Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: Octagon Press Ltd
Does there lie in mankind's remote past a single origin for the beliefs and practices of magic found in nearly every culture in the world? Behind the distortions and grotesqueries of magical practices, could there be clues to processes worthy of our objective consideration? First published nearly 40 years ago, Oriental Magic is still the definitive work on the subject. Its publication was the culmination of five years of research into rare artifacts, obscure manuscripts, and travels into remote areas where strange magical practices endure. The "singing sands" of Egypt, the invisible rulership of Sufism, subcutaneous electricity, and the prehistoric sources of Babylonian occult practices are just a few of the intriguing subjects described. The author includes personal accounts of "training" under a ju-ju witch doctor, a demonstration of Hindu levitation, and translations of secret alchemical and magical formulae. Revealed is an astonishing similarity in magical beliefs, practices, and terminology of places as diverse as China, the Near East, Scandinavia, and Africa. Oriental Magic includes a myriad of illustrations, including unique photos of places and people associated with the mysterious world of magic. Only an author of Shah's experience, dedication, and knowledge of human nature could assemble such an array of arcane information into a dazzling picture of human beliefs and practices. This new release is sure to attract the attention of a new generation of interested readers.
The Numbers of Life
Author: Kevin Quinn Avery
Publisher: Girard & Stewart
Easily the most comprehensive and detailed guide to practical and theoretical numerology on the market, Kevin Quinn Avery's The Numbers of Life stands alone as the definitive work in its field. Drawing on a long and storied career advising New York's celebrities, intelligentsia, and politicians, as well as years of professional study in the areas of astronumerology, astrology, and kabala, Avery has neatly compiled a lifetime of knowledge in this one useful volume. If you are just beginning to dip your toes into the waters of numerology or if you are a seasoned expert, Avery's wisdom is guaranteed to help as you endeavor to derive meaning from the numbers that surround you.The Numbers of Life combines practical instruction with years of collected wisdom about the nature of numerology, astrology, and the occult. Replete with charts and figures about personality, habits, and soul urge, this book will help you to deepen your own understanding of yourself and the world around you. Equipped with knowledge about the details of your future, you can prepare to meet your destiny with positivity and strength.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
From Sphinx to Christ
Author: Edouard Schure
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1908 Edition.
Author: Ed McBain
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Sy Kramer was handsome, well-dressed, well-heeled - and dead! A blackmailer who?d pushed one of his victims too far, Kramer had earned his last payoff: a bullet in the head. Which of Kramer?s pigeons had so much at stake that murder seemed like the best bet? Was it the politician's wife, anxious to conceal her shadowy past? Or the soft drinks king? Or was it that unknown victim who had fattened Kramer's bankroll by the thousands? Or perhaps another blackmailer muscling in on Kramer's territory? The boys of the 87th have a tough case to crack. They must catch the desperate killer before he or she strikes again, and Kramer?s blackmail victims are decidedly unwilling to co-operate.
The Hebrew Christ
Author: Claude Tresmontant
Publisher: Franciscan Press
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1802 edition. Extrait: ...tout a change. La nature entiere a ete tourmentee et alteree par le fleau da deluge. L'espece humaine dont les crimes avoient attire ce fleau, s'est trouvee beaucoup plus resserree dans les entraves de sa matiere; les animaux eux-memes ont perdu de leur virtualite, par le renouvellement qui s'est fait de leur espece, et qui les a fait descendre au-dessous de ce qu'ils etoient avant que la justice supreme eut lait eclater sa vengeance. Enfin, que ne doit-on pas penser des enormes squelettes des mammouths? Si la sagesse n'eut procure a l'homme un moyen lo remedier a ces funestes suites de la justice, il seroit donc reste sans aucune voie de retour vers son principe, et le plan de l'amour divin en faveur cls l'espece humaine ne se seroit pas rempli, puisque la premiere initiation a cette voie de retour n'auroit pu avoir lieu. Or, la circoncision, d'apres tout ce qu'on a vu ci-dessus, nous paroit etre ce moyen salutaire qui, depuis le delugei asuppl'e aux avantages dont l'homme et les animaux jouissoierit avant cette memorable catastrophe. Peut-etre meme que si les nations eussent observe avec fidelite les loixet les instructions que Noe leur a transmises, comme l'elu et le prepose du Seigneur, elles se fussent maintenues dans des rapports assez f uissans pour que ce nouveau moyen leur fut inutile. Mais par la prevarication de Cham et de Chanaan, et par les abominations commises dans les plaines de Sennaar, elles ont ajoute des chaines...
Author: Ed McBain
A homicide in the 87th Precinct wasn't exactly front-page news. But two murders made headlines. Both added up to big trouble. Pretty redhead Annie Boone lay facedown on a liquor store floor, surrounded by broken bottles and riddled with bullets. The boys of the 87th didn't have a suspect without an irontight alibi - or a reason for someone to shoot Annie dead. Detective Roger Havilland lay faceup in a grocery store's front window, a shard of glass piercing his jugular. A crazy bag lady was Detective Steve Carella's best witness. But a mistake by Carella's new partner Cotton Hawes could put them both in the line of fire - where a wrong move could get a good cop killed.
Author: Max Heindel
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1909 Edition.