Download E-books Man as Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) PDF

Witch-hunts in primary Europe have been on no account targeted simply on girls; one in 4 alleged witches was male. This research analyzes and describes the witch trials of guys in French and German-speaking areas, starting up a bit identified bankruptcy of early glossy occasions, and revealing the conflicts from which witch-hunts of guys advanced.

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Download E-books Ghouls PDF

By Edward Lee

Darkish city The murders have been purely the start. not anyone knew what went on within the sullen, darkish apartment at the hill, yet city cop Kurt Morris meant to determine. The sleepy city of Tylersville, Maryland was once being stalked by way of an unbelievable evil, it had develop into the haunting-ground for horrors too grisly to be defined. younger women had vanished with no hint. Graves were opened, corpses unearthed and over excited. Quiet moonlit nights gave approach to a senseless slaughter, and to the sounds of hysterical screams… darkish HORIZONS Time was once operating out. what percentage extra will be dragged off into an never-ending evening, and for what hideous goal? worry resulted in wild speculations approximately psychopaths, crazed animals, vampires, and werewolves. yet Kurt knew higher. Deep within the fog-shrouded woods, he had obvious the nightmare figures. And the reality used to be a lot, a lot worse… GHOULS! a singular of unrelenting horror within the culture of Dean Koontz.

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Download E-books The Queen of Bedlam (Matthew Corbett Book 2) PDF

His epic masterwork Speaks the Nightbird, a journey de strength of witch hunt terror in a colonial city, used to be hailed through Sandra Brown as "deeply satisfying...told with matchless perception into the human soul." Now, Robert McCammon brings the hero of that spellbinding novel, Matthew Corbett, to eighteenth-century long island, the place a killer wields a bloody and terrifying strength over a bustling urban carving out its identification -- and over Matthew's personal doubtful future.

The unsolved homicide of a revered general practitioner has despatched ripples of worry all through a urban teeming with existence, noise, and trade. Who snuffed out the great man's lifestyles with the shrink of a blade on a middle of the night road? The neighborhood printmaster has classified the fiend "the Masker," including gas to a risky mystery...while younger legislations clerk Matthew Corbett has different obsessions in brain. Earnest and hardworking, Matthew spends his valuable spare time trying to vindicate the abuses he witnessed transforming into up within the Sainted John domestic for Boys, by the hands of its titanic headmaster. yet Matthew's real calling lies no longer in avenging the earlier yet salvaging the long run -- for while the Masker claims a brand new sufferer, Matthew Saulis lured right into a maze of forensic clues and heart-pounding research that may either try his ordinary penchant for detection and inflame his starvation for justice.

within the strangest twist of all, the most important to unmasking the Masker may possibly look forward to in an asylum the place the Queen of Bedlam reigns -- and just a guy of Matthew's cause and empathy can liberate her secrets and techniques. From the seaport to Wall road, from society mansions to gutters glimmering with blood spilled through a deviant, Matthew's quest will tauntingly exhibit the solutions he seeks -- and the chilling truths he can't get away.

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Download E-books In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult 1966-1989 PDF

By James Wasserman

In this bold exposé through a survivor of a different period within the big apple occult scene, James Wasserman, an established proponent of the lessons of Aleister Crowley, brings us right into a international of candlelit temples, burning incense, and sonorous invocations. the writer additionally stocks an intimate examine the hot York Underground of the Seventies and introduces us to the corporate of such avant-garde luminaries as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Smith, and Angus MacLise. A stone's throw clear of the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol's manufacturing unit, William Burroughs' "bunker," and the mythical Chelsea inn was once a scene way more esoteric than even perhaps they can have imagined.

When James Wasserman joined the O.T.O. in 1976, there have been fewer than a dozen individuals. this day the Order numbers over 4,000 contributors in 50 nations and has been liable for a sequence of ground-breaking courses of Crowley's works.

The writer based big apple City's TAHUTI hotel in 1979. He chronicles its early heritage and offers a window into the heyday of the ny esoteric neighborhood. He additionally breaks his many years of silence relating probably the most seminal occasions within the improvement of the trendy Thelemic move -- detailing his position within the 1976 magical conflict among Marcelo Motta and Grady McMurtry. lengthy slandered for his attempt to heal the transitority breach among the Orders of A.'.A.'. and O.T.O., James Wasserman units the checklist directly. And, he meticulously chronicles the copyright contest over the Crowley literary estate--of which he used to be a massive participant.

