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New Magicks for a New Age
Yael R. Dragwyla Email: Polaris93@aol.com http://polaris93.livejournal.com/
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NEW MAGICKS FOR A NEW AGE
Volume I: A New Order of the Ages
Book 5: Bibliography
Nota bene: The works cited in this bibliography are not, by and large, necessary to a successful career in Magick, though they can be extremely useful academic and practical tools for one. They do, however, contain understanding and wisdom necessary to becoming a truly civilized human being – which, after all, is what Magick, or any other true Way, is all about. Also, it should be remembered that all philological categories are, in the last analysis, arbitrary, chosen for our notions of what the most important or salient aspects of any given work might be. But reality is not ultimately partitioned in any real way. Biology, medicine, psychology, ethology, sociology, forensics, law, history, and ecology are all just different viewpoints, some broader than others, on the general phenomenon of Life, human and otherwise, in the same way in which algebra, geometry and calculus are all just aspects of one underlying realm of study, mathematics; literature, music, painting, and ballet are simply different expressions of the creative drive; astronomy, chemistry, physics, the life sciences and the social sciences all study the same universe. That I have here listed, e.g. Richard Grossinger’s Planet Medicine in the section reserved for works on medicine rather than the one for anthropological materials or the one for biology is due only to the need to put it somewhere, in only one or, at most, a very few of the many possible bibliographical categories, so that I wouldn’t make the size of this bibliography any more overwhelmingly unwieldy than it already is, and that one seemed to be about the most reasonable I could think of at the time. So if you feel that any work cited herein would be more usefully cited in a different category than the one I’ve placed it in here, please feel free to add it to that list in your own personal copy of this work. – Yael R. Dragwyla, Polaris
Part 1: Esoterica
1.1: The Western Tradition 1.1.0: General and Miscellaneous
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The Lamp of Thoth. Chris Bray, editor. A magazine of the occult and neo-Paganism. Available from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice occult-supplies shop, 6-8 Burley Lodge Road, Leeds LS6 1QP, UK. According to the disclaimer: This occult Magazine may, by qualification, contain controversial views. Articles therefore most likely will but may definitely not reflect the views of the Editor or of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. We uphold your right to decide for yourself. The LOT is a major World Forum for the presentation and discussion of leading edge world views and possibilities in human thought. Postulations are allegorical, metaphorical and metonymic and therefore an invitation to discussion only. The LOT is not intended for public sale. It is distributed by closed subscription amongst occultists who are over 18 years of age. Nothing herein is intended to incite any person to actions which are unlawful or irresponsible. (Vol. V, No. 1, p. 1) Vol. IV, No. 3 (Number 21): I especially enjoyed this one because it includes, due to some utterly incomprehensible lapse in the editor’s otherwise impeccable taste and enormous editorial competence, Yrs Truly’s “The Brag of the Female SubGenius (Mark I),” but it also contains a wealth of other material, all topical, fascinating, and well-written, including: an article on the history and culture of the Druids of ancient Britain; silence as a Magickal aid; the psychospirituality of computers; potential peril for neo-Pagans and occultists generated by occult sensation-mongers; spoken and written language as the bedrock of Magickal power; the God Odin as a force in today’s world; and much more. Vol. IV, No. 4 (Number 22): Aside from its one glaring flaw, inclusion of Yrs Truly’s “The Church of the SubGenius: Beer-Bust of the Gods!”, this fascinating issue is a treasure-trove of articles on everything from local English Wiccan shamans, Magick and quantum mechanics, hereditary witchcraft, solipsism among occultists and its sociopolitical origins and implications, Charles Manson, Tarot, Gnostic philosophy, and more. Vol. IV, No. 6 (Number 24): This issue is concerned with religious and psychospiritual freedom, and all related issues. It includes articles on mind-control, transcendental astrology, souls apparently so old they are bordering on spiritual Alzheimer’s, aggravated hypocrisy and ignorance among occultists and neo-Pagans, superstition and other occult psychopathologies, occult sociopathology, and more. The article on the Temple of Set and “Laurel and Hardy Satanism” is especially entertaining. Vol. V, No. 1 (Number 25): This issue is concerned with the nature of belief and its impact on reality; government attempts to ban alternative therapies; various intriguing articles on LaVeyan Satanism, Thelema, and the O.T.O.; several fascinating regular columns; and many other features and articles on numerous subjects, all of which are well worth the reader’s time and attention. Timely, highly informative, and imbued with an exquisite sense of proportion and humor. 1.1.2: Astrology Lau, Theodora. The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes. Revised edition. New York: Perennial Library/Harper & Row, 1988. Moore, Marcia and Douglas, Mark. Astrology: The Divine Science. York Harbor, ME: Arcane Publications, 1978. Robertson, Arlene and Wilson, Margaret. The Power of Pluto. Birmingham, MI: Seek-It Publications, n.d.
18.104.22.168: Horary and Predictive Astrology Davis, Geraldine. Horary Astrology. Los Angeles: Tate Printing co., 1942.
