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A New Conception Of God: Further Reflections On Gurdjieff's Whim (New)
by Buzzell, Keith A
Publisher: Fifth Press
Book ID: 9780976357940, 0976357941
A New Conception of God: Further Reflections on Gurdjieff's Whim by Keith A. Buzzell continues the thread that was introduced in the first volume, Reflections on Gurdjieff's Whim. In this 314 page volume, bountiful with full color, exquisite illustrations, Buzzell shares his unending pursuit of "fathoming the gist" of G.I. Gurdjieff's three series of writings under the title of All and Everything, with an emphasis on the first series, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson. Included with the book is an eight page fold-out of key illustrations which can be a substantial aide for the reader to navigate through the complex concepts. In every long thought, Buzzell pursues the implications of current scientific discoveries in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, evolutional biology and cosmology, revealing the vastness of Gurdjieff's vision of the potential evolution of three-brained beings: us humans on the planet Earth.
Buzzell examines Gurdjieff's concept of Conscience, exploring the implications of its involvement in all parts of one's being, with emphasis on the relationship of Conscience with Reason. He takes up the perennial question of war, focusing on its origins within the subconscious. He goes deep into the interstices of the power of the survival impulse in all our three 'brains' or centers: body, feeling, thinking and identifies their essential qualities which throw light on the mechanics of egoism. Buzzell responds to Gurdjieff's injunction to comprehend the essential difference between sensing and feeling, giving a convincing and clarifying account of the biology of these two distinct experiences, as well as their ancient sources. Throughout, a symbol is employed, called A Symbol of the Cosmos and its Laws, which visually organizes the complex notions of levels in Gurdjieff's concept, the "Ray of Creation" as well as many other concepts such as the significance of the digestion of food, air and impressions. With this symbol, Buzzell helps us to see the intrinsic lawfulness of all event and process. The book culminates with a chapter, the title of which gives a taste of its magnitude: "Attention (H12), the Greatest Gift to Life; The Power to Pursue Meaning and Purpose."
The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
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The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
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released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars
is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...More
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
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Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More