By James Bradley
By James Bradley
By Rolf Schulte
Witch-hunts have been in no way centred in basic terms on girls -- one in 4 alleged witches in vital Europe used to be male. This research lines the witch trials of guys in French and German conversing areas in significant Europe, commencing up a bit recognized bankruptcy of early sleek instances. the writer analyzes the percentage of accused males within the witch-hunts, describes their trials and explores the conflicts from which witch-hunts related to males developed.
The Ghâyat al-Hakîm fi'l-sihr, or Picatrix, because it is understood within the West, is a vital Arabic magical textual content. it's possibly the biggest and such a lot accomplished of the grimoires, or handbooks of magic. The attribution to the Andalusian mathematician al-Majriti (or al-Madjriti) (d. ca. 1004-7) is taken into account pseudo-epigraphic. The Latin translation dates to 1256 and the courtroom of Alphonso the clever, king of Castille, and exerted a substantial impression on Western magic thereafter. it truly is stated that a lot of Ficino's astrological magic derives from the Picatrix (see I.P.Couliano, Eros and Magic within the Renaissance, collage of Chicao Press, 1987, p. 118). The Picatrix is pointed out via Johannes Trithemius in ebook 2 of his infamous Steganographia (1500) and in his Antipalus Maleficiorum (c. 1500). One replica (British Library, Sloane manuscript 3679) handed down from Simon Forman (d. 1611) to Richard Napier (d. 1634) to Elias Ashmole (d. 1692) to William Lilly (d. 1681).
E.M. Butler wrongly affiliates it with Gio. Peccatrix, (no doubt a pseudonym) who edited an Italian model of the foremost of Solomon (British Library, Sloane manuscript 1307). Misled via a few reviews through Mathers and others, Dr. Butler incorrectly concluded that the Picatrix was once "an Italian version of the Clavicle, strongly impregnated with black elements" (Ritual Magic, 1949, p. 135.)
By Patricia Telesco
The most recent addition to the preferred Made effortless sequence, 'Magick Made effortless 'gives aspiring witches every thing they should grasp the paintings of magic. transparent, easy-to-follow directions stroll readers via spells and potions incorporating greater than three hundred every
By Bob Proctor
Zig Ziglar could be the grasp motivator, Mark Victor Hansen of bird Soup For the Soul, the grasp storyteller; Anthony Robbins could be the guru of private improvement, yet Bob Proctor is the grasp philosopher. by way of systematizing existence, not anyone else can contact him. he's easily the easiest. Bob Proctor collects techniques like Imelda Marcos used to assemble sneakers. He strings them jointly in beautiful arrays; one notion prime logically to the subsequent until eventually a complete procedure has been built. during this quantity, You have been Born wealthy, Bob Proctor has performed it back, this time taking you step-by-step to the spectacular discovery that luck isn't consistently achieving out for anything that you simply donвЂ™t have yet particularly simply achieving over and rearranging the items already there. I learn with fascination as Bob conscientiously equipped his case after which chanced on myself immediately utilising his conclusions to ongoing initiatives and relationships. Therein lies the good price of this booklet. you could immediately practice the conclusions in your personal lifestyles. it's going to start to influence you lengthy ahead of you achieve the final bankruptcy.
By Andrei A. Orlov
Darkish Mirrors is a wide-ranging learn of 2 crucial figures in early Jewish demonology--the fallen angels Azazel and Satanael. Andrei A. Orlov explores the mediating position of those paradigmatic celestial rebels within the improvement of Jewish demonological traditions from moment Temple apocalypticism to later Jewish mysticism, reminiscent of that of the Hekhalot and Shi`ur Qomah fabrics. all through, Orlov uses Jewish pseudepigraphical fabrics in Slavonic that aren't greatly known.
Orlov lines the origins of Azazel and Satanael to varied and competing mythologies of evil, one to the autumn within the backyard of Eden, the opposite to the rebel of angels within the antediluvian interval. even though Azazel and Satanael are in the beginning representatives of rival etiologies of corruption, in later Jewish and Christian demonological lore every one is ready to input the other's tales in new conceptual capacities. darkish Mirrors additionally examines the symmetrical styles of early Jewish demonology which are frequently manifested in those fallen angels' imitation of the attributes of varied heavenly beings, together with critical angels or even God himself.
About the author:
Andrei A. Orlov is affiliate Professor of Theology at Marquette college. he's the writer of numerous books, together with chosen experiences within the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha.
By Claude Lalumiere
Step during the door to misplaced Pages and break out a existence you by no means sought after. On her 10th birthday, Aydee runs clear of domestic and from her neglectful mom and dad. initially, surviving on my own at the streets is harsh, yet a chain of scary, bewildering encounters with unusual primordial creatures leads her to a book place known as misplaced Pages, the place she steps right into a amazing, occasionally harmful, yet interesting lifestyles. Aydee grows up on the reality-hopping misplaced Pages, which turns out to draw a customers that's both eccentric - or determined. She is time and again drawn into an everlasting warfare among enigmatic gods and monsters, until eventually the day she is faced through her worst nightmare: herself.
