Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 106. "'It must be fascinating to do your kind of work,' Ta'a Chume said to Luke as they finished the last course. 'I've always been very provincial, staying close to home, but you--traveling across the galaxy, searching for records of the Jedi.'

'I really haven't been doing it long,' Luke said, 'just the past few months. I'm afraid I haven't found anything of value. I'm beginning to suspect that I never will.'

'Oh, I'm sure there are records on dozens of worlds. Why, I remember when I was younger, my mother once granted refuge to some Jedi, a group of fifty or so. They hid out in the ancient ruins of one of our worlds for a year, running a small academy... Then Lord Vader and his Dark Knights came to the Hapes cluster and hunted the Jedi down. After Vader killed the Jedi, he merely sealed them in the ruins at Reboam, I hear. Perhaps they kept some records of their doings, I don't know.' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 107. "When Isolder saw that Luke was well out of hearing range, he asked, 'Why did you tell the Jedi that lie about an academy? Your mother hated the Jedi as much as the Emperor ever did, and she would have relished hunting them down.'

'The Jedi's weapon is his mind,' Ta'a Chume warned. 'When a Jedi is distracted, when he loses his focus, he becomes vulnerable.'

'So you plan to kill him?'

Ta'a Chume rested her folded hands on the table. 'He represents the last of the Jedi. Listen to him talk of his precious records. We don't really want to see the Jedi rise from their graves, do we? The first band was troublesome enough. I won't have our descendants bowing to his, ruled by an oligarchy of spoon benders and readers of auras. I have nothing against the boy personally. But we must make certain that those of us who are best trained to rule, continue to rule.' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 108. "'Do you think Leia is in danger?' Isolder pressed.

'Yes,' Luke said huskily.

'I heard of the Jedi Knights when I was a child,' Isolder said. 'I was told that you had magical powers. I have been heard that you can pilot starships through hyperspace without the aid of a nav computer, and that you can take the shortest routes. But I have never believed in magic.'

'There's no magic to what I do,' Luke said. 'The only power that I have is what I draw from the life Force around us. Even in hyperspace I can feel the energy inherent in suns and worlds and moons.'

'Do you know that Leia is in danger?' Isolder asked.

'Yes. I've felt a sense of urgency for her. That's why I came.'

Isolder made up his mind. 'I think you are a good man. Will you take me to Leia? Perhaps you could shave a few parsecs off our trip. We might even be able to reach Dathomir before Solo.' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 11. "Luke could sense the ruins of the ancient Jedi Master's home before his Whiphid guide brought him to the place. Like the landscape of Toola itself.. the ruins felt clean and refreshing, yet empty, almost as if they had never been visited by humans. The clean feeling assured Luke that the ruins had once been inhabited by a good Jedi... The Whiphid whistled a battle cry, afraid they [the snow demons] would attack, but Luke reached out with his mind and felt the snow demons' hunger. they were hunting a herd of shaggy motmots...

'Peace,' Luke said, reaching up to touch the Whiphid's elbow. 'Show me the ruins.' Luke tried to use the Force to calm the warrior. But the Whiphid quivered, clenching its vibro-ax...

The Whiphid whistled a long reply... and Luke translated by power of the Force: 'Search the Jedi's tomb if you must, little one, but I go to the hunt...' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 12. "Luke closed his eyes and reached out with his mind until the Force channeled through him. He shifted the rock, lifted it free, and held it. 'Go ahead, Artoo,' Luke whispered, and the droid rolled forward... On the dirt floor immediately behind the rock, Luke found the boot prints of Imperial stormtroopers, still preserved after all these years. Luke studied the prints, wondering if any would have belonged to his father. Darth Vader probably would have had to come. Only he could have killed the Jedi Master who had lived in these caverns. But the footprints told him nothing... A thermal header filled another room... Luke followed the tunnels toward the clean feeling of the Jedi, and finally found the dead Master's room. The body was gone, dissipated as Yoda's and Ben's had, but Luke could feel the residue of the Master's force, and he discovered a snowsuit, slashed and burned, with a lightsaber nearby. "
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 13. "Luke wondered momentarily about the man who had owned the lightsaber, then flipped it off. He knew little except that the Jedi Master had served the Old Republic in its final hours. For months now, Luke had followed the man's trail. As curator of records for the Jedi at Coruscant, the man had seemed only a minor functionary, hardly worthy of notice by the invading Imperials. Yet he had fled Coruscant with the records of a thousand generations of Jedi.

