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Qaballah and Tarot: A Basic Course in Nine Lessons
The following entries are taken from my textbook-in-progress, New Magicks for a New Age: A New Magickal System for the Space Age, Including Theoretical Considerations and Practical Applications, in Four Volumes. Starred (*) entries are especially recommended for this course; double-starred items (**) are absolutely necessary for it. 1.1.2: Astrology 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. Horary and Predictive Astrology Davis, Geraldine. Horary Astrology. Los Angeles: Tate Printing co., 1942. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Special Topics 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. 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 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. 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. The Arabian Parts

Granite, Robert Hurzt. The Fortunes of Astrology: A New, Complete Treatment of the Arabic Parts. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1981. 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. Esoteric Astrology Bailey, Alice. A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. III: Esoteric Astrology. London: Lucis Publishing Company, 1951. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, Northhamptonshire, 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, Northhamptonshire, England: The Aquarian Press Limited, 1975. Cammell, C. R. Aleister Crowley the Black Magician. London: The New English Library, 1969. 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. 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 photo-reproduction of The Book of the Law (Liber XXXI) and the typeset version (Liber CCXX). 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. New Magicks for a New Age: A New Magickal System for the Space Age, Including Theoretical Considerations and Practical Applications, in Four Volumes. Volume I, A New Order of the Ages (the system explained; also contains tables, charts, bibliography, etc. in appendices); Volume 2, The Magickal Sky (the astrology of Magick); Volume 3, Beyond Ritual -- Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Considerations; Volume 4, Notebooks of a Magickian. Work in progress. 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, Sir James George. The Golden Bough. 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. _____. 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. _____. 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 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. *King, Francis and Skinner, Stephen. Techniques of High Magic: A Manual of Self-Initiation. New York: Destiny Books, 1976. 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. 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. _____. 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. _____. 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.  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 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. Pelikan, Wilhelm. The Secrets of Metals. Charlotte Lebensart, translator. Spring Valley, NY: Anthroposophic Press, Inc., 1973. 1.1.8: Reincarnation and Related Topics Stevenson, Ian. Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation. New York: American Society for Psychical Research, 1966. 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. 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 2.2.2: Astronomy Berry, Richard. “Approaching Neptune.” In Astronomy Vol. 17, No. 8 (August 1989), pp. 30-36. Binzel, Richard P. “Pluto.” In Scientific American, Vol. 262, No. 6 (June 1990), pp. 50-58. 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. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. Simon Mitton, ed. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1977. Chaisson, Eric. Universe: An Evolutionary Approach to Astronomy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1988. Greeley, Ronald. Planetary Landscapes. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1987. Grossinger, Richard. The Night Sky. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1981. Hartman, William K. Moons & Planets, Third Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1993. Hawking, S. W. and Ellis, G. F. R. The Large-Scale Structure of Spacetime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973. Henbest, Nigel. The Planets: A Guided Tour of Our Solar System Through the Eyes of America’s Space Probes. New York: Viking, 1992. Miller, Ron and Hartmann, William K. The Grand Tour: A Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System. The revised edition. New York: Workman Publishing, 1993. Moore, Patrick, editor. The International Encyclopedia of Astronomy. New York: Orion Books, 1987. _____ and Garry Hunt. Atlas of the Solar System. New York: Rand McNally and Co., 1983. Morrison, David. Exploring Planetary Worlds. New York: Scientific American Library, 1993. Muller, Richard A. “The Cosmic Background Radiation and the New Aether Drift.” Scientific American May 1978, p. 64. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. “To Uranus and Beyond.” NASA Publication EP-260; JPL publication 400-303. Washington, DC: Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing office, 1987. _____. “Voyager at Uranus: 1986.” JPL documents 400-268. Washington, DC: Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1985. Roy, Archie. Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Sheehan, William. Worlds in the Sky: Planetary Discovery from Earliest Times Through Voyager and Magellan. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1992. Sky and Telescope Magazine, Vol. 85, No. 1 (January 1993), “News Notes,” p. 15. Stephens, Sally. “The Excesses of Youth (Wild and crazy T Tauri stars are testing astronomers’ stellar evolution theories).” Astronomy Magazine Vol. 24 No. 9 (September 1996), pp. 37-41. Stern, Alan. “Chiron: Interloper from the Kuiper Disk?” In Astronomy, Vol. 22, No. 8 (August 1994) pp 26-33. Weissman, Paul R. “Comets at the Solar System’s Edge,” Sky and Telescope Vol. 85 No. 1 (January 1993), pp. 26-29. Astronomical Periodicals Sky & Telescope (ISSN 0037-6604). Published monthly by Sky Publishing Corporation, 49 Bay State Rd., Cambridge, MA 02138. Email: skytel@skypub.com. Please mail all written correspondence to PO Box 9111, Belmont, MA 02178-9111. To order from the U.S. and Canada, call 1-800-253-0245;

all others please call +1-617-864-7360. Subscriptions cost $36 (US) per year (as of 1996 e.v.). Editorial access: contact skytel@skypub.com (Internet) or 70007,2762 (CompuServe). The editors of Sky & Telescope are available to answer general inquiries by telephone between 2 and 3 p.m. Eastern time at (617) 864-7360. Editorial fax: (617) 576-0336. One of the finest periodical reviews of all astronomical subjects available. Advertising includes numerous ads for some of the finest astronomical software on the market. A must for the amateur or professional astronomer, Magus, astrologer, or anyone with a good, inquiring mind and a heart still eager for wonder. Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism Gauntlet: Exploring the Limits of Free Expression (The Stephen King issue). No. 2 (1991). *** Heinlein, Robert A. The Door Into Summer. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986. _____. Expanded Universe. New York: Ace Books, 1982. _____. Farmer in the Sky. New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1968. _____. Farnham’s Freehold. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1964. _____. Grumbles from the Grave. Virginia Heinlein, editor. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989. _____. Have Space Suit -- Will Travel. New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. _____. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Del Rey Books/Ballantine Books, 1984. _____. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Berkley Medallion Books, 1966. _____. Orphans of the Sky. New York: Signet Books, 1965. _____. The Past Through Tomorrow. New York: Putnam, 1967. _____. Podkayne of Mars. New York: Baen Publishing Enterprises, 1989. _____. The Puppet Masters. New York: Ballantine Books, 1951,1990. _____. Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen Books, 1981. _____. The Rolling Stones. New York: Ace Books, 1952. _____. To Sail Beyond the Sunset. New York: Ace/Putnam Books, 1987. _____. The Star Beast. New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. _____. Stranger in a Strange Land (for the First Time the Original Uncut). New York: Ace/Putnam Books, 1961, 1991. _____. “They.” Collected in Worlds of Wonder and Introduction to Imaginative Literature, Fletcher Pratt, editor. Twayne, 1951. _____. Time Enough for Love. New York: Berkley Medallion Books, 1974. _____. The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein. New York: Ace Books, 1966. New Libertarian. Special Science-Fiction Issue # 8, Vol IV, No. 20 and Vol V, Nos. 9 & 10 (1990): Robert A. Heinlein Memorial issue. Available from Koman Publishing, PO Box 94, Long Beach, CA 90801-0094. *** Stephen King, born in 1947 under a conjunction of Pluto and Saturn in Leo frequently referred to by astrologers as “The Magus,” is as close to Shakespeare – and Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides – as anything America has ever had. Like the plays of the ancient Greeks, his stories, novels, and films are vehicles for messages to use from the Gods, the Lords of the Collective Unconscious and the natural Intelligences of the living world. King needs no introduction to modern afficianados of the literature of horror and the supernatural, but not many realize that he is also a very subtle teacher of the value of freedom and the horror of oppression and slavery. He is for just such reasons one of the primary modern literary heirs of Robert A. Heinlein, whose works are also included in this section. As you can see, he also accurately described himself when he said, “I write like fat ladies diet.” He that lives long & desires death much is ever the King among the Kings. Liber Al vel Legis, Chapter 2, v. 74

King, Stephen. The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King. New York: NAL Books, 1992 (?). Contains his four novels Rage (1977), The Long Walk (1979), Roadwork (1981), and The Running Man (1982), originally published separately under the nom de plume “Richard Bachmann.” _____. Carrie. New York: Doubelday, 1974. _____. Danse Macabre. New York: Berkley Books, 1983. _____. The Dark Half. New York: Viking, 1989. _____. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger. New York: Plume Books, Inc., 1988. _____. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three. New York: Signet Books, 1990. _____. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. Plume Books, 1992. _____. Desperation. New York: Viking, 1996. By some strange coincidence, dovetails neatly with Richard Bachman’s posthumously published trunk-novel the Regulators (1996; see below). _____. Dolores Claiborne. New York: Viking, 1993. _____. The Eyes of the Dragon. New York: Signet Books, 1987. _____. Firestarter. New York: Signet Books, 1981. _____. Four Past Midnight. New York: Viking, 1990. _____. Gerald’s Game. New York: Viking, 1992. _____. The Green Mile Part 1: The Two Dead Girls. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. The Green Mile Part 1I: The Mouse on the Mile. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. The Green Mile Part II1: Coffey’s Hands. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. The Green Mile Part 1V: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. The Green Mile Part V: Night Journey. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. The Green Mile Part V1: Coffey on the Mile. New York: Signet Books, 1996. _____. Insomnia. New York: Viking, 1994. _____. It. New York: Viking, 1986. _____. Misery. New York: Viking, 1987. _____. Needful Things. New York: Viking, 1991. _____. Nightmares and Geezenstacks. New York: Viking, 1993. _____. Night Shift. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1978. _____. Pet Sematary. New York: Doubleday, 1983. _____ (writing as Richard Bachman). The Regulators. New York: Dutton Books/Penguin Books, 1996. For some strange reason, this posthumously published trunk-novel of the late Richard Bachman dovetails neatly with Stephen King’s Desperation (1996). _____. Rose Madder. New York: Viking, 1995. _____. `Salem’s Lot. New York: Doubleday, 1975. _____. The Shining. New York: Doubleday, 1977. _____. Skeleton Crew. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1985. _____. The Stand. New York: Doubelday, 1978, 1990. _____ (under the nom de plume “Richard Bachman”). Thinner. New York: NAL Books, 1984. _____. The Tommyknockers. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Inc., 1987. Underwood, Tim and Miller, Chuck, editors. Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror With Stephen King. New York: Warner Books, 1988. *** Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., Publishers, 1943. *** Saberhagen, Fred. Berserker. New York: Ace Books, 1967. This and the other works included in Saberhagen’s “Berserker” series are moral tales with a difference: they are moral fables for libertarians, tales of the unquenchable spirit that often dwells within even the least and lowest of living things, human and otherwise. The Spirit of Life is capable of successfully opposing even the mightiest of oppressors and would-be destroyers, however inadequate its physical machinery and intellectual resources may seem. Fred Saberhagen’s “Berserker” stories are an ongoing celebration of that Spirit, its courage and resourcefulness and the

power it can muster when pitting itself against seemingly overwhelming odds and opponents. Not just physical survival, but spiritual survival and freedom are at stake for all the human universe and its frail individual members who are opposed to the gigantic, utterly ruthless, almost preternaturally cunning Berserker Fleet which has as its ultimate goal the permanent elimination of all life from the universe. Somehow humanity manages not only to survive, but to push back the berserker machines, to win again and again against seemingly impossible odds -- and to do so by means of frequently simple, even crude means that ordinary individuals (even as you and I) could come up with almost anywhere. Saberhagen’s heroes aren’t untouchable superheroes; rather, they are mortal souls, with all the frailty inherent in physical form and mortal mind, even, occasionally, wastrels, sociopaths, retarded men and women, social rejects of all kinds. Yet they manage not only to survive in the face of all-out attacks by monstrous robots which have all the resources of the physical universe available to them, but beat back the enemy, trick him and deceive him and, finally, destroy him again and again and again. Impossible? Saberhagen takes his scenarios from real history itself, more often than not -- check it out and see. _____. Berserker Kill. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1993. _____. Berserker Man. New York: Ace Books, 1979. _____. Berserker’s Planet. New York: Ace Books, 1975. _____. Brother Assassin. New York: Ballantine Books, 1969. _____. The Ultimate Enemy. New York: Ace Books, 1979. *** Smith, L. Neil. Contact and Commune. New York: Popular Library, 1990. _____. Converse and Conflict. New York: Popular Library, 1990. _____. Pallas. New York: TOR Books, 1993. Nothing is more American than the frontier, and nobody writes about frontiers in space like L. Neil Smith. In Novels like Henry Martyn, Smith vividly conveys the excitement of space, and the particular energy of people who adopt libertarian principles of self-determination and freedom and build their own societies according to their beliefs. Never before has he created so believable and fully realized a frontier world as Pallas. An asteroid large enough to support a wide variety of climates and settlements, yet small enough to require terraforming and an artificial atmosphere, Pallas is an opportunity for settlers from Earth to start afresh – to make their way, live on their own land, earn their own place where they can have human dignity and personal freedom. Two major forces contend on Pallas. One is a colony founded by a United Nations task force. Run by former US senator Gibson Altman, the Greeley Project is comprised of the poor, the cast-off, the desperate. The people in the project all work together under a system that somehow doesn’t seem to work the way they had envisioned it when they signed on. In contrast to the Greeley project is the town of Curringer, named for the man whose vision and money terraformed Pallas. In and around Curringer the people are free – to starve, or find a way to earn their way. Many hunt for their own food; most carry guns, and all are fiercely independent. Two people vie for power on Pallas, Emerson Ngu, escaped to Curringer from the Project, and Gibson Altman, guardian and leader of the Project. Their lives and the conflicts between these two strongwilled leaders make PALLAS an extraordinary science fiction adventure of power, politics, and the destiny of humankind. The author of the Prometheus Awardwinning Libertarian SF novel The Probability Broach has created his most entertaining and thought-provoking novel yet, carrying on the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein’s Libertarian Science Fiction tradition. _____. _____. _____. _____. _____. The Probability Broach. New York: Ballantine Books, 1980. Taflak Lysandra. New York: Avon Books, 1988. Their Majesties’ Bucketeers. New York: Ballantine Books, 1981. Tom Paine Maru. New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. The Venus Belt. New York: Ballantine Books, 1980.

*** Wilson, Robert Anton. Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati. New York: Pocket Books, 1978. _____. Natural Law or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited, 1986. Combat Arts – The Way of the Warrior General Works Ayoob, Massad F. In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection. Concord, NH: Police Bookshelf, 1980. _____. The Truth About Self-Protection. New York: Bantam Books, 1983. Barnes, Steven. The Total Success System LifeWriting/Total Success Workbook. Ronin Arts Productions, PO Box 2041, Canyon Country, CA 91386 (phone: 805-251-9393): Ronin Arts Productions, 1993. Steve Barnes is known to the public as having co-authored the wonderful Dream Park science-fiction novels with Larry Niven, as well as having written novels of his own. He is also a teacher of writing – and of combat arts. His “Total Success LifeWriting System” combines knowledge and wisdom from many different cultures and paths: Martial arts, Kundalini Yoga, Aerobics, Sri Chinmoy’s meditation practice, and more. It is intended to maximize your energy, and enable you to use it whrever and whenever you wish. Ibid., p. 10 According to the author, LifeWriting invites you to live your life as an heroic adventure you are creating, one day at a time. You accept the challenge of creation. You crate a vision of what your ideal life would be. You decide what allies you will need along the way. You gain skills. You learn to conquer your fears, your negative memories and thoughts. And you set your feet upon the road to mastery, taking one step at a time. Ibid., p. 10 The LifeWriting System was born in an intuitive flash which occurred during a class called ‘The Inner Writer and the Outer Work,’ a workshop which I teach at the UCLA Extension Program. ‘The Inner Writer’ is a class designed to teach writers to balance a creative mind with a healthy life. One day, one of the students said, ‘Steve, the tools you’ve given us are great, but I don’t know how to use them. My wife doesn’t support me in my writing, my job eats up too much of my time, I don’t have enough energy . . .’ My reply surprised me. I said, ‘If you were writing about a character in a story, and that character had your life problems, what would you have him do?’ The astonishing thing was that the student immediately created his own answers. And LifeWriting was born. Adding the FIREDANCE energy generation/focus technologies, and organizing them according to the ‘Hero’s Journey’ . . ., gives us the TOTAL SUCCESS program. What TOTAL SUCCESS promises to do is give you new creativity, new perspective on your life, and new control over your negative emotions. You are going to learn how to double your energy in six weeks, and double the quality of your life in a year. Although no previous writing experience is necessary, students have also called it the best writing course they’ve ever taken. # # #

A scholar named Joseph Campbell examined myths and stories from all over the world, and he discovered an amazing fact: IN ALL OF THE WORLD’S GREAT STORIES, ANCIENT AND MODERN, FROM EUORPE, AFRICA, OR ASIA, A COMMON PATTERN EMERGES (that of ‘The Hero’s Journey’). . . . This pattern is the story which human beings have been telling each other since the beginning of time. Probably the most famous example of it is the Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas. A simpler way to describe this pattern is ‘The Young Person Grows Up,’ and ‘The Old Person Faces Death.’ Any time you tell either of these stories, you will find an audience. Why? BECAUSE IT IS AN EXACT PARALLEL OF THE ACTUAL LIFE PATH OF EVERY HUMAN BEING ON THIS PLANET. When you were a child, how many times did you ask yourself: ‘What will it take to become an adult?’ And once grown, haven’t you wondered: ‘How do I find the courage, energy, commitment, and passion to pursue my dreams, and to fill my life with pleasure, growth, contribution, and success before I die?’ Therefore, almost any story which addresses either of these issues will be a success. WE ARE PROGRAMMED TO OPEN OUR EMOTIONAL GATES TO HEAR THESE STORIES. Since the cradle, we have heard them uncounted thousands of times. Every fairy tale, every adventure story, romantic fable, animated cartoon, and comic book tries to address these questions. Those that do become classics. Ibid, pp. 9-10 The best part of it is – it’s all true. Try it – you might like it. (But avoid the Mos Eisley canteen on the way – I hear they only serve Coors there.) Johnson, Sifu Jerry Alan and Crandall, Sifu Joseph. Classical Pa Kua Chang Fighting Systems and Weapons. Available from Ching Lung Martial Arts Association, Inc., PO Box 52144, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. ISBN 0-9609950-0-8. 1990. Miyamoto, Musashi. A Book of Five Rings. Hanshi Steve Kaufman, translator. Boston: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1994. _____. A Book of Five Rings. Victor Harris, translator. