The Holy Kabbalah

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.


Category: Religion

Page: 664

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Kabbalah has gained notoriety in recent years, thanks in large part to a publicity boost from celebrity adherents like Madonna. Yet the uninitiated may be surprised to learn that Jewish mysticism has been practiced for thousands of years. First published in 1929, The Holy Kabbalah is Arthur E. Waite's guide to these esoteric teachings. Divided into twelve books, with five appendices and a detailed index, this heavily researched volume traces the origins of Kabbalah and examines its influence (if any) on astrology, alchemy, and freemasonry. Including a close look at Kabbalistic literature, and sections on the Zohar and the Ten Sephiroth, this volume will serve as an excellent introduction to the secret tradition for those wanting to learn more about Kabbalah out of scholarship or curiosity. American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was cocreator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Book of Ceremonial Magic, Devil Worship in France, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

Secrets of the Times

Myth and History in Biblical Chronology

Author: Jeremy Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Religion

Page: 312

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This book is concerned primarily with the chronology of the Hebrew Bible in its various textual forms. The central thesis is that these chronologies are essentially schematic and may be seen as mythical expressions of a belief that human history is ordered according to a divine plan.

Trading Secrets

Spies and Intelligence in an Age of Terror

Author: Mark Huband

Publisher: I.B.Tauris


Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 802

Drawing on previously unseen material, unpublished letters and exclusive interviews, this title explores how the role and purpose of 'intelligence' has evolved from its origins in nineteenth-century Ireland to today's fight against terrorism.

Intelligence and Government in Britain and the United States: A Comparative Perspective [2 volumes]

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Philip H.J. Davies

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Political Science

Page: 826

View: 879

Bringing a dose of reality to the stuff of literary thrillers, this masterful study is the first closely detailed, comparative analysis of the evolution of the modern British and American intelligence communities. • U.S. and U.K. case studies that draw on archival and published sources and on interviews with practitioners • Parallel timelines for principal national intelligence coordinating bodies in the United States and United Kingdom • Organization charts for the United States Intelligence Board and the U.K. Joint Intelligence Organisation, both from the early 1960s • An extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the British and American intelligence communities • An extensive bibliography

Endocrine Secrets

Author: Michael T. McDermott

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Endocrine glands

Page: 358

View: 884

This updated and revised volume covers endocrine and metabolic disorders. It includes topics such as use and abuse of growth hormone, anabolic adrogenic steroids, and genetic counselling.

The Beauties of Johnson

Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral, Critical, and Miscellaneous, Accurately Extracted from the Works of Dr. Samuel Johnson, and Arranged in Alphabetical Order, After the Manner of the Duke de la Roche-Foucault's Maxims

Author: Samuel Johnson




Page: 228

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Tapping officials' secrets

the door to open government in the 50 States and

Author: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Publisher: Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press


Category: Law


View: 494

Born Secret

The H-Bomb, the Progressive Case and National Security

Author: Alexander De Volpi

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: History

Page: 305

View: 434