The Phenomenology of Astral Magic

The purpose of The Phenomenology of Astral Magic, is not to instruct the student in the practice of astral magic-for this would be irresponsible-but rather to teach the student what the practice of astral magic means, and why the practice ...

Author: G. Travels

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595256525

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The purpose of The Phenomenology of Astral Magic, is not to instruct the student in the practice of astral magic-for this would be irresponsible-but rather to teach the student what the practice of astral magic means, and why the practice of all forms of magic are inherently destructive. This understanding will be of use to all, but will be of particular importance to those who are training in the skills of astral combat, with the express purpose of defending themselves and their loved ones against the perpetual onslaught of negative energy we now all face.
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From Phenomenology to Existentialism

Halevi seems to have intended magic influence. The prophets were isolated ... See Schwartz, Studies in Astral Magic, ch. 1. 60 See below, chs. 6 and 7.

Author: Dov Schwartz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004243330

Category: Social Science

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This book focuses on the first and second stages of Soloveitchik’s philosophy, through a systematic and detailed discussion of some of his essays. Schwartz exposes the philosophical methodology of Soloveitchik's religious thought (1945-1965).
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Religion Science and Magic

... of magical devices that included a combination of incubation, astral magic, ... the Besht is indeed dangerous from the phenomenological point of view.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195079111

Category: Drama

Page: 294

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Every culture makes the distinction between "true religion" and magic, regarding one action and its result as "miraculous," while rejecting another as the work of the devil. Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigorous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; "magic" as an insider's term for the outsider's religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literatures.
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The Temple of High Magic

The waxing and waning moon are also seen as indicators of the Astral Tides. ... This phenomenology belongs to stellar magic, the secrets of the Sea ...

Author: Ina Cüsters-van Bergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594779152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A practical guide to pathworking and other esoteric techniques from the ancient mystery schools predating Christianity • Explains the dynamics of both group ritual and solo practice • Shows that temples of high magic are not mere physical structures but inner edifices created by sustained meditative practice • Explains why this practice is sometimes called the Yoga of the West Before the advent of Christianity, early civilizations had, at the heart of their spiritual traditions, mystery schools that offered a corpus of training methods in what is now called magic. The persecution of heresies that followed the establishment of Christianity as Rome’s state religion, a persecution that reached its high point during the Middle Ages, forced the degradation and disappearance of this training system. While the knowledge of these mystery traditions--jealously guarded by secret societies--has begun to emerge, the actual techniques and practices of spiritual magic have remained hidden. The Temple of High Magic provides the practical knowledge of these techniques for modern spiritual seekers who wish to incorporate the proven esoteric techniques of the magi into their lives. This book explains the dynamics of group ritual and solo practice as well as the critical role played by the kabbalistic tree of life--the key to inner knowledge. Ina Cüsters-van Bergen shows that temples of high magic are not mere physical structures but are the inner edifices willed into being by a sustained meditative practice and pathworking, using key symbols from ancient Hebraic and Egyptian traditions. Sometimes called the Yoga of the West, this spiritual magic is a system of esoteric development that seeks to create full union between the magician and the divine.
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Religion Science and Magic In Concert and in Conflict

... of magical devices that included a combination of incubation, astral magic, ... the Besht is indeed dangerous from the phenomenological point of view.

Author: Jacob Neusner Professor of Religion University of South Florida

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199729333

Category: Magic

Page: 312

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Every culture makes the distinction between "true religion" and magic, regarding one action and its result as "miraculous," while rejecting another as the work of the devil. Surveying such topics as Babylonian witchcraft, Jesus the magician, magic in Hasidism and Kabbalah, and magic in Anglo-Saxon England, these ten essays provide a rigrous examination of the history of this distinction in Christianity and Judaism. Written by such distinguished scholars as Jacob Neusner, Hans Penner, Howard Kee, Tzvi Abusch, Susan R. Garrett, and Moshe Idel, the essays explore a broad range of topics, including how certain social groups sort out approved practices and beliefs from those that are disapproved--providing fresh insight into how groups define themselves; "magic" as an insider's term for the outsider's religion; and the tendency of religious traditions to exclude the magical. In addition the collection provides illuminating social, cultural, and anthropological explanations for the prominence of the magical in certain periods and literature.
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Cursed Are You

