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    :!: IMPORTANT NOTE::!:

    The following compilation contains 3 short writings,that were previously posted on the official Temple Of The Black Light website (now defunct).



    "The following texts are taken from the forthcoming book 'The Path of Set-Typhon' and are presented here in order to give praise to and celebrate the Majesty of the Red Lord and spread His word of Isfet upon the Earth.

    Io Sut-Apep!"




    Content:

    I. Celebration of the Birth of Set - July 29
    II. Set's Speech to the Chosen 72
    III. The Man of Set



    Temple of the Black Light (TOTBL) is an international temple dedicated to the Current 218 and its Anti-Cosmic Tradition of Luciferianism/Satanism. The Temple is a manifestation of, and expression for, the adversarial, acosmic forces of the Nightside,and represents a new, wrathful form of Gnostic Left Hand Path.The tradition represented by the TOTBL can best be described asthe essence of Anti-Cosmic Gnosticism expressed through thesinister forms of traditional Diabolism. Within our tradition, the Dark Ones (Gods and Goddesses of Sitra Ahra) represent the anti-archonic impulse of the Deus Absconditus and the manifested aspect of the second and left emanation from the Ain Sof. Thus,for us, Satan-Lucifer is the first and highest manifestation of the Black Light, and the opposer and destroyer of the cosmic prison/causal structures established by the tyrant demiurge.


    Temple of The Black Light © 2010. All Rights Reserved


    e-Book PDF, 6 pages
      MsSVig

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    The core teachings and riotous life of the psychedelic yogi Ganesh Baba

    • Presents the teachings of Ganesh Baba’s “Crea” Yoga, which he derived from the tantric practices of traditional Kriya Yoga

    • Explains the basic exercises for following the Crea (creative) Yoga practice

    • Includes many anecdotes from the colorful life of this “psychedelic” baba

    Shri Mahant Swami Ganeshanand Saraswati Giri (ca. 1895-1987) was known to all who loved and studied with him simply as Ganesh Baba. At the age of four, he was brought back from death through an initiation by Lahiri Mahasaya and through this initiation descends from the same Kriya Yoga lineage as Paramahansa Yogananda. He became a swami under his guru Sivananda and later went on to run the Anandamayi Ma ashram. Drawn to the life of the Naga Babas, he became the head of the Ananda Akhara, Naga followers of Lord Shiva who consider cannabis and other entheogens to be the gift of the gods. The unique set of principles and exercises Ganesh Baba developed from the tantric practices of traditional Kriya Yoga and Shivaism became the core of his personal teachings of Crea (for creative) Yoga. Ganesh Baba’s message of systematic synthesis of the spiritual and secular was carefully developed for and embraced by contemporary students in the 1960s, especially those whose path included the use of entheogens.

    This book contains the core of Ganesh Baba’s Crea Yoga teachings, from the beginning stages of conscious control of one’s posture, breath, and attention to finally extending one’s awareness to the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Eve Baumohl Neuhaus shows that the life of this scholar and crazy saint was as instructive as his teachings. She includes many personal reminiscences of this inspirational and challenging teacher from her own life and those of fellow students, which demonstrate that Ganesh Baba’s extraordinary life was in keeping with his own role as the embodiment of Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. MsSVig

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    Paperback: 432 pages
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (September 5, 2012)
    ISBN-10: 0199863091

    Publisher Description:

    Quote:

    This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.

    MsSVig

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    Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy. Nothing on the market touches it for comprehensiveness, accuracy, and readability."
    * Fifteen years on, that prediction has been borne out, and the volume's preeminence as the leading anthology for the teaching of ancient philosophy still stands.

    The Fourth Edition features a completely revamped and expanded unit on the Presocratics and Sophists that draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more. At the core of this unit, as ever, are the fragments themselves but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations by Richard McKirahan and Patricia Curd, among them those of the recently published Derveni Papyrus. MsSVig

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    Jack Kornfield's A Path with Heart has been acclaimed as the most significant book yet about American Buddhism-a definitive guide to the practice of traditional mindfulness in America today. On this audio edition, Kornfield teaches the key principles of Buddhism's cherished vipassana (insight) tradition and puts them into direct service, with the unique needs of the contemporary seeker in mind.