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DeLong, Sylvia. The Art of Horary Astrology in Practice. Tempe, AZ: The American Federation of Astrologers, n.d. Goldstein-Jacobson, Ivy M. Simplified Horary Astrology. Alhambra, CA: Frank Severy Publishing, 1975. Huber, Lillian and Ungar, Anne. The Horary Reference Book. San Diego: ACS Publications, 1984. Lilly, William. An Introduction to Astrology. Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing Co., Inc., 1972. Louis, Anthony. Horary Astrology: The History and Practice of Astro-Divination. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1991. Ungar, Anne and Huber, Lillian. The Horary Reference Book. San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc., 1984. Watters, Barbara H. Horary Astrology and the Judgment of Events. Washington, DC: Valhalla Paperbacks, Inc., 1982. 22.214.171.124: The Fixed Stars and Constellations Allen, Richard Hinckley. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1963. Burnham, Robert, Jr. Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: An Observer’s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System. Revised and enlarged edition. In three volumes. Volume I: Andromeda Through Cetus. Volume II: Chameleon Through Orion. Volume III: Pavo Through Vulpecula. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1978. Robson, Vivian E., B. Sc. The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1979. 126.96.36.199: General Texts Campion, Nicholas. The Great Year: Astrology, Millenarianism and History in the Western Tradition. New York: Arkana/Penguin, 1994. [The author’s] . . . investigation of political and historical thought extends from ancient Mesopotamian time down to the present day. The universal beliefs in a primeval Golden Age of human innocence and a future New Age of human perfection are examined [here] through Greek and Roman classicism, Judaism, Christianity, Marxism and the contemporary myth of progress; belief systems closely linked to the concept of a universe regulated by precise mathematical laws and planetary cycles. Campion shows how concepts of linear and cyclical time have been invoked throughout history to express successive societies’ views of their place in . . . the cosmos. From the back cover Dobyns, Zipporah Pottenger. Expanding Astrology’s Universe. Los Angeles: TIA Publications, 1988. . . . Dr. Dobyns begins with a discussion of her basic twelve letter alphabet of astrology, then takes the reader rapidly into deeper waters, applying a depth psychological understanding to people’s characters, horoscopes and experiences. Dr. Dobyns challenges the reader to delineate several example charts for themselves, before continuing to read her own delineations followed by a description of each individual and his or her life. From the back cover Fagan, Cyril. Astrological Origins. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, Inc., 1971. Gauquelin, Michel. Planetary Heredity. San Diego, CA: Astro Computing Service, 1988. Goodavage, Joseph F. Astrology: The Space-Age Science. New York: Signet Books, 1966. Green, Liz. Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1975 (?). Grossinger, Richard. The Night Sky. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1981. Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. Rockport, MA: Para Research, 1981.
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Leo, Alan. The Progressed Horoscope. London: L. N. Fowler & Co. Ltd., 1969. Lewis, Ursula. Chart Your Own Horoscope: For Beginner and Professional. Los Angeles: Pinnacle Books, 1976. Lieber, Arnold L. The Lunar Effect. New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1978. March, Marion D. and McEvers, Joan. The Only Way to Learn Astrology. Three volumes: Volume I: Basic Principles. Volume II: Math and Interpretation Techniques. Volume III: Horoscope Analysis. San Diego, CA: Astro-Computing Services, 1981. Meyer, Michael. A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1974. Oken, Alan. As Above, So Below: A Primary Guide to Astrological Awareness. New York: Bantam Books, 1973. Parise, Frank, editor. The Book of Calendars. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1982. An outstanding reference work for anyone interested in calendars of any kind or in need of information on a specific calendar, this work presents a wealth of calendars from those of ancient Babylonia, Judea, Greece, and Rome to those used today, from cultures ranging from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to Africa, India, Southeast Asia, the Far East, Central America, and modern Western nations. People divide time based on a variety of factors, including geography, astronomical knowledge, politics, religion, and so forth; calendars may date from the birth of a religious leader, the ascension of a monarch, or any other arbitrarily-chosen origin point. There are Solar calendars, Lunar calendars, market-day calendars based on 30-day months comprising three ten-day “weeks,” and numerous others. This work describes and discusses all important calendars for which information was available at the time it was compiled, taking the reader through history from the Babylonians and Egyptians to modern times. Rather than being a scholarly dissertation on how calendars are constructed, it is instead a handbook offering basic information on the structure of calendars and extensive tables for quick conversions. A must for scholars, astrologers, Magickians, historians, anthropologists, and anyone else interested in the humanity measures time and the ways in we have constructed calendars down the ages and across the world. Parker, Else. Astrology and Its Practical Applications. Coba Goedhart, editor. North Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing Company, Inc., 1977. Pelletier, Robert. Planets in Aspect: Understanding Your Inner Dynamics. West Chester, PA: Para Research, 1974. Rall, Gloria D. “The Stars of Freedom.” In Sky and Telescope Vol. 89 No. 2 (February 1995), pp. 3638. About a plantation work-song that doubled as a coded star-map by which many Black slaves from the South made their way to freedom. Sakoian, Frances and Acker, Louis S. The Astrologer’s Handbook. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. Sakoian, Frances and Caulfield, Betty. Astrological Patterns: The Key to Self Discovery. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1980. Sasportas, Howard. The Gods of Change: Pain, Crisis and the Transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. New York: Arkana/Penguin, 1989. Major changes or crises in our lives are usually signified by the transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto in our birthcharts. Although Uranian disruption feels quite different from Neptunian confusion or the pulverizing impact of Pluto, it is the transits of the outer planets that most often mark our personal turning points. Each offers its own distinctive dilemmas, its particular type of trauma, test or trial. In this . . . book Howard Sasportas blends his deep knowledge of psychology with . . . case histories from his work as an astrologer in order to illuminate what happens as the outer planets transit the chart. In this way, he suggests, we can learn to collaborate with the inevitable, to find the meaning and pattern behind periods of upheaval and to discover new depths in ourselves. Above all, we can learn to use our life crises as opportunities for growth and development. From the back cover Simmonite, W. J. The Arcana of Astrology. North Hollywood, CA: Newcastle Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.
