https://iandi.us/ - BookLibrary - ALL BookLibrary BookLibrary 2018-04-20 07:53:39 BookLibrary Early Essays on Acupuncture and Moxa - 3. Moxibustion https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=86&catid=55 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175702
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-02-01 20:23:35
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The series on early essays on acupuncture and moxa consists of three volumes grouping the first English texts covering this topic. These essays are fundamental within the context of history and historiography of the field, clinical applications, and early explorations of the mechanisms involved. This series truly belongs to the shelves of practitioners and libraries of Oriental Medicine schools.

Volume 1
Dunglison, Robley. Acupuncture (1839).
Elliotson, John. Acupuncture (1832).
Morand, J. Memoir on Acupuncturation (1825). Translated by Franklin Bache.
Churchill, James Mors. A Treatise on Acupuncturation (1821).
Kaempfer, Engelbeit. Of the Cure of the Colick by the Acupunctura; Moxa (1727).

Volume 2
Larrey, D. J. On the Use of Moxa as a Therapeutical Agent (1822). Translated by Robley Dunglison.
Temple, William. An Essay upon the Cure of the Gout by Moxa (1677).

Volume 3
Boyle, James. A Treatise on Moxa (1825).
Wallace, William. A Physiological Enquiry Respecting the Action of Moxa and Its Utility in Inveterate Cases (1827).


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2017-02-01 20:23:35
Early Essays on Acupuncture and Moxa - 2. Moxibustion https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=85&catid=55 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175696
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-02-01 20:22:18
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The series on early essays on acupuncture and moxa consists of three volumes grouping the first English texts covering this topic. These essays are fundamental within the context of history and historiography of the field, clinical applications, and early explorations of the mechanisms involved. This series truly belongs to the shelves of practitioners and libraries of Oriental Medicine schools.

Volume 1
Dunglison, Robley. Acupuncture (1839).
Elliotson, John. Acupuncture (1832).
Morand, J. Memoir on Acupuncturation (1825). Translated by Franklin Bache.
Churchill, James Mors. A Treatise on Acupuncturation (1821).
Kaempfer, Engelbeit. Of the Cure of the Colick by the Acupunctura; Moxa (1727).

Volume 2
Larrey, D. J. On the Use of Moxa as a Therapeutical Agent (1822). Translated by Robley Dunglison.
Temple, William. An Essay upon the Cure of the Gout by Moxa (1677).

Volume 3
Boyle, James. A Treatise on Moxa (1825).
Wallace, William. A Physiological Enquiry Respecting the Action of Moxa and Its Utility in Inveterate Cases (1827).


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2017-02-01 20:22:18
Early Essays on Acupuncture and Moxa - 1. Acupunctura and Acupuncturation https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=84&catid=55 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175689
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-02-01 20:19:12
Language: Not specified
Price: 29.99


The series on early essays on acupuncture and moxa consists of three volumes grouping the first English texts covering this topic. These essays are fundamental within the context of history and historiography of the field, clinical applications, and early explorations of the mechanisms involved. This series truly belongs to the shelves of practitioners and libraries of Oriental Medicine schools.

Volume 1
Dunglison, Robley. Acupuncture (1839).
Elliotson, John. Acupuncture (1832).
Morand, J. Memoir on Acupuncturation (1825). Translated by Franklin Bache.
Churchill, James Mors. A Treatise on Acupuncturation (1821).
Kaempfer, Engelbeit. Of the Cure of the Colick by the Acupunctura; Moxa (1727).

Volume 2
Larrey, D. J. On the Use of Moxa as a Therapeutical Agent (1822). Translated by Robley Dunglison.
Temple, William. An Essay upon the Cure of the Gout by Moxa (1677).

Volume 3
Boyle, James. A Treatise on Moxa (1825).
Wallace, William. A Physiological Enquiry Respecting the Action of Moxa and Its Utility in Inveterate Cases (1827).


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2017-02-01 20:19:12
Le Maçon démasqué, ou le vrai Secret des Francs Maçons, mis au jour dans toutes ses parties https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=83&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175658
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 22:46:23
Language: French
Price: 22.49


Ce texte, une des divulgations du XVIIIème siècle, est une source importante d’informations et de compréhension des rituels de la jeune maçonnerie de l'époque et semble être le reflet des pratiques anglaises  (voir son équivalent anglais (traduction ou original?), Solomon in all his glory; or, the Master-Mason (1766).
Il comprend notamment, (1) une description des réceptions des trois grades; (2) le catéchisme de ces grades; (3) quatre chansons; (4) une version courte des Constitutions des Francs-Maçons; et (5) une explication des meubles de la loge, de quelques signes, et de l'écriture des Francs-maçons.

Les trois illustrations majeures ont été retouchées, le 'Tableau de Compagnon', le 'Tableau de Maître' et les 'Meubles de la loge, signes et écriture'.


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2017-01-12 22:46:23
Révélations complètes sur la franc-maçonnerie. Les soeurs maçonnes https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=82&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175634
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 22:43:55
Language: French
Price: 24.99


En 1886 L. Taxil publie en quatre volumes et près de 1 750 pages ses Révélations complètes sur la Franc-Maçonnerie, consacrées aux « Frères Trois-Points », aux rituels maçonniques, au Grand-Architecte et aux Sœurs maçonnes. Par cette œuvre, celles qui la précèdent et celles qui suivent, L. Taxil s’efforce de couvrir l’ensemble des connaissances en rapport à la Franc-Maçonnerie : les règlements généraux des obédiences, les rituels du Rite écossais ancien et accepté, les pratiques maçonniques et profanes des francs-maçons, le culte du Grand Architecte, etc.
Le volume portant sur les sœurs maçonnes est unique en renseignements sur les loges d'Adoption, les banquets d’Adoption, les grades spéciaux du Rite Ecossais, les chants, dix rites divers de la Maçonnerie androgyne, et une liste des ouvrages maçonniques officiels, donnant en tout ou en partie, la Clef des Symboles Secret.
Il s’agit d’un ouvrage de fond indispensable à la mise-en-place d’une compréhension du développement des branches de la Maçonnerie en Europe au 19e siècle.


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2017-01-12 22:43:55
Use and Abuse of Freemasonry https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=81&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175627
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 22:41:23
Language: English
Price: 19.99


According to G. Oliver, Captain Smith was a man “plain in speech and manners, but honourable and upright in his dealings, and an active and zealous Mason”. In the late 18th century, G. Smith’s work was both necessary and useful although not sanctioned by the Grand Lodge. It informs on various aspects of Freemasonry, from history to philosophy. Two of its chapters are of particular interest, that of masonic charity, and that of a discussion on women and masonry. Finally, this book is of interest as it is one of the publications for which written documentation exist in terms of the mechanism of Grand Lodge sanction of masonic literature.[1]

[1] See for example Masonic Review, 1856, 15:90 citing G. Oliver’s ‘Fire!—Captain G. Smith’ in The revolution of a square, 1855.


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2017-01-12 22:41:23
Essais sur la symbolisme asiatique https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=80&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175672
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 22:38:13
Language: French
Price: 34.49


Ces essais groupent deux œuvres de G. Gumoutier, Le Swastika et la roue solaire dans les symboles et dans les caractères chinois (1885) et Les symboles, emblèmes, et les accessoires du culte chez les Annamites (1891). Il s’agit d’une compilation précieuse ornée de nombreuses et uniques illustrations. Les concepts spirituels de la figuration première de la croix et de la roue sont présentés en se basant sur quelques comparaisons mythologiques et étymologiques. Les symboles, les emblèmes et les accessoires du culte chez les Vietnamiens sont utile à tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux traditions vietnamienne et chinoise.


