The mythical magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a severe eye to the striking claims of these in his personal career. utilizing own learn and observations, Houdini finds the crafty suggestions hired through fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and different masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences all over the world. This vintage skeptical paintings explores and exposes the equipment of such "wonders" as "The Incombustible Spaniard," "Defiers of toxic Reptiles," and so forth. initially released within the Twenties, Miracle Mongers and Their tools scrupulously examines the direct predecessors of contemporary psychics and mentalists.
"My expert lifestyles has been a relentless checklist of disillusion," writes Houdini in his preface, "and many stuff that appear very good to so much males are the typical standard in my company. yet i haven't been with no a few seeming wonder to pique my curiousity and problem my research. during this booklet i've got set down a number of the tales of wierd folks and strange performers that i've got collected in lots of years of such research."
The maximum magician of his time, Houdini baffled specialists and amateurs alike together with his sensational and unsafe feats. Houdini attained all over the world status in the course of his lifetime for his bold escapes from strait-jackets, jails, underwater chambers, and various "escape-proof" units. all through his occupation, Houdini insisted that every one of his feats can be rationally defined and boldly uncovered the equipment of these claiming supernatural powers.
The ever current fascination with psychics and miracle mongers makes this booklet as well timed as whilst it used to be initially written.
By G I Gurdjieff
This name offers the synopsis of Gurdjieff s deliberate ballet, The fight of the Magicians, which was once edited from extant manuscripts through David Kherdian. In 1914 a realize for the fight of the Magicians seemed in a Russian newspaper. It used to be aptly subtitled "Scenario of the Ballet," for it was once by no means played. during this surreptitious demeanour Gurdjieff had simply taken the 1st steps within the founding of the Institute for the Harmonious improvement of guy. The ballet may by no means be played however it could determine prominently within the lives of his students for a while to return. even if there was loads of hypothesis approximately this ballet, there was no consensus as to the way it was once written, why it was once written or by means of whom it was once ultimately dedicated to paper. Nor will we be aware of if Gurdjieff ever "wrote" it out himself, and if he did, what language he composed it in. in truth, none of this can be very important. What issues is that the textual content was once preserved, and for these people who weren't there to obtain the instructing from the grasp, a special hyperlink is now created, and examining the phrases we're attached back to the guy who gave us lots for he was once, and remains to be, our instance and our instructor. hide artwork by way of Nonny Hogrogian.
By Robert Anton Wilson
The nice sleek vintage of an excellent rebel's own exploration into the character of consciousness
that includes a brand new advent by way of John Higgs
"Cosmic set off offers with a technique of intentionally caused mind switch. This technique is termed "initiation" or "vision quest" in lots of conventional societies and will loosely be thought of a few harmful number of self-psychotherapy in smooth terminology. i don't suggest it for everyone . . . in brief, the most factor I discovered in my experiments is that "reality" is usually plural and mutable." - Robert Anton Wilson from the Preface
The Robert Anton Wilson belief licensed Hilaritas Press Edition
During this groundbreaking publication, Knight indicates how the Qabalah and its simple diagram, the Tree of existence, is a approach of relationships between mystical symbols that may be used to realize entry to the hidden reaches of the brain. He additionally demonstrates how the Qabalah is acceptable to all mystical traditions and spiritual ideals, together with Christian mysticism, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic mythologies, or even local American ideals. it's certainly symbolic of our common look for the Divine. incorporated listed here are books in a single. the 1st compares the Western secret culture with the japanese approach of yoga, analyzes the Tree of lifestyles in complete element, and describes the sensible program and theories of Qabalistic symbolism. the second one supplies the main entire research ever released of the twenty-two 'Paths of hid Glory' that sign up for the Spheres of the Tree of existence considering the Hebrew alphabet, astrological symptoms, and tarot trumps. a wide part explores the historical past of tarot layout and the various structures of correspondence with the Tree of existence.
By Zecharia Sitchin
The paperback liberate of the second one quantity of Sitchin’s autobiographical account of the investigations and discoveries that ended in The Earth Chronicles sequence
• Zecharia Sitchin tells how his lifestyles used to be in danger contained in the nice Pyramid and divulges the lifestyles of a mystery chamber
• studies on Vatican encounters, the Iceman of the Alps, the Antikythera machine, the temples and Ruts of Malta--and bargains an answer to the enigma of the Nazca strains
In Journeys to the legendary Past the well known researcher of antiquity Zecharia Sitchin finds, for the 1st time, the lifestyles of a mystery chamber in Egypt’s nice Pyramid, and he tells his personal tale of an indefatigable commitment to discovering the fact that virtually price him his life--accidentally or otherwise--when uncovering secrets and techniques of the Giza pyramids and Sphinx. Exposing hidden artifacts that contradict institution assumptions or that baffle scientists, Sitchin’s firsthand debts of his explorations take the reader into the interior workings of the Vatican, the enigma of a futuristic desktop from millennia in the past, and the key handiwork of a Divine Architect at Stonehenge, at Malta, and at a website within the Americas.
Looking deep into antiquity, Sitchin deals wonderful proof that hyperlinks the Nazca traces and a baffling adjacent website to the Departure from Earth of the Anunnaki, the traditional gods who, he believes, vowed to come.
Named "Christian" to prevent hassles (some issues by no means change), this can be the main well-known, the main celebrated astrology publication within the English language. it's been prized via scholars ever because its first e-book in 1647. The Horary Astrology in those pages, within the arms of a grasp, is not any mere parlour video game. it's tough and distinct, combining technology and paintings. competently used, it's going to supply resolution to any well-defined query. William Lilly, well-known all through England for his almanacs & forecasts (he envisioned London's nice hearth of 1666), lived in the course of the English Civil conflict & used to be a minor old determine in it. Into his studio got here the wealthy and terrible, nobles and commoners, with difficulties nice and small. This re-creation restores Lilly's unique web page layouts, with marginalia. glossy spelling all through, this version contains Lilly's bibliography, his unique index & a brand new thesaurus. additionally contains his unique woodblock charts, and their glossy types. this is often Lilly's nice paintings as he himself knew it. during this quantity: booklet 1, An creation to Astrology, containing using an ephemeris; the erecting of a scheme of heaven; nature of the twelve indicators of the Zodiac, of the planets; with a such a lot effortless advent to the entire paintings of astrology. ebook 2, The answer of All demeanour of Questions, by way of a so much methodical means, instructs the coed tips to pass judgement on or get to the bottom of all demeanour of questions contingent unto guy, viz, of wellbeing and fitness, disorder, riches, marriage, preferment, trips, and so on. a few 35 questions inserted and judged.
By Madeline Gerwick-Brodeur
This consultant is for a person who's drawn to New Age theories and practices. it's going to introduce you to astrology, its homes, its indicators and their meanings, and should offer information regarding astrology's reference to palmistry, tarot, and numerology.
By Courtney Brown
Utilizing strategies built by means of the U.S. army, the writer uncovers facts that clever alien existence exists within the universe, together with refugees from an old, ruined civilization on Mars who now continue to exist Earth. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. travel.
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