Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy

Author: Mary Anne Atwood

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849619036

Category: Alchemy

Page: 597

View: 4231

This book is one of the best and most comprehensive about Hermetic philosophy and a perfect textbook for your first steps into alchemy. A real suggestive inquiry into the Hermetic mystery. Contents: Part I An Exoteric View of the Progress and Theory of Alchemy Chapter I A Preliminary Account of the Hermetic Philosophy, with the more Salient Points of its Public History Chapter II Of the Theory of Transmutation in General, and of the First Matter Chapter III The Golden Treatise of Hermes Trismegistus, Concerning the Physical Secret of the Philosopher's Stone. Part II A More Esoteric Consideration of the Hermetic Art & Its Mysteries Chapter I Of the True Subject of the Hermetic Art, & its Concealed Root Chapter II Of the Mysteries Chapter III The Mysteries Continued Chapter IV The Mysteries (Concluded) Part III Concerning the Laws and Vital Conditions of the Hermetic Experiment Chapter I Of the Experimental Method and Fermentation of the Philosophic Subject, According to the Paracelsian Alchemists and some Others Chapter II A Further Analysis of the Initial Principle, and its Eduction into Light Chapter III Of the Manifestation of the First Matter, and its Information by Light. Chapter IV Of the Mental Requisites and Impediments Incidental to Individuals Either as Masters or Students in the Hermetic Art Part IV The Hermetic Practice Chapter I Of the Vital Purification, Commonly Called the Gross Work Chapter II Of the Philosophic or Subtle Work Chapter III The Six Keys of Eudoxus, Opening Into the Most Secret Philosophy Chapter IV The Conclusion

The Kybalion

Author: William Walker Atkinson,Three Initiates,Philip Deslippe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585428748

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 311

View: 1303

The definitive edition of the most widely read occult book of the past century-now published with a groundbreaking introduction that establishes its true authorship and history. This volume also features a previously unpublished work by the original author. It is one of the most mysterious and hotly debated esoteric works ever written-and without question the most popular and influential volume of arcane philosophy of the twentieth century: The Kybalion. Reputedly based on the ancient Greek-Egyptian wisdom, The Kybalion has been credited only to the cryptic 'Three Initiates' since its first appearance in 1908. Readers have long debated the identity of the Three Initiates, along with the nature of the Hermetic mystery teachings from which the book is believed to be derived. The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition presents the first full- scale analysis of this work of practical occult wisdom. In an engaging introduction, religious scholar Philip Deslippe authoritatively surveys book's context, history, and far reaching influence (including its legacy as a source of spiritual insight to communities ranging from New Thought to Black Nationalism), Deslippe further provides a biographical sketch of its elusive and influential author, the New Thought pioneer William Walker Atkinson. This special edition features both the original text of The Kybalion and the first-ever publication of Atkinson's previously unknown post-Kybalion work: The Seven Cosmic Laws. As valuable to newcomers as it is to longtime readers who crave more knowledge about Atkinson and his work, The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition illuminates the strange and significant history of this long-cherished work.

The Kybalion

A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece, by Three Initiates - Primary Source Edition

Author: Three Initiates

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781295735945


Page: 234

View: 7068

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Stellar Man

Author: John Baines

Publisher: John Baines Inst

ISBN: 9781882692040

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

View: 5597

The Stellar Man takes a critical look at the current state of mankind. It exposes the "collective animal soul" which guides and directs humanity and on a deeper level, it explores Hermetic Science which can aid the individual in freeing himself from the collective influence. The Stellar Man also introduces the Seven Great Laws of Nature and shows how they can be applied in daily life, thus revealing to the reader the first practical steps on the path toward transcending one's own animal condition in order to become a true, conscious, spiritual, stellar being. Also available in Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian.

