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    When the Tarot pack was invented in Italy in the early 15th century, it was simply a pack of cards, used for playing games. Esoteric interpretations of the pack date from late eighteenth-century France, and were confined to that country for a hundred years. Now the cards are used throughout the Western world and not only for fortune telling. For real believers, the cards are a key to secret knowledge of the meaning of life.

    Practiced by secret groups such as the Order of the Golden Dawn, by magi such as Aleister Crowley - the ‘Great Beast’, and by psychics such as Dion Fortune, the occult interpretation of the Tarot pack is a worldwide phenomenon with countless devotees. The roots of the whole modern Tarot mystique lie in theories propagated by the occultists studied in this fascinating history.

    Tarot occultism is a significant part of modern social history. The first part of the story was told in A Wicked Pack of Cards, which traced its origins in France. In The History of the Occult Tarot the authors bring the story up to date, following its progress in other countries, especially Britain and the United States.

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    '... entertaining and enlightening... Watkins plays Aubrey to the many remarkable personalities who populated old Fleet Street, defining this lost world through a series of splendid pen portraits.'- Matthew d'Ancona, Sunday Telegraph; 'This short book is the finest account of journalism I have ever read. Literate members of the public should by it because it is the wittiest book of the year. Undergraduate students of media studies should buy it without fail, for there is more practical information in it than in a hundred lectures...'- Brian Walden, Literary Review; 'I chuckled over every page of this splendid book, the genius of which lies in the detail...'- Peregrine Worsthorne, Independent on Sunday; 'A hilarious read.' - Robert Blake, Daily Telegraph Books of the Year; 'A Short Walk Down Fleet Street... is an incomparable portrait of a particular era and way of life, and is impossible to recommend too highly.' - Peter Oborne, Sunday Express

    About the Authors

    Michael Dummett was Professor of Logic at Oxford 1979-1992, and is the author of The Game of Tarot (1980) and other books on Tarot cards and games, as well as books on philosophy and voting theory.

    Ronald Decker is an art historian and curator of a notable collection of antique cards at the United States Playing-Card Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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    What next year shall bring is a new release from a new author to be published later at autumn at Ixaxaar Occult Literature. Fosforos written by Johannes Nefastos (1999-2012) will be translated and edited from Finnish into English next year. This Winter Solstice night we will sign a new pact with an editor who will be working Fosforos for us, bringing  this grand tome in the field of the Occult and Satanism, which has been under working already over 2 years now,  finally first time available for our English speaking readers.  Subscribing to reservationlist and preview of the contents list of this deeply spiritual and indepth Luciferian work is added to our homepage and can be seen there, more information will be revealed later during the coming year.



    [center]Part I, POLYHARMONIA
    The Philosophy of Oneness
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    Part II, DISCORDAMELIOR
    The Philosophy of Perdition
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    Part III, NECROSOPHIA
    The Philosophy of Death
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    Part IV, PENTAGRAMMATON
    The Consistency of Man and the Practice of Magic
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    Part V, CISTA MYSTICA
    The Symbology of Satanism
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    Part VI, LEGIFER & CLAVIS MAGICAE
    Rituals
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    Hieroglyphic Key to the Seven Principles
    Appendix I
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    After Death
    Appendix II


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    Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - The Mirror


    I am sure this has been here before, but here are 2 versions of this teaching.

    The Mirror is a concise and straightforward introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dzogchen, "The Great Perfection".

    To insure the survival of Dzogchen outside of Tibet, this precious and long-secret teaching has in recent years been taught openly by great masters cast abroad by the Tibetan diaspora. In The Mirror, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche presents the quintessence of this most sophisticated and refined, yet pristinely simple and direct path to spiritual attainment.

    When I first attended teachings with the Dzogchen community, a member gave me the paperback book of this. It also includes an introduction and a commentary, which I hope to share soon.

    I believe one pdf is the original translation into English, the other is a freshly revised copy I found online.
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    Headspace is a guided meditation/mindfulness program that teaches you how to meditate starting with only 10 minutes a day.

    Over 365 days of guided meditation with 270 hours of audio/video content.

