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The One Primeval Language. Alphabetic characters of lost powers from the four continents. Including (Used)
by Forster, Charles.
Book ID: 11079, 11079
London: Richard Bentley, 1852-4. Three volumes. Volume one is the second edition, others are first editions. Uniformly bound in publ's green cloth, large gilt illustration on each cover, 190+300+354pp, volume one in very good condition with slightly chipped spine, volume two is a fine copy, tight & bright, volume three is internally vg but the joints are fairly chipped, all plates and text in very good to fine condition. Volume one is subtitled: The Voice of Israel From the Rocks of Sinai, or, The Sinaitic Inscriptions Contemporary Records of the Miracles and Wanderings of the Exode. It is illustrated with seven plates, one of which is a sepia-tinted lithograph and the others are folding and extending, and with two additional plates not called for in the binder's instruction one of which is a handsome engraving of a cairn. At the end is a folding colored map (also not called for) of Arabia. Volume two is subtitled: The Monuments of Egypt and Their Vestiges of Patriarchal Traditions, it is illustrated with 15 plates most of which are folding and extending. The third volume is subtitled: The Monuments of Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia with A New Key for the Recovery of the Lost Ten Tribes. Of the 11 plates and engravings here four are colored lithographs. Later there was a chart that was issued, rare now, not present here. The work is elaboratly illustrated. One interesting aspect of Forster's work is that besides his extensive study of hieroglyphics and other ancient glyphs he also paid close attention to the rock art he found during his travels in the Middle East. Some years ago there was an Indian reprint of this work but it was truncated and lacked most of the plates.
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
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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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...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
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
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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.
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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