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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.
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
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The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...