By J. Allan Hobson M.D. (auth.)
By Fulcanelli, Jeffrey Miller, John Taylor-Convery, Julien Champagne, Brigitte Donvez, Lionel Perrin
The Dwellings of the Philosophers is likely to be the main vital alchemical paintings of the prior centuries. this primary translation into English brings us a wealth of alchemical philosophy that has hitherto been unavailable. Fulcanelli's sentinel masterpiece takes the attentive reader throughout the alchemical labyrinth, interpreting the monuments and architectural ornament equipped through those that have actively engaged within the nice paintings. Fulcanelli instructs us via exhibiting that background needs to be interpreted by means of the monuments that experience been left and never by way of the historians who build a worldview completely via records, which strategy supplies us a regularly jaded and unrepresentative view of what transpired. not just does Fulcanelli decode and interpret many of the alchemical symbols of the homes of the alchemist and philosophers, he is going to nice lengths to put naked and explicate the alchemical worldview of previous centuries. Fulcanelli provides us with the deep mysteries of the nice paintings.
By Francis King
A whole beginner's advisor to realizing and harnessing the mysterious forces of nature.
• presents instruments for self-initiation into the traditional and mystery traditions of ceremonial magic.
• Explains a variety of divination structures and the way to accomplish historical rituals that open the entrance to mystery and arcane wisdom.
True magic may be outlined because the paintings and technological know-how of utilizing little-known or forgotten common forces that allows you to in achieving alterations in cognizance and the actual surroundings. It matters a large physique of doctrines and methods, together with the conjuring of spirits and non-human entities; the manufacture and consecration of wands, swords, talismans, and different instruments of the magus; ritual divination; and the exploration of universes except that with which we're established. The masters who taught others those historical arts are long past, yet innovations of excessive Magic presents the sensible and lucid guideline helpful for self-initiation into those mystery traditions.
Emphasizing the ordered nature of the universe and the facility of will directed through mind's eye, Francis King and Stephen Skinner introduce the reader to magical practices, rituals, and tools which were used for hundreds of years. They clarify structures of divination corresponding to the I Ching, the Tarot, and geomancy, in addition to suggestions of astral projection and straightforward alchemy. Their disciplined method of magical perform contains effortless formulation and diagrams that may support the start up navigate an old and powerful universe of gods, angels, and spirits--the international of excessive Magic.
By Willy Schrodter
First-ever own account of the key sciences of the Rosicrncians, translated into English. Schrodter researched details on such issues as blood telegraphy, ever-burning lamps, optics, religious talents in therapeutic, transplantation, isopathy, and magnetism.
By Raymond Buckland
The observe Witchcraft has been misunderstood for hundreds of years. some time past 500 years, thousands of individuals have confronted persecution, torture, or even dying after being accused of working towards Witchcraft.
For many of us the notice "Witch" nonetheless inspires photographs of mystery spells and diabolical middle of the night rituals. So what precisely is Witchcraft (also referred to as Wica or Wicca), and the way did it evolve into one among brand new fastest-growing religions?
Witchcraft From the interior presents the heritage of Witchcraft―from its roots in historic fertility religions, to the insanity of the Malleus Maleficarum and the eu Witch trials, to the expansion of recent Wicca in Britain and the U.S.. Essays contributed by means of top Wiccan specialists discover the current kingdom of Wicca and supply a glimpse into the way forward for this peaceable nature faith.
Author Ray Buckland studied Witchcraft below Gerald Gardner, the guy principally credited for the revival of Witchcraft and the institution of Wicca as a contemporary faith. Mr. Buckland used to be instrumental in bringing Gardnerian Witchcraft from England to the us and is taken into account to be one of many prime American experts on Witchcraft.
In the subsequent excerpt, Mr. Buckland explains the mundane truths in the back of the doubtless terrible elements of the mythical "witches' brews".
We understand, from Shakespeare and different assets, that the Witches threw into their pots the main ugly elements, correct? there have been such things as the tongue of a snake, bloody palms, catgut, donkey's eyes, frog's foot, goat's beard, a Jew's ear, mouse tail, snake head, swine snout, wolf's foot, and so forth. lovely disgusting by way of the sound of it―if you are taking them at face worth! in reality those have been the entire such a lot risk free of parts: common crops and herbs.
Today all vegetation have a Latin identify, so they might be certain and definitely pointed out. but years in the past they have been recognized simply by way of universal, neighborhood names. A plant or herb could be identified via one identify in a single a part of the rustic and a relatively varied identify in one other a part of the rustic. And those names have been colourful ones, often given to the plant due to its seems to be, colour, or different attributes.
In the above record, adder's tongue used to be a reputation given to the dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum); bloody palms was once the foxglove (Digitalis purpurea); catgut was once the hoary pea (Tephrosia virginiana); donkey's eyes have been the seeds of the cowage plant (Mucuna pruriens); frog's foot was once the bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus); goat's beard used to be the vegetable oyster (Tragopogon porrofolius); Jew's ear was once a fungus that grew on elder timber and elm bushes (Peziza auricula); mouse tail was once universal stonecrop (Sedum acre); snake head was once balmony (Chelone glabra); swine snout used to be the dandelion (Taraxacum dens leonis); and wolf's foot used to be bugle weed (Lycopus virginicus). So the doubtless fearsome concoctions that the Witches combined up of their cauldrons have been not anything greater than basic herbs going right into a cookpot!
