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Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation
Translated By Thomas Cleary

1995 180p. This collection of short, accessible works from Asia on the practice of meditation includes seven traditional texts from China, Japan, and Korea, written by renowned teachers from various Buddhist sects, covering a wide range of topics. Because of the growing popularity of meditative practices in many spiritual traditions, this anthology of Buddhist meditation manuals is timely. Collected here are texts that discuss a variety of techniques of meditation, the distinctions between sudden and gradual enlightenment, the value of Zen koan meditation, and the power of meditation in action. Cleary's translations are clear and lively. Minding Mind says its a basic meditation book, but get ready for some surprises! The contributes all great masters from various time periods are obviously coming from a state of close enlightenment. One master states after giving a discourse "If I am deceiving you, in the future I will fall into eighteen hells. I promise to heaven and earth. If I am not being truthful, let me be devoured by tigers and wolves lifetime after lifetime. Not many of the authors on spiritual topics would promise that! How often can you get to listen to that wise master up in the Himalayas? Or the Zen master who says he has taken the route to the top of the mountain and can show you the way? Here you have a guide book to mindfulness which is after all the rest of the time (when not meditating). Every page is a jewel of wisdom, this book is for the beginner and the advanced practitioner. The book is broken down into sections which cover all the questions that a student would want to ask the enlightened master. Contents: Translator's Introduction Treatise on the Supreme Vehicle; Models for Sitting Meditation; Guidelines for Sitting Meditation; A Generally Recommended Mode of Sitting Meditation; Secrets of Cultivating the Mind; Absorption in the Treasury of Light; An Elementary Talk on Zen; Notes.

CAT#140 $15.00

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The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Final novel by Hermann Hesse, published in two volumes in 1943 in German as Das Glasperlenspiel, and sometimes translated as Magister Ludi. The book is an intricate bildungsroman about humanity's eternal quest for enlightenment and for synthesis of the intellectual and the participatory life. Set in the 23rd century, the novel purports to be a biography of Josef Knecht ("servant" in German), who has been reared in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy. This he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game). Synopsis: Setting his story in the distant, post-Holocaust future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals occupying themselves with an elaborate game that employs all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the ages. The most imaginative and prophetic of Hesse's works. A Masterpiece! QUALITY PAPERBACK EDITION

CAT#144 $20.00

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The Complete Works of Franz Bardon

Introduction: Frabato the Magician

Volume I: Initiation Into Hermetics

Volume II: The Practice of Magical Evocation

Volume III: The Key To The True Kabbalah

Volume IV: Questions & Answers

Franz Bardon

For detailed information, contents, & excerpts from these titles, please refer to the MAGICK Section on the Home Page, & the individual listings in the Hermetics or Other Categories of the Seeker's Sanctum.


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Initiation Into Hermetics: A Course of Instruction of Magic Theory & Practice
Franz Bardon

1999 287p. Initiation into Hermetics is the entrance gate to true initiation as it is the first key to the universal laws. The content of this book is not based on any speculative methods, but is the result of personal experiences and research of practical exercises by the author, which, up to now, was available only to a chosen few. And it is not easy to express in simple words a subject which is on such high level as magic, and make it understandable to everyone. Initiation into Hermetics transcends any book ever written on this subject, even though it is only the first of three volumes. From this statement you can gather the wealth of information the other volumes contain. Never before in the history of mankind has this information been committed in this form to paper in such a complete and understandable manner. Initiation into Hermetics is the greatest treasure in this universe and this applies to the other two volumes as well. The reader will not find this information in any other books. For detailed information, contents, & excerpts from this title, please refer to the MAGICK Section on the Home Page.

