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The Art and Practice of GeomancyJohn Michael GreerWeiser Books9781578634316Have you ever lost an important object? Are you taking on a new job? Looking for buried treasure? The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life’s everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper. Using a system of counting odd and even numbers—from a deck of cards, a roll of the dice, or even by hitting sand or dirt with a stick to generate patterns—readers learn how to cast their own geomantic chart. And for those who wish to delve further, he offers exercises for geomantic meditation and ritual magic. The Art and Practice of Geomancy will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.
The Dark LordPeter LevendaNicolas-Hays, Inc.One of the most famous - yet least understood - manifestations of Thelemic thought has been the works of Kenneth Grant, the British occultist and one-time intimate of Aleister Crowley, who discovered a hidden world within the primary source materials of Crowley's Aeon of Horus. Using complementary texts from such disparate authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Jack Parsons, Austin Osman Spare, and Charles Stansfeld Jones ("Frater Achad"), Grant formulated a system of magic that expanded upon that delineated in the rituals of the OTO: a system that included elements of Tantra, of Voudon, and in particular that of the Schlangekraft recension of the Necronomicon, all woven together in a dark tapestry of power and illumination. The Dark Lord follows the themes in the writings of Kenneth Grant, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Necronomicon, uncovering further meanings of the concepts of the famous writers of the Left Hand Path. It is for Thelemites, as well as lovers of the Lovecraft Mythos in all its forms, and for those who find the rituals of classical ceremonial magic inadequate for the New Aeon. Traveling through the worlds of religion, literature, and the occult, Peter Levenda takes his readers on a deeply fascinating exploration on magic, evil, and The Dark Lord as he investigates of one of the most neglected theses in the history of modern occultism: the nature of the Typhonian Current and its relationship to Aleister Crowley's Thelema and H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon.
The Qabalistic TarotRobert WangU.S. Games SystemsThe Qabalistic Tarot is both a textbook and a valuable sourcebook on the symbols of the Western Hermetic Qabalah, a corpus of mystical ideas, which have, for centuries, exerted a powerful influence on the development of Western thought. Dr. Wang traces the development of Qabalistic ideas throughout history and uses tarot images to explain the symbolic intricacies of the Path. This book can be used as a companion guide to the Golden Dawn Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, Rider-Waite decks or Marseilles style decks. Hailed by reviewers as "a masterpiece," and as "the single most profound reference of its kind," The Qabalistic Tarot has become the standard in its field, a book essential to all students of Tarot symbolism.
The Kybalion: Centenary EditionThree InitiatesPenguinThe most popular occult work of the twentieth century--now in a hardbound edition that evokes the original volume, with a new introduction by scholar of mysticism Richard Smoley. For generations, readers have debated the origins and studied the knowledge of this mysterious exploration of Hermetic wisdom, attributed to "Three Initiates." Now in its second century, The Kybalion is restored to hardcover in a beautiful vegan-leather casing with gold stamping, acid-free paper, gold-foil page edges, and a red ribbon place marker. This commemorative volume evokes the appearance of the occult landmark's first edition. The new introduction by Richard Smoley, a celebrated scholar of mystical traditions, makes this a historical keepsake.
A Textbook of TheosophyC. W. LeadbeaterBiblioBazaar, LLCWe often speak of Theosophy as not in itself a religion, but the truth which lies behind all religions alike. That is so; yet, from another point of view, we may surely say that it is at once a philosophy, a religion and a science.
Mysticism and Religious TraditionsSteven T. KatzOxford University Press on Demand9780195033144Essays look at mystical experience, consciousness, Sufism, English mystics, Saint Francis of Assisi, Taoism, and Confucianism
Experience of the SacredSumner B. TwissUPNE9780874515305A unique and highly accessible anthology of the best in classical and contemporary thought on the phenomenonology of religion.
Healing PlantsAlice Micco Snow, Susan Enns StansA colorfully illustrated introduction to the folk medicine of the Seminole Indians describes a variety of plants and treatments for everything from stroke to back pain.
Encyclopedia of mystical terminologyMathew Justice Bowyer
The Book of SymbolsArchive for Research in Archetypal SymbolismTaschen America Llc9783836514484Offers photograph illustrations and essays on numerous symbols and symbolic imagery, exploring their archetypal meanings as well as cultural and historical context for how different groups have interpreted them.
The Illustrated Signs and Symbols SourcebookAdele Nozedar9781435161818Unlock the lost and hidden meanings of the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols. This is the most comprehensive reference book on symbolic objects that you'll ever find.
The Doctrine and Ritual of High MagicEliphas LeviPenguin9780143111030Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here--at last--is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution. Levi's study of magic is an absolute must for every seeker in occult, esoteric, and druidic realms; but this need has been frustrated by dated and inaccurate translations--until now. Greer, a respected occult scholar, and Mikituk, a masterful translator, collaborate to restore this landmark work--complete with its original illustrations and symbols--to the center of the alternative spiritual canon.
The Pictorial Key to the TarotA. E. WaiteCourier CorporationEssential reference by designer of the most widely known Tarot deck contains a detailed description and illustration of each card in the popular 78-card Rider-Waite Tarot deck, along with regular and reversed meanings.
The Artwork and Times of Pamela Colman SmithStuart Kaplan, Pamela Coleman SmithU S Games SystemsThis set includes two books, The Artwork & TImes of Pamela Coleman Smith, The Pictorial Guide to the Tarot and the Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot Deck
The Greater Key of SolomonSamuel MathersCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformOne of the most renowned of all grimoires, the Greater Key of Solomon is a translated compilation of Solomonic magic taken from seven different manuscripts ranging from the 15th to 17th centuries. Compiled by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers at the end of the 1800s, its content is partially diabolical, partially god-fearing, and completely magickal. Through the rites listed within the text, which is broken into two books, the master, or operator, is said to be capable of calling forth a number of demonic spirits and securing various powers and abilities- partly through conjuring, partly through the use of pentacles and talismans. Additional "experiments" in invisibility, restoring lost property, and more, are also listed. It contains an interesting passage regarding crafting a magic carpet, and several spiritual texts related to Kabbalah. The mage is warned repeatedly by Mathers and by Solomon (within the context of the work itself) to remain chaste and pure, for otherwise is to invoke the wrath of the entire cosmos.
The Black PulletTarl WarwickCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformThe Black Pullet is a strange work that is at once a grimoire detailing the use of talismans, and a short story regarding a French Napoleonic soldier being saved by a wise old Turkish mage from an angry mob. Written some time in the 18th century, it contains rather elaborate philosophy and is at least partly symbolic; some of the talismans show allusions to other works, notably the Rosary of the Philosophers and the Petit Albert.
Occult Philosophy for the Modern AgeTarl WarwickCreateSpaceThis work contains a collection of arcane material ranging from fringe mathematics and science to the world of the psychic and the realm of philosophy. Unlike some texts, which cover only those topics from the generally spiritual or the completely secular, this work seeks to unite both under one cover. Important here is the concept of the cycle, and oscillation, and the overarching ideal of "as above, so below" so often regarded as a spiritual singularity, which should instead be seen as a connection strictly, without bias, between the spiritual world and the physical one. When these concepts; that of the cycle, and of correlation, are applied to prophecy, and to tales of the end times, a greater system is made apparent; one overlooked by most Western occultism and, indeed, much of that from the East. From society and politics to religion and mysticism, this work attempts to draw all forms of human experience together and to quantify them in as easily understood a way as possible, while denigrating not one iota of its content.
Grimorium VerumTarl WarwickCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformAlthough it is often erroneously conflated with Renaissance era texts, the Grimorium Verum remains one of the most notorious books of magick ever written by man. Dating to the 18th century, its content has been both condemned and applauded for the power it holds. From astrological lore to folk magick, this work off dubious origin is one of the most diabolical works within the occult, and a must-read for all dark mages. 60 pages. Fully illustrated.
The Fourth Book of Occult PhilosophyDonald TysonLlewellyn WorldwideThe Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now. Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner's 1978 facsimile edition of the original work, which was six tracts published as one volume in 1655. For the first time, these classic works of Western magic have been rendered fully accessible to the novice practitioner, as well as occult scholars and skilled magicians. Tyson presents clear instruction and practical insight on a variety of magic techniques, providing contemporary magicians with a working grimoire of the arcane. - Astrology - History - Geomancy - Ceremonial Magic - The Nature of Spirits, Angels, and Demons - Geomantic Astronomy - Necromancy - Invocation and Evocation of Spirits
HeptameronPetrus de AbanoCreateSpaceWithin these pages are contained the work of Peter de Abano, Philosopher- not merely a grimoire, this work, along with the Red Dragon and Grimoire of Honorius, stands as a testament to Renaissance-Era high magic. The work arranges the cycle of angelic powers into hours and days, assigning various powers and meanings to the same. The nature of these angelic forces may be conflated with modern works which assign, for example, the figure of Samael to one of pure evil- some of the names given appear in no other contemporary literature. This edition has removed the old english, antiquated language of so may others, retaining it only within the invocations and prayers given, for the sake of continuity. The near-obsessive tabulation of days and hours for the sake of ritual work herein is one of its most remarkable features, combined with seasons, directions of wind, and other facets, ensuring the reader, whether antiquated or modern, will enjoy the full effects of such rites and workings.
