Mythology
Magickal, Mystical Creatures: Invite Their Powers Into Your Life
Magickal, Mystical Creatures
Invite Their Powers Into Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 073875742x

Gain the Magical Powers of More Than 200 Amazing Creatures

From pookas and green men to gorgons and gargoyles, this occult encyclopedia reveals everything you need to know about more than two hundred marvelous beasts. Magickal, Mystical Creatures invites you to explore their history, symbolism, appearance, associated traits, and abilities. Best of all, it shows you how their energies and talents empower your magickal workings, rituals, and meditations.

Draw upon the knowledge of griffins and water-folk to eliminate barriers blocking your progress. Invoke the energy of the centaur for artistic inspiration. Work with the magickal serpent when you need a financial windfall. This comprehensive bestiary introduces you to a variety of incredible beings just waiting to enhance your life with their legendary wisdom and power.

Previously published with ISBN 9781567181494.

The Complete Magickal Bestiary

Long ago, strange and fabulous beasts filled the tales of storytellers and the myths of many cultures. Over time, humankind abandoned its connection with these powerful helpers.

This comprehensive guide describes the history, symbolism, appearance, associated traits, and magickal abilities of over two hundred magickal creatures, and tells how to enlist their aid:

  • Unicorns
  • Centaurs
  • Satyrs and Fauns
  • Griffins
  • Goblins
  • Magickal Serpents
  • Gigantic Birds
  • Gargoyles
  • Gremlins
  • Fabulous Lions
  • The Ruhk
  • Mystical Bulls and Bull-Men
  • Trolls
  • Pixies
  • Dwarfs
  • The Riddling Sphinx
  • Red Cap Hell Hounds
  • Water-Folk
  • Creatures of the Stony Stare
  • The Salamander
  • Human-Birds
  • Fox Spirits
  • Flying Horses

Remember the forgotten magick--rediscover the unique abilities and powerful influence of the marvelous beings in Magickal, Mystical Creatures.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1577315936

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation's Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.

As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists--including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers--and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
Parallel Myths
Parallel Myths
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0345381467
"Unusually accessible and useful . . . An eye-opener to readers into the universality and importance of myth in human history and culture."--William E. Paden, Chair, Department of Religion, University of Vermont

For as long as human beings have had language, they have had myths. Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation of all history and morality. Now, in Parallel Myths, classical scholar J. F. Bierlein gathers the key myths from all of the world's major traditions and reveals their common themes, images, and meanings.

Parallel Myths introduces us to the star players in the world's great myths--not only the twelve Olympians of Greek mythology, but the stern Norse Pantheon, the mysterious gods of India, the Egyptian Ennead, and the powerful deities of Native Americans, the Chinese, and the various cultures of Africa and Oceania. Juxtaposing the most potent stories and symbols from each tradition, Bierlein explores the parallels in such key topics as creation myths, flood myths, tales of love, morality myths, underworld myths, and visions of the Apocalypse. Drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Carl Jung, Karl Jaspers, Claude L vi-Strauss, and others, Bierlein also contemplates what myths mean, how to identify and interpret the parallels in myths, and how mythology has influenced twentieth-century psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and literary studies.

"A first-class introduction to mythology . . . Written with great clarity and sensitivity."--John G. Selby, Associate Professor, Roanoke College
Wise Women of the Dreamtime: Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Wise Women of the Dreamtime
Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814772

Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance and spiritual sophistication. Saved from drowning by Aboriginal friends when she was just a child, Parker subsequently gained unique access to Aboriginal women and to stories that had previously eluded anthropologists.

In the stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioral codes for society. Included are stories of child-rearing practices, young love in adversity, the dangers of invoking the spiritual powers, the importance of social sharing, the role of women in male conflicts, the dark feminine, and the transformational power of language. Wise Women of the Dreamtime allows us to participate in the world's oldest stories and to begin a new dream of harmony between human society and nature.
Strange Heavens: The Celestial Sphere and Its Influence on Mythology, Religion, and Belief in the Paranormal
Strange Heavens
The Celestial Sphere and Its Influence on Mythology, Religion, and Belief in the Paranormal
Paperback      ISBN: 0738756040

The Wonders of the Sky at Night

You'll Never Look at the Stars the Same Way Again

The infinite expanse of the night sky has long been the source of mystery and wonder. Strange Heavens explores the myths, religions, and spiritual experiences that have emerged from humanity's profound relationship with the celestial sphere. Join author Philip J. Imbrogno on a journey through time as he describes the ancient fascination with the constellations and the Milky Way, the influence of the great astronomers and explorers of the Renaissance, the evolution of science fiction, and the role of space in the popular imagination. Discover unique perspectives on the role of gods, goddesses, aliens, angels, and other supernatural beings. Learn about the role of the heavens in ancient Greek philosophy as well as fascinating insights from the early astronomers of China and India. Whether you're a serious observer of the skies or someone with a casual interest, this book shares perspectives and ideas that will change your relationship with the strange heavens forever.

