Keys to the Arcana

In Keys to the Arcana, Shahrastani breaks down the text of the Qur'an and analyses it from a linguistic point of view, with reference to the history of Qur'anic interpretation.

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Publisher: Qur'anic Studies

ISBN: 0198833067

Category: History

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Only preserved in a single manuscript in Tehran, this remarkable twelfth-century Qur'anic commentary by Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Karim al- Shahrastani marks the achievement of a lifelong, arduous quest for knowledge. Shahrastani began writing Mafatih al-asrar or Keys to the Arcana towards the end of his life and the work reflects the brilliant radicalism of his more private religious views. The introduction and opening chapter of this virtually unknown work is presented here in a bilingual edition, which also includes an introduction and contextual notes by Toby Mayer. In Keys to the Arcana, Shahrastani breaks down the text of the Qur'an and analyses it from a linguistic point of view, with reference to the history of Qur'anic interpretation. The author's ultimate aim is to use an elaborate set of complimentary concepts - the 'keys' of the work's title - to unearth the esoteric meanings of the Qur'anic verses, which he calls the 'arcana' of the verses (asrar al-ayat). A historian of religious and philosophical doctrines, Shahrastani has generally been considered to be a spokesman for the Sunni religious establishment under the Seljuqs. The complimentary concepts in question, however, appear to derive from the Isma'ili Shi'i intellectual tradition, indicating that the author may have been secretly involved in the Isma'ili movement. Shahrastani 's unusually esoteric and highly systematic exegesis of the Qur'an provides a vivid picture of the mature state of scriptural commentary in the twelfth-century CE. Dr Mayer's meticulous translation of Shahrastani 's Introduction and Commentary on Surat al-Fatiha, supplemented by the Arabic text, allows the reader and scholar access to this intriguing Muslim intellectual work for the first time.
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The Christian Examiner

... hardly match the tortures described in the “ Arcana , " where Swedenborg
uncovers the caverns below . It differs only in this , that it makes hell the work of
man and an outgoing from him , and so it undertakes to clear the character of
God .

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Fortresses of the Intellect

21 (b)–23 (b); see also Mayer, Keys to the Arcana, Arabic text pp. 55–60; tr. pp. 113–118; see also Steigerwald, Majlis, Introduction, p. 27; Mayer, Keys to ...

Author: Omar Ali-de-Unzaga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786724663

Category: Philosophy

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I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Dedicated to the achievements of Farhad Daftary, the foremost authority in Ismaili Studies of our time, this volume gathers together a number of studies on intellectual and political history, particularly in the three main areas where the significance of Daftary's scholarship has had the largest impact - Ismaili Studies as well as Persian Studies and Shi'i Studies in a wider context. It focuses, but not exclusively, on the intellectual production of the Ismailis and their role in history, with discussions ranging from some of the earliest Ismaili texts, to thinkers from the Fatimid and the Alamut periods as well as relations of the Fatimids with other dynasties. Containing essays from some of the most respected scholars in Ismaili, Shi'i and Persian Studies (including Patricia Crone, M A Amir-Moezzi, C Edmund Bosworth and Robert Gleave), the book makes a significant contribution to wider scholarship in philosophical theology and medieval Islam. The contributors include: I. Afshar, H. Algar, M. A. Amir-Moezzi, S. J. Badakhchani, C. Baffioni, C. E. Bosworth, D. Cortese, P. Crone, D. De Smet, R. Gleave, H. Haji, I. Hajnal, A. H. Hamdani, C. Hillenbrand, A. C. Hunsberger, H. Landolt, L. Lewisohn, W. Madelung, A. Nanji, A. J. Newman, I. K. Poonawala and P. E. Walker.
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The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense in which the Arcana There Predicted But Heretofore Concealed are Revealed

Key ( Clavis ) .— “ The key ( MAPHTECH ) ” ( Isa . xxii . 22 ) signifies admission
and opening ( n . 536 ; compare n . 206 ) . By " keys " is signified the power of
opening and shutting ; for the opening and the shutting of gates are performed by
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Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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ISBN: PSU:000017931717

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Skulls and Keys The Hidden History of Yale s Secret Societies

Descending from above, he brings to us the Key of Knowledge, by which we are to unlock the arcana of science and art. The Key therefore represents the ...

