Arktos

Arktos Description:

This compelling book uses extensive foreign language sources to enlighten English speaking readers about the effect of the tilt of the earth s axis on catastrophes the Hollow Earth Theory and the link between UFOs and the polar regions

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

Real Rule of Four: The Unauthorized Guide to the New York Times #1 Bestseller

Real Rule of Four: The Unauthorized Guide to the New York Times #1 Bestseller Description:

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Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde

Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde Description:

Joscelyn Godwin explores music s effects on matter living things and human behavior Turning to metaphysical accounts of the higher worlds and theories of celestial harmony the author follows the path of musical inspiration on its descent to Earth illuminating the archetypal currents that lie beneath Western musical history

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions

The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions Description:

The Golden Thread traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America Joscelyn Godwin lends personal perspective to an arrangement of text that is historical and wisdom that is timeless creating a source of inspiration that calls us to action in our everyday spiritual practice Every chapter therefore makes reference to some aspect of contemporary life and issues of immediate concern Elegantly written and not without irony and humor readers will appreciate the non threatening tone of Godwin s writing which is not meant to preach or convert but rather inform the public on an often baffling field Educated readers who are curious about the esoteric and mystery traditions and interested in finding surprising new approaches to subjects that veer away from the trends of current thought will be particularly drawn to this book

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

The Forbidden Book

The Forbidden Book Description:

A multi faceted mystery that incorporates the most serious and sensitive issue of our time religious extremism The evocative setting of Venice and the Veneto dominates the action supplemented by vivid scenes in Santiago de Compostela Provence Washington and the Vatican Occult beliefs and practices fuel the action as the main characters become embroiled in an aristocratic sex magick plot br br While on one level The Forbidden Book is a murder mystery set against the conflicts of Islam and the West the book also delves deep into esoteric knowledge and practice thanks to Guido Mina di Sospiro s extensive knowledge of Catholicism and Joscelyn Godwin s authoritative studies of the western esoteric tradition Underlying the fast paced action the reader will find a profound treatment of moral and political dilemmas the conflict of religions and the frightening possibilities of the occult

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance

The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance Description:

During the Renaissance a transformation occurred in Western culture fuelled in large part by the rediscovery of the mythological pagan imagination This highly illustrated work provides perspectives on this phenomenon demonstrating how the pagan revival permeated Renassaance life and culture

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Harmony of the Spheres: The Pythagorean Tradition in Music

The Harmony of the Spheres: The Pythagorean Tradition in Music Description:

Professor of Music at Colgate University and a widely respected musicologist Godwin traces the history of the idea held since ancient times that the whole cosmos with its circling planets and stars is in some way a musical or harmonious entity The author shows how this concept has continued to inspire philosophers astronomers and mystics from antiquity to the present day

Rating: 3.26 out of 5

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations Description:

A comprehensive study of the major occult writings on Atlantis br br Fully examines the many occult teachings on Atlantis including those from G I Gurdjieff Madame Blavatsky Julius Evola Edgar Cayce Fabre d Olivet and Dion Fortune br br Shows how these writings correlate with the concept of cyclical history such as the Mayan calendar and the Age of Aquarius and the four Yugas br br By a renowned scholar author editor and translator of more than books br br Atlantis has held a perennial place in the collective imagination of humanity from ancient Greece onward Many of the great minds of the occult and esoteric world wrote at length on their theories of Atlantis about its high culture its possible location its ultimate demise and their predictions of a return to Atlantean enlightenment or the downfall of modern society br br Beginning with a review of the rationalist writings on Atlantis those that use geographic and geologic data to validate their theories renowned scholar Joscelyn Godwin then analyzes and compares writings on Atlantis from many of the great occultists and esotericists of the th and th centuries including Fabre d Olivet G I Gurdjieff Guido von List Julius Evola Edgar Cayce Dion Fortune and Ren Gu non whose writings often stem from deeper metaphysical sources such as sacred texts prophecy or paranormal communication Seeking to unravel and explain the histories and interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu the author shows how these different views go hand in hand with the concept of cyclical history such as the Vedic system of the four Yugas the Mayan calendar with its end date the theosophical system of root races and the precession of the equinoxes Venturing broader and deeper than any other book on Atlantis this study also covers reincarnation human evolution or devolution the origins of race and catastrophe theory

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Mystery Religions in the Ancient World

Mystery Religions in the Ancient World Description:

p A lively illustrated overview of the variety of mystery religions that flourished at the dawn of the Christian era In clear enlightened text and striking images Mystery Religions holds up a distant mirror to our own times showing that the quest for spiritual illumination from Eastern religions and emphasis on spiritual development and experience and a concern for hidden knowledge are deeply rooted in Western culture Mystery Religions brings the myths the magic their rites and the wisdom of a bygone age to compelling life making them comprehensible to modern readers Here is a compelling account of the forms mystery religions took from the cults of Mithras Dionysus and Orpheus to those of the Goddess esoteric Christianity and Judaism and Gnosticism Godwin offers a rich and varied selection of illustrations the symbolism of paintings statues releifs and other visual imagery provides a wealth of additional information about these religions p

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice

The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice Description:

An unusual study of the vowels in music magic and mysticism

Rating: 3.53 out of 5