The Gnostic Faustus: The Secret Teachings behind the Classic by Ramona Fradon

By Ramona Fradon

The Faust legend visible as a transmission of center Gnostic teachings disguised as a morality story
• exhibits the 16th-century Faust textual content to be a coded, composite Gnostic construction delusion
• Identifies the various airtight, alchemical, and Tantric symbols present in Faust that characterize worship of the divine female via sacramental sexual practices
• unearths a magical means of non secular salvation, as distilled from esoteric traditions
In The Gnostic Faustus, Ramona Fradon exhibits the legend of health care provider Faustus to be a composite Gnostic construction delusion that unearths the method of religious salvation. approximately each component to the unique 16th-century textual content is a metaphor containing profound religious messages in keeping with passages of Coptic and Syrian Gnostic manuscripts, together with the Pistis Sophia and The Hymn of the Pearl. Fradon identifies many airtight, alchemical, and Tantric symbols within the Faust ebook that accompany the tale of Sophia, the goddess of knowledge, whose stricken trip to salvation is a version for human religious improvement. large line-by-line textual content comparisons with those Gnostic manuscripts convey that Faustus’s corruption through the satan and his depression parallel Sophia’s transgression and fall, and that his tragic demise is a straightforward reversal of her cheerful rebirth, so written so one can make an another way heretical tale palatable to Church gurus at that time.
Fradon demonstrates that the Faust legend is a motor vehicle for transmitting antiquity’s mystery knowledge. It offers an account of religious initiation whose target is ecstatic revelation and union with the divine. the weather of alchemy, sacramental intercourse, and worship of the divine female which are encoded within the Faust booklet demonstrate a similar hidden goddess-worshipping culture whose practices are hinted at by means of the writings of Renaissance magi reminiscent of Cornelius Agrippa and Giordano Bruno.

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The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life by Jessa Crispin

By Jessa Crispin

A hip, obtainable, and sensible advisor for artists and artistic humans trying to tarot for assistance and suggestion within the culture of The mystery Language of Birthdays and Steal Like an Artist.

What if the trail to creativity used to be now not as difficult as all people thinks? What should you may locate that spark, plot twist, or subsequent undertaking by way of easily taking a look at your existence and your artwork via a distinct lens?

Written for beginners and pro readers alike, The inventive Tarot is a special guidebook that reimagines tarot playing cards and the methods they could enhance the artistic procedure. Jessa Crispin publications you thru the intuitive international of the tarot to get these artistic juices flowing back. regarded as esoteric and mystical, tarot playing cards are approachable and eternally invaluable to overcoming artistic blocks. Crispin deals religious readings of the playing cards, functional details for the uninspired artist, and a wealth of interesting anecdotes approximately well-known artists together with Virginia Woolf, Rembrandt, and David Bowie, and the way they discovered inspiration.

With 5 unique tarot spreads and gorgeous illustrations all through, The inventive Tarot is an obtainable, colourful advisor that demystifies either the tarot and the artistic strategy.

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86 Life Answers. Virgo by John Mesina

By John Mesina

Virgo: August 22 - September 22

The Virgin.

Exact, methodical, industrious, discriminating, clever, chaste.

This e-book offers solutions to 86 lifestyles questions about wealth, luck and happiness.

Know thyself and your appropriate mate.

Be guaranteed of your destiny.

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Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santería by Ócha'ni Lele

By Ócha'ni Lele

Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santería is the 1st publication to completely discover the sacred physique of lore surrounding Obí, in addition to his specific rituals and customs, together with starting issues, casting and examining the oracle, and utilising complicated tools of divination. additionally defined are the formerly unpublished secrets and techniques of remaining the oracle thoroughly in order that any detrimental vibrations could be absorbed by means of the coconuts and completely faraway from the diviner's domestic.

Divination / Indigenous Cultures
The Santería, or Lucumí, religion isn't really a static faith yet a residing conduit for connecting the spirit international to our personal. one of many paths to the spirits inside Santería is thru a divination method referred to as Obí, the coconut oracle, which provides the petitioner entry to the orisha of an identical identify. The orisha Obí begun as a mortal human who ascended to develop into an orisha as a present for sturdy deeds performed on the earth, then fell from grace due to over the top satisfaction. while he descended again to Earth, his spirit used to be embodied within the coconut palm.

