The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250744

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, Aleister Crowley is one of the 20th century’s most revered occult figures. With The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, readers are given a careful, comprehensive overview of Crowley’s life from poet to practicing magician as well as his life’s work, including the basic principles and rituals of his magical practices. Set aside your preconceptions and dismiss the rumors. Crowley was certainly a complex, controversial, and colorful man, but the truth is far more interesting than the legend.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Yoga for Magick

Author: Nancy Wasserman

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633784

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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This succinct and uniquely helpful book explores the frequently overlooked importance of bringing a healthy body and a clear-thinking mind to the practice of ceremonial magick or Wicca. Spiritual power demands physical health and the contemporary Western practitioner can learn much from the ancient tradition of Yoga.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick

Author: Judith Hawkins-Tillerson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609251918

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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The ultimate herbalist's bible. Herbalism is one of the cornerstones of magical work, and The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick presents this vast subject in an accessible, practical manner. While it includes those plants classically associated with magick, such as mugwort, mandrake, and nightshade, it also provides lore and usage of more common plants, such as olive, coconut, tiger lily, orchids, and palms. Other herbs include heliotrope, lotus, mallow, nettle, oak, yew, and willow. This groundbreaking book offers a broad overview of the art of herbalism, along with specific practical instruction in using herbs in magick. It also provides a thorough overview of the historical relationship between herbs and the practice of magick. This uniquely helpful guide supplies the novice with a solid foundation of herbal magick knowledge and history, and more experienced practitioners will benefit from the author's unique and erudite perspective and skill. No other herbal magick book offers this level of information in such a concise form.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology

Author: Priscilla Costello

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609253042

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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In The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology, Priscilla Costello introduces the reader to the basic principles of modern astrology and unveils the secrets of this elegantly developed language of symbols. Costello shares with the reader both the philosophical and esoteric world view of astrology, while exploring the meanings of signs, planets, houses, and aspects on many levels, as well as its connection to psychology, religion and spirituality, and related esoteric studies. The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology serves as both a primer for the new student of astrology and a handy reference for the more seasoned practitioner. As complete as it is concise, this course of study delves deeply into the history and true spirit of astrology, making it accessible to all.

Perdurabo

The Life of Aleister Crowley

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438990

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 705

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Explores the life of the still-controversial "Father of the Black Arts," who rebelled against his conservative religious upbringing; befriended famous writers, artists and philosophers; and became the world's foremost authority on magick, in a book that includes previously unpublished biographical details. By the author of Crowley's Sword of Song.

The Billionth Monkey

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514139929

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Page: 274

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It's like a meme come true... Professor Niels Belanger is having the week from hell. The chair of his department has quit. The cute waitress at Cafe du Monde won't speak to him. And now one of his students is trying to kill him. Belanger has stumbled into the deadly fantasy world of Nicholas Young, a partying frat boy whose unhealthy obsession with acting out urban legends has gone just a teensy bit over to the dark side. Everything changes when Belanger encounters the most unusual woman he has ever met: a wildly nonconformist goth who technically shouldn't exist. Yet the fact that she does forces him to accept that something much bigger and stranger is warping the shopworn fabric of reality. But are the two of them enough to stop a Millennial under-achiever from impossibly destroying the world?"
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The Book of Secrets

Esoteric Societies and Holy Orders, Luminaries and Seers, Symbols and Rituals, and the Key Concepts of Occult Sciences through the Ages and Around the World

Author: Daniel Pineda

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609253387

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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From the strange symbols on a one-dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history. It offers a doorway into the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies, and seers. You’ll discover: Key Concepts: the Great Work, the Universal Force, Polarity, the Four Elements, Magick and Mysticism, Esoteric Anatomy, Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, the Astral Plane, and more. Symbolism: More than 100 secrets symbols, words, objects, including their meanings and the secret powers they invoke. Secret Societies and Holy Orders: The gatekeepers and the transmitters of sacred knowledge: Freemasons, O.T.O., Cathars, Templars, Assassins. Pineda places them all in history and geography and explains who they are/were and what they stood for. Luminaries and Seers: More than 200 legends and historical personages: Hermes Trismegistus, Jesus, Siddartha, Osiris, and other seers from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th and 20th centuries.

Alchemy

Author: Brian Cotnoir

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633791

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 127

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In The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy, Brian Cotnoir has distilled over thirty years of research and study into this definitive introduction to alchemy. As James Wasserman writes in the introduction, "I challenge any reader to find a more succinct and clear guide to this science and art." From its beginnings in Egypt to the medieval "Golden Age" to the present day, Cotnoir reveals the secrets of this ancient science. In clear and easy to understand terms, Cotnoir illuminates the twin aspects of alchemy-the spiritual and the physical-and finally removes the veil from this mysterious and oft-misunderstood pursuit. Book jacket.

Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Life of Aleister Crowley

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583945768

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 720

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The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

To Perfect This Feast

A Performance Commentary on the Gnostic Mass

Author: James Wasserman,Nancy Wasserman,Aleister Crowley

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 0971887063

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Aleister Crowley wrote the Gnostic Mass in 1913. He described it as the central ritual, public and private, of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). It is a mythic hymn to the wedding of scientific truth and religious aspiration; the celebrant is encouraged to leave superstition and dogma at the door and join in an ecstatic tribute to the glorious nature of reality. The Gnostic Mass offers a truly modern spirituality and it is being performed on a regular basis throughout the civilized world. The authors—both longtime O.T.O. members and consecrated bishops of the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholicae (EGC)—share between them over half a century of practicing the Mass. Their passionate devotion to the rite was rewarded in 2006 with an important, long-sought insight into the complex geometry of the ritual. In 2009, they published their research in the first edition of this book. Based on a continuing series of understandings, an even more accurate second edition was created in 2010. This third and final edition solves remaining subtleties in the choreography of the five officers and the overall conclusion of the rite. The detailed instructions presented here not only provide the missing performance keys to the geometrical puzzle of the Mass, but offer a window into the wider workings of magical ritual.