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth-The-Atlantean

Author: Dr. Doreal,M. Doreal

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598582429

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 199

View: 1910

The Spiritual, Occult and Historical significance of the "Emerald Tablets" is almost beyond belief of modern man. Written around 36,000 B.C. by Thoth, an Atlantean priest-king, this manuscript dates far back beyond reach of any Egyptian writings ever found. The author, Thoth, a Master-Teacher of the early Egyptians, put this treatise to writing in his native Atlantean language and Dr. Doreal, by use of his expertise as an Occultist and Master of time and space, was given the directive to retrieve these Tablets and translate them into English for the edification of modern man. The powerful and rhythmic verse of Thoth is wonderfully retained in Doreal's translation. Contained within the pages of Thoth's masterpiece of Spiritual and Occult Wisdom is the synthesis of the Ancient Wisdom Teachings, the guideline for initiates of all ages, revealing the Knowledge and Wisdom hitherto held secret, but now in this New Age, revealed to all Seekers on the Path of Light. Dr. M. Doreal, Ms.D., Psy.D., is the Spiritual; Teacher of a multitude of Seekers of Light, having founded a Metaphysical Church and College - The Brotherhood of the White Temple, Inc. He is the author of all of the Organization's writings and teachings, having been given permission for the Esoteric Wisdom to be remitted in a public forum by the Great White Lodge, the Elder Brothers of mankind who shape and form the Spiritual evolution of earth's inhabitants. The Brotherhood of the White Temple, Inc. is a correspondence school, accredited through the State of Colorado, and mails out to its world-wide membership weekly Lessons of Truth. Its four and one-half year College Course unveils the secrets of the Symbolism of all Mystery Schools, giving precisely and beautifully, the step by step progression all Seekers have searched for in their quest for Oneness with God, and for attainment of Cosmic Consciousness. "Read, Believe or not, but read, and the vibration found therein will awaken a response in your soul.' - Doreal

The Kybalion - Revised and Updated Edition

Author: The Three Initiates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907347009

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 7594

The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece is a relatively modern addition to the body of work devoted to Hermes, an icon of ancient teachings that reveal the path to self transformation. In this revised edition, we have corrected many editorial issues inherent within the original text, creating a clearer presentation of the book's message: The Seven Hermetic Principles. These principles complement other Hermetic teachings and provide a foundation for your own spiritual awakening. As the book states, "The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding."

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Author: Hermes Trismegistus

Publisher: Fab

ISBN: 9781609422325

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 754

The Emerald Tablet is a cryptic piece of the Hermetica reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation. It was highly regarded by medieval alchemists as the foundation of their art and its Hermetic tradition. The original source of the Emerald Tablet is unknown. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, the text was first translated into Latin in the twelfth century. Numerous translations, interpretations and commentaries followed.

The Hermetica

The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs

Author: Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781585426928

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 985

An accessible translation of the esoteric Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to the legendary sage-god Hermes Trismegistus offers insight into their influence on some of history's forefront philosophers, scientists, and artists; in a volume that is complemented by an introduction to related Egyptian and Hellenic cultures. Original.

The Pineal Gland

The Eye of God

Author: Manly P. Hall

Publisher: Colchis Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 4579

As the pineal gland was the one most recognized and written about by the earlier adepts, it is the logical beginning of any occult discussion of the endocrine chain. The epiphysis cerebri, or pineal body, secures its name from its peculiar shape (thepinus, or pine cone) and arises in the fifth week of the human embryo as a blind sac branching off from that section of the brain which is next in front of the mid-brain—the diencephalon—which includes the area of the third ventricle and adjacent parts. The distal, or remote, portion of this sac becomes the body of the gland. The proximal portion (the point of attachment or origin) remains as the stalk. Is not this pine cone the one to which E. A. Wallis-Budge refers in his Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, when in describing the entry of Ani into the presence of Osiris in the Egyptian ritual of Coming Forth by Day as “the so-called ‘cone’ on Ani’s wig,” for which the good Egyptologist could find no intelligent reason? Is this not also the whirring cone which was among the symbolic playthings of the child Bacchus and which Bastius describes as a small cone-shaped piece of wood around which a cord was wound so that it might be made to spin and give out a “humming noise”? (SeeOrpheus, by G. R. S. Mead.) Those acquainted with the esoteric function of the pineal gland or who have experienced the “whirring” sound attendant upon its activity will realize how apt is the analogy.

The Secret Science

Author: John Baines,Judith Hipskind

Publisher: John Baines Inst

ISBN: 9781882692019

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

View: 4716

The Secret Science is the study of the human condition and the foundations of life: Desire, Sex, God, Mind, Spirit, and the Search for Happiness. It says that the physical and spiritual transformation of Man is achievable through the living of life, not by detaching oneself from it. The Secret Science is intended for the reader who is driven by a spiritual inquietude and an inner yearning to deepen his personal knowledge of himself at a practical and tangible level. Also available in Spanish, Latvian, Bulgarian, Russian, German, Portuguese and Italian.

Divine Magic

Author: Doreen Virtue

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401919603

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 8363

You have natural magical abilities that can elevate your life to a whole new level, as well as heal and help your loved ones and clients. The original teacher of this Divine magic was an Egyptian sage named Hermes Trismegistus. His teachings, called "Hermetics," were only taught verbally or in very cryptic writings. In 1908, three Hermetic students wrote these teachings in a book called The Kybalion. Yet, this book was still difficult to understand because of its archaic and confusing language. Now in Divine Magic, Doreen Virtue presents a clearly edited version of The Kybalion, written in understandable and modern language. She gives comments and practical suggestions based upon her own success in using Hermetic teachings for healing and manifestation. With Divine Magic, you can master your moods, release negativity, manifest new levels of abundance, and attract wonderful opportunities in all areas of your life. Includes a meditative audio download!

