This is the first systematic treatment of esotericism to appear in English. Here is also
an historical survey, beginning with the Alexandrian period, of the various esoteric
currents such as Christian Kabbalah, Theosophy, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Hermeticism.
Common characteristics of these currents are the notion of universal interdependency and
the experience of spiritual transformation. The author establishes a rigorous methodology;
provides clarifying definitions of such key terms as gnosis, theopsophy, occultism,
and Hermeticism; and offers analysis of contemporary esotericism based on three
The second half of the book presents a series of studies on several important figures,
works, and movements in Western esotericism - studies devoted to some of the most characteristic
and illuminating aspects that this form of thought has taken, such as theosophical speculations
on androgyny, Rosicrucian literature, and Masonic symbolism. The book is completed by a rich
and selective bibliography conceived as a means of orientation and a tool for research. This book
is a very good introduction to several Western mystery traditions.
Dion Fortune wrote Aspects of Occultism, 'occultism' was an umbrella word
used to describe hidden lore, secret traditions, and arcane knowledge. Today the
word 'occult' is often confused with the word 'cult' and all of its negative
aspects. Fortune's essays could more accurately be referred to as 'esoteric
studies'. In this book she discusses evocative magic, the sites of Druid
worship, parallels between Christianity and the Qabalah, the astral plane,
auras, spiritual healing, power cycles, and our relationship to our higher
selves. This revised edition includes a new introduction by Gareth Knight, an
additional essay by Fortune ('The Myth of the Round table'), and an index.
Training and Work of an Initiate (revised edition) shows how, from ancient
Egyptian, Greek, and Qabalistic roots, the Western Esoteric Systems have an
unbroken initiatory tradition that has been handed down from adept to neophyte.
You will discover how initiates prepare body, mind, and spirit for the
challenging journey that is the esoteric path. This book is filled with
accessible information and is presented in such a way so that 'even that which
the smallest cup can carry away is the true water of life'. This revised edition
contains a new foreword by Gareth Knight and an index.
have been fascinated by secret traditions since the beginning of time. Fraternal
brotherhoods and sisterhoods and secret orders of varying degrees exist in every
country, race, and religion. Dion Fortune in Esoteric Orders and Their Work
gets to the root of exactly what esoteric orders are, leaving no stone unturned.
Today in the centers of the civilized world there is a renewed interest in
esoteric schools. Although they may be misunderstood by many, some of the
noblest people have been among their advocates. This book removes the shroud of
mystery and fear from esotericism and makes the Western Mystery Tradition
accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about this fascinating spiritual
path. This revised edition includes a new foreword by Gareth Knight and an
Dion Fortune is one of the best known, and perhaps one of the most
important figures of the occult revival period in late nineteenth and early
twentieth century England. The Mystical Qabalah is Dion Fortune's
most well known book. The Qabalah forms the basis of the western mystery
tradition. Incorporating astrology, tarot, and other disciplines, Qabalah
is a system of mystical knowledge and spiritual development that fulfills in
the west many of the functions that yoga does in the east.
Although The Mystical Qabalah can be a difficult read in some
places, it presents a thorough introduction and explanation of the Tree of
Life and provides a key to the understanding and practical application of
this mystical system. This is recommended reading for anyone interested in
the western mystery traditions.
Qabalah offers an exciting and modern introduction to the qabalah that
combines Jungian psychology and the western mystery tradition with the
esoteric symbolism of the Tree of Life. Fielding discusses the Tree of Life
in terms of Jungian archetypes and shows you how to work with dreams,
visualization, and ritual to help you get in touch with yourself and help
you to relate to others. The focal point of the book is pathworking, the
process of calling upon the energies symbolized by the Tree to effect
creative change in yourself and in the world.
The book also includes a practical, insightful look at ritual: how it
works, what you need to know in order to practice, and how ritual can help
you take charge of your life and learn why you are here. I highly recommend
this book to anyone who is just starting out on, or is already on the path
TheSefer Yetzirah is perhaps the oldest and least understood of all
Kabbalistic texts. This translation was done by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, who brings
its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to light. When properly
understood, the Sefer Yetzirah becomes an instruction manual for a very
special type of meditation meant to strengthen concentration and to aid the
development of psychic perception. These abilities were meant to help Kabbalists
to perform feats that outwardly appeared magical.
