Millennial movements have had a significant impact on history and lie behind many artistic and scientific views of the world. 'The End that Does' tracks the interplay of the arts, sciences, and millennial imagination across 3000 years. The volume presents essays ranging across the study of ancient ritualistic sacrifice, utopian technology and the American millennial dream, science fiction, and the apocalypse of the tabloids. The End that Does will be invaluable to any student or scholar interested in the history of millennialism.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Series -Brenda E. Brasher Introduction- Cathy Gutierrez Counting Up Collecting the Cosmos: the Apocalypse of the Ancient Library - Eric Casey Giordano Bruno and the Rewriting of the Heavens - Geoffrey McVey Inventing Isis: American Theosophy and Ancient Secrets - Cathy Gutierrez Francis Bacon and the Body at the End of its Rope - Steven Matthews The Free Energy Movement and Millennial Technology - Fred Nadis Ups and Downs The Pharmakon of the Apocalypse - Patrick and Kelli Fuery Performing Century 21: "A New Home for the Space Needle, A New Game for Washington" - Michelle Dent Interlude: Millennial Poetry and Prose by Thomas MacKay and Charles Cameron Counting Down The End is Still Near: The Eternal Apocalypse of the Tabloids - Amelia Carr Apocalyptic Rhetoric and Hip Hop - Chris Smith Christian Apocalyptic Fiction, Science Fiction and Technology - Thomas Doyle And Still Counting The Merit of Time: A Genealogy of the Countdown - Hai Ren Chanting Down Babylon: Lyrics of Peace in RastafI Reggae Music - Leslie James Ultima Thule--The City at the End of the World - Hillel Schwartz Glossary Appendix
Cathy Gutierrez, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, and Hillel Schwartz, University of California, San Diego