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VIEWS FROM THE REAL WORLD; EARLY TALKS OF GURDJIEFF AS RECOLLECTED FROM HIS PUPILS

By No author stated

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1973. First printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1973. Foreword by Jeanne de Salzmann. First printing. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Beige cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Owner signature on front endpage. Pencil underlining found throughout, but pages are otherwise clean. Dust jacket is in very good condition, but shows light edge wear and discoloration to back cover. Very good/Very good.

$27.50

LIFE AND MYSTERIES OF THE CELEBRATED DR. ÒQÓ

By Alexander, C

Columbus, Ohio: Nelson Enterprises, 1946. THIRD PRINTING. Hardcover. Very good/No dust jacket. Dedicated to Magicians for the Betterment of Magic and the Truth of Psychic Phenomena. Columbus, Ohio: Nelson Enterprises, 1946. THIRD PRINTING. Numerous b/w illustrations. 168 pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth. Gilt lettering to spine and front board. Spine lightly faded; head, heel, and corners lightly bumped and rubbed; boards lightly soiled; former bookshopÕs name and address stamped to front free endpaper at bottom. Interior very clean. Very good/No dust jacket.

$110.00

MODERN MYSTERIES EXPLAINED AND EXPOSED

By Mahan, Rev. A

Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1855. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1855. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 466 pp. Hardcover. 12mo. Professionally rebound in blue cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards lightly soiled. Interior clean; binding remains tight. A nice copy with handsome shelf presence. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply)

$120.00

LE GRAND LIVRE DE LA NATURE, OU  LÕAPOCALYPSE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET HERMETIQUE, OUVRAGE CURIEUX, DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DE LA PHILOSOPHIE OCCULTE, DE LÕINTELLIGENCEDES HIEROGLYPHES DES ANCIENS, DE LA SOCIETE DES FRERES DE LA ROSE-CROIX, ...
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LE GRAND LIVRE DE LA NATURE, OU LÕAPOCALYPSE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET HERMETIQUE, OUVRAGE CURIEUX, DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DE LA PHILOSOPHIE OCCULTE, DE LÕINTELLIGENCEDES HIEROGLYPHES DES ANCIENS, DE LA SOCIETE DES FRERES DE LA ROSE-CROIX, ...

By Duchanteau (Touzay )

Au Midi: De lÕimprimerie de la verite, 1790. FIRST EDITION. Softcover. Very good/No jacket issued. Au Midi: De lÕimprimerie de la verite, 1790. FIRST EDITION. 115 pp. Text in French. Softcover. Small 8vo size. Marbled stiff wrappers. In new, marbled, stiff wrappers; internally crisp and clean. Touzay-Duchanteau has been called a professor of theosophy, professor of algebra and professor of good magic. He was also [self and otherwise] labeled as an hermeticist, esotericist, heterodoxist, occultist and illuminist. Hermeticism or the Western Hermetic Tradition is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs based primarily upon the Hellenistic Egyptian pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus who is the representation of the congruence of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek Hermes. These beliefs have heavily influenced the Western Esoteric Tradition and were considered to be of great importance during the Renaissance. Illuminism is a belief system whereby a believer makes a claim that he has been illuminated or experienced enlightenment of a spiritual nature. Esoteric Christianity is a term which refers to an ensemble of spiritual currents which regard Christianity as a mystery religion,and profess the existence and possession of certain esoteric doctrines or practices, hidden from the public but accessible only to a narrow circle of "enlightened", "initiated", or highly educated people. These spiritual currents share some common denominators, such as: heterodox or heretical Christian theology; the four canonical gospels, various apocalyptic literature, and some New Testament apocrypha as sacred texts; and disciplina arcani, a supposed oral tradition from the Twelve Apostles containing esoteric teachings of Jesus the Christ. Followers of these disciplines believed that the pursuit and discovery of the philosopherÕs stone to be The Great Work. This philosopher's stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum) sodhi kutta is a legendary alchemical substance, supposedly capable of turning base metals, especially lead, into gold (chrysopoeia); it was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy, meditated upon by alchemists like Sir Isaac Newton, Nicolas Flamel, and Frater Albertus. The Stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection, enlightenment, heavenly bliss, theophany and of the Christ. Duchanteau-Touzay is said to have died [not surprisingly] after spending forty days imbibing only his own urine in hopes of obtaining the PhilosopherÕs Stone. Very good/No jacket issued. (Insurance required to ship this item).

$3500.00