Queen of the Seven Crossroads

Humberto Maggi surveys the historical developments that influenced the creation of the concept of the Queen of the Seven Crossroads in the Brazilian magico-religious system Quimbanda that emerged in the first half of the 20th century, as ...


Author: Humberto Maggi


ISBN: 1907881883


Page: 148

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Humberto Maggi surveys the historical developments that influenced the creation of the concept of the Queen of the Seven Crossroads in the Brazilian magico-religious system Quimbanda that emerged in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the ideas and techniques inherited both from Europe and Africa. He looks at how various myths, historical figures, and misunderstandings combined to create one of the most powerful pombagiras - what elements shaped her, what and who inspired her legend, and how to work with her in your own practice.

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

Some of the most widely known of them are Pombagira Rainha das Sete Encruzulhadas (“Queen of the Seven Crossroads”), Rainha do Cruzeiro (“Queen of the ...


Author: Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137535009

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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In this provocative book, Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines untamed feminine divinities from around the world. Although distant geographically, these divine figures are surprisingly similar-representing concepts of liminality, outsiderhood, and structural inferiority, embodied in the divine feminine. These strong, independent, unrestrained figures are connected to the periphery and to magical powers, including power over sexuality, transformation, and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba offers a study of the origin and worship of four feminine deities across cultures and continents: the Slavic Baba Yaga, the Hindu Kālī, the Brazilian Pombagira, and the Mexican Santa Muerte. Although these divinities have often been marginalized through dismissal, demonization, and dulcification, they continue to be extremely attractive, as they empower their devotees confronting them with the ultimate reality of transience and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines how these sacred icons have been adapted and transformed across time and place.

Kimbanda Myths and Secrets

... for them is between 7 and 10 hours) without showing any fatigue nor hunger, ... Sete Encruzilhadas (Queen of the Seven Crossroads); Siá Maria Padilha; ...


Author: Bàbá Osvaldo Omotobàtálá

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304614681



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The Kingdom of Kimbanda

POMBAGIRAS Rainha das 7 Encruzilhadas (Queen of the 7 Crossroads) Rainha 7 Cruzeiros (Queen 7 Crossings) Rainha do Candomblê (Candomblé Queen) Rainha da ...


Author: Bàbá Osvaldo Omotobàtálá

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557627783


Page: 105

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The author presents the fundamental book of kimbanda Exu. Featuring legends and mythological origins of the ritual, kimbanda organization, the Povos and their leaders, some magic symbols, the kimbanda offerings, rituals and ceremonies principal, explaining the degrees of initiation in this kind of primitive magic.

The Witches Almanac Issue 37 Spring 2018 to 2019

... Pomba Gira Rainha das Sete Pomba Gira Encruzilhadas, Queen of the Seven Crossroads; Pomba Gira Cigana, the Gypsy; Pomba Gira Rainha do Inferno, ...


Author: Andrew Theitic

Publisher: The Witches’ Almanac

ISBN: 9781881098447

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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Founded in 1971, The Witches’ Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture; at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystic enthusiast. Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, its subject matter is timeless—only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue. The theme of Issue 37 (Spring 2018–Spring 2019) is the magic of plants. Also included are the following articles: “Sigil Witchery,” “The Witch of Hadley,” “SeerStones,” “Astrological Plant Remedies,” “Pomba Gira,” “Coffin Ring,” and “Coefficient of Weirdness, Part 2.”


Queen Vashti was summoned by seven servants of the king to be presented to hundreds of entitled and powerful men who had been getting drunk for days.