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The Practice Of Magical Evocation: Instructions For Invoking Spirit Beings From The Spheres Surrounding Us.
Franz Bardon

First Published 1956, 2002 Edition. 546 Pages, 148p. & Color Plates With Seals of Spirit Beings . Merkur Publishing. The Practice of Magical Evocation is divided into two parts: the first section deals with evocational magic, and second with the hierarchy of the beings in the different spheres. You could divide magical knowledge into three categories: lower magic, intermediate magic, and high magic. This book gives the reader the significance of the magic circle, triangle, the magic mirror, the magic wand, and so forth. The second part discloses the names and signatures of the different heads, genii and intelligences of the various planetary spheres in our solar system, how to communicate with them and also what their specific tasks are. These heads or genii have their specific field; there is not one field of endeavor which is not covered by one or another head, intelligence or genii. A detailed description of their expertise in a particular field is listed in this book by name and sphere, and how to establish contact with these beings. It should however be mentioned that you cannot succeed in contacting these beings unless you have practically and successfully completed the first volume Initiation into Hermetics, or you must have at least successfully completed the eighth step. For detailed information, contents, & excerpts from this title, please refer to the MAGICK Section on the Home Page.

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The Key To The True Kabbalah: The Kabbalist As A Perfected Sovereign In the Microcosm & The Macrocosm
Franz Bardon

1996 279p. In The Key to the True Kabbalah, Franz Bardon demonstrates that the mysticism of letters and numbers the true Kabbalah is a universal teaching of great antiquity and depth. Throughout the ages, adepts of every time and place have achieved the highest levels of magical attainment through the understanding of sound, color, number and vibration as embodied in the Kabbalah. This book, the third in Franz Bardon's remarkable texts of Hermetic magic, is nothing less than a practical guide to such attainment. Using the common German alphabet, Bardon guides the reader through ever greater levels of Kabbalistic achievement. No other available text reveals as great a depth of Kabbalistic wisdom or provides the reader with as much practical training. Though intended primarily as a working text for those who have completed Bardon's first and second volumes, Initiation Into Hermetics and The Practice of Magical Evocation, the present work stands on its own, and even those without the requisite background in practical Hermetics will be fascinated by the author's intellectual journey through the mysticism of Tantric India, Tibet, the Hebrew Kabbalah, and the ancient sources of the Western magical tradition. For detailed information, contents, & excerpts from this title, please refer to the MAGICK Section on the Home Page.


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Questions & Answers
Franz Bardon

1998 99p. Franz Bardon is regarded by many as greatest Hermetic adept of the 20th century. A tireless worker for the light, he survived Hitler's concentration camps but died a victim of Communist persecution in 1958. He left behind him four legendary books which have become acknowledged classics of occult literature. This present volume is the first complete Bardon book from the hand of Franz Bardon to appear since his famous series of books on Hermetics. Compiled by Dieter Rueggeberg from the notes of Bardon's students in Prague, it represents his oral teachings on the nature of the magical universe. Set in the form of questions and answers, this book is an invaluable addition to the Bardon material. For detailed information, contents, & excerpts from this title, please refer to the MAGICK Section on the Home Page.

CAT#151 $15.00 OUT OF STOCK

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On The Elephant's Knee: Gurdjieffian Typology
Thomas M. Easley

1998 186p. An Interesting Title By An Associate Of The Sacred Science Institute, Presenting A System For Psychologically Reading Or Evaluating People Through Observation Of Physiological & Psychologically Interactive Behavior Characteristics. This System Is Based Upon Principles Developed By The Famous Mystical Cosmologist, G. I. Gurdjieff, And Essentially Allows One To Learn A Quantity Of Information As Sophisticated As An Astrological Reading, Merely Through Observation Of Physical & Behavioral Characteristics. Such Systems Have Always Been Used In Esoteric Orders To Allow An Added Advantage Of Psychological Insight Into Those With Whom They Dealt. This Knowledge Is Called Foundation Knowledge, Revealing The Core Or Foundation Of All Knowledge Which Manifests Through The Law Of Correspondences In All Phenomena. A Valuable Work Meant For Application. Contents: Origins Of Foundation Knowledge; Body Type: Attraction & Repulsion; Alchemy: Keeping Peace Within Your Environment; Chief Feature: Diminishing Fear; Center Of Focus: Spending Your Energy; Essence: What You Can't Change. Charts, Tables & Diagrams Of Correspondences.

