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When I checked the list of the books that visitors have bought from the Telesterion Bookstore I was struck by the quality of the choices. My guests, you have bought a very interesting selection of books. I thought that you might be interested in seeing these selections also; interested to know what your peers are reading.

These books aren't in any particular order, but I've tried to mark books that I thought were particularly interesting. These are among the books purchased in the past 6 months.

Guests, I'd like to ask a favor of you, to get your help in supporting this site. If you decide to order a book, please make a special point of clicking directly from the link on my pages to the book you are interested in, then add the book to your shopping cart, update your shopping cart, and then return to these pages, select another book that interests you, click on it's link, add it to your shopping cart, update your shopping cart, then return here etc.etc.etc. ( In order to save on shipping and handling I like to order several books at a time.)

When you click on a link direct from these pages and place your order, Telesterion gets 15% of the value of the book. When you instead enter Amazon from a link, then move around in Amazon to find your books, Telesterion only makes 5% or less on your purchases. You may not have known this but that is how an Amazon book store works.

We are not talking about large amounts of money here. No-one will get rich running a bookstore like this. However, I'm glad to report to you that the percentage off of the books you my guests have ordered here these first 6 months of 2000 have covered the server costs of hosting this site. This means I'm performing enough of a useful service here to continue to justify Telesterion's existence, and needless to say, it is an encouragement to me to produce more material for your study and enjoyment.

But please, if you think of it and feel kindly towards this site, if you do order any books order them directly from the links on these pages.

Now, without further ado, enjoy this list of visitor selected books. there's some great stuff here. Ken Wilber, Francis Yates, Franz Bardon, Joseph Campbell, Paul Foster Case, Jean Houston, Stanislav Grof, Ouspensky, Merrell-Wolff, Carl Rogers-- there is some fine reading here!


A great selection! I have these myself.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (6 Cassettes)

Looks interesting.
Color and Culture : Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

Collected Works of Ken Wilber : A Brief History of Everything, the Eye of the Spirit (HB)    

Great book! Yates is paradigm-transforming!
The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

I'm really pleased to see that several people bought this book.
It will transform your understanding of 'occult systems', tarot, astrology, qabalah.

Art of Memory

Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, 2nd Edition (PB)    

Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution

Quantum Mechanics (PB)    

Photoshop Collage Techniques (PB)    

Fourth Way : An Arrangement by Subject of Verbatim Extracts from the Records of Ouspensky's Meetings

Jean Houston is a smart explorer. This isn't her best, but is very useful for those who are interested in exercises but don't want to get stuck in a traditional form of practice.
Mind Games : The Guide to Inner Space

This is Pearce's best book imho, in terms of the validity and usefulness of his arguments. How we were imprinted as infants still profoundly effects our current relationship with reality.
Magical Child

While a bit turgid, this book is one of the best manuals for western magickal style 'spiritual exercises'. If you attempt the exercises here (I have) you will be surprised at how strongly they effect your mind.
Initiation into Hermetics : The Path of the True Adept

100 Allegories to Represent the World (PB)    

A good book, interesting if you have cats, I reviewed this for another site.
The Cat Who Cried for Help : Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats

Twisted Whiskers : Solving Your Cat's Behavior Problems (PB)    

Excellent, not the easiest read, but a very important set of suggestions about subjectiveity and objectivity.
Collected Works of Ken Wilber : The Marriage of Sense and Soul, One Taste

Very personal, raises very good questions about the psychological and spiritual integrity of our current E/S/R/P culture.
Collected Works of Ken Wilber : Grace and Grit

If we all at least read Wilber we'll have a base of concepts and language that I think will be a big help in the next twenty years of consciousness exploration.
Collected Works of Ken Wilber : Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality

Emigre : Graphic Design into the Digital Realm (PB)    

History of Suicide : Voluntary Death in Western Culture (Medicine and Culture) (HB)    

Counterpunch : Making Type in the Sixteenth Century, Designing Typefaces Now (PB)    

Franklin Merrell-Wolff's Experience and Philosophy : A Personal Record of Transformation and a Discu

Type : Hot Designers Make Cool Fonts (HB)    

The real history of the suppressed philosophies that became modern occultism and alternative spirituality. The first section is priceless!
Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

Finders, Keepers : Eight Collectors (PB)    

An interesting choice-- this is going to be a rare book!
The Politics of Consciousness : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Daughter of Fortune (HB)    

Paul Case. Tarot has some problems when used as a psychological map, but for some people the vivid simplicity of the whole 'deck of cards' thing is a potent psychological releaser. Case turns mere fortune-telling crapola into a usable esoteric philosophy and method.
The Tarot : A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages

Seven Hermetic Letters : Letters for the Development of the Secret Powers of the Soul (PB)    

Paul Foster Case. His Tarot work turns a curiosity into a useful tool for exploring consciousness.
Book of Tokens-Tarot Meditations

One of the best books on consciousness of the past quarter century. A must read!
Stanislav Grof  has been in a unique position to produce useful work!

Beyond the Brain

Selected Poems (PB)    

Carl Rogers is a very useful read. This is perhaps his best.
On Becoming a Person : A Therapist's View of Psychotheraphy

The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

The Magical Pantheons (PB)    

Underground River and Other Stories (Latin American Women Writers Series) (PB)    

The Book of Massage : The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Techniques (PB)    

A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities (PB)    

The Heart of Matter (PB)    

The Back Rub Book : How to Give and Receive Great Back Rubs (PB)    

Atlas of Facial Expression : An Account of Facial Expression for Artists, Actors, and Writers (PB)    

Masonic Letter G (PB)    

Numbers in the Dark : And Other Stories (PB)    

August Sander (Masters of Photography) (HB)    

Massage (Teach Yourself Books) (PB)    

Great Seal of the United States (PB)    

Daniel, Master of Magicians/Name of Names (2 Books in 1) (PB)    

The Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object (HB)    

Joe Campbells last video!
Mythos Volume Two - Boxed Set

Great Stuff!
Mythos, Vol. 1, Boxed Set
You're an interesting and intelligent group of people. I find myself having a feeling of pride in providing this service for you. Especially since my enlightenment, which was a little rough, (I recommend not pushing for enlightenment-- I imagine that enlightenment at age 60 or 70 is a lot easier to bear than enlightenment at age 40+.) I have wondered if it is worthwhile to try to communicate honestly with my peers. Seeing the books you've purchased was heartening. I hope you will take heart from it as well.


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