The Divine Magician

The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith

Author: Peter Rollins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444703811

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Peter Rollins knows one magic trick - now, make sure you watch closely. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige. In The Divine Magician, each part comes into play as Rollins describes the way God works in our world today, and how this connection helps us understand the truly radical message of Christianity. The Divine Magician interrogates traditional religious notions from a refreshingly original perspective, undermining the commonplace debates involving dogma, doctrine, and tradition. Rejecting our preconceptions of what the spiritual and the religious mean, Rollins argues for a deeply material faith that finds meaning not in a set of beliefs, but in a passionate commitment to the world. This incendiary reading of Christianity breaks the boundaries of religion and overturns the tables of conventional wisdom. It offers hope for those seeking a depth and density in life, calling for the existing church to disappear, only to reappear in a fundamentally new and dynamic form.

Apollonius, the Divine Magician

Author: Charles Di Fazio

Publisher: Sai Towers Publishing

ISBN: 817899013X

Category:

Page: 479

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From Age To Age, Great Beings Imbued With Divine Power Incarnate Into The Human Family, Shining Their Light On All Who Cross Their Paths. They Leave Behind A Memory And Influence Long Associated With Their Names, Whether Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Zoroaster, Etc. Others, However, Blaze Brightly For Their Brief Moments In Times Only To Have Their Legends Eradicated From The Pages Of History. Such Was The Life Of Apollonius Of Tyana First Century Miracle Worker, Aristocrat, Controversial Philosopher, And Spiritual Preceptor To Emperors And Paupers Alike. At Once Human And Divine, Apollonius Captures The Heart Of The Reader, As He Once Did The Hearts Of Kings And Plebeians Long Ago.

Am I

Author: Ratan Lal

Publisher: Sai Towers Publishing

ISBN: 8186822690

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 406

View: 835

This Is The Story Of One Woman'S Journey To Find Her Answer To 'Who Am I Really?' The Author Was Born Near Rosslyn Chapel In Scotland, However Now Resides In Australia. Since Childhood Her Search To Find 'The Meaning Of Life' Began In Earnest, Leading Her To Varied Experiences And Travel To Many Countries Of Spiritual Significance. Finally Her Journey Took Her To India Where She Discovered 'The Jewel In The Crown'- Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This Book Is A Record Of Baba'S Answers To All Areas Of Universal Understanding.

The Radiance Sutras

112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight

Author: Lorin Roche

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622031660

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 3418

The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment The alchemical power of Sanskrit Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being The depths of your connection to the energies of life Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.

The Commerce of the Sacred

Mediation of the Divine Among Jews in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Jack N. Lightstone,Herbert W. Basser

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231128568

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 3770

Social Work Practice synthesizes the latest theories and research findings in social work and related fields and demonstrates how this information is used in working with clients. Because the interview is the medium in which much of social work practice takes place, learning the processes and skills to conduct a productive interview is a critical part of social work education.

Occult Traditions

Author: Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

Publisher: Numen Books

ISBN: 0987158139

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

View: 6824

Occult Traditions is the manifestation of the endeavours of scholars and practitioners alike exploring and challenging both historical and contemporary perspectives on the occult arts and sciences. The title of this book serves as a testimony for the occult acting as a designation of currents and traditions of esoteric philosophy, and magic as a participatory worldview manipulated as an instrument by the active person through the execution of the art and science of ritual, which is an extension grounded in the belief in magical powers within the self and other. Each page bears witness to aspects of occult traditions, which are in essence simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic, serving as an overall ordering force in service of the principles of the arcane correspondences that exist between the microcosm and the macrocosm. This book is an awakening to the occult reality that since the dawn of ages men and women have sought a glimpse of gnOsis within the awesome natural performance of ritual, the slithering flow of the elements, the sensational sounds of the spheres, the iconic form of dreams undreamt and now awoken, the irrational whispering of mystical verses, the silence of contemplation, and the passion-drenched erotic thirst for life, death, and rebirth. Unlike the priesthood of sterile logic and doctrinal faith, these men and women have been a visible representation of spiritual virility, of the human condition, and many times the romantic ethos, which many have convicted as an antinomian ethos, refusing, adapting, and also enchanting the dictates of conventional society, morality, and metaphysical culture. Thus, Occult Traditions invites the reader to journey along with the authors and conjurors, who have been generous enough to share their visions and gestures in this book, through various traditions relating to distinct historical developments, unique occult philosophies, and potent ritual practice. Here the reader shall encounter summoning magical assistants and the presence of the mystery traditions in the Greek Magical Papyri; deification through the arcane process of drowning in the Greek Magical Papyri; an exploration of occult theology as a continuation of Neoplatonism; a historical analysis of the grimoire traditions and a search for the original source of the Key of Solomon; the Icelandic tradition of magic as presented in an eighteenth century grimoire; a comparative analysis of medieval and Renaissance angel magic; Canaanite views of death and necromancy; an exploration of the use and attributes of incenses throughout history; a consideration of the science of divining the will of the gods; Seth as god of chaos and equilibrium; Julius Evola's ideas concerning the formula of sex, magic, and power; Buddhist 'wizards' at war in Thailand; a critical examination of the role of sex, magic, and initiation in the Wiccan Great Rite; the dynamics of altering consciousness within the spiral maze of Wiccan ritual; a restoration of the Rite of the Headless One from the Greek Magical Papyri; the elements of being and becoming in Conversation with one's Holy Guardian Angel; the Eucharistic Feast of Agathodaimon; the Rite of the Solar and Lunar Mysteries of the Altar of Eros for the Consecration of the Talismans of Helios and Selene; the Calling and Adoration of Aion, and the Spell of the Mystic Flame; and finally the Hymnic Adoration and Invocation of Thoth, to whom this book belongs, as He is lord of magic and scribe of the gods.

Animism, Magic, and the Divine King

Author: Giza Rsheim

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596053879

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 412

View: 9540

If the ancient kingdom of Sumer was the due of the serpent or bull hero who defeated the old serpent or bull and had access to the Divine Mother we can understand why her love appears to be a dangerous boon in later ages. For year by year the chosen of Ishtar has to encounter a foe of his own blood and one of the two "bulls" is dispatched to the country without return. -from "The Divine King" Thoroughly fascinating and totally engrossing, this 1930 work is an exploration of myth and magic in ancient cultures and how they tapped into the most elemental of human experiences-sex, death, tribalism, and war-to lay the foundations of modern religion, contemporary politics, and even the tradition of scientific inquiry. Armchair anthropologists, readers of comparative mythology, and anyone interested in the fundamental basis of the human subconscious will find this book extraordinarily enlightening. Hungarian anthropologist GZA RHEIM (1891-1953) was the first professor of anthropology at the University of Budapest, a position he held from 1919 to 1938, when he fled to the United States to escape the unrest of Europe just prior to World War II. He is also the author of The Riddle of the Sphinx (1934), The Origin and Function of Culture (1943), The Eternal Ones of the Dream (1945), and The Gates of the Dream (1952).

21st Century Mage

Bring the Divine Down to Earth

Author: Jason Augustus Newcomb

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609257019

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 7378

For the first time since its initial translation into English at the turn of the century, Jason Newcomb has reinterpreted the sacred magic of Abramelin the Mage into a completely relevant program for contemporary seekers. In the thirty-one chapters of 21st Century Mage , Newcomb has reinvented the "Knowledge and Conversation of Your Holy Guardian Angel" ritual. He lays out a course of practice and prayer -- and introduces a whole new generation to the Crowleyan esthetic. Thought to be the simplest and most effective explanation of secret Western doctrine, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, a 15th century text, laid the foundation for the nineteenth century occult group, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and set young Aleister Crowley on his spiritual quest. This is the book that served as the cornerstone of Crowley's lifelong practice. Newcomb's hip, non-denominational reinterpretation requires only openness to the universe and a yearning for understanding and transcendental knowledge. Describing himself as a skeptical and pragmatic mystic, Newcomb shows how drug abuse, sexual compulsion, overeating, fanaticism in all its permutations, are all misplaced yearnings for the "Knowledge and Conversation of Your Holy Guardian Angel." Jason Newcomb combines ideas and exercises from writers through the ages with the Abramelin techniques he himself has used to lose weight and quit smoking.

