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    The Subject in Question provides a fascinating insight into a debate between two of the twentieth century's most famous philosophers - Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl - over the key notions of conscious experience and the self. Sartre's The Transcendence of the Ego, published in 1937, is a major text in the phenomenological tradition and sets the course for much of his later work. The Subject in Question is the first full-length study of this famous work and its influence on twentieth-century philosophy. It also investigates the relationship between Sartre's ideas and the earlier work of Descartes and Kant.

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    Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most widely read texts in the history of philosophy. Douglas Burnham and Harvey Young unravel this difficult text, passage by passage, making reading and appreciating this work achievable and enjoyable. Designed to be read alongside the original, this guide is essential for students and scholars at all levels.

    Note: This is not the actual Critique, but rather a good secondary source to aid one while reading it. Retail quality. MsSVig

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    SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions

    An overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.

    From the back cover:
    Widely received in France, this brief, comprehensive introduction to Western esotericism by the founder of the field is at last available in English. A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and novices. In clear, precise language, author Antoine Faivre provides an overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity. The bulk of the book is laid out chronologically, from ancient and medieval sources (Alexandrian Hermetism, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism), through the Renaissance up to the present time. Its coverage includes spiritual alchemy, Jewish and Christian Kabbalah, Christian theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Illuminism, "mystical" Freemasonry, the "occultist" current, Theosophical and Anthroposophical Societies, the Traditionalist School, and "esotericism" in contemporary initiatic societies and in New Religious Movements. Faivre explores how these currents are connected, and refers to where they appear in art and literature. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography, which makes it an essential resource for beginners and scholars alike.

    About the author:
    Antoine Faivre is Professor Emeritus at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Religious Studies), Sorbonne. He has published extensively, including Access to Western Esotericism and The Golden Fleece and Alchemy, both also published by SUNY Press.

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    File Size: 1088 KB
    Print Length: 232 pages
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    Language: English
    ASIN: B00C4UT1CC

    This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

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    Series: Bollingen
    Paperback: 232 pages
    Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 18, 2005)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0691123500
    ISBN-13: 978-0691123509

    Organizing data from cultures the world over, Mircea Eliade, one of the preeminent interpreters of world religion in the twentieth century, lays out the basic patterns of initiation: group puberty rites, entrance into secret cults, shamanic instruction, individual visions, and heroic rites of passage. The vast information assembled here transcends usual scholarship. Eliade always affirms the greater experience in all initiation the indissoluble tie between humans and the cosmos of gods, spirits, animals, ancestors, and nature. As Michael Meade writes in his foreword, Eliade fervently worked at keeping the doors of perception open to the world of sacred symbols and creative ritual. Through his insistence that we are each the necessary inheritors of a vast sacred heritage, he has acted as a spiritual elder and distant mentor to me and many students of myth and ritual. Like an archeologist of symbols, he has unearthed, preserved, and found new meanings in the rites of our ancestors.

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    Series: Bollingen
    Paperback: 232 pages
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0691123500
    ISBN-13: 978-0691123509

    Organizing data from cultures the world over, Mircea Eliade, one of the preeminent interpreters of world religion in the twentieth century, lays out the basic patterns of initiation: group puberty rites, entrance into secret cults, shamanic instruction, individual visions, and heroic rites of passage. The vast information assembled here transcends usual scholarship. Eliade always affirms the greater experience in all initiation the indissoluble tie between humans and the cosmos of gods, spirits, animals, ancestors, and nature. As Michael Meade writes in his foreword, Eliade fervently worked at keeping the doors of perception open to the world of sacred symbols and creative ritual. Through his insistence that we are each the necessary inheritors of a vast sacred heritage, he has acted as a spiritual elder and distant mentor to me and many students of myth and ritual. Like an archeologist of symbols, he has unearthed, preserved, and found new meanings in the rites of our ancestors.

