Verdant Gnosis

Cultivating the Green Path

Author: Marcus McCoy,Catamara Rosarium,Jenn Zahrt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947544024

Category: Nature

Page: 166

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Within this second volume of Verdant Gnosis, you will find a rich selection of international authorities on the Green Way who reveal the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature.

Re-Enchanting the Academy

Author: Angela Voss,Simon Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943710133

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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IN THIS BOOK, sixteen authors encourage the modern academy to remember that portals to enchantment can be found in its hallowed halls, and indeed must be found, if education is to nourish and inspire both heart and mind, if it is to lead future generations of students out of the cave of policy-led bureaucratisation and financially-led consumerism into the creative freedom of their own souls. Our authors offer resistance to the domination of education 'by belief in the facts revealed solely by mandated standards and standardized testing' through an appeal to the imagination as primary and foundational, the source of connection to self, others, and world. Enchantment catches us when we least expect it, not only through our thoughts, but through feelings, sensations, intuitions and instincts--and as Peter Abbs reminded us nearly forty years ago, if we want to promote 'wholeness of being' as an educational ideal then our schools and academies must embrace the full spectrum of human ways of knowing, in order to bring new, integrated perspectives to our conflicted world.

2012

The Return of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Daniel Pinchbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585425921

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 411

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Draws on cosmological phenomena of the modern world as well as the author's own research into shamanic and metaphysical belief systems to support the Mayan theory about an unprecedented global shift predicted for the year 2012.

Title Coming Soon

Author: M. F. Wild,Mia Michelle

Publisher: Series Coming Soon

ISBN: 9781943893393

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Like most girls at Ridgeville High, Clare Winston has spent years fantasizing about sexy star quarterback Eric Hayward. He's gorgeous, talented, and untouchable. While Clare studies her way to the top of the senior class, Eric and his best friend Travis Whyte have stayed busy throwing game-winning passes and taking the cheer squad to bed. Shy and mostly solitary after a tragic loss, Clare has never been on the radar of any social scene. Then a steamy chance encounter changes everything. Suddenly one naughty misadventure isn't enough--for either of them. Eric is determined to open Clare's eyes to every kind of pleasure, even if it means exploring an unconventional arrangement and ultimately taking a chance on something deeper. But with change comes new challenges. Temptation lurks at every turn, and Clare has to decide if Eric is the one who deserves not just her body but her heart.

The Ascendant Vol 1

Author: Austin Coppock,Jennifer Zahrt,Nicholas Civitello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947544109

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 74

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The Ascendant, the official journal of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). The first issue, released in 2014, welcomed previously unpublished work around the topic of 'New Frontiers for Astrology' and featured work by emerging astrologers and culminating veterans of the celestial art.

Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism

Author: Daniel A. Schulke

Publisher: Three Hands Press

ISBN: 9781945147012

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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The discipline of Occult Herbalism encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those which have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction. Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science. In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach. Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism circumscribes the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry.

The Earthwise Herbal Repertory

Author: Matthew Wood

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 162317077X

Category: Medicinal plants

Page: 206

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Expert herbalist Matthew Wood takes the guesswork out of the application of medicinal plants in this first comprehensive herbal repertory, which provides an invaluable cross-reference of constitutional types, energetic categories, and specific symptoms that leads the herbalist to a limited number of possible herbs for a specific condition. Unlike many references in which medicinal plants are defined simply by condition or disease name, this book provides a basic plan for analyzing each case in a holistic fashion. The energetic (hot, cold, damp, dry, tense, relaxed) or action (sedative, stimulant, alternative, nutritive, relaxant, astringent, etc.) is cross-referenced with the organic, system, or function where the problem resides and specific symptoms known to indicate that specific herb or class of herbs. Drawing on his 35 years' experience as a practicing herbalist who has treated tens of thousands of clients, Wood incorporates knowledge from ancient Greek and traditional Native American medicine, the traditions of nineteenth-century botanical medicine, homeopathy, and modern biomedical research.

Veneficium

Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path

Author: Daniel Schulke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147203

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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In many esoteric traditions, there exists an iconic or linguistic corollary between the concepts of 'poisoner' and 'sorcerer', suggesting a sinistral magical kinship. Indeed, the use of plant, animal and mineral toxins is a strand of magic originating in remotest antiquity and reaching the present day. Beyond its mundane function as an agent of corporeal harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures. Allied with Samael, the fallen serpent-angel of first transgression whose Hebrew name in some translations is 'Venom of God', this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, penetrating European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches' Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic. VENEFICIUM concerns the intersection of magic and poison. Of particular note to this study are the herbs of the so-called 'Devil's Garden', which bear relation to the allied witchcraft concepts of the Graal of Midnight, the Witches' Supper, and the flying ointment of the witches which has exerted fascination over scholars, historians, and practitioners alike. Beyond consideration of the toxicological dimensions of magical power, the related threads of astral and philosophical poisons are also examined, and their resonance and dissonance with magical practice explored. VENEFICIUM will be of interest to students of magic, witchcraft, alchemy, botanical folklore, medicine, and occult pharmacology.

