By Ronald Decker

ISBN-10: 0835609081

ISBN-13: 9780835609081

That the Tarot originated in historic Egypt as a divinatory software is a romantic false impression. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will shock practitioners and lecturers alike, revealing the Tarot’s real evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it.

The Tarot includes the Minor Arcana, 4 matches of playing cards just like our glossy deck, and the main Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” playing cards. Decker says the four-suit deck used to be invented in Asia Minor sooner than advert one thousand; Italian courtiers extra the trumps within the 1400s. yet Tarot used to be first used as a online game. Tarot divination was once purely created within the 1700s by way of a Parisian fortuneteller who established the trump photographs on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. this present day, the suit-cards are usually traced to the traditional Jewish Cabala. yet, says Decker, they, too, obtained their meanings simply within the 1700s, and he cites a misplaced numerical process according to Cabala at that time

Decker’s interpretation integrates 3 complete systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His intensity of information makes the e-book vital for critical scholars of Tarot and esotericism

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By Rudolf Steiner, Peter Früh

ISBN-10: 3727400501

ISBN-13: 9783727400506

This can be a copy of a booklet released sooner than 1923. This ebook could have occasional imperfections reminiscent of lacking or blurred pages, terrible photos, errant marks, and so forth. that have been both a part of the unique artifact, or have been brought by way of the scanning procedure. We think this paintings is culturally vital, and regardless of the imperfections, have elected to carry it again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the maintenance of published works around the globe. We get pleasure from your knowing of the imperfections within the upkeep strategy, and desire you take pleasure in this beneficial e-book.

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By Philip H. Farber

ISBN-10: 1578634245

ISBN-13: 9781578634248

In Meta-Magick: The booklet of Atem, Philip H. Farber combines conventional ritual sensibilities with modern suggestions of neurolinguistics and memetics to create a different entity - Atem. during this example, the essence of an entity is encoded in a publication and activated via the reader. while, the e-book is a finished guide of evocation, containing dozens of easy-to-follow rituals and routines for exploring and growing magical entities of each kind. Farber teaches readers to get up from their routine trance, to reprogram themselves to face within the secret with out pointless mystification. This supercharged fusion of tried-and-true magical and mental concepts strikes past trauma, therapeutic, and restoration into self-fulfillment and self-transformation. Combining either disciplines with tools similar to intentionality, autohypnosis, visualization, personification, and experiential trips, Farber creates a strong procedure that opens how you can top studies, self-knowledge, even cosmic attention. instead of uploading standardized therapeutic pictures, readers discover ways to create their very own emergent metaphors, their very own inventive strengths and versatile freedom.Atem is a residing Magus, an icon for the twenty-first century. half transpersonal shaman, half internal consultant, half internal healer, half function version, Atem turns into a private therapist, a advisor to self-discovery and self-initiation. Atem, as therapeutic fiction, is helping readers to create their very own breakthroughs, their very own catharsis - emotional clearing that frees strength from inner clash to circulation creatively into new expressions.

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By Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson, Hilda Ellis Davidson

ISBN-10: 0203322614

ISBN-13: 9780203322611

ISBN-10: 0415049369

ISBN-13: 9780415049368

ISBN-10: 0415049377

ISBN-13: 9780415049375

I first needs to say that this is often almost definitely now not Ms. Davidson' most sensible paintings. a number of of her different books are rather a lot better.

The ebook seems to be at Northern ecu ideals, myths, and archaeology and seeks to construct a basic photograph of pagan religions between Celtic and Germanic peoples. The publication offers a cursory examine archaeology of sacred areas, a few linguistic matters and a few uncomplicated experiences of myths and legends. at the optimistic part, the book's scope is lovely good.

On the unfavourable facet, i discovered Davidson's research to be overly brief and her method to be fuzzy.

I might suggest skipping this publication and targeting her different books as an alternative (many of that are excellent).