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188.8.131.52: Special Topics 184.108.40.206.1: The Asteroids George, Demetra. Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-emerging Feminine. San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc., 1986. Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1988. 220.127.116.11.2: Chiron and Other Kuyper Bodies Clow, Barbara Hand. Chiron: Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1992. The planetoid Chiron, discovered in 1977, has proved to be one of the most valuable keys to the understanding of the modern spirit ever discovered by students of the esoteric Arts and Sciences. Located in an extremely eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, Chiron at once embodies the seemingly antithetical qualities of restriction and freedom, crippling and power, loss and enrichment. As Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues taught, liberty does not entail license; true liberty requires responsibility and self-discipline. And as Helen Keller and Stephen Hawking have showed the whole world by their valorous, splendid lives, sometimes achievement and power only come at the price of the most tragic, terrible losses. Chiron is the God of the Bridge between Saturn’s Abyss of Night and Uranus’s Dawn of Freedom and Hope, the Pathfinder for humanity in the age of nuclear terror and ecocatastrophe. A valuable resource of the library of any modern astrologer, this book is a highly useful guide to His nature and influence through the Signs and Houses, which also explores His historical impact upon us all. Nolle, Richard. Chiron: The New Planet in Your Horoscope, the Key to Your Quest. Tempe, AZ: The American Federation of Astrologers, 1994. An extremely valuable and useful astrological library resource, this work details the history of Chiron’s discovery in 1977, examines Chiron’s historical impact via numerous astrological charts of significant events and important births of this age, analyzes His astromythological nature, explores His influence through the Signs and Houses and in aspect to other Planets, and provides a highly useful bibliography of works on Chiron and an ephemeris for Chiron covering the period 1890-1999 e.v. Reinhart, Melanie. Chiron and the Healing Journey: An Astrological and Psychological Perspective. New York: Penguin/Arkana Books, 1989. The Centaur Chiron, half-man, half-horse, represents a spirit of philosophical independence, compassion, and a sense of trust in our inner selves. He is also the archetypal figure of the Shaman, the being who, having been undeservedly horribly wounded by life and the universe, not only survives the wounding but actually manages to capitalize on it in the form of treasures of mind, spirit, or body made available to the nascent Shaman only as a result of that wounding. Chiron is brother in spirit to the knight-errant who goes into the bowels of a vast cavern in an attempt to find and do battle with a great dragon that has denned up there, a dragon which has been terrorizing and devastating the countryside. Somehow, the valorous but woefully inexperienced and naive knight manages to kill the dragon there without being killed himself. Dragging himself dazed, mauled, and badly burned from the dead dragon’s lair, the knight recovers a little, then goes back in once more to take the dragon’s ears or crest or head as a trophy so that he may thereby reassure the good folk of the countryside that indeed their horrible tormentor is dead – and that’s when he finds that all these years, the great dragon was also guarding a gigantic hoard of treasure, one stolen from the treasuries of emperors and kings and noblemen and merchants from hundreds of miles around, or appropriated from the baggage of pack-trains and caravansaries and lone wayfarers which the dragon preyed upon. The knight now has wealth that could buy and sell the crowned heads of the world dozens of times over – and all because he faced down the dragon, took his terrible wounds, and pressed on to kill the
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terrible beast in spite of everything. That is Chiron. In this work, which is rich in anecdotes from numerous mythologies and includes a thoughtful historical and religious perspective, Melanie Reinhart has produced one of the best resources available to the modern practicing astrologer. She shows that the influence of Chiron varies strikingly between urban cultures, especially our own modern, high-tech way of life, and those of “primitive” people in “marginal” environments, where population density is extremely low and the people are not cut off from the natural world by countless distractions and physical barriers, implying that the same is true for all other heavenly bodies and phenomena – the nature of the influence of the Planets depends as much upon our basic assumptions about existence, our way of life and our basic biology as it does anything else. The mythological Chiron was also a pioneer and a pathfinder, and this ground-breaking work is a perfect example of those aspects of His influence upon us. Superbly annotated, with a highly useful bibliography, a wealth of historical data and example charts, and an extensive and detailed ephemeris for Chiron. A must for any serious astrologer today. 18.104.22.168.3: Inconjuncts and Other “Minor” Aspects Donath, Emma Belle. Minor Aspects Between Natal Planets. Tempe, AZ: American Federation of Astrologers, 1982. Epstein, Alan. Psychodynamics of Inconjunctions. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1984. 22.214.171.124.4: The Arabian Parts Granite, Robert Hurzt. The Fortunes of Astrology: A New, Complete Treatment of the Arabic Parts. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1981. 126.96.36.199.5: Eclipses and Nodes Dobyns, Zipporah Pottenger. The Node Book. Revised edition. Los Angeles: TIA Publications, 1979. Ancient myths described an eclipse as the Sun or Moon being swallowed by a dragon. Since an eclipse could only occur near the lunar nodes, these became the head and tail of the dragon. Older references and Eastern astrology still call the Moon’s North Node the Dragon’s Head and the South Node the Dragon’s Tail. – From the back cover This remarkable book discusses the nodes of the Moon, the Planets, and the asteroids, the terminal points of the lines of intersection of the planes of the orbits of these bodies around Sol with that of the Solar orbit of our world. The author gives a complete definition and description of these points and their general meaning in the horoscope, then gives separate discussions on the nodes of each of the Planets, Luna, and the asteroids. Useful tables for the heliocentric positions of the Planetary Nodes, general node tables for the Planets, and others are given, as well. Jansky, Robert Carl. Interpreting the Eclipses. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1979. 188.8.131.52.6: Esoteric Astrology Bailey, Alice. A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. III: Esoteric Astrology. London: Lucis Publishing Company, 1951. 184.108.40.206: General Reference Works Books De Vore, Nicholas. Encyclopedia of Astrology. New York: Philosophical Library, 1947. Doane, Doris Chase. Time Changes in the USA. Revised edition. Norwalk, CA: Graphic Arts Press, 1973.
