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

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 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


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ISBN : UOM:39015088371375
Genre : Occultism
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Category: Occultism

A Wicked Pack Of Cards

Author : Michael Dummett
ISBN : UOM:39015055862950
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Tarot cards were invented in Italy in the early fifteenth century, and for almost four centuries used exclusively for playing games. In late eighteenth-century France, however, they were purloined from the card-players for fortune-telling and the occult. For a hundred years, the use of Tarot cards for divination, and their interpretation as enshrining an occult meaning, remained all but exclusively confined to France. Professional French fortune-tellers, French exponents and practitioners of magic, and the occasional French charlatan, developed uses for Tarot cards and baseless theories about them which were virtually unknown in other countries. The authors trace this phenomenon through the writings and activities of many advocates of Tarot occultism, including Court de Gebelin, Etteilla, Levi, and Papus, showing how an extraordinary variety of occult theories - from Hermetism to Rosicrucianism, from the Cabala to Freemasonry - was brought to bear on a pack of playing cards. In the twentieth century Tarot divination has spread throughout the Western world; the very word 'Tarot' is now identified with the occult, fortune-telling, and cartomancy. This book tells the fascinating story of how Tarot divination was born and grew to maturity in a single country.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Rider S Review

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044105235030
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Transcendental Magic

Author : Eliphas Levi
ISBN : 9781609253912
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit