sabato 16 gennaio 2021
Considerato il romanzo più importante della letteratura danese, "La
caduta del re" ripercorre le vicende di Mikkel Thøgersen, personaggio
cinquecentesco dalle molte vite e dalle molte facce: inizialmente
studente svogliato e sognatore, corroso dal desiderio di vendetta,
Mikkel diventa mercenario e soldato, pellegrino e stupratore, e infine
compagno di prigionia del re Cristiano II. La sua storia, testimonianza
di un'intera epoca, scorre parallela a quella del sovrano assurto a
simbolo del declino della corona di Danimarca: Cristiano II, il re
indeciso che, secondo la leggenda, trascorse un'intera notte a navigare
avanti e indietro tra lo Jutland e la Fionia, incapace di affrontare la
battaglia. Un romanzo ricco di atmosfera che parla di passione, odio e
gelosia, passando dalla crudeltà sanguinosa alla dolcezza estatica, con
uno stile variegato e sorprendentemente moderno. Morte e amore, tragedia
e idillio si avvicendano in un'opera maestosa e suggestiva, un
capolavoro assoluto. Tradotto per la prima volta in italiano.
In questo libro uno dei maestri della poesia contemporanea, Franco
Buffoni, racconta in modo trasparente e niente affatto accademico come
nasce, come si forma e come si trasforma nel corso dei decenni la
poetica di un autore. Orgoglioso della propria discendenza
estetico-filosofica da Luciano Anceschi (secondo il quale «la
riflessione che gli artisti e i poeti compiono sul proprio fare,
indicandone i sistemi tecnici e le norme operative, le moralità e gli
ideali, è la poetica»), Buffoni mette a nudo se stesso e fotografa con
precisione stile, forme e linguaggi della poesia italiana nei decenni
cruciali del passaggio tra il Novecento e questo secolo ancora
indicibile che ci sta ospitando.
Quella di Alda Merini è una poesia che muove attorno a un dolore
radicale, assumendo multiformi aspetti: di ferita biografica, incubo
mentale, ansia ascetica. Ma i versi della poetessa si aprono a feconde
contraddizioni e nel momento stesso in cui articolano la loro poetica
del dolore dichiarano un senso panico della vita che ha gli accenti di
una felicità sensuale, ingorda di erotismo, di ritmi terrestri e ritmi
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT BOOK OF POETRY FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS
'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic. Lana Del Rey
Lana’s breathtaking first book solidifies her further as 'the essential writer of her times' (The Atlantic). The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise Is Very Fragile, Bare Feet on Linoleum and many more. This beautiful hardcover edition showcases Lana’s typewritten manuscript pages alongside her original photography. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator.
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is also brought to life in an unprecedented spoken word audiobook which features Lana Del Rey reading fourteen select poems from the book accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff.
Walking with Ghosts is the stunningly evocative memoir by Irish actor and Hollywood star, Gabriel Byrne.
'Dreamy, lyrical and utterly unvarnished' – Colm Tóibín
As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working-class parents and the eldest of six children, he harboured a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was eleven years old, Byrne found himself crossing the Irish Sea to join a seminary in England. Four years later, Byrne had been expelled and he quickly returned to his native city. There he took odd jobs as a messenger boy and a factory labourer to get by. In his spare time he visited the cinema, where he could be alone and yet part of a crowd. It was here that he could begin to imagine a life beyond the grey world of ’60s Ireland.
He revelled in the theatre and poetry of Dublin’s streets, populated by characters as eccentric and remarkable as any in fiction, those who spin a yarn with acuity and wit. It was a friend who suggested Byrne join an amateur drama group, a decision that would change his life forever and launch him on an extraordinary forty-year career in film and theatre. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame.
Walking with Ghosts is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking as well as a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.
‘Make no mistake about it: this is a masterpiece . . . poetic, moving and very funny’ – Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin
This short yet potent work takes us on a journey through the Kabbalist’s
Etz Chaim, the Tree of Life. Each chapter explores the alchemical
essence of the 10 sephiroth that compose the Tree of Life.
