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Gods And Religions Of Ancient And Modern Times. ( 2 volumes) (Used)
by Bennett, D. M.
Book ID: 11092, 11092
New York: D. M. Bennett, Liberal and Scientific Publishing House, 1880, two volumes, thick 8vo, publ's gilt lettered brown cloth, 835+957pp, portrait frontis in each volume, margins lightly browning in volume two, one ep torn, covers just a little rubbed but a very good sound set. Bennett was a freethinker in the tradition of The Truth Seeker school. The aim here is to show the universality of sophisticated religious beliefs beyond the claim of Christianity. In his preface he makes clear his hatred for his "Christian enemies" who he blames for his imprisonment. In case that is not obvious to the reader he has printed on the title page of each volume the following: "Written in prison while serving out a sentence of thirteen months in the Albany Penitentiary, nominally for sending through the U.S. mails a pamphlet by E. H. Heywood on the subject of Marriage and the Relations of the Sexes, but really for being an Infidel editor and publisher." The work is very rare. See the entry in Olcott's Old Diary Leaves, vol.2, p. 327.
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.
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...