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    File Size: 1088 KB
    Print Length: 232 pages
    Publisher: Princeton University Press
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    Language: English
    ASIN: B00C4UT1CC

    This founding work of the history of religions, first published in English in 1954, secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986). Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no less than half a dozen European languages, Eliade's The Myth of the Eternal Return makes both intelligible and compelling the religious expressions and activities of a wide variety of archaic and "primitive" religious cultures. While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human. Jonathan Z. Smith's new introduction provides the contextual background to the book and presents a critical outline of Eliade's argument in a way that encourages readers to engage in an informed conversation with this classic text.

    Note: converted from the retail MOBI edition. MsSVig

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    Immanuel Kant, J. M. D. Meiklejohn (trans) - The Critique of Pure Reason



    The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, first published in 1781, second edition 1787, is one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy.

    Kant’s primary aim is to determine the limits and scope of pure reason. That is, he wants to know what reason alone can determine without the help of the senses or any other faculties. metaphysicians make grand claims about the nature of reality based on pure reason alone, but these claims often conflict with one another. Furthermore, Kant is prompted by Hume’s skepticism to doubt the very possibility of metaphysics.

    Kant draws two important distinctions: between a priori and a posteriori knowledge and between analytic and synthetic judgments. A posteriori knowledge is the particular knowledge we gain from experience, and a priori knowledge is the necessary and universal knowledge we have independent of experience, such as our knowledge of mathematics. In an analytic judgment, the concept in the predicate is contained in the concept in the subject, as, for instance, in the judgment, “a bachelor is an unmarried man.” (In this context, predicate refers to whatever is being said about the subject of the sentence—for instance, “is an unmarried man.”) In a synthetic judgment, the predicate concept contains information not contained in the subject concept, and so a synthetic judgment is informative rather than just definitional. Typically, we associate a posteriori knowledge with synthetic judgments and a priori knowledge with analytic judgments. For instance, the judgment “all swans are white” is synthetic because whiteness is not a part of the concept of “swan” (a black swan would still be a swan even though it isn’t white), but it is also a posteriori because we can only find out if all swans are white from experience.

    Kant argues that mathematics and the principles of science contain synthetic a priori knowledge. For example, “7 + 5 = 12” is a priori because it is a necessary and universal truth we know independent of experience, and it is synthetic because the concept of “12” is not contained in the concept of “7 + 5.” Kant argues that the same is true for scientific principles such as, “for every action there is an equal an opposite reaction”: because it is universally applicable, it must be a priori knowledge, since a posteriori knowledge only tells us about particular experiences.

    The fact that we are capable of synthetic a priori knowledge suggests that pure reason is capable of knowing important truths. However, Kant does not follow rationalist metaphysics in asserting that pure reason has the power to grasp the mysteries of the universe. Instead, he suggests that much of what we consider to be reality is shaped by the perceiving mind. The mind, according to Kant, does not passively receive information provided by the senses. Rather, it actively shapes and makes sense of that information. If all the events in our experience take place in time, that is because our mind arranges sensory experience in a temporal progression, and if we perceive that some events cause other events, that is because our mind makes sense of events in terms of cause and effect. Kant’s argument has a certain parallel to the fact that a person wearing blue-tinted sunglasses sees everything in a bluish light: according to Kant, the mind wears unremovable time-tinted and causation-tinted sunglasses, so that all our experience necessarily takes place in time and obeys the laws of causation.

    Time and space, Kant argues, are pure intuitions of our faculty of sensibility, and concepts of physics such as causation and inertia are pure intuitions of our faculty of understanding. Sensory experience only makes sense because our faculty of sensibility processes it, organizing it according to our intuitions of time and space. These intuitions are the source of mathematics: our number sense comes from our intuition of successive moments in time, and geometry comes from our intuition of space. Events that take place in space and time would still be a meaningless jumble if it were not for our faculty of understanding, which organizes experience according to the concepts, like causation, which form the principles of natural science.

    A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication MsSVig

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    Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

    From the back cover
    Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida's and Ricoeur's writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist linguistics, and Levinasian ethics, Eftichis Pirovolakis introduces the motif of "improbable encounters," and explicates why the two thinkers may be said to be simultaneously close to each other and separated by an unbridgeable abyss. Pirovolakis complicates any facile distinction between these movements, which are two of the most influential streams of continental thought, and questions a certain pathos with respect to the distance separating them. Pirovolakis also translates Derrida's brief tribute to Ricoeur: "The Word: Giving, Naming, Calling," which appears here in English for the first time. The book is essential reading for anyone immersed in continental philosophy or literary theory.

