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Mystai: Dancing out the Mysteries of Dionysos

The Dionysian themed frescos of Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries constitute the single most important theurgical narrative to have survived in the Western esoteric tradition. No other practitioner account of the ritual process for conducting a mystery rite has survived down to today. The frescoes’ vivid and allusive imagery illuminates both the ritual activity of the participants as well as its esoteric import. The frescoes, created in the most private rooms of the extensive Roman villa, were never meant to be seen by anyone other than the members of the all-female Bakkhic thiasos who conducted their most secret rites within them. Buried and preserved for posterity by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, these stunning proto-Renaissance images guide the viewer through the consecutive stages of a theurgic rite of initiation into the mysteries of Dionysos.

The Game of Saturn: Decoding the Sola-Busca Tarocchi

The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites.

The Healing Field: Energy, Consciousness and Transformation

The Healing Field examines remarkable cases of healing and personal transformation made possible by a range of natural energy based healing techniques. The anomalous experiences arising in these contexts throw fresh light on the timeless issues of the nature of consciousness, reality and selfhood.Through the unique lens of the energy healer we are able to discern a far more expansive, positive and empowering view of our place within the larger web of life. The experiences recorded in The Healing Field are based upon live cases derived from over 15 years of professional experience.

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The Healing Field will certainly send a ripple of debate through both the alternative healing and scientific circles. Packed with mystery, wonderment, expectation, and hope, the reader will unearth a treasure trove of information such as the sober evidence that consciousness and the soul survive physical death, incredible healings of a multitude of ailments, and that the human body is organized by an energy field of intelligence that is capable of altering the fundamental patterns that make up our physiology and psychology.

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The Healing Field will certainly send a ripple of debate through both the alternative healing and scientific circles. Packed with mystery, wonderment, expectation, and hope, the reader will unearth a treasure trove of information such as the sober evidence that consciousness and the soul survive physical death, incredible healings of a multitude of ailments, and that the human body is organized by an energy field of intelligence that is capable of altering the fundamental patterns that make up our physiology and psychology.

Paul Duckett amazon.com review

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Sinister art historical investigation of the Sola Busca tarot-like deck, linking Renaissance political intrigue between Ferrara and Venice with the attempted pagan revival of George Gemistos Plethon. Potential connections between 15th century elites and the ancient cult practices of Saturn-Ammon in Carthage and Rome are explored. Deliciously evil.

Lovers of book arts will be pleased with the exceptionally fine design and fabrication of the physical book. Black silk shantung covers, deep purple endpapers, an internal paper stock of near card-like weight and carefully designed layout make for a beautiful book.


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The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites.

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