The data and use of magical pictures was a heavily guarded mystery of initiates and adepts within the secret colleges. Gareth Knight offers easy-to-follow classifications of many of the sorts of magical snapshot, in addition to directions for his or her use as brokers of self realisation and religious provider. Indispensible for novices and complicated practitioners alike, this e-book offers the speculation and strategies of inventive visualisation and meditation. those functional teachings variety from the movement of strength in the charisma for the aim of balancing the character to the advance of an entire magical process of pathworking, allowing deep touch with internal resources of knowledge. Now in its 3rd variation, a brand new part is incorporated at the magical pictures of the Tarot, plus an in depth bankruptcy on Qabalistic pathworking within the Western secret culture.
By J. Daniel Gunther
This book's basic concentration is an figuring out of the switch to the formulation of Initiation caused through the appearance of the hot Aeon--the Aeon of the Child--in 1904. It attracts deeply from Jungian psychology, international mythology and faith, the lessons of Aleister Crowley, and the doctrines of the secret traditions. It explains how the revelations particular to this degree of human evolution impression the paintings of the person aspirant. a lot of what's written this is printed for the 1st time, with each try to achieve this in transparent and specified language.
During this ground-breaking examine, Mary Floyd-Wilson argues that the early smooth English believed their affections and behaviour have been motivated by way of hidden sympathies and antipathies that coursed throughout the wildlife. those forces not just produced emotional relationships yet they have been additionally levers in which traditional humans intended they can manage nature and convey new wisdom. certainly, it was once the invisibility of nature's secrets-or occult qualities-that resulted in a privileging of experimentation, supporting to displace a reliance on historic theories. Floyd-Wilson demonstrates how Renaissance drama participates in normal philosophy's construction of epistemological obstacles via staging tales that determine the knowledge-making authority of girls healers and experimenters. concentrating on 12th evening, Arden of Faversham, A caution for reasonable ladies, All's good That Ends good, The Changeling, and The Duchess of Malfi, Floyd-Wilson means that as experiential facts won medical floor, women's presumed intimacy with nature's secrets and techniques used to be both reduced or demonized.
By Mike Magee
The Matrikabheda Tantra is a short Kaula textual content which, although, includes a few attention-grabbing threads alluded to in just a number of different tantras. for instance, there are
clear references to alchemy, so linking this paintings to Indian texts of the Raseshvaras - Lords of the Rasa or the quintessence. It additionally basically units out tools of meditation at the goddess as Kundalini on the root of the backbone, alludes to sexual suggestions of the Kaulas, to the pre-eminence of the guru, to Chandi, and descriptions the significance of establishing temples, setting up tanks and the cohesion of the various kinds of Shakti.
By John Dee
Alchemist, astrologer, mystic and mathematician, John Dee was once the most great and arguable figures of the Elizabethan age. Now for the 1st time his deepest journals and spirit diaries are introduced jointly in a correct and readable model, compiled from the unique manuscripts within the Bodleian Library and the British Museum. The display the hovering ambition of 1 who aspired to stroll with God, and the intense results of his quest for the most important to all wisdom.
By Manly P. Hall
Translates the Freemasonry of the traditional Egyptians as set forth within the teachings of the kingdom 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 happened within the outdated Egyptian temples. This has been translated into English via Dr. John Yarker from the French version of 1778. Illustrated.
By Thomas Hatsis
An exploration of the historic origins of the “witches’ ointment” and medieval hallucinogenic drug practices in keeping with the earliest assets
• info how early sleek theologians demonized psychedelic folks magic into “witches’ ointments”
• stocks dozens of psychoactive formulation and recipes gleaned from infrequent manuscripts from collage collections world wide in addition to the practices and magical incantations precious for his or her practise
• Examines the practices of medieval witches like Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic medications in her love potions and natural arrangements
In the medieval interval arrangements with hallucinogenic herbs have been a part of the perform of veneficium, or poison magic. This choice of magical arts used poisons, herbs, and rituals to bewitch, heal, prophesy, infect, and homicide. within the kind of psyche-magical ointments, poison magic may perhaps set off strong hallucinations and surrealistic goals that enabled direct adventure of the Divine. Smeared at the dermis, those entheogenic ointments have been acknowledged to allow witches to commune with a number of neighborhood goddesses, bastardized through the Church as journeys to the Sabbat--clandestine conferences with devil to benefit magic and perform demonic orgies.
