Category Archives: Occult

Binding Passions: Tales of Magic, Marriage, and Power at the End of the Renaissance

By Guido Ruggiero

Mining the wealthy Venetian records, specially the strangely unique documents of Venice's personal department of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero presents a strikingly new and provocative interpretation of the tip of the Renaissance in Italy. during this boldly established paintings, he develops 5 narrative bills of person encounters with the Inquisition that illustrate the double-edged metaphor of ways passions have been either sure by means of overdue Renaissance society and have been visible in flip as binding humans. during this method new views are opened on magic, witchcraft, love, marriage, gender, and self-discipline on the point of the neighborhood and past. Witches, courtesans, prostitutes, girls healers, nobles, Cardinals, and renegade monks and clergymen converse from those pages describing their lives, ideals, hopes, fears, and lies. With an resourceful aptitude for storytelling and impeccable scholarship, Ruggiero exposes the wealthy complexity of the tradition and poetics of the typical on the finish of the Renaissance and illuminates a formerly unexplored bankruptcy in Italian history.

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The laws of Mental Domination - How to master and use them for dynamic life-force

By Frank R. Young

With the legislation of mential domination. you are going to cease being the common ordinary guy trudging through the standard. as an alternative, simply because the Seers have been masters, additionally, you will be a dominate person at web site with no their even suspecting why. notable publication from 1969. Mint .

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Thinking Through Rituals: Philosophical Perspectives

By Kevin Schilbrack

Many philosophical methods this present day search to beat the department among brain and physique. If such tasks be triumphant, then considering isn't really limited to the disembodied brain, yet is in a few feel performed during the physique. From a post-Cartesian viewpoint, then, ritual actions that self-discipline the physique are usually not simply inconsiderate motions, yet the most important elements of ways humans think.

Thinking via Rituals explores spiritual ritual acts and their connection to which means and fact, trust, reminiscence, inquiry, worldview and ethics. Drawing on philosophers equivalent to Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein, and assets from cognitive technology, pragmatism and feminist concept, it offers philosophical assets for knowing non secular ritual practices just like the Christian Eucharistic rite, Hatha Yoga, sacred meditation or liturgical speech.

Its essays ponder a wide selection of rituals in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism - together with political protest rituals and homosexual dedication ceremonies, conventional Vedic and Yogic rites, Christian and Buddhist meditation and the Jewish Shabbat. They problem the normal disjunction among suggestion and motion, displaying how philosophy can assist to light up the connection among doing and that means which ritual practices indicate.

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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum

By Christopher S. Mackay

The Malleus Maleficarum, first released in 1486-7, is the traditional medieval textual content on witchcraft and it remained in print through the early smooth interval. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the how one can exterminate them proceed to give a contribution to our wisdom of early sleek legislations, faith and society. Mackay's hugely acclaimed translation, according to his wide study and specified research of the Latin textual content, is the single whole English model to be had, and the main trustworthy. Now to be had in one quantity, this key textual content is ultimately obtainable to scholars and students of medieval background and literature. With exact explanatory notes and a consultant to additional studying, this quantity deals a special perception into the fifteenth-century brain and its experience of sin, punishment and retribution.

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The Lesser Key of Solomon

By Joseph H. Peterson

Compiled from unique manuscripts and fragments within the British Museum Library, Joseph Peterson's new presentation is the main whole and actual version of this well-known magical grimoire, "The Lesser Key of Solomon the King." He is going to nice size to set up the provenance of every half, and attainable spinoff works, together with serious analyses of all significant adaptations, using clean translations of prior magical texts comparable to Johann Trithemius's Steganographia, The Archidoxes of Magic through Paracelsus, and newly chanced on Hebrew manuscripts of the unique Key of Solomon. Abundantly illustrated, Peterson contains reproductions of the unique magical circles, instruments, and seals of the spirits with adaptations of yes drawings from numerous assets and notae lacking from past versions. resource record. Appendicies. Index.

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The Magick of Thelema: A Handbook of the Rituals of Aleister Crowley

By Lon Milo DuQuette

This useful guide of Thelemic rituals is an ideal Introductory advisor, or quick-reference consultant for Thelemites and different Crowley fans. "The Magick of Thelema" --a number of Aleister Crowley's Rituals, with commentary-- is ideal for the start Thelemite, operating Magickian (ritual scripts / instructions), Researchers of assorted occult faculties, and others-especially, those that would not have the time to dedicate to doing this study all alone, yet....or for those who are only fascinated with Thelema, and don't have the inclination to spend so much of cash the topic, until eventually they be certain if their cash will be well-spent (Crowley used to be a truly Prolific writer). primarily, it is a "Thelemic Primer" and is the reason every little thing from the concept that of "Aeons" to the explanation Duquette saves the easiest Ritual for final: "The Gnostic Mass."

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The True Grimoire: The Encyclopaedia Goetica Volume 1

By Jake Stratton-Kent

Of the ebook, the writer notes: "The precise Grimoire is an important contribution to the perform and research of Goetic magic. The missed Grimorium Verum has been restored to it's rightful position as a effective and coherent method of Goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a operating model from the corrupted Italian and French models of this significant grimoire. As a working towards Necromancer with 37 years of expertise his Verum is a transparent exposition of the way to touch and construct a courting with the spirits. the genuine Grimoire springs from the resource of Goetic magic, permitting us to release the secrets and techniques of the opposite grimoires. we're given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. it is a treasure trove for the coed of magic. the real Grimoire shall we us adventure a grimoire culture with hyperlinks again to the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and the necromancy of the unique is going. It additionally locations Verum inside of a residing culture, one that has taken root within the New international, discovering expression in Quimbanda and the Legion of Exus, the 'People of the Cemetery' who've transparent Verum equivalents. The copious notes of a operating magician, mixed with a scholarly recognition to aspect, permit us to take advantage of this article for it's unique function. The hierarchy of Verum and Goetic spirits is restored, the character of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are defined, as are all of the ritual standards and preparations."

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The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O

By Francis King

Lately there was a striking resurgence of curiosity in what's as a rule known as the 'Occult'. renowned Sun-sign astrology has develop into a subject matter for cocktail celebration chatter; the 'Underground Press' diplays a thorough, even though frequently ill-informed, curiosity in such topics as Glastonbury, Ley searching, and alien craft; and books - lots of them owing what little advantage they own to the skillful employment of scissors and paste - on all elements of occultism pour from the entire presses...

...Now, finally, this quantity makes to be had to the occult scholar not just the symblic-masonic riches of the begin on rituals of the O.T.O. however the mystery magical directions of the Order's sevent, 8, and 9th levels, the entire info of the options from which such occultists as Theodor Reuss and Aleister Crowley derived their mystic powers.

Here is a resource e-book that has a spot within the library of each critical pupil of the Occult.

-By Francis King (from the book's airborne dirt and dust jacket)

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