Silver Anniversary Expanded Edition. 72 Full Colour Cards. An international best-seller. Over 1.3 million sold in 6 languages. One of the most powerful ways to connect with the ANGELS. ANGELS are inner companions. They help us look at the world in ways that infuse our lives with vitality and assist us to experience the deepest levels of understanding, creativity, and caring. Each ANGEL Card quality evokes your intuitive abilities and renews your spiritual connection. Created by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.
The Silver Anniversary Expanded Edition includes:
· 20 New Cards · 20 Bonus Stickers of the new qualities · Pocket Size Carrying Case · Sturdy, Flip-Top Box for selecting and storing cards
Richard Roberts emphasis is on showing how you can read tarot cards using his interactive technique of free-association and feedback flowing between the reader and the client and allowing the cards to be accessed directly freed up from occult or assigned meaning. He uses 7 different spreads: a 5-card 'Yes-No Spread' The Magic Seven Spread' to the '21-Card Pyramid' 'Three Seven Spread' the 64 card 'Astrological Spread' the 'Great Experiment' and his own 22 card 'Jungian Spread'. These spreads are unique and have been adapted by many other tarot books that have since followed it. Richard Roberts gives the reader an inside look into what can happen during a tarot consultation and will inspire you to let your intuition fly.
OUR GODS WEAR SPANDEX The Secret History of Comic Book Heros Christopher Knowles
Illustrations by Joseph Micheal Linsner
Was Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor based on Aleister Crowley? Can Captain Marvel be linked to the Sun gods on antiquity? In Our Gods Wear Spandex, Christopher Knowles answers these questions and brings to light many other intriguing links between superheroes and the enchanted world of estoerica. Occult students and comic-book fans alike will discover countless fascinating connections, from little known facts such as that DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz started his career as H.P. Lovecraft's agent, to the tantalizingly extensive influence of Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy on the birth of comics, to the mystic roots of Superman. The book also traces the rise of the comic superheroes and how they relate to several cultural trends in the late 19th century, specifically the occult explosion in Western Europe and America. Knowles reveals the four basic superhero archetypes--the Messiah, the Golem, the Amazon, and the Brotherhood--and shows how the occult Bohemian underground of the early 20th century provided the inspiration for the modern comic book hero. With the popularity of occult comics writers like Invisibles creator Grant Morrison and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore, the vast ComiCon audience is poised for someone to seriously introduce them to the esoteric mysteries. Chris Knowles is doing just that in this epic book. Chapters include: Ancient of Days, Ascended Masters, God and Gangsters, Mad Scientists and Modern Sorcerers, and many more. From the ghettos of Prague to the halls of Valhalla to the Fortress of Solitude and the aisles of BEA and ComiCon, this is the first book to show the inextricable link between superheroes and the enchanted world of esoterica.
* Chris Knowles is associate editor and columnist for the five-time Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, as well as a pop culture writer for UK magazine Classic Rock. * Knowles worked with Robert Smigel on The X Presidents graphic novel, based on the popular Saturday Night Live cartoon, and has created designs and artwork for many of the world's top superheroes and fantasy characters. * Features the art of Joe Linsner, creator of the legendary Dawn series, and more recently a collaborator with comics maestro Stan Lee.
OVERTHROWING THE OLD GODS Aleister Crowley and the Book of the Law Don Webb
· Examines each line of the Book of the Law in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, Gurdjieff's teachings and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought · Explores Crowley's identification with the First Beast of Revelations as well as his adoption of the Loki archetype for becoming a vessel of love for all humanity · Recasts the Cairo Working as a text of personal sovereignty and a relevant tool for personal transformation · Includes commentary on the Book of the Law by Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996
Received by Aleister Crowley in April 1904 in Cairo, Egypt, the Book of the Law is the most provocative record of magical working in several hundred years, affecting not only organisations directly associated with Crowley such as the Ordo Templi Orientis, but, also, modern Wicca, Chaos Magic and the Temple of Set. Boldly defying Crowley's warning not to comment on the Book of the Law, Ipsissimus Don Webb provides in-depth interpretation from both Black and White Magical perspectives, including commentary from Dr. Michael A. Aquino, who served as High Priest of the Temple of Set from 1975 to 1996. Webb examines each line of the Book in the light of modern psychology, Egyptology, existentialism and competing occult systems such as the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff and contemporary Left-Hand Path thought. Providing in-depth analysis of Crowley's sources, Webb takes his views out of the Golden Dawn matrix within which he received the Book of the Law and radically recasts the Cairo Working as a text for personal transformation.
