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WOMEN OF THE GOLDEN DAWN: Rebels and Priestesses. (Used)
by Greer, Mary K.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 10651, 10651
Inner Traditions 1995, first edition, 490pp, cloth & dj, spine slightly cocked else a fine unclipped copy, very scarce. The women in question are Annie Horniman, the London tea-heiress who supported the early Golden Dawn; Moina Bergson Mathers, sister of Henri Bergson and wife of McGregor Mathers, who channeled the principal rituals of the Order; Florence Farr, the actress and writer, friend of Yeats and lover of G. B. Shaw, who ended as principal of a school in India; and Maud Gonne, the love of Yeats' life and fighter for Irish independence, mother of Nobel laureate and Amnesty International founder Sean MacBride. Dare one say that, with the exception of Yeats, the Women of the Golden Dawn were much more interesting and admirable figures than the men? This is not surprising when one considers the dominant role that women had played in esoteric orders and fringe-religious movements since the beginnings of Spiritualism in the 1850s. Mary Greer's is the best kind of feminist scholarship, the author is personally involved in her subject, balancing objectivity with deeper insight. After all, there is no point in spending several years studying a school of wisdom like the Golden Dawn if one does not emerge altered and maybe wiser from the encounter. The paperback is widely available but the first edition has always been very scarce.
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
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 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 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.
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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...