Corpus Hermeticum

Author: G. R. S. Mead

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849691713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

View: 7509

The so-called Hermetic writings have been known to Christian writers for many centuries. The early church Fathers (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria) quote them in defense of Christianity. Stobaeus collected fragments of them. The Humanists knew and valued them. They were studied in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and in modern times have again been diligently examined by many scholars.

The Magic Story

Author: Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787309077

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

View: 8994

1900 One of the greatest inspirational classics of all time. Has lifted thousands out of the bonds of despair.

The Unfoldment

The Organic Path to Clarity, Power, and Transformation

Author: Neil Kramer

Publisher: Career Press

ISBN: 9781601632142

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 255

View: 496

A guidebook to life empowerment encourages readers to embrace change, follow the secret teachings of our ancestors, understand the intimate relationship of opposites and much more.

The New Hermetics

21st Century Magick for Illumination and Power

Author: Jason Augustus Newcomb

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633050

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

View: 9939

The New Hermetics is a powerful spiritual technology of the mind. It is a course of study and practice that teaches the science of illumination and the ability to alter reality. The ancient Egyptian form of Hermetic philosophy was that the mind shapes reality. The New Hermetics extends that philosophy - the universe is a great mind or consciousness, and we are a part of that consciousness; therefore by learning to control the mind, we learn to control our part of the universe. With updated versions of the ancient Rosicrucian brotherhood's 10 levels of initiation, combined with ancient and modern mind-expanding techniques such as visualization and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), The New Hermetics progressively gives initiates power over their minds and world. Practicing these elements simultaneously makes it possible to undergo initiation into the mysteries of consciousness in a fraction of the time it was ever before possible. The course offered in the book lets practitioners master their minds in such a way that they will be able to achieve anything and everything they want in life, spiritually and physically. The New Hermetics offers 10 levels of instruction to control the mind and control reality: Level 1-The Initiate teaches mastery over behavior and visualization in the Ether. Level 2-The Zealot bestows mastery over emotions, breathing, and Etheric energy. Level 3-The Practitioner gives mastery over mind, beliefs, and the ability to project Etheric energy. Level 4-The Philosopher masters creativity,values, and the ability to direct Etheric energy. Level 5-The Adept develops relationship with cosmic consciousness. Level 6-The Advanced Adept offers the power to direct the forces of cosmic consciousness. Level 7-The Perfect Adept gives wisdom and the ability to share these forces with others. Level 8-The Master bestows mastery of cosmic consciousness. Level 9-The Mage gains mastery of universal power. Level 10-The Ultimate Master obtains mastery over the universal self. The New Hermetics is a powerful course of instruction that can help anyone master themselves to rule their world.

The Tree of Life

A Study in Magic

Author: Israel Regardie

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877281498

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 284

View: 7781

The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation. An ideal introduction to the numerous complex and obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley. Includes practical exercises for developing the will and the imagination.

The Great Omar

Author: Austin P. Torney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511590464


Page: 70

View: 8745

The 'Great Omar' Rubaiyat The book had 1,051 semiprecious stones, Set in 18-carat gold, many in the cover alone, 5,000 separate pieces of collared leathers, And 100 square feet of 22-carat feathered Gold leaf in the tooling and the edges weathered. It went down, down, the sounds whirling around, When the ice broke through the Titanic's crown. Vivid illustrations by Elihu Vedder's artistry Adorn the passages of metaphysical poetry.

The Arcane Teaching

Author: William Walker Atkinson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781495285240

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

View: 7787

When you feel that there is more to your life than what you currently have, and you are ready to understand the dynamics that silently structures your life - you begin to awaken.There is a higher consciousness from which any answer can be found, any reality achieved. This higher consciousness is not to be identified with your physical body or your personality. This higher consciousness is the “I” and the “WILL”, and if used correctly can steer your life in any direction you choose – you need only to focus it. Everyone has a higher consciousness yet only few ever realize it. The correct use of the WILL is not to be controlled by outside forces or the physical world, but to have control over them. This is achievable through the varied states of consciousness that have always been available to you.The 'Arcane Teaching' is a metaphysical guide - to achieve a higher consciousness to be used to transmute one mental state into another. Its occult beginnings are not to be confused with witchcraft or any other form of archaic magic, negative or positive. It is simply a Truth, and if used correctly will grant you the key to 'heaven on earth'.