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Imaginal Reality : Volume One : Journey to the Voids
Imaginal Reality : Volume One : Journey to the Voids
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Author : Aaron B. Daniels
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This book is for everyone. We all yearn for (and do) magic. We just don't let ourselves see it.

Our world is a far wilder, weirder and more mysterious place than we ever admit, yet the magic we perform every day hides beneath the countless explanations we foist onto life. In the face of these convincing yet empty explanations, we displace our hunger for a sense of the magical onto other goals, addictions, and distractions. Left at odds with the very sublimity that animates our every moment, we have turned magic into an exception, a collection of superstitions, a historical backwater, and a cinematic spectacle, rather than the very fabric of life as lived. This book is about recovering the imagination of magic and the magic of imagination.

This, the first of two volumes, introduces the landscape of the imaginal and the existential voids. Through illustrative stories and self-assessment exercises, this book brings the often-obscure language of existentialism, esotericism, and imaginal psychology to life. (more...)

Sacred Architecture of London
Sacred Architecture of London
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Author : Nigel Pennick
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London has a unique series of churches built after the Great Fire of 1666, when most of the City of London was destroyed. Among these iconic churches are St Paul’s, St Mary-le-Bow, St Bride’s, St Clement Danes, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St George Bloomsbury and Christ Church Spitalfields. They remain today as outstanding landmarks that define their local cityscapes. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and his followers – Hawksmoor, Gibbs, Archer and James – these beautiful churches embody spiritual principles expressed through the conventions of Classical architecture. Underlying their outward, visible forms is sacred geometry, an ancient art that explores the invisible inner structure of the Cosmos and gives expression to it in physical form. In this book, Nigel Pennick explains the sacred geometry, spiritual symbols and emblems that make these churches among the most notable buildings of London. (more...)
Secrets of Kings College Chapel
Secrets of Kings College Chapel
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Author : Nigel Pennick
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Today, King’s College Chapel is the iconic image of the City of Cambridge.

The chapel was founded in 1446 by the mystically-inclined King Henry VI, known in his time as "the royal saint". The king gave his builders complete instructions for a magnificent chapel of cathedral dimensions, every part of which had a mystical and spiritual meaning. This "final flowering of the Great Work' was designed from the principles of sacred geometry, laid out and orientated by the ancient geomantic practice of the operative masons who built it.

This book gives an historic overview of the chapel, and a summary of its construction, notable for its stunningly beautiful fan-vaulting and exceptional stained glass which still exists in its entirety. Although the chapel’s original significance as a symbolic structure has been eroded over the centuries, it remains a place of wonder and reverence for countless thousands of visitors and those who watch on television the annual Christmas carol festival broadcast from there every year. (more...)

Imaginal Reality : Volume Two : Voidcraft
Imaginal Reality : Volume Two : Voidcraft
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Author : Aaron B. Daniels
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This current volume moves more explicitly into the practice of magic - that is, the ongoing journey of claiming our lives more fully and deeply. This cultivation of intentionality and vision, though never a one-time decisive victory, can become a more habitual attitude. To gird these hard-fought realizations, this volume presents the other four voids in detail.

1. Nothingness: Individual things and the thing-sets with which we populate our worlds are the set-dressings that illustrate the scripts guiding our life plays.

2. Meaninglessness: The world will never, to us, yield either fundamental meaning, or some ultimate "point". The process of meaning-making is the meaning of life.

3. Freedom and Responsibility: Only through claiming life in its structural truth, through a responsiveness to the imaginal reality of life, can we truly live out the freedom that is always, already, our birthright.

4. Change and Finitude: Nothing abides and any clinging to concepts rooted in "permanence" will yield a bitter and morbid shadow.

Taking a hard gaze at the "imagination of magic", these texts endeavor to bring us more fully face to face with the existential voids that define the true limits of our lives, but also create the stage upon which our lives unfold.

We are storied creatures, living our narratives with every act, every intention, and every value judgment. We hunger to claim our authority, our authorship, but we scarcely know how. Doing magic - as opposed to being done by magic - is the process of claiming some of the technology of meaning, desire, choice, intent, language, representation, and identity for our own ends.

This is Volume Two of Imaginal Reality, a work that has been described as "The finest book on contemporary existential magic I've ever read" (George Holochwost, Magus (1°), Illuminates of Thanateros).

Readers will dive deeper into the imagination of magic and learn to develop the fictional gaze necessary to claim authority and authorship of their lives. This second volume contains an extensive glossary of over 300 scholarly entries on esotericism, existentialism, psychology, and the magical revival. (more...)

How to See Fairies : Discover your Psychic Powers in Six Weeks
How to See Fairies : Discover your Psychic Powers in Six Weeks
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Author : Ramsey Dukes
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Ramsey Dukes unleashes his formidable expertise to create perhaps the most practical book ever written on developing psychic powers. Taking the form of a six-week course, Dukes' exercises lead the reader on an exploration of magic as the art of adding meaning to our lives. Amazingly concise, he shows us how to master pendulums, tarot, auras, nature spirits, and much else besides. In Dukes' hands, psychic powers are revealed to be the gateway to a profound enrichment of ordinary experience. (more...)
 
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