The Quintessence of the Philosophers

The Quintessence of the Philosophers

Theodorus Mundanus

Not much is known about Theodorus Mundanus, except for his mention by the diarist, John Evelyn. Evelyn was an acquaintance of W. Dickinson, to whom this short tract is addressed to, and upon visiting Dickinson, was informed that he had met Mundanus who claimed he was an adept in alchemy. Evelyn recorded the visit: ‘I went to see Dr. Dickinson the famous chemist. We had a long conversation about the philosopher’s…

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Occult Tales

Occult Tales

William Q. Judge

A collection of 11 short spiritual or occult tales including: A Weird Tale; A Curious Tale; The Serpent’s Blood; The Magic Screen Of Time; The Wandering Eye; The Tell-Tale Picture Gallery; The Skin Of The Earth; True Progress; Where The Rishis Were; The Coming Of The Serpent; and, An Allegory.

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The Witches’ Pharmacopoeia

The Witches' Pharmacopoeia

Robert Fletcher

Read before the Historical Club of the John Hopkins Hospital, April 13th, 1896. Excerpt: ‘The subject of this evening’s paper is extraordinarily copious, and long-descended in its history. A belief in witchcraft characterized the earliest periods of which we have any record; it prevails among all savages or semi-civilized peoples at the present time, and is by no means extinct in otherwise intelligent communities…

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Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

The twelve lessons forming this volume were originally issued in the shape of monthly lessons, known as “The Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism,” during a period of twelve months beginning with October 1904, and ending September 1905. These lessons were intended as a continuation of, or sequel to “The Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism” issued during the previous year.

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Of Antimony Vulgar, The Second Treatise

Of Antimony Vulgar, The Second Treatise

Alexander van Suchten

Excerpt: ‘Now it followeth farther that those living things which are serviceable to our work and manual operation, by which the Metals are also transmuted into Sol, must also have such a Specifick in that they can be brought thus by no art without Regeneration as the senseless Alchymists give forth; for were there no Specifick therein, how could they be transmuted, because Species is not transmuted into Species; for if transmutation…

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Applied Magic

Applied Magic

Dion Fortune

Applied Magic is a selection of Dion Fortune’s writings on the practical applications of magical and esoteric techniques. She explains that everyone has the ability to access the invisible planes of existence (mind and spirit) which cannot be perceived with the physical senses. Provides invaluable guidance to anyone intent on increasing their inner awareness. Chapters include: The Occult Way; Some…

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Scientific Occultism

Scientific Occultism

David Hatch

Chapters include: Unity Polarized; Force Is Conscious; The Law Of Rhythm; The Doctrine Of The Law Of Opposites; The Law Of Ethics; Criminology; Mind And Matter; Immortality Individual And Universal; and, The Will.

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Man Visible and Invisible

Man Visible and Invisible

C. W. Leadbeater

Chapters include: How These Things Are Known; The Planes of Nature; Clairvoyant Sight; Man’s Vehicles; The Trinity; The Earlier Outpourings; The Animal Group-Soul; The Upward Curve; Human Consciousness; The Third Outpouring; How Man Evolves; What His Bodies Show Us; Colors and Their Meaning; The Counterpart; Early Stages of Man’s Development; The Ordinary Person; Sudden Emotions; More Permanent Conditions; The Developed Man; The…

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Tertium Organum

Tertium Organum

P. D. Ouspensky

This is P.D. Ouspensky’s Tertium Organum, which he believed was the third major philosophical synthesis, the previous being those of Aristotle and Bacon. Originally issued in Russian in 1912, this is the second, revised edition. It was translated into English and published in 1922. In this book, Ouspensky uses the concept of the fourth dimension as an extended metaphor for the esoteric nature…

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Occultism for Beginners

Occultism for Beginners

William H. Dower

Chapters include: The Meaning of Occultism; The Cellular Man; Seven-Fold Correspondencies of Cell; Visible and Invisible Man; The Nature of the Soul; Spirit and Matter; The Root Consciousness of Man; The Pituitary Body; Pituitary Body and Pineal Gland; The Brain, A Synthetic Center; Reincarnation; The Seven Harmonies; Ten Basic Truths; The Mysteries of the Heart; and, Spiritual Correspondencies of the Heart.

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