The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and Course of Nature to Which are Added Two Brief Dissertations
The Analogy of Religion Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and Course of Nature to Which are Added Two Brief Dissertations I. Of Personal Identity II. Of the Nature of Virtue by Joseph Butler, published in 1825. A beautiful work, bound hardcover in quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards with fine gold tooling on covers and spine. Shelfwear to corners and ends and a Swedenborgian order library stamp on spine and title page. Bookplate on marbled paper endsheets shows that this once belonged in the private library of author and Swedenborg scholar John Whitehead.
The Unknown Philosopher The Life of Louis Claude de St. Martin and the Substance of His Transcendental Doctrine
The Unknown Philosopher The Life of Louis Claude de St. Martin and the Substance of His Transcendental Doctrine by Arthur Edward Waite, published in 1970. Sections Include: The Life of Saint Martin, The Occult World, Sources of Martinistic Doctrine, The Nature and State of Man, Good and Evil, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to jacket.
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
The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Treatises
The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Treatises by An English Mystic of the Fourteenth Century with a Commentary on the Cloud by Father Augustine Baker, published in 1952. A classic work of Christian esotericism. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.
Buried Cities Recovered or, Explorations in Bible Lands, Given the Results of Recent Researches in the Orient, and Recovery of Many Places in Sacred and Profane History
Buried Cities Recovered or, Explorations in Bible Lands, Given the Results of Recent Researches in the Orient, and Recovery of Many Places in Sacred and Profane History by Frank DeHass, published in 1886. Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings. Sections on Egypt, Alexandria, Israel, Damascus, Latest Discoveries in Assyria, Palestine, etc., etc. Hardcover in beautiful gilt decorated boards with light shelfwear to corners.
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.
Dionysius the Areopagite on the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology
Dionysius The Areopagite on the Divine Names and The Mystical Theology by C.E. Rolt, published in 1957. Sections Include: The Nature of the Godhead in Itself, It’s Relation to Creation, The Problem of Evil, Dionysius and Modern Philosophy, etc. Hardcover with original jacket. Light spotting to jacket, else good.
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Mackey, published in 1917. Illustrated. 1944 pages in length. Contains sections on hundreds of occult and masonic subjects including: Knight Templars, Landmarks, Magic, Magnetic Masonry, Origin of Freemasonry, Royal Alch Masonry, Hermetic Art, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only. Previous owners name inside cover.
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.
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.