Asia Mysteriosa

Alongside it is printed the first edition of the Polaire Bulletin, dated 9 May 1930 and effectively the manifesto of the Polaires themselves, and a historical preface by Colum Hayward, outlining the history of the Polaires and of the two ...


Author: Zam Bhotiva

Publisher: Polair Pub

ISBN: 1905398271

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Famous esoteric work of the 1930s describing the workings of the Oracle of Astral Force, the secret divinatory system of the group known as The Polaires and giving clues to their origin, way of working and sources of inspiration. Alongside it is printed the first edition of the Polaire Bulletin, dated 9 May 1930 and effectively the manifesto of the Polaires themselves, and a historical preface by Colum Hayward, outlining the history of the Polaires and of the two publications. In 1929 there burst onto the esoteric scene in Paris a group that had been waiting for a decade to manifest publicly, the Polaires. Furnished with a mathematical oracle that gave them direct communication with the Masters in the Himalayas and a six-pointed Star symbol that offered a direction of true spiritual development, they attracted journalists, poets and intellectuals into their group and sought to resurrect a long-lost Rosicrucian brotherhood. Among those who came were the gentle Maurice Magre, novelist and poet, and the founder of the Traditionalist movement in mythology and anthropology, Rene Guenon - who split from them, rejecting Theosophy and Spiritualism too. Magre wrote a book called The Return of the Magi, still popular today, and was a close friend of Otto Rahn, German author of The Crusade against the Grail and one of the most controversial figures in the 1930s because of his flirtation with the shadowy ideals of Heinrich Himmler. The founder of the Polaires, known only as Mario Fille, kept himself hidden throughout but the public face was Zam Bhotiva, born Cesare Accomani. Fille was the person to whom knowledge of the working of the Oracle had been granted and it was not to be divulged to any other living soul without the instruction of the Masters. Asia Mysteriosa was Zam Bhotiva's attempt to explain the working of the Oracle while still preserving its secret. Published in Paris in 1929, it is now translated into English for the first time alongside the first issue of the monthly Polaire Bulletin, which explains the mission of the Polaires and was used as their manifesto. This, too, has never been translated in full and of the ten thousand copies said to have circulated, very few indeed remain. The present publication in English brings before a new public a fascinating and neglected piece of the intellectual scene of the 1930s. It will be a welcome contribution to the studies of historians, cryptographers, Cabbalists and all seeking esoteric trut"


Some were favorably enough impressed to contribute to Accomani's book about it : Asia Mysteriosa , published in 1929 under the pseudonym of “ Zam Bhotiva . ” One of these was Fernand Divoire , editor of L'Intransigeant and author of ...


Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813356

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

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"Arktos is the first book ever written on the archetype of the Poles: celestial and terrestrial, North and South. It is a hair-raising voyage through cosmology, occultism and conspiracy theory leads to startling revelations about the secrets of the Poles. The author investigates legends of a Golden Age, which some claim ended in a prehistoric catastrophe, a shift in the earth's axis. This is examined in the light of the latest geological theories, as are predictions of a coming pole-shift. The perennial fascination of these ideas is shown to be part of a "polar tradition" of hidden wisdom. There are many recorded tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, which later spread through the Northern Hemisphere. This supposedly "Aryan Race" entered the pantheon of Nazi Germany, with dreadful consequences. The author examines the origins of modern neo-Nazi ideology, its "polar" inspiration, and its links with other arcana, including the survival of Hitler, German bases in Antarctica, UFOS, the Hollow Earth, and the hidden kingdoms of Agartha and Shambhala. However, "Arktos" differs from most writings on these subjects in its responsible and scholarly treatment, and its extensive use of foreign-language sources."--Provided by publisher.

The Simple Life of Ren Gu non

Guénon , who had once agreed to write an introduction to Asia Mysteriosa , withdrew his offer when he discovered the puerility and absurdity of some of the ' oracles ' of the ' Astral Force ' concerned . Having learned that his name was ...