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The Art Of Memory.
Francis A. Yates

1974. 400p. Book Description "Once in a very great while, historical scholarship produces a book which makes one immediately begin re-thinking many of one's major suppositions about the thought systems of the past. Professor Yates has given us such a book."--Norman D. Hinton, The Modern Schoolman This book is one of the best overviews of the systems of memory and the nature of the art as used in the Renaissance and Greek times. An excellent introduction to the subject, though not focused upon application. Contents: Three Latin Sources for the Classical Art of Memory; The Art of Memory in Greece: Memory and the Soul; The Art of Memory in the Middle Ages; Medieval Memory and the Formation of Imagery; The Memory Treatises; Renaissance Memory: The Memory Theater of Giulio Camillo; Camillo’s Theatre and the Venetian Renaissance; Lullism as an Art of Memory; Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Shadows; Ramism as an Art of Memory; Giordano Bruno” The Secret of Seals; Conflict Between Brunian and Ramist Memory; Bruno: The Last Works on Memory; Art of Memory in Bruno’s Italian Dialogues; The Theatre Memory System of Robert Fludd Fludd’s Memory Theatre and the Globe Theatre; Art of Memory and the Growth of Scientific Method.

University of Chicago Press. Paperback. CAT#379 $40.00

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How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Everyday Genius.
Michael J. Gelb

1998. 322p. We suggest this title for a introduction to the more interesting modern day approaches to Expedient Learning, while tracing them back to the genius of Leonardo. This is an inspiring and inventive guide that teaches readers how to develop their full potential, using the principles of Da Vincian thought identified by the author. Beginning with a brief historical biography of Da Vinci and an overview of the astounding advances made in the arts and sciences during the Renaissance, Gelb illustrates the seven fundamental elements of Da Vinci's thought process: Questionare: A questing, insatiably curious approach to life Dimostrazione: A commitment to test knowledge through experience Sensazione: The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to clarify experience Sfumato: A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty Arte/Scienza: The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking Corporalita: The cultivation of ambidexterity, fitness and poise Connessione: A recognition and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. "Systems" thinking. Loaded with practical exercises, quotes, sidebars, illustrations and material drawn directly from Da Vinci's personal notebooks, How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is both a tribute to his great achievements and a call to carry on his legacy in our everyday lives by utilizing our potential to the best of our ability

Bantam, Doubleday, Dell. Hardback. CAT#382 $25.00 OUT OF STOCK

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And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.
G. Altshuller (H. Altov) Translated by Lev Shulyak.

1990. 171P. This legendary book was first published in English in 1990. It is Altshuller's most popular book in Russia on how to become an inventor and how to solve technical problems. Originally written for high school students, it engages readers of all ages by inviting them to learn by doing. The translator, Lev Shulyak, is himself an accomplished inventor, engineer and TRIZ expert. About the Author: Genrich Altshuller received his first Soviet patent at the age of 14. While in his early 20s, he began developing TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Stalin rewarded him with 25 years imprisonment in Siberia. Released after Stalin’s death, he led the underground TRIZ revolution, a fundamental shift in the technical creativity paradigm. Altshuller spent the remainder of his life working to advance what has become the science of TRIZ. He died in 1998. The similarity between many of these techniques and Vedic Mathematics is striking, particularly considering that both authors developed their systems around the same time period.