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1974 (Overlook Press edition 1982). Redmoon, Ambrose Hollingworth. “No Peaceful Warriors! How Can You Call Yourself a Warrior if You Won’t Fight?” Gnosis, Fall 1991, pp. 40-44. Zelazny, Roger, editor. Warriors of Blood and Dream. New York: Avon Books, 1995. Parables on the Magick of Geburah and the Way of the Warrior. Includes, e.g., “Sand Man,” by Steve Barnes; “Doing the Angry Centipede,” by Karen Haber; “Guardian Angel,” by Victor Milán, “Blood Duty,” by MichaelStackpole, and others. With afterwords for each story by the author. Periodicals Women and Guns. Published monthly by the Second Amendment Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt, education, literary research and publishing organization. National Office: James Madison Building, 12500 NE Tenth Place, Bellevue, WA 98005 (phone: 206-454-7012). Subscriptions: one year (12 issues) $25.00; all subscriptions are cash in advance. Contains a wealth of information on every aspect of the title topic, from hardware, to legal issues, to Internet and WWW sites concerned with firearms. Particular Schools Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Hatsumi, Masaaki, Dr. Essence of Ninjutsu: The Nine Traditions. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988. _____. The Grandmaster’s Books of Ninja Training. Translated by Chris W. P. Reynolds. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988.

_____. Ninjutsu: History and Tradition. Burbank, CA: Unique Publications, Inc., 1981. _____. and Hayes, Stephen. Ninja Secrets from the Grandmaster. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1987. Hayes, Stephen. The Mystic Arts of the Ninja: Hypnotism, Invisibility, and Weaponry. Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc., 1985. _____. Ninjutsu: The Art of the Invisible Warrior. Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc., 1984. Hoban, Jack. Ninpo: Living and Thinking as a Warrior. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988. Herbert, Anthony B, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.). Military Manual of Self-Defense: A Complete Guide to Hand-to-Hand Combat. Seago, Dale. Letter to editor in Gnosis, Winter 1992, in response to article in previous issue by Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon, “No Peaceful Warriors!” _____. “Orientation to Bujinkan Ninpo Itachi Dojo.” Essay for entering students in Bujinkan ninpo combat arts. Can be obtained by contacting the author % Bujinkan Meiro Itachi Dojo, 433 Kearny St., #338, San Francisco, CA 94108. _____. “The Sword Which Gives Life.” On warrior training as a necessary part of attainment of one’s full potential as a healthy human being. Can be obtained by contacting the author % Bujinkan Meiro Itachi Dojo, 433 Kearny St., #338, San Francisco, CA 94108. _____. “Warriorship, Kobujutsu, and the Bujinkan.” Essay for students in Bujinkan ninpo taijutsu. Can be obtained by contacting the author % Bujinkan Meiro Itachi Dojo, 433 Kearny St., #338, San Francisco, CA 94108. 2.3.7: Religion, Ethics, and Morals Anonymous. Principia Discordia, or, How I found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her: The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger, Wherein is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything. Second Loompanics edition. Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited, n.d. Arden, Harvey. Dreamkeepers: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. Augustinus, Aurelius (St. Augustine of Hippo). Confessions. New York: Penguin Books, 1961. Bachofen, J. J. Myth, Religion, and the Mother Right: Selected Writings of Johann Jakob Bachofen. J. Campbell, editor. Translated by R. Manheim. Prince: Princeton University Press, 1967. (Originally Das Mutterecht, 1861). Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. The Temple and the Lodge. New York: Arcade, 1989. _____ and Lincoln, Henry. Holy Blood, Holy Grail. New York: Dell, 1983. _____. The Messianic Legacy. New York: Holt, 1987. Barnstone, Willis. The Other Bible: A Collection of Ancient, Esoteric Texts from Judeo-Christian Traditions, Excluded From the Official Canon of the Old and New Testaments. New York: HarperSanFrancisco/Harper Collins Publishers, 1984. Buber, Martin. Good and Evil. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. Campbell, Joseph. The Masks of God. 4-volume set. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1977. Campbell, Will. Brother to a Dragonfly. New York: Seabury Press, 1977. _____. Race and the Renewal of the Church. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962. Carter, Stephen L. The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion. New York: Basic Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993. We have sharp divisions over values in America. But that does not mean that no values are better than others. We have sharp divisions, too, on whether human beings evolved over millions of years from lower forms of life, or whether humans were specially created just a few hundred decades ago. But we still manage to make a choice that scientific creationism should not be taught in the schools. Is it really so great a leap to teach our children that theft, excess, and bigotry are wrong, or that respecting the persons, property, and privacy of others is right? Ibid., quoted on the back cover The First Amendment applies to everyone – not just “liberals.” Stephen L. Carter shows us the ways in which we have come to equate “religious freedom” with “irreligion,” and

“religion” with “intolerance” – equations that are progressively harming our collective soul and spirit, and jeopardizing our future – and makes an eloquent plea for a reversal of this frightening trend. If the First Amendment doesn’t apply to all of us, then it applies to none of us, by its very nature. Left-liberal atheistic fascism or militant-Pagan religious fascism are no better than right-reactionary Christian religious fascism; both can destroy us as a nation and as the world hope of liberty. Fleeing the latter, we have embraced the former – and they are pulling us and our Constitutional political system and ideals on a downhill road to hell from which we have very little time to escape. Mene, mene, tekel, upharshin – and is it only “right-wing religious fascists” who still know what that means? God help us all, so.  _____. (Integrity). Basic Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, 1996. Integrity – all of us are in favor of it, but nobody seems to know how to make sure that we get it. From presidential candidates to crusading journalists to the lords of collegiate sports, everybody promises to deliver integrity, yet all too often, the promises go unfulfilled. In this thoughtful book, Stephen L. Carter, whose 1993 book the Culture of Disbelief changed the way we talk about the role of religion in American life, turns his critical eye to the mystery of why the virtue of integrity holds such sway over the American political imagination. Why do we care more about winning than about playing by the rules? What are our rules about following the rules? What are our rules about breaking them? He explains why integrity is first in importance among the elements of good character, as well as why it is so hard to attain. By weaving together insights from philosophy, theology, history, and law, along with examples drawn from current events and a dose of personal experience, Carter offers a vision of integrity that has implications for everything from marriage and politics to professional football. He discusses the difficulties involved in trying to legislate integrity as well as the possibilities for teaching it. Like Carter’s earlier books, Integrity is at once provocative and witty, sober and inspiring. The first in a trilogy of books on the most important elements of the character of the good citizen, Integrity presents a frank examination of the national mood and concludes that unless we find ways to place integrity at the center of both our private and public lives, the American idea may crumble – and the greatness of our democracy with it. From the inside jacket blurbs Connelly, Thomas L. Will Campbell and the Soul of the South. New York: Continuum, 1982. Delbanco, Andrew. The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. Americans once believed in God and in Satan; they were known to be obsessed with sin, and they pictured their own history as an epic struggle with evil. Today, however, while the repertoire of evil seems never to have been richer, as we daily encounter (and even relish) images of unimaginable horror, our grasp on the reality of evil nonetheless seems weak and uncertain, our responses to it flustered and sometimes indifferent. How has the crisis of incompetence come about. In this . . . book, . . . Andrew Delbanco proposes a fresh, persuasive interpretation of the American past – and present – that offers a way to resolve this crisis of moral imagination. In a kind of spiritual biography of the American nation, he shows us how writers of the past three centuries have depcited evil and how, by giving it form and meaning, they have tried to defy and subdue it. His nuanced and yet toughminded analyses of religious leaders like Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards, political redeemers such as Jefferson and Lincoln, classic writers like Emerson and Melville, Thoreau and Whitman, and more recent figures, including Niebuhr and

Trilling, Rachel Carson and Susan Sontag, show us the strategies by which these writers have recognized and done battle with evil. One way of talking about evil is to demonize and satanize it, depict it as a foreign ‘other,’ a monstrous reality far from ourselves. This way of understanding evil as something remote and alien seems to be on the rise again today. But as Mr. Delbanco’s superb study shows us, Satan has sometimes had a very different meaning in our history – as a symbol of our own deficient love, our potential for envy and rancor toward creation. Americans have always been engaged in a contest between these two ways of understanding evil; and it remains a struggle in which nothing less than America’s destiny is at stake. From the jacket blurb. Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Bollingen Series LXXVI. Cambridge, MA: Princeton University Press/Bollingen Foundation, 1964. Erdoes, Richard and Ortiz, Alfonso, editors. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. Faber, Roger J. Clockwork Garden: On the Mechanistic Reduction of Living Things. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986. Frady, Marshall. Billy Graham: A Parable of American Righteousness. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. _____. Southerners. New York: New American library, 1980. Hill, Greg and Thornley, Kerry Wendell. Principia Discordia, or, How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her: The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger (Wherein is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Nothing). The legendary “5th Edition.” Port Townsend, WA: Loompanics Unlimited, n.d. The Bible of Chaos Magick and Discordianism. Mander, Jerry. In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991. Martin, Malachi. Hostage to the Devil: Possession and Exorcism of Five Living Americans. New York: Reader’s Digest Press/Crowell Distributors, 1976. McGinn, Bernard. Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination With Evil. New York: HarperSanFrancisco/Harper Collins Publishers, 1994. Medved, Michael. Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1992. Why does popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation’s best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets. Michael Medved powerfully argues that the entertainment business follows its own dark obsessions, rather than giving the public what it wants: In fact, the audience for feature films and network television has demonstrated its profound disillusionment in recent years, with disastrous consequences for many entertainment companies. Meanwhile, overwhelming numbers of our fellow citizens complain about the wretched quality of our popular culture – describing the offerings of the mass media as the worst ever. Medved asserts that Hollywood ignores – and assaults – the values of ordinary American families, pursuing a self-destructive and alienated ideological agenda that is harmful to the nation at large and to the industry’s own interests. In hard-hitting chapters on ‘The Attack on Religion,’ ‘The Addiction to Violence,’ ‘Promoting Promiscuity,’ ‘The Infatuation with Foul Language,’ ‘Kids Know Best,’ ‘Motivations for Madness,’ and other subjects, Medved outlines the underlying themes that turn up again and again in our popular culture. He also offers conclusive evidence of the frightening real-world impact of these messages on our society and our children.

Finally Medved shows where and how Hollywood took a disastrous wrong turn toward its current crisis, and he outlines promising efforts both in and outside the industry to restore a measure of sanity and restraint to our media of mass entertainment. Sure to elicit strong response, whether it takes the form of cheers of support or howls of outraged dissent, Hollywood in America confronts head-on one of the most significant issues of our times. From the jacket blurb As the blurb proclaims, Michael Medved is one of today’s best-known film critics. Co-author of The Golden Turkey Awards, The Hollywood Hall of Shame, and Son of Golden Turkey Awards (with Harry Medved), and author of The Shadow Presidents and other widely acclaimed works, Medved has a deep and detailed acquaintance with his subject. There’s little more than I can add either to the quotation above or to the book itself beyond – I heartily agree, and urge everyone in this country with even the rudiments of intelligence and concern for the future to read this book and take a good look at the current ugly state of affairs in the American film industry and our country as a whole. Messadié, Gerald. A History of the Devil. Translated from the French by Marc Romano. New York: Kodansha International, 1996. A History of the Devil is a provocative exploration of the personifications of evil through the ages and across cultures. Messadié reveals that the Satan of JudeoChristian mythology – the antithesis of God and good – was a concept unknown to the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Hindus, and Chinese. In fact, the devil was probably invented six centuries before the Common Era by Persian clergy eager to demonize their political adversaries. And the image of absolute evil has been a useful tool of the powerful – both religious and secular – ever since, from the Grand Inquisitor Torquemada to Ronald Reagan. From the jacket blurb. Mookerjee, Ajit. Kali: The Feminine Force. New York: Destiny Books, 1988. Kali, a Lunar Goddess, was the Great Mother Goddess of the original inhabitants of India, the Draviddians. So powerful was she that the later Aryan invaders of India were not able to banish Her worship, though eventually they did conquer the Draviddians and drove out the ones that refused to submit to the conqueror’s yoke. Finally, the Aryans assumed Kali into their pantheon as a battleaspect of Durga, their own Great Mother Goddess. Those Draviddian sub-populations that managed to flee India rather than stay and become the Outcastes of India, now known as Europe’s and Russia’s Gypsies, carried Kali with them as they roamed throughout the world, leaving Her icons everywhere across Europe in the form of figurines dubbed “Black Madonnas” by resident Christian populations. Indeed, as the Gypsies themselves converted to Christianity, they kept Kali as an aspect of Mary, much as the Aryans had taken Kali to be a battle- or Crone aspect of Durga. Kali has roughly the same relationship to Durga that the Medusa does to Pallas Athena of the Greeks, or Black Isis does to Isis. She is the Demon-Slayer who defends the Throne of Heaven, much as the Archangel Mikhail of Western cultures does. She is also a Goddess of Tantra, the source of the great floods of Kundalini Energy that are evoked by means of sexual Magick. And with Her husband, Shiva, the Destroyer, another Lunar deity, She destroys and creates whole worlds. The story of Kali is the story of the Left Hand of God, the dark side of deity, All-Devourer and All-Begetter, and no religious education is complete without study of Kali and the other Crone Goddesses. Mookerjee’s work is an excellent introduction to the subject. Peck, N. Scott. The People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1992. Shattuck, Roger. Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.