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Michelsen, Neil F., compiler and programmer. The American Ephemeris, 1901-1930. Pelham, NY: Astro-Computing Services, 1977. _____. The American Ephemeris 1931-1980 and Book of Tables. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1982. _____. The American Ephemeris 1981-1990. San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc., 1977. _____. The American Ephemeris 1991-2000. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1980. _____. The American Ephemeris for the 20thCentury 1900 to 2000 at Midnight. Revised edition. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1988. Rodden, Lois M. The American Book of Charts. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1980. A must for any serious astrological researcher, this book contains a wealth of useful data on numerous people, including famous personalities as well as individuals who, though unknown to the general public, nevertheless are of great interest to the astrologer because of the correspondence between their natal charts and their personal lives. This is an astrological data reference collection which contains the following categories of information: (1) Natal charts based on accurate data, accompanied for the most part by short but useful biographies or autobiographies. (2) Natal charts with no known source of origin, noted as same, such as birth times quoted from astrological magazines or books that don’t supply the source of origin; data presented ambiguously, as from a “personal source,” without stating the source of origin; unnamed bi0ographies that can’t be checked; and approximate times from biographies. (3) Dirty data, i.e., all data with two or more conflicting statements of date, time, or place, indicating that at least one and possibly all have been rectified or speculated without designation. The book is organized into the following sections: introduction; bibliography of sources; data source abbreviations; time-zone designations; time conversion table; “A” (accurate data) and “B” (biographies and autobiographies) data charts; “C” (no source of origin) and “DD” (dirty data) data; footnotes; “A” and “B” data listed by month/day; “A” and “B” data listed by year; “C” and “DD” data listed by month/day; and “C” and “D” data listed by year. _____. Astro-Data III. Tempe, AZ: The American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 1986. Part of an ongoing series which begins with and is a revision and extension of her American Book of Charts (see above), organized much the same way. _____. Astro-Data IV. Tempe, AZ: The American Federation of Astrologers, Inc., 1990. _____. Astro-Data V: Profiles of Crime. Hollywood, CA: Data News Press, 1991. A fascinating look at the sociopathic and criminal personality through the eye of astrology. “The Criminal Profile,” an article preceding the actual chart-data of various criminals, has some highly insightful things to say about the psychology of the psychopath and that of infamous historical personalities such as Adolph Hitler. Like the other works in this series, it is organized in the same basic way that the prototype, The American Book of Charts, is organized. Shanks, Thomas G, compiler and programmer. The International Atlas: World Latitudes, Longitudes, and Time Changes. San Diego: ACS Publications, 1985. Maps and Other Cartographic Reference Works Software 1.1.3 Divination Butler, Bill. Dictionary of the Tarot. New York: Schocken Books, 1977. Cayce, Edgar Evans and Cayce, Hugh Lynn. The Outer Limits of Edgar Cayce’s Power. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. We all know of the truly extraordinary psychic feats of Edgar Cayce, but what about his failures?
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Hugh Lynn Cayce and Edgar Evans Cayce lovingly and honestly recount several instances when their father’s predictions were either misleading or hopelessly wrong. Theirs is, however, not an attempt to discredit the psychic ability of their father. Rather, it is a method by which they hope to clarify those factors that are involved in the accuracy of psychic data. Why, on several occasions, did Cayce give life readings for a person who had died by the time of the reading – without mentioning the fact of death? Why has no one found the buried wealth at either White Hill or Kelly’s Ford where Cayce plotted out their locations? And why did Cayce’s predictions falter in the cases of Amelia Earhart and the Lindbergh kidnapping? Edgar Cayce’s failures were few. Yet why were there any at all? This book is an attempt to answer just that query. It becomes evident that something ran interference in the readings Edgar Cayce gave for these exploits, what Edgar Evans and Hugh Lynn call ‘psychic static.’ No one as yet understands the source of a psychic’s power to see what the rest of us are blinded to. It is considerably more difficult, and even more significant, to understand what can go wrong, as in the tales encountered in this book. Here, Edgar Evans Cayce and Hugh Lynn Cayce present a coherent analysis of the nature of psychic perception built around the readings of America’s best-known clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, their father. -- From the inside jacket blurb Drosnin, Michael. The Bible Code. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. For three thousand years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been unlocked by computer – and it may reveal our future. The code was broken by an Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal, and it has been confirmed by famous mathematicians around the world. This book is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a skeptical secular reporter who became part of the story. The three-thousand-year-old Bible code foretells events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. It foresaw both Kennedy assassinations, the Oklahoma City bombing, the election of Bill Clinton – everything from World War II to Watergate, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima, from the Moon landing to the collision of a comet with Jupiter. In a few dramatic cases detailed predictions were found in advance – and the events then happened exactly as predicted. The date the Gulf War would begin was found weeks before the war started. The date of the Jupiter collision was found months before the blast. The author of this book, investigate reporter Michael Drosnin, himself found the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin predicted in the Bible more than a year before the murder – and personally warned the Prime Minister. After the assassination happened, as predicted, when predicted, he was asked to brief the new Prime Minister of Israel and the chief of its famed intelligence agency, the Mossad. The book is based on Drosnin’s five-year investigation. The author interviewed all the experts, here and abroad. He spent many weeks with the world-class mathematician who discovered the code, Dr. Eliyahu Rips, and he met with famous mathematicians at Harvard, Yael, and Hebrew University. He talked to a senior code-breaker at the top secret U.S. National Security Agency, who confirmed that there is a code in the Bible that does reveal the future. No one yet knows if the Bible code accurately foretells what is yet to come. But the code may be a warning to this world of unprecedented danger, perhaps the real Apocalypse, a nuclear World War.