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2017-01-12 22:38:13
The General Ahiman Rezon https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=79&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175610
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 22:35:32
Language: English
Price: 19.99


Following the publication by L. Dermott of the Ahiman Rezon (1756), a series of secondary publications bearing identical or similar titles emerged in the 19th century. D. Sickles published his in 1866 (or 1867). Like that of S. Rockell’s 1859’s General Ahiman Rezon, this book has no other connection with the work of Demott but the name. It borrows the name from the Ancient Freemasons but derive all its laws and authorities from the Moderns or ‘legal’ Freemasons of the 19th century. This work should be approached after consulting the entry ‘Ahiman Rezon’ in Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
Little is known of D. Sickles (1825 –), whose name is the same as the famous Daniel Edgar Sickles, except that he worked with Robert Macoy at the Masonic Publishing and Manufacturing Co.


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2017-01-12 22:35:32
Un oeuf de Pâques dauphinois https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=78&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175641
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 19:47:37
Language: French
Price: 14.99


« Curieux objet et rarissime ouvrage où Gustave Vallier traite des origines de l’œuf dans notre culture et au-delà. Un texte savoureux où l’humour le dispute à l’érudition, un certain Lord What Fairfish terminant cette savoureuse excursion. Point de Patois régionaliste dans les mots “Gros Boutien” et “Petit Boutien” directement empruntés à Swift et à son Gulliver qui, arrivant à Lilliput, constate que les minuscules otochtones de cette île sont, eux-aussi, divisés en deux factions qui se font la guerre, comme les whigs et les torys de son pays :”Sa majesté me pria de prendre des mesures pour amener dans ses ports tous les autres vaisseaux de l’ennemi. (…) De faire périr tous les exilés gros-boutiens et de contraindre tous ses peuples à casser les œufs par le petit bout, ce qui l’aurait fait parvenir à la monarchie universelle…” »
Œuvre unique complétée par deux textes, ‘Christophe Colomb cassant l’œuf’ (commentaire suite à la gravure de Williams Hogarth) et ‘Si c'est la poule, ou si c'est l'œuf, qui a été formé en premier’ (Plutarque. Propos de table), à lire en parallèle à l’essai de Dognée, ‘Les symboles antiques – l’œuf’.


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2017-01-12 19:47:37
L'ordre des francs maçons trahi et Le secret des Mopses https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=77&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175573
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 19:44:32
Language: French
Price: 24.99


Il s’agit d’un ouvrage d’introduction destiné au public, adressant les concepts du secret maçonnique et décrivant certains aspects de la vie maçonnique et du travail des trois premiers grades de la maçonnerie et republiant un recueil de pièces de vers & de chansons maçonnes. Le chapitre couvrant l’Ordre des Mopses donne des renseignements rares sur cette loge mixte, établie à la suite de l'excommunication que le Pape Clément VII avait lancée en 1736 contre la Franc-Maçonnerie.
Il faut noter des incertitudes, au niveau du titre qui existe sous plusieurs variantes, et de l’auteur : G. Pérau aurait été soit l’auteur soit l’éditeur. L’auteur réel pourrait être Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli (Barbier, Dict. des ouvrages anonymes 3:737 ; Caillet, Manuel bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes, 3:1912 257-258).
L’annexe ajoute au texte original (1) Statuts de l'Ordre de la Boisson ; (2) Liste des œuvres de G. Pérau ; (3) liste des références. Les ajoutes sont placées entre crochets. Les illustrations ont été retouchées.


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2017-01-12 19:44:32
Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=76&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175603
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-12 19:41:37
Language: French
Price: 21.75


Louis Guillemain de Saint Victor, écrivain maçonnique français, a soit établi la Maçonnerie Adonhiramite, ou l’a modifiée en un système fonctionnel. En 1781, il publie le Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite dont il serait l’auteur. Cette attribution n’est pas certaine et Ragon est également mentionné comme auteur. Ce livre contient les instructions des quatre premiers degrés et un chapitre sur les violences exercées contre les Francs-maçons. En 1785, il publie le volume qui comprend les hauts degrés du rite. Son Origine de la maçonnerie adonhiramite cherche à établir un lien entre l’initiation maçonnique et les mystères des prêtres égyptiens.
Selon l’auteur, cette œuvre contient ‘les Catéchismes des quatre premiers Grades, l'Ouverture et Clôture des différentes Loges, l'Instruction de la Table, les Santés générales et particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers Officiers en charges : Enrichi d'une infinité de Demandes et de Réponses symboliques, de l’explication des Emblèmes et d'un grand nombre de Notes aussi curieuses qu'utiles.’


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2017-01-12 19:41:37
Book of the lodge and Aphorisms https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=75&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175566
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-11 19:37:57
Language: English
Price: 29.99


“It was reserved for Oliver to open out for the English Masonic student the great storehouse of Masonic antiquity, Perhaps no one writer has so much contributed to literature in so short a time as did Oliver; and we must fairly concede to him the credit of awakening a love of Masonic study in England, and of being the father of Anglo-Saxon Archaeological investigation.” Bro. Woodford. 1900.
Divided into two sections, this work offers (1) Rituals of building and works and (2) Ritual of work or 'Aphorisms'. The first part covers comparison of the rites practised by ancient and modern Brethren. The second covers maxims and precepts which may confirm our adherence to the laws and usages of the Craft, and elevate the tone of our Masonic life.
The added annex includes a review of the work by Crucifix, along with a suggested list of G. Oliver's works and a list of over 100 references (26 original and 93 new ones).
Labour is the rule in Masonry, refreshment the exception.


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2017-01-11 19:37:57
Freemasonry Illustrated 3 - The complete Ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=74&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175467
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-10 14:34:37
Language: English
Price: 34.99


Jonathan Blanchard (1811–1892) was an American pastor, educator, social reformer, and abolitionist. He took on the presidency of Wheaton College (Illinois) from 1860 to1882 and was instrumental in insuring its growth and constantly fought for universal co-education and of reform through strong public education open to all. He was also involved with Anti-Slavery and with Anti-Masonry. His position against Masonry and against secret societies emerged after a Covington, Kentucky lodge refused aid to a widow of a long-time member. Jacob O. Doesburg was Past Master of Unity Lodge No 191 Holland, Mich. and he probably was the person who provided the rituals. His name is associated with that of J. Blanchard on several works. The nature of their association, a Mason working with an anti-Mason, is yet to explain.

In light of J. Blanchard background, the three-volumes of Free-Masonry offer us important sources of information. The information is divided into two main themes: rituals and anti-masonic arguments.  The anti-masonic arguments may turn many pro-masonic readers away at once. However, this would prevent an attentive analysis of the rituals themselves that are of significant historical value at the time of the evolution of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR). Second, an important aspect of Freemasonry being that of nurturing critical thinking, the arguments raised by J. Blanchard, heavily drawing from quotes from Masonic authorities, deserve to be studied carefully and, rather than rejected, counter-argued. This would represent an exercise in the art of Rhetoric, one of the seven liberal arts.
Volume 1 includes a general presentation of Freemasonry, the first three masonic degrees and the capitular degrees; Volume 2, a general presentation of the AASR and its first 18 degrees. Volume 3, the degrees 19 to 33rd and a synoptic chapter of illustrations of Volumes 2 and 3. The three volumes provide together 481 illustrations pertaining to Freemasonry.


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2017-01-10 14:34:37
Freemasonry Illustrated 2 - The complete Ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=73&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175450
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-10 14:31:48
Language: English
Price: 34.99


Jonathan Blanchard (1811–1892) was an American pastor, educator, social reformer, and abolitionist. He took on the presidency of Wheaton College (Illinois) from 1860 to1882 and was instrumental in insuring its growth and constantly fought for universal co-education and of reform through strong public education open to all. He was also involved with Anti-Slavery and with Anti-Masonry. His position against Masonry and against secret societies emerged after a Covington, Kentucky lodge refused aid to a widow of a long-time member. Jacob O. Doesburg was Past Master of Unity Lodge No 191 Holland, Mich. and he probably was the person who provided the rituals. His name is associated with that of J. Blanchard on several works. The nature of their association, a Mason working with an anti-Mason, is yet to explain.

In light of J. Blanchard background, the three-volumes of Free-Masonry offer us important sources of information. The information is divided into two main themes: rituals and anti-masonic arguments.  The anti-masonic arguments may turn many pro-masonic readers away at once. However, this would prevent an attentive analysis of the rituals themselves that are of significant historical value at the time of the evolution of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR). Second, an important aspect of Freemasonry being that of nurturing critical thinking, the arguments raised by J. Blanchard, heavily drawing from quotes from Masonic authorities, deserve to be studied carefully and, rather than rejected, counter-argued. This would represent an exercise in the art of Rhetoric, one of the seven liberal arts.
Volume 1 includes a general presentation of Freemasonry, the first three masonic degrees and the capitular degrees; Volume 2, a general presentation of the AASR and its first 18 degrees. Volume 3, the degrees 19 to 33rd and a synoptic chapter of illustrations of Volumes 2 and 3. The three volumes provide together 481 illustrations pertaining to Freemasonry.


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2017-01-10 14:31:48
Freemasonry Illustrated 1 - The complete Ritual of the first masonic degrees https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=72&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175443
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-10 14:30:24
Language: English
Price: 34.99


Jonathan Blanchard (1811–1892) was an American pastor, educator, social reformer, and abolitionist. He took on the presidency of Wheaton College (Illinois) from 1860 to1882 and was instrumental in insuring its growth and constantly fought for universal co-education and of reform through strong public education open to all. He was also involved with Anti-Slavery and with Anti-Masonry. His position against Masonry and against secret societies emerged after a Covington, Kentucky lodge refused aid to a widow of a long-time member. Jacob O. Doesburg was Past Master of Unity Lodge No 191 Holland, Mich. and he probably was the person who provided the rituals. His name is associated with that of J. Blanchard on several works. The nature of their association, a Mason working with an anti-Mason, is yet to explain.

In light of J. Blanchard background, the three-volumes of Free-Masonry offer us important sources of information. The information is divided into two main themes: rituals and anti-masonic arguments.  The anti-masonic arguments may turn many pro-masonic readers away at once. However, this would prevent an attentive analysis of the rituals themselves that are of significant historical value at the time of the evolution of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR). Second, an important aspect of Freemasonry being that of nurturing critical thinking, the arguments raised by J. Blanchard, heavily drawing from quotes from Masonic authorities, deserve to be studied carefully and, rather than rejected, counter-argued. This would represent an exercise in the art of Rhetoric, one of the seven liberal arts.
Volume 1 includes a general presentation of Freemasonry, the first three masonic degrees and the capitular degrees; Volume 2, a general presentation of the AASR and its first 18 degrees. Volume 3, the degrees 19 to 33rd and a synoptic chapter of illustrations of Volumes 2 and 3. The three volumes provide together 481 illustrations pertaining to Freemasonry.


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2017-01-10 14:30:24
Masonic Ritual and Monitor https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=71&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175665
Publisher: Eric Serejski
Publication date: 2017-01-10 09:41:37
Language: English
Price: 18.22


M. Ducan’s Masonic ritual and monitor (1866) consists of the description of the rituals of seven degrees; the first three symbolic degrees of the Ancient York Rite. This monitor is part of a series of texts published in the 19th century. It was partly based on the merging of sections of several rituals used at the time. Duncan’s work, like D. Sickel’s The General Ahiman Rezon, was never adopted by any regular jurisdiction. On this topic, see J. Stevens’ Chips from a rough ashlar 'knocked off' by the gavel of common sense.
It is however an important work in the study of the Royal Arch system and in comparative history. Additionally, the emerging field using visual materials as historical sources (a model for studying freemasonry across space and time) benefits from the large selections of illustrations (over 100), along with those found in the work of J. Blanchard.
One detail that appears unique to M. Ducan’s work is the concept of induction found in the second section of the Lecture on the Fifth Degree.


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2017-01-10 09:41:37
The ritual of the Operative free masons https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=70&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175436
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-10 09:38:46
Language: English
Price: 19.99


This content of this book addresses early 19th century operative masonry and must be distinguished from modern speculative freemasonry and from operative masonry whose beginnings can be traced back to the earliest record of organization among masons. It provides an introduction to the evolution of masonic associations and a synopsis of existing operative free masons, their degrees and rituals. This work, due to the uniqueness of its content, would benefit the curious reader or provide the material for further investigations in the topic and that of the existing Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers and Bricklayers.


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2017-01-10 09:38:46
Guide to the Tablets in a Temple of Confucius https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=69&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175375
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 07:22:35
Language: English
Price: 29.99


T. Watters offers us through the Guide to the Tablets in a Temple of Confucius a fascinating and unique work. Almost no Western studies have been made of these Confucian Tablet’s layout. Through the laborious work of T. Watters we now have the arrangement, names, and bibliographical entry of major Confucian scholars gathered in one book.
The work provides us with about 170 Confucianists, divided into several groups, among which we find the Sipei (四配) or Four Associates; the Shierzhe (十二哲), The Twelve Men of Genius; the Xianxian (先賢) or Former “Worthies”; and the Zongsheng ci (宗聖祠) or Temple to Ancestors glorified as Sages. Their divisions follows a importance of the scholar and is transcribed in a spatial layout.
The reedition of this work removes transliteration barriers by providing all terms in pinyin. This was not an easy task as we ended up with updating 1742 terms. This Guide provides the groundwork to further the study of these ‘canonized’ Confucianists, the evaluation of the choices made, and the interesting design of the layout.
This edition includes the list of works by T. Watters and a list of over 250 references generated from the text or added through the process of editorial verification.


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2017-01-09 07:22:35
Laozi, a study in Chinese philosophy https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=68&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175382
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 07:19:17
Language: English
Price: 19.99


T. Watters, whose Guide to the Tablets in a Temple of Confucius stands unique in the translations of Chinese works, offers here a foundation work for those interested in approaching the different themes that emerge from the Daodejing. Mr. Watters first walks us through the live of Laozi and of the Daodejing. He then leads us into relationships between Daoism concepts and speculative physics, politics, ethics, and Confucianism.
This book is not a translation of the Daodejing, but a preliminary study of concepts as they may apply in various aspects of life. The concluding chapter reminds the limits of the study while opening suggestive directions of further exploration.
This edition includes the list of works by T. Watters and a list of over 100 original and additional references generated from the text through the process of editorial verification.
234 transliterated terms have been updated to modern pinyin.