Such records, Luke hoped, would be more than a mere catalog of the Jedis' deeds. Instead, they might contain the wisdom of the ancient masters, their thoughts, their aspirations. As a young Jedi who had not been thoroughly educated in the ways of the Force, Luke hoped to learn the deeper mysteries of how the Jedi had trained their warriors, their healers, their seers... his heart went from him. Nothing was left. al of it gone. They knowledge and deeds of a thousand generations of Jedi. "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 14. "Gone. All of it gone, Luke realized. The Emperor had not been content to hunt down and murder the Jedi. He had felt the need, in his bid to gain absolute control of the galaxy, not only to extinguish their fire from the universe but to crush their embers, scatter their ashes, so that the Jedi would never rise again. So that after months of searching, Luke found only ashes.

Luke sat on the floor, put a hand over his eyes, wondering what his next move should be. Certainly there had been other records, other copies. He would need to go back to Coruscant and begin the search there...

He dug through the pile, found one in a far corner on the floor, and was about to pull it free when he felt the Force tug him in his direction. He fumbled among the cylinders, until his fingers brushed one. Very distinctly, he felt a sense of peace. This one, this one, a voice seemed to whisper. This is what you seek. "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 15. "Then Yoda appeared on the video, gazing up at the throne. His color was more vibrantly green than Luke remembered, and he did not use his walking stick. At middle age, Yoda had looked almost perky, carefree--not the bent, troubled old Jedi Luke had known. Most of the audio was erased, but through the background hiss Yoda clearly said, 'We tried to free the Chu'unthor from Dathomir, but were repulsed by the witches . . . skirmish, with Masters Gra'aton and Vulatan. . . . Fourteen acolytes killed . . . go back to retrieve . . .' The audio hissed away, and soon the holo image dissolved to blue static with popping lights. " [Many other refs. not in DB. Pg. 15-17, 91-97.]
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 91. "At Han's apartment on Coruscant, Luke felt the walls. It was an odd apartment... without warmth, the kind of place that a person sometime inhabits but does not live in. The building had been ransacked... Luke touched the pillow, closed his eyes. He could feel Han's desperation on the pillow, and something older and odd--a trace of manic glee, of hope.

Luke stood. Such strong emotions carry a unique sent, and he ran his fingers along the wall, tasting it, followed the scent down Coruscant's long avenues. Sometimes the scent would elude him at a corner, and Luke would stop for a moment, concentrating.

After hours of following the taste of that manic hope, he found himself in the upper layers of the underworld, in an ancient gambling hall... "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99927 B.C.E. Wolverton, Dave. The Courtship of Princess Leia. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 97. "'I'll check it out,' Ta'a Chume said thoughtfully. 'I have not seen a Jedi since I was a small child. Even the, the one that I met was an old man, balding. Nothing like you--but interesting...' "
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99926 B.C.E. Hambly, Barbara. Children of the Jedi (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1996; c. 1995) [Book jacket] "Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca set out on a mission vital to the survival of the fragile New Republic. They are searching for the long-lost children of the Jedi on the frozen world of Belsavis, from whose dark crypts no one has returned alive. Luke Skywalker is on an equally dangerous mission. Taken aboard the enemy Dreadnaught Eye of Palpatine, Luke must find a way to destroy the automated ship before it completes the mission encoded into its supersophisticated artificial intelligence system: the total annihilation of Belsavis. To succeed, Luke will need the help of the spirit of the Jedi Knight Callista, who gave her life to stop the ship once before. The mystery of the crypts, the invincible power of the Dreadnaught, the lost Jedi, and the burgeoning passion between Luke and Callista come together in a stunning climax worthy of the magnificent Star Wars saga. " [Jedi/Force refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99925 B.C.E. Stackpole, Michael A. I, Jedi (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1998) [Book jacket] "Corran Horn was an officer in the Corelian Security Force before casting his lot with the New Republic. As the grandson of a legendary Jedi hero, he has latent Force powers that have yet to be developed.

When a new pirate band begins terrorizing the space lanes... Either there is a security leak . . . or the pirates have access to a dark and unnatural power that only a trained Jedi could contend with.

