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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 ...

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An Overview of Manichaeism

Manichaeism was an influence on Western Christianity through St. Augustine. While he would later go on to attack his former faith, Mani's vision of a raving and angry God would permeate Protestantism through his followers Calvin and L...

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This Mysterious Underground Building Still Baffles Everyone!

In 1835, a labourer in Kent, England, was doing his usual field work. What wasn't so usual was when he struck the soil with his spade and it just disappeared into the Earth. Apparently, he was standing on something hollow, but from th...

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Esoteric Australia

In 2001 as Australians celebrated the centenary of federation, no attention was paid to the role of mystic thinkers and esoteric ideas in Australian history. The vast majority of Australians know nothing of the “inner side” of their c...

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The Mysterious Reincarnation of Omm Sety — A Woman Who Lived in Ancient Egypt

During one occasion, Dorothy Eady, aka

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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...

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Tarot Cards Are The Doorways to the Unconscious, According to Psychoanalysis

It is generally accepted that the standard

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Jungian Analysis

C.G. Jung

Jungian analysis is a method of psychotherapy developed by C.G. Jung, the eminent Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961).

As Robert S. Wallerstein, a Freudian analyst and former president of the International Psyc...

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Why a Gnostic Catechism?

"A Gnostic Catechism? What a preposterous idea and a contradiction in terms to boot!" Such and similar objections are likely to be forthcoming in response to the present effort. The word "catechism" readily conjures up visions of dogm...

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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...

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Art of Armadel, Theurgic Ascension and Sethian Gnosticism

We have already obliquely defined the art of Armadel as the art of disposition, and that such an art was dedicated to the acquiring and obtaining knowledge, wisdom, deep mystical insights and illumination - a kind of gnostic wisdom. W...

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Gnostic Mysticism Grounds Modern Progressive Ideology

You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back.”—Horace

For those of us watching a country race toward madness, this insight of the Roman poet is a last ray of hope. Whether it’s progressives ignoring t...

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Shadow Self: Embracing Your Inner Darkness

If you’re truly honest about self-exploration during your soulwork journey, you will come across many aspects and traits about yourself that you will find difficult – if not completely disturbing – to accept.

In the domain of ps...

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Why did Tesla Say that Numbers 3, 6, and 9 were the Key to the Universe?

Nikola Tesla did countless mysterious experiments, but he was a whole other mystery on his own. Almost all genius minds have a certain obsession. Nikola Tesla had a pretty big one!

He was walking around a block repeatedly for th...

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

This is a professional

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The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism: Origins, Magic, and Secret Societies

The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism symbolizes a reuniting of art, science, and mysticism: the head, body, and heart, all working together.

As an artistic movement surrealism seeks to “resolve the previously contradictory conditi...

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Pathways in Modern Western Magic, Book Review

Pathways in Modern Western Magic is Concrescent Press’s reply to the conditions of contemporary academic publishing—an activity that, especially for scholars of area studies, is at best difficult and at worst, financially unten...

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Brazilian Student Disappears Leaving Behind a Room Covered in Coded Texts and Occult Symbols

A Brazilian student has mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind a locked room covered in encrypted texts, 14 handwritten books and a massive statue of occultist Giordano Bruno.
Bruno Borges, a 24-year-old student from Brazil, repo...

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An Introduction to the Ecclesia Gnostica

The last few years have brought to the fore a considerable number of organizations bearing the name "Gnostic". The principal reason for this was the discovery in 1945 and the publication in fully translated form in 1977 of the Nag Ham...

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The Origin of Freemasonry: The Crusaders And Templars

The common perception of the majority of historians of Freemasonry is that the origin of the organization goes back to the Crusades. In fact, though Masonry was only officially established and recognized in England in the early eighte...

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WHAT IS ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY?

Analytical psychology approaches psychotherapy in the tradition of C. G. Jung. It is distinguished by a focus on the role of symbolic experiences in human life, taking a prospective approach to the issues presented in therapy. This me...

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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...

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