An Encyclopaedia of Occultism (Dover Occult)

By Lewis Spence

The most renowned compendium of knowledge at the occult and the 1st complete paintings of its type, this quantity initially seemed in 1920. Subtitled "A Compendium of knowledge at the Occult Sciences, Occult Personalities, Psychic technological know-how, Magic, Demonology, Spiritism, Mysticism and Metaphysics," it was once compiled by way of Lewis Spence, the writer of various books on folklore, mythology and occult-related topics. Its 2,500 dictionary-style entries (many of which run to numerous pages) variety from recognized phrases ("abracadabra," "poltergeist," "spells," "vampire") to extra arcane themes, and contain listings for historic figures with ties to the occult similar to Nostradamus, John Dee, Mary Baker Eddy, and Catherine de Medici. An oft-cited source and a vintage of its style, this version supplies to take pleasure in an rapid and lasting popularity.

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A Dictionary of Symbols (Dover Occult)

Humans, it is stated, are symbolizing animals. At each degree of civilization, humans have depended on symbolic expression, and advances in technology and know-how have merely elevated our dependence on symbols. The language of symbols is taken into account a technological know-how, and this informative quantity bargains an fundamental software within the research of symbology. it may be used as a reference or just browsed for excitement. a lot of its entries — these on structure, mandala, numbers, serpent, water, and zodiac, for instance — should be learn as self reliant essays. The energy of symbology hasn't ever been larger: an important a part of the traditional arts of the Orient and of the Western medieval traditions, symbolism underwent a 20th-century revival with the research of the subconscious, either at once within the box of desires, visions, and psychoanalysis, and in a roundabout way in artwork and poetry. a large viewers awaits the help of this dictionary in elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in either the humanities and the heritage of ideas.

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Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

By Darren Oldridge

Strange Histories presents a significant account of a few of the main notable occurrences of eu and North American historical past and explains how they made feel to humans dwelling on the time. 

From grisly anecdotes approximately ghosts, to tales of witches and werewolves, the ebook makes use of case experiences from the center a long time and the early glossy interval and gives interesting insights into the world-view of a vanished age. It indicates how such occurences outfitted in rather certainly with the "common sense" of the time and offers explanations of those riveting and finally rational phenomena.

What made moderate, informed women and men behave in ways in which look completely nonsensical to us at the present time? this question and plenty of extra are replied within the interesting book.

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Enochian Magic for Beginners: The Original System of Angel Magic (For Beginners (Llewellyn's))

By Donald Tyson

A few magicians say it's the strongest magical procedure ever. The Golden sunrise used it. Aleister Crowley used it. an increasing number of magicians use it. And now, you should use it too due to Donald Tyson and his booklet, Enochian Magic for novices.

Revealed to John Dee and Edward Kelley over four hundred years in the past, a lot of the program has been neglected or misunderstood, even by means of well-known magicians. the various resource fabric has been fragmented, vague, or unavailable. fortunately, Mr. Tyson has labored hard and long to rediscover what was once lacking and piece jointly what were replaced.

Make no mistake―this isn't really a superficial therapy of Enochian magic. convinced, it really is written for rookies, however it is additionally an essential and significant source when you are at present practising the Enochian method.

Most buyers keep on with the Golden Dawn's approach to Enochian magic. yet were you aware that they omitted a big section of the procedure? it truly is real! they didn't contain the Heptarchia Mystica, a manuscript chanced on among John Dee's assets. In Enochian Magic for Beginners, you'll study the secrets and techniques of the Heptarchia Mystica, together with things like the Angelic seven rulers, the arrangements for perform of the procedure, and the way to accomplish the ritual of the process.

But the Golden sunrise Enochian approach is usually particularly strong, and you may examine all the internal secrets and techniques of the program so that you can perform it by yourself.

Also integrated are new designs for Enochian typefaces, Donald Tyson's reconstruction of the Enochian ebook of Spirits, and lots more and plenty extra.

If you have got came upon that your magic has no longer been as winning as you wish, this can be the publication you want to begin a brand new web page on your magical profession. in order to know about the Enochian process, this ebook is the easiest advent to it up to now. And when you are already practising Enochian magic, you can find this booklet to be a helpful source.

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The Psychopath's Bible: For the Extreme Individual

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Within the many of the global, psychopaths have got a nasty rap. That, after all, is sort of comprehensible considering that just about all of the world's spiritual and social philosophies have little use for the person other than as a device to be put in provider to their inspiration of anything else: 'God,' or the 'collective,' or the 'higher reliable' or another both undefinable time period. basically infrequently, equivalent to in Zen; in Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism; in a few features of Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism; and in a few faculties of Existentialism, is the person thought of primal. right here, ultimately, is a publication which celebrates, encourages and educates the easiest a part of ourselves --- The Psychopath.

This moment revised variation comprises over a hundred pages of latest 'workbook' fabric together with workouts, 'tests' and strategies.

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Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians

By Manly P. Hall

Translates the Freemasonry of the traditional Egyptians as set forth within the teachings of the country Mysteries. one of the matters mentioned are Egyptian magic, the Osirian cycle, the key doctrine of Egypt, and the initiation of Plato. The appendix is The Crata Repoa, a recovery of the traditional Egyptian mysteries, describing the initiation ceremonies which came about within the previous Egyptian temples. This has been translated into English by way of Dr. John Yarker from the French version of 1778. Illustrated.