Liber SalomonisKing SolomonCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformThe Liber Salomonis, referred to in its own composition as the Sepher Raziel, claims to be a book given directly to King Solomon by a mysterious prince and sorcerer from the East. Actually written in the Renaissance or perhaps as early as the Medieval period, it synthesizes Kabbalistic and Hermetic lore together and is divided into seven treatises. The subject matter ranges from the high occult of invocation and the names of angels and of the Judeochristian god, to herbal medicine and the creation of incense for the calling of spirits, to the categorization of twenty four beasts and stones to coincide with the hours of the day. With the entire core of the work ruled over by seven angels and seven celestial bodies, the philosophy behind its somewhat apocryphal historical content is nonetheless of extreme interest and is here presented in modernized English for the modern audience. 82 pages.
The Testament of SolomonKing SolomonThis edition of the Testament of Solomon is a complete and accurate reprint of the original translation of ancient manuscripts by F.C. Conybeare first printed in 1898. It contains all Conybeare's original notes and commentary, including the Greek characters he footnoted for the reader's consideration. Beware of other editions of this work that do not contain all the original text. The Testament of Solomon is a pseudepigraphical work attributed to King Solomon the Wise of the Old Testament. Written in the first-person narrative, the book tells the story of the creation of the magical ring of King Solomon and how Solomon's ring was used to bind and control demons, including Beelzebub. In this book of King Solomon, the discourses between the King and the various spirits are told, and the story shows how Solomon uses his wisdom to withstand the demons' tricks and guile and enlist their aid in the building of his temple. The spells and seals of Solomon used by the King to bind the spirits are detailed, which makes this work a book of Solomon's magic, similar in nature to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King and the Greater Key of Solomon the King, which both are King Solomon books of magic and contain various talismans of Solomon, including the secret seal of Solomon. The manuscripts from which this work was discovered date from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. All were written in Greek. This dating makes most experts believe that the work is medieval. But some scholars, including D.C. Duling, argue that it is likely that the work comes from the 5th or 6th centuries. The various manuscripts used to source the work all date to medieval times, but the text itself, as well as references to other works, indicate the Testament is much older. For example, in the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila, there is a direct reference to the Testament of Solomon. The Dialogue purports to have been written during the Archbishopric of Cyril in 444 C.E., and therefore, its reference would date the Testament before that time. Similarly, in the early 4th century Gnostic text On the Origin of the World, references to the book of Solomon and his 49 demons are made. No matter the date, the text provides an immensely interesting description of how King Solomon tamed various demons to build his temple. The text includes predictions of the coming of Christ, as one demon explains to Solomon that while he may be bound, the only thing that can truly take his power away is the man born from a virgin who will be crucified by the Jews.
The Sepher BahirTarl WarwickCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformThe Sepher Bahir is one of the foremost works of all mystic Judaism, an important work of Kabbalah in which commentaries on sounds, words, and stories are presented in a somewhat choppy form (for it was a compiled manuscript, not a primordial single work.) The work is ascribed to a mystic rabbi named Nehunya circa the first century. It refers as well to another mystic work- the famous Sepher Yetzirah, equally as renowned for its spiritual lore.
The Sepher YetzirahW. Wynn WestcottLiterary Licensing, LLCThis Is A New Release Of The Original 1922 Edition.
Corpus HermeticumHermes TrismegistusCreatespace Independent Publishing PlatformThe Corpus Hermeticum is one of the primary works within the Hermetic Tradition. This Renaissance era craft is nonetheless based upon philosophical materials from far older times, namely the third or fourth century AD, from which the primordial material came. Credited to Hermes Trismegistus, the Divine Pymander (sometimes spelled "Poemander") touches upon astronomy, science, nature, and a great deal of theological material. It is presented in the form of discourse; a format which will be familiar to anyone also familiar with Plato's "Republic" and some similar philosophical works of antiquity. Through his discourse with several individuals, Trismegistus attempts to draw upon the overarching philosophy "as above, so below." Thus then, this work describes the very process and ideation behind all of existence, the purpose of life, and the nature of good and evil, all through its treatises upon various topics.
Occult MemeticsTarl WarwickCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform"Occult Memetics" is more than a description of the concept of information transfer. It is a brief hand guide to constructing and using propaganda in spiritual forms, and to manipulating reality. Those who understand the concepts within this work, should they choose to apply them, can potentially change the views of others without even a single spoken utterance. It delves well beyond merely propaganda itself into the nature of reality and its core form.
