By Jean-Jacques Wunenburger
By Frances Yates
Removal Rosicrucianism from the area of occultist experiences, the writer discusses the Rosicrucian Enlightenment as a degree in ecu tradition intermediate among the Renaissance and the 17th-century clinical revolution--a section within which the Hermetic-Cabalist culture was once motivated through the culture of alchemy. Dr. Yates's ebook examines the mysterious Rosicrucian manifestos, records released in Germany within the early seventeenth century. She ties those manifestos into routine stirred up through John Dee in Bohemia and with routine in Germany culminating with the short-lived reign of the "Winter" King and Queen. different topics and personalities mentioned comprise Johann Valentin Andreae, Robert Fludd, Boyle's "Invisible College," and the increase of the Royal Society and of Freemasonry. mixing the histories of faith and philosophy, this e-book perspectives Rosicrucianism as an try to meld religious illumination with highbrow and medical development.
A historical past of the function that the occult has performed within the formation of contemporary technology and drugs, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had an immense influence on our realizing of the western esoteric culture. superbly illustrated, it continues to be a type of infrequent works of scholarship which the final reader easily can't come up with the money for to disregard.
By Fred Gettings
Appears to be like at amulets, tarot playing cards, monoliths, hill carvings, mazes, clocks, frescoes, and gargoyles, and discusses the portrayal of demons and magic in work, engravings, sculpture, and stained glass.
By Abhay Kumar Dubey
Thrillers have continually involved the old and young alike. there is not any uncomplicated demarcation line among fantasy and background, or among visual appeal and truth.
By Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum's "Broken at the Wheel of intercourse: The Jerzy Livingston Years" is the main whole variation of the "Stroup" tales ever gathered jointly. every one tale additionally positive aspects an afterword by way of the writer. those tales, written from 1976 to 1981, and showing in a variety of men's magazines and different shops, provide Ketchum readers a glance into this writer s formulative years. this can be the place Jack Ketchum honed his writing craft that has turn into so popular together with his novels the lady round the corner, The Crossing, Off Season and The Lost.
Collected this is his personality easily referred to as the Stroup, in addition to tales written below the pseudonym Jerzy Livingston, that are infrequent and tough to find nearly thirty years after the unique courses gave them life.
"I've referred to as those the Jerzy Livingston years simply because over 1/2 them have been written lower than that identify and the remaining less than my actual one. by some means Jerzy turns out extra acceptable for this assortment. My adoption of that specific pseudonym used to be either a comic story a play on phrases and a nod to an outstanding author, which I was hoping a few day to be" --Jack Ketchum, from the writer s advent.
By Michael Bertiaux
A long-awaited re-creation of the seminal textual content at the non secular method that could be a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a unique sacred paintings that's finished in scope--from "how to be a fortunate Hoodoo" to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time shuttle. entire with charts and graphs and instructive interdimensional physics, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is an "object of desire" between scholars of the occult.
Weiser's long-anticipated republication of this infrequent textual content can be an occasion within the annals of esoteric publishing, because the booklet itself is a little of an "unholy grail." There are listservers dedicated to it and masses dialogue of the mysteries held inside its pages. whereas The Voudon Gnostic Workbook has remained a debatable e-book thought of very important for masters of metaphysics, it lately got here into pop culture and renewed reputation while provide Morrison printed it have been the foundation for his cult comics The Invisibles, utilizing the cribbed time commute from Bertiaux' s masterwork. Voodoo isn't really an evil faith and is far misunderstood. It derives from the Dahomean Gods known as the "Loa." Esoteric voodoo is de facto a hugely functional approach for best us into making touch with the private degrees of our being and so much old modes of realization. Michael Bertiaux's Voudon Gnostic Workbook is the main accomplished and illuminating modern booklet at the topic. introduced out of a correspondence direction and sequence of sessions for college kids and fans of Voudon Gnosticism and the OTO, this seminal textual content is straight away essentially the most mysterious and luxurious of all esoteric books.
