Browsing posts tagged: Occultism
Knights Templar

Born in the dark days of the great crusades, the warrior monks of the Knights Templar vowed to defend pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Yet strangely, there are few historical records of the Templars ever fulfilling this task. Instead, their history is one of bloodshed and conquest, wealth and power, dark secrets and conspiracies. […]

The Knights Templar

Born in the dark days of the great crusades, the warrior monks of the Knights Templar vowed to defend pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Yet strangely, there are few historical records of the Templars ever fulfilling this task. Instead, their history is one of bloodshed and conquest, wealth and power, dark secrets and conspiracies. […]

Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the […]

Wicca and Witchcraft For Dummies

Examines Wiccan magic, rituals, traditions, and code of conduct Get the scoop on this ancient spiritual path Wondering what it takes to be a Wiccan? This plain-English guide introduces you to the vibrant world of Wicca and the practices of Witchcraft, describing its ancient origins, dispelling stereotypes, and explaining Wiccan beliefs, ethics, rituals, and holidays. […]

The Nostradamus Code

Ovason argues that previous translations have got it wrong, because they failed to realise that Nostradamus was writing in an esoteric language called the ‚green language‘. Where previous translations have seemed to stretch a point to make a quotation fit an historical event, Ovason reveals the prophet’s true prophecies regarding the American and French revolutions, […]

The Gates of the Necronomicon

Every serious student of the occult is familiar with this all-powerful text. Within it lie the secrets of eternity, the forbidden knowledge of the darkunknown.Every journey into the shadows requires careful, measured steps a proficient execution of the necessary rituals and spells, and an understanding and appreciation of the history of the world beyond.The Gates […]

The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus

From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis, to our own times, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus — the ‚thrice-great one‘, as he was often called — on the western mind. For centuries his name ranked among the most illustrious of the ancient world. Considered […]

On Monsters

Hailed as „a feast“ (Washington Post) and „a modern-day bestiary“ (The New Yorker), Stephen Asma’s On Monsters is a wide-ranging cultural and conceptual history of monsters–how they have evolved over time, what functions they have served for us, and what shapes they are likely to take in the future. Beginning at the time of Alexander […]

Greek Magic

Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the ‘evil eye’ in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and religious phenomena known to classical and other […]

Envy, Poison, and Death

At the heart of this volume are three trials held in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The defendants were all women and in each case the charges involved a combination of ritual activities. Two were condemned to death. Because of the brevity of the ancient sources, and their lack of agreement, the precise charges […]