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Ibis Press Authors   Adams, W. Marsham Agrippa, Cornelius Anthony, Maggy Atkins, Charles Bane, Rosanne Bartlett, Robert Allen Bedi, Ashok, M.D. Bell, Lynn Birch, Una Bloch, Douglas Bogart, Greg Bolen, Jean Shinoda Borstein, Agneta Bosman, Leonard Brahm, Laurence J. Brennan,

The Visions of the Pylons

The Visions of the Pylons

The Visions of the Pylons: A Magical Record of Exploration in the Starry Abode.
by J. Daniel Gunther

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The operation documented here uses as its basis a central funerary Egyptian text, the so-called Book of Pylons (or Gates). It refers to the nocturnal journey of the deceased on the Solar Bark in the starry Abode. There he actively participates in the regenerative process that leads to sunrise; and in his own personal ascension he will take part in the cosmic balance.

The Seer and the Scribe are engaged in the age-long battle of Man to understand—no matter the price. Ultimately, this is a book about freedom. For this, I am grateful that others convinced the author to share this gem with us.

The present tome and its voluminous appendices invite the prepared seeker to further explore the Pylons. The Guardians clearly expect this. For some of them, Two Thousands Years is as One Day.

—Fr. PHANES X°, National Grand Master General, Ordo Templi Orientis, Grand Lodge of Italy (From the Preface)

Assisted by a student and friend who served as the scribe, the author designed and conducted a series of astral explorations whose intent was to determine the true nature of the Pylons of the Duant.

This book draws deeply from Jungian psychology, ancient Egyptian mythology, world religions, the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, and the teachings of Thelema and its prophet, Aleister Crowley.

The Visions of the Pylons are described and explained in clear, precise language with detailed instructions for how to proceed with one’s own exploration.

• Offers a modern example of the vision quest utilizing Aleister Crowley’s instructions for Astral exploration.

• A modern Grimoire of practical “how to” Instruction for any Student of Magick.

• A detailed account of a series of astral experiments conducted between 1975 and 1977.

Copious illustrations (some in full color) with numerous diagrams.

The author provides a detailed account and interpretation of a series of visions conducted between August 22, 1975 and February 5, 1977. Their purpose was to explore the Pylons of the Duant, or “Starry Abode,” first inscribed upon the alabaster coffin of 19th Dynasty Egyptian Pharoah, Sety I.

To the ancient Egyptians, the Duant was the place where the sun god Ra made his nocturnal journey through the underworld—which was divided into twelve hours. The Egyptian “Book of Pylons” describes a perilous journey where the Gate of each hour is protected by a fearsome guardian or “watcher” who prevents entry by the unworthy, or revelation of the deepest secrets of the netherworld to those allowed to pass.

In modern Jungian psychology terms, the Duant is a representation of the Unconscious of mankind, the “underworld,” inhabited by gods and daemons, the living symbols called primordial images or Archetypes.

The noctural journey of Ra is thus actually a journey deep within the human soul or Ba. The author’s study of the ancient texts led him to suspect that these Pylons were also hidden gateways to the higher planes of the Tree of Life, possibly including secret entrances to the Thirty Aethyrs as described by Elizbethan magician John Dee.

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Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings

Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings

Pythagoras
His Life and Teachings

By Thomas Stanley
Preface by Manly P. Hall
Introduction by Henry L. Drake
Edited by James Wasserman
With a Study of Greek Sources by J. Daniel Gunther

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An invaluable compendium of ancient sources on the life and teachings of Pythagoras—the Father of Philosophy and Founder of the Western Esoteric Tradition.

• This is the most complete compendium on Pythagoras from ancient, classical sources
• The 1687 edition by Stanley edition has been updated and rendered into readable English with modern spelling and a dictionary of technical terms
• Full scholarly apparatus of all Greek references. with all Greek passages corrected and sourced
• Preface by Manly Palmer Hall places the importance of Stanley and Pythagoras in context
• Dr. Henry L. Drake’s Introduction provides a coherent overview of Pythagorean philosophy

The timeless brilliance of this exhaustive survey of the best classical writers of antiquity on Pythagoras was first published in 1687 in Thomas Stanley’s massive tome, The History of Philosophy. It remains as contemporary today as it was over three hundred years ago.

The text of the 1687 book has been reset and modernized to make it more accessible to the modern reader. Spelling has been regularized, obsolete words not found in a modern dictionary have been replaced, and contemporary conventions of punctuation have been used.

Biographical sketches of Thomas Stanley and Pythagoras by Manly Palmer Hall, founder of the Philosophical Research Society, have been included, along with a profound overview of Pythagorean philosophy by Platonic scholar Dr. Henry L. Drake.

The extensive Greek language references throughout the text have been corrected and contextualized, and reset in a modern Greek font. Each quotation has been verified with the source document in Greek. An extensive annotated appendix of these classical sources is included. A complete bibliography details all the reference works utilized, and a small Glossary defines a number of terms, especially those from musical theory, which may be unfamiliar to the non-technical reader.

Thomas Stanley (1625–1678) was the first English historian of philosophy. He gained distinction during his own lifetime as a poet and a translator.

Manly P. Hall (1901–1990) founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934. He was a prolific author and lecturer, and remains a primary exponent of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Dr. Henry L. Drake (1906–1978), a close and loyal friend of Mr. Hall, served as vice-president of the Society for nearly three decades, in addition to editing a collection of Plato’s complete works.

James Wasserman is the author of several books on esotericism, and is the editor of Secret Societies: Illuminati, Freemasons, and the French Revolution.

J. Daniel Gunther is the author of Initiation in the Aeon of the Child: The Inward Journey.

2010
Paperback • ISBN: 978-089254-160-7
416 pp. • 6 x 9
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Angel and the Abyss

Angel and the Abyss

The Angel & The Abyss
The Inward Journey, Books II & III
J. Daniel Gunther

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• A guide to the Great Work, Initiation, and Spiritual Evolution as taught by Aleister Crowley
• Offers insights into the oral instructions of the modern A.’.A.’.
• An examination of the more advanced Mysteries of Initiation.
• The long awaited follow-up to the author’s ground breaking first book, Initiation in the Aeon of the Child.

In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child—the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual.

In 1904, The Book of the Law declared the advent of a new period in the course of human history—the Aeon of Horus or Aeon of the Child. The doctrine codified in the Book of the Law, and numerous other Holy Books, is known as Thelema (a Greek word meaning “Will”). Aleister Crowley was revealed as the Prophet of the New Aeon.

The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience.

The book offers copious illustrations (some in full color) and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek Philosophy, Alchemy, Hermetic Qabalah, and Tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann. and Aleister Crowley.

About the Author

J. Daniel Gunther is a life-long student of esotericism, mythology, and religion. For over thirty years a member of A∴A∴, the teaching Order established by Aleister Crowley, he is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field, and serves on the editorial board of The Equinox, and as a consultant and advisor for numerous occult publications. He is the author of the Ibis Press title, Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, and has lectured worldwide on the doctrines of Thelema.

2014 Ibis Press
Magick, Spirituality, Psychology
$40.00
Jacket Hardcover, with color and numerous black & white illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-89254-211-6
Ebook: 978-0-89254-625-1
400 pp. • 6 x 9
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Initiation in the Aeon of the Child

Initiation in the Aeon of the Child

InitiationInitiation in the Æon of the Child
The Inward Journey
by J. Daniel Gunther

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In 1904, The Book of the Law declared the advent of a new period in the course of human history– The Aeon of Horus, or Aeon of the Child. The doctrine codified in the Book of the Law and the numerous other Holy Books known as Thelema revealed Aleister Crowley as the Prophet of the new Aeon.

In this ground-breaking book, author J. Daniel Gunther provides a penetrating and cohesive analysis of the spiritual doctrine underlying and informing the Aeon of the Child, and the sublime formulas of Initiation encountered by those who would probe its mysteries. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience as a student and teacher within the Order of the A.·. A.·. the author examines the doctrinal thread of Thelema in its historical, religious, and practical context.

The book is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of the spiritual quest. More advanced students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmation of direct experience.

With numerous diagrams and detailed references encompassing ancient Egyptian hieroglphic texts, the Apocrypha, the Old and New Testaments, alchemy, hermetic Qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley.

2014
ISBN: 0-89254-209-3
224 Pages, 6″ x 9″. Paperback.
$24.95

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