The Phenomenology of Cursing in Cuneiform and Hebrew Texts Anne Marie Kitz ... 1977) 294; E. Reiner, Astral Magic in Babylonia (Transactions of the American ...

Author: Anne Marie Kitz

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781575068749

Category: History

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This is a book about curses. It is not about curses as insults or offensive language but curses as petitions to the divine world to render judgment and execute harm on identified, hostile forces. In the ancient world, curses functioned in a way markedly different from our own, and it is into the world of the ancient Near East that we must go in order to appreciate the scope of their influence. For the ancient Near Easterners, curses had authentic meaning. Curses were part of their life and religion. They were not inherently magic or features of superstitions, nor were they mere curiosities or trifling antidotes. They were real and effective. They were employed proactively and reactively to manage life’s many vicissitudes and maintain social harmony. They were principally protective, but they were also the cause of misfortune, illness, depression, and anything else that undermined a comfortable, well-balanced life. Every member of society used them, from slave to king, from young to old, from men and women to the deities themselves. They crossed cultural lines and required little or no explanation, for curses were the source of great evil. In other words, curses were universal. Because curses were woven into the very fabric of every known ancient Near Eastern society, they emerge frequently and in a wide variety of venues. They appear on public and private display objects, on tomb stelae, tomb lintels, and sarcophagi, on ancient kudurrus and narûs. They are used in political, administrative, social, religious, and familial contexts. They are the subject of incantations. They are tools that exorcise demons and dispel disease; they ban, protect, and heal. This is the phenomenology of cursing in the ancient Near East, and this is what the present work explores.
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Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla s Hermeneutics

Astral - Magical Pneumatic Anthropoids in 14th Century Spain and 15th ... Light within the Torah ' : A Chapter in the Phenomenology of Jewish Mysticism ” ...

Author: Elke Morlok

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161502035

Category: Philosophy

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A revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Hebrew UniversityJerusalem, 2008.
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Hasidism

In its medieval versions, it required precise knowledge of the astral order, a very rare type of knowledge. Although astral magic and its Jewish ...

Author: Moshe Idel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438407432

Category: History

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The Ugaritic Baal Cycle

1995 Astral Magic in Babylonia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 85, Part 4. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society.

Author: Mark S. Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004153486

Category: Baal (Canaanite deity)

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The Ugaritic Baal Cycle

1995 Astral Magic in Babylonia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 85, Part 4. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society.

Author: Mark Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047442325

Category: Religion

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The Ugaritic Baal Cycle, Volume II provides a new edition, translation and commentary on the third and fourth tablets of the Baal Cycle, the most important religious text found at Ugarit.
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Elliot R Wolfson

... Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self, translated by R. f. c. ... of Israel is found in samuel ibn Zarza; see schwartz, Astral Magic, p.

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004291058

Category: Religion

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Elliot R. Wolfson is Professor of Religious Studies and the Marsha and Jay Glazer Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Astrology and Cosmology in the World s Religions

Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology. London: CollierMacmillan, 1972 [1913, Eng. trns.1931], 91–100. Hutton, Ronald. “Astral Magic: The ...

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814717134

Category: History

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Presents overviews of the astrologies of the world's religions, discussing how various cultures have used celestial observations and beliefs about the heavens to engage with the divine and understand their lives on Earth.
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Naturalistic Occultism An Introduction to Scientific Illuminism Kindle Edition

**NOTE: This is the Kindle / eBook version of this book.** The second edition of Naturalistic Occultism with over 5 new chapters, over 50 new pages, and a ton of new references/footnotes.

