Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.
A mere 18 years of age when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar prematurely inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded by men who are jockeying for power—Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony—young Octavius must work against the powerful Roman political machinations to claim his destiny as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous research and the pen of a true poet, Augustus tells the story of one man’s dream to liberate a corrupt Rome.
"The son of Caesar calls to you."
Caesar Augustus has been called history's greatest emperor. It was said he found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. With a senator for a father and Julius Caesar for a great-uncle, he ascended the ranks of Roman society with breathtaking speed. His courage in battle is still questioned yet his political savvy was second to none. He had a lifelong rival in Mark Antony and a 51-year companion in his wife, Livia. And his influence extended perhaps further than that of any ruler who has ever lived.
"Ancient biographies are hard"
The Sepher Yetzirah or Book of Formation is perhaps the oldest rabbinical treatise of Kabbalistic philosophy which is still extant. This thoroughly re-edited and revised version helps bring this text to life.
"It's finally starting to come together."
The Gospel of Thomas is a non-canonical scripture dating back to around 50-100 CE that was found near Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945 CE, buried in a clay jar with many other documents, all in Coptic, that collectively came to be known as the Nag Hammadi Library of Gnostic texts. A few fragments of the Gospel of Thomas in Greek had previously been found in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt at various times between 1897 CE and 1905 CE.
"Too much commentary interrupting the source material"
The importance of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (or as he was known from birth, Gaius Octavius "Octavian" Thurinus) to the course of Western history is hard to overstate. His life, his rise to power, his political, social and military achievements, all laid the foundations for the creation of an Empire which would endure for almost five centuries, and whose traditions, laws, architecture and art continue to influence much of Europe and the world today.
This is the most comprehensive book on the subject of modern practical magic to date. Practical magic makes real and observable changes in yourself and your environment through the invisible forces that manifest and transform your reality.
The Tantric text Vijnanabhairava is a true treasure of spiritual literature. It is one of the most interesting practical documents of Tantric instruction that is direct, practical, and sublime. It can help aspirants immensely in studying Tantra, Yoga, Magick, and enlightenment in general. It contains both a large number of practical methods for obtaining enlightened awareness, but also in its brief way contains a philosophical outlook that is refreshing and fascinating.
"Narrated very nice..."
Our shadow side, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, contains the emotions and desires we've disowned, neglected, or hidden from ourselves. If not skillfully worked with, it can easily direct our lives on every level. With Knowing Your Shadow, this acclaimed psychotherapist and author shows us how to illuminate and wisely engage with the endarkened aspects of who we are. Join him to explore in depth the areas where shadow work can most benefit us.
"Deep, practical, insightful"
The Corpus Hermeticum is a series of short philosophical and religious treatises dating from the beginning of the Common Era. Most of the texts take the form of a dialogue between Hermes Trismegistos and one or more of his disciples. The texts are loosely related but clearly separate tracts seemingly written by many different authors who use the character of Hermes Trismegistos as a prop to express their unique philosophies.
"wisdom and guidance"
Welcome to Bailey's Café, the most mythically real diner you've ever walked into. Presided over by Bailey and his helpmate, Nadine, it is a magnet that draws a wide variety of the "colored" people of 1948, each with a story to tell.
"Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Cafe...Wow!"
This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes II collection.
In questo audiolibro conoscerete l'uomo che ha fondato l'Impero di Roma: Ottaviano Augusto. L'irresistibile ascesa; le battaglie; le manovre politiche. Conoscerete il suo lato pubblico e privato: l'Imperatore con le sue riforme e la sua eccezionale capacità politica; e l'uomo privato, con le sue manie, le sue ossessioni, i suoi lati oscuri.
Prior to becoming a political appointee, Augustus Pena was an assassin for National Intelligence Covert Operations [NICO]. He believed his past was behind him. Yet, when he starts to write fiction that bears a resemblance to his experiences, his former director Milken elects to silence him. The decision to eliminate the Pena threat stems from Milken's paranoid perception that recent military intelligence tell-all books and video games have permanently damaged the clandestine community.
"Pass on this one"
With the murder of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March 44 BC, a new political constellation seized control of the city of Rome. Known as the Second Triumvirate, this alliance between Gaius Octavius (Augustus), Marc Antony, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus formed in the year 43 BC and saw the three most powerful men in Rome overcome their own personal differences to bring about a new stability to their tumultuous city.
This is a heavily revised and updated version of this classic occult text. While the utterances and philosophy expressed in this book represent a concise statement of esoteric philosophy spanning several millennia, the importance of this work lies in part with whom it has influenced. Most if not all of the Golden Dawn initiates were affected by the aphorisms in this short tract. Aleister Crowley quotes from this book almost more than any other.
"Exotic, Esoteric, and loved it!"
"Augustus” en storslået og velskrevet roman, der laegger sig op ad "Jeg, Claudius" af Robert Graves. Den er en fascinerende og haesblaesende fortaelling om en raekke historiske personer fra det gamle Rom. Octavius Caesar (Augustus) var blot 18 år gammel, da hans onkel Julius Caesar blev myrdet. I en alt for ung alder skulle Augustus overtage styret og magten over den romerske republik. Han var omgivet af magtsyge maend, der med alle midler kaempede om magten - Cicero, Brutus, Cassius og Markus Aurelius...
Augustus, born Gaius Octavius Thurinus in 63 BCE, was the first emperor of Rome. From the moment his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, died when he was 18, his life was one action-packed conflict after another. From the unexpected inheritance of a hefty fortune and a heap of responsibilities, to fighting off a foe who should be a friend, to seeking revenge on Caesar's assassins, he had his work cut out for him.
This is a simple guide to conjuring the Goetic spirits. This book was originally published in 1999, but this audio version contains a lot of new material that was only released in an ultra-rare private second edition. This includes some very powerful techniques for opening up the inner planes more effectively.
"not the as detailed, more of a summery."
You would think Petronellas 16th birthday would be cause for celebration. After all, fashionable friends are arriving at her country estate near London, teas are being served, and her coming out party promises to be a resplendent affair. Everything is falling nicely into place, until, suddenly, it isnt. For Petronella discovers that her guardian, Uncle Augustus T. Percival, has developed a most unVictorian compulsion: He must eat bugs.
"Petronella is Wonderful!!!!!"