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THE PHYSICAL PHENOMENA OF MYSTICISM. (Used)
by Thurston, Herbert J.
Book ID: 1188, 1188
Edited by J. H. Crehan. London: Burns & Oates 1952, 419pp, old library sticker on spine else vg-f copy, quite scarce. Major Jesuit study. Chapter titles are: Stigmata, Levitation, Tokens of Espousal, Luminous Phenomena, Human Salamanders, Body Elongation, Incorruption, Blood prodigies, the case of Mollie Fancher, the Mystic as Hunger Striker (living without eating), Seeing Without Eyes, the Odour of Sanctity, the Absence of Cadaveric Rigidity, etc. The author finds many phenomena, even those associated with Catholic mysteries to be explainable by mundane causes, or fraud. He also finds others that can only be explained by sanctity, religious purity, passion of belief, etc. Two other books have the same title, one by Montague Summers and another by Hereward Carrington, this is arguably the most documented and detailed study of the three.
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
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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...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...
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