The Nine Doors of Midgard

Author: Edred Thorsson
Publisher: Rune-Gild
ISBN: 9780971204485
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The Nine Doors of Midgard is a complete course of study in self-transformation through the Runes. It been used by the initiates of the Rune-Gild since 1980. The graded steps offer a systematic and traditional approach to inner Rune-work. The author, Edred Thorsson (Stephen Flowers, PhD), is the world's leading authority on esoteric runelore.

Ritual Magic

Author: Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780875428307
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover how magic—real magic—can change your life with The Truth About Ritual Magic by Donald Tyson. Magic is real. It can give you inner peace and self-confidence, personal magnetism, the power to attain your goals, and a true understanding of your self and your place in the universe. This book is your gateway to understanding a powerful and once-secret art: ·Discover what you can expect from ritual magic—and what not to expect ·Find out how ritual magic can change your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being through opening a channel to your Higher Self ·Explore the use of song, chants, dance, and special postures and breathing in ritual magic ·Learn about the basic instruments of ritual magic: altar, magic circle, lamp, elemental symbols, robe, wand, sword, athame, and ring ·Practice a simple ritual to awaken your magical perception of the world ·Awaken your magical perception As a creative, potent force, magic has been an important part of human civilization for millennia. The power to shape the world still lies within each of us. The Truth About Ritual Magic is your key to deciphering the mystery of ritual magic—and your own latent magical powers.

Lords of the Left Hand Path

Author: Stephen Flowers
Publisher: Edition Roter Drache
ISBN: 3944180208
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Von Schwarzer Magie und Satanismus bis hin zu gnostischen Sekten und Gurdjieffs „Viertem Weg“ war der linkshändige Pfad Jahrhunderte hindurch mit vielerlei Praktiken, Kulten und Persönlichkeiten verbunden. Stephen E. Flowers untersucht die Methoden, Lehren und historischen Wirkungen des linkshändigen Pfades, angefangen von seinen Ursprüngen in der tantrischen Philosophie Indiens bis zu seinem erheblichen Einfluss auf die heutige Weltpolitik, und legt dar, welche Philosophen, Magier und okkulte Gestalten der Geschichte wahrhaft als „Herren des linkshändigen Pfades“ anzusehen sind.Flowers zeigt, dass der linkshändige Pfad im Gegensatz zum rechtshändigen, der eine Vereinigung mit Gott erstrebt und dafür die Abhängigkeit von diesem in Kauf nimmt, auf der Suche nach einem „höheren Gesetz“ ist, das auf Wissen und Macht beruht. Es ist der Weg der Selbstvergöttlichung und der wahren Freiheit. Beginnend mit hinduistischen und buddhistischen Sekten des Altertums, richtet Flowers den Blick sodann nach Westen und behandelt viele mutmaßliche Gruppierungen des linkshändigen Pfades: die Verehrer des Seth und die jesidischen „Teufelsanbeter“, die Assassinen und Neuplatoniker, den Hellfire Club, Bolschewiken und nationalsozialistische Okkultisten sowie verschiedene sufistische und andere muslimische, zoroastrische und christliche Häretiker. Anhand einer sorgfältigen Definition der beiden grundlegenden Prinzipien – Selbstvergöttlichung und Zurückweisung der konventionellen Auffassungen von „gut“ und böse“ – verdeutlicht der Autor, wer wirklich als Anhänger des linkshändigen Pfades anzusehen ist, folgt den Spuren berühmter und berüchtigter Persönlichkeiten wie H. P. Blavatsky, Faust, dem Marquis de Sade, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Anton LaVey und Michael Aquino und belegt, welche okkultistischen Meister tatsächlich Herren des linkshändigen Pfades waren.Flowers betont, dass der linkshändige Pfad durchaus nicht seinem Wesen nach „böse“ ist, sondern sowohl ein Teil unseres kulturellen Erbes darstellt als auch unserem tiefverwurzelten Wunsch entspricht, frei und unabhängig zu sein und über unser Schicksal zu verfügen.

Icelandic Magic

Author: Stephen E. Flowers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554062
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical guide to the magical systems of pre-Christian Iceland • Reveals spells and workings drawn directly from surviving magical books from the 16th to 20th century preserved at the National Library in Reykjavík • Explores the history of magic in Iceland through original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind • Explains how to personalize the spells through the creation of unique signs and symbols based on the mythic names of Odin and Icelandic magical alphabets During the Christianization of Europe in the Middle Ages, many books of magic were lost as the ancient pagan traditions were suppressed. But in Iceland the practice of recording magical spells in books continued in secret for centuries, on a scale not seen elsewhere. Now housed in the National Library in Reykjavík, these surviving grimoires, which represent only a hundredth of what was lost, reveal a rich magical tradition that continued to evolve into the 20th century. Drawing directly from the actual surviving Icelandic books of magic, Stephen Flowers presents a complete system of magic based on Icelandic lore and magical practices from the 16th century onward. He explores the history of magic in Iceland in pagan and early Christian times and reveals specific practical techniques and ritual templates that readers can adapt to their unique purposes. Illustrating traditional Icelandic magical practices and the Icelanders’ attitudes toward them, he shares original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians, such as the legend of Gray-Skin, and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind. After initiating the reader into the grammar and symbols of Icelandic magic through history and lore, Flowers then presents an extensive catalog of actual spells and magical workings from the historical Icelandic books of magic. These examples provide ready-made forms for practical experimentation as well as an exemplary guide on how to create signs and symbols for more personalized magical work. The author also includes guidance on creating unique magical signs from the 100 mythic names of Odin, which he translates and interprets magically, and from Icelandic magical alphabets, symbols that connect Icelandic magic to the ancient runic tradition.

The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic

Author: Edred Thorsson
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1633411095
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Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. Here, American runologist Edred Thorsson provides an in-depth guide to the world of runes for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Thorsson's presentation of this powerful system provides a valuable tool for self-development and spiritual transformation. The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic: Introduces the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark along with their definitions and mystical properties Explores the historical lore of runes using archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what they mean, and how they evolved Reveals the hidden lore and esoteric dimension of runes, looking at the cosmology of the Old Norse to explain the role runes played and how they were used over time Includes specific sections on rune magic and divination, rune poems, and runic numerology, as well as instructions on how to make your own runes and imbue them with numinous power, arrange the optimum setting for a rune reading, and prepare yourself psychologically and spiritually for casting the runes This book includes material from the author's previous books Futhark, Runelore, and Runecaster's Handbook.