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ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:01 pm

The publishing team has asked me to post the following announcement.

Pearls of Wisdom by James A. Eshelman will be released in August (exact date to be determined). 480 pages. US $30.00 (standard shipping paid by C.O.T. in the U.S., and shipping partially subsidized elsewhere). Though this is our first paperback offering, we have stuck to our standard of high quality, durable binding (Smyth-sewn perfectbound) and acid-free components. - Here is the description from the back cover:


“A Black Pearl of Infinite Preciousness”

“Seek the New in the Old ~ Seek the Old in the New.” That was the motto of Black Pearl, College of Thelema’s biannual journal published 1997-2002. Author James A. Eshelman contributed 100 articles during one of the most prolific periods of his career. This anthology gathers over 40 essays – many of them substantially updated and expanded, and some of them never previously published.

Pearls of Wisdom “seeks the new in the old” through a magnificent cache of wisdom teachings from one of Thelema’s most insightful, creative teachers.

This is the “director’s cut” of Black Pearl – and more!

An Introduction to Thelema – the ground shifting world-view of Aleister Crowley – explains Thelema’s core principles of Will, Love, and Star, then expands on the nature of True Will and Love Under Will; Thelema’s pantheon of gods; and the New Era of Aspiration now opening before us. The rest of the book is organized in 7 parts:

It’s in the Basics * Magick * Qabalah * Thelema
Sexual Mysteries * Holy Guardian Angel * The Path

For example, one section (“Magick”) explores a dozen topics of ceremonial magick, including traditional and newer forms of the pentagram and hexagram rituals, Sun adorations, new adaptations of classic initiation rites, the ancient art of evocation, and a new ritual for becoming a purer reflection of your deepest spiritual ideal.

Chapter 32, The Magical Record of Brother Proserpinus, is a modern tale of a brother of A.'.A.'. who undertook the Great Work and succeeded. Four times the size of excerpts published in Black Pearl, this is the centerpiece of the book.

I have been blessed for many years with the love and instructive guidance of that ‘Sun of my soul’ which one of the Thelemic holy books calls ‘a black pearl of infinite preciousness.’ It is this that I always meant by the title of the journal.” – The author

James A. Eshelman has been a writer and teacher of metaphysical subjects for over 40 years. Chancellor of College of Thelema and Prolocutor General of Temple of Thelema, he edited and contributed to Black Pearl for its entire six-year run. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with actress Marion DeSio.
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Table of Contents

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:01 pm

Preface
000 What is Thelema?
00 The Gods of Thelema
0 A New Era of Aspiration

It’s in the Basics
1 Give Yourself a Break!
2 Diaries & Dictionaries
3 Rehabilitating Subconsciousness
4 “Now is Yoga Explained”
5 The Ladders: Color is the Key

Magick
6 The Pentagram Ritual
7 The Hexagram Ritual
8 Liber Resh vel Helios
9 The Star Ruby: An Analysis (Part 1)
10 The Star Ruby: An Analysis (Part 2)
11 The Star Ruby: An Analysis (Part 3)
12 The Star Sapphire
13 Magick Power & Karma Yoga
14 Building the Pyramid: A Liber Legis Version
15 The Ritual of the Pyramid (Greek Adaptation)
16 Practical Notes on Evocation: A Personal Journey
17 Reflections: A Ritual of the Path of Mem

Qabalah
18 Latin Qabalah Simplex
19 Tarot Divination Summaries
20 The 32 Paths of Wisdom: The Sephiroth
21 The 32 Paths of Wisdom: Aleph
22 Aleph, the 11th Path

Thelema
23 Sacred Readings for the Holy Season
24 Let the Scarlet Woman Beware!
25 The Eight Magi

Sexual Mysteries
26 Sexual Mysteries
27 Commentary on “The Book of the Ruby Star”
28 Temples of the Body: Bodily Dedication to the Great Work Through the Sexual Mysteries
29 Tantra & Tarot: An Interpretation of the 22 Atus of Tahuti

The Holy Guardian Angel
30 Angels, Phalluses, & the Sun
31 Letters From Saturn: Germer’s Writings on the HGA
32 The Magical Record of Brother Proserpinus
33 The Sleep of Siloam
34 Liber Amoris vel Calicis sub figurâ LXXII

The Path
35 Crawford: A Celebration of Life & Love
36 Purple Beyond Purple
37 One Bird in Flight
38 Some Musings on How Formulae Change as One Ascends the Tree of Life
39 The Soul in the Machine
40 Para-Bhakti Yoga
41 Ebon Sea of the Unknown
42 In the Going…

Appendices
A Select Thelemic Holy Books (Liber L. vel Legis, Liber Cheth, Liber A'ash)
B Star Ruby & Star Sapphire (source)
C Qabalistic Basics
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Macsen Melinydd » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:47 am

This is wondrous.

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby danica » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:45 pm

Jim, as soon as you know what will be the pre-order price and shipping cost for Europe - let us know!
(I need the info about the shipping for Serbia in particular, if it's not the same for all of Europe)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Thom Sparrow » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Any updates on the publication date yet? I'm really looking forward to this!

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:22 pm

Thom Sparrow wrote:Any updates on the publication date yet? I'm really looking forward to this!

