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A Collection of Writings Related to Occult, Esoteric, Rosicrucian and Hermetic Literature, Including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the Tarot, Alchemy and Theosophy Volume 1

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This is a collection of 18 essays on a variety of occult-themed topics, covering the full spectrum of classic esoteric and related subjects, which include hermeticism, alchemy, magic, the Kabbalah, ancient wisdom and philosophy, the Tarot, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Theosophy and spiritualism, by some of the most notable and prominent names in the history of those subjects. Compiled specifically with the student in mind. The contents include:

01. "The Human Body in Symbolism" by Manly P. Hall

02. "The Body of Father Christian Rosencreutz" by William Butler Yeats

03. "The Kabbalah of Masonry" by William Wynn Westcott

04. "Spiritual Progress" by Helena P. Blavatsky

05. "The Treasure of Treasures for Alchemists" by Paracelsus

06. "Instructions on Crystal Gazing" by L. W. de Laurence

07. "Mystical Realization" by Arthur Edward Waite

08. "Keynote of the Rosicrucian Teachings" by Max Heindel

09. "The Magical Evocation of Apollonius of Tyana" by Eliphas Levi

10. "Simon Magus" by Jules Doinel

11. "The Emerald Tablet" translated by Isaac Newton

12. "The Reality of the Astral Plane" by C. W. Leadbeater

13. "What Is the Tarot?" by P. D. Ouspensky

14. "The Importance of Ceremonial Magic" by Arthur Edward Waite

15. "The Golden Verses of Pythagoras" by Pythagoras

16. "The Legend of the Holy Grail and Its Connection with Templars and Freemasons" by Arthur Edward Waite

17. "Alchemy of the Rosicrucians" by Jerome A. Anderson

18. "Initiation, the Ancient Mysteries and the Dionysiac Artificers" by Albert G. Mackey

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appears to be narrated by Agent Smith (Matrix).

Very good listen, probably needs a few attempts to fully understand what is being shared

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Sub par reading

Mostly interesting writings, poorly delivered in my opinion. Very robotic performance which takes life from the mystical and spiritual teachings to be found here. I'll be sticking to reading these types of books from now on

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Full of information, dreadful delivery

Honestly this is invaluable information for those of us on an esoteric path, but the delivery is so stiff and dull it renders the content almost unlistenable. Please, please for the love of this arcane material, rerecord it with a reader who can put some life into it.

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  • Tim Taggett
  • 11-07-18

Can’t believe I made it through

Wow. The information and paper selection was great but the readers are horrible. I really thought I couldn’t make it through the whole thing in fact I had to finish in three parts which is never the case for me. The woman is slightly more enjoyable than the man but both are some of the driest readers I’ve hear.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-18

Awesome!!

I am so happy to see of all these great authors (in one book!!) from our past when enlightening knowledge was printed and shared with the public that was hidden or shunned for thousands of years. No modern teachers reveal the fundamental truths that these authors taught their generation. These authors have hundreds of texts maybe thousands to follow up with. This material has truly changed my life and continues to guide me. I cant begin to say how much I appreciate the narrator and author of this masterful collection.
Thank You God bless

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-18

Lots of information - but boring as hell

There are some interesting parts and and I don't regret having it, but man they must have found the most un-interesting people to read these essays...I can't listen very long or I feel like I have adhd in thinking about everything else that may be going on in the world.

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  • Claudia Didia
  • 06-06-18

Terrible narrator

The voice of the individual reading this book is monotonous, has no cadence .... it makes it extremely difficult to follow the ideas on this book .
I stopped listening.

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  • Robin
  • 07-03-19

Sheldon

If only it really was Jim Parsons narrating this! This narration was one of the most laborious readings I've ever heard. The only thing that allowed me to stop being negatively distracted from the content, by it, was to imagine I was in a Big Bang Theory episode listening the Sheldon read to me.
Consequently, I beg whoever chooses narrators for this series to PLEASE just hire Jim, and make this bearable because the content is so desirable, but your current narrator is tortuous to listen to!

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  • George B.
  • 16-01-18

left me wanting more

I really enjoy listening to this book. Each essay left me wanting more. I hope that there are more Collective essays to listen to in the future. definitely worth your time.

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  • Therapist for the common man
  • 28-09-17

Good experience

A great read for the disciplined mind, a few parts were too wordy.

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  • Happyhikergirl11
  • 03-10-19

WONDERful!

This collection is narrated clearly and precisely. The information contained is an in depth introduction to certain esoteric topics and their relation to freemasonry. The historical accounts are particularly interesting. References are properly cited. I am excited for more!

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  • Taylor kalin
  • 11-09-19

Loved it!

A+ this is profound knowing and should be listened to. Buying more from this author.

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  • tester
  • 16-08-19

I will have listen again.

I really enjoyed! I will listen to it at least 3 more times to get a full understanding of each writing.

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