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2017-01-09 07:19:17
Vestiges des principaux dogmes chrétiens https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=67&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175597
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 07:17:12
Language: French
Price: 34.99


J. H. M. Prémare était un missionnaire jésuite en Chine au XVIIe siècle. Ses contributions ont été fondamentales à la propagation des connaissances préliminaires de la Chine en Europe. Il faisait partie du Figurisme dont l’idéologie repose sur l’hypothèse d’une identification entre les enseignements du Yijing et les mystères du Christianisme. Les Vestiges de Prémare est œuvre complexe et difficile à lire. Originellement écrite en latin, elle a été traduite en français par A. Bonnetty et P. Perny, qui y ont intégrés de nombreux commentaires dont le contenu peut distraire la lecture principale. En tenant compte de cette difficulté, le texte du Père Prémare consiste en une analyse approfondie de concepts qu’il suggère communs aux traditions chinoise et chrétienne. Ses pensées nous engagent vers des horizons nouveaux, vers des concepts fascinants du Yijing, et vers une étude du symbolisme ésotérique voilé derrière les grands thèmes mythologiques. Cette œuvre est divisée en cinq sections ; (1) les points nécessaires à l’étude du sujet ; (2) les concepts de l’unité et du ternaire ; (3) le concept de l’Innocence ; (4) les concepts de la nature déchue ; (5) la Doctrine renfermée dans les Livres classiques et le concept de Saint.
Cette œuvre unique, tout comme la Chroniques de la Chine ancienne, est indispensable à tout chercheur intéressé par la mythologie primordiale de la Chine et par les études comparatives dans ce domaine et dans l’ésotérisme des cycles.
Cette nouvelle édition est agrémentée de la liste des œuvres de J. H. M. Prémare, et d’une liste de plus de 500 références tirée du texte ainsi que des références ajoutées pendant le processus de vérification éditoriale.
2000 termes translitérés ont été mis-à-jour en adoptant le pinyin.


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2017-01-09 07:17:12
Chroniques de la Chine ancienne https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=66&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175580
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:31:46
Language: French
Price: 24.99


J. H. M. Prémare était un missionnaire jésuite en Chine au XVIIe siècle. Ses contributions ont été fondamentales à la propagation des connaissances préliminaires de la Chine en Europe. Il faisait partie du Figurisme dont l’idéologie repose sur l’hypothèse d’une identification entre les enseignements du Yijing et les mystères du Christianisme. L’œuvre Chronique de la Chine ancienne, intégrée dans l’introduction générale du Chou-kîng du P. Gaubil présente les études du Père Prémare sur l'ancienne mythologie chinoise et les règnes fabuleux rapportés dans les chroniques. Cette œuvre demeure vitale quant à la traduction des textes chinois sur le sujet. Nous y trouvons entre autre l’histoire complexe des cycles et figures mythiques de la Chine ancienne, allant de Pangu, passant par les rois et empereurs légendaires, pour aboutir au dixième ‘cycle’ caractérisé par Huangdi.
Cette œuvre unique, tout comme son analyse Vestiges des principaux dogmes chrétiens, est indispensable à tout chercheur intéressé par la mythologie primordiale de la Chine et par les études comparatives dans ce domaine et dans l’ésotérisme des cycles. Elle pourrait être complétée par la lecture des œuvres du chevalier de Paravey, notamment son mémoire Chine, déluge et patriarches (1836).
Cette édition est augmentée de deux articles de J. de Guignes, le Dixième Ji – Huangdi et le Cycle de 60 et d’un des premiers articles sur le Yijing, la Notice du livre chinois nommé Yijing de C. Visdelou. Elle est également augmentée de la liste des œuvres de J. H. M. Prémare, et d’une liste de plus de 90 références tirée du texte ainsi que des références ajoutées pendant le processus de vérification éditoriale.
976 termes translitérés ont été mis-à-jour en adoptant le pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:31:46
San Zi Jing - Classique des Trois Caractères https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=65&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175559
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:28:23
Language: French
Price: 21.99


Le Sanzijing ou ‘Classique des trois caractères’ est un livre pédagogique fondamental qui date de la dynastie des Song et est attribué soit à Wang Yinglin ou Ou Shizi. Il a été utilisé au cours de l’enseignement des enfants en Chine et au Vietnam. G. Pauthier fut désigné par le gouverneur de Cochinchine pour en établir une traduction en français. Cette traduction est unique car elle consiste à la fois en la traduction du texte et du commentaire de Wang Xiang.
Ce livre pourtant fondamental dans l’apprentissage du Chinois et de divers thèmes propres à la culture et l’histoire de la Chine demeure très peu exploré. Nous offrons en parallèle une réédition de la traduction anglaise établie par H. A. Giles.
Cette édition est augmentée par le texte chinois du commentaire, la liste des œuvres de G. Pauthier, et une liste de plus de 150 références tirée du texte ainsi que des références ajoutées pendant le processus de vérification éditoriale.
1572 termes translitérés ont été mis-à-jour en ajoutant le pinyin avec diacritiques.


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2017-01-09 06:28:23
Essais sur le Daoisme https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=64&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175542
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:25:38
Language: French
Price: 29.99


Cette compilation de G. Pauthier comprennent trois essais ; (1) Le Daodejing – Chapitres 1 à 9 ; (2) L’analyse du Chapitre 1 du Daodejing, extraite de la traduction avec contribution par G. Pauthier des Essais sur la philosophie des Hindous de H.-T. Colebrooke ; et (3) Origine et propagation de la doctrine du Dao. À ces trois essais nous joignons les correspondances résultantes entre J. Klaproth et G. Pauthier. Le premier essai consiste en une traduction du texte et de commentaires, le tout accompagné d’observations. Il s’agit d’un document difficile à approcher car la structure des thèmes prend du temps à comprendre mais il est riche en renseignements précieux. Le deuxième essai présente les traductions latines et françaises du premier chapitre du Daodejing. Il est précieux car il comprend une traduction de gloses et de commentaires rares. Le troisième essai est tout aussi unique et ardu par la mise en parallèle de certains aspects du daoisme avec de la philosophie des Upanisads.
Cette édition fournit de plus la liste des œuvres de G. Pauthier, et une liste de plus de 100 références tirée du texte ainsi que des références ajoutées pendant le processus de vérification éditoriale.
1000 termes translitérés ont été mis-à-jour en adoptant le pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:25:38
Le Livre de la Voie et de la Vertu https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=63&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175368
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:22:39
Language: French
Price: 29.99


Stanislas Julien était un des grands sinologues européens du XIXe siècle. Il nous a laissé plus de 40 œuvres. Parmi ses analyses des textes chinois, son interprétation du Daodejing et sa démarche intellectuelle restent des exemples à émuler. La traduction, agrémentée par l’analyse de huit commentaires chinois est précédée par une introduction précieuse. Cette dernière comprend deux notices sur Laozi, des observations sur le texte, ses variations, les éditions, et un aperçu des commentateurs bouddhistes et daoistes.
Notre édition fournit de plus la liste des œuvres de S. Julien, et une liste de plus de 100 références tirée du texte ainsi que des références ajoutées pendant le processus de vérification éditoriale.
900 termes translitérés ont été mis-à-jour en adoptant le pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:22:39
Zhuangzi, mystic, moralist, and social reformer https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=62&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175535
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:20:11
Language: English
Price: 29.99


Herbert A. Giles who has contributed more than 60 books and articles to the field of Sinology is here providing us a complete translation of Zhuangzi. This translation is of great interest to those seeking to understand this fundamental work as we have few translations of the text and cross-comparative studies of the translations aid in gaining insight of what the original Chinese meanings might be. Such approach is beneficial as the original text, like many classics, presupposes knowledge in various fields to grasp subtle allusions, metaphors or puns.  Further, many of the common names are themselves plays with words that requires difficult choices in translations.
This work may be read in parallel with F. H. Balfour’s Zhuangzi, The divine classic of Nan hua, another important translation of the 19th century.
This edition includes a terminology section, H. Giles’ list of works, and a list of over 70 references generated from the text or added through the editorial verification. The final index of the original text has been recompiled.
640 transliterated terms have been updated to modern pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:20:11
The remains of Laozi, with Critics https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=61&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175528
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:17:46
Language: English
Price: 19.99