Author: Paul Chacornac

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 0900588764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 113

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René Guénon (1886-1951) is undoubtedly one of the luminaries of the twentieth century, whose critique of the modern world has stood fast against the shifting sands of recent philosophies. His oeuvre of 26 volumes is providential for the modern seeker: pointing ceaselessly to the perennial wisdom found in past cultures ranging from the Shamanistic to the Indian and Chinese, the Hellenic and Judaic, the Christian and Islamic, and including also Alchemy, Hermeticism, and other esoteric currents, at the same time it directs the reader to the deepest level of religious praxis, emphasizing the need for affiliation with a revealed tradition even while acknowledging the final identity of all spiritual paths as they approach the summit of spiritual realization. The present volume, first published in 1958 by Guénon's friend and collaborator Paul Chacornac, whose bookstore, journal (first called Le Voile d'Isis, later changed to Études Traditionnelles), and publishing venture-Éditions Traditionnelles-were so instrumental in furthering Guénon's work, was the first full-length biography of this extraordinary man to appear, and has served as the foundation for the many later biographies that have appeared in French, as well as the lone biography in English, René Guénon and the Future of the West, by Robin Waterfield. Its translation and publication in conjunction with The Collected Works of René Guénon represents an important step in the effort to bring Guénon's oeuvre before a wider public.

The Kingdom of Agarttha

Jean Marquès-Rivière, in Asia Mysteriosa, 26. Jean Marquès-Rivière, A l'ombre des monastères tibétains (Paris & Neuchâtel: Victor Attinger, 7th ed., 1930), 198. Jean-Pierre Laurant, in his summary of Le Roi du Monde, mentions a curious ...


Author: Marquis Alexandre Saint-Yves d'Alveydre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777226

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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First English translation of the book that introduced the realm of Hollow Earth • Explores the underground world of Agarttha, sometimes known as Shambhala, a realm that is spiritually and technologically advanced beyond our modern culture • One of the most influential works of 19th-century occultism • Written by the philosopher who influenced Papus, Rene Guénon, and Rudolf Steiner The underground realm of Agarttha was first introduced to the Western world in 1886 by the French esoteric philosopher Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre with his book Mission de l’Inde, translated here for the first time into English. Saint-Yves’s book maintained that deep below the Himalayas were enormous underground cities, which were under the rule of a sovereign pontiff known as the Brahâtma. Throughout history, the “unknown superiors” cited by secret societies were believed to be emissaries from this realm who had moved underground at the onset of the Kali-Yuga, the Iron Age. Ruled in accordance with the highest principles, the kingdom of Agarttha, sometimes known as Shambhala, represents a world that is far advanced beyond our modern culture, both technologically and spiritually. The inhabitants possess amazing skills their above ground counterparts have long since forgotten. In addition, Agarttha is home to huge libraries of books engraved in stone, enshrining the collective knowledge of humanity from its remotest origins. Saint-Yves explained that the secret world of Agarttha, and all its wisdom and wealth, would be made available for humanity when Christianity and all other known religions of the world began truly honoring their own sacred teachings.

Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Grail

Another supporter of Asia Mysteriosa was Jean MarquesRivière whose specialist topics were Tibetan Buddhism and Tantrism. Joscelyn Godwin3 points out that Marques-Rivière in his Foreword to Asia Mysteriosa mentions that mystics Emmanuel ...


Author: Otto Rahn

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781935487173

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Who was the amazing Otto Rahn? How come if Rahn was such an amazing man has hardly anyone outside specialist pre-WW2 history circles ever heard of him? But is he really such an unknown? The story lines of Raiders of the Lost Ark to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade mirror Rahn’s incredible adventures in the South of France in the early 1930s.

Heinrich Himmler

The German title was: “Tiere, Menschen und Götter” – “Animals, People, and Gods.” In 1929, Saint-Yves d'Alveydre's work, as well as Ossendowski's, was drawn on by the Polars for their own publication “Asia Mysteriosa” and broadly used ...


Author: Franz Wegener

Publisher: Kulturfoerderverein Ruhrg.

