New & Forthcoming
Directions & Parking
Shipping & Returns
The Great Treasure or Great Book, commonly called the Book of Adam, the Mandaeans' work ... (New)
by Petermann, Julius Heinric
Publisher: Gorgias Press
Book ID: 9781593335250, 1593335253
Please inquire for availability
The Great Treasure or Great Book, commonly called "The Book of Adam," the Mandaeans' work of highest authority: Thesaurus sive Liber Magnus, vulgo "Liber Adami" appellatus, opus Mandaeorum summi ponderis: With a New Introduction by Charles Häberl
The Great Treasure, or Genza Rabba, is the sacred work most revered by the Mandaeans, the last surviving Gnostic sect from the period of late antiquity, who reside today in southern Iraq, the adjacent regions in Iran, and in a growing diaspora throughout the world. This work, an eclectic conglomeration of moral teachings, wisdom literature, creation myths, polemics, liturgy, and other such genres, is composed in Mandaic, an ancient Aramaic dialect closely related to Syriac and the language of the Aramaic portions of the Babylonian Talmud. Traditionally divided into two volumes, Right and Left, and into eighteen tractates, it probably assumed its current form in the 7th century, although colophons within it indicate that its oldest portions date to the end of the 2nd century CE.
The Petermann edition remains the only critical edition of this text, the basis for which is a 16th-century manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. The first volume contains the entire text of the Great Treasure, and the second contains corrections and emendations on the basis of three other manuscripts from the same collection. Originally released one hundred and forty years ago in a limited edition of 100 copies, this edition subsequently became the chief reference for the study of the work in its original language. For the first time since 1867, this essential text is once again available for all scholars of Middle Eastern literature and of the history of religions, particularly Gnostic traditions such as Mandaeism. This Gorgias Press edition includes a new introduction by Charles Häberl.
Julius Heinrich Petermann (1801-1876) was a German Orientalist and Professor of Oriental Literature at the University of Berlin. He achieved distinction as the only western scholar of his time familiar with the traditional interpretation of the Mandaean literature, acquired during the time he spent travelling through the Middle East on behalf of the King of Prussia. In addition to his account of these travels, he is chiefly known for his work on Samaritan and Armenian.
From the 1867 editon. Three volumes in Mandaic and English.
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.
Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe
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
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
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...More
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...