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Mythe du perfect master. God Speaks, The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose (ISBN 978-0-915828-02-9) is the principal book by Meher Baba, and the most significant religious text used by his followers. It covers Meher Baba's view of the process of Creation and its purpose and has been in print continuously since 1955.[1] Overview[edit] While Meher Baba does not emphasize intellect alone as a path to perfection, in God Speaks Meher Baba goes deeper into the subject of metaphysics than most other Indian masters. In his book Mastery of Consciousness, Allan Y. Cohen, Ph.D. writes that Meher Baba's "explanations of the creation, purpose, and evolution of the universe may be the most explicit ever written. The Birth of Consciousness[edit] According to God Speaks, in the evolution of consciousness, before the Soul has any consciousness of anything or itself, there is an infinite, impressionless unconscious tranquil state. Meher Baba writes that in Everything is also included the Nothing.

Development of Consciousness[edit] Mohini incarnée. Ten avatars of Vishnu (Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Vamana, Krishna, Kalki, Buddha, Parshurama, Rama & Narasimha). Painting from Jaipur, now at the Victoria and Albert Museum In Hinduism, an avatar /ˈævətɑr/ (Hindustani: [əʋˈt̪aːr], from Sanskrit अवतार avatāra "descent") is a deliberate descent of a deity to Earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being (e.g., Vishnu for Vaishnavites), and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".[1][2] The term is most often associated with Vishnu, though it has also come to be associated with other deities.[5] Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten Dashavatara of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable.[6] The avatars of Vishnu are a primary component of Vaishnavism.

An early reference to avatar, and to avatar doctrine, is in the Bhagavad Gita.[7] La femme avatar. Etymology[edit] Legends and history[edit] The Amrita[edit] Mohini distributing the Amrita to the Devas (left), while the Asuras look on This legend is also retold in the Padma Purana[16] and Brahmanda Purana. In the Brahmanda Purana, however, Vishnu-Mohini simply, after mediation upon the Great Goddess Maheshvari, acquires her form to trick the thieving asuras.[12] Slayer of demons[edit] Bhasmasura-Mohini by Raja Ravi Varma.

Mohini also has an active history in the destruction of demons throughout Hindu texts. In a similar legend related to the birth of Ayyappa, the demon Surpanaka earns the power to turn anyone into ashes by his austerities. The prelude of the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Ramayana, the demon Nontok is charmed and killed by Mohini-Vishnu. In a lesser-known tale in the Ganesha Purana (900—1400CE) the wise asura king Virochana is rewarded a magical crown by the sun-god Surya. Relationship with Shiva[edit] Shiva sees "Mohini on a swing" (1894 by Raja Ravi Varma). La femme fatale. Convicted spyMata Hari made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.

She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men. The phrase is French for "fatal woman". Although typically villainous, if not morally ambiguous, and always associated with a sense of mystification and unease,[1] femmes fatales have also appeared as antiheroines in some stories, and some even repent and become true heroines by the end of the tale. History[edit] Ancient archetypes[edit] Sociological views[edit] The fool wampire. A Fool There Was is a 1915 silent film drama. Theda Bara in a scene from A Fool There Was. The film was based on a 1909 Broadway play titled A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne, which in turn was based on Rudyard Kipling's poem The Vampire.

On the stage Bara's part was played by actress Katharine Kaelred and was simply referred to as "The Woman". The star of the play was actually a male, Victorian matinee idol Robert C. Hilliard, whose name featured prominently in some advertisements for the movie though he had no connection with the film. Theda Bara in A Fool There Was (Publicity Still, 1915) Runa Hodges - The ChildMabel Frenyear - Kate Schuyler (Fool's wife)Edward José - The Husband (Fool), John SchuylerMay Allison - The Wife's SisterClifford Bruce - The Friend, TomTheda Bara - The VampireVictor Benoit - One of Her Victims, Reginal ParmaleeFrank Powell - The Doctor (as Frank Fowell)Minna Gale - The Doctor's Fiancee A Fool There Was was also a watershed in early film publicity.