Edgy Books in the Reading Room

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Does curling up on the couch with a comforter, some hot chocolate, and a good book sound like a plan for an October evening?  Check out these Edgy books in the New Nonfiction area of the Reading Room; they might just hit the spot:

Wandlore: The Art of Crafting the Ultimate Magical Tool
MacLir, Alferian Gwydion
133.43 M165W 2011
References ancient ritual and philosophy regarding the making of wands; some material has never before appeared in print.

The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis: Using Tarot Talismans for Ritual & Initiation
Biasi, Jean-Louis de
133.32424 B579D 2011
This work draws together the knowledge and understanding of several ancient traditions to teach you how to internalize cosmic energies associated with each Tarot card.  Learn to perform meditations and visualizations that will change you on the deepest level.

The Demonology of King James I: Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland JamesI, King of England 1566-1625
133.4 J27D
One of the most controversial religious works ever written, this text, explained by modern occult scholar, Donald Tyson, makes significant revelations about witchcraft beliefs and beliefs regarding witchcraft common to the era--an important work for anyone wanting to understand the witchcraft hysteria of the time.

Nostradamus and the Third Antichrist: Napoleon, Hitler, and the One Still to Come
Reading, Mario
133.3092 N898RE
Mario Reading explains revelations by Nostradamus regarding a trio of powerful dictators that change the world; two of these have already made their mark on human history and culture, the third is expected to be born in 2035. 

The Myth of the Great Ending: Why We've Been Longing for the End of Days Since the Beginning of Time
Felser, Joseph M
158.1 F324M 2011
Author, Joseph Felser, explores doomsday obsessions from ancient times to the present day and attempts to explain them psychologically.  Are we 'hard wired to believe in an end, because we believe in a beginning?'  Is this a logical belief?  What if time is cyclic rather than linear, as some suggest?

 

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