By Bill Yenne
Hitler’s Nazi celebration, at its evil roots, embraced a extraordinary interpretation of historical ecu paganism, mixing it with fragments of alternative traditions from assets as varied as tenth-century Saxon warlords, nineteenth-century spiritualism, and early-twentieth-century fringe archeology. Even the swastika, the hated image of Nazism, had its roots in old symbolism, its first recorded visual appeal carved right into a great tusk twelve thousand years prior to Hitler got here to power.
At the center of the evil used to be Hitler’s “witch doctor,” Heinrich Himmler, and his stranger-than-fiction cult, the lethal SS. The mundanely named Schutzstaffel, actually “protective squadron,” was once the very essence of Nazism, and their threatening double lightning bolt used to be the most dreaded symbols of the 3rd Reich. With solid cause: what the SS used to be really retaining was once the ideology of Aryan superiority.
Hitler’s grasp of the darkish Arts is the 1st heritage of the SS and its chief to target the paranormal cult facets of the association. It follows Himmler’s transformation of the SS from a couple of hundred contributors in 1929 to over fifty thousand black-uniformed Aryans by means of the mid-1930s. Concurrent with its enlargement and its eventual independence from the brown shirts of the SA, Himmler infused the Black Knights with a mishmash of occult ideals and lunatic-fringe theories that might were thoroughly laughable—except that they have been extensively utilized to justify the ultimate resolution.
By Mike Magee
The Matrikabheda Tantra is a short Kaula textual content which, despite the fact that, comprises a few attention-grabbing threads alluded to in just a number of different tantras. for instance, there are transparent references to alchemy, so linking this paintings to Indian texts of the Raseshvaras - Lords of the Rasa or the quintessence. It additionally in actual fact units out tools of meditation at the goddess as Kundalini on the root of the backbone, alludes to sexual recommendations of the Kaulas, to the pre-eminence of the guru, to Chandi, and descriptions the significance of creating temples, setting up tanks and the cohesion of different kinds of Shakti.
By Fred Gettings
Seems to be at amulets, tarot playing cards, monoliths, hill carvings, mazes, clocks, frescoes, and gargoyles, and discusses the portrayal of demons and magic in work, engravings, sculpture, and stained glass.
By Oliver Sacks
By Ernest Schanzer
By Whitley Strieber, Jonathan Barry
Barry, a working towards witch, has collaborated with recognized SF and horror author Strieber during this very asymmetric novel. In a feeling the booklet is a spokespiece for witchcraftand is best as suchnot black magic witchcraft, however the historical knowledge of worshipping the earth and the seasons, of residing with and respecting nature and the holy in humans and animals. the tale makes a speciality of younger Amanda Walker, who has come to rural Maywell to paintings with Constance Collier on her most up-to-date booklet. yet Constance can be a witch, the non secular chief of a big coven, and unbeknownst to Amanda she has picked the lady to be her successor. To complicate concerns, Amanda's eccentric uncle George, who's desirous about examine in resuscitating the lifeless, has ultimately long gone over the sting and is seeking a fit younger lady as his subsequent topic. And Brother Simon Pierce, neighborhood fundamentalist preacher, himself fairly mad, is decided to implement the Biblical injunction, "Thou shalt no longer undergo a witch to live." The e-book is confused with erratic pacing and widespread and jarring temper alterations, yet virtually despite its clunky sort, it usually manages to entertain.
By Sheila Krystal
How is glossy psychotherapy impacted whilst it truly is approached from the presence and knowing of the unconditioned brain? What occurs whilst therapists may be able to functionality as a sacred reflect for his or her consumers’ crucial nature, reflecting again not just the contents of awareness—thoughts, emotions and sensations—but expertise itself? trained through their direct event in addition to via nondual teachings from either jap and western knowledge traditions, the authors take a clean examine what psychotherapy will be. those seminal essays will problem and encourage readers to method psychotherapy in a brand new way—as a possible portal for experiencing their private nature as unfastened and cheerful beings.
Seasoned clinicians, Dan Berkow, Stephan Bodian, Dorothy Hunt, Sheila Krystal, Lynn Marie Lumiere, Richard Miller, John Prendergast, John Welwood, Jennifer Welwood and Bryan Wittine, and cutting edge western non secular lecturers, Adyashanti and Peter Fenner, discover severe matters on the interface of psychology and spirituality from a nondual point of view.
By Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum - Ladies' Night
When a tanker categorized "Ladies Inc." spills in a rural local, the professionals forget about it - until eventually it's too overdue. The contents of the spill flip the ladies of the local into man-hating, man-killing brutes. this can be additionally the tale of 1 guy attempting to retailer his relations - his son, and the mummy more likely to finish either their lives.
By Charles Stanley Nott