By Kocku von Stuckrad
One attribute of ecu heritage of faith is a two-fold pluralism—a pluralism of spiritual identities at the one hand, and a pluralism of assorted societal platforms that engage with spiritual structures at the different. Addressing discourses of excellent wisdom in Western tradition among 1200 and 1800, this publication integrates the research of Western esotericism in a bigger analytical framework of ecu heritage of faith. seen from a structuralist standpoint, ‘esoteric discourse’ offers an analytical framework that is helping to bare genealogies of recent identities in a pluralistic pageant of data. Experiential philosophy, kabbalah, astrology, Hermeticism, philology, and early sleek technology are associated with wisdom claims that formed the best way Western tradition outlined itself.
Esoteric Discourse and the eu background of Religion
Chapter One Europe and the Christendom Narrative: From Singularization to Pluralism
The Secularization idea Revisited
The Two-Fold Pluralism
Chapter The Polemical development of Tradition
The development of Prisca Theologia
Genealogies of Wisdom
Chapter 3 Conceptualizing the research of Esoteric Discourse
Approaches to Esotericism
Secrecy as Social Capital
Discourses of ideal Knowledge
Chapter 4 The secrets and techniques of expertise: knowledge past Demonstration
Neoplatonism and Theurgy in past due Antiquity
Experiential wisdom in Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist Philosophy
Chapter 5 The secrets and techniques of Texts: Esoteric Hermeneutics
The clarity of the Cosmos: Europe’s Obsession with Words
The fabric of the Divine in Early Kabbalah
Linguistic Ontologies in Christian Kabbalah
Humanistic Philology: common Languages and the search for the Ursprache
Chapter Six The secrets and techniques of Time: Astrology and Sacred History
Critical reaction to old Traditions: Medieval Arabic Astrology
Sharing Muslim wisdom: Christian Astrology
Chapter Seven medical Encounters
“Occult Sciences”: The Science-Religion Divide Revisited
John Dee: A pupil long gone Mad?
Natural Philosophy in an Apocalyptic Age
Chapter 8 visible Seductions
The challenge of ‘Renaissance Paganism’
Image Acts and visible Culture
The Presence of pictures as visible Practice
Chapter 9 Political Consideration
Johann Heinrich Alsted: Hermeticism and common Reform
Perfect wisdom within the “Circle of Learning”: Alsted’s Encyclopaedia
Chapter Ten end: destinations of Knowledge
Writing Histories, Narrating Pasts
Esoteric Discourse and Western Identities
By Sandra Kynes
A clean examine the constellations and the way you could faucet into their strength for divination, ritual, magic, and psychic paintings. every one bankruptcy presents info on the place to find constellations and Pagan/Wiccan interpretations to be used in magic, ritual, divination, astral trip, and different practices. additionally integrated is the heritage linked to every one constellation, amazing stars, and directions for attractive superstar energy.
Organized by means of season, superstar Magic explains why the twelve sunlight symptoms of the zodiac are distinctive, how and why the 13th zodiac constellation works, and explores the facility and impact of all eighty-eight constellations within the evening sky.
By Joe R. Lansdale
Simply once they inspiration it used to be secure to depart the drive-in, the survivors of the Orbit's weekly All evening Horror express realize that their outdated international has been decreased to a unmarried cracked road surrounded on either side by means of a prehistoric jungle full of man-eating dinosaurs. For some time, Jack and his neighbors are content material to make the simplest of lifestyles within the Stone Age—until they meet a horny martial arts professional from Nacogdoches, Texas, named Grace who desires to locate out what is on the finish of the road.
Now issues particularly get bizarre as they come across a city the place public suicide is inspired, a wooded area of previous motion picture posters, motion picture mags, and carnivorous movie, and Popalong Cassidy—a man-monster cowboy with a tv head and a style for human munchies—whose church of movie and ache is presided over by means of the alien drive-in gods: the manufacturer and the good Director.
Even extra outrageous than the scary unique, The Drive-In 2 is a delightfully down-and-dirty romp via the darkish backcountry of our personal mind's eye, the type of stuff that nightmares—and B movies—are made up of it actually isn't just one other one in every of them sequels.
By Gail Snyder
Along with taking an emotional toll on you, loneliness can take a actual toll in your physique to boot. reports express that lonely humans have larger blood strain, which may reason center sickness, than those who do not feel lonely. should you should not a loner via selection, how will you cope? utilizing real-life examples and quotations, LONELY woman? discusses the organic, emotional, and social results of loneliness and offers research-based info at the top how you can triumph over it. Take a quiz to determine if shyness is maintaining you from making buddies, and skim how one can be extra social.
By Rudolf Steiner
By John Blaine
By Lee Strong
Imagine that you’ve inherited a home of spirits. Now think that the home wishes you dead.
For Jon and Carlie Summers, the nightmare starts after they movement into an inherited domestic in rural Iowa. forsaking their busy lives in Chicago, Jon and Carlie are dragged right into a frightening spiral of violent desires, health problems, and possessions. Uncovering an enormous evil hidden for many years in crates of buried journals, Jon and Carlie are pressured to relive the sinister heritage of the home and its legacy of abuse, denial, and obsession.
Anatomy of a Haunting is a terrifying real tale approximately one condominium and its population who've been driven to the threshold of madness and demise. via interviews and exhaustive examine into the 150-year-old McPherson apartment, writer Lee powerful delves into the heritage of the haunting and paints a nightmarish photograph of 1 couple’s descent into supernatural insanity.
"Light a white candle prior to analyzing this book—and after you've accomplished. Anatomy of a Haunting is really terrifying."
—Annie Wilder, writer of House of Spirits and Whispers and Trucker Ghost Stories
By Richard Kadrey
Supernatural fantasy’s maximum anti-hero is going again to hell! In Sandman narrow Stark got here again from hell for revenge. In Kill the useless he tackled either a zombie plague and being Lucifer’s bodyguard. once more all isn't correct in L.A. Lucifer is again in Heaven, God is on holiday, and an insane killer mounts a conflict opposed to either Heaven and Hell. Stark’s received to move go into reverse to his outdated stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his lengthy misplaced love, cease an insane serial killer, hinder either reliable and Evil from thoroughly destroying one another, and prevent the demonic Kissi from ruining the occasion for everybody. Even for Sandman narrow, that’s a tall order. And it’s in simple terms the start.
By John Crowley
This is the fourth novel—and much-anticipated conclusion—of John Crowley's fantastic and lauded Ægypt series: a dense, lyrical meditation on heritage, alchemy, and memory.
Spanning 3 centuries, and weaving jointly the tales of Renaissance magician John Dee, thinker Giordano Bruno, and present-day itinerant historian and author Pierce Moffitt, the Ægypt series is as richly major as Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet or Anthony Powell's Dance to the song of Time. Crowley, a grasp prose stylist, explores variations actual, magical, alchemical, and private during this epic, notably American novel the place the prior, current, and destiny replicate one another.
By Holly Cupala
Pleasure delamere is suffocating. From bronchial asthma, from her mom and dad, and from her boyfriend, Asher, who's smothering her from the interior out. she will take his merciless phrases, his soft phrases . . . until eventually the evening they pass too a long way. to flee, pleasure sacrifices her suburban lifestyles to discover the person who provided his support, a homeless boy known as Creed. He introduces her to an international of fierce loyalty, to its principles of survival, and to love—a international she won’t simply permit move. Set opposed to the backdrop of the streets of Seattle, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the secrets and techniques we retain, and the how one can redemption. yet in particular, it really is an unflinching tale in regards to the impressive lengths one lady will visit observe her personal energy.