Discarding the common image of Crowley formulated in a spiritually unsophisticated time when the devotee of the Left-Hand Path was dismissed as a selfish evil doer, Webb unveils a new side of Crowley based on his adoption of the Loki archetype and his aim to become a vessel of love for all humanity. In so doing, he shows how the Book of the Law is connected to both Right- and Left-Hand Paths and reveals how Crowley's magical path of mastery over the self and Cosmos overthrew the gods of old religion, which had kept humanity asleep to dream the nightmare of history.
PAGAN ASTROLOGY Spell-Casting, Love Magic, and Shamanic Stargazing Raven Kaldera
Traditionally, magically oriented astrology has focused on Sun-sign horoscopes while modern Western astrology has focused on attempting to become as "scientific" as possible in hopes of aligning with its sister science of astronomy. In PAGAN ASTROLOGY, Raven Kaldera, a practising astrologer and Pagan shaman, uses the commonalities and strengths of Western astrology and Pagan green magic to introduce a hands-on astrological practice that incorporates intuition, spells and other modes of folk magic into astrology.
Kaldera includes an extensive compendium of modern magical remedies to counteract negative astrological influences and shows how to use planetary energy to aid Pagan worship and green magic practice through spell casting, love magic and shamanic stargazing. Kaldera, also, explains how to create planetary altars that enhance the astrological correspondences of traditional Pagan holidays using the tools of folk magic. Practitioners of green and folk magic and those who love traditional astrology will welcome this unique approach to planetary magic.
· offers tools for practitioners of green magic and folk magic to incorporate astrology into their practice · includes an extensive collection of magical remedies to resolve astrological afflictions · provides information on creating planetary altars and the astrological correspondences of traditional pagan holidays
PAGAN CHRISTMAS The Plants Spirits and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling
An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas
• Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas
• Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration
The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But Christmas is no ordinary folk observance. It is an evolving feast that over the centuries has absorbed elements from cultures all over the world--practices that give plants and plant spirits pride of place. In fact, the symbolic use of plants at Christmas effectively transforms the modern-day living room into a place of shamanic ritual.
Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling show how the ancient meaning of the botanical elements of Christmas provides a unique view of the religion that existed in Europe before the introduction of Christianity. The fir tree was originally revered as the sacred World Tree in northern Europe. When the church was unable to drive the tree cult out of people's consciousness, it incorporated the fir tree by dedicating it to the Christ child. Father Christmas in his red-and-white suit, who flies through the sky in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, has his mythological roots in the shamanic reindeer-herding tribes of arctic Europe and Siberia. These northern shamans used the hallucinogenic fly agaric mushroom, which is red and white, to make their soul flights to the other world. Apples, which figure heavily in Christmas baking, are symbols of the sun god Apollo, so they find a natural place at winter solstice celebrations of the return of the sun. In fact, the authors contend that the emphasis of Christmas on green plants and the promise of the return of life in the dead of winter is just an adaptation of the pagan winter solstice celebration.
PAGAN EVERY DAY Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives Ardinger, Barbara
Barbara Ardinger teaches us that a contemporary spiritual experience can show up in some of the most unexpected places- such as The Muppet Show and Dirty Dancing. Clearly Pagan Every Day is not your ordinary goddess-a-day or spell recipe book! Rather than writing about the usual sabbat rituals and offering the standard goddess-speak, Ardinger offers 366 (365 plus one to grow on) literate and witty entries on various topics that provoke readers with new ideas and new ways of exploring paganism as a spiritual practice.
Included are the holy days of other cultures, pagan elements in literature, lessons from history, famous pagans, and popular culture and paganism. Ardinger teaches us to look for undercurrents of esoterica not only in witch movies or fantasy -television, but in the mainstream culture. Take February 2- reflect on the movie Groundhog Day and how it symbolizes karma and reincarnation. Intertwined are some more traditional pagan beliefs, with a contemporary twist. On August 17, Ardinger retells the familiar story of Odin and his search for runes and transforms it into a shamanic journey for each of us to find our own runes.
Jane Goodall, Judy Chicago, John Donne, Miss Piggy, Harry Potter, the Ghosts of all those Christmases, Mary Magdalene, not to mention Saturn, Diana, Sonnenwenda, Adonis, Aphrodite- they all have their places in Pagan Every Day.
Pagan Every Day offers good reminders that every day offers something ordinary and luminous at the same time.
The images of the Lenormand are recreated to reflect pagan symbols, values and beliefs while retaining the clarity of the original oracle. Each card maintains its ability to predict mundane events while also being open to broader metaphysical possibilities. This deck, like pagans themselves, walks between two worlds, one where we live our everyday lives and one that is much older and more magical.
