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HINDU MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CEREMONIES. (Used)
by Dubois, J.A.
Book ID: 1407, 1407
Translated & Edited by Henry K. Beauchamp. With an introduction by Max Muller. Oxford: Clarendon 1953 (1906) Third Edition, short 8vo, bound Oxford's handsome blue polished cloth gilt lettered, 741pp, frontis portrait of the author in a turban and holding his walking stick, front hinge cracked but a nice copy. The first edition was 1897, this is simply a reprint even though Oxford calls it the "third edition" on the title page. A veritable encyclopedia of Hindu religion and philosophy. In the preface by Max Muller we learn that Dubois was "..a man remarkably free of theological prejudice," and calls this "..a work which will always retain its value.." Dubois, who was fluent in Tamil, spent much of his life in India, especially during the period of 1792-1823, where he observed fantastical things that were later stamped out by the British, such as suttee, and the burning of a king and his two wives. Dubois' work is refreshingly free from modernist garble. Chapters on the Kali Yuga, advantage of the caste system, the pariah classes, the various castes of the Brahmins, the pavadam sacrifice, long chapters on the theological systems and the guru, with a "portrait of a true Guru", worship of animals, Hindu feasts, and a huge section on Brahminical culture, morality, fasting, marriage, poetry, fables, ceremonies, etc & etc.
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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...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
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
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...