    Review
    "Eftichis Pirovolakis's book provides an invaluably meticulous, well-documented and even-handed account of the `encounters' between Derrida and Ricoeur. By concentrating carefully on very specific points of difference between them, he explores the disconcerting logic of sameness and difference with great subtlety, and helps us rethink the relation between hermeneutics and deconstruction." --Geoffrey Bennington, Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought, Emory University

    "Reading Derrida and Ricoeur is an excellent book. Pirovolakis takes up not only the issue of language in Derrida and Ricoeur, but also that of alterity. It is a comprehensive and enlightening study. In fact, I think no one has shed more light on the relation between Ricoeur and Derrida than Pirovolakis." --Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University

    Series: Suny Series: Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature
    Paperback: 240 pages
    Publisher: Suny Press (January 2, 2011)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1438429509
    ISBN-13: 978-1438429502 MsSVig

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    Lesley Jackson - Thoth: The History of the Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom



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    Table of Contents
    Introduction  
    The Names Of Thoth
    Symbolism
    Lunar Aspects
    The Wise God
    In The Afterlife
    Judge
    The Magician
    The Healer
    Defining The Edges
    Relationships
    Creation
    Worship Of Thoth
    Hermes Trismegistus And Beyond
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    1. Some Hymns & Prayers To Thoth
    2. Chronology
    3. Place Names
    Bibliography
    End Notes

    Book Description:
    “Hail to you, O Thoth, in whom is the peace of the gods.” The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts, Spell 9

    In Thoth: The History of the Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom, the author and researcher Lesley Jackson presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of this unique god spanning six millennia. Drawing on the latest archaeological and textual research, from magical papyri and stelae to statues and wall carvings, the author explores Thoth’s diverse functions including as god of writing, magic and wisdom, creator god, judge, healer, psychopomp, reckoner of time and lunar god. Developing from pre-dynastic origins, the worship of Thoth is discussed through the different Egyptian social classes from peasant to Pharaoh, and placed in the context of ancient Egyptian rituals and festivals; as is the later syncretisation of Thoth with the Greco-Egyptian figure of Hermes Trismegistus. In so doing the author demonstrates the pivotal role that the ibis-headed god fulfilled in many of the Egyptian myths and his functions within the three main Egyptian theologies – i.e. Heliopolitan, Hermopolitan and Memphite. The names, animals and symbols of Thoth, lord of ritual and of words, are all considered to further reveal his complex nature, which is also viewed through the web of connections between Thoth and the numerous other Egyptian gods. Particular attention is given to his consorts, the goddesses Maat, Seshat and Nehmataway, and the implications of their relationships. This extensive and detailed work is supplemented with ancient hymns to Thoth and a survey of temples associated with him. Long overdue, Thoth: The History of the Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom is an unmissable work on this most enduring of gods.

    “Come that I may instruct you concerning…the writing which Thoth gave to the hand of his disciple.” The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth

    Introduction: 
    “Salutation to thee, Thoth. All protection [for me] at dawn.”

    "Thoth is one of the more well known of the Egyptian gods. He is the God of the Scribes, God of the Moon and the Judge who records the verdict at the deceased’s judgment. Is this all there is to him, a few pages in every dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Gods?

    His name is still with us today; we have the tarot of Thoth, Thoth Publications and Tehuti Knowledge Services to name but a few. In his ibis-headed form Thoth walks the floors of Watkins Books (London) and his ibis is a logo of Ibis Press. To some he is the ‘priest from Atlantis’, to others Hermes Trismegistus, the thrice-great mortal who gave us the wisdom of Hermeticism from Classical Alexandria.