    Includes the following series:

      Take 10
       Take 15
       Take 20
       Creativity Series
       Discovery Series
       Happiness Series
       Heart Series 1
       Heart Series 2
       Mind Series
       Smart Series
       Headspace Active
       Headspace Motivate
       Headspace Extras
       Headspace Images
       Future Headspace Videos (not yet released videos)
       What is Headspace?


    Headspace is a project designed to demystify meditation. Using the wonders of science and technology, we make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life.

    Here at Headspace we're on a mission to get as many people in the world as possible to take 10 minutes out of their day, to practice a simple and easy-to-learn meditation technique.  And if you like the way it makes you feel, then we'd love to show you how to make that a life-long skill.

    This is meditation for modern life of simple, scientifically-proven techniques, that you can use every day to experience a healthier and happier mind.

    Meet the Team - Andy Puddicombe

    Setting off to become a monk at the age of 22, his meditation training took him all over the world, culminating with full ordination at a Tibetan Monastery in the Himalayas.

    Ten years later, Andy returned to the UK with the singular wish to demystify meditation, to make it accessible, relevant and beneficial to as many people as possible.

    And thus the seeds of Headspace were sown.

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    The Qabalah has long been a system of mysticism and magic that few could truly understand, thanks to the difficult and obtuse language and symbolism employed. Many texts have appeared, offering to explain this mysterious subject, but few do so as succintly as this book. The Qabalah: Beyond the Veil aims to lift the lid on this extraordinary tradition, utilised by Jews, Christians and Hermeticists. It provides a brief look at the primary aspects of the system, from the Sephiroth and Paths on the Tree of Life to the Lightning Flash and those most impenetrable of all veils: those of Negative Existence itself.
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    Use your own deck, or one of ten within the program, to lay out a spread -- Tarot Magic's Teach Me module can guide you through the process if you like. Tarot Magic will narrate an exquisite and precise reading for you -- according to the exact position the cards land in. This is a quantum leap beyond books and shareware that only give you a rough general meaning of cards and positions. And it's a lot more fun!

    The ability to save and/or print readings, including a graphical layout of your cards, is a ground-breaking feature that lets you record your readings -- including those created with physical cards -- in a convenient and aesthetic way. If you use your favorite physical deck, it's easy to tell the program which spread you've chosen and which cards landed where. Then Tarot Magic can print out that spread with graphical images of cards and the specific interpretations.

    Tarot Magic invites you to a transformative experience. Order one now, so you and your friends can benefit from expert Tarot any time you want. Get the answers you need about relationships, money, career, etc. -- in the most enjoyable and educational way.

    PC Requirements Any Windows 95/98/NT or Macintosh computer with at least 40 megabytes of free hard disk space and a CD-Rom drive. No special RAM requirements.
    Powerful Features of Tarot Magic

    10 Decks, 10 Spreads built in...or use your own deck. Program includes Rider-Waite, Stairs of Gold and eight other beautiful decks that represent the history of Tarot. Flip between decks and spreads at will.

    Positional Readings interpreted specifically according to the position a card lands in. Books and other programs generally cannot do this.

    Expert quality readings by Christine Payne-Towler, accomplished Tarot scholar, bishop of the Gnostic Church.

    Exquisitely Narrated No need to read or take notes -- let the program do it for you.

    Print and Save readings including the color graphics of your spread, even if you've used a physical deck. Being able to keep a clear record of your readings is a powerful capability you'll love.

    Authentic card shuffling captures the exact mathematical properties of physical shuffling and cutting, while providing animated visual and aural feedback (or you can use a physical deck, if you prefer manual shuffling).

    Stimulates mystical feelings The CD-Rom's sound track and special effects create a beautiful immersive experience of sacred space every time you go there.

    Guided Tour Mode shows you how to frame a question, pick an appropriate spread, shuffle and cut the cards -- everything you need to know to develop your own Tarot ritual.

    An Esoteric History of Tarot...essays by Christine Payne-Towler illuminate the 2000 year history of Tarot and the history of each individual card.

