By William R. Newman, Anthony Grafton
Lately students have started to recognize that the occult sciences weren't marginal organisations yet an essential component of the worldview of lots of our ancestors. Astrology was once one of many many highbrow tools--along with what we deliberate to be some of the best instruments of social and political analysis--that Renaissance thinkers used to assault sensible and highbrow difficulties. It was once a coherent physique of practices, strongly supported by means of social associations. And alchemy was once no longer considered essentially as a religious pursuit, an idea popularized via nineteenth-century occultists, yet as part of traditional philosophy. It was once usually in comparison to medication. Many Renaissance writers instructed hyperlinks among astrology and alchemy that went past using astrological charts to figure out the easiest time to try alchemical operations. This publication exhibits the numerous ways that astrology (a kind of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit involved in the applied sciences of minerals and metals) diverge in addition to intersect. total, it indicates how an appreciation of the function of the occult opens up new methods of figuring out the prior. issues contain the occupation of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his paintings on clinical astrology, the astrological deliberating Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the background of the Rosicrucians and the effect of John Dee, the paintings of clinical alchemist Simon Forman, and a longer critique of the present historiography of alchemy.
By Stephanie Rose Bird
2005 Coalition of Visionary assets (COVR) Winner for most sensible basic curiosity ebook! Hoodoo is an eclectic combination of African traditions, local American herbalism, Judeo-Christian ritual, and magical therapeutic. Tracing Hoodoo's magical roots again to West Africa, Stephanie Rose poultry presents a desirable historical past of this nature-based therapeutic culture and provides sensible recommendation for using Hoodoo magic to lifestyle. find out how sticks, stones, roots, and bones - the elemental constituents in a Hoodoo mojo bag - can be utilized to bless the house, discover a mate, invoke wealth, provide safeguard, and increase your wellbeing and fitness and happiness.
James Webb offers a very good look at the realm of the irrational during this ebook. The booklet contains every thing from Nazis and the occult, to Jungian psychiatry, to the counterculture of the Sixties. anyplace guy exists, there'll be a necessity to visualize a greater international, and it's this skill of mind's eye that permits him to build the occult fable. during this e-book Webb lines those circles as they've got constructed all through historical past.
By Gareth Knight
During this groundbreaking e-book, Knight exhibits how the Qabalah and its simple diagram, the Tree of existence, is a method of relationships between mystical symbols that may be used to realize entry to the hidden reaches of the brain. He additionally demonstrates how the Qabalah is acceptable to all mystical traditions and non secular ideals, together with Christian mysticism, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic mythologies, or even local American ideals. it's certainly symbolic of our common look for the Divine. incorporated listed below are books in a single. the 1st compares the Western secret culture with the jap approach of yoga, analyzes the Tree of lifestyles in complete aspect, and describes the sensible program and theories of Qabalistic symbolism. the second one offers the main entire research ever released of the twenty-two 'Paths of hid Glory' that subscribe to the Spheres of the Tree of existence considering the Hebrew alphabet, astrological symptoms, and tarot trumps. a wide part explores the heritage of tarot layout and the various structures of correspondence with the Tree of lifestyles.
By James DeMeo
A concise guide describing the unique discovery of the orgone power by means of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, in addition to equipment for developing and appropriately utilizing orgone power units, together with the author's personal substantial event at the subject. With a Foreword via Dr. Eva Reich, the daughter of Wilhelm Reich, and an Appendix through German physicians, from their very own collage thesis, a double-blind and regulated scan validating the physiological results of the orgone accumulator. comprises many pictures and illustrations, together with a canopy photograph of an astronaut jogging at the moon, with a clearly-visible blue-glowing orgone power box. this can be a 2007 Revised variation with a brand new Appendix containing extra experimental information over previous printings, and a revised Bibliography and assets part. A 'must-have' publication for the intense researcher, or somebody looking readability and evidence approximately Wilhelm Reich, or great functions of 'subtle energy', which DeMeo exhibits, is 'not so refined' when you understand what to appear for.