ISBN: 9781489514332

Category: History

Page: 160

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What, at best, has been mentioned in previous monographs about Himmler as the second most powerful man of National-Socialism in passing, the historian Franz Wegener develops in greater depth: Himmler’s mind was open to diverse occult influences originating in Germany as well as France. Thus he wrote about a book of the German spiritualist, Carl du Prel, who experimented with hovering tables and mediums: “A small scientific work on a philosophical basis which truly has me believe in spiritualism and was the first to really introduce me to it.” He received Gaston de Mengel, a British occultist, who wrote for the mysterious occult group of the Polaires in Paris, and who collaborated closely with the founder of the esoteric university in Nice. As researched by Wegener, Himmler purchased himself a manual for “pendulum practice and pendulum magic,” and in this way came also in touch with the theory of the gnostic “Od.” He believed in the “transmigration of souls,” attempted to obtain horoscopes from a Munich astrologer and his various occult advisors, and agreed with the hypotheses of Karl Heise (“Okkultes Logentum,” 1921) that occult powers were pulling the strings behind Communists, Jews, and Freemasons. On this background Wegener does not allow Himmler’s tendency about occult subjects pass as a mere private matter: “If Himmler’s image of the enemy with respect to Freemasonry and Jews was fed also by occult patterns, one can no longer speak of a ‘private matter,’ since the political and, by no means, private consequence of Himmler’s occult world view must be called mass murder."

The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism

Guénon even went so far as to reread and correct Accomani's manuscript of Asia Mysteriosa, which the author published under the name of Zam Bhotiva in 1930. Girard and Massoni's text ends as follows: Agarttha enthuses us not only ...


Author: Patrick Lepetit

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551769

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 544

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A profound understanding of the surrealists’ connections with alchemists and secret societies and the hermetic aspirations revealed in their works • Explains how surrealist paintings and poems employed mythology, gnostic principles, tarot, voodoo, alchemy, and other hermetic sciences to seek out unexplored regions of the mind and recover lost “psychic” and magical powers • Provides many examples of esoteric influence in surrealism, such as how Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon was originally titled The Bath of the Philosophers Not merely an artistic or literary movement as many believe, the surrealists rejected the labels of artist and author bestowed upon them by outsiders, accepting instead the titles of magician, alchemist, or--in the case of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo--witch. Their paintings, poems, and other works were created to seek out unexplored regions of the mind and recover lost “psychic” and magical powers. They used creative expression as the vehicle to attain what André Breton called the “supreme point,” the point at which all opposites cease to be perceived as contradictions. This supreme point is found at the heart of all esoteric doctrines, including the Great Work of alchemy, and enables communication with higher states of being. Drawing on an extensive range of writings by the surrealists and those in their circle of influence, Patrick Lepetit shows how the surrealists employed mythology, gnostic principles, tarot, voodoo, and alchemy not simply as reference points but as significant elements of their ongoing investigations into the fundamental nature of consciousness. He provides many specific examples of esoteric influence among the surrealists, such as how Picasso’s famous Demoiselles d’Avignon was originally titled The Bath of the Philosophers, how painter Victor Brauner drew from his father’s spiritualist vocation as well as the Kabbalah and tarot, and how doctor and surrealist author Pierre Mabille was a Freemason focused on finding initiatory paths where “it is possible to feel a new system connecting man with the universe.” Lepetit casts new light on the connection between key figures of the movement and the circle of adepts gathered around Fulcanelli. He also explores the relationship between surrealists and Freemasonry, Martinists, and the Elect Cohen as well as the Grail mythos and the Arthurian brotherhood.

Hidden Intercourse

... Eduard, La pensée et les secrets du Sâr Joséphin Péladan. Neuchatel et Paris: Editions Rosicruciennes, 1952. Bhotiva, Zam, Asia Mysteriosa: L'Oracle de Force Astrale comme moyen de communication avec “Les Petites Lumières d'Orient.


Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047443582

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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The history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality, but this connection has never been explored in detail from a critical scholarly perspective. Bringing together an impressive array of top-level specialists, this volume reveals the outlines of a largely unknown history spanning more than twenty centuries.

Studies on Western Esotericism in Central and Eastern Europe

... such as asia mysteriosa by zambhotiva34 and l'aurore naissante ou la racine de la philosophie, de l'astrologie et de la théologie [the rising dawn or the roots of philosophy, astrology and theology] by jacob boehme35 (both from the ...


Author: Nemanja Radulović

Publisher: JATEPress Kiadó

ISBN: 9789633153970

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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These papers examine how occult and esoteric themes appear in visual and verbal media, connecting to intellectual history, literature, the arts, present day pop culture, and religious practices. The topics range from the witchcraft motives in the love poetry of the 15th-century Humanist poet, Conrad Celtis; through the activities of Polish and Russian theosophists; Croatian, Greek, Polish painters of the spiritual; the philosophy of wine by the Hungarian esoteric philosopher Béla Hamvas; to contemporary Serbian magic and neo-shamanism. Two studies touch upon the influence of Freemasonry and the Kabbalah in Western esotericism, and, although these are not specifically Central European topics, they provide parallel perspectives to what the other papers of the collection are investigating.