    My interest, however, is in Thoth’s original form as a god of the Ancient Egyptians, before his metamorphosis in Classical and later periods. I will focus my investigations on what the Egyptians had to say about their god. Over the thousands of years of the Egyptian religion the conception of Thoth, like all the other deities, changed considerably. Different aspects of his character will have been emphasized at different times. His popularity and importance will have fluctuated as society changed and the various cults evolved and interacted with each other. What was true and important to the Egyptians in the early Dynasties will have been very different to those of the Ptolemaic   and Roman Periods, yet the common themes and personalities will still be present.

    When I first began studying Egyptian religion I kept encountering Thoth and he kept nudging me to find out more about him. As I read more the questions kept on coming. Who is this god and where does he come from? Why is Thoth both an ibis and a baboon? Why does he spend his time sorting out divine problems and recording everything? Who worshiped him and what did he ask of his followers? Was he a bringer of light or the dangerous god of necromancers?

    In this book I will attempt an in-depth analysis of the worship and character of Thoth as I delve deeper into these and other questions. It is probably very arrogant to assume that I can describe Thoth as he appeared to the Egyptians but this is what I am attempting to do. No doubt much will be incorrect but I believe that an echo of the old god can find its way through the millennia of changing culture and language and the random selection of surviving evidence, to say nothing of our incorrect interpretations and misunderstandings."
    Lesley Jackson

    Print Length: 243 pages
    Publisher: Avalonia; 1 edition (July 27, 2013)
    Language: English

    5 Star Amazon rating - reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Thoth-History-Ancient-Egyptian-ebook/p...

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    He style is one of the traditional styles of Taijiquan, and was first practised by He Zhaoyuan (1810-1890), a Taiji master from Zhaobao, Wenxian County, Henan; during the late Qing Dynasty.

    He Zhaoyuan learned Taijiquan from Chen Qingping, the towns boxing coach. Later, he was appointed to the post of Wu Xinlan, in the capital. Under the influence of Li Tangjie, a master of natural science, He Zhaoyuan undertook to reform Taijiquan, and further developed its’ theory considerably. The theories of natural science, Confucianism, Taoism, and medical science were incorporated into the form and instruction of Taijiquan. He style then included a smooth and continuous set of movements which perfectly connected the skills to the theory. He style was then passed on to his sons Runzhi and Jingzhi, and also his grandson Qingxi.

    He Qingxi was the third generation master of He style. He trained a renowned group of students, including: He Xuexin; He Xuemin; Zhong Boying; Lu Shiying; Hao Yuchao; Chen Guilin; Chai Yuzhu, whose high skill level led them to become the driving force behind the spread of He style. He Qingxi was an outstanding character, who both inherited the past, and ushered in the future.

    He Xuexin (1890-1857), who inherited both the boxing and the medical skills handed down by his ancestors, became the main exponent of He style. During the War of Resistance against Japan, he used his consummate medical and boxing skills to teach Taiji, and practice medicine in Baoji City (Shanxi Province). Just after the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, out of fondness for his home town, He Xuexin returned to Zhao Baozhen town with his family, where he continued to study Taiji and practice medicine. He passed his knowledge and skills to his sons; He Shiying and He Shijun.

    Zheng Xijue (1906-1961) was born in Zhao Baozhen town. He gained recognition from He Qingxi, and was taken on as apprentice because of his diligence and respect for his teacher. During theWar of Resistance, Zheng moved to Xi’an (the capital of Shanxi Province), and was appointed as Martial Arts Teaching Officer in the Fourth Group of the National Revolutionary Army. For several decades in the martial arts circles of the Northwest, nobody could compete with him, and he was honoured as one of the ‘Two Heroes of He style in the Northwest’.

    Zheng Wuqing, an apprentice of He Qingxi, moved to Xi’an in 1938. He taught He style in the 7th Branch of Huang Pu Military Academy, and shared the honour of being one of the ‘Two Heroes of He style in the Northwest’. He contributed greatly to the spread of He style , and had many notable apprentices, such as: Zheng Rui; Sun Lanting; Ji Changxiu; Liu Rui; Hou Erlian; Song Yunhua; Li Suicheng; Yuan Baoshan; and Zheng Jun.

