By Colin D. Campbell
The booklet contains an in depth exam of the background and constitution of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan pupil and Magus, Dr. John Dee, in addition to a learn of its use within the perform of formality magic. The appendixes contain a brand new transcription and translation of Dee's Liber Mysteriorum Secundus, and an incredible new translation of the portion of the well-known grimoire, The Sworn publication of Honorius, that provides information of what's basically an early kind of the Sigillum Dei. the writer has written that from the point of view of a practising magician, the paintings has primary goals: "to reveal the significance of the trend demonstrated by way of Dee's Sigillum Dei rather than its implementation, and to deliver the Sigillum Dei out of the restricted confines of the Enochian temple and into its function as a robust magickal method in its personal correct. the popularity of the styles proven within the development of the Sigillum Dei let us view the seal in a brand new mild, now not as a static framework determined as soon as and for all thousands of years in the past within the research of a Rennaissance magician, yet as one who could be reconstituted within the gentle of recent interpretation. additionally, the seal is, in essence, a method of evocation - the exact same approach to verbal exchange utilized by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This booklet explains the character and approach to this strategy and the way the working towards magician is ready to use the Sigillum Dei within the demeanour during which it was once really meant - as a strong process of planetary magick."
By Egil Asprem
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel touch, its reinterpretation through the years, and its persistence to the current day. This attention-grabbing paintings explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the background of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an comprehensive typical thinker and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s court docket, used to be additionally an esoteric researcher whose diaries aspect years of conversations with angels accomplished by means of crystal-gazer Edward Kelley. His Enochian magic deals a style for contacting angels and demons in line with secrets and techniques present in the apocryphal ebook of Enoch. analyzing this magical method from its Renaissance origins to provide day occultism, Egil Asprem exhibits how the reception of Dee’s magic is replete with struggles to build and negotiate authoritative interpretational frameworks for doing magic. Arguing with Angels bargains a singular, nuanced method of questions about how ritual magic has survived the appearance of modernity and demonstrates the ways that smooth tradition has recreated magical discourse. “Arguing with Angels is a massive contribution to the examine of Western esotericism generally, and to the learn of Enochiana specifically. It locations the heritage and reception of the Enochian culture in the broader context of Western esotericism, thereby making Enochiana proper. Egil Asprem not just exhibits an intensive familiarity with appropriate theories, but in addition pertains to them significantly and argues convincingly for his personal interpretations and conclusions.” — Henrik Bogdan, writer of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation Egil Asprem is a study Fellow on the heart for heritage of airtight Philosophy and similar Currents on the collage of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
By Josh McDowell
Ebook by way of McDowell, Josh, Stewart, Don Douglas, Van Gorden, Kurt
Kali Kaula is a realistic and experiential trip throughout the land of dwelling magical artwork that's Tantra, guided via the incisive, encouraged and multi-talented fingers of Jan Fries. through stripping away the fantasies and exploring the roots, plant life and end result of Tantra, the writer presents an outstandingly potent and coherent guide of practices. Acknowledging the large range of Tantric fabric produced over the centuries, Jan Fries attracts on a number of many years of analysis and event and makes a speciality of the early traditions of Kula, Kaula and Krama, and the result's this inimitable paintings which shines with the sunshine of risk. distinct popular and content material, this publication is greater than a guide of tantric magick, it's a consultant to the exploration of the interior soul. It comprises the main lucid discussions of the way to accomplish liberation within the corporation of diverse Indian goddesses and gods, each one of whom brings their very own classes and presents to the committed seeker. it's also an eloquent advent to the mysteries of the good goddess Kali, offering a variety of perspectives of her manifold nature, and exhibiting the monstrous yet hidden function performed all through background through girls within the improvement and dissemination of tantric practices and ideology. Jan Fries explores the spectrum of concepts from mudra to mantra, pranayama to puja, from kundalini arousal to purification to sexual rites, and makes them either available and appropriate, translating them out of the Twilight Language of outdated texts and surroundings them within the context of either own transformation and the old evolution of traditions. the net of connections among Tantra and chinese language Alchemy and Taoism are explored because the writer weaves jointly a few of the formerly disparate strands of philosophies and practices. This booklet demanding situations the reader to dream, satisfaction, and increase, and gives an illustrated guidebook on find out how to achieve this. Bliss awaits those that dare.
By Daniel A. Schulke
The vital situation of the paintings is the Arcana of the Witch's Eye and its mutual interplay with Sentient Luminosity. Treating the dual mysteria of Ocular Malediction (the so-called Evil Eye), and Seership or 'The Sight', the ebook proceeds past this duality unto the area of Telaesthesis --the special perceptual modalities of the Witches' Sabbath, grand abberator of the sensorial box. Explored intimately is the mystical relation among Hand and Eye, the physique of Void, and the vivification of the mystical photo. As a magico-poetic cartography of the illuminant metaphysic found in the folkloric strata of conventional witchcraft, the sunshine Heretical serves as either homage and grimoire to its Luciferan arcana.
