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Ibis Press/Nicolas Hayes 2015 Catalog of Books

Mission Statement:

IBIS PRESS/NICOLAS HAYS is dedicated to to providing the finest spiritual literature available today. We specialize in publishing books from both classic and modern sources that outline the basis and development of the world's Mystery Traditions. Our subjects include Alchemy, Astrology, Depth Psychology, Magick, Spirituality, Women's Mysteries, and the many other paths of human striving for union with the Infinite. We welcome your interest and look forward to earning your trust and loyalty.

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The Book of Abramelin
A New Translation in a Newly Revised and Expanded Edition with Index
Abraham von Worms and Georg Dehn

• An expanded and revised edition including new historical research and some thirty new magical recipes. 
• The book has also been completely rewritten and redesigned with almost 200 explanatory footnotes and a complete Index
• The only modern translation of this crucial magical sourcework.
• Includes the previously undiscovered and unpublished Part 2, a list of spells and rituals.
• Provides instruction on the practical application of magic, including the first recorded example of a technique for self-development and initiation.

This is a new and expanded second edition of The Book of Abramelin, a modern classic of Magic since it was first published in English by Ibis Press in 2006. This edition includes new material, copious footnotes and an extensive index.

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The Tantric Alchemist
Thomas Vaughan and the Indian Tantric Tradition
Peter Levenda

In the seventeenth century the Welsh alchemist Thomas Vaughan, and his wife and alchemical partner Rebecca, died under mysterious circumstances.  What they were doing and how it might have led to their deaths has remained a secret ... even though the true nature of their experiments is described in code in Vaughan's published works.

Readers will find that the many disparate threads of an authentic spiritual tradition are woven together here in a startling tapestry that reveals — without pretense or euphemism — the psycho-sexual technique that is at the root of both Tantra and Alchemy:  that is to say, of both Asian and European forms of esoteric praxis.

The Tantric Alchemist is a work on Alchemy as decoded by Tantra… and a work on Tantra as understood by Alchemists. 

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Gothic Cathedrals
A Guide to the History, Places, Art, and Symbolism
Dr. Karen Ralls

• An accessible and inspiring exploration of the evolution of Western culture, religion, and spirituality
• A copiously illustrated, full-color survey of the remarkable architectural wonders of medieval Gothic construction, stained glass technology, and sculptures in wood and stone
• A historical study of the centrality of the cathedral in the organization of medieval social, religious, and communal life
• An  analysis of the religious and cultural significance of the medieval concept of Pilgrimage

The author details the relationship between architecture, sacred geometry, and music. She ties in the birth of the architectural secrets learned by the Knights Templar during the Crusades and suggests a link to the establishment of the Masonic fraternity.

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Initiation in the Aeon of the Child by J. Daniel Gunther paperback jpeg Ibis Press

Managing the Mind
A Commonsense Guide to Patanjali's Yogasutra
Devadatta Kali

• The Yogasutra of Patanjali is described as an owner’s manual for the human mind and how the mind can be used in the quest for Truth
• Presents this most important text on Yoga and meditation in clear and straightforward English
• The commentary presents a simple explanation of the realities of everyday living, the management of the mind, and the practices that lead to enlightenment

The famed Yogasutra of Patanjali has stood the test of time. It is the most famous and important instructions in the field, at the very least, some 2,000-year-old and likely even older. Patanjali compiled a systematic and comprehensive manual on the science and art of meditation in a series of sentences that reach to the very heart of the spiritual life.

A spiritual tool for the lay practitioner, while offering a path to deeper scholarship.

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When the Dragon Wore the Crown
Center and Circle
Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night after night, century after century. When the Dragon Wore the Crown is a ground breaking book that covers a period of over six thousand years, focusing on what astrologers would call the Ages of Gemini, Taurus and Aries and taking us through the period of classical astronomy with the Greeks and Romans (approx. 7000 BC–200 AD). When the Dragon Wore the Crown opens and closes with the Chinese mythological tradition and touches on Sumerian, Babylonian, Phoenician, Hindu, Norse, Native American and even Mayan myths, weaving together many of their celestial serpentine similarities.

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