Elementary Treatise of Occult Science

Elementary Treatise of Occult Science

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

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ISBN: 0738754978

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

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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.
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Occult Science

Occult Science

Written in 1909 (CW 13) 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.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855843851

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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).
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Occult Science

Occult Science

Here too, however, occult science would not be taking the right path by seeking to defend itself, in the everyday sense of the word, against such opinions.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855842960

Category: Religion

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Given his energetic involvement in practical initiatives and extensive lecturing, Rudolf Steiner had little time to write books. Of those he did write - belonging almost entirely to the earlier years of his work - four titles form an indispensable introduction to his later teaching: Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, Theosophy, The Philosophy of Freedom and Occult Science. 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 anthroposophical spiritual science'. The book sets out, in systematic order, the fundamental facts concerning the nature and constitution of the human being and, in chronological order, the history of the universe and man. 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 derive from direct observation of realities which are hidden to everyday perception. And yet these elements of humanity and the universe form the foundation of the sense world. A substantial part of Occult Science is occupied by a description of the preliminary training which is necessary to make such spiritual observations. Although Occult Science is not all-inclusive, it is indispensable to any serious student seeking to master Rudolf Steiner's extraordinary philosophy.
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Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

OCCULT SCIENCE IN INDIA . I. SPIRITISM . CHAPTER I. THE INITIATED AT THE ANCIENT TEMPLES . It is not to the religious writings of antiquity , such as the ...

Author: Louis Jacolliot

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH68Y8

Category: Brahmanism

Page: 274

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An Outline of Occult Science

An Outline of Occult Science

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, ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749422586

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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One who undertakes to represent certain results of scientific spiritual research of the kind recorded in this book, must above all things be prepared to find that this kind of investigation is at the present time almost universally regarded as impossible. For things are related in the following pages about which those who are today esteemed exact thinkers, assert that they will probably remain altogether indeterminable by human intelligence. One who knows and can respect the reasons which prompt many a serious person to assert this impossibility, would fain make the attempt again and again to show what misunderstandings are really at the bottom of the belief that it is not given to human knowledge to penetrate into the superphysical worlds. For two things present themselves for consideration. First, no human being will, on deeper reflection, be able in the long run to shut his eyes to the fact that his most important questions as to the meaning and significance of life must remain unanswered, if there be no access to higher worlds. Theoretically we may delude ourselves concerning this fact and so get away from it; the depths of our soul-life, however, will not tolerate such self-delusion. The person who will not listen to what comes from these depths of the soul will naturally reject any account of supersensible worlds. There are however people-and their number is not small-who find it impossible to remain deaf to the demands coming from the depths of the soul. They must always be knocking at the gates which, in the opinion of others, bar the way to what is "incomprehensible."
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Outline of Occult Science

Outline of Occult Science

AN OUTLINE OF OCCULT SCIENCE CHAPTER I THE CHARACTER OF OCCULT SCIENCE T the present time the words “occult science” are apt to arouse the most divergent ...

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108072670

Category: History

Page: 492

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Developing ideas of occult science and human nature, this work asserts the existence and importance of the 'supersensible' world.
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Occult Science in Medicine

Occult Science in Medicine

In regard to this subject modern medical science says : — " A wide basis of ... movements of a musician, occult science knows the art of music itself.

Author: Franz Hartmann

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105040863230

Category: Medicine

Page: 100

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Secrets Of Occult Science

Secrets Of Occult Science

The Scientific Explanation of Crystal Vision : On the whole it seems ... 11 THE MYSTIC EYE This is another modern Yantra being 142 Secrets of Occult Sciences.

Author: L. R. Chawdhri

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 1845570235

Category: Occultism

Page: 144

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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.
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Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

COSIMO CLASSICS PARANORMAL OCCULT SCIENCE IN INDIA AND AMONG THE ANCIENTS LOUIS JACOLLIOT TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM E. FELT Occult Science in India and among ...

Author: Louis Jacolliot

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596054004

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

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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).
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Healing and Occult Science

Healing and Occult Science

Occult science holds out this key: 'man is a composite entity.' The wisdom of the ages stands unchanged with the passing of time and the changes of events ...

Author: J. Croiset Van Uchelen

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105024324142

Category: Medicine and religion

Page: 126

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Occult Scientific Mentalities

Occult Scientific Mentalities

It is no accident that the period in which attacks on occult science first become coherently directed against its methodology and cognitive processes is the ...

Author: Brian Vickers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521338360

Category: Science

Page: 424

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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.
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An Outline of Occult Science

An Outline of Occult Science

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Author: Rudolf Steiner

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ISBN: EAN:4064066102739

Category: Fiction

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"An Outline of Occult Science" by Rudolf Steiner. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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An Outline of Occult Science The Esoteric Realms and Unseen Worlds Beyond Our Own and the Evolution of Man s Spiritual Science

An Outline of Occult Science  The Esoteric Realms and Unseen Worlds Beyond Our Own  and the Evolution of Man s Spiritual Science

First published in 1910, this book strives to define, categorize and explain various manifestations of the occult.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

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ISBN: 1387905902

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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An Outline of Occult Science is Rudolf Steiner's thesis discussing the unknown, the nature of mankind, and his belief that science may be used to explain the unusual phenomena known as the occult. First published in 1910, this book strives to define, categorize and explain various manifestations of the occult. The author concedes at the opening of the book that many otherwise open-minded and receptive individuals immediately recoil from the concept of the the unknown, especially in relation to attempts to investigate it scientifically. After introducing the occult, Steiner delves into explaining the two worlds he thought comprised the reality we live in. The natural world, that which is visible and readily perceivable around us, and the spiritual world, where the unexplained phenomena arise. The nature of man as a bodily being, and how his physical self bridges the gap between these two worlds, is much detailed.
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Understanding Occult Sciences

Understanding Occult Sciences

The Book Examines The Occult Sciences That Deal With The Birth- And Name-Related Attributes Of Human Beings, Their Bodily Features And Their Style Of Writing Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Physiognomy, Phrenology, Moleosophy And ...

Author: Nandlal Vanvari

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ISBN: 8124602581

Category: Astrology

Page: 326

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The Book Examines The Occult Sciences That Deal With The Birth- And Name-Related Attributes Of Human Beings, Their Bodily Features And Their Style Of Writing Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Physiognomy, Phrenology, Moleosophy And Graphology For Deeper Insights Into Personality And Fate. With Easy-To-Understand Examples, It Reveals The Way In Which These Sciences Explain Aspects Of Human Character And Mind.
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Theosophy

Theosophy

Author: Henry Steel Olcott

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ISBN: UVA:X030237702

Category: Occultism

Page: 384

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An OUTLINE of OCCULT SCIENCE by RUDOLF STEINER

An OUTLINE of OCCULT SCIENCE by RUDOLF STEINER

At the present time the words "occult science" are apt to arouse the most varied feelings.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

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ISBN: 1541033663

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Page: 170

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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; to others there is in the words something repellent, calling forth contempt, derision, or a compassionate smile. By many, occult science is looked upon as a lofty goal of human effort, the crown of all other knowledge and cognition; others, who are devoting themselves with the greatest earnestness and noble love of truth to that which appears to them true science, deem occult science mere idle dreaming and fantasy, in the same category with what is called superstition. To some, occult science is like a light without which life would be valueless; to others, it represents a spiritual danger, calculated to lead astray immature minds and weak souls, while between these two extremes is to be found every possible intermediate shade of opinion.Strange feelings are awakened in one who has attained a certain impartiality of judgment in regard to occult science, its adherents and its opponents, when one sees how people, undoubtedly possessed of a genuine feeling for freedom in many matters, become intolerant when they meet with this particular line of thought. And an unprejudiced observer will scarcely fail in this case to admit that what attracts many adherents of occult science-or occultism-is nothing but the fatal craving for what is unknown and mysterious, or even vague. And he will also be ready to own that there is much cogency in the reasons put forward against what is fantastic and visionary by serious opponents of the cause in question. In fact, one who studies occult science will do well not to lose sight of the fact that the impulse toward the mysterious leads many people on a vain chase after worthless and dangerous will-o'-the-wisps.Even though the occult scientist keeps a watchful eye on all errors and vagaries on the part of adherents of his views, and on all justifiable antagonism, yet there are reasons which hold him back from the immediate defence of his own efforts and aspirations. These reasons will become apparent to any one entering more deeply into occult science. It would therefore be superfluous to discuss them here. If they were cited before the threshold of this science had been crossed, they would not suffice to convince one who, held back by irresistible repugnance, refuses to cross that threshold. But to one who effects an entry, the reasons will soon manifest themselves, with unmistakable clearness from within.This much, however, implies that the reasons in question point to a certain attitude as the only right one for an occult scientist. He avoids, as much as he possibly can, any kind of outer defence or conflict, and lets the cause speak for itself. He simply puts forward occult science; and in what it has to say about various matters, he shows how his knowledge is related to other departments of life and science, what antagonism it may encounter, and in what way reality stands witness to the truth of his cognitions. He knows that an attempted vindication would,-not merely on account of current defective thinking but by virtue of a certain inner necessity,-lead into the domain of artful persuasion; and he desires nothing else than to let occult science work its own way quite independently.The first point in occult science is by no means the advancing of assertions or opinions which are to be proven, but the communication, in a purely narrative form, of experiences which are to be met with in a world other than the one that is to be seen with physical eyes and touched with physical hands. And further, it is an important point that through this science the methods are described by which man may verify for himself the truth of such communications.
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