    In undertaking a spiritual life, we must make certain that our path is connected with our heart, according to author and Buddhist monk Jack Kornfield. Since 1974 (long before it gained popularity in the 1990s), Kornfield has been teaching westerners how to integrate Eastern teaching into their daily lives. Through generous storytelling and unmitigated warmth, Kornfield offers this excellent guidebook on living with attentiveness, meditation, and full-tilt compassion.

    Part of what makes this book so accessible is Kornfield's use of everyday metaphors to describe the elusive lessons of spiritual transformation. For example, he opens with "the one seat" lesson taught to him by his esteemed teacher. Literally it means sitting in the center of a room and not being swayed or moved by all the people and dramas happening around you. On a spiritual level it means sticking "with one practice and teacher among all of the possibilities," writes Kornfield; "inwardly it means having the determination to stick with that practice through whatever difficulties and doubts arise until you have come to true clarity and understanding." The same could be said for this "one book." Among all the spiritual self-help books, this is a classic worth sticking with and returning to--a highly approachable teacher that can only lead to greater clarity and understanding.

    "A warm, inspiring and, above all, practical book" Pride Magazine 20021125 "It's encouraging to find Westerners who've sufficiently assimilated the traditions of the East to be able to share them with others as Jack is doing. May such efforts further the peace of all beings." -- His Holiness The Dalai Lama "This important guidebook shows in detail and with great humour and insight the way to practise the Buddha's universal teachings here in the West. Jack Kornfield is a wonderful storyteller and a great teacher." -- Thich Nhat Hanh "Jack Kornfield is a remarkable and thoughtful teacher." -- Sogyal Rinpoche MsSVig

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    In this latest addition to his memoirs, Dennis Lingwood, better known as Urgyen Sangharakshita, shares his recollections of the diverse men and women who lived in and passed through Kalimpong, a hill station at the foot of the Himalayas, just as Tibetan Buddhism began its exodus into India; Tibetan gurus, peasant farmers, tradesmen and travelling academics. A colourful, thoughtful and entertaining panorama of humanity unfolds in this unique collection of reminiscences. MsSVig

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    COURSE DEscriptION
    What is reality? It's a seemingly simple question. But penetrate beneath its surface and the simplicity drops away, a succession of subsequent questions luring you deeper—to where even more questions await. Ask yourself whether you can actually know the answers, much less be sure that you can know them, and you've
    begun to grapple with the metaphysical and epistemological quandaries that have occupied, teased, and tormented modern philosophy's greatest intellects since the dawn of modern science and a century before the Enlightenment.

    During this rich period of philosophy, fascinating minds like Kant, Locke, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein (to name but a few) struggled to improve our understanding of the world against the backdrop of unprecedented scientific, technological, and historical developments. The resulting tension brought forth a vast range of questions:

       Is the scientific view of the world compatible with human experience? And is the issue made more difficult by concepts like free will, moral responsibility, and religion?
       What is the mind's place in a physical world? And is the mind itself different from the brain?
       Is there such a thing as objective truth? What are the implications of the answer for politics, science, religion, and other aspects of human civilization?

    And, ultimately, the most important question of them all:

       What is the ultimate nature of reality, and what are the limitations on our knowledge of it?

    To understand the answers to these questions—as well as the ideas of the modern philosophers who asked them—is to amplify not only your understanding of the Western intellectual tradition, but of history and science as well. And you will likely become an even more astute observer of contemporary trends and events by developing broader and deeper perspectives from which to observe them.

    The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida offers you an introduction to the basics of modern and contemporary Western approaches to the philosophies of both reality (metaphysics) and knowledge (epistemology), right through the end of the 20th century, when some philosophers were even questioning the value of philosophy itself. Led by author and award-winning Professor Lawrence Cahoone of the College of the Holy Cross, these 36 lectures will take you on an engaging intellectual journey that encompasses prominent figures from all the major traditions of Western philosophy.

    You'll explore the ideas behind modern philosophy's most important movements, including

       dualism, where much of modern philosophy began;
       rationalism, which views reason as the seat of all knowledge;
       empiricism, which views the senses as the source of all knowledge;
       idealism, where ideas formed the basis of the nature of reality;
       existentialism, the iconic 20th-century philosophy of alienation; and
       postmodernism, which radically refuses all notion of objective truth.

