By Harold BloomDuring this impassioned, erudite, and provocative paintings, Harold Bloom, bestselling writer and America's premier literary and cultural critic, examines society's "New Age" obsessions: angels, prophetic goals, and near-death reports. Omens of Millennium strains those cultural phenomena from their historic and standard origins to their present-day, millennial manifestations. furthermore, it's a own account of Bloom's Gnosticism. guaranteed to train, problem, and entertain, Omens of Millennium is as attention-grabbing because it is well timed.
By Josh McDowellE-book by way of McDowell, Josh, Stewart, Don Douglas, Van Gorden, Kurt
By Daniel A. SchulkeAn intensive grimorium of Wortcunning, or herb-magic, the Pleasure-Garden treats of the key wisdom of bushes and herbs as added by means of the Fallen Angels unto mankind. The book’s important issues are the sorcery and gnosis of the Greenwood, as bobbing up from the various luminaries of the everlasting Gardens of the Arte Magical. As a grimoire of religious Botany, the ebook 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, along 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 Edward LeeSomewhat of Hell has simply come to Earth. do you want to turn into another person? good, another person is set to turn into you. he'll proportion your middle and your brain, he'll seep into your physique, he'll consider your entire ecstasy... after which he'll take you on a slaughterfest. Occult rites. Ritualistic homicide. you might have develop into possessed. yet now not by means of a ghost. now not by means of a demon. it is whatever a lot worse. simply as God has a messenger, so does the satan, and that messenger is right here, now, on your city. He has a message to send... The Messenger. A diabolical novel of final erotic horror...
By John Crowley
Praise for the Ægypt sequence:
"With Little, Big, Crowley confirmed himself as America’s maximum dwelling author of myth. Ægypt confirms that he's one in every of our best residing writers, period."
"A dizzying adventure, completed with unerring safeguard of technique."
—The big apple instances booklet Review
"A grasp of language, plot, and characterization."
"The extra in you pass, the larger it gets."
"The writing here's elaborate and considerate, allusive and ironic. . . . Ægypt bears many resemblances, incidental and major, to Thomas Pynchon’s great 1966 novel The Crying of Lot 49."
"An unique moralist of an identical giddy heights occupied by means of Thomas Mann and Robertson Davies."
—San Francisco Chronicle
This is the fourth novel—and much-anticipated conclusion—of John Crowley’s surprising and lauded Ægypt series: a dense, lyrical meditation on heritage, alchemy, and reminiscence. Spanning 3 centuries, and weaving jointly the tales of Renaissance magician John Dee, thinker Giordano Bruno, and present-day itinerant historian and author Pierce Moffitt, the Ægypt series is as richly major as Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet or Anthony Powell’s Dance to the song of Time. Crowley, a grasp prose stylist, explores ameliorations actual, magical, alchemical, and private during this epic, highly American novel the place the previous, current, and destiny replicate each one other.
"It is a piece of serious erudition and deep humanity that's as fantastically composed as any novel in my experience."
—Washington put up e-book World
"An unpredictable, free-flowing, sui generis novel."
—Los Angeles Times
"With Endless Things and the of entirety of the Ægypt cycle, Crowley has developed one of many best, so much welcoming stories modern fiction has to supply us."
"Crowley’s odd type of fable: a unsleeping alternative for the magic within which you don’t really think any more."
—London evaluation of Books
"A appealing palimpsest as advanced, mysterious and unreliable as human memory."
"This yr, whereas thousands of Harry Potter fanatics celebrated and mourned the top in their favourite sequence, a way smaller yet no much less committed workforce of readers marked one other literary milestone: the e-book of the final publication in John Crowley’s Ægypt Cycle."
"Crowley’s eloquent and desirable end to his Ægypt tetralogy reveals student Pierce Moffet nonetheless looking for the legendary Ægypt, an alternative fact of magic and marvels which were encoded in our personal world’s myths, legends and superstitions. Pierce first intuited the realm’s life from the paintings of cult novelist Fellowes Kraft. utilizing Kraft’s unfinished ultimate novel as his Baedeker, Pierce travels to Europe, the place he spies tantalizing lines of Ægypt’s mysteries within the Gnostic teachings of the Rosicrucians, the mysticism of John Dee, the innovative concepts of heretical priest Giordano Bruno and the “chemical marriage ceremony” of 2 17th-century monarchs in Prague. Like Pierce’s travels, the ultimate vacation spot for this contemporary fable epic is nearly incidental to its telling. With fabulous dexterity, Crowley (Lord Byron’s Novel) parallels a number of tale traces unfold throughout centuries and unobtrusively deploys habitual symbols and motifs to exhibit a feeling of natural wholeness. while Pierce’s quest ends on a satisfying own observe, this exceptional story comes complete circle to augment its undying issues of transformation, new edition and immortality."
