By Gustav Meyrink
By Robert A. Metzger
By Dennis William Hauck
The Emerald pill an historic record that comprises the essence of the alchemical teachings has had an immense impact on many Western religious and non secular traditions. Ostensibly occupied with turning base metals into gold, alchemy used to be in reality devoted to remodeling the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This incredible historical past of alchemy lines its resources again to historic Egypt, and offers alchemy as an invaluable, functional process of self-transformation. all of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is defined, with hands-on strategies and workouts, treating alchemy as a residing self-discipline for attaining a religious awakening.
By Eden Gray
For hundreds of years, the unusual and lovely tarot playing cards were an unending resource of poser and fascination. one of many ultimate gurus within the box unearths the intricacies of this old artwork. With particular factors, Eden grey deals specific recommendation in regards to the 3 diversified equipment of analyzing the playing cards, and utilizing the tarot for divination and meditation. either starting scholars and complicated devotee will locate during this booklet new insights into the traditional lore of the tarot.
By Alejandro Jodorowsky, Gilles Farcet
Input the brain of Jodo and keep on with his initiatory saga from Zen disciple to progressive filmmaker to religious instructor. identified for his surrealist motion pictures, his new angle to tarot, his symbolic comics, and his shamanic healing equipment, Alejandro Jodorowsky is printed right here as an excellent non secular maverick of the twenty first century. He discusses the way in which of Kindness he now follows, and the way it could possibly have a profound impact in your spirit, infusing lifestyles with a wealth of happiness.
By Kristopher Waddell
The top is Nigh!
Teddy St. Louis owns an enthralling occult store in a small American city that hosts the top in keeping with capita supernatural inhabitants within the kingdom. company has been dwindling ever when you consider that big name Mart opened final 12 months. not just are normal parents buying at celebrity Mart, yet supernatural beings appear to be blindly attracted to the massive field shop and its burning neon superstar. Teddy quickly discovers that the devilish Mona, big name Mart's proprietor, needs to sacrifice the town's supernatural inhabitants and open a gate to hell.
The huge field Apocalypse approaches!
Featuring Naomi VonKreeps as Mona!!
By Phil Rickman
A supernatural thriller exploring the darker part of rural lifestyles in a distant Welsh mountain village, the place primal fears and historical longings hang-out the current day
Corpse-candles. Phantom funerals. The chook of loss of life. It was once insidious . . .
For Bethan, the schoolteacher, the outdated superstitions woven into the social cloth of her West Wales village are primitive and distasteful, that is why she's happy to welcome the subtle novices: London journalist Giles Freeman and his spouse Claire. absolutely they will permit in a few clean air. however the Freemans are willing to take in this diverse tradition, an entire new lifestyle, rejecting the recommendation of an previous colleague who warns them of a difficult and sour land the place they have regularly danced at the fringe of the abyss. They quickly study that this neighborhood hides an old, bloody, and pagan secret—one that would hang-out them forever.
By Kevin Schilbrack
Many philosophical ways at the present time search to beat the department among brain and physique. If such initiatives be triumphant, then considering isn't really constrained to the disembodied brain, yet is in a few feel performed throughout the physique. From a post-Cartesian point of view, then, ritual actions that self-discipline the physique should not simply inconsiderate motions, yet an important elements of how humans think.
Thinking via Rituals explores non secular ritual acts and their connection to that means and fact, trust, reminiscence, inquiry, worldview and ethics. Drawing on philosophers reminiscent of Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein, and resources from cognitive technology, pragmatism and feminist concept, it presents philosophical assets for figuring out non secular ritual practices just like the Christian Eucharistic rite, Hatha Yoga, sacred meditation or liturgical speech.
Its essays reflect on a large choice of rituals in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism - together with political protest rituals and homosexual dedication ceremonies, conventional Vedic and Yogic rites, Christian and Buddhist meditation and the Jewish Shabbat. They problem the conventional disjunction among idea and motion, displaying how philosophy may also help to light up the connection among doing and which means which ritual practices suggest.
By Lawrence Kaplan
Think that Raymond Chandler wrote The Winds of warfare and you'll start to comprehend why apartment Of Ghosts is such diversified and compelling detective tale. Detective Joe Henderson is the fashionable incarnation of Philip Marlowe--hard boiled, tough consuming, tough loving, delightfully cynical, providing wry observations of existence within the age of Starbucks. the story starts off within the sweltering summer season of 2000 while Preston Swedge, an alcoholic recluse and international conflict II veteran, has died in Westfield, New Jersey. At his property sale, retired neighborhood police detective Joe Henderson discovers a 1944 diary describing a rogue test via a Jewish-American pilot named Paul Rothstein to drop his bombs on Auschwitz's killing advanced the place approximately 300,000 captives have been approximately to be murdered. With the fortitude of a Maccabean zealot and the patriotism of an American freedom fighter Rothstein had got down to defy his commanders who had prohibited any try to store Jewish lives. Joe Henderson's interest launches him on a campaign for the reality and a stunning revelation while he tracks down the final residing witness who can clear up the secret of why the raid by no means occurred. Epic in its breadth, apartment Of Ghosts sweeps without difficulty from modern Westfield, New Jersey to the Princeton collage of 1939, and directly to the aerial conflict above Italy and Poland in 1944. alongside the way in which you are going to catch up with notables corresponding to Charles Lindbergh, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., common Fulgencio Batista, and Alina Gilbert, the unique dancer who is helping to make this the most well liked summer time on list.