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  • Download E-books Lords of the left-hand path: A history of spiritual dissent PDF

    By Stephen E Flowers

    Examines the left-hand direction and divulges the masters of the culture

    • Explores the practices and ideology of many left-hand course teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Hell-Fire membership, and heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects

    • Investigates many notorious occult personalities, together with Helena Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, the Marquis de Sade, and Anton LaVey

    • Explains the genuine distinction among the right-hand direction and the left-hand path--union with and dependence on God as opposed to person freedom and self-empowerment

    From black magic and Satanism to Gnostic sects and Gurdjieff’s Fourth approach, the left-hand direction has been associated with many practices, cults, and contributors around the a long time. Stephen vegetation, Ph.D., examines the tools, teachings, and historic function of the left-hand direction, from its origins in Indian tantric philosophy to its underlying impression in present global affairs, and divulges which philosophers, magicians, and occult figures all through heritage can really be known as “Lords of the Left-Hand Path.”

    Flowers explains that whereas the right-hand direction seeks union with and hence dependence on God, the left-hand direction seeks a “higher legislation” in response to wisdom and tool. it's the approach of self-empowerment and precise freedom. starting with historic Hindu and Buddhist sects and relocating Westward, he examines many alleged left-hand direction teams, together with the Cult of Set, the Yezidi satan Worshippers, the Assassins, the Neoplatonists, the Hell-Fire membership, the Bolsheviks, the occult Nazis, and several other heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects. Following a gently crafted definition of a real adherent of the left-hand direction in line with major principles--self-deification and problem to the conventions of “good” and “evil”--the writer analyzes many well-known and notorious personalities, together with H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, the Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey, and Michael Aquino, and divulges which occult masters have been Lords of the Left-Hand course.

    Flowers exhibits that the left-hand course isn't really inherently evil yet a part of our historical past and our deep-seated wish to be unfastened, self reliant, and answerable for our destinies.

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  • Download E-books Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change PDF

    By John Briggs, F David Peat

    If you've ever felt your existence used to be uncontrolled and headed towards chaos,science has an incredible message: existence is chaos, and that is a really fascinating thing!

    In this eye-opening e-book, John Briggs and F. David Peat demonstrate sevenenlightening classes for embracing the chaos of day-by-day life.

    Be Creative:
    engage with chaos to discover ingenious new ideas and reside extra dynamically

    Use Butterfly Power:
    let chaos develop neighborhood efforts into international results

    Go With the Flow:
    use chaos to paintings jointly with others

    Explore what is Between:
    discover life's wealthy subtleties and keep away from the traps of stereotypes

    See the artwork of the World:
    appreciate the great thing about life's chaos

    Live inside Time:
    utilize time's hidden depths

    Rejoin the Whole:
    realize our fractal connectedness to one another and the world

    Life is very unlikely to control--instead of scuffling with this fact, Seven existence classes of Chaos indicates you the way to just accept, have a good time, and use it to reside lifestyles to its fullest.

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  • Download E-books Logic and Transcendence: A New Translation with Selected Letters (Writings of Frithjof Schuon) PDF

    By Frithjof Schuon

    During this re-creation of his most vital philosophical paintings, Frithjof Schuon confronts the pitfalls of rationalism and relativism inside of smooth philosophy. This re-creation includes an absolutely revised translation from the French unique and includes an in depth Appendix with formerly unpublished letters and different deepest writings.

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  • Download E-books Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syria PDF

    Magic and the Supernatural in Fourth Century Syria provides an in-depth research of quite a few ‘magical’ practices with a centred learn within the overdue old Syria and Palestine.

    Offering new learn utilizing either archaeological and literary assets, and mixing Classical, Jewish, and Christian traditions from either areas, Silke Trzcionka examines a myriad of magical actions such as:

    • curses, spells and amulets
    • accusations on the topic of chariot races, love and livelihood
    • methods thinking about safety, therapeutic, ownership and exorcism.