Author: IAO131

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329207318

Category: Religion

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**NOTE: This is the Kindle / eBook version of this book.** The second edition of Naturalistic Occultism with over 5 new chapters, over 50 new pages, and a ton of new references/footnotes. Naturalistic Occultism investigates occult phenomena through the lens of naturalism, pragmatism, skepticism, and science.
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Messianic Mystics

... and the talismanic model is not only a phenomenological one , or one depending ... 131 Unaware of the astral magical type of thought , Tishby envisaged ...

Author: Moshe Idel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300082886

Category: Religion

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One of the worl'ds leading scholars of Jewish thought examines the long tradition of Jewish messianism and mystical experience.
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Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West

... Edmund, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology (London: Collier-Macmillan, 1972 [1913, Eng. trans. 1931]). Hutton, Ronald, 'Astral Magic: The ...

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317177791

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with leading modern astrologers to present an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins and nature of New Age ideology. This book challenges the notion that astrology is either 'marginal' or a feature of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, Campion argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian tradition, that it can be seen as an heir to classical Gnosticism and is part of the vernacular religion of the modern west.
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The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

As to the second part we say that in virtue of the great magical doctrine of the hierarchy and of universal analogy, we can Cabalistically demonstrate the ...

Author: Eliphas Lévi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101992746

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here--at last--is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution. Lévi's study of magic is an absolute must for every seeker in occult, esoteric, and druidic realms; but this need has been frustrated by dated and inaccurate translations--until now. Greer, a respected occult scholar, and Mikituk, a masterful translator, collaborate to restore this landmark work--complete with its original illustrations and symbols--to the center of the alternative spiritual canon.
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The Varieties of Magical Experience

E. Husserl, Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology (London: Allen & Unwin, 1972 [1913]). 3. ... Imagination,” in Astral Projection, Magic.

Author: Lynne Hume

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440804182

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience. * Highlights techniques, rituals, and training of magical practitioners * Counterpoints the rational with the emotional and compares the past with the present * Takes a cross-cultural, historical, and anthropological approach that is accessible to all readers * Includes experiences of academics, shamans, occultists, healers, sorcerers, pagans, medieval magicians, cybermagicians, and indigenous peoples across the world
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Phenomenology of Life From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind

... personality who seemed to be the overseer, and that was a magical, wise-person called Mahael. ... My astral body had to come back into my whole body .

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402051821

Category: Science

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The challenge presented by the recent tendencies to "naturalize" phenomenology, on the basis of the progress in biological and neurological sciences, calls for an investigation of the traditional mind-body problem. The progress in phenomenological investigation is up to answering that challenge by placing the issues at stake upon a novel platform, that is the ontopoiesis of life.
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Moshe Idel Representing God

... like many other topics, demonstrate the deep phenomenological difference ... 511–540 (hebrew); dov schwartz, Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Thought, ...

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004280786

Category: Religion

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Moshe Idel, the Max Cooper Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Senior Researcher at the Shalom Hartman Institute, is a world-renowned scholar of the Jewish mystical tradition. His historical studies of rabbinic, philosophic, kabbalistic, and Hasidic texts have transformed modern understanding of Jewish intellectual history.
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Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

Even the most hopeless disease may yield to a timely incantation or magic rite ... be apprehended best by the “astral body” of an individual which is itself ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400748002

Category: Philosophy

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The classic conception of human transcendental consciousness assumes its self-supporting existential status within the horizon of life-world, nature and earth. Yet this assumed absoluteness does not entail the nature of its powers, neither their constitutive force. This latter call for an existential source reaching beyond the generative life-world network. Transcendental consciousness, having lost its absolute status (its point of reference) it is the role of the logos to lay down the harmonious positioning in the cosmic sphere of the all, establishing an original foundation of phenomenology in the primogenital ontopoiesis of life.​
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