Author: David Alan Richards

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681775814

Category: History

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The mysterious, highly influential hidden world of Yale’s secret societies is revealed in a definitive and scholarly history. Secret societies have fundamentally shaped America’s cultural and political landscapes. In ways that are expected but never explicit, the bonds made through the most elite of secret societies have won members Pulitzer Prizes, governorships, and even presidencies. At the apex of these institutions stands Yale University and its rumored twenty-six secret societies. Tracing a history that has intrigued and enthralled for centuries, alluring the attention of such luminaries as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Skulls and Keys traces the history of Yale’s societies as they set the foundation for America’s future secret clubs and helped define the modern age of politics. But there is a progressive side to Yale’s secret societies that we rarely hear about, one that, in the cultural tumult of the nineteen-sixties, resulted in the election of people of color, women, and gay men, even in proportions beyond their percentages in the class. It’s a side that is often overlooked in favor of sensational legends of blood oaths and toe-curling conspiracies. Dave Richards, an alum of Yale, sheds some light on the lesser known stories of Yale’s secret societies. He takes us through the history from Phi Beta Kappa in the American Revolution (originally a social and drinking society) through Skull and Bones and its rivals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While there have been articles and books on some of those societies, there has never been a scholarly history of the system as a whole.
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Collected works The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry The Secret Teachings of All Ages Illustrated

... that the fashioners of both were master minds, deeply cultured in the wisdom which constituted the arcana of the Mysteries. Thus was established the ...

Author: Manly P. Hall

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000139624

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Manly Palmer Hall was a writer, lecturer, mystic philosopher, founder of the Philosophical Research Society, an expert in tarot readings, and a Freemason. He wrote a series of occult books that became famous due to the author’s breadth of knowledge. Among his books, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry and The Secret Teachings of All Time: An Encyclopedic Exposition of Hermetic, Kabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolic Philosophy are best known. His books are primarily informational and contain numerous illustrations and original texts describing mystical components: Freemasonry symbols, Rosicrucians’ documents, recipes by alchemists, and Kabbalistic rules. The Lost Keys of Freemasonry The Secret Teachings of All Ages
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The History of the Occult Tarot

One of the galleries displays the 22 Arcana. A new footnote claims that Thomas Burgoyne taught that the Arcana are the Symbolical Keys of the 'Taro', ...

Author: Ronald Decker

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715647059

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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An essential volume for serious students of the Tarot, this compelling survey describes the many fascinating decks imagined over time and the secret histories of mystics.
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Law of Values Silver Key Arcana Or Stock and Share Key

It is not to be supposed that I give any of my keys, which constitute the “Arcana,” and which can only be had under agreement of a binding nature, ...

Author: Sepharial

Publisher: Astrology Center of America

ISBN: 9781933303222

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Sepharial (1864-1929) had a life-long dislike of luck. He challenged himself to find what he called "scientific rules" that would eliminate chance. And, according to his own accounts, he succeed. In Law of Values, he suggests buying stocks immediately after they have been clobbered by Saturn, with the price as low as it will get, and then selling the stock immediately after being hit by Jupiter, when the price is likely to be as high as it will ever go. And living off dividends between the two. In The Silver Key, a book on horse-racing, Sepharial examines, and discards, conventional numerology, colours and symbols, in favor of a method based on the Moon, weights and tides. His results are impressive. The Arcana, or Stock and Share Key, was one of a number of secret financial manuscripts which Sepharial sold by subscription only. In it, you will discover the secret to using the Meridian in day trading. Sepharial also gives instructions for using dispositors and decans. This is first time the Arcana has appeared in print. Astrologers looking to improve their techniques, as well as investors looking to improve their portfolios, will find these books of interest.
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Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World

Translation from T. Mayer, Keys to the Arcana, p. 18. 34 T. Mayer, Keys to the Arcana, p. 18. 35 'There is no doubt that no one maintains such pure unity ...

