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Asia Mysteriosa: The oracle of astral force as a means of communication with 'the Little Lights of t (New)
by Bhotiva, Zam
Book ID: 9781905398270, 1905398271
Famous esoteric work of the 1930s describing the workings of the Oracle of Astral Force, the secret divinatory system of the group known as The Polaires and giving clues to their origin, way of working and sources of inspiration. Alongside it is printed the first edition of the Polaire Bulletin, dated 9 May 1930 and effectively the manifesto of the Polaires themselves, and a historical preface by Colum Hayward, outlining the history of the Polaires and of the two publications.
In 1929 there burst onto the esoteric scene in Paris a group that had been waiting for a decade to manifest publicly, the Polaires. Furnished with a mathematical oracle that gave them direct communication with the Masters in the Himalayas and a six-pointed Star symbol that offered a direction of true spiritual development, they attracted journalists, poets and intellectuals into their group and sought to resurrect a long-lost Rosicrucian brotherhood. Among those who came were the gentle Maurice Magre, novelist and poet, and the founder of the Traditionalist movement in mythology and anthropology, Rene Guenon -- who split from them, rejecting Theosophy and Spiritualism too. Magre wrote a book called The Return of the Magi, still popular today, and was a close friend of Otto Rahn, German author of The Crusade Against the Grail and one of the most controversial figures in the 1930s because of his flirtation with the shadowy ideals of Heinrich Himmler.
The founder of the Polaires, known only as Mario Fille, kept himself hidden throughout but the public face was Zam Bhotiva, born Cesare Accomani. Fille was the person to whom knowledge of the working of the Oracle had been granted and it was not to be divulged to any other living soul without the instruction of the Masters. Asia Mysteriosa was Zam Bhotiva's attempt to explain the working of the Oracle while still preserving its secret. Published in Paris in 1929, it is now translated into English for the first time alongside the first issue of the monthly Polaire Bulletin, which explains the mission of the Polaires and was used as their manifesto. This, too, has never been translated in full and of the ten thousand copies said to have circulated, very few indeed remain.
The present publication in English brings before a new public a fascinating and neglected piece of the intellectual scene of the 1930s.
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.
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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
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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...