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THE WEALTH OF INDIAN ALCHEMY & ITS MEDICINAL USES Being an English Tra (2 vols) (Used)
by Mukherji, B
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 2447, 2447
two volumes, cloth in jackets, 690pp, detailed table of contents and index. A much improved new edition, both textually and physically (the previous edition was poorly printed, this is quite nice). The Rasa Sastra is the "mercurial science" of India. It forms a still living tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest of all medical traditions. It is separate from religious or magical alchemy which seeks to transform man into superman both physically and spiritually. Ayurvedic science aims strictly for physical perfection and holds few of the lofty goals of magical alchemy. See David Gordon White's The Alchemical Body p.52 for more details on this difference. Mukherji's work is an excellent compliment to White's as White is concerned with the historical, scholarly aspects while Mukherji's book is a practical one, and of great detail. Therefore The Wealth of Indian Alchemy will be of special value for herbalists, laboratory alchemists and those interested in archaic (but still living) plant and mineral traditions and ayurveda. Hermetic science was born in India. The later developments in Egypt and Greece and China all owe their seed to India, and there was undoubtedly much more contact in the ancient world than is now generally recognized. (For example a fascinating ancient culture contact was when Ancient China, around the 6th century BC learned via traveling Indian priests of the legends of the mysterious Soma plant, and Taoist scholars and emperors spent the next two hundred years searching for this legendary plant, a search that spawned the beginnings of Taoist alchemy, and introduced ayurveda to China spawing most of traditional Chinese medicine with the exception of acupuncture).
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...
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...