The Western Mysteries (previously published as The Key of It All, Book II: The Western Mysteries), by David Allen Hulse, is perhaps the most comprehensive, in-depth description of various aspects of the Western magickal tradition ever published.
The uniting factor of this book is language. It begins with a discussion of the mysteries of the Greek alphabet, followed by the different forms of the Runes, and goes on to describe the mystical secrets of Latin. and then Enochian, where you will discover, for the first time ever, the correctly constructed Watchtower system.
The book also includes the mysteries of the Tarot, a pictorial language, and it describes the development of the esoteric Tarot, how to do readings, and the significance of the symbolism on the Tarot cards. It concludes with the English language and its relationship to the Tarot, Enochian, and more.
The introduction to The Western Mysteries serves as a complete introduction to the magickal tradition of the West. You will learn about the evolution of thought concerning the Elements, astrology, magick squares, geomancy, words of power, and more.
You will find that each section of this book is a key that unlocks the meaning behind another of the magickal languages that you can relate to your own spiritual system. It is ideal for a beginning student to explore the mysteries of Western magick. It is a necessary tool for more advanced students, as it has collected hundreds of charts and lists which clarify and identify the similarities and differences between various systems.
This is a reference book you will study over and over. The volume of information revealed makes The Western Mysteries an instant classic and a necessity for any spiritual practitioner.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Series:||Key of It All Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.77(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am the author of the Western Mysteries. This is the companion volume to my Eastern Mysteries, and fully documents the alphabet symbolism found in the sacred languages of the Western mystical and magical tradtion. This volume is composed of 7 chapters that reveal the esoteric nature of Greek, Coptic, the Runes, Latin, Enochian, the pictorial language of the Tarot, and the English alphabet. Like its companion volume there are overviews for each key as well as an index to the whole. The introduction written for this second volume is over 100 pages and deals with the esoteric (rather than exoteric) nature of astrology (the symbolism of the elements, the planets, and the zodiac). This rich introduction also explains the Aztec and Mayan 20 day count calendar, the lore of geomancy, and the Masonic quest for the 'lost word'. One of the most important aspects of this second volume is the discussion of the Tarot in the 12th key. Some reviewers have noted that this chapter could have stood alone as a separate book, for it is one of the most exhaustive overviews on the esoteric nature of the Tarot. A third volume is currently in development that would reconstruct the fabled number dictionary of the Rosicrucians known as Liber Thesaurus, or Book T(sometimes TH). The two volume set of The Eastern Mysteries and The Western Mysteries should be viewed as a reference work that can be turned to again and again for help in deciphering the world of symbols and numbers that is used in every esoteric school of thought in the ancient world.