By John Zorn
For hundreds of years musicians have tapped into mysticism, magic and alchemy, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer, and experimenting with esoteric techniques to concord, pitch and vibration. In fresh many years, avant-garde musicians have rediscovered those overlaps, as occultism has reinvented itself--through Buddhist and different Asian impacts, Thelema and Chaos Magic--to accommodate cultural lines from psychedelica via Punk and commercial tune. This targeted version of John Zorn's a lot acclaimed Arcana sequence makes a speciality of the paranormal points of the act of constructing tune. Neither ancient evaluation nor musicological learn, it illuminates the sympathies among tune and the esoteric culture with assistance from latest best experimental musicians and occultists. between those are William Breeze, Gavin Bryars, Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Sharon Gannon, Larkin Grimm, William Kiesel, Yusef Lateef, Frank London, Meredith Monk, Mark Nauseef, Pauline Oliveros, Genesis P-Orridge, Terry Riley, David Toop, Greg Wall, Peter Lamborn Wilson and Z'ev.
By Cynthia Bourgeault
A guidebook for all who're known as to the trail of wakeful love. This robust e-book, written through an Episcopal priest, tells of her excessive courting with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Deeply enriched through Bourgeault's wisdom of the lessons of G.I. Gurdjieff and of Christian mysticism, their bright, provocative, superbly written tale provides a profound new size to our figuring out of human love and the potential for survival past the grave. assessment for romance is superior than demise Amazon.com Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault used to be a 50-year-old priest while she met her soul mate, a hermit named Brother Raphael Robin (Rafe). that they had merely 3 years on the earth jointly sooner than Rafe died all at once of a middle assault. money owed of those earthly days jointly are as extreme and emotionally wrenching as any love affair may be. And but their courting was once continuously graced with a better goal--creating religious love over romantic ownership. After Rafe died, Bourgeault used to be content material to allow him relaxation in peace as she all started her trip of grief. yet weeping outdoor on a snowy evening, she felt definite that Rafe's spirit used to be beside her. "Although i used to be nonetheless crying, the emotional sting began to lose its strength, and a brand new and tingling presence started to paintings its manner up in me, actually ranging from the ideas of my toes," she remembers. "I knew in that second i used to be sustained via an invisible and very joyous partner." From then on, Bourgeault persisted her love affair with Rafe. development in this strange, interactive love-after-death adventure, Reverend Bourgeault has assembled a few exquisitely reassuring concepts and anecdotes on everlasting love and the impermanence of loss of life. This memoir can be inspirational for grieving enthusiasts or an individual who desires to additional discover the mysteries of affection, loss of life, spirit, and reincarnation. --Gail Hudson --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this name. From Library magazine Bourgeault, an Episcopal priest and professor of theology, met Brother Raphael Robin in 1990 whereas attending a Colorado education workshop in centering prayer. The aged monk lived in seclusion in a mountain cabin. The romantic but platonic dating that ensued among the 50-year-old Bourgeault and the 70-year-old hermit lasted 5 years, until eventually his demise. either believed dating can proceed past this existence, and the following Bourgeault describes her look for that connection after Robin's loss of life. the bizarre love tale is advised from a girl-meets-boy point of view. even though a few readers can be grew to become off by way of the emphasis at the after-death dating, others will take pleasure in this well-written telling of an unconventional intimacy. Libraries providing titles on mysticism, internal transformation, or facing grief will locate this a distinct and welcome addition.ALeroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. Inverness, FL Copyright 1999 Reed company info, Inc. --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this name.
By Dion Fortune
Dion Fortune is a truly missed occult writer the place I hail from within the states. in reality Fortune could be the "red headed step baby" of the occult. This has constantly saddened me, whereas i don't consider all factor that she has to claim, her works disguise fabric that different occult authors are inclined to keep away from, out of lack of knowledge of the topic or in a different way. That stated I shall continue with my review.
"Applied Magic" is a suite of articles with regards to quite a few occult ideals and practices. i locate it to be an excellent paintings, while taking the period of time that the articles have been written in into context. at first I provide the maximum compliment for Fortune's extraordinary article at the workforce brain. the assumption of the crowd brain, and certainly operating with it, is an important a part of any occult grouping of individuals. the knowledge of this entity could be on the best of any magically operating group's priorities. That on my own is worthy determining up this paintings for, because it is a miles missed topic within the occult international. i will additionally see the price of her article at the 3 "kinds of reality," whilst taking a look at the object during the lens of my very own perform. One factor that i've got is her definition of "black magic" even though others can have much less challenge with this as their very own definitions of an identical could be certainly related. All in all i like to recommend that scholars of the occult choose up a replica of this booklet. It does good to learn the articles in it again and again in the course of the process one's magical perform, as they generally tend to make clear topics that one could become involved in.
By Ph.D. Robert Masters
By Kenneth McAll
Publication by way of McAll, Kenneth