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Download E-books The Light of Consciousness: Explorations in Transpersonal Psychology PDF

By Richard D. Mann

"I regard this publication as a hugely vital synthesis of psychology, cosmology, mystical event, and spiritual proposal. the writer combines the experiential and the theoretical with nice ability. there isn't a fake observe within the publication. there have been lots of matters the place an writer of lesser authority can have fallen on his face. Mann by no means does. I additionally just like the incontrovertible fact that an individual of Mann's visible presents has undertaken a research of the paranormal event of 1 of an important non secular figures of the 20 th century, Swami Muktananda." -- Richard L. Rubenstein, Florida nation University

"This is a really outstanding paintings; not anything love it exists, it really is totally precise. we have now a pro, rigorous psychologist studying with nice openness, sensitivity, and profundity, the reviews, teachings, and nature of a recognized non secular instructor; or even extra, the total nature of transcendental event and religious discovery. His ultimate target -- to carry the transpersonal into psychology in a dependable means -- is a clean and strong success. there's not anything "flakey" in regards to the publication (the international is stuffed with flakey stuff: off-beat psychologists being silly with mysticism in impersonal and ignorant ways); it's hard yet sound. The ebook is critical within the top feel of the be aware, deriving, i feel, from the author's feel of accountability to himself, his occupation, and to the readers." -- James N. Mosel, The George Washington University

"I locate compelling the concept convinced phenomena aren't taken heavily in psychology, now not as the facts for them is susceptible, yet as the to be had theoretical paradigm can't accommodate them. In upholding the non secular as a critical consider human event i think that the writer has situated during this factor the main strategic element of assault. ultimately, i admire the honesty of the publication. Books that are either clever and sincere are rare." -- John A. Faber, Case Western Reserve University

"I consider that the e-book is maybe distinct, in its blend of serious mental sophistication, in its autobiographical concreteness and sincerity, and within the intensity of its epistomological and metaphysical seek -- it shrinks from not one of the tricky problems." -- Robert F. Bales, Harvard college

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Download E-books Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) PDF

In contemporary years students have started to recognize that the occult sciences weren't marginal agencies yet a vital part of the worldview of a lot of our ancestors. Astrology was once one of many many highbrow instruments -- in addition to what we deliberate to be the very best instruments of social and political research -- that Renaissance thinkers used to assault sensible and highbrow difficulties. It used to be a coherent physique of practices, strongly supported by means of social associations. And alchemy used to be now not considered basically as a religious pursuit, an idea popularized by means of nineteenth-century occultists, yet as part of average philosophy. It was once frequently in comparison to medicine.

Many Renaissance writers instructed hyperlinks among astrology and alchemy that went past using astrological charts to figure out the simplest time to aim alchemical operations. Secrets of Nature indicates the numerous ways that astrology (a type of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit thinking about the applied sciences of minerals and metals) diverge in addition to intersect. total, it indicates how an appreciation of the function of the occult opens up new methods of figuring out the previous. subject matters comprise the profession of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his paintings on clinical astrology, the astrological taking into consideration Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the heritage of the Rosicrucians and the impression of John Dee, the paintings of scientific alchemist Simon Forman, and a longer critique of the present historiography of alchemy.

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Download E-books Ancient Greek Love Magic PDF

By Christopher A. Faraone

The historical Greeks more often than not resorted to magic spells to draw and hold lovers--as quite a few allusions in Greek literature and lately stumbled on "voodoo dolls," magical papyri, gem stones, and curse drugs attest. Surveying and examining those quite a few texts and artifacts, Christopher Faraone finds that gender is the the most important think about knowing love spells. There are, he argues, unique forms of love magic: the curselike charms used basically by means of males to torture unwilling girls with fiery and maddening ardour until eventually they quit sexually; and the binding spells and debilitating potions regularly utilized by girls to sedate offended or philandering husbands and cause them to extra affectionate.

Faraone's lucid research of those spells additionally yields a couple of insights in regards to the development of gender in antiquity, for instance, the "femininity" of socially inferior men and the "maleness" of self sufficient prostitutes. most importantly, his findings problem the common glossy view that every one Greek males thought of ladies to be clearly lascivious. Faraone finds the lifestyles of an alternative male realizing of the feminine as "naturally" average and chaste, who makes use of love magic to pacify and regulate the "naturally" indignant and passionate male. This interesting research of magical practices and their implications for perceptions of female and male sexuality deals an strange examine historical Greek faith and society.