    He Shiying learned Chinese medicine and Taijiquan from his father, He Xinye, at an early age. He was faithful to the techniques he learned, not modifying them in any way. He Shiying was outstanding in internal medicine and acupuncture. In 1983, he began to collect and collate Taiji theory, proven Chinese Medicine recipes, and so contributed greatly to the inheritance of He style Taijiquan. His main successors were his sons: Ding Yuan; Ding Qian; Ding Zhong (also Shaoping); Ding Guo (also Youlu); and his nephew Dong Yu. In 1983 he also passed He style on to Dai Zhongming.

    In recent years, He style has commanded more and more attention from the relevant departments of Government. In 1993, the Research Association of He style Taiji was founded by He Youlu, He Dingqian, He Xuejian, and Xia Chunlong, amongst others. Ji Changxiu founded the Hong Kong General Association of He style Taichi, and was President of the latter. Through the above, He style has been actively spread overseas.

    In He-style Taijiquan five elements combine with fist trend, combine with human body, on the aspect of practicing method,it requires external five elements drive internal five elements, then reach to exterior by means of qi of internal five elements, He-style Taijiquan is all in one by means of qi of five elements, move qi with heart, command the whole body, trend follows the arrival of qi, qi arrives vigorously once shape come into being respiration and openness and closing are purely natural emptily lead the jacking force, sink the respired air to dantian. practice fist and guide trend softly and uniformly, relax and activate the tendons, in order to achieve the effect of fatigue within the limit eliminate essence derived from food by means of shaking circulation of blood is unobstructed get rid of diseases preserve health and prolong life. MsSVig

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    Know About Transit of Planets (Vedic Astrology)



    The study of any horoscope is accurate if the planets and Dasha at the time of birth is studied in conjunction with the Transit of Planets at the time of studying it. Transits of the outer and inner planets are important in confirming and predicting the trend depicted in a horoscope. In this book the author has in a simple way tried to explain the impact of transiting planets. This will serve as a reference for those who have understood the basics of predictive astrology. Transits have also to be understood in relation to the planet and the house in the natal chart, this has also been dealt with. The book will be a useful guide and help in sharpening predictive techniques for both beginners and amateurs.

    Pages: 648 MsSVig

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    Scott Marmorstein - A Sparkling Aura ~ A Sparkling Life: A Guide to Ethereal Crystals and Gemstones, Chakras, Aura Cleansing, and Your Spirit Guides



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    Book Description
    If you are interested in learning some of the following:

     *  Auras and chakras, from a psychic perspective
     *  The beginning stages of working with someone's auras and chakras.
     *  Spirit Guides & Angels (how to contact and work with them)
     *  Ethereal Crystals and Gemstones, their uses in psychic healing
     *  Psychic cleansing methods you can use on yourself
     *  How to promote a healthy aura for yourself and others
     *  Then this book is what you're looking for!

    Contents
    Dedication
    Introduction
    Section One - Your Sparkling Aura
    Section Two - Your Guides … Your Client's Guides … Recognizing Them and Allowing Their Help
    Section Three - Ethereal Crystals and Gemstones
    Section Four - The Fun Part-Working with Someone's Auras and Chakras
    Section Five - Shields Up! Shielding Your Aura
    Section Six - The Questions Asked The Questions Answered Strengthening The Aura
    Section Seven - The Golden Guidelines
    Section Eight - Glossary
    Section Nine - Other Books By Scott

    Editorial Reviews
    "Youthful, light, and densely packed with information I couldn't find anywhere else."
    From the Back Cover
    Dear novice and advanced psychic seekers, thank your self for picking up A Sparkling Aura ~ A Sparkling Life. Why? In the next few moments we're going to rediscover the world of psychic and physical phenomenon, uniting the two in a dazzling harmony.
    Sure you can see auras, perhaps give excellent readings, and maybe even cleanse them. But what might have been discovered while you have been so busy? Go on, look into it!

    And of course, if you don't see these things yet, by the time you've read this you'll be well on your way not only to the basics, but to the deeper meanings of it all.

    If you're just beginning your journey on this subject you're already riveted to the idea, let author Scott Marmorstein help immerse you in the practice of the idea. Be it old hat or brand new, one thing is for certain, by reading this, the alchemy of transformation is already enkindled.

