The Hermetic Kabbalah

Colin A. Low

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Before there was modern science there was another way to comprehend reality. When someone wanted to discover deep and hidden secrets about nature, they would study ancient books and traditions looking for divine revelations, seek out scholars and teachers, and perhaps summon and talk to spirits or angels ...

This ancient wisdom (and it was the best knowledge of its day) has come to be known as the Hermetic Tradition. It is an intellectual and practical tradition dating from the late Roman Empire, and it viewed the Cosmos as a living being composed of living beings, a whole composed of parts, like the human body. The tradition was founded on an intuitive view of  processes at work in living things, a dynamic of relationships, connections and interactions, a world of qualia and imagination, all set forth in startling visionary metaphors of giant androgynous beings and sexual dynamics.

The Hermetic Kabbalah shows how the tradition has developed through two millennia to the present day, its ideas intertwining with Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah like the serpents in the Caduceus of Hermes. It includes a detailed exposition on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the ten sefirot, and many other traditional themes including the Partzufim, the Primordial Adam, theurgy, and ascent mysticism. It also describes the Rectification of the Soul, in which the soul is awakened to an understanding of its place in the Cosmos.

Profusely illustrated, with over 60 diagrams and illustrations, this book is a distillation of a lifetime of study and practice.
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Brilliance (12 Jun. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993303404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993303401
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
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Playing the Fool

Colin A. Low

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What is the Tarot? For centuries people have speculated about the meaning and origin of these enigmatic cards. And yet there is a straightforward answer. What if they depict the world of the Italian Renaissance, the period when the first hand-painted cards were created?

In this tale the Tarot comes to life as we journey with the Fool. Through her eyes we encounter the other twenty-one Trumps and the four suits - Swords, Cups, Coins and Staves. She argues with the Magician, sings with the Empress, weeps for the Hanged Man, cares for the Hermit, hunts with the Moon,  rides with the Sun, sleeps with the Devil, and drives the Virtues to distraction.

Here is an extravagant work of imagination and humour that captures the spirit of the Renaissance Tarot. It is immersed in esoteric lore and myth, and illustrated with forty original B&W Tarot illustrations created by the author for this book.

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Brilliance; 1 edition (3 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993303412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993303418
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm

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Liber Sphaerae

Colin A. Low

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Liber Sphaerae (The Book of the Spheres) is set in Italy during the late-Renaissance, the time of Michaelangelo. Two women and two men meet to discuss the celestial Spheres of the Cosmos as reflected in their common understanding and everyday lives.

At the time of the Renaissance the intelligentsia of Europe were united in the view that the Earth was at the centre of eight concentric spheres. These spheres poured out influence upon the world and determined the health of the body and the fate of kingdoms. Each sphere was the domain of incorporeal beings that were variously regarded as angels, gods, or evil spirits.

The book elaborates many notions now considered esoteric or magical, but which were once commonplace and uncontroversial. It is an affectionate tribute to Renaissance Humanism and shows how the cosmology and philosophy of the Greeks had fused with Christianity to reveal an enchanted cosmos of startling richness and beauty. Liber Sphaerae is also a tribute to the women of that period, many of whom were highly educated, fluent in several languages, proficient at statecraft, and celebrated as patrons, scholars and poets.

Liber Sphaerae will appeal to anyone interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition, in Astrology, or in the Renaissance foundations of the Tarot.

The book contains seventeen original illustrations by the author.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Digital Brilliance (18 May 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 268 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0993303420
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0993303425
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.7 x 22.86 cm

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