Author: Orkhan Mir-Kasimov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838604868

Category: History

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How has the Ismaili branch of Shi'i Islam interacted with other Islamic communities throughout history? The groups and movements that make up Islamic civilisation are diverse and varied yet, while scholarship has analysed many branches of Islam in isolation, the exchanges and mutual influences between them has not been sufficiently recognised. This book traces the interactions between Ismaili intellectual thought and the philosophies of other Islamic groups to shed light on the complex and interwoven nature of Islamic civilisation. Based on a broad range of primary sources from the early medieval to the late nineteenth century, the book brings together different disciplines within Islamic Studies to cover polemical and doctrinal literature, law, mysticism, rituals and philosophy. The main Ismaili groups, such as the Fatimids, Nizaris and Tayyibis, are represented, as well as lesser known traditions such as that associated with the mountain region of Badakhshan in Central Asia. Religious syncretism, particularly in the Indian subcontinent and in Yemen, is considered alongside cultural interactions as reflected in the circulation of books in Fatimid markets, and various literary and mythical traditions, some still little explored. The chapters include contributions from leading experts in the field shed new light on the close and complex relationships very different Islamic groups and movements have enjoyed throughout the centuries.
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Keys to the Arcana

A scholarly edition of the twelfth century Qur'anic commentary by Mu.hammad b. 'Abd al-Karim al- Shahrast=an=i. Dr Toby Mayer presents the Arabic text with English translation, introduction and contextual notes.

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Publisher: OUP

ISBN: 0199533652

Category: Religion

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A scholarly edition of the twelfth century Qur'anic commentary by Mu.hammad b. 'Abd al-Karim al- Shahrast=an=i. Dr Toby Mayer presents the Arabic text with English translation, introduction and contextual notes. Shahrast=an=i uses a form of linguistic analysis to unearth the esoteric meanings of the Qur'anic verses.
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The Study of Shi i Islam

... as his keys for unlocking the deep semantics of the Qurʾan, as referred to in the very name of his commentary, Keys of the Arcana (Mafātīḥ al-asrār).

Author: Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857723383

Category: Religion

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Shi'i Islam, with its rich and extensive history, has played a crucial role in the evolution of Islam as both a major world religion and civilization. The prolific achievements of Shi?i theologians, philosophers and others are testament to the spiritual and intellectual wealth of this community. Yet Shi?i studies has unjustly remained a long-neglected field, despite the important contribution that Shi'ism has made to Islamic traditions. Only in recent decades, partially spurred by global interest in political events of the Middle East, have scholars made some significant contributions in this area. The Study of Shi'i Islam presents papers originally delivered at the first international colloquium dedicated exclusively to Shi'i studies, held in 2010 at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Within the book are eight sections, namely, history, the Qur'an and its Shi'i interpretations, hadith, law, authority, theology, rites and rituals, and intellectual traditions and philosophy. Each section begins with an introduction contextualizing the aspects of studying Shi'i Islam particular to its theme, before going on to address topics such as the state of the field, methodology and tools, and the primary issues with which contemporary scholars of Shi'i studies are dealing. The scope and depth here covered makes this book of especial interest to researchers and students alike within the field of Islamic studies. The volume benefits from the diverse expertise of nearly 30 world-class scholars, including Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi, Meir M. Bar-Asher, Farhad Daftary, Daniel De Smet, Gerald R. Hawting, Nader El-Bizri, Etan Kohlberg, Wilferd Madelung, Andrew Newman, Ismail K. Poonawala, Sabine Schmidtke and Paul E. Walker.
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The Mystical Keys to the Book of Revelation

... while mysterious help is given to rare individuals in unraveling its arcana.7 “The eleventh foundation stone is jacinth and corresponds to Capricorn.

