New & Forthcoming
Directions & Parking
Shipping & Returns
FACES NEVER LIE The New Art of Japanese Physiognomy (Used)
by Asano, Hachiro
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 11271, 11271
Tokyo: Rikugei 1964, first printing, cloth & dj, 53pp, profusely illustrated with B & W photographs and facial diagrams, book in vg-f condition, jacket edge-torn. For 30 years physiognomy has been a hobby of mine but since there are so few books one must get knowledge wherever possible. This book--though it may look superficial--is one of the better monographs. The art & science of physiognomy is ancient and widespread. The cultures who developed it the most are Chinese, Japanese, and Indian, though it exists elsewhere to a lesser degree, particularly ancient Greece. It's most impressive use is in medical diagnosis, but since most of the important texts have never been translated into western languages we westerners are fairly ignorant. To make matters worse Johan Kaspar Lavater, the Swiss poet and mystical zealot published his Physiognomische Fragmente zur Befšrderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778), which, though full of credulity and outright invention, became wildly popular in Europe, forever polluting the waters of the subject.
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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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...
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
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