FF Communications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789514106736

Category: Folklore

Page: 240

View: 1627

The Divine Mystery

Author: Allen Upward

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849640507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

View: 3883

Mr. Allen Upward, better known to fame as a war correspondent, has attempted to give us "a reading of the history of Christianity down to the time of Christ," and however much we may disagree with some of his conclusions we must at least applaud the sincerity and the originality as well as the erudition of his effort. Mr. Upward finds in the dawn of Christianity a story that has been told mystically from age to age. Its words and signs are inherited from a primeval language, from prehistoric peoples, and from tales that are still the Bible of the peasant and the child. It is, he says, a recrystallization of universal fears and hopes, carried out in the crucible of a planetary heat wave, whose coming had been more or less distinctly felt by "a series of true prophets from Zoroaster to John the Baptist." Mr. Upward believes that Christ was an historical personage, but that the story of his life is an allegorical repetition of the greater story that is as old as the world it- self. To this end he collects all the threads of folklore within his reach, all the "superstitions" that perhaps are not superstitions, and that tend to show the stirrings of a higher consciousness and knowledge that culminates in the genius and the savior. If sometimes he seems to be inadequate or superficial we must remember the greatness, the almost incredible magnitude of the quarries from which he hews.

The Divine Anjaneya

Story of Hanuman

Author: Rama Bhat

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595412629

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 2079

Divinity is worshipped in all forms conceivable by the human mind. Lord Rama is an incarnation. Anjaneya is a devotee, and loyal companion and servant of Lord Rama, but by his own merit, Anjaneya is worshipped by Hindus in awe and admiration of the godliness in him. Anjaneya's story is not complete without the story of Rama, known as Ramayana. In this book, following Anjaneya's birth, childhood, education, Rama enters the great monkey's life. What follows is the confluence of divinities. This confluence and the ensuing flow of the story have been instilled in the mindset of generations of Indian minds. The mythology says that Anjaneya is Chiranjeevi, an immortal. Whether Anjaneya actually existed, and whether he was a Chiranjeevi is not important; however, he is a Chiranjeevi in the minds of thousands and millions of Indians. Sun Wukong is an extraordinary monkey character appearing in a Chinese mythology, Journey to the West. Anjaneya and Sun Wukong share many resemblances. Immortality is not about being present in a physical form, but about being present in the minds of more than two billion people in the world.

Anthropos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

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The Divine Mother

Author: Harriette Augusta Curtiss,Frank Homer Curtiss

Publisher: Order of Christian Mystics

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: 79

View: 1836

The Divine Truth

A Presentation of 'The Mission Love God'

Author: Son of Man

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499008708

Category: Religion

Page: 848

View: 9433

THE DIVINE TRUTH Lo! Those who believe in the One Alone GOD and those who are the children of Israel and the followers of Jesus and the nation of Noah— WHOEVER will believe in the oneness & the aloneness of GOD and the Day of Judgment and will perform good acts according to the commandments of GOD—surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. BECAUSE GOD NEITHER MAKES THE SECTS NOR THE SECTARIANS. GOD IS THE LORD OF MORAL STATE AND BELONGS TO EVERYONE. “GOD guides the righteous heart, inside us Satan tries to de-track, outside us & The affairs of the world are around us.” It is a DIVINE TRUTH, unveiling the secrets which remained unknown to mankind. YOU will believe it if you will read it. Please read it once at least.

The Divine Comedy

Volume 1: Inferno

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199878374

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 988

An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism.

La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) : Inferno

(The Divine Comedy): Inferno a Translation into English

Author: Paul S. Bruckman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456878557

Category: Poetry

Page: 768

View: 1975

This is the first book of a trilogy. Click on the links below to view the other two volumes of the trilogy. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Purgatorio LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Paradiso

Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Matthew Dickie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415311292

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 4310

This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors and sorceresses in the ancient world. Compelling and revealing in the breadth of evidence employed this will be an essential resource.

Ar Or

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oriental philology

Page: N.A

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