Author: Jodie Niznik

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825477232

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Discover how to live out your unique calling from an unlikely biblical pairing At first glance, Esther and Jonah don't have much in common. Esther is an orphan girl, out of place in royal courts, who nonetheless becomes queen and saves her beloved Jewish people. Jonah is a reluctant prophet who ran as hard as he could from God. And when he finally gave in and his efforts eventually saved his enemies, he did nothing but complain. While Esther and Jonah endured wildly different circumstances and had distinctly singular callings, they were both appointed by God. They were placed in a certain time and space in history. God carried them through unique experiences and gave them specific gifts. Despite their opposite attitudes of willingness, their lives are proof of the great things we can accomplish when we follow God's call. In this nine-week inductive Bible study, Jodie Niznik invites you to learn that you too are uniquely equipped and called by God for a particular assignment in a specific time and place. Now you stand at a crossroads, and the choice is yours. Will you choose to boldly respond like Esther or will you fight your calling like Jonah? With thoughtful questions and practical exercises, Niznik will gently help you examine your life through the lens of Scripture and take brave, bold steps forward into the life you long for!

Orishas Goddesses and Voodoo Queens

There is a Pomba Gira Sete Encruzadas, the embodiment of the Ashe of the seven crossroads. Pomba Gira das Almas is the Pomba Gira of the souls.


Author: Lilith Dorsey

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411265

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 337

An inspiring exploration of the goddesses of the West African spiritual traditions and their role in shaping Yoruba (Ifa), Santeria, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Throughout Africa and beyond in the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the divine feminine was revered in the forms of goddesses like the ancient Nana Buluku, water spirits like Yemaya, Oshun, and Mami Wata, and the warrior Oya. The power of these goddesses and spirit beings has taken root in the West. New Orleans, for example, is the home of Marie Laveau, who used her magical powers to become the “Voodoo Queen” of New Orleans. Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens shows you how to celebrate and cultivate the traits of these goddesses, drawing upon their strengths to empower your own life. In addition to offering a guided tour of the key goddesses of the African religious traditions, the book offers magical spells, rituals, potions, astrological correspondences, sacred offerings, and much more to help guide you on your own transformational journey.

Crossroads of Cuisine

Another legend about food concerns the Queen Mother of the West, ... Di in 110 BCE: The Queen Mother asked her attendants for seven peaches.


Author: Paul David Buell

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004432109

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 216

Crossroads of Cuisine offers history of food and cultural exchanges in and around Central Asia. It discusses geographical base, and offers historical and cultural overview. A photo essay binds it all together. The book offers new views of the past.

International Oil and Gas Development

JENKINS ATOKA New gas pay ( Atoka ) 3 mi W of Crossroads , within Jenkins Fid . ... Tops : 3022 Yates , 3500 Seven Rivers , 4024 Queen , 4240 Penrose ...




ISBN: MINN:31951000671521W

Category: Petroleum


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Ten Thousand Crossroads

8 I first met Harley Smyth at Glashan in grade 7; we parted company for high school and then reunited in Meds '63. He arrived at Queen's with the decided ...


Author: Balfour Mount

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228004912

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Recognized as the father of palliative care in North America, Balfour Mount facilitated a sea change in medical practice by foregrounding concern for the whole person facing incurable illness. In this intimate and far-reaching memoir, Mount leads the reader through the formative moments and milestones of his personal and professional life as they intersected with the history of medical treatment over the last fifty years. Mount's lifelong pursuit of understanding the needs of dying patients began during his training as a surgical oncologist at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1960s. He established the first comprehensive clinical program for end-of-life care in a teaching hospital in 1975 at McGill University's Royal Victoria Hospital, thus leading the charge for palliative medicine as a new specialty. His journey included collaboration with two storied healthcare innovators, British hospice pioneer Dame Cicely Saunders and American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, leading to a more fulsome understanding of the physical, psychosocial, and existential or spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers in the health care setting. This compelling narrative documents how the 'Royal Vic' team became internationally recognized as effective advocates of quality of life at the crossroad between life and death. From meetings with Viktor Frankl, the Dalai Lama and other teachers, to a memorable telephone chat with Mother Teresa, Mount recalls with appreciation, humour and humility, the places and people that helped to shed light on this universal human experience.

Fade In Crossroads

... late Griffith films and enjoyed a late-career triumph as the voice of the wicked queen in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937); Grady Sutton, ...


Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190660192

Category: Art

Page: 384

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How did the US South contribute to the development of film? And how did film shape the modern South? In Fade In, Crossroads, Robert Jackson tells the story of the relationships between southerners and motion pictures from the silent era through the golden age of Hollywood. Jackson reveals the profound consequences of the coincidence of the rise and fall of the American film industry with the rise and fall of the South's most important modern product and export: Jim Crow segregation. He considers southern historical legacies on film, from popular Civil War films and comparably popular lynching films emerging in a time of prolific lynching in the South, to the resilient race film industry whose African American filmmakers forged an independent cinematic movement in defiance of the racial restrictions of both the South and Hollywood. He also traces the influence of film on future participants in the Civil Rights Movement, from prominent leaders such as Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall to film-industry veterans like Lena Horne and Paul Robeson to the millions of ordinary people, black and white, who found themselves caught up in the struggle for racial equality in the modern United States.

Literary Crossroads

SEVEN. Faces. of. Cleopatra. Gabriela. Vlahovici-Jones ... white horses pour through the magnificent Roman archway, trumpeting the arrival of their queen.


Author: Blessing Diala-Ogamba

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498502085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 467

This book covers a variety of women's issues from different parts of the world. It also expresses various themes of oppression, marginalization, sexism, gender, and emancipation of women, showing that women's problems are the same no matter where they reside.

The Crossroads of Time

She had dreamed one night of being a powerful queen sitting on a golden ... with a stream of paper seven miles long and prostrated himself before her feet.



Publisher: Rhonda Denise Johnson



Page: 190

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They dream in their own times. They struggle in their own places. They meet at the crossroads. The road they choose to take will decide if they live or die. Chloe loves to listen to music, but when the music starts listening to her, she begins to wonder. Try as she might, she can’t dismiss the strange things happening in her life as mere coincidence. Could some spirit be trying to send her a message? She tries to live a normal life as a student at California State University, but the more she tries, the more bizarre her life become. From the moment Chloe consults a Candomblé priestess to find out what’s what, the events in her life spin from uncanny to numinous. As her visions become more corporal, Chloe gets literally swept out of her 21st century Los Angeles world in the stormy vortex of Oya, the African Orisha of the wind. Oya takes Chloe on a journey through time that throws her into the world of Ayodele, her 19th century ancestor on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Both women share dreams of achieving more in life than is expected of them as women and as African Americans. At the Crossroads they must decide which costs more, struggling to fulfill their dreams or letting them die—and which price are they willing to pay?

Television at the Crossroads

The seven ages of television The launch of television in 1936 marks the beginning ... reached its apogee with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.


Author: G. Wedell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230286108

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Television had, until recently, a social and cultural purpose. The BBC, and to a lesser extent ITV and Channel 4, were committed by the legal instruments establishing them to develop and maintain these purposes. With the enlargement of the range of choices for viewers by digital television and the provision of access to cable and satellite TV and the Internet, the role of the terrestrial television channels is being diluted. The authors examine the effects of this and consider whether anything can be done to maintain the standards and quality of television at a time of unlimited competition.

Crossroads of Empire

... 198–99, 205–7; population of, 75, 103; Seven Years' War in, 197 Pequea, ... See Society of Friends Quarry, Robert, 52 Quebec, 18, 110 Queen's College ...


Author: Ned C. Landsman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801899702

Category: History

Page: 256

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Ultimately, he argues, it was within the Middle Colonies that the question was first posed, What is the American?An insightful and valuable classroom synthesis of the scholarship of the Middle Colonies, Crossroads of Empire makes clear the vital role of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in establishing an American identity.


... french fries at the Dairy Queen earlier that day and found that there were twentyseven. ... during which he learned that she was twenty-seven years old.