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Download E-books The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture PDF

A pioneering, richly interdisciplinary quantity, this is often the 1st paintings in any language on a subject matter that has lengthy attracted curiosity within the West and is now of eating curiosity in Russia itself. The cultural ferment unleashed by means of the cave in of the Soviet Union reawakened curiosity within the learn of Russian faith and spirituality. This e-book offers a finished account of the impact of occult ideals and doctrines on highbrow and cultural lifestyles in twentieth-century Russia.

Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal's creation delineates the features of occult cosmology which distinguish it from mysticism and theology, and situates Russian occultism in historic and pan-European contexts. individuals discover the kinds of occult pondering attribute of prerevolutionary Russia, together with Kabbala, theosophy, anthroposophy, and the fascination with Satanism. different individuals rfile occultism within the cultural lifetime of the early Soviet interval, study the spectacular lines of the occult within the tradition of the excessive Stalin period, and describe the occult revival in modern Russia. the amount comprises bibliographical essays on Russian occult fabrics on hand outdoors Russia.

Contributors: Mikhail Agursky, Hebrew college; Valentina Brougher, Georgetown collage; Maria Carlson, college of Kansas; Robert Davis, long island Public Library; Mikhail Epstein, Emory collage; Kristi Groberg, North Dakota country collage; Irina Gutkin, UCLA; Michael Hagemeister, Ruhr college, Bochum; Linda Ivanits, Pennsylvania kingdom collage; Edward Kasinec, manhattan Public Library; Judith Deutsch Kornblatt, college of Wisconsin; Hakan Lövgren, self sufficient pupil; Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Fordham college; William F. Ryan, Warburg Institute, London; Holly Denio Stephens, college of Kansas; Anthony Vanchu, college of Texas, Austin; Renata Von Maydell, Munich collage; George younger, autonomous Scholar

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Download E-books Pioneers of Space - The Long Lost Book of George Adamski: A Trip To Moon, Mars and Venus PDF

By Tim R Swartz

Have been His staggering Claims truth Or Fiction? Did He quite journey In an area send To The Moon And past? Or used to be all of it simply A Rewrite Of a piece of technology Fiction released a few Years ahead of, within the overdue Nineteen Forties? Polish born George Adamski stunned the yankee public within the early Fifties claiming to have "hard proof" variety of planets in our sun process harbored existence and that the occupants of those worlds have been very human in visual appeal, and feature been vacationing us a minimum of considering the fact that Biblical instances. His claims, he stated, have been established upon a firsthand come upon with an extraterrestrial within the California desolate tract circa 1953. Adamski's ebook approximately this come across, "Flying Saucers Have Landed," turned a global top vendor. through the years, Adamski claims to have held conferences with notables comparable to the Pope and the Queen of the Netherlands, discussing with them his intended flights into house lengthy ahead of the 1st Russian cosmonaut. He additionally supplied a suite of flying saucer images taken at his domestic just a couple of scant miles clear of the bottom of the area recognized Mount Palomar Observatory. the general public looked to be inspired. a lot in order that Adamski's legion of fans elevated in dimension through the years. in fact there have been those that inspiration the tales have been fantasizes and the images crude hoaxes. those detractors went as far as to show that his first booklet heavily resembled a "science fiction novel" written via Adamski and released within the overdue 1940. Copies of this preliminary paintings -- PIONEERS OF house: a visit TO THE MOON, MARS AND VENUS -- were nearly most unlikely to acquire in order that researchers may well payment the similarities for themselves. a number of copies lately grew to become up on the net the place they have been being provided for over $700.00. Our restricted reprint of this quantity is an actual replica of this rarity - fact or fiction. integrated during this copy is a few even previous writings related to a metaphysical society Adamski known as The Royal Order Of Tibet, and a 1951 article from destiny journal detailing an occasion during which UFOs posed for his telescope in entrance of various witnesses that can't be DENIED!

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Download E-books La Filosofia Oculta En La Epoca Isabelina PDF

Investigación escrita en torno a un tema de innegable atractivo: l. a. tradición cabalística y su influencia en el pensamiento y el arte de l. a. Inglaterra isabelina. Los textos van recorriendo los angeles escena europea y descubriendo las piezas maestras de un mecanismo intelectual que determinó diversas creaciones y tendencias a lo largo de varios siglos en l. a. vida del viejo continente.

