Description : The Shining Ones were members of an advanced culture that was almost lost; but their wisdom and their power survived. They preserved the secrets of their advanced knowledge in mythology and legend; they embedded their secret codes in symbolism in art, architecture, the mystery traditions and literary works - including the Bible. The authors have found traces of the influence of The Shining Ones in all the major religions with roots in the ancient world. Gardiner and Osborn have discovered that their secrets and rituals have been hidden and preserved through the centuries, by the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons to the present day. Furthermore, they believe that the evolution of civilization has been manipulated by a secret and powerful group of initiates descended from The Shining Ones. They can identify their influence behind science, religion, mysticism and philosophy - and, of course, in the arena of powerful politics. This is an extraordinary story of intrigue and power play at a very human and political level. But it is also the revelation that the Shining Ones had knowledge of the deep spiritual truth that lies at the heart of mankind's yearning for an understanding of the meaning of life and to achieve salvation.
Description : The mysterious powers of gems, crystals, and minerals are finally explained in this practical guide to creating talismans. Casting a modern light on the age-old practice of talismans, gemologist Henry M. Mason correlates the mystical properties of these wondrous objects with the science of gemology. Connecting with the universal life force, the proper talisman can focus and magnify your own qualities—helping you fulfill dreams and desires. Mason's seven secrets explore how crystal structure, color, and chemistry contribute to a talisman's natural energies for aiding in attraction, protection, self-improvement, creativity, tranquility, spiritual awakening, and more. From selecting and preparing the proper mineral to empowering your talisman, this guide takes you through every step of creating and using talismans and amulets for optimum effect.
Description : An illustrated foray into the hidden truth about the use of psychoactive mushrooms to connect with the divine. • Draws parallels between Vedic beliefs and Judeo-Christian sects, showing the existence of a mushroom cult that crossed cultural boundaries. • Contends that the famed philosophers' stone of the alchemist was a metaphor for the mushroom. • Confirms and extends Robert Gordon Wasson's hypothesis of the role of the fly agaric mushroom in generating religious visions. Rejecting arguments that the elusive philosophers' stone of alchemy and the Hindu elixir of life were mere legend, Clark Heinrich provides a strong case that Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric mushroom, played this role in world religious history. Working under the assumption that this "magic mushroom" was the mysterious food and drink of the gods, Heinrich traces its use in Vedic and Puranic religion, illustrating how ancient cultures used the powerful psychedelic in esoteric rituals meant to bring them into direct contact with the divine. He then shows how the same mushroom symbols found in Hindu scriptures correspond perfectly to the symbols of ancient Judaism, Christianity, the Grail myths, and alchemy, arguing that miraculous stories as disparate as the burning bush of Moses and the raising of Lazarus from the dead can be easily explained by the use of this strange and powerful mushroom. While acknowledging the speculative nature of his work, Heinrich concludes that in many religious cultures and traditions the fly agaric mushroom--and in some cases ergot or psilocybin mushrooms--had a fundamental influence in teaching humans about the nature of God. His insightful book truly brings new light to the religious history of humanity.
Description : Explore the wild beauty of your soul for healing, clarity, and purpose The secret country of yourself is your unique inner cosmos, the place you visit in your dreams and fantasies. The experiences you have there reflect all that has happened and all that can happen, and when you visit your secret country with intention, you can transform your life. This book is a gateway to your secret country. It's a tour guide for an experiential journey to your inner temple and library, your sanctuary and your shadow house. With hands-on techniques such as spells, prayers, elemental workings, guided visualizations, and shamanistic journeys, this book's goal is to help you know yourself, heal yourself, and become more of who you are. Praise: "In The Secret Country of Yourself, Jenya T. Beachy takes us on a transformational journey through shadowlands and starry steppes into the deepest heart of Self. On this magickal quest you will discover and retrieve parts of yourself that you lost along the way, you will heal parts that have been hurting, and you will come out with a more complete awareness and understanding of the Secret Country within."—Lasara Firefox Allen, author of Jailbreaking the Goddess
Description : Every womans guide to timeless wisdom and modern science to help you discover how to: Awaken to your natural power, energy, wisdom and healing to attract love, health, wealth, and happiness. Transform yourself into the radiant, contented, self assured person you are born to be. Carry with you only the most positive and uplifting thoughts that will attract to you the same in experience. Create magical days with your words as your wand to bring in all that you wish for. Access your personal support staff who surround you, always joyful to assist you in any matter at all times. Let go and enjoy your lifes new ease and peace. Use the secret key already in your possession and unlock your souls treasure chest for a life to enjoy. Artistically create the grandest masterpiece of all-- your life. ...and much more!
Description : Alex Owen situates seemingly anachronistic practices such as exploratory sex magic, alchemy & astral travel, alongside revolutionary understandings of rationality in a demonstration of how a newly psychologized magic operated in conjunction with the developing patterns of modern life.