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HINDU MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CEREMONIES. (Used)
by Dubois, J.A.
Book ID: 1407, 1407
Translated & Edited by Henry K. Beauchamp. With an introduction by Max Muller. Oxford: Clarendon 1953 (1906) Third Edition, short 8vo, bound Oxford's handsome blue polished cloth gilt lettered, 741pp, frontis portrait of the author in a turban and holding his walking stick, front hinge cracked but a nice copy. The first edition was 1897, this is simply a reprint even though Oxford calls it the "third edition" on the title page. A veritable encyclopedia of Hindu religion and philosophy. In the preface by Max Muller we learn that Dubois was "..a man remarkably free of theological prejudice," and calls this "..a work which will always retain its value.." Dubois, who was fluent in Tamil, spent much of his life in India, especially during the period of 1792-1823, where he observed fantastical things that were later stamped out by the British, such as suttee, and the burning of a king and his two wives. Dubois' work is refreshingly free from modernist garble. Chapters on the Kali Yuga, advantage of the caste system, the pariah classes, the various castes of the Brahmins, the pavadam sacrifice, long chapters on the theological systems and the guru, with a "portrait of a true Guru", worship of animals, Hindu feasts, and a huge section on Brahminical culture, morality, fasting, marriage, poetry, fables, ceremonies, etc & etc.
The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe
released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars
is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...More
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...More
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More