By Oliver Pilz
Der vorliegende Sammelband bietet einen Überblick über neue archäologische Forschungen zum antiken Kultgeschehen. Der Band vereint unpubliziertes oder bislang vernachlässigtes fabric, stellt aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse vor und eröffnet den Blick auf weiterführende Fragestellungen. Verfasser der einzelnen Beiträge sind junge Nachwuchsforscher, aber auch renommierte Wissenschaftler mit Spezialisierung auf diesen Themenkomplex. Inhaltlich deckt der Band nahezu das gesamte Spektrum der Beschäftigung mit antikem Kult ab.
This choice of essays offers an outline of modern archaeological learn into cults in Antiquity. It gains unpublished or formerly ignored fabric, provides present examine findings, and opens up a brand new standpoint that increases extra questions. The authors of the person essays are usually not in basic terms younger researchers but in addition popular students focusing on this advanced set of concerns. The publication covers nearly the full spectrum of study into cults in Antiquity.
By Ronald Decker
That the Tarot originated in historic Egypt as a divinatory device is a romantic false impression. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will shock practitioners and teachers alike, revealing the Tarot’s actual evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it.
The Tarot contains the Minor Arcana, 4 matches of playing cards just like our smooth deck, and the foremost Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” playing cards. Decker says the four-suit deck used to be invented in Asia Minor prior to advert one thousand; Italian courtiers additional the trumps within the 1400s. yet Tarot used to be first used as a online game. Tarot divination was once merely created within the 1700s by means of a Parisian fortuneteller who established the trump pictures on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. at the present time, the suit-cards are usually traced to the traditional Jewish Cabala. yet, says Decker, they, too, received their meanings purely within the 1700s, and he cites a misplaced numerical procedure in response to Cabala at that time
Decker’s interpretation integrates 3 complete systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His intensity of information makes the publication essential for critical scholars of Tarot and esotericism
By Brian Hayden
Historians of artwork or faith and mythologists, corresponding to Joseph Campbell and Mircea Eliade, have written largely on prehistoric faith, yet not anyone ahead of has provided a accomplished and uniquely archaeological viewpoint at the topic. Hayden opens his publication with an exam of the adaptation among conventional religions, that are handed on via generations orally or experientially, and extra glossy “book” religions, that are in accordance with a few type of scripture that describes supernatural beings and an ethical code, comparable to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He makes an attempt to respond to the query of why faith built in any respect, arguing that easy non secular behaviors of the previous and current were formed by means of our innate emotional make-up, particularly our skill to go into into ecstatic states via quite a few thoughts and to create binding relationships with people, associations, or beliefs linked to these states.
By Sandra Kynes
Opt for the easiest crucial oils on your artistic and magical blending with this easy, hands-on advisor. via step by step guideline on find out how to degree, combine, and determine blends, you’ll circulation past following others’ recipes and into growing your personal oil combinations.
Mixing crucial Oils for Magic bargains every thing you want to comprehend not just how one can mix but in addition why particular blends interact. find out how to combine oils by means of botanical kinfolk, odor workforce, and fragrance be aware. become aware of an encyclopedic directory of crucial and provider oil profiles, in addition to thorough cross-references for the oils and their magical institutions. With counsel at the old and present-day makes use of of crucial oils, you’ll make own mixing an essential component of your religious and magical practices.
By Rodney Ohebsion
A set of knowledge comprises over six hundred pages of the world's maximum knowledge and teachings from humans, fees, classical texts, philosophies, cultures, folktales, and proverbs. The booklet captures the essence of an grand abundance and diversity of the universe's knowledge, and places it in an remarkable point of readability, potency, and accessibility. From the lessons of Confucius to the proverbs of Africa; from Cyrus the Great's Human Rights constitution to sunlight Tzu's The paintings of warfare; from the Mulla Nasrudin stories to the Lakota local American cultural teachings; from The Prince by means of Niccolo Machiavelli to classes in line with the lifetime of Oprah Winfrey; from the company tools of Andrew Carnegie to the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche; and from the simplest of los angeles Rochefoucauld to the simplest of Zen Buddhism--there is nearly no stone a set of knowledge leaves unturned in its 608 pages and seventy two chapters. a set of knowledge masterfully organizes fabric, summarizes books, makes easy factors, makes use of transparent sleek English translations of overseas fabric, makes the imprecise transparent, and takes out inappropriate and redundant info. the result's a e-book that's extra worthwhile than a stack of average self-help books, extra fascinating than a set of traditional philosophy books, and extra eye-catching and informative than a pile of quote and proverb books. a suite of knowledge is bound to be the center piece in anyone's own bookshelf.
