Download E-books Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise (Llewellyn's Practical Magick Series) PDF

By Scott Cunningham

Traditional magic makes use of the area round us for magical reasons. Herbs are the most very important instruments for common magic, and the easiest advent to the program is located in Scott Cunningham's Magical Herbalism.
This ebook offers an entire procedure of magic utilizing herbs. you'll examine the idea of magic and the instruments you will need. Then you will get numerous thoughts for utilizing herbs for magic. desire a safety procedure? "Pick numerous protecting herbs and bind the stems including crimson thread, then grasp them up. this custom dates again to Babylonian times." you will find a listing of over one hundred fifteen herbs that info their magical powers, so that you can simply locate which of them are protecting in nature.
How a couple of divination utilizing herbs? "Get a small volume of dried patchouly, mugwort, or wormwood. disintegrate the herb among your fingers till it's finely reduced. subsequent, pour it right into a small sq. pan (glass or ceramic). mild yellow candles and position the pan in your operating quarter. shut your eyes, expand the index finger of your vulnerable hand, and lightly contact the guts of the pan with its tip. flow it at random within the pan, transferring from one course to a different ... Now, get rid of your finger, open your eyes, and interpret the symbols you've simply written within the herb."
All of the strategies, rituals, spells, talismans, therapeutic equipment, and charms are this simple. And most significantly, they paintings! you are going to additionally locate the best way to make and use incenses, scented oils, perfumes, fluid condensers, and much more.
Here is your likelihood to paintings with a stunning and easy method. provide it a attempt! you will not be dissatisfied.

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Download E-books Teachings of the Santería Gods: The Spirit of the Odu PDF

The 1st booklet to discover the sacred myths of Santería

• comprises greater than a hundred myths, tales, and histories concerning the odu and the orishas

• Reassembles the oral fragments from the African diaspora into coherent tales

• Demonstrates that the African peoples, particularly the Yoruba, have been deeply religious

At the center of the diloggún--the sacred divination approach of Santería--are the sacred tales often called the patakís, narratives whose subject matters are as strong and correct at the present time as they have been within the minds of the traditional Yoruba who safeguarded them. every one patakí is hooked up to at least one or extra of the sixteen odu, the relevant inventive forces of Santería. a few recount the lives of orishas in the world, others the lives of people in heaven, and a few inform of the odu themselves, for even they as soon as walked the earth as mortals.

The first e-book to discover those historical African tales in English, Teachings of the Santería Gods recounts greater than a hundred of those sacred parables, together with many tales reassembled from the oral culture of the African diaspora. starting from production myths to what occurs while a love potion works a ways too good, those tales percentage the knowledge and spirituality of the Yoruba humans of old Africa and shape the residing, oral bible of 1 of the world’s fastest-growing faiths.

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Download E-books Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of Life PDF

By Robert C. Solomon

Is it attainable to be religious and but now not think within the supernatural? Can an individual be non secular with out belonging to a non secular staff or organization?
In Spirituality for the Skeptic, thinker Robert Solomon explores what it ability to be non secular in state-of-the-art pluralistic international. in accordance with Solomon's personal struggles to reconcile philosophy with faith, this booklet bargains a version of a colourful, enjoyable spirituality that embraces the complexities of human lifestyles and recognizes the fun and tragedies of existence. Solomon has cast an enlightened new direction that synthesizes spirituality with feelings, mind, technological know-how, and customary experience. His new paradigm, "naturalized" spirituality, establishes as its cornerstone the "thoughtful love of life"--a passionate crisis for the here-and-now, and never the by-and-by. Being non secular does not imply being holed up as a recluse, spending hours in meditation and contemplation, Solomon argues. It calls for involvement and emotional engagement with others within the fight to discover which means in our lives. As such, this modern day spirituality incorporates a passionate enthusiasm for the area, the transformation of self, cosmic belief and rationality, coming to phrases with destiny, and viewing existence as a present, all of that are explored extensive all through this book.
Spirituality for the Skeptic solutions the necessity for a non-institutional, non-dogmatic spirituality that ends up in own achievement and delight. through studying the guidelines of significant thinkers from Socrates and Nietzsche to Buddha to Kafka, Solomon arrives at a pragmatic imaginative and prescient of spirituality that are supposed to attract many seekers seeking to make feel of the human condition.

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Download E-books Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age PDF

By Patrick Dunn

Clean principles for the trendy mage lie on the middle of this thought-provoking consultant to magic concept. imminent magical perform from a data paradigm, Patrick Dunn offers a different and modern viewpoint on an historic perform.

Imagination, psychology, and authority-the most simple options of magic-are brought first. From there, Dunn teaches all approximately image structures, magical artifacts, sigils, spirits, elementals, languages, and magical trips, and explains their value in magical perform. There also are routines for constructing magic talents, besides concepts for developing talismans, glamours, servitors, divination decks, smooth defixios, and your personal astral temple. Dunn additionally bargains pointers on charisma detection, divination, occult networking, and carrying out your individual magic learn.

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Download E-books The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation PDF

By Upton Sinclair

Filenote: This version through writer Duke Classics used to be in particular asked as it seems that the epub retail upped already isn't a superb layout.
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1970
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Though he's most sensible remembered for his popular disclose of the meatpacking within the usa, The Jungle, Upton Sinclair used to be a voracious philosopher and author who grappled with huge principles all through his profession, finishing with regards to a hundred books within the method. The earnings of Religion bargains a fascinating critique of faith and its position in society.

