Category: Occult

The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret by Mark Booth

By Mark Booth

They are saying that heritage is written through the victors. yet what if history--or what we come to grasp as history--has all alongside been written by way of the incorrect humans? What if every thing we've been informed is simply a part of the tale? What if it's the inaccurate half?
In this groundbreaking new paintings, Mark sales space embarks on a charming highbrow travel of our world's mystery histories. ranging from a deadly premise--that every thing we've been taught approximately our world's prior is corrupted, and that the tales recommend by means of a number of the cults and secret colleges all through historical past are true--Booth produces not anything in need of another background of the earlier 3,000 years.

History is greater than a listing of items that experience occurred; it's a degree of realization and event. And within the Secret historical past of the World, Booth's tackle historical past is relentless, charging via time and house and concept in interdisciplinary type; embracing cognitive technology, faith, psychology, historiography, and philosophy, a brand new timeline is drawn, and an immense swath of our cultural historical past that has for lengthy been hidden is restored. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler--Booth exhibits indisputably that background as we all know it wishes a progressive reconsider, and he has 3,000 years of hidden knowledge to again it up.

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Believe not every spirit : possession, mysticism, & by Moshe Sluhovsky

By Moshe Sluhovsky

From 1400 via 1700, the variety of experiences of demonic possessions between eu girls used to be terribly excessive. throughout the comparable interval, a brand new form of mysticism—popular with women—emerged that drastically affected the danger of ownership and, for that reason, the perform of exorcism. Many feared that during moments of rapture, ladies, who had surrendered their souls to divine love, weren't experiencing the paintings of angels, yet really the ravages of demons in hide. So how then, asks Moshe Sluhovsky, have been practitioners of exorcism to tell apart demonic from divine possessions?

Drawing on unexplored bills of mystical faculties and non secular concepts, tales of the possessed, and exorcism manuals, Believe no longer each Spirit examines how early smooth Europeans handled this quandary. the non-public studies of practitioners, Sluhovsky indicates, trumped theological wisdom. frightened that this may bring about a rejection of Catholic rituals, the church reshaped the that means and practices of exorcism, remodeling this therapeutic ceremony right into a technique of non secular interrogation. In its efforts to differentiate among strong and evil, the church built vital new explanatory frameworks for the family members among physique and soul, interiority and exteriority, and the common and supernatural.

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The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth by Colin D. Campbell

By Colin D. Campbell

The booklet contains an in depth exam of the heritage and constitution of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan pupil and Magus, Dr. John Dee, in addition to a research 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 a massive new translation of the element of the recognized grimoire, The Sworn booklet of Honorius, that provides information of what's essentially an early kind of the Sigillum Dei. the writer has written that from the viewpoint of a working towards magician, the paintings has imperative goals: "to display the significance of the trend validated by way of Dee's Sigillum Dei instead of its implementation, and to carry the Sigillum Dei out of the constrained confines of the Enochian temple and into its function as a strong magickal method in its personal correct. the popularity of the styles demonstrated within the development of the Sigillum Dei let us view the seal in a brand new gentle, no longer as a static framework determined as soon as and for all hundreds and hundreds of years in the past within the examine of a Rennaissance magician, yet as one who will be reconstituted within the mild of contemporary interpretation. additionally, the seal is, in essence, a approach of evocation - the exact same approach to conversation utilized by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This publication explains the character and approach to this strategy and the way the practising magician is ready to use the Sigillum Dei within the demeanour within which it used to be really meant - as a robust procedure of planetary magick."

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The Magus: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy by Francis Barrett

By Francis Barrett

The Magus, first released in 1801, is a concise compendium at the Western magical culture, and one of many fundamental assets for the research of ceremonial magic. The publication features a interesting array of data drawn jointly by means of writer Francis Barrett from a number of assets, reminiscent of Cornelius Agrippa's 3 Books of Occult Philosophy. components explored comprise ordinary Magic, Alchemy, Talismanic Magic, Cabalistic and Ceremonial Magic, in addition to biographies of significant figures resembling Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon and John Dee. remarkable are the author's illustrations, derived from historical and magical texts. This booklet is still a lot wanted by means of sleek readers for the real resource fabric it offers, and it is still drawn on seriously for info on many parts of occult philosophy.

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The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister by Robert Anton Wilson, Israel Regardie, David Cherubim

By Robert Anton Wilson, Israel Regardie, David Cherubim

Creation by means of Robert Anton Wilson
Preface through David Cherubim
this can be the masterful biography of the Magus Aleister Crowley, written through the only individual so much certified to put in writing it. Israel Regardie used to be a pal and pupil of Crowley, and served as his own secretary for a while. during this booklet, Regardie manages to jot down a good and balanced view of Crowley. it really is an clever and insightful check out Crowley's lifestyles, Magick and Mysticism. Dr. Regardie translates all this from the knowledge of expertise. A member of the Golden sunrise, O.T.O. and A.A., Regardie writes with deep perception and compassion, brazenly revealing his personal emotions, and therefore supplying a different perception into Crowley. This booklet is the vintage biography of Crowley!

