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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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Crystals • Jewels • Stones
by Isidore Kozminsky

Crystals and the New Age,
by Stuart Weinberg

This collection is actually two books in one. Both authors provide an exhaustive and comprehensive study of the lore and science of precious and semi-precious stones and crystals.

Precious stones have long commanded the attention of thinkers, artists, mystics, magicians, astrologers, alchemists, and all who appreciate beauty. Intimately and mysteriously formed in the fires of Earth’s inner essence, what is the meaning of these exquisitely shaped and colored treasures, the sacred bounty of Nature?

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The Angel and the Sorcerer
The Remarkable Story of the Occult Origins of Mormonism and the Rise of Mormons in American Politics

Peter Levenda

Based on Levenda's research into Mormonism, Freemasonry and esoteric societies over the past thirty years, this book is intended for an audience that is curious about Mormonism in light of the fact that at the beginning of 2012 there were two Mormons running for the GOP presidential nomination . There has been much confusion in the media over various Mormon phenomena. This book examines Mormon beliefs and reveals the facts of Mormon ideas and practice, starting with its founder Joseph Smith Jr., who began his religious career with rituals of ceremonial magic and divination, and ended it with Freemasonry, the largest militia in the state of Illinois, a candidacy for US president, and assassination. This is the story of an American religion, and its origins are as strange as its beliefs and practices.

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In the Center of the Fire
A Memoir of the Occult, 1966-1989
James Wasserman

In this daring exposé by a survivor of a unique era in the New York occult scene, James Wasserman—a longtime proponent of the teachings of Aleister Crowley—brings the reader into a world of candlelit temples, burning incense and sonorous invocations. The author also shares an intimate look at the New York Underground of the 1970s and 1980s, and such avant-garde luminaries as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harry Smith, Kenneth Anger and Angus MacLise.

“A compelling portrait of a moment in time when New York City served as the heart of the modern Occult Renaissance.” —Donald Weiser, Samuel Weiser, Inc.

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Planets in Therapy
Predictive Technique and the Art of Counseling
Greg Bogart

Planets in Therapy explores archetypal symbolism, predictive technique, and counseling process in therapeutic astrology. Combining insights from Jungian depth psychology, developmental theory, alchemy and dream symbolism with the precision of planetary transits, progressions, and midpoints, this book offers an inspiring approach to the healing art of astrology.

“Greg, this is one fine, superbly conceived and written book. The meticulous sensitivity of your presentation is enriched with so much love: for Rudhyar, for our field, for your art, for the eagerness to help others. This is noble feeling, thinking, writing.” —Noel Tyl.

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The Moon's Nodes
Understanding the Dynamic Ties that Bind
Agneta Borstein

“Borstein’s overview is an excellent field guide.” -Dell Horoscope

Practicing Western astrologer Agneta Borstein uses an East-West astrological approach to the lunar nodes, their role in synastry, and their importance in the process of the evolving soul. Her familiarity with the Vedic system and its mythology brings a unique perspective to her interpretation of the nodes.
Borstein presents the fundamental facts about the Moon’s Nodes and includes discussion of the True and Mean Nodes, the nodal cycle in transit, natal signs and houses of the nodes and their meaning, especially in how to move from the wounded soul, represented by the South Node, to higher consciousness, represented by the North Node.

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Songlines of the Soul
Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century
Veronica Goodchild

"If you are like me, this book will feel like an invitation to live in a much larger, more interesting world. It will serve as a key to open the handcuffs that have kept your spirit in check for too long. It will give you ideas, facts, and a language for living more from your pulsing heart than your frowning head. It will help you make sense of things you were taught earlier in your life, understood then only naively. It may inspire you to hope for a strong dream, an overwhelming coincidence, or a UFO encounter. It will certainly free you from the particular depression that comes from a habit of modern skepticism."
-Thomas Moore from the Foreword

The title for this book comes from the ancient Aboriginal concept of "song lines"--pathways to another world reached through dreamtime and visionary insight, and encounters with the unknown realm of experience.

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The Hermetic Link
From Secret Tradition to Modern Thought
Jacob Slavenburg

Hermes is the Greek god of the Word, of thought and magic, the swift-moving messenger of the Divine and guardian of souls in the Afterlife. In Ancient Egypt he was the majestic god Thoth, the Recorder, the lord of measurement and science, the brother/husband of Isis. In Rome, he was of course Mercury, flying through the Empyrean at the speed of idea by the aid of his winged helmet and boots.

In this broad survey of the Hermetic arts, author Jacob Slavenburg brings an unparalleled depth of insight to the subject. He examines the historical Hermetic literature and details its relevance to modern occultism, from the symbolism of architecture and art to the mysteries of Freemasonry. The heavenly mysteries of astrology are explored as are the healing arts which derive from the spirit of scientific inquiry embodied by Thoth/Hermes. Slavenburg examines the magical writings of the Greek papyri and their development into the contemporary magical practices of modern adepts.

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