A travel guide to the inner realm of spirit.
It is the flipside of magick: personal spiritual development, also known as mysticism or mystery. Respected occultist Nema explores our human desire and need for transcendence and how to go about achieving it.
The Way of Mystery guides you to the inner realms, providing information on landmarks, pitfalls, and ways of navigating them. It's a practical and pragmatic manual for pursuing metaphysical truth, based in both Eastern (chakra) and Western (Qabalistic) teachings. When you've experienced high levels of spirituality, it guides you by explaining what to do next. It ends with two versions of the short book of mystical revelation for which Nema is famous in magical circles.
•A guide to solitary contemplative spirituality, using the techniques of magick to complement the way of the mystic
•Written by one of the most important occultists in the world today, whose writings have influenced many top occultists and writers
•A nondenominational guide to transcendence without the need for a personal guru/teacher•Reveals the nature of the soul through self-experience, and presents drugless methods of altering consciousness
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Nema and World War II were born in September 1939; history has grown increasingly more complex ever since.
Her formal education occurred in parochial schools, a convent boarding school, and at the College of Mount St. Joseph near Cincinnati, Ohio, where she received a B.A. in English.
In her search for transmundane knowledge and understanding, she has relied on her experiences, and on those of her colleagues, with vision trances, unlearned knowledge, and spiritual ecstasy, interpreted through traditional theories, practices and beliefs.
Inspired by a document received in vision trance, Liber Pennae Praenumbra (first published in the Cincinnati Journal of Ceremonial Magick (CJCM), edited by Louis Martinié), Nema wrote Maat Magick: a Guide to Self-Initiation (Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1995) to present her version of magickal Initiatory processes and progress. Her teachers were the writings of several experienced authors in the Western occult tradition: Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Kenneth Grant, Frater Achad, Israel Regardie, and a few others.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book to be both a how-to and a good map of the Path. The organization is chronological to the point where you should be able to say to yourself in some chapter, This is where I'm at. The tone is very warm and compassionate. Nema is an excellent teacher and writer, and her scope broadly includes many traditions of seekers. She is ever ready to emphasize that it is up to the individual to choose the methods that work, but you will certainly identify with much of her personal experience and be encouraged to keep practicing.