January 14, 2017

Devil's Race

By Avi Wortis

"When you're lifeless, 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, used to be came across accountable of being a demon and hanged. Now his malevolent spirit is again, wreaking havoc and searching 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 reveals himself combating his ancestor who's attempting to use John for an evil goal. Mounting suspense plus the convinced draw of occult horror will continue readers turning the pages.

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January 14, 2017

The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O

By Francis King

Lately there was a outstanding resurgence of curiosity in what's more often than not often called the 'Occult'. well known Sun-sign astrology has develop into a topic for cocktail social gathering chatter; the 'Underground Press' diplays a thorough, even supposing frequently ill-informed, curiosity in such topics as Glastonbury, Ley looking, and alien craft; and books - a lot of them owing what little advantage they own to the skillful employment of scissors and paste - on all features of occultism pour from all of the presses...

...Now, eventually, this quantity makes on hand to the occult scholar not just the symblic-masonic riches of the start up on rituals of the O.T.O. however the mystery magical directions of the Order's sevent, 8, and 9th levels, the complete information of the recommendations from which such occultists as Theodor Reuss and Aleister Crowley derived their mystic powers.

Here is a resource ebook that has a spot within the library of each critical scholar of the Occult.

-By Francis King (from the book's airborne dirt and dust jacket)

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January 14, 2017

Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture (SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions)

By Egil Asprem

An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel touch, its reinterpretation through the years, and its persistence to the current day. This interesting paintings explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the background of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an complete normal thinker and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s courtroom, used to be additionally an esoteric researcher whose diaries aspect years of conversations with angels completed via crystal-gazer Edward Kelley. His Enochian magic bargains a mode for contacting angels and demons in line with secrets and techniques present in the apocryphal e-book of Enoch. reading this magical approach from its Renaissance origins to offer day occultism, Egil Asprem indicates how the reception of Dee’s magic is replete with struggles to build and negotiate authoritative interpretational frameworks for doing magic. Arguing with Angels bargains a unique, nuanced method of questions about how ritual magic has survived the appearance of modernity and demonstrates the ways that sleek tradition has recreated magical discourse. “Arguing with Angels is an immense contribution to the learn of Western esotericism usually, and to the research of Enochiana particularly. It locations the background and reception of the Enochian culture in the broader context of Western esotericism, thereby making Enochiana suitable. Egil Asprem not just indicates an intensive familiarity with correct theories, but in addition pertains to them seriously and argues convincingly for his personal interpretations and conclusions.” — Henrik Bogdan, writer of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation Egil Asprem is a study Fellow on the middle for historical past of airtight Philosophy and comparable Currents on the college of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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January 14, 2017

Pomba Gira: Pomba Gira and the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila

Fresh e-book. an important research at the cult of Pomba Gira, this can be the main complete paintings within the English language at the Devil's mistress, whose Brazilian cult has bewitched such a lot of. it's a booklet that these looking congress with the present of sturdy girl magical sexuality have lengthy wanted. A beguiling spirit, Pomba Gira offers solace to the damaged hearted, vengeance for the wronged, and a fierce direction for those who might take her as muse. In Pomba Gira Frisvold offers particular workings, baths and waters, her songs and chants. Her plant allies one of the nightshades are defined in a whole herbarium. The points of interest and hazards for either women and men who make cult to her are offered, as are her many faces. Pomba Gira has origins within the witchcraft of Portugal, the Basque nation in addition to Congo and the local affects of Brazil. The witchcraft fusion makes her cult rather available to Westerners whose personal traditions percentage a lot floor with Quimbanda. Frisvold rigorously unravels the skeins, revealing her starting place in old figures comparable to Maria Padilha, yet extra deeply nonetheless via archetype and fable to the very essence of her pores and skin laying off nature. He reveals the foundation of her identify in Congo, the cult of divine ownership among the slave camps of Brazil, and brings us via to her extra glossy manifestations and his own paintings with the Queen of the Fig Tree in Hell. As an start up and devotee, he supplies an insider's view with an identical recognize and event he demonstrates in Palo Mayombe: The backyard of Blood and Bones. We stroll in the course of the Queendoms of Lyre, Cemetery, Sepulchres, Streets, Crossroads, desolate tract, Soul, Oceanshore and Calunga. The workings of twenty 4 diversified Pomba Giras are given, from Cigana the gypsy to the break up cranium face of Rosa Caveira. throughout the razor blades in honey, the cigarette smoke and the candy anisette spilt within the graveyard, Pomba Gira takes seductive form.

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January 14, 2017

A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age

The first thorough review of the sector of comparative faith in 40 years, this groundbreaking quantity surmounts the probably intractable department among postmodern students who reject the comparative exercise and those that verify it. The members exhibit broader imaginative and prescient of faith, regarding varied scales of comparability for various reasons, is either justifiable and necessary.

A Magic nonetheless Dwells brings jointly best historians of religions from quite a lot of backgrounds and vantage issues, and attracts from traditions as different as Indo-European mythology, historical Greek faith, Judaism, Buddhism, Ndembu ritual, and the spectrum of religions practiced in the US. The individuals take heavily the postmodern critique, clarify its influence on their paintings, uphold or reject a number of premises, and in different situations show new comparative techniques. jointly, the essays characterize a cutting-edge overview of present matters within the comparative learn of religion.

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January 14, 2017

The Esoteric Tarot - The Key to the Cabala

By Simon Kasdin

Dating among Tarot and Cabala.

Kasdin connects the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the Tree of lifestyles to the Tarot

"In and thirty such a lot 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. research them. draw realizing from them and they'll lead you to the author seated on his throne." (The ebook of production: sooner than 600BC).

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January 14, 2017

The Matrikabheda Tantra

By Mike Magee

The Matrikabheda Tantra is a quick Kaula textual content which, besides the fact that, comprises a few fascinating threads alluded to in just a number of different tantras. for instance, there are
clear references to alchemy, so linking this paintings to Indian texts of the Raseshvaras - Lords of the Rasa or the quintessence. It additionally sincerely units out equipment of meditation at the goddess as Kundalini on the root of the backbone, alludes to sexual strategies of the Kaulas, to the pre-eminence of the guru, to Chandi, and descriptions the significance of establishing temples, constructing tanks and the solidarity of the several sorts of Shakti.

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January 14, 2017

Man as Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic)

Witch-hunts in vital Europe have been not at all centred simply on girls; one in 4 alleged witches was male. This research analyzes and describes the witch trials of fellows in French and German-speaking areas, commencing up a bit recognized bankruptcy of early smooth occasions, and revealing the conflicts from which witch-hunts of guys advanced.

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