Origins Of The Tarot

Author: Dai Leon
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945849
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Origins Of The Tarot. Conventional wisdom traces Tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go back much further in time and draw on a surprisingly rich variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, Origins of the Tarot is the first book to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of wisdom from which the Tarot emerged.The timeless principles of conscious realization and cosmological unfoldment underlying the Tarot have never been explored in a comparably extensive and detailed way: herein the teachings of a tremendous range of traditions, including Kabbalah, Western esotericism and alchemy, Buddhism, Taoism, yogic disciplines, Sufism, mystical Christianity, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism, are masterfully incorporated and synthesized.Author Dai Léon explores a confluence of philosophical schools from East and West as they relate to the Tarot, giving each its due in the exposition of a universal procession of evolution and the soul’s quest for enlightenment. In the process, the Tarot is seen as a unique exemplification of perennial teachings on the soul and its liberation, as well as a still-unfolding window into concealed currents of human history. The book’s profound learning and unprecedented range of references are sure to attract close study among students both of the world’s most enduring esoteric tradition and of esotericism itself.

Eros Ascending

Author: John Maxwell Taylor
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583944265
Size: 42.16 MB
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Eros Ascending. ***FINALIST, USA Best Books 2010 Awards – Spirituality & Self-Help: Relationships The quest for lasting love is one of life’s essential pursuits, in some ways the most essential. But it’s also a quest that’s impossible to separate from spiritual and sexual needs. In Eros Ascending, author John Maxwell Taylor offers a wide-ranging study of sexual dysfunction in society and explains how healthy sexuality can be an entryway to universal love and higher consciousness. Based on Taylor’s twenty-three-year experience with Taoist practices, the book presents an engaging analysis of love, relationships, and sexuality from spiritual, romantic, and sexual perspectives. Taylor melds essential ideas by Jung, Gurdjieff, and Taoist Master Mantak Chia with science, biology, spiritual tradition, and current popular culture to shed new light on this eternal yet misunderstood subject. Not just for couples, the book is equally useful for single people who want to understand the methods for “learning to love yourself ” in preparation for a fulfilling, long-term relationship. Taylor draws on his eclectic background as a successful playwright, composer, actor, and musician in this persuasive plan for converting ordinary sexual energy into food for the soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mystic Rose From The Garden Of The King

Author: Fairfax Leighton Cartwright
Publisher: Scholar's Choice
ISBN: 9781297018671
Size: 52.14 MB
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The Mystic Rose From The Garden Of The King. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Tarot And The Journey Of The Hero

Author: Hajo Banzhaf
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN:
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Tarot And The Journey Of The Hero. This full-color, profusely illustrated book provides an insightful approach to the 22 cards of the major arcana. Drawing on Jungian psychology and his own considerable knowledge of esoterica, Banzhaf clearly shows how the major arcana of the Waite tarotdeck tell the story of the hero's journey. It is the world's oldest story, residing in our collective unconscious, as women and men alike find themselves engaged in the heroic task of maturation. 126 color illustrations. Color foldout. Notes. Bibliography

The Sleepwalkers

Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394544
Size: 39.14 MB
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The Sleepwalkers. Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

The Book Of Dzyan

Author: M. Blavatsky
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
ISBN: 1568821980
Size: 41.87 MB
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The Book Of Dzyan. This text reproduces nearly all of the "Book of Dzyan" that Blavatsky transcribed. It also includes long excerpts from her "Secret Doctrine" as well as from the Society of Psychical Research's 1885 report concerning phenomena witnessed by members of the Theosophical Society.

Rebirth Of The Oracle

Author: Justine A. Alessi
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 9781886940895
Size: 48.81 MB
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Rebirth Of The Oracle. Modern interpretations for the ancient symbols of the Tarot cards.

Self Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life

Author: H. Spencer Lewis
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447494695
Size: 69.85 MB
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Self Mastery And Fate With The Cycles Of Life. Originally published in 1929 by the Rosicrucian Press, "Here, for the first time, is a simple system whereby anyone may determine the fortunate and unfortunate daily, monthly and yearly periods of his life, thereby knowing when to do and when not to do anything that has an important bearing upon the progress of his career or the attainment of self-mastery. No other reference books, almanacs, or charts are necessary there are no complicated mathematical problems. Here is a fascinating, intriguing, astonishing book that will be a companion for many years." Contents Include : The Problem of Mastership Man a Free Agent Cosmic Rhythm and the Cycles of Life The Periods of Earthly Cycles The Simple Periods of Human Life The Complex Yearly Cycle of Human Life With Description of Cycle No. 2 Periods of the Business Cycle With Description of Cycle No. 3 How to Use the Periods of the Cycles The Periods of the Health Cycle With Description of Cycle No. 4 The Cycles of Disease and Sex The Daily Cycle of Significant Hours How to use the Daily Cycle of Seven Periods Description of Daily Periods The Soul Cycle How to Determine the Periods of the Soul Cycle Description of the Periods of the Soul Cycle The Cycles of Reincarnation