Ancient Mysteries

  • Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life: The Employment, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3000 Years Ago by L.W. Yaggy and T.L. Haines

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life: The Employment, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3000 Years Ago by L.W. Yaggy and T.L. Haines, published in 1884. Illustrated with engravings including full page steel plate engravings. Subjects Include: Pompeii, Troy, Nineveh, Babylon, Religion and Mythology, Fine Arts, Literature, Tombs and Catacombs, etc. etc. A massive work, 944 pages in length. Hardcover. Light shelfwear and light soiling to text block, a massive beautiful work.

  • The Triple Goddess An Exploration of the Archetypal Feminine by Adam McLean

    The Triple Goddess An Exploration of the Archetypal Feminine by Adam McLean, published in 1989. Sections Include: The Triple Goddess in Greek Creation Myths, The Erinyes or Furies, The Daughters of the Night, The Hesperides, The Daughters of the Sea Deities, The Sirens, The Harpies, The Daughters of the Sky God, the Muses, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with only the very lightest shelfwear.

  • Awakening Osiris: A New Translation of The Egyptian Book of the Dead by Normandi Ellis

    Awakening Osiris: A New Translation of The Egyptian Book of the Dead by Normandi Ellis, published in 1988. Sections Include: Greeting Osiris, Coming Forth by Day, The History of Creation, Giving Mouth to Osiris, Water and Fire, Not Decaying in the Other World, Coming Forth and Passing Through, etc. etc. Issued by the occult small press Phanes Press. Hardcover with jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • The Smiling Spleen: Paracelsianism in Storm and Stress by Walter Pagel

    The Smiling Spleen: Paracelsianism in Storm and Stress by Walter Pagel, published in 1984. Sections Include: Naturalism and Science A Cosmosophic Hybrid, Paracelsus His Life, Joan Baptista van Helmont, Fabius Violet a Forgotten Paracelsian, Alexander a Suchten, Petrus Severinus, Images and Language of Nature, Monoculus Mysticus, The Numen-Gods Nod of Will and Command in Medicine, In Praise of Women The Parcelso-Helmontian Decus Virginum, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends of jacket.

  • Mithraic Mysteries Restored by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie

    Mithraic Mysteries Restored by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, published in 1925. Inscribed by the author on frontis. A drama of Interior Initiation employing all the available data and survivals of the historic persio roman mythraics embodying versions of Zoroastrian scriptures combining all the religions of all races and times. Hardcover with light shelfwear.

  • Simon Magus: An Essay on the Founder of Simonianism Based on the Ancient Sources With a Reevaluation of His Philosophy and Teaching by G.R.S. Mead

    Simon Magus: An Essay on the Founder of Simonianism Based on the Ancient Sources With a Reevaluation of His Philosophy and Teaching by G.R.S. Mead, published in 1979 by Ares Publishing. Hardcover with gilt decorated boards with very light shelfwear only.

  • The Way of the Animal Powers Vol. 1 A Historical Atlas of World Mythology  by Joseph Campbell

    The Way of the Animal Powers Vol. 1 A Historical Atlas of World Mythology  by Joseph Campbell, published in 1983. Signed by author on title page. Large folio hardcover with original jacket.

  • Bygone Beliefs Being a Series of Excursions in the Byways of Thought by H. Stanley Redgrove

    Bygone Beliefs Being a Series of Excursions in the Byways of Thought by H. Stanley Redgrove, published in 1920. Sections Include: Pythagoras and His Philosophy, Medicine and Magic, Superstitions Concerning Birds, The Belief in Talismans, Ceremonial Magic in Theory and Practice, The Quest for the Philosophers Stone, etc. etc. Hardcover with original dust jacket with shelfwear to corners and ends of jacket.

  • Euphrates of the Waters of the East by Eugenius Philalethes

    Euphrates of the Waters of the East by Eugenius Philalethes, published in 1896. Issued as part of the Collectanea Hermetica edited by W. Wynn Westcott. Hardcover with gilt lettering to cover with light shelfwear only. Terrific bookplate of medical doctor and author W.E. Carnegie Dickson.

  • The History of Magic: Including A Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries by Eliphas Levi

    The History of Magic: Including A Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries by Eliphas Levi, undated third edition circa 1948. Printed in Britain but Distributed in the U.S. Sections Include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in India, Hermetic Magic, The Holy Kabbalah, Initiation and Its Ordeals, Magicians, The Devil, Some Kabbalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • Heathen Religion in Its Popular and Symbolical Development by Rev. Joseph B. Gross

    Heathen Religion in Its Popular and Symbolical Development by Rev. Joseph B. Gross, published in 1856. The Topography of Religious Objects Regarded as Deified, The Worship of Gods, Sacred Places and Religious Festivals, The Classification and Relative Antiquity of the Gods, The Oracles Divinations or Auguries and Auruspacy of Heathenism, The Origin and Character of the Heathen Religion, Osiris, Typhon, The Egyptian Theory of the World and the Worship of Sacred Animals or Hiero-Zoolatry, The Cosmogony and Theology of the Hindus, The Religious Creeds of the Scandinavians, The Scandinavian Gods in Their Planetary Relations to Mankind, TheYggdrasil, The Mundane Snake, The World Mountains, The Mithras and Mithra of the Persians, Vesta, Her Fires, The Eleusinian Mysteries, etc. etc. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends and chipping to spine ends.

  • The Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism by Roderick S. Bucknell and Martin Stuart-Fox

    The Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism by Roderick S. Bucknell and Martin Stuart-Fox, published in 1986. Sections Include: Meditation and Symbolism, The Twilight Language in Historical Context, Concentration, Insight Meditation, The Three Knowledges, The Five Symbolic Groups, The Mandala and Cakras, Doctrinal and Historical Implications, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with only the lightest shelfwear.

  • The Greatest Story Never Told by Lana Cantrell

    The Greatest Story Never Told by Lana Cantrell, published in 1988. A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall if Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity. Signed by author. Sections Include: Those Magnificent Gods in Their Flying Machines, The Changlings, The Prisoners of Eden, The Children of the Gods, The Taking of Jerusalem, Death of Inanna, Solomon and the Temple, The Disc of Death, Egyptain Teratology and Physiology, The Ennead, Marriages Made in Heaven, The Final Days, The Lost Race, Etc. etc. Illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • 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.