By Israel Regardie, Chic Cicero, Sandra Tabatha Cicero
"The Tree of existence offers a major quantity of fabric that brings jointly historic knowledge and smooth magical experience." -- Bodhi Tree publication evaluation, wintry weather 2001/Spring 2002
From the Publisher
Have you ever heard of Elbert Hubbard? After being a cleaning soap salesman he based the Roycrofters (part of the handicraft circulate) and the Roycroft Press, which revealed magazines and books packed with thought and data. He was once well known within the early 1900s. most folks at the present time have by no means heard of him.
On the opposite hand, you've most likely heard of Israel Regardie. approximately his booklet, The Tree of lifestyles, well-known occultist Dion Fortune wrote, "…it goes to be one of many classics of occultism." She was once right.
The Tree of lifestyles used to be a booklet of its time. And simply as negative Elbert is beautiful imprecise this day, so, too, are the various references in Regardie's ebook. It was once time, to not swap the booklet, yet to replace it for contemporary readers.
The excellent humans to do that have been stylish and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Senior Adepts of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise and revered writers and academics. the particular alterations they made have been few — they Americanized a few British spellings and punctiliously grew to become the transliterations of Hebrew into the trendy method that Regardie utilized in his later books. yet that was once simply the beginning.
Next, they made a number of explanatory notes for every bankruptcy in order that every body can now absolutely comprehend the e-book. Then, to enable you use and extra useful they additional a word list, a bibliography, an index, and data on each one bankruptcy for the contents pages. to teach its significance, they integrated a biographical preface giving information regarding Regardie and the booklet. and eventually, to make it much more beautiful, they've extra over a hundred illustrations. Now, this vintage from the 12 months 1932 is back a vintage for the twenty first century. Elbert Hubbard will be forgotten, yet this booklet is clean and full of life. back, in the event you get a ebook on actual magic, this could be it!
By Thomas Hatsis
An exploration of the historic origins of the “witches’ ointment” and medieval hallucinogenic drug practices in line with the earliest resources
• info how early sleek theologians demonized psychedelic people magic into “witches’ ointments”
• stocks dozens of psychoactive formulation and recipes gleaned from infrequent manuscripts from collage collections around the world in addition to the practices and magical incantations helpful for his or her practise
• Examines the practices of medieval witches like Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic medicinal drugs in her love potions and natural arrangements
In the medieval interval arrangements with hallucinogenic herbs have been a part of the perform of veneficium, or poison magic. This selection of magical arts used poisons, herbs, and rituals to bewitch, heal, prophesy, infect, and homicide. within the kind of psyche-magical ointments, poison magic may possibly set off strong hallucinations and surrealistic desires that enabled direct adventure of the Divine. Smeared at the epidermis, those entheogenic ointments have been acknowledged to allow witches to commune with quite a few neighborhood goddesses, bastardized through the Church as journeys to the Sabbat--clandestine conferences with devil to benefit magic and perform demonic orgies.
Examining trial files and the pharmacopoeia of witches, alchemists, folks healers, and heretics of the fifteenth century, Thomas Hatsis info how a variety of principles from folks medications to ecclesiastical fears over drugs ladies merged to shape the classical “witch” stereotype and what background has referred to as the “witches’ ointment.” He stocks dozens of psychoactive formulation and recipes gleaned from infrequent manuscripts from college collections from around the world in addition to the practices and magical incantations precious for his or her practise. He explores the connections among witches’ ointments and spells for form transferring, spirit shuttle, and bewitching magic. He examines the practices of a few Renaissance magicians, who inhaled strong medications to speak with spirits, and of Italian folk-witches, comparable to Matteuccia di Francisco, who used hallucinogenic medications in her love potions and natural arrangements, and Finicella, who used drug ointments to visualize herself remodeled right into a cat.
Exploring the untold background of the witches’ ointment and medieval hallucinogen use, Hatsis finds how the Church remodeled people drug practices, particularly entheogenic ones, into satanic studies.
By Ajahn Sumedho
This ebook is compiled from talks given typically in 2001 via Ajahn Sumedho; they impart an intuitive knowing of the Buddha's educating which has arisen from over 35 years of perform as a Buddhist monk. This procedure begins with accepting ourselves as we're, no longer as a few perfect of whom we predict we must always be. through doing this a leisure can happen that creates area for perception to come up. Meditation can suggest every kind of items. it is a note that incorporates any form of psychological practices, reliable or undesirable. For his half, Sumedho capacity meditation as centering, that experience of building, resting within the middle. the one method that you possibly can fairly do this isn't really to attempt and give it some thought and examine it; you'll want to belief in precisely an easy act of recognition, of knowledge.
