The Occult World Book

The Occult World | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Occult World by Christopher Partridge available in full 780 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Religion related to The Occult World below.

The Occult World

By Christopher Partridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1317596765
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 780
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 929
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-occult-world.pdf

Book Excerpt :

This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Occult World
    The Occult World

    A Book written by Christopher Partridge, published by Routledge 2014-12-05 - 780 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook
  • The Occult World
    The Occult World

    A Book written by Alfred Percy Sinnett, published by Good Press 2021-04-11 - 124 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook
  • The Occult World
    The Occult World

    A Book written by Alfred Percy Sinnett, published by Lulu Press, Inc 2013-12-27 - pages - part of Reference books.

    Get eBook
  • Sex and Rockets
    Sex and Rockets

    A Book written by John Carter, published by Feral House 2005-04-01 - 239 pages - part of Body, Mind & Spirit books.

    Get eBook
  • The Magical Adventures of Mary Parish
    The Magical Adventures of Mary Parish

    A Book written by Frances Timbers, published by Penn State Press 2015-12-25 - 224 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Occult Edition
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Occult Edition

    A Book written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, published by Archie Comic Publications (Trade) 2019-10-15 - 288 pages - part of Comics & Graphic Novels books.

    Get eBook
  • Universities and the Occult Rituals of the Corporate World
    Universities and the Occult Rituals of the Corporate World

    A Book written by Felicity Wood, published by Routledge 2018-04-17 - 220 pages - part of Education books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Occult Nineteenth Century

By Lukas Pokorny,Franz Winter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030553183
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: the-occult-nineteenth-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The nineteenth century witnessed a proliferation of alternative religious currents and practices, appropriating earlier traditions, entangling geographically distinct spiritual discourses, and crafting a repository of mindscapes eminently suitable to be accommodated by later generations of thinkers and practitioners. Penned by specialists in the field, this volume examines important themes and figures pertaining to this occult amalgam and its resonance into the twentieth century and beyond. Global guises of the occult, ranging from the Americas and Europe to India, are variously addressed, with special attention to the crucial role of mesmerism and the origins of modern yoga.

John Dee and the Empire of Angels

By Jason Louv
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620555905
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: john-dee-and-the-empire-of-angels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive look at the life and continuing influence of 16th-century scientific genius and occultist Dr. John Dee • Presents an overview of Dee’s scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategizing, and his work developing methods to communicate with angels • Pieces together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and examines Enochian in precise detail and the angels’ plan to establish a New World Order • Explores Dee’s influence on Sir Francis Bacon, modern science, Rosicrucianism, and 20th-century occultists such as Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey Dr. John Dee (1527-1608), Queen Elizabeth I’s court advisor and astrologer, was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century. Laying the foundation for modern science, he actively promoted mathematics and astronomy as well as made advances in navigation and optics that helped elevate England to the foremost imperial power in the world. Centuries ahead of his time, his theoretical work included the concept of light speed and prototypes for telescopes and solar panels. Dee, the original “007” (his crown-given moniker), even invented the idea of a “British Empire,” envisioning fledgling America as the new Atlantis, himself as Merlin, and Elizabeth as Arthur. But, as Jason Louv explains, Dee was suppressed from mainstream history because he spent the second half of his career developing a method for contacting angels. After a brilliant ascent from star student at Cambridge to scientific advisor to the Queen, Dee, with the help of a disreputable, criminal psychic named Edward Kelley, devoted ten years to communing with the angels and archangels of God. These spirit communications gave him the keys to Enochian, the language that mankind spoke before the fall from Eden. Piecing together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and scrying sessions, the author examines Enochian in precise detail and explains how the angels used Dee and Kelley as agents to establish a New World Order that they hoped would unify all monotheistic religions and eventually dominate the entire globe. Presenting a comprehensive overview of Dee’s life and work, Louv examines his scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategizing, and Enochian magick, establishing a psychohistory of John Dee as a singular force and fundamental driver of Western history. Exploring Dee’s influence on Sir Francis Bacon, the development of modern science, 17th-century Rosicrucianism, the 19th-century occult revival, and 20th-century occultists such as Jack Parsons, Aleister Crowley, and Anton LaVey, Louv shows how John Dee continues to impact science and the occult to this day.

