Mythology

The Venus Blueprint

Uncovering the Ancient Science of Sacred Spaces

Written by Richard Merrick
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In 2010, Richard Merrick took a family trip to Scotland's Rosslyn chapel—the enigmatic fifteenth-century temple made famous by Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Little did he know he was about to embark upon an intellectual and personal journey that would lead to the discovery of a real-life lost symbol—one that...

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...

The Mushroom in Christian Art

The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity

Written by John A. Rush, Foreword by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D.
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In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his murder. Covering Christian art from 200 CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher...

13 B'aktun

Mayan Visions of 2012 and Beyond

Written by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez, Translated by Robert Sitler, Foreword by Robert Sitler
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As 2012 looms with its promise of radical cultural and spiritual change, humankind is increasingly seeking strategies to survive and thrive. In 13 B’aktun, Gaspar Pedro González turns to the traditional Mayan belief system to navigate this uncertain future. The term 13 B’aktun refers to the thirteenth cycle of 144,000 days...

Undines

Lessons from the Realm of the Water Spirits

Written by William R. Mistele
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Undines—from the Latin root unda, which means “wave”— are water elementals, or spirits of the water world. Like their fellow elementals—salamanders (fire), sylphs (air), and gnomes (earth)—undines are united with, and personify, their element. First mentioned in the alchemical works of medieval botanist Paracelsus, undines appear throughout European folklore. Who are...

Healing Pandora

The Restoration of Hope and Abundance

Written by Gail Thomas, Foreword by Robert Sardello
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The story of Pandora is one of the most resonant in Greek mythology. As Healing Pandora shows, it’s also one of the most relevant. Psychologist Gail Thomas has used Pandora in her practice for two decades, often with profound results. Cast in popular accounts as the evil bringer of doom to...

The Other Within

The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture, and Psyche

Written by Daniel Deardorff
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Daniel Deardorff knows otherness firsthand. This highly regarded “singer” in the old sense of that word—musician, storyteller, maker of ritual—had polio as an infant and has used a wheelchair most of his life, giving him a lived perspective that deeply informs his views on this subject. In The Other Within, Deardorff...

Love and the Soul

Creating a Future for Earth

Written by Robert Sardello, Foreword by Robert Simmons
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With economies in peril, war in the Middle East, genocides, global warming, and a host of other grim phenomena, the world has never seemed so besieged. The solution, says Robert Sardello, lies with the individual. In this timely, thoughtful book, he explains how the soul can engage with the outer world...

The Road to Eleusis

Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries

Written by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and Carl A. P. Ruck, Preface by Huston Smith, Afterword by Peter Webster
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The secretive Mysteries conducted at Eleusis in Greece for nearly two millennia have long puzzled scholars with strange accounts of initiates experiencing otherworldly journeys. In this groundbreaking work, three experts—a mycologist, a chemist, and a historian—argue persuasively that the sacred potion given to participants in the course of the ritual contained...

Failed God

Fractured Myth in a Fragile World

Written by John A. Rush
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On a 2001 trip to the cathedrals of Europe, anthropologist John Rush and his wife entered St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and encountered a mosaic depicting Jesus surrounded by mushrooms with an Amanita muscaria cap in his hand. Examining the space with new eyes, they discovered images of mushrooms and mind-altering...

The Twelve Gates

A Spiritual Passage Through the Egyptian Books of the Dead

Written by John Rush
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In The Twelve Gates, clinical anthropologist John Rush embarks on a spellbinding journey through death rituals in various cultures, centering on the ancient Egyptian philosophy of death and resurrection. The first part of the book provides an overview of different rituals, encouraging readers to confront their feelings about death and to...

Persephone Unveiled

Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul

Written by Charles Stein
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Persephone Unveiled reveals the goddess in all her guises, as the daughter of Demeter; the Queen of the Underworld; the archetypal female healer; and as a central figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where celebrants experienced sacred visions through secret rituals fueled by an LSD-like substance. The author examines the known details...