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 optimistic impression. This assortment demanding situations that assumption by means of exhibiting that darkish shamans are, in lots of Amazonian cultures, particularly diverse from shamanic healers and prophets. attack sorcery, particularly, includes violence leading to actual damage or perhaps demise. whereas highlighting the individuality of such practices, In Darkness and Secrecy unearths them as no much less correct to the continuation of tradition and society than curing and prophecy. The participants recommend that the patience of darkish shamanism could be understood as a kind of engagement with modernity.

These essays, by means of best anthropologists of South American shamanism, contemplate attack sorcery because it is practiced in components of Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, and Peru. They learn the social and political dynamics of witchcraft and sorcery and their relation to cosmology, mythology, ritual, and other kinds of symbolic violence and aggression in each one society studied. additionally they speak about the kinfolk of witchcraft and sorcery to interethnic touch and the ways in which shamanic strength can be co-opted via the nation. In Darkness and Secrecy includes reflections at the moral and sensible 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 Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth PDF

By Colin D. Campbell

The booklet contains a close exam of the heritage and constitution of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan pupil and Magus, Dr. John Dee, in addition to a learn of its use within the perform of formality magic. The appendixes contain a brand new transcription and translation of Dee's Liber Mysteriorum Secundus, and a huge new translation of the component of the recognized grimoire, The Sworn booklet of Honorius, that provides info of what's essentially an early type of the Sigillum Dei. the writer has written that from the viewpoint of a working towards magician, the paintings has crucial goals: "to show the significance of the development demonstrated by means of Dee's Sigillum Dei in place of its implementation, and to convey the Sigillum Dei out of the constrained confines of the Enochian temple and into its function as a robust magickal procedure in its personal correct. the popularity of the styles demonstrated within the development of the Sigillum Dei let us view the seal in a brand new mild, now not as a static framework made up our minds as soon as and for all countless numbers of years in the past within the learn of a Rennaissance magician, yet as one who might be reconstituted within the mild of recent interpretation. moreover, the seal is, in essence, a process of evocation - the exact same approach to communique utilized by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This booklet explains the character and approach to this method and the way the training magician is ready to use the Sigillum Dei within the demeanour within which it used to be really meant - as a strong procedure of planetary magick."

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Download E-books New Age Bible Versions: An Exhaustive Documentation of the Message, Men & Manuscripts Moving Mankind to the Antichrist's One World Religion PDF

This booklet is the results of an exhaustive six 12 months collation of recent bible models, their underlying Greek manuscripts, variants, and editors. It objectively and methodically files the hidden alliance among new types and the recent Age Movement's One global faith. The rising 'new' Christianity - with its substitution of riches for righteousness, a crown for a move, and an imitation for a brand new construction - is proven to be a right away results of the wording in new models. Documented are the hundreds of thousands of phrases, verses, and doctrines in which new models will organize the apostate church buildings of those final days to simply accept the faith of the Antichrist - even his mark, snapshot, and Lucifer worship. The Greek manuscripts, serious variations, lexicons and dictionaries in the back of the recent models are tested, revealing their occult origins, contents, and but unreleased fabric - a blueprint for the Antichrist's One global faith and govt. offered is also the newest learn proving the approved King James model represents not just Christianity's earliest and most generally used Greek textual content, yet is the simplest model to learn in accordance with computing device research dependent formulation from the Flesch-Kincaid examine enterprise. every one web page opens a door exposing new edition editors - in contract with Luciferians, occultists, and New Age philosophy - in psychological associations, seance parlors, criminal cells, and courtroom rooms for heresy trials - and such a lot stunning of all - denying that salvation is thru religion in Jesus Christ. 5 have misplaced their skill to talk.

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Download E-books Ghouls PDF

By Edward Lee

Darkish city The murders have been merely the start. nobody knew what went on within the sullen, darkish residence at the hill, yet city cop Kurt Morris meant to determine. The sleepy city of Tylersville, Maryland was once being stalked by means of an incredible evil, it had develop into the haunting-ground for horrors too grisly to be defined. younger ladies had vanished and not using a hint. Graves have been opened, corpses unearthed and over excited. Quiet moonlit nights gave approach to a senseless slaughter, and to the sounds of hysterical screams… darkish HORIZONS Time was once operating out. what number extra will be dragged off into an unending evening, and for what hideous goal? worry resulted in wild speculations approximately psychopaths, crazed animals, vampires, and werewolves. yet Kurt knew greater. Deep within the fog-shrouded woods, he had obvious the nightmare figures. And the reality was once a lot, a lot worse… GHOULS! a unique of unrelenting horror within the culture of Dean Koontz.

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Download E-books The Red King PDF

By Mark Alan Smith

The writer is a whole time occultist and devotee of Hecate who has practiced witchcraft for almost 3 a long time. The pink King is the second one quantity of the Trident of Witchcraft. From the writer: "This e-book unearths the real Gnosis of Lucifer; because the God who ante-dates the full Christian mythos; which has been suppressed and hidden from guy through businesses comparable to the Catholic Church for hundreds of thousands of years. within the Age of Re-Awakening Lucifer steps ahead because the Lightbearer who illuminates the best way of actual knowledge and knowing. he's the God who holds the keys to those geographical regions and to these past. Lucifer unearths the future of either the soul and the incarnate type of guy. The magickal paintings of Lucifer is the catalyst during which the ability and gnosis of the Witch Gods can be attained via those who find themselves capable of stability the blackest Atlantean magick with the brightest stellar points of the suitable crimson King. The transmutational course of Flame is woven during the whole ebook. this can be the adventure of the soul who quests for the 3 nice Crowns of Divinity. The 6th ebook of Lucifer, the Temple of the Gods, culminates within the coaching of the soul for its overall immersion into the Atlantean Universe. if you happen to have attained the 1st nice Crown on the Throne of Hecate, Lucifer ignites His direction of Flame within the depths which leads the questing soul in the direction of divinity"

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Download E-books The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook PDF

By Kenaz Filan

A consultant to the practices, instruments, and rituals of latest Orleans Voodoo in addition to the numerous cultural impacts at its origins

• comprises recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, and instructions to create gris-gris baggage and Voodoo dolls to draw love, funds, justice, and therapeutic and for retribution

• Explores the most important figures of recent Orleans Voodoo, together with Marie Laveau and Dr. John

• Exposes the various ethnic affects on the middle of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and eire

One of America’s nice native-born religious traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a faith as advanced, free-form, and gorgeous because the jazz that permeates this steamy urban of sin and salvation. From the French area to the Algiers local, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its notorious Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans can't break out its wealthy Voodoo culture, which attracts from a mess of ethnic assets, together with Africa, Latin the USA, Sicily, eire, France, and local the United States.

In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, instruments, and rituals of the program of worship in addition to the various points of its origins. Exploring the foremost figures of latest Orleans Voodoo, reminiscent of Marie Laveau and Dr. John, in addition to Creole delicacies and the wealth of musical notion surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand files and ancient files to discover the reality in the back of some of the city’s legends and to discover the oft-discussed yet little-understood practices of the basis medical professionals, Voodoo queens, and non secular figures of the Crescent urban. together with recipes for magical oils, directions for candle workings, equipment of divination, or even instructions to create gris-gris baggage, mojo palms, and Voodoo dolls, Filan unearths the way to name at the saints and spirits of Voodoo for romance, funds, retribution, justice, and therapeutic.

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Download E-books Reliquary (Pendergast, Book 2) PDF

By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Hidden deep underneath big apple lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, usually forgotten via those that stroll the streets above. There lies the final word mystery of the Museum Beat. while grotesquely deformed skeletons are discovered deep within the dust off the ny coastline, museum curator Margo eco-friendly is termed in to assist the research. Margo needs to once more workforce up with police lieutenant D'Agosta and FBI agent Pendergast, in addition to the bright Dr. Frock, to aim and remedy the puzzle. the path quickly leads deep underground, the place they'll face the awakening of a drowsing nightmare... in Reliquary, from bestselling coauthors Douglas Preston and Lincoln baby.

