Download E-books The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) PDF

By Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills

Within the 4 Agreements, bestselling writer don Miguel Ruiz finds the resource of self-limiting ideals that rob us of pleasure and create useless anguish. in response to historic Toltec knowledge, The 4 Agreements provide a robust code of behavior which could quickly rework our lives to a brand new event of freedom, precise happiness, and love.

• a brand new York instances bestseller for over eight years
• Over 6 million copies bought within the U.S.
• Translated into forty languages all over the world

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Download E-books Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind PDF

By Richard Maurice Bucke

2010 Reprint of 1905 edition.This paintings is the magnum opus of Bucke's profession, a undertaking that he researched and wrote over decades. In it, Bucke defined his personal adventure, that of contemporaries (most significantly Whitman, but additionally unknown figures like "C.P."), and the reviews and outlook of old figures together with Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Muhammad, Dante, Francis Bacon, and William Blake. Bucke built a conception concerning 3 levels within the improvement of recognition: the straightforward realization of animals; the self-consciousness of the mass of humanity (encompassing cause, mind's eye, etc.); and cosmic recognition - an rising school and the following degree of human improvement. one of the results of this development, he believed he detected a long ancient pattern during which spiritual conceptions and theologies had turn into much less and no more nervous. A vintage paintings.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Witchcraft PDF

Dictionary of Witchcraft is a must have source for an individual drawn to witchcraft, pagan religions, and the occult. This ancient dictionary used to be the 1st reference paintings to noticeably rfile superstitions, manifestations, magic, and superstitions. The author’s curiosity was once to collect an unlimited volume of subject that may curiosity, entertain and teach others. This dictionary was once consulted via a number of the maximum Romantic writers, significantly through Hugo. Collin de Plancy the culture of many earlier demonologists of cataloguing demons via identify and identify of the Aristocracy, because it occurred with grimoires like Pseudomonarchia Daemonum and The Lesser Key of Solomon between others. it truly is thought of an immense paintings documenting beings, characters, books, deeds, and reasons which pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell; divinations, occult sciences, grimoires, marvels, mistakes, prejudices, traditions, folktales, many of the superstitions, and usually all demeanour of wonderful, outstanding, mysterious, and supernatural ideals. This variation was once translated and brought via occultist Wade Baskin. Collin de Plancy (1794–1881) used to be a French occultist, demonologist, writer, and translator. His best-known paintings, Dictionary of Witchcraft (Dictionnaire Infernal), was once released in 1818 yet didn’t obtain large acclaim until eventually 1863 whilst a suite of sixty nine illustrations through Louis Breton have been further. Later in lifestyles, de Plancy switched over to Catholicism and targeted his experiences on Catholic histories and mysticisms.

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Download E-books Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups PDF

By Robert Anton Wilson

Sooner than the X-Files, sooner than alt.conspiracy, there has been Robert Anton Wilson and his mythical Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, popular for his razor wit and innovative philosophy, takes you on a desirable, eclectic trip via what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" the place conspiracy theories flourish.

Everything Is lower than Control covers the diversity of Wilson's kaleidoscopic wisdom, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) alien craft sighting, the Campus campaign for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and every thing in among. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in universal? All are on the middle of titanic conspiracy theories with enormously complicated and without end multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. prepared through alphabetical entries which come with cross-references to different entries within the booklet and likewise offer addresses to comparable websites on the internet, this e-book is actually interactive--you can dip in, learn via, or persist with one of many URLs from an attractive access onto the net.

