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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
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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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...