Occultism in a Global Perspective

By Henrik Bogdan,Gordan Djurdjevic
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317544463
  • Total of Pages : 301
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: occultism-in-a-global-perspective.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The study of the ideas and practices associated with occultism is a rapidly growing branch of contemporary scholarship. However, most research has focused on English and French speaking areas and has not addressed the wider spread and significance of occultism. Occultism in a Global Perspective presents a broad international overview. Essays range across the German magical order of the Fraternitas Saturni, esoteric Satanism in Denmark, sexual magic in Colombia and the reception of occultism in modern Turkey, India and the former Yugoslavia. As any other form of cultural practice, the occult is not isolated from its social, discursive, religious, and political environment. By studying occultism in its global context, the book offers insights into the reciprocal relationships that colour and shape regional occultism.

A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult

By DK
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 074403342X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-magic-witchcraft-and-the-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

See the history of witchcraft, magic and superstition come to life with this spectacular supernatural book! From alchemy and modern Wicca to paganism and shamanism, this enchanting book takes you on a mystical journey that will leave you spellbound. This is the perfect introduction to magic and the occult! This reference book about magic is packed with: - Informative, engaging and accessible text and lavish illustrations - Special features on aspects of magic, such as oracle bones of ancient China, the Knights Templar and magic at the movies, and "plants and potions" like mandrake and belladonna examine topics in great detail - Quick-fact panels that explore magic origins, key figures, key deities, use in spells, structures of religions and more This indispensable witchcraft book explores the common human fascination with spells, superstition and the supernatural. It provides you with a balanced and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija. Expect the unexpected with A History Of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult. It will open your eyes to other worlds. Discover forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones. Explore the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this richly illustrated history book provides a fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft, magic and the occult.

The Book of Secrets

By Daniel Pineda
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1609253388
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-secrets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history. It offers a doorway into the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and seers. You’ll discover: Key Concepts: the Great Work, the Universal Force, Polarity, the Four Elements, Magick and Mysticism, Esoteric Anatomy, Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, the Astral Plane, and more. Symbolism: More than 100 secrets symbols, words, objects, including their meanings and the secret powers they invoke. Secret Societies and Holy Orders: The gatekeepers and the transmitters of sacred knowledge: Freemasons, O.T.O., Cathars, Templars, Assassins. Pineda places them all in history and geography and explains who they are/were and what they stood for. Luminaries and Seers: More than 200 legends and historical personages: Hermes Trismegistus, Jesus, Siddartha, Osiris, and other seers from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th and 20th centuries.

The English Heretic Collection

By Andy Sharp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Book Code : 1913462102
  • Total of Pages : 427
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: the-english-heretic-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From its inaugural Black Plaque in honour of Witchfinder General director Michael Reeves, this unique collection follows a veridical trajectory to the frontiers of belief. Reeves' film becomes a conspiratorial cauldron drawing in a host of tragic players in the end game of the Sixties. The Cornwall of Du Maurier's The Birds is ploughed to reveal the hidden psychic codes of our Blitz spirit. In a powerfully relevant occult rendering of a bruised Island, the myth of Churchill is dissected and re-animalised. New maps of hell are drawn by colliding the forensic vision of JG Ballard and Lovecraftian magic. Actors, witches and psychopaths maraud across a nightmare terrain of murderous henges and abandoned military bases; conflating creative research into a surreal documentary, history as hallucination. Geography becomes an alchemical alembic, a vale of soul-making distilled by the lysergic psychobiology of Stanislav Grof, the alcoholic lyricism of Malcolm Lowry, and the convulsive travelogues of the Marquis de Sade. If history is revealed as paranoid ritual, how do we escape its time traps to wild new imaginative geographies? The English Heretic collection is a darkly comical, urgently lyrical, mental escape hatch from the hells of our own making.