What a few recognized humans say approximately Robert Anton Wilson:

"A fabulous barker hawking tickets to the main exciting tilt-a-whirls and bold loop-o-planes at the halfway to raised consciousness."
--Tom Robbins

"Wilson controlled to opposite each psychological polarity in me, as though I have been pulled via infinity."
--Philip okay. Dick

"One of crucial medical philosophers of his century--scholarly, witty, clinical, hip and hopeful."
--Dr. Timothy Leary

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Download E-books In Darkness and Secrecy: The Anthropology of Assault Sorcery and Witchcraft in Amazonia PDF

By Neil L. Whitehead

In Darkness and Secrecy brings jointly ethnographic examinations of Amazonian attack sorcery, witchcraft, and injurious magic, or “dark shamanism.” Anthropological reflections on South American shamanism have tended to stress shamans’ therapeutic powers and confident impact. This assortment demanding situations that assumption via displaying that darkish shamans are, in lots of Amazonian cultures, fairly various from shamanic healers and prophets. attack sorcery, specifically, includes violence leading to actual damage or perhaps loss of life. whereas highlighting the individuality of such practices, In Darkness and Secrecy unearths them as no much less appropriate to the continuation of tradition and society than curing and prophecy. The members recommend that the patience of darkish shamanism will be understood as a kind of engagement with modernity.

These essays, through prime anthropologists of South American shamanism, think of attack sorcery because it is practiced in elements of Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, and Peru. They examine the social and political dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery and their relation to cosmology, mythology, ritual, and different kinds of symbolic violence and aggression in each one society studied. in addition they speak about the kinfolk of witchcraft and sorcery to interethnic touch and the ways in which shamanic strength will be co-opted through the kingdom. In Darkness and Secrecy includes reflections at the moral and functional implications of ethnographic research of violent cultural practices.

Contributors. Dominique Buchillet, Carlos Fausto, Michael Heckenberger, Elsje Lagrou, E. Jean Langdon, George Mentore, Donald Pollock, Fernando Santos-Granero, Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern, Márnio Teixeira-Pinto, Silvia Vidal, Neil L. Whitehead, Johannes Wilbert, Robin Wright

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Download E-books The Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies of the Golden Dawn PDF

By Patrick Zalewski, C. L. Zalewski

Earlier, there was little within the method of precise info at the magical results of the Equinox and Solstice. Now, this e-book explores the deeper roots at 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 provides, for the 1st time in print, the Golden Dawn's complete ritual at the equinox.

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Download E-books The Pope and the Heretic: The True Story of Giordano Bruno, the Man Who Dared to Defy the Roman Inquisition PDF

By Michael White

The compelling tale If one in every of history's such a lot exciting but little-known typical philosophers -- a sixteenth-century Dominican priest whose radical theories prompted a few of the maximum thinkers in Western tradition -- and the world's first martyr to technological know-how

A visionary and rationalist thinker, Giordano Bruno didn't restrict himself to 1 self-discipline; as a substitute, his erudite mind authorized not anything and challenged every thing in his pursuit of an all-embracing process of notion. It used to be an openmindedness that introduced him patronage from one of the most strong figures of the day, corresponding to Henry III of France and Elizabeth I of britain, yet that still positioned him into direct clash with the Catholic Church, which defrocked and excommunicated him. Returning to Italy after years spent having fun with highbrow freedom in France, England, and Germany, Bruno was once arrested by way of the Inquisition and attempted as a heretic. He persisted nearly 8 years of imprisonment and brutal torture prior to being burned on the stake in Rome in 1600. And even if the Vatican now says that it "regrets" burning Bruno, to today it has refused to transparent him of the cost of heresy.

however the Inquisition's makes an attempt to obliterate Bruno failed, a. his philosophy and effect unfold: Galileo, Isaac Newton, Christian Huygens, and Gottfried Leibniz all outfitted upon his rules; his concept experiments predated the paintings of such twentieth-century luminaries as Karl Popper; his spiritual pondering encouraged such radicals as Baruch Spinoza; and his paintings at the artwork of reminiscence had a profound impression on, between others, William Shakespeare.

The Pope and the Heretic chronicles the paintings, existence, and amazing legacy of a genius whose musings helped lead to the trendy international. Michael White brilliantly items jointly Bruno's dramatic ultimate years, his seize, and his trial and explains why the Catholic Church felt so threatened by means of Bruno that it made him a martyr to loose idea.

