Ancient Mysteries

  • The Philosophy of Fire: Arcanum of the Spiritual Light by Rev. R. Swinburne Clymer

    The Philosophy of Fire: Arcanum of the Spiritual Light by Rev. R. Swinburne Clymer, published in 1964. Issued by one of the earliest Rosicrucian secret societies in the United States. “The Philosophy of Fire-The Light-is the Foundation of the Secret Doctrine and the Ancient Mysteries.” Sections Include: The Light of the Templars, The Spiritual Light, The Philosophy of Fire, The Initiatory Path, The Ancient Mysteries, Atlantis, etc. etc. Hardcover with only the very lightest shelfwear.

  • Occult Science in India And Among the Ancients: With an Account of Their Mystic Initiations and The History of Spiritism by L. Jacolloit

    Occult Science in India And Among the Ancients: With an Account of Their Mystic Initiations and The History of Spiritism by L. Jacolloit, Theosophical Publishing edition 1908. The author, an ancient sanskrit scholar, believed that the roots of western occultism could be found in ancient India. He discusses ceremonial magic invocation, links to the Kabbalah, and extensive references to Freemasonic style secret initiations. Also various first hand accounts of entity apparitions and spirit communications and manifestations are discussed and studied. Also the priest of brahmin magic occult powers, etc. etc. The authored claimed that powerful occult Vril energy was seen by him firsthand among the Jains in Mysore and Gujarat. The author also claimed and ancient and powerful civilization had been in the pacific, similar to the Atlantis myth. Bound hardback with shelf wear to corners and ends with decorative embossing to cover and spine and soiling to covers but internally very clean.

  • Magica Sexualis: Mystic Love Books of Black Arts and Secret Sciences by Emile Laurent and Paul Nagour

     

    Magica Sexualis: Mystic Love Books of Black Arts and Secret Sciences by Emile Laurent and Paul Nagour, published in 1934. Limited but unnumbered. Sections Include: Universality and Eternity of Sexual Magic, White and Black Magic-Sexual Occultism, Love of Angels for Women, The Hermetic Essence and Alchemy, Astrology: Enormous Influence on Amours, Satanism and Demon Worship, Erotico Mystic Perversions, Demonomania and Human Sexuality, Incubi and Succubi, Immoral Mysteries of the Succubus, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover in gilt decorated boards with shelfwear and spotting to boards.

  • God Speaks: The Theme of Creation and It’s Purpose by Meher Baba

    God Speaks: The Theme of Creation and It’s Purpose by Meher Baba, published in 1975. Includes an envelope with a large fold out chart. Hardcover with original dust jacket with light shelfwear. Previous owners name on endsheet.

  • Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F. Otto

    Dionysus: Myth and Cult by Walter F. Otto, published in 1965. Sections Include: The Birthplace of the Cult of Dionysus, The Son of Zeus and Semele, The Myths of His Epiphany, The God Who Comes, The Symbol of the Mask, Pandemonium and Silence, The World Bewitched, The Somber Madness, The Mad God, The Vine, Dionysus Revealed in Vegetative Nature, Dionysus and the Element of Moisture, Dionysus and the Women, Ariadne, etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Ancient Secret: In Search of the Holy Grail

    The Ancient Secret: In Search of the Holy Grail by Flavia Anderson, published in 1953. Sections Include: A Summary of the Legend of the Holy Grail, The Cauldron of Inspiration and Wisdom, Odin’s Sword and the Brand Excalibur, The Tree, The Apple, and the Serpent, Descent into Hades, The Hidden Treasure of the Rich Fisher King, The White Stone, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends. $45.00

  • Lost Atlantis

    Lost Atlantis by James Bramwell, published in 1938. The Story of Atlantis, Through a Glass Darkly, Then Face to Face, Vast Shady Hills, Lost Dreams and Plaintive Hopes, Includes several Appendix, Notes and Index. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought

    The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought, undated circa 1970. Sections Include: The Threshold, The Absolute, The Real Self, The Way, The Student, The Teacher, The Lesson, The Law of Karma, Devotional Worship, Freedom, Spiritual Knowing, The Four-Fold Means, Union (Yoga), Liberation. Hardcover with only the lightest shelfwear.

  • Buried Cities Recovered or, Explorations in Bible Lands, Given the Results of Recent Researches in the Orient, and Recovery of Many Places in Sacred and Profane History

    Buried Cities Recovered or, Explorations in Bible Lands, Given the Results of Recent Researches in the Orient, and Recovery of Many Places in Sacred and Profane History by Frank DeHass, published in 1886. Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings. Sections on Egypt, Alexandria, Israel, Damascus, Latest Discoveries in Assyria, Palestine, etc., etc. Hardcover in beautiful gilt decorated boards with light shelfwear to corners.

  • The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars In Two Volumes

    An unusual work issued by one of the founder of an occult secret society known as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.

    The Light of Egypt: The Science of the Stars and Soul by T. Burgoyne, published in 1969. This is a two volume set covering the magical teachings of a secret society that practiced occultism that was ancient Egypt hermetic based. Really great illustrated diagrams including one depicting the elemental entities. Bound hardback with decorative embossing. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • Christianity and American Freemasonry

    Christianity and American Freemasonry by William Whalen, published in 1958. Sections Include: Origin of Masonry, Masonic Initiation, Scottish and York Rites, The Masonic Oaths, Other Forbidden Secret Societies, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • The Baital Pachchisi

    The Baital Pachchisi or the Twenty Five Tales of a Sprite Translated from the Hindi Text of Dr. Duncan Forbes by John Platts, published in 1871. An unusual collection of ancient Hindu legends originally written in Sanskrit. Hardcover with bright gilt lettering on spine, light shelfwear only and occasional foxing to text.