Table Talk

From the Threepenny Review

Author: Wendy Lesser,Jennifer Zahrt,Mimi Chubb

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619025035

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” column. Selected from several decades of The Threepenny Review, known colloquially as the West Coast’s New York Review of Books, these anecdotal essays debate the historical, artistic, and technological developments of our time. Released to coincide with the 35th anniversary of The Threepenny Review in January 2015, Table Talk, edited by Wendy Lesser, Mimi Chubb and Jennifer Zahrt, includes essays by Christopher Ricks, who unfolds a dazzling literary history of the phrase “Table Talk”; Leonard Michaels on why the waltz should be viewed as an aggressive, imperialist dance; and Claire Messud on the art of digression in fiction and conversation. Sigrid Nunez engages with the contemporary vogue for memoir and autobiography, while Luc Sante draws conclusions about postmodern art from a stray bit of graffiti glimpsed on a New York street. Other contributions include Alexander Nehamas on the NEA controversy that roiled the culture wars of the 1990s and Paula Fox’s tips for interacting with difficult children. Ninety-nine pieces become a garden of literary delights, as Table Talk takes an irreverent walk on the wild side of philosophical and cultural speculation that will resonate with readers of any age.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

The Green Mysteries

An Occult Herbarium

Author: Daniel A. Schulke

Publisher: Three Hands Press

ISBN: 9781945147111

Category: Gardening

Page: 640

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The Green Mysteries is the product of twenty-five years of experiential research on the spiritual and occult properties of plants. Presenting a vast array of trees and herbs from many spiritual traditions, this exhaustive compendium examines their folklore, magical uses and spiritual essences. While presenting the material through both magical and mythopoetic narrative, the stance of the book is also grounded firmly in supportive disciplines such as botany, chemistry, and anthropology and also includes up to date phylogenetic and pharmacological findings. Interspersed with the encyclopedic plant entries are short narratives addressing such concepts as the Witches Flying Oinment, intoxicating incense, the herbal dimsension of Alchemy, and the Green Saints such as Al-Khidir, the medieval Wildman, and the forest-dwelling Nymphs who nourished the Greek gods. More than a mere collation of previously existing works on plants, much of the material is drawn directly from the author's private field notes, diaries, and manuals of magical operation, presented in an angaging narrative style. Illustrated with with over 270 original illustrations by Benjamin Vierling, commissioned for the project."

Six Ways

Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic

Author: Aidan Wachter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999356609

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

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Six Ways is a handbook of magic and sorcery, rooted in witchcraft, folk magic, chaos magic, and animist spirit work. Subjects covered include sigils, servitors, meditation, trance, spiritual cleansing, warding, dream sorcery, candle magic, talismanic magic, and tending to the spirit ecologies we live with and in. Six Ways looks at how and why to build relationships in all of the worlds, manifest and unmanifest (what Wachter calls the Field) that allow us to perform effective magic. Effective magic is magic that changes us at the mind, soul, and spirit levels while improving our real-world circumstances. The focus is on finding pathways to the Otherworlds and building symbiotic relationships with the Others (the spirits and allies) that dwell there. Sorcery then becomes the practice of working within those relationships to effect the changes we seek in our lives.

Plants of the Devil

Author: Corinne Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147159

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Plants of the Devil examines the history and magic of herbs associated with Satan and his minions, delving into the folklore of ancient Europe and the British Isles. Examined in the book are the diabolical concept of the Wild Adversary and the Devil's Garden, Temptation, plants that harm and curse such as Blackberry, Stinging Nettle, Briar Rose, and Thistle, Poisonous Plants, herbs of evil omen, and herbs for protection, or 'Plants to keep the Dark Prince at bay.' The book will be of great interest to students of the occult, witchcraft, and plant folklore.

The Wicked Shall Decay

Charms, Spells and Witchcraft of Old Britain

Author: A. D. Mercer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147227

Category: History

Page: 192

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Before the witchcraft revival of 20th century popular occultism, witches and their arts of malevolent magic were recognized as real and constituted ever-present threats to the community. Spells and charms against the evil influence of witches were a common feature of rural English life, and form a unique --and sometimes sinister-- corpus of folk magic similar in its features to the baneful magical operations witches were accused of. Through the use of incantations, herbs, talismans, spirit compacts, gestures, and prayers, a practitioner of British folk-sorcery could overcome the power of magical ill-doers using time-tested and traditional methods of magic. From the forgotten archives of nineteenth century folklore and first-hand reports of the period, occult researcher Andrew Mercer has gathered a collection of the more obscure and lesser-known examples of the fascinating magical art of anti-bewitchment, expelling, binding and cursing.

The Tarot

History, Symbolism, and Divination

Author: Robert Michael Place

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585423491

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 321

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A comprehensive guide to the Tarot offers insight into its history, symbolism, and practical applications, discussing the cultural influences that shaped its evolution while outlining techniques on how to read and interpret a Tarot card spread. Original. 12,500 first printing.