Herbert Giles was a major scholar of Chinese texts in the 19th century. His work The remains of Laozi not only provides a critical analysis of the various translations of Laozi which itself is of great interest in drawing an understanding of the text and of the complexity of rendering its meaning through translations. H. Giles also provides a valuable analysis of the history of translations of the text in the 19th century.
The remains of Laozi generated a series of responses by other scholars of the time. Those responses are included here to provide an additional layer of understanding of both the complexity of the interpretations of texts and the relationships among some the first major sinologists.
This edition includes the work of H. Giles, and the ensuing critics by T. W. Kingsmill, H. Balfour, J. Chalmers, E. H. Parker and J. Legge. It also includes H. Giles’ list of works and a list of over 70 references generated from the text.
167 transliterated terms have been updated to modern pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:17:46
San Zi Jing - Three Character Classic https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=60&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175351
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:14:43
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The Sanzijing or ‘Three Character Classic’ is a fundamental textbook of the Song dynasty attributed to either Wang Yinglin or Ou Shizi. Until the latter part of the 1800s, it served as a child’s first formal education.
It is a however much more than a child’s text book and it is worth approaching from the points of view of learning Chinese as well as those of evaluating its content and form.
Herbert Giles’ translation is one of the best English ones and his work may be read in parallel to the French translation of the text by G. Pauthier.
This edition provides a complete revision of the transliteration, adapting it to pinyin, and including diacritics for pronunciation purposes of the 451 Chinese characters or terms. The section ‘References’ is new; it includes a list of works by H. Giles and two generated list of works cited in the text.


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2017-01-09 06:14:43
Mémoire sur la vie et les opinions de Laozi https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=59&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 978-1-944175-41-2
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-09 06:12:19
Language: French
Price: 14.99


Abel-Rémusat, le premier professeur de Chinois au Collège de France, fut également un des premiers sinologues en Europe à attirer l’attention sur Laozi en publiant ce célèbre mémoire. Nous y trouvons un rapprochement des idées de Laozi avec celles de Pythagore et de Platon et une hypothèse d’identification entre les termes yi-xi-wei 夷希微et Jéhova. Cette hypothèse fut à l’origine d’une polémique intense entres les sinologues du XIXe siècle.

Cette édition ajoute au texte original trois annexes : (1) Livre du Bien. Numénius le Pythagoricien. Eusèbe ; (2) une compilation des œuvres de Rémusat; (3) une compilation des œuvres citées. La translitération originale des 110 termes chinois a été mise-à-jour en adoptant le pinyin.


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2017-01-09 06:12:19
The works of Li Bai https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=54&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175498
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:30:49
Language: Not specified
Price: 29.99


The translation of Li Bai's poems by Obata is important in that Obata was able to draw from Japanese and Chinese commentaries and existing European translations.  Although the author explained that many of his translations are far from literal, “A literal translation would often leave a Chinese poem unintelligible unless supplied with a great amount of exegesis, and I did not wish to empty all the rich content of the original into footnotes.” Obata’s translation style has both simplicity and accuracy while respecting the original poetry and equating the mood and spirit of Li Bai’s poetry. 

This work provides 132 translates poems, three biographical notes on Li Bai, and references on the topic.

His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese and Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry.

In this edition, 450 original transliteration terms have been updated to pinyin.


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2017-01-04 20:30:49
The poetry of the Chinese. Poeseos sinicae commentarii 解詩文漢 https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=52&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175399
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:29:16
Language: English
Price: 21.99


John Francis Davis, the second Governor of Hong Kong, delivered a seminal lecture on Chinese poetry to the Royal Asiatic Society in 1829. This lecture, the Poeseos Sinicae Commentarii or Poetry of the Chinese, published under the same title, was the most extensive discussion of Chinese poetry at the time, introducing the topic in the West. He presents formal features as rhymes and parallelism and had good judgement in the verses he translated.

Mr. Davis was probably the first scholar in the West to pint out the importance of parallelism in Chinese poetry and its “striking coincidence” with the Hebrew forms. He was also the first to mention the occurrence of parallelism in Chinese prose texts. His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, and Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.

His work is divided into two sections: (1) versifications or the “outward form” of Chinese poetry and (2) species of composition or “the spirit that animates” Chinese poetry.
About 100 Chinese poems are included in his essay.

This edition includes, when appropriate, the original Chinese columnar text and an added text rearranged in rows with pinyin transliterations for easy access to rhymes. To the original references we added 28 supplementary ones. These are now presented in the appendix, along with the list of author’s work. The original transliteration has been changed to adopt pinyin.


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2017-01-04 20:29:16
Poésies de l'époque des Tang https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=55&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175481
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:27:22
Language: French
Price: 29.99


Le Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys, connu pour ses recherches pionnières sur le rêve, était un homme à talents multiples dont André Breton dit, « Il est remarquable qu'un homme se soit trouvé pour tenter de réaliser pratiquement ses désirs dans le rêve. Ses essais et traductions d’œuvres chinoises sont précieuses, tant sur l’analyse de la poésie que sur les développements symboliques et ésotériques. Sa publication en 1862 de Poésies de l’époque des Tang marque un tournant dans l’histoire des études européennes en littérature chinoise et présente une analyse préliminaire de l’art poétique chinois, une relation avec les sociétés secrètes et une traduction de 97 poèmes de Li Taibai, Du Fu, et de 36 poètes ‘secondaires’.

Cette œuvre devrait être lue en parallèle avec son Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, ainsi que John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, et Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.

Cette édition comprend une mise-à-jour des translitérations originelles en pinyin de 583 termes et noms propres, une annexe de références comprenant la liste des œuvres du Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys, et trois listes des œuvres reprises à partir de celles citées dans le texte.


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2017-01-04 20:27:22
Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=56&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175474
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:26:00
Language: French
Price: 19.99


Dans cet ouvrage qui fait suite à Poésies de l'époque des Tang, le Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys présente une étude préliminaire sur le Li sao, la vie de Qu Yuan et la traduction commentée de la Tristesse de la séparation. Le Li Sao est un texte complexe et subtile dont le symbolisme multiple, celui des ‘objets’ ou celui des voyages, reste encore à explorer en profondeur quoiqu’ayant déjà attiré l’attention de Francs-maçons sinologues.

Cette œuvre, une des premières traductions en français du Li sao, devrait être lue en parallèle avec ses Poésies de l'époque des Tang, ainsi que John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, Joseph Edkins, Essays on Chinese poetry, et Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai. Elle devrait également être approchée dans le cadre d’une étude sur la symbolique des Voyages.[1]


Cette édition comprend une mise-à-jour des translitérations originelles en pinyin de 361 termes et d’un appendice incluant une liste des œuvres de L. Hervey de Saint Denis, une liste des œuvres citées dans les notes de pages ainsi que quelques œuvres supplémentaires. Les termes non-clarifiés sont soulignés et les ajoutes de cette édition sont placées entre crochet.

 

[1] Voir à ce propos les excellents articles introductifs de S. Vime, 'Le voyage initiatique’, Romantisme, 1972, 4 :37-44 ; É. Bourdeilh, ‘La symbolique sacrée du voyage initiatique à travers les rites de passage : séparation, marge et agrégation’, Aspects symboliques de la communication, 2008 ; R. Guénon, L'ésotérisme de Dante, 1925.


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2017-01-04 20:26:00
Gulistan or Rose Garden https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=58&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175511
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:20:18
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The Gulistan is a popular prose-and-verse work composed by Saadi and is probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition. The central concerns of this work evolve around efficacious ruling, wisdom in the application of political authority and balance between self-interest and altruism. The themes are divided under eight sections; 1. On the Conduct of Kings; 2. On the Morals of Dervishes; 3. On the Excellence of Contentment; 4. On the Benefits of Silence; 5. On Love and Youth; 6. On Frailty and Old Age; 7. On the Effects of Education; and 8. On Manners (non-narrative aphorisms and maxims).
This works, along Saadi’s Bustan, provides multi-layers access to the depth of the spiritual lore of Sufism and genuine applications of Islamic tenants. It may be read in parallel with the Zhuangzi (see Balfour or Giles) to provide insights of esoteric teachings from two windows of perceptions of a same reality.


