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.

The General Book of the Tarot

Author: A. E. Thierens
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9780809531899
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

One of the most fascinating areas of the occult - and one of the least understood is the subject of the Tarot, those mystical cards hundreds - perhaps thousands - of years old, which come down to us from an origin shrouded in mystery. Many things are claimed for the Tarot pack: it is reputed to have been the ancestor of our modern playing cards; it is supposed to contain all the Wisdom of the Ages, symbolically expressed; it is said to have the power to foretell the future. Whatever their powers, the Tarot cards never fail to fascinate the casual experimenter and to richly repay the serious student of their mysteries. Dr. Thierens offers a clear, concise explanation of the Tarot, both the Lesser and the Greater Arcana, and sets forth for the first time a carefully-worked-out system of correspondance between the Tarot and Astrology. He offers a key to divination with the cards that will be of great relevance as to those interested in both the Tarot and astrological studies.

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.

Free Energy Pioneer

Author: Theo Paijmans
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
ISBN: 1931882339
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A unique journey through the free-energy research underground and the secret traditions of Occult Technology, focusing on the inventions of John Worrell Keely, the world's free-energy pioneer. Over a century ago, a Philadelphia man made the most important discovery of all time: The mysterious source of free, unlimited energy; Keely built 2,000+ free-energy machines to run his esoteric force; He experimented with anti-gravity and the disintegration of solid matter; Nikola Tesla, Jules Verne and Thomas Edison all admired Keely's work; Much early science fiction was based upon Keely's theories; With many illustrations of Keely's inventions and diagrams of his theories, Free Energy Pioneer also explores secret societies and occult orders; It examines the Influence of these mysterious techno-occultists and their incredible ideas and discusses Keely's final idea: the ultimate evolution of humans through free-energy.

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136182921
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This book contains a universe of information and is worthwhile reading for anyone wanting to know more on this engaging subject. Originally published in 1926.

Book of Spells

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853263559
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

First published in 1911 as The Book of Ceremonial Magic, this work explains the rites, mysteries and secret traditions of witchcraft, sorcery, and Infernal Necromancy. It also explores theurgy, the white magic which invokes beneficent spirits.

The Book of Black Magic and Ceremonial Magic

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092666
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

With this book the author has assembled together a number of magical spells and treatises from a variety of obscure sources. The result is a great overview of magic from one of the most important figures in Western occultism. When critical at times of Eliphas Levi and Waite's former associate, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, it shows an attempt at being honest with his views on magic. He also covers many of the original early grimoires, sometimes quoting them, and points out flaws in the more recent translations of his time. This is an expanded, updated version of his previous work, The Book of Black Magic. The book is a gold-mine of smaller magical pamphlets published in France in the nineteenth century, which were reproductions of earlier eighteenth-century works, now preserved in this book and valued for their content. All in all this is not so much a book of rituals to perform, which are plentiful and easy to find. It is instead a great reference book on ritual magic, of which only a few good ones exist today. In this regard, it is considered one of the best.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 3518585894
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art and society

Die Abhandlung, die zu Lebzeiten des Autors nur in einer französischen Übersetzung erschien, wird aus dem Nachlass ediert, und zwar im vollständigen Textbestand. Dieser umfasst fünf in sich abgeschlossene Fassungen aus der Zeit zwischen Herbst 1935 und Sommer 1936 sowie zahlreiche Manuskripte zur Weiterarbeit, die zwischen 1936 und 1940 entstanden sind. Sowohl die erste Fassung wie auch andere theoretisch bedeutsame Manuskripte werden damit erstmals zugänglich gemacht. Der Kommentarteil erörtert detailliert die Entstehungsgeschichte und erschließt die vielfältigen Zitat- und Quellenbezüge. Bislang unbekannte Zeugnisse zu Benjamins Publikationsbemühungen und zur damaligen Rezeption werden im Dokumentarteil abgedruckt. Das Nachwort des Herausgebers erhellt den politischen Kontext der Schrift und stellt deren ästhetische wie medientheoretische Aktualität für eine postkapitalistische Perspektive heraus.

The Book of Ceremonial Magic

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602066793
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

Originally published in 1911, this book collects the ceremonial texts which comprise the magical literature of Western Europe from the Middle Ages forward. Part 1, titled "The Literature of Ceremonial Magic," recounts the magic rituals known to the author, including key passages from the 14th-, 15th-, & 16th-century magic texts. Part 2, titled "The Complete Grimoire," is a systematic account of specific magical rituals, including information of the preparation of the operator, initial rites and ceremonies, the hierarchy of spirits, the rite of conjuring, and miscellaneous processes.

The Celtic Golden Dawn

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738731773
Release Date: 2013-02-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A century ago, Celtic groups descending from the famed Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn pioneered a fascinating form of ceremonial magic invoking Pagan Celtic powers instead of relying on the more commonly used Judeo-Christian names and symbols. Those groups disappeared many decades ago, and their teachings were lost. But today, their legacy has been reborn. Respected occult author and Grand Archdruid John Michael Greer has re-created a complete magical system based on the Celtic Golden Dawn traditions. This new book provides students with a complete curriculum of Druidical magic and occult wisdom, including training in ceremonial magic, meditation, pathworking, divination, geomancy, and herbal alchemy, allowing self-initiation into the three degrees of Ovate, Bard, and Druid. Structured to resemble a long-lost correspondence course, The Celtic Golden Dawn presents a series of knowledge lectures, meditations, and rituals leading to mastery of the most important magical techniques.