Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Mackey, published in 1917. Illustrated. 1944 pages in length. Contains sections on hundreds of occult and masonic subjects including: Knight Templars, Landmarks, Magic, Magnetic Masonry, Origin of Freemasonry, Royal Alch Masonry, Hermetic Art, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only. Previous owners name inside cover.
Practical Hypnotism by Ed Wolff, published in 1936. Sections Include: The First Test, Drawing the Subject Backwards, Drawing Subject Forward, Tying Subject’s Hands Together, Post Hypnotic Suggestions, Instructions for Medical Purposes, etc. etc. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends.
Theosophists Reunite! by F. Pierce Spinks, published in 1958. “An Attempts to Return to the Integrity of the Original Program of the Theosophical Society Written by H.P. Blavatsky in 1886. Sections Include: History, Statement of the Problem, Comparison of Basic Teachings Some Disagreements, Who is Infallible?, Can Present Malajustments be Resolved, One World Theosophical Society-Previous Attempts, Some Cooperative Trends Among Religions Today. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to jacket ends and small chip to jacket spine.
Magic into Science the Story of Paracelsus
Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter, published in 1951. “The wonder healer and alchemist of the Renaissance whose feats led to the Faust myth– father of chemotherapy and foreshadower of modern psychiatry– outstanding, colorful figure in the transition from magic into science” “Being the true history of the troubled life, adventures, doctrines, miraculous cures, and prophesies of the most renowned, widely traveled, very learned and pious gentleman, scholar, and most highly experienced and illustrious physicus, the Honorable Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus ab Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, doctor of both medicines and professor of theology, also adept of the Holy Cabbala and expert of the alchemical art, friend of the common man and defender of liberty. He cured patients whom ordinary doctors had abandoned for doomed, and he knew wonderful elixirs that restore youth to the old.” Sections Include: The Errant Knight of Science, The Young Alchemist, Controversies of the Sixteenth Century, The Necromancer, On Nymphs, Gnomes, Giants, Incubi and Succubae, The Traveling Adept, The Elixir of Long Life, etc. etc. Hardback in original jacket with shelfwear to corners ends.
Voodoo Fire in Haiti
Voodoo Fire in Haiti By, Richard A. Loederer. Translated from German by Desmond Ivo Vesey, published in 1935. A nonfiction firsthand account of Voodoo, as seen by Loederer, armed with only his paint brush and machete in the dark jungles of Haiti. A stunning production from the 30s, with incredible woodcuts in an art deco style. An examination of supernatural beliefs by an artist who held a series of art exhibitions using these same, fine illustrations. “This is the most atmospheric book about Haiti, its history, its legends, its superstitions and its native rites and customs ever written.” Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. West African Vodun is the original form of the religion; Haitian Vodou and Louisiana Voodoo are its descendants in the New World.
“Don’t you realize, monsieur, that many of the workers on the sugar fiends are mere soulless carcasses, brought back to life by magic and now slaving for their master? Several times I have seen the black spirits flying overhead. I swear it; I saw this with my own eyes. No one can escape from the terrible powers of evil.”
“In Port-au-Prince, in Jeremie, in the depths of the jungle, everywhere stood the dread symbol of Voodoo. The first time I saw it was by the Massacre River. A solitary hut stood in a little clearing on the bank and in from the the hut was a pole stuck in the ground with a bleached horse skull on the top. This grisly ornament serves, according to Haitian belief, to ward of the Duppies, evil spirits of the dead.”
“..if you five long enough on this island even you wont’ be able to escape the spirits which inhabit it. They will pursue you until they catch your soul and Possess your body”
Hardcover. 274 pp. 51 Woodcuts Illustrated by the Author. Endpapers are printed green maps of Haiti and portion of Santa Domingo with tiny illustrations. Illustrated profusely by author. orange cloth with ornate flower and leaf embossed border to front left and right, sailboat with waves at middle bottom front, gilt lettering on black background on spine- light soiling and shelfwear to corners and ends.
Autobiography of a Yogi
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda with a Preface by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, published in 1956. Seventh Edition. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.
The Diwan of Abu’L-Ala
The Diwan of Abu’l-Ala by Henry Baerlein, published in 1909. The author, a blind poet and philosopher, is considered one of the best thinkers of Medieval Islam. This work is composed of selections from his two collections of poetry, The Tinder Spark, and Unnecessary Necessity. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie
The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham, published in 1910. A classsic work of Germanic Mythology. Second impression. Hardcover with heavy shelfwear, especially to the spine. All illustrated plates present and pastedowns clean and tight.
Atmagnan or Life in the Spirit
Atmagnan or Life in the Spirit by T.L. Vaswani, published in 1922. Sections Include: The Quest Through the Ages, Which Gods Shall we Worship, The Atman’s Environment, The Path of Self Realization, Back to the East, Social Mysticism, Brotherhood of the Nations, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession of and Used by Napoleon
The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession Of and Used by Napoleon, rendered into the English language by H. Kirchenhoffer, published in 1927. This is a curious divinatory occult system linked to certain Gnostic sects and discovered by Napoleons men in an Egyptian Tomb when France attempted to occupy that country. The large fold out chart, rarely found with the work is complete although detached from the book and there are tears along the fold lines…attempting to use the book without the chart is impossible and the rear portion contains area’s where experiments with the oracle system can be recorded. Much of the symbolism appears strangely Masonic such as a square and compass and human skull. There are also references to Hermetic sources in the book. Bound hardback with decorative embossing in gold-with light shelfwear and previous owners bookplate and inscription to pastedown.