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Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall (New)
by Louis, Sahagun
Book ID: 9781934170021, 193417002X
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In 1919, a Canadian teenager with a sixth-grade education arrived by train to the wilds of Los Angeles. Within a decade he had transformed himself into a world-renowned luminary and occult scholar. His name was Manly Palmer Hall, author of the landmark encyclopedia The Secret Teachings of All Ages and the 20th century’s most prolific writer and speaker on ancient philosophies, mysticism, and magic.
Hall revealed to thousands how universal wisdom could be found in the myths and symbols of the ancient Western mystery teachings. He amassed the largest occult library west of the Mississippi and founded The Philosophical Research Society in 1934 for the purpose of providing seekers rare access to the world’s wisdom literature. He became a confidante and friend to celebrities and politicians. In 1990, he died -- some say he was killed -- in what remains an open-ended Hollywood murder mystery.
This dramatic story of Hall’s life and death provides a panorama of twentieth century mysticism and an insider’s view into a subculture that continues to have a profound influence on movies, television, music, books, art, and thought.
Author Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He contributed to a Times series on Latinos in Southern California that won a Pulitzer Prize. His work ranges from religion and the environment to crime and politics. He lives with his wife and daughter in California.
“An engrossing and informative work. This book vividly illuminates a remarkable individual who was almost larger than life in every sense of the word, and also an era in the history of Los Angeles, a place where people have always felt free to set conventionalism aside and try new spiritual paths.”
— Robert Ellwood
Hands of Apostasy: Essays on Traditional Witchcraft. Standard Edition
Howard, Michael (ed)
Three Hands Press
, also known as traditional witchcraft, endures as a distinct body of archaic magical practices in present-day Britain, North America and Australia. Originally nameless, such bodies are related to a variety of historical magical streams, most notably the practices of the Grimoires or 'black books', folk-healing, and popular magic of the early modern era. Typically, such groups operate in secret, with strict means of initiatic succession, and practice sorcery characterized b...More
The Cunning Man's Handbook: The Practice of English Folk Magic, 1550-1900
The Cunning Man’s Handbook
is a monumental work of phenomenal scope and scholarship, a comprehensive and challenging exploration of the practices and beliefs of Cunning Folk in Britain and America during their heyday from 1550-1900. Exploring the social and theological milieu of the period, the author demonstrates the essentially Christian nature of Cunning practices, and presents an illuminating discourse on the concept of magic and how it was perceived as working.
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The Angel and the Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II and III
Gunther, J Daniel
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
This companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child
provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child -- the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, ...More
Clavis: Journal of Occult Arts, Letters and Experience. Volume 3
Three Hands Press
Softcover, sewn, heavy stock, full color illustrations, featuring the cover image Order of the Caryatids by Miriam Escofet.
The third volume of Clavis: A Journal of Occult Arts, Letters, and Experience concerns the respective themes of 'Cipher and Stone'. The journal is 192 pages, featuring the preternatural works of such esoteric artists as Miriam Escofet, Rory Alan MacLean, Austin Osman Spare, K. Lenore Siner, Claudia Avila, Mike Davis, J.G. Winther, Ken Henson, Benjamin Vierling, M...