By David Goddard
The Tower of Alchemy is the 1st publication released within the West to overtly exhibit the lessons and perform of the airtight artwork in undeniable language. during this complex handbook, the alchemical symbols and motifs stop to be a bewildering maze and turn into important signposts at the course of Liberation. David Goddard essentially explains the inner practices which are the essence of the nice paintings itself. by means of assimilating the information and working towards the workouts contained during this publication, you'll find that the once-confusing alchemical illustrations are actually illuminated mandalas. utilizing classical Qabalah, and traditions as different because the Grail legend, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism, Goddard permits scholars entry to the better Mysteries. His particular teachings and guided practices will allow you to reach the key to all non secular works, that could culminate within the of completion of the nice paintings.
By Robert Bruce
Projecting out-of-body calls for a fragile stability of brain, physique, and spirit. studying Astral Projection bargains all people the chance to discover nonphysical dimensions and study extra approximately their spirituality. This useful consultant to attaining unsleeping out-of-body studies is predicated upon Robert Bruce's large wisdom of astral projection, Brian Mercer's equipment for private luck, and beneficial suggestions from volunteers who've confirmed this software. provided in an easy-to-follow workbook structure, the thirteen-week application introduces astral projection tools and gives day-by-day routines that gradually prepares and trains readers for this brilliant, life-changing adventure. 2005 Coalition of Visionary assets (COVR) second Runner Up of Interactive Sideline class
By Jenny Randles
You've simply noticed it. unusual, round, and whizzing in the course of the evening sky. you have by no means visible something love it on your life-you imagine it'd be a alien craft. As you switch round to move again on your condominium, a person faucets you at the shoulder-and the nightmare has simply begun...
It's a phenomenon as outdated because the sighting of UFOs-and maybe stranger than the sightings themselves: males in Black. With eerie consistency, unidentified flying object witnesses around the globe record their presence after a sighting or alien abduction. yet who're those shadowy figures-men wearing darkish garments who appear to understand intimate information about witnesses' lives...and who strike unearthly worry in those humans that allows you to hold then quiet approximately what they observed? Are they only a figment of overactive imaginations? Are they executive brokers? mystery provider males? extraterrestrial beings? Or a part of a far darker strength whose pressing challenge continues to be veiled in mystery...
For the 1st time ever, popular alien ship professional Jenny Randles blows the lid off this interesting or even life-threatening phenomenon. via remarkable case histories of real-life encounters, Randles sheds wonderful new mild on those ominous strangers often called males in Black: males who will defend extraterrestrial secrets-at any cost...
By Gareth Knight
During this groundbreaking e-book, Knight indicates how the Qabalah and its simple diagram, the Tree of existence, is a process of relationships between mystical symbols that may be used to achieve entry to the hidden reaches of the brain. He additionally demonstrates how the Qabalah is acceptable to all mystical traditions and spiritual ideals, together with Christian mysticism, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic mythologies, or even local American ideals. it truly is certainly symbolic of our common look for the Divine. integrated listed below are books in a single. the 1st compares the Western secret culture with the jap method of yoga, analyzes the Tree of existence in complete aspect, and describes the sensible program and theories of Qabalistic symbolism. the second one offers the main accomplished research ever released of the twenty-two 'Paths of hid Glory' that subscribe to the Spheres of the Tree of lifestyles making an allowance for the Hebrew alphabet, astrological symptoms, and tarot trumps. a wide part explores the background of tarot layout and the various platforms of correspondence with the Tree of existence.
By Matthew Watkins
The secret of the best Numbers makes use of an cutting edge visible method of converse a few strangely complicated mathematical principles with none desire for formulation or equations. the difficulty of leading numbers acts as a gateway into a few actually unusual philosophical territory whose relevance extends well past arithmetic.