An in-depth history of Rosicrucianism, its key members, and their roles in the formation and settling of America
&; Explores Sir Francis Bacon and Dr. John Dee&;s deep influence on England&;s colonization of America as well as the Rosicrucian influence on the Founding Fathers and on cities such as Philadelphia and Williamsburg
&; Explains how Bacon was the author of many anonymous Rosicrucian texts and how he envisioned America as the &;New Atlantis&;
&; Reveals the connections of the Order of the Rosy Cross to the Knights of the Golden Circle and to the Georgia Guidestones
Dr. John Dee and his polymath protégé Sir Francis Bacon were the most influential men in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, part of an elite group with invisible control throughout Europe. And, as Steven Sora reveals, not only were they key members of the Rosicrucians, they were the driving force behind England&;s colonization of the New World and the eventual establishment of the United States.
From Avalon in Newfoundland to New England to Pennsylvania and Virginia, Sora shows how Bacon and Dee&;s Rosicrucian impact is felt throughout North America. He details Bacon&;s possible authorship of the anonymous Rosicrucian texts of the early 1600s, his connections with Sir Walter Raleigh&;s School of Night, and the origins of Rosicrucianism in Bacon&;s Order of the Helmet. He explains how Bacon envisioned America as the New Atlantis, a utopia where liberty and freedom of learning prevailed--a key tenet of the &;Invisible College&; of the Rosicrucian Order--and how Dee convinced the Queen that England had rightful claims in the New World by drawing on legends of both King Arthur and Welsh Prince Madoc voyaging West to America.
Sora looks at Rosicrucian influences on the Founding Fathers and earliest settlers of America, such as Washington, Franklin, and William Penn of Pennsylvania, on the American Revolution, and on American colonies, such as the Williamsburg colony. He details how Penn invited Rosicrucians to Philadelphia and how the city&;s layout follows esoteric principles, including a direct reference to Bacon&;s New Atlantis. Moving into the 1800s and beyond, he reveals how a handful of Rosicrucians served as the Inner Sanctum of the Knights of the Golden Circle and how Rosicrucians are behind the Georgia Guidestones, carved granite monoliths with messages in ancient languages.
Providing a thorough and expansive view of Rosicrucianism, its occult origins, and its deep imprint on America, Sora shows how this secret society still continues to exert invisible influence on the modern world.
This scholarly work traces the mysterious Fraternity of the Rosy Cross,
from its inception upon the discovery of Father Christian Rosenkreuz's
perfectly preserved body in a seven-sided vault to present-day
organizations in America. McIntosh includes a survey of Rosicrucianism
in America, exploring the latter day survivals of Bacon's New Atlantis.
Perfect for students of the Western Mystery tradition who want an
introduction to Rosicrucianism, with good resources for further study.
The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians: A Lost Classic by Magus Incognito by William Walker Atkinson and Clint Marsh
The Rosicrucians are a truly "secret society" whose philosophy has come to light at different points in history. In the 1600s they issued a set of manifestos calling for an enlightened revolution that would reshape society into a more democratic ideal. Even the American Founding Fathers were influenced by these manifestos.
Writing as Magus Incognito, William Walker Atkinson reintroduces a new generation of readers to the Rosicrucian ideals, as well as to a myriad of connections between occult concepts as varied as alchemy, reincarnation, the astral plane, auras, Eastern and Western mysticism, and the "evolution of mankind" among seven esoteric versions of planets in our solar system.
There are more than two dozen organizations of Rosicrucians, with local groups in nearly every state—more than 100 in all—and half a million or more followers. Interest continues to be high in this group.
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The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order: The Original Edition by Paul Foster Case , Tony DeLuce, et al.