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In any event, the Bible code forces us to accept what the Bible itself can only ask us to believe – that we are not alone. And it raises a question for us all – does the code describe an inevitable future, or a series of possible futures whose ultimate outcomes we can still decide? -- From the inside jacket blurb This is one of the most terrifying books I have ever read. I say “one of the most,” because it only reveals its terror by cross-match with Aleister Crowley’s Liber Al vel Legis and Nostradamus’ Centuries, taken together with the fact of the approaching advent of the “Millennium Bug,” which is actually a computer software design flaw that could cause civilization in the developed world to crash at the turn of the year 2000 (this is written on October 11, 1998 e.v.). Like Crowley’s Liber Al, there was a time-lock on the Bible code before which it would not be intelligible or even discoverable: the invention of the modern computer. Many of the things discussed in Liber Al, such as the “philosophical” equation “2=0,” make no real sense except in the context of the modern binary computer, whose calculations are done by means of Boolean algebra, in which 2 (base 10) = 1 + 1 = 10 (base 2) = 0 (with 1 to carry). Similarly, the Bible code could not have been discovered before the invention of modern computers, without which the calculations necessary to revealing it could not have been performed even by a large team of human beings within less than several dozen centuries. Like many of the things predicted by the Bible code, Chapter III of Liber Al predicts the complete destruction of civilization and a period of many centuries before civilization can be restored. In turn, in Nostradamus’ Centuries are numerous predictions all pointing to a time about now, when “a great wall that divides a city at this time is cast aside” (the Berlin Wall), three brothers “in the new lands of America” shall come to power but two are assassinated and “all shall die before their hour” (the Kennedys), etc., predictions which are mirrored by many predictions of the Bible code as well as a few in Liber Al. All three describe things that only make sense in the context of modern computers – and it is because of modern computer technology that Western civilization itself may crash and burn on 1/1/2000 e.v. None of the three authors knew any of the others – Nostradamus – Michele de Nostradame – was born in 1503 e.v. and died in 1556 e.v.; Aleister Crowley was born in 1875 e.v. and died in 1947 e.v.; and Michael Drosnin was at most a very young child at Crowley’s death, and lived a quarter of a world away from Crowley. And certainly none of them ever designed a modern computer or programmed one, nor were any of the three responsible for the stupidity that kept most computer software manufacturers and users from addressing the “Y2K” or “Millennium Bug” problem – caused by the fact that COBOL programs, used by banks, military and government institutions, and all the other large concerns upon which maintenance of our Western high-tech civilization depends, from the beginning used only two digits for the year, rather than three or four, which could cause havoc when the year rolls over to “00” (2000) and computers decide that transactions taking place in the new year are occurring 99 years before those in 1999 e.v. – far enough before the year 2000 to be able to solve the problem before it could become a problem. Four indicators all pointing at the same thing – all having to do with computers. That scares the living hell out of me. Let’s hope all three prognosticators are dead wrong, and that the “Millennium Bug” turns out to be a still-born gnat. Frejer, B. Ernest. Readings. The Edgar Cayce Companion: A Comprehensive Treatise of the Edgar Cayce
The result of more than fifteen years of research, this outstanding reference work contains concise quotes from the Edgar Cayce readings on 264 separate topics. It has an exhaustive index to help readers and researchers find needed information quickly. Some of the vital topics included in this volume are: Past and future world conditions The purpose of life Evolution of the soul Reincarnation and karma Meditation Religion, the Bible, and Jesus Christ Health and diet
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Attitudes and emotions Compiled for the beginner as well as the specialist, this reference work is the most extensive resource on the wisdom of Edgar Cayce readings available in a single volume. B. Ernest Frejer is a professor of mathematics at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a researcher and longtime student of the Cayce readings. He spent fifteen years researching this volume. -- From the back cover blurb Hogue, John. Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies. Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1997. For four centuries the predictions of the prophet Nostradamus have fascinated and baffled the world as one after another has come true. As the millennium bears down upon us, interest and speculations about what the future has in store have never been stronger and neither have the works of the 16th-century French seer been more relevant. In this exciting and compelling book, John Hogue offers the most comprehensive examination of the complete prophecies of Nostradamus ever written. The result of twenty years of research, among its treasures are a wealth of background material about the prophet, a chronological list of the prophecies and the first complete examination of quantum future prophecies. Written by an expert in the study of Nostradamus, this is surely destined to become the standard work on the prophet. Britain From the inside jacket blurb _____. Nostradamus: The New Revelations. Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1994. Superb commentary, with exquisite illustrations. King, Francis X. and Skinner, Stephen. Nostradamus: Prophecies Fulfilled and Predictions for the Millennium and Beyond. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994. What I really like about this book is the extensive text giving in-depth historical analyses of the times, places, and events that could be the fulfillment of the prophecies, as well as of Nostradamus’ own time and culture. Exceptionally well-done. Skinner, Stephen. The Oracle of Geomancy: Techniques of Earth Divination. San Leandro, CA: Prism Press, 1986. Waite, A. E. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1959. 1.1.4: Esoteric Herbalism 1.1.5: Magick Ashe, Geoffrey. The Finger and the Moon. Frogmore, St. Albans, Herts, UK: Panther Books Ltd., 1975. Bardon, Franz. Initiation Into Hermetics: A Course of Instruction of Magic Theory and Practice. A. Radspieler, translator. Wuppertal, Western Germany: Dieter Rüggerberg, 1987. _____. The Practice of Magical Evocation: Instructions for Invoking Spirits from the Spheres Surrounding Us. Peter Dimai, translator. Wuppertal, Western Germany: Dieter Rüggerberg, 1975. Barrett, Francis. The Magus (a Complete System of Occult Philosophy). Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1967. Originally published in London by Lackington, Allen & Co., 1801.
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Barton, Blanche. The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey. Los Angeles: Feral House, 1990, 1992. Includes bibliography, glossary, and texts by Anton Szandor LaVey. Brennan, J. H. Experimental Magic. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press, 1984. Butler, William E. The Magickian, His Training and Work. North Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers, 1959. _____. Magic: Its Ritual, Power, and Purpose. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press Limited, 1975. Cammell, C. R. Aleister Crowley the Black Magician. London: The New English Library, 1969. Carroll, Peter J. Liber Null & Psychonaut. Two volumes under one cover. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1987.Christensen, James C.; St. James, Renwick; and Foster, Alan Dean. Voyage of the Basset. New York: Artisan/Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 1996. Cassandra Aisling, who was nine years and eleven months old (which made her very, very close to ten), didn’t care a jot what sensible people thought. She liked strange, mysterious and magical things. So when her world got not just tilted, but wholly, truly and topsy-turvily tangled and tumbled upside down, she boarded the H.M.S. Basset, ready to explore the landscape of the imagination. Pledging allegiance to the Basset’s motto, Credendo Vides . . . By Believing, One Sees . . ., Cassandra, her skeptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids’ siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra’s adventures intertwine with her father’s scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. In the tradition of such favorites as Gulliver’s Travels and Around the World in 80 Days, Voyage of the Basset takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery. Through richly detailed, full-color images and line drawings, magical kingdoms emerge from a sea of dreams. From the inside jacket blurb Conway, David. Ritual Magic: An Occult Primer. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978. Crowley, Aleister. 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley. Israel Regardie, editor. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1977. Contains his “Gematria,” extrapolated from The Equinox, Volume 1, No. 5; Liber 777; and Sepher Sephiroth, extrapolated from The Equinox, Volume 1, No. 8). _____. Astrology. Stephen Skinner, editor. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1974. _____. The Book of Lies, Which is Also Falsely Called Breaks (The Wanderings or Falsifications of the One Thought of Frater Perdurabo [Aleister Crowley], Which Thought is Itself Untrue). A reprint with an additional commentary on each chapter. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1952. _____. The Book of Thoth. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1973. _____. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography. New York: Hill and Wang, 1969. _____ (translator). I Ching. San Francisco: Level Press, 1972 [?]. _____. The Law is for All. Edited, with an introduction by Israel Regardie. Las Vegas: Falcon Press, 1988. _____. Liber Al vel Legis sub Figura CCXX. New York: Ordo Templi Orientis in cooperation with the Magickal Childe Publishing Co., 1990. _____. Magick. Edited by John Symonds and Kenneth Grant. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. Includes Crowley’s Book 4, Parts I and II, and his Magick in Theory and Practice. Now a collector’s edition, superseded by: _____. Magick: Liber ABA and Book Four, Parts I-IV. Edited, annotated, and introduced by Hymenaeus Beta of the Ordo Templi Orientis. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1994. Four volumes in one cover. Part I: Mysticism. Part II: Magick (Elementary Theory). Part III: Magick in Theory and Practice. Part IV: Thelema: The Law.
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This one-volume edition of Aleister Crowley’s most important work has been produced in keeping with Crowley’s professed goal of teaching meditation and Magick to beginners as well as advanced students. It incorporates Crowley’s own additions, corrections and annotations for a planned new edition of this work which, until now, was never published. It also restores numerous passages lost in all earlier editions, by returning to the original manuscripts and typescripts. Extensively crossreferenced, annotated, and indexed, it thoroughly documents all of Crowley’s sources and authorities. A magnificent addition to the library of any serious Magickian or student of religion, history, or philosophy. _____. Magick in Theory and Practice. New York: Castle Books, n.d. _____. Magick Without Tears. Israel Regardie, editor. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1973. _____. Moonchild: A Prologue. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1970 (original edition 1929). _____. Thelema: The Holy Books of Thelema. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1983. Contains his Liber Al vel Legis Sub Figura CCXX, etc. Prepared by the Ordo Templi Orientis. Contains both the photoreproduction of The Book of the Law (Liber XXXI) and the typeset version (Liber CCXX). Culpeper, Nicholas. Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1985. Cunningham, Scott. Magical Herbalism. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1989. Dee, John, Dr. The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee. Geoffrey James, editor and translator. Gillette, NJ: Heptangle Books, 1988. Denning, Melita & Phillips, Osborne. Planetary Magick. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1989. Dragwyla, Yael. Liber 777-Plus. Manuscript in progress. Goes beyond Crowley’s Liber 777 to establish correspondences between the new Keys and Paths for the new, 16-Sephiroth Qaballah and Gods, Planets, Signs, Fixed Stars, herbs, countries, cities, states, and so on for every possible category of phenomena. Dragwyla, Yael. Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons. Seattle: Djehuti/Quetzlcoatl Press, 1989, 1990, 1994. Fortune, Dion. Applied Magic. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press, 1981. _____. Moon-Magic. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1979. _____. The Mystical Qaballah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1984. _____. Psychic Self-Defense. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1979. _____. Sane Occultism. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1977. _____. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1978. _____. The Sea-Priestess. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1979. Frazer, James George, Sir. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. New York: Macmillan, 1907. First published in England in 1890. Sir James George Frazer’s Golden bough was the first work to trace the evolution of human behavior from savage to civilized man. What Freud did for the individual, Frazer did for civilization as a whole; his study of primitive magic, taboos, sexual practices, superstition, and wizardry is one of the richest achievements of the human imagination. Philadelphia Inquirer Grant, Kenneth. Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1974. _____. Cults of the Shadow. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1975. _____. Hecate’s Fountain. London: Skoob Books, 1992. _____. Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1975. _____. The Magical Revival. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1972. _____. Nightside of Eden. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1977. _____. Outer Gateways. London: Skoob Books, 1994. _____. Outside the Circles of Time. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1980. _____. The Typhonian Trilogy: The Magical Revival. London: Frederick Muller Ltd.,1972. Gonzalez-Wippler, Migene. The Complete Book of Amulets and Talismans. New York: Llewellyn Publishers, 1993. This book is a delight not only for the serious student of the Hermetic Arts and
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Sciences, but also for the anthropologist and historian. Gives a comprehensive overview of the principles of talismanic Magick as well as detailed descriptions of the creation of amulets in cultures from all over the world. A must for the compleat Hermetic library. _____. The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies, and Magic. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1978. Gray, William G. Magical Ritual Methods. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1984. James, Geoffrey, editor and translator. The Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee. Gillette, NJ: Heptangle Books, 1984. King, Francis and Skinner, Stephen. Techniques of High Magic: A Manual of Self-Initiation. New York: Destiny Books, 1976. One of the most useful works on the subject I have ever run across, and one of the best basic manuals for the beginner in existence. Knight, Gareth. The Practice of Ritual Magic. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1976. LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Devil’s Notebook. Portland, OR: Feral House, 1992. _____. The Satanic Bible. New York: Avon Books, 1969. _____. The Satanic Rituals. New York: Avon Books, 1972. _____. The Satanic Witch. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House, 1989. Levi, Eliphas. Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual. Arthur Edward Waite, translator. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1970. Liungman, Carl G. Dictionary of Symbols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 1991. Lopez-Pedraza, Rafael. Hermes and His Children. Zurich: Spring Publications, 1977. Mathers, S. Liddell MacGregor, editor and translator. The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. New York: Dover Publications, 1975. _____. The Grimoire of Armadel. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1980. _____. The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Solomonis). York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1974. Parsons, John Whiteside. Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays. The Oriflamme No. 1. Edited by Cameron and Hymenaeus Beta. Ordo Templi Orientis, New York, in association with Falcon Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1989. ISBN 0-941404-00-5. Pauwels, Louis and Bergier, Jacques. The Morning of the Magicians. Translated from the French by Rollo Myers. New York: Stein and Day, 1977. (Titled The Dawn of Magic in edition published 1963, London. Originally published in Paris in 1960.) Regardie, Israel. Ceremonial Magic. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press Limited, 1980. _____. The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1970. _____. Foundations of Practical Magic. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press Limited, 1979. _____. A Garden of Pomegranates: An Outline of the Qabalah. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1978. _____, editor. Gems from the Equinox (Instructions by Aleister Crowley for His Own Magickal Order). Phoenix: Falcon Press, 1982. _____. The Golden Dawn: An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Dawn. Revised and enlarged. Volumes I & II. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1971. _____. The Golden Dawn. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1982. Four volumes under one cover. _____. How to Make and Use Talismans. Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press, 1981. _____. The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic. New York: Samuel Weiser, 1969. _____. What You Should Know About the Golden Dawn. Phoenix, AZ: Falcon Press, 1987. _____ and Stephensen, P. R. The Legend of Aleister Crowley. Phoenix, AZ: Falcon Press, 1983. Robbins, Rossell Hope. The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology. New York: Crown Publishers, 1959. Schueler, Gerald J. Enochian Magic: A Practical Manual. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1987.
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_____. Enochian Physics: The Structure of the Magical Universe. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1989. Shea, Robert and Wilson, Robert Anton. The Illuminatus! Trilogy. Three volumes under one cover: Vol. I: The Eye in the Pyramid. Vol. II: The Golden Apple. Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell Publishing, 1988. Skelton, Robin. The Magical Practice of Talismans. Victoria, BC, Canada: Beach Holme Publishers, 1991. Portions of this book previously appeared in the author’s Talismanic Magic, published by Samuel Weiser in 1985. In this outstanding work on the subject, the author covers the whole range of talismanic Magick, from organic and found talismans, precious stones, and inscriptive talismans to those created in accordance with astrological, numerological, and kabbalistic principles as used in Magick the world over. Spare, Austin Osman. The Book of Pleasure (The Psychology of Ecstasy). Montreal: 93 Publishing, 1975. Stephens, Edward. Blow Negative. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1962. A barely fictionalized account of the career and life-work of the late Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, father of the nuclear navy. It also contains one of the greatest lyric poems in the world – one taken directly from the mundane world of the submariner. If you wonder why this novel is here, rather than in the General Literature section, read the damned thing and find out for yourself. Torrens, R. G. The Golden Dawn: The Inner Teachings. New York: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1980. Waite, A. E. The Book of Ceremonial Magic: Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery and Infernal Necromancy. New York: Bell Publishing Company, 1959. 1.1.6: Qaballah Knight, Gareth. A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. Two volumes under one cover. Volume I: On the Spheres of the Tree of Life. Volume II: On the Paths and the Tarot. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1978. Schaya, Leo. The Universal Meaning of the Kaballah. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1973. Waite, A. E.. The Holy Kabbalah. Secaucus, NJ: University Press/Citadel Press (n.d.). 1.1.7: Alchemy and related subjects Cooper, J. C. Chinese Alchemy: The Taoist Quest for Immortality. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1900. Frater Albertus. Alchemist’s Handbook (Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy). York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1974. Kunz, George Frederick. The Curious Lore of Precious Stones. New York: Bell Publishing Company, 1989. Pelikan, Wilhelm. The Secrets of Metals. Charlotte Lebensart, translator. Spring Valley, NY: Anthroposophic Press, Inc., 1973. 1.1.8: Reincarnation and Related Topics Kelsey, Denys, M.B.M.R.C.P., and Grant, Joan. Many Lifetimes: A Book About Reincarnation. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. Whether you approach it as a believer, a skeptic, or merely an open-minded individual just interested in the unchartered areas of human existence, Many Lifetimes is an unusual and disturbing book.
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Basically, it is about reincarnation. In a wider sense, it is a startling, fresh approach to physical and mental illness, uniting the thinking of an ‘analyticallyoriented’ psychiatrist with Joan Grant’s extra-sensory abilities, particularly the recalling of past lifetimes. Denys Kelsey, using hypnotherapy, found that many patients could be regressed not only to infancy but also to birth, to experiences while in the womb, and even to the moment of conception. Soon after he met Joan Grant, in 1958, he realized that by the use of the same hypnotherapy, he could enable some patients to extend their recall to earlier lifetimes. Joan Grant had developed a remarkable ‘far memory,’ enabling her to recall in minute detail previous lives, male and female, lived in dynastic Egypt, America, Italy, England, and other places. Consequently, she was sometimes able to help her husband’s patients by perceiving the relevant incidents of their earlier lives, thus providing independent checks on the accuracy of their recall. Some of the case studies described in this book rank among the most extraordinary in the history of psychotherapeutic medicine. The authors have achieved dramatic results in showing patients that the origin of their present problems often lies in the events in past incarnations. The authors fully recognize how controversial their beliefs may seem to some people. The success of their therapy offers convincing evidence of the validity of their approach on such diverse subjects as parenthood, dangers of jealousy, one-upmanship, the alarming insights of infants, and the causes and effects of ghosts. -- From the inside jacket blurb Langley, Noel. Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation: Unique Psychic Accounts of People Who Have Lived More Than Once – From the Files of America’s Most Amazing Clairvoyant! Hugh Lynn Cayce, Director of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, editor. New York: Hawthorne Books, Inc., 1967. In the words of Ruth Montgomery, Edgar Cayce was “America’s greatest seer.” A gifted professional photographer and an outstanding Sunday school teacher, a devoted husband and father, Edgar Cayce was also the man with the most remarkable psychic powers recorded in modern times. The ‘sleeping’ Edgar Cayce – the Edgar Cayce in a trance state – is the man behind most of the ground-breaking advances of our times in this field. Journeying through space and time – back to the Middle Ages, to ancient Greece and Rome, to early Egypt – he became the modern prophet of reincarnation. Drawing on Cayce’s abundant ‘readings,’ this book explores the fantastic impact of his theories – theories rooted not in magic, but in a unique and convincing blend of Christianity and psychology. Today the influence of the unconscious on everyday behavior is widely accepted. Cayce carried this concept much further – to include memories not only of painful childhood experiences, but of other lives thousands of years back. Through his readings, Cayce helped people reach into the depths of their unconscious, and as a result deal with immediate problems and issues. His theories have ethical and religious implications, too. For instance, into the twentieth-century life of a onetime Middle Eastern philanthropist comes a woman who in one of her past lives was his concubine. The strange twists and turns their lives took unfold before the reader as Cayce helps them understand their supposedly inexplicable feelings of guilt and shame. Using the personal documents of Cayce – American Clairvoyant par excellence – Noel Langley has written a dramatic, forceful and authoritative work. -- From the inside jacket blurb Stevenson, Ian. Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation. New York: American Society for Psychical Research, 1966.