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2017-01-04 20:20:18
Essays on Chinese poetry https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=53&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175405
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:17:34
Language: English
Price: 21.99


Joseph Edkins was a prominent Sinologist whose works cover 266 articles and books. We present here three essays and a section of one of his book that are relevant to Chinese poetry: (1) On the poets of china during the period of the contending states and of the Han dynasty, (2) Passage from the Li Sao, (3), On Li Taibai, with examples of his poetry and (4) On sounds and rhymes (study of ‘Old Chinese phonology’).
Through these four sections, we find a short history of poetry through the periods cited, a study of the Li Sao through several passages, a presentation of Li Taibai with a translations of 27 of his poems. The section on phonology is historically interesting, and introduces the reader to the field as investigate in the late 19th century.
His presentation should be read in parallel with that of Hervey de Saint Denis, Poésies de l'époque des Tang and Li sao, ou Tristesse de la séparation, de Chuci, John Francis Davis, The poetry of the Chinese, and Shigeyoshi Obata, The works of Li Bai.
In this edition, 453 original transliteration terms have been updated to pinyin. A short appendix on Duan Yucai's classification of sounds is included, along with Edkin's list of work and a list of references derived from the footnotes.


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2017-01-04 20:17:34
Bustan or Fragrance Garden https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=57&catid=60 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175504
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-04 20:14:49
Language: English
Price: 29.99


The Bustan of Saadi is perhaps the best-known poem of its general kind in Persian literature and stand unique in many ways.  It is a moralistic and anecdotal verse work divided into ten sections covering ten themes of code of behavior. These themes combine realistic and pragmatic with the mystical and high-minded. It is in essence part of the Sufi esoteric tradition. Their respective contents cover; 1. Justice and good judgement; 2. Beneficence; 3. Love, 4. Humility; 5. Acceptance; 6. Contentment; 7. World of edification; 8. Gratitude; 9. Repentance; and 10. Close communion (with a higher spirit).
This work, together with Saadi’s Gulistan, provides a stepping stone in exploring moral values in Persian literature and Sufism. They are also fundamental works to evaluate Islam teachings in the context of tolerance and understanding.  This last approach should be completed with the exploration of the work of Lessing’s Nathan the Wise which is an invitation towards harmony between Judaism, Islam and Christianity.


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2017-01-04 20:14:49
Les Jésuites chassés de la maçonnerie et leur poignard brisé par les maçons https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=51&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175429
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-03 20:54:20
Language: French
Price: 19.99


Le livre Les jésuites chassés de la maçonnerie et de leur poignard brisé par les francs-maçons a été entièrement reproduit dans les Cérémonies religieuses et coutumes de tous les peuples du monde (Tome 6, 1818) de Picart. Cette œuvre de Picart, aussi appelée Le Livre qui a changé l'Europe, est le fer de lance de la tolérance religieuse mondiale. Pour citer l'éditeur de la section sur la franc-maçonnerie de cette œuvre,

« Les observations et recherches historiques de l'auteur de l'ouvrage intitulé Les jésuites chassés de la maçonnerie et leur poignard brisé par les francs-maçons nous ont paru d'un intérêt digne d'être inclus dans ce volume comme conclusion maçonnique. Les louanges de Mirabeau et les aveux de Mallet du Pan dans le Mercure de France de 1788 et ceux d'un des traducteurs allemands facilement identifiés comme l'un des chefs de la plus haute maçonnerie prouvent le mérite de l'œuvre pour laquelle aucun écrivain a osé répondre depuis trente ans et où les vrais Maçons vont chercher le fil d'Ariane pour les aider à marcher dans ce labyrinthe inextricable. »

Albert Mackey, dans son Encyclopédie de la franc-maçonnerie, déclare que la traduction allemande (1788) de Johann Bode de l'ouvrage de Bonnevile figure parmi ses précieuses contributions à la littérature maçonnique. La première traduction de ce livre en anglais a été établie par Eric Serejski en 2011.

Enfin, James Billington, le bibliothécaire américain du Congrès, écrit dans Fire in the Minds of Men que « Nicolas de Bonneville de Paris était l'un des ‘pères fondateurs’ de la tradition révolutionnaire moderne ».


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2017-01-03 20:54:20
A Study in the Psychology of Ritualism https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=50&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175344
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 21:27:14
Language: English
Price: 9.99


The study of rituals and societies following rituals is a complex field involving various disciplines, from history to anthropology. History of secret or esoteric societies is one of the most developed branch. With the development of anthropology, sociology, historiography or cultural psychology, new tools are available to further understand the dynamics of such societies.
The work of F. G. Henke is important in that respect in providing an introductory approach to the field of cultural and social psychology and anthropology. The essay covers an analysis of impulses—food, sex, fear and anger—as contributing factors to the shaping of rituals. As stated by the author, "As long as the rituals take such a place in the life of the group, as long as they promote the group consciousness, conserve group values, and satisfy the needs of the individuals of the group, they will survive."
F. G. Henke’s work is therefore suggested in initiating an understanding of rituals models, of having the elements to establish cautiously cross-cultural studies of rituals, and to evaluate their stability in a rapidly changing society.


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2017-01-01 21:27:14
Pantheisticon, or the Form of Celebrating the Socratic Society https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=49&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175320
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:39:37
Language: English
Price: 24.99


John Toland (1670–1722) was a rationalist philosopher and the first person called a freethinker. Along with the introduction of the free thinking concept, his work is seminal in the use of exotericism and esotericism as he emphasises exoteric philosophy—what one says publicly about religion—from esoteric philosophy—what one confides to trusted friends. In truth, Toland was a man not of his time and his work remains to be explored by all who chose to knock of chips from a rough ashlar by the gavel of critical thinking.
Toland's Pantheisticon remains a work to explore and evaluate. In it, there is mention of the Pantheist association and of its rituals. Were there actually Pantheist associations meeting and performing these rituals? Also, we are faced with the striking analogies of the dialogues found in the Pantheisticon and those of the masonic rituals published later.
The purpose of this edition is to provide material for thought and invite further inqueries into those questions. In that regard, one may also want to consult ‘Le Pantheisticon de Toland et les sodalités socratiques’ in C. Janet’s Les précurseurs de la franc-maçonnerie (1887, 2016 Ed.)


"He was an assertor of liberty, a lover of all sorts of learning ... but no man’s follower or dependent. Nor could frowns or fortune bend him to decline from the ways he had chosen."



This edition adds to the original (a) a list of work of the author and the lists of work cited and (b) the Annexes consisting of supportive material: (1) the latin original, (2) Dr. Combie’s remarks on Sodalis and (3) Review of the Pantheisticon (in French).


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2017-01-01 16:39:37
Chips from a rough ashlar 'knocked off' by the gavel of common sense https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=48&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175313
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:36:30
Language: English
Price: 22.99


"The Master Mason is expected to extend his researches into the hidden mysteries of the Science."
In that regard, James Stevens provides us with a delightful essay build around the classical questions and answers. There are gems of knowledge within the dialogues of the seven chips and we may want to put them into parallel with those of G. Lessing’s Ernest and Falk (1778). Those two works stimulate critical thinking and draw out ideas and underlying presumptions. They remind us of the Socratic Method, a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions.
The jewels provided consist in a rare expose on the Masonic rituals, their differences and divergences and the various symbols and functions of the Lodge and Officers.
This edition comes with the new sections Biography, Works cited and Supplementary references.