    An MDS/MDF file pair (Media Descriptor File) is a proprietary file format designed for the Alcohol 120% optical disc authoring program. MDF files contain a disc image with the contents of an optical disc such as a CD or a DVD.[1][2] An MDS accompanies each MDF file. It is an optional media descriptor file that contains metadata about the original media.[3][4]

    MDS/MDF file pairs may be created by optical disc imaging applications such as Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools. QO0tcg

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    Selections from the Upanishads (Read by Christopher Isherwood) [CDRip - 7 MP3]



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    Christopher Isherwood reading selections from the Upanishads, as translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester.

    In ancient times, scriptures were memorized and recited.

    In that spirit, we offer a CD that was originally brought out in 1976 as a double-LP record set.

    Re-mastered from the original tapes and slightly edited to fit both records on one CD.

    The following Upanishads are on the CD:

    Isha (2:10)
    Katha (20:16
    Aitareya (4:35)
    Brihadaranyaka (19:45)
    Svetasvatara (13:20)
    Taittiriya (7:45)
    Chandogya (9:43)

    This CD has a lot of material. You may want to listen to it in sections.

    Isherwood's reading of the Katha Upanishada  is of special note.

    This Upanishad tells the story of a young man who goes to the god of Death where he learns the secret of life.

    We used to listen to Chris read this scripture in the early morning in the temple of the Vedanta Society on Vivekananda's birthday.

    Needless to say, this translation is our favorite.



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    Paperback
    Publisher: Vajra Publications (2012)
    ISBN-10: 9937506751
    ISBN-13: 978-9937506755

    The Fifteen Sessions of Practice, Guru-yoga, Instructions without Characteristics, and Phowa Teachings By Jean-Luc Achard This volume is mostly based on the French translations and abridgements that have been prepared as private complements to the teachings of HH Menri Trizin Rinpoche (Lungtok Tenpai Nyima) given in the USA and which have been transcribed for the Bonpo Foundation. The present work is actually a very humble contribution to the knowledge of the A khrid system of teachings dedicated to the long life of His Holiness and to support his activities in respect of the tradition and the continuity of its principles.
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    A series of teachings on the Ngondro, Ngozhi and Clear Light Practices in the Dzogchen tradition.

    This cycle of teachings, belonging to the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, The Oral Dzogchen Transmissionfrom the ancient country of Zhang Zhung, was started in the summer of 1996 in Austria.

    These teachings being the Direct Introduction into the Nature of the Boundless View of Dzogpachenpo contain the third part of the Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung.

    Experiential Transmission Drugyalwa Yungdrung, Volume Two, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Naljor, Paperback,  2001,
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    The three precepts belong to the tradition of the Oral Transmission of Dzogchen in Zhangzung and appear as a very brief but profound set of clarifications on the nature of the base of the primordial State, the Path to be practiced and the fruit or result of this practice. It thus covers in a very synthetic form the themes of the nature of mind, what is correct Dzogchen practice of the Path and the nature of the ultimate Fruit of Buddhahood.

    Three Precepts: From the Oral Transmission of the Great Perfection in Zhangzhung, Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche / Jean-Luc Achard, Paperback, 46 Pages
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    Mundane astrology is the astrology of the world, rather than of the individual. It is likely the oldest form of astrology – that which prophesied concerning the land, the nation, and the community, of wars and woesoes and the weather.
    Personal astrology – the astrology of the individual – came later, as ego-differentiation became more distinct in human psychology and culture. Even then, personal astrology seems to have arisen originally on behalf of the monarch, deemed one with the land: At first, it was an extension of mundane astrology.
    Despite this antiquity and even primacy in astrology’s history, few books on mundane astrology have emerged in the last century, and those have had little new to contribute. Mundane forecasts have long been standard features of astrology magazines, though rarely having much to show for themselves in terms of insight and accuracy – rarely reaching even the level of informed political observation.
    Better tools are available, though. Most astrologers have overlooked these tools for half a century, primarily because they do not know they exist. This present report presents these tools with an eye to making them accessible to all interested astrologers.

