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THE ROAD TO ELEUSIS. Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries. Twentieth Anniversary Edition. With new (Used)
by Wasson, R. Gordon, Albert
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 13084, 13084
LA: Wm Dailey 1999 (1978), cloth in dj, 148pp, plates in color & black & white, book fine jacket a bit worn. When this book was first published in 1978 by Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, it created a small firestorm of controversy. The questions raised here go to the very heart of religion-were psychoactive plants the inspiration for the origin of religion and later of mysticism? Was Soma, the mysterious plant frequently mentioned in the sacred books of India really the poisonous, powerful hallucinogen Amanita Muscaria? Was an ergot brew offered to participants at the Eleusinian Mystery Rites? These are provocative questions that continue to grip some of the best minds, and regrettably some of the most superficial. If you were to read one book on the subject, this is it. The authors treat the subject with the reverence and sophistication it deserves. This new edition is printed at the Stamperia Valdonega in Italy, one of the last great private presses and the original printer of the first edition. Highly recommended.
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
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...