A study of Aragorn, the hero-king from The Lord of the Rings.
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The publication from 1954 of Gerald Gardner's non-fiction works on witchcraft has led to the current public existence of two different trends of religious and magical belief and practice, both which identify themselves as "Wicca." One form places a strong emphasis upon the transmission of traditional practices and a form of initiatory lineage similar to that practised by Gardner himself. The other covers a wider range of views on each of these aspects, but with the most common position being a strong distance between the traditional practices-giving a greater importance to innovation-and a complete or near-complete abandonment of the concept of initiatory lineage.
Both trends often see themselves and each other as being within a wider religio-magical stream of Post-Gardnerian Pagan Witchcraft of which the innovative form is a larger part, though in different ways. The traditional view of the innovative form typically labels that form "Eclectic" even in cases where the practitioners would understand "Eclectic" differently, and considers it to be something outside of what it terms "Wicca." The innovative form generally labels all Post-Gardnerian Pagan Witchcraft, or beyond, as "Wicca," and as such recognizes all traditional practitioners as Wiccan but does not generally make more significant distinctions between the various schools. The traditional stream considers the differences between the two streams as significant to the point of typicality while the innovative stream considers the differences as much important. This book examines the differences and offers insights into both."
"Para kasing wala akong karapatang umasang papayag ka na maging asawa ko." Nagpunta sa Japan si Akira upang kunin ang mga ari-ariang naiwan ng kanyang namayapang ina—at hindi sinasadyang nakuha niya ang shishi kuro, isang pigurin na sagrado sa isang organisasyong kilalang walang sinasanto. Hindi nagluwat ay nagsimulang manganib ang kanyang buhay. Si Ishmael Cristobal, isang half Filipino-half Japanese, ang katana na naatasang bawiin mula sa kanya ang shishi kuro. Taglay ang maamong mukha, taglay rin ng binata ang matatag na pagkatao batay sa prinsipyo ng kinaaaniban nitong grupo. Dapat katakutan ni Akira ang pagkataong iyon—ngunit bakit iyon pa ang nakapagpalambot sa matigas niyang puso?
Most users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach it differently than physicians, because they employ informal knowledge, based on their experiences, beliefs, and values. Mary Ruggie stresses that, although physicians also use informal knowledge from their clinical experience to understand patients and their needs, they rely on formal knowledge, based on science, to understand medicine. Thus, if CAM is going to become a legitimate part of health care, physicians must insist that scientific research prove its safety and efficacy.