The Secrets of Dr. John Taverner

The Secrets of Dr. John Taverner

Dion Fortune

A collection of occult fiction stories. Dr. Taverner runs a nursing home — but it is not by any means a conventional one. It is a hospital for all manner of unorthodox mental disturbances, ranging from psychic attack and disruptions in group minds to vampirism. These are cases that conventional psychology cannot cure. Only the secret knowledge of Taverner, based on esoteric training, is enough to unravel the solutions.Each story in this…

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War in Heaven

War in Heaven

Charles Williams

Williams gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction between magic and religion, War in Heaven is an eerily disturbing book, one that graphically portrays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind.

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With the Adepts

With the Adepts

Franz Hartmann

This, the third of Hartmann’s books, and the first with a fictional setting, begins with a journey in the Alps. The narrator meets a mysterious dwarf. The dwarf takes him to an Adept who resides in a hidden Rosicrucian colony high in the mountains. This Adept proceeds to expound on the Rosicrucian way, including Alchemy, Elementals and the acquisition of psychic powers. There is a demonstration of the transmutation…

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In the Land of the Living Dead, An Occult Story

Prentiss Tucker

A fictional story based around Rosicrucian teachings. Chapters include: A Visit To The Invisible Planes; A Sergeant’s Experience; A Soul Flight; Back To Earth–A Pretty Nurse; The Elder Brother In The Flesh; A Doughboy’s Ideas On Religion; Helping A Slain Soldier To Comfort His Mother; A Study Of Auras; An Experience With Nature Spirits…

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Tilak of Tibet Reveals Life’s Purpose

Tilak of Tibet Reveals Life’s Purpose

Ann Hackett

This long-forgotten esoteric novella, written in the waning days of World War II, is a series of parables held together by a fictional Tibetan character, Tilak. The author expounds on a diverse set of esoteric themes, including reincarnation, soulmates, auras, karma, lost continents, and ascended masters.

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Within The Temple Of Isis

Within The Temple Of Isis

Belle M. Wagner

A work of fiction with an occult slant. From the Preface: “We are safe in saying that “Within The Temple of Isis” is unique and stands alone. There is no other book in print like it, and if Solomon of old had not said, “There is nothing new under the sun,” we would be inclined to contradict him.”Within the Temple of Isis” God’s word was law as interpreted by his Hierophants; their oneness with the fountain…

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Zanoni

Zanoni

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Zanoni is an 1842 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton; a story of love and occult aspiration. By way of introduction, the author confesses: “…It so chanced that some years ago, in my younger days, whether of authorship or life, I felt the desire to make myself acquainted with the true origins and tenets of the singular sect known by the name of Rosicrucians.” The book tells the story of Zanoni, a timeless…

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Brother of the Third Degree

Brother of the Third Degree

Will L. Garver

Set in the early twentieth century, this 1894 occult novel is a tale of eternal love. The protagonist, Alphonso Colono, a Mexican, is born into a family with connections with the Illuminati, here called the ‘White Brotherhood.’ He moves to Paris and is initiated into the occult group, where he meets the woman who is to become his soulmate: Iole. They meet St. Germain and other adepts, help a modern…

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Vril, The Power of the Coming Race

Vril, The Power of the Coming Race

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Bulwer-Lytton’s pioneering science fiction novel ‘Vril’ was taken very seriously by 19th Century Atlantis fans. Vril is a mysterious energy which is used by Lytton’s subterranian race (refugees from the Deluge) to power their advanced civilization; it was later treated as a reality by occultists. The plot of this book was recycled for numerous ‘B’ pulp scifi movies.

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