This is a thorough presentation of the Rosicrucian system of Initiation
by Dr. Paul Foster Case. He explains that Rosicrucianism is based upon
earthly organizations, but on personal unflodment, and clearly describes
the distinctive marks of a Rosicrucian. The treatise is divided into
two main parts by Dr. Case. The first is a careful examination and
interpretation of the principle Rosicrucian maneifestos, the Fama
Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis. The second part is an
explanation of the Rosicrucian Grade system, as applied to the diagram
of the Tree of Life and Tarot attributions. By participating in the
outlined procedures, aspirants are put on the right track of preparing
themselves for union with the Higher Self, which may or may not include
group work with an outer order or fraternity. The first editions of
1927, 1928 and 1933 were of limited publication. The fourth and most
complete expansion of the text by Paul Case ws finished in 1937, revised
by him in 1953 just before his death , and published in by Weiser in
1985. It represents the full maturity of his thought on this subject.
The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians - Illustrated with the Secret Rosicrucian Symbols (Aziloth Books) by Magus Incognito
This is one of the numerous Yogi Publication Society (YPS) books which
have been attributed to William Walker Atkinson under pseudonym. It
bears strong similarities to The Kybalion, which is also known to have
been authored by Atkinson. The material was later re-worked as one of
the volumes in his series The Arcane Teachings. The term Rosicrucian
(symbol: the Rose Cross) describes a secret society of mystics,
allegedly formed in late mediaeval Germany, holding a doctrine "built on
esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the
average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the
spiritual realm." In later centuries many masonic and occult societies
have claimed to derive their doctrines, in whole or in part, from the
Rosicrucian Trilogy: Modern Translations of the Three Founding Documents by Joscelyn Godwin, Christopher McIntosh
The Rosicrucian Trilogy features modern translations of Fama Fraternitatis(1614), Confessio Fraternitatis (1615), and The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreuz (1616) with 30 original illustrations by Hans Wildermann.
Four hundred years ago, the publication of these 3 anonymous documents launched the Rosicrucian movement. The story of Christian Rosenkreuz and his secretive order, as told in the Fama Fraternitatis, had political repercussions that continue to this day, while The Chemical Wedding is a landmark in European fantasy fiction. This present book offers the 3 founding documents in reliable, readable, modern English. Fully annotated and with modern introductions, these new translations explain the historical context, shed light on the beginnings of the Rosicrucian Order, and bring this fascinating material to a wider readership.
The Secret Teachings of all Ages is perhaps the most comprehensive and
complete esoteric encyclopedia ever written. The sheer scope and
ambition of this book are stunning. In this book Manly P. Hall has
successfully distilled the essence of more arcane subjects than one
would think possible. He covers Rosicrucianism and other secret
societies, alchemy, cryptology, Kabbalah, Tarot, pyramids, the Zodiac,
Pythagorean philosophy, Masonry, gemology, Nicholas Hammel, the identity
of William Shakespeare, The Life and Teachings of Thoth Hermes
Trismegistus, The Qabbalah, The Hiramic Legend, The Tree of the
Sephiroth, Mystic Christianity, and more than 200 illustrations. This is
essential reading for anyone wishing to explore esoteric knowledge.
The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World's Most Mysterious Secret Society by Tobias Churton
The first complete historical and philosophical investigation into the “invisible fraternity” of the Rosicrucians
• Contains the latest research on the origins of the Rosicrucian movement
• Presents the ties between Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and the Templars
• Written by a “perfected” Knight of the Rose Croix and the Pelican (18th degree, Ancient and Accepted Rite)
For nearly 400 years, incredible myths and stories have been woven around the “invisible” Brothers of the Rose Cross, the Rosicrucians. It is said that they possessed the secret of man and God, that they could turn lead into gold, that they governed Europe in secret, that theirs was the true philosophy of Freemasonry, and that they could save--or destroy--the world. In The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians, Tobias Churton, a “perfected” Knight of the Rose Croix and the Pelican (18th degree, Ancient and Accepted Rite), presents the first definitive historical and philosophical view of this mysterious brotherhood.
Starting at its beginnings in Germany in 1603, Churton unveils the truth behind the complex story that underlies the Rosicrucian movement. He explains its purpose, the motives of its earliest creators, and the manifestos “accidentally” published in the 17th century that emerged at precisely the time when modern science was emerging. He details the people who influenced its development--including Johannes Kepler, Robert Fludd, and Sir Francis Bacon--and the ties between the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, and Templars. He also shows how Rosicrucianism shaped the mythology and spiritual consciousness of both North and South America and reveals that there are many Rosicrucian fraternities still active throughout the world today.
venerdì 15 gennaio 2021
Franco Arminio ha raccolto qui una parte della sua sterminata produzione
in versi. Ma non è un’antologia, è un’opera antica e nuova, raffinata e
popolare, un calibrato intreccio di passioni intime e passioni civili.