Paganism is a complex and fascinating spiritual path. This kit is perfect for beginners, providing everything needed to start exploring and practising. In this practical kit, you'll find the Pagan Tarot, an altar cloth, candles, incense, crystals, and a book that explains how to use it all. It really is a balanced combination of theory and practice.
The book introduces Pagan celebrations and magic. As you learn the theory, you can use the candles, incense, crystals and altar cloth to cast spells and perform rituals. You will, also, learn how to use the included Tarot deck for divination. The incense and crystals will, also, help improve divinatory ability.
a Pagan Tarot deck a set of crystals a set of ritual candles incense and incense holder a velvet Tarot cloth a powerful Book for magic, rituals and spells
PAGAN MYSTERIES OF HALLOWEEN Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year Jean Markale
One of humanity's most enduring myths is that the dead, on certain nights of the year, can leave the Other World and move freely about the land of the living. Every year on October 31, when the children of the world parade through the streets dressed as monsters, skeletons, and witches, they reenact a sacred ceremony whose roots extend to the dawn of time. By receiving gifts of sweets from strangers, the children establish, on a symbolic plane that exceeds their understanding, a fraternal exchange between the visible world and the invisible world. Author Jean Markale meticulously examines the rituals and ceremonies of ancient festivities on this holiday and shows how they still shape the customs of today's celebration. During the night of Samhain, the Celtic precursor of today's holiday, the borders between life and death were no longer regarded as insurmountable barriers. Two-way traffic was temporarily permitted between this world and the Other World, and the wealth and wisdom of the sidhe, or fairy folk, were available to the intrepid individuals who dared to enter their realm. Markale enriches our understanding of how the transition from the light to the dark half of the year was a moment in which time stopped and allowed the participants in the week-long festival to attain a level of consciousness not possible in everyday life, an experience we honor in our modern celebrations of Halloween.
PAGAN PRAYER BEADS How to Make and Use Pagan Rosaries Greer, Micheal Greer and Vaughn, Clare
Religions from around the world--Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Islam, and many more, including the Pagan earth religions--use prayer beads as useful guides to remembering prayers and principles. Pagan Prayer Beads by John Michael Greer and Clare Vaughn is a unique and practical introduction to the design, creation, and use of Pagan rosaries, teaching the reader to design and make personal prayer beads for use in myriad spiritual practices.
Co-written by a beading expert, Clare Vaughn, and one of the leading lights in modern Paganism, John Michael Greer, this book will garner an eager audience--from beginners to elders--looking for new inspiration in their personal spiritual practice. Beautifully written, instructive, and straightforward, Pagan Prayer Beads is user-friendly and easy to understand. Lovely black-and-white photographs accompany the text to further illustrate the art and craft of Pagan prayer beads. The how-to sections were "tested" by novices to both crafting and "the craft," who found the directions clear and easy to follow. Throughout the book, Greer and Vaughn have included fascinating history and lore as well as crystal properties, Pagan symbology, and deeply meaningful prayers and rituals to use with the rosaries.
* 30 lovely black-and-white photos accompany the beading instructions.
From the author of A Book of Pagan Prayer comes a new companion book, a pagan devotional for all occasions. A PAGAN RITUAL PRAYER BOOK allows readers to choose from over 700 prayers to find the perfect petition or invocation for many sacred life events. For Pagans of any tradition, the book includes an extensive section on the requisites of ritual and how to use ritual and prayer to create lasting change in your life and in the world.
A PAGAN RITUAL PRAYER BOOK is organised thematically, making it convenient to use if one is seeking prayers for specific occasions, seasons, times of day, meals or milestones. From the Autumn Equinox and the Full Moon, to birth and death and the high holidays of the pagan Wheel of the Year such as Beltane and Samhain, A PAGAN RITUAL PRAYER BOOK gives readers the tools to invoke, embrace and honour the major events that make up our lives.
Gina Pace Illustrated by Luca Raimondo & Christiano Spadoni
This tarot is available as a set with a book and a silk bag. The use of the PAGAN TAROT reflects the life of the modern witch and pagan priestess. She is balanced between spiritual and material needs and these cards enable her to integrate harmoniously all of these elements in order to grow. An essential item for any Wicca practitioner.
Gina Pace Illustrated by Luca Raimondo and Christiano Spadoni
This tarot is available as a set with a book. The use of the PAGAN TAROT reflects the life of the modern witch and pagan priestess. She is balanced between spiritual and material needs and these cards enable her to integrate harmoniously all of these elements in order to grow. An essential item for any Wicca practitioner.