By Egil AspremAn exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel touch, its reinterpretation through the years, and its patience to the current day. This attention-grabbing paintings explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the background of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an complete ordinary thinker and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s courtroom, was once additionally an esoteric researcher whose diaries element years of conversations with angels completed because of crystal-gazer Edward Kelley. His Enochian magic bargains a style for contacting angels and demons in keeping with secrets and techniques present in the apocryphal ebook of Enoch. analyzing this magical approach from its Renaissance origins to offer day occultism, Egil Asprem exhibits how the reception of Dee’s magic is replete with struggles to build and negotiate authoritative interpretational frameworks for doing magic. Arguing with Angels deals a unique, nuanced method of questions on how ritual magic has survived the appearance of modernity and demonstrates the ways that smooth tradition has recreated magical discourse. “Arguing with Angels is an important contribution to the examine of Western esotericism quite often, and to the learn of Enochiana specifically. It locations the historical past and reception of the Enochian culture in the broader context of Western esotericism, thereby making Enochiana appropriate. Egil Asprem not just exhibits an intensive familiarity with correct theories, but in addition pertains to them seriously and argues convincingly for his personal interpretations and conclusions.” — Henrik Bogdan, writer of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation Egil Asprem is a study Fellow on the middle for historical past of airtight Philosophy and comparable Currents on the collage of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
By S. E. Schlosser
What larger locale to contemplate for spooky happenings than the house of the Salem witch trials? From mysteries at sea to ghosts and unexplained footprints, you are going to shiver your method via those enthralling stories. Set within the state's historical cities, captivating previous islands, and moderately populated backwoods, the tales during this pleasing and compelling assortment are nice for the full family.
By Leanna Renee Hieber
By John Lawrence ReynoldsMystery societies have flourished all through heritage, shooting the general public mind's eye and producing worry, suspicion and peculiarly fascination. Reynolds treats the reader to a behind-the-scenes examine the origins, initiations, mystery symptoms and recognized contributors of the main infamous mystery societies of all time. integrated are chapters at the Cosa Nostra, Al Qaeda, the Triads, the Assassins, the Yakuza, Kabbalah, the Freemasons and the Druids. Does a world energy truly keep watch over the election of global leaders? Are a few mystery societies little greater than a bunch of boys taking part in at mystery handshakes? in accordance with exhaustive study, with an emphasis on authenticity instead of hypothesis, "Secret Societies" will grip readers from the hole web page.
By Neil L. Whitehead
These essays, via best anthropologists of South American shamanism, think about attack sorcery because it is practiced in elements of Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, and Peru. They study the social and political dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery and their relation to cosmology, mythology, ritual, and different kinds of symbolic violence and aggression in every one society studied. in addition they talk about the family of witchcraft and sorcery to interethnic touch and the ways in which shamanic energy should be co-opted through the country. In Darkness and Secrecy includes reflections at the moral and sensible implications of ethnographic research of violent cultural practices.
Contributors. Dominique Buchillet, Carlos Fausto, Michael Heckenberger, Elsje Lagrou, E. Jean Langdon, George Mentore, Donald Pollock, Fernando Santos-Granero, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern, Márnio Teixeira-Pinto, Silvia Vidal, Neil L. Whitehead, Johannes Wilbert, Robin Wright
By Raven GrimassiFor the reason that precedent days, witches and magicians have labored magic by means of Familiars, or precious spirits. Familiars may possibly take the shape of a loved puppy, a totem animal, or perhaps a valuable nonphysical entity.
Explore the attention-grabbing heritage of standard spirits in The Witches' Familiar. Written by way of one among cutting-edge top experts on either Wicca and standard hereditary Witchcraft, this booklet is your entire advisor to discovering and dealing with a well-recognized.
You'll examine the 3 forms of Familiars: actual, astral, and non secular. easy methods to name a well-known to you, and the way to settle on a suitable identify. become aware of tips to use magical seals and sigils to command or liberate a nonphysical ordinary. provide yourself with protection and your family by way of asking your ordinary to protect your house. Make your magic much more effective via enlisting your Familiar's relief in spellwork and formality. continue your bond powerful, and how to unencumber a well-known while its paintings is finished or it has handed from the actual aircraft.
This is the 1st ebook to provide never-before-published conventional Craft tools for operating with Familiars in addition to old examples from Western ceremonial magic. Your magic should be much more strong for those who mix forces with a well-known face.
By Peter J. CarrollWhole volumes in a single. Liber Null incorporates a choice of tremendous robust rituals and workouts for devoted occultists. Psychonaut is a guide comprising the speculation and perform of magic aimed atthose looking to practice workforce magic, or who paintings as shamanic monks to the group.
By Shirley AndrewsThe mysterious civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis develop into fact as Shirley Andrews, the writer of Atlantis: Insights From a misplaced Civilization combines info from students, scientists and the revered psychic Edgar Cayce. Her sober portrayal of annoying parallels among the religious decay of Atlantis and our smooth international, and her moderate causes for the shiny desires and prior existence stories mentioned through many people approximately existence at the misplaced lands increase this attention-grabbing booklet.
By Kenneth GrantFamed occultist Kenneth supply keeps his explorations of the left hand course within the compelling learn that starts with the evolution of the Sephiroth of the Quabalistic Tree of lifestyles. He delves into the virtually unknown nightside of the tree ,finding facts of extraterrestrial dimensions that, even now, stir our crew subconscious in very likely harmful methods. We needs to comprehend those powers, says supply, for in the event that they aren't managed, the violent disruptions which are already overtaking civilization becomes pandemic.