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THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND; OR THE MYSTERIES OF FREEMASONRY, OF SABAISM, AND OF BUDDHISM. (Used)
by O'Brien, Henry
Book ID: 20680, 20680
Whittaker, London, 1834. "THE ROUND TOWERS OF IRELAND; OR THE MYSTERIES OF FREEMASONRY, OF SABAISM, AND OF BUDDHISM. For the First Time Unveiled. "Prize Essay" of the Royal Irish Academy, Enlarged, and Embellished with Numerous Illustrations." XXXVI+524pp, plus one page of errors and emissions, illustrated with b & w woodcuts, some of which are full-page The binding is a professionally done work with handsome pairing of two colors of gray and re-sewn saving the inner margins very nicely. Partly obscured on the title page is the contemporary signature of one W. H. Reece. The text is clearly printed and the woodcuts are choice, all printed on rag paper. In the preface the author describes his lifelong study of Freemasonry, of it's beauties, and of his struggle to "bequeath the light of the night" to the English reader through a study of the round towers of Ireland. The author's aim is vague in places, pleasantly so as he is not convinced of his thesis, that the towers were built by Buddhist priests who traveled in the 8th century to Ireland and the west. He postulates a few other theories, all of course "crack-pot," but interesting to the imaginative historian. Reprinted in 1898. title page slightly chipped and neatly repaired in the margin, lacks half-title, very good to fine condition later dark gray cloth with light gray printed paper spine label, new ep's.
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
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...
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...
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