By Charles Tart
Charles Tart reconciles the clinical and religious worlds through empirical facts for the lifestyles of paranormal phenomena that time towards our religious nature, together with telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and psychic healing.
Science turns out to inform us that we're all meaningless items of blind organic and chemical forces, prime meaningless lives that may finally lead to demise. in fact that unseen forces resembling telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, psychic therapeutic, and different phenomena inextricably hyperlink us to the religious international, and whereas many skeptics and scientists deny the lifestyles of those non secular phenomena, the studies of thousands of individuals point out that they do take place.
In this booklet, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), transpersonal psychologist Charles Tart offers over fifty years of medical study carried out on the nation's top universities that proves people do have usual non secular impulses and talents. The finish of Materialism provides a chic argument for the union of technology and spirituality in mild of this new facts, and explains why a really rational point of view needs to deal with the truth of a religious international. Tart's paintings marks the start of an evidence-based religious awakening that would profoundly impact your knowing of the deeper forces at paintings in our lives.
By Guido Ruggiero
Mining the wealthy Venetian documents, specially the strangely certain files of Venice's personal department of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero presents a strikingly new and provocative interpretation of the tip of the Renaissance in Italy. during this boldly based paintings, he develops 5 narrative debts of person encounters with the Inquisition that illustrate the double-edged metaphor of ways passions have been either certain by way of overdue Renaissance society and have been visible in flip as binding humans. during this means new views are opened on magic, witchcraft, love, marriage, gender, and self-discipline on the point of the group and past. Witches, courtesans, prostitutes, ladies healers, nobles, Cardinals, and renegade monks and clergymen communicate from those pages describing their lives, ideals, hopes, fears, and lies. With an innovative aptitude for storytelling and impeccable scholarship, Ruggiero exposes the wealthy complexity of the tradition and poetics of the typical on the finish of the Renaissance and illuminates a formerly unexplored bankruptcy in Italian heritage.
By Lon Milo DuQuette
<p class="NormalParagraphStyle"><span>Take a desirable trip into the lifetime of probably the most revered, sought-after, and well known magicians alive this present day: Lon Milo DuQuette. during this follow-up to his renowned autobiography, </span><span>My lifestyles with the Spirits</span><span>, DuQuette tells how a chum used to be cursed via a well known international filmmaker and the way they got rid of that curse with a bit support from Shakespeare. He explains how, as a six-year-old, he used the legislation of charm to get a date with Linda Kaufman, the main attractive lady in first-grade. DuQuette additionally finds the fine details of operating with demons and offers a compelling account of appearing an exorcism at a personal Catholic highschool. </span>
<p class="NormalParagraphStyle"><span>As interesting as they're informative, the real tales during this memoir include actual magical concept and priceless technical information.</span>
By Simon Kasdin
Dating among Tarot and Cabala.
Kasdin connects the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the Tree of existence to the Tarot
"In and thirty so much divine and occult paths of knowledge did Jah the Lord of Hosts engrave his identify. Ten are the numbers. Ten and never 9. Ten are the Sephiroth. Twenty-two are the letters. All come from one - the Aleph. those are the root of all issues. examine them. draw figuring out from them and they're going to lead you to the author seated on his throne." (The publication of production: ahead of 600BC).
By Avi Wortis
"When you're useless, you're dead,"" his uncle tells him, yet John Proud fears another way. The sixteen-year-old's namesake, his great-great-great-great-grandfather, who died again in 1854, was once stumbled on to blame of being a demon and hanged. Now his malevolent spirit is again, wreaking havoc and seeking out a fit new physique to take over.Sixteen-year-old John Proud discovers his family's darkish secret'in 1854 an ancestral namesake confessed to being a demon. Now John unearths himself fighting his ancestor who's attempting to use John for an evil function. Mounting suspense plus the definite draw of occult horror will maintain readers turning the pages.
By Georges Bataille
Georges Bataille (1897-1962)
Georges Bataille was once born in Billon, Puy-de-Dôme, in significant France. His mom was once suicidal, (though by no means profitable in her makes an attempt) and his father used to be a strict disciplinarian who later in existence suffered from health problems with regards to complex syphilis and died in 1915. on the time, Bataille was once a deeply non secular guy; he switched over to Catholicism on the outset of WWI, or even joined the seminary at Saint-Fleur with the purpose of changing into a clergyman, and later with the Benedictine congregation at Quarr, at the Isle of Wright. He served within the military in 1916-17, yet used to be quickly discharged because of his terrible healthiness as a result of tuberculosis, from which he suffered such a lot of his existence. His non secular objectives without warning ended with a lack of religion, and from 1918-22 Bataille studied thirteenth century verse on the École des Chartres in Paris. He additionally held a fellowship on the tuition of complicated Hispanic experiences in Madrid.
In the 1920's Bataille linked himself with the Surrealists, although his perspectives usually differed from these of the influential André Breton, prime Bataille to claim himself "an enemy from within" the circulation. at the moment he underwent psychoanalytic therapy with nice luck, allowing him to write down. He based and edited many guides that mirrored his pursuits in sociology, faith and literature. incorporated in his early tours have been the 1st courses of Barthes, Foucault and Derrida. He married his first spouse, the actress Silvia Maklès, divorcing her in 1934. She went directly to marry major psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, to whom Bataille used to be additionally shut. He edited and published files (1929-31) and in 1935 he cofounded an anti-Fascist staff, Contre-Attaque, with Breton. His pursuits within the sacred and profane manifested within the formation of the short-lived Collège de Sociologie, co-founded in 1939 with Michel Lieris and Roger Callois.
