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  • By Web of Wyrd
    Apr 16, 2011
    Use coupon code GIFT305 at checkout and receive 10% off this book. Seething Cauldron: Essays on Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Freemasonry, Wicca, Druidry, and Thelema by Payam Nabarz. ISBN: 978-0-9556858-4-2 Paperback, 227 pages. Includes bibliographical references and Index Published in 2010 by `Web of Wyrd Press' http://www.webofwyrdpress.com Contents: • The Persian Fool and Trickster: Haji Firouz • Anahita: Lady Of Persia • Zoroastrian Angels and Demons • Mithras and the Right Handed Handshake Of The Gods • Influences Of Freemasonry and Sufism On Wicca and Neo-Paganism • Sacred Plants (Drugs In Religion) • The Right Hand Path Or Left Hand Path; Star Wars, Excalibur and Lord Of The Rings • To Genes, Memes, Gods and Beyond (Sex, Chocolate and Religion) • Spirit Of Peace Synopsis: The Sufi ritual meal ceremony of the `Deeg Jush'[1] translates as the `Seething Cauldron' or `Boiling Cauldron', and, like its Celtic equivalent; the Cauldron of Cerridwen, it symbolizes the transformation and... More > change of the initiate as he/she becomes cooked in the cauldron. The Green Man painting here, by artist Chesca Potter (the cover artwork) shows the initiate being placed in the cauldron, and then emerging as the Green Man or Khider in Sufism. The process of metamorphosis in the vat as Sufi poet Dr. Nurbakhsh describes it is: `Like grapes, we have always accompanied the vat. From the view of the world, we have disappeared. For years, we boiled from the fire of love Until we became that wine which intoxicated the world.' Seething is also a Nordic tradition technique [2] for making a connection to the Dragon energy. The title of book intends to signify the similarity of the Nordic tradition, Druidy, Sufism and a number of other magical traditions with their common motif of the boiling/ seething transformation of the seeker. Here, materials from number of traditions are placed into one boiling pot, emphasising that each person needs to make their own journey. This collection of essays reflects my own journey and studies on the path. The majority of these essays were published in various esoteric magazines over the years for example: Touchstone (the Journal of Order of Bards, Ovates, Druids), Pagan Dawn (the Journal of the Pagan Federation), Stone Circle, The Little Red Book, Pentacle, White Dragon, Silver Star, Cauldron, Fezana (Zoroastrian Journal), and the Sufi Magazine. However, I felt it would useful to have them all collected in one volume together here. Notes: [1] For further info on `Deeg Jush' see: `In the Paradise of the Sufis' or its recent revised edition `The Path, Sufi practices' by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh (Khaniqahi-Nimatullahi Publications, 2002). [2] For further info on `Seething' see: `Seidways: shaking, swaying and serpent mysteries' by Jan Fries, (Mandrake, 1996). For preview: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/seething-cauldron-essays-on-zoroastrianism-sufism-freemasonry-wicca-druidry-and-thelema/13045243?showPreview< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9780955685842
Publisher
Web of Wyrd Press, an imprint of BECS Ltd.
Published
November 3, 2010
Language
English
Pages
227
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.87 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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