High Culture

By Christopher Partridge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190459131
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: high-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

History is littered with evidence of humanity's fascination with drugs and the pursuit of altered states. From early Romanticism to late-nineteenth-century occultism and from fin de siècle Paris to contemporary psychedelic shamanism, psychoactive substances have playedcatalyzing people. Yet serious analysis of the religious dimensions of modern drug use is still lacking. the use of drugs and the pursuit of transcendence from the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the Romantic fascination with opium, it chronicles the discovery of anesthetics, the psychiatric and religious interest in hashish, the bewitching power of mescaline and hallucinogenic fungi, the more recent uses of LSD, as well as the debates surrounding drugs and religious experience. This fascinating and wide-ranging sociological and cultural history fills a major gap in the study of religion in the modern world and our understanding of the importance of countercultural thought, offering new and timely insights into the controversial relationship between drugs and mystical experience.

The Art of the Occult

By S. Elizabeth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Book Code : 0711254168
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-the-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A visual feast of eclectic artwork informed and inspired by spiritual beliefs, magical techniques, mythology and otherworldly experiences. Mystical beliefs and practices have existed for millennia, but why do we still chase the esoteric? From the beginning of human creativity itself, image-makers have been drawn to these unknown spheres and have created curious artworks that transcend time and place – but what is it that attracts artists to these magical realms? From theosophy and kabbalah, to the zodiac and alchemy; spiritualism and ceremonial magic, to the elements and sacred geometry – The Art of the Occult introduces major occult themes and showcases the artists who have been influenced and led by them. Discover the symbolic and mythical images of the Pre-Raphaelites; the automatic drawing of Hilma af Klint and Madge Gill; Leonora Carrington's surrealist interpretation of myth, alchemy and kabbalah; and much more. Featuring prominent, marginalised and little-known artists, The Art of the Occult crosses mystical spheres in a bid to inspire and delight. Divided into thematic chapters (The Cosmos, Higher Beings, Practitioners), the book acts as an entertaining introduction to the art of mysticism – with essays examining each practice and over 175 artworks to discover. The art of the occult has always existed in the margins but inspired the masses, and this book will spark curiosity in all fans of magic, mysticism and the mysterious.

Old World Witchcraft

By Raven Grimassi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1609256131
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: old-world-witchcraft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Old World Witchcraft, noted author Raven Grimassi covers totally new territory--in his work and in the world of popular witchcraft books published in the last few decades. This book is actually about “an enchanted worldview,” one that has not necessarily been inherited from the beliefs and practices of any particular region and one which is available to us today. The “Old World” in the title is actually about a magical view of the Plant Kingdom and the spirits attached to it. While Grimassi’s previous books discuss the cultural expressions and commonality of witchcraft beliefs and practices in general, this book penetrates much deeper. Old World Witchdraft reveals rarely discussed topics such as the concept of Shadow as the organic memory of the earth. Readers will learn rooted techniques that possess power because these ways have always been connected to it. They will learn methods of interfacing with the ancestral current and with the organic memory of the earth. Through these they can connect with the timeless arts and learn methods of empowerment directly from the ancient source. Totally new information about familiar tools is presented. For example, the mortar and pestle is a tool for spell casting, a device that creates interfacing with plant spirits and with shadow, and a focal point for veneration of the Plant Kingdom. Grimassi also presents the art of using plant ashes for magical sigil work. This book is for people who have had their fill of books that say the same things over and over, who want to take the next step, and who are eager for the more rooted ways that have remained largely hidden.

Most Dangerous Book in the World

By S. K. Bain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trine Day
  • Book Code : 1937584194
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: most-dangerous-book-in-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this shocking exposé, investigative researcher and author S. K. Bain reveals the truth behind the mass-murdering psychopaths responsible for the events of September 11, 2001, and reconstructs the occult-driven script for this Global Luciferian MegaRitual. As Bain uncovers, the framework for the entire event was a psychological warfare campaign built upon a deadly foundation of black magick and high technology. The book details the sinister nature of the defining event of the 21st century and explains the vast scope of the machinery of oppression that has been constructed around us.

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

By Henrik Bogdan,Martin P. Starr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199996067
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: aleister-crowley-and-western-esotericism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.

