Thelema & the Greek Qabalah

Author: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 248

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The Hermetic Qabalah is a fluid, living spiritual system that finds new exegesis in Liber AL vel Legis; the central and most important document of Thelemic Doctrine. And it's in the Greek Qabalah that we find the initial starting point for all of Western culture and philosophy, art and science. From Pythagorus and Plato of the Greek and Egyptian mystery schools to the Gnostics who appeared shortly thereafter, the reverberations of the totality of the efforts of these ancient people still lies at the heart of modern society. The Greek Qabalah then becomes for us, the backbone of Western spirituality; so succinctly captured in this seminal work that lays out the very ontology of what is quickly becoming the cornerstone of a post-industrial and post-fundamentalist mythos. And it sets up for us, a very contemporary spiritual system.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Thelema & the Greek Qabalah

Author: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 247

The Hermetic Qabalah is a fluid, living spiritual system that finds new exegesis in Liber AL vel Legis; the central and most important document of Thelemic Doctrine. And it's in the Greek Qabalah that we find the initial starting point for all of Western culture and philosophy, art and science. From Pythagorus and Plato of the Greek and Egyptian mystery schools to the Gnostics who appeared shortly thereafter, the reverberations of the totality of the efforts of these ancient people still lies at the heart of modern society. The Greek Qabalah then becomes for us, the backbone of Western spirituality; so succinctly captured in this seminal work that lays out the very ontology of what is quickly becoming the cornerstone of a post-industrial and post-fundamentalist mythos. And it sets up for us, a very contemporary spiritual system.

Thelemic Qabalah

Author: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Page: 250

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The first of a four-volume set; covering the theoretical aspects of the Holy Qabalah from a Thelemic perspective. This follows the author's work on the Greek Qabalah; fully developing the Thelemic Gnosis. Upcoming volumes will cover the Practical Qabalah, Doctrinal Qabalah and finally, the English Qabalah. When all is said and done, the English language will be demonstrated to have created a complete Qabalah in the way that both the Hebrew and Greek languages once did. And further, as the international language today, its importance will be fully demonstrated, as will the philosophical system called Thelema.
Religion

Qabalah

Author: John Bonner

Publisher: Weiser Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 763

While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan." It is a living, growing system of personal development. In addition, much of contemporary Western magick is founded on the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which based its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly introduction explores the mysteries of Qabalah through the symbolism of the Tree of Life and its four distinct elements: the three Pillars of Manifestation, the ten Holy Sephiroth, the Paths that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. For each Sephirah, Bonner provides detailed information on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences - as well as how different religious traditions relate to the concepts contained in each.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Magick of Aleister Crowley

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 620

Aleister Crowley’s ascension into the pantheon of alternative gurus was cemented by his appearance on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Unfortunately, he was known more for his reputation as "The Beast 666" and "The Wickedest Man in the World." All well and good for publicity, but this infamy eclipsed his teachings, as did his technical and opaque writing style, meant more for adepts contemporary to him than the average modern reader. Enter Lon Milo DuQuette to decipher and explain Crowley’s texts and more important rituals. The Magick of Aleister Crowley is a clear introduction to the works of Crowley by a modern master of the occult and one of the wittiest writers in the field. DuQuette takes the mystery out of both the rituals themselves and Crowley’s writing in this modern grimoire. Step by step, he presents a course of study in plain English, with examples of rituals and explanations of their significance. DuQuette also includes a course of study for Crowley’s original works with an extensive bibliography and fastidious footnotes. Formerly titled The Magick of Thelema, this revised edition features extensive corrections, a new introduction, and a new ritual, "The Rites of Eleusis." This is the perfect introductory text for readers who wonder what the works—rather than the myth—of Aleister Crowley are all about.
Religion

The Journal of Thelemic Studies: The Mysteries of the Gnostic Mass

Author: IAO131

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 772

'The Journal of Thelemic Studies: Volume III, Number 1' is a special issue devoted exclusively to the central public and private rite of Ordo Templi Orientis, Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass. This issue has over 15 articles from a diverse group of Thelemites writing on a wide variety of topics from the Creed, to magical energy in the Mass, to preparation of Cakes of Light, to music in the Mass, and more.
Religion

