Cet ouvrage fait référence dans l’univers de la Franc-maçonnerie et a été lu par des centaines de milliers de Francs-maçons depuis plus d’un siècle. La Franc-maçonnerie rendue intelligible à ses adeptes ne prétend rien inculquer : ce n’est pas un livre de classe dans lequel l’élève apprend sa leçon en vue de pouvoir la réciter correctement. L’Initiation enseigne à penser, donc à faire l’effort personnel qui conduit à l’élaboration de la Vérité. Celle-ci n’est jamais révélée à l’Initié, dont la mission consiste à découvrir par lui-même les secrets qui l’intéressent. Un guide parfait pour le Compagnon qui souhaite poursuivre son initiation à la Franc-maçonnerie à travers sa philosophie, sa méthode, ses rites et ses symboles.
Cet ouvrage fait référence dans l’univers de la Franc-maçonnerie et a été lu par des centaines de milliers de Francs-maçons depuis plus d’un siècle. La Franc-maçonnerie rendue intelligible à ses adeptes ne prétend rien inculquer : ce n’est pas un livre de classe dans lequel l’élève apprend sa leçon en vue de pouvoir la réciter correctement. L’Initiation enseigne à penser, donc à faire l’effort personnel qui conduit à l’élaboration de la Vérité. Celle-ci n’est jamais révélée à l’Initié, dont la mission consiste à découvrir par lui même les secrets qui l’intéressent. Un guide parfait pour le Maître qui souhaite poursuivre son initiation à la Franc-maçonnerie à travers sa philosophie, sa méthode, ses rites et ses symboles.
Tarot of the Magicians
Author: Wirth, Oswald
Publisher: Weiser Books
Tarot of the Magicians by Swiss occultist artist and author Oswald Wirth was first published in Paris in 1927, and a Weiser edition was later released in 1985. Long unavailable, the book is back in print in a beautiful new package with full-color pull-out cards reproducing Wirth’s 1889 tarot deck. With a new introduction by bestselling tarot author Mary K. Greer, Tarot of the Magicians offers tarot enthusiasts and students of the occult an in-depth and authoritative analysis of one of the most beautiful and evocative of all modern tarot decks. In this important tarot work of the Major Arcana, Wirth combines the imagery and symbolism from Alchemy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and the magical heritage of Egypt and Chaldea, and explores the astronomical (rather than strictly zodiacal) associations for the Major Arcana cards.
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Rene Guenon (1886-1951) was one of the great luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of intellectual fashion. His extensive writings, now finally available in English, are a providential treasure-trove for the modern seeker: while pointing ceaselessly to the perennial wisdom found in past cultures ranging from the Shamanistic to the Indian and Chinese, the Hellenic and Judaic, the Christian and Islamic, and including also Alchemy, Hermeticism, and other esoteric currents, they direct the reader also to the deepest level of religious praxis, emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization. Studies in Freemasonry and the Compagnonnage is both an attempt to rediscover the lost roots of Masonry and a fascinating look into the many controversies swirling around the subject of Masonry in serious intellectual circles during the first half of the twentieth century. It must also be classed, along with Symbols of Sacred Science, Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power, Traditional Forms and Cosmic Cycles, The Esoterism of Dante, Insights into Christian Esoterism and Insights into Islamic Esoterism and Taoism-not to mention related sections in many of his other books-as one of Rene Guenon's masterful excursions into esoteric myth, symbolism, and secret history. Freemasonry may indeed be, as Guenon ultimately concluded, a largely degenerated and thus no longer strictly 'operative' offshoot of a true initiatory lineage; yet its symbolism, like that of the original Rosicrucians, remains profound, traditional, and therefore ultimately legitimate. And given that the 'Spirit bloweth where it listeth', it is always possible that symbolism of this order may awaken in a receptive soul intimations of the Truth and the Way, which can be of inestimable of value in 'the path to the Path', the quest for a living initiatory spirituality.
Freemasonry has a deep purpose which can be overlooked in the rush of the modern world. Its ritual says it is a high and serious subject. But how can an individual discover the truths it outlines? Robert Lomas has spent thirty years as a university teacher, and twenty years studying Freemasonry. In this book he shares his personal insight into the Craft and outlines the steps a Mason must take to find self-knowledge. His words are illuminated by the unique symbolic drawings of two masters of Masonic Tracing board design. The purpose of Freemasonry is to help its members become Initiates in the science of Life. If you want to know yourself, then Freemasonry offers a path to that knowledge. It is a spiritual adventure, fit for the athletic and adventurous mind. The Secret Science of Masonic Initiation reveals that path.