Disgraceland

By Jake Brennan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538732130
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: disgraceland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history. You may know Jerry Lee Lewis married his thirteen-year-old cousin but did you know he shot his bass player in the chest with a shotgun or that a couple of his wives died under extremely mysterious circumstances? Or that Sam Cooke was shot dead in a seedy motel after barging into the manager's office naked to attack her? Maybe not. Would it change your view of him if you knew that, or would your love for his music triumph? Real rock stars do truly insane thing and invite truly insane things to happen to them; murder, drug trafficking, rape, cannibalism and the occult. We allow this behavior. We are complicit because a rock star behaving badly is what's expected. It's baked into the cake. Deep down, way down, past all of our self-righteous notions of justice and right and wrong, when it comes down to it, we want our rock stars to be bad. We know the music industry is full of demons, ones that drove Elvis Presley, Phil Spector, Sid Vicious and that consumed the Norwegian Black Metal scene. We want to believe in the myths because they're so damn entertaining. DISGRACELAND is a collection of the best of these stories about some of the music world's most beloved stars and their crimes. It will mix all-new, untold stories with expanded stories from the first two seasons of the Disgraceland podcast. Using figures we already recognize, DISGRACELAND shines a light into the dark corners of their fame revealing the fine line that separates heroes and villains as well as the danger Americans seek out in their news cycles, tabloids, reality shows and soap operas. At the center of this collection of stories is the ever-fascinating music industry--a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, groupies with violence, scandal and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll entertainment.

Stuff You Should Know

By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250268516
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: stuff-you-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

Evangelical Theology, Second Edition

By Michael F. Bird
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310093988
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: evangelical-theology-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gospel-Centered Theology for Today Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including: A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know. Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure. Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as a resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.

Religions in the Modern World

By Linda Woodhead,Christopher Partridge,Hiroko Kawanami
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317439597
  • Total of Pages : 614
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: religions-in-the-modern-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Religions in the Modern World: Traditions and Transformations, Third Edition is the ideal textbook for those coming to the study of religion for the first time, as well as for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest perspectives in the field. This third edition contains new and upgraded pedagogic features, including chapter summaries, key terms and definitions, and questions for reflection and discussion. The first part of the book considers the history and modern practices of the main religious traditions of the world, while the second analyzes trends from secularization to the rise of new spiritualities. Comprehensive and fully international in coverage, it is accessibly written by practicing and specialist teachers.

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

By Tamra Lucid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1644113767
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: making-the-ordinary-extraordinary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• Details how the author and her boyfriend developed a close friendship with Manly Hall and how Hall at first mistook her boyfriend as his heir apparent • Explains how Hall adopted the author as his “girl Friday” and personal weirdo screener, giving her access to the inner circles of occult Los Angeles • Richly depicts the characters who worked and gathered at Hall’s Philosophical Research Society, including Hall’s wife, the famed “Mad Marie” In the early 1980s, underground musicians Tamra Lucid and her boyfriend Ronnie Pontiac discovered the book The Secret Teachings of All Ages at the Bodhi Tree bookstore in Los Angeles. Poring over the tome, they were awakened to the esoteric and occult teachings of the world. Tamra and Ronnie were delighted to discover that the book’s author, Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990), master teacher of Hermetic mysteries and collector of all things mystical, lived in LA and gave lectures every Sunday at his mystery school, the Philosophical Research Society (PRS). After their first tantalizing Sunday lecture, Tamra and Ronnie soon started volunteering at the PRS, beginning a seven-year friendship with Manly P. Hall, who eventually officiated their wedding in his backyard. In this touching, hilarious, and ultimately tragic autobiographical account, Tamra shares an intimate portrait of Hall and the occult world of New Age Los Angeles, including encounters with astrologers, scholars, artists, spiritual seekers, and celebrities such as Jean Houston and Marianne Williamson. Tamra vividly describes how she used her time at the PRS to learn everything she could not only about metaphysics but also about the people who practice it. But when Tamra begs Hall to banish a certain man from the PRS--the same man who inherited Hall’s estate and whom his wife Marie later alleged was Hall’s murderer--Tamra and Ronnie are the ones banished. Tamra’s noir chronicle of an improbable friendship between a twenty-something punk and an eighty-year-old metaphysical scholar reveals Hall not only as an inspiring esoteric thinker but also as a genuinely kind human being who simply wanted to share his quest for inner meaning and rare wisdom with the world.

