By Michael York
The decline of institutionalized faith within the more and more secularized West has been offset by means of the modern religious improvement understood within the kind of rising New Age pursuits. This reference provides the potpourri of non secular and psycho-physical healing practices linked to this confirmation of the individual's religious freedom, the expectancy of a destiny golden age, the emphasis on self-development, and the holistic pluralism that units the dominant pulse for leading edge spirituality within the twenty-first century. The A to Z of recent Age activities furnishes profiles and motives of recent Age spokespeople and leaders, of more than a few human strength and self-help practices, of countercultural non secular advancements, and of other teams and enterprises that establish as New Age. The dictionary comprises over 240 person entries besides an creation that describes the ancient foundations of the recent Age orientation and its relation with...
By Franz Valery Marie Cumont
1922. Lectures introduced at Yale collage at the Silliman starting place. the writer was once invited to lecture at New Haven in the course of the month of March 1921 on a topic on the subject of non secular heritage. He selected the tips present in Roman paganism in regards to the lot of the soul after loss of life. Lectures integrated are: historic advent; after existence within the tomb; the nether global; celestial immortality; successful of immortality; premature demise; trip to the past; sufferings of hell and metempsychosis; felicity of the blessed.
By Daniel Odier
Looking past doctrine, dogma, and philosophical treatises that forget about direct stories of the perform, Odier presents an instantaneous route to the guts of the non secular adventure that may be came across via meditation. starting with the straightforward and primary steps essential to arrange for meditation, Odier courses the reader throughout the specifics of the psychological disciplines and visualizations that Buddhist and Taoist masters have used for a long time of their quest for illumination. To dedicate oneself to meditation, within the experience understood via Buddhists and Taoists, is to gain the knowledge of ways each fiber of our being converges with all construction. Meditation recommendations of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters is a precious advisor to all who're looking for that attention.
By Vivian Robson, David R Roell
The 12 months sooner than he wrote his well-known ebook on fastened stars, Vivian Robson (1890-1942) wrote this one. In it, he placed the distillation of 4 years excessive paintings, spent within the British Museum interpreting Room, the place he studied almost each astrology publication ever written, in English and Latin. To this present day, he's nearly the single guy to have ever undertaken a examine of this magnitude.
What makes the Student's Text-Book of Astrology precise is its unheard of wealth of aspect. issues contain own visual appeal, personality and brain, health and wellbeing and injuries, Finance, career, and lots more and plenty extra. for every, Robson provides particular ideas of judgment after which provides aphorisms amassed from many historic resources. the result's probably the most entire astrology books ever written.
By Marko Pogacnik
By James R. Lewis
Witchcraft at the present time provides a concise survey of this attention-grabbing circulation, charts its improvement, and provides A?€“Z insurance of Neopagan strategies, rituals, practices, and practitioners starting from African Religions and Celtic culture to Numerology and Theosophy. an exceptional and thorough advent that explains the starting place and background of up to date Wiccan and Neopagan ideals and a chronology aspect the improvement of those glossy religions.A files part reprints texts vital to the important trust approach of Wiccans and Neopagans, together with the textual content of cost of the Goddess, and a bibliography and index whole this well timed source.Consult this paintings even if you want to comprehend the features of Wicca; the variation among Celtic, Alexandrian, and Blue celebrity traditions; the which means of "skyclad;" the paintings of Emanuel Swedenborg; or the origins of Tarot.
By Helen Smith
Roy Travers is swept away through a freak gust of wind whereas attempting to set up a bouncy fortress in Brockwell Park, south London. Sheila, his spouse, can’t comprehend why he hasn’t stumbled on his long ago domestic. She starts off to suspect that Roy has been kidnapped via extraterrestrial beings and enlists the aid of Mrs Fitzgerald’s Bureau of research to discover him. Sheila travels to Kent with Alison, a personal detective. jointly they construct a lacking folks commercial out of pebbles on a seashore, hoping will probably be noticeable by means of the extraterrestrial beings who've taken Roy. yet Roy used to be no longer taken by means of extraterrestrial beings. in point of fact some distance stranger. 'Smith has a willing eye for cloth information, yet her prose is lucid and uncluttered via heavy description. think a satire on Cool Britannia made via the Coen Brothers... very funny.' occasions Literary complement
By Arthur Versluis
Targeting how religious initiation happens in Western esoteric non secular, literary, and inventive traditions from antiquity to the current, Restoring Paradise presents an creation to Western esotericism, together with early glossy esoteric pursuits like alchemy, Christian theosophy, and Rosicrucianism. the writer argues that eu and American literature and artwork usually entail a written transmission of religious wisdom during which writing itself works to transmute cognizance, to generate, impress, or show non secular awakening. He makes a speciality of a number of vital figures whose paintings has no longer obtained the eye it merits, together with American author and Imagist poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and British painter Cecil Collins, between others. whereas Arthur Versluis offers a brand new means of figuring out Western esotericism in a modern mild, principally he has crafted a e-book approximately figuring out, and approximately how we come to understand, and what "knowing" in terms of literature and language really skill.