Download E-books Broken on the Wheel of Sex PDF

By Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum's "Broken at the Wheel of intercourse: The Jerzy Livingston Years" is the main whole variation of the "Stroup" tales ever amassed jointly. every one tale additionally beneficial properties an afterword by way of the writer. those tales, written from 1976 to 1981, and showing in quite a few men's magazines and different shops, supply Ketchum readers a glance into this writer s formulative years. this is often the place Jack Ketchum honed his writing craft that has develop into so renowned together with his novels the woman round the corner, The Crossing, Off Season and The misplaced.

Collected here's his personality easily often called the Stroup, in addition to tales written less than the pseudonym Jerzy Livingston, that are infrequent and tough to find virtually thirty years after the unique courses gave them lifestyles.

"I've referred to as those the Jerzy Livingston years simply because over half them have been written lower than that identify and the remaining lower than my actual one. by some means Jerzy turns out extra applicable for this assortment. My adoption of that exact pseudonym was once either a funny story a play on phrases and a nod to an outstanding author, which I was hoping a few day to be" --Jack Ketchum, from the writer s creation.

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Download E-books The Goetia Ritual Book PDF

By Kuriakos

After hundreds of thousands of years and never-ending tricky Grimoire Magick books at the topic, this publication, The Goetia Ritual publication, ultimately unearths the real secrets and techniques of The Goetia! This Goetia Ritual publication is the main robust and but uncomplicated Magick you'll ever do! you simply want a candle, bell, rope, incense and 10 mins to do every one ritual. In bankruptcy 1, The Goetia Evocation Ritual indicates you step-by-step easy methods to simply summon those seventy two Spirits of Solomon to noticeable visual appeal! And in bankruptcy 2 there's a checklist of the entire Goetia spirits with a simple to appreciate description for every spirit so that you can simply summon them for funds, health and wellbeing, love, psychic talents and lots of extra issues besides. bankruptcy three is a ebook of Shadows to list your rituals and effects. in contrast to spells which require a trust procedure, those evocation rituals don't require you to think in them in any respect as those Goetia spirits are doing all your bidding for you!

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series) PDF

By Michael D. Bailey

Greatly has been written concerning the background of witchcraft, yet a lot of what has been written is unreliable, exaggerated, or faulty. This challenge is principally acute in regard to trendy witchcraft, or Wicca, and its meant connections to historic witchcraft in medieval and early sleek Europe. This Dictionary presents a competent reference resource for either teachers and normal readers drawn to the particular historic improvement of witchcraft within the western world.

the focal point of the dictionary is on Western Europe in the course of the late-medieval and early smooth sessions, while the categorical notion of diabolical witchcraft constructed and while the so-called "great witch-hunts" happened. Entries also are only if care for magic and witchcraft within the previous Christian interval and classical antiquity, in addition to with the lingering trust in witchcraft within the smooth international, and with the improvement of the fashionable, neo-pagan faith of witchcraft, sometimes called Wicca. For comparative reasons, a few entries were only if take care of elements and structures of magic present in different elements of the realm that appear to endure a few relation to the assumption of witchcraft because it constructed in Christian Europe. The areas handled are commonly Africa, besides such New-World practices as Voodoo and Santeria. Entries within the dictionary hide very important humans within the heritage of witchcraft, from the medieval inquisitors and early glossy magistrates who constructed the stereotype of the ancient witch to the trendy people who have built the faith of Wicca. additionally integrated are criminal phrases and ideas vital to the prosecution of the meant crime of witchcraft, and spiritual and theological techniques referring to the demonic parts that got here to be linked to witchcraft, in addition to extra renowned ideals and elements of universal folklore and mythology that grew to become hooked up to the constructing concept of witchcraft. Geographic entries also are incorporated, discussing the scope of witch-hunting in a number of areas of

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Download E-books Transcendantal Magic PDF

