Perspectives on Initiation

Perspectives on Initiation presents initiation as essentially the transmission, by the appropriate rites of a given tradition, of a ‘spiritual influence’ which represents the ‘beginning’ (initium) of the spiritual journey. It is unique in giving a comprehensive account both of the conditions of initiation and of the characteristics of organizations qualified to transmit it. While […] Continue reading

Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition

A pioneering scholarly investigation into the intersection of personality and cultural history, this study asserts that Freudian psychology is rooted in Judaism — particularly, in the mysticism of the Kabbalah. It examines how Freud’s Jewish heritage contributed, either consciously or unconsciously, to his psychological theories and clarifies the foundations of modern psychoanalysis.       […] Continue reading

Church and Gnosis

Church and Gnosis – A Study of Christian Thought and Speculation in the Second Century Francis Crawford Burkitt (1864-1935) was a prominent theologian and biblical scholar. Originally published in 1932, this book contains the substance of five lectures delivered by Burkitt during October 1931 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, as the Morse Lectures for […] Continue reading

Kabbalah, the Harmony of Opposites

Full Title: Kabbalah, the Harmony of Oppposites; A Treatise Elucidating Bible Allegories and the Significance of Numbers A Treatise Elucidating Bible Allegories and the Significance of Numbers. Contents: General Outline of Kabbalah; Inner Significance of the 22 Letters Comprising the Hebrew Alphabet; Book of Concealed Mystery; Humanity, Spiritual and Physical; Kabbalistic Use and Significance of […] Continue reading

The Equinox – The Review of Scientific Illuminism Vol. 1 No. 3

The Equinox (subtitle: “The Review of Scientific Illuminism”) is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the A.’.A.’., the mystical order of Aleister Crowley (although material is often of import to its sister organization, Ordo Templi Orientis). Begun in 1909, it remains one of the definitive works on […] Continue reading

The Essentials of Mysticism

A unique and concise introduction to Underhill’s wide-ranging thought, from mysticism and community life to prayer and social action, this new collection of essays brings together some of the author’s most enduring work. Showing the impressive range of social issues Underhill considered in depth, as well as her practical approach to living the spiritual life, […] Continue reading

The Equinox – The Review of Scientific Illuminism Vol. 1 No. 2

The Equinox (subtitle: “The Review of Scientific Illuminism”) is a series of publications in book form that serves as the official organ of the A.’.A.’., the mystical order of Aleister Crowley (although material is often of import to its sister organization, Ordo Templi Orientis). Begun in 1909, it remains one of the definitive works on […] Continue reading

Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

This book presents details of Masonic initiation rituals, along with grips, passwords and regalia. Written in the 19th century, Duncan’s Ritual, as it is known, has been republished numerous times. It includes the three basic degrees of the Ancient York Rite, and four additional advanced degrees. There are over a hundred illustrations, all reproduced here, […] Continue reading