Explore the occult from ancient times to the modern day with one of its most respected scholars and practitioners. Take an enlightening journey through occult history, exploring 100 dramatic incidents, arcane knowledge, and key historical figures from around the world. John Michael Greer delves into two millennia of tradition, from the earliest alchemists to pagan rituals; from the Philosopher’s Stone to Cabala, the first tarot, and the Knights Templar; and from the first horoscopes to fortune-telling trials and the birth of modern witchcraft, or Wicca. Each entry features a stunning image or intriguing item of ephemera. Hardcover, By John Michael Greer.
Group ritual has been a cornerstone of spiritual practice since time immemorial, yet its history and importance have often been overlooked by occultists of the modern age. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of group-oriented rites for modern magicians inspired by the works of Aleister Crowley. It contains rituals written by Crowley for his own magic circles, many of them unpublished during his lifetime, plus rare ancient texts that were Crowley's own inspiration. The rituals are newly edited and explained by Rodney Orpheus, who brings to this volume decades of experience in performing and teaching Aleister Crowley's rituals within Crowley's magical order Ordo Templi Orientis. He introduces each ritual with a clear overview, setting each in its historical context and explaining its function and mode of operation, and includes detailed notes on the setting and performance of each one. Whether absolute beginner or seasoned expert, magicians of all paths will find this volume to be an eminently workable and extremely powerful grimoire spanning centuries from ancient Mithraic and Bacchanalian rites, Goetia, and Gnosticism, right up to present day Crowleyan invocations and sexual magick. A 7" x 9.8" paperback book with 320 pages.
The Book of Abramelin is the first modern translation of this magical work since Mathers’s original translation over 100 years ago. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, while Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation that has already set the occult world abuzz. It includes voluminous important material left out of Mathers’s work, including an entire Part 2 filled with magical recipes, important distinctions in the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel ritual, and complete word grids that were only half-completed by Mathers. This is an essential work for any serious practicing magician or student of occult history.
The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley is a witty, instructive, and admirable collection of paradoxes; however, it is not a philosophical or mystical treatise. It is wiser for readers to make their own interpretation.
About one of the most popular Tarot decks worldwide, this book by Aleister Crowley explains his deck in his own words how to interpret the numerological, Qabalistic and astrological symbolism mingled with his Tarot.
Throughout history humankind has come to realize the full potential and benefit of spiritual oils that can bring forth emotional and material things that can alter your life and turn it around in an instant. Furthermore, these oils enhance the ability to connect with spirit realms, arch angels and promote more positive dreams and enhance individual visionary powers. They also protect and purify as well as repel negativity that may be clinging to your aura.
If you are considering an occult approach to life's difficulties, this easy to read, step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to summon deities, angels, archangels, or any sort of inter-dimensional being, as well as the protocols for conversing with whatever entity arrives at your command. Maria's methods give you 100 percent control of the situation as you delve into what the sages of old have termed "ceremonial magick." However, not only does Maria teach how to bring spirits into your presence, she also teaches proper cleansing and banishing techniques to help the student in the aftermath of the spirits' visit. You cannot be taken over or "possessed" if you follow Maria's instructions to the letter. Indeed! If you approach contacting the various benevolent spirits who await your summoning with the proper caution and respect for ritual, you may get the kind of personal help you've needed for years but could never find elsewhere in the "real" world. What mortals cannot do for themselves, spirits will do for them. Maria's "Evocation" is here to aid in your contact and dealings with the "Other Side."
Learn to aid yourself with ancient magical arts in Goetia: Lesser Key of Solomon by Liddell/Mathers. Goetia has meant "low" magic since classical Greece, and is considered magic for practical human concerns, from finding love and knowledge to acquiring wealth.
First published in 1937, Israel Regardie’s The Golden Dawn has become the most influential modern handbook of magical theory and practice. In this new, definitive edition, noted scholar John Michael Greer has taken this essential resource back to its original, authentic form. With added illustrations, a twenty-page color insert, additional original material, and refreshed design and typography, this powerful work returns to its true stature as a modern masterpiece. An essential textbook for students of the occult, The Golden Dawn includes occult symbolism and Qabalistic philosophy, training methods for developing magical and clairvoyant powers, rituals that summon and banish spiritual potencies, secrets of making and consecrating magical tools, and much more.
The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy is a handbook of the occult and ceremonial magic compiled by Francis Barrett and published in 1801. This book facilitated the modern revival of magic by making information from otherwise rare books readily available. It may have influenced novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and occultist Eliphas Levi. More controversially, it has been identified as an influence on Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, in Reed C. Durham, Jr.'s speech "Is There No Help for the Widow's Son? " Reproduction of 1801 Edition.
In the occult classic The Mirror of Magic, renowned Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) draws from his encyclopedic practitioner’s knowledge and extensive antiquarian collection to offer a comprehensive, illustrated history of magic and the occult from Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt through the 18th century. He explores the gods and divinatory arts of the legendary Sumerians and the star-wise Babylonians, including the birth of astrology. He examines the afterlife beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and the dream interpretation practices and oracles of ancient Greece, including the mysteries of Eleusis and the magical philosophy of Plato, Socrates, and other Greeks. He uncovers the origins of Gnosticism and the suppression and banishment of magic by the post-pagan, Christian emperors of Rome.
Thelema is one of the most powerful and influential systems of magick the world has ever known. But to truly understand the philosophy and practice of Thelema, you need to understand its charismatic founder, Aleister Crowley. Thelema reveals this enigmatic figure in all of his provocative and brilliant glory, providing a biography of Crowley and showing how his work evolved to become a paradigm-shifting system of magick. This book also explores the texts and writings that form the basis of Thelema, and it provides step-by-step instructions for practicing the basic rites and rituals of this often-misunderstood tradition. Thelema provides a multifaceted method for spiritual attainment that focuses on manifesting your true will. Discover how Crowley developed his remarkable techniques, and learn how to begin or deepen your own magical practice with elements of Qabalah, Gnosticism, Eastern philosophy, Egyptian spirituality, tarot, and more. Along the way, you'll learn about Crowley's involvement in the Golden Dawn and the O.T.O., his clandestine activities during both world wars, and the nature and influence of his personal relationships.
Conjure, also known as Hoodoo or Rootwork, is an old, powerful, and increasingly popular system of North American folk magic. Conjure's roots derive primarily from West and Central African spiritual traditions, but it has also been influenced by Christianity, Jewish mysticism, and Native American practices. Hoodoo Sen Moise has been studying this tradition and working with Conjure for over 35 years. Here in Working Conjure, he explores Conjure's history, principles, fundamentals, and ethics, while simultaneously providing a practical how-to guide to actually "working" Conjure and making Conjure work for you. This book: •Explores the primary materials of Conjure •Features spells, rituals, and workings for various purposes •Guides readers to learn how to bring this profound school of magic to life.
Every journey must begin with a first step. Step by step, Mauge' successfully takes you through the Yoruba metaphysical and spiritual journey form heave to earth and return. He skillfully blends the knowledge and practices of the old world with that of the New World, offering explanations that few have offered before. His chapter on Divination can be considered a textbook of classical knowledge by itself.
This book is the first of its kind that embraces the Yoruba concept of positive change through "offerings". It is significant to those who are uninitiated because of it is the fir Yoruba religious "how to" publication that explains our concepts and removes the mystery between man and gods.