Esoteric Traditions

The Ayahuasca Sessions

Conversations with Amazonian Curanderos and Western Shamans

Written by Rak Razam
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A great read for seekers and thrill-seekers interested in ayahuasca tourism, entheogens, and counterculture studies, this companion volume to the author's memoir Aya Awakenings collects in-depth interviews with native Amazonian curanderos (healers) and Western shamans traveling the "gringo trail" in the jungles of Central and South America in search of a...

Austin Osman Spare

The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist

Written by Phil Baker, Foreword by Alan Moore
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Austin Osman Spare is the definitive biography of the controversial occultist and artist, an enfant terrible of the Edwardian art world whose work was both hailed as genius and decried as immoral decadence. As George Bernard Shaw reportedly said, "Spare's medicine is too strong for the average man."

Trained as a...

Manifesting Minds

A Review of Psychedelics in Science, Medicine, Sex, and Spirituality

Edited by Rick Doblin, Ph.D. and Brad Burge, Contribution by Albert Hoffman, Ram Dass and Sasha Shulgin
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Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well as groundbreaking research and personal accounts, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a "best of" collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary...

Aya Awakenings

A Shamanic Odyssey

Written by Rak Razam, Foreword by Dennis J. McKenna
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Experiential journalist Rak Razam sets out to document the thriving business of 21st-century hallucinogenic shamanism starting with a trip to the annual Amazonian Shaman Conference in Iquitos, Peru, where he meets a motley crew of "spiritual tourists," rogue scientists, black magicians, and indigenous and Western healers and guides, all in town...

Rainforest Medicine

Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon

Written by Jonathon Miller Weisberger, Illustrated by Pablo Amaringo, Thomas Wang and Agustin Payaguaje, Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck
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Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area's indigenous peoples' approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland...

Entheogens and the Development of Culture

The Anthropology and Neurobiology of Ecstatic Experience

Edited by John A. Rush
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of...

Mermaids, Sylphs, Gnomes, and Salamanders

Dialogues with the Kings and Queens of Nature

Written by William R. Mistele
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Although the spirit beings of the four elements of nature have been represented in literature, religion, and folk tales, descriptions of these creatures have been vague, and direct experience with them is quite rare. Yet each of the four elemental kingdoms offers great gifts to humanity, if we are willing to...

Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness

Liminal Zones, Psychic Science, and the Hidden Dimensions of the Mind

Edited by Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan
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A diverse group of authors journey into the fringes of human consciousness, tackling psychic and paranormal phenomena, lucid dreaming, synchronistic encounters, and more. Collected from the online magazine Reality Sandwich, these essays explore regions of the mind often traversed by shamans, mystics, and visionary artists; adjacent and contiguous to our normal...

All the World an Icon

Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings

Written by Tom Cheetham
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All the World an Icon is the fourth book in an informal "quartet" of works by Tom Cheetham on the spirituality of Henry Corbin, a major twentieth-century scholar of Sufism and colleague of C. G. Jung, whose influence on contemporary religion and the humanities is beginning to become clear. Cheetham's books...

Star Mounds

Legacy of a Native American Mystery

Written by Ross Hamilton
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Star Mounds is a full-color illustrated study of the precolonial monuments of the greater Ohio Valley, woven together with over fifty "medicine stories" inspired by Native American mythology that demonstrate the depth of the knowledge held by indigenous peoples about the universe they lived in.
 
The earthworks of the region...

The Secret Tradition of the Soul

Written by Patrick Harpur
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In The Secret Tradition of the Soul, author Patrick Harpur argues that answers to life’s most difficult questions—the meaning of life, the nature of self, and the existence of an afterlife—can be met by a visionary tradition that runs through Western culture, from Greek philosophy and Renaissance alchemy to Romantic poetry...

Psychedelic Shamanism, Updated Edition

The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants

Written by Jim DeKorne
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Psychedelic Shamanism presents the spiritual and shamanic properties of psychotropic plants and discusses how they can be used to understand the structure of human consciousness. Author Jim DeKorne offers authoritative information about the cultivation, processing, and correct dosages for various psychotropic plant substances including the belladonna alkaloids, d-lysergic acid amide, botanical...

The Alphabet That Changed the World

How Genesis Preserves a Science of Consciousness in Geometry and Gesture

Written by Stan Tenen, Edited by Charles Stein
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Rabbinic tradition asserts that every letter of every word of the Torah is a word in itself. Author Stan Tenen demonstrates that each letter is also a hand gesture, and it is at this level that Hebrew forms a natural universal language. All people, including children before they speak and people...

Pharmako/Dynamis, Revised and Updated

Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft

Written by Dale Pendell
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***This paperback edition has a new introduction by the author and updated content.

This is the second volume of North Atlantic Books’ updated paperback edition of Dale Pendell’s Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. The books...

Pharmako/Gnosis, Revised and Updated

Plant Teachers and the Poison Path

Written by Dale Pendell
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***This paperback edition has a new introduction by the author and updated content.

This is the third and final volume of North Atlantic Books’ updated paperback edition of Dale Pendell’s Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005...

Pharmako/Poeia, Revised and Updated

Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

Written by Dale Pendell, Foreword by Gary Snyder
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***This paperback edition has a new introduction by the author and updated content.

This is the first volume of North Atlantic Books’ updated paperback edition of Dale Pendell’s Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. The books...

Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Life of Aleister Crowley

Written by Richard Kaczynski
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The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic...

Pharmako/Dynamis

Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft

Written by Dale Pendell
Price: $35.00
Hardcover

This is the second volume of North Atlantic Books’ hard cover edition of Dale Pendell's Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. The books form an interrelated suite of works that provide the reader with a...

Pharmako/Gnosis

Plant Teachers and the Poison Path

Written by Dale Pendell
Price: $35.00
Hardcover

This is the third and final volume of North Atlantic Books’ hard cover edition of Dale Pendell's Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. The books form an interrelated suite of works that provide the reader...

Pharmako/Poeia

Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

Written by Dale Pendell, Foreword by Gary Snyder
Price: $35.00
Hardcover

This is the first volume of North Atlantic Books’ hardcover edition of Dale Pendell's Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. The books form an interrelated suite of works that provide the reader with a unique...

Isaac Newton and the Transmutation of Alchemy

An Alternative View of the Scientific Revolution

Written by Philip Ashley Fanning
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Isaac Newton was a dedicated alchemist, a fact usually obscured as unsuited to his stature as a leader of the scientific revolution. Author Philip Ashley Fanning has diligently examined the evidence and concludes that the two major aspects of Newton’s research—conventional science and alchemy—were actually inseparable. In Isaac Newton and the...

Origins of the Tarot

Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality

Written by Dai Leon
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Conventional wisdom traces Tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go back much further in time and draw on a surprisingly rich variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, Origins of the Tarot is the first book to unveil the full range of the...

Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge

Written by C.F. Kelley
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Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge is not only the most profound study of the core theological and philosophical themes of Christianity’s greatest mystic ever written. It is also the greatest exegesis of Christian non-dualism ever published.

Of all Christian mystical teachings, those of the Dominican theologian Meister Eckhart (c. 1260–c. 1328)...

Marsilio Ficino

Edited by Angela Voss
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Marsilio Ficino was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. Though an ordained priest, he was also a practicing astrologer and magician whose daunting life’s work was to reconcile religious faith with philosophical reason — which included integrating pagan magical practice with Christianity. In a lengthy...

G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

Edited by Clare Goodrick-Clarke and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
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George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its...

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