By Barbara Ann Brennan, Jos. A. Smith
Author note: Jos. A. Smith (Illustrator)
Publish yr note: First released in 1987
With the readability of a physicist and the compassion of a talented healer with fifteen years adventure watching 5,000 consumers and scholars, Barbara Ann Brennan offers the 1st in-depth examine of the human strength box for those who search happiness, future health and their complete capability.
Our actual our bodies exist inside of a bigger "body," a human power box or charisma, that's the automobile by which we create our adventure of fact, together with healthiness and disorder. it really is via this strength box that we have got the ability to heal ourselves.
This strength physique -- just recently tested through scientists, yet lengthy identified to healers and mystics -- is the start line of all disorder. right here, our strongest and profound human interactions ensue, the precursor and healer of all physiological and emotional disturbances.
Hands of Light is your consultant to a brand new wholeness.
• a brand new paradigm for the human, in future health, dating, and disease
• An knowing of ways the human strength box seems, features, is disturbed, healed, and interacts with buddies and lovers.
• education within the skill to determine and interpret auras
• Medically proven case stories of therapeutic humans from all walks of lifestyles with numerous illnesses.
• guidance for therapeutic the self and others.
• The author's own and fascinating existence experience which supplies us a version for progress, braveness and chances for multiplied attention
By John Mesina
Sagittarius: November 23 - December 20
Candid. stressed, impatient, curious, impulsive, nature- and sport-lover.
This booklet offers solutions to 86 lifestyles questions about wealth, good fortune and happiness.
Know thyself and your appropriate mate.
Be guaranteed of your destiny.
By David Frankfurter
This quantity bargains with the origins and upward thrust of Christian pilgrimage cults in past due old Egypt. half One covers the key theoretical matters within the research of Coptic pilgrimage, reminiscent of sacred panorama and shrines' catchment parts, whereas half examines local Egyptian and Egyptian Jewish pilgrimage practices. half 3 investigates six significant shrines, from Philae's diversified non-Christian devotees to the good pilgrim middle of Abu Mina and a Thecla shrine on its path. half 4 seems to be at such different pilgrims' rites as oracles, chant, and stational liturgy, whereas half 5 brings in Athanasius's and an nameless hagiographer's views on pilgrimage in Egypt. the amount comprises illustrations of the Abu Mina website, pilgrims' ampules from the Thecla shrine, in addition to a number of maps.
By Gerina Dunwich
You might imagine that Halloween is barely approximately ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. even if, there's even more at the back of this spooky vacation. For Pagans across the world, Halloween is a time of magick and divination-a evening for honoring ancestors, celebrating the harvest, and ringing within the New yr. In A Witch's Halloween, bestselling writer Gerina Dunwich dispels the myths of this holiest of Pagan vacations and its most renowned celebrants.
Written by way of a Wiccan excessive Priestess, A Witch's Halloween tells you all that you have to learn about this sacred vacation, from the historical past, folklore, myths, and spells to Sabbat rituals, recipes, divinations, and Halloween superstitions, and lots more and plenty extra. This insightful publication is a whole consultant to celebrating the vacation because it was once intended to be.
By Thea Summer Deer
Consulting plant spirits for religious and mental suggestions and therapeutic
• unearths how, by way of communing with the deva or spirit of a plant, we will be able to name forth its medication with no even desiring to ingest it
• contains knowledge from the devas of thirteen herbs, equivalent to rosemary, datura, and uva ursi
• Empowers readers with the instruments to advance their very own internal assets for therapeutic in dating with the plant devas round them
Each plant has a narrative to proportion with us, a therapeutic tale to lead us in making an attempt instances, a spirit medication for the hot Earth that's shortly unfolding. Herbs are probably the most robust allies we've for those transitional times--we simply have to find out how to pay attention as they proportion their wisdom with us.
In Wisdom of the Plant Devas, Thea summer time Deer unearths a brand new size of natural drugs, one the place the plant’s spirit is consulted for counsel and therapeutic past the actual. studying the botany, smooth and conventional makes use of, heritage, and folklore of thirteen exact herbs, equivalent to rosemary, uva ursi, and datura, she stocks divinations and messages from their devas, or plant spirits, explaining how those tales hold the herbs into our lives, permitting them to paintings their magic on us. Exploring natural drugs from an brisk point of view, she unearths that through communing with the deva of a plant, we will name at the plant’s actual, mental, and religious medication and guidance--without eating it or maybe being in its presence.
Detailing the sacred area of a medication Wheel backyard, no matter if in a yard or our imaginations, she connects us with the devas and empowers us to hunt our personal solutions with their much-needed non secular assistance and divinatory recommendation. making a bridge among botanical medication and plant spirit drugs, she exhibits how by way of entering group with the devas and co-creating with the area of nature, we will be able to achieve great insights to aid heal our hearts, our minds, and our spirits and consciously evolve as jointly we beginning the recent Earth.