By Daniel A. Schulke
An in depth grimorium of Wortcunning, or herb-magic, the Pleasure-Garden treats of the key wisdom of bushes and herbs as brought via the Fallen Angels unto mankind. The book’s central matters are the sorcery and gnosis of the Greenwood, as coming up from the various luminaries of the everlasting Gardens of the Arte Magical. As a grimoire of religious Botany, the booklet is a Hortus Conclusus of textual content and photo meant for the indwelling of those plant-spirits. The paintings encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of person crops. Magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary dating, together with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. the full is meant as a textual reification of occult herbalism in the context of the Sabbatic Craft culture.
By Israel Regardie
Israel Regardie wrote The Tree of Life, a ebook many think about his magnum opus, in 1932. It has endured to promote for many years. And no ask yourself. Up until eventually the time this e-book used to be released, little or no information regarding actual excessive magic used to be on hand to the general public.
In this ebook, Regardie unearths the secrets and techniques of genuine magic. He starts with a proof of what magic is and, simply as importantly, what magic isn't. He explains that it's a non secular research and perform which, in addition to kinds of yoga, kinds the 2 branches of the tree that's mysticism. Magic isn't really being a medium or a psychic. Then he explains the instruments of the magician, what they suggest, and the way to exploit them. He explains the recommendations of evocation and invocation, skrying, and astral trip. He indicates how the Qabalah unites every thing. He even provides an outline of the secrets and techniques of sexual magick. All of this is often in a transparent, lucid writing variety. This publication is just a needs to for somebody who's, or aspires to be, a true magician.
Although stylish and Sandra Tabatha Cicero have been neighbors of Regardie and are Senior Adepts of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise, what alterations might they've got made to this vintage booklet? good, they did switch the spelling from British sort to American. they usually did swap his transliterations of Hebrew into the extra renowned variety he utilized in his later books. yet not anything very important was once replaced or got rid of. every thing else they extra was once complementary to the textual content that was once there. And what outstanding additions they're! large annotations all through each bankruptcy; over a hundred illustrations; extra descriptive contents pages; a word list, a bibliography and an index. they have even additional a biographical word on Regardie and the significance of this ebook to him and to the occult international.
This publication comprises a number of the most interesting occult writing that has ever been produced. And with the recent fabric via the Ciceros, it turns into a must have for any magician!
By Guido Ruggiero
Mining the wealthy Venetian information, specially the strangely exact files of Venice's personal department of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero offers 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 the way passions have been either sure via overdue Renaissance society and have been obvious in flip as binding humans. during this manner 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 priests 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 standard on the finish of the Renaissance and illuminates a formerly unexplored bankruptcy in Italian history.
By Zoë Archer
The vicious assault Capt. Gabriel Huntley witnesses in a depressing alley sparks a series of occasions that would take him to the ends of the Earth and past - the place what's genuine and what's imagined develop into extraordinarily burdened. and admittedly, Huntley couldn't be extra happy. Intrigue, risk, and a gorgeous girl in misery - simply what he wishes. Raised hundreds of thousands of miles from England, Thalia Burgess isn't any normal Victorian girl. an exceptional factor, simply because a formal woman could haven't any desire of convalescing the beneficial magical artefact Thalia is after. Huntley's advice could turn out to be useful, although she has to maintain him in the dead of night. yet this distractingly good-looking soldier isn't effortless to deceive...
The historic international of Egypt, Greece, and Rome was once domestic to a suite of magical and non secular applied sciences, known as theurgy, that unite the perform of magic with the goals of faith. Theurgy, or "godwork," is the artwork of constructing a much better bond among the theurgist and his or her deities. the result of this more advantageous bond have been imminently useful: enhanced magic, extra significant life, and a greater life. With the autumn of Rome, those innovations pale into obscurity, and plenty of of them have been misplaced forever.
This e-book revives, restores, and reinvents those practices for a latest pagan or magical practitioner. a mix of scholarly study and exam of resource texts and bold experimentation and extrapolation ends up in an entire and doable process that may tell a number of practices, all provided in a calm, lighthearted, and readable way.
