Download E-books A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society) PDF

By Helen A. Berger

A group of Witches explores the ideals and practices of Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft - regularly recognized to students and practitioners as Wicca. whereas the phrases "magic, " "witchcraft, " and "paganism" evoke pictures of the far-off previous and distant cultures, this e-book indicates that Wicca has emerged as a part of a brand new non secular move that displays the period during which it constructed. Imported to the U.S. within the overdue Sixties from the uk, the faith absorbed into its simple cloth the social hindrance of the time: feminism, environmentalism, self-development, replacement spirituality, and distrust of authority. Helen A. Berger's ten-year player commentary examine of Neo-Pagans and Witches at the jap seaboard of the U.S. and her collaboration on a countrywide survey of Neo-Pagans shape the root for exploring the practices, constructions, and transformation of this nascent faith. Responding to students who recommend that Neo-Paganism is in simple terms a pseudoreligion or a cultural circulation since it lacks primary authority and transparent limitations, Berger contends that Neo-Paganism has the various features that one could count on of a faith born in overdue modernity: the appropriation of rituals from different cultures, a view of the universe as a cosmic entire, an emphasis on developing and re-creating the self, an intertwining of the non-public and the political, and a definite playfulness.

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Download E-books Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung) (Jung Extracts) PDF

Jung was once intrigued from early in his profession with coincidences, particularly these staggering juxtapositions that clinical rationality couldn't effectively clarify. He mentioned those rules with Albert Einstein ahead of global warfare I, yet first used the time period "synchronicity" in a 1930 lecture, in connection with the weird mental insights generated from consulting the I Ching. an extended correspondence and friendship with the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli inspired a last, mature assertion of Jung's considering on synchronicity, initially released in 1952 and reproduced right here. including a wealth of ancient and modern fabric, this essay describes an astrological test Jung performed to check his concept. Synchronicity finds the whole volume of Jung's examine right into a wide variety of psychic phenomena.

This paperback variation of Jung's vintage paintings encompasses a new foreword through Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung historical past at college university London.

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Download E-books Handbook for the New Paradigm PDF

By Benevelent Beings, George Green

The messages contained during this guide are meant to boost mankind from the entrapment of the sufferer recognition that retains the extent of expertise ensnared in worry and frustration. Humanity used to be meant to reside, now not in luxurious, yet in abundance. the data stumbled on among those covers will lead all that learn and reread with an open brain to the invention of the reality of who and what they really are. the tip of the quest for those solutions is supplied ultimately in readability and conciseness.

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Download E-books Looking for Orthon: The Story of George Adamski, the First Flying Saucer Contactee, and How He Changed the World PDF

On November 20, 1952, George Adamski first made touch with extraterrestrials-including a long-haired adolescence from Venus named Orthon-in the California desert.or so he claimed. He provided photographic evidence. He wrote books approximately his encounters, together with the sensational bestseller alien craft Have Landed. He by no means stopped advocating the reality of his claims at the same time he got here below impressive ridicule. And within the procedure, notwithstanding inadvertently, Adamski invented the fashionable mass counterculture. This re-creation of Colin Bennett's smooth vintage posits, within the author's uniquely attractive variety, Adamski as one of those unwitting functionality artist who "structured essentially the most blatant acts of visionary cheek of the 20th century," introducing the jittery postwar Western international to identical to the alien craft, which confounded and tweaked authority whereas additionally totally embodying chilly battle neuroses. no matter if Adamski was once telling the reality or now not is nearly irrelevant-though Bennett has his personal rules approximately Adamski's veracity. What is still compelling approximately Adamski's extraordinary and compelling story of alien visitations is the transformative strength of reports, no matter if they are fake, to warp our tradition on a grand scale. during a delightfully misspent adolescence, COLIN BENNETT was once hired as either a musician and as a mercenary soldier. He used to be much better on the moment than on the first. knowledgeable at Balliol university, Oxford, he's the writer of the novels Infantryman and The leisure Bomb, and paranormal nonfiction together with Politics of the mind's eye, a biography of Charles fortress; and An American Demonology, in regards to the head of the Fifties UFO-hunting employer venture Blue publication.

