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Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans, Score Spa

By: H. Geo. Raverty

Description: This is an anthology of English translations of Pushto poets from the 16th century on. Most, if not all, of these poets are Sufi. They utilize the poetic vocabulary of Sufiism: the tavern, the wine, the flowers, etc., all actually technical t

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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

By: Leland, C. G.

Description: The Gypsies, who call themselves Rom or Romany, are a nomadic culture which originated in India during the Middle Ages. They migrated widely, particularly to Europe, where they worked as farm laborers, metalworkers, scrapdealers, and horsetraders. They also made a living as entertainers, fortune tellers, and grifters. Persecuted by the Nazis, and discriminated against to this day, the Rom have a long tradition of magic and shamanism. As Leland points out, th...

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The Book Concerning the Tincture of the Philosophers by Paracelsus...

By: Paracelsus

Description: Philosopher of the Monarchia, Prince of Spagyrists, Chief Astronomer, Surpassing Physician, and Trismegistus of Mechanical Arcana.

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The Life of Apollonius of Tyana

By: Philostratus

Description: As Conybeare quaintly notes in the introduction to his Loeb edition of Philostratus' (alas, probably largely fictional) biography of Apollonius, '...for there is in it much that is very good reading and it is lightly written.' Well, this is probably not summer beach reading material, but this is an archaic delight to read, like Mandeville. We get to visit far-flung lands at the height of the Roman Empire, from India and Africa to Spain. The sage is on a que...

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Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, Score Gno Fff

By: G.R.S. Mead

Description: This is one of the best books about the Gnostics written prior to the Nag Hammadi discoveries. G.R.S. Mead, who also translated the Pistis Sophia, summarizes what was known about the Gnostics at the turn of the 20th century. At that time, a b

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