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Runes for Transformation: Using Ancient Symbols to Change Your Life

By Kaedrich Olsen

Runes have lengthy been used as important instruments for transformation. The Norse hired them as instruments for conversation, and the Vikings might use them as knowledge ahead of embarking on a trip or coming into conflict. Runic student Kaedrich Olsen reclaims the transformative strength of the runes for readers at the present time as a key to unlocking our capability for private progress and our life's imaginative and prescient. Runes for Transformation is not like the other rune booklet out there, with Olsen's exact strategies and purposes for this historic alphabet together with affirmations, NLP, visualizations, and meditation, in addition to the ancient history necessary to embarking in this direction. A hugely revered instructor and transpersonal direction employee, Kaedrich Olsen posits that the time for this "deeper operating" of the runes has come and it will relief readers in either own and collective evolution. Runes for Transformation is a wealthy source and ideal advisor for readers to take the stairs to alter their lives with a boldly glossy method of the traditional runes and for "change that truly matters."

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The Rosicrucian Seer: Magical Writings of Frederick Hockley

By Frederick Hockley

Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), was once a massive - if usually missed - determine in nineteenth-century occultism. He was once an lively "seer" who engaged in scrying, and got interested in ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. He was once additionally a Freemason, who in later in lifestyles used to be linked to the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and different esoteric fraternities. as well as his personal writings, Hockley sought out and copied Grimoires and different magical, alchemical and kabbalistic texts that had lain hidden in deepest collections round England. a lot of Hockley's early manuscripts have been commissioned through the bookseller John Denley (who had got Ebenezer Sibly's lovely library, the resource of a few of the texts that Francis Barrett utilized in compiling The Magus), while others have been for his personal use. After his dying Hockley's library used to be dispersed, and is it identified that many Hockley manuscripts made their means into the fingers of participants of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. Such used to be the excessive regard within which Hockley was once held, that of the group's founders, W. Wynn Westcott, not just wrote that Hockley's manuscripts have been "highly esteemed," but additionally posthumously claimed him as Adept of the Golden sunrise. "The Rosicrucian Seer" not just finds a lot approximately Hockley's lifestyles and esoteric actions, but in addition offers worthwhile insights into the occult milieu of 19th century England that gave upward thrust to the Golden sunrise and encouraged its contributors.

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The Ninth Arch

By Kenneth Grant

The 9th Arch, comprising The booklet of the Spider (OKBISh), is the ultimate quantity of a sequence of Trilogies which hint the emergence into historical instances of an historic physique of occult doctrine often called the Typhonian Tradition.

In order totally to appreciate its function and content material, The 9th Arch could be scanned opposed to the historical past of the bigger canvas on which it really is painted. Such an technique will facilitate perception into the Oracles of OKBISh and their accompanying reviews. As an extra relief to focussing salient positive factors of the culture, the author’s Nightside Narrative, opposed to the sunshine (Starfire Publishing, 1997) may still function a worthy and explanatory ‘footnote’ to the situations present on the time OKBISh was once ‘received’.

The Oracles have been communicated audibly, and infrequently visually, to varied contributors of recent Isis hotel (1955-62) and at yes phases of magical ritual. the present which generated the fabric all started, sporadically, as early as 1939, with the preliminary circulation of a transmission which built through the years into the textual content often called the knowledge of S’lba (see Outer Gateways, Skoob Books Publishing, 1994). In 1945, the knowledge – then in its nascent degree – used to be famous by means of Aleister Crowley as an actual conversation. From that point, the Informing Intelligence went directly to entire the knowledge, and proceeded to provide the large sequence of Oracles offered within the 9th Arch. The mode of reception has been defined within the creation. the tactic of documentation confirms past cavil the validity of serial qabalah, as used formerly in analyses of the knowledge. The richly advanced development of magical correspondences, in either circumstances, has proved of extraordinary worth in choosing actual touch with occult forces possessed of information and Prescience touching on very important terrestrial occasions. That the trend displays direct touch with an indefinitely old but ever new Typhonian Gnosis, is verified by means of the applying of relentless and rigorous qabalistic exegesis, as recorded within the comments.

For readers attracted to major relationships among Numerical (physical) and Magico-Mystical (metaphysical) innovations, The 9th Arch comprises an exhaustive word list of the Typhonian culture. yet past issues of gematria, the Oracles of OKBISh adumbrate occasions prone to overtake planet Earth in the life of some of the book’s readers; and – for many who may be able to interpret the Oracles in phrases relative to their very own magical universe – they factor warnings of the hazards that lie prior to these unprepared to invoke the signal of defense opposed to the oncoming wave of Outer Forces set to imagine keep watch over of the planet. Now, on the flip of a millennium, it sort of feels applicable to unencumber this data.

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Stranger (The Blades of the Rose)

By Zoë Archer

Gemma Murphy has a nostril for a narrative - no matter if the men in Chicago's newsrooms may quite concentrate on her chest. So while she runs right into a good-looking guy of puzzle discussing tips to shop the realm from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she's sensing a scoop. specifically whilst he mentions there's magic concerned. after all, getting him at the checklist will be more uncomplicated if he hadn't stuck her eavesdropping...Catullus Graves understands what it's wish to be close out: his ancestors have been slaves. And he's a genius inventor with adequately eccentric behavior, so even those who love him locate him a bit unusual. yet after assembly a definite redheaded scribbler, he's deliberating different forms of technology. Inconvenient, on condition that he must specialise in combating the tip of the realm as we all know it. yet with Gemma's insatiable interest sparking Catullus' creative impulses, they may trigger anything explosive anyway...

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