Download E-books Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome PDF

By Otto Rahn

The 1st English translation of the booklet that finds the Cathar stronghold at Montségur to be the repository of the Holy Grail

• provides the background of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours

• offers new insights into the existence and loss of life of this talented and debatable writer

Crusade opposed to the Grail is the bold ebook that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st variation seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathar sect sought shelter throughout the thirteenth century. through the years the ebook has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impact on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English beforehand.

Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find historic Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key position of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival now not as a piece of fiction, yet as a ancient account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars grew to become a battle pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), during which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.

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Download E-books Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind PDF

This is often an tried medical learn of illuminated contributors. Bucke presents 3 dozen very constant examples of 'cosmic consciousness.' a few of these are the standard suspects, and others are modern case-histories which Bucke accumulated. Bucke proposed that those enlightened figures are evolutionary jumps, the precedecessor of a extra complicated species.

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Richard Maurice Bucke (18 March 1837 – 19 February 1902), referred to as Maurice Bucke, used to be a huge Canadian innovative psychiatrist within the past due 19th century. An adventurer in his adolescence, he went directly to research medication, perform psychiatry in Ontario, and befriend a couple of famous males of letters in Canada, the united states, and England. as well as writing and providing expert papers, Bucke wrote 3 book-length stories: Man's ethical Nature, Walt Whitman, and – his top identified paintings – Cosmic recognition, a vintage within the glossy research of mystical adventure.

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Download E-books An Anthology of Mysticism and Mystical Philosophy PDF

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might comprise imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we have now made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, smooth versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Download E-books The Herald of Coming Good: First Appeal to Contemporary Humanity PDF

“Contrary to the demonstrated customized, I shall not just enable this primary booklet of mine, in addition to the books of the 1st sequence, to be reprinted in any state, yet, if precious, i'm keen to subsidize it, at the situation after all that absolute accuracy is preserved.”
— G. Gurdjieff

To guard accuracy we now have published this e-book precisely as written via Mr. Gurdjieff yet have integrated just one Registration clean, a pattern of the seven initially referred to as for. it isn't to be crammed out.

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Download E-books Emanuel Swedenborg: The Development of His Thought (Swedenborg Studies) PDF

Available for the 1st time in English, Martin Lamm's paintings at the evolution of Emanuel Swedenborg's (1688-1772) philosphical procedure has stood because the typical humanist interpretation of Swedenborg's writings. First released in Swedish in 1915, the ebook has prompted generations of eu students. His designated research of the philosophical and non secular history of Swedenborgian notion is an illuminating inquiry into the secret of the way Swedenborg was once remodeled from a scientist right into a seer.

Lamm demonstrates that there's a logical and consisten line of concept built from Swedenborg's earliest youth stories to his so much mature theological statements. subsidized by means of scholarly facts, Lamm indicates that Swedenborg's scientifically established worldview was once now not replaced via his non secular revelations -- quite, his visions accomplished and corroborated the picture.

Martin Lamm's research of the genesis of Swedenborgian philosophy is a masterful and energetic portrait of 1 of history's so much awesome thinkers.

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Download E-books Prophets Abroad: The Reception of Continental Holy Women in Late-Medieval England PDF

Students have lengthy been conscious of the effect of the lives and works of Continental holy ladies on English spirituality; woman mystics reminiscent of Margery Kempe have been encouraged through their predecessors out of the country, whose visionary reports and religious reflections have been recorded and largely learn. even if, little or no scholarly paintings has been performed at the impression of Continental holy girls at the religious and devotional practices of late-medieval England. The essays during this quantity examine the effect of Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, Mechtild of Hackeborn, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena by way of targeting themes together with manuscript dissemination, incorporation in non secular courses, and the interpretation, illumination, model and alteration in their works for an English viewers. total, they give new proof of ways during which Continental sensibility and religious mirrored image have been altered and tailored for an identifiably English devotional perform and spirituality.Dr ROSALYNN VOADEN teaches within the division of English at Arizona country collage. The participants are: DENISE DESPRES, JANETTE DILLON, ROGER ELLIS, JOAN FRIEDMAN, IAN JOHNSON, KATHRYN KERBY-FULTON, ROSALYNN VOADEN, NICHOLAS WATSON, DIANE WATT.

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Download E-books The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of an Embodied Spiritual Practice PDF

By Elliott Goldberg

A background of yoga’s transformation from sacred self-discipline to workout application to embodied religious perform

• Identifies the beginning of workout yoga as India’s reaction to the mania for workout sweeping the West within the early twentieth century

• Examines yoga’s differences during the lives and accomplishments of eleven key figures, together with Sri Yogendra, okay. V. Iyer, Louise Morgan, Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, Indra Devi, and B. ok. S. Iyengar

• attracts on greater than 10 years of study from infrequent fundamental resources and comprises ninety nine illustrations

In The course of contemporary Yoga, Elliott Goldberg indicates how yoga was once reworked from a sacred perform right into a overall healthiness and health regime for middle-class Indians within the early twentieth century after which steadily reworked over the process the 20 th century into an embodied religious practice--a yoga for our occasions.