    Just as important, you'll get a clear sense of how these and other movements fit into philosophy's broader progression—for example, the division into "analytic" and "continental" philosophy—to the present day.

    Explore a Radical Period in Western Philosophy

    Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Peirce, Nietzsche, James, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Rorty, Derrida—these and the other minds you meet in this course are easily recognized today as among the most influential in human history. But this was not always the case.

    While these thinkers were indeed shaped by the currents of thought that swirled around them and their ideas frequently respected and accepted, they were also often considered intellectual radicals, their views appreciated far less in their own era than in later ones. This is, in fact, a key reason why the work of so many of them has endured and why we still read them today.

    Their unique perspectives on generally accepted ideas and frequently divergent views pushed philosophy in dramatically new directions. As intellectual radicals unwilling to passively accept the contemporary status quo, they offer an enduring bond of kinship with anyone who is eager to encounter new and challenging approaches to the most fundamental questions the human mind can seek to answer.

    Draw New Connections between Philosophy, Science, and History

    As Professor Cahoone notes, historical and scientific changes have driven the progress of modern Western philosophy. He points out the origins of modern philosophy among great social changes you might not expect to encounter in a philosophy course, including the discovery of the Americas, the decline of feudal aristocratic institutions, the growth of a commercial middle class, the Protestant Reformation, the growth of the nation-state, and the Scientific Revolution.

    Similarly, throughout The Modern Intellectual Tradition, you'll be reminded repeatedly of the links connecting history, science, and philosophy, against a backdrop of further transformations such as the growth of liberal republicanism; the rise of industrial capitalism, Communism, and Fascism; and the scientific advancements of the 20th century. You learn how natural science grew out of what was once called natural philosophy, how the seeds of the social sciences were first planted in the soil of philosophical inquiry, and why Professor Cahoone believes that it is philosophy itself that holds the key to reintegrating the divergent fields with which it has a bond.

    Moreover, the course's focus on metaphysics and epistemology will strengthen your understanding of the entire process of "doing" philosophy. For it gives you a chance to ask yourself the same question so many thinkers before you have had to confront as they pondered where the starting point of philosophy should be. And you may well find, as so many of them have, that your answer depends on just which aspect of an increasingly complex world you have foremost in mind.

    Meet Some of Modern Philosophy's Greatest Minds

    One of The Modern Intellectual Tradition's great strengths is the skill with which Professor Cahoone conveys both an understanding of the new and sometimes complex directions offered by the great minds in the course, and a glimpse into their human sides as well.

    By presenting his portraits with clarity, an easy-going style, and constant attention to where each thinker fits into philosophy's historical matrix, Professor Cahoone demonstrates exactly why his teaching skills have been honored.

    You learn, for example, that

       Baruch Spinoza, the Jewish philosopher whose presentation of "pantheism" helped reconcile the existence of God with Aristotle's metaphysics, was actually a lens-grinder and had at a young age been excommunicated from his synagogue as an accused atheist;
       Immanuel Kant—the great philosopher whose influence on Western philosophy is on a level with Plato, Aristotle, and Hegel—spent the first half of his life as a mathematical physicist whose only reported instance of being late for his daily constitutional was the day he first read Rousseau;
       Ludwig Wittgenstein, perhaps the most influential philosopher of the 20th century, was originally training to become an aeronautical engineer when he became so obsessed with questions of mathematical logic that he eventually abandoned his studies to learn under Bertrand Russell; and
       Alfred North Whitehead, convinced that metaphysics must keep pace with 20th-century physics, developed an alternative formulation of Einstein's general relativity with empirical predictions that initially performed just as well as Einstein's.

    With The Modern Intellectual Tradition, you'll get to experience these and many other great thinkers, both individually and together, from all the major traditions of modern Western philosophy. All you need to bring is your own curiosity about how you can know the world. From there, you'll learn how the things you know come together and discover the implications that come with whatever position you take on the world around you.