Locus Award finalist
John Crowley was once born within the safely liminal city of Presque Isle, Maine. His most modern novel is Four Freedoms. He teaches inventive writing at Yale collage. In 1992 he obtained the Award in Literature from the yankee Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He unearths it extra pleasant that most of his paintings continues to be in print.
By Thomas KarlssonQabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a special functional creation to magic. the most thread of the e-book is the exploration of the Qliphoth and the darkish mysteries that have for therefore lengthy been a repressed a part of western esotericism. rather than ignoring and denying the darkish aspect, the writer finds, step-by-step, how guy can get to grasp his Shadow and, via this, achieve a deeper wisdom of the Self. by way of exploring and never via repressing the Shadow it may be remodeled from a harmful strength right into a inventive energy. The ebook offers with the matter of evil, the symbolism at the back of the autumn of Lucifer and mans construction strategy based on Qabalistic philosophy. The theories which are provided during this booklet also are associated with perform. a number of examples of rituals, meditations, magical routines and occult correspondences are available inside of. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic includes a couple of hundred demonic sigils and items of artwork that have been created particularly for this e-book. a special number of the entire sigils from the vintage grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the notorious Grimorium Verum also are incorporated.
"Outstanding within the genre." - August Derleth
"In a similar type as M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood." - Michael and Mollie Hardwick
"One of the final nice traditionalists of English fiction." - Colin Wilson
Frederick Plowright, a widely known medical photographer, is recruited by way of Professor Clark Ashton Scarsdale to accompany his study workforce looking for "The nice White Space," defined in old and arcane texts as a portal resulting in the extremities of the universe. Plowright, Scarsdale, and the remainder of their group embark at the nice Northern day trip, traversing a terrifying and desolate panorama to the Black Mountains, the place a passageway countless numbers of ft excessive results in a misplaced urban miles less than the skin of the earth. however the unsettling discoveries they make there are just a precursor of the real horror to stick with. For the entrance of the good White area opens either methods, and anything unspeakably evil has crossed over-a scary abomination that doesn't intend to permit any of them go back to the skin alive . . .
one of many nice British horror writers of the twentieth century, Basil Copper (1924-2013) was once top recognized for his macabre brief fiction, which earned him the area Horror Convention's Lifetime fulfillment Award in 2010. The nice White Space (1974) is a story within the mode of H. P. Lovecraft and is well-known as the best Lovecraftian horror novels ever written. This variation, the 1st in additional than 30 years, contains a new creation through Stephen Jones.
Alchemy is believed to have originated over 2000 years in the past in Hellenic Egypt, the results of 3 converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian know-how and the mysticism of center japanese religions. Its heyday was once from approximately 800 A.D. to the center of the 17th century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor clergy, parish clerks, smiths, dyers, and tinkers. Even such complete males as Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, Sir Thomas Browne and Isaac Newton got interested in alchemical matters.
In its look for the "Philosopher's Stone" that may transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, spiritual and mystical overtones. those and lots of different points of alchemy are explored with huge, immense perception and erudition during this vintage paintings. E. J. Holmyard, a famous pupil within the box, starts with the alchemists of historic Greece and China and is going directly to talk about alchemical equipment, Islamic and early Western alchemy; indicators, symbols, and mystery phrases; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, fee, and Semler, and masses more.
Ranging over millennia of alchemical historical past, Mr. Holmyard indicates how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was once a vital part of the pre-scientific ethical order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind worry of mobs and the highbrow interest of discovered males. finally, although, with the arrival and ascension of the medical process, the hopes and concepts of the alchemists pale to the prestige of "pseudo-science." That transformation, in addition to alchemy's indisputable function as a precursor of recent chemistry, are brilliantly illuminated during this e-book. scholars of alchemy, chemistry, the background of technology, and the occult, plus a person drawn to the foundation and evolution of 1 of mankind's so much enduring and influential myths, should want to have a replica of this masterly study.