Technical Innovation Center. Paperback. CAT#383 $60.00 OUT OF STOCK

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The New Drawing On The Right Side of The Brain.
Betty Edwards

1999. 320pp. This book is amazing! It will teach anyone who feels that they draw like a child to learn to draw stunningly realistic drawings within the time it takes to work through the book(about a month). An superb example of true education, showing that everyone possesses the inherent ability express their vision through drawing, and that our lack of this ability is solely due to our lack of know-how, received through the poor or non-existent art education given in our schools. Book Jacket: “Translated into thirteen languages, with more than 2.5 million copies sold, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book."--BOOK JACKET. "This twentieth-anniversary edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has been dramatically revised, with more than fifty percent new material, including: recent developments in brain research that relate to drawing; new insights on the use of drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education; instruction on self-expression through drawing; ways to step beyond black-and-white drawing into color; and detailed advice on applying the five basic skills of drawing to solve problems." Contents: 1Drawing and the Art of Bicycle Riding. 2 The Drawing Exercises: One Step at a Time. 3 Your Brain: The Right and Left of It. 4 Crossing Over: Experiencing the Shift from Left to Right. 5 Drawing on Memories: Your History as an Artist. 6 Getting Around Your Symbol System: Meeting Edges and Contours. 7 Perceiving the Shape of a Space: The Positive Aspects of Negative Space. 8 Relationships in a New Mode: Putting Sighting in Perspective. 9 Facing Forward: Portrait Drawing with Ease. 10 The Value of Logical Lights and Shadows. 11 Drawing on the Beauty of Color. 12 The Zen of Drawing: Drawing Out the Artist Within. Afterword: Is Beautiful Handwriting a Lost Art?

Hardback CAT#384 $30.00 OUT OF STOCK

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Divine Harmony: The Life & Teachings of Pythagoras
John Strohmeier & Peter Westbrook

1999 160p. Pythagoras, the sixth century BC Greek scientist and mystic, has long been recognized as a seminal figure in western thought, a teacher "whose influence on the ideas, and thereby on the destiny, of the human race was probably greater than that of any single man before or after him." But until now, no accessible biographical study of him has been available for general readers. Drawing upon the most authoritative sources available—the writings of Pythagoras' disciples—Divine Harmony describes his wanderings in ancient Phoenicia, Egypt, Babylon, and the Greek islands, and the heart of Pythagorean ideas as taught at his scholarly community in Southern Italy. Strohmeier, a classical scholar, and Westbrook, a historian of music and Sacred Science, present a portrait of a man whose ideas are as powerful in our own time as they were two and a half millennia ago. Part I The Making of a Philosopher. 1. Birth of Pythagoras 2. Early Years 3. Studies in Ionia 4. Passage to Egypt 5. Travels in Egypt and Babylonia 6. Travels in the Greek World 7. Relocation to Italy Part II The Teachings of Pythagoras 8. The Pythagorean Community 9. Knowledge 10. The Nature of the Soul 11. Friendship 12. Number 13. Harmony 14. The Celestial Spheres 15. Care of the Self 16. Magic and Miracles 17. Family Life 18. Politics and Justice 19. Divinity Part III Decline of the Pythagoreans 20. The Death of Pythagoras 21. Followers of Pythagoras Part IV The Golden Verses


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Memories of Franz Bardon
Lumir Bardon and Dr. M.K.

2004 108p.We are happy to announce the release of a new and interesting book on Franz Bardon. It provides a fascinating insight into the life and work of the Czech adept as told to Dieter Ruggeberg by Bardon's son, Lumir, and his long time student, Dr. M. K., providing interesting details and stories about the real life of this great magician. CONTENTE: Memories of My Father; Memories of Master Frabato; Hermetics; Cirriculum Vitae; The Master: Habits & Duties Related To Reincarnation; Perseverance, Patience, Control of the Spirit, Spiritual Peace; Conscience; Haste; Curiosity; Introspection/ Self-Knowledge; Concentration; Yoga; The Spirit; The States of the Spirit; The Development of the Spirit; Wishes; Personal God; The Physical Body; Asceticism - Sport; Destiny; Karma.

CAT#510 $20.00 OUT OF STOCK

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