By Georges Bataille
Georges Bataille (1897-1962)
Georges Bataille used to be born in Billon, Puy-de-Dôme, in significant France. His mom was once suicidal, (though by no means winning in her makes an attempt) and his father used to be a strict disciplinarian who later in existence suffered from health problems on the topic of complicated syphilis and died in 1915. on the time, Bataille was once a deeply spiritual guy; he switched over to Catholicism on the outset of WWI, or even joined the seminary at Saint-Fleur with the goal of changing into a clergyman, and later with the Benedictine congregation at Quarr, at the Isle of Wright. He served within the military in 1916-17, yet was once quickly discharged because of his terrible overall healthiness as a result of tuberculosis, from which he suffered such a lot of his lifestyles. His non secular pursuits unexpectedly ended with a lack of religion, and from 1918-22 Bataille studied thirteenth century verse on the École des Chartres in Paris. He additionally held a fellowship on the college of complex Hispanic reviews in Madrid.
In the 1920's Bataille linked himself with the Surrealists, even though his perspectives usually differed from these of the influential André Breton, prime Bataille to claim himself "an enemy from within" the move. at present he underwent psychoanalytic remedy with nice luck, allowing him to jot down. He based and edited many guides that mirrored his pursuits in sociology, faith and literature. incorporated in his early tours have been the 1st courses of Barthes, Foucault and Derrida. He married his first spouse, the actress Silvia Maklès, divorcing her in 1934. She went directly to marry best psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, to whom Bataille used to be additionally shut. He edited and published files (1929-31) and in 1935 he cofounded an anti-Fascist staff, Contre-Attaque, with Breton. His pursuits within the sacred and profane manifested within the formation of the short-lived Collège de Sociologie, co-founded in 1939 with Michel Lieris and Roger Callois.
Bataille's lifestyles from 1922-44 was once an strange mix of sporadic paintings, the widespread traveling of bordellos, and in poor health healthiness. He labored as a librarian on the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, until eventually his nightlife and his problems with tuberculosis threatened his dating to such paintings. In 1946 Bataille married Diane de Beauharnais; that they had one daughter. In 1949 he used to be back operating as a librarian, this time in Carpentras, Provence, notwithstanding years later he left to take in an analogous paintings back in Orléans. His monetary problems worsened, and in 1961 Picasso, Max Ernst and Juan Miro prepared an public sale in their work to aid Bataille's transforming into money owed. despite the fact that, Bataille died the next 12 months, now not lengthy after publishing his final e-book, the Tears of Eros in 1961.
By Lon Milo DuQuette
Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot was once his ultimate opus, the end result of a life of occult learn and perform. With artist woman Frieda Harris, he condensed the center of his instructing - astrology, Qabbalah, magick, gematria and numerology, and alchemy- into the seventy eight playing cards of the tarot. even supposing Crowley's personal publication of Thoth offers perception into the playing cards, it's a advanced, dated book.
What has been lacking, and what Crowley authority Lon Milo DuQuette has created, is an introductory textual content for the deck. In transparent language, DuQuette presents every thing you must learn about Crowley's basic rules to get the main out of utilizing the Thoth deck.
Many use the deck just because the paintings is so attractive, yet there's much more to it than that. DuQuette starts off with the fundamental historic historical past of this highly regarded deck sooner than delving into descriptions of every card extensive, from either a only tarot standpoint and from an multiplied, magickal perspective. each one card is defined intimately relating to its instantly tarot that means, that is then elevated upon with the entire different attributions Crowley intended.
This designated consultant could be of significant curiosity to all tarot readers who use the Thoth Tarot- in particular these trying to find correspondences with different occult platforms to augment their readings- and may be valuable by way of scholars of Aleister Crowley's works.
By Brad Steiger
A chilling chronicle of the customarily missed historical past of vampirism because it has surfaced again and again in information articles, historic bills, and primary individual interviews, this surprising account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that impression them shines a gentle at the frightening fact. Revealing that actual vampires usually are not immortal, should not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and feature no worry of sun or crucifixes, the exam dispels many myths but in addition confirms the reality in the back of a number of qualities of genuine vampires, reminiscent of the insatiable thirst for blood and the dream of an everlasting soul. whole with 30 spine-tingling stories of the hideous wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this interesting assortment contains the tales of the Mexican prostitute who mesmerized a complete village, convincing them she used to be an Incan goddess who required human sacrifice for her magic; the 3 kids who left a path around the South as they carried out blood-drinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious woman in Black who attracts psychic power from males who dare method her as she wanders via urban streets and parks.