Author: Brett Cox

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466838482

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 831

As William Faulkner once observed, "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." And the past of the American South lives on in a long literary tradition where fantasy and reality blur. It is evident in the writing of giants such as Faulkner himself, Flannery O'Connor, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Manly Wade Wellman, Truman Capote, Alice Walker, and many others. Steeped in this tradition and proud to be its inheritors, storytellers and editors F. Brett Cox and Andy Duncan have gathered together stories of the unseen and magical American South by some of the most brilliantly talented Southern writers of our time. From darkly imagined, powerful tales by Bret Lott, Lynn Pitts, Kalanu ya Salaam, Brad Watson, and Don Webb to a deeply affecting and sensual story by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, to atmospheric works by Richard Butner, James L. Cambias, and Jack McDevitt, to wildly funny stories by Scott Edelman and Michael Swanwick, these original fictions will delight readers who appreciate the unique wealth and breadth of the Southern literary tradition and its natural affinity for the fantastic. With the addition of wonderful reprinted stories by Michael Bishop, Fred Chappell, Andy Duncan, John Kessel, Kelly Link, Sena Jeter Naslund, Daniel Wallace, and Gene Wolfe, this collection is a crossroads of styles and themes where Southern and Fantastic literary traditions meet. Together these stories paint a wide canvas of the real and mythic South in all its fabulous, terrible, joyous, chaotic uniqueness. They are set in all the Southern landscapes of the mind, from the shores of South Carolina to the city of New Orleans, from small-town Mississippi to the streets of modern Atlanta, from the ghosts of ante-bellum splendor to the shadows of what might be. The contributors range from realistic to Gothic, from magic realists to satirists. What they share in common is the South and the endless stories it inspires. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Transnational Crossroads

Kalakua, queen-dowager was directrice. She re- quested all the seven white ladies to take seats with them on mats, on the deck of the Thaddeus.


Author: Camilla Fojas

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803240889

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented migration and interaction for Asian, Latin American, and Pacific Islander cultures in the Americas and the American Pacific. Some of these ethnic groups already had historic ties, but technology, migration, and globalization during the twentieth century brought them into even closer contact. Transnational Crossroads explores and triangulates for the first time the interactions and contacts among these three cultural groups that were brought together by the expanding American empire from 1867 to 1950. Through a comparative framework, this volume weaves together narratives of U.S. and Spanish empire, globalization, resistance, and identity, as well as social, labor, and political movements. Contributors examine multiethnic celebrities and key figures, migratory paths, cultural productions, and social and political formations among these three groups. Engaging multiple disciplines and methodologies, these studies of Asian American, Latin American, and Pacific Islander cultural interactions explode traditional notions of ethnic studies and introduce new approaches to transnational and comparative studies of the Americas and the American Pacific.

Crossroads 2nd Edn

... 200 Puthucheary, James, 259, 293, 297 Putrajaya, 408–409 Queen Victoria, ... 143 Sembawang Corporation, 350 Senois, 23 Seven 452 CROSSROADS.


Author: Jim Baker

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814435482

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 865

In this fully updated, second edition of Crossroads, Jim Baker adds two new chapters that bring Malaysia and Singapore into the middle of the first decade of the 21st century. The original text (which traces the complex currents of history and politics of Malaysia and Singapore—neighbours with a common past) is also revised to re-evaluate events in the context of an expanded history. “Jim Baker’s Crossroads is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in more than a few quarters. His book presents a side of history not many may be aware of or even want to know … it is as thought-provoking as it is enlightening.” — The Sun (on the first edition). “Baker’s thrilling book profits from his refusal to separate Singapore’s history from Malaysia’s. What we get is a broad story filled with surprising details drawn from his own experiences and from other scholarly works, and told in an easy and captivating style.” — Dr Ooi Kee Beng, Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

King of the Cowboys Queen of the West

Evans made several appearances on Country Crossroads during the 1970s and ... Then , in July and August of 1980 , Rogers hosted a seven - part series on ...


Author: Raymond E. White

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0299210049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 530

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For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that Americans cherished. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry-radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books-the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, and community. Raymond E. White presents these two celebrities in the most comprehensive and inclusive account to date. Part narrative, part reference, this impeccably researched, highly accessible survey spans the entire scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers and highlights their place in twentieth-century American popular culture. In a dual biography, he shows how Rogers and Evans carefully husbanded their public image and-of particular note-incorporated their Christian faith into their performances. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike.