By Frater W.I.T.
Event a brand new truth via wondrous visions of the Enochian angels Enochian magick, a method of angelic evocation, is without doubt one of the oldest sorts of ceremonial magick within the Western global, and maybe the only strongest magical process in all occultism. It was once built by means of the Elizabethan magician Dr. John Dee who, with the help of his seer, Edward Kelly, channeled an angelic language and alphabet that's remarkably potent in commencing up the brain to currents of intelligence a long way past the human norm. no matter if you're a newbie in your direction of analysis or already a complicated magician, there's something for you in Enochian Initiation. writer Frater W.I.T. stocks his personal reports and deeply own visions, increasing upon and broadening the trail towards figuring out solid by way of John Dee, Aleister Crowley, and different nice magicians who've come sooner than. through bringing this custom into the trendy period, Frater W.I.T. exhibits how human realization may be increased and tested extra heavily than with basic meditation, psychoanalysis, or perhaps mind-altering medications. For these of you who may need hesitated to check Enochian magick since you don't proportion an identical ideals or convictions of the deeply non secular Elizabethans, leisure guaranteed that it's attainable to accomplish an identical wondrous effects inside a impartial non secular context. Frater W.I.T. has built a nonreligious spirituality in his conjurations whereas nonetheless utilizing Hebrew and Enochian divine names. via this e-book, you too will find out how to advance new strategies and concepts to form your personal magical variety and procedure. An start up of either the Masonic and Rosicrucian colleges of poser, Frater W.I.T. has spent greater than two decades learning western occult traditions. the aim of his life's paintings is to enhance new equipment of ceremonial magick and discover new vistas of psychic and non secular strength.
By Robert Anton Wilson
A suite of sayings of the Sufi masters from the 9th century to the current day. Resonant with devotion, the writings describe the religious course with simplicity, directness, humor, and knowledge.
By R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Symbolism is the intuitive technique of overcoming the constraints of cause. the following Schwaller explains how precise development in human concept may be made provided that we name upon the "symbolizing" school of intelligence, constructed and subtle within the temple tradition of old Egypt and mirrored in its hieroglyphs.
By Harry T. Hunt
Lives in Spirit explores the dynamic conflicts that either energized and distorted the religious improvement of key precursor figures of a modern secular or this-worldly mysticism. With its old roots within the early Gnostics and Plotinus, this generally Western spirituality re-emerges with the secularization and lack of conventional non secular trust of modernity. The lives, works, and direct studies of Nietzsche, Emerson, Thoreau, Jung, Heidegger, Gurdjieff, Crowley, and modern feminist mysticism are thought of when it comes to transpersonal psychology (Almaas), the sociology of mysticism (Weber and Troeltsch), and modern psychoanalysis (Winnicott, Bion, Kohut). non secular or crucial event is obvious as an inherent kind of human intelligence, which whereas almost certainly or even more and more impacted by means of own dynamics and social obstacle, isn't reducible to them."
By Johann Arndt
Albert Schweitzer has referred to as Johann Arndt the "the prophet of inside Protestantism." This nice German Lutheran mystic and follower of Melanchthon aroused Calvinist hostility through his spirituality of Christ within the middle of guy. He used to be deposed as pastor of Bedeborn for refusing to abide through the orders of his Calvinist duke. encouraged through Bernard of Clairvaux, Angela of Foligno, John Tauler and Thomas a Kempis, he later got here to be commemorated by means of the Pietists.
True Christianity is his important mystical paintings and probably the most very important within the Protestant culture. He released the 1st ebook of this paintings, that is offered the following, in 1605. He extra 3 different books at a later date and extra have been appended posthumously. Books to 6 are represented during this quantity by way of chosen excerpts.
Peter Erb, Professor of English and faith and tradition at Wilfred Laurier college, Canada, has translated and brought the textual content. the amount contains a preface via Heiko Oberman, the eminent authority on Lutheran spirituality who's Director of the Institute for Medieval and Reformation historical past on the collage of Tübingen, West Germany.
By Hee-Jin Kim
Eihei Dogen, the founding father of the japanese department of the Soto Zen Buddhist university, is taken into account one of many world's such a lot awesome non secular philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a entire advent to the genius of this tremendous philosopher. This thirteenth-century determine has a lot to coach us all and the questions that drove him have regularly been on the center of Buddhist practice.
At the age of 7, in 1207, Dogen misplaced his mom, who at her demise earnestly requested him to develop into a monastic to hunt the reality of Buddhism. we're instructed that during the midst of profound grief, Dogen skilled the impermanence of all issues as he watched the incense smoke ascending at his mother's funeral carrier. This left an indelible impact upon the younger Dogen; later, he might emphasize repeatedly the intimate courting among the will for enlightenment and the notice of impermanence. His lifestyle wouldn't be a sentimental flight from, yet a compassionate knowing of, the insupportable truth of existence.
At age thirteen, Dogen bought ordination at Mt. Hiei. And but, a question arose: "As I research either the exoteric and the esoteric colleges of Buddhism, they preserve that humans are endowed with Dharma-nature by means of start. if so, why did the buddhas of every age - absolutely in ownership of enlightenment - locate it essential to search enlightenment and interact in religious practice?" while it grew to become transparent that not anyone on Mt. Hiei may provide a passable solution to this non secular challenge, he sought in different places, ultimately making the treacherous trip to China. This used to be the real starting of a lifetime of relentless wondering, perform, and educating - an immensely inspiring contribution to the Buddhadharma.
As you may think, a booklet as bold as Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist should be either academically rigorous and eminently readable to prevail. Professor Hee-Jim Kim's paintings is certainly either.
By Michael Stoeber
Theodicies are structures of philosophy that try to rationalize the lifestyles of evil in a God-centred global. they don't more often than not bear in mind the responses to evil by way of mystics, those that declare that fact will be attained through non secular in addition to through highbrow event. Michael Stoeber analyses the contribution that mystical suggestion makes to setting up a competent theodicy. one of the authors whose works he discusses are Dostoevsky, Leibniz, Voltaire, Hume, Kant, Meister Eckhart and Evelyn Underhill.
The challenge of evil is given a good non secular clarification simply by way of arguing that evil is important in enjoyable a few divine telos or objective. however the top non-mystical teleological responses own critical defects, problems that are triumph over in theology that proposes a paranormal telos. This teleology contains proof which justifies theodicy, in addition to a powerful pastoral thrust. in addition, it explains the impulse to evil in human traditional by way of a divine theogonic approach which distances God from evil and bills for evils which don't serve the paranormal telos during the doctrine of soul-making rebirth. Stoeber holds that mystical theodicy presents a coherent and cogent reaction to the matter of evil.