Ancient Mysteries

  • 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.

  • When it was Light The Message from the Stars: The Prehistoric Mysteries Disclosed by Henry Lee Stoddard

    When it was Light The Message from the Stars: The Prehistoric Mysteries Disclosed by Henry Lee Stoddard, published in 1924. An astrological interpretation of the ancient mysteries. Hardcover in red with bright gilt decorated boards. Some spotting to the rear board but interior very clean. Light shelfwear only.

  • 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.

  • 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.