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The History Of Freemasonry

Author : Albert Gallatin Mackey
ISBN : 9780486122908
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Written by an expert on "the craft," this classic traces Freemasonry's origins from biblical times to its practice among America's founding fathers. It also explores philosophical, symbolic, and ritual traditions.

The History Of Freemasonry

Author : Albert Gallatin Mackey
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The Western Esoteric Traditions

Author : Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
ISBN : 0199717567
Genre : Religion
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Western esotericism has now emerged as an academic study in its own right, combining spirituality with an empirical observation of the natural world while also relating the humanity to the universe through a harmonious celestial order. This introduction to the Western esoteric traditions offers a concise overview of their historical development. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke explores these traditions, from their roots in Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, and Gnosticism in the early Christian era up to their reverberations in today's scientific paradigms. While the study of Western esotericism is usually confined to the history of ideas, Goodrick-Clarke examines the phenomenon much more broadly. He demonstrates that, far from being a strictly intellectual movement, the spread of esotericism owes a great deal to geopolitics and globalization. In Hellenistic culture, for example, the empire of Alexander the Great, which stretched across Egypt and Western Asia to provinces in India, facilitated a mixing of Eastern and Western cultures. As the Greeks absorbed ideas from Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia, they gave rise to the first esoteric movements. From the late sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, post-Reformation spirituality found expression in theosophy, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. Similarly, in the modern era, dissatisfaction with the hegemony of science in Western culture and a lack of faith in traditional Christianity led thinkers like Madame Blavatsky to look East for spiritual inspiration. Goodrick-Clarke further examines Modern esoteric thought in the light of new scientific and medical paradigms along with the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. This book traces the complete history of these movements and is the definitive account of Western esotericism.

The Complete Books Of Charles Fort

Author : Charles Fort
ISBN : 9780486317793
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The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands. Greatest compilation of data: flying saucers, strange disappearances, inexplicable data not recognized by science. Painstakingly documented.

The Romance Of Sorcery

Author : Sax Rohmer
ISBN : 9780486783420
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An intriguing tour of the dark arts throughout the ages introduces such luminaries as Nostradamus, Dr. John Dee, Cagliostro, and Madame Blavatsky. Engaging and informative history, encompassing astrology, alchemy, witchcraft, and demonology.

The Political History Of The Devil

Author : Daniel Defoe
ISBN : 9780486802374
Genre : Philosophy
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Satire by the author of Robinson Crusoe examines the rise of the historical force known as "the devil," from Satan's origins to devilish influences on 18th-century monarchs and ordinary folk.

Vampires And Vampirism

Author : Dudley Wright
ISBN : 1633914445
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Dudley Wright's fascinating work offers an academic treatment of the history of vampires. He traces the legend of vampires through history and around the world, making stops at Hungary, Britain, Russia, and various parts of what was then referred to as the Orient. He offers a collection of stories from these regions as well, so readers can draw their own conclusions. Dudley Wright (1868-1950) is also an interesting character of note. He was born in England, and traveled throughout the world studying religions and other belief systems. He was a professional journalist and wrote for a variety of publications. He became the Assistant Editor of the Freemason and Masonic Editor of the Times of London, and other Masonic works. He spent a lot of his research on looking for a common thread to all religions, and wrote for numerous religious journals, such as Spiritual Power, the Homiletic Review, and the Bible Review. He flirted with various religious, including Buddhism and Catholicism, but he converted to Islam and ultimately returned to the Ahmadiyya movement.

The Holy Grail

Author : Richard W. Barber
ISBN : 0674013905
Genre : History
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Traces the varied history, legends, and myths of the Holy Grail, from the medieval Church's religious version of the secular ideal and Chrétien de Troyes's twelfth-century romances to popular best sellers of the late twentieth century.

The Arcane Schools

Author : John Yarker
ISBN : 9781602061422
Genre : Social Science
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This hardbound edition of Yarker's classic opus is not merely another facsimile edition. It has been completely reformatted, yet retains a look and feel that is comparable to the original 1909 edition, right down to the blue cloth binding and gold stamped spine. From Alchemy to Zoroaster, and everything in between, The Arcane Schools continues to be one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works concerning the history and migration of the Western Mystery Tradition. Students of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and Theosophy will find this to be an indispensable addition to their collection.

The Concise History Of Freemasonry

Author : Robert Freke Gould
ISBN : 9780486456034
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Written by an eminent Masonic historian, this authoritative survey was revised and updated at the turn of the 20th century. It traces the development of "the Craft" from ancient to modern times, chronicling its spread throughout Europe and to the Far East, Africa, and the Americas.

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