The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0385247745
The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaing interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliantcombination of intelligence and wit.
Awakening Higher Consciousness: Guidance from Ancient Egypt and Sumer
Awakening Higher Consciousness
Guidance from Ancient Egypt and Sumer
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1620553945

Explains the relevance of ancient myths to the awakening to higher states of consciousness and enlivened experience of the world

- Shows how higher consciousness can arise within each of us by following the guidance found in ancient myths

- Reveals how myths influence our personal development without our awareness through their influence on our core values and culture

- Examines ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis

In this study of ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew myths, authors Lloyd M. Dickie and Paul R. Boudreau show that many classic myths contain instructions for awakening higher consciousness, allowing access to enlivened experience of the world and awareness of the divine within and around us.

Inspired by the work of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, the authors deeply examine creation myths and well-known ancient myths from Mesopotamia and Egypt, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the story of Osiris and Isis. They reveal that these myths are not behavioral morality tales but actual delineations of how a higher order can arise within each of us. The authors explain how these stories teach us to distinguish the heaven within from the earth within us, to find the essential part of our being that provides a link with our higher powers.

Spending more than a year onsite in Egypt to personally connect with the myths, the authors explain how ancient storytellers intentionally chose myths as a vehicle for teachings because story has a seed-like capacity to implant itself in the unconscious and influence development without the individual being aware of it. By crafting these sacred narratives, the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians provide tools to awaken to the presence of higher consciousness as well as a road map for the individual to come into conscious alignment with the perpetual unfolding of the universe.
The Three Ages of Atlantis: The Great Floods That Destroyed Civilization
The Three Ages of Atlantis
The Great Floods That Destroyed Civilization
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591431794

Scientific and anthropological evidence for multiple Atlantean empires and the global catastrophes that destroyed them

- Reveals that there was not one but three Atlantises--the first in Antarctica, the second in South America, and the third in the Mediterranean

- Examines geological evidence of super-floods 15,000, 11,600, and 8,700 years ago

- Shows how these flood dates directly parallel the freezing of Antarctica, the migrations of Cro-Magnon men, and the destruction of Atlantis according to Plato

15,000 years ago the Earth's axis tilted, shifting the geographic poles. Volcanoes erupted, the icecaps melted, and the seas rose dramatically. Antarctica was enveloped in ice, destroying the high civilization of prehistory: Atlantis. But before the survivors could reestablish what they had lost, catastrophe struck again--twice.

Uniting scientific findings with theories on the location of Atlantis, the authors reveal that there was not one but three Atlantises--the first in Antarctica, the second in South America, and the third in the Mediterranean. Examining paleoclimatology data, they show that Antarctica was temperate 15,000 years ago and home to the original Atlantis. They explore geological evidence of three worldwide super-floods 15,000, 11,600, and 8,700 years ago and show how these dates directly parallel the freezing of Antarctica, the arrival of Cro-Magnon man in Europe, and the destruction of Atlantis according to Plato. Uncovering the influence of the Atlanteans in Proto-Indo-European languages and in massive ancient monuments aligned with the stars, they show how the civilization founders in all early myths--the Pelasgians, Danaans, Viracocha, Aryans, and others--were part of the Atlantean diaspora and how this migration split into two major movements, one to Latin America and the other to Europe and Asia.

Following the Atlanteans from a warm Antarctica up to Peru, Mexico, and the Mediterranean, they reveal that Cro-Magnon men are the people of Atlantis and that we are just now returning to their advanced levels of science, technology, and spirituality.
Magical Folkhealing: Herbs, Oils, and Recipes for Health, Healing, and Magic
Magical Folkhealing
Herbs, Oils, and Recipes for Health, Healing, and Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0738757543

Discover Authentic Folk Magic Passed Down through Generations

Packed with natural remedies and recipes from bestselling author D. J. Conway and her grandmother, this book is a magical formulary that everyone--from beginners to established practitioners--can use to make life better. You'll learn how to use a wide variety of herbs and oils for spiritual, emotional, and mental health and healing.

Magical Folkhealing provides more than one hundred commonly known herbs and their associated planets, elements, deities, and zodiac signs, as well as their basic powers and specific uses. This user-friendly guide also teaches you how to simplify your rituals, use special tools and tables for improved prep work, apply oils and aromatherapy for specific needs, and much more. Featuring everything from herbal teas and tinctures to massage oils and stones, this book is an indispensable resource for healing.

Indian Myths
Indian Myths
Paperback      ISBN: 1783614048

India, one of the great, ancient civilizations spawned a fascinating canon of myths and legends. With multiple gods, and a riot of colour and character this fantastic new book, Indian Myths, explores the themes and landscapes that created the tales, and reveals the boundless energy that has brought us the Ramayana, The Mahabharata, and retells the stories of Krishna, Buddha and Shiva, and some of the many different versions of creation.

FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.