By Leanna Renee Hieber
By John Sweeney
Tom Cruise and John Travolta say the Church of Scientology is a strength for sturdy. Others disagree. Award-winning journalist John Sweeney investigated the Church for greater than part a decade. in the course of that point he was once intimidated, spied on and and the consequences have been stunning: Sweeney misplaced his mood with the Church's spokesman on digicam and his notorious 'exploding tomato' clip was once noticeable by way of hundreds of thousands world wide. within the CHURCH OF worry Sweeney tells the entire tale of his reports for the 1st time and paints a devastating photo of this unusual agency, from former Scientologists who inform heartbreaking tales of households torn aside and lives ruined to its present fans who say it's the approach to a lot of mankind's difficulties. this can be the genuine tale of the Church through the reporter who used to be courageous adequate to take it on.
By John Dee
Alchemist, astrologer, mystic and mathematician, John Dee used to be some of the most really good and arguable figures of the Elizabethan age. Now for the 1st time his inner most journals and spirit diaries are introduced jointly in a correct and readable model, compiled from the unique manuscripts within the Bodleian Library and the British Museum. The demonstrate the hovering ambition of 1 who aspired to stroll with God, and the extreme outcomes of his quest for the main to all wisdom.
Carried to the Americas via slaves, the 8,000-year-old philosophy of Ifa originated with the Yoruba peoples of West Africa. Ifa's enduring message of power and internal peace, person who deals the way to harmonize our religious and worldly goals, is having fun with a resurgence of recognition within the West.
Written via an avid pupil and finished practitioner, The approach of the Orisa offers an exciting creation to the orisa, the strong messenger spirits who act as our own guardians. via fables, rituals, prayers and easy instructions, Philip Neimark exhibits how we will be able to additional our own objectives by means of cultivating the loving aid of orisa strength.
Joyous, clever and eminently functional, The method of the Orisa brings a colourful historic culture to modern life.
By Kenneth Grant
Indirect to the trails that provide directly to different dimensions, and past them, there lies a zone which the writer has named the Mauve region. Mystics, magicians, sorcerers, alchemists, artists of many forms have - over the centuries - skirted it, stumbled upon it, and fled from it. only a few have penetrated past it and survived, or cared to depart any checklist of the adventure. those who did, have needed to current their debts as fiction or find a new technique of communique - through bizarre paintings, symbols, hieroglyphics, indicators which fellow pilgrims on my own may well recognise.
Access to the Mauve quarter has been facilitated in additional contemporary instances via magical structures constructed by means of occultists comparable to Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley, either one of whom demonstrated touch with inter-dimensional entities possessed of transhuman wisdom and tool. either structures contain using sexual magick to open hidden gates that experience remained sealed for hundreds of years.
A finished instruction manual of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets
• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every be aware, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells
• in response to the paranormal traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately came upon exceptional grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany
• comprises an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in response to Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes
From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases are not 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 in the course of the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux unearths, frequently the extra impenetrable they appear, the more beneficial they're.
Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the paranormal traditions of Europe in addition to the paranormal papyri of the Greeks and lately came across distinct grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a finished dictionary of old magic phrases, words, and spells in addition to an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in accordance with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts corresponding to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every note or spell, providing unique directions on their profitable use, no matter if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations during the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires developed 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 paranormal want to hand.
Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and vague, 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 Frederick Hockley
Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), used to be a big - if frequently missed - determine in nineteenth-century occultism. He used to be an lively "seer" who engaged in scrying, and got interested in ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. He was once additionally a Freemason, who in later in existence was once linked to the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and different esoteric fraternities. as well as his personal writings, Hockley sought out and copied Grimoires and different magical, alchemical and kabbalistic texts that had lain hidden in inner most collections round England. lots of Hockley's early manuscripts have been commissioned through the bookseller John Denley (who had obtained Ebenezer Sibly's wonderful library, the resource of a number of the texts that Francis Barrett utilized in compiling The Magus), when others have been for his personal use. After his demise Hockley's library used to be dispersed, and is it identified that many Hockley manuscripts made their approach into the arms of participants of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise. Such used to be the excessive regard during which Hockley used to be held, that of the group's founders, W. Wynn Westcott, not just wrote that Hockley's manuscripts have been "highly esteemed," but additionally posthumously claimed him as Adept of the Golden sunrise. "The Rosicrucian Seer" not just finds a lot approximately Hockley's existence and esoteric actions, but additionally presents worthwhile insights into the occult milieu of 19th century England that gave upward thrust to the Golden sunrise and encouraged its contributors.
