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A Brief History of Stonehenge: Complete History & Archaeology of World's Most Enigmatic Stone Circle (New)
by Burl, Aubery
Publisher: Publishers Group West
Book ID: 9780786719648, 0786719648
Every aspect of Stonehenge's changing cults and evolving architecture is reconsidered in Aubrey Burl's new analysis. Burl explains for the first time how the outlying Heel Stone long predates Stonehenge itself, serving as a trackway marker in the prehistoric Harroway. He uncovers new evidence that the Welsh bluestones were brought by glaciation, not man. Burl reveals how the design of Stonehenge was influenced by Breton styles and cults of the dead. Meticulous research sets the record straight on the matter of astronomical alignments. Although the existence of a sightline to the midsummer sunrise is well known, the alignment and the viewing position are critically different from popular belief. And the existence of an earlier alignment to the moon and later one to the midwinter sunset had been largely unrealized. Another puzzle remains. The Stonehenge circle sits at the heart of a six-mile wide neolithic graveyard, but before it was built there appears to have been a mysterious gap two miles across on that site. Burl offers an exciting new theory that earlier totem-pole style constructions served a ceremonial purpose for the living--to celebrate success in the hunt.
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...
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...
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