Sex and Rockets

The Occult World of Jack Parsons
Author: John Carter
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 193259566X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 239
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Rocket scientist Jack Parsons called black magician Aleister Crowley his mentor.

Moonchild.


Author: Aleister Crowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783933321183
Category:
Page: 240
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Einstein, Freud und Sgt. Pepper

Eine andere Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts
Author: John Higgs
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740644
Category: History
Page: 380
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Alles hat sich geändert, als der Zeiger des Weltalters von 19 auf 20 sprang. Auf fast allen Gebieten wurden im 20. Jahrhundert Entdeckungen gemacht oder Ideen entwickelt, die unser Bild vom Universum und von uns selbst auf den Kopf gestellt haben. Alles schien neu, nichts unmöglich: Maschinen, die denken, Hunde im Weltall und Menschen auf dem Mond. Alte Gewissheiten büßten ihre Geltung ein, hergebrachte Autoritäten verloren ihre Macht. Die Welt wollte kein Zentrum mehr kennen. Auf ganz eigene Weise führt John Higgs durch dieses Jahrhundert der Genies und Gurus. Er erläutert die Relativitätstheorie anhand eines fallenden Würstchens, erzählt von Satanisten im Raumfahrtprogramm der Amerikaner und geht der Frage nach, ob ein Schmetterling in Brasilien einen Tornado in Texas auslösen kann. Das ist alles unglaublich seltsam und ziemlich wahnsinnig. Ein Buch wie ein Trip.

Der ferne Spiegel

Das dramatische 14. Jahrhundert
Author: Barbara Tuchman
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641052076
Category: History
Page: 752
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Ein moderner Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung Bestsellerautorin Barbara Tuchman schuf mit »Der ferne Spiegel« einen modernen Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Mit sicherem und kundigem Blick für die »große« politische Geschichte und feinem Gespür für die Alltags- und Mentalitätsgeschichte gelingt es ihr, das pralle Leben im dramatischen 14. Jahrhundert und damit im Herbst des Mittelalters einzufangen. Im Mittelpunkt von Barbara Tuchmans faszinierender Schilderung des 14. Jahrhunderts steht die Lebensgeschichte des französischen Adeligen Enguerrand de Coucy VII. Im zarten Alter von 15 Jahren zieht Coucy das erste Mal als Ritter in die Schlacht, erlebt den Hundertjährigen Krieg hautnah mit und wird schließlich vom englischen König als Geisel genommen. Coucy wird im Laufe seines Lebens Zeuge dramatischer, ja scheinbar apokalyptischer Ereignisse: Die Pest sucht Europa heim, religiöse Fanatiker hetzen die Menschen auf, Papst und Gegenpapst bekriegen sich, auf Frankreichs Thron sitzt ein Wahnsinniger, und im Osten rücken die Osmanen vor. Gleichzeitig kannten die Kreativität und das Kunstschaffen der Menschen nun, gleichsam auf der Schwelle vom Mittelalter zur Neuzeit, keine Grenzen. Boccaccio schuf sein epochemachendes Werk Decamerone, Giotto bereitete in Italien den Weg für die Renaissance und in ganz Europa entstanden Kathedralen von ungekannter Größe und Pracht.

Das Okkulte

eine Einführung
Author: Gareth Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783937392080
Category:
Page: 192
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Das Buch startet mit einen historischen Skizzierung wie alles in den Tagen der alten Zivilisationen began bis hin zum heutigen, explosionsartigen Wachstum des Interesses in diese faszinierende Thematik. Ein weiteres Kapitel beinhaltet ein okkultes Stichwortregister mit Literaturhinweisen für den interessierten Leser. Abschließend werden einige praktische Techniken zur Meditation und okkultistischen Visualisierung aufgezeigt, die die Psyche und das spirituelle Bewußtsein öffnet

