By Arthur Versluis
Concentrating on how religious initiation happens in Western esoteric spiritual, literary, and creative traditions from antiquity to the current, Restoring Paradise offers an advent to Western esotericism, together with early glossy esoteric routine like alchemy, Christian theosophy, and Rosicrucianism. the writer argues that eu and American literature and artwork usually entail a written transmission of non secular wisdom during which writing itself works to transmute cognizance, to generate, galvanize, or show non secular awakening. He makes a speciality of a number of very important figures whose paintings has now not obtained the eye it merits, together with American author and Imagist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and British painter Cecil Collins, between others. whereas Arthur Versluis provides a brand new manner of figuring out Western esotericism in a latest mild, principally he has crafted a ebook approximately realizing, and approximately how we come to understand, and what "knowing" in terms of literature and language really capacity
By Jean Klein
Jean Klein. a musicologist and healthcare professional, spent numerous years in India the place he met his Guru and used to be initiated into conventional knowledge. He was once ultimately despatched again to Europe to educate Advaita Vedanta. This educating employs a "direct process" past any psychological job or striving, pointing instantly to the last word the place all that belongs to the brain, time, and area is built-in. what's sought is a surprising perception, a transparent awakening to what we're, what we now have been and what we will be endlessly. --- from book's again hide
By Gede Parma
For Witches and Pagans of all traditions and paths, through Land, Sky & Sea can assist you increase an intimate knowing of the magickal lore and traditions of contemporary shamanic pathworking. established upon the Celtic geographical regions of land, sky, and sea, this clever and detailed publication explores the traditional trinity and its Greek, Hawaiian, Hindu, Stregheria, and Wiccan customs. Gede Parma publications you thru potent tools for operating within the 3 nation-states, culminating in strong rituals for every. —Gain simple abilities in breathwork, omenwalking, divination, and celebrating the physique via dance—Learn concepts for strength paintings and increasing realization, reminiscent of astral projection, clearing and balancing the chakras, and clairvoyance—Enact precise shamanic practices of trance, imaginative and prescient travelling, channeling, oracle interpreting, initiation, and rebirth compliment: "Lyrical, anecdotal, and sensible . . . This e-book will interact and refresh the professional practitioner of contemporary Witchcraft and enlighten the beginner both. Recommended."—Kala Trobe, writer of The Witch's consultant to existence
By Patrick Curry, Angela Voss
Seeing with varied Eyes: Essays in Astrology and Divination represents the state of the art of latest concept and examine on divination. The 13 authors come from numerous educational disciplines, starting from anthropology and classics to English literature and spiritual stories, and all deal with the query of divination, astrology and oracles in a spirit of severe yet sympathetic inquiry. The emphasis is on a participatory and reflexive process that's firmly post-positivist, trying to comprehend the divinatory act by itself phrases inside of commonly various contexts old Greek and Chaldean philosophy and theurgy, Theravadan Buddhism, religious study, Elizabethan Hermeticism, Jacobean drama, Heideggerian philosophy, Medieval scholasticism, nineteenth century occultism, modern Guatemalan divination and Western scientific perform. The authors are all academics or researchers within the zone of divination and symbolism, that's a brand new disciplinary concentration constructing on the college of Kent, Canterbury lower than the aegis of the MA programme within the Cultural examine of Cosmology and Divination. The essays during this quantity initially contributed to a world convention of an identical identify held there in April 2006
By Caitlín Matthews
A full-color advisor to fortune-telling with the Lenormand oracle
• Explores the meanings of the 36 Lenormand playing cards and their taking part in card insets to aid construct a imaginative, interpretative vocabulary
• offers directions for plenty of spreads, beginning with three or five playing cards and development to the Grand Tableau unfold, which makes use of all 36 playing cards
• 416 pages and full-color throughout
• unearths the origins of the Lenormand oracle from either coffee-ground symbols and taking part in card cartomancy
More than 2 hundred years outdated, the 36 Lenormand playing cards are an oracle combining regular cards with pictures from the typical global, comparable to key, publication, animals, and flora. Their easy, predictive, and non-esoteric nature opens the area of fortune-telling to all, delivering a conventional cartomantic divination the place card mixtures fuse jointly to provide transparent solutions.
In this whole consultant to Lenormand card examining, Caitlín Matthews explains the a number of meanings for every card, delivering key terms so the reader can quick construct an interpretive vocabulary for Lenormand fortune-telling. She information the way to lay spreads, beginning with three or five playing cards and development to the Grand Tableau unfold, which makes use of all 36 playing cards. She explores the importance of the taking part in card pips and matches on each one card and the way playing cards mix to create quite a few meanings. Matthews allows readers to benefit the Lenormand card key words to allow them to either learn for themselves and convey their interpretations to consumers. supplying actual case histories for readers to interpret, she additionally comprises self-tests and perform workouts with solutions to envision on the finish of the e-book.
In addition to her accomplished functional creation to the Lenormand oracle, Matthews delves deeply into the historical past of cartomancy to bare the mythic blueprint that underlies this straightforward deck, the foremost to which lies no longer of their imagery yet of their connection to cards.
