By Patricia Briggs
In the 6th novel within the number 1 New York Times bestselling sequence, coyote shifter Mercy Thompson and Alpha werewolf Adam ultimately achieve the adjust. but if they make the Columbia River their honeymoon vacation spot, their newlywed bliss becomes a struggle for survival...
Being a unique breed of shapeshifter—a walker—Mercy can see ghosts, however the spirit of her long-gone father hasn't ever visited her. beforehand. An evil is stirring within the depths of the Columbia River—and blameless everyone is demise. As different walkers make their presence identified to Mercy, she needs to reconnect along with her historical past to exorcise the realm of the legend often called the river satan.
By Edward Lee
The world over released horror novelist Edward Lee unleashes his thirty seventh e-book and his first actual vampire novel! while a brand new couple strikes right into a big apple brownstone, they locate their final dream house...until they cross into the basement. unexpectedly, a macabre nun is visible lurking approximately, with an entourage of lewd and gibbering homeless girls who appear to comprehend what evil mystery lurks within the bowels of the previous condo. because the undefined' goals flip to lust-stained nightmares, and the our bodies of lacking people are chanced on impaled, the basement's key is printed ultimately: the remnants of Dracula himself...
By Kocku von Stuckrad
One attribute of ecu historical past of faith is a two-fold pluralism—a pluralism of spiritual identities at the one hand, and a pluralism of assorted societal structures that have interaction with spiritual structures at the different. Addressing discourses of excellent wisdom in Western tradition among 1200 and 1800, this e-book integrates the learn of Western esotericism in a bigger analytical framework of eu historical past of faith. considered from a structuralist point of view, ‘esoteric discourse’ offers an analytical framework that is helping to bare genealogies of recent identities in a pluralistic festival of data. Experiential philosophy, kabbalah, astrology, Hermeticism, philology, and early smooth technology are associated with wisdom claims that formed the way Western tradition outlined itself.
Esoteric Discourse and the eu heritage of Religion
Chapter One Europe and the Christendom Narrative: From Singularization to Pluralism
The Secularization concept Revisited
The Two-Fold Pluralism
Chapter The Polemical building of Tradition
The development of Prisca Theologia
Genealogies of Wisdom
Chapter 3 Conceptualizing the examine of Esoteric Discourse
Approaches to Esotericism
Secrecy as Social Capital
Discourses of ideal Knowledge
Chapter 4 The secrets and techniques of expertise: knowledge past Demonstration
Neoplatonism and Theurgy in past due Antiquity
Experiential wisdom in Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist Philosophy
Chapter 5 The secrets and techniques of Texts: Esoteric Hermeneutics
The clarity of the Cosmos: Europe’s Obsession with Words
The cloth of the Divine in Early Kabbalah
Linguistic Ontologies in Christian Kabbalah
Humanistic Philology: common Languages and the hunt for the Ursprache
Chapter Six The secrets and techniques of Time: Astrology and Sacred History
Critical reaction to historical Traditions: Medieval Arabic Astrology
Sharing Muslim wisdom: Christian Astrology
Chapter Seven medical Encounters
“Occult Sciences”: The Science-Religion Divide Revisited
John Dee: A pupil long gone Mad?
Natural Philosophy in an Apocalyptic Age
Chapter 8 visible Seductions
The challenge of ‘Renaissance Paganism’
Image Acts and visible Culture
The Presence of pictures as visible Practice
Chapter 9 Political Consideration
Johann Heinrich Alsted: Hermeticism and common Reform
Perfect wisdom within the “Circle of Learning”: Alsted’s Encyclopaedia
Chapter Ten end: destinations of Knowledge
Writing Histories, Narrating Pasts
Esoteric Discourse and Western Identities
By Alejandro Jodorowsky, Marianne Costa
Author note: Marianne Costa
This groundbreaking ebook exhibits that the Tarot deck in its entirety is based like a temple, or a mandala, that is either a picture of the realm and a illustration of the divine. utilizing Tarology, a brand new mental process that pulls at the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a replicate photo of the character, the authors provide a robust device for self-realization, creativity, and therapeutic. Jodorowsky and Costa paintings with the sacred paintings of the unique Marseille Tarot to take the paintings of studying the Tarot to a intensity by no means prior to attainable.
