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WORLDS IN COLLISION. (Used)
by Velikovsky, Immanuel.
Book ID: 10739, 10739
9th printing, cloth, 401pp. It was with this book, his first, that Velikovsky launched his radical theory that twice in historic times the planets broke out of their orbits and ran amok, causing enormous cataclysms, once around 1500 B.C., and again around 8th century B.C. This caused the ancients to revise their calendars and generated a new conception of the cosmos. Velikovsky was ridiculed for his theory and banished to the crank zone by orthodoxy and to this day it is nearly impossible to find his name listed in any large history or biographical dictionary. The outcry was so hysterical that leading scientists called this book "the greatest scientific fraud ever perpetuated" (Harlow Shipley). Scientists by the thousands, many of whom admitted they had never read the book, organized a boycott of the publisher's textbook division, and Macmillan was quickly forced to suspend publication of Worlds in Collision. Velikovsky fought back and challenged the establishment to find one single incorrect fact in his book, none were found. Then Doubleday bought the rights (they had no vulnerable textbook department) and with their support the book went on to become an international bestseller, in print to this day. Needless to say, many of his theories have now grudgingly been found correct in many instances. It must be pointed out how crucial the support of Doubleday was to the success of this book. It is unlikely that now, with only a few giant multinational corporations in control of the world's publishing that this book would have ever been republished without resorting to a vanity house or self-publishing, a method that is doomed to failure except in the most unusual circumstances.
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More