Satanism A Social History

Asia Mysteriosa. L'Oracle de force astrale comme moyen de communication avec “les petites lumières d'Orient”. Paris: Dorbon. Bibliophile Hiram [pseud. of Emmanuel Bon]. 1931. Diana Vaughan a-t-elle existé?


Author: Massimo Introvigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004244962

Category: Religion

Page: 668

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For the first time, Massimo Introvigne proposes a general social history of Satanism and anti-Satanism, from the French Court of Louis XIV to the Satanic scares of the late 20th century, satanic themes in Black Metal music, the Church of Satan, and beyond.

Occult Theocracy

A recent practical illustration of these methods is the teaching contained in a book Asia Mysteriosa by Zam Bhotiva, (published by Dorbon Aine) which suggests ways and means of communication with the "Hidden Masters ".


Author: Edith Queenborough

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849622534


Page: 433

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THIS BOOK makes no claim to literary merit. It is simply a work of research and documentation, giving evidence and facts which will help the reader in drawing his own conclusions. The book is not complete simply because it will never be complete. But for the present it is the best study of the root conditions which have led to present day subversive upheavals and the overthrow of the principles of Christian civilization. The book is a fascinating journey into the various occult traditions from the 16th century to the early 20th century and reveals secrets that have long been hidden. The author died under very mysterious circumstances and has taken much of the secrets with her into the grave. Did she find out too much? If you want to know everything about secret societies and conspiratory brotherhoods, this is yours. Be prepared for knowledge that reaches far beyond your current imagination. Excerpt from Contents: Contents: Foreword Chapter I - The Religion Of The Secret Chapter Ii - The Meaning Of Occultism Chapter Iii - Brahminism Chapter Iv - Mazdeism (Zoroastrianism) Chapter V - Confucianism And Taoism Chapter Vi - Egyptian Esoterism Chapter Vii - Judaism (The Pharisees) Chapter Viii - Orpheism And The Pagan Mysteries Chapter Ix - The Druids Chapter X - Christianity Chapter Xi - Manicheism Chapter Xii - Witchcraft Chapter Xiii - The Gnostics (The Heretics) Chapter Xiv - Lamaism Chapter Xv - The Yezidees (Devil Worshippers) Chapter Xvi - Orthodox Islam Chapter Xvii - Unorthodox Islam, The Ishmaelites. The Lodge Of Cairo Chapter Xviii - The Druses Chapter Xix - The Assassins Chapter Xx - The Knights Templar Chapter Xxi - Knights Of Malta Chapter Xxii - The Rosicrucians Chapter Xxiii - Cathares, Albigenses, Waldenses Chapter Xxiv - The Moravians Chapter Xxv - The Anabaptists Chapter Xxvi - Grand Lodge Of England (Founded 1717) Chapter Xxvii - The Gospel Of Revolution Chapter Xxviii - The Preparation Chapter Xxix - General Pepe And The " One Big Union " Chapter Xxx - Albert Pike And Giuseppe Mazzini Chapter Xxxi - Practical Politics Chapter Xxxii - Adriano Lemmi Chapter Xxxiii - The Interlocking Directorate Associations Of The 16th Century Chapter Xxxiv - The Illuminati Of Spain (Founded 1520) Chapter Xxxv - The Order Of The Jesuits (Founded 1541) Chapter Xxxvi - The Defenders (Roman Catholic) (Founded 1562) Associations Of The 17th Century Chapter Xxxvii - Ancient Order Of Hibernians (A. O. H.) (Roman Catholic) (Founded 1641) Chapter Xxxviii - Jansenism (Founded 1638) Chapter Xxxix - Camisards Of The Cevennes (Originating 1688) Associations Of The 18th Century Chapter Xl - The Rite Of Swedenborg Or Illuminati Of Stockholm (Founded 1721) Chapter Xli - Supreme Conseil And Grand Orient De France (Founded 1725) Chapter Xlii - The Convulsionaries Of St. Medard (Founded 1731) Chapter Xliii - The Royal Order Of Scotland (Founded 1750) Chapter Xliv - The Strict Observance (Founded 1751-52) Chapter Xlv - The Martinist Order (Founded 1754) Chapter Xlvi - The Illuminati Of Avignon (Founded 1760) Chapter Xlvii - Antient And Accepted Scottish Rite (America). — Chapter Xlviii - The Order Of The Mopse (Founded 1763) Chapter Xlix - The Rite Of Zinnendorf (Founded 1766) Chapter L - The Philaletes (Chercheurs De La Verite) (Founded 1773) Chapter Li - The Illuminati Of Bavaria (Founded 1776) Chapter Lii - The Tugendbund (Founded 1786) ... and much more ...