    Let A Sparkling Aura ~ A Sparkling Life give you a unique and fresh perspective on the so called "New Age" phenomenon that makes sense.

    About the Author
    Scott is the author of two non-fiction books, and is nearly ready to publish his debut novel.
    Living and working in North East Philadelphia, Scott continues a private healing practice. From 2008-2010 Scott went on a National Healing tour and worked with thousands of people to initiate profound healing.

    Print Length: 140 pages
    Publisher: Scott Marmorstein (February 6, 2006)
    Language: English

    Amazon Customer Reviews 4.8 out of 5 'Stars':
    http://www.amazon.com/Sparkling-Aura-Life-Gemstones-ebook/pr...
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    A Very British Witchcraft (2012) [TVrip - 1 AVI]

    "Professor Ronald Hutton’s long anticipated documentary about Gerald Gardner and the history of Wicca is an excellent film that covers all the bases in a short amount of time..." - Pagan Federation London Review (5 Stars)

    "Professor Ronald Hutton is deeply knowledgeable on the history of Wicca, well-read on the latest scholarship, and has extensive contacts with surviving associates (and initiates) of Gerald Gardner..." - Wildhunt.org



    Video Trailer: http://vimeo.com/35964445

    A Very British Witchcraft, is the full length version of the edited 30 minute ABC program, Gerald Gardener: Britain's Wicca Man, that I uploaded here a few months ago.

    Thanks go to Hannibal @ TheBox for this excellent cap of the Saturday 17th August 2013 More4 broadcast. English subtitles are included (the audio is also English).

    I had no idea that any actual footage of Gerald Gardener existed and it was a real treat to watch it.

    It was also fascinating to see his ritual crowns, athame and original Book of Shadows, which are now in the hands of private collectors.

    Quote:

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-wicca-man/episod...

    The extraordinary story of Britain's fastest-growing religious group - the modern pagan witchcraft of Wicca - and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner.

    Historian and leading expert in Pagan studies Professor Ronald Hutton explores Gardner's story and experiences first-hand Wicca's growing influence throughout Britain today.

    Born of a nudist colony in 1930s Dorset, Wicca rapidly grew from a small New Forest coven to a worldwide religion in the space of just 70 years.

    It's a journey that takes in tales of naked witches casting spells to ward off Hitler, tabloid hysteria about human sacrifices and Gerald Gardner himself appearing on Panorama.



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    Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR

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    This PDF contains the missing pages of the copy previously uploaded
    Many thanks to spoutnikp for sharing it.



    Book Description

    This volume presents what we consider the best of the new generation of techniques for acquiring peak states, along with a unifying model that ties biology, psychology, therapy and spirituality into a single whole. Chapters by the technique creators include: 'The Inner Peace Process' by Grant McFetridge, 'The 15 Minute Miracle' by Jacquelyn Aldana, 'Biocybernaut Brainwave Training' by Dr. James Hardt, and 'Resolving Dualism with PEAT' by Zivorad Slavinski.



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    Book Description

    This book, at long last, is the first Whole-Hearted Healing tutorial written for the general public.

    For over 15 years, Whole-Hearted Healing has proven its worth as an effective trauma-healing technique that puts all the control in the hands of the client, and radically transforms problems into positive feelings. Some key insights by its developer, Grant McFetridge, translate into a remarkable rate of success.

    This book is intended for people with various levels of experience with regression therapies and Peak States work:

  • For determined beginners, it is a suitable guide to learning the technique on their own.
  • For people who have attended a basic Whole-Hearted Healing or Peak States workshop, it is an in-depth review of the material they covered.
  • For people who have practised WHH for a few years, using The Basic Whole-Hearted Healing Manual as a guide, it is an update, written for laypeople, that includes the latest advances in our understanding of traumas and healing.
  • For therapists, it is an aid in explaining WHH to clients, and in empowering them to participate fully in their own healing.
  • And it's an entry-level textbook for students working with peak states of consciousness.


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    These movements are Tao's Gift to a continuance of the methods taught in Gift of the Tao I.