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Download E-books The Bible: Authorized King James Version (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Stephen Prickett

The Bible is an important ebook within the background of Western civilization, and in addition the main tough to interpret. it's been the motor vehicle of continuous clash, with each interpretation reflecting passionately held perspectives that experience affected now not simply faith, yet politics, artwork, or even technology.

This detailed version deals a thrilling new process to the main influential of all English biblical texts--the approved King James Version, entire with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging creation and the monstrous notes to every ebook of the Bible advisor the reader throughout the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological concerns, utilizing the main up to date scholarship to illustrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, artwork and common tradition of the English-speaking international.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial gains, together with professional introductions via best professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and masses more.

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Download E-books The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment PDF

By Deepak Chopra

Happiness is anything each person wants. but how to define happiness–or whether we deserve to–remains a secret. nonetheless extra mysterious is the key to an enduring happiness that can not be taken away. In The final Happiness Prescription, bestselling writer Deepak Chopra indicates us seven keys to discover the genuine secrets and techniques of pleasure within the so much tough times.

The target of lifestyles is the growth of happiness, he contends. yet in today’s tough international, that objective turns out elusive, if no longer impossibly out of achieve. Society reinforces the idea that achievement comes from reaching luck, wealth, and stable relationships. but Chopra tells us that the other is correct: all luck in lifestyles is the spinoff of happiness, no longer the cause.

So what's the reason? The final Happiness Prescription stocks religious ideas for a existence in line with a feeling of your “true self” mendacity past the ebb and circulation of day-by-day residing. basic day-by-day workouts bring about casting off the basis reasons of sadness and letting a deeper point of bliss spread.

After all avenues to happiness were explored and exhausted, just one direction is left: the adventure to enlightenment. In The final Happiness Prescription, the daunting and unique problem of discovering enlightenment turns into obtainable step-by-step. we're taken on an inspiring trip to the real self, the one position untouched through hassle and misfortune.

On the best way we research the secrets and techniques for residing mindfully and with easy spontaneity. Now happiness isn't any longer hostage to exterior occasions yet an event we stock with us regularly. As Chopra inspiringly concludes, “Everything we worry on the planet and wish to alter should be reworked via happiness, the best hope now we have, and likewise the main profound.”

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Download E-books Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power PDF

By Marya Hornbacher

For those that do not believe in God, think disconnected from the guidelines of God awarded in geared up faith, or are easily suffering to figure out their very own non secular direction, Marya Hornbacher, writer of the New York Times most sensible dealers Madness and Wasted, bargains a down-to-earth exploration of the idea that of faith.

Many folks were knowledgeable to think about spirituality because the sole provenance of faith; and if now we have come to believe that the spiritual should not the single ones with entry to a religious existence, we should still be casting approximately for what, accurately, a non secular lifestyles will be, with no God, a faith, or an excellent set of non secular beliefs.

In Waiting, best-selling writer Marya Hornbacher makes use of the tale of her personal trip starting along with her restoration from alcoholism to provide a clean method of cultivating a non secular existence. Relinquishing the concept that of a common "Spirit" that exists open air people, Hornbacher offers us the framework to discover the human spirit in every one of us--the very factor that sends us looking, that connects us with each other, the object that "comes knocking on the door of our emotionally and intellectually closed lives and asks to be allow in."

When we allow it in and simply once we do, she says, we commence to be built-in humans. And we commence to stroll a non secular course. And there are lots of issues alongside the way in which the place we cease, or we fumble, or we get twisted up or rotated. these are the areas the place we wait.

Waiting, you will find, can turn into one of those non secular perform in itself, requiring endurance, recognition, and stillness. occasionally we do it simply because we all know we have to, although we would possibly not recognize why. briefly, we do it on faith.

Marya Hornbacher is the writer of 2 best-selling nonfiction titles, Madness: A Bipolar Life and Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. She has additionally authored a restoration instruction manual, Sane: psychological affliction, dependancy, and the 12 Steps, and a severely acclaimed novel, The middle of Winter.

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Download E-books Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow PDF

By Elizabeth Lesser

Within the greater than twenty-five years on account that she co-founded Omega Institute - now the world's greatest heart for non secular retreat and private development -Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways that humans climate swap and transition. In a superbly crafted combination of relocating tales, funny insights, useful suggestions, and private memoir, she deals instruments to aid us make the alternative all of us face in occasions of problem: can we be damaged down and defeated, or damaged open and reworked? Lesser stocks stories of normal those who have risen from the ashes of disease, divorce, lack of a task or a family member - more desirable, wiser, and extra involved with their objective and keenness. and he or she attracts at the world's nice religious and mental traditions to aid us as we too discover ways to holiday open and blossom into who we have been intended to be.

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Download E-books Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God PDF

By Liz Curtis Higgs

Solid ladies Behaving Badly

A spiteful boss, a defiant worker, a manipulative mom, a determined housewife, an green with envy sister…honey, we know these girls. We’ve lived with them, labored with them, or stuck a glimpse of them in our mirrors.

Now let’s have a look at their historical opposite numbers in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister.

They have been faraway from evil, yet hardly ever excellent. normally strong, but a bit of undesirable. In different phrases, those matriarchal mamas glance much like us.

“A a little bit undesirable woman is just this: a lady unwilling to totally undergo God. we adore him, serve him, and worship him, but we discover it tough to belief him thoroughly, to simply accept his plan for our lives, to relaxation in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly undesirable ladies of the Bible

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