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  • Hidden Wisdom

  • A Guide to Western Inner Traditions
  • By: Richard Smoley, Jay Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ethan Sawyer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

The co-editors of Gnosis magazine explore the many esoteric traditions that Western culture has to offer. While terms from Eastern spiritual practices such as Zen, mantra, and karma have become part of our daily lexicon, the traditions of Western spirituality have been largely unexplored by people searching for non-mainstream routes to spiritual experience. But for those who identify with Western culture, Western religious traditions have their own wisdom teachings that are more suitable to their needs and expectations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had to give it 5 Stars

  • By Barbara on 03-17-14

Great book on hidden wisdom...one thing

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I just think it's weird that the book generalizes humans as SHE...always referring to a person as SHE...strange in my opinion. But other than that its an excellent work

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  • The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

  • A New Translation
  • By: Eliphas Lévi, John Michael Greer - translator, Mark Anthony Mikituk - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here - at last - is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A performance tour de force!

  • By Brian Allen on 06-29-17

Excellent for the student of Hermeticism

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

if you are a student of light then this book will unlock more doors toward that ultimate goal. If you are not a true student this book will be hard to understand. Read the Kybalion first.

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  • The Kybalion

  • A Study of Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
  • By: The Three Intiates
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully understand it.In this extraordinary 1912 book, three secret initiates to his teachings - who remain anonymous to this day - share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Big bites of ancient (now age?) wisdom to chew on

  • By Diana on 07-24-14

If you seek light, this book is a must have

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-04-18

Do not pay attention to any negative review here, if your mind is truly ready..you will have nothing negative to say about this book. This is the foundation of Hermetic Sciences, treat it with respect and you will gain much wisdom.