Examining trial files and the pharmacopoeia of witches, alchemists, folks healers, and heretics of the fifteenth century, Thomas Hatsis info how a number principles from folks medicinal drugs to ecclesiastical fears over drugs ladies merged to shape the classical “witch” stereotype and what historical past has referred to as the “witches’ ointment.” He stocks dozens of psychoactive formulation and recipes gleaned from infrequent manuscripts from college collections from around the world in addition to the practices and magical incantations beneficial for his or her instruction. He explores the connections among witches’ ointments and spells for form moving, spirit trip, and bewitching magic. He examines the practices of a few Renaissance magicians, who inhaled robust medications to speak with spirits, and of Italian folk-witches, corresponding to Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic medications in her love potions and natural arrangements, and Finicella, who used drug ointments to visualize herself reworked right into a cat.
Exploring the untold heritage of the witches’ ointment and medieval hallucinogen use, Hatsis unearths how the Church remodeled folks drug practices, in particular entheogenic ones, into satanic studies.
By John Dee, Edward Kelly, Donald C. Laycock
In 1581, Dr. John Dee, an consultant within the court docket of Queen Elizabeth I, started a sequence of experiments meant to discover the facility to touch the spirit global. With Edward Kelley appearing because the medium in those experiments, Dee used to be capable of checklist those communications as they have been transmitted in Enochian - the language of the angels.
Donald Laycock has completely analyzed the paintings of Dee and Kelley. during this quantity, he recounts the background in their experiments. the remainder of the paintings involves a pronunciation consultant for the twenty-one letters, major to untangling either the that means and the derivation of the messages passed down from Dee and Kelley, and a simple Enochian-English/English-Enochian dictionary. the result's a desirable linguistic and magical secret tale, crucial to any learn of the Enochian tradition.
Stephen Skinner's lucid preface units the tone and old context for today's readers.
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The historical international of Egypt, Greece, and Rome used to be domestic to a suite of magical and non secular applied sciences, referred to as theurgy, that unite the perform of magic with the goals of faith. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the paintings of constructing a far better bond among the theurgist and his or her deities. the result of this greater bond have been imminently sensible: more desirable magic, extra significant lifestyles, and a greater life. With the autumn of Rome, those options light into obscurity, and lots of of them have been misplaced forever.
This publication revives, restores, and reinvents those practices for a latest pagan or magical practitioner. a mix of scholarly learn and exam of resource texts and bold experimentation and extrapolation ends up in an entire and achievable method that may tell a number of 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 examine strategies to create greater bonds with divine forces, name up and converse with non secular beings, summon a mystical assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and grasp your personal brain. the final word aim is union with the divine, yet theurgy is a realistic direction, and each step on that course is designed to enhance your life.
By Michael Bertiaux
A long-awaited new version of the seminal textual content at the religious procedure that could be a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a novel sacred paintings that's accomplished in scope--from "how to be a fortunate Hoodoo" to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time go back and forth. entire with charts and graphs and instructive interdimensional physics, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is an "object of hope" between scholars of the occult.
Weiser's long-anticipated republication of this infrequent textual content should be an occasion within the annals of esoteric publishing, because the e-book itself is a bit of an "unholy grail." There are listservers dedicated to it and lots more and plenty dialogue of the mysteries held inside of its pages. whereas The Voudon Gnostic Workbook has remained a debatable ebook thought of very important for masters of metaphysics, it lately got here into pop culture and renewed attractiveness whilst furnish Morrison published it were 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 really a hugely sensible approach for prime us into making touch with the inner most degrees of our being and such a lot historic modes of awareness. Michael Bertiaux's Voudon Gnostic Workbook is the main complete and illuminating modern publication at the topic. introduced out of a correspondence direction and sequence of sessions for college students and fans of Voudon Gnosticism and the OTO, this seminal textual content is straight away probably the most mysterious and luxurious of all esoteric books.
"Voundoun, popularly known as "Voodoo," has held an outstanding 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 video clips due to the fact Voodoo girl, a 1957 horror movie now thought of to be one of many 50 worst movies ever made. The ghost of Marie LaVeau, the well-known "Voodoo Queen of recent Orleans," nonetheless haunts the graveyards and bayous of city fable. yet at the back of the myths and legends have constantly lurked the deeper Mysteries of an historical 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 in the plantations of the United States and the Caribbean. the phobia 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!"
Headmaster, gray university of Wizardry
Author, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard