What is the relationship of the Bible to Witchcraft? What are Fairies, and Magical Alphabets? What were the links between Druidism and Witchcraft? An ABC of Witchcraft covers these subjects and many more from the well-informed and gentle viewpoint of practicing witch, Doreen Valiente.Arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference, the book discusses over 125 subjects that may concern anyone wishing to know more about this ancient pagan religion. Other topics include Atlantis, Witches’ Familiars, Dancing, Fire Magic, Flying Ointments, Horses and Witchcraft, Initiations, Love Charms, Royalty and its connection with witchcraft, etc., etc., with up to several pages on each subject.Both the layman and experienced practitioner will find this book enjoyable and fascinating!Over 30,000 sold!
Doreen Valiente - The Rebirth of Witchcraft
One of witchcraft's most widely known figures, Doreen Valiente was a close friend of the late Gerald Gardner, generally regarded as the founder of modern Wicca. Initiated by him in the 1950s and for a time High Priestess of his coven, Doreen helped him rewrite his seminal Book of Shadows and establish witchcraft's international reputation. In this intriguing exposé, Doreen provides an insider’s account of the birth and evolution of the contemporary Wicca movement. She recalls her spat with Gardner that eventually split his coven, the controversy surrounding Alex Sanders, "King of the Witches," and many other witches whom she has known, including “Dafo,” Robert Cochrane, Leslie Roberts, and Sybil Leek. She also describes the clairvoyant communications she received purporting to come from John Brakespeare, an 18th-century witch.
Doreen Valiente - The Charge of the Goddess
Doreen Valiente, hailed as the "Mother of Modern Witchcraft" is one of the most influential figures in 20th century contemporary religion and spirituality. A prolific poet throught her life, her most famous and many previously unknown poems are published here in this special posthumous volume named after her best known work: The charge Of The Goddess.
Scott Cunningham - Wicca (angol)
Cunningham explains how anyone can become a Wiccan, living magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with Nature. The book comes complete with exercises and practical experiments, so that actual experience augments the text in genuine teaching of the basic Craft principles.
Morgana Sythove - A boszorkányseprűn túl
"A boszorkányseprűn túl" először mint a Wiccan Rede magazinban megjelent cikkek egy gyűjteménye jelent meg. Holland nyelvre fordítva jelent meg először könyvként 1982-ben. Ekkoriban szinte egyáltalán nem volt hozzáférhető könyv a wiccáról ezen a nyelven és kevesen tudtak bármmit is ezen új vallásról. Morgana ezt a 8 részes sorozatot bevezetésként írta a wiccához, külön hangsúlyt fektetve a mögötte húzódó filozófiai gondolatokra. A könyv könnyed, olvasmányos formában mutatja be a wiccát, megvizsgálva olyan jelentős elképzeléseket, mint a polaritás, a Hármas Istennő, az Isten és az elemek. Ez nagyszerű bevezető könyv kezdőknek, ugyanakkor kiváló forrásmű azok számára is, akik többet szeretnének tudni a vallás filozófiájáról.
James G. Frazer - The Golden Bough
Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) is rightly regarded as one of the founders of modern anthropology. The Golden Bough, his masterpiece, appeared in twelve volumes between 1890 and 1915. This volume is the author's own abridgement of his great work, and was first published in 1922. Remarkable for its vast assembly of facts and its charm of presentation, it offers the thesis that man progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. It discusses fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat and many other symbols and practices which have influenced a whole generation of 20th century writers, including D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot.
Danielle L. Jensen - Stolen Songbird
For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy... For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity. But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader. As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
Eileen Holland - Boszorkánypraktikák
Boszorkány. Félelmetes szó ez. Vonz és taszít, rémít és elbűvöl. S reményt ad azoknak, akiknek nincs hová fordulniuk. Korunk boszorkányai – legkorábbi elődeik nyomdokain haladva – a 21. század sámánjai és gyógyítói, akik egy modern világban gyakorolják a szent mágia ősi művészetét. Könyvünket kezdőknek és a haladóknak egyaránt ajánljuk. Ez a rendkívül logikus, áttekinthető felépítésű munka végigkalauzol a boszorkánnyá válás első lépésein, ismerteti a wicca irányzatait és azok mágikus gyakorlatát. Vizsgálat alá veszi a boszorkányok megannyi szertartását. Megismerkedhetnek a varázslás mikéntjével, a szexuálmágiával és az erő feltámasztását célzó módszerekkel. A szerző kimerítő megfelelési listái a kötet egyik nagy erényét jelentik, mivel gyakorlatilag a boszorkányság valamennyi részterületét átfogják: teremtőerő, termékenység, gyógyítás, szerelem, mágia, pénzvarázslatok, pszichikus védelem, asztrális kivetítés, bölcsesség, égitestek, állatok, színek, fémek, drágakövek és ásványok, betűk és számok. A kötet csak úgy roskadozik a gyakorlatban is alkalmazható ismeretektől. Bízvást számíthatunk rá, hogy minden boszorkány szamárfülesre olvassa.
Raymond Buckland - A Boszorkányság nagykönyve
Titkos tanok című sorozatunkat megújítottuk. Azzal a céllal indítottuk ismét útjára, hogy igényes, okkult tudományokkal foglalkozó köteteket adhassunk az olvasók kezébe. A szerzők az adott témák szakértői, érthető, ugyanakkor rendkívül izgalmas ismeretterjesztő munkáik az ősi és a jelenkori titkos tanok világába kalauzolnak el. A varázslás és a boszorkányság látszólag letűnt hitvilágának elbűvölő szertartásai a mai napig hatnak ránk, és lehetővé teszik, hogy megtaláljuk a pogány múlt és a jelen közti űr hiányzó láncszemét. A hit és a rítusok gyakorlata szövevényes, változatos ismeretanyag, témái: gyógyítás, gyógynövényismeret, álomfejtés, szerelmi varázslás, a színek ereje, titkosírás, varázseszközök, meditáció, jövendölés, amulettek és talizmánok, a drágakövek bűvereje, gyertyamágia... A szerző elismert nagymester, továbbá a szertartások és varázslatok tekintélyes kutatója. Könyve leckék szerint csoportosítja a tudnivalókat, amelyek nyomán minden megértett ismeret kipróbálható. Természetesen egy eszményi tankönyv egyúttal okos kézikönyv is, amely könnyen érthető, jó és hasznos tanácsokat tartalmaz. A pogány hagyományok, a mágia és a boszorkányság iránt érdeklődőknek valódi kincses kalendárium lehet ez az írás.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama - 365 Dalai Lama
Imagine having an audience with the Dalai Lama every day, receiving personal advice about how to make your life better and more joyful. 365 Dalai Lama offers exactly that: short and inspiring words offering enlightening advice for everyday living. The teachings in 365 Dalai Lama offer an opportunity to feel the focus and presence of the Dalai Lama as never before. His holiness shares his advice from the heart on a variety of topics including: Living and Growing Old Young People and Families Sickness and Dying Living in Poverty and Wealth Anger, Jealousy,Pride, and Desire Religion and Faith Sexual Desire and Homosexuality War and Politics Mindfulness and a Contemplative Life
Ismeretlen szerző - Korean Cultural Heritage II
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ismeretlen szerző - Korean Cultural Heritage IV
Our Survery of Korean lifestyles begins with Professor Kang Shin-pyo's article on traditional life. Kang considers the basis of Korean culture and customs: the relationship between the individual and the community; the Korean concept of nature; Korea's syncretistic religious and philosophical tradition; and the importance of family throughout Korean history.
Sheldon B. Kopp - If You Meet the Buddha on The Road, Kill Him!
"The most important things that each man must learn no one else can teach him. Once he accepts this disappointment, he will be able to stop depending on the therapist, the guru who turns out to be just another struggling human being.” Using the myths of Gilgamesh, Siddhartha, The Wife of Bath, Don Quixote ... the works of Buber, Ginsberg, Shakespeare, Kafka, Nin, Dante and Jung ... a brilliant psychotherapist, guru and pilgrim shares the epic tales and intimate revelations that help to shape Everyman's journey through life
Timothy Freke - Peter Gandy - The Jesus Mysteries
“Whether you conclude that this book is the most alarming heresy of the millennium or the mother of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries deserves to be read.” -- Fort Worth Star -Telegram What if . . . * there were absolutely no evidence for the existence of a historical Jesus? * for thousands of years Pagans had also followed a Son of God? * this Pagan savior was also born of a virgin on the twenty-fifth of December before three shepherds, turned water into wine at a wedding, died and was resurrected, and offered his body and blood as a Holy Communion? * these Pagan myths had been rewritten as the gospel of Jesus Christ? * the earliest Gnostic Christians knew that the Jesus story was a myth? * Christianity turned out to be a continuation of Paganism by another name?
William Paul Young - The Shack
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
Rodger Kamenetz - Stalking Elijah
Rodger Kamenetz continues the dazzling spiritual adventures he began in The Jew in the Lotus, his bestselling account of the historical dialogue between rabbis and the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. In Stalking Elijah, Kamenetz takes his wild mind on the road, seeking the counsel of spiritual teachers across the country as he searches for his own Jewish truth. Entertaining, illuminating, and deeply moving, Stalking Elijah takes us all on a remarkable journey through the new landscape of Jewish practice.
Peter Boghossian - A Manual for Creating Atheists
For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith--and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter to this tried-and-true tradition of religious evangelism, A Manual for Creating Atheists offers the first-ever guide not for talking people into faith--but for talking them out of it. Peter Boghossian draws on the tools he has developed and used for more than twenty years as a philosopher and educator to teach how to engage the faithful in conversations that will help them value reason and rationality, cast doubt on their religious beliefs, mistrust their faith, abandon superstition and irrationality, and ultimately embrace reason.
M. Leighton - Madly & the Jackal
How deep does love run? Deeper than the ocean? Deeper than memory? Deeper than magic? Following their plan to save Atlas, Madly and Jackson return the spirit of Wolfhardt to his prison beneath the sea. But even the best laid plans couldn’t account for the surprises they find. This time, Lore aren’t their only challenges. Madly is special in ways no one could have guessed and dark forces seek to control her. They want her power, but first they must weaken her. They need her beaten. Vulnerable. Near death. And alone. But that task isn’t an easy one with Jackson at her side. The strongest of their kind, the only way to separate Jackson from Madly is to destroy his love for her, to erase it from his mind. And his heart. Is it possible to steal Jackson’s love from Madly? Or is their love the only truly unbreakable thing?
Yoshiro Tamura - Japanese Buddhism: A Cultural History
Buddhism, founded in India some twenty-five hundred years ago, reached Japan in 538 C.E. Assimilated into Japanese culture and refashioned as Japanese Buddhism, it became one of the most enduring and far-reaching cultural and intellectual forces in Japans's history. The stamp of Japanese Buddhism is unmistikable in the nation's poetry, literature, and art; and the imprint of Japan's indigenous culture is clear in such unique facets of Japanese Buddhism as the amalgamation of pre-Buddhist worship and esoteric Buddhism in the practice of the Shugendo ascetics. Japan's Buddhism and the nation's cultural matrix are so inextricably linked that it is impossible to explicate the one without understanding the other. Thus the present book is both a history of Japanese Buddhism and an introduction to Japan's political, social, and cultural history. It examines Japanese Buddhism in the context of literary and intellectual trends and of other religions, exploring social and intellectual questions that an ordinary history of religion would not address. YOSHIRO TAMURA (1921-89) was one of Japan's most outstanding scholars of Buddhism. At the time of his death, he was a professor at Buddhist studies at Tokyo's Rissho University.
Dennis Linn - Matthew Linn - Sheila Fabricant Linn - Healing the Purpose of Your Life
The authors offer ways to help readers discover their special purpose in life through love, life circumstances, other people, and faults that essence which underlies all decisions and activities. Full-color illustrations.
Joëlle Anthony - The Right & the Real
Kicked out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata. Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?