Both Sides of Heaven: Essays on Angels, Fallen Angels and Demons
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From the nature of the daimons of the Graeco-Roman world, the Zoroastrian Ahuras and Daevas, the seductive Lilith and mighty Lucifer, through to the Fallen Angels of the Bible and the Book of Enoch, and their children the Nephilim, we find that these powerful beings are harbingers of change. And maybe, they will be looking back at you too. Look up towards the heavens and open your mind to the infinite, for it is there that you will see the colourful multifaceted world of winged messengers - Gods, Angels, Fallen Angels and Demons. When you look at Both Sides of Heaven seeking wisdom and knowledge from the wings of ethereal messengers, you will see legions of angels and demons, archangels, fallen angels, old gods and even a few faeries and green butterflies. In their personal contributions they share their experiences, research and unique insights into the spiritual realms of the mysterious beings who have played such an important and inspirational role in human spiritual history. BOTH SIDES OF HEAVEN is a collection of 18 essays by some of the foremost modern esoteric writers, occult scholars and magicians. The ceremonies and conjurations of grimoires such as the Key of Solomon, Goetia and Grimorium Verum are considered, as well as adaptations thereof and simpler, personal encounters. In this anthology their magical natures are explored through the works of Renaissance magicians such as Dr John Dee and Edward Kelley, Dr Thoma
Stephen is the first Westerner to be awarded the title of Grand Master of Feng Shui by the International Feng Shui Association. He gives regular talks and workshops around Europe. His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best selling Millennium Prophecies. During the 1970s he co-wrote many books with Francis King, including the still popular Techniques of High Magic. Stephen has written more than 35 books, which have been published
Also with Francis King he wrote Nostradamus. His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best selling Millennium Prophecies. For more information, visit ritualmagick.Stephen Skinner began his career as a Geography lecturer and magazine publisher, but his long term interests have always been Western magic and feng shui. During the 1970s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing a number of classic magical works by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, and others. Stephen is credited with bringing the art of Feng Shui to the West, and in 1976 he wrote th
"Neither angels nor demons have enough power to save this regurgitated rubbish" according to Suba. There is a lot of redundancy in this book. One author after another talked about Lucifer and the Book of Enoch without adding any more information than what Wikipedia has to offer – less even. In my opinion, Nestor is the only author in this compilation that adds to the discussion of fallen angels. While he does not give a through treatment on the topic, he at least gives a unique one.I have to say I was solely disappointed in this book as a whole. Beyond a few of the authors, it’s mostly just a bunch of regurgitated poop. Either the authors were trying to defend their point of view as Lei. Dorn Simon-Sinnott said Anthology written from Experiential, Historical & Scholarly points of view. Review:Both Sides of HeavenEdited by Sorita d'EsteAn Anthology exploring Angels, Fallen Angels & Demons.As with all Anthologies published by Avalonia, the carefully selected Author's, Essays, and Themes by Sorita d'Este, this book did not dissappoint, it held up to the continuing high standard's of their published works.Sorita d'Este again pathes the way in her detailed, intriguing opening of the works, giving the readers a taste of the compendium of works to come.The general overview of this book is, written from the experiential, from a historical, and from a scholarly point of view.Covering such to. "Heaven and Hell, angels and demons. All in one book." according to SchmoozersDeals. I found this book to be okay, but I did not love it. The choices for authors by the editor was eclectic, to say the least. I think that I was expecting something more like "Here are some charming angel stories" and not something that even touched on the devil himself. However, with the title being "Both Sides of Heaven", it was clearly a reader error and not that of the editor. Not a choice I would have selected if I would have been more attentive.