Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pantheism; Its Story and Significance: Now Available!

 




This short work is part of the well regarded religion series of its era and delves partly into the evolution of religious systems "towards" pantheism and partly into a refutation of the belief that certain figures from before Spinoza conform, at least literally, to the pantheistic doctrine. A bit about the life and beliefs of Spinoza himself complete this work, which is rigorously academic in tone.

54 pages.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Some Philosophy of the Hermetics: Now Available!

 




This strange work was crafted by a man who, upon brief investigation, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the occult which I have encountered. A relatively high class lawyer of the 19th century, Hatch' best known work wasn't even written by him, and was made posthumously via automatic writing. This text contributes to the sense of oddity in the case of the author, since it claims to be hermetic but essentially smashes a dozen or so apparent occult ideologies together, openly professing that it is a symbolic work which must be understood in the non-literal sense, much like the Steganographia of Trithemius.

It is well written but highly theatrical in its language usage and flow, so those intrigued by plays and poetry will probably enjoy it more than those looking for a dry academic work.

57 pages.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Four Great Religions: Now Available!

 




This well made Theosophical work is, I think, my favorite by Besant thus far. It avoids some of the more strange material in that path associated with ethnic issues and focuses almost entirely on religious history- namely that associated with Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Christianity, proclaiming that those are akin to four epochs of spiritual development, with frequent allusions to their holy scriptures.

According to Besant there are similarities in these four spiritual systems that must be noted, in preparation for the arrival of a fifth age- the literal new age heralded by a new enlightened master.

130 pages.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Symbolic Mythology: Now Available!

 



The author of this present work is notable for stream of consciousness style digests containing highly compressed information on spiritual subjects. This particular book is perhaps most useful for those interested in details about the symbolism of animals as applied to Judaism, early Christianity, and also, of course, Norse and Greek/Roman pagan systems. It contains as well a section on the use of rings as a symbol which seems to have spawned a full length title by the same author.

156 pages.