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THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND; OR THE MYSTERIES OF FREEMASONRY, OF SABAISM, AND OF BUDDHISM. (Used)
by O'Brien, Henry
Book ID: 20680, 20680
Whittaker, London, 1834. "THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND; OR THE MYSTERIES OF FREEMASONRY, OF SABAISM, AND OF BUDDHISM. For the First Time Unveiled. "Prize Essay" of the Royal Irish Academy, Enlarged, and Embellished with Numerous Illustrations." XXXVI+524pp, plus one page of errors and emissions, illustrated with b & w woodcuts, some of which are full-page The binding is a professionally done work with handsome pairing of two colors of gray and re-sewn saving the inner margins very nicely. Partly obscured on the title page is the contemporary signature of one W. H. Reece. The text is clearly printed and the woodcuts are choice, all printed on rag paper. In the preface the author describes his lifelong study of Freemasonry, of it's beauties, and of his struggle to "bequeath the light of the night" to the English reader through a study of the round towers of Ireland. The author's aim is vague in places, pleasantly so as he is not convinced of his thesis, that the towers were built by Buddhist priests who traveled in the 8th century to Ireland and the west. He postulates a few other theories, all of course "crack-pot," but interesting to the imaginative historian. Reprinted in 1898. title page slightly chipped and neatly repaired in the margin, lacks half-title, very good to fine condition later dark gray cloth with light gray printed paper spine label, new ep's.
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
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 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
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...