Though he not has a tongue, he can resolution questions posed to him throughout the random styles made by way of 4 items of coconut shell forged as a divination software. Obí: Oracle of Cuban Santeria is the 1st publication to completely discover the patakís of Obí, the sacred physique of lore surrounding him, in addition to his specific rituals and customs. Hands-on divination directions contain commencing issues, specifics on casting and studying the fundamental oracle, and applying complicated equipment of divination. additionally defined are the formerly unpublished secrets and techniques of ultimate the oracle competently in order that any destructive vibrations should be absorbed through the coconuts and completely faraway from the diviner's domestic.

Author of The secrets and techniques of Afro-Cuban Divination, Ócha'ni Lele has been immersed within the underground tradition of Orisha worship on the grounds that 1989. by means of 1995 he had bought a number of initiations in either Santería and the Congo religion Palo Mayombe and in 2000 he made Ocha and used to be topped a Santería priest. He lives in Florida.

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Dreamwork Uncovered: How dreams can create inner harmony, by Marina Quattrocchi

By Marina Quattrocchi

All people has the innate skill to appreciate their desires. We dream to achieve the perception and knowledge had to paintings via matters, fears, demanding situations and private demons, to appreciate our future, and to obtain day-by-day counsel in satisfying our targeted roles in life.

This publication offers readers the instruments to start journalling desires, changing into conscious of universal symbols, figuring out the that means of desires, and understanding intuitively even if this that means is true. Dreamwork exposed exhibits us that desires can create internal concord, peace and joy.

Everything you must learn about goals is during this book:

* why we dream
* what occurs to our physique in dreams
* how desires take us ahead to organize for all times events
* remembering and dealing with dreams
* the background of dreams
* the sleep method — beta, alpha, theta and delta rhythms
* making feel of nightmares and ordinary dreams

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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

By Carlos Castaneda

This quantity exhibits the reader the potential wherein a "man of power" sees, in place of in simple terms having a look, and the way via his centred "seeing" he can, certainly needs to, "stop the world." In it, Carlos Castaneda describes the teachings, the omens, the workouts of the desire and physique, the onerous trials and assessments, the easy but mysterious demonstrations, the intense visions and reviews in which don Juan, his mentor and pal, prepares him for the duty of perceiving issues as they're, rather than describing them by means of the phrases, conventions and criteria of traditional, a priori principles and language. the following, within the excessive mountains and within the brilliant arid wilderness, Castaneda reaches for strength in a sequence of startling encounters with the unknown--a disagreement with loss of life and the prior within the type of an albino falcon, with the twilight wind, with a flesh-and-blood mountain lion, with a mountain fog--and learns the suggestions, the focus, the compassion of the hunter, the guy who's "without workouts, loose, fluid."

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Las enseñanzas de don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

By Carlos Castaneda

"Como Lázaro vuelto de los angeles tumba" (dijo algún crítico), un antropólogo narra l. a. primera etapa del aprendizaje que lo convertirá en "hombre de conocimientos" bajo l. a. guía de un brujo yaqui. Con diversos medios, don Juan sumerge a su discípulo en una "realidad no ordinaria", tan objetiva como l. a. cotidiana pero totalmente distinta, inexplicable para nuestros esquemas de pensamiento pero no para l. a. sabiduría antigua que el maestro transmite con impecable coherencia lógica y poética. Así, al tiempo que socava l. a. "descripción del mundo" en que Castaneda ha creído, don Juan propone otra —vasta, maravillosa, terrible— y, con lecciones prácticas, enseña a habitarla desde el nivel más inmediato. Conforme pierde defensas, el aprendiz va experimentando el estado de ser al que lo llevan las enseñanzas, l. a. "vida de guerrero", y sucumbe ante el primer enemigo de un hombre de conocimiento: el temor. No fue, sin embargo, una derrota definitiva: Castaneda reanudó su aprendizaje y ha publicado otros dos libros sobre él, considerados, como Las enseñanzas de don Juan, clásicos contemporáneos.

