By Michael Bertiaux
A long-awaited re-creation of the seminal textual content at the religious method that could be a convergence of Gnosticism and Haitian voodoo, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is a novel sacred paintings that's finished in scope--from "how to be a fortunate Hoodoo" to how magick and voodoo intersect energetically, to esoteric time trip. entire with charts and graphs and instructive interdimensional physics, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook is an "object of hope" between scholars of the occult.
Weiser's long-anticipated republication of this infrequent textual content can be an occasion within the annals of esoteric publishing, because the publication itself is slightly of an "unholy grail." There are listservers dedicated to it and masses dialogue of the mysteries held inside its pages. whereas The Voudon Gnostic Workbook has remained a arguable e-book thought of vital for masters of metaphysics, it lately got here into pop culture and renewed attractiveness while provide Morrison printed it have been the muse for his cult comics The Invisibles, utilizing the cribbed time trip from Bertiaux' s masterwork. Voodoo isn't an evil faith and is far misunderstood. It derives from the Dahomean Gods known as the "Loa." Esoteric voodoo is de facto a hugely sensible strategy for best us into making touch with the inner most degrees of our being and such a lot historic modes of cognizance. Michael Bertiaux's Voudon Gnostic Workbook is the main finished and illuminating modern ebook at the topic. introduced out of a correspondence direction and sequence of periods for college students and fans of Voudon Gnosticism and the OTO, this seminal textual content is instantly probably the most mysterious and luxurious of all esoteric books.
"Voundoun, popularly often called "Voodoo," has held a good mystique for Westerners for centuries--inspiring tantalizing legends of "voodoo dolls," "zombies," and ecstatic ownership in the course of wild orgiastic rituals of drumming and dancing. weird and wonderful depictions of "Voodoo" have featured in lots of Hollywood videos considering that Voodoo girl, a 1957 horror movie now thought of to be one of many 50 worst motion pictures ever made. The ghost of Marie LaVeau, the recognized "Voodoo Queen of latest Orleans," nonetheless haunts the graveyards and bayous of city delusion. yet at the back of the myths and legends have regularly lurked the deeper Mysteries of an historical culture of magic and spirituality rooted within the blood-drenched soil of Western Africa, from which generations of tribal peoples have been captured and transported into lives of slavery in the plantations of the US and the Caribbean. the phobia during which "Voodoo" has been held for hundreds of years attests to its strength. This long-awaited grimoire of real Voundoun should be a precious gem in any occult library!"
Headmaster, gray institution of Wizardry
Author, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
By Arthur Edward Waite
An historical alchemical treatise translated from the Latin, the executive readings of the shorter codex, parallels from the Greek alchemists, and reasons of vague phrases.
Subterranean Press is proud to offer Robert McCammon's first modern novel in approximately 20 years, a story of the search and not likely survival, of the lifestyles and soul, set opposed to a supernatural backbeat. Robert McCammon, writer of the preferred Matthew Corbett old thrillers (Speaks the Nightbird, Mister Slaughter), now supplies us anything new and fully unforeseen: The 5, a latest novel as vibrant, well timed, and compelling as something he has written to date.
The 5 tells the tale of an eponymous rock band suffering to outlive at the margins of the track company. As they go through the yank Southwest on what may be their ultimate travel jointly, the band individuals come to the eye of a broken Iraq conflict veteran, and their lives are replaced forever.
The narrative that follows is a riveting account of violence, terror, and pursuit set opposed to a reputable, immensely specific rock and roll backdrop. it's also a relocating meditation on loyalty and friendship, at the nature and significance of households these we're born into and people we create for ourselves and at the redemptive energy of the artistic spirit. Written with wit, beauty, and passionate conviction, The 5 lays declare to new innovative territory, and reaffirms McCammon's place as one of many most interesting, such a lot unpredictable storytellers of our time.
By Kate Mosse
From the New York Times bestselling writer of Labyrinth-"a wealthy brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews)
In 1891, younger Léonie Vernier and her brother arrive on the domestic in their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. yet not anything is as Léonie had imagined. Their aunt is younger, willowy, and gorgeous, and the property is a topic of neighborhood superstition. Villagers declare that Léonie's past due uncle died after summoning a demon from the outdated Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds...
greater than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate scholar, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains whereas studying the lifetime of Claude Debussy. Haunted through a Tarot examining she had in Paris-and owning the mysterious deck of cards-she assessments right into a grand previous resort equipped at the web site of a recognized mountain property destroyed via fireplace in 1896. There, the pack of Tarot playing cards and a section of 19th-century tune often called Sepulchre 1891 carry the major to her fate-just as they did to the destiny of Léonie Vernier.
By Peter Bebergal
This epic cultural and old odyssey finds the whole impression of occult traditions on rock and roll -- from the Beatles to Black Sabbath -- and exhibits how the wedding among mysticism and tune replaced our world.
From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the jap odysseys of George Harrison, from the darkish dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has lengthy breathed life into rock and hip-hop—and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key aspect behind the emergence and development of rock and roll.
With bright storytelling and laser-sharp research, author and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this internet of impacts to supply the definitive paintings on how the occult formed -- and kept -- well known music.