    As centuries of thinkers before you have learned, it's a journey of unending wonder. MsSVig

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    Buddhist Thought and Ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp of Buddhism as it lives and functions in today's world. The wide spectrum of Buddhist practice is represented here by the men and women who contributed to this volume. The focus on thought and ritual captures the organic interrelationship of these religious components and moves away from the compartmentalization characteristic of much religious scholarship. The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana, and others, not as free-floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism." (jacket)

    Buddhist Thought and Ritual/David J. Kalupahana. Reprint, First Published in 1991, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2001, 199 pp. MsSVig

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    Book Description

    The host of PBS’s Longevity Tai Chi and leading Western Tai Chi master Arthur Rosenfeld offers a groundbreaking guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress, and resolving conflicts more easily. Are you looking to develop your mind as well as your body? look no further than tai chi.


    About the Author

    Master Arthur Rosenfeld is a Taoist monk and an authority on Eastern thinking for the Western world. His bestseller, The Truth About Chronic Pain, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. He lives in Florida. ArthurRosenfeld.com MsSVig

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    Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand was born on 27 Mai 1772 in Alencon, France. When she was 21 she left for Paris and there she learned how to read the cards. Together with a certain Madame Gilbert she started a parlor, where she did the card-reading. She became very popular and read the cards for: Napoleon, Josephine de Beauharnais, Robespierre, Louis 18th etc. She also met the Russian emperor Alexander.

    As the Lenormand cards with their easy to understand symbols were developed after the death of the famous french Card reader Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772 – 1843) their symbols were created without her input, although she published two books during her lifetime they did not mention anything about the cards she used. But one visitor of hers, Karl August Freiherr von Malchus, mentioned his meetings in the years 1810 – 1814 with Mlle Lenormand in his letters. As a finacial reformer between ancien regime and the modern world he was travelling europe to collect knowledge about business administration. In his letters he was not only deeply impressed by the accuracy of the forecast made by Marie Anne but also by the fact that she used regular playing cards, some of them with handwritten remarks and astrological symbols on them. And this is the common factor between her and our decks: Most of the Lenormand cards show the value of the underlaying playing card as well as the addtl. symbol used for fortune telling. This is one of the pleasures of dealing with Lenormand cards. Once you have mastered their meanings you can use any card playing deck from 6 to Ace in order to practice card reading.

    RANA GEORGE comes from a long lineage of psychics and mediums from the Mediterranean region. By the age of 13, Rana added Lenormand to her repertoire of tools and started using it for most of her readings. For close to 30 years, Rana has been a psychic, a counselor, a mentor, a teacher, a medium, and a lifelong student.

    She has contributed to Edmund Zebrowskis' Pixie's Outstanding Lenormand, the Day of the Dead Lenormand, Ciro Marchetti's Gilded Reverie Lenormand, as well as Tarot Turn Reversals Vol.1, and the Lenormand issue of Tarosophist International. She was a main presenter at The Tarosophy Tarot Convention, Dallas 2012, and has conducted multiple Lenormand workshops and study groups.

    Rana is super-stoked about her upcoming Lenormand book with Llewellyn Worldwide. MsSVig

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    The Tao of Meditation will show you how to open your mind and spirit. Part One explains the philosophy of all forms of meditation. Part Two describes in detail the series of twelve breathing exercises, or Chi Kung, that can be used to lead and circulate the Chi energy part of the body. Part Three deals with the Lien Ching Hwa Chi or the transfer of sexual energy to psychic energy.

    Quote:

    Review from amazon.com:

    "This is surely one of the best books on Enlightenment, Taoism and Meditation for the beginner that I have ever seen. Although, don't get me wrong, it is a must for anyone interested in these subjects. It gives many new insights, all with a clear explanation. The author gives out the goods on enlightenment and why meditation is so important. He describes the subject with a westerner's scientific point of view and equates enlightenment as the understanding of Reality Without Time (to see as a fourth dimensional being can see). To perceive all time in one moment. He gives the reasons why meditation is the best vehicle to understanding and spells everything out with sound logic. There is a thorough guide to meditation, with basic instructions on Chi Kung exercises, transfer of Ching to Chi (Lien Ching Hwa Chi), transfer of Chi to Shen (Lien Chi Hwa Shen) and Proceed from Shen to Void (Lien Shen Hwan Shiu). This book is truly full of many grand arguments, wise sayings, stories and is a vast source of inspiration. I highly recommend it."