Drawing on greater than 10 years of analysis from infrequent basic assets in addition to contemporary scholarship, Goldberg tells the sweeping tale of contemporary yoga during the amazing lives and accomplishments of eleven key figures: six Indian yogis (Sri Yogendra, Swami Kuvalayananda, S. Sundaram, T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, and B. ok. S. Iyengar), an Indian bodybuilder (K. V. Iyer), a rajah (Bhavanarao Pant Pratinidhi), an American-born journalist (Louise Morgan), an Indian diplomat (Apa Pant), and a Russian-born yogi proficient in India (Indra Devi). the writer locations their achievements in the context of such Western tendencies because the actual tradition move, the commodification of workout, militant nationalism, jazz age well known leisure, the search for early life and sweetness, and 19th-century New Age faith.

In chronicling how the transformation of yoga from sacred self-discipline to workout application allowed for the construction of an embodied non secular perform, Goldberg provides an unique, authoritative, provocative, and illuminating interpretation of the historical past of contemporary yoga.

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Download E-books With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic, and Mysticism (Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages) PDF

By Andrei A. Orlov

This selection of essays is a tribute to Rachel Elior´s many years of training, scholarship and mentoring. If a Festschrift displays the uniqueness of the honoree, then this quantity deals insights into the scope of Rachel Elior´s pursuits and scholarly achievements within the research of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, Jewish apocalypticism, magic, and mysticism from the second one Temple interval to the later rabbinic and Hekhalot advancements. nearly all of articles integrated within the quantity care for Jewish and Christian apocalyptic and mystical texts constituting the middle of experiential measurement of those non secular traditions.

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Download E-books Evil and the Mystics' God: Towards a Mystical Theodicy PDF

By Michael Stoeber

Theodicies are structures of philosophy that try and rationalize the life of evil in a God-centred global. they don't in most cases have in mind the responses to evil by means of mystics, those that declare that fact might be attained through religious in addition to via highbrow adventure. Michael Stoeber analyses the contribution that mystical suggestion makes to setting up a competent theodicy. one of the authors whose works he discusses are Dostoevsky, Leibniz, Voltaire, Hume, Kant, Meister Eckhart and Evelyn Underhill.

The challenge of evil is given an efficient non secular rationalization merely by way of arguing that evil is critical in pleasing a few divine telos or function. however the top non-mystical teleological responses own critical defects, problems that are triumph over in theology that proposes a magical telos. This teleology consists of facts which justifies theodicy, in addition to a robust pastoral thrust. furthermore, it explains the impulse to evil in human ordinary by way of a divine theogonic method which distances God from evil and money owed for evils which don't serve the paranormal telos in the course of the doctrine of soul-making rebirth. Stoeber holds that mystical theodicy presents a coherent and cogent reaction to the matter of evil.

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Download E-books The Fundamentals of Esoteric Knowledge: An Introductory Course, Lessons 1 - 12 (PHILOSOPHERS OF NATURE) PDF

By Jean Dubuis, Patrice Maleze

This path on functional alchemy features a sequence of classes that's relatively loved between practicioners of the Royal paintings. It offers an in-depth review of the philosophy, conception and perform of Alchemy in five volumes. this primary quantity is meant as a necessary preamble to the more effective orientated classes on Alchemy of next volumes. The path used to be initially compiled by way of Jean Dubuis and allotted between contributors of The Philosophers of Nature, an organization dependent in France that was once lively over the last area of the 20 th Century. the full path comprises the following:

Book I: the basics of Esoteric wisdom, classes 1-12
Book II: Spagyrics, classes 1-48
Book III: Mineral Alchemy, classes 1-84
Book IV: Qabalah, 1-72
Book V: event of Eternity

Whereas the French unique of those classes has consistently been on hand at no cost in the course of the Portae Lucis organization, the English model by means of Triad Publishing can not be obtained. with the intention to proceed to supply the alchemical neighborhood with the profound legacy that The Philosophers of Nature have left us, and in honour of the charitable instance set by means of Jean Dubuis, internal backyard is thrilled that allows you to provide all scholars of the artwork this re-edited and superior English variation, pretty much as good as for free.

NB: Our purpose was once to supply this booklet at no cost yet Amazon's Kindle has at the moment set a lowest record expense at USD 0,99 (for US, various consistent with location). For a loose pdf-copy of this booklet consult with www.protaelucis.fr.

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