Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance
Author: John Michael Greer
Pubpsher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever lost an important object? Are you taking on a new job? Looking for buried treasure? The Art and Practice of Geomancy teaches readers how to divine the answers to life’s everyday questions about health, luck, new jobs, and love, as well as those less mundane tasks such as finding buried treasure, predicting the weather, being released from prison, and identifying secret enemies. Greer delivers to readers an ancient system of divination in an easy-to-use form requiring little more than a pen and a piece of paper. Using a system of counting odd and even numbers—from a deck of cards, a roll of the dice, or even by hitting sand or dirt with a stick to generate patterns—readers learn how to cast their own geomantic chart. And for those who wish to delve further, he offers exercises for geomantic meditation and ritual magic. The Art and Practice of Geomancy will appeal to pagans, followers of the Western Mystery tradition, scholars of folk magic and divination, and anyone who wants to take their past, present, and future into their own hands.
This is the first and most comprehensive book in English to cover the full history and practice of divinatory geomancy. While serving as a practical manual, it will be invaluable to all those interested in divination, magic, and astrology. Geomancy—divination by earth—ranks alongside the tarot, astrology, and the I Ching as a major form of divination. Stephen Skinner explores the roots of geomancy, Islamic geomancy's impact on medieval Europe, its role during the Renaissance, and its use in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The book also gives practical examples for interpreting and practicing the art, and covers astro-geomancy, which combines astrology and geomancy.
1899 the art of divining by punctuation, according to Cornelius Agrippa & others. with an appendix containing 2,048 answers to questions. Contents: Astrology; Seven Planets; Conjunctions; Twelve Signs of the Zodiac; Symbols of Geomancy; Preparati.
The authentic teachings of the mystery schools offer a profoundly different way of making sense of the universe and our place in it. In Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, ecologist and Druid initiate John Michael Greer offers an introduction to the core teachings of the mysteries through the mirror of the natural world. Using examples from nature as a touchstone, Greer takes readers on a journey into the seven laws of the mystery traditions:the Law of Wholenessthe Law of Flowthe Law of Balancethe Law of Limitsthe Law of Cause and Effectthe Law of Planesthe Law of Evolution Greer explains each law, offering meditation, an affirmation, and a theme for reflection, to show how the seven laws can bring meaning and power into our everyday lives. Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth reveals one of the great secrets of the mysteries—that the laws of nature are also the laws of spirit.
The Special Gold Edition only 22 made and includes a new Foreword by noted occultist David Cherubim as well as new material by S. Jason Black and Lon Milo DuQuette and Dr. Jack Willis. Every book is unique and one of a kind each containing a different Hebrew Letter. This is the master compilation of the magical teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn of which Israel Regardie was an initiated Adept. The material in this book is a highly improved version of the ground breaking material in the four-volume set by Dr. Regardie that revolutionized the Occult world in the late 1930s. It includes the Order's instructions in Ritual Magic, Invocation, Tarot, Qabalah, Enochian, Astrology, Esoteric Doctrine and more, along with the Order's Initiation Rituals. This new edition includes a Foreword by the great David Cherubim. It also includes a complete Index and detailed Table of Contents, compiled by James Strain, to assist readers in their Golden Dawn studies as well as new material by Chic and Tabatha Cicero. This is a massive and beautiful hardcover book and includes copious illustrations with several in full color, each book contains a different Hebrew letter. Limited to only 22 copies.
Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.
A Practical Guide to Geomancy (Contains the First Translation of Pietro de Abano's Fourteenth-Century Handbook of Geomancy)
Author: John Michael Greer
Pubpsher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Here is a complete guide to the lost art of geomancy - one of the major divination systems that are part of the Western magical tradition. Geomancy is simple, quick, and direct - anyone can get answers to any question in a matter of moments by learning how to read the patterns revealed by the 16 symbolic figures formed of single and double points. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, geomancy was used by everyone from popes to peasants because it provided practical, useful results. Often mistaken for feng shui or ley lines, or hidden within poorly explained tables and charts, geomancy has become something of a lost art - until now. Earth Divination, Earth Magic provides a fascinating look into the history, theory, and practice of geomancy, including a thorough set of instructions for both casting and interpreting a chart for yourself, or a friend.