Aleister Crowley in India

By Tobias Churton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620557975
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: aleister-crowley-in-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Follow Aleister Crowley through his mystical travels in India, which profoundly influenced his magical system as well as the larger occult world • Shares excerpts from Crowley’s unpublished diaries and details his travels in India, Burma, and Sri Lanka from 1901 to 1906 • Reveals how Crowley incorporated what he learned in India--jnana yoga, Vedantist, Tantric, and Buddhist philosophy--into his own school of Magick • Explores the world of Theosophy, yogis, Hindu traditions, and the first Buddhist sangha to the West as well as the first pioneering expeditions to K2 and Kangchenjunga in 1901 and 1905 Early in life, Aleister Crowley’s dissociation from fundamentalist Christianity led him toward esoteric and magical spirituality. In 1901, he made the first of three voyages to the Indian subcontinent, searching for deeper knowledge and experience. His religious and magical system, Thelema, shows clear influence of his thorough experimental absorption in Indian mystical practices. Sharing excerpts from Crowley’s unpublished diaries, Tobias Churton tells the true story of Crowley’s adventures in India from 1901 to 1906, culminating in his first experience of the supreme trance of jnana (“gnostic”) yoga, Samadhi: divine union. Churton shows how Vedantist and Advaitist philosophies, Hindu religious practices, yoga, and Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism informed Crowley’s spiritual system and reveals how he built on Madame Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott’s prior work in India. Churton illuminates links between these beliefs and ancient Gnostic systems and shows how they informed the O.T.O. system through Franz Hartmann and Theodor Reuss. Churton explores Crowley’s early breakthrough in consciousness research with a Dhyana trance in Sri Lanka, becoming a devotee of Shiva and Bhavani, fierce avatar of the goddess Parvati. Recounting Crowley’s travels to the temples of Madurai, Anuradhapura, and Benares, Churton looks at the gurus of yoga and astrology Crowley met, while revealing his adventures with British architect, Edward Thornton. Churton also details Crowley’s mountaineering feats in India, including the record-breaking attempt on Chogo Ri (K2) in 1902 and the Kangchenjunga disaster of 1905. Revealing how Crowley incorporated what he learned in India into his own school of Magick, including an extensive look at his theory of correspondences, the symbology of 777, and the Thelemic synthesis, Churton sheds light on one of the most profoundly mystical periods in Crowley’s life as well as how it influenced the larger occult world.

The Kingdom of the Occult

By Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418589837
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: the-kingdom-of-the-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

The Occult Anatomy of Man

By Manly P. Hall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789125138
  • Total of Pages : 42
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: the-occult-anatomy-of-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1929, this is a study of the occult aspects of human physiology by Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990), a Canadian-born occultist, mystic and author best known for his book, The Secret Teaching of All Ages, published one year earlier. In The Occult Anatomy of Man, Hall has gathered together a world-renowned collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy, mysticism, and the occult, which became part of the library of an organisation the Philosophical Research Society, which he founded in 1934. Manley Palmer Hall was the author of over a hundred books and pamphlets on the esoteric subjects.

Psychic Blackmail

By Kenneth Ray Worden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469124211
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: psychic-blackmail.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book explains techniques of the occult world. Today it is often the occult world. Today it is often the Occultist that comes out ahead. This book tells how to beat the AIDS disease (AIDS is a psychic disease) as well as what it takes to clean most types of cancers. Part words and part drawings, this book is a must-read. You will learn how to defend yourself from the Occultist.

Spirituality and the Occult

By Brian Gibbons
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134541481
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: spirituality-and-the-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spirituality and the Occult argues against the widely held view that occult spiritualities are marginal to Western culture. Showing that the esoteric tradition is unfairly neglected in Western culture and that much of what we take to be 'modern' derives at least in part from this tradition, it casts a fresh, intriguing and persuasive perspective on intellectual and cultural history in the West. Brian Gibbons identifies the influence and continued presence of esoteric mystical movements in disciplines such as: * medicine * science * philosophy * Freudian and Jungian psychology * radical political movements * imaginative literature.