By John Carter
Jack Parsons was once an excellent scientist whose strategies in stable rocket gas have been answerable for Allied air victories in WWII in addition to early advances in house flight. A cofounder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of know-how, he was once venerated by way of NASA for his accomplishments after they named a moon crater after him. yet outdoors the laboratory, Parsons immersed himself in a shadowy global unknown to his expert colleagues -- an international the place Parsons practiced occult rituals along with his mentor, Aleister Crowley, a self-professed Antichrist. whilst Parsons befriended L. Ron Hubbard, who later ran off with Parsons's funds and his spouse, his lifestyles turned much more extraordinary. finally, his more and more obsessive experiments -- he aimed to create a creature with magical powers -- sparked a chemical explosion that killed him.
By Lydia Ross
By Michelle Belanger
The Psychic Vampire Codex is the 1st e-book to envision the phenomenon and event of recent vampirism thoroughly from the vampire's point of view. A fellow vampire writes within the forword that Michelle Belanger's procedure "introduced a breath of clean air into the vampire culture. It freed us to examine ourselves in a brand new mild, and it additionally helped these outdoors our group to view us another way. not have been we parasites or predators . . . shall we use our inborn skills to aid humans heal." Psychic vampires are those that prey at the important, human lifestyles energies of others. they aren't believed to be undead. they're mortal humans whose desire for power metaphorically connects them to the life-stealing predators of vampire myth.
In The Psychic Vampire Codex, Michelle Belanger, writer and psychic vampire, introduces readers to the attention-grabbing approach of power paintings utilized by vampires themselves and gives the particular codex textual content standard via the vampire neighborhood for guideline in feeding and different recommendations. Belanger additionally examines the ethics of vampirism and gives readers tools of security from vampires.
The Psychic Vampire Codex explodes all preconceptions and myths approximately who and what psychic vampires quite are and divulges an important and profound religious culture in accordance with stability, rebirth, and an crucial courting with the spirit world.
By Miriam Van Scott
The Encyclopedia of Hell is a accomplished survey of the underworld, drawing info from cultures all over the world and eras all through background. equipped in a simple-to-use alphabetic layout, entries conceal representations of the darkish realm of the lifeless in mythology, faith, artistic endeavors, opera, literature, theater, tune, movie, and tv. assets contain African legends, local American tales, Asian folktales, and different extra imprecise references, as well as commonly used infernal chronicles from Western lore. the result's a catalog of underworld information, with entries working the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to funny cartoons lampooning the eternal abyss. Its wide cross-referencing additionally offers hyperlinks among a variety of options and characters from the netherworld and gives extra details on specific theories.
Peruse those pages and discover for your self what history's maximum imaginations have expected waiting for the depraved at the different facet of the grave.
By Christopher H. Partridge, Eric S. Christianson
Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are current all through renowned Western tradition in movie, song and literature. Their non secular value has just recently all started to be explored. 'The trap of the Darkside' brings jointly the paintings of a few of crucial and inventive students within the box of Biblical and non secular reports. The essays discover demonology in pop culture from a number of views: Satanism inside modern tune; the connection among hymn and horror movie; the profession of Hannibal Lecter; the portrayal of devil in movies approximately Christ; and religious perversion within the Harry Potter tales. This clean and ground-breaking quantity can be of curiosity to scholars of spiritual stories and theology, in addition to literary and pop culture.
By Arthur Edward Waite
Culled from the infrequent and sometimes inaccessible genuine manuscripts of magical grimoires from the 14th, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, this reproduction of the 1911 version of the vintage paintings on magic and its secrets and techniques finds the entire smooth magician must be aware of with a purpose to commence communing with the supernatural and appropriating its strength. Waite, a preeminent 19th-century specialist in esoterica, right here explores:
* the adaptation among white and black magic * the rituals of transcendental magic * the rituals of black magic * the names and places of work of evil spirits * the mysteries of Goëtic theurgy * the "key" of Solomon the King * the mysteries of "infernal evocation" * and lots more and plenty extra.
Complete with the entire diagrams you must forged your personal spells--black and white--this is an important quantity for the library of a person within the thrall of magic. yet be warned: Dabbling within the paranormal arts is an event undertaken at your personal chance.
American-born British writer ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was once cocreator of the well-known 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. between his a number of books are satan Worship in France, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.