The Ending of the Words - Magical Philosophy of Aleister Crowley

Author: Oliver St. John

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 558

Second Edition (Crown Quarto, 152 pages, fully illustrated). "The Ending of the Words" examines the thought and philosophy of the English magician Aleister Crowley through the lens of practical research. With an in-depth presentation of the source Tradition, the book introduces Thelema, the Law of the New Aeon declared by Crowley, to a modern readership. Includes a comprehensive glossary of Egyptian, Qabalistic and Thelemic terminology essential to the study of "The Book of the Law".
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley

Author: Richard Kaczynski

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 734

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.
Education

What's Wrong With Christian Rock?

Author: Creation Liberty Evangelism

Publisher: Creation Liberty Evangelism

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Category: Education

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Learn the true origin of rock-n-roll, and how Christians are using the wrong toolset.
Body, Mind & Spirit

In the Center of the Fire

Author: James Wasserman

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 413

In this daring expose by a survivor of a unique era in the New York occult scene, James Wasserman, a longtime proponent of the teachings of Aleister Crowley, brings us into a world of candlelit temples, burning incenser, and sonorous invocations. The author also shares an intimate look at the New York Underground if the 1970s and introduces us to the company of such avant-garde luminaries as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Smith and Angus MacLise. A stone's throw away form the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol's Factory, William Burrough's "bunker," and the legendary Chelsea Hotel was a scene far more esoteric than perhaps even they could have imagined. When James Wasserman joined the O.T.O. in 1976, there were fewer than a dozen members. Today the Order numbers over 4,000 members in 50 countries and has been responsible for a series of groundbreaking publications of Crowley's works. The author founded New York City's TAHUTI Lodge in 1979. He chronicles its early history and provides a window into the heyday of the Manhattan esoteric community. This is also a saga with a very human tableau filled with tender romance, passionate friendships, an abiding spiritual hunger, danger, passion, and ecstasy. It also explores several hidden magical byways including the rituals of Voodoo, Tibetan Buddhism, and Sufism. Reconstructed from personal memories, magical diaries, multiple interviews, court transcripts, witness depositions, trial evidence, and extensive correspondence, this book elucidates a hithero misreported and ill-understood nexus of modern magical history.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 879

A unique and humorous -- and also practical -- approach to the increasingly popular study of Qabalah. This is a seriously funny book! Traditional Qabalistic (or Cabalistic, or, indeed, Kabbalistic -- read this book to find out what the difference is...we know you've always wondered) sources tend to be a bit, er, dry. DuQuette spices up the Qabalah and makes it come alive, restoring the joy of learning the fundamentals of this admittedly arcane system by using simple, amusing anecdotes and metaphors. This account, written psuedepigraphically (fictitiously attributed to a supposed authority), allows DuQuette as Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford to soar to outrageous heights and, when necessary, stand apart from the silliness to highlight the golden eggs of Qabalistic wisdom nested therein. Sure to be a revelation to those who think that learning about the Qabalah needs to be tedious and serious, DuQuette shows that great truths can be transmitted through the medium of laughter.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Llewellyn's Truth About Numerology

Author: David Allen Hulse

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 20

View: 702

In numerology, numbers are assigned to your birth name. The Truth About Numerology shows you how to work with your numbers so you can: ·Shed light on your unique attributes and tendencies ·Find out how others may perceive you—and why they see you that way ·Detect hidden motivations ·Discover your lucky and unlucky days ·Uncover talents you never knew you had ·Learn the motives behind the actions of friends and family
Religion

Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels

Author: Marie D. Jones

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 788

The devil goes by many names, and his tribe is legion. Throughout human history, we have been obsessed with the dark opposites of God and angels, light, and mercy. Whether it is our religious and sacred texts, folklore and myths of old, legends, fairy tales, novels, or the movies and television shows of today, the dark entities enthrall us, terrify us, and remind us of the dualities of life. But where did they originate? Are they real? Does every religion or region of the world include them? Exploring over two dozen religious traditions, myths, folkloric and spiritual traditions, the world of the supernatural, and the demons, the Devil, and fallen angels in today’s pop culture, Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels is a comprehensive resource of the many faces of the devil, his minions, ominous deities, and the darker side of nature and ourselves. From ancient demon worship to modern Satanism, the bloody era of the Inquisitions and later witch burnings to the Satanic Panic of the late-twentieth century, and secret occult societies to Hitler's involvement with demonology, this book covers it all. Readers will learn about the key figures in history associated with demons and the Devil, the worshiping of the dark forces, and the lives of Aleister Crowle, John Dee, and Anton LaVey, as well as well-known figures who were alleged Satanists, some of whom may surprise you! Also featured are dozens of examples of links between demons/fallen angels and aliens, cryptids, apparitions and poltergeists, and IDEs (interdimensional entities). Were the demons of the Bible possibly ancient alien visitors? Are alien abductions and poltergeists really demons in disguise? Is Slender Man a modern day demonic entity ... or totally fake? This fascinating look at Satan, evil spirits, and their 10,000-year history has 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations to bring the portraits of over 200 demons and fallen angels to shivering life. Demons, the Devil, and Fallen Angels also includes a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It is a comprehensive, clear, and objective look at a subject that fills most people with fear and dread. Yet the presence of dark angels continues to remain a part of our human experience, our popular culture, and our spiritual understandings. Come and explore the shadowy side of existence and its integral part of our nature.
Religion

Soul & Reality - Metaphysics, Magic and Inner Search for a New Era of Awareness

Author: Carlo Dorofatti

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 204

In this book - a condensed and up to date report of his research and exploration - Carlo Dorofatti goes deeper into the core content of his studies, using the results to provide a clear and renewed interpretation on topics such as Spiritual Physics, Esoteric Kabbalah, Inner Alchemy, Death and Reincarnation, the Holographic Universe and Time Travel, in light of his spiritual experiences and what he considers "a necessary awareness," a concept that marks the imminent future of humanity.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Temple of High Witchcraft

Author: Christopher Penczak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 560

View: 984

Penczak invites witches to continue their spiritual evolution by exploring the ceremonial arts. Learn how these two traditions intersect in history and modern magickal practice.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Visions of the Pylons

Author: J. Daniel Gunther

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 639

Here is a modern grimoire and record of a vision quest utilizing Aleister Crowley’s instructions for astral exploration as given in “Notes on the Astral Plane,” published in Magick in Theory and Practice. Daniel Gunther provides a detailed account and interpretation of a series of visions exploring the Pylons of the Duat, or “Starry Abode.” To the ancient Egyptians, the Duat was the place where the sun god Ra made his 12-hour nocturnal journey through the underworld. The Visions of the Pylons describes a perilous journey where the gate of each hour is protected by a fearful guardian or “watcher.” In modern Jungian psychology terms, the Duat is a representation of the unconscious of mankind, inhabited by gods and daemons, the living symbols called primordial images or archetypes. The author’s study of the ancient texts led him to suspect that these Pylons were also hidden gateways to the higher planes of the Tree of Life, possibly including secret entrances to the thirty Aethyrs as described by Elizabethan magician John Dee.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Angel & The Abyss

Author: Gunther, J. Daniel

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 481

In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child--the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Angel & The Abyss

Author: J. Daniel Gunther

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 117

In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child—the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.
Philosophy

Pythagoras

Author: Thomas Stanley

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 426

The timeless brilliance of this exhaustive survey of the best classical writers of antiquity on Pythagoras was first published in 1687 in Thomas Stanley’s massive tome, The History of Philosophy. It remains as contemporary today as it was over three hundred years ago. The text of the 1687 book has been reset and modernized to make it more accessible to the modern reader. Spelling has been regularized, obsolete words not found in a modern dictionary have been replaced, and contemporary conventions of punctuation have been used. Biographical sketches of Thomas Stanley and Pythagoras by Manly Palmer Hall, founder of the Philosophical Research Society, have been included, along with a profound overview of Pythagorean philosophy by Platonic scholar Dr. Henry L. Drake. The extensive Greek language references throughout the text have been corrected and contextualized, and reset in a modern Greek font. Each quotation has been verified with the source document in Greek. An extensive annotated appendix of these classical sources is included. A complete bibliography details all the reference works utilized, and a small Glossary defines a number of terms, especially those from musical theory, which may be unfamiliar to the non-technical reader.