The Bavarian Illuminati

By René Le Forestier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1644113783
  • Total of Pages : 912
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: the-bavarian-illuminati.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• Details the rise and fall of this famous and infamous Order, including its penetration of Bavarian society and its destruction by the Bavarian government • Explains the Bavarian Illuminati’s grades, rituals, ceremonies, and fundamental philosophies and examines the leaders of the Order • Contains the only surviving record of documents that were destroyed during the two World Wars The most celebrated secret society in the world, the original Order of the Illuminati was founded by Bavarian professor Adam Weishaupt in 1776. Although the Order was banned and brought down by the Bavarian Elector when he became aware of the extent to which it had infiltrated the courts, schools, and his own administration. Charting the rise and fall of this infamous Order, this book first published in French in 1915 and never before available in English remains the definitive history of the order of the Bavarian Illuminati and their founder, Adam Weishaupt. Many of the documents the author consulted for the writing of this book were destroyed during the two World Wars, making this book the only surviving record of many of the order’s secrets. It is also significant for its history of contemporary Masonic Orders such as the Templar Strict Observance and Von Hund’s Templar Freemasonry. The author explains the Bavarian Illuminati’s grades, rituals, and ceremonies as well as its fundamental philosophies. He examines the leaders of the Order, including Weishaupt, Baron Knigge, and Xavier von Zwack. He reveals how Weishaupt early on decided to subvert the existing German Freemason Lodge as a shortcut to gain esoteric hegemony over the occult world, all in order to extend Illuminati influence into the society at large and the government. The author also provides extensive detail of the Order’s eventual destruction by the Bavarian government. In addition to its revelation of little known secrets of the Illuminati Order, the author also sheds new light on much of the occult life of this time, including the activities of figures such as Cagliostro and Mirabeau and other active groups such as Freemason chapters, the Rosicrucians, and the Martinists.

The Watkins Dictionary of Magic

By Nevill Drury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Book Code : 1780283628
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: the-watkins-dictionary-of-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over 3000 authoritative, cross-referenced entries, covering magical traditions from all around the world.

The Occult

By Colin Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Book Code : 1626818703
  • Total of Pages : 639
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: the-occult.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The author of THE OUTSIDER has written a fascinating history of magic through the centuries." —The Washington Post "This most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject I have read..." —Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Sunday Telegraph Colin Wilson’s bestselling classic is an essential guide to the mind-expanding experiences and discoveries of the occult in the 20th century. He has produced a wonderfully skillful synthesis of the available material—one that sees the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal. The result is a wide-ranging survey of the subject that provides a comprehensive history of magic, an insightful exploration of our latent powers, and a journey of enlightenment.

Book of Lies

By Richard Metzger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Wheel Weiser
  • Book Code : 1934708348
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: book-of-lies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 2003, Book of Lies was hailed as a 21st century grimoire and instantly became a cult classic. Now reformatted for the next generation of magicians and all counterculture devotees, it gathers an unprecedented cabal of occultists, esoteric scholars,and forward thinkers, all curated by Disinformation’s former "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger. This compendium of the occult includes entries on topics as diverse and dangerous as Aleister Crowley, secret societies, psychedelics, and magick in theory and practice. The result is an alchemical formula that may well rip a hole in the fabric of your reality: Mark Pesce, author of The Playful World, compares computer programming and spellcasting. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, father of Industrial Music and Rave culture explains how samples in a rave song can have magical consequences. William Burroughs and the occult. Nevill Drury, Australia's most noted occult writer, tells of Dion Fortune, Austin Spare, and Rosaleen Norton. Donald Tyson's "The Enochian Apocalypse Working" ask if the seeds of the end of the world sown in the Elizabethan era. A biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the fascinating character from Los Angeles' occult and beatnik scene. Hitler and the occult--Peter Levenda interview by Tracy Twyman. Robert Temple on how his book The Sirius Mystery's, controversial thesis (for which he was ridiculed) was proven by the Hubble telescope twenty-five years late. An exclusive Anton LaVey interview by Michael Moynihan, author of best-selling book Lords of Chaos. Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, looks at H. P. Lovecraft's Magick Realism Robert Anton Wilson on Timothy Leary and Aleister Crowley Comics genius Grant Morrison offers Magic for the people. It’s all here and more!

