Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in the field. She explores all aspects of the Qabalah-whose disciplines include the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, and forms the basis of the Western Mystery Tradition. Her thorough explanation of the Tree of Life, which lies at the heart of Qabalistic teaching, provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. Steffi Grant designed illustrated dust jacket. London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. 592 pages, indexed. This new enhanced edition of this classic will feature a totally re-set and corrected text, with thirty-two pages of color plates, including six new original images. Starfire has also provided a new index. This book is comprised of an extended analysis and commentary on Liber OKBISh, The Book of the Spider, a transmitted text received in the course of the Workings of New Isis Lodge in the 1950s. The New Isis Lodge was the final name given to a magical group developed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant over several years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The main body of work by New Isis Lodge extended from the years 1955 to 1962, and it was on his experiences within this Lodge, that Kenneth Grant was later to publish his the nine volumes which has come to be known collectively as the Typhonian Trilogies. Including several O.T.O. members from Crowley’s day, an insight into some of their methods is given in Hecate’s Fountain (Starfire Publishing, London, 2014). Another transmitted text, the Wisdom of S’lba, together with several chapters of commentary and analysis, is published in Outer Gateways.
Michael Bertiaux Ontological Graffiti is Michael Bertiaux’s magnum opus. More than 40 years in development and a decade in production, this work now stands at over 470 pages and is without doubt his most substantial and important book yet.
While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan."
So many books on Tantra are obscure, obtuse and of little real use---especially for the Western Practioner. But finally here is a book which provides a direct, honest, pragmatic, no-holds-barred approach to the most powerful methods for personal growth and spiritual attainment. Sex is one of the most powerful forces on the planet and, until it is transformed, the people and the planet will remain asleep.
Written in thirteen days in 1564 by the renowned Elizabethan magus, Dr. John Dee, The Hieroglyphic Monad explains his discovery of the monad, or unity, underlying the universe as expressed in a hieroglyph, or symbol.
The composer Richard Wagner wrote the most influential 'magickal' version of the quest for the Holy Grail which he titled Parsifal. Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones 1886-1950), a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley's A.'.A.'., published his unique understanding of this play in a book titled The Chalice of Ecstasy (1923).
The book is the third in his series detailing Mark Alan Smith's own system and revelation of left hand path Hekatean/Luciferian Alchemical Witchcraft. These books represent a gnosis-inspired path of alchemy and soul transformation.
Scholem guides readers through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophical and mystical concepts of God, and the symbolism employed in mystical religion.
Original 1992, Skoob Books Publishing Edition. Only light edge/shelf wear to Dustjacket, otherwise in great shape. Boards are clean and solid, binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. This edition is long out of print.
1994, Skoob Books Publishing, London.
In excellent condition. Light shelf wear. Pages are unmarked. Boards are solid and binding is tight. This edition is out of print.
Present-day exponents of these Mysteries have formed their own cults for the revival and promulgation of this Secret Gnosis. Among them are Aleister Crowley, with his Cult of the Beast and the Scarlet Woman; Charles Stansfeld Jones, with his curious qabalistic researches; Austin Osman Spare, the artist who evolved his own system of sexual sorcery based upon ancient secrets of Witchcraft; and Michael Bertiaux, with his Cult of the Black Snake. Octavo.