An outstanding analysis of the Qlippoth of Liberty, the demonic shadow of Key 11, Aleph, and the sociocultural consequences of inhabiting that shadow just a little too long. In both the sweep of its subject and the vigor of its learning, Forbidden Knowledge follows in the tradition of such works as James G. Frazer’s The Golden Bough, Joseph Campbell’s and Bill Moyer’s The Power of Myth, and Harold Bloom’s the Western Canon. In this impassioned work, the eminent critic Roger Shattuck not only examines the meaning of moral responsibility in literature and in our everyday lives, but also suggests that we live in a violent world that dismisses taboos and fails to heed the wisdom of that which is sacred. Forbidden Knowledge boldly traces the tragic arc of Western literature and culture as it explores the notion of ‘forbidden knowledge,’ from the sexual innocence of Adam and Eve to the awe-inspiring discoveries of modern scientists who have created the atomic bomb and recombinant DNA. The result is a dire portrait of human presumption and of a culture that has abandoned all limits in the quest for knowledge and experience. The harrowing imagery that Shattuck presents is matched only by his faith that we can understand our grievous loss of innocence by reexamining our greatest myths and stories of the last two thousand years. In lively, lucid prose Shattuck explores our uncertain fate through such myths as that of Prometheus and a wide range of literary works, including Milton’s Paradise Lost, the writings of the Marquis de Sade, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Melville’s Billy Budd, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Parents and teachers should be aware that Chapter VII does not make appropriate reading for children and minors. In this seminal work, Shattuck breaks new ground in opening up a crucial subject never before accorded this full-scale treatment. Forbidden Knowledge impels us to a renewed effort to think judiciously about morality and the sacred during a decade of radical skepticism. Forbidden Knowledge represents the capstone of Roger Shattuck’s career as one of American’s most original and gifted thinkers. Spinoza, Benedictus de. Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1927. Stone, Merlin. When God was a Woman. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978. The SubGenius Foundation. The Book of the SubGenius: The Sacred Teachings of J. R. “Bob” Dobbs. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. Van Dusen, Wilson. The Presence of Other Worlds: The Psychological/Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg. New York: Swedenborg Foundation, Inc., 1974, 1985. Verman, Mark. The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1996. The History and Varieties of Jewish Meditation is a user-friendly guide designed to familiarize the reader with the vast expanse and incredible diversity of traditional Jewish meditation. The material included in this volume is drawn from the great treasure chest of Jewish spiritual heritage, namely, the Hebrew Scriptures. Accordingly, special attention is paid to specific biblical figures and seminal passages, while much of the discussion concentrates on standard kabbalistic and hasidic sources such as the Zohar and the writings of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. In the History and Varieties of Jewish meditation, Mark Verman examines a wide variety of meditative practices, spanning many centuries, by translating primary kabbalistic sources and providing the reader with intelligible readings of the different techniques found in the Jewish meditative tradition. As the reader will discover, there is no one dominant form of traditional Jewish meditation. Rather, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of disparate techniques, ranging from visualizations of Divine names to candle gazing and chanting. Verman also offers an historical overview of ancient Jewish meditation, starting with the biblical period and continuing to early rabbinic times. Pertinent later commentaries

are also cited to elucidate these sources. This background discussion provids the reader with a basic orientation to the tradition of Jewish meditation. This works seeks to combine the academic virtue of methodical study with the creativity and spontaneity of Divine discovery. . . . The richness of the Jewish meditative tradition is highly adaptable to promoting widespread spirituality. . . . From the inside jacket blurb Wilson, James Q. The Moral Sense. New York: The Free Press, 1993. Wright, Lawrence. Saints & Sinners: Walker Railey, Jimmy Swaggart, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, Anton LaVey, Will Campbell, Matthew Fox. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Wright, Robert. The Moral Animal: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.

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