Then Corran's wife, Mirx, vanishes on a covert mission to locate the pirates' secret base, and Corran vows to find her. He begins Jedi training at the Jedi academy, hoping to develop his untapped powers. But as he grows dissatisfied with Luke Skywalker's methods, he will break with the academy before his training is finished. " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99925 B.C.E. Stackpole, Michael A. I, Jedi (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "'Hey, just because patience is a virtue, that doesn't make impatience a vice.' I sighed and turned the latter half of it into a piece of a Jedi breathing exercise Luke Skywalker had urged upon me when trying to recruit me as a Jedi. "; Pg. 42: "I opened my eyes and locked gazes with the Jedi Master. 'I could feel she was gone--not dead, just cut off from me...' "; Pg. 46: "'...Down through the generations that the Jedi maintained peace in the galaxy, there were lots of Jedi; hundreds certainly, thousand probably. The Emperor's best efforts to destroy the Jedi were not wholly successful and there are Force-sensitive people still out there. Just like you, Corran, and me and Mara Jade. We need to create more Jedi to share the burden.' "
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99914 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. Champions of the Force (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994) [Back cover] "Suspended helplessly between life and death, Luke Skywalker lies in state at the Jedi academy. But on the spirit plane, Luke fights desperately for survival, reaching out psychically to the Jedi twins. At the same time, Leia is on a life-and-death mission of her own, a race against Imperial agents hoping to destroy a third Jedi child--Leia and Han's baby Anakin-hidden on the planet Anoth. Meanwhile, Luke's former protege Kyp Durron has pirated the deadly Sun Crusher... " [Jedi refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99914 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. Champions of the Force (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 20. "Robed figures emerged from the temple, drifting out of the early-morning shadows. She quickly counted a dozen. In the lead she recognized the rusty-orange face of a Calamarian female, Cilghal. Leia herself had seen Jedi potential in the fishlike woman and had urged her to join Luke's academy. Cilghal had managed to use her proven ambassadorial skills to hold the twelve students together in the terrible days following the fall of their Jedi Master.

Leia recognized other candidates gliding across the dew-damp ground... a Jedi hood.... Tionne was a student of Jedi history who wanted desperately to be a Jedi herself... Leia didn't recognize the other handful of Jedi candidates, but she knew Luke had been diligent in his Jedi search. The call still rang out across the galaxy, inviting those with the potential to become new Jedi Knights. "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99911 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Heirs of the Force (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1995); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "Unlike Jacen and Jaina's strict tutors at home on the city-covered planet Coruscant, Luke Skywalker did not depend on a rigorous course of studies. To be a Jedi, Uncle Luke explained, one had to understand many pieces of the whole tapestry of the galaxy, not just a rigid pattern set by other people... "; Pg. 4: "Jacen... could coax the animals with his special Force talent, getting them to come right up to him, where he could study them at his leisure. "; Pg. 5: "His heart started racing with fear, but he remembered to use one of his uncle Luke's Jedi relaxation techniques to keep himself calm, to help him think more clearly. "; Pg. 17: "Now, more than twenty years later, Luke Skywalker had turned the abandoned base into a training center for Jedi hopefuls, rebuilding the Order of Jedi Knights. "; Pg. 135: "...saw the Great Temple, its majestic tiers outlined in the predawn darkness by flickering torches. "; Pg. 155: Jedi healers [Jedi/Force refs. throughout novel.]
Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99911 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Heirs of the Force (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1995); pg. 85. "Then Tionne spoke, drawing attention back to the silver-haired Jedi on the raised platform.

'A Jedi's greatest power comes not from size or from physical strength,' she said. 'It comes from understanding the Force--from trusting in the Force. As part of your Jedi training you will learn to build your confidence and belief through practice. Without that practice we may not succeed when it is most important. This is true of many skills in life. Listen to a story...' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99910 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Shadow Academy (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1995); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "The sandy-haired, black-robed Jedi Master strode into the private room that served as both his office and his meditation chamber at the Jedi academy. He held his hand out toward the lightsaber, and the weapon sprang to his palm as if magnetized.

Jacen gulped as Master Luke Skywalker fixed him with a solemn gaze... ";

Pg. 42: "On Yavin 4 Tenel Ka paced the ramparts of the Great Temple that housed Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. As befitted a warrior of Dathomir, she wore scaled armor that shone as if it had just been polished... ";

Pg. 43: "The Jedi Master placed both of his hands on her shoulders and looked into her eyes. Peace and warmth flowed from him, and Tenel Ka felt herself begin to relax. ";

Pg. 45: "Luke drew in a deep breath. Tenel Ka guessed he was using a Jedi calming technique, but with less success than usual. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99910 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Shadow Academy (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1995); pg. 146. "She turned to Luke. 'And may the Force be with you.'