    Note: The OCR program didn't read the chinese that was included in the book. So when you notice strange gaps in the text, empty brackets, or strange writing inside brackets, those are the result of me either removing, ignoring or missing the nonsense derived from the program trying to read chinese as english. Don't worry, there isn't much of it.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Tao-Meditation-Way-Enlightenment/d... MsSVig

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    Although several books illustrate the art of diagnosis, few have concentrated on the arts of point selection and needling technique. Skya Gardner-Abbate's book fill these gaps admirably. Her teaching and clinical experience breathe from every page and bring the book to life. Her teaching experience has obviously given her an insight into the needs and questions of acupuncture students, which the book answers in a clear and lively manner. As well, her clinical experience solidly illustrates and underpins the theories expounded.

    Part I
    General Treatment Approaches
    Chapter 1
    The Relationship Between the Methods of Diagnosis and Therapeutic
    Effectiveness
    Case 1
    Pulses at the adaptive level
    Chapter 2
    Thoughts on Needling
    Chapter 3
    The Stages of Needling
    Chapter 4
    What is a Point?
    Chapter 5
    The Point Classification System
    Case 2
    Numbness treated through jing (well) points
    Chapter 6
    Luo Points
    Special Vessels of Communication Between Channels
    Case 3
    Luo points in excess conditions
    Chapter 7
    The Rules of Point Selection and General Treatment Strategies
    Case 4
    The use of distal points for knee pain
    The Treatment of Headaches with Unusual Clinically Effective Points, Local and Distal Points
    Case 5
    Food poisoning headache treated with a combination of a local and distal points
    Chapter 8
    Six Division Treatments
    Case 6
    Six Divisions: an energetic, philosophical model for pain and blockage
    Chapter 9
    Eight Needle Technique
    Case 7
    Eight Needle Technique for back pain and overall tonification
    Chapter 10
    Ten Needle Technique
    Case 8
    The application of Ten Needle Technique in the treatment of emotions
    Chapter 11
    The Eight Curious Vessels in Oriental Medicine
    General Functions
    Applications of the Eight Curious Vessels, Jing Treatments
    Chapter 12
    The Clinical Significance of the Confluent Points
    Application in Gynecology
    Case 9
    The treatment of menopause with the Eight Curious Vessels
    Chapter 13
    A Synopsis of Bloodletting Techniques
    General Principles
    The Treatment of Blood Stasis with Bleeding Techniques
    Case 10
    Blood stasis patterns in the occipital region
    Common Uses of the Plum Blossom Needle
    Case 12
    The application of the Plum Blossom needle in the treatment of hair loss
    Gwa Sha: Scrapping Evil Wetness
    Chapter 14
    Pericardium 6 (Neiguan)
    Gate to Internal Well-being

    Part II
    The Treatment of Disease with Specific Protocols
    Chapter 15
    The Treatment of Periodontal Gum Disease
    A Protocol for Prevention, Maintenance, and Reversal within the Paradigm of Classical Chinese Medicine
    Cases 13-16
    Periodontal Gum Disease
    Chapter 16
    The Etiology and Treatment of Cellulite According to Chinese Medicine
    More Than Skin Deep
    Chapter 17
    Facial Rejuvenescence
    Chapter 18
    Menopause
    Mid-life Myth or Mirror of the Essential Substances?
    Chapter 19
    Epilogue
    The Heart of the Acupuncturist, the Heart of the Healer, the Heart of the Being
    Appendix
    Translations of the Point Names

    Power Users and Up - Now
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    Scanned version as requested by Puffer20. OCR'd version available here: http://theoccult.bz/details.php?id=45056



    The Tao of Meditation will show you how to open your mind and spirit. Part One explains the philosophy of all forms of meditation. Part Two describes in detail the series of twelve breathing exercises, or Chi Kung, that can be used to lead and circulate the Chi energy part of the body. Part Three deals with the Lien Ching Hwa Chi or the transfer of sexual energy to psychic energy.