This can be a saga with a truly human tableau packed with delicate romance, passionate friendships, an abiding religious starvation, risk, ardour, and ecstasy. It additionally explores a number of hidden magical byways together with the rituals of Voodoo, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism. eventually we're given a bird's eye view of the Nineteen Sixties hippie tradition and its excesses of intercourse and medicine, and rock n roll--along with the private alterations and consequences this sort of way of life introduced forth.

Reconstructed from own thoughts, magical diaries, a number of interviews, court docket transcripts, witness depositions, trial facts, and vast correspondence, this booklet elucidates a hitherto misreported and ill-understood nexus of recent magical heritage. It additionally stocks stories of a legendary second in American existence as noticeable throughout the eyes of an enthusiastic player within the hip tradition of the day.

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Download E-books The Golden Dawn Scrapbook: The Rise and Fall of a Magical Order PDF

By R. A. Gilbert

The airtight Order of the Golden sunrise used to be the final and maximum flowering of the Victorian occult revival. Historian R.A. Gilbert makes use of pictures and private letters by no means prior to visible or released to supply an intimate and cohesive background of this arguable group--from its production within the overdue 1800s to its fractured dissolution within the early 1900s. Over eighty illustrations. colour insert.

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Download E-books Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism PDF

By Barbara Weisberg

A attention-grabbing tale of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts within the moment 1/2 19th century the US considered throughout the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox, the sisters whose purported conversation with the lifeless gave upward push to the Spiritualism flow - and whose recanting 40 years later continues to be shrouded in secret.

In March of 1848, Kate and Maggie Fox - sisters elderly eleven and 14 - anxiously suggested to a neighbor they had been listening to unusual, unidentified sounds of their condominium. From a chain of knocks and rattles translated through the younger women as a "voice from beyond," the trendy Spiritualism circulate used to be born.

speaking to the lifeless follows the interesting tale of the 2 ladies who have been catapulted into a strange limelight after speaking with spirits that March evening. inside of many years, tens of hundreds of thousands of usa citizens have been flocking to seances. a global flow undefined. but thirty years after these first knocks, the sisters stunned the rustic through denying they'd ever contacted spirits. almost immediately after, the sisters once more replaced their tale and reaffirmed their trust within the spirit global. Weisberg strains not just the lives of the Fox sisters and their kinfolk (including their mysterious Svengali-like sister Leah) but in addition the social, non secular, financial and political climates that supplied the breeding floor for the circulation. whereas this can be a thorough, compelling evaluation of a effective time in US heritage, it's also a big ghost tale.

An enjoyable learn - a narrative of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts - speaking to the lifeless is filled with emotion and shock. but it is going to additionally galvanize questions that have been being requested within the nineteenth century, and are nonetheless being requested this day - how will we recognize what we all know, and the way safe are we in our wisdom?

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Download E-books The Western Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World- The Key of It All, Book 2 (Llewellyn Sourcebook Series) PDF

By David Allen Hulse

The Western Mysteries (previously released as The Key of all of it, e-book II: The Western Mysteries), by way of David Allen Hulse, might be the main accomplished, in-depth description of assorted points of the Western magickal culture ever released.

The uniting issue of this booklet is language. It starts off with a dialogue of the mysteries of the Greek alphabet, through the various varieties of the Runes, and is going directly to describe the magical secrets and techniques of Latin. after which Enochian, the place you'll find, for the 1st time ever, the appropriately built Watchtower approach.

The booklet additionally comprises the mysteries of the Tarot, a pictorial language, and it describes the advance of the esoteric Tarot, find out how to do readings, and the importance of the symbolism at the Tarot playing cards. It concludes with the English language and its courting to the Tarot, Enochian, and extra.

The advent to The Western Mysteries serves as an entire advent to the magickal culture of the West. you are going to find out about the evolution of suggestion in regards to the components, astrology, magick squares, geomancy, phrases of strength, and extra.

You will locate that every portion of this publication is a key that unlocks the that means in the back of one other of the magickal languages so you might relate for your personal religious procedure. it's excellent for a starting pupil to discover the mysteries of Western magick. it's a priceless device for extra complex scholars, because it has accumulated 1000's of charts and lists which make clear and determine the similarities and adjustments among quite a few platforms.

This is a reference ebook you are going to learn again and again. the amount of data published makes The Western Mysteries an speedy vintage and a need for any non secular practitioner.

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Download E-books The Supernatural Worldview: Examining Paranormal, Psi, and the Apocalyptic PDF

The Supernatural Worldview is a publication of Christian apologetics from an apocalyptic viewpoint. Many supernatural and paranormal phenomena are tested with biblical discernment and a few of the standard evangelical solutions are stumbled on in need of. however, cautiousness is inspired and an ominous trumpet sounded in gentle of prophetic predictions.

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