By Urszula Szulakowska
This research positions Paracelsian alchemy, medication and clinical body structure in the apocalyptic discourse of the Protestant Reformation. A comparability is made among alchemical idea in regards to the perfectibility of top topic and Christian eschatological doctrine bearing on human salvation via Christ's sacrifice in common historical past and within the ritual of the mass. a close research is made up of the engraved illustrations constituting an essential component of the alchemical medication and body structure of Heinrich Khunrath, Stefan Michelspacher, Jacob Boehme, Abraham von Franckenberg and Robert Fludd. the current study could be of curiosity to students of the historical past of western paintings, pop culture, medication, alchemy and theology, particularly these operating within the context of the past due Renaissance and Reformation within the 16th and early 17th centuries.
By Jake Stratton-Kent, Jamie Alexzander
A part of the courses to the Underworld sequence from Hadean Press. simply as ‘goes’ is an historic time period for a magician operating with spirits of the Underworld, so ‘pharmakos’ represents a magician operating with herbs, alchemical tactics etc. the kinds usually are not together unique, and hence there are spirits of the grimoire who paintings with alchemy, herbs, stones, and so on. those spirits are very appropriate allies for magicians combining the paintings of the ‘goes’ and the ‘pharmakos’. the aim of this book then is to element methods to goetic spell-work, facilitating the additional reintegration of recent global and Grimoire methods.
By Etienne Nodet
Translated by means of J. Edward Crowley. This radical reconstruction of the origins of Judaism starts off by way of gazing that Josephus's assets at the early historical past of Israel don't believe the Bible and that the oldest rabbinic traditions exhibit no signal of a biblical beginning. one other attention-grabbing query is raised by way of the Samaritan declare, on the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, they'd just recently obtained the Sabbath from the Jews. From such info, Nodet creates a entire line of argument that unearths significant resources of Judaism, as symbolized within the subtitle of his paintings: Joshua was once the person who validated in the community in writing a statute and a legislations on the Shechem meeting, whereas the Mishnah used to be the last word metamorphosis of traditions introduced from Babylon and mixed with Judaean influences.
By Lobsang Rampa
Lobsang Rampa's trip keeps as he travels from Korea into Russia, all through Europe, crusing to america, ultimately finishing up in England. Lobsang endures catch and additional torture till he once more, escapes by means of using luxurious vehicles. during this ebook Lobsang inhabits (transmigration) the physique of an English guy (Cyril Henry Hoskins) wanting to go away this international, allowing Lobsang to proceed his specific activity. initially released in 1960.
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa was once a author who claimed to were a Lama in Tibet prior to spending the second one a part of his lifestyles within the physique of a British guy. Cyril Henry Hoskin (8 April 1910 – 25 January 1981) defined himself because the "host" of Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. The identify Tuesday pertains to a declare within the 3rd Eye that Tibetans are named after the day of the week on which they have been born.
By Jacob Neusner
This systematic advent to the Talmud of Babylonia (Bavli) seeks to reply to uncomplicated questions of shape: how is that this a coherent record? How will we make feel of different languages within which it's written? What are the vital components of the complicated writing? Turning to questions of modes of inspiration, the account proceeds to handle the highbrow personality of the Bavli and specifically the nature and makes use of of its dialectics. ultimately, questions of substance come to the fore: how does the Talmud relate to the Torah? and the way does culture input in? those simple questions of rhetoric, subject, and good judgment that any one forthcoming the textual content will bring up are handled basically and authoritatively.
By John Dee
Tuba Veneris (The Trumpet of Venus) attributed to John Dee.
This is an extraordinary and restricted 1st version of John Dee's Tuba Veneris, which used to be first released by way of Trident Books in 2011. It offers an English translation of this very infrequent paintings, and in addition deals the unique Latin transcription of Warburg MS. FHB 510. This version was once constrained to 500 copies. it truly is certain in blue textile with gilt titling at the the backbone, and has been gilt blocked at the entrance with the name and the Magic Circle utilized by Dee.