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Download E-books Book 4 PDF

By Aleister Crowley

This publication is the advent, the basis upon which all extra magical paintings might be established. Its simplicity, readability and intensity is the ultimate occult literature. the 1st a part of e-book 4 offers with Yoga in a truly sound and methodical demeanour, stripping it of the mysterious and glitter. Soberly, Crowley describes every one step as a strategy of psychological and/or actual self-discipline, eventually leading to whole keep an eye on of the need and with this, regulate of the actual and psychological physique. Crowley speaks with authority as he's one of many few writers with reference to Yoga and Magick who has attained Dhyana and dialog along with his Holy dad or mum Angel via self-discipline and formality perform. the second one a part of e-book 4 is an encyclopedia of magical symbolism, the operating instruments in functional magick. the entire paraphernalia hired in ritual magick are conscientiously defined in either mental and mystical phrases. The Wand is the desire of guy, his knowledge, his note, the Cup is man;s figuring out, the motor vehicle of grace; the Sword is cause, the analytical school of guy; and the Pantacle is man's physique, the temple of the Holy Ghost. All phenomena are sacraments. each truth needs to input into the Pantacle. it's the nice storehouse from which the Magician attracts. The legislation and truths of the accult international that are offered right here provide the coed a valid operating wisdom and set him firmly at the direction. booklet 4 is a concise, direct and sincere presentation.

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Download E-books Science, Seti, and Mathematics PDF

By Carl L. DeVito

arithmetic is as a lot part of our humanity as tune and artwork. And it truly is our arithmetic that may be comprehensible, even standard, to race and can give you the foundation for mutual conversation. This booklet discusses, in a conversational method, the position of arithmetic within the look for extraterrestrial intelligence. the writer explores the technological know-how at the back of that seek, its heritage, and the various questions linked to it, together with these in regards to the nature of language and the philosophical/psychological motivation in the back of this search.

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Download E-books Mind, Myth & Magick PDF

Over 800 pages choked with dazzling and diabolic mentalism - all conceived by means of one guy! T. A. Waters has for years been famous as essentially the most unique and an expert minds in Mentalism. within the 80s he published 21 booklets of his psychological secrets and techniques, which offered to a opt for clients for greater than three hundred. brain, fantasy and Magick grants all this outstanding Mentalism and extra fabric, revised, up to date and generally illustrated in an exceptional hardcover variation. This huge paintings includes over 2 hundred results of brain interpreting and weird Magick, besides wide re - examinations of psychometry, billet paintings, e-book and image checks, fortunetelling, Tarot and different vintage subject matters.

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Download E-books Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society PDF

By Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Michael Jan Friedman

The real-life adventures of the mystical investigators-slash-plumbers who megastar within the number 1 hit Sci Fi Channel tv convey Ghost Hunters.

The Atlantic Paranormal Society, sometimes called T.A.P.S., is the brainchild of 2 plumbers by means of day, paranormal investigators by means of evening: Jason Hawes and furnish Wilson. Their hair-raising investigations, fueled via their precise skills and a hefty dose of medical technique, have made them the topic of a success television express: the SCI FI Channel's Ghost Hunters.

Now their reports are in print for the 1st time, as Jason and supply recount for us, with assistance from veteran writer Michael Jan Friedman, the tales of a few in their so much memorable investigations. the boys and ladies of T.A.P.S. pursue ghosts and different supernatural phenomena with the main subtle medical apparatus on hand -- from thermal-imaging cameras to electromagnetic-field recorders to electronic thermometers -- and the consequences may possibly shock you. that includes either circumstances depicted on Ghost Hunters and prior T.A.P.S. adventures by no means informed prior to now, this humorous, attention-grabbing, scary assortment will problem every thing you notion you knew concerning the spirit international.

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Download E-books The God Theory: Universes, Zero-point Fields, and What's Behind It All PDF

By Bernard Haisch

At the one hand, we've conventional technological know-how, in line with the premises of materialism, reductionism, and randomness, with a trust that truth is composed exclusively of subject and effort, that every thing might be measured within the laboratory or saw by way of a telescope. If it cannot, it does not exist. nevertheless, now we have conventional spiritual dogma relating God that fails take into consideration evolution, a 4.6 billion-year-old Earth, and the conflicting claims of the world's religions. within the God idea, Bernard Haisch discards either those worldviews and proposes a concept that gives objective for our lives whereas whilst is totally in step with every thing we've stumbled on concerning the universe and existence on the earth. To wit, Newton used to be correct -- there's a God -- and mistaken -- this isn't in simple terms a cloth global. Haisch proposes that technological know-how will clarify God and God will clarify technology. awareness isn't really a trifling epiphenomenon of the mind; it's our connection to God, the resource of all awareness. eventually it really is recognition that creates subject and never vice versa. New discoveries in physics element to a heritage sea of quantum gentle underlying the universe. The God thought deals a worldview that includes state of the art technology and historical mystical wisdom. this can be not anything under a revolution in our knowing.

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