Orgy of Souls by Wrath James White, Maurice Broaddus

By Wrath James White, Maurice Broaddus

Twenty souls for his brother's existence is a value that seductively appealing Samson is prepared to pay. Twenty souls sopping wet in blood, powdered with cocaine and a couple of type of ecstasy. a good alternate for the lifetime of a brother. a good alternate for the lifetime of a clergyman. and everybody he meets turns out so prepared to provide theirs away. Samuel's religion usually wavers. clinically determined with HIV and in speedy decline, he hides his disillusionment within the rituals of the priesthood. but if Samson brings him the 1st blood-signed agreement for a tender woman's immortal soul, the steamy global of haute couture male types and the quiet decay of a sickly priest start to writhe opposed to the realities of existence, demise, and otherworldly energy. concord is a perilous seduction, good looks a perilous video game. Come worship within the brutal temple of Orgy of Souls. Your religion isn't an identical back.

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Occult Knowledge, Science, and Gender on the Shakespearean by Mary Floyd-Wilson

By Mary Floyd-Wilson

During this ground-breaking examine, Mary Floyd-Wilson argues that the early glossy English believed their affections and behaviour have been stimulated by means of hidden sympathies and antipathies that coursed during the flora and fauna. those forces not just produced emotional relationships yet they have been additionally levers during which traditional humans intended they can manage nature and bring new wisdom. certainly, it used to be the invisibility of nature's secrets-or occult qualities-that ended in a privileging of experimentation, assisting to displace a reliance on historic theories. Floyd-Wilson demonstrates how Renaissance drama participates in average philosophy's creation of epistemological limitations by means of staging tales that examine the knowledge-making authority of girls healers and experimenters. concentrating on 12th evening, Arden of Faversham, A caution for reasonable girls, All's good That Ends good, The Changeling, and The Duchess of Malfi, Floyd-Wilson means that as experiential facts received clinical floor, women's presumed intimacy with nature's secrets and techniques was once both reduced or demonized.

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Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of Shadow by Daniel A. Schulke

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 relevant 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 non secular Botany, the booklet is a Hortus Conclusus of textual content and snapshot 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 vegetation. Magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary courting, along with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. the complete is meant as a textual reification of occult herbalism in the context of the Sabbatic Craft culture.

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Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic by Thomas Karlsson

By Thomas Karlsson

Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a special useful advent to magic. the most thread of the booklet 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, succeed in a deeper wisdom of the Self. through exploring and never via repressing the Shadow it may be remodeled from a harmful strength right into a inventive energy. The booklet bargains with the matter of evil, the symbolism in the back of the autumn of Lucifer and mans production procedure in response to Qabalistic philosophy. The theories which are offered during this e-book also are associated with perform. numerous examples of rituals, meditations, magical routines and occult correspondences are available inside. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic includes multiple hundred demonic sigils and items of artwork that have been created in particular for this publication. a different number of all of the sigils from the vintage grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the notorious Grimorium Verum also are incorporated.

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Magic in the Cloister. Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and by Sophie Page

By Sophie Page

Through the past due 13th and early fourteenth centuries a gaggle of clergymen with occult pursuits donated what turned a extraordinary choice of greater than thirty magic texts to the library of the Benedictine abbey of St. Augustine’s in Canterbury. The priests accrued texts that supplied optimistic justifications for the perform of magic and books during which works of magic have been copied aspect by way of part with works of extra licit genres. In Magic within the Cloister, Sophie web page makes use of this assortment to discover the sluggish shift towards extra confident attitudes to magical texts and ideas in medieval Europe. She examines what attracted clergymen to magic texts, inspite of the risks excited by learning condemned works, and the way the priests mixed magic with their highbrow pursuits and monastic lifestyles. by way of exhibiting the way it used to be attainable for spiritual insiders to combine magical stories with their orthodox worldview, Magic within the Cloister contributes to a broader knowing of the function of magical texts and ideas and their attractiveness within the past due heart a long time.