    UNVEILING NEW TOOLS

    In the May, June, and July 1957 issues of American Astrology Magazine, astrologer Donald A. Bradley (writing under his usual pen name, Garth Allen) published an article series titled “Unveiling a New Tool.” These articles introduced Sidereal solar and lunar ingress charts and demonstrated their value in identifying natural disasters and other categories of major events with unprecedented power and clarity. I use the word “unprecedented” quite mindfully: Nothing previously recorded in astrology’s history ever produced results as accurate and reliable as these.
    For example, of several interrelated astrological tools discussed in the present report, a single technique, called the Capsolar Quotidian, accurately marked the time, place, and nature of 98% of the major events studied herein. Getting 98% accuracy in mundane astrology is unprecedented by any combination of methods.1
    Additionally, the methods given here are straightforward: Sidereal mundane astrology in practice consists of little more than determining which planets are most dominant for the year, quarter, month, week, day, and hour of an event be seeing which planets closely conjoin the angles of the relevant chart for a given time period and place. QO0tcg

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    The volume contains 2 transcripts of oral teachings of Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. The Practice Manual of Drugyalwa Yungdrung is divided into the Preliminary Prctices or Ngondro, the Main Practices, or Ngozhi, and the Ancillary Instructions or Yanlag. Within this volume the first teaching concerns the second text from the Ancillary Instructions known as Gomtri, abbreviated from the full title: Successive Instructions on the practice of the Clear Light according to the Experiences along the Path. The text is divided into 3 parts, which are: 1) The manner of the meditation on the Clear Light and the Continuation in the natural State, 2) The Manner of Purification of the Mind of the Practioner and all his Defilements, 3) The manner of the Arising of the inner Experiences and the other Visions of the Clear light. In the 2nd teaching the emphasis of the oral teachings of Rinpoche was on the 3rd part of the main practices, which deals with The instructions for the Practice of the Clear Light. The 3rd part of this chapter for the Development of Thogal Visions is divided into the dark retreat practice, the space or sky gazing practice and the practice with sunlight. These are generally known collectively as Dzogchen Thogal, although this term is not used in the Practice Manual as such. This 3rd main point is further divided into 3 subdivisions and the last one deals with Practices to Develop the Principal Practices, that is the various visions.

    Meditation on Clear Light, Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Naljor, Paperback, 96 Pages, 2005
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    Published by the Supreme Council, 33°, AASR, NMJ.
    2008

    This book describes the 29 rituals of the 4th to the 33rd degree lightly, not going into the details one might hope. However, it also describes the changes that have made since the time the rituals have been thought of, various new techniques applied and whatnot more.

    In essence, this book gives a short history of the rituals of each degree, as well as describing the symbolism behind them.

    The introduction to the book

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    More than 30 years have passed since publication of The Rituals of the Supreme Council, 33°, for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, U.S.A. This unique work traced the obscure and complex origins and  development of the 29 Scottish Rite degree rituals through the course of 200 years from the earliest surviving source, Henry Francken’s 1783 manuscript of 300 pages, believed to be based on earlier french rituals entrusted to Francken by Stephen Morin.

    The author of The Rituals, Ill. Irving E. Partridge, 33°, Active Member for Connecticut, was eminently qualified for the task. A member of the Supreme Council Committee on Rituals since 1951, he had served as chairman for 15 years, 1957-72, and would be called upon to resume that post in 1977-78. Despite the credentials he brought to the project, Partridge readily conceded credit for the content of The Rituals to his predecessor, Ill. McIlyar H. Lichliter, 33°, Active Member at-Large and committee chairman in 1945-57. Brought to the Supreme Council by Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin Maynard Johnson in 1942, Lichliter emerged as the preeminent scholar and authority on the degree rituals of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction during the 20th century. Lichliter devoted more than a dozen years to research and analysis of the rituals of the jurisdiction, compiling voluminous notes which described their content and traced their development. Lichliter continued his studies until 1958.

