By Jeanne Favret-Saada
This 1980 booklet examines witchcraft ideals and reviews within the Bocage, a rural sector of western France. It additionally brought a robust theoretical perspective in the direction of the development of the ethnographer's enquiries, suggesting complete wisdom of witchcraft consists of being 'caught up' in it oneself. within the Bocage, being bewitched is to be 'caught' in a series of misfortunes. in response to people who find themselves bewitched, the perpetrator is somebody within the neighbourhood: the witch, who can forged a spell with a note, a slightly or a glance, and whose 'power' comes from a booklet of spells inherited from an ancestor. just a expert magician, an 'unwitcher', has any likelihood of breaking the succession of misfortunes which befall those that were bewitched. He undertakes a conflict of magic with the suspected witch, a conflict that's ultimately deadly.
By Rob Shelsky
UFOs, historic extraterrestrial beings, Abductions, 2012, a wholly new process! utilizing a similar precept scientists use, the main of Occam's Razor, the authors succeed in a few startling conclusions. And, they delve right into a new point of the full flying saucers phenomenon, and cite facts to turn out it utilizing a file commissioned through NASA, itself! DARKER aspect OF THE MOON they're staring at Us, in an in-depth, research of UFOs.
By Ignatius Donnelly
Supported through convincing geological, archeological and astronomical arguments, this striking learn complex a strikingly unique suggestion for its time — celestial object's devastating collision with the Earth's floor hundreds of thousands of years in the past led to large gravel layers, the destruction of a complicated civilization (Atlantis), and years of cloud conceal and severe chilly.
By Arthur Edward Waite
Embracing an Account of Magical Practices; or mystery Sciences in reference to Magic; of the Professors of Magical Arts; and of recent Spiritualism, Mesmerism and Theosophy. "The topic of occultism has been very absolutely handled in the course of contemporary years by way of a number of scholars of eminence. It has remained for the result of their stories to be condensed right into a transportable quantity, which shall behavior the inquirer into the vestibule of every department of 'the occult sciences,' and position inside his succeed in the correct technique of prosecuting his researches extra in any wanted direction." Contents: Magical Practices; White Magic: The Evocation of Angels; White Magic Evocation of Spirits; Black Magic; Necromancy; mystery Sciences in reference to Magic; Alchemy; Elixir of lifestyles; Crystallomancy; Composition of Talismans; Divination; Divining Rod; Astrology; Kabbalism; ; Professors of Magical paintings; Mystics; Rosicrucians; Freemasons; glossy Phenomena; Mesmerism; glossy Spiritualism; Theosophy.
By Louis Proud
Drawing at the paintings of Colin Wilson, Joe Fisher, Stan Gooch, Whitley Strieber, Robert Monroe, Dion Fortune, and several other paranormal specialists, Proud lucidly demonstrates that many sleep paralysis stories contain actual touch and verbal exchange with incorporeal entities, a few of them parasitic and in all likelihood harmful. during this accomplished, open-minded exploration of the sleep paralysis phenomenon, packed with attention-grabbing descriptions of his personal studies, in addition to these of others, no stone is left unturned as Proud makes an attempt to unravel the mystery.
“Louis Proud has validated with this ebook that he's essentially the most acute commentators at the paranormal to seem in recent times… It offers me significant excitement to be allowed to introduce a author who will, i believe, turn into broadly prominent for his enviable brilliance and clarity.”
- Colin Wilson, writer of "The Occult"
“This insider's account of his personal sleep paralysis studies, intimately, is of serious price. Then for that insider to knowledgeably position the adventure within the vast paranormal context is exclusive. It offers a badly wanted view of the cultural/interpretive framework that this adventure obviously indicates. Louis Proud has been daring and considerate in offering this.”
- David Hufford, Ph.D., writer of "The Terror That is available in the evening"
By Charles Colbert
Spiritualism emerged in western manhattan in 1848 and shortly accomplished a large following as a result of its declare that the residing may commune with the lifeless. In Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art, Charles Colbert specializes in the methods Spiritualism imbued the making and viewing of paintings with non secular that means and, in doing so, attracts attention-grabbing connections among paintings and religion within the Victorian age.
Examining the paintings of such famous American artists as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, William Sydney Mount, and Robert Henri, Colbert demonstrates that Spiritualism performed a serious position within the evolution of contemporary attitudes towards creativity. He argues that Spiritualism made a unique contribution to the sanctification of paintings that happened within the latter half the 19th century. the religion maintained that non secular energies may possibly live in gadgets, and therefore artistic endeavors should be preferred not just for what they illustrated but in addition as vessels of the psychic vibrations their creators inspired into them. Such ideals sanctified either the making and amassing of artwork in an period while Darwinism and Positivism have been more and more disenchanting the realm and the efforts to symbolize it. during this context, Spiritualism endowed the artist's career with the status of a spiritual calling; in doing so, it sought to not change faith with artwork, yet to make artwork a website the place faith happened.
By Archibald Cockren, Sir Dudley Borron Myers
According to practitioners and scholars of alchemy, the body's important power, or Quintessence, is better acquired from minerals and metals. utilizing daily language and an obtainable variety, Cockren explores the various makes use of and manifestations of this old technology, from the actual to the medicinal or even the spiritual.
Archibald Cockren was once a working towards health practitioner who grew to become disillusioned with the reductionist clinical interventions of his day and sought a mode of treating the total individual. This led him to alchemy, and to experiments within the Spagyric artwork that produced elements of marvelous healing value.
‘Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored’ is Cockren’s try to make the actual merits of the artwork available to each person, stripped of its tortuous and mystifying symbolism. Cockren supplies the reader a quick and actual historical past of Alchemy, in addition to biographical bills of a few of the key Adepts who've figured in its tale. the method of extraction of the Alchemical ‘seeds’ or important essences of assorted metals is printed, and Cockren describes the clinical elixirs that may be received, climaxing with the ultimate step within the nice Arcanum – the invention of the Alkahest of the Philosophers
This is a publication for all these attracted to the Alchemical strategy, one who might be learn with revenue via adept and newcomer alike.
Table of Contents
THE SMARAGDINE TABLES OF HERMES TRISMEGISTUS FOREWORD half I. historic bankruptcy I. BEGINNINGS OF ALCHEMY bankruptcy II. EARLY ecu ALCHEMISTS bankruptcy III. the tale OF NICHOLAS FLAMEL bankruptcy IV. BASIL VALENTINE bankruptcy V. PARACELSUS bankruptcy VI. ALCHEMY within the 16th AND 17th CENTURIES bankruptcy VII. ENGLISH ALCHEMISTS bankruptcy VIII. THE COMTE DE ST. GERMAIN half II. THEORETICAL bankruptcy I. THE SEED OF METALS bankruptcy II. THE SPIRIT OF MERCURY bankruptcy III. THE QUINTESSENCE (I) THE QUINTESSENCE. (II) bankruptcy IV. THE QUINTESSENCE IN everyday life half III bankruptcy I. the medication FROM METALS bankruptcy II. useful end 'AUREUS,' OR THE GOLDEN TRACTATE THE booklet OF THE REVELATION OF HERMES
By David M. Jacobs
Argues that extraterrestrial beings are intentionally trying to create a breed of alien-human "hybrids" who will ultimately colonize - and keep watch over - Earth. The textual content is basically in accordance with the testimony of individuals kidnapped through extraterrestrial beings.