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.
"Foundation of Kabbalah"
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"
Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.
These enigmatic treatises caused a seismic shift in European culture, and massive speculation as to their origin and purpose. Even to this day, these unique esoteric tracts are essential listens for any student of the mysteries of life and spirit. Editor Jason Augustus Newcomb has thoroughly rendered the book more comprehendible for modern listeners, as well as added additional notes and commentary.
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!"
An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours.
Shakespeare's King Lear ranks with Sophocles' Oedipus as a tragic hero destroyed by his own good intentions. From the moment when Lear unfolds his darker purpose, we are drawn into an ineluctable chain of events that leads through betrayal, deceit, destructive family conflict, reconciliation, despair, and death. Considered by many to be the most grueling of Shakespeare's tragedies.
"Wonderful performance - except Lear"
Oedipus the King is the story of a man whose life is destroyed by his own good intentions. When a terrible secret from his past is brought to the light of day, the consequences are chilling - and ineluctable.
Do you ever wonder if there is a gnome living in the hole at the bottom of the old tree in the park? Have you ever felt like you weren't alone while in the woods? Did you know that elves are responsible for many of our day-to-day occurrences? If your mind ever fills with these kinds of questions, then these modern fairy tales are for you!
"Love the magic"
Rosmersholm is a play surrounding the deep and intense political and cultural change in Norway in the middle of the 1880s, a period during which the traditional ruling class were forced to relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest of society. We follow Johannes Rosmer, a pastor who has resigned from his position; Rebecca West, a woman who sees Rosmer's potential and believes she can help him to realize his dream of creating a world of "happy, noble people"; and Headmaster Kroll, Rosmer's former best friend.
New Thought author and philosopher James Allen (1864 - 1912) is best known for his treatises on moral development and the power of thought, the most famous of which is As a Man Thinketh. In 1907 Allen also published a collection of poems, entitled Poems of Peace. Most of the pieces take the form of aphorisms and admonitions, delivered with the author's typical earnestness.
This is my life, one mistake at a time. Worker-bee goes to work, sip coffee, step forward, one, two, three. I'm a brainless zombie with no purpose in life. Feed me brains and I'll eat 'em raw with some Tabasco. Worst mistake in my life, getting married to the perfect Russian princess. Her beautiful face hides treacherous intent. She'll suck you dry like a lemon until you have no juice left. Out of life, out of money, out of any hopes and dreams. This is your life, suck it up and don't complain.
"First-rate love manual written by a young cowboy"
The Swedish playwright August Strindberg was one of the founding fathers of naturalistic theater. A feature of many of his plays is the minute dissection of attitude and motivation by individuals within tightly bound groups. As in the present drama, such relentless inspection of behavior often has drastic consequences. Thekla, married to the needy Adolf, has a surprise encounter with her former husband, the lordly Gustav. Or is it really a surprise?
There is always room in the world for more gripping tales about the exploits of the inimitable Sherlock Holmes and the redoubtable Dr. Watson. Here is a collection of five previously unknown cases from the astonishing career of the consulting detective and his ever-loyal partner.
A party of friends exchange ghost stories on Christmas Eve; but everything may not be quite as it seems....
I am a storyteller. To some, not an author. I am a revolutionary. I have no faith in bullshit writing rules. If you want an excellent piece of writing that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, then please steer clear from my stories. Nevertheless, if you want good stories, then who knows? You may just enjoy my Cozy Mystery series.
By the witty author of the Jeeves and Wooster stories. The life of a simple dog is full of misunderstandings....
"For the love of his dog."
Six lyrical parables, each with a typically Wildean twist: "The Artist"; "The Doer of Good"; "The Disciple"; "The Master"; "The House of Judgment"; "The Teacher of Wisdom". Published in 1894, but written earlier.
A weird dream tips Henry Ian Darling into the Shadowlands. What has this to do with Brett? Ms. Peabody has a plan, but will Henry survive his quest?
"Keeps getting better"
What is the significance of what Henry Ian Darling found in the boot of a car? And how did his wife know of the event? How could anyone be cruel enough to do such a thing? Find out where the discovery leads this collector of oddities and what it may mean for Henry's ultimate quest - finding the enigma, which will save or destroy all dimensions.
"More enjoyable than the fist book"