Category Archives: Earth-Based Religions

The Psilocybin Solution: The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning

How psilocybin mushrooms facilitate a direct link to the wisdom of Nature and the meaning of life • Examines the neurochemistry underlying the visionary psilocybin experience • Explains how sacred mushrooms help restore our connection to the natural intelligence of … Continue reading

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The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors

The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors (or Christianity Before Christ) is an 1875 book written by Kersey Graves. It asserts that Jesus was not an actual person, but was a creation largely based on earlier stories of deities or god-men saviours … Continue reading

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The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe (62-64)

This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from You can also preview excerpts from the book … Continue reading

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A True History of Witchcraft

Having spent the day musing over the origins of the modern witchcraft, I had a vivid dream. It seemed to be a cold January afternoon, and Aleister Crowley was having Gerald Gardner over to tea. It was 1945, and talk … Continue reading

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A New History of Shinto (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a … Continue reading

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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to … Continue reading

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Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library)

The question of Christianity’s relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity’s historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity’s even more shoddy record with respect … Continue reading

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Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy

From raising the dead to foretelling the future, this historical tour of the occult offers a captivating exploration of sorcery and ceremonial magic. Prepared by a noted French historian, it ventures into virtually all of the classical arts, with 375 … Continue reading

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The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction and Tourism

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case study in hysteria and group psychology, and the cultural effects still linger centuries later. This critical study examines original trial transcripts, historical accounts, fiction and drama, film and television shows, and … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore (Concise Encyclopedia)

This one-volume encyclopedia on the myths and folklore of the Celtic lands – Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany and central France, Galicia and the smaller islands where the Ceits lived – offers a broad overview of the elements that … Continue reading

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