Eastern Mysteries: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World

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In scope and clarity, there is no book that can compare to The Eastern Mysteries. This reissue of David Allen Hulse’s landmark work is the one book all students of the occult must own. It catalogs and distills, in hundreds of tables of secret symbolism, the true import of each ancient Eastern magickal tradition. Each chapter is a key that unlocks the meaning behind one of the magickal languages. Through painstaking research and analysis, Hulse has accomplished an unprecedented feat—that of reconstructing the ...

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Overview

In scope and clarity, there is no book that can compare to The Eastern Mysteries. This reissue of David Allen Hulse’s landmark work is the one book all students of the occult must own. It catalogs and distills, in hundreds of tables of secret symbolism, the true import of each ancient Eastern magickal tradition. Each chapter is a key that unlocks the meaning behind one of the magickal languages. Through painstaking research and analysis, Hulse has accomplished an unprecedented feat—that of reconstructing the basic underlying systems that form the vast legacy of mystery traditions.

The real genius of this accomplishment is that it is presented in a way that is immediately understandable and usable. Although the book deals with many foreign scripts, ancient tongues, and lost symbols, it is designed for the beginning student. Included is a wealth of cross-references, excellent introductory material and overviews, an extensive annotated bibliography, and—new to this edition—a complete index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567184280
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Key of It All Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,223,409
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

From an early age, David Allen Hulse diligently studied the alphabets of the ancient world. As a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece.

In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah Unveiled opened up the Hebrew alphabet-number technique of Qabalistic research. After Hebrew, many other ancient languages were decoded and studied, including Sanskrit and Tibetan. In 1979, a discovery led to the need to capture the extent of all prior Quabalistic research into one great reference work. Research is still being carried out to discover new definitions for the number series as well as new magickal systems.

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There are some books you read through and others that you not only read, but return to, time and time again. The Eastern Mysteries (previously published as The Key of it All—Book 1: The Eastern Mysteries) by David Allen Hulse will be such a book for you.

One of the most important creations in human history is language. Within the letters and words of virtually every culture, there have been hidden mysteries and magick. In The Eastern Mysteries you will find the occult keys to:

·Cuneiform
·Hebrew
·Arabic
·Sanskrit
·Tibetan
·Chinese

Each self-contained section can be read as a separate work. Each secret tradition revealed parallels the others. Extensive cross-references allow you to contrast and compare the mystical and magical beliefs of the ancient cultures.

You'll find the entire text of the famous I Ching, along with meanings of the symbols and how to do readings. The 231 Gates of the Sepher Yetzira are fully described, including their relationships to astrology and the Tarot. This just barely hints at the massive amount of information in The Eastern Mysteries. No matter what system you follow, you will consult this book again and again. Get your copy today.

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Table of Contents

There are some books you read through and others that you not only read, but return to, time and time again. The Eastern Mysteries (previously published as The Key of it All—Book 1: The Eastern Mysteries) by David Allen Hulse will be such a book for you.

One of the most important creations in human history is language. Within the letters and words of virtually every culture, there have been hidden mysteries and magick. In The Eastern Mysteries you will find the occult keys to:

·Cuneiform
·Hebrew
·Arabic
·Sanskrit
·Tibetan
·Chinese

Each self-contained section can be read as a separate work. Each secret tradition revealed parallels the others. Extensive cross-references allow you to contrast and compare the mystical and magical beliefs of the ancient cultures.

You'll find the entire text of the famous I Ching, along with meanings of the symbols and how to do readings. The 231 Gates of the Sepher Yetzira are fully described, including their relationships to astrology and the Tarot. This just barely hints at the massive amount of information in The Eastern Mysteries. No matter what system you follow, you will consult this book again and again. Get your copy today.

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Interviews & Essays

There are some books you read through and others that you not only read, but return to, time and time again. The Eastern Mysteries (previously published as The Key of it All—Book 1: The Eastern Mysteries) by David Allen Hulse will be such a book for you.

One of the most important creations in human history is language. Within the letters and words of virtually every culture, there have been hidden mysteries and magick. In The Eastern Mysteries you will find the occult keys to Cuneiform, Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic, Sanskrit, and Tibetan languages.

Each self-contained section can be read as a separate work. Each secret tradition revealed parallels the others. Extensive cross-references allow you to contrast and compare the mystical and magical beliefs of the ancient cultures.

You'll find the entire text of the famous I Ching, along with meanings of the symbols and how to do readings. The 231 Gates of the Sepher Yetzira are fully described, including their relationships to astrology and the Tarot. This just barely hints at the massive amount of information in The Eastern Mysteries. No matter what system you follow, you will consult this book again and again. Get your copy today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2001

    The mystery traditions of the East fully decoded

    I am the author of The Eastern Mysteries. This is part one of a two part work which took over 20 years to research and compile. It is a reference work divided into separate keys, each key relating to a specific language tradition. The ancient languages of our ancestors were instilled with spiritual truths wrapped into the very letters of the alphabet. This is known as the language of the Gods, and intimately connects number, color, sound, and shape with the spiritual hierarchy of the cosmos. This book clearly shows the secret tradition of associating number with language, and the hidden codes that most magical and mystical texts of the ancient world contained in the very alphabet that was used to create such texts. Included in this first volume are the following coded languages: Cuneiform, Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese. There are many subsidiary systems of symbolic magic discussed in these chapters. They include the Tree of Life, the Moslem 99 names of God, the 7 fold chakra system, and the oldest of written divination systems The I Ching. The recent editions of this work now include an index. All chapters begin with an overview to guide the beginning reader through the overwhelming maze of ancient symbolism. There is also a detailed introduction to help navigate the reader through this most elaborate of reference works. Both the Eastern and Western Mysteries will be continued in an upcoming third volume that is still in development. The tenative title for this third volume is 'The 99 chambers of Wisdom', and will be the story of the journey of Christian Rosenkreutz (mythical founder of the Rosicrucian order) in the deserts of Morocco in search of the fabled number dictionary known as Liber Thesaurus, or Book TH.

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