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MIRACLES AND MODERN SPIRITUALISM. Revised Edition [the third] with Cha (Used)
by Wallace, Alfred Russel.
Book ID: 1798, 1798
1798 Wallace, Alfred Russell. MIRACLES AND MODERN SPIRITUALISM. Revised Edition [the third] with Chapters on Apparitions and Phantasms. London: Nichols, 1901, publ's gilt cloth, 292pp, hinges cracking but vg. The original three essays are corrected and slightly revised, plus over 140 additional pages. First published in 1874. The body of three lectures, one delivered before The Dialectical Society. Wallace 1823-1913 was of course the co-discoverer with Darwin of biological evolution. According to Wallace he was sitting one day when it struck him fully-formed, the idea of the survival of the fittest, and dashed off an outline of his ideas to Darwin. It turned out that what Wallace wrote was a close resume of what Darwin had already just written himself. Wallace's scientific work was largely cast aside and forgotten after the publication of On Miracles, which conversely helped stimulate the scientific investigation of psychical phenomena. Wallace was a firmly unconventional man; vegetarian, anti-vaccinationist, phrenologist, and a socialist. See the DNB entry for a lengthy account of his life. This third edition deletes the appendix in the second edition on Carpenter's book The Principles of Mental Physiology. With the rage for collecting Darwin's works, early editions of Wallace's books have become scarce. There is a reprint priced at $295.00! $175.00
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...
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...
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 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.