    The details is supplied with readability and theoretical sophistication which allows scholars to strengthen an realizing of those ideals and their position in the social context of the time.

    Altogether, an invaluable, enlightening and stress-free publication which scholars learning faith and/or social background will locate invaluable.

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  • Download E-books Witch PDF

    A witch is a sensible lady, a healer. but for thus lengthy the observe “witch” has had destructive connotations. during this e-book, 3rd iteration hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the heritage at the back of witchcraft, why deciding upon as a healer in previous centuries led ladies to be burned on the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in ladies the world over today.
    All girls are witches, and when they connect with resource, belief their instinct, and use their magic, they could make drugs to heal themselves and the world. This ebook is a re-telling of Herstory, an overview of different faculties of witchcraft and the middle ideas and practices inside of them.  Discover old knowledge made suitable for contemporary witches: 
    • The wheel of the 12 months, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon.
    • Tools to augment your instinct, together with oracle playing cards and dowsing, that you should make judgements speedy and comfortably.
    • Understanding the traditional use of the observe “medicine”.
    • How to paintings with herbs, crystals, and gear animals so you have aid on your non secular work.
    • How to construct and use a house altar to concentration your intentions and align you with seasonal cycles, the moon cycles, and your individual intentions for growth.
    • Cleanse, purify, and create sacred space.
    • Work with the weather to accomplish deep reference to the area round you.

    In addition, Lisa teaches own, hands-on rituals and spells from her relations lineage of gypsy witch magic that will help you heal, happen, and rediscover your powers. principally, Lisa exhibits that we actually are “the granddaughters of the witches that they could not burn”.

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  • Download E-books Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power & Creativity of Your Dark Side PDF

    By David Richo

    Our "shadow" is the gathering of destructive or bad qualities we retain hidden—the issues we do not like approximately ourselves or are afraid to confess: egotist, non-"PC" proclivities, forbidden sexual wants. however it additionally contains our optimistic, untapped potential—qualities we may possibly respect in others yet disavow in ourselves. Befriending the shadow makes worry an best friend and permits us to stay extra authentically. It additionally instantly improves our interpersonal relationships, simply because we're free of the necessity to venture our personal negativity onto others, and we develop into extra conscious whilst theirs is projected onto us. David Richo seems to be for the place the shadow manifests in own lifestyles, relations interplay, faith, courting, and the area round is. He exhibits tips to use the light perform of mindfulness to paintings with our shadow part, and he offers quite a few routines for going deeper. he's remarkably skillful at making the shadow suggestion not just effortless to appreciate, yet supremely functional for boosting the standard of our lives.

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  • Download E-books The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy PDF

    By Robert K. C. Forman

    This booklet is the sequel to Robert Forman's well-received assortment, The challenge of natural Consciousness (Oxford, 1990). The essays within the prior quantity argued that a few mystical studies don't appear to be shaped or formed through the language system--a thesis that stands in sharp contradistinction to deconstruction generally and to the "constructivist" college of mysticism specifically, which holds that each one mysticism is the fabricated from a cultural and linguistic strategy. In The Innate Capacity, Forman and his colleagues recommend a speculation concerning the formative explanations of those "pure cognizance" stories. the entire participants agree that mysticism is the results of an innate human means, instead of a discovered, socially conditioned and confident process.

    The innate potential is known in different alternative ways. Many understand it as an expression of human awareness in line with se, expertise itself. a few carry that attention might be understood as a integrated hyperlink to a couple hidden, transcendent point of the area, and mystical adventure is the adventure of that inherent connectedness. one other thesis that looks often is that mystics detect this innate capability via a strategy of liberating the carry of the ego and the conceptual method. The participants the following examine mystical adventure because it is manifested in quite a few non secular and cultural settings, together with Hindu Yoga, Buddhism, Sufism, and medieval Christianity. Taken jointly, the essays represent an enormous contribution to the continued debate concerning the nature of human cognizance and mystical event and its relation to the social and cultural contexts within which it appears.

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