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Divine Audacity by Linda Martella-Whittset

By Linda Martella-Whittset

Event oneness with the divine and light-weight up the world.

This New suggestion manifesto demanding situations readers to stick with Jesus' dictum that his fans could be "the mild of the world." What makes Martella-Whitsett's technique so fresh is that it deals a direction for these drawn to dwelling a deep and real lifestyles outdoors of the strictures of conventional non secular different types. it really is, in essence, the best way to be non secular with out being religious.
Her place to begin is that we have to jettison conventional notions of God as being available in the market and above us. God isn't a super-human who supplies and takes, punishes and rewards, and calls for human anguish and repentance.
Rather, Martella-Whitsett encourages readers to embark on a trip of discovery and include a religious perform within which readers hook up with their internal "light" and notice their oneness with God. the results of that trip and perform should be a existence lived audaciously; one of those conscious residing within which moments of enlightenment ensue usually.

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The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O by Francis King

By Francis King

Lately there was a awesome resurgence of curiosity in what's more often than not known as the 'Occult'. well known Sun-sign astrology has turn into a topic for cocktail get together chatter; the 'Underground Press' diplays a thorough, even if frequently ill-informed, curiosity in such topics as Glastonbury, Ley looking, and alien craft; and books - a lot of them owing what little advantage they own to the skillful employment of scissors and paste - on all facets of occultism pour from all of the presses...

...Now, eventually, this quantity makes on hand to the occult scholar not just the symblic-masonic riches of the start up on rituals of the O.T.O. however the mystery magical directions of the Order's sevent, 8, and 9th levels, the whole information of the options from which such occultists as Theodor Reuss and Aleister Crowley derived their mystic powers.

Here is a resource e-book that has a spot within the library of each critical scholar of the Occult.

-By Francis King (from the book's airborne dirt and dust jacket)

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The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient by Patrick Dunn

By Patrick Dunn

The traditional international of Egypt, Greece, and Rome used to be domestic to a suite of magical and religious applied sciences, referred to as theurgy, that unite the perform of magic with the goals of faith. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the paintings of making a far better bond among the theurgist and his or her deities. the result of this improved bond have been imminently functional: better magic, extra significant life, and a greater life.  With the autumn of Rome, those concepts light into obscurity, and plenty of of them have been misplaced perpetually.

This e-book revives, restores, and reinvents those practices for a modern pagan or magical practitioner. a mix of scholarly study and exam of resource texts and bold experimentation and extrapolation ends up in a whole and practicable approach that may tell various practices, all offered in a calm, lighthearted, and readable way. 

Whether you perform witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you could enjoy the perform of theurgy. you are going to research ideas to create more advantageous bonds with divine forces, name up and converse with religious beings, summon a mystical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and grasp your individual brain. the last word aim is union with the divine, yet theurgy is a pragmatic course, and each step on that course is designed to enhance your existence.

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Goose of Hermogenes by Ithell Colquhoun

By Ithell Colquhoun

Foreword via Peter Owen
Biographical preface by way of Eric Ratcliffe

The heroine of this tale (described purely as "I") is forced to go to a mysterious uncle who seems to be a black magician who lords over one of those Prospero's Island that exists out of time and area. Startled through his extraordinary habit and ordinary nocturnal pursuits, she finally learns that he's trying to find the philosopher's stone. while his sinister attentions fall upon the helpful jewel heirloom in her ownership, bewilderment becomes stark terror and he or she realizes she needs to be able off the island. An esoteric dreamworld myth composed of uncorrelated scenes and imagery often derived from medieval occult resources, Goose of Hermogenes could be defined as a gothic novel, an occult picaresque, or a surrealist fable. even though one desires to process this imprecise story, it continues to be at the present time as vividly unforgettable and demanding as whilst it used to be first released by means of Peter Owen in 1961.

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Rebel (Blades of the Rose) by Zoë Archer

By Zoë Archer

Nathan Lesperance is used to being various. He's the 1st local legal professional in Vancouver, and welcome neither with white society nor his someday tribe. let alone the strong wildness he's continually felt inside of him, too risky to let loose. Then he met Astrid Bramfield and observed his like inside her piercing eyes. Now, except she is helping him in the course of the harsh terrain and the harsher unknowns of his precise skills, it may possibly rather well get him killed...Astrid has traveled this direction prior to. as soon as she used to be a Blade of the Rose, preserving the world's magic from unscrupulous males, along with her husband via her aspect. yet she's enjoyed and misplaced, and as a world-class frontierswoman, she is familiar with all approximately survival. Nathan's searing gaze and lengthy, lean muscle tissue suggest not anything yet hassle. but anything has ignited a forgotten flame inside of her: a burning want for event, for all times - and even perhaps for love...

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