The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143111030
Release Date: 2017
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

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. Levi'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.

The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

Author: Eliphas Lévi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101992746
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Transcendental Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 0877280797
Release Date: 1968-01-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

The History of Magic Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure Its Rites and Its Mysteries

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781528783187
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Games & Activities

First published in 1913, "The History of Magic" is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism by E. Lévi. Éliphas Lévi (8 February 1810 - 31 May 1875) was a French author of the occult and ceremonial magician. Other notable works by this author include "L'assomption de la femme" ("The Assumption of Woman") (1841), "La mère de Dieu" ("The Mother of God") (1844), and "Le livre des Larmes" ("The Book of Tears") (1845). This vintage book is not to be missed by those with an interest in magic and the occult, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Contents include: "Magic of the Magi", "Magic in Ancient Greece", "The Kabalah", "Primitive Symbolism", "Mysticism", "Oracles", "Magical Monuments", "Magic and Christianity", "Pagan Magic", "Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems", "Sorcerers", "Magic and Freemasonry", "The Illuminati", and more. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Book of Splendours

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609255518
Release Date: 1973-06-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This is the first part of Eliphas Levi's last great descourse on the mysteries of occultism that was continued and concluded in The Great Secret. In it, Levi examines with great precision and insight the inner meanings of Qabalism and their relationship to the occult sciences. Part One is a commentary on the Spihra Dzeniuta by Simeon Ben-Jochal, which includes an examination of the affinities between Qabalism and Freemasonry. Part Two pursues the correspondences between Qabalism, Numerology and the Tarot. This edition includes an appendix by Papus (Dr. Gerard Encausse) summarizing Levi's doctrines and teachings and supplying some fascinating information on some of the master's many disciples.

Eliphas Levi Master of the Cabala the Tarot and the Secret Doctrines

Author: Thomas A. Williams
Publisher: Williams & Company
ISBN: 1878853392
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The only existing biography in English of this fascinating 19th century figure. Choice says, "An often enjoyable, wwll-documented, readable biographical book on Lévi and his influenxe...A significant book"

The Kabalistic and Occult Tarot of Eliphas Levi

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781300783114
Release Date: 2016-07-14
Genre: Religion

This is a compilation of Eliphas Levi's writings on the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot and their corresponding Hebrew letters. It includes the ""Magic Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum,"" some extracts from the ""Major Keys and the Clavicles of Solomon"" and the Editor's Appendix is a large collection of Levi's drawings and diagrams for easy reference. "The science of signs begins with the science of letters. Letters are absolute ideas. Absolute ideas are numbers. Numbers are perfect signs. In using ideas with numbers, one can operate upon the ideas like one can operate upon number and arrive at the mathematics of truth. The tarot is the key of letters and numbers..." "Now, the tarot that we have today ... has come to us from Egypt passing through Judea. The keys of this tarot, in fact, correspond with the letters of the hebraic alphabet, and some of its figures even reproduce the same form of the characters of this sacred alphabet."

Circles of Power

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781904658856
Release Date:
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive guide to ceremonial magic in the Golden Dawn tradition ever penned, Circles of Power is an invaluable guide for the novice and experienced mage alike. Starting from the basic elements of magical practice, it proceeds step by step to the summits of Golden Dawn magic. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition is essential reading for any student of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Elementary Treatise of Occult Science

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0738754978
Release Date: 2018-12-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Papus' Elementary Treatise on Occult Science was one of the most influential books in the modern history of occultism. Never before published in English, this work explores a fascinating interpretation of the history of the world and it develops a powerful approach to decoding esoteric symbolism, a crucial skill for contemporary occultists. Papus also provides a stunning analysis of ancient mysteries including Hermeticism, Kabbalah, theurgy, magic, alchemy, theosophy, sacred geometry, the tetragrammaton, the pyramids, and much more. This premium hardcover edition will open the contemporary occultist's eyes to the ideas of one of history's most profound magical thinkers.

The Paradoxes of the Highest Science

Author: Eliphas Levi
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 0787305553
Release Date: 1996-09
Genre:

By the time of his death in 1875, Eliphas Lvi was recognised in both Europe and America as the greatest occultist of the 19th century. In The Paradoxes of the Highest Science, first published in 1883, Lvi makes an appeal for a balance between science and religion by addressing seven paradoxical statements. Included in this edition are some extensive and illuminating footnotes that were added to Lvi's text.

Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons

Author: Jean-Louis de Biasi
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738728186
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Uncover the fascinating truth behind Freemasonry and incorporate symbolic rituals into your life with this remarkably detailed and comprehensive insider's guide. Jean-Louis de Biasi, a 32nd Degree Freemason who's been involved in the order for over twenty years, offers a candid look at the essential aspects of Freemasonry. Basing his work on original texts and archaeological findings, de Biasi details the Masonic tradition's history, the degree-based system of the Scottish Rite, and their ethical teachings and philosophies. He provides evidence of Freemasonry's origination in the Ancient Western Mysteries and its Hermetic and Qabalistic underpinnings, and then traces how the Founding Fathers used this knowledge to embed sacred symbolism into the U.S. Capitol and throughout Washington, DC. From the power-charged grids within architecture to Albert Pike's highly influential teachings, from the Rose-Cross mysteries to the Masonic themes in Dan Brown's popular books, Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons shines a revelatory light on this captivating subject. Also featured: genuine Masonic meditations and individual rituals with easy-to-follow instructions, plus interviews with scientists who lend their perspectives on Freemasonry as it is viewed and practiced today.

