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31 May 2009 @ 01:51 pm
'Naturalistic Occultism' by IAO131 now available!  
Naturalistic Occultism
by IAO131

Naturalistic Occultism is an attempt to treat the phenomena of occultism with an eye of naturalism (i.e. not supernatural), science (i.e. based on empirical evidence), and pragmatism (i.e. what works is provisionally 'true'). It is largely a continuation of the ideal of Scientific Illuminism as expressed by Aleister Crowley in his motto "The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion." This book seeks to separate the gold of occultism from the dross of superstition and dogma.

IAO131 creator & editor of the Journal of Thelemic Studies (ThelemicStudies.com) and author of many articles on the subjects of Thelema, Occultism, Philosophy, and Psychology at his blog: http://iao131.livejournal.com.

Available now from Lulu for $9.95

Table of Contents

0. Preface
1. What is Magick?
2. On Subjectivity and Objectivity
3. A Note About Free Will, Determinism, and Pragmatism

Naturalistic Occultism
0. A Naturalistic, Scientific Approach to Magick
1. As Above, So Below – As Within, So Without
2. The Planets, the Zodiac, and other Symbol Schemes
3. Divination: Tarot, I Ching, and Animal Entrails
4. Gematria: Finding Patterns in Numbers
5. Why Magick Seems to Work
6. Psychotherapy and Initiation
7. The Neurology of the Astral Plane, the Astral Body, and Astral Projection
8. Astral Workings & Scrying: The Interpretation of Ambiguous Stimuli
9. Invocation and the Willed Activation of Latent Parts of the Psyche
10. On the Mystic Attainment
11. Conclusion

APPENDIX I: “Astral projection” or Out-of-Body Experiences
APPENDIX II: Un-differentiated Consciousness or Mystic Union
APPENDIX III: Recommendations for Further Reading

Preview and order the book now!
Veledaveleda on May 31st, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I am getting this.


IAO 131iao131 on June 1st, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)

Thank you! I hope you enjoy it and I hope you send me a review, however small, of what you thought after you are done.

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imagosdawn on July 23rd, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Panninggazztinkergazz on February 26th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
new book
I just ordered the book...looking forward to reading it!