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The A to Z of Shamanism by Graham Harvey

By Graham Harvey

Few spiritual traditions have generated such variety and stirred imaginations as shamanism. of their engagements with different worlds, shamans have conversed with animals and ancestors and feature been empowered with the data to heal sufferers, propose hunters, and curse enemies. nonetheless different shamans, aided by way of rhythmic tune or strong plant helpers, adopt trips into various realities the place their activities negotiate concord among human and except human groups. as soon as relegated to work on cave partitions, this day Shamanism could be noticeable in performances at rave golf equipment and psychotherapeutic clinics.

The A to Z of Shamanism has the duel activity of exploring the typical floor of shamanic traditions and comparing the variety of either conventional indigenous groups and person Western seekers. this can be performed in an advent, a bibliography, a chronology, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries, which discover the constant gains of a range of...

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The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the by Colin Wilson, Michael Hayes

By Colin Wilson, Michael Hayes

The airtight Code finds how exact numerical styles are found in the constitution of the universe, historical philosophies or even within the helical constitution of DNA. Michael Hayes explains how this code, that is embedded in religions from around the globe is a first-rate ordering precept of the universe that has it seems that been misplaced through the years. Intriguingly the code is mirrored within the harmonic ratios of song, and our notions of what's harmonious come up not only from summary aesthetics yet from a basic instinct of cosmic harmony.

NEW technological know-how / SACRED GEOMETRY "In displaying the relationship among the airtight Code and the genetic code, Michael Hayes issues to the truth that the essence of evolution is additionally present in faith, and hence within the realm of the evolution of awareness. . . . What he has came across can be as very important because the unique discovery of DNA. Like Jurij Moskvitin and Jeremy Narby, he has created a brand new paradigm—that is, he's our normal universe from a brand new perspective and making us conscious of magical possibilities." —(Colin Wilson, from the Foreword)

Many have saw the detailed numerical styles embedded in historic philosophies and religions from around the globe; others have famous that those similar styles are obvious in lots of of the theories of groundbreaking technological know-how. Michael Hayes finds that there's a specific code, the airtight Code, that connects those patterns—information as soon as identified to historic cultures yet it sounds as if misplaced over the years. reflected within the constitution of this code are the ordering rules of the universe and, intriguingly, additionally the harmonic ratios of tune. Our notions of what's harmonious in song might hence come up now not from an summary aesthetic feel yet relatively as a reaction to an instinct of a basic cosmic concord. The resonance among biology and cosmology exhibits that existence is song, entire with "overtones"—nowhere extra strikingly current than within the helical constitution of existence itself: DNA.

MICHAEL HAYES is an administrator on the college of valuable England and is the writer of The countless Harmony. He first famous a standard hyperlink among all significant religions and esoteric doctrines whereas operating in postrevolutionary Iran, the place he used to be capable of discover all of the significant religions practiced facet via aspect. He lives together with his spouse and kin in Birmingham, England.

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A Haunted Mind by Bob Curran

By Bob Curran

"Just chill out and chill out as Dr. Bob Curran takes you to areas that simply your brain can create together with his phrases and tales. He has captivated the radio listening viewers as he'll captivate the reader... Dr. Curran will pride the imagination."

—Tom Danheiser, manufacturer, Coast To Coast AM

Arguably no American author has had extra of an impression at the glossy horror scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the guy who created the Cthulhu Mythos, with its unusual gods, eerie areas, and forbidden books. yet what kind of a guy used to be Lovecraft, how did he create this type of bad universe, and the place did his idea come from? used to be it, as a few have argued, in keeping with esoteric wisdom forgotten or maybe denied to all sane people?

In A Haunted brain, Dr. Bob Curran explores what stimulated Lovecraft—his own lifestyles is simply as unusual as a few of his creations—and drove him to create his negative cosmos. utilizing either folklore and background, Dr Curran investigates a wide selection of Lovecraftian mysteries.

A observe of caution: you'll by no means examine Lovecraft—or the world—in the exact same manner again!

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