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Some Esoteric and Occult Books, are they available in libraries?
« on: February 15, 2020, 01:25:53 pm »
Some Esoteric and Occult Books, are they available in libraries?

 The darkened room : women, power, and spiritualism in late Victorian England / Alex Owen  (2004)  Available

The place of enchantment : British occultism and the culture of the modern / Alex Owen  (2004) online only



The History of British Magic After Crowley by Dave Evans, 2007
https://www.amazon.com/History-British-Magic-After-Crowley/dp/0955523702/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=history+of+british+magic+after+crowley&qid=1581791875&sr=8-1


Also by the same author, 2007

Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0955523729/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Look real good, but the above two books and their author are not in libraries!

Harry Potter : a history of magic (2018) 272 pages, available

also this smaller 2017 book

Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic / illustrations by Jim Kay, Olivia Lomenech Gill.  available.


Condensed chaos : an introduction to chaos magic / by Phil Hine ; foreword by Peter J. Carroll (2010, but manuscript goes back further ) available


The practical art of divine magic : contemporary & ancient techniques of theurgy / Patrick Dunn (2015) not actually available, in library only or copies lost



http://arthurversluis.com/
has written many books, most are available in libraries

Arthur Versluis, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University.

for example

Theosophia : hidden dimensions of Christianity / Arthur Versluis (1994)

The esoteric origins of the American renaissance / Arthur Versluis (2001)
European esoteric currents -- Esotericism in early America -- The esoteric ambience of the American Renaissance -- Hitchcock -- Poe -- Hawthorne -- Melville -- Greaves -- Alcott -- Emerson -- Fuller -- Whitman -- Dickinson -- The esoteric origins of the American Renaissance

 The secret history of western sexual mysticism : sacred practices and spiritual marriage / Arthur Versluis (2008)

Magic and mysticism : an introduction to Western esotericism / Arthur Versluis (2007)

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So continuing to read:

Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism
by Wouter J. Hanegraaff and Jeffrey J. Kripal

Looking to chapter written by Hans Thomas Hakl, talking about 4 early 20th Century groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Thomas_Hakl

https://www.amazon.com/Octagon-Hans-Thomas-Editor-Hakl/dp/3935164084/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Hans+Thomas+Hakl&qid=1581809741&sr=8-2

^^^^  that Hermeticism Library in Amsterdam

Fascinating:
https://www.amazon.com/Eranos-Alternative-Intellectual-History-Twentieth/dp/0773540881/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Hans+Thomas+Hakl&qid=1581809741&sr=8-3#reader_0773540881

Eranos : an alternative intellectual history of the twentieth century / Hans Thomas Hakl ; translated by Christopher McIntosh ; with the collaboration of Hereward Tilton ( 2013 in libraries! )


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https://www.hthakl-octagon.com/

This library is very well known.  Not sure if above is the same.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotheca_Philosophica_Hermetica

So Fraternitas Saturni was started in Berlin in 1928.

Right here:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

The Brotherhood of Saturn is one of Germany's most secret occult lodges and unknown to magicians of the English-speaking world. This is the first study of its inner documents and workings. Discover the fascinating histories of its founders and leaders. Witness the development of its magical beliefs and practices and its banishment by the Nazi government. The Saturnian path of initiation is revealed in full detail.

by Stephen Edred Flowers, 1995 Llewellyn

and also

The Fraternitas Saturni: History, Doctrine, and Rituals of the Magical Order of the Brotherhood of Saturn (2018)
by Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D.

https://www.amazon.com/Fraternitas-Saturni-History-Doctrine-Brotherhood/dp/1620557215/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?pd_rd_i=1620557215&pd_rd_r=e696a8b1-4085-44bd-b95f-fbe823551835&pd_rd_w=CJZZi&pd_rd_wg=JcJNJ&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=WN7H2J2FMK3DSMBC4R5P&psc=1&qid=1581812061&refinements=p_27%3AS.+Edred+Flowers&s=books&sr=1-1-dd5817a1-1ba7-46c2-8996-f96e7b0f409c&text=S.+Edred+Flowers

look:
https://www.amazon.com/Fraternitas-Saturni-History-Doctrine-Brotherhood/dp/1620557215/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?pd_rd_i=1620557215&pd_rd_r=e696a8b1-4085-44bd-b95f-fbe823551835&pd_rd_w=CJZZi&pd_rd_wg=JcJNJ&pf_rd_p=a6d018ad-f20b-46c9-8920-433972c7d9b7&pf_rd_r=WN7H2J2FMK3DSMBC4R5P&psc=1&qid=1581812061&refinements=p_27%3AS.+Edred+Flowers&s=books&sr=1-1-dd5817a1-1ba7-46c2-8996-f96e7b0f409c&text=S.+Edred+Flowers#reader_1620557215

The FS would be a huge influence on the London Crowley OTO successor Kenneth Grant!

Right here, available:

 Fire and ice 
  The Fraternitas Saturni : history, doctrine, and rituals of the magical order of the Brotherhood of Saturn / Stephen E. Flowers, Ph. D.  (2018, Inner Traditions, Rochester VT)

So Flowers has other books in libraries.  But they do not have:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

Sex Magic thread
https://tuscl.net/discussion.php?id=70893

https://www.parareligion.ch/grosche1.html

So Grosche started his group, FS, in 1928.  The Nazi's prohibited it, but he got it going again after the war.  He continued till his passing in 1964.

https://www.parareligion.ch/fs1.htm

Any who have followed my posting might have noticed some years back that I found the absence of the Grotsch literary estate was a huge loss.  I feel that even more strongly now, but I would seem to be available!

I also like that this is being mediated by someone who is fascist politically conscious, as support for fascism is the Achilles heel for so much of this, people like Stephan Bannon.