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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.
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...
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...