Yarker John - The arcane schools


Author : Yarker John
Title : The arcane schools
Year : 1909

Link download : Yarker_John_-_The_arcane_schools.zip

This book provides a background necessary to understand elements of the Golden Dawn and O.T.O. initiations, particularly in matters like the inclusion of the Samothraian deities in the former and the details of the lower and middle degrees for the latter. The Western Occult Revival is documented in it's origins. Yarker's thesis is to demonstrate universal and indigenous initiation in symbol and legend throughout the history and places of the world; and, by relating the meanings and practices of ancient and modern Masonry (through the 19th century), to disclose the universal content of the rites and mysteries. The author is more skeptical than most, and there is a distinct flavor of Frazier in the style of presentation. Many Christian traditions are presented in great detail and multiple example to be ignorant glosses of the ancient mysteries. Theories of lost continents are briefly propounded with open mind, some dated by limits of scholarship of the period: e.g. Yarker did not know that Polynesians traveled thousands of miles by ship, that mid oceanic sea floors spread, etc. Theosophical legends are used with more restraint than was common in the period. "Aryan" is used for an imaginary race, common in the period but not as later. "Learned" racist stereotypes of the period are perpetuated, but with considerable more restraint than in other contemporaries. At the time of writing, race and culture were muddled concepts. Since universal "Masonry" is the subject of this work, "Aryan" is better understood in most instances as "possessed of the secrets of illumination" or some such concept. There is occasional and excessive dependence on philology for evidence, also common in the period of authorship. In the last chapters of the book, Yarker defends variant Masonry on the grounds of the United Grand Lodge of England being ignorant of many traditions and indifferent to older charters. "York" masonry is upheld as being more traditional. ...

568 reads


You might also like

News

Updates are only available to donors. To make a donation please go to this page : Donate You will...

Continue reading

Brenier Flavien - Les juifs et le Talmud

Auteur : Brenier Flavien Ouvrage : Les juifs et le Talmud Morale et principes sociaux des juifs...

Continue reading

Leese Arnold - Sottise du Gentil Les Rothschild

Auteur : Leese Arnold Ouvrage : Sottise du Gentil Les Rothschild En complément : Le Bolchevisme est...

Continue reading

Leese Arnold - Meurtre rituel juif

Auteur : Leese Arnold Ouvrage : Meurtre rituel juif Année : 1938 Lien de téléchargement :...

Continue reading

Leese Arnold - La guerre de survie juive

Auteur : Leese Arnold Ouvrage : La guerre de survie juive Année : 1937 Lien de téléchargement :...

Continue reading

Leese Arnold - Hors des sentiers battus Les deux vies d'un vétérinaire anti-juif

Auteur : Leese Arnold Ouvrage : Hors des sentiers battus Les deux vies d'un vétérinaire anti-juif...

Continue reading

Firestone Reuven - Holy war in judaism

Author : Firestone Reuven Title : Holy war in judaism The fall and rise of a controversial idea...

Continue reading

Edgell William - Does the Earth rotate ? No !

Author : Edgell William (Edgell William) Title : Does the Earth rotate ? No ! Year : 1927 Link...

Continue reading

Cook Frederick Henry - The terrestrial plane

Author : Cook Frederick Henry Title : The terrestrial plane Year : 1908 Link download :...

Continue reading




Balder Ex-Libris
Review of books rare and missing


Balder Ex-Libris