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Tibetan Rainbow Body: Meditation Masters Dissolving Into Light, Recorded Facts

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A Voice at the Borders of Silence

A Voice at the Borders of Silence is the story of a life of passion lived at the forefront of intersecting avant-garde movements and spent in the unyielding pursuit of the ultimate self-understanding and awareness.

In a lifetim...

Occultism in a Global Perspective: Approaches to New Religions

Two of humanity's most fascinating, and troublesome, traits are our imagination and our capacity to contemplate the hidden. In a way, these are the same trait, as thinking about the hidden depends on imagination, and humans have erect...

The Astrology of Marsilio Ficino: Divination or Science?

In 1477 the Florentine philosopher Marsilio Ficino wrote, but did not publish, a vehement attack on the practices of astrologers; his Disputatio contra iudicium astrologorum.

Yet in the following year Ficino himself wrote to...

Ars Notoria — Ancient Book That Teaches How to Get Incredible Mental Abilities

Over the centuries a lot of books have been written stating that loyal readers and followers of the text will be gifted with magical powers. In some cases these books are meant to invoke demons or angels. In other cases they promise t...

20,000 Historical Occult Books Have Been Added To This Digital Archive

Are you more interested in learning about the ancient magic traditions of Hermeticism than about the newest New York Times bestseller? Than you are in luck, since thanks to the Dutch Ritman Library along with a generous contr...

The Structure of the Golden Dawn and its Rituals

The organization of the Golden Dawn and the contents of both its rituals and teachings connect it to the wider phenomena of western esotericism. It was not an isolated organization created in a vacuum but part of a larger tradition of...

The Book of Abramelin the Mage, Esoteric Grimoire of Kabbalistic Knowledge

Western esoteric thought has its origins in the Late Antique period in the Eastern Mediterranean. This was an area of the world where east met west. Consequently, that was also a place where the religions and intellectual traditions o...

Marsilio Ficino: Renaissance Philosopher, Priest and Mage

People will perhaps laugh at a Priest who heeds . But I, relying on the authority of the Persians, Egyptians and Chaldeans consider that... Heavenly matters in truth were the sole concern of the Priest...

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Was the Christian or Hermetic Qabalah a Tool to Convert Jews to the Christian Faith?

In studying the history of the Christian Qabalah, or Hermetic Qabalah as it is also known to us, I have often seen the argument that Christians mainly took upon them to study the Jewish Qabalah because they saw many parrallells with C...

Mosaic of Modern Spirituality: Drawing on Different Traditions

We like to see the ancient world as filled with a lot of certain religions, all somehow clear and authentic in themselves. But the reality is more complex, for sure. Muslims, Christians, and Jews debated each other at times, and their...

Enochian: The Language of Angels

In the year 1581, occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley, claimed to have received communications from angels, who provided them with the foundations of a language with which to communicate with ‘the other side’.

This ‘angelic’ ...

An Introduction to the Structure of Enochian Magick

What follows is the beginning of a work in progress; any and all questions, suggestions and corrections are

heartily encouraged. It is dedicated to my Sisters and Brothers in the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light.

Prolegomen...

Enochian Magic in Theory

Dean F. Wilson’s Enochian Magic in Theory is the second of Kerubim Press’ freshman releases. A well known magician in the Golden Dawn tradition, Wilson goes beyond the familiar, Golden Dawn-derived, presentation of Enochiana to presen...

Children of the Gods and Enochian Magick

Through the agency of my magical workings dating back to the early 1990's, I had been told by the same spirits that Dee and Kelly talked to centuries before that the teachings of Enochian magick were the work of the fallen spirits, kn...

Ouroboros — An Ancient Symbol that Survived Through Millennia

It is perhaps fitting that the ancient ouroboros marks the beginning – and end – of Never Ending Stories, a major exhibition currently showing at Germany’s Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. Spanning multiple mediums, time periods, and fields, th...

INSIDE OUTER SPACE-AN APPRECIATION OF KENNETH GRANT

Anyone conversant with the work of Kenneth Grant cannot help but associate his name with the word Extraterrestrial. His books are surrounded and permeated by an alien aura, fashioned from-and hidden within-layers and levels of an unfo...

Reconciling Nondualism, Cognitive Therapy & Gurdjieff

It would seem that among the readers of Collective Evolution there is a very clear sense that “something is off” that germinated at an early age. This prompted a search amid dissatisfaction with conventional belief systems.

My ...

The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite

Miracle-worker or man of straw? Count Alessandro Cagliostro was a cult figure of European society in the tumultuous years leading to the French Revolution. An alchemist, healer and Freemason, he inspired both wild devotion and savage ...

Martinism: Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

The writings of Louis Claude de Saint-Martin and Martinès de Pasqually form the foundations of the Martinist Teachings. The story of these two great mystics begins in the early eighteenth century. In the midst of the great political a...

Understanding reincarnation & esoteric teachings of Rosicrucians

The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC is known internationally by its traditional and authentic title, the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, from which is derived the acronym “AMORC.” The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis is the Latin for...

Stages of Ascension in Hermetic Rebirth

In Gnosis (Merkur 1991:56-73), I argued that the gnostic tradition that passed from late antique Gnosticism through Judaism and Islam, before it influenced Western esotericism, engaged throughout its history in practices of both mysti...

Hermes Trismegistus: Hermetic Philosophy, Astrology & Magic

The figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the Thrice Great Hermes, looms large in the Western esoteric tradition. Born from the fusion of the Greek and Egyptian spiritual traditions, the writings attributed to this great sage had a decisive ...

The Traditional Martinist Order

Its name is derived from that of Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, a great mystic and powerful Illuminist living in France in the 1700s. He wrote many books under the name of "The Unknown Philosopher" concerning our nature and our relatio...

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