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AN ENCYCLOPEDIC OUTLINE OF MASONIC, HERMETIC, QABBALISTIC AND ROSICRUCIAN SYMBOLICAL PHILOSOPHY Bein (Used)
by Hall, Manly P
Book ID: 11044, 11044
LA: Philosophical Research Society 1979 (1975) third printing, large heavy folio, tan spine with immitation tan & brown marbled paper-covered boards, immitation marbled end papers, gilt lettered front cover, 245pp plus 48 full color plates (some folding), plus 203 B&W text illustrations, bibliography and index—both very lengthy. Autographed copy, vg-f condition. Laid in is a handsome folio engraved print by an unknown artist, numbered & signed and dedicated to Ivan St. John, a deep impression of the plate, mint condition. Titled "La Nuit" (the night) It portrays two obilisks, one with a winged firgure atop. This is the third printing of the ‘Golden Anniversary’ edition, a facsimile reproduction of the famous 1928 original. It was the only reprint ever done that is the same size and format as the giant folio original edition of 1928. Then in 1998, after this edition was sold out (1000 copies as I remember it but no limitation number was ever stated) PRS issued a new reprint, the "Diamond Jubilee Edition" abd I sold quite a few of these reprints, again same size as the original. But after a few years I heard reports from a few customers that the sewing had come loose and when I called PRS they told me the printer this time was in Taiwan, a normally good place to have books made but upon closer examination I could see that the sewing was too tight. That reprint is in print at $185.00. This older reprint is a s sturdy as can be. I have a copy I have been brining around to kids in homeless shelters and after heavy use the sewing is still strong. The original of 1928 was a handsomely designed and printed work by John Henry Nash, one of America’s greatest text designers & printers. But because of the subject matter, this book is rarely acclaimed as the printing monument it is. Those original editions sell for well over $2000, and it can justifiably be called one of the great occult books of all time. It has been in print continuously in one form or another since 1928. The other reprints are quarto in size and hence considerably smaller print—readable—with strain. The new Tarcher paper edition is even worse, a horrible dumbing down of this beauty. There are 45 chapters: The Ancient Mysteries and Secret Societies Which Have Influenced Modern Masonic Symbolism; Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity; the Life and Writings of Toth Hermes Trismegistus; the Initiation of the Pyramid; Isis, the Virgin of the World; the Sun, a Universal Deity; the Zodiac and its Signs; the Bembine Table of Isis; Wonders of Antiquity; the Life and Philosophy of Pythagoras; Pythagorean Mathematics; the Human Body in Symbolism; the Hiramic Legend; the Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color; Fishes, Insects, Animals, Reptiles, and Birds; Flowers, Plants, Fruits, and Trees; Stones, Metals, and Gems; Ceremonial Magic and Sorcery; the Elements and Their Inhabitants; Hermetic Pharmacology, Chemistry, and Therapeutics; the Qabbalah, the Secret Doctrine of Israel; Fundamentals of Qabbalistic Cosmogony; the Tree of the Sephiroth; Qabbalistic Keys to the Creation of Man; an Analysis of the Tarot Cards; the Tabernacle in the Wilderness; the Fraternity of the Rose Cross; Rosicrucian Doctrines and Tenents; Fifteen Rosicrucian and Qabbalistic Diagrams; Alchemy and its Exponents; the Theory and Practice of Alchemy; the Chemical Marriage; Bacon, Shakespere (sic), and the Rosicrucians; the Cryptogram as a Factor in Symbolic Philosophy; Freemasonic Symbolism; Mystic Christianity; the Cross and the Crucifixion; the Mystery of the Apocalypse; the Faith of Islam; American Indian Symbolism; the Mysteries and Their Emissaries. The 48 color plates are variously brilliant, odd, symbolic, curious, dignified, amateurish, but always interesting. The hundreds of medieval B & W woodcuts are exceptionally well displayed and as pleasing as the color plates, maybe 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
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 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
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...