An ancient term—'occult science'—is applied to the contents of this book. The
term is likely to evoke the most contrary feelings among the people of our time. To
many it will be downright repugnant, calling forth derision, a supercilious smile, ...
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
An authorized translation of this classic work, re-edited, beautifully typeset and designed, from a professional publisher dedicated to high-quality editions of Rudolf Steiner's books and lectures. The Anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner is not a theoretical system, but the results of research based on direct observation. As Steiner's research was so vast and conducted over such a long period of time, no single book can be said to contain the whole of his spiritual teaching. However, of all his books Occult Science comes closest. Steiner even referred to it as "an epitome of anthroposophic Spiritual Science." The book systematically presents the fundamental facts concerning the nature and constitution of the human being and, chronologically, the history of the universe and humankind. Whereas the findings of natural science are derived from observations made through the senses, the findings of Spiritual Science, or Anthroposophy, are "occult" inasmuch as they arise from direct observation of realities hidden to ordinary perception. And yet these elements of humanity and the universe form the foundation of the sense world. A substantial part of Occult Science is taken up with a description of the preliminary training needed to make such spiritual observations. Given his energetic involvement in practical initiatives and extensive lecturing, Steiner had little time to write books. Of those he did write, four titles form an indispensable introduction to his later teaching: The Philosophy of Freedom (CW 4); Theosophy (CW 9); Knowledge of the Higher Worlds (CW 10); and Occult Science: An Outline (CW 13). Occult Science: An Outline is a translation from German of Die Geheimwissenschaft im Umriss (GA 13).
God has created this world and everything in it has a meaning. It is for man to discover these hidden meanings or messages and decipher them, for his own good. Ancient civilisations like those of the Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Chaldaeans, Chinese and Sumerians considered these hidden meanings to be of vital significance in the context of the destiny and personality of human beings. Dreams, omens, moles on a person's body, twitching of certain parts of the body, handwriting -- all have a hidden meaning for us to discover. What sun sign we are born under and how it affects our personality and life; the use of lucky charms and Tantric articles to mitigate evil influences and attain good health, wealth and happiness; modern yantras like Crystal Ball Gazing and the Mystic Eye, are all dealt with in this book in a simple and interesting manner for the uninitiated reader, as well as for astrologers, palmists and others.
OCCULT SCIENCE AND OCCULT DEVELOPMENT The theme we are to
consider today leads at once into a sphere which belongs to all humanity , apart
from distinctions . We are to speak , in the first place , of that realm of man ' s
At the present time the words “occult science” are apt to arouse the most varied
feelings. Upon some people they work like a magic charm, like the
announcement of something to which they feel attracted by the innermost powers
of their soul; ...
Dr . Bhojraj Dwivedi Cheiro * Hindu Traditions and Beliefs * Cheiro ' s Language
of the : A Scientific Validity Hand ( Palmistry ) . ... 00 * Cheiro ' s Book of Astrology
. . . . 95 . 00 * Yantra , Mantra , Tantra and B . R . Chuwdhary Occult Science .
Natural science , though perhaps not prepared to commit itself to this statement in
the absence of evidence of a nature that it cannot accept , would nevertheless
hardly be prepared to deny it . Occult science goes on yet further , and says that
Upon reaching the third degree of initiation, the Brahmins were divided into tens,
and a superior Guru, or professor of the occult sciences, was placed over each
decade. He was revered by bis disciples as a god. The following is a portrait of ...
Author: Louis Jacolliot
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Though deeply sceptical with regard to spirits, I often wondered, whenever I saw an experiment of this kind, whether or not some natural force had not been brought into play, with which we were totally unacquainted. I merely state the facts without further comment.-on the "trick" of "the magic stick"Spirit forces that make leaves dance in still air and buoyant wooden sticks sink in water and fakirs who levitate themselves and induce plants to grow overnight. A European observer in mid-19th century India reports-in the straightforward and unsensational fashion of a religious skeptic-the seemingly wondrous feats of Indian mystics, offering a unique first-person perspective on extraordinary phenomenon that continues to be referenced today by modern spiritualists and those interested in the paranormal. First published in English in 1884, this intriguing book also includes a translation of esoteric works of Indian magic that have been likened to the Jewish Kabbalah.French writer and jurist LOUIS JACOLLIOT (1837-1890) served in French India as a government official. Among his extensive works on Indian culture are Voyage au pays des fakirs charmeurs (1881).
Author: Thomas White (Astrologer.)Publish On: 1810
... much anxiety and sorrow will enevitably ensue . This , long experience daily
manifests to the love . s of this science ; · and that the Native will be able by thě
apparent AN address to the Young Student in Astrology, (from Lilly) Introduction.
The occult tradition in the English universities of the Renaissance : a
reassessment MORDECHAI FEINGOLD Whether for better or for worse , it is no
longer possible for historians interested in the “ scientific revolution " to regard the
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The essays in this volume present a collective study of one of the major problems in the recent history of science: To what extent did the occult 'sciences' (alchemy, astrology, numerology, and natural magic) contribute to the scientific revolution of the late Renaissance? These studies of major scientists (Kepler, Bacon, Mersenne, and Newton) and of occultists (Dee, Fludd, and Cardano), complemented by analyses of contemporary official and unofficial studies at Cambridge and Oxford and discussions of the language of science, combine to suggest that hitherto the relationship has been too crudely stated as a movement 'from magic to science'. In fact, two separate mentalities can be traced, the occult and the scientific, each having different assumptions, goals, and methodologies. The contributors call into question many of the received ideas on this topic, showing that the issue has been wrongly defined and based on inadequate historical evidence. They outline new ways of approaching and understanding a situation in which two radically different and, to modern eyes, incompatible ways of describing reality persisted side-by-side until the demise of the occult in the late seventeenth century. Their work, accordingly, sets the whole issue in a new light.
Introduction This volume represents the first attempt to examine occult science as
a distinct category of Byzantine intellectual culture. There have been studies of
particular occult sciences, notably the two most intellectually pretentious, ...
Author: Paul Magdalino
Publisher: La Pomme d'or
This volume represents the first attempt to examine occult sciences as a distinct category of Byzantine intellectual culture. It is concerned with both the reality and the image of the occult sciences in Byzantium, and seeks, above all, to represent them in their social and cultural context as a historical phenomenon. The eleven essays demonstrate that Byzantium was not marginal to the scientific culture of the Middle Ages, and that the occult sciences were not marginal to the learned culture of the medieval Byzantine world.
The hope of a possible science of knowing the unknown is doubtless at the root
of the matter . Man is always seeking to know what is hidden , and the renewed
interest in all forms of occult science is one of the phenomena of our own times .
To many readers the task of recovering what is known concerning the history of
the occult sciences in Atlantis may appear as a vain , or even an impossible , one
, and , as they will recognize , only very unusual and special circumstances have
Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: Health Research Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author ransacked every possible source of productive evidence on the subject. for more than a generation at least, occult society as a whole has awaited an authoritative work on the subject of the arcane science known as Atlantis. Contents: Religio.
Geared toward initiates, its topics include an introduction to the study of the Tarot as well as its symbolism and applications. This revised edition includes a Preface by Waite in addition to illustrative plates, charts, and tables.
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
To the casual observer, they're just a pack of playing cards. But to initiates, the mysterious figures of the Tarot deck symbolize the keys to ancient wisdom. The 78 cards can be employed to unlock the secrets of the universe and to foretell the future — but only by those who comprehend their esoteric truths. A pillar of occult science, The Tarot of the Bohemians provides a theological element to the work begun by Antoine Court de Gébelin, Etteila, and Éliphas Lévi, and advanced by A. E. Waite, the distinguished scholar and designer of the most widely known deck. Geared toward initiates, its topics include an introduction to the study of the Tarot as well as its symbolism and applications. This revised edition includes a Preface by Waite in addition to illustrative plates, charts, and tables.
This volume, translated and annotated by Mark Mikituk with a foreword by John Michael Greer, provides a captivating view of Papus's visionary mind and his radical ideas.
Author: John Michael Greer
Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
An Essential Work of 19th-Century French Occultism from the Leading Intellectual of the Era Explore Papus's Pivotal Teachings on the Secret History of the World, Symbols and Their Meanings, and the Nature of the Magical Universe Available in English for the First Time One of the most important books in the modern history of occultism, Papus's Elementary Treatise of Occult Science helped establish the shape of occult thinking and practice for decades...and its legacy as a source of spiritual philosophy continues today. Never before published in English, this work explores a fascinating interpretation of the history of the world and develops a powerful approach to decoding esoteric symbolism, a crucial skill for contemporary occultists. Papus also provides a stunning analysis of ancient mysteries, including Hermeticism, astrology, magic, alchemy, theosophy, signification of numbers, the astral plane, sacred geometry, Kabbalah, the tetragrammaton, the pyramids, and much more. This premium hardcover edition introduces the contemporary occultist to the ideas of one of history's most profound metaphysical thinkers. Front Flap: "Let us open the door and let us not be blinded by the light which escapes it, let us not be afraid to say that which must be said, because the masters wished that certain mysteries be revealed...What then have you seen on the occult side of the Universe?"--Papus Elementary Treatise on Occult Science was one of the most influential books to emerge from the turn-of-the-century French occult revival--a detailed and readable description of the magical universe and humanity's place in it. Many important teachers and authors of the esoteric arts--including Madame Blavatsky, Rudolf Steiner, and Manly P. Hall--were influenced by Papus's vision of occult philosophy and the hidden side of history. This volume, translated and annotated by Mark Mikituk with a foreword by John Michael Greer, provides a captivating view of Papus's visionary mind and his radical ideas.
The Occult Sciences PREFACE. THE subject of occultism, by which we mean
those sciences, called transcendental and magical, a knowledge of which has
been transmitted and accumulated in secret, or is contained in books that have
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
The subject of occultism, by which we mean those sciences, called transcendental and magical, a knowledge of which has been transmitted and accumulated in secret, or is contained in books that have an inner or secret meaning, has been very fully dealt with in this volume. The results of many studies were condensed into this portable volume, which conducts the inquirer into the vestibule of each branch of " the occult sciences," and places within his reach the proper means of prosecuting his researches further in any desired direction. This book has been carefully rebuilt from a long lost work. It has been thoroughly revised and meets 21st century standards in terms of layout and readability. Contents: Part I. Definitions. White Magic. The Evocation Of Angels. White Magic. The Evocation Of The Spirits Of The Elements. Black Magic. The Evocation Of Demons. Necromancy. The Evocation Of The Souls Of The Dead. Part II. Alchemy. The Elixir Of Life. Crystallomancy. The Composition Of Talismans. Divination. Aeromancy Alectromancy Aleuromancy Alphitomancy Amniomancy Anthropomancy Arithmomancy Astragalomancy Axinomancy Belomancy Bibliomancy Capnomancy Ceroscopy Cleidomancy Dactylomancy Gastromancy Hydromancy Lithomancy Pyromancy Myomancy Onomancy Onychomancy Oomancy The Divining Rod. Astrology. Kabbalism. Part III. The Mystics. The Rosicrucians. The Freemasons. Part IV. Mesmerism. Modern Spiritualism Theosophy
Rosicrucian Books, Astrological Books, Freemasonry F. Leigh Gardner.
PREFACE IN presenting my second volume of Occult Bibliographies to the public
, I have to thank my numerous readers for the kind reception they have accorded
my first ...
Author: F. Leigh Gardner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A single-volume reissue of Gardner's three detailed catalogues (originally published 1903-1912), including the very rare volume on English freemasonry.
Saturn and Mercury produce friendship by conversation or connexion in business
, science , or confederacy . Jupiter and Mars produce enmity by politics , improper
perferment , or interested measures of government . Jupiter and Venus ...
"The only short and acceptable summary and analysis of the five Renaissance occult sciences." - Times Literary Supplement "The . . . usefulness of this book for students of Renaissance literature and culture will not soon be ended.
Author: Wayne Shumaker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"The only short and acceptable summary and analysis of the five Renaissance occult sciences." - Times Literary Supplement "The . . . usefulness of this book for students of Renaissance literature and culture will not soon be ended." - Virginia Quarterly Review "The absence of contaminating traces either of condescension or of credulousness give this absorbing volume a special authority and place on the shelves of any reader or any library where the history of modern thoughts is relevant." - Scientific American "A remarkable summary and analysis of the five systems of esoteric science so influential in the Renaissance." - Milton Quarterly "A magnificent job of tying together a vast number of diverse sources into a unified whole . . . engrossing in its entirety." -The Sciences