    Quote:

    Review from amazon.com:

    "This is surely one of the best books on Enlightenment, Taoism and Meditation for the beginner that I have ever seen. Although, don't get me wrong, it is a must for anyone interested in these subjects. It gives many new insights, all with a clear explanation. The author gives out the goods on enlightenment and why meditation is so important. He describes the subject with a westerner's scientific point of view and equates enlightenment as the understanding of Reality Without Time (to see as a fourth dimensional being can see). To perceive all time in one moment. He gives the reasons why meditation is the best vehicle to understanding and spells everything out with sound logic. There is a thorough guide to meditation, with basic instructions on Chi Kung exercises, transfer of Ching to Chi (Lien Ching Hwa Chi), transfer of Chi to Shen (Lien Chi Hwa Shen) and Proceed from Shen to Void (Lien Shen Hwan Shiu). This book is truly full of many grand arguments, wise sayings, stories and is a vast source of inspiration. I highly recommend it."

    MsSVig

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    Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise is a practical guide to prescribing yoga exercises therapeutically for common health problems. The book is aimed at all manual therapists, as well as yoga teachers working with beginners and physically restricted or older students. It describes how to modify yoga postures for a wide range of patients and conditions, integrating relaxation, stretching and strengthening. Written in an accessible style and with a very practical layout, it describes the principles and aims of this exercise approach before providing groups of exercises for specific areas of the body (feet and knees, pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle, neck, arms and hands). Exercises are classified from basic to advanced level and supported by clear illustrative photographs and precise descriptions.

    KEY FEATURES

    Includes basic tests to find the appropriate exercises

    Gives advice for patient compliance

    Presents basic exercises for all areas of the body

    Helps patients build up a successful individual form of practice

    Luise Wörle and Erik Pfeiff both lecture and teach

    throughout Europe. Luise is a yoga teacher and osteopath;

    Erik is a psychotherapist and bodywork therapist. MsSVig

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    The Ancient Art of Self-Healing is a powerful reference manual of remedies and natural therapies organized by ailment body system and organ with special food recipes for women, men and children.

    Compiled from the rich and practical teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

    Format ca.A4, 150 pages. Language: English. MsSVig

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    This dissertation is the PhD-Theses of Yogi Bhajan. It illustrates the interrealtion between communication and infinte-consciousness by using ancient yogi theories, techniques, knowledge and meditations blended with traditional Western concepts and understandings of this topic area.

    The power of the spoken word is the power of the divine. Through lack of understanding the essence of interpersonal communication, humans typically abuse themselves, others and God.
    The culmination of this work lies in the understanding of effective communication. By so doing, an individual can liberate him/herself and uplift the soul of those to whom he/she speaks. By failing to comprehend this concept, individuals can condemn themselves to the cycles of birht and death. Through effective communication one can indeed merge in infinite consciousness and celebrate the Creator, through His creatures in creation. MsSVig

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    SOLAR (R)EVOLUTION

    Does the sun have the power to transform humankind? In Solar (R)evolution, world-renowned German biophysicist, Dieter Broers, makes a compelling case, pointing to a wealth of scientific evidence that shows a remarkable correlation between increases in solar activity and advances in our creative, mental, and spiritual abilities.



    Enjoy! :cool2: MsSVig

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    Publisher: Praeger, 2013

    The Varieties of Magical Experience: Indigenous, Medieval, and Modern Magic provides a comprehensive volume that examines magic in all its aspects. Through detailed case studies, verbatim accounts of personal experiences, and first-hand experience from the authors' own active participation in many alternative religious rituals and ceremonies, this unique book reveals how magic can be a universal phenomenon that crosses cultural, historical, and spatial boundaries.

    The work is organized in five sections that embrace several broad themes: indigenous magical and shamanic practices; medieval witchcraft; sorcery and hermetic magic; and contemporary Western magical practices, including the role of sexuality, trance, and meditation. The introductory section explores the idea of magic, other realities, and the employment of all the senses, while the final section discusses contemporary issues of ecology and cybermagic. The authors give voice to the powerful emotions and feelings that result from a magical encounter, providing engaging and accessible information to general readers, while those well versed in the opaque world of magic and occultism, consciousness studies, and imaginal and disembodied realms will appreciate the book's content at a deeper level. MsSVig

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    Brill, 2010

    This collection of essays analyzes the relationships that exist between esotericism and music from Antiquity to the 20th century, investigating ways in which magic, astrology, alchemy, divination, and cabbala interact with music. The volume seeks to dissolve artificial barriers between the history of art, music, science, and intellectual history by establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue about music as viewed against a specific cultural background. The synthesis of scientific and historical contexts with respect to music, explored here on a large scale for the first time, opens up a wealth of new approaches to music historical research, music performance, and musical composition. Each chapter presents either a unique example of music functioning within esoteric and scientific traditions or a demonstration of the influence of those traditions upon selected musical works.

    CONTENTS
    Acknowledgements ............................................................................. ix
    Introduction ......................................................................................... 1
    Laurence Wuidar

    PART ONE
    EARLY MODERN OCCULT KNOWLEDGE AND MUSIC
    Music and Magnetism, from Abu Ma‘shar to Kircher ................ 13
    Charles Burnett

    Le médecin et les sons : Musique et magie dans Le Livre des
    eschez amoureux moralisés d’Évrart de Conty .......................... 23
    Amandine Mussou

    Prophecy, Harmony, and the Alchemical Transformation of
    the Soul: The Key to Lasso’s Chromatic Sibyls ......................... 45
    Marjorie A. Roth

    Dwelling in Darkness: Dowland’s Dark Songs as Hermetic
    Pessimist Gnosis, and Could this be ‘Evidence’ of the
    Esoteric ‘School of Night’? ............................................................ 77
    Anthony Rooley

    Orpheus “Recured”: The Healing Art of Thomas Campion ....... 95
    Barbara Kennedy

    Giovambattista della Porta e l’efficacia terapeutica della
    musica .............................................................................................. 109
    Concetta Pennuto

    Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639) e la musica .......................... 129
    Marta Moiso

    Représentation ésotérique et pensée scientifique. Le cas de
    la vibration par sympathie chez les savants et théoriciens de
    la première moitié du 17e siècle ................................................... 157
    Brigitte Van Wymeersch

    Musical Theory and Astrological Foundations in Kepler:
    The Making of the New Aspects ................................................. 177
    David Juste

    PHILOSOPHICAL INTERMEZZO
    Aperçu sur le rôle de l’harmonie musicale dans l’oeuvre de
    Proclus .............................................................................................. 199
    Maël Mathieu and Daniel Cohen

    Quelques philosophes du XIXe siècle et la musique comme
    ésotérisme moderne ....................................................................... 227
    Jacques Amblard

    PART TWO
    NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURY
    MUSICAL ESOTERICISM
    The Mysteries of Sound in H. P. Blavatsky’s ‘Esoteric
    Instructions’ ..................................................................................... 245
    Tim Rudbøg

    Evoking the Mystical: The Esoteric Legacy of Ferruccio
    Busoni ............................................................................................... 265
    Judith Crispin

    Musica pietrificata, sculture sonore: Aleksandr Skrjabin tra
    estasi e teosofia ............................................................................... 295
    Barbara Aniello

    The Unspeakable and the Law: Esotericism in Anton Webern
    and the Second Viennese School ................................................. 329
    Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    Music, Magic and Postmodern Historical metafiction: Helmuth
    Krausser’s Melodien (1993) ........................................................... 355
    György E. Szönyi
    Index ..................................................................................................... 377 MsSVig

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    Book Description
    Publication Date: April 1, 2006

    The end and aim of human existence is universally accepted by all right thinking men as the realization of God-Consciousness. As such a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the carious ways and means to that end will be most welcome.This knowledge goes by the name of Yoga,or the service of the Self, which has been perfected by the saints and sages of yore.

    This book contains many practical lessons on Karma Yoga,Bhakti Yoga,Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga which all can be termed simply as Yoga.It will help the aspirants in the path of jnana to enjoy the Supreme Bliss of the Self. Followers of the Raja Yoga will find in it valuable and interesting lessons for the attainment of perfect concentration and blissful state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Again it serves as a divine light to all Bhaktas to fix their mind on the effulgent glory of their Ishta Devata,Students of Karma Yoga and Hatha Yoga will find a wealth of information and knowledge. To the spirtual aspirants this book will be a gift from the land of gods,as it were.

    Karma Yoga removes the impurities of mind and develops the heart. Bhakti Yoga destroys the tossing of the mind.Raja Yoga steadies the mind and develops concentration. Jnana Yoga removes the veil of ignorance and brings knowledge of the Self. Therefore one should practice all of the four yogas.



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