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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.
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
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
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...