Hypnosis: Esoteric Spirituality’s Missing Key

Although it has been downplayed or forgotten, some of the most important spiritual teachers of the last few hundreds years have been hypnotists. (Christian mystic Saint-Martin and G. I. Gurdjieff among them.) We look at the influence of hypnotism on the West’s spiritual tradition.

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Stressed Out By Social Media? Here’s Why

Social media causes stress. And, even in the short-term, stress can lead to “binge eating or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or drugs.” In the long-term, the brain itself can degenerate. Here’s what’s going on and how to fight back.

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CULT Of You Reviews Path Of The Warrior-Mystic

Cult Of You calls The Path Of The Warrior-Mystic “indispensable” for “masculine development and growth,” written as a “psychological manual or navigation guidebook that you want to have especially in times of crisis and times of stress and uncertainty.” Find out how it can help you.

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Out Now: Path Of The Warrior-Mystic

My latest book, The Path Of The Warrior-Mystic, is now available in the USA. Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award–winning author of Occult America and The Miracle Club, has said that “As steeped in magic, rite, and hidden history as he is in good sense, Angel delivers the book on positive manhood for which our culture has been yearning.” Here is a little about the book.

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Freud, Jung And The Influence of Hypnotism

The founders of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, both practiced hypnotism early on in their careers. And, it has been claimed, they, and psychoanalysis, were influenced by it. Here’s how hypnotism affected Freud and Jung, for better or worse.

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Awakening And De-Hypnotizing From False Beliefs

“This world is one of hypnotisation,” said Swami Vivekenanda (1863-1902). “Whatever you tell yourself that you become.” Yet, Vivekenanda claimed, we must “de-hypnotize” ourselves from wrong beliefs. In this, he was in agreement with the Western fields of hypnosis and positive thinking, though he departs in significant ways from them. Here, we look at de-hypnotizing ourselves from negative influences and negative, internal, self-talk and becoming our true Self.

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Take Manageable Risks

“Thinking which does not connect with constructive action becomes a disease,” said Henry Ford. That disease is fear. We all have fears, of course. But the lives of some people are determined by their fear. Others are always trying something new. But, in facing our fears, we have to distinguish between taking manageable and unmanageable risks and between mindful and mindless risks.

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Papus: Magician, Martinist, And Medical Hypnotist

Known today for founding the ritualistic Martinist Order, and for his writings on magic, Gérard Encausse was one of France’s most prominent, pioneering, and respected medical hypnotists. Indeed, for Encausse (and for 19th century France) there was a great deal of overlap between the magical and the medical. Here, we explore some of the stranger connections.

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