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Magic and Mysticism: An creation to Western Esoteric Traditions is a concise evaluate, from antiquity to the current, of all of the significant Western spiritual esoteric routine. issues lined contain alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and lots of extra. Magic and Mysticism is perfect for college kids of Mysticism and New non secular routine, in addition to for common readers of Metaphysics and Esoterica.

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The children went around the table and told me their names. Then I asked what they were working on. “We are making T-shirts for the St. Vida festival in Rijeka,” one of them said. “That’s wonderful,” I said as I shook her hand. ” The children laughed. “These women are all working for Suncokret,” Gordana said as she introduced them. As she spoke I noticed a young woman walk into the room. She didn’t seem interested in me or what was happening. 22 THE DREAM She went and sat down with the children.

It was a way station of sorts, somewhere to stay until you got to where you were really going. After spending a full hour driving around Zagreb, we finally arrived. I had grown accustomed to not knowing quite where I was going or what was happening. Though most people around me spoke English, communication was still strained. They tried to be clear, but I was somehow always wondering what they meant. The hostel was run by four people, including one American. He was the first American I had seen since arriving in Croatia except, of course, for the man in my dream.

I told them that I was raised Catholic but had widened my vision quite a bit in the last several years. I explained that I was a student and teacher of a book called A Course in Miracles, which was very popular in the United States but, as far as I knew, unknown in Croatia. Neither one had heard of it. I was beginning to feel tired, so I said I would tell them all about it the next day. We left the restaurant and walked to the hotel. The Continental Hotel was apparently one of the finest in the city, where in good times it was nearly impossible to get a room.

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