Witchcraft, magic, and religion in 17th-century by Richard Weisman

By Richard Weisman

The Salem witchcraft persecutions are probably the most recognized occasions in background, yet there's extra to the tale. during this publication, Weisman explores the social, political, and non secular implications of witchcraft. He ventures outdoors of the standard reviews of the Salem trials to supply a finished realizing of 17th-century Massachusetts witchcraft as a complete. within the first part, an test is made to explicate the common sense and which means of the 2 significant interpretive frameworks of witchcraft by way of which the class used to be understood via population of Massachusetts Bay. the second one and 3rd sections of this learn care for the assets of aid and resistance to collective activities opposed to witchcraft sooner than the Salem trials and through the Salem trials respectively.

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The Tao of Dreaming by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

By Rosemary Ellen Guiley

A holistic method of goals, well-being, and therapeutic that blends the knowledge of East and West. a professional in Western dream interpretation joins a physician of Oriental medication to assist readers delve into their dreams-and emerge with the presents of health and wellbeing, own progress, swap, and challenge fixing. during this detailed booklet, the rules of Taoism-a holistic therapy of body-mind-spirit, the stability of yin and yang, and the 5 uncomplicated elements-serve as a backdrop for dream exploration and interpretation. each one of those is vital to the health and wellbeing and serve as of body-mind-spirit-- and, as this consultant exhibits, is essential to unlocking one's goals. Western dreamwork, nonetheless, emphasizes the hidden, subconscious meanings of desires. by no means prior to has Western idea complemented japanese rules so good. Now readers can benefit from either worlds. This advisor comprises: - A complete word list of dream items, symbols, activities, and animals - workouts utilizing jap and Western knowledge to improve dreamwork concepts - suggestions on motion to take for therapeutic, development, and alter - pattern desires and their interpretations utilizing the Tao of Dreaming approach - Worksheets for dream research

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A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late by Michael A. Ryan

By Michael A. Ryan

Astrology within the heart a while used to be thought of a department of the paranormal arts, one educated by means of Jewish and Muslim medical wisdom in Muslim Spain. As such it used to be deeply troubling to a few Church experts. utilizing the celebrities and planets to divine the long run ran counter to the orthodox Christian idea that humans have unfastened will, and a few clerical professionals argued that it in all probability entailed the summoning of non secular forces thought of diabolical. we all know that occult ideals and practices turned frequent within the later heart a while, yet there's a lot concerning the phenomenon that we don't comprehend. for example, how deeply did occult ideals penetrate courtly tradition and what precisely did these in positions of energy desire to achieve through interacting with the occult? In A state of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the curiosity in astrology within the Iberian state of Aragon, the place principles approximately magic and the occult have been deeply intertwined with notions of strength, authority, and providence.

Ryan specializes in the reigns of Pere III (1336–1387) and his sons Joan I (1387–1395) and Martí I (1395–1410). Pere and Joan spent lavish quantities of cash on astrological writings, and astrologers held nice sway inside their courts. whilst Martí I took the throne, even if, he was firm to purge Joan's courtiers and go back to non secular orthodoxy. As Ryan indicates, the attraction of astrology to these in strength used to be transparent: predicting the long run via divination was once a priceless instrument for addressing the intense problems―political, spiritual, demographic―plaguing Europe within the fourteenth century. in the meantime, the kings' contemporaries in the noble, ecclesiastical, and mercantile elite had their very own purposes for eager to understand what the long run held, yet their engagement with the occult was once at once on the topic of the quantity of strength and authority the monarch exhibited and utilized. A state of Stargazers joins a turning out to be physique of scholarship that explores the blending of spiritual and magical rules within the past due center Ages.

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Nirvana Tao : the secret meditation techniques of the Taoist by Daniel Odier

By Daniel Odier

Looking past doctrine, dogma, and philosophical treatises that forget about direct reports of the perform, Odier offers an immediate route to the center of the spiritual event that may be stumbled on via meditation. starting with the straightforward and primary steps essential to organize for meditation, Odier publications the reader during the specifics of the psychological disciplines and visualizations that Buddhist and Taoist masters have used for a while of their quest for illumination. To dedicate oneself to meditation, within the experience understood by way of Buddhists and Taoists, is to achieve the certainty of ways each fiber of our being converges with all construction. Meditation recommendations of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters is a helpful consultant to all who're looking for that attention.

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The Magic Numbers of Doctor Matrix by Martin Gardner

By Martin Gardner

The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix attracts us into the fascinating and interesting international of numbers and quantity idea. "Numbers, you recognize, have a mysterious lifetime of their very own. it'd be naive," claims Dr. Matrix, "to think that there's the sort of factor as a randomly prepared staff of symbols." ponder, for instance, the decimal growth of pi. lengthy thought of a random sequence, it truly is truly wealthy with awesome styles. "Correctly interpreted," says Dr. Matrix, "pi conveys the full historical past of the human race." Dr. Matrix uncovers styles and symptoms that would astound you. As Dr. Matrix demonstrates, we want in simple terms glance to discover clues throughout us in quantity and language "coincidences" that might release the mysteries of the universe.

In The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix, Martin Gardner introduces us to this remarkable guy, Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix. Believed through many to be the best numerologist who ever lived, Dr. Matrix claims to be a reincarnation of Pythagoras. He was once, despite the fact that, thoroughly unknown to the medical group until eventually Gardner wrote approximately him in medical American in 1960. That first record and the next ones that seemed with each one new come upon are accumulated right here of their entirety. We keep on with Dr. Matrix as he roams the realm and assumes new identities and discovers new manifestations of the facility of numbers to give an explanation for and expect and entertain. regularly at his facet is his attractive Eurasian daughter, Iva, who abets and protects her father in every one new adventure.

As you delve into The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix, you'll grasp a few major combinatorial arithmetic and quantity concept. the numerous impressive puzzles of Dr. Matrix are all in actual fact responded behind the e-book, including statement and references by means of Gardner to enlighten the uninitiated and entertain the inquiring reader.

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Resonance: Nine Practices for Harmonious Health and Vitality by Joyce Hawkes

By Joyce Hawkes

In Resonance, internationally revered cellphone biologist and therapeutic facilitator, Joyce Hawkes, Ph.D., bargains the easiest of technological know-how, spirit, and storytelling. Richly specified with Joyce’s reports learning shamanic therapeutic in South East Asia and tales of the folks she has assisted again to well-being, this publication will permit readers to discover their very own skill to heal at each point. they'll notice present learn and interesting findings concerning the language in their cells and the way those tiny elements of the physique converse, attach, and contact. along this organic backdrop, they’ll locate clean mind-body imagery, insights, and empowering therapeutic recommendations that would take them on a deep internal journey.

Throughout the booklet, Hawkes additionally describes the profound, numinous stories she shared with shamans, clergymen, and healers. every one bankruptcy is gifted as a couplet—two phrases, comparable principles that jointly supply an easy, grounded beginning for a private perform of overall healthiness and power. Resonance gives readers useful instruments to augment their well-being on the cell-level, their spirit on the soul-level, and their attention on the mystery-level.

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Practical palmistry by Srimali Dutt

By Srimali Dutt

First a bit historical past in regards to the publication. the instant this ebook got here out out there, it turned quick bestseller. In fact,there is not anything to be stunned approximately it, because the very identify of Narayan Dutt Shrimali indicates mastery over the topic, and any ebook on palmistry or astrology written via him merits such reception by way of readers.

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