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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.
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
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The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
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The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
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