Augwynne had released Tenel Ka and spoke again to her. 'I am proud of what you do for your friends. You are a true warrior woman of our clan. Always remember our most sacred rule from the Book of Laws: 'Never concede to evil.' "

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99908 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Jedi Under Siege (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "In the uncertain predawn light, Jaina watched her uncle, Luke Skywalker, maneuver the Shadow Chaser into the Jedi academy's hangar bay at the base of the Great Temple. Her father, Han Solo, and Chewbacca had not even stayed long enough to perform that chore after the young Jedi Knights returned from the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk.

With the Shadow Academy on the move, they had no time to lose.

Jaina found it hard to believe that barely two days earlier Kashyyyk had been under attack by Imperial forces led by none other than her friend Zekk, now a Dark Jedi in the service of the Second Imperium. ";

Pg. 4: "...went out to the temple on the lake for a training exercise. "; Pg. 19: "Skywalker's Great Temple "; Pg. 47: "Luke Skywalker raised his voice to be heard throughout the chamber. 'Everyone... Fight with all your skills and abilities. Remember your training . . . and may the Force be with you.' " [Jedi/Force refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Jedi/The Force* galaxy -99907 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Shards of Alderaan (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights). New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'The galaxy does not stay the same. It changes from day to day, and we must change and grow to meet new challenges.' Master Skywalker continued. 'As Jedi, we must never allow ourselves to become stagnant or self-satisfied. We must be ever vigilant, aware of what is happening around us, and ready to adapt to changing circumstances.' He glided down the temple steps and walked among the students, stopping near Lowbacca and Jaina. "; Pg. 48: "Why was change so difficult to accept, even when the changes were supposedly for the good? The academy felt different. His students felt different. Jedi trainees no longer spent their days in quiet contemplation and individual exercises; they had too much work to do repairing the damage from the recent battle--the conflict of Jedi against Jedi. Though Luke Skywalker's trainees had won, the Shadow Academy had shown them their vulnerabilities... " [Jedi refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Jedi/The Force* Sekot -99998 B.C.E. Bear, Greg. Star Wars: Rogue Planet. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 156. "Obi-Wan nodded, lost in thought. If seed-partners preferred Jedi, then some research was called for. Only organisms strong in the Force could detect Jedi. It was becoming more and more apparent that the life-forms of this world--Sekot, as Gann called the living totality--were special, and that his Padawan strongly attracted them. "
Jedi/The Force* Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 37. "...a few recent pop-science books about planetary exploration, guarded by the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker action figures he bought for himself once when he had taken Steven to Toys 'R' Us.

'Trust the Force, Luke,' he murmured. Yeah, right. And you know what Darth Vader would have said. The Force is strong with you . . . but you're not a Jedi yet. . . . "

Jedi/The Force* world -99936 B.C.E. Jeter, K. W. Slave Ship (Star Wars). New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 21. "He had gone over the reports provided by Kuat Drive Yards' own intelligence teams... particularly this Luke Skywalker that both the Emperor and his top lieutenant Lord Vader seemed so obsessed with... All that idealism dismayed him; it was precisely that which had brought down the old Republic and allowed Palpatine to come to power. And now, with this talk of Luke Skywalker being a Jedi Knight--what could be more foolish? Kuat's ancestors had seen all that bright parade of honor and dedication, of belief in things greater than that which could be grasped by mortal hands, gradually fade away while the Emperor's power had grown, an eclipse swallowing whole the suns it put into shadow. The mysterious Force that had shaped the Jedi beliefs did not seem able to prevail against those such as Vader, who could turn it to darker use, use that consumed one's spirit even while one's grasp upon the galaxy's fate tightened. " [Some other refs., not in DB. Not a major focus.]
Jehovah's Witnesses California 1963 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 25. "You would have thought that he had become a Jehovah's Witness, another area of boundless contempt on his overeducated wife's part. A Jehovah's Witness or a member of the Young Republicans--some abomination of such an absolute nature as that. Something that set him apart from reasonable man entirely. Which I guess the narrations about his experiences with Valis did. You could hardly blame her. Except, I always thought, the excessive harshness was unnecessary; she should simply have sent him over to the California State Mental Hygiene for some group therapy. "
Jehovah's Witnesses California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 43. [1] "In a small room stood a girl, a Mexican girl... The girl held a magazine open on top of a TV set; she displayed a crude drawing printed on the page: a picture of the Peaceful Kingdom. The magazine, Fat realized, was the Watchtower. The girl, smiling at him, was a Jehovah's Witness.