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By Richard Webster

ISBN-10: 0738724637

ISBN-13: 9780738724638

Reverence for angels spans tradition, religion, and time. yet can those heaven-sent messengers resolution our prayers? Time and time back, the angels have confirmed that certain, they're there for us— we simply have to achieve out and ask them for counsel. From knowledgeable on angelic spirits, you'll find a myriad of easy and worthwhile the right way to speak with the explicit angel you need.

Explore the attention-grabbing roles of angels: mum or dad, zodiac, elemental, and others

Learn prayers and rituals for therapeutic, safety, abundance, and more

Engage in meditations and useful workouts that reduction in angel awareness

Imagine a lifelong courting with those celestial helpmates who can provide you the rewards, enrichment, and peace that you've been looking for.

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By Layne Redmond

Seven." What mystery does this quantity carry? For millions of years, historical knowledge traditions have taught us that there are seven heavens, seven planes of expertise, or seven dimensions of awareness that has to be woke up to acquire non secular enlightenment. they're stated to exist inside our personal minds and our bodies, and are recognized within the Indian yogic culture as chakras. Now, Layne Redmond—acclaimed writer of while the Drummers have been Women—gives readers an interactive trip via those seven important strength facilities with Chakra Meditation. followed by way of an interactive CD, she teaches us the normal practices used to stability all the chakras. those practices are designed to take away vigorous stumbling blocks and blockages for you to rework and revitalize our tissues and cells, not just to create a radiant physique and brain, but in addition to extend that inner circulation of power that would dissolve troubling and repressed thoughts of the earlier, cleanse our minds of anxietyand pressure, and elevate our average intuition.

Join Layne Redmond to learn:

Nada yoga: the linked sacred sounds and syllables for every chakra
3 respiring innovations: complete yogic breath, the "Breath of fireside, " and trade nose breathing
"Purification of the Chakras"—an unique, 28-minute guided meditation with Layne Redmond
workouts to intensify focus, and lots more and plenty more

Chakra Meditation is the single book-and-CD mixture that comes with visualization workouts, chanting, ritual drumming, and sacred track to travel your personal internal global of the seven chakras.

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By Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman

Raised one of the Sioux until eventually the age of 15, Charles Alexander Eastman (1858–1939) resolved to develop into a doctor for you to be of the best carrier to his humans. Upon finishing his schooling at Boston college tuition of drugs, he approved an appointment to a South Dakota Indian reservation, the place he was once the one surgeon on hand to the sufferers of the 1890 bloodbath at Wounded Knee. With the encouragement of his spouse, he additional exceptional himself either as a author and as a uniquely certified interpreter of local American methods. His writings supply genuine, occasionally stirring perspectives of an international that has ceaselessly changed.
In The Soul of the Indian, Eastman brings to lifestyles the wealthy spirituality and morality of the local americans as they existed ahead of touch with missionaries and different whites. this can be a infrequent firsthand expression of local faith, with out the filters imposed by way of translators or anthropologists. instead of a systematic treatise, Eastman has written a booklet, "as precise as i will be able to make it to my early life educating and ancestral beliefs, yet from the human, now not the ethnological standpoint." His discussions of the different types of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit international emphasize the common caliber and private allure of local American religion.

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By Paul Selig

ISBN-10: 0698404254

ISBN-13: 9780698404250

The first ebook in channeler Paul Selig’s greatly expected Mastery Trilogy leads you into an extraordinary trip of self-development, right now construction your own excellence and your skill to enhance lifestyles for others.

The channeled literature of Paul Selig -- who gets clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects referred to as the courses -- has fast turn into crucial and celebrated expression of channeling seeing that A path In Miracles rose to prominence within the 1970s.

Selig’s 3 prior books -- I Am the note, The e-book of affection and Creation, and The booklet of figuring out and Worth -- have received a starting to be following all over the world for his or her intensity, intimacy, and mental perception. Now, Selig embarks upon a rare new trilogy at the “Teachings of Mastery” together with his inaugural quantity: The e-book of Mastery.

