A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult

By Gary Lachman

The occult used to be a vital effect at the Renaissance, and it obsessed the preferred thinkers of the day. yet with the Age of cause, occultism was once sidelined; purely charlatans came across any use for it. Occult principles didn't disappear, notwithstanding, yet fairly went underground. It built right into a fruitful resource of idea for lots of very important artists. Works of brilliance, occasionally even of genius, have been produced lower than its impression. In a dismal Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist circulation. a few of the writers and thinkers featured during this hidden heritage of western idea and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. ok. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.

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Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

By Darren Oldridge

Strange Histories presents a major account of a few of the main impressive occurrences of eu and North American background and explains how they made feel to humans dwelling on the time. 

From grisly anecdotes approximately ghosts, to tales of witches and werewolves, the e-book makes use of case experiences from the center a long time and the early smooth interval and offers interesting insights into the world-view of a vanished age. It indicates how such occurences equipped in particularly evidently with the "common sense" of the time and offers explanations of those riveting and eventually rational phenomena.

What made average, proficient women and men behave in ways in which appear completely nonsensical to us this present day? this question and plenty of extra are replied within the attention-grabbing book.

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Mary K. Greer's 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card

By Mary K. Greer

Drawing on approximately 40 years of tarot adventure, Mary ok. Greer has built a brand new energizing approach-made up of twenty-one stimulating recommendations to interpret or deepen your realizing of every card. simply because the twenty-six letters of the alphabet should be mixed to shape billions of phrases, Greer's twenty-one equipment can be utilized in any blend for gaining outstanding new insights and perspectives.

Emphasizing either conventional and private tools of interpretation, Greer's options contain storytelling, sketching, symbols, metaphors, dialogues, performing, and different innovative workouts. Designed to lead to interplay, transformation, and empowerment, this twenty-one-pronged method of tarot may help readers extend regular interpretations and evolve new methods of connecting to the cards.

Winner of the Coalition of Visionary assets Award for most sensible Divination Book

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Mundos ocultos

By Juan José Revenga

Un viaje a lo desconocido, una aventura en los angeles que fuerzas ocultas se presentan con toda su vigencia y misterio.

Juan José Revenga es un intrépido reportero que llega donde no ha llegado un occidental en siglos, un mundo en el que el vudú, l. a. santería y los angeles magia aún persisten. Desde el África subsahariana hasta Nueva Orleans rastrea los vestigios de unas fuerzas olvidadas por nosotros pero que persisten desde hace milenios. Nos narra los rituales en primera character, en sus sitios de poder, ilustrados por numerosas fotografías y que nos desvelan los secretos de los angeles magia, l. a. hechicería, los angeles brujería, l. a. santería y el vudú, ceremonias que se realizan en el S. XXI exactamente igual que hace miles de años. Un libro escrito para todos aquellos lectores interesados en los angeles magia, pero también para todos los interesados en l. a. antropología, en las culturas recónditas y en los viajes de aventuras.

Mundos ocultos dedica un capítulo a l. a. ayahuasca y describe el viaje místico que provoca esta hierba, que también puede llevarte a l. a. muerte si no es bien llevado por los chamanes de Perú y Ecuador; nos lleva a conocer en profundidad a los jíbaros y su ceremonia de interpretación de los sueños; después veremos las distintas variaciones del vudú desde Benin, su cuna mundial, hasta Haití, donde fue traído por los esclavos; pero también conoceremos l. a. santería cubana o a las reinas vudú de Nueva Orleans. Datos como que el código penal haitiano prohíbe l. a. creación de zombis bajo pena de muerte o que el polvo zombi es un veneno 300.000 veces más peligrosa que l. a. cocaína nos desvelan que detrás de estas fuerzas ancestrales se esconde una realidad bad y misteriosa que no se puede calificar a l. a. ligera de superstición.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

• los angeles obra es fruto de años de viaje y documentación durante los cuales el autor ha estado en todos los lugares y situaciones que aparecen en el libro.
• Narra hechos reales una aventura auténtica en los angeles que el riesgo de muerte se encuentra en cada paso que da el autor por el río Amazonas o por África.
• El autor nos descubre experiencias nunca vistas por un occidental y las documenta gráficamente.
• El estilo de l. a. obra es capaz de trasladar, con todo lujo de detalles, el viaje de los angeles ayahuasca o los rituales de vudú haitianos.

Una aventura trepidante, llena de riesgo y de misterios que ahonda en l. a. parte más oscura y salvaje del ser humano, esa parte que el progreso ha pretendido orillar que sigue muy presente en nuestros días demostrando que esas fuerzas no se pueden destruir tan fácilmente.

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The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth

By Colin D. Campbell

The ebook includes an in depth exam of the historical past and constitution of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan pupil and Magus, Dr. John Dee, in addition to a learn of its use within the perform of formality magic. The appendixes comprise a brand new transcription and translation of Dee's Liber Mysteriorum Secundus, and an enormous new translation of the part of the well-known grimoire, The Sworn ebook of Honorius, that provides information of what's truly an early type of the Sigillum Dei. the writer has written that from the point of view of a working towards magician, the paintings has valuable goals: "to reveal the significance of the trend verified by way of Dee's Sigillum Dei instead of its implementation, and to carry the Sigillum Dei out of the restricted confines of the Enochian temple and into its function as a robust magickal process in its personal correct. the popularity of the styles verified within the building of the Sigillum Dei let us view the seal in a brand new mild, no longer as a static framework made up our minds as soon as and for all thousands of years in the past within the research of a Rennaissance magician, yet as one who may be reconstituted within the mild of recent interpretation. moreover, the seal is, in essence, a method of evocation - the exact same approach to verbal exchange utilized by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This publication explains the character and approach to this technique and the way the training magician is ready to use the Sigillum Dei within the demeanour within which it was once really meant - as a strong method of planetary magick."

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The Devil's Notebook

Wisdom, humor, and darkish observations via the founding father of the Church of devil. LaVey ponders such issues as nonconformity, occult faddism, erotic politics, the "Goodguy badge," demoralization and the development of synthetic human companions.

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The Satanist

The Satanist is the tale of a tender guy and girl who're ready to acquiesce in appalling blasphemies and participate in terrible sexual rites on the way to penetrate a Satanic circle in an try to clear up a nasty and brutal homicide. the fellow, Barney Sullivan, is a undercover agent who, horrified by means of the demise of 1 of his colleagues whose physique is almost unrecognisable, turns into occupied with the bestialities of the satan when investigating Communist actions which threaten the protection of the West; the woman, Mary Morden, has a previous which permits her to place ethical scruples apart - as she is familiar with she needs to if she is to conquer evil and produce the satan worshippers to justice.

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