By Kenaz Filan
A consultant to the practices, instruments, and rituals of latest Orleans Voodoo in addition to the various cultural impacts at its origins
• contains recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, and instructions to create gris-gris baggage and Voodoo dolls to draw love, cash, justice, and therapeutic and for retribution
• Explores the key figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, together with Marie Laveau and Dr. John
• Exposes the varied ethnic affects on the center of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and eire
One of America’s nice native-born religious traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a faith as advanced, free-form, and lovely because the jazz that permeates this steamy urban of sin and salvation. From the French region to the Algiers local, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its notorious Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans can't break out its wealthy Voodoo culture, which attracts from a mess of ethnic resources, together with Africa, Latin the US, Sicily, eire, France, and local the US.
In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, instruments, and rituals of the program of worship in addition to the numerous aspects of its origins. Exploring the most important figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, resembling Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole food and the wealth of musical thought surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand records and old files to discover the reality at the back of a number of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the foundation medical professionals, Voodoo queens, and religious figures of the Crescent urban. together with recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, tools of divination, or even instructions to create gris-gris luggage, mojo arms, and Voodoo dolls, Filan unearths tips to name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, funds, retribution, justice, and therapeutic.
By L.L. Soares
Winner of the 2012 Bram Stoker Award® for better fulfillment in a primary NOVEL!
Sam Wayne is a psychologist who focuses on anger administration. He’s first-class at his activity. virtually too stable. actually, he considers himself anything of a miracle employee.
A mad guy is at the free, ripping humans aside along with his naked palms. The police don't have any clues. those that see him and continue to exist by no means appear to make out his face. All apart from one…
Colleen has led a wasted existence, bringing domestic a brand new guy to her mattress each evening. till that evening. Witnessing her pal torn to items correct ahead of her eyes, she sees the murderer’s face in actual fact. She manages to flee, traumatized by means of what she’s visible, and retains working till she falls into the palms of Jeremy Rust. An ex Hollywood playboy, Jeremy now hides out in a secluded seashore apartment along with his mysterious roommate, Viv…
Viv has an insatiable starvation. Like Colleen, Viv by no means remains lengthy with one associate. simply because those that sleep with Viv by no means be capable of reside very lengthy, as soon as she reveals the main to their soul.
The variety of murders retains starting to be, until eventually an eruption of rage starts to unfold like a scourge. all over the place, crowds of individuals mindlessly rip one another aside. An occasion that would tie most of these characters jointly in a last showdown of supernatural forces.
yet now not all people will live to tell the tale the explosive fury of lifestyles Rage!
“Soares' debut novel is a mix of sexually-charged mental, supernatural, and severe horror. we are brought to those that could or is probably not demons and a few heavily hurting characters who're facing assorted degrees of rage, nervousness, and depression... it really is like an apocalyptic tackle the serial killer factor, entire with virtually part the us falling sufferer to the court cases… lifestyles RAGE isn't really for the squeamish!”
- The Horror Fiction overview
"Life Rage inspires Richard Laymon at his darkest, such a lot visceral. when you like your fiction marinated in blood and intercourse, then this is often the e-book for you.”
- Gary Raisor Stoker-finalist for only Human
"L.L. Soares is a grasp of blunt-force drama. His fiction is fueled with violence and sexuality and an unflinchingly sincere view of humanity. lifestyles Rage is a gritty, worrying thrill experience that left me breathless correct as much as the final page."
- Peter N. Dudar, writer of A Requiem for useless Flies
“First time novelist L.L. Soares makes a gory splash with lifestyles Rage, a quick paced, balls to the wall, finish of the realm horror novel that includes the good girl protagonist because the crackhead hooker in Brian Keene's The Rising.”
--Gregory Lamberson, writer of The Jake Helman records and the push Cycle
By Paul Perry
“There is presently extra clinical facts to the truth of close to dying adventure (NDE) than there's for a way to successfully deal with convinced different types of cancer,” states radiation oncologist Dr. Jeffrey lengthy is his groundbreaking new booklet Evidence of the Afterlife. In 1998 Dr. lengthy and his spouse, Jody, all started the close to dying event study origin with the objective of constructing a discussion board for close to loss of life “experiencers” to percentage their tales. Grounded in first-hand facts culled from over 1,600 established NDE money owed, Evidence of the Afterlife provides the most powerful argument but for the underlying fact of these who've died and again to percentage their stories.
By Daniel A. Schulke
The paintings examines "Wortcunning and Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifested during the medium of potion-making. Its textual content treats of the 8 significant Sabbatic-alchemic philtre varieties, their pharmacoepia and formula. Evocations to facets of the Sabbatic Guardians Lilith and Cain also are given to empower the revelation and reification of the Philtre Arcana." the writer was once a pal of the past due Andrew Chumbley, and is shortly either the Magister of the Cultus Sabbati, in addition to the Verdelet of the culture. it truly is from the Cultus Sabbati, in universal with Chumbley's "Azoetia," that this publication attracts its proposal.
By Mike Magee
The Matrikabheda Tantra is a quick Kaula textual content which, notwithstanding, includes a few attention-grabbing threads alluded to in just a couple of different tantras. for instance, there are
clear references to alchemy, so linking this paintings to Indian texts of the Raseshvaras - Lords of the Rasa or the quintessence. It additionally sincerely units out equipment of meditation at the goddess as Kundalini on the root of the backbone, alludes to sexual ideas of the Kaulas, to the pre-eminence of the guru, to Chandi, and descriptions the significance of creating temples, developing tanks and the team spirit of the several different types of Shakti.