Mortality and Music

By Christopher Partridge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472527208
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 620
  • Pdf File: mortality-and-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The evidence of death and dying has been removed from the everyday lives of most Westerners. Yet we constantly live with the awareness of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a range of genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence.

Mortality and Music

By Christopher Partridge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472526805
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: mortality-and-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The evidence of death and dying has been removed from the everyday lives of most Westerners. Yet we constantly live with the awareness of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on a range of genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways in which popular music has responded to our awareness of the inevitability of death and the anxiety it can evoke. Exploring bereavement, depression, suicide, violence, gore, and fans' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural significance of popular music's treatment of mortality and the apparent absurdity of existence.

WITCHCRAFT & CHRISTIANITY

By Joyce Rosenfield
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1449708161
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: witchcraft-christianity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bible gives warnings against witchcraft, occultism and goddess-worship, but many today don't realize those practices still exist today. This is the true story of a well-educated Jewish girl who grew up with no knowledge of the Bible and whose favorite holiday was Hallowe'en. She was blessed with scholarships that enabled her to become a professional harpist, playing in orchestras, teaching at a university, but when she moved to Berkeley, California, she met Witches, occultists and ceremonial magicians. Some of them assumed her humor-filled book on Witchcraft had secret “coded” magick and called her by her pen-name, “Ann Grammary.” At first enjoyable, her meeting the highly intelligent and hippie denizens of the Occult, she gradually was drawn into more and more secret circles till her whole life became a struggle between the secret occult world and the bright daylight of Jesus Christ, for she played harp often at Christian Churches, where she heard the Word of God proclaimed. After years of torment, she fell on her knees, confessed she was a sinner, repented and was forgiven by the Lord. Born again, she teaches “Bible Harp” at very low cost to Clergy and Healers, praising God every day.

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time

By Joscelyn Godwin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1594778574
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 616
  • Pdf File: atlantis-and-the-cycles-of-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive study of the major occult writings on Atlantis • Fully examines the many occult teachings on Atlantis, including those from G. I. Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Fabre d’Olivet, and Dion Fortune • Shows how these writings correlate with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Mayan calendar and 2012, the Age of Aquarius, and the four Yugas • By a renowned scholar, author, editor, and translator of more than 30 books Atlantis has held a perennial place in the collective imagination of humanity from ancient Greece onward. Many of the great minds of the occult and esoteric world wrote at length on their theories of Atlantis--about its high culture, its possible location, its ultimate demise, and their predictions of a return to Atlantean enlightenment or the downfall of modern society. Beginning with a review of the rationalist writings on Atlantis--those that use geographic and geologic data to validate their theories--renowned scholar Joscelyn Godwin then analyzes and compares writings on Atlantis from many of the great occultists and esotericists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fabre d’Olivet, G. I. Gurdjieff, Guido von List, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Dion Fortune, and René Guénon, whose writings often stem from deeper, metaphysical sources, such as sacred texts, prophecy, or paranormal communication. Seeking to unravel and explain the histories and interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu, the author shows how these different views go hand-in-hand with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Vedic system of the four Yugas, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 end-date, the theosophical system of root races, and the precession of the equinoxes. Venturing broader and deeper than any other book on Atlantis, this study also covers reincarnation, human evolution or devolution, the origins of race, and catastrophe theory.

The Nazis and the Supernatural

By Michael FitzGerald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 139880553X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 791
  • Pdf File: the-nazis-and-the-supernatural.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Nazis and the Supernatural is a gripping account of the magical thinking that dominated Nazi beliefs leading up to and including the Second World War. This book explores the Nazi obsession with the occult and symbols of arcane power, shedding new light on the most hated political movement in history, and revealing how occultism not only helped the Nazis but also hindered them, as opposition movements utilized its techniques. Particularly intriguing sections include the Vril Society, the New Teutonic Knights, Black Camelot, the Nazi 'Occult Bureau', Atlantis and Aryan science. Illustrated throughout with informative photographs, and featuring a wealth of new facts and conclusions, The Nazis and the Supernatural is a fascinating account of this hidden history.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

By Christopher Partridge,Marcus Moberg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474237347
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: the-bloomsbury-handbook-of-religion-and-popular-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.