By Vasilios Wennergren
For so long as humanity has existed, there were these expert within the occult arts. Such everyone is in a position to remodeling the self, perceiving the delicate point of lifestyles, and affecting truth through nonphysical ability. In each tradition, throughout each period, shamans, magi, mystics, and seers have subtle their arts. This has produced a wealthy and sundry choice of magickal ideas and rituals. Ars Vercanus provides a finished procedure of middle magickal thoughts and theories distilled from an in-depth cross-cultural research of assorted magickal traditions. The theories of Vercanus Magick impart a deep knowing of the way magick really works. Vercanus recommendations basically delineate equipment during which magick will be successfully played. This variety of magick involves a profound moving of attention, facilitating an better notion of fact. via this increased attention the practitioner perceives the deeper elements of truth in which magick happens. The strategies of Vercanus Magick entail the getting to know of awareness and inner energies. This mastery induces a profound transformation within the magus. hence reworked, the magus is able to shaping fact at its inner most point.
By Robert K. C. Forman
In an exploration of mystical texts from old India and China to medieval Europe and modern-day the US, Robert ok. C. Forman, one of many best voices within the research of mystical studies, argues that a few of the degrees of mysticism will not be formed through tradition, language, and heritage wisdom, yet particularly are an instantaneous come upon with our very unsleeping middle itself. Mysticism, brain, realization specializes in first-hand money owed of 2 unique varieties of mystical reviews. via exam of texts, recorded interviews, and brave autobiographical stories, the writer describes not just the well known "pure awareness occasion" but in addition a brand new, hitherto uncharted "dualistic mystical state." He offers a radical and readable depiction of simply what mysticism seems like. those bills, and the reports to which they provide voice, come up from the center of residing practices and feature substance and aspect some distance past almost any others within the literature. The booklet additionally reexamines the philosophical matters that swirl round mysticism. as well as interpreting modern-day constructivist perspectives, Forman argues that the doctrines of Kant, Husserl, and Brentano can't be utilized to mysticism. as an alternative he deals new philosophical insights, according to the paintings of chinese language thinker of brain Paramartha. The e-book concludes with an exam of brain and realization, which indicates that mysticism has very much to inform us approximately human event and the character of human wisdom some distance past mysticism itself.
By Max Gorman
The publication offers an creation to mystical philosophy and the concept that of internal improvement by way of a couple of its nice faculties. Mystics concur in announcing that we're ultimately “asleep”—and needs to realize this to evoke. a substantial try to establish the character of this sleep is made within the past a part of the e-book, with the actual aid of the instructing of Gurdjieff. additionally studied are methods of the prior and current, together with the secret faculties, Gnosticism, Alchemy, Zen, the Fourth means, and how of the Sufi. it's also made obvious that the way in which of Jesus, until eventually it was once overlaid through Christianity, used to be understood as this kind of waves or teachings for the advance of man or woman and cognizance. The resonance of this instructing with all different mystical teachings is an important subject matter. the aim of the ebook is to motivate the reader to ascend the Stairway to the celebs.
By Anonymous, A. C. Spearing
Within the fourteenth century there has been an exceptional flourishing of spiritual writings in English, either orthodox and heretical. a lot of those works concerned with Christ's ardour and humanity, while The Cloud of Unknowing describes an summary, transcendent God past human wisdom and human language. Drawing upon extensively varied traditions, it's a wealthy paintings filled with interesting contradictions that speaks to us with liveliness and wit even at the present time. The unknown writer, considered a clergyman and Carthusian monk, can be believed to have written the opposite 3 works during this quantity: The Mystical Theology of Saint Denis, The booklet of Privy Counselling, and An Epistle on Prayer, which, including The Cloud of Unknowing, are the 4 texts on the middle of medieval mystical theology.
This Penguin Classics variation comprises complete explanatory notes, feedback for additional studying, an appendix that reproduces the center English textual content of a bit of the paranormal Theology of Saint Denis, and an creation that locations the texts in the context of medieval spiritual writing.