    Hang onto your hat! These movements are highly energetic!

    http://qigongamerica.com/

    There are 13 movements in this DVD. The Sequential Energy Center Activation is included in movement #10. MsSVig

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    Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Journey Without Goal lectures


    From a study guide prepared by Carolyn Gimian

    This seminar on tantra was given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche at Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) in the summer of 1974, the first year of Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa took an approach to Vajrayana Buddhism that is unique in its experiential flavor. He felt that the sacredness and secrecy of tantra should be guarded. At the same time, he felt that there was much that could be shared with a general audience. This series of talks reflects both of these qualities.

    The seminar was later edited into the book Journey without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha (Shambhala in 1981). If you are working with the book and the videos together, please take note that some material from the original lectures was condensed in the book or inserted into another chapter. Questions and answers were not included in the book per se, although some material from the questions and answers has been interwoven into the body of the book.

    This series of lectures was given as the second seminar in a two-part series. The first seminar, The Tibetan Buddhist Path, took place over a six-week period, in June and July 1974, just prior to Journey Without Goal. The study of both of these seminars in sequence is highly recommended.
    A Study Guide by Carolyn Gimian is also included.

    There are 14 lectures in this series:

    • The Tantric Practitioner
    • Vajra Nature
    • Mandala
    • Nontheistic Energy (audio only)
    • Transmission
    • The Tantric Journey
    • The Vajra Master
    • Visualization & Body, Speech & Mind
    • Abhisheka
    • The Five Buddha Families
    • Being & Manifesting
    • The Question of Magic
    • Anuttarayoga
    • Maha Ati

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    Conventional wisdom suggests that the Platonist philosophers of Late Antiquity, from Plotinus (third century) to the sixth-century schools in Athens and Alexandria, neglected the political dimension of their Platonic heritage in their concentration on an otherworldly life. But Dominic O'Meara presents a revelatory reappraisal of these thinkers, arguing that their otherworldliness involved rather than excluded political ideas, and he reconstructs for the first time a coherent political philosophy of Late Platonism.

    Review:
    "Against the presumption that Neoplatonism was fundamentally escapist, O'Meara argues convincingly for the existence of Neoplatonic political philosophies. Following a historical survey of the major figures in Neoplatonism, he undertakes a summary reconstruction of Neoplatonic theories of politics which nevertheless does justice to their complexity... O'Meara's presentation of the material is readily accessible and his arguments are clearly structured. Even less advanced students could read the book with profit, but because the study is pioneering in many ways, advanced students and scholars will also find it noteworthy...The abundance of such fascinating and learned discussion, coupled with the breadth of material analyzed, makes this study most impressive.'Theological Studies

    Paperback: 264 pages
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 3, 2005)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0199285535
    ISBN-13: 978-0199285532

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    Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's earlier analysis, in The Rule of metaphor, of semantic innovation at the level of the sentence. Ricoeur here examines the creation of meaning at the textual level, with narrative rather than metaphor as the ruling concern.

    Ricoeur finds a "healthy circle" between time and narrative: time is humanized to the extent that it portrays temporal experience. Ricoeur proposes a theoretical model of this circle using Augustine's theory of time and Aristotle's theory of plot and, further, develops an original thesis of the mimetic function of narrative. He concludes with a comprehensive survey and critique of modern discussions of historical knowledge, understanding, and writing from Aron and Mandelbaum in the late 1930s to the work of the Annales school and that of Anglophone philosophers of history of the 1960s and 1970s.

    "This work, in my view, puts the whole problem of narrative, not to mention philosophy of history, on a new and higher plane of discussion."—Hayden White, History and Theory

    "Superb. . . . A fine point of entrance into the work of one of the eminent thinkers of the present intellectual age."—Joseph R. Gusfield, Contemporary Sociology

    Series: Time & Narrative (Book 1)
    Paperback: 281 pages
    Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (September 15, 1990)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0226713326
    ISBN-13: 978-0226713328

    Note: untouched retail MOBI/Kindle edition. I'd say this is easily one of the most important books I've read in the last decade. Difficult reading, but well worth the patience. Recommended. MsSVig

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