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The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Volume 9 (New)
by Farndell, Arthur
Publisher: Shepheard Walwyn
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 9780856832895, 0856832898
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Spanning from the end of 1489 to the spring of 1491, this compilation of letters by Marsilio Ficino--one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance--dates to what is to become the final decade of his life. As they provide insight into how Ficino drew on Platonic philosophy and Christian theology to advise his correspondents on how to deal with the practical affairs of life, these letters are written to the likes of Lorenzo de Medici and well-established members of the ecclesiastical hierarchy who would be able to protect him from future action from the Curia--the Church had recently cleared him of the charges of involvement with magic and predictive astrology. Intriguing and enlightening, this volume exemplifies Ficino's ability to rise above the limits of time, place, and individuality.
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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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
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
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...