The Occult Mentors of Maria de Naglowska

Guenon, who had accepted at any time to write a preface to Asia Mysteriosa, withdrew when he found the childishness and even the absurdity of certain "oracles" of "Astral Force". Having learned that despite its name it was used to ...


Author: Robert North


ISBN: 9780557404759



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Magic Its History and Principal Rites

The occultist Zam Bothiva described the system of the Polaires in his Asia Mysteriosa . Then there are the Gnostics , the disciples of Jules Doinel who , because of their link with the Gnosis and its ' triple key ' mysteries , have been ...


Author: Maurice Bouisson


ISBN: UOM:39015000879588

Category: Magic

Page: 319

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Donated by Sydney Harris.

The Treasure of Montsegur

Gradually - and doubtless helped by Conan Doyle's messages Bhotiva and his Polaires moved away from ' Asia Mysteriosa ' ( as he called it ) and concerned themselves increasingly with the esoteric traditions of the West , particularly ...


Author: Walter Birks

Publisher: Thorsons Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015012959592

Category: Albigenses

Page: 166

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Rosicrucian Digest

23 It involves a divinatory practice based on mathematics , whose process was described by Zam Bhotiva in Asia Mysteriosa , l'oracle de la Force astrale comme moyen de communication avec les ...




ISBN: PSU:000055237239

Category: Rosicrucians


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Encyclopedia Mysteriosa

"" "Written and edited by two-time Edgar Award winner William L. DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa contains biographies of old and new writers and their memorable characters, as well as detailed entries on contributions to the genre on ...


Author: William L. DeAndrea

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006069095

Category: Travel

Page: 405

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"A good mystery is the essential element in every compelling plot. Encyclopedia Mysteriosa clues you in to the entire murky realm of detection. This comprehensive reference is an in-depth compendium that draws on 150 years of crime stories from the genesis of the mystery genre with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and television series like "The Fugitive."" "Written and edited by two-time Edgar Award winner William L. DeAndrea, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa contains biographies of old and new writers and their memorable characters, as well as detailed entries on contributions to the genre on radio, television, and film. The evolution of the literature of detection progresses from the nineteenth-century master sleuths - Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter - to the Golden Age when Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie produced their perennially popular stories. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot can be found cheek-to-cheek with the hard-boiled detectives created by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and with the characters and writers who played out the espionage explosion of the sixties and seventies. You'll also find entries devoted to the current wave of women private eyes, a subgenre that was pioneered by Marcia Muller - the founding mother of the American female hard-boiled private eye - and continues with the popular alphabet mysteries of Sue Grafton. No story is too convoluted and no character is too small - you'll even find television and film detectives Maxwell Smart and Basil, the Great Mouse Detective." "An appendix provides directories of organizations for the mystery devotee, mystery booksellers, and lists of major award-winning writers honored with Edgars and Diamond Daggers. All entries are copiously cross-referenced to assure easy access." "For every would-be sleuth and armchair detective, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa is the complete reference to the entire genre of murder and mayhem."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved




Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X000507386

Category: Reference

Page: 11

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The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

A Amazonia mysteriosa , romance . ... Frey- Herrne von Puffendorff , Einleitung zu der Historie der vornehmsten Reiche und Staaten von Asia , Africa und America . ... PO 9697 CRULS , BASTÃO , 1888.c75 AT amazonia mysteriosa ; romance .


Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: UOM:39015082906275

Category: Union catalogs


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Encyclopedia Mysteriosa


Author: William L. DeAndrea

Publisher: Macmillan General Reference

ISBN: 0028616782

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

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Looks at the mystery genre in books, radio, and film, with biographies and critical commentary