The girl said in a gentle and moderated voice, to Fat and not to the psych tech, 'Our Lord God has prepared for us a place to live where there will be no pain and no fear and see? the animals lie happily together, the lion and the lamb, as we shall be, all of us, friends who love one another, without suffering or death, forever and ever with our Lord Jehovah who loves us and will never abandon us, whatever we do.'

'Debbie, please leave the lounge,' the psych tech said. "

Jehovah's Witnesses California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 43. [2] "Still smiling at Fat, the girl [a Jehovah's Witness] pointed to a cow and a lamb in the crude drawing. 'All beasts, all men, all living creatures great and small will bask in the warmth of Jehovah's love, when the Kingdom arrives. You think it will be a long time, but Christ Jesus is with us today.' Then, closing up the magazine, the girl, still smiling but not silent, left the room.

'Sorry about that,' the psych tech said to Fat.

'Gosh,' Fat said, amazed.

'Did she upset you? I'm sorry about that. She's not supposed to have that literature; somebody must have smuggled it in to her.'

Fat said, 'I'll be okay.' He realized it; it dazed him. "

Jehovah's Witnesses California 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 283. "On Monday, January 18, they kept a low profile while the gardener mowed the lawn and trimmed some shrubbery. In four days he was the only person they had seen; no door-to-door salesmen had called, not even a Jehovah's Witness pushing Watchtower magazine. "
Jehovah's Witnesses California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 127. "The next day, at eleven in the morning, two Jehovah's Witnesses proselytizers came to the door of the Waltiri house, and Michael did not have the heart to simply send them on their way. The elder of the two was middle-aged, gray hair carefully groomed, dressed in a brown suit with a narrow gold tie; the younger, a trainee about twenty years old, wore a black suit and a red tie. Both carried satchels.

Michael listened wearily to their prophecies and Bible quotations, and they kept him at the door for half an hour. When he managed to convince them he was not really interested, he shut the door and stood with his back against the dark wood, eyes closed, almost sick.

They preached the Apocalypse. He knew it was coming--but not as they visualized it. "

Jehovah's Witnesses California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 161. "'I've been reading the good Book,' Mrs. Dopso said. 'I'm afraid it doesn't give me much comfort.'

Michael, remembering the debate with the Jehovah's Witnesses, said nothing. "

Jehovah's Witnesses Cuba 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 112. "'What kind of private work?' I said.

'He kills people,' said Hemingway. 'And he takes orders from Major Juan Emmanuele Pache Garcia, 'Juanito, the Jehovah's Witness,' the real power in the National Police. Garcia orders that people be killed. Sometimes he does it as a favor for the local politicians or friendly agencies.' "

Jehovah's Witnesses Cuba 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 257. "I described the Abwehr and FBI money drops to Lieutenant Maldonado and his superior, Juanito the Jehovah's Witness. I told them about my contracts with the BSC's Commander Fleming on my way to Cuba and with the OSS's Wallace Beta Phillips once I arrived... " [A little more with this Juanito character, not in DB. Not a major character, however.]
Jehovah's Witnesses Europe 1940 Kress, Nancy. "And Wild for to Hold " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1991); pg. 309. "They were given an hour's overview of the time-rescue program... about the prevention of war, the nobility of hostages, the deep understanding the Time Research Institute held of the All-World Accord of 2154, the altruistic extension of the Holy Mission of Peace into other time streams. Brill then moved on to discuss the four time-hostages, dwelling heavily on the first. In the four years since Herr Hitler had become a hostage, the National Socialist Party had all but collapsed in Germany. President Paul von Hindenburg had died on schedule, and the new moderate chancellors were slowly bringing order to Germany. The economy was still very bad and unrest was widespread, but no one was arresting Jews or gypsies or homosexuals or Jehovah's Witnesses... "
Jehovah's Witnesses Europe 1945 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 27-28. "One had to blame the Germans for the situation. Tendency to bite off more than they could chew. After all, they had barely managed to win the war, and at once they had gone off to conquer the solar system, while at home they had passed edicts which . . . well, at least the idea was good. And after all, they had been successful with the Jews and Gypsies and Bible Students. And the Slavs had been rolled back two thousand years' worth... "
Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 186. "Pastor Runford, the Jehovah's Witness. "
Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 11. "...but I always come back to the fact that I can not pretend to comprehend the will of god. "