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1.1.9: History and the Occult Edwardes, Michael. The Dark Side of History: Magic in the Making of Man. New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, 1977. 1.1.10: Society and the Occult – the sociology and psychology of the occult Keats, John. The Insolent Chariots. PA: Lippincott, 1958. About the deceptive and misleading marketing of the American automobile, and the many sins of the automobile industry. While this book first appeared in the 1950s, its message is, alas, more timely than ever. Key, Wilson Bryan. Age of Manipulation. New York: Holt, 1989. All about the uses of subliminal cues in advertising – and if you don’t think that’s an occult Art and Science, you’re an idiot: it’s one of the blackest forms of sorcery that has ever existed. In addition, you may find Key’s other works on the subject to be of great interest, as well as those of Vance Packard (infra): _____. Clam-Plate Orgy. New York: New American Library, 1980. _____. Media Sexploitation. New York: New American Library, 1976. _____. Subliminal Seduction. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1973. Packard, Vance. The Hidden Persuaders. New York, McKay, 1957. _____. The People-Shapers. Boston: Little, Brown, 1977. 1.1.11: Crime and the Occult 1.1.12: Sociobiology and the Occult – the evolutionary biology of occult abilities, psychology, etc. 1.2: The Far East 1.1.1: China The I Ching (Book of Changes), third edition. Bollingen Series XIX. Richard Wilhelm, translator. German-to-English translation by Cary F. Baynes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967. 1.1.2: Japan 220.127.116.11: Bujinkan ninpo – see 18.104.22.168.2.1, “Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu,” below Shea, Robert. Shike. New York: Jove Books, 1981. Two volumes. Volume I: Time of the Dragons. Volume II: Last of the Zinja. In the Year of the Dragon, while Japan shudders beneath the hoofbeats of the great battling clans, Jebu, a young monk of the awesome breed known as Zinja, leaves his mountain temple to escort Taniko, a beautiful and headstrong noblewoman, to her wedding in the capital. During the journey their fate is sealed. The warrior who knows ten thousand ways to kill – and to love – pledges his life to Taniko. But again and again their karma will sweep them apart. He, to serve the outlawed Muratomo family. She, to be possessed by the heir of the enemy Takashi clan . . . even as Kublai Khan and his wild Mongol hordes eye Japan like a coveted jewel. Ibid., Volume I, from the back cover blurb
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In thirteenth-century Japan, the Red Banner of the ruling Takashi dynasty was stained with the blood of the people. The eternal love of the warrior monk Jebu and the lovely Taniko had been thwarted by the will of the gods and the winds of battle. Now the Zinja monk and his brilliant commander, Yukio, rally the rival Muratomo clan’s forces, to wage again the War of the Dragons – for control of the Imperial throne. But victory did not end their labors. The new Shogun was consumed by jealousy and the greed of power. Jebu’s beloved, Lady Taniko, was coveted by the tyrant. And the glittering-armored warriors of Kublai Khan were poised to strike by sea, in iron waves, against the Sacred Islands of snow-dusted peaks and silken pavilions – against Japan! Ibid., Volume II, from the back cover blurb Based on the history and traditions of the Japanese ninja and Zen warrior monks, this novel introduces a number of religious concepts and philosophical systems from Japan which suggest intriguing ideas for research. A wonderful read, this novel can also be a useful adjunct to studies of the history and religious culture of Japan, China, and neighboring countries. In Shike, the late Robert Shea, who with Robert Anton Wilson authored the marvelous Illuminatus! Trilogy, captures the essence of one of the most important periods of history, one in which both East and West were profoundly affected by the rise and spread of the Empire of Ghengis Khan. His depictions of his characters creates an instant identification between them and the reader, so that while reading this novel it almost seems as if the reader were living the action. Thoroughly researched, this novel is a wonderful and extremely valuable addition to any Magickian’s library. 1.3: Nativist and Nature Religions 1.3.1: Wicca and Wiccan-Related Traditions Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, 1979. Written by Margot Adler, granddaughter of renowned psychiatrist Alfred Adler, this work is an outstanding survey of neopaganism and their culture today. In interviews with neopagans all across the United States, Ms. Adler found that neopagans have no gurus or masters, that their beliefs are non-authoritarian in spirit, and that they take their deities from a wide variety of sources, including nature, ancient myth, even the modern mythologies of science fiction and other genre literature. A valuable resources for feminists, environmentalists, religious historians, occultists, and anthropologists. Evans, Arthur. Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture: A Radical View of Civilization and Some of the People it has Tried to Destroy. Boston: Fag Rag Books, 1978. Has an unfortunate tendency to wax shrill, but is intriguing for its insights and speculations. Grover, Robert. Voodoo Contra. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1985. Martello, Dr. Leo Louis. Witchcraft: The Old Religion. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, n.d. Rodman, Selden and Cleaver, Carol. Spirits of the Night: The Vaudun Gods of Haiti. Dallas, TX: Spring Publications, 1992. Stephen, A. M. The Rosary of Pan. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Publishers, 1923. Dedicated to the Gods and Goddesses of Nature and the living world. Includes some of the most moving and lyrical poetry I have ever encountered. Valiente, Doreen. An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present. Custer, WA: Phoenix Publishing, Inc., 1984. 1.3.2: Shinto 1.3.3: Native American traditions 1.4: Esoterica – General Reference
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