Bataille's existence from 1922-44 used to be an strange mix of sporadic paintings, the common vacationing of bordellos, and sick healthiness. He labored as a librarian on the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, until eventually his nightlife and his problems with tuberculosis threatened his courting to such paintings. In 1946 Bataille married Diane de Beauharnais; they'd one daughter. In 1949 he used to be back operating as a librarian, this time in Carpentras, Provence, although years later he left to take in an identical paintings back in Orléans. His monetary problems worsened, and in 1961 Picasso, Max Ernst and Juan Miro prepared an public sale in their work to aid Bataille's becoming accounts. despite the fact that, Bataille died the next yr, now not lengthy after publishing his final publication, the Tears of Eros in 1961.
By Dion Fortune
The ocean Priestess is the hugely acclaimed novel during which Dion Fortune introduces her strongest fictional personality, Vivien Le Fay Morgan- a practising begin of the airtight direction. Vivien has the power to rework herself into magical pictures, and right here she turns into Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis and foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred Maxwell works via her facet at an remoted beach retreat, investigating those occult mysteries. They quickly locate themselves inextricably interested in an historic cult in which they research the esoteric value of the magnetic ebb and circulation of the moontides.
By Kenaz Filan
A consultant to the practices, instruments, and rituals of recent Orleans Voodoo in addition to the numerous cultural affects at its origins
• contains recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, and instructions to create gris-gris luggage and Voodoo dolls to draw love, funds, justice, and therapeutic and for retribution
• Explores the most important figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, together with Marie Laveau and Dr. John
• Exposes the varied ethnic affects on the middle of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and eire
One of America’s nice native-born non secular traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a faith as advanced, free-form, and gorgeous because the jazz that permeates this steamy urban of sin and salvation. From the French zone to the Algiers local, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its notorious Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans can't break out its wealthy Voodoo culture, which pulls from a large number of ethnic resources, together with Africa, Latin the US, Sicily, eire, France, and local the US.
In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, instruments, and rituals of the program of worship in addition to the various aspects of its origins. Exploring the key figures of recent Orleans Voodoo, akin to Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole delicacies and the wealth of musical suggestion surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand files and historic files to discover the reality in the back of some of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the basis medical professionals, Voodoo queens, and religious figures of the Crescent urban. together with recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, tools of divination, or even instructions to create gris-gris baggage, mojo palms, and Voodoo dolls, Filan unearths how you can name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, cash, retribution, justice, and therapeutic.
By Mark Alan Smith
The writer is an entire time occultist and devotee of Hecate who has practiced witchcraft for almost 3 many years. The purple King is the second one quantity of the Trident of Witchcraft. From the writer: "This e-book finds the real Gnosis of Lucifer; because the God who ante-dates the whole Christian mythos; which has been suppressed and hidden from guy through organisations resembling the Catholic Church for hundreds of thousands of years. within the Age of Re-Awakening Lucifer steps ahead because the Lightbearer who illuminates the way in which of real knowledge and figuring out. he's the God who holds the keys to those nation-states and to these past. Lucifer unearths the future of either the soul and the incarnate kind of guy. The magickal paintings of Lucifer is the catalyst wherein the ability and gnosis of the Witch Gods should be attained through people who find themselves in a position to stability the blackest Atlantean magick with the brightest stellar points of definitely the right pink King. The transmutational direction of Flame is woven in the course of the complete publication. this can be the adventure of the soul who quests for the 3 nice Crowns of Divinity. The 6th ebook of Lucifer, the Temple of the Gods, culminates within the training of the soul for its overall immersion into the Atlantean Universe. if you happen to have attained the 1st nice Crown on the Throne of Hecate, Lucifer ignites His direction of Flame within the depths which leads the questing soul in the direction of divinity"
Download e-book for kindle: The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret by Mark Booth
By Mark Booth
They are saying that historical past is written through the victors. yet what if history--or what we come to understand as history--has all alongside been written by way of the incorrect humans? What if every little thing we've been advised is just a part of the tale? What if it's the inaccurate half?
In this groundbreaking new paintings, Mark sales space embarks on a charming highbrow journey of our world's mystery histories. ranging from a perilous premise--that every little thing we've been taught approximately our world's prior is corrupted, and that the tales recommend via a number of the cults and secret faculties all through historical past are true--Booth produces not anything in need of another background of the prior 3,000 years.
History is greater than a listing of items that experience occurred; it's a degree of realization and event. And within the Secret background of the World, Booth's tackle heritage is relentless, charging via time and area and idea in interdisciplinary model; embracing cognitive technological know-how, faith, psychology, historiography, and philosophy, a brand new timeline is drawn, and an incredible swath of our cultural background that has for lengthy been hidden is restored. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler--Booth exhibits definitely that background as we all know it wishes a progressive reconsider, and he has 3,000 years of hidden knowledge to again it up.