Within The Master's Power


by Joseph C. Ackerman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/22/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781467041416
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781467041409

About the Book

In the ancient, pagan rite of Taurobolium, the slaughtering of the sacred bull is at the center of the ritual. In those times, the practice was performed every twenty years and gave a chosen citizen a life of renewal, support, fitness and success from the animal’s blood. The recipient was placed under the platform of the slain bull so that the blood would slowly drip down through the platform’s tiny holes. The blood would nearly cover the person’s entire body. Much later in the ritual's development, people believed that the chosen person received great power.

The modern bullfight came from this ancient ritual. Many changes had been made by taking it out of the ritual realm and placing it in the sports/entertainment arena. But who could imagine that modern man would practice a certain bloody descendant of Taurobolium in the forest of a midwestern town? This became a cultic, sadistic ritual for the few chosen men who changed it into a corrupt and most evil endeavor.

About the Author

Mr. Ackerman graduated from Marian College (Indianapolis) in 1969 with a B.A. degree in Latin. He taught Latin five years in a suburb of Indianapolis. He moved to Southern California in 1978 to pursue his interest in performing, singing and show buisiness. There he was in a few plays and sang his own music in a Church in Anaheim, where he was song leader. In 1986 Mr. Ackerman went back to teaching English and other subjects in an alternative public school where he remained until 2008. His first novel was actually written while he lived in Indiana, but he was not able to finish the work until he retired in 2008. The novel, Within the Master's Power is set in a small midwestern town. Mr. Ackerman grew up in a small town 50 miles south of Bloomington Indiana.