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2017-01-01 16:36:30
Initiation across cultures – Eight essays https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=47&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175306
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:34:34
Language: English
Price: 11.49


A series of essays by Eugène Goblet d'Alviella, J. Takakusu, J. E. Harrison, J. Jolly and W. Crooke, W. Brandt, Jivanji Jamshedji Modi, C. Densmore Curtis, L. A. Waddell.
These essays come from the article ‘Initiation’, Encyclopaedia of religion and ethics, 1914, 7: 314-329. They represent an introductory overview of the topic, starting with the evaluation of the nature, aims, and evolution of initiation. With these preliminary definition, the essays then cover various practices according to Buddhist, Greek, Hinduist, Jewish, Parsi, Roman and Tibetan traditions. These studies are the antechamber of the field of knowledge one may wish to acquire as he or she travels through conceptualizing and building the great edifice of an initiatory life. They could be approached, among others, with Oliver’s History of Initiation and the various works of René Guénon on the topic.
These essays are completed by the generation of a list of 54 references from the authors and about 100 additional ones.


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2017-01-01 16:34:34
Seven Lamps of Architecture https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=46&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175290
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:31:53
Language: English
Price: 19.99


We may live without her {architecture}, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. Ruskin.

John Ruskin was an English art and architecture critic who bolstered Gothic architecture and eschewed the design principles that developed during the Renaissance. His writings combine enormous sensitivity and human compassion with a burning zeal for moral value. In this essay, he introduces the seven 'lamps', or principles, of architecture, which are tied to seven moral attributes Ruskin believed to be inseparable from design. These seven lamps are Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. These are the foundations for building with integrity.
It may benefits to approach his work alongside that of W. Lethaby and of A. Coomaraswamy. Lethaby looks at the influence of mysticism and nature while Ruskin sees art as an expression of the values of a society. Both provide tools for the Craftsman to broaden the investigation of the esoteric concepts associated with Architecture and Building, Art and Masonry.
As an aside, the attentive observation of the design of the book suggests itself being a mastership of architecture.


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2017-01-01 16:31:53
The Builders. A story and study of Masonry https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=45&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175276
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:29:22
Language: English
Price: 19.99


‘Brethren read this book, liked it, and passed the word along; and so it has journeyed from land to land, weaving a web of goodwill.’

 

Joseph Fort Newton (1876–1950) was an American author who authored over 30 books. In The Builder, J. F. Newton defines the origins, the history and the ideals of Freemasonry constructing a message of liberty, fraternity and equality.


This book should be consulted along with the articles in The Builder Magazine[1] that complement and augment the original text.

This work provides the tools necessary for the artisan who seeks to gain Free Thinking by seeking knowledge and understanding while upholding tolerance and respect for the Other. It is a work to study in parallel with J. Stevens’ Chips from a rough ashlar 'knocked off' by the gavel of common sense (1885) G. Lessing’s Ernest and Falk (1778) and W. Calcott’s A Candid Disquisition (1769).
This edition adds to the original a list generated from the text of 138 references and the list of works of J. F. Newton.

[1] The Builder Magazine was published from 1915 through 1930 by the National Masonic Research Society. Many Masonic Librarians and scholars believe that The Builder Magazine was the best American Masonic magazine ever published. The fifteen year collection include thousands of excellent articles on Masonic history, philosophy, jurisprudence, poetry, landmarks and symbolism. These publications and the Quatuor Coronati's Transactions are invaluable sources of knowledge.


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2017-01-01 16:29:22
Architecture, Mysticism and Myth https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=44&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175283
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:20:53
Language: English
Price: 37.99


This delightful book describes the symbolism of real-world architecture, as well as architecture described in fiction, myth and folklore. Lethaby believed that architecture reflected the macrocosm. He speculated that many of the seemingly ornamental details of classical buildings actually represented aspects of nature. It is a book to be read in parallel with Ruskin’s Seven Lamps of Architecture for anyone who seeks to investigate further the esoteric concepts of Architecture, Architect, and Builder and Mason.
Two reviews of his work are worth considering, that of D. van der Plaat, The Significance of the "temple idea" in 'William Lethaby's Architecture, Mysticism and Myth (1891)', NCAW, 2002, 1(2) and that of V. Goryunov et al, 'Architecture, Mysticism and Myths in the Works of Outstanding Architect William Richard Lethaby', Procedia Engineering, 2015, 117:825-831.
This edition includes the completion and generation of footnotes and of a table of about 400 references, the addition of 90 more and a list of Mr. Lethaby’s works.


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2017-01-01 16:20:53
If Emounah Could Talk https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=43&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175023
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:12:56
Language: English
Price: 14.99


Narration of the formation an establishment of a Freemason triangle and its evolution into a Lodge in the United States by Women Freemasons.


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2017-01-01 16:12:56
Raconte-Moi Emounah https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=42&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175016
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:11:00
Language: French
Price: 14.99


Narration de la formation et établissement d’un triangle maçonnique et de sa continuation, la loge, aux Etats-Unis par des sœurs franc-maçonnes.


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2017-01-01 16:11:00
Au pays des joies et des drames - Notre vie au Burundi https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=41&catid=54 Authors:
ISBN: 9780979782480
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:09:14
Language: French
Price: 24.99


Ce récit autobiographique couvre une période de onze années de travail et d’aventures au Burundi ainsi que celle relative à des visites ponctuelles réalisées après cette période. Il nous fait également découvrir les aventures vécues au cours de deux voyages réalisés en Afrique de l’Est pendant ces onze années à une époque ou les voyages dans ces lointains pays n’étaient pas aseptisés et offraient des défis permanents. Ces aventures couvrent la mise en place de la première plantation de cinq cents ha de thé au Burundi dans la province de Muramvya en bordure de la forêt de la Kibira et la direction d'une station expérimentale de recherche agronomique dans la plaine de l’Imbo. Elles comprennent également un des rares témoignages des exactions terribles commises lors du coup d’état de 1972.


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2017-01-01 16:09:14
In the Land of Joys and Sorrows - Our Life in Burundi https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=40&catid=54 Authors:
ISBN: 9780985347741
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:07:08
Language: English
Price: 24.99


This autobiography covers a period of eleven years of work and exciting experiences in Burundi as well as those that characterized subsequent visits made to this country. It also describes the adventures that have marked the two trips made in East Africa during this eleven-year period at a time when travel to these distant African countries were not sanitized and provided thrilling challenges. These adventures cover the implementation of the first tea plantation of 1,250 acres in Burundi in the province of Muramvya near the Kibiru forest and the management of an experimental agronomic research plan in the plain of Imbo. They also include one of the rare witnessing of the terrible atrocities committed during the coup d'état of 1972.


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2017-01-01 16:07:08
Dictionary of International Justice, Peace and Sustainable Development https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=39&catid=54 Authors:
ISBN: 9780985347727
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 16:00:19
Language: English
Price: 44.99


This dictionary gathers a list of key terms and phrases used in international justice as per the applicable international and regional legal texts: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes of genocide, crimes of aggression and other violations of the International Humanitarian Law. As a legal and educational tool, this book has the ambition to make accessible to all -lawyers or not, legal experts or non-experts and everyday laymen-, the sometimes “geeky” vocabulary of international justice, in order to better understand what it does and what is at stake. This dictionary also concerns the interrelated concepts of peace, sustainable development and the related notions of democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, rule of Law, good governance and environmental protection.


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2017-01-01 16:00:19
The Jesuits Driven Away from Masonry and Their Dagger Shattered by Freemasons https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=38&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9780979782435
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:54:20
Language: English
Price: 29.99


This book analyses the influence of the Jesuits on the symbolic degrees of freemasonry, the myths of the Templars and their doctrine of revenge, based on the "crime" of their destruction, and the four vows of the Templars included in their higher degrees. The historical observations and research of the Bonneville appears of a worthy interest. The praises of Histoire des religions et des moeurs de tous les pays du monde, of Mirabeau, of Mackey, of J. Bilington, of Mallet du-Pan, and those of one of the German translators easily identified as one of the heads of the Highest Masonry, prove the merit of the work, for which no writer has dared answer for the last thirty years, and where the true Masons go to seek the Ariadne's thread to help them walk in this inextricable labyrinth.


