Download E-books A Compendium of Herbal Magic PDF

By Paul Beyerl

Every plant has its personal precise religious power or its personal deva. Devas are the radiant gentle of the common Divine which permeates all things.Since the earliest instances humans have been conscious that each one of Nature is divine. nice and wondrous myths have been advised which defined the presence of divine power because it exists in thunder, in timber and in solar. a few of this lore used to be the basis of religions. however the easier tales equivalent to these of a plant's power explored daily issues like future health and love. This realizing of the realm has been preserved in folklore via poems, chants, ditties and spells.From gaining knowledge of the background of folklore from cultures all over the world, styles emerge which allow us to strategy the real nature of crops' devas. This compendium provides the lore and the corresponding utilization for 330 magickal herbes. nice care used to be taken merely to incorporate folklore that was once documented as being authentic.You will meet many new herbes during this textual content and discover interesting magickal and religi makes use of. yet so much of all we are hoping you come back to appreciate the divine that surrounds your daily life.

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Download E-books Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Directors International) PDF

By Susan S. Phillips

Candlelight bargains an intimate view of non secular path via written re-enactments of tangible religious path classes. The experiential perform is followed by means of theoretical and theological foundations guiding it. The booklet contains the tales of 9 women and men whose tales illustrate how the adventure of Christian discipleship is helped through non secular direction.

The religious administrators overseas Series – This publication is a part of a distinct sequence produced by way of Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with non secular administrators overseas (SDI), a world community of a few 6,000 non secular administrators and members.

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Download E-books Rhetoric, Science, and Magic in Seventeenth-Century England PDF

By Ryan J. Stark

Rhetoric operated on the crux of seventeenth-century idea, from arguments among scientists and magicians to anxieties over witchcraft and disputes approximately theology. Writers on either side of those the most important issues under pressure rhetorical discernment, simply because to the astute observer the form of one's eloquence was once probably the main trustworthy indicator of the heart's piety or, on the other hand, of demonry. to appreciate the period's tenor, we needs to comprehend the period's rhetorical pondering, that's the point of interest of this book.

Ryan J. Stark offers a spiritually delicate, interdisciplinary, and unique dialogue of early glossy English rhetoric. He exhibits in particular how experimental philosophers tried to disenchant language. whereas rationalists and skeptics extremely joyful during this disenchantment, mystics, wizards, and different practitioners of mysterious arts vehemently adverse the rhetorical precepts of recent technological know-how. those writers used tropes now not as undeniable tools yet particularly as numinous units able to reworking fact. to the contrary, the hot philosophers perceived all esoteric language as a risk to learning's development, inflicting them to disavow either nefarious types of occult spell casting and, regrettably, edifying types of wonderment and incantation. This basic clash among scientists and mystics over the character of rhetoric is the main major linguistic occurring in seventeenth-century England, and, as Stark argues, it ought profoundly to notify how we talk about the increase of contemporary English writing.

ABOUT the writer:

Ryan J. Stark is assistant professor of English at Pennsylvania kingdom University.

PRAISE FOR THE publication:

"This super well-written, considerate ebook units out to safeguard the hot clinical writers (members of the Royal Society, inaugurated in 1662 to debate and foster the research of the actual sciences) from the cost that 'those who assault rhetoric. . . endured to take advantage of it'. . . .Stark is eloquent in pursuing a thesis that assaults the eloquence that makes his personal e-book so readable, enticing, and absorbing."--John Mulryan, Cithara

"Stark investigates this mare's nest of versions and affects to finish that seventeenth-century writers deployed what he calls a 'new simple style,' detailed from the outdated and devised towards occultism, spell-casting, sorcery, and magical thinking."--Alvin Snider, Renaissance Quarterly

"Stark takes readers on an exciting trip into the seventeenth-century rhetorical brain. . . . Stark's argument establishes past a lot doubt magical view of language ruled English prose and poetry within the many years ahead of the founding of the Royal Society in 1660. . . . Ryan Stark has supplied scholars of rhetoric a legitimate, well-documented and persuasive advent to the subject of overdue Renaissance magic and rhetoric in England. Rhetoric, technology and Magic in Seventeenth-Century England is a big publication and one who should switch our puzzling over the background of English rhetorical theory." --James A. Herrick, Rhetoric and Public Affairs

"[T]he publication is a cryptonomicon that lines the drawback of attraction in early modernity as a drawback of fashion, illuminating one of the most tricky riddles of language within the new millennium. i like to recommend it not just for college kids of the interval, yet for apprentices, or even masters, of the humanities of enchantment." --Anthony Lioi, JAC

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Download E-books THE SCORPION GOD (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover in Slipcase) PDF

By Mark Alan Smith

The e-book is the 3rd in his sequence detailing Mark Alan Smith's personal process and revelation of left hand course Hekatean/Luciferian Alchemical Witchcraft. if your unexpected with those books they symbolize a gnosis-inspired direction of alchemy and soul transformation via these whom Mr.Smith describes because the Trident of Witchcraft, Hekate, Lucifer, and Belial. every one e-book has you questing for soul alchemy and self-deification, a distinct point of that's bestowed via every one of these 3. This publication keeps the hunt throughout the qlippothic nation-states the place the opposite books left off. a lot because the pink King (TRK) was once two times the dimensions of The Queen of Hell, this booklet is back virtually two times the scale of TRK. the following cost them out all stacked up.

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Download E-books Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magic: From Ancient Egypt to the Italian Renaissance (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) PDF

This booklet examines magic's usually maleficent impact on people from old Egypt during the center a while, together with stories from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It exhibits that sure magical motifs lived on from age to age, yet that it took until eventually the Italian Renaissance for magic stories to develop into fairy stories.

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Download E-books The Weiser Concise Guide to Practical Astrology (Weiser Concise Guides) PDF

By Priscilla Costello, James Wasserman

Within the Weiser Concise consultant to useful Astrology, Priscilla Costello introduces the reader to the elemental ideas of contemporary astrology and unveils the secrets and techniques of this elegantly constructed language of symbols. Costello stocks with the reader either the philosophical and esoteric global view of astrology, whereas exploring the meanings of symptoms, planets, homes, and facets on many degrees, in addition to its connection to psychology, faith and spirituality, and similar esoteric reports. The Weiser Concise consultant to functional Astrology serves as either a primer for the recent scholar of astrology and a convenient reference for the extra pro practitioner. As entire because it is concise, this process research delves deeply into the historical past and precise spirit of astrology, making it obtainable to all.

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Download E-books Born to Heal: The Amazing True Story of Mr. A and The Astounding Art of Healing with Life Energies PDF

By Ruth Montgomery

Now Ruth Montgomery, the acclaimed bestselling writer of Threshold to the following day, joins forces with Mr. A. the main impressive healer of our time, to inform the tale of his outstanding powers and the amazing but thoroughly genuine remedies he has completed in over a part century of treating likely "hopeless" cases.

These instances diversity from crippling arthritis to malignant tumors, from paralysis to near-blindness. The thankful sufferers comprise many well-known personalities in addition to millions of standard women and men. the strategy Mr. A makes use of is the main historical of all therapeutic arts, "the laying on of palms" using the very important existence strength he has been blessed with. This power is actual, simply because the therapies defined during this booklet are completely genuine and convincing. this is either the captivating tale of a striking guy and an eye-opening illumination of an outstanding untapped resource of therapeutic that could lie inside of many people today.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Women in the Damascus Document (Academia Biblica (Society of Biblical Literature) (Paper)) PDF

By Cecilia Wassen

Ladies within the Damascus record bargains a clean examine the character of the neighborhood mirrored within the Damascus record, one of many center files of the useless Sea Scrolls. by way of proposing an in depth and finished examine of the references to girls and in-depth analyses of biblically established legislation within the rfile, this paintings makes an attempt to reconstruct the function of girls and attitudes towards girls in the neighborhood. Highlighting the advanced nature of the facts, the writer attracts recognition to a couple of principles that mirror a good perspective towards girls, but additionally to situations of a patriarchal stance, specifically concerning sexuality. rigorously contemplating all of the facts, the writer argues, unlike the evaluations of many students, that ladies have been complete individuals locally.

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