Knowledge is power. And when it comes to magic, the more you know, the more successful you will become. This book provides you with a thorough introduction to magical theory along with proven and useful exercises and spells designed to enhance and expand your magical abilities.
Meetings with Remarkable Men, G. I. Gurdjieff's autobiographical account of his youth and early travels, has become something of a legend since it was first published in 1963. A compulsive "read" in the tradition of adventure narratives, but suffused with Gurdjieff's unique perspective on life, it is organized around portraits of remarkable men and women who aided Gurdjieff's search for hidden knowledge or accompanied him on his journeys in remote parts of the Near East and Central Asia.
This is a book of lives, not doctrines, although readers will long value Gurdjieff's accounts of conversations with sages. Meetings conveys a haunting sense of what it means to live fully--with conscience, with purpose, and with heart. Among the remarkable individuals whom the reader will come to know are Gurdjieff's father (a traditional bard), a Russian prince dedicated to the search for Truth, a Christian missionary who entered a World Brotherhood deep in Asia, and a woman who escaped white slavery to become a trusted member of Gurdjieff's group of fellow seekers. Gurdjieff's account of their attitudes in the face of external challenges and in the search to understand the mysteries of life is the real substance of this classic work.
With Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff intended to "destroy, mercilessly . . . the beliefs and views about everything existing in the world." This novel beautifully brings to life the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has become esteemed. Beelzebub, a man of worldly (and other-worldly) wisdom, shares with his grandson the anecdotes, personal philosophies, and lessons learned from his own life.The reader is given a detailed discussion of all matters physical, natural, and spiritual, from the creation of the cosmos to man's teleological purpose in the universe. This edition of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson--the first single-volume paperback to appear in English--restores the original, authoritative translation.
This is one of the few records published by Gurdjieff in which he offers guidance to his 'community of seekers', the pupils from many countries who joined him in Paris and New York. The first section is mainly autobiographical, relating material crucial to an understanding of the nature and intensity of personal effort required for an all-inclusive work on oneself. This is followed by a series of talks which Gurdjieff gave to his pupils in New York in 1930, and then by a long, but incomplete, essay on 'The Outer and Inner World of Man'.
This concise guide offers a modern interpretation of one of ancient mystical philosophy's greatest treasures. It condenses Hermetic doctrine into seven compelling principles that can be successfully applied to everyday life.
Manly P. Hallís classic Secret Teaching of All Ages is a compendium of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian philosophies, practices and hidden wisdom. This paperback release is the authorized edition of the original hardback version.
The Ancient Hermetic Secrets to Alchemy and Divine Magic Revealed! You have natural magical abilities that can elevate your life to a whole new level, as well as heal and help your loved ones and clients. The original teacher of this Divine magic was an Egyptian sage named Hermes Trismegistus. His teachings, called "Hermetics," were only taught verbally or in very cryptic writings. In 1908, three Hermetic students recorded them in a book called The Kybalion. Yet this work was still difficult to understand because of its archaic and confusing language. Now, in Divine Magic, Doreen Virtue presents a clear, edited version of The Kybalion, written in understandable and modern language while retaining all of the original teachings. She gives comments and practical suggestions based upon her own success in using Hermetic teachings for healing and manifestation. With Divine Magic, you can master your moods, release negativity, manifest new levels of abundance, and attract wonderful opportunities in all areas of your life.
SECRETS OF ALCHEMY AND THE QABALAH- THE SOURCE OF MYSTIC POWER THERE IS A MATRIX OF THE UNIVERSE-LEARN HOW TO ADAPT TO IT! Great mystics throughout the ages, as well as prophets of the Old and New Testaments, tell us that the universe comes from some unknown source and is winding its way towards some unknown end, and that its true nature can only be described by means of symbols. These symbols are thoughts set forth in pictorial forms which come from the creator of the Unknowable. It mirrors both the light and darkness without which nothing could exist. It reveals within man the physical, moral and intellectual spheres of his activities in that of justice, culture and work between man and the universe and between man and God...between everything! This work strives to explain the secret wisdom of the cosmos which includes understanding the meaning of moral and spiritual equilibrium, which demands a balancing of all that exists in our lives as well as in the cosmos. THE ETERNAL LIGHT The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus The Precepts of Hermes, engraved upon the Emerald Tablet 1. Speak not fictitious things, but that which is certain and true. 2. What is below is like that which is above, and what is above is like that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of one thing. 3. And as all things were produced by the one word of one Being, so all things were produced from this one thing by adaptation. 4. Its father is the sun, its mother the moon; the wind carried it in its belly, its nurse is the earth. 5. It is the father of perfection throughout the world. 6. The power is vigorous if it be changed into earth. 7. Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, acting prudently and with judgment. 8. Ascend with the greatest sagacity from the earth to heaven, and then again, descend to the earth, and unite together the powers of things superior and things inferior. Thus will you obtain the glory of the whole world, and obscurity will fly far away from you. 9. This has more fortitude than fortitude itself; because it conquers every subtle thing and can penetrate every solid. 10. Thus the world was formed. 11. Hence proceed wonders, which are here established. 12. Therefore, I am called Hermes Trismegistus, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. 13. That which I had to say concerning the operation of the sun is completed. THIS IS MYSTICISM FOR AN EXPANDING WORLD - DRAWN FROM THE PAST TO PAVE THE WAY TO THE FUTURE!