La prima sezione è un omaggio al paesaggio e ai paesi che Arminio
racconta da anni nei suoi libri in prosa. La seconda ci presenta una
serie di poesie amorose in cui spicca il suo acuto senso del corpo
femminile. Dopo i testi intensi dedicati agli affetti familiari, le
conclusioni sono affidate a una serie di riflessioni sulla poesia al
tempo della Rete. I versi di Arminio sono lavorati a oltranza, con
puntiglio e cura, con l’obiettivo di arrivare a una poesia semplice,
diretta, senza aloni e commerci col mistero. La sua scrittura è una
serena obiezione alle astrazioni e al gioco linguistico, una forma di
attenzione a quello che c’è fuori, a partire dal corpo dell’autore,
osservato come se fosse un corpo estraneo. L’azione cruciale è quella
del guardare: “Io sono la parte invisibile / del mio sguardo”. "
From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo, comes a collection of
poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to
unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes
when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the
reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.
This definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of
his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the
Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath.
When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop-culture figure of the next century. But twenty years later, Crowley’s name and image were everywhere. The Beatles put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees. Today, his visage hangs in goth clubs, occult temples, and college dorm rooms, and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers.
Aleister Crowley is more than just a biography of this compelling, controversial, and divisive figure—it’s also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop culture.
A rigorously researched biography of the founder of modern magick, as
well as a study of the occult, sexuality, Eastern religion, and more
The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows.
Perdurabo—entitled after the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn—traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day.
Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.
The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V by Aleister Crowley , The Master Therion
This book describes the philosophy and the use of Aleister Crowley's
Thoth Tarot, a deck of Tarot cards designed by Crowley and co-designed
and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. The Thoth Tarot has become one of the
best-selling and most popular Tarot Decks in the world.
It is also one of the most original interpretations of the tarot, incorporating astrological, numerological, Egyptian, and Qabalistic symbolism. While there are many other useful guides to this famous tarot deck, there are no others that explain the deck in its designer's own words.
The book is divided into four major parts:
* Part One: The Theory Of The Tarot.
* Part Two: The Atu (Keys or Trumps).
* Part Three: The Court Cards.
* Part Four: The Small Cards.
Part One is further divided into three chapters; Part Two into two chapters and an appendix; Part Three into one chapter; and Part Four into one chapter. The book includes a list of plates depicting the Tarot cards as seen by Crowley and Harris.
There is an Appendix A: the use of the Tarot in the Art of Divination; and an Appendix B which includes the obiter dictum: "the 'correspondences' are not arbitrary". Appendix B also includes the Key Scale of the Tree of Life with the conic sections of mathematics and a diagram attributing the trigrams of the I Ching to the ten Sephirot.
If you are interested in the arcane, the occult, the erotic or the highs
and lows of drug addiction, then this book is for you. A piece of
fiction inspired by Crowley's own experience of drugs and first
published in 1922, Diary of a Drug Fiend follows Sir Peter Pendragon, a
veteran pilot of World War I, who comes into money and saves himself
from life-sapping indolence by marrying Louise Laleham, a devotee of the
occultist Basil King Lamus. The couple marry and leave for Europe on
honeymoon, then return to England to fight their demons as the book
paints a vivid picture of their love set against a lifestyle of
decadence, addiction and 'magick'. An uplifting and inspiring work of
literary genius. Provides insight into the truth about drug-taking as
well as psychological insight into the mind of an addict. A must-read
for those interested in the occult. 'We must conquer life by living it
to the full, and then we can go to meet death with a certain prestige.'
Created from high resolution scans of a 1913 first edition copy, this printing faithfully recreates the original printing as closely as possible. This oversized edition is aproximentally twice the size of the original for easy reading.
Digital edition available for free at https://keepsilence.org
This second revised edition of Crowley's magnum opus features new, more
legible typesetting, text corrections based on a previously unseen
corrected proof, and the previously unpublished Liber Testis
Testitudinis.The original Book of the Law was rescanned for this
edition, using the latest technology, for the clearest facsimile
possible. Edited, annotated, and introduced by Frater Hymenaeus Beta,
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." This oftmisunderstood
phrase, which forms the basis for Crowley's practice of Magick, is
found in The Book of the Law. Dictated to Crowley in Cairo between noon and 1:00p.m. on three successive days in April 1904, The Book of the Law
is the source book and key for Crowley students and for the occult in
general. The holy text that forms the basis of Crowley's belief system,
Thelema, was transmitted to him by the entity known as Aiwass over the
course of three fateful April days in 1904. With his wife Rose as the
medium for what would become known as the Cairo Working, Crowley
dutifully transcribed the communications on hotel stationery. This work
contains the corrected text of the 1938 edition with a facsimile of the
Aleister Crowley | MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE | True to Original Copy
| "Magick in Theory and Practice" is part III of "Magick, Book 4" by
the occultist Aleister Crowley. Widely regarded as his major work, it is
an extensive treatise on magick, a system of Western occult practice
synthesized from many sources, including Eastern yoga, hermeticism,
medieval grimoires, contemporary magical theories by authors such as
Eliphas Levi and Helena Blavatsky, and Crowleys own original
contributions. Part III is perhaps the most influential section within
Book 4. In this part, magick is defined in Crowleys famous
"Introduction", which is the source of many well-known statements, such
as "Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in
conformity with Will." | "Magick is the method of science and the aim of
religion." | "Every intentional act is a Magical act." | "Magick is the
Science of understanding oneself and one's conditions. It is the Art of
applying that understanding in action." | "Magick is merely to be and
to do." The book contains many influential essays on various magical
formulae, such as Tetragrammaton, Thelema, Agape, AUMGN, and iao. The
section also addresses fundamental magical theorems, essential
components of ritual, and general practices (e.g. banishing,
consecration, invocation, divination, etc.).
giovedì 14 gennaio 2021
"Sono queste le tracce sul tema del "Silenzio" che il poeta Franco Loi lascia nel suo incamminarsi verso questo luogo della decantazione dei suoni dove lo stupore, la sorpresa e l'incanto della parola prendono forma e ritmo. Un saggio, dei racconti e delle poesie che sanno come diventare all'unisono un coro di grazia e di luce."
Franco Loi sceglie e presenta il meglio della sua produzione, realizzata
in oltre trent'anni di attività. Definito da Pier Vincenzo Mengaldo "la
personalità poetica più potente degli ultimi anni", Loi è tra i più
noti poeti dialettali italiani. Un poeta che non si limita a usare
dialetti diversi, latinismi, toscanismi e persino lingue straniere: la
sua è una lingua poetica spuria, molto personale, contaminata (per
esempio il milanese diventa un idioma di contatto tra locali e
immigrati). Questo perché il dialetto è per lui la lingua di un mondo
della concretezza, al tempo stesso voce epica portatrice di una coralità
spesso emarginata e voce sola dei versi d'amore o meditativi.
"Da bambino il cielo" è il romanzo di una vita: perché la biografia di
Franco Loi è un racconto che scorre come un fiume, dagli anni Trenta a
oggi, passando per il fascismo, la guerra e la liberazione, le profonde
trasformazioni sociali e tecniche, il passaggio dall'industria meccanica
alla tecnologia, il Sessantotto e la nascita del terrorismo. La memoria
s'intreccia con la storia e illumina il presente, i destini individuali
- a cominciare da quello del narratore-protagonista-si riverberano in
un percorso collettivo, nelle speranze e nelle delusioni di una
famiglia, di una città, di un popolo. Nelle parole del poeta milanese, i
ricordi diventano la chiave per capire il mondo. Spesso si condensano
in immagini esemplari, a volte tragiche a volte buffe, ma sempre vere:
la madre sdraiata sul tavolo da cucina con le ventose sulla schiena,
oppure i giocatori del Genoa che corrono sull'erba, là sotto, lontani.
O, ancora, il pugile che trova un libro di Nietzsche su una bancarella,
lo compra e abbandona la boxe per diventare poeta...
Ermanno D'Amore, un ex ispettore che dopo aver lasciato la polizia ha
rilevato la libreria di famiglia a Roma, tiene a bada i propri demoni
stordendosi col sesso. Quando il vecchio collega Walter Canzio si rifà
vivo chiedendogli una mano nelle indagini su una serie di efferati
delitti che insanguinano la Capitale, accetta malvolentieri. Qualcuno
sta massacrando a colpi di fiocina da sub dei colpevoli di gravi reati
sessuali che per un motivo o per l'altro erano riusciti a farla franca. È
un caso che sembra riguardarli da vicino: tutte le vittime sono persone
che ai tempi erano state arrestate da loro. Con l'aiuto di Ermanno, che
prima di dimettersi era noto per il suo eccezionale intuito
investigativo, Walter spera di risollevare la propria traballante
carriera catturando l'assassino. Tutto cambia non appena emerge una
possibile connessione tra i delitti del serial killer e una vecchia
inchiesta la cui tragica conclusione aveva sconvolto le loro vite e
distrutto la loro amicizia. Erano convinti che quel caso fosse
definitivamente risolto. Ma lo è davvero? Quell'antica storia di sangue e
orrore potrebbe non essere ancora finita, e non immaginano quanto sarà
alto il prezzo che dovranno pagare per chiuderla una volta per tutte.
A fascinating glimpse inside the mysterious world of freemasonry reveals
the fraternal organization's arcane symbols of life, death, and
morality and their philosophical meanings, capturing a wide array of
ceremonial regalia, manuscripts, tracing boards, ritual swords, prints,
furniture, paintings, ephemera, and architecture.
The Freemasons have changed the history of the world. Their belief in liberty and equality for all people profoundly affected both the French Revolution and the founding of the United States, as evidenced in part by the symbols on our currency. In The Arcana of Freemasonry, first published in 1915, symbol expert and renowned author Albert Churchward traces and reveals the history of this very secret order. Churchward weaves a tale of Masonry's origins in ancient Egypt and its continuance through history--all told via Masonic symbols and symbolism.
From Egyptian history and Mayan relief work through Greek mathematicians, philosophers, and metaphysicians, Churchward traces the development of the most basic symbols of Freemasonry. He also reveals the hidden symbolism found in the signs and tools of modern Freemasonry and helps readers find hidden meanings in all areas of life--rom art and architecture to geometry and poetry. With current novels and movies leaning heavily on Masonic mysteries as plot devices, readers will be especially interested in the more arcane symbols and the stories they tell.
This book contains more than 100 illustrations of Masonic symbols, from earliest recorded to those used today.
The Master Mason: The Reason of Being - A Treatise on the Third Degree of Freemasonry by Gregory B Stewart
Third in the journey of the Symbolic Lodge, The Master Mason is a formal exploration of the symbolism and allegory at work in the third degree of Freemasonry. Through that lens, this work seeks to find the hidden esoteric connections and their connections with the centuries-old ritual that crowns the process of becoming a Freemason. As with its predecessors, The Apprentice and Fellow of the Craft, this work seeks to find parallel with its esoteric siblings, the Golden Dawn, Thelema, numerology, tarot, the Kabbalah and other arcane and occult traditions.
The Master Mason is a work that strives to understand the process of becoming a Freemason.
As many traditions hold the keys to achieve a degree of perfection, within the Masonic tradition we are shown this path through the becoming of a master. Truly, this degree opens as a mystery, and concludes on another, illuminating a path towards perfection and purpose.
Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: History, myths & symbolic of the 32 degrees by Fred Evrard
Freemasonry is an initiatic, humanist and progressive fraternity, whose
goal is the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of its
members, having a positive impact on the community, the search for
truth, the study of arts and sciences, and the exercise of beneficence.
Based on a long esoteric tradition and the study of symbolism, its core
beliefs are individual and collective work, freedom of thought and
human solidarity. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity is one of its mottos.The
Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry was born in France
and fully developed in Charleston, South Carolina to eventually become
the most practiced masonic rite in the world and one with the deepest
esoteric teaching.In this book, Fred Evrard puts in the hand of the
reader a synthesis of thousands of pages from 18th and 19th centuries
authors that not many of us has the time to study nowadays. From strict
history and legends to the pure Scottish Rite esoteric tradition, this
work will enlighten many aspects of the higher degrees of Freemasonry
for both, the masons and the profanes.