As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical beliefs gave rock and roll its middle and goal, making rock into greater than simply backbeat song, yet right into a cultural revolution of political, non secular, sexual, and social liberation.
By Patrick Zalewski, C. L. Zalewski
In the past, there was little within the approach of exact details at the magical results of the Equinox and Solstice. Now, this e-book explores the deeper roots in the back of the Equinox and Solstice traditions and their astrological value. It explains the Golden Dawn's ceremonies in either airtight and pagan phrases, and offers, for the 1st time in print, the Golden Dawn's complete ritual at the equinox.
Here, contained inside one modern quantity are vintage sensible publications for contemporary witches:
1. Magic for the Aquarian Age: an entire handbook for magical options and getting ready to perform the mystical arts. together with workouts and strategies designed to rouse perceptions and senses which have been blunted through smooth lifestyles, the advisor goals to aid unwrap the key internal YOU and realize the submerged a part of your self that has the facility to fully remodel your existence.
2. Experiments in Aquarian Magic: This advisor attracts at the ageless shop of magical wisdom to enable you make complete use of its strength and lifestyles increasing concepts. incorporated here's worthwhile details regarding:
- imaginative and prescient journeys
- making a magic temple
- Time travel
- Talismanic magic
The consultant incorporates a new advent through magical specialist Judika Illes, writer of 4 renowned witchcraft encyclopedias: The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, The point Encyclopedia of Witchcraft. The Encyclopedia of Spirits, and the new Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages.
By Jon G. Hughes
A realistic advisor to making plant extracts, essences, and complexes to be used in Druidic intercourse magic rituals
• Explores the id, harvesting, and magical houses of greater than 70 vegetation and timber
• information the cautious and meticulous spagyric training of plant extracts and complexes
• Demonstrates how plant compounds are utilized in Druidic intercourse magic rituals by means of either and teams
In this useful consultant to Druidic plant magic, Jon G. Hughes unearths the mild alchemy of changing plant essences into powerful compounds for operating intercourse magic rituals. studying the id, harvesting, and magical homes of greater than 70 plants and bushes, he info the cautious and meticulous spagyric instruction of plant extracts and complexes in addition to the method of acquiring or growing appropriate alcoholic spirits for the bottom of those arrangements. He contains directions to make all worthwhile instruments and explores tips on how to organize your self to paintings with plant essences and correctly use the mystical compounds you create.
Hughes explains how you can unencumber the energies, therapeutic attributes, and magical capacities of plant life and bushes in the course of the respectful seduction of a plant’s advantage and the 3-step spagyric means of separation, purification, and reunification. He indicates how the spagyric method maximizes the facility of the bought essence in training for its use in magical ritual. Detailing Druidic intercourse rituals for either a pair and a gaggle, Hughes demonstrates how plant compounds are utilized in particular magical rituals and practices in addition to the position of the plant complicated in sexual efficiency. Exploring the underlying accord among alchemy and Druidic practices, Hughes offers a beneficial handbook for an individual wishing to harness the paranormal power of plant power.
Magic, miracles, daemonology, divination, astrology, and alchemy have been the arcana mundi, the "secrets of the universe," of the traditional Greeks and Romans. during this path-breaking selection of Greek and Roman writings on magic and the occult, Georg good fortune presents a finished sourcebook and advent to magic because it was once practiced through witches and sorcerers, magi and astrologers, within the Greek and Roman worlds.
In this re-creation, success has collected and translated a hundred thirty historic texts courting from the 8th century BCE during the fourth century CE. completely revised, this quantity bargains a number of new parts: a finished basic creation, an epilogue discussing the patience of historic magic into the early Christian and Byzantine eras, and an appendix at the use of mind-altering elements in occult practices. additionally additional is an intensive word list of Greek and Latin magical phrases.
In Arcana Mundi Georg good fortune offers a fascinating―and from time to time startling―alternative imaginative and prescient of the traditional global. "For decades it was once trendy to disregard the darker and, to us, probably, uncomfortable facets of way of life in Greece and Rome," good fortune has written. "But we will be able to not idealize the Greeks with their 'artistic genius' and the Romans with their 'sober realism.' Magic and witchcraft, the phobia of daemons and ghosts, the desire to control invisible powers―all of this used to be greatly part of their lives."
By Shawn MacKenzie
Welcome to Dragon Country!
Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. the following you’ll locate actual Dragons, actual flesh-and-blood creatures which are as fiercely alive and majestic as they have been millions of years ago.
• find out about the 3 actual species: jap, Western, and Feathered
• discover how Dragons advanced and a few of the forms of pseudo-dragons
• learn the technological know-how of Dragons: measurement, vitamin, temperament, habitat, and more
• observe how Dragons influence faith, artwork, literature, and occult studies
• easy methods to appropriately engage with Dragons
This crucial, finished advent to Dragons is full of what every person needs to learn about those notable creatures. even if an off-the-cuff dracophile or a committed Dragon keeper, come discover what Dragons need to train us in regards to the global and our-selves. detect how, with care and devotion, you could support retailer them from extinction.