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When Dead Ain't Dead Enough (The Dead Among Us, Book 1) by J. L. Doty

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By J. L. Doty

Paul Conklin is a slightly usual, thirtyish fellow, sharing his traditional, present-day San Francisco house with the ghosts of his useless spouse and daughter, Suzanna and Cloe. Suzanna is cooking for him back, and Cloe's bouncing round the house in her tuition uniform, and issues are nearly again to basic. yet a section of Paul realizes he's relatively simply undeniable nuts, or not less than that's what he thinks. He has no concept that a Primus caste demon from the Netherworld covets his soul, and that he's going to need to take a crash path in killing substantial, undesirable hoodoo demons, or lose his soul for all eternity.

For Paul, magic and ghosts exist merely in delusion tales, and he thinks Suzanna and Cloe are only hallucinations, that he's wasting his brain. He doesn't detect that he's spontaneously utilizing strong sorcery to deliver them again, and that once Suzanna's ghost chefs for him, he's really conjuring genuine meals for his desk. yet his ignorant and unknowing workout of unprotected sorceries and wizardry has drawn the eye of the denizens of Faerie, and a few strong mortal wizards. and because Paul indicates convinced strange skills, they suspect he's both himself a demon, or at the very least demon possessed, so that they wish him lifeless. There's additionally a Secundus caste demon from the Netherworld that's crossed over to the Mortal airplane and has been feeding on human souls for hundreds of years. It purely desires to own Paul's soul. So each person desires Paul useless, or possessed, and the bad, dumb idiot simply doesn't observe what's approximately to hit him.

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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).

Shortly after their coronation, to eliminate any potential threat to their rule, the couple oversaw the killing of scores of young royals in a massacre that outraged world opinion. The British called for regime change, but finally it was a dispute over timber taxes on Scottish teak importers that ignited the third, and decisive, Anglo-Burmese war of 1885. This time, the Konbaung king offered no more British soldiers at the Shwedagon Pagoda, First Anglo-Burmese War 1800 1825 1862 Exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal emperor emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar dies in Rangoon 1850 1824 First Anglo- 1826 Treaty of Yandabo 1852 Second 1859 Mindon Burmese War between the British East India Company and the King of Inwa (Ava) Anglo-Burmese War; British seize and expand Rangoon moves capital to Mandalay T H E H I S T O R Y O F M YA N M A R than token resistance to the army that steamed up the Ayeyarwady.

Applying gold leaf Gold leaf is among the favorite donations of Burmese Buddhists. In some famous shrines, it is applied directly by pilgrims. However, only men are allowed to do this. Vipassana Literally “seeing through the veil of ignorance,” Vipassana is a form of meditation aimed at promoting insight and concentration. It had a great revival in Burma in the early 20th century. Merit making Merit (punya in Sanskrit) derives from all good thoughts and actions, and contributes towards a person’s spiritual liberation.

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