Magic, White and Black, Or, The Science of Finite and Infinite Life: Containing Practical Hints for Students of Occultism

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Occult Publishing Company, 1888 - Occultism - 324 pages
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This book was printed in 1888 which seemed to be a magic year for really good occult material being published or otherwise put out there. Specifically, this book is one of the most lucid, comprehensive and accurate testaments to the "Wisdom Religion" of truth available to us in the present day. In the published material of our era a concise exposition of the Perennial Philosophy is difficult if not impossible to find, especially amidst the gargantuan quantity of outright garbage and new-age fluff floating around. That something this clearheaded and still much-applicable was written well over a century ago should attest to its viability and authenticity. 



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Page 252 - And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Page 254 - God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowls of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Page 321 - Light on the Path. For the Personal Use of those who are Ignorant of the Eastern Wisdom. Written down by MC Fcap.
Page 96 - In the drop of water you see how the animalculae vary, how vast and terrible are some of those monster-mites as compared with others. Equally so with the Inhabitants of the atmosphere : some of surpassing wisdom, some of horrible malignity; some hostile as fiends to men, others gentle as messengers between earth and heaven.
Page 101 - Because every thought of man upon being evolved passes into the inner world, and becomes an active entity by associating itself, coalescing we might term it, with an elemental — that is to say, with one of the semi-intelligent forces of the * OW, pp.
Page 253 - The strongest people that can perhaps be found anywhere are the country people in the South of Bavaria, and they eat meat only on exceptional occasions and holy-days. Horses, bulls, elephants are the strongest animals, and live on vegetable food, while the prominent traits of character of the flesh-eating animals are cowardice, irritability and cunning. A bear kept at the Anatomical Museum at Giessen showed a quiet, gentle nature as long as he was fed on bread, but a few days' feeding on meat made...
Page 35 - And all things perish so if she endure. "If thou be'st Buddh," she said, "let others grope Lightless; it is enough that Thou art Thou Changelessly; rise and take the bliss of gods Who change not, heed not, strive not.
Page 322 - ASTROLOGY THEOLOGIZED. The Spiritual Hermeneutics of Astrology and Holy Writ. BEING A Treatise upon the Influence of the Stars on Man, and on the Art of Ruling them by the Law of Grace. REPRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL OF 1649. With a Prefatory Essay on Bible Hermeneutics.
Page 96 - ... forms of matter. Reasoning, then, by evident analogy — if not a leaf, if not a drop of water, but is, no less than yonder star, a habitable and breathing world — nay, if even man himself is a world to other lives, and millions and myriads dwell in the rivers of his blood and inhabit man's frame as man inhabits earth...
Page 101 - It survives as an active intelligence—a creature of the mind's begetting—for a longer or shorter period proportionate with the original intensity of the cerebral action which generated it. Thus, a good thought is perpetuated as an active, beneficent power, an evil one as a maleficent demon. And so man is continually peopling...

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