly coherent meditation on Mexico City's genius loci, its spirit of place.

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Héroes 2 Audiobook

Héroes 2

Author: Jorge Baradit Narrator: Sebastián Fernández Robles Release Date: March 2021

Un puñado de los hombres y mujeres más influyentes en las últimas décadas de la Historia de Chile. Jorge Baradit construye los perfiles de las personalidades que la historia chilena ha marginado de monumentos y del reconocimiento oficial por su rebeldía y su espíritu contracorriente. Aquí aparecen Mariano Puga, Clotario Blest, Cecilia Magni, las mujeres que lucharon contra la dictadura, los pobladores de La Victoria y Salvador Allende, como héroes sin homenajes pero que confirman, con sus biografías, que la historia la escriben los pueblos. Un volumen que continúa, en tono y en forma, con lo elaborado por Baradit en la primera entrega de Héroes. Un conjunto de crónicas que dialoga con la saga más popular de los últimos años: Historia Secreta de Chile.

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