Description : Kabbalah has gained notoriety in recent years, thanks in large part to a publicity boost from celebrity adherents like Madonna. Yet the uninitiated may be surprised to learn that Jewish mysticism has been practiced for thousands of years. First published in 1929, The Holy Kabbalah is Arthur E. Waite's guide to these esoteric teachings. Divided into twelve books, with five appendices and a detailed index, this heavily researched volume traces the origins of Kabbalah and examines its influence (if any) on astrology, alchemy, and freemasonry. Including a close look at Kabbalistic literature, and sections on the Zohar and the Ten Sephiroth, this volume will serve as an excellent introduction to the secret tradition for those wanting to learn more about Kabbalah out of scholarship or curiosity. American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Book of Ceremonial Magic, Devil Worship in France, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
Description : First published in 1911 as The Book of Ceremonial Magic, this work explains the rites, mysteries and secret traditions of witchcraft, sorcery, and Infernal Necromancy. It also explores theurgy, the white magic which invokes beneficent spirits.
Description : A study of the Zohar & its connections. Some of the contents: Early Students of Kabalism; Hidden Church of Israel; Majesty of God in Kabalism; doctrine of Cosmology; Myth of Earthly Paradise; Serpent, Son of the Morning & Fall of the Angels; Fall.
Description : A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the 'secret' inner meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This book contains a universe of information and is worthwhile reading for anyone wanting to know more on this engaging subject. Originally published in 1926.
Description : This collection of Masonic papers from A.E. White represents some of the finest thoughts on the deeper aspects of Masonry.