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2017-01-01 15:54:20
Shan Hai Jing. 1. Classics of Mountains https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=37&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9780979782404
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:49:28
Language: English
Price: 39.99


This work consists of Volume One of the Shan Hai Jing. Also called the Classic of the Five Treasures, or Classic of the Mountains, it contains a considerable amount of ethnographic data describing the social customs and rituals of the early Eastern Zhou Dynasty and in particular those traditions of the state of Chu. It refers to no less than 61 deities, 88 diseases, 307 animals and animal hybrids, 183 plants and plants hybrids, 82 minerals, and 846 geographical structures.


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2017-01-01 15:49:28
Elements of Auriculotherapy https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=36&catid=55 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175009
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:46:07
Language: English
Price: 149.95



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2017-01-01 15:46:07
Kama Sutra Chinois https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=35&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9780615153377
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:43:09
Language: Not specified
Price: 20.99


Le Kama Sutra Chinois est un compendium de textes classiques chinois sur l’amour. Ces textes sont parmi les premiers traités sur le thème connu à l'humanité et sont les seuls connus pour adresser le rôle fondamental de sexualité dans la promotion de la santé et de la guérison. Profondément influencés par la perception chinoise de l'univers, ils complètent et suppléent les traités d’acupuncture, de médecine Orientale et de daoïsme et constituent la fondation originale de ce qui deviendra la sexualité Taoïste.  Le Kama Sutra Chinois invite le lecteur et les érudits dans un voyage vers la promotion de santé. 

En présentant les concepts énergiques de prélude, de la santé, et des thérapies selon 55 positions et 20 prescriptions, ces textes représentent un ajout indispensable dans la littérature mondiale sur la promotion de la santé et de la sexualité.


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2017-01-01 15:43:09
Chinese Kama Sutra https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=34&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9780615153100
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:39:50
Language: English
Price: $20.99


The Chinese Kama Sutra is a compendium of Chinese classics on lovemaking. These texts are among the earliest treatises on the topic known to humanity, and are the only ones known to address the fundamental role of sexuality in promoting health and healing. Deeply rooted in the Chinese perception of the universe, they complement and supplement the treatises on acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Taoism and are at the pristine origin of what will become Taoist sexuality. The Chinese Kama Sutra invites the reader in a journey towards health promotion. At the same time, it invites scholars such as cross-cultural specialists, and Oriental medicine practitioners to engage in further dialogs and research in their respective fields.

Introducing the energetic concepts of prelude and of health and healing through 55 positions and 20 prescriptions, the Chinese Kama Sutra represents an indispensable adjunct in the world literature on sexuality and health promotion.


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2017-01-01 15:39:50
The Raft - Radial Artery Food Test https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=33&catid=55 Authors:
ISBN: 9780985347765
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:30:19
Language: English
Price: 59.99



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2017-01-01 15:30:19
Mazes and labyrinths https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=32&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175221
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:23:37
Language: English
Price: 24.99


What is the difference, it may be asked, between a maze and a labyrinth? Why "Cretan Labyrinth" and "Hampton Court Maze"?
The object of this book is simply to provide a read-able survey of a subject which, in view of the lure it has exercised throughout many ages and under a variety of forms, has been almost entirely neglected in our literature—the subject of mazes and labyrinths treated from a general and not a purely archæological, horticultural, mathematical, or artistic point of view.
Since its first publication, it still remains unique in the exploration of labyrinths and mazes. More than 200 illustrations support this scholarly exploration and an exhaustive list of over 290 references offers an Ariadne's thread in the study of this topic.


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2017-01-01 15:23:37
History of initiation https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=31&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175269
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:19:35
Language: English
Price: 24.99


Dr. Oliver has been considered as the founder of what may be called the literary school of Masonry. He brought to the study of the Institution a significant amount of archaeological learning and gave to Free-masonry a literary and philosophical character which has induced many succeeding scholars to devote themselves to those studies. His statements and conclusions, especially as to the origin or the history of the Order, should be received with caution. Yet, with this reserve in mind, no writer in the English language may have done so much to elevate the scientific character of Freemasonry.
This present work introduces a comprehensive examination of the Mysterious in the context of modern Freemasonry. Here, Oliver sought to provide the history and practice of the major mystery cults from India, to Persia, to Greece, Britain and America. In so doing, he described them in considerable detail.
About 400 references have been verified.


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2017-01-01 15:19:35
Les précurseurs de la franc-maçonnerie https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=30&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175238
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 15:17:21
Language: French
Price: 14.99


Claudio Jannet (1844–1894) était un Docteur en droit, avocat et écrivain historien français. Ses études suggèrent des influences maçonniques dans l’histoire de l’Europe du XIXe siècle.
Dans Les précurseurs de la franc-maçonnerie, C. Claudio Jannet présente les sectes disséminées dans les divers pays aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles et analyse leurs idéologies et l’influence de celles-ci sur la Maçonnerie. Il passe ainsi en revue les rose-croix, les athéistes de Toulouse, les sodalités socratiques organisées par Toland en Angleterre, les conventicules des Sociniens, les juifs et la secte des Ismaéliens.
Tel est ce substantiel et très érudit travail, où le savant professeur a répandu une vive lumière sur des faits encore trop peu connus.
Notre réédition ajoute à l’original des notes entre crochets, une liste des œuvres de C. Jannet, les œuvres citées et une liste de références supplémentaires.


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2017-01-01 15:17:21
Study and examination of Pulse according to Sage Kanada https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=29&catid=56 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175337
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:39:36
Language: English
Price: 9.99


THE original title of this work was Science of sphygmica or sage Kaṇāda on pulse, which was modified here to avoid the term sphygmica or the modern term sphygmology.
Pulse diagnosis is a diagnostic technique used to assess internal conditions. It was part of the premodern Western medical models and is still used in 'traditional' Asian medical systems. Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Mongolian medicine, Siddha medicine, traditional Tibetan medicine, and Unani.
Sage Kanada, also known as Kashyapa, Uluka, Kananda and Kanabhuk, was an Indian sage and philosopher who probably lived before Buddha. He founded the Vaisheshika school of Hindu philosophy. The Vaisheshika Sutra, or Aphorisms of Kanada, introduces one of the earliest systematic realist ontology system. Kaviraj Russick Láll Gupta states that his translation is based on the Nadivijnana or 'Pulse Science' but no other references suggest the origin of this work or the attribution to Sage Kanada. Historically, the knowledge of pulse clearly emerged in an organized manner in the Sharangadhara samhita compiled by Acharya Sharangadhara sometime in 14th century A.D. [1]
This study covers the description of the Pulses, timing of examination, pulse frequencies, fever-related conditions and other types of examinations.



[1] K. R. Srikrishnamurthy (Tr.). Sarngadhara-Samhita - A Treatise on Ayurveda (English Translation). 2003.


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2017-01-01 14:39:36
Yoga sutras of Patanjali with The Jewel's Lustre https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=28&catid=56 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175252
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:32:43
Language: English
Price: 19.99


Among the numerous translations of the Aphorisms of Patanjali, what differentiates this work is the inclusion of the Jewel lustre, Maniprabha, a commentary written by Ramananda-sarasvati in the 16th or early 17th century. The commentary reflects an evolution in the analysis of Patanjali’ Yoga Sutras placing the attention on the mental rather than moral, analytical rather than spiritual processes. As the name suggests, the thought reflects a clear lucidