Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Evil Eye, Thanatology, and Other Essays: Now Available!



And now comes the first release in quite a while- a compilation of essays and speeches given by the author on medical subjects, mostly of an occult character- it's a fascinating book, with highly variable subtopics.

Perhaps the most interesting material here is on the history of the concept of the evil eye and counter-measures, but the history of the Knights Hospitaller and the history of anesthesia both include surprisingly large amounts of spiritual lore- religious fighting, occultism, underground movements, and more than a little heresy. It speaks at length as well on Giordano Bruno among other notable characters and ends with advocacy for cocaine as a pain reliever so that should give a decent idea of the exotic content.

268 pages

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

General Update Time!

Alright literary world!

I am now in the Netherlands, and taking a short break from actual literary work; having edited 250 different editions, I figure it's a good time to take a week or so to just focus on exploring a new and unfamiliar area. It's warmer here than in my native Vermont so I am enjoying an extended season of "no frost and daytime temperatures well into the 50s."

That is not to say the work has ended, though! It never will!

Over the next few days I intend to try and obtain a a few dozen new books and booklets to edit; I need fifty, of course, to attain my ultimate goal of 300 editions, which I hope to complete by the end of 2020. I already organized my work files, and I'll begin #251 fairly soon- but I also need to cull a few editions since some works are easier or more relevant than others. I start getting antsy if I don't do my editing or writing for extended periods. To me, a vacation is when you do the same work but in a new location, so expect new releases before October ends and, if I have my 'druthers, #260 before Christmas.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Initiation Human and Solar: Now Available!



This is one of the foremost works of all Theosophy- from the well known Alice Bailey, an initiatory work which describes the various levels of spiritual refinement which are required on the path to Theosophical mastery. It should be noted that some of the obtuse terminology is explained at the end of the text in a decently sized glossary.

I highly recommend this work for those who intend to delve into the occult; one need not be a Theosophist themselves to understand that the spiritual path requires a trial by fire of sorts- withstanding temptation, renunciation of certain vices (voluntarily, in most paths) and more. This particular work intriguingly suggests that to attain the higher levels of this mystery tradition requires vegetarianism and, for some, essentially veganism.

A fitting 250th edited work!

211 pages.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Clairvoyance and Thought Transference: Now Available!



The notable L W deLaurence returns to this blog with another excellent work, this time compiling a laundry list of phenomena together (telepathy, spiritualism, somnambulism, mesmerism, and clairvoyance) to analyze them and draw them together while explaining, basically, their function and use. As usual, the notable (notorious?) author manages to remain collected enough to sometimes express skepticism, or at least to denote his opposition to others' theories within each subtopic. It should be noted that this work references several secondary texts which can be consulted for further reading on these topics.

112 pages.