Hypnotism: Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics: Now Available!

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This work is one of the better things that LW DeLaurence wrote. Containing fewer self-advertizements and a lot more how-to content, it dispels some myths about mesmerism and hypnotism, and proposes about a dozen methods by which various suggestive states can be induced- including the famous trick of hypnotizing a chicken using a chalk line or a finger (it apparently does indeed work.)

While some of the methods are now known not to function (at the time this was written- and it alludes to it explicitly!- the French were experimenting with spinning wheels and lights to induce anesthesia- one of the earliest- maybe THE earliest literary reference to this trope!) others are accepted even today. Some of its content would later be adapted into the 20s and 30s era “how to hypnotize your friends” style pulp works.

112 pages.

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Mystic Test Book of the Hindu Occult Chambers: Now Available!

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This is one of the stranger works of the early 20th century. Written by the famous DeLaurence, it seeks to teach the reader how to use crystal gazing to contact spirits and help people with various issues, and to impart the secret of telepathy. It also covers the use of the seance to contact spirits, among other tricks within the spirit realm (while considering these spirits to be very much hermetic in form; that is, the sylphs, undines, etc.)

While some of the practices here are related predominantly to DeLaurence advertizing his own goods and services, it is true that some of them remain in use, and are of occult interest to this day.

126 pages.

General Update: Spring!

I figured it was about time for another update; as spring marches along I’m already requisitioning materials for my garden, so those of you who enjoy that series will get some new footage soon- along with massive improvements.

On the literary side, I am now about 75% complete editing DeLaurences’ odd work “The Mystic Hindu Test Book”- this work covers astral bodies, spirits, crystal gazing, seances, and more; it’s quite good after the second chapter (up to that point it is self advertizement and run on sentences.) At around 130 or so pages, it will be an important work here.

After that, I figure on completing a couple other DeLaurence works; they’re all of similar length and have various eugenic-era spiritual content revolving around eastern tradition, spirits, and the like. I also have two short herbals and need to contact my illustrator for those to be completed. As promised the Theurgia Goetia will also soon be edited. I figure I can complete seven new works by the end of May at current projections.

Mysticism and Occult Fiction Books for Sale

The following is a continuously edited list of texts related to mysticism, occult fiction, and post-antiquated mythology which I have edited and released. This list will be updated over time as new titles become available.

REMEDIES OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
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A work of christian healing, containing what may be seen as white magick invocations.
WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS SAY: DREAM BOOK
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One part quack medicine, one part dream interpretation, one part folk remedies.

SEPHER BAHIR
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An elaborate work of Kaballah containing the opinions of scholars within Judaism related to Hebrew lettering, numerology, and cosmic lore.

SEPHER YETZIRAH
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An extremely important work within Kaballah with a series of statements on creation itself and how it parallels Hebrew letters and numbers as well as astrological lore.

HOW TO SPEAK WITH THE DEAD
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A work on channeling, mediumship, and Victorian necromancy.

VRIL; THE POWER OF THE COMING RACE
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An interesting fictional work that influenced Blavatsky and virtually all other early modern occultists and occult movements, as well as eugenics

THE NEW ATLANTIS
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Francis Bacon’s fictional account of Bensalem; has many prophetic and alchemical overtones

1900 OR: THE LAST PRESIDENT
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Ingersoll Lockwood delves into political fiction and accidentally predicts the modern era, replete with quasi-religious imagery.

MYSTIC TEST BOOK OF THE HINDU OCCULT CHAMBERS
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A DeLaurence work covering seances, telepathy, crystal gazing, and more.