The Chaos Protocols

Author: Gordon White
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738747477
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled. Study hard, work hard, buy a house, retire happy. It’s all a lie, spun for the benefit of a tiny elite. The richest eighty-five people on earth have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion. Each month, the numbers change but they never improve. Magical and spiritual discourse has failed to keep up with this new reality. The Chaos Protocols aims to fix that. Join Gordon White as he shows you how to use chaos magic not only to navigate these trying times, but to triumph as well. Discover how to become invincible through initiation, and wage the mind war that will keep you moving toward what you really want. From sigil magic to working with spiritual allies, The Chaos Protocols helps you act on the unwavering belief that your life should matter and you’re not going to let something as trifling as the apocalypse get in the way of it. Praise: “Gordon White gives a master class on the hard economic realities and the kind of low down and dirty magic for which he has become famous. Pragmatic, sharp, and funny, The Chaos Protocols is a treasure of a book.”—Peter Grey, author of Apocalyptic Witchcraft “Take two parts Magick Without Tears, a measure of The Wealth of Nations, a pinch of Ian Fleming and a dash of Noel Coward and you have this almost promiscuously readable text. Whoever said books on magick can't be fabulously entertaining as well as eminently practical has obviously not read up on their Gordon White. Remedy that situation.”—Chris Knowles, author of The Secret History of Rock n' Roll and Our Gods Wear Spandex

High Magic

Author: Frater U. D.
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738704717
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Of course, Magic is Magic wherever. But Ceremonial Magic - with or without a k ending - is perceived as largely European in origin and practice. The Golden Dawn, Aurum Solis, O.T.O were European and even AMORC, B.O.T.A., G.B.G. were mostly European inspired. As valid as these esoteric orders were and are, they are at best schools and the knowledge taught is now widely available. What is key is not the knowledge but the self-accomplishment that comes only through personal experience (otherwise known as ''self-initiation''). The essence of Magic is a simple formula based on the exercise of Will, Imagination, and Gnosis or Magical Trance. It is a ''technology'' and must be mastered like any technology through understanding and practice. Like playing the piano, it takes discipline to continue practicing basic exercises until it all becomes second nature and can function as an art as well. "And, what for? " Not to perform tricks or miracles. Not to wear fancy robes and chant barbarous words. Not to reach high degrees with grand titles in a secret order. No, it is to transform and transmute your own self and thus to become more than you were, not merely to accelerate normal human evolution but to actually move beyond and be a co-creator. And to finally answer those questions: "Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?" High Magic is an active program for self-discovery and Self-Realization. This book by a famed contemporary German magician self-instructs the student through a series of basic exercises and real magical practices that train the magician through a consistent program combined with examples and explanations. Each step isthorough without extravagance; the program is effective and entirely self-directed (as must be all real learning); the book is encyclopedic in depth and inclusive even of chaos and cyber magic. Tables and Charts simplify the learning process. The system starts with immediate immersion in ritual practice starting with the Kabbalistic Cross and Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and moves through beginning to advanced levels of Practical Sigil Magic, Ritual Magic, Elemental Magic, the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram, Planetary Magic, the Hexagram Ritual, Mantra Meditation, the Magical Gaze, Magical Trance, the Pan Ritual, Money Magic, Talisman Magic, Moon Magic, Chaos Magic and Cyber Magic. In each case, practice is used to instruct - nothing is presented as ''theory only.'' You will find everything analyzed, explained and justified with refreshing and truly uncommon common sense! The author fully dispels the myths and subterfuges of archaic magical orders and explores the role of the Unconscious Mind, the issues of Religion and Mysticism, the nature of High and Low Magic, the function of Myth and the role of Drama in Ritual, the Magical Nature of Reality and Magical Perception, Dream Work in relation to Magical Training, the Magical Imagination and training for Visualization, Psychic Protection, Invocation and Evocation, the Calling and Movement of Energies, Charging, Paradigm Shifting, what is really means ''to Keep Silent, '' the power of Intention & definition of Magical Goals, the ritual use of Symbols and Gestures, the power of Words, the Magician''s Universe, the magical pronunciation of Hebrew Letters, the Magician''s Tools, Mantric Sigils, the IAO formula, andmuch more. High Magic is as central to Western culture as are science, technology, the rule of law, democracy and the entrepreneurial economy. Its practice and application should be part of your daily life starting now.

The Book of Magic

Author: Brian Copenhaver
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141393155
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Philosophy

'. . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . .' An odd feature of the Bible is that it is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession - from Joseph battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. As, over the following centuries, the Christian church attempted to stamp out 'deviant' practices, there was a persistent interest in magic that drew strength from this Biblical validation. A strange blend of mumbo-jumbo, fraud and deeply serious study, magic was central to the European Renaissance, fascinating many of its greatest figures. Brian Copenhaver's wonderful anthology will be welcomed by everyone from those with the most casual interest in the magical tradition to anyone drawn to the Renaissance and the tangled, arcane roots of the scientific tradition.