By Edward Lee
No author is extra severe, perverted, or gross than Edward Lee. His global is certainly one of psychopathic redneck rapists, intercourse addicted demons, and semen stealing extraterrestrial beings. Brace your self, the king of splatterspunk is bound to surprise, offend, and make you giggle till you vomit. Bullet via Your Face collects 3 novellas demonstrating Lee's mind-blasting expertise. Ever Nat - One guy is compelled to undergo an unbelievable torment simply to remain alive, one evening at a time. The Salt-Diviner - A touching tale of 1 couple and the quadriplegic, homeless fortune teller locked of their basement. The fridge filled with Sperm - Why are all of the males of Luntville falling into comas with their pants down and dicks up?
By Cherry Adair
Sydney McBride is writing a profile on a cosmetic surgery spa in Rio that caters to celebrities, and she’s going lower than the knife herself–all to restore her sagging profession. yet then she will get wind of a much bigger tale. one of the nips and tucks she discovers a mysterious and devastatingly appealing guy claiming he’s come to Rio to foil a plot that has the capability to unharness around the world horror. Lucas Fox is Sydney’s price tag to a comeback–one that can relaunch her into the limelight. All she has to do is achieve his trust.
But Lucas Fox trusts nobody. He’s a drop-dead beautiful T-FLAC operative whose paranormal powers are flickering–but whose powers in mattress rocket Sydney to a spot she didn’t understand existed. Now, with the fabulous secrets and techniques that she and Lucas have exposed on the spa, Sydney is prepared to tackle her so much dicy occupation movement of all. She’ll paintings aspect by means of part with a world-hopping wizard–stopping just for the main forbidden pleasures alongside the way.
The evening sizzles to new heights in those novels of romantic suspense
By Patrick Zalewski
Alternatives up the place the printed types of the Golden Dawn's Enochian fabric go away off. in line with the examine and unpublished papers of Macgregor Mathers, this booklet opens new avenues of use for the program.
By Claire North
Publication eISBN: 9780316371421
a few tales can't be informed in precisely ONE LIFETIME.
Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.
it doesn't matter what he does or the selections he makes, whilst loss of life comes, Harry consistently returns to the place he started, a toddler with all of the wisdom of a lifestyles he has already lived a dozen occasions prior to. not anything ever changes.
until eventually now.
As Harry nears the top of his 11th existence, a bit lady seems at his bedside. "I approximately neglected you, health care provider August," she says. "I have to ship a message."
this is often the tale of what Harry does subsequent, and what he did prior to, and the way he attempts to save lots of a previous he can't switch and a destiny he can't allow.
About the Author-
Claire North is a pseudonym for an acclaimed writer who has formerly released numerous novels in several genres.
By Kenneth Grant
Outdoors the Circles of Time is the 5th quantity within the sequence of Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies. it is a paintings that covers an incredibly vast sector and exposes - to cite from the jacket of the 1980 variation - “a community extra advanced than was once ever imagined: a community now not not like H.P. Lovecraft’s darkish imaginative and prescient of sinister forces lurking on the rim of the universe”. outdoors the Circles of Time explores a posh of such principles, from Blavatsky’s mystery Doctrine, Crowley’s The booklet of the legislation, Lovecraft’s Necronomicon, and Frater Achad’s researches. It additionally explores the paintings of Soror Andahadna, a modern Priestess of Maat whose paintings has parallels with that of Frater Achad a few many years formerly while he introduced the inauguration of the Aeon of Maat in 1948. at the extra orthodox premise that every Aeon lasts 2,000 years, we're firstly of the Aeon of Horus, so the Aeon of Maat may well look some distance off but. although, the subsequent passage from outdoors the Circles of Time places the problem in a unique light:
"Myths and legends are of the previous, yet Maat shouldn't be considered by way of previous or destiny aeons. Maat is current now should you, realizing the ‘sacred alignments’ and the ‘Gateway of Inbetweenness’, event the be aware ever coming, ever emaning, from the Mouth, within the ever new and ever current varieties which are regularly being generated from the paranormal Atu or apartment of Maat, the Ma-atu . . ."