Adventures in Sex Magick

Adventures in Sex Magick

Author: Damon Brand

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500940593

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 82

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Sex magick is the fastest and most powerful way to change your life. Whether you want to work alone, with a partner or in groups this book shows you how to go on an adventure with the power of lust. With unique rituals, secret seals and a new method for shifting reality, you get to control the way your life unfolds. Sex magick is easy and probably the most fun you can have while exploring the occult. Ideal for beginners, with plenty of new material for magickal experts.

The Best of the Equinox, Sex Magick

The Best of the Equinox, Sex Magick

Author: Aleister Crowley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609259303

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Selections from writings of Aleister Crowley on sex magick as published famed magical journal the Equiniox. The Equinox, in print from 1909-1919, was a magical journal published by Aleister Crowley and included Crowley's own A...A... laws, rituals and rites, reviews, and magical works by other important practitioners. Much of this material was collected by Israel Regardie and published in the massive Gems from the Equinox (1974). Now, renowned scholar and U.S. Deputy Grandmaster General of the O.T.O. Lon Milo DuQuette presents readers with his own selections from this classic publication, The Best of the Equinox. Volume III of the series presents perhaps the most controversial of esoteric subjects, sex magick. Once Aleister Crowley grasped the fundamentals of sexual magick, he came to understood it to be the key that unlocks the secrets of the universe. He dedicated the entire second half of his life to exploring its mysteries. This volume presents the bulk of Crowley's written works on the subject and includes “The Gnostic Mass,” “Energized Enthusiasm,” “Liber A'ash,” “Liber Chath,” and “Liber Stellae Rubeae.”

Trash, Sex, Magic

Trash, Sex, Magic

Author: Jennifer Stevenson

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 9781931520911

Category: FICTION

Page: 292

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A Midsummer Night's Dream transported to the woods of Illinois.

Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture

Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture

Author: Manuele Gragnolati

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110222470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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The volume assesses performative structures within a variety of medieval forms of textuality, from vernacular literature to records of parliamentary proceedings, from prayer books to musical composition. Three issues are central to the volume: the role of ritual speech acts; the way in which authorship can be seen as created within medieval texts rather than as a given category; finally, phenomena of voice, created and situated between citation and repetition, especially in forms which appropriate and transform literary tradition. The volume encompasses articles by historians and musicologists as well as literary scholars. It spans European literature from the West (French, German, Italian) to the East (Church Slavonic), vernacular and Latin; it contrasts modes of liturgical meditation in the Western and Eastern Church with secular plays and songs, and it brings together studies on the character of ‛voice’ in major medieval authors such as Dante with examples of Dante-reception in the early twentieth century.

The Dictionary of the Esoteric

The Dictionary of the Esoteric

Author: Nevill Drury

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120819896

Category: Mysticism

Page: 344

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With ovear 3000 cross-referenced entries this is an invaluable reference to the mystical and esoteric traditions. It gives succinct definitions in the fields of magic hermeticism, alchemy, spiritualism, parapsychology, eastern and western mysticism, mind and consciousness research divination, tarot, and a variety of less welll-known subjects. It also features biographies of leading figures in the field with details of their lives, philosophies and writings- from astrologer Evangeline Adams to the prophet Zarathustra.

Transformative Witchcraft

Transformative Witchcraft

Author: Jason Mankey

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738758329

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

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Beyond the Taboos, the Power of Magick Awaits The rites and rituals of Witchcraft are life-changing experiences, but they are also steeped in mystery. Transformative Witchcraft delves into some of the most persistent mysteries of the Craft and provides insightful guidance for raising and directing magickal energy in accordance with your desires. Jason Mankey distills his decades of experience as he shares practical wisdom for raising a cone of power and detailed insights into creating powerful rituals for dedications, initiations, and elevations. In his chapter on drawing down the moon, he provides a vivid exploration of invocation and the subtle nuances in preparation and execution that can take the ritual to its most magisterial heights. This book also discusses one of the most mysterious of all the magickal rituals—the Great Rite. Whether you're interested in the Great Rite in token or in truth, there is much to be gleaned from the experiences related here on a topic that is frequently treated as taboo in much of the magickal literature. Direct experience with the divine and the potent energies of magick are defining experiences in a life of Witchcraft. Filled with compelling personal stories, a fascinating brief history of modern Wicca and Witchcraft, striking original rituals, and a wealth of tips and techniques, this book provides the beginning or intermediate Witch with the practical and theoretical keys they need to unlock the mysteries of the Craft. Praise: "A remarkable and refreshing exploration that is a must-read for anyone exploring contemporary Wicca and Witchcraft. Through a combination of in-depth historical research and charming personal narrative, Jason Mankey provides candid insight into important rituals and practices that are often glossed over or minimally explained in other texts."—Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of Sigil Witchery and Weave the Liminal "Transformative Witchcraft by Jason Mankey finds the perfect balance between the core teachings of magical tradition and the fresh cutting-edge magic of the modern witch. This well researched book digs deep exploring the foundations of witchcraft in a conversational and honest tone that makes the witchcraft mysteries accessible and current."—Mickie Mueller, author of The Witch's Mirror and Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween

Aleister Crowley in America

Aleister Crowley in America

Author: Tobias Churton

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1620556308

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 704

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An exploration of Crowley’s relationship with the United States • Details Crowley’s travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation • Investigates Crowley’s undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI • Includes an abundance of previously unpublished letters and diaries Occultist, magician, poet, painter, and writer Aleister Crowley’s three sojourns in America sealed both his notoriety and his lasting influence. Using previously unpublished diaries and letters, Tobias Churton traces Crowley’s extensive travels through America and his quest to implant a new magical and spiritual consciousness in the United States, while working to undermine Germany’s propaganda campaign to keep the United States out of World War I. Masterfully recreating turn-of-the-century America in all its startling strangeness, Churton explains how Crowley arrived in New York amid dramatic circumstances in 1900. After other travels, in 1914 Crowley returned to the U.S. and stayed for five years: turbulent years that changed him, the world, and the face of occultism forever. Diving deeply into Crowley’s 5-year stay, we meet artists, writers, spies, and government agents as we uncover Crowley’s complex work for British and U.S. intelligence agencies. Exploring Crowley’s involvement with the birth of the Greenwich Village radical art scene, we discover his relations with writers Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreiser and artists John Butler Yeats, Leon Engers Kennedy, and Robert Winthrop Chanler while living and lecturing on now-vanished “Genius Row.” We experience his love affairs and share Crowley’s hard times in New Orleans and his return to health, magical dynamism, and the most colorful sex life in America. We examine his controversial political stunts, his role in the sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania, his making of the “Elixir of Life” in 1915, his psychedelic experimentation, his prolific literary achievements, and his run-in with Detroit Freemasonry. We also witness Crowley’s influence on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and rocket fuel genius Jack Parsons. We learn why J. Edgar Hoover wouldn’t let Crowley back in the country and why the FBI raided Crowley’s organization in LA. Offering a 20th-century history of the occult movement in the United States, Churton shows how Crowley’s U.S. visits laid the groundwork for the establishment of his syncretic “religion” of Thelema and the now flourishing OTO, as well as how Crowley’s final wish was to have his ashes scattered in the Hamptons.

New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes]

New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes]

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862366

Category: Religion

Page: 718

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A valuable resource for students and general audiences, this book provides a unique global perspective on the history, beliefs, and practices of emergent faith communities, new religious traditions and movements worldwide, from the 19th century to the present. New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World provides insightful global perspectives on the emergent faith communities and new traditions and movements of the last two centuries. Readers will gain access to the information necessary to explore the significance, complexities, and challenges that modern religious traditions have faced throughout their history and that continue to impact society today. The work identifies the themes and issues that have often brought new religions into conflict with the larger societies of which they are a part. Coverage includes new religious groups that emerged in America, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, the Latter-day Saints, and the Jehovah's Witnesses; alternative communities around the globe that emerged from the major Western and Eastern traditions, such as Aum Shinrikyo and Al-Qaeda; and marginalized groups that came to a sudden end, such as the Peoples Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Branch Davidians. The entries highlight thematic and broader issues that run across the individual religious traditions, and will also help students analyze and assess the common difficulties faced by emergent religious communities. Presents alphabetically arranged entries on new religions that provide readers with easy-to-access, historical information about how these religions emerged from their cultural contexts and evolved over time Provides numerous primary source documents—each introduced by a headnote—that convey firsthand accounts of the founding of new religions and supply students material for critical analysis Includes photographs that help students better visualize important places, people, and things related to new religions Helps meet world history content standards and enables a fuller understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the contemporary world as well as how religions have responded to challenges and uncertainties

Magia Sexualis

Magia Sexualis

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520247765

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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"This book offers a fascinating account of the development of Western sexual magic through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Urban focuses on an extraordinary set of historical figures, and his rich analysis illuminates the sexual—and supernatural—undercurrents that have shaped modernity."—Randall Styers, author of Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World

Pagan Portals - Sexual Dynamics in the Circle

Pagan Portals - Sexual Dynamics in the Circle

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789045901

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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One of the most significant social changes in the 20th-century was the wedge driven between the males and females of Craft as a result of social media and political feminism. From a purely magical point of view the battle of the sexes has been one of the most negative crusades in the history of mankind since everything in the entire Universe is made up from a balance or harmony of opposite energies. Men and women are different as night and day but still part of the same homo sapiens coin, regardless of their individual sexuality.

Ostara

Ostara

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738700827

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 230

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From coloring eggs with natural plant dyes to spring cleaning rituals to spells for love and lust, this book helps readers connect with the spirit of the Ostara festival and incorporate its rituals and customs, both ancient and new, into their own Ostara celebrations. Illustrations.

The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives

Author: Vishal Dhawan

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781946204127

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Mesmerize your senses through a journey into the Nostalgic ‘90s, a life-changing voyage through the realms of Friendship, Love, Adventure, Humour, Separation, Pain and Redemption. Monfort Memorial High, that's where our story begins. For Vihan and his friends, life is innocent, it's funny, and it’s mysterious. They seek adventure. Puberty has just marked its arrival. As seasons change, they encounter the blatant realities of life. We are introduced to new characters. Characters that are lovable, characters that are downright disdainful and characters that have observed melancholia to its depth. These characters draw new perspective to the story. Waves of existence gush forward and give rise to a plethora of emotions; preconceived notions are shattered, evil shows its ugly face, there is a call for rebellion and amidst all the disruption, there is the calming influence of eternal love and undying friendship. Adolescence is our first love affair with life… It is wild and untameable like a fresh stream. Take a plunge and relive those cherished years.