The Equinox I 10

Author : Crowley et al.
ISBN : 9781387015641
Genre : Religion
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The Equinox is justly called ""The Encyclopedia of Initiation."" This particular edition is the only professionally proofread edition on the market today. Features unique to this edition are copious annotations, an elimination of unneeded blank pages, Americanized spelling, and the removal of obsolete advertisements. The Equinox is a ten volume periodical in book form that serves as the official organ of the A.'.A.'., the magical order founded by George Cecil Jones and Aleister Crowley. Begun in 1909, it mainly features instructions in the area of Ceremonial Magick and Yoga; these volumes also contain poetry, fiction, drama, artwork, and sarcastic/hilarious book reviews. A previous volume will even contain sheet music. You will not find a product like this anywhere else.
Category: Religion

Aleister Crowley And Western Esotericism

Author : Henrik Bogdan
ISBN : 9780199863099
Genre : History
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr offer the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), one of the most influential thinkers in contemporary western esotericism.
Category: History

Dark Enlightenment

Author : Kennet Granholm
ISBN : 9789004274877
Genre : Religion
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In Dark Enlightenment Kennet Granholm provides a detailed look at the Left-Hand Path magic order Dragon Rouge in particular and explores the contexts of contemporary esoteric magic in general.
Category: Religion

The Weiser Concise Guide To Aleister Crowley

Author : Richard Kaczynski
ISBN : 1609250745
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. With The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, readers are given a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician as well as his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices. Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumors. Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colorful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A History Of The Occult Tarot

Author : Ronald Decker
ISBN : 9780715647059
Genre : History
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When the Tarot pack was invented in Italy in the early 15th century, it was simply a pack of cards, used for playing games. Esoteric interpretations of the pack date from late eighteenth-century France, and were confined to that country for a hundred years. Nowadays, however, the cards are used throughout the Western world and not only for fortune telling; for real believers they are a key to secret knowledge of the meaning of life. Practised by secret groups such as the Order of the Golden Dawn, by magi such as Aleister Crowley, the Great Beast, and by psychics such as Dion Fortune, the occult interpretation of the Tarot pack is a worldwide phenomenon with countless devotees. The roots of the whole modern Tarot mystique lie in theories propagated by the occultists studied in this fascinating history.
Category: History

Children Of Lucifer

Author : Ruben van Luijk
ISBN : 9780190275129
Genre : Religion
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If we are to believe sensationalist media coverage, Satanism is, at its most benign, the purview of people who dress in black, adorn themselves with skull and pentagram paraphernalia, and listen to heavy metal. At its most sinister, its adherents are worshippers of evil incarnate and engage in violent and perverse secret rituals, the details of which mainstream society imagines with a fascination verging on the obscene. Children of Lucifer debunks these facile characterizations by exploring the historical origins of modern Satanism. Ruben van Luijk traces the movement's development from a concept invented by a Christian church eager to demonize its internal and external competitors to a positive (anti-)religious identity embraced by various groups in the modern West. Van Luijk offers a comprehensive intellectual history of this long and unpredictable trajectory. This story involves Romantic poets, radical anarchists, eccentric esotericists, Decadent writers, and schismatic exorcists, among others, and culminates in the establishment of the Church of Satan by carnival entertainer Anton Szandor LaVey. Yet it is more than a collection of colorful characters and unlikely historical episodes. The emergence of new attitudes toward Satan proves to be intimately linked to the ideological struggle for emancipation that transformed the West and is epitomized by the American and French Revolutions. It is also closely connected to secularization, that other exceptional historical process which saw Western culture spontaneously renounce its traditional gods and enter into a self-imposed state of religious indecision. Children of Lucifer makes the case that the emergence of Satanism presents a shadow history of the evolution of modern civilization as we know it. Offering the most comprehensive account of this history yet written, van Luijk proves that, in the case of Satanism, the facts are much more interesting than the fiction.
Category: Religion

The Doctrine And Ritual Of High Magic

Author : Eliphas Lévi
ISBN : 9781101992746
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Filling 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. Lévi'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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Myth Of Disenchantment

Author : Jason A. Josephson-Storm
ISBN : 9780226403533
Genre : Religion
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A great many theorists have argued that the defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm argues that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed more often than they have succeeded. Even the human sciences have been more enchanted than is commonly supposed. But that raises the question: How did a magical, spiritualist, mesmerized Europe ever convince itself that it was disenchanted? Josephson-Storm traces the history of the myth of disenchantment in the births of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, folklore, psychoanalysis, and religious studies. Ironically, the myth of mythless modernity formed at the very time that Britain, France, and Germany were in the midst of occult and spiritualist revivals. Indeed, Josephson-Storm argues, these disciplines’ founding figures were not only aware of, but profoundly enmeshed in, the occult milieu; and it was specifically in response to this burgeoning culture of spirits and magic that they produced notions of a disenchanted world. By providing a novel history of the human sciences and their connection to esotericism, The Myth of Disenchantment dispatches with most widely held accounts of modernity and its break from the premodern past.
Category: Religion

The Wizard Of Meudon

Author : Eliphas Levi
ISBN : 9781365947599
Genre : Religion
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The Wizard of Meudon (Le Sorcier de Meudon) was written by Eliphas Levi as two short novels in 1847, then reissued in its final form in 1862. It is the story of the true wizard of Meudon, Francois Rabelais. Going by the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier, an anagram for his true name, he went on to write the Five Books of Pantugruel & Gargantua. The Wizard of Meudon is the tale of how it all came to be, along with glimmers to the history of Theleme.
Category: Religion