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THE OLYMPIAN DREAMS AND YOUTHFUL REBELLION OF RENE DESCARTES (Used)
by Descartes). Cole, John R
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 3229, 3229
299pp, plus three appendixes, and three indexes: index of his life, index of historical persons, index of scholars post 1800. Here is an interesting story that has rarely been told, that of the peculiar dream life of Rene Descartes, a life he recorded in an unpublished work he titled Olympica. In recounting Descartes' dream notebooks, and attempting an interpretation, John R. Cole, who is a professor of history in Maine, cobbles together many diverse strands of scholarship, history and biography, including an appendix titled 'Technical Questions of Rosicrucian Allegories'. This discusses the idea, first postulated by Paul Arnold in his Histoire des Rose-Croix et les Origines de la Franc-Maconnerie (1955), that Descartes' dream reports were so similar to the Rosicrucian "allegory" Chymische Hochzeit, that this called for further research on the true authorship of both. In print at $35.00
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...
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...