"No Religion Higher Than Truth": A History of the by Maria Carlson

By Maria Carlson

One of the several types of occultism well known in the course of the Russian Silver Age (1890-1914), sleek Theosophy was once through some distance the main intellectually major. this modern gnostic gospel was once invented and disseminated via Helena Blavatsky, an expatriate Russian with an enthusiasm for Buddhist idea and a genius for self-promotion. What exclusive Theosophy from the opposite different types of "mysticism"--the spiritualism, desk turning, fortune-telling, and magic--that interested the Russian intelligentsia of the interval? In answering this question, Maria Carlson bargains the 1st scholarly learn of a debatable yet very important stream in its Russian context.

Carlson's is the single paintings in this subject written by means of an highbrow historian now not ideologically devoted to Theosophy. putting Mme Blavatsky and her "secret doctrine" in a Russian environment, the publication additionally discusses self sustaining Russian Theosophical circles and the effect of the Theosophical-Anthroposophical schism in Russia. It surveys the lively polemics of the Theosophists and their critics, demonstrates Theosophy's position within the philosophical dialogues of the Russian inventive intelligentsia, and chronicles the dying of the stream after 1917. by way of exploring this lengthy missed point of the Silver Age, Carlson tremendously enriches our wisdom of fin-de-sicle Russian culture.

Originally released in 1993.

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Out of the Shadows: An Exploration of Dark Paganism and by John J. Coughlin

By John J. Coughlin

So usually darkness is linked to evil. because the time period evil has no position in a nature-based faith, we Pagans are compelled to seem past such stereotypes.

But what then is "darkness"? Why are such a lot of folks attracted to topics linked to darkness equivalent to dying, secret, knowledge, magic, and the evening? those topics and emblems are empowering to many folks simply because they faucet into the inner most reaches of our subconscious.

The target of this ebook, that is a fruits of over sixteen years of research and perform, is not to merely proportion with you the author's perspectives on darkish Paganism and spirituality, yet to inspire you - if now not problem you - to customize your personal trust approach.

While the 1st half explores the facets and spirituality of darkness, the second one a part of this booklet discusses the character and perform of magic by means of exploring the underlying rules at paintings.

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The New American Dream Dictionary: The Complete Language of by Joan Seaman

By Joan Seaman

Interpreting dreams,A-to-Z.

This dictionary presents an alphabetical directory of over 3,000 of the commonest photos and emotions that seem in dreams.With meanings taken from quite a few cultural traditions, in addition to from such terrific psychiatric minds as Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, this easy-to-navigate A-to-Z consultant is the major to examining the unconscious visions that stopover at in the course of drowsing hours.

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