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The Mothers: A Study of the Origins of Sentiments and Institutions (Three Volumes) (Out of Print)
by Briffault, Robert
Book ID: A8851, A8851
London: George Allen & Unwin LTD, 1952. Second Impression Hardcovers. Thick quartos. Three volumes. xx+ 784 pp. & xx + 792 pp. & xvi + 848 pp. Original purple cloth with gilt titling to spines; b&w illustrations, index, bibliography. Robert Briffault (1876 - 1948) was a French novelist, historian, social anthropologist. In this massive three volume work he explores the place of women in various cultures throughout the ages, and the mythologies and belief systems that defined their role, with a particular emphasis on sexual custom. Chapters include: "In the beginning was the Word"; Traditional Heredity; The Evolution of Motherhood; The Origin Of Love; The Herd and the Family Amongst Animals; The Primitive Human Group; The Motherhood; The Matriarchal Phase in Civilized Societies; Primitive Division OF Labor Between THE Sexes; The Institution Of Marriage; Group-Marriage And Sexual Communism; Group Marriage And Sexual Communism (continued) ; Promiscuity And Individual Marriage; Primitive Jealousy And Love; The Selection of a Husband and the Acquisition Of A Wife; The Social Evolution of Monogamic Marriage; Tabu; The Totem; The Witch And The Priestess; The Lord of the Women; The Resurrection and the Life; Primitive Cosmic Religion; The Magical Origin of Queens; The Great Mothers; Holy Matrimony; Modesty; Purity; Romance; Romance (continued); and The Mothers. Spines heavily faded, spine ends lightly chafed with a few tiny tears at lower ends, a few moderate bumps to lower edges, otherwise just light overall rubbing. Very slightly shaken. Endpapers unevenly browned, paper lightly browned but text bright and unmarked. Some rear page edges of Volume III bumped and creased at corners, not affecting text. Overall, a solid, clean VG set. No dust jackets.
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.
About the book:
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
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
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.
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...