By Dr. Margaret Alice Murray
This celebrated examine of witchcraft in Europe lines the worship of the pre-Christian and prehistoric Horned God from paleolithic occasions to the medieval interval. Murray, the 1st to show a scholarly eye at the mysteries of witchcraft, allows us to work out its life within the heart a while no longer as an remoted and terrifying phenomenon, yet because the survival of a faith approximately as previous as humankind itself, whose devotees held passionately to a view of lifestyles threatened by means of an alien creed. The findings she units forth, as soon as considered provocative and incredible, are actually considered as irrefutable via folklorists and students in similar fields. Exploring the rites and ceremonies linked to witchcraft, Murray establishes the idea that of the "dying god"--the priest-king who was once ritually killed to make sure the rustic and its humans a continuity of fertility and power. during this gentle, she considers such figures as Thomas a Becket, Joan of Arc, and Gilles de Rais as non secular leaders whose deaths have been ritually imposed. "The God of the Witches" have been written for a favored viewers and in a mode that used to be way more innovative and wonderful than usual educational works. "The God of the Witches", 1931 multiplied on her claims that the witch cult had worshiped a Horned God whose origins went again to prehistory. Murray made up our minds that the witches' admissions in trial that they worshiped devil proved they really did worship any such god. therefore, in response to Murray, reviews of devil truly represented pagan gatherings with their priest donning a horned helmet to symbolize their Horned God. Murray additionally mentioned the homicide of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, claiming to teach that he too used to be a pagan by means of announcing that his demise "presents many gains that are explicable basically via the speculation that he additionally used to be the unreal for a Divine King"
By Margarete Beim
I take pleasure in having a every year horoscope booklet and this is often through some distance the easiest e-book i have discovered.
By Lunaea Weatherstone
Packed with rituals, workouts, and meditations, Tending Brigid's Flame offers the liked Celtic goddess via 3 elements of her sacred flame:
Hearth: The Welcoming Flame opens the door to obtain Brigid into your place, to guard and make sacred the entire actions of daily life. foodstuff magic, hospitality, and house-blessing are the various methods Brigid retains your place fires burning.
Temple: The Devotional Flame explores Brigid's allies, seasons, symbols, and sacred locations. you are going to meet Brigid's sister goddesses, either Celtic and around the world, and know about the undying customized of flamekeeping and alternative ways you could provide your devotion to Brigid in the temple of your heart.
Forge: the remodeling Flame stocks ways that Brigid transforms and conjures up via craft and creativity, therapeutic of physique and spirit, the ability of phrases, and tempering your abilities into own excellence.
Brigid has introduced Celtic spirituality with regards to the hearts of individuals around the globe. Tending Brigid's Flame celebrates your individual own reference to Brigid and her position on your global.
By Don Piper
Now, from 'The Minister of desire' comes the follow-up that readers were expecting. On January 18th, 1989, Don Piper died in a automobile twist of fate. 90 mins later, after a preacher prayed over him, Piper got here again to lifestyles with a rare tale. He'd been to heaven. So begun the phenomenon of ninety mins in Heaven. Now, for the hundreds of thousands who glance to him for notion, Piper deals the desire that if he may live to tell the tale his ordeal after the coincidence, then others can continue to exist no matter what lifestyles situations they are going via and develop in God's love in the course of the adventure. For Piper, heaven is a certainty--and so is God's grace. counting on that insurance, believers can rework discomfort into goal and issues into benefits, discovering pleasure in existence even if existence seems to not be what they expected.--From writer description. & nbsp;Read more...
By Wallace Delois Wattles
This little 'prosperity awareness' publication has been mentioned via the writer of the bestselling the key as a major resource. really normal of the interval literature in this trust process, it is still noticeable even if the fashionable model of this has something new to assert which hasn't been acknowledged the following, and in lots of different books. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)About the AuthorWallace Delois Wattles (1860 - 1911)Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 - 1911) was once an American writer. A pioneer good fortune author, he continues to be for my part slightly imprecise, yet his writing has been commonly renowned within the New idea and self-help movements.Wattles' most sensible identified paintings is a 1910 e-book known as The technology of having wealthy within which he defined find out how to turn into prosperous. He claimed to have in my opinion "tested" the foundations he defined they usually it appears labored, for even if he had lived such a lot of his lifestyles in poverty, in his later years he was once a wealthy man.What little is understood approximately Wattles' existence comes from the textual content of a letter his daughter Florence wrote after his dying to the recent suggestion writer Elizabeth Towne. (Towne was once the editor of the secular New suggestion journal Nautilus and had released many articles by way of Wattles from the magazine's founding in 1898 till Wattles' dying in 1911.) From Florence's letter, one learns that Wattles used to be born within the usa almost immediately sooner than the yankee Civil conflict, skilled a lot failure in his prior years, and later in lifestyles started to examine a number of the non secular ideals and philosophies of the realm, together with these of Descartes, Spinoza, Gottfried Leibniz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Swedenborg, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others.The such a lot direct impression on Wattles' pondering, open air of the books he learn, got here in 1896 in Chicago, while