"Voundoun, popularly often called "Voodoo," has held a very good mystique for Westerners for centuries--inspiring tantalizing legends of "voodoo dolls," "zombies," and ecstatic ownership in the course of wild orgiastic rituals of drumming and dancing. strange depictions of "Voodoo" have featured in lots of Hollywood videos seeing that Voodoo lady, a 1957 horror movie now thought of to be one of many 50 worst movies ever made. The ghost of Marie LaVeau, the recognized "Voodoo Queen of latest Orleans," nonetheless haunts the graveyards and bayous of city fantasy. yet in the back of the myths and legends have constantly lurked the deeper Mysteries of an historic culture of magic and spirituality rooted within the blood-drenched soil of Western Africa, from which generations of tribal peoples have been captured and transported into lives of slavery within the plantations of the United States and the Caribbean. the terror during which "Voodoo" has been held for hundreds of years attests to its strength. This long-awaited grimoire of genuine Voundoun could be a precious gem in any occult library!"
By Scott Alan Roberts, John Ward
During this groundbreaking paintings, the authors reexamine humanity’s such a lot enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom. the nice Exodus is the tale of the way one guy, empowered via divine epiphany, introduced the potent historic country of Egypt to its knees. For hundreds of thousands of years, this tale has reinforced the trustworthy of 3 significant religions, even though little historic information confirms it. So the query has to be requested: Did it ever quite happen?
Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, dig deeply into ancient files to reply to the main vexing questions:
Is there any old proof for the biblical account of the good Exodus?
Was Moses a true person?
Where is the Biblical Mount Sinai?
What is the Ark of the Covenant, and the place did it come from?
Why did Moses write in regards to the Serpent and the Nephilim?
Is there a Templar and Masonic connection to the occasions and personages within the story?
Did the Exodus occur below Amenhotep II or Amenhotep III, pharaohs of an analogous royal condo separated via generations and 80-odd years? Or have been Thutmoses III, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep Son of Hapu on the middle of the motion? The authors current opposing, but unusually interlaced ancient bills for the Exodus, naming the ancient pharaohs and fantastic applicants for the historic Moses. whereas Roberts offers an account that reveals its moorings within the efficacy of scriptural historicity, Ward offers a brand new and fully distinctive conception for the Exodus and its forged of characters.
By Trevor Ravenscroft
An account of the mythical spear which pierced the aspect of Christ which has been invested with occult powers. It tells the tale of the chain of fellows who possessed the spear, from Herod to Adolf Hitler, and the way they sought to alter the face of historical past via wielding its solid and evil powers.
By C. S. Nott
Drawn from Nott's countless numbers of pages of notes and diaries, this publication presents a list of the expressions and activities of Gurdjieff and the profound influence of existence on the Chateau du Prieure, Fontainbleau, at the moment. Gurdjieff was once a Russian occultist who used stylized dance to "free" humans and support them to increase their complete services. Gurdjieff has frequently been attributed because the founding father of the trendy human-potential flow.
By Michael Cecchetelli
This can be the 1st time those complimentary grimoires were certain into one quantity. jointly they include a wealth of spells, spirits, lore, talismans and psalm magic. generally footnoted, the seals corrected re-drawn and restored, with excerpts and workings from the translator's magical checklist, it is a sensible textual content which throws mild at the Grimorium Verum, purple Dragon and Grand Grimoire. The Black Dragon attracts seriously at the 1760 (1810) Grimoire of Honorius, that is considerably various to the 1670 variation and the sooner thirteenth century Sworn publication of Honorius (Liber Juratus) that's an ancestor in identify by myself. The spirits referenced are accordingly these we discover within the Grimorium Verum and the seals were corrected in keeping with the study of Jake Stratton-Kent as awarded within the actual Grimoire, (Scarlet Imprint 2009). the unique seals are reproduced for comparability. we discover many different parts of crafty craft in those pages together with the toad bone, black cat bone, horse secrets and techniques and standard spells for reliable and unwell, in addition to a outstanding use of an strange kind of the magic reflect. by contrast, The Enchiridion of Pope Leo III is an early grimoire and a piece of nominally Christian magic. Legend means that it used to be awarded by means of Pope Leo III to Charlemagne and used to be accountable for his worldly luck. A disputed date of 1523 is given to its construction. The Enchiridion is observed many times within the Black Dragon and somewhere else within the grimoire culture the place the penitential psalms are required.