    Lichliter was more than an antiquarian. He believed that Scottish Rite Masonry was not simply the working of ritual for its own sake. Ritual was the means of presenting Masonic philosophy that men might understand the reason and purpose of life, and thereby gain the knowledge and inspiration to better themselves and society. The logical extension of this belief is that as life and society are continually changing, so the ritual must be adapted from time to time to remain relevant. Lichliter’s copious notes included recommendations as to how the degree rituals might be revised and improved. In this conviction, he probably was influenced, and certainly was encouraged, by Grand Commander Johnson. In contrast to the opinion that prevailed in many other Scottish Rite jurisdictions, Johnson believed that ritual existed to serve the Rite, not the other way around.

    Although Johnson and Lichliter were prominent advocates of ritual revision, the practice, as we shall see, did not begin with, nor has it been confined to, their efforts. As Ill. Arturo De Hoyos, 33°, recently has noted, “The Supreme Council, 33°, NMJ, has a longstanding practice of ritual revision. Rather than using only the traditional legends and themes of the Scottish Rite, many of its degrees employ modern themes to teach its lessons.”

    Consistent with this philosophy, the degree rituals of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction have continued to evolve. Since publication of Partridge’s work in 1976, all 29 rituals have been revised at least once, many of them extensively, and some have gone through as many as four revisions. Six entirely new degree rituals have been written and introduced, and one previously withdrawn has been reintroduced. Five rituals extant in 1976 have since been withdrawn and replaced.

    It is of passing interest that in 1960 the Supreme Councils of the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions of the United States agreed to joint meetings of their respective Committees on Rituals for the purpose of promoting greater uniformity in degree work. Before any meetings were held, however, the Southern Jurisdiction withdrew from the venture on the grounds that its ritual, written by Albert Pike, already “was as perfect as humanly possible.” Hence,there was no reason to discuss change, notwithstanding that Pike himself had been the greatest innovator of Masonic ritual and, over a period of 30 years to 1884, had revised the initial versions of his own rituals. Perfect or not, the reality was that Valleys across the Southern Jurisdiction routinely were abridging and adapting the Pike ritual to suit their individual situations. Perhaps it was inevitable that, starting in 1985, the Southern Jurisdiction began to soften its stance by undertaking to modify and simplify, i.e., abridge, the Pike ritual. This process culminated in 2000 with issuance of The Revised Standard Pike Ritual.

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    Secret Language of Tarot sets itself apart from other tarot books by teaching readers how to translate the pictorial symbolism from one deck to another, strengthening the reader's ability to recognize specific icons in any deck and in the world around them.

    The Secret Language of Tarot can be used as both a reference book and as a series of guided meditations on the individual symbols. Each of the seven chapters contain a set of symbols that share a common theme. Extensive research provides readers with the lore and mythological meanings of the symbols to help foster intuitive powers. The explanation of imagery is both insightful and eclectic.

    When read from beginning to end, The Secret Language of Tarot reveals a hidden current of understanding and connection between the individual cards of the deck. Each chapter ends with an Integration Lesson and a special Symbol Spread to deepen the understanding of the cards.

    The Secret Language of Tarot brings imagery and intuition into a course of study of the tarot. It is a must-have for any serious tarot reader that is written in accessible language for the novice as well. QO0tcg

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    Shrink Rap Radio Interview #343, July 4, 2008
    The Marriage of Tarot and Psychology
    David Van Nuys, Ph.D., aka “Dr. Dave” interviews
    Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone




    Ruth Ann & Wald Amberstone are co-founders of The Tarot School created in New York City in 1995.
    Pillars of the modern Tarot movement, Ruth Ann and Wald teach, write, speak and publish about tarot on every conceivable level. Divination, psychology, esotericism and magical practice are all areas of expertise covered by this pioneering tarot couple.

    Ruth Ann and Wald’s unique vision unfolds as they develop new tarot techniques and innovative classes inspiring students on a global level. Yet, they remain lifelong tarot students.

    Their Tarot School Correspondence Course and various audio courses are perennial favorites among the international tarot community. Their live Monday night Manhattan classes cater to the city’s brightest esoterically minded students.

    The Amberstones are authors of The Secret Language of Tarot (Weiser), Tarot Tips: 78 Practical Techniques to Enhance Your Tarot Reading Skills (Llewellyn), and contributors to Ciro Marchetti’s Legacy of the Divine Tarot and Llewellyn’s Tarot Reader almanacs. Schiffer Books has recently published The High Deck, a symbolic deck of cards created by Wald’s father, Arthur Amberstone.

