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.
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.
The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel Hermetic Roots of America
The Rosicrucians and Magister Christoph Schlegel: Hermetic Roots of America by Manly P. Hall, published in 1986. Sections Include: German Foundation, The Rosicrucian Manifestoes, Rosicrucian Landmarks in the Seventeenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, Esoteric Foundations in England, etc. etc. Bound hardcover with original pictoral jacket near fine.
The Bektashi Order of Dervishes
The Bektashi Order of Dervishes by John Kingsley Birge, published in 1965. Sections Include: General Place of Dervish Orders, Place of Bektashi Orders in Turkish Life, History of Study of the Bek Order, Anatolia in the Thirteenth Century, Balim Sultan, Hurufi Doctrines, Shah Ismail, Bektashiism in Albania, etc. Hardcover, illustrated. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
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.
EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays
By Tau Palamas
The two worlds of Voudon and Gnosis merged together within the unique expression of a religious community called the Monastery of the Seven Rays. Having a history that is as colorful and mysterious as the variety of individuals involved in this esoteric movement of the spirit, the Monastery stands apart from traditional expressions of monasticism in the East and in the West by existing on a physical plane, but more especially by also being a psycho-spiritual locale, accessible to all who knock upon her celestial doors. For each Postulant of this Monastery there is a particular work to do, a particular Gnostic space to dwell within, and a particular sacred injunction to fulfill for the betterment of the globe. SYZYGY by Tau Palamas is one such legacy. It is simply the reflections of one student of this delightful and challenging superstructure of mind.
–The Monastery of the Seven Rays.
“This true Labor of Love offers one of the best introductions to our School and Work that we’ve read. From the curious seeker to the seasoned Pilgrim on the Path, there is guidance and illumination in this volume which will speak time and again to the deepest levels of spiritual longing…With gratitude to Tau Palamas, we whole heartedly recommend SYZYGY as one of the best books of the year!”
–Kyle Fite, SGM, Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire
“A wonderful exposition and elaboration of the Monastery of Seven Rays material through the eyes of a true modern-day Christian mystic! I highly recommend it to anyone studying the work of Michael Bertiaux, but the Opus stands alone in that you could create a system of Work from this book alone! For those interested in Martinism and Ecclesiastical Gnosticism this book is also of great value, and certainly compliments the work of L’Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu (it is on the reading list)! Highly recommended!”
–Kevin Davis, Sov. Insp. V°, Ordre Martinesiste de Chenu
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.
1912 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with Illustrations Photographed from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming, published in 1912. Unusual illustrations. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published in 1914. Poems attributed to the famous Persian Poet and Astronomer. An unusual edition illustrated with stunning color plates. Hardcover with illustrated paper inlay to cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.
The Philosophy of Ibn Arabi
by Rom Landau
Published in 1959
The author was an Andalusian Scholar of Islam, Sufi mystic, and Philosopher. Sections Include:
- The Life of Ibn Arabi
- Ibn Arabi and Islamic Philosophy
- The Nature of Ibn Arabi’s Doctrine
- Ibn Arabi’s Texts
- A Selection from Tarjumanu Al-Ashwaq
Hardcover first edition with original jacket with light shelfwear only.
The Wisdom of God: A Brief Summary of Sophiology
By the Very Rev. Sergius Bulgakov
Published in 1937
- The Divine Sophia in the Holy Trinity
- The Divine Sophia and the Persons of the Holy Trinity
- The Divine and the Creaturely Sophia
- The Incarnation
- Pentecost and God Manhood
- The Veneration of our Lady
Hardcover with light shelfwear and some brown spotting or foxing to text.