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Ronald Oldham: A Life in Three Acts (New)
by Hunter, Bob
Publisher: Eureka Editions
Book ID: 9789072395313, 907239531X
Containing a short description of the course of Mr. Oldham's life and further mostly notes with practical teaching taken at meetings of the group.
The life of Ronald Worsley Oldham, OBE, unfolded into three orderlystages of service - three ascending levels, some might say, a distinction that would have been pooh-poohed by the man himself as fanciful. As an amateur playwright, however, he just might have agreed that his experiences developed through three distinct acts.
The first period was with the premier military service, the Royal Navy. He began his career as a naval cadet on 15 September 1903 and retired as a rear admiral on a battleship on 11 January 1938.
Back in Civvy Street at the outbreak of World War II, Rear Admiral Oldham continued a life of service, this time to his local community, by applying his organisational skills to local government.
The third part of his life's work was less obviously one of service, but only because it was played out in accordance with a discipline beyond the ken of everyday life. In 1956, after having thought deeply for some time about the meaning of life, he came in contact with a group of people who followed what is called the Fourth Way.
For nine years Mr Oldham was able to benefit greatly from Mrs Pogson's teaching, for when she died on 5 February 1967, he showed that he had learned well how to lead a group on the Fourth Way.
Beryl Pogson (1895-1967) was a pupil of Dr. Maurice Nicoll for nineteen years and his secretary for fourteen years. Many of her writings have been published only privately for the benefit of her students and groups. Now for the first time much of her Teaching has been republished and is now more widely known. She often made connections between The Work and sacred books, literature, plays and poetry as will be seen in these books. Her Work teaching was based on The Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky by Maurice Nicoll, and of course, from G.I.Gurdjieff's and P.D.Ouspensky's own writings.
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...
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 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
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