By CJ Lyons
By Roy Bainton
New mysteries, in addition to diversifications on routine ones, proceed to floor on a weekly foundation world wide, from showers of frogs over Hungary to birds falling to earth in Arkansas. This compendious round-up of unexplained phenomena examines every thing from the experiments being performed with the big Hadron Collider to vintage maritime mysteries regarding inexplicably lacking crews, through UFOs, mediums, cryptozoology, panics, paranoia and a universe proving stranger actually than we might imagined.
By Claude Lecouteux
A complete guide of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every observe, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in accordance with the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately came upon specific grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• contains an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these according to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't any longer limited to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western international. handed down from old Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived throughout the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux unearths, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the better they're.
Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the mystical traditions of Europe in addition to the paranormal papyri of the Greeks and lately stumbled on distinctive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a accomplished dictionary of historical magic phrases, words, and spells besides an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these according to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological symptoms, and runes. Drawing upon hundreds of thousands of medieval bills and well-known manuscripts corresponding to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every notice or spell, providing distinctive directions on their profitable use, even if for cover, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations in the course of the centuries, displaying, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires advanced to guard humans from witchcraft. He finds the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way each one sorcerer or witch had a suite of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the mystical desire to hand.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the mystical phrases and spells of old Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain sooner than the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from historical Egypt, and people who have stayed in use until eventually the current day.
By Frances Yates
Elimination Rosicrucianism from the world of occultist experiences, the writer discusses the Rosicrucian Enlightenment as a degree in eu tradition intermediate among the Renaissance and the 17th-century clinical revolution--a section within which the Hermetic-Cabalist culture was once inspired by way of the culture of alchemy. Dr. Yates's ebook examines the mysterious Rosicrucian manifestos, records released in Germany within the early seventeenth century. She ties those manifestos into events stirred up by means of John Dee in Bohemia and with events in Germany culminating with the short-lived reign of the "Winter" King and Queen. different topics and personalities mentioned comprise Johann Valentin Andreae, Robert Fludd, Boyle's "Invisible College," and the increase of the Royal Society and of Freemasonry. mixing the histories of faith and philosophy, this publication perspectives Rosicrucianism as an try to meld religious illumination with highbrow and medical development.
A historical past of the position that the occult has performed within the formation of contemporary technological know-how and medication, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a huge influence on our knowing of the western esoteric culture. superbly illustrated, it continues to be a type of infrequent works of scholarship which the overall reader easily can't have the funds for to disregard.
By Stoker Hunt
The First booklet To Take a difficult examine The Phenomenon referred to as "The Ouija Board"
Is it only a video game? should you ask the Ouija board a query, who's it that solutions? What approximately these tales of Ouija-inspired prophecy and clairvoyance?
What are the risks of the Ouija board? have you learnt the tales of Ouija-inspired murders, insanity, obsession and ownership?
Exalted through a few, condemned by way of others, there's without doubt the Ouija is debatable. during this attention-grabbing publication Stoker Hunt investigates the historical past and legacy of this "Mystic conversing Oracle."
By Michael Bertiaux
A long-awaited re-creation of the seminal textual content at the religious method that could be a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a unique sacred paintings that's finished in scope--from "how to be a fortunate Hoodoo" to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time shuttle. whole with charts and graphs and instructive interdimensional physics, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is an "object of desire" between scholars of the occult.
Weiser's long-anticipated republication of this infrequent textual content can be an occasion within the annals of esoteric publishing, because the e-book itself is just a little of an "unholy grail." There are listservers dedicated to it and masses dialogue of the mysteries held inside its pages. whereas The Voudon Gnostic Workbook has remained a debatable e-book thought of very important for masters of metaphysics, it lately got here into pop culture and renewed recognition whilst supply Morrison printed it were the foundation for his cult comics The Invisibles, utilizing the cribbed time go back and forth from Bertiaux' s masterwork. Voodoo isn't an evil faith and is far misunderstood. It derives from the Dahomean Gods known as the "Loa." Esoteric voodoo is basically a hugely functional process for top us into making touch with the inner most degrees of our being and so much historic modes of cognizance. Michael Bertiaux's Voudon Gnostic Workbook is the main accomplished and illuminating modern ebook at the topic. introduced out of a correspondence direction and sequence of sessions for college kids and fans of Voudon Gnosticism and the OTO, this seminal textual content is straight away essentially the most mysterious and luxurious of all esoteric books.
"Voundoun, popularly often called "Voodoo," has held a good mystique for Westerners for centuries--inspiring tantalizing legends of "voodoo dolls," "zombies," and ecstatic ownership in the course of wild orgiastic rituals of drumming and dancing. strange depictions of "Voodoo" have featured in lots of Hollywood videos considering Voodoo lady, a 1957 horror movie now thought of to be one of many 50 worst motion pictures ever made. The ghost of Marie LaVeau, the recognized "Voodoo Queen of recent Orleans," nonetheless haunts the graveyards and bayous of city delusion. yet at the back of the myths and legends have consistently lurked the deeper Mysteries of an old culture of magic and spirituality rooted within the blood-drenched soil of Western Africa, from which generations of tribal peoples have been captured and transported into lives of slavery within the plantations of the US and the Caribbean. the terror during which "Voodoo" has been held for hundreds of years attests to its strength. This long-awaited grimoire of actual Voundoun may be a precious gem in any occult library!"
By Arthur Edward Waite
Culled from the infrequent and infrequently inaccessible genuine manuscripts of magical grimoires from the 14th, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, this copy of the 1911 version of the vintage paintings on magic and its secrets and techniques unearths the entire glossy magician must recognize for you to start communing with the supernatural and appropriating its strength. Waite, a preeminent 19th-century specialist in esoterica, the following explores:
* the variation among white and black magic * the rituals of transcendental magic * the rituals of black magic * the names and places of work of evil spirits * the mysteries of Goëtic theurgy * the "key" of Solomon the King * the mysteries of "infernal evocation" * and lots more and plenty extra.
Complete with the entire diagrams you must forged your individual spells--black and white--this is an important quantity for the library of an individual within the thrall of magic. yet be warned: Dabbling within the paranormal arts is an event undertaken at your individual chance.
American-born British writer ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) used to be cocreator of the well-known 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. between his a variety of books are satan Worship in France, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.