Demonology, a Collection: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is one of four full length works I intend to release in quick order, compiling nine full length texts on demonology, along with an expansive preface, an appendix with notes, and a bibliography for further reading. Titles include...DemonialityKing James' DemonologyDemonomania and WitchcraftDemons and TonguesModern VampirismOn the Operation of DemonsThe Devil: His Origin,...
General Update Time: 300 Editions, Time for Phase Three!by Styxhexenhammer666
A happy announcement!
Now that the second phase of my great work is done (that of creating 300 different editions of occult literature to greatly enhance the availability of reasonably priced, properly formatted modern works of the type) it is time to move on to a smattering of important projects which I have amassed over time but had to perpetually hold off on til I had completed all of those...
The Stigmata: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This fine little work is a compilation of tales of the Stigmata as reported over the course of centuries by the Catholic church. The phenomenon itself is the appearance of marks on the body commensurate with the wounds imparted on Jesus during crucifixion. Regardless of whether you believe in such a phenomenon, it's a very valuable bit of history pertinent to the Catholic...
Hatha Yoga: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is the final Atkinson (Ramacharaka) title on the subject of yoga, and is somewhat intermediate between the very hands on how-to content of his work on Raja Yoga, and the abstract and philosophical discussions in Gnani Yoga. It combines scientific new thought with calisthenics and breathing exercises meant to strengthen the body, improve overall health, and aid with focus and...
Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions: Of the Pennsylvania Germans: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little work is a dense compilation of folklore and superstition from the Pennsylvania Germans, compiled partly from Hohmans' "Pow Wows" and from Albertus' Magnus "Egyptian Secrets". Some of the lore is obscure, some well known, and part of it is quasi-medicinal. The obviously skeptic author of the work makes numerous sarcastic remarks about the folk magick herein, and the...
A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is one of Atkinsons' three works on the subject of Yoga, specifically in this edition, Gnani (or Jnani) yoga, one of the main parts of the system.
The book is well written and very interesting, but it ought to be noted that unlike the prior title on Raja yoga, this work is much more philosophical than how-to, and is clearly and purely a Western look at yoga, as opposed to one...
A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This fine work on Raja (or royal) yoga was created by Yogi Ramacharaka- a pseudonym (it is generally held) for William Atkinson. it's quite good, and much more hands-on and instructional than many works, which tend towards mere philosophy. The ultimate goal is increased awareness, especially of the self but also in general, and exercises in mental focus and attention. Atkinson...
Birds in Legend and Folklore: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is a full length work dedicated to a fairly exhaustive treatment of hundreds of cultures spanning thousands of years in their use of birds in a folkloric capacity. The density of the book is high, owing to its academic, rigorous nature, and those intrigued by ornithology will probably enjoy this work as well as cryptid lovers and folklore buffs.
It is very much worth noting...
Exposition of the Doctrine of Karma: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This book is a nice analysis of the idea of karma, from a specifically Theosophical perspective. The authors' name is a pseudonym so it isn't entirely clear which theosophist actually compiled the materials here. It's a more legitimate take on the subject than much literature about karma- often it is boiled down to a simplified, singular idea and ideas like national or group karma...
The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little work is comprised of a series of short statements on the Yogic system by the enigmatic figure of Patanjali, as analyzed and interpreted (using a prior translation) by Theosophist William Q. Judge. The actual subtopics are numerous; mystic powers, reincarnation, meditation, and so forth. It should be noted that Judges' surmising in the preface with regards to Patanjali...
Shinto: The Ancient Religion of Japan: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short work is a compilation of religious lore mainly of a historical background. The primordial Japanese religion of Shinto is quite complex, but the linguistic content here is secondary and much of it is a description of the different types and usages of deities and rituals. It is worth noting that Astons' study coincides with the rise of Japan as a power in the world and...
The Hindu Yogi Science of Breath: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This book here is mostly authentic breathing exercises from Hindu lore (some of which are taught by Yogis today quite frequently) but the author was *probably* William Atkinson, a New Thought author and publisher thought to be the hand behind works listed under the auspices of a "Yogi Ramacharaka"- indeed the introduction deconstructs the concept of a Yogi and excuses the use of...
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