This translation includes the meditation in five dimensions, the transition
from Binah to Chakhmah consciousness, the point of infinity, kabbalistic
astrology, Ezekiel's vision according to the Sefer Yetzirah, and the
mystery of the 231 gates. Also included is a digest of major commentaries on the
text of the Sefer Yetzirah and a bibliography of many of the major
kabbalistic works that discuss it. This volume is the most complete work on the Sefer
Yetzirah in English.
Published in 1974, this book remains as a pioneer work in attempting to look
at the system of mystical knowledge and practice known as Kaballah from a
contemporary, scientific point of view. The author refutes the dominant view
of the Godhead as a male deity and proves the equal significance of the
female principle in the creation of the universe.
Gonzalez-Wippler presents a view of the creation of the universe as being
parallel to the human act of procreation. She presents the essence of
Kaballah as a system based on dualities, in which the universe is seen as
the union of two intrinsically opposed principles harmoniously balanced in a
third whic is the result of their union. This is an intriguing book that
belongs on any serious seeker's shelf.
The Hermetic Tradition is a remarkable survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines.
It introduces and explains the mysterious world-view and teachings of the practitioners of
this Royal Art. Julius Evola was one of the premier scholars of the hermetic tradition. He
draws from works on alchemy, theurgy, magic, and mythology to demonstrate the unity of the
subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages. He shows how alchemy -
often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of
individuation - is nothing less than a universal secret science of human and natural
The first part of the book outlines the symbols and teachings of the Art, while the second
is concerned with techniques and effects of the practice. Throughout the the exposition of
this sacred tradition, the reader is encouraged to listen with the ear of the heart; a leap
of consciousness is required to leave our time-bound and analytical world and enter the
timeless realm of nature's continuous creation.
It requires patience on the part of the reader if they are to grasp the hidden meanings
of the symbols as they are revealed. This is material that must be absorbed on the subconscious
level for it to really begin to make sense. This is a book that when read and re-read many
times, new discoveries can be made every time.
The Hermetica are a group of theological and philosophical texts
that are generally accepted to have been written during the early centuries
of the Christian era, but are believed by some to have had much earlier
origins. Hermes Trismegistus, their purported author, was thought to be a
contemporary of Moses. The Hermetica was regarded as theology that
paralleled the wisdom of the Christian Bible, supporting its revealed
teachings and connecting them to the philosophy of the Platonic tradition.
This edition is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in ancient
philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature and
history, or occult traditions.
Paul Foster Case was the Supreme Chief of the Order of the Golden Dawn in
North America. He later founded the Builders of the Adytum. In addition to
his key roles in these schools of the western mystery tradition, he was also
a pre-eminent authority and lecturer on the tarot and other occult topics.
In my opinion, and in the opinion of many others, this book is one of the
finest available on the occult meaning of the tarot. Included are sections
on methods of study and tarot divination. Case explains tarot tradition,
principles, techniques, and applications in clear language that modern
seekers can appreciate. This is a must read for anyone interested in the
mystery traditions of the west.
Astrology: The Next Step offers a well thought out and logical path to
horoscope delineation and interpretation. It takes the reader through the
process of discovering themes - repeated messages that emphasize important
energies and influences - within a horoscope. Over 40 themes and other
combinations are described. Easy to follow examples and illustrations appear
throughout the book. Sample charts are analyzed in detail. This is a good
book for a beginner or for anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of
This is an updated publication combining Alan Oken's first three books
that pioneered the development of New Age interpretation in Astrology. Alan
Oken's Complete Astrology charts the cosmological pathway to greater
personal fulfillment and spiritual attainment through a deeper, more
intuitive understanding of our own power - and the age we live in.
Helpful examples, charts and diagrams can be found throughout the book.
This book is useful regardless of your level of expertise. I recommend this
book to all seekers.
This book is a basic - and very good - primer for creating and
interpreting astrological charts. It claims to be the all time best selling
guide to astrology. It makes astrology accessible to the beginner. Covering
a wide range of topics, it gives a broad overview of astrology without going
very deeply into any one of them.
Some of the topics covered are horoscope construction, interpretation,
progressed charts, transits, rectification and estimation of birth time, and
locality charts. A useful astrological dictionary is also included.
The Alchemist's Handbook you will learn that the purpose of the
alchemical process is to change our thinking and feeling natures; move up to
a higher frequency in consciousness, know what we want in life, clear
channels for Spirit, and get us back into the natural order of the universe.
We can clean up our past, remove our ego projections on others, begin to
think and feel more clearly, and use our active imagination in a more
productive way. By embracing the alchemical process you can begin to express
yourself more constructively. You can begin to bring more love, joy, peace,
harmony, and contentment into your life.
To an occultist, magic has a much different meaning than it has for most
other people. The books here are about magic in the occult sense. here is an
excerpt from the introduction to David Goddard's The Sacred Magic of the
Angels to clarify the occult meaning of Magic.
"The student of occultism knows that the power of
causation lies in the inner levels of being. What is brought about on the inner
levels will automatically, by universal dynamics, seek to manifest upon the
physical plane. So what appears to the uninitiated as "magic" is
really the science of applying little-known laws, whereby things are brought
into manifestation seemingly out of nowhere. Most people think that the physical
plane is reality, and if they think of inner levels at all, they image them as
rather insubstantial and vague. Whereas in truth, the inner levels are very real
and they give birth to the physical.
Anyone who has had direct experience of the inner
planes knows this. Whether through a near-death experience or by using a
consciousness-raising technique (meditation, astral projection, shamanic spirit
travel, or deep pathworking), they have briefly seen the power, the beauty, and
the wonder of the inner levels of existence of which the physical world is but a
This is not to decry the physical level, or to advocate
escape from it - for matter, like everything else, is divine in origin and
physicality is the garment of the Eternal. But many confuse the garment with
That which wears it."
the excerpt quoted above has piqued your interest in this very practical guide
to Angel Magic. He introduces the seven archangels of the Elohim, the seven
spirits before the throne of God and shows us how to call upon them and the
archetypes that emanate from them to assist us on our Path of Return to the One
Source, which is also known as the Great Work.
There is much information in this book that makes it useful to anyone on the
path, regardless of how long you have been treading it. We are extremely
fortunate that David Goddard has offered us this ancient Angelic tradition in
written form. At a time when western society needs to reconnect with the Sacred
for its own healing, this book provides a practical and very wise method of
doing just that.
Magic (revised edition) is a selection of Dion Fortune's writings on the
practical applications of magical and esoteric techniques. She explains that
everyone has the ability to access the invisible planes of existence (mind and
spirit) which cannot be perceived with the physical senses. This book provides
invaluable guidance to anyone intent on increasing their awareness. This revised
edition includes a glossary that defines terms used in the study of the Western
Mystery Tradition. This new edition includes an introduction by Gareth Knight
and an index.
book introduces a system of magical working based on the Qabalah. As its name
implies, it offers simplified explanations that serve as a basic introduction to
an esoteric tradition that one can spend a lifetime exploring. Based on the Tree
of Life with its ten sephira and twenty two paths between the sephira, readers
are introduced to the symbolism of the Tree and the levels of consciousness that
the symbols represent. Readers are also taught how to begin to use the symbols
in magical work to attain what you want spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and
is the sequel to Simplified Magic. It delves deeper into the mysteries of
the Tree of Life. You are introduced to the magical technique of Pathworking for
manifesting your dreams. You are shown how to open the Inner temples of your
mind and the potentials of your soul. You discover how to create and use astral
doorways. You explore the archetypal forces of the world. You build bridges to
the spiritual realms of life. And you learn to use powerful tools for psychic
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