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Download E-books Locations of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe PDF

By Kocku von Stuckrad

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One attribute of eu background of faith is a two-fold pluralism—a pluralism of spiritual identities at the one hand, and a pluralism of varied societal structures that have interaction with non secular structures at the different. Addressing discourses of excellent wisdom in Western tradition among 1200 and 1800, this e-book integrates the learn of Western esotericism in a bigger analytical framework of eu historical past of faith. seen from a structuralist point of view, ‘esoteric discourse’ presents an analytical framework that is helping to bare genealogies of recent identities in a pluralistic festival of information. Experiential philosophy, kabbalah, astrology, Hermeticism, philology, and early glossy technological know-how are associated with wisdom claims that formed the best way Western tradition outlined itself.


Part One
Esoteric Discourse and the eu historical past of Religion


Chapter One Europe and the Christendom Narrative: From Singularization to Pluralism
The Secularization conception Revisited
Christian Occident?
The Two-Fold Pluralism

Chapter The Polemical development of Tradition
The development of Prisca Theologia
Genealogies of Wisdom
Jewish Perspectives
Beyond Tradition

Chapter 3 Conceptualizing the examine of Esoteric Discourse
Approaches to Esotericism
Secrecy as Social Capital
Discourses of ideal Knowledge

Shared Passions


Chapter 4 The secrets and techniques of expertise: knowledge past Demonstration
Neoplatonism and Theurgy in overdue Antiquity
Experiential wisdom in Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist Philosophy

Chapter 5 The secrets and techniques of Texts: Esoteric Hermeneutics
The clarity of the Cosmos: Europe’s Obsession with Words
The cloth of the Divine in Early Kabbalah
Linguistic Ontologies in Christian Kabbalah
Humanistic Philology: common Languages and the hunt for the Ursprache

Chapter Six The secrets and techniques of Time: Astrology and Sacred History
Critical reaction to historical Traditions: Medieval Arabic Astrology
Sharing Muslim wisdom: Christian Astrology

Part 3


Chapter Seven medical Encounters
“Occult Sciences”: The Science-Religion Divide Revisited
John Dee: A pupil long gone Mad?
Natural Philosophy in an Apocalyptic Age

Chapter 8 visible Seductions
The challenge of ‘Renaissance Paganism’
Image Acts and visible Culture
The Presence of pictures as visible Practice

Chapter 9 Political Consideration
Johann Heinrich Alsted: Hermeticism and common Reform
Perfect wisdom within the “Circle of Learning”: Alsted’s Encyclopaedia

Chapter Ten end: destinations of Knowledge
Writing Histories, Narrating Pasts
Esoteric Discourse and Western Identities


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Download E-books Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture (SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) PDF

By Egil Asprem

An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel touch, its reinterpretation through the years, and its persistence to the current day. This interesting paintings explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the background of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an entire usual thinker and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s courtroom, used to be additionally an esoteric researcher whose diaries element years of conversations with angels completed by using crystal-gazer Edward Kelley. His Enochian magic bargains a style for contacting angels and demons in keeping with secrets and techniques present in the apocryphal booklet of Enoch. analyzing this magical method from its Renaissance origins to provide day occultism, Egil Asprem exhibits how the reception of Dee’s magic is replete with struggles to build and negotiate authoritative interpretational frameworks for doing magic. Arguing with Angels bargains a unique, nuanced method of questions on how ritual magic has survived the arrival of modernity and demonstrates the ways that glossy tradition has recreated magical discourse. “Arguing with Angels is a massive contribution to the learn of Western esotericism more often than not, and to the learn of Enochiana specifically. It locations the background and reception of the Enochian culture in the broader context of Western esotericism, thereby making Enochiana correct. Egil Asprem not just exhibits an intensive familiarity with appropriate theories, but in addition pertains to them severely and argues convincingly for his personal interpretations and conclusions.” — Henrik Bogdan, writer of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation Egil Asprem is a study Fellow on the heart for heritage of airtight Philosophy and comparable Currents on the college of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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