This is a new edition of the the first Masonic book printed in America,
which was originally produced in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin in
1734, and was a reprint of a work by James Anderson (who is identified
as the author in an appendix) printed in London in 1723. This is the
seminal work of American Masonry, edited and published by one of the
founding fathers, and of great importance to the development of colonial
society and the formation of the Republic. The work contains a 40-page
history of Masonry: from Adam to the reign of King George I, including,
among others, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Solomon, Hiram Abif, Nebuchadnezzar,
Augustus Caesar, Vitruvius, King Athelstan the Saxon, Inigo Jones, and
James I of England. It is a celebration of the science of Geometry and
the Royal Art of Architecture. The work also includes five songs, one of
which-"A New Song"-appears in print for the first time and may have
been composed by Franklin.
mercoledì 13 gennaio 2021
The 2020 edition of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Paisley Rekdal, the award-winning poet and author of Nightingale, proving that this is “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune).
Since 1988, The Best American Poetry anthology series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume in the series presents some of the year’s most remarkable poems and poets.
Now, the 2020 edition is guest edited by Utah’s Poet Laureate Paisely Rekdal, called “a poet of observation and history...[who] revels in detail but writes vast, moral poems that help us live in a world of contraries” by the Los Angeles Times. In The Best American Poetry 2020, she has selected a fascinating array of work that speaks eloquently to the “contraries” of our present moment in time.
«Con Terra arsa/Tempo dovuto Moreno Gentili dà seguito al precedente
poema in versi Illibertà, "una serie di cento pezze di poesia [...]
sudario di locuzioni, allocuzioni, persino sproloqui dolorosi e dolenti
buttato sopra l'Italia, l'Europa, l'Occidente...". Una raccolta che
torna a proporci una lettura dell'oggi, attuando un cammino diverso, ma
ugualmente innovativo da un punto di vista formale e direi prospettico.
[...] In Terra arsa tornano le tematiche proprie di Gentili (presenti
con diverse modalità nel Festival Letteralmente che cura da anni e nella
Giornata della Memoria che organizza regolarmente al teatro Parenti),
ma, se possibile, la violenza delle immagini, dei sentimenti, della
parola appare qui accresciuta: pochi, se non inesistenti gli spazi di
contemplazione e di pace. La struttura di Terra arsa richiama quella di
Illibertà: sono cento tasselli poetici, ciascuno di sedici versi,
ciascun verso di sedici sillabe, in formato grafico 7x7 cm; nuove,
ritmate "pezze di poesia": la prima, con un conteggio matematico a
ritroso, porta il numero 100 e il titolo Conseguenze, l'ultima porta il
numero 01 e il titolo Big Bang, come a sottolineare un arretramento, di
umanità e di civiltà. Siamo chiamati a contemplare le conseguenze delle
nostre azioni, a riflettere su un arretramento di civiltà, un
arretramento di identità.» (dalla prefazione di Gabriella D'Ina)
La criminologia è la scienza che studia i reati, gli autori, le vittime,
i tipi di condotta criminale (e la conseguente reazione sociale) e le
forme possibili di controllo e prevenzione. È una disciplina sia teorica
che empirica, sia descrittivache esplicativa, sia normativa che
fattuale. Questo compendio, giunto alla VII edizione, tenuto conto della
sempre maggiore importanza nella formazione universitaria e
postuniversitaria, fa il punto sulla più nota manualistica del settore,
offrendo una panoramica ampia e sistematica sullo studio della
criminalità, soprattutto riguardo alla sua fenomenologia, nonché ai
sistemi di controllo sociale e agli interventi risocializzativi con
particolare attenzione all’istituto della mediazione penale ed agli
interventi di prevenzione giudiziaria ed extragiudiziaria. Poiché la
connotazione multidisciplinare della materia rende alcuni testi di non
facile apprendimento, il testo si giova di una stesura espositiva
lineare per favorire l’approccio anche a chi si avvicina per la prima
volta alla materia. Anche questa nuova edizione, pur rimanendo
inalterata nella struttura, presenta una serie di questionari contenenti
le domande più ricorrenti in sede di esame o di concorso. Il testo, si
giova, inoltre, di tabelle riepilogative e di un utile glossario con le
spiegazioni dei termini più specialistici nonché brevi note
bibliografiche dei più significativi autori del settore.
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