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Download E-books Floor Four PDF

By A. Lopez Jr.

‘A loud bang used to be heard from above, scaring the men. They shined their lighting fixtures up the stairwell. The sounds of chains damn at the ground stirred the dirt above. anything or anyone was once up there. Doug, hiding his worry, took a number of extra steps up. Brandon and Kyle checked out him, their toes locked in position. they'd no goal of going any further.’

A story of horror with a twist of the Twilight quarter. The outdated, deserted Saint Vincent clinic is related to be haunted by means of the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the infamous serial killer, referred to as The Mangler. Coleman died at the fourth flooring after being shot by means of police. For the 3 Jr. excessive boys, their interest will get the easiest of them as they discover the outdated clinic, regardless of ‘Old guy’ Jake’s caution. not anyone knew of Jake’s darkish connection to the killer and the sanatorium. And now, at the anniversary of The Mangler’s loss of life, a bunch of highschool young ones are making plans a personal celebration at the haunted fourth flooring. Jake needs to hold every body out and safeguard them from the genuine evil that lurks on ground 4.

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Download E-books The Trial of Gilles De Rais PDF

Georges Bataille offers the case of the main notorious villain of the center a while: Gilles de Rais. desirous about the depths of human experience–the assembly issues of sexuality, violence, ritual, spirituality, and death–Bataille examines with dispassionate readability the mythical crimes, trials and confessions of this gruesome and still-horrifying 15th-century child-murderer, sadist, alchemist, necrophile and practitioner of the Black Arts. Gilles de Rais all started his extraordinary occupation as lieutenant to the religious martyr and saint Joan of Arc; after her execution, he fled to his estates within the geographical region of France, the place he started to ritually slaughter thousands of kids. After his arrest and next trials, he was once hanged and burned at Nantes, France on October 25, 1440. The latter element of The Trial of Gilles de Rais comprises the particular ecclesiastical and secular trial transcripts, annotated by way of Bataille, and translated from the ecclesiastical Latin via Pierre Klossowski.

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Download E-books Pomba Gira: Pomba Gira and the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila PDF

Fresh booklet. an important learn at the cult of Pomba Gira, this can be the main finished paintings within the English language at the Devil's mistress, whose Brazilian cult has bewitched such a lot of. it's a publication that these looking congress with the present of robust lady magical sexuality have lengthy wanted. A beguiling spirit, Pomba Gira provides solace to the damaged hearted, vengeance for the wronged, and a fierce course for people that may take her as muse. In Pomba Gira Frisvold provides particular workings, baths and waters, her songs and chants. Her plant allies one of the nightshades are defined in an entire herbarium. The points of interest and hazards for either women and men who make cult to her are offered, as are her many faces. Pomba Gira has origins within the witchcraft of Portugal, the Basque state in addition to Congo and the local affects of Brazil. The witchcraft fusion makes her cult rather available to Westerners whose personal traditions proportion a lot floor with Quimbanda. Frisvold rigorously unravels the skeins, revealing her beginning in ancient figures similar to Maria Padilha, yet extra deeply nonetheless via archetype and fable to the very essence of her pores and skin laying off nature. He reveals the starting place of her identify in Congo, the cult of divine ownership among the slave camps of Brazil, and brings us via to her extra sleek manifestations and his own paintings with the Queen of the Fig Tree in Hell. As an start up and devotee, he supplies an insider's view with an analogous recognize and adventure he demonstrates in Palo Mayombe: The backyard of Blood and Bones. We stroll during the Queendoms of Lyre, Cemetery, Sepulchres, Streets, Crossroads, barren region, Soul, Oceanshore and Calunga. The workings of twenty 4 assorted Pomba Giras are given, from Cigana the gypsy to the break up cranium face of Rosa Caveira. in the course of the razor blades in honey, the cigarette smoke and the candy anisette spilt within the graveyard, Pomba Gira takes seductive form.

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