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Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite by Albert Pike

By Albert Pike

This can be Albert Pikes' 861 web page quantity of 'lectures' at the esoteric roots of Freemasonry, particularly the 32-degree Scottish ceremony. until eventually 1964, this publication was once given to each Mason finishing the 14th measure within the Southern jurisdiction of the U.S. Scottish ceremony Freemasons. Masonic lectures are ordinary oral shows given in the course of initiation to a brand new measure. Lectures supply heritage fabric for initiates and the speak about tasks of the measure ordinarily phrases.

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The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal by Arthur Edward Waite

By Arthur Edward Waite

It's on the middle of all Western tradition: the tale of the Holy Grail, the key background of Christianity and the grand quest to discover it that informs every thing from stories steeped in centuries, corresponding to the legend of King Arthur, to the main smooth well known fiction, just like the Da Vinci Code. during this hugely readable yet densely informative paintings, Waite, a preeminent 19th-century professional in esoterica, explores all of the literature devoted to this "legend of the soul" from either an highbrow and a religious standpoint, searching out the basic through-lines of this so much primary of reports in addition to a magical essence of Christianity itself. scholars of folklore, readers of fantasy-quest fiction, and seekers after spiritual fact Christian and Pagan alike will all locate this a necessary source. American-born British occultist and writer ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was once cocreator of the well-known 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. between his various books are booklet of Ceremonial Magic, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

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Magic in the Roman World: Pagans, Jews and Christians by Naomi Janowitz

By Naomi Janowitz

Utilizing in-depth examples of 'magical' perform resembling exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of people into divine beings, this vigorous quantity demonstrates that the observe 'magic' used to be used greatly in past due old texts as a part of polemics opposed to enemies and infrequently in simple terms as a time period for different people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz exhibits that 'magical' actions have been essential to overdue vintage spiritual perform, and they needs to be understood from the viewpoint of these who hired them.

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The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology by Forrest Church

By Forrest Church

Defined through Cornel West as “a towering public highbrow and the top universalist thinker of his generation,” Forrest Church was once one of many preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His ultimate present, The Cathedral of the area, attracts from the total span of Church’s life’s paintings to depart in the back of a transparent assertion of his universalist theology and liberal religion. Giving new voice to the ability of liberal faith, Church invitations all seekers to go into the Cathedral of the area, domestic to many home windows yet just one gentle.

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