St. Germain (Theosophy)

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Some esoteric groups credit him with inspiring the Founding Fathers to draft the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, as well as providing the design of the Great Seal of the United States. (See Manly Palmer Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages.) In New Age beliefs, Saint Germain is always associated with the color violet, the jewel amethyst, and the Maltese cross rendered in violet (usually the iron cross style cross patee version).

International Center of Parapsychology and Scientific Research of the New Age

The International Center of Parapsychology and Scientific Research of the New Age, generally known under the name of Horus (in reference to falcon-god Horus which was the emblem of the group), was a New Age-oriented new religious movement founded in France in 1989 by Marie-Thérèse Castano, and ended in April 1997. This group had about 300 members, including teachers, doctors and scientists. The community of the group was located in La Coucourde, in the Drôme department. In the 1990s, the group was often the subject of strong criticisms in the media, as former members and a 1995 report established by the Parliamentary Commission on Cults in France presented it as a cult.

Seal of Solomon

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Hexagrams feature prominently in Jewish esoteric literature from the early medieval period, and some authors have hypothesized that the tradition of Solomon's Seal may possibly predate Islam and date to early Rabbinical esoteric tradition, or to early alchemy in Hellenistic Judaism in 3rd-century Egypt, but there is no positive evidence for this, and most scholars assume that the symbol entered the Kabbalistic tradition of medieval Spain from Arabic literature.

Society of the Guardians

The Society of Guardians or The Guardians, is an order within Western esotericism that integrates mystical Christian and Jewish Qabalistic (Kabbalistic) teachings. The Society combines an emphasis on meditation and contemplative practice, ceremonial ritual, and esoteric study with a nature-centered approach to spiritual development. Operational groups exist on Great Barrier Island and in Auckland City, New Zealand. Independent groups no longer under the auspices of the society, but continuing its teachings and practices also exist in Australia (Bet Yerusha Sanctuary) and formerly in Southland New Zealand (Whare Atua Temple), as well as in the Philippines, and Colorado (United States).

The Morning of the Magicians

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The Morning of the Magicians became a cult classic within the youth culture in France through the 1960s and 1970s, and both The Morning of the Magicians and the Planète review had considerable influence on the esotericism of the 1960s–1970s counterculture, being a forerunner to the popularization of New Age ideas. Pauwels and Bergier worked on the book during five years, compiling voluminous documentation incorporated into the Bibliothèque nationale de France as Fonds Pauwels in 2007.

Corinne Heline

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Her magnum opus The New Age Bible Interpretation (1954) in seven volumes was followed by many other works interpreting the ancient wisdom. She is known worldwide among students of esotericism and occultism, and also in New Age circles as a pioneer, opening the way to vast new fields of investigation related to the coming [Age of Aquarius]. Heline joined the New Age Bible and Philosophy Center at Santa Monica, California, which took the motto "Devoted to studies designed to aid the modern seeker to a spiritual reorientation in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom." *Esoteric Christianity Magnum opus. New Age Bible Interpretation (1954).

The Perfect Matrimony

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The author presents a wide selection of religion and mystery schools from esoteric viewpoints, highlighting data traditionally thought to be unimportant, or otherwise understood in an unrelated manner. The primary message is that upright sexuality, exemplified through sexual magic, is the cornerstone upon which all authentic religion, yoga and occultism is based. The Perfect Matrimony is a discourse on how to transform the sexual energy into its superior aspects via sexual transmutation. It states that there are three types of Sexual Magic, or Tantra: Black, Grey, and White.

Root race

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According to historian James Webb, the occult concept of succeeding prehistoric races, as later adopted by Blavatsky, was first introduced by the French author Antoine Fabre d'Olivet in his Histoire philosophique du genre humain (1824). By contrast, historian Goffe Jensma claims that the concept of root races was first articulated in the Dutch esotericist book Oera Linda, which was translated into English by William Sandbach in 1876. Also prior to Blavatsky, the root races were described by the English theosophist Alfred Percy Sinnett in Esoteric Buddhism (1883).

Astral plane

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Esoteric cosmology. Linga sarira (subtle body). Plane (esotericism). Pure land. Takama-ga-hara. Thought-Forms (book). Bruce, Robert, Astral Dynamics: A NEW Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences, 1999, ISBN: 1-57174-143-7. Buhlman, William, Adventures Beyond the Body: How to experience out-of-body travel. ISBN: 978-0-06-251371-7. Heindel, Max, The Rosicrucian Mysteries (Chapter III: The Visible and the Invisible Worlds), 1911, ISBN: 0-911274-86-3. Leadbeater, Charles Webster, The Astral Plane: Its scenery, inhabitants and phenomena, 1900. Powell, Arthur E., The Astral Body and other Astral Phenomena.