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, was once stumbled on accountable 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 reveals himself combating his ancestor who's attempting to use John for an evil objective. Mounting suspense plus the certain draw of occult horror will maintain readers turning the pages.
By John Crowley
Praise for the Ægypt sequence:
"With Little, Big, Crowley demonstrated himself as America’s maximum dwelling author of fable. Ægypt confirms that he's certainly one of our most interesting dwelling writers, period."
"A dizzying adventure, completed with unerring protection of technique."
—The long island occasions booklet Review
"A grasp of language, plot, and characterization."
"The extra in you move, the larger it gets."
"The writing this is elaborate and considerate, allusive and ironic. . . . Ægypt bears many resemblances, incidental and significant, to Thomas Pynchon’s superb 1966 novel The Crying of Lot 49."
"An unique moralist of an analogous giddy heights occupied by means of Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies."
—San Francisco Chronicle
This is the fourth novel—and much-anticipated conclusion—of John Crowley’s mind-blowing and lauded Ægypt series: a dense, lyrical meditation on background, alchemy, and reminiscence. Spanning 3 centuries, and weaving jointly the tales of Renaissance magician John Dee, thinker Giordano Bruno, and present-day itinerant historian and author Pierce Moffitt, the Ægypt series is as richly major as Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet or Anthony Powell’s Dance to the tune of Time. Crowley, a grasp prose stylist, explores differences actual, magical, alchemical, and private during this epic, surprisingly American novel the place the earlier, current, and destiny mirror every one other.
"It is a piece of serious erudition and deep humanity that's as superbly composed as any novel in my experience."
—Washington publish e-book World
"An unpredictable, free-flowing, sui generis novel."
—Los Angeles Times
"With Endless Things and the crowning glory of the Ægypt cycle, Crowley has developed one of many best, such a lot welcoming stories modern fiction has to provide us."
"Crowley’s abnormal form of delusion: a wakeful alternative for the magic within which you don’t really think any more."
—London overview of Books
"A attractive palimpsest as complicated, mysterious and unreliable as human memory."
"This yr, whereas thousands of Harry Potter enthusiasts celebrated and mourned the top in their favourite sequence, a way smaller yet no much less committed crew of readers marked one other literary milestone: the book of the final publication in John Crowley’s Ægypt Cycle."
"Crowley’s eloquent and attractive end to his Ægypt tetralogy reveals student Pierce Moffet nonetheless trying to find the legendary Ægypt, another fact of magic and marvels which were encoded in our personal world’s myths, legends and superstitions. Pierce first intuited the realm’s life from the paintings of cult novelist Fellowes Kraft. utilizing Kraft’s unfinished ultimate novel as his Baedeker, Pierce travels to Europe, the place he spies tantalizing lines of Ægypt’s mysteries within the Gnostic teachings of the Rosicrucians, the mysticism of John Dee, the innovative options of heretical priest Giordano Bruno and the “chemical marriage ceremony” of 2 17th-century monarchs in Prague. Like Pierce’s travels, the ultimate vacation spot for this contemporary delusion epic is nearly incidental to its telling. With impressive dexterity, Crowley (Lord Byron’s Novel) parallels a number of tale traces unfold throughout centuries and unobtrusively deploys routine symbols and motifs to express a feeling of natural wholeness. whilst Pierce’s quest ends on a satisfying own be aware, this incredible story comes complete circle to augment its undying topics of transformation, new version and immortality."
Locus Award finalist
John Crowley used to be born within the adequately liminal city of Presque Isle, Maine. His most modern novel is Four Freedoms. He teaches artistic writing at Yale college. In 1992 he acquired the Award in Literature from the yankee Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He unearths it extra satisfying that the majority of his paintings continues to be in print.
By David Godwin
From again conceal - David Godwin is a long-time scholar of esoteric lore. He has effectively attempted lots of the ideas defined during this booklet and has been constantly shock incidentally during which gematriatic correspondences maintain cropping up unbidden in lifestyle as warnings and courses. (Description via http-mart)