Zen Without Zen MastersCamden Benares9781561840731This is the first -- and still the best -- collection of truly contemporary Zen parables. For the novice, this is an outstanding introduction to the baffling world of meditation, Eastern thought and the galaxy of philosophies that make up the expanding horizon of human awareness. For the veteran, Benares integrates the "inner quest" with the experience of daily life. And if that weren't enough, the section on Meditations and Exercises focuses the inner experience into an accessible form. Marked by clarity and simplicity, they demystify the growth process through practical application.
Jonesboro's House of Eris' Science and Fnord Committee Presents the Affordable and House OfficialMalaclypse The Younger, Timothy Edward BowenCreateSpace9781500578541Jonesboro's House of Eris' Science and Fnord Committee Presents The Affordable and House Official MAGNUM OPIATE OF MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER Principia Discordia OR How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her Wherein is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything And nothing basic has been changed Just no fancy introductions by any famous people or space filler like that. Just like, the bare bones basic book. At the absolute cheapest that I can publish it and sell it to you in physical form Because I know we all can't afford to keep replacing the copies we "lend out." Contains Fourth Edition Body fully illustrated with Loompanics Outro. All contens (K) Lunatic Pope Press 2014
Everyday ZenCharlotte J. BeckHarperOne9780061285899Charlotte Joko Beck offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living—love, relationships, work, fear, ambition, and suffering. Everyday Zen shows us how to live each moment to the fullest. This Plus edition includes an interview with the author.
The BookAlan WattsVintage9780679723004Drawing upon ancient Hindu philosophy, the author explores the human psyche and the importance of personal identity
The New Games BookAndrew FluegelmanSidgwick & Jackson
The Healing Power of TeaCaroline DowLlewellyn Worldwide Limited9780738740331Improve Your Health & Wellness with the Power of Tea Filled with "tea-riffic" knowledge, this comprehensive guide to the healing world of teas and tisanes helps you live a healthier and happier life. From black to green to oolong, you'll discover detailed chapters on different tea types, their advantages, and an extensive list of ailments and what blends will alleviate them. Whether you're an expert tea drinker or a new convert, author Caroline Dow teaches you the many delicious benefits of tea and herbal infusions. Discover tea's fascinating history, recipes, and an easy-to-use reference guide. Learn about blending, preparation and consumption, and how to grow your own herb garden. With both healing and preventative uses, tea is an ideal choice for healthy living.
Promethea Collected Edition Book 1Alan Moore, J. H. Williams, IIIVertigo Comics9781563896675This collection follows Sophie Bangs, the latest in a long line of Prometheas, on a winding journey of discovery as she continues to learn the secrets of the Immateria ... and herself. Her transcendental adventure brings young Sophie to realms of magic and wonder that none have experienced before. This book contains such fan-favorite stories as "Rocks and Hard Places," where Sophie learns about the Promethea named Bill, and "Sex, Stars, and Serpents," where Sophie learns some valuable lessons.
Promethea Collected Edition Book 2Alan Moore, J. H. Williams, IIIVertigo Comics9781563899577
Promethea Collected Edition Book 3Alan Moore, J. H. Williams, IIIVertigo Comics9781401200947Comics narrate the story of university student Sophie Bangs as she fights mystical places and spirits to unveil the truth behind mythical warrior woman, Promethea.
Promethea Collected Edition Book 4Alan Moore, J. H. Williams, IIIVertigo Comics9781401200312Comics narrate the story of university student Sophie Bangs as she fights mystical places and spirits to unveil the truth behind mythical warrior woman, Promethea.
Promethea Collected Edition Book 5Alan Moore, J. H. Williams, IIIVertigo Comics9781401206208The entire 32-issue run of Promethea is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection! Don't miss this new collection of Alan Moore's entrancing occult masterpiece, collecting the magical adventures of Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea.
Book Of Ordinary OraclesLon Milo DuquetteWeiser Books9781578633166Consulting oracles used to be difficult and dangerous. You had to make a pilgrimage plagued with hardship, trudging through the desert to a holy place or person. Or kill a calf to read its liver or a bird to read its entrails. Or study for years to read ink dropped in water. Who has the time? Traditional methods just aren't convenient today. What's a divine wonderer to do? Funny you should ask. In The Book of Ordinary Oracles, Lon Milo DuQuette shows us how to use items lying around the house--from pocket change to chopsticks--to divine answer to everyday questions. He also tells us how to ask the right question and interpret the answer. The tools he provides will make consulting oracles as easy as reaching into your pocket or cupboard. Can one use channel surfing as an oracle? You bet! DuQuette's anecdotes illustrate various divination techniques. Laugh your way to wisdom while learning new ways to look at the I Ching and how to read tarot cards for yourself.