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  • A Course in High Magick

  • Evoking Divine Energy to Heal Your Past, Transcend Your Limitations, and Step Into Your True Potential
  • By: Damien Echols
  • Narrated by: Damien Echols
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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Damien Echols credits the practice of magick for helping him survive his wrongful imprisonment on death row - and allowing him to create the circumstances that led to his freedom. With A Course in High Magick, he shares the essential teachings on magick for anyone committed to personal transformation and service to a greater purpose. Here he introduces listeners to the history of magick, offers guided exercises and meditations, presents step-by-step instruction in key techniques, and more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Phil A on 11-02-19

Great Listen

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Reviewed: 11-02-19

I loved this book. Great narration. Memorable experience. Exceptional insight. Will listen more than once. Thanks to the author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Real Magic

  • Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
  • By: Dean Radin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No matter what you believe...

  • By LJLC on 02-05-18

Well Communicated and Read

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

Great listen. Beautifully narrated. Very insightful introduction to the history of escorteric knowledge. Well worth purchasing.

  • The Wayfinders

  • Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
  • By: Wade Davis
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating and profound

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-19

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 22-12-18

Very good. Well narrated. Insightful review of genetics and the role scientists believe they play in the development of human society. I wonder... could there be more than just genetics and work?

  • Invisible College

  • Rosicrucians, Mandalas and Ancient Mystery Religions
  • By: Adrian Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gilbert
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3 out of 5 stars 3
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Join leading experts as they explore the world of the esoteric. Adrian Gilbert (a best-selling author of numerous books on the subject) leads us through the mystery of the Rosicrucians, uncovering many new insights and revelations. This secretive brotherhood emerged seemingly from nowhere with a sacred message for those with the eyes to see it. Their message is just as relevant today as it was in ancient times, and Gilbert re-introduces us to their teachings.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • overpriced for a run of the mill lecture

  • By John on 04-09-11

Captivating lecture teaching hidden history.

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Reviewed: 03-11-18

Captivating insight into escoteric teaching. Great series. Keep your mind open to new and alternative learning.

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

  • The BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Samuel Pepys, Hattie Naylor
  • Narrated by: Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways, Full Cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 362
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    5 out of 5 stars 327
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    5 out of 5 stars 324

Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways star as Mr & Mrs Pepys in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the world famous diaries. Samuel Pepys was 26 when he decided to start keeping a diary, in January 1660. For the next 10 years he faithfully recorded the day's events and confessed his innermost thoughts. That diary has since become one of our most important, and fascinating, historical documents. Pepys gave us eyewitness accounts of some of the great events of the 17th century, including the Great Fire of London and the Second Dutch War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and insightful

  • By Deborah Wyman on 21-10-14

Amazing Listen

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Reviewed: 22-03-18

Love it. On my third listen. Transports you there. BBC Drama at its best. A collectable.

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  • Alchemy: Secrets of the Philosopher's Stone, The Emerald Tablet, Chemistry and The Mysteries of the Mind

  • By: Adrian Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gilbert
  • Length: 53 mins
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
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Join the world-renowned expert Adrian Gilbert (a best-selling author of numerous books on the subject including The Orion Mystery), as he explores the world of the alchemists, both ancient and modern. Gilbert discusses the symbols, Egypt, the Emerald Tablet, chemistry, the Black Mass, the Philosopher's Stone, Carl Jung, psychology, and the shadow self. This program is a must for all those seeking wisdom. Did our ancestors understand more than us? All the answers and much more will be explained.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • College Lecture on Alchemy

  • By Phil A on 14-10-17

College Lecture on Alchemy

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Reviewed: 14-10-17

A valuable historical introduction to Alchemy. Includes references to alchemical texts. Excellent opening for the novice.

  • The Hermetic Tradition

  • Thoth, The Emerald Tablet, Pythagoras, The Third Force, Life After Death and More
  • By: Adrian Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3 out of 5 stars 18
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Join the world renowned expert, Adrian Gilbert (a best-selling author of numerous books on the subject), as he explores the world of the Hermetic Tradition and leads us through the complexities of the mystery traditions and their role in the history of the world of secret societies. Gilbert discusses the Egyptian god Thoth, the Emerald Tablet, Yin-Yang, the Third Force, Leonardo da Vinci, life after death and much more. Did our ancestors understand more than us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharing Knowledge

  • By Phil A on 10-10-17

Sharing Knowledge

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Reviewed: 10-10-17

Delivered in classic lecture style, Adrian offers many insights and interpretations of the Hermetic Arts. My advice is to take notes and search on Google for the diagrams and ancient manuscripts he refers to. An amazing insight into the ancient mind.

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  • Alchemy: The Egyptian Connection

  • By: Adrian Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gilbert
  • Length: 57 mins
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In ancient Egypt, thousands of years before the first Europeans began their quest to change base metals into gold, there already existed a craft-guild of alchemists. Without the benefit of our modern science and using the most basic of technology, they were able to produce extraordinary artifacts, such as the golden mask of Tutankhamun and other astounding achievements. What were their secrets? How did they accomplish such amazing feats, which cannot be duplicated today? Join renowned author and researcher Adrian Gilbert in a fascinating investigation of Al-Chem: the craft pioneered by the Egyptians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharing Knowledge

  • By Phil A on 10-10-17

Sharing Knowledge

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Reviewed: 10-10-17

Delivered in classic lecture style, Adrian offers many insights and interpretations of the Hermetic Arts. My advice is to take notes and search on Google for the diagrams and ancient manuscripts he refers to. An amazing insight into the ancient mind.

  • Alchemy: Beyond the Emerald Tablet

  • By: Adrian Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Adrian Gilbert
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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While the collapse of the Western Roman Empire led to a great loss of sacred knowledge in Europe, the fires of alchemy kept burning in the East. Many Greek texts were translated into Arabic, and these inspired Islamic thinkers to further investigate the subject of alchemy. In time, their writings filtered back to the West, where they inspired an amazing poetic genre, often illustrated with the most extraordinary pictures. In this program, we examine this legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharing Knowledge

  • By Phil A on 10-10-17

Sharing Knowledge

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Reviewed: 10-10-17

Delivered in classic lecture style, Adrian offers many insights and interpretations of the Hermetic Arts. My advice is to take notes and search on Google for the diagrams and ancient manuscripts he refers to. An amazing insight into the ancient mind.

  • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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    5 out of 5 stars 193
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A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic at its classical best

  • By Alison Ward on 15-12-13

Amazing

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Reviewed: 03-09-17

Fantastic radio drama... captivating. I did not want the play to end. More of this please.