By Eliphas Lévi

This is often Levi's first treatise on magic and used to be translated into English by way of Arthur Edward Waite as "Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual". Its well-known beginning traces current the only crucial subject of Occultism and offers many of the taste of its surroundings: "Behind the veil of the entire hieratic and mystical allegories of historical doctrines, in the back of the darkness and unusual ordeals of all initiations, lower than the seal of all sacred writings, within the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, at the crumbling stones of previous temples and at the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, within the mammoth or extraordinary work which interpret to the trustworthy of India the encouraged pages of the Vedas, within the cryptic logos of our previous books on alchemy, within the ceremonies practised at reception via all mystery societies, there are came across symptoms of a doctrine that's all over the place a similar and far and wide conscientiously hid. ( From the Introduction)". Lévi's model of magic turned a very good luck, specially after his dying. That Spiritualism was once well known on each side of the Atlantic from the 1850s contributed to this luck. His magical teachings have been unfastened from seen fanaticisms; he had not anything to promote, and didn't faux to be the start up of a few historical or fictitious mystery society. He included the Tarot playing cards into his magical process, and consequently the Tarot has been a massive a part of the paraphernalia of Western magicians. He had a deep influence at the magic of the airtight Order of the Golden sunrise and afterward the ex-Golden sunrise member Aleister Crowley. He used to be additionally the 1st to claim pentagram or five-pointed megastar with one aspect down and issues up represents evil, whereas a pentagram with one aspect up and issues down represents reliable. It was once principally during the occultists encouraged via him that Lévi is remembered as one of many key founders.

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Download E-books Secret Societies: Their Mysteries Revealed PDF

By John Lawrence Reynolds

Mystery societies have flourished all through background, taking pictures the general public mind's eye and producing worry, suspicion and notably fascination. Reynolds treats the reader to a behind-the-scenes examine the origins, initiations, mystery indicators and well-known contributors of the main infamous mystery societies of all time. integrated are chapters at the Cosa Nostra, Al Qaeda, the Triads, the Assassins, the Yakuza, Kabbalah, the Freemasons and the Druids. Does an international energy truly keep watch over the election of worldwide leaders? Are a few mystery societies little greater than a gaggle of boys taking part in at mystery handshakes? in accordance with exhaustive examine, with an emphasis on authenticity instead of hypothesis, "Secret Societies" will grip readers from the outlet web page.

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Download E-books Foucault's Pendulum PDF

By Umberto Eco

Bored with their paintings, 3 Milanese editors cook dinner up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with different occult teams from historic to fashionable instances. This produces a map indicating the geographical element from which all of the powers of the earth should be controlled―a element situated in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. yet in a fateful flip the funny story turns into all too actual, and whilst occult teams, together with Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they pass as far as to kill one of many editors of their quest to achieve keep watch over of the earth.

Orchestrating those and different assorted characters into his multilayered semiotic event, Eco has created an outstanding cerebral entertainment.

 

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Download E-books The Theban Oracle: Discover the Magic of the Ancient Alphabet That Changes Lives PDF

By Greg Jenkins

In line with the traditional magical writings of 14th-century magus, Honorius of Thebes, the Theban Oracle is a codex hired for hundreds of years as a way of devotion and divination. utilized by such masters of the occult sciences as Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Dr. John Dee, Francis Barrett, and later Gerald Gardner, it has remained particularly vague and elusive to the trendy practitioner. until eventually now.

In this publication, writer Greg Jenkins, PhD, bargains either the whole historical past of this medieval magical process and a operating guide for the fashionable mage to make use of it. In those pages, you'll locate:
• the way to make and take care of your personal set of stones.
• a number of tools for divination, from utilizing only one stone to utilizing 9 stones and more.
• tips on how to use the Theban stones for spellcasting, together with love and purification spells and Theban incense and candle magick.
• an entire lexicon of the Theban alphabet with a who's who of Theban historical past in addition to divinatory meanings and the way they relate to the trendy world.
• a short connection with the sacred herbs and angelic orders linked to every one symbol.

Prepare your self to find the hidden mysteries of the ancients and the magick inside you.

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Download E-books Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism PDF

By Barbara Weisberg

A interesting tale of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts within the moment half 19th century the USA considered throughout the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox, the sisters whose purported conversation with the useless gave upward thrust to the Spiritualism flow - and whose recanting 40 years later continues to be shrouded in secret.

In March of 1848, Kate and Maggie Fox - sisters elderly eleven and 14 - anxiously mentioned to a neighbor they had been listening to unusual, unidentified sounds of their residence. From a chain of knocks and rattles translated by way of the younger women as a "voice from beyond," the fashionable Spiritualism circulation was once born.

speaking to the useless follows the interesting tale of the 2 ladies who have been catapulted into a strange limelight after speaking with spirits that March evening. inside many years, tens of hundreds of thousands of american citizens have been flocking to seances. a global move undefined. but thirty years after these first knocks, the sisters surprised the rustic by means of denying that they had ever contacted spirits. presently after, the sisters once more replaced their tale and reaffirmed their trust within the spirit international. Weisberg lines not just the lives of the Fox sisters and their relatives (including their mysterious Svengali-like sister Leah) but in addition the social, spiritual, fiscal and political climates that supplied the breeding floor for the stream. whereas this can be a thorough, compelling assessment of a effective time in US heritage, it's also a major ghost tale.

An exciting learn - a narrative of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts - speaking to the lifeless is filled with emotion and shock. but it is going to additionally galvanize questions that have been being requested within the nineteenth century, and are nonetheless being requested this day - how will we be aware of what we all know, and the way safe are we in our wisdom?

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Download E-books Arguing with Angels: Enochian Magic and Modern Occulture (SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) PDF

By Egil Asprem

An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel touch, its reinterpretation through the years, and its persistence to the current day. This attention-grabbing paintings explores John Dee’s Enochian magic and the background of its reception. Dee (1527–1608/9), an entire typical thinker and member of Queen Elizabeth I’s court docket, used to be additionally an esoteric researcher whose diaries aspect years of conversations with angels accomplished via crystal-gazer Edward Kelley. His Enochian magic bargains a style for contacting angels and demons according to secrets and techniques present in the apocryphal e-book of Enoch. reading this magical process from its Renaissance origins to offer day occultism, Egil Asprem exhibits how the reception of Dee’s magic is replete with struggles to build and negotiate authoritative interpretational frameworks for doing magic. Arguing with Angels deals a singular, nuanced method of questions on how ritual magic has survived the arrival of modernity and demonstrates the ways that smooth tradition has recreated magical discourse. “Arguing with Angels is an incredible contribution to the learn of Western esotericism quite often, and to the research of Enochiana particularly. It locations the historical past and reception of the Enochian culture in the broader context of Western esotericism, thereby making Enochiana appropriate. Egil Asprem not just exhibits a radical familiarity with correct theories, but additionally pertains to them severely and argues convincingly for his personal interpretations and conclusions.” — Henrik Bogdan, writer of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation Egil Asprem is a study Fellow on the middle for background of airtight Philosophy and comparable Currents on the college of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Download E-books Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar PDF

A entire instruction manual of greater than 1,000 magical phrases, words, symbols, and mystery alphabets

• Explains the origins, derivatives, and useful utilization of every be aware, word, and spell in addition to how they are often mixed for customized spells

• in line with the mystical traditions of Europe, Greece, and Egypt and lately chanced on exclusive grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany

• contains an in-depth exploration of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in accordance with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes

From Abracadabra to the now well-known spells of the Harry Potter sequence, magic phrases aren't any longer restrained to the practices of pagans, alchemists, witches, and occultists. they've got turn into a part of the preferred mind's eye of the Western international. handed down from historical Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, those phrases and the rituals surrounding them have survived in the course of the millennia simply because they paintings. And as pupil Claude Lecouteux finds, usually the extra impenetrable they appear, the more advantageous they're.

Analyzing greater than 7,000 spells from the mystical traditions of Europe in addition to the paranormal papyri of the Greeks and lately came across different grimoires from Scandinavia, France, and Germany, Lecouteux has compiled a accomplished dictionary of old magic phrases, words, and spells in addition to an in-depth exploration--the first in English--of mystery magical alphabets, together with these in line with Hebrew letters, Kabbalistic symbols, astrological indicators, and runes. Drawing upon millions of medieval debts and recognized manuscripts similar to the Heptameron of Peter Abano, the writer examines the origins of every note or spell, providing specific directions on their profitable use, no matter if for defense, love, wealth, or therapeutic. He charts their evolution and derivations throughout the centuries, exhibiting, for instance, how spells that have been as soon as meant to place out fires advanced to guard humans from witchcraft. He unearths the inherent versatility of magic phrases and the way every one sorcerer or witch had a collection of inventory words they'd mix to construct a customized spell for the mystical want handy.

Presenting a wealth of fabric on magical phrases, indicators, and charms, either universal and imprecise, Lecouteux additionally explores the paranormal phrases and spells of historical Scandinavia, the Hispano-Arabic magic of Spain sooner than the Reconquista, the traditions handed down from old Egypt, and those who have stayed in use until eventually the current day.

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