Bu-mo'i stu-la shu-ru-ru!
The virgin finds pleasure in her rising desire,
The young tiger finds pleasure in his consummation,
The old man finds pleasure in his fertile memory:
That is the teaching on the Three Pleasures.
The bed is the workshop of sex,
And should be wide and comfortable;
The knee is the messenger of sex,
And should be sent up…
The divination by means of the spirits of the dead,
from the Greek words nekros, dead; and manteia, divination. It is
through its Italian form nigromancia that it came to be known as
the "Black Art." With the Greeks it originally signified the descent
into Hades in order to consult the dead rather than summoning the
dead into the mortal sphere again. The art is of almost universal
usage. Considerable difference of opinion exists among modern
adepts as to the exact…
Oracles: Shrines where a god speaks to human beings through the
mouths of priests or priestesses. The concept of the god become
vocal in this manner was by no means confined to Greece or Egypt.
Our object here is to deal with the most celebrated oracles of all
nations as well as those of antiquity. Probably all the primitive
gods those, that is to say, of the fetish class, now under
consideration - were consulted as oracles; it is certain that they
It has long been an article of faith with students
of occultism that the secret tenets of the various sciences
embraced within it have been preserved to modern times by a
series of adepts, who have handed them down from generation to
generation in their entirety. There is no reason to doubt this belief,
but that the adepts in question existed in one unbroken line, and
that they all professed similar principles is somewhat improbable.
But one thing is fairly…