Perspectives on Initiation
Author: Rene Guenon, Henry D. Fohr, Samuel D. Fohr
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
The present volume, first published at the close of World War II, and based on a series of articles on initiation originally written between 1932 and 1938 for Le Voile d'Isis (later renamed tudes Traditionnelles), is unique in giving a comprehensive account both of the conditions of initiation and of the characteristics of organizations qualified to transmit it. Gunon's distinction between the initiatic and the mystical paths-the first requiring a formal relationship with a master, a set of specific contemplative techniques, and a chain-of-transmission stretching back to the origin of the tradition in question, the second generally lacking these elements-led to some controversy between those who accept this distinction and others who believe that initiatory and mystical spirituality are one and the same. The book presents such central principles as the dangers and barrenness of syncretism, the often dire consequences of fostering 'psychic powers', and the superiority of sacerdotal initiation (into the Greater Mysteries) over 'royal' initiation (into the Lesser Mysteries), though both are necessary parts of the initiatic path. This last point precisely defines the rift between Gunon and Julius Evola, whose elevation of royal initiation over sacerdotal must be seen, according to Gunon's criteria, as a modern-day echo of the ancient revolt of the warrior caste against the priestly one. Whoever follows Gunon's argument will realize that a romantic warrior mysticism held no fascination for him, and is in fact explicitly contrary to his principles. But pre-eminently, Perspectives on Initiation provides indispensable points of reference for anyone attempting to distinguish between 'initiatic', 'pseudo-initiatic', and 'countert-initiatic' spiritualities in these profoundly uncertain times.
Author: Patricia Briggs
Experience the fantasy and adventure of #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Brigg's first published novel—the thrilling start of the Sianim series... After an upbringing of proper behavior and oppressive expectations, Aralorn fled her noble birthright for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. But her latest mission involves more peril than she ever imagined. Agents of Sianim have asked her to gather intelligence on the increasingly popular and powerful sorcerer Geoffrey ae'Magi. Soon Aralorn comes to see past the man's striking charisma—and into a soul as corrupt and black as endless night. And few have the will to resist the sinister might of Geoffrey and his minions. So Aralorn, aided by her enigmatic companion, Wolf, join the growing rebellion against the ae'Magi. But in a war against an enemy armed with the powers of illusion, how do you know who the true enemy is—or where he will strike next?
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Author: George Sand
Publisher: Boston : Roberts Brothers
The true identity of this Alchemical Adept has never been publicly discovered but there are few who would not recognize his works as the most significant contribution to the Great Art in more than 100 years. The author displays an immense knowledge of the practices of Alchemy and the Alchemists of the Middle Ages and for the first time makes clear the differences between Chemistry, Spagyrics, Archemy, and Alchemy. For many, the most amazing revelation of the book will be the author's review and exhaustive interpretation of the extensive statuary, bas relief, and other artistic devices built into the homes of numerous Medieval Alchemists. These works of art have for centuries openly revealed the secrets of Alchemy to all who have the eyes to see. This long awaited translation from the original French will be of immense benefit to those who seek to understand Alchemy for what it truly is -- the art and science of Creation and Transformation of physical form through the agency of Man.
Author: Frédéric Bastiat
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Bastiat's "Economic Sophisms”, translated by Dr. Patrick James Stirling, were eagerly welcomed by students of political economy who were not really familiar with French. His object in this work was, as he says, "to refute the fallacies of the Protectionist School, then predominant in France, and to clear the way for the establishment of what he maintained to be the true system of economic science, which he desired to ﬁnd on a new and peculiar theory of value, afterwards fully developed by him in the Harmonies."
‘From the earliest days of history, men have sought a language which would be both universal and synthetic, a language capable of expressing the richest and most complex realities while, at the same time, reducing them to the barest essentials. It is this research that led to the discovery of images and symbols. Images and symbols speak: they have their own language, but the absolute language of symbols is that of geometrical figures. Geometrical figures are, as it were, the framework or skeleton of reality but although they are reduced to the bare bones they are by no means dead, for they represent living realities in man and the universe. And this is why, in order to interpret them we have to breathe the life of the spirit into them: they will mean nothing to us if we are content to study them only as they occur outside ourselves.’ Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Looks at the phenomenon of the paperback revolution and examines the impact and implications of papberbacks on modern American culture in the past and future