Phoenixmasonry, Inc. Golden Dawn Online Encyclopedia Resource Age of Enlightenment The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis and individualism rather than traditional lines of authority. It was promoted by philosophes and local thinkers in urban coffeehouses, salons and masonic lodges. It challenged the authority of institutions that were deeply rooted in society, such as the Catholic Church; there was much talk of ways to reform society with toleration, science and skepticism. New ideas and beliefs spread around the continent and were fostered by an increase in literacy due to a departure from solely religious texts. Publications include Encyclopédie (1751–72) that was edited by Denis Diderot and (until 1759) Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Use of the term If there is something you know, communicate it. Chartier (1991) argues that the Enlightenment was only invented after the fact for a political goal. Goals
Magick Without Tears -- Contents Table of Contents Note: This hypertext edition of Magick Without Tears is based on a plaintext edition entered in 1988 by Bill Heidrick from the 1954 first edition, with a foreword by the original editor Karl J. Germer. The current (New Falcon) paper edition of this work was substantially abridged by editor F.I. Regardie. Omissions by Germer from the original letters have not been restored. Footnotes indicated by *, †, ‡, etc. by either Crowley or Germer. In the interests of readability, when converting the plaintext to HTML I made no attempt to retain the line breaks and pagination from the paper edition. Magic without Tears November 13, 1988 e.v. key entry and first proof by Bill Heidrick T.G. Key entry by Bill Heidrick, (415) 454-5176 P.O. Aleister Crowley MAGICK WITHOUT TEARS Complete and Unabridged, edited with a Foreword by Karl J. HTML coding by Frater T.S. for Nu Isis Working Group. Magick Without Tears
Celestine Vision: James Redfield and The Celestine Prophecy Movie The Light of Egypt or the Science of the Soul and the Stars The Moon Under Her Feet A Brief Biography Annie Bonus was born at 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 1846, the daughter of a successful merchant family. She had a chronic lung condition and other ailments which made her somewhat frail, but she was active in sports when she could be, and she was intellectually precocious, writing poetry and stories for publication starting in her teens. In her twenty-first year her father died, leaving her a comfortable income, and she married a cousin, the Anglican clergyman Algernon Godfrey Kingsford. They conceived a daughter on their wedding night, but the remainder of their marriage appears to have been non-sexual in its basis, and she was purportedly sexually abstinent for the rest of her life. In 1870 she converted to Roman Catholicism, receiving the name Mary at her confirmation. Anna Kingsford quickly found focuses for her intellectual energies, taking up a series of social causes. Mystical Practices and Doctrines No man can know God unless he first understand himself. Mrs.
The Voice of the Silence Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Russian: Еле́на Петро́вна Блава́тская, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Блаватська), born as Helena von Hahn (Russian: Елена Петровна Ган, Ukrainian: Олена Петрівна Ган; 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831 – 8 May 1891), was a Russian occultist. In 1875, Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, and William Quan Judge established a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization. Her extensive research into the spiritual traditions of the world led to the publication of what is now considered her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine, which organizes the essence of these teachings into a comprehensive synthesis. The Theosophical Society had a major influence on Buddhist modernism and Hindu reform movements, and the spread of those modernised versions in the west. Biography Genealogy Maternally, H. H.P.