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Download E-books The Paradigmal Pirate: Libert LLL and Liber Ventum PDF

By Joshua Wetzel

A grimoire of useful magical education with ritual paintings and routines. It contains thoughts for operating magic via lucid dreaming; info using altered states of recognition in magic; the development of magical instruments; the designing of rituals within the 8 shades of magic and the occult metamorphosis of the self. This e-book supply a collection of helpful methodologies and rituals for effecting switch with the ideas of chaos magic.

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Download E-books Three Books of Occult Philosophy (Llewellyn's Sourcebook) PDF

By Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Donald Tyson

You can now examine from the unique, most crucial resource for magic within the Western global that has ever been released, in the event you get Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy.

This mammoth quantity was once initially released in 1531, and occultists were drawing on it ever seeing that. Now, Llewellyn is proud to provide the 1st whole reprint of the unique English translation within the final 500 years. Donald Tyson edited this paintings and got rid of the masses of blunders that seemed within the unique translation. He additionally totally annotated the paintings, to make it understandable―and usable―by buyers.

·Discover what the Renaissance pupil knew approximately astrology, drugs, background, herbs, geography, animals, angels, devils, Witches, charms, the elements, and a number of alternative matters
·Gain quick connection with an unlimited quantity of arcane, yet thoroughly annotated, magical fabric
·Find corrected drawings of seals, sigils, and magic squares, and properly represented geomantic figures
·Explore the sensible Kabbalah, geomancy, the magic squares, the weather, the humors, and the Soul of the area
·Consult the hot Biographical dictionary for history on all of the enormous quantities of writers and historic figures stated via Agrippa
·Consult the recent Geographical Dictionary for information on referenced rivers, mountains, countries, cities―many of which now hold diverse names.

The Three Books of Occult Philosophy is the main entire repository of pagan and Neoplatonic magic ever compiled. This publication is filled with fabric you won't locate in different places, together with copious extracts on magic from vague or misplaced works through Pythagoras, Ptolemy, Plato, Aristotle, etc. Tyson's certain annotations make clear tricky references and supply origins of quotations, even increasing upon them in lots of circumstances, with a purpose to make Agrippa's paintings extra available to the fashionable reader.

The Three Books of Occult Philosophy is the last word "how-to" for magical workings. It describes the best way to paintings all demeanour of divinations and ordinary and ceremonial magic in such transparent and helpful aspect that it's nonetheless the guide for contemporary recommendations. The huge new supplementary fabric makes this knowledge functional to be used this day.

The Three Books of Occult Philosophy is a vital reference device for all scholars of the occult. Get your reproduction at the present time.

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Download E-books Death: The Final Mystery (Mysteries and Secrets) PDF

The maximum human challenge is that we're all born within the condemned phone. cash and clinical technology can expand the human lifespan considerably ― possibly as much as a thousand years through cloning and cryogenics ― yet after all, while the final clinical miracle has been exhausted, loss of life nonetheless waits patiently for us.

In loss of life: the ultimate Mystery, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe take their investigative abilities to these final moments of existence and past, exploring such difficult issues as near-death and out-of-body studies, reincarnation theories, hypno-regression, and automated writing and different phenomena of the séance room. facts is drawn from trance mediums, the writings of mystics, and transparent, demanding proof said by means of trustworthy eyewitnesses.

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Download E-books Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion PDF

By Benjamin E. Zeller

2015 top e-book Award from the Communal reviews organization

 
In March 1997, thirty-nine humans in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was once a mass suicide. To insiders, it used to be a commencement. This act was once the fruits of over 20 years of non secular and social improvement for the contributors of Heaven’s Gate, a non secular staff enthusiastic about transcending humanity and the Earth, and looking salvation within the literal heavens on board a UFO. 
 
In this attention-grabbing evaluate, Benjamin Zeller not just explores the query of why the individuals of Heaven’s Gate devoted ritual suicides, yet interrogates the starting place and evolution of the faith, its attraction, and its practices. by means of monitoring the advance of the heritage, social constitution, and worldview of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller attracts out the ways that the circulation used to be either a mirrored image and a microcosm of bigger American culture.The workforce emerged out of engagement with Evangelical Christianity, the hot Age stream, technology fiction and UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and it developed based on the spiritual quests of child boomers, new religions of the counterculture, and the narcissistic pessimism of the Nineties. hence, Heaven’s Gate not just displays the context of its atmosphere, but additionally unearths how these forces interacted within the type of a unmarried spiritual body. 
 
In the single book-length research of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller strains the roots of the circulation, examines its ideals and practices, and tells the pleasing tale of the folk of Heaven’s Gate.

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