    Wald and Ruth Ann also organize popular and successful tarot events, including the 2002 New York Tarot Festival, the annual Readers Studio (now in its exciting 11th year!), and the ground-breaking Tarot & Psychology Conference. QO0tcg

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    Dr. Micheal Aquino has released a new version of his study The Temple of Set. First Edition 2013. A personal memoir of the 1975 founding of the Temple of Set, and of developments through my tenure as High Priest of Set to 1996. Included are also a summary of the initial ideas and principles of the Temple (previously “Black Magic”), as well as extensive appendices from several Setians over these years. QO0tcg

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    Recordings of Yakov Leib HaKohain's  talking from the Zohar to members of Donmeh West.

    Yakov Leib HaKohain (born Lawrence G. Corey, November 13, 1934) is a kabbalist, religious philosopher, poet and founder of Donmeh West, a "Virtual Community for the Study and Practice of Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah"

    Yakov Leib HaKohain ("YaLHaK") was born in 1934 into a Chicago family of Turkish sephardi descent on his mother’s side and Romanian Kohanim descent on his father's. He studied Jungian Thought and Comparative Religion for six years (1980–1986) under his mentor, the late James Kirsch, a Jewish member of Jung's original inner circle and co-founder of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where HaKohain also did three years of advanced, post-doctoral work under Kirsch's sponsorship from 1980 to 1983.

    At much the same time, HaKohain studied and was initiated into Vedanta in 1976 by another mentor figure, Swami Swahananda, head of the Ramakrishna Order of India in Southern California (where he has since then been a frequent guest speaker on the relations between Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah and Hinduism).

    As part of the syncretic nature of the Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah he developed and espouses, HaKohain also teaches on the relationships between his own spiritual system and other older spiritual systems such as Hinduism, Gnosticism, the Qur'an, and New Testament Christianity.

    Yakov Leib HaKohain is probably best known as the founder and spiritual head of Donmeh West (its founding is even included by the Christian Millenarian website Thomas Pages, an exhaustive timeline of historical events leading to the anticipated Second Coming of Christ In his book The Sabbatean Prophets, Prof. Matt Goldish discusses Donmeh West as a rightful successor to the line of kabbalah descending directly from Sabbatai Zevi himself. As founder of Donmeh West, Yakov Leib HaKohain is considered by media like the Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv as the leader of the modern Neo-Sabbatian revival. Prof. Wendelin von Winckelstein's Die Odyssee des Aristoteles states "Eine nachfolgeorganisation existiert heute noch unter dem namen Donmeh West” (“Today a successor organization [to Sabbatai Zevi's Donmeh] still exists under the name of Donmeh West.")

    Following in the footsteps of Sabbatai Zevi (who converted from Judaism to Islam) and Jacob Frank (who converted from Judaism to Islam and Sabbateanism and then to Catholicism), as well as Sri Ramakrishna (who besides his Hindu roots had several approachments towards Islam and Christianity), and for the same reasons as they, HaKohain formally converted to Islam, Roman Catholicism and Hinduism. He did that in his own words not to become a practicing member of any of them, but to metaphorically "gather together" the "Holy Sparks" contained inside each of these religions into a single "Divine Flame" within his own person, for the purpose of contributing to the inner Kabbalistic reunification of God. QO0tcg

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    ISBN13: 9781933580913
    First  Printing  February 2010
    Cover Design by  An Quigley
    Published by Fifth Estate

    This encyclopedia consists of various texts; Each text is first introduced, where the author describes the contents, the "impact" it has had on the authors of christian thought, as well giving comments and paraphrasing comments of others. Followed by the text itself. Seems pretty complete.




