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 Lioness A Romance of the Riff Mountains
The Lioness A Romance of the Riff Mountains by Ferdinand Ossendowski, published in 1929. Fourth Printing. Set in North Africa. Sections Include: Along The Old Caravan Track, The Vagabond, Among Snakes, Czar Asia, In the Kasba, The Path of Misery, The Revenge, etc. Hardcover with the scarce dust jacket with light chipping to corners and ends.
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.
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.
Memories of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Memories of Hazrat Inayat Khan by A Disciple, undated circa 1940. A biography on the founder of the Sufi order of the West. Hardcover 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.