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Update: Although Fields Book Store closed our physical location on Polk Street on February 28, 2013, we continue on as a web- and phone-order based service. You can still have a panoramic view of our store's interior. Be sure to scroll upwards to see the ceiling murals.
Fields Book Store has served San Francisco and spiritual seekers worldwide since 1932. The store is still in its original location on Polk Street where George Fields first opened his doors to the City's writers and readers. Longtime friends of Fields may remember the store as a nexus for the Gurdjieff Work, and the contributions of previous owner Ruth Hill Cooke to local Fourth Way studies. (An interview with Mrs. Cooke at the age of 96, Paid In Gold, is recorded in Parabola Magazine [17.1].)
Fields is committed to serving seekers and scholars in a broad range of religious traditions. In addition to Fourth Way material, we are known for our collections in Western esoteric and magical studies, classical and Renaissance philosophy, Buddhism, shamanism, Sufism, Jungian psychology, and modern healing arts. Our partnership with Pratum Book Company brings us rare volumes in hermeticism, philosophy, mythology, and psychical research. We also seek out the best and the newest in today's spiritual traditions.
As Polk Village's neighborhood bookstore, we carry Bay Area bestsellers on all topics. Fields has a proud history of full-service bookselling. We are happy to order books on any subject for you and to do book searches in our areas of expertise.
At our in-store events series you can meet scholars, healers, and practitioners from many traditions. In addition to talks from visiting speakers, we have ongoing lectures on Tarot from Thalassa, founder of the Daughters of Divination and impresario behind the Bay Area Tarot Symposium. Our events schedule is available through Google Calendar. Add it to your own Google calendar simply by adding our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come into our shop. Enjoy the classic atmosphere - vintage wooden shelves and tall ladders. Gaze upward at the celestial ceiling mural created by Shelley Masters -- stretching from an alchemical Sun over the eastern door to moon phases cycling in the twilit western sky. Take a respite from the busy city, and let us help you find the books that are perfect for you.
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...
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
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 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.