    Tabel of Contents
    - Section One - Lost  scriptures of the  Old Testament

  • Introduction
  • First Book of Adam and Eve
  • Second Book of Adam and Eve
  • First Book of Enoch
  • Second  Book of Enoch  (Secrets  of Enoch)
  • Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew  Enoch)
  • Jubilees
  • Jasher

    - Section Two - Apocalyptic Writings and the  End of Days
  • Introduction
  • Apocalypse of Abraham
  • Apocalypse of Thomas  393
  • 2 Baruch  397
  • War Scroll (Sons  of Dark vs. Sons of Light)  420

    - Section Three - Lost scriptures of the New Testament
  • Introduction
  • Gospel of Philip
  • Gospel of Mary Magdalene
  • Apocryphon of John
  • Gospel of Thomas
  • Gospel of Judas
  • Acts Chapter 29

    -Section Four - The Life and Times of Jesus
  • Introduction
  • Infancy  Gospel of James
  • Infancy Gospel of Thomas
  • Life of Joseph The Carpenter
  • Letters of Pilate
  • Life of Saint Issa

    - Section Five - The Apocrypha
  • Introduction
  • 1 Esdras
  • 2 Esdras
  • 1  Maccabees
  • 2 Maccabees
  • 3  Maccabees
  • 4 Maccabees
  • Letter (Epistle)  of Jeremiah
  • The Prayer of Azariah
  • 1 Baruch
  • Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas)
  • Bel and the  Dragon
  • Wisdom of Sirach
  • Wisdom of Solomon
  • Additions to Esther
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • Susanna
  • Psalm  151
  • 1  Clement
  • Shepherd of Hermas
  • The Didache
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    Published 17 january 2008 by Boydell

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    Saxo's intentions are made very clear in the first sentence: the purpose of his book is to 'glorify the fatherland'. Many other medieval historians had produced Latin histories of their peoples, and in Book I Saxo mentions two of them, Bede and Dudo, by name. Others who may have been known to him are Jordanes on the Goths, Gregory of Tours on the Franks, Paul the Deacon on the Lombards, Widukind on the Saxons, Helmold on the Slavs, Giraldus Cambrensis on the Welsh and Irish, and Geoffrey of Monmouth on the British.

    As the various nations of Western Europe established themselves, there was an increasing desire to look back into their heroic past, before conversion to Christianity, and to celebrate both ancient history and recent triumphs in the Romanmanner. Saxo, like other scholars of his time, was very conscious of the great achievements of Virgil and his glorification of Rome, and wanted his own people to possess a literary monument on the model of the Aeneid. The late twelfth century, when the Danes could look back on aseries of victories under Valdemar I and Absalon, and might hope for future conquests, was an auspicious time for such a project. Significant also are Saxo's comments on the slowness of the Danes to accept the new learning and the Latin tongue; as well as glorifying his country, he hoped to civilise it, and to produce proof of its culture before the eyes of the learned world



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    In the early years of the thirteenth century the Danish writer Saxo Grammaticus provided his people with a History of the Danes, an account of their glorious past from the legendary kings and heroes of Denmark to the historical present. It is one of the major sources for the heroic and mythological traditions of northern Europe, though the complex Latin style and the wide range of material brought together from different sources have limited its use. Here Hilda Ellis Davidson, a specialist in Scandinavian mythology, together with the translator Peter Fisher, provides a full English edition; each of the first nine books is preceded by an introductory summary, and a detailed commentary follows on the folklore and life and customs of twelfth-century Denmark - including the sources of Hamlet, of which Saxo gives the earliest known account. HILDA ELLIS DAVIDSON's other books include The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England; PETER FISHER is also the translator of Olaus Magnus: A Description of the Northern Peoples.

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    This book contains a collection of 20 seasonally-inspired menus with 56 delicious recipes for celebrating the 12 Full Moons and 8 sabbats on the Wheel of the Year. Compiled and expanded from the popular Simple Wiccan Magick books Spells & Ritual Ceremony and Full Moon Spells & Rituals, all recipes are newly revised with both metric and imperial measures for international cookery.

    You may already have your own book of spells or be a Neo-Pagan who doesn’t practice magick. However, if you celebrate any of the full moons or festivals on the Wheel of the Year, this cook book is for you, with easy-to-make, appetizing meals created to honour those special days.

    Bon appétit and blessed be!

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