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The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune

By Dion Fortune

Violet Mary Firth Evans, derived her pen-name 'Dion Fortune' from the Latin of her kinfolk motto 'Deo, non fortuna' ('by God, now not fate'). An encouraged occultist, she labored with such luminaries of the esoteric global as Theodore Moriarty and MacGregor Matthers sooner than founding her personal mystical/magical association 'The Fraternity (now Society) of the interior Light'. 'The Mystical Qabalah' is Dion Fortune's transparent, concise creation to the profound mysteries of the many-layered glyph referred to as the Otz Chiim, or Tree of lifestyles. largely and deservedly considered as an occult vintage, the e-book explores all features of the airtight Qabalah, targeting the relation and correspondences among the 10 Holy Sephiroth at the 3 pillars, and their reference to the twenty-two paths of subjective recognition. The Tarot's and Astrology's hyperlinks to the glyph are likewise thought of intimately. the paranormal Qabalah is a useful primer for realizing the interior workings of The Tree, a booklet that offers up extra layers of which means the extra occasions it really is learn. a useful key for amateur and start up alike.

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Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the by Brad Steiger

By Brad Steiger

A chilling chronicle of the customarily missed background of vampirism because it has surfaced time and again in information articles, ancient money owed, and primary individual interviews, this stunning account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that impact them shines a mild at the scary fact. Revealing that genuine vampires aren't immortal, do not need fangs or sleep in coffins, and feature no worry of sun or crucifixes, the exam dispels many myths but in addition confirms the reality in the back of numerous features of actual vampires, comparable to the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an everlasting soul. whole with 30 spine-tingling stories of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this interesting assortment contains the tales of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized a complete village, convincing them she used to be an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the 3 young children who left a path around the South as they performed blood-drinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious woman in Black who attracts psychic strength from males who dare technique her as she wanders via urban streets and parks.

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The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother by Annie Kagan

By Annie Kagan

Struggling with world-weariness, former singer/songwriter Annie Kagan gave up her lifestyles in big apple urban and moved to a small condominium through the bay. whereas attempting to determine what to do together with her existence, her brother Billy died unexpectedly.

A few weeks after his loss of life, Billy woke his sister at sunrise. "It’s Billy, darling! I’m drifting weightlessly via attractive galaxies and that i think a loving, beneficent presence twinkling throughout me.” used to be Billy actual or simply a figment of her mind's eye? In The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, Kagan stocks her extraordinary trip into the mysteries of the afterlife. Billy’s ongoing account of his celestial studies is full of transcendent knowledge, irreverent humor, and desire. The Afterlife of Billy Fingers will switch how you take into consideration existence, demise, and the Universe.

Another time, Billy says, “If i may provide you with a present it'd be to discover the consideration within your self, past the jobs and the drama, so that you can dance the dance of the sport with a bit extra rhythm, a bit extra abandon, a bit extra shaking these hips.”

In his foreword, Dr. Raymond Moody, writer of Life after Life, explains the phenomena of walkers among the worlds, recognized to us considering that precedent days, yet nonetheless spectacular to manner too many people.

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Transcendantal Magic by Eliphas Lévi

By Eliphas Lévi

This is often Levi's first treatise on magic and was once translated into English by means of Arthur Edward Waite as "Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual". Its recognized beginning strains current the only crucial topic of Occultism and provides a few of the style of its surroundings: "Behind the veil of the entire hieratic and mystical allegories of historic doctrines, in the back of the darkness and unusual ordeals of all initiations, below the seal of all sacred writings, within the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, at the crumbling stones of outdated temples and at the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, within the giant or superb work which interpret to the devoted of India the encouraged pages of the Vedas, within the cryptic trademarks of our outdated books on alchemy, within the ceremonies practised at reception by way of all mystery societies, there are came across symptoms of a doctrine that's far and wide a similar and in all places rigorously hid. ( From the Introduction)". Lévi's model of magic turned an outstanding luck, specifically after his loss of life. That Spiritualism was once renowned on either side of the Atlantic from the 1850s contributed to this luck. His magical teachings have been unfastened from noticeable fanaticisms; he had not anything to promote, and didn't fake to be the begin of a few old or fictitious mystery society. He integrated the Tarot playing cards into his magical approach, and therefore the Tarot has been a huge a part of the paraphernalia of Western magicians. He had a deep influence at the magic of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise and afterward the ex-Golden sunrise member Aleister Crowley. He used to be additionally the 1st to claim pentagram or five-pointed famous person with one element down and issues up represents evil, whereas a pentagram with one aspect up and issues down represents solid. It was once mostly throughout the occultists encouraged by means of him that Lévi is remembered as one of many key founders.

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