Author: Laura Lee Galan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595132324

Category: Religion

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The Mystical Keys to the Book of Revelation is about the author's miraculous transformation that was responsible for aligning her soul with the Spirit of the living God. As her journey progressed, God and his angels taught Laura the secrets to the Book of Revelation. They revealed that this sacred Scripture is not a book of doom and gloom, but simply describes in symbolic language the stages of metamorphosis that will occur on the planet as the souls of humanity are aligned with the divine spirit. Laura's own metamorphosis led her into the arms of true love as she and her soul mate were united. She reveals how the forces of the Holy Trinity become active in two souls as they become bonded by Divine Love. Laura has recorded her journey and the messages that the Divine Spirit imparted to her in the hopes that they will inspire others to search for truth and love in their own lives.
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Encyclopedia Of Occult Scienses Vol IV Car omancy Taroc Reading and Oniromansy Keys to the Dreams

The true cartomancer, by unconsciously handling the arcana of the cards or of Taroc, ...

Author: Poinsot, Maffeo

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 9781772464573

Category: Fiction

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Speak of Cartomancy in a company, I will not say favourably, but merely sincere and without prejudice. First of all of ten persons eight will confess that they have consulted— secretly—card readers, and six at least will tell you that they have been surprised at the correctness of what was foretold them. Would it be possible to attempt, if not a doctrine, at least an explanation? I believe myself that a good cartomancer begins by guessing fairly correctly the state of mind of her clients. Being a physiognomist, she guesses from their appearance, their voice, their looks, by questioning them skilfully without their being able to see the drift of her questions which seem so alien to their cares, by drawing attention, for instance, to the meaning of some of the cards which she tosses so carelessly on the table, she guesses their secret desires, she reads them and makes deductions as to their past. Something then takes place in the cartomancer, combined of intuition, perhaps clairvoyance, suggestion, which lias the result that the client subsequently lets his thoughts travel in the direction of what has been foretold, and unconsciously works towards its fulfilment, whether the prophecy was of good to come or alas! of ill luck.We touch here upon Magic, of which I shall speak presently, where the power of the word so often has such powerful results. In the result, therefore, it is not so much the meaning of the cards or of the leaves of the Taroc which is of importance, as the state of mind created in the client with respect to the explanations given, and which might be different, arbitrary, and it is this state of mind which induces him to translate into reality the events foretold by the cartomancer. And it may even be asked whether the cartomancer, that is to say the intermediary between the client and the future, is necessary for the purpose of the former discovering the latter. What is known as a result, made alone, in the home, creates a similar state of mind, of autosuggestion, if we believe the words of Desbarolles :—“ If you attach faith to a sign of any kind, when you question this sign in your own way it will answer you, and it will answer you correctly if your faith is strong.”
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The Keys to the Kingdom

His familiarity with the arcana of the deal reveals an intimate knowledge of past
developments . “ In December , the Japan Defense Agency sent a special
emissary with this proposal : that ( U.S. ] build none of the original six sets of
wings but ...

Author: Jeff Shear

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009741716

Category: Aircraft industry

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Recounts how greed for profitable export income has caused the United States to sell sensitive and state-of-the art technology
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The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

The classic text for the Rider-Waite deck. Discusses the major and minor arcana, what each card means, reversed card meanings, and how to do a basic reading.

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 0877282188

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The classic text for the Rider-Waite deck. Discusses the major and minor arcana, what each card means, reversed card meanings, and how to do a basic reading.
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The Psychedelic Tarot

Using the language of symbols enables us to employ the major arcana's twenty-two keys to construct a map of our consciousness.

Author: M. A. Eremitus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440117268

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Psychedelic Tarot discusses tarot as a map of consciousness and presents psychedelics as a means by which to traverse inner space; as such, it unites the psychonaut to divinity within. This blending of the ancient tarot and primeval use of entheogens establishes a definitive method for pursuing an alchemical process of interior wholeness. Here is what experts are saying: A diligent, mystical approach to the war on some people, who use some drugs, sometimes. Paul Krassner; editor of Magic Mushrooms and Other Highs: From Toad Slime to Ecstasy. A masterful application of the intuitive insights that can be fostered by visionary plants and compounds. Jonathan Ott; author of Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, their Plant Sources and Histories. An utterly profound treatment of the tarot and its integral linkage with the nature of consciousness. Dr. John Gilbert; director of the Tarot Institute and of the Universal Seminary. The Psychedelic Tarot is jam-packed with vital material that everyone can immediately apply for the inward journey toward consciousness expansion and union with the higher self.
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