The Mammoth Book of Losers


Author: Karl Shaw
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338317
Category: Humor
Page: 160
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This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history’s most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers who believed in the power of words, but could never quite find the rights ones; artists and performers who indulged their creative impulse with a passion, if not a sense of the ridiculous, an eye for perspective or the ability to hold down a tune; scientists and businessmen who never quite managed to quit while they were ahead; and sportsmen who seemed to manage always to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Like Walter Oudney, one of three men chosen to find the source of the River Niger in Africa, who could not ride a horse, nor speak any foreign languages and who had never travelled more than 30 miles beyond his native Edinburgh; or the explorer-priest Michel Alexandre de Baize, who set off to explore the African continent from east to west equipped with 24 umbrellas, some fireworks, two suits of armor, and a portable organ; or the Scottish army which decided to invade England in 1349 – during the Black Death. Entries include: briefest career in dentistry; least successful bonding exercise; most futile attempt to find a lost tribe; most pointless lines of research by someone who should have known better; least successful celebrity endorsement; least convincing excuse for a war; worst poetic tribute to a root vegetable; least successful display of impartiality by a juror; Devon Loch – sporting metaphor for blowing un unblowable lead; least dignified exit from office by a French president; and least successful expedition by camel.

A UFO Hunter's Guide

Sightings, Abductions, Hot Spots, Conspiracies, Coverups, the Identified and Unidentified, and More
Author: Bret Lueder
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609256289
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 272
View: 9942
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Alien abductions. Repeated UFO sightings. Conspiracies and cover-ups. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, UFOs are part of our culture. How to sort out fact from fiction? A UFO Hunter’s Guide has the answers: the facts, figures, people, places, and events that make up the modern scope of UFO-ology. A UFO Hunter’s Guide features:Competing theories about UFOsFamous cases and hot spots around the worldField tips from investigators and researchersAn extensive list of international UFO research societies. Lueder cites the contributions and findings of world-renowned researchers Zecharia Sitchin, William Bramley, Jordan Maxwell, Nancy Red Star, Stanton Friedman, Dr. Carl Sagan, Jacques Vallee, Raymond Fowler, and many others, along with a vast array of case sightings, alleged contacts, and abductions. Whether you’re simply curious or a researcher with a serious interest in uncovering the truth about UFOs, A UFO Hunter’s Guide is a valuable resource.

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism


Author: Henrik Bogdan,Martin P. Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199996067
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most influential thinker in contemporary esotericism. Moving beyond the influence of contemporary psychology and the modernist understanding of the occult, Crowley declared himself the revelator of a new age of individualism. Crowley's occult bricolage, Magick, was an eclectic combination of spiritual exercises drawn from Western European magical ceremonies and Indic sources for meditation and yoga. This journey of self-liberation culminated in harnessing sexual power as a magical discipline, a "sacrilization of the self" as practiced in Crowley's mixed masonic group, the Ordo Templi Orientis. The religion Crowley created, Thelema, legitimated his role as a charismatic revelator and herald of a new age of freedom. Aleister Crowley's lasting influence can be seen in the counter-culture movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and in many forms of alternative spirituality and popular culture. The essays in this volume offer crucial insight into Crowley's foundational role in the study of Western esotericism, new religious movements, and sexuality.

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board


Author: J. Edward Cornelius
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1932595740
Category: Social Science
Page: 172
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Part fascinating history and part practical manual, this engaging guide takes the position that the Ouija Board is indeed as powerful as its detractors claim, revealing the dark secrets and hidden truths of this curious, enduring “game.”

Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Life of Aleister Crowley
Author: Richard Kaczynski
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583945768
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 720
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The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Pyramiden von Montauk

Erforschungen des Bewußtseins
Author: Preston B. Nichols,Peter Moon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783895392726
Category:
Page: 313
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Voodoo in Haiti


Author: Alfred Métraux
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926112392
Category: Folklore
Page: 447
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Mit Büchern leben

Buchliebhaber und ihre Bibliotheken
Author: Estelle Ellis,Caroline Seebohm,Christopher Simon Sykes,Gisela Sturm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836929837
Category:
Page: 255
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Merlin Peregrinus

vom Untergrund des Abendlandes
Author: Helmut Möller,Ellic Howe
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Occultism
Page: 340
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Handbuch für Preclears


Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781403145277
Category:
Page: 423
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