The publication of Mastery presents a deeply sensible prescription for heightening your talents, aptitudes, and feel of private excellence. The Guides’ teachings pass a lot extra, in spite of the fact that, educating you ways to enhance lifestyles for others and, eventually, for worldwide humanity.

because the courses themselves positioned it: “We will let you know this: nobody who reads those books might be left unchanged. they are going to be like molecular platforms that reinvigorate and realign and reclaim the reader to themselves of their worthy, of their identification and, past that, of their actual realm. Underline actual realm should you like. as the actual realm that we educate in is ready to return to the stone a long time except you all get it together.”

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By Ócha'ni Lele

ISBN-10: 1594774552

ISBN-13: 9781594774553

Santería priest Ócha'ni Lele explains the perform and significance of animal sacrifice as spiritual sacrament. Describing the ceremonies in step by step aspect, he examines the metaphysics in the back of the rituals and divulges the deep connections to the odu of the diloggún—the resource of all practices during this Afro-Cuban religion. Lele additionally chronicles the conflict over definitely the right to perform animal sacrifice as a spiritual sacrament that went to the 1993 U.S. best court docket and led to criminal defense for Santería and its practitioners. This ebook permits initiates to profit right rite protocol; provides outsiders a glimpse right into a secretive global; and sheds gentle at the remarkable development of Santería during the last 50 years.

". . . this ebook is an absolute must-read! you can find right here secrets and techniques by no means earlier than printed to the surface international . . . you just can't forget about this book."—(Aaron Leitch, writer of _Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires_) ". . . very helpful to scholars of faith, historical past, and folklore, in addition to common readers desirous to recognize extra approximately this advanced faith. it will likely be a welcome boost to educational and public libraries."— Cynthia Duncan, Ph.D., professor of Hispanic stories on the collage of Washington Tacoma and writer of Unraveling the true: the wonderful in Spanish American Ficciones

Tackling the largest controversy surrounding his religion, Santería priest Ócha'ni Lele explains for the 1st time in print the perform and significance of animal sacrifice as a spiritual sacrament. Describing the animal sacrifice rite in step by step element, together with the songs and chants used, he examines the pondering and metaphysics in the back of the ritual and divulges the deep connections to the odu of the diloggún—the resource of all practices during this Afro-Cuban religion.

Tracing the criminal conflict spearheaded by means of Oba Ernesto Pichardo, head of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, over the best to perform animal sacrifice as a spiritual sacrament, Lele chronicles the struggle all of the solution to its 1993 U.S. very best courtroom victory, which validated criminal security for the Santería religion and its practitioners. Weaving jointly oral fragments stemming from the traditional Yoruba of West Africa and from their descendants who have been forcibly relocated to Cuba through the slave alternate, the writer reconstructs the sacred tales, or patakís, that display the well-thought-out metaphysics and spirituality in the back of the perform of animal sacrifice within the Santería faith. The patakís clarify why every one sacrificial animal may be considered as meals for either people and the orishas in addition to how the topic of sacrifice is primary to this Afro-Cuban faith. laying off gentle at the notable international progress of this faith during the last 50 years, Lele's consultant to the sacrificial ceremonies of Santería permits initiates to profit right ceremonial protocol and offers outsiders a glimpse into this so much secretive international of the santeros.

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By Larry Lange

ISBN-10: 1439116814

ISBN-13: 9781439116814

Publish yr note: First released September 1st 2001

Thirty-one years after the Fab 4 disbanded, Beatlemania maintains in complete swing. The group's most up-to-date CD, 1, is among the fastest-selling documents in historical past; their biography, Anthology, is a bestseller; and a brand new iteration is falling less than their spell. by means of studying the Beatles' outstanding trip, Larry Lange has discerned particular rules that illustrate tips on how to dwell extra profound, richer, and happier lives.

These ideas contain harnessing the ability of dreaming, studying to set and meet pursuits, facing worry of the unknown, operating as a crew whereas last self-sufficient, maintaining desires clean, and ultimate open to spirituality and social accountability. The ebook deals those ideas of good fortune and the exuberance of the Beatles instead to conventional own development books.

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