Thanks, Thom. The book is at the printing planet and being manufactured. The original "mid-August" is more like late August. (We pulled it back a couple of weeks to upgrade some illustrations.) I'm hoping to have a drop-shipped copy in my hand before I head back East late month (where my lady is on tour in a play). Whether they get mailed out third-to-fourth week of August or about as week later depends on whether the semi truck (driving slowly 2,200 miles across country) gets here before I leave town for a few days. (I want to sign all the early copies.)

If I can find some time to update the ordering system, I'll have the pre-order link ready soon. The page is already in place awaiting the link at http://www.thelema.org/publications

Again, thanks for the inquiry.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm

You can now pre-order Pearls of Wisdom here: http://thelema.org/publications/pw.html

The book is expected during August. All pre-orders by the time it arrives will be autographed and shipped first.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Faust » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:04 am

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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:37 am

Based in Ireland here, any idea of when it will be available for preorder with the shipping + handling charge?
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:48 am

bdc wrote:Based in Ireland here, any idea of when it will be available for preorder with the shipping + handling charge?

I will probably have that working today or tomorrow (figuring out which of a couple of ways to program that), but I can tell you what it is. We pay part of the international shipping (the same amount we'd pay for domestic shipping) and then bill the balance of that. For international priority mail to your part of the world, add US$17.95.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby danica » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:41 am

Jim Eshelman wrote:
bdc wrote:Based in Ireland here, any idea of when it will be available for preorder with the shipping + handling charge?

I will probably have that working today or tomorrow (figuring out which of a couple of ways to program that), but I can tell you what it is. We pay part of the international shipping (the same amount we'd pay for domestic shipping) and then bill the balance of that. For international priority mail to your part of the world, add US$17.95.


I guess it will be the same (or almost the same) for my part of the world?
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:03 am

danica wrote:
Jim Eshelman wrote:
bdc wrote:Based in Ireland here, any idea of when it will be available for preorder with the shipping + handling charge?

I will probably have that working today or tomorrow (figuring out which of a couple of ways to program that), but I can tell you what it is. We pay part of the international shipping (the same amount we'd pay for domestic shipping) and then bill the balance of that. For international priority mail to your part of the world, add US$17.95.

I guess it will be the same (or almost the same) for my part of the world?

That same price has been separately confirmed for Hungary, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Paraguay, and New Zealand. So, I think, outside of U.S. / U.K. / Canada, it's probably universal.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:19 am

The ordering page now has choices that include international shipping:
http://thelema.org/publications/pw.html
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby mark0987 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:07 pm

93,

When you select UK pearls it is 47.95, is this including shipping?

When I go into paypal and select my country the price adds another 34.10 dollars for shipping and totals at 82.05.

93, 93/93.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:24 pm

mark0987 wrote:93,

When you select UK pearls it is 47.95, is this including shipping?

When I go into paypal and select my country the price adds another 34.10 dollars for shipping and totals at 82.05.

93, 93/93.

Thanks. You're only supposed to get charged the first time. I'll see where that legacy charge is. If U accidentally paid it, we'll refund it, of course.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:31 pm

I see the problem. From the order page, the separate section on shipping charges is still present. I have to figure out how to make that disappear. I advise anyone using this (until I get it fixed) simply not to use the additional shipping calculator - shipping is built into the price already. (I'll have to dig through the code and find where those amounts are being cached. I won't due it tonight, probably, because my spouse is back in town for about 35 hours before hitting the road again, so I'm going to ignore the rest of you :evil: ).
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:05 pm

mark0987 wrote:When you select UK pearls it is 47.95, is this including shipping?

When I go into paypal and select my country the price adds another 34.10 dollars for shipping and totals at 82.05.

Mark, this was easier to fix than I thought. I'm sorry for the original error. If you haven't placed you order, you can do so now and it will only charge you for the shipping once. If you HAVE placed it, please write the email address of the confirmation email you got, and ask for a correction.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby mark0987 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:43 am

Thanks, I didn't place the order anyway. I'm going to place another order now.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Ansuz Aleph » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:12 am

Ordered :)
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:17 am

Thanks, guys. I have high expectations you'll love it. (I could always be wrong, of course :lol: ) And I appreciate the interest and support.

I keep coming back to the line with which I began thinking about the book: I love anthologies! As a reader, I love collations of short, topical pieces that stand on their own while having something to tie them together. These, for me, often are the most fun nonfiction books, the easiest to access - committing time and attention just to a chapter (for the moment) - I've gotten a lot of information and pleasure from this sort of thing over my life, so I'm happy to have produced one.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby bdc » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:26 am

For Ireland, shall I add the UK shipping price or the OTHER price?
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:28 am

bdc wrote:For Ireland, shall I add the UK shipping price or the OTHER price?

U.K.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Taeyeon » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Ordered this a few days ago, was I early enough to still get the autograph? :lol:

Look forward to it Jim, I expect nothing but the best.
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Re: ANNOUNCING: Pearls of Wisdom

Postby Taeyeon » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:30 pm

And I agree about anthologies. B.O.T.A.'s "The Lantern" are proving to be a favorite for me lately. Mostly because you can fit them into bathroom reading, a break at work, etc~

Who would of thought light reading could be so enlightening? :smile:
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