By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an extraordinary cabal of recent occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the most modern within the sequence of the massive structure Disinformation courses. simply as Russ Kick’s 3 publications concentrating on secrets and techniques and lies from the mainstream media, govt, and different institution associations rethought what a political technological know-how e-book might seem like and whom it is going to entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and featuring an enormous array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An creation by means of comics genius furnish Morrison, who additionally contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
Mark Pesce, writer of The Playful World, compares machine programming and spellcasting.
Genesis P-Orridge, father of commercial song and Rave tradition explains how samples in a rave track could have magical results.
Paul Laffoley discusses his magical creative concepts (Metzger compares Laffoley to Merlin the Magician).
Magical Thinking—an prolonged excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck’s Breaking Open the Head.
William Burroughs and the occult.
Nevill Drury, Australia’s such a lot famous occult author, tells of Dion Fortune, Austin Spare, and Rosaleen Norton.
Why Does Aleister Crowley nonetheless Matter?
Donald Tyson’s "The Enochian Apocalypse Working." have been the seeds of the tip of the area sown within the Elizabethan era?.
The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the interesting personality from Los Angeles’ occult and beatnik scene.
Hitler and the occult—Peter Levenda interview through Tracy Twyman.
Robert Temple on how his publication The Sirius Mystery’s, arguable thesis (for which he used to be ridiculed) was once confirmed through the Hubble telescope twenty-five years past due.
An particular Anton LaVey interview through Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling publication Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, appears to be like at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
By Richard H. Jones
In this choice of revised released articles, Richard Jones examines a variety of issues relating to the philosophy of mysticism:
- experience and conceptualization in mystical knowledge,
- knowledge and unknowing within the Isa Upanishad,
- rationality and mysticism,
- the nature of the Buddhist Nagarjuna's arguments,
- mystical makes use of of language,
- a critique of Joseph Needham's writings on Taoism,
- the non secular irrelevance of the Ontological Argument,
- a critique of Carl Jung's writings on Asian non secular traditions,
- mysticism and morality,
- Theravada Buddhism and morality.
By Sue Bruley
This can be the 1st textual content committed completely to ladies in Britain on the grounds that 1900 which covers the full century. the writer combines proof from fundamental learn, with an emphasis on own testimony, with the main up to date paintings of expert students in every one box. Embracing social, financial, political and cultural historical past, it examines the altering that means of femininity in the extensive historic time sessions making up the 20th century. each one chronological bankruptcy maps out advancements for ladies at paintings, within the kin, sexuality, schooling, feminism and different political pursuits. It doesn't search to supply a triumphalist background of 'great women', yet in its place deals an account of women's transferring id inside various social, financial and political contexts, divided by way of type, sexuality, ethnic history and different components. mixing research with humour and emotion in genuine existence testimony, Women in Britain because 1900 is a woman-centred background of england from the suffragettes to the 'Diana effect'.
By Bradford Keeney
A consultant to reconnecting with Jesus, Mary, and the saints as shamanic lecturers of divine mysteries
• comprises meditations, contemplations, parables, and lively ritual projects that support bring about a shamanic knowing and perform of Christianity
• exhibits shamanic event to be the basis of mystical communion
When the missionaries got here to North the US to “save” the yankee Indians, they have been puzzled to find that whereas they talked about Jesus, many of the Indians claimed to speak at once with him. between Christians there's virtually whole silence near to where of shamanism in experiencing the divine, but shamanic event is on the root of all mystical communion.
Shamanic Christianity deals an opportunity to re-ignite the shamanic practices of Christianity to people who desire to fix their direct connection to the spirit global. within the culture of contemplative perform, this reconnection takes the shape of devotions. awarded in 4 kinds, those devotions start with a particular contemplation, by means of a meditative concentration, then a parable from the author’s personal visionary studies, and at last an energetic mystical perform to assist floor the meditations and contemplations in a ritual or rite that comprises energetic participation. those 4 varieties serve to reintroduce Jesus, Mary, and the traditionally popular saints as shamanic lecturers of divine mysteries whose non secular presence is instantly on hand to modern lives. the writer additionally offers particular directives for dealing with daily demanding situations in a shamanic-inspired demeanour, drawing upon artistic actions and assets that motivate coming near near the realm with the imaginitive and playful spirit of a kid, whose own freedom and inventive expression is usually vast open to probabilities.