Watkins Books

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Watkins Books is London's oldest esoteric bookshop specializing in esotericism, mysticism, occultism, oriental religion and contemporary spirituality. The book store was established by John M. Watkins, a friend of Madame Blavatsky, in 1897 at 26 Charing Cross. John Watkins had already been selling books via a catalogue which he began publishing in March 1893. The first biography of Aleister Crowley recounts a story of Crowley making all of the books in Watkins magically disappear and reappear. Geoffrey Watkins (1896–1981) owned and managed the store after his father.

Sybil Leek

Sybil Leek née Fawcett (22 February 1917 – 26 October 1982) was an English witch, astrologer, occult author and self-proclaimed psychic. She wrote many books on occult and esoteric subjects, getting dubbed as "Britain's most famous witch" by the BBC. Sybil Leek was born on 22 February 1917 in the village of Normacot in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England to a comfortable, middle-class family. She claimed to have been descended from the historical Molly Leigh, who had been accused during the witch hunts. At the age of 16 she married her music teacher, though he died two years later, whereupon Leek returned to live with her grandmother, quitting the Witchcraft research association.

Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff

Neutzsky-Wulff has written in both fiction and non-fiction, on subjects as diverse as history, philosophy, cognition, religion, the occult, psychology and horror fiction. He also authored a number of books on computer programming during the 1980s. He is mainly self-taught and has mastered several languages, including Hebrew, Latin, German, French, English and the Nordic languages. Neutzsky-Wulff keeps in touch with his readers through his fan magazine Bathos and his official home page. Bathos, in addition to offering reviews of mainly old horror films, also contains in-depth articles on philosophy, religion, culture and various esoteric subjects.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

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Her works include Atlas of the Mysterious in North America (1995) – a listing of places in Canada and the US associated with mysterious occurrences; The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft; Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience – a reference book on topics related to spirituality, mythology and New Age; and The Encyclopedia of Angels. In 2011, Guiley published Talking to the Dead via Tor Books, co-authored with George Noory. She is currently working with Darren Evans on the book The Zozo Phenomenon which will be published by Visionary Living, Inc. Guiley is a consulting editor of Fate magazine and a regular guest on Coast to Coast AM.

Multiverse (religion)

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For example, Hindu cosmology includes the idea of an infinite cycle of births and deaths and an infinite number of universes with each cycle lasting 8.64 billion years. Anthropic principle. Ascended Master Teachings cosmology. Buddhist cosmology. Esoteric cosmology. Fine-tuned universe. Hindu cosmology. Hindu cycle of the universe. Plane (esotericism). Religious cosmology. The All.

Is Theosophy a Religion?

Esoteric Buddhism. "The Esoteric Character of the Gospels". The Key to Theosophy. "Occult or Exact Science?". "Philosophers and Philosophicules". Theosophy and science. Theosophy and Western philosophy. "What Are The Theosophists?". "What Is Theosophy?". "Is Theosophy a Religion?". "Is Theosophy a Religion?".

Walter Benjamin

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At least one scholar, historian of religion Jason Josephson-Storm, has argued that Benjamin's diverse interests may be understood in part by understanding the influence of Western Esotericism on Benjamin. Some of Benjamin's key ideas were adapted from occultists and New Age figures including Eric Gutkind and Ludwig Klages, and his interest in esotericism is known to have extended far beyond the Jewish Kabbalah. Theses on the Philosophy of History is often cited as Benjamin's last complete work, having been completed, according to Adorno, in the spring of 1940. The Institute for Social Research, which had relocated to New York, published Theses in Benjamin's memory in 1942.

Slavic Native Faith

In Moscow, an occult circle was established by Yevgeny Golovin and Yuri Mamleyev; although not explicitly Pagan, they were influenced by occult Pagan thinkers like Guido von List and sought a return to a pre-Christian Aryan world. In the early 1980s, the "Pamyat" movement was established by figures active at the Metropolitan Moscow Palace of Culture, which similarly looked with fondness on ancient Aryan culture. Several Russian nationalists also began to state that pre-Christian belief systems were the true religion of the Russian people; Apollon Kuzmin did so in his 1988 book Padenie Peruna ("The Fall of Perun").

Boaz Huss

He has received several research grants, including two 4-year grants from the Israel Science Foundation on the subjects of "Major Trends in 20th Century Kabbalah" (2005) and "Kabbalah and the Theosophical Society (1875-1936)". Huss is a Board member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, and has served on the editorial boards of the Zohar Education Project in Chicago and the International Journal for the Study of New Religions. Huss' research interests cover the Zohar and its reception, modern and contemporary Kabbalah, Western esotericism, and the New Age.

Etheric body

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(See the book Occult Chemistry by C.W. Leadbeater) Astral body. Esoteric cosmology. Esoteric healing. Etheric projection. Mental body. Odic fluid, Prana, Qi. Subtle body. Powell, Arthur E. The Etheric Double. Wilde, Stuart. The Sixth Sense: Including the secrets of the etheric subtle body. Hay House Inc.