Astral Tramp: A Biography of Sepharial
years after his death Sepharial still features on most astrologers'
reading lists, but his work faded into obscurity after his death.
This book wrestles him from that obscurity and seeks to place him
where he belongs - at the heart of the occult establishment at the
turn of the century.
The Astral Tramp - a nickname given to Walter Old by Madame Blavatsky
on account of his frequent sortie into the astral domain at night
- is a highly illuminating biography on the life and work of Sepharial.
Sepharial is one of astrology's most prolific writers, teachers and
lecturers, and deserves a more prominent place in the history of not
only astrology but also of contemporary mysticism than he currently
occupies. Kim Farnell's book goes a long way in correcting this oversight.
I found this book fascinating to read, and devoured it in three evenings.
It has been thoroughly research and comprehensively referenced, sourced
and indexed, which is refreshing. That this book deals with astrology's
history and heritage means that The Astral Tramp should be required
reading for all students of astrology.
Smith, The Celtic Astrologer, Summer 1998
the history of its genesis in the 1880s-1900s comes to be properly
written, the figure of Walter Old - Sepharial - will assume its rightful
place. True to the spirit of the times, that all things were knowable,
he believed that astrology was scientifically verifiable. Sepharial
remains an influential figure in 1990s astrology and his Manual of
Astrology is in print to this day, even though his work was eclipsed
by that of his rival, Alan Leo. Indeed, there is continuing demand
for his manuscripts on numerology, horse-racing and stock-market forecasting
and his work was recommended by W.D.Gann, the seminal figure in the
little known but highly profitable world of 'esoteric' financial speculation.
Farnell argues that he also had a philosophical significance, introducing
concepts such as karma and reincarnation into his work and anticipating
the 'psychologising' of astrology, all developments normally attributed
to Alan Leo.
Campion, Astrological Association Journal, November 1999
Vampire: The Life and Works of Mabel Collins
recommend the book to one and all whom have an interest in Victorian
Society, for the off-beat origins of many institutions that are influential
on our lives today. More than a few ideas found within Mystical Vampire
such as the possibility of Annie Besant and Helena Blavatsky being
more than just friends, make the book a good investment. For the Ripperologist,
the two (and there may be other gems in there, so buy it!) items I
mentioned on Collins/Stephenson are worth the price of the book alone.
Few books (Sugden, Begg and Evans come to mind) are as well referenced
and footnoted as this one. Ms Farnell has done an excellent job on
her subject, Minna Mabel Collins.''
Jack The Ripper the Web's largest Jack
The Ripper public archive.
Farnell has done devotees of gaslight and mediums a service in bringing
Mabel's world back to life''
Lachman, The Independent On Sunday
Collins, theosophist, novelist, fashion columnist, journalist and
Blavatsky the extraordinary Russian occultist founder of theosophy,
and other eminent members of her Theosophical Society
Besant, social reformer and theosophist
Donston Stephenson, a suspect for Jack the Ripper and Mabel’s lover
Power Cobbe, social reformer, suffragist and anti-vivisection campaigner
Despard, social reformer, and anti-vivisection campaigner
Mabel Collins was an independent woman in the oppressive Victorian
climate. She wrote many novels, but most will remember Mabel Collins,
for her best selling mystical text Light On The Path published by
the Theosophical Society. After her fall out with Madame Blavatsky,
she carried on with her life as an esotericist, traveller and writer.
She was moved by the plight and suffering of helpless creatures, and
became a campaigner for the abolition of vivisection.
A-Z of Understanding Star Signs
deeply illustrated book is basically an A-Z of every term you are
likely to need to find or occasion to use in astrology or astronomy.
As well as mini biogs of important movers in as astrology such as
Johannes Kepler and Michel Gauquelin, there are definitions of every
planet and sign, chart point and includes obscure astrological word
such as Matutine – a term to describe a planet that rises in the morning
in the East before the sun. Also did you know that Logarithms were
first invented to allow accurate calculation of astrological charts
before they became a standard use for navigation? Something that schools
will often forget to mention. In all I would suggest this is a book
for you to buy for any astrological or astronomical student. Even
an long practised astrologer will find information in this book a
delight and along with the rare photos and illustrations that make
this an invaluable book to dip into for pleasure.
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William Ramesey 1653
fully annotated ebook of Ramesey's classic text in modern English.
£10 ($20 US or 15 Euro). Payment by paypal or sterling cheque.
Restaurata (Astrology Restored) was originally published in 1653.
Its 576 pages is divided into four books. The first is Ramesey's proof
of the validity of astrology; the second a basic astrological guide;
the third a through explanation of electional astrology; and the fourth
discusses mundane astrology.
pdf version is fully annotated, containing explanations of archaic
terms, literary and Biblical references and translations of Latin
pay by Paypal or sterling cheque (contact me for details.) You will
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