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RAVALETTE, THE ROSICRUCIAN'S STORY. (Used)
by Randolph, Pashal Beverly.
Book ID: 443, 443
Philosophical Publishing Company 1939, cloth, color plates on coated stock, heraldic emblems, this is the deluxe edition, in beautiful gilt cloth, top gilt, nice, a very fine copy, still in the publ's plain wrapper. Copies of this have become very scarce in recent years as interest in Randolph climbed after the biography of Deveney. Randolph (1825-1875) is an unbelievably interesting man, no work of fiction would be believable if it told his story. Born with the blood of a Madagascan queen in him, he was a sailor and barber who traveled all over the world researching the true origins of mankind. He married an Indian woman, studied spiritualism and magnetism (which he later partly recanted), practiced medicine without a license, was crowned 'supreme hierarchy' of the Rosicrucians, wrote and published many curious books, championed hashish (which he discovered in Paris), and the rights of women, who it seems had a particular attraction to Randolph. But for all this he committed suicide in 1875. His first son died of neglect and poverty, but a second son, Osiris Budh Randolph became a successful doctor. ("There is little doubt that this tormented man was a great lover, an unreliable husband, and a wretched father" -Joscelyn Godwin). Randolph is now best known for his sexual philosophy, that is his sex magic. He believed he had discovered the secret to sexual fluids and lectured publicly on this topic, for which he was arrested but later acquitted. But because of his death, his ethnicity and his sex magic, he has been nearly forgotten by the moderns, and the new agers, who in their supreme ignorance of all things deep, don't even know of him. Randolph was and is one of the most important of all 19th century occultists, his books were widely read and had influence on such groups as the HB of L, and on the likes of Hargraves Jennings and Blavatsky. The volume we offer here is his fictional account of travels in Europe, lecturing before Emperor Napoleon III, being initiated, and his early spiritual experiences among other things. See the chapter devoted to Randolph in Godwin's The Theosophical Enlightenment for a vivid portrait.
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
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
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...
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...