"That's what the Jehovah's Witnesses say when someone chides them about the end of the world not arriving on schedule. 'Don't second-guess Jehovah!' I think it's a copout. My religion is I.A.O., and no priestess of Abraxis is afraid of serpents, literal or figurative... "

Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 25. "After a moment, the Reverend continued: 'We had not intended to send Brother Paul into full Animation at once. He was only experimenting in the fringe zone. Two Watchers remained outside: Mrs. Ellend and Pastor Runford.'

'The Christian Science Monitor and the Jehovah's Witness Watcher,' Therion remarked. No one laughed.

'Three more were placed within the Animation zone,' Siltz continued. 'A Mormon, a disciple of the Horned God, and a seeker of the Nine Unknown Men. We deemed this sufficient representation for our purpose, this diversity of faiths...' "

Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 30. "'I yield the floor to Pastor Runford.'

'Thank you, Reverend,' the Jehovah's Witness said. 'As many of you know, I opposed the experiment Brother Paul represents, and Watched it only to be certain it was honestly attempted, knowing failure was inevitable. Because the end of the universe is imminent, it is pointless to seek Jehovah by artificial means. He will make Himself known in his own fashion, very soon. As it said in the Bible: He shall judge between the nations and shall decide for many peoples... Nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Therefore, we should not seek Him in the horrible apparitions of Animation, but must prepare ourselves to meet Him in our hearts, our souls. Man has devolved since Adam, each generation successively more evil than the last until even the patience of Jehovah Himself is exhausted. All will be destroyed except those 144,000 who--' "

Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 31. I retain the floor, " Runford said firmly. "You the majority failed because you attempted an abomination! You courted Animation [the strange reality-transforming effect on the planet Tarot], which is like a harlot bearing gifts, and of her the Scripture has said: 'And I caught sight of a woman sitting upon a scarlet-colored wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and that had seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls and had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her fornication. And upon her forehead was written a name, a mystery: "Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and of the disgusting things of the earth. " ' " [Book has many other references to Jehovah's Witnesses, most not in DB.]
Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 236. "'And the Great Pyramid,' Pastor Runford put in gruffly. 'The Bible in Stone. Analysis of its measurements reveal the coming of Armegeddon. Jehovah inspired Pharaoh to built it according to a secret key--' "
Jehovah's Witnesses galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Those groups [aboard the colony ship] with too few practitioners to maintain villages of their own--Baha'i, for instance, and Sikh, animist, atheist, Mormon, Mithraist, Druse, native American tribal religions, Jehovah's Witnesses--were either thrown together in a couple of catch-all villages or were 'adopted' as minorities within fairly compatible or tolerant villages of other faiths. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 272. "They gave her a deck of cards, and a paperback Bible that had been distributed by the Jehovah's Witness Mission of Bamako in 1992. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Mars 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 90. "I collected an assortment of Crusade pamphlets:

Christ had short hair!
Is Heaven enough?
(The answer was No; after getting to Heaven it was necessary to get a house in a good neighborhood.)

The Reverend Flint Orifice Story
Double Tithing--the best investment!
Zither fish fools scientists--God laughs!
Caesarian birth: myth or reality?

[This passage may be a satirical reference to Jehovah's Witnesses and their Watchtower and Awake! pamphlets.]

Jehovah's Witnesses Michigan: Two Rivers 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 181. "Congreve... had assembled a delegation from every religious group in town except for the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Vedanta Buddhist Temple... "
Jehovah's Witnesses South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 134. "The guy in the Plymouth--if it was a guy--might be a process server or a reporter or a persistent Jehovah's Witness or a member of the Governor's new strike force on police corruption. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 142. "They had come up to the two standing figures. 'Brother Paul,' one said. He was an old man, white-haired but upright. 'I am Pastor Runford, Jehovah's Witness. This is Mrs. Ellend, Church of Christ, Scientist.'

'I am glad to meet you,' Brother Paul said...

'We two have been assigned to watch over your experiment, remaining neutral ourselves,' Pastor Runford said... " [Some other refs. to this character, not in DB.]

Jehovah's Witnesses Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 145. "'...a transceiver... to broadcast, and release to receive.'

'I am familiar with the type,' Pastor Runford said, taking the unit. 'Back on Earth, we used these to coordinate our membership drives. An excellent precaution.'

Membership drives. Yes, the Jehovah's Witnesses were the most persistent of recruiters carrying their message and literature to every household. They believed the end of the world was near, and the advent of mattermission had intensified that belief. Brother Paul was not about to argue the case. "

Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom 1964 Hoyle, Fred. The Black Cloud. New York: Harper & Row (1957); pg. 147. "Those who have experienced the coming of sunrise after a cold night in the desert will have a faint idea of the joy brought by the dawn of 24th October, 1964. A word about religion may be in order. During the approach of the Cloud all manner of religious beliefs had flourished mightily. During the spring, the Jehovah's Witnesses had robbed all other speakers in Hyde Park of their audiences. Incumbents of the Church of England had been astonished to find themselves preaching to overflowing congregations. All this was swept aside on 24th October. Everyone, men and women of all creeds--Christian, Atheist, Mohammedan, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew--all became pervaded to their innermost beings with the emotional complex of the old Sun-worshippers. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 122. "His pockets were stuffed with fifty different kind of conflicting literature. When this man handed you a tract you took it no matter what the subject: the dangers of atomic power plants, the role played by the International Jewish Cartel in the overthrow of friendly governments, the CIA, the farm workers' union, the Jehovah's Witnesses (If You Can Answer These Ten Questions 'Yes,' You Have Been Saved!)... "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1980 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 19. "We argued a lot about what I got taught in school, because I saw no sense in arguing with teachers. I was perfectly willing to agree with Mama that it was all bourgeois lies, but I didn't see any reason why I should have to correct it. Not when I could quietly drift along in the back of the room, ignored by everyone, and keep my concentration on basic issues like saving up for a car out of my job at McDonald's. It was okay with me that we went to CP stuff all the time, and the demonstrations were kind of fun, but it was like being born a Witness or a Mormon--you weren't exactly like the people around you, but you weren't not like them, either. You just had a slightly different set of adult friends and links to different families than other kids did. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 33. [PKD's obituary continued, as it appears within this novel.] In 1981, however, "Valis, " [Philip K. Dick's] last novel, appeared from Banshee Books, a small New York paperback house... Labeled science fiction, "Valis " strikes most partisans of Dick's work as a sordid record of the total unraveling of his personality.

"This book has no literary merit at all, " wrote Luke Santini in a Harper's magazine article entitled "A Crap Artist Craps Out " (Nov. 1981). "It may have value as a case history for students of psychiatry and abnormal human behavior, but as a work of art, if falls somewhere between subway graffiti and the fanatic propaganda of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. "

Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 270. "Herb telling Marge that he'd had a tuna steak for lunch, Marge telling Herb that she'd done two loads of laundry and still couldn't find the match to his good blue sock--oh, and that some Jehovah's Witnesses had come by around eleven, trying to give her The Watchtower. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 201. "We go to the church, as usual, and look at the graves. Then to the Wall. Only two hanging on it today: one Catholic, not a priest though, placarded with an upside-down cross, and some other sect I don't recognize. The body is marked only with a J, in red. It doesn't mean Jewish, those would be yellow stars... So the J isn't for Jew. What could it be? Jehovah's Witness? Jesuit? Whatever it meant, he's just as dead. "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 49. "Other [newspaper] stories littered his desk:... 'Unarius Temple Firebombed.' 'Jehovah's Witnesses Torn by Schism.' 'High-Tech pioneer Founds American Atheist Party.' "
Jehovah's Witnesses USA 2032 Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. New York: Seven Stories Press (1998); pg. 23. "Jarret supporters... A witch, in their view, tends to be a Moslem, a Jew, a Hindu, a Buddhist, or in some parts of the country, a Mormon, a Jehovah's Witness, or even a Catholic. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 291. "Embattled tenements behind their chain link fences; neat little row houses where old women sat fanning themselves with copies of The Watchtower... "
Jehovah's Witnesses world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 67, 87. Pg. 67: "'...You know in the camps there was a purple triangle too.'
'Really? Who for?'
'Take a guess.'
...'That wasn't the Gypsies?'
'Er . . . criminals then?'
'No, no.'
'Blimey. Let me see . . .'
'Yes, a strange game, is it not? To put yourself into the mind of a Nazi. You have to imagine a whole new collection of humans to hate. Have another try.'
'Interior decorators?'
'The mentally ill?'
'Er . . . Muslims?'
'No.' ";

Pg. 87: "'I have watched Hiroshima... the Western Front... Always I'm afraid, I return to Auschwitz. The answer, by the way, is Jehovah's Witnesses.'

'Er . . . you've lost me. The answer to what is Jehovah's Witnesses?'

'The purple triangle? You remember, you couldn't guess who had to wear it? It was the Jehovah's Witnesses.' "

Jehovah's Witnesses world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 268. [Telman is talking with the head lama in a monastery in Thulahn, a fictional country near where Nepal is.] "'What about other faiths?' I asked. 'Do you, for instance, get Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses turning up here?' I had a sudden comical image of two guys in sober suits and shiny shoes (covered in snow) shivering outside the giant doors of a remote monastery.

'Very rarely.' The Rinpoche looked thoughtfully. 'Usually by the time we see them they are . . . changed,' he said. "

Jehovah's Witnesses world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 315. "He [Eda, the Ahmadiyyan physicist] told her a little of the religion he had been born into.... It was a comparatively new sect--contemporaneous with Christian Science or the Jehovah's Witnesses... "
Jehovah's Witnesses world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 75. "'...We [Waldensians] feel that if God recruited as actively as Satan does, this would be a better world. Therefore, we proselytize.'

'...I can see that much of your [Waldensian] philosophy of religion has come down to my own time and has been incorporated into the faiths of my world... The Quakers honor the direct relation between man and God, calling it the 'Inner Light,' and the Jehovah's Witnesses attempt to combat Satan by active recruiting...' "

Jehovah's Witnesses world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 32. "Brother Paul... had encountered Jehovah's Witnesses on Earth and found them to be honest and dedicated people, strongly reminiscent of the earliest Christians. "
Jesus movement/Jesus freaks California: Los Angeles 1974 Dick, Philip K. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. New York: Doubleday (1974); pg. 124-125. "'So they say,' the obliging young Jesus-freak pol answered... 'All flesh is like grass,' the Jesus-freak pol intoned. 'Like low-grade roachweed most likely. Unto us a child is born, unto us a hit is given. The crooked shall be made straight and the straight loaded.'

'Do you have a joint?' Jason asked him.

'No, I've run out.' The Jesus-freak pol rapped on the forward metal wall. 'Hey, Ralf, can you lay a joint on this brother?'

'Here. 'A crushed pack of Goldies appeared by way of a gray-sleeved hand and arm.

'Thanks,' Jason said as he lit up. 'You want one?' he asked Ruth Rae.

'I want Bob,' she whimpered. 'I want my husband.'

Silently, Jason sat hunched over, smoking and meditating.

'Don't give up,' the Jesus-freak pol crammed in beside him said, in the darkness. "

Jesus movement/Jesus freaks USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 191. "Cal is astonished that the makeup of the crowd is so different from what it would have been only two years ago, when nearly every longhair, Jesus freak, and raving peacenik in the land would have converged on Denver to tell Speero the Heero where to stick it and why. "
Jews for Jesus USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 184. "She had traveled enough with her mother to assume that most large airports were essentially the same, and therefore there should be Hare Krishnas, Moonies, Jews for Jesus--all the little groups of subcults and sects milling about the doors, offering their pins, their flowers, their pamphlets. Helena had taught Cassie to ignore them, to pass them without notice, but what she noticed that day was that they were gone.

In their place were more of the Soldiers of Salvation, hundreds of them... their own pamphlets... with the same message...: Put an end to Wonder Woman... Destroy her before she destroys you!

Frightening. But even more disturbing... were the people who stopped to talk to the Soldiers... They were not bustling past... no outright hostility as Cassie had so often seen directed to the Jews who put their faith in the Christian Messiah. "

Jews for Jesus Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 34. "Prayers to St. Jude. Numbers you can call if you want to get off coke... And Jews for Jesus, every single week... " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Jews for Jesus, continued


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