Whether you perform witchcraft, ceremonial magic, or chaos magic, you could enjoy the perform of theurgy. you are going to examine thoughts to create enhanced bonds with divine forces, name up and converse with religious beings, summon a paranormal assistant, create statues imbued with divine spirit, and grasp your individual brain. the last word objective is union with the divine, yet theurgy is a pragmatic direction, and each step on that direction is designed to enhance your life.
By Stephen Skinner
This ebook is worried with divinatory geomancy, a method utilizing 16 figures composed of dots to predict the longer term. This was once initially performed by way of marking the earth (geo-), often sand, at random with a stick or throwing pebbles, nuts, or seeds haphazardly, and later via writing strains of dots on paper. The higher a part of the publication offers with the heritage of this artwork, and there are notes and a bibliography. approximately seventy pages clarify the perform that's in response to rules just like these of the chinese language I Ching. The Greek assets suggest by means of "geomancy" staring at cracks within the earth instead of developing probability styles on oneself. disregarding Persia, India, and Palestine with strong purposes because the nation of starting place, the writer concludes that the Arabs have been the 1st to perform the paintings. From Arabia it unfold via North Africa to the Sahara; moment, through the pink Sea and the Indian Ocean to Madagascar; 3rd through Mislim Spain to the remainder of Europe.
By Joscelyn Godwin
Occultism and esotericism flourished in 19th-century France as they did nowhere else. Many philosophers sought the foremost to the universe, and a few claimed to have stumbled on it. within the unitive imaginative and prescient that resulted, song consistently performed an immense half. This account starts with the anti-Newtonian "colour harpsichord" of Pere Castel, and closes with the disciples of Rene Guenon and their fierce anti-modernity; in among are the main figures of Fabre d'Oliver, Charles Fourier, Wronski, Lacuria, Saint-Yves d'Alveydre and their disciples. tune was once for them a mix of technology and paintings that can carry perception into the cosmic order, or even into the brain of God. Theirs was once a "speculative tune" within the culture of Pythagoras, Plato, Ficino, and Kepler, corresponding to is usually suggestion to have died with the arriving of the Enlightenment. to the contrary, as this e-book exhibits, it flourished extra vigorously than ever. the writer offers his matters straightforwardly, explaining the numerous problems of their works and giving a context for his or her usually spectacular ideals. He exhibits how speculative track pertains to perform, treating especially the circumstances of Satie and Debussy, as composers accustomed to occultism.
By Claire North
By E. A. Koetting
"This textual content is likely to be the main risky to ever be installed print. Its rituals release doorways that can't be close, its symbols and incantations conjure spirits that may by no means be exorcised, and the full of your existence and being turns into a gateway among the worlds. research this article, take notes, speak about it and dissect it, yet except you should be swept into the blackest ocean via the uncasing present of Vodoun, don't perform from this booklet, now not as soon as, to not see if it really works or to exploit even a minor ritual on your profit. the instant you do, this international will not be yours." - The Spider & the golf green Butterfly a really darkish modern day grimoire of black magick, evocation and sorcery, which teaches the darkish magick practices of the Vodoun (or Voudon) present, as practiced in Haiti by means of the Cult of the Spider, and the Cult of the fairway Butterfly. in case you dare to tread alongside this course, then via this booklet, Koetting & DePrince will educate you, the artwork of Vodoun: of crossing over, and dealing with robust spirits and Loa; of consecration & coaching; of drawing veves; of the various strands and rites; of defending your self from enemies, and baneful impacts; and of casting spells and curses, and making strong concoctions. This publication resulted from a manuscript, which was once introduced via the Vodoun Priest Baron DePrince to Koetting, who was once then given the duty of operating & interpreting it, and translating it, right into a shape which may be released, and utilized by others. each bankruptcy was once despatched to Haiti, to be reviewed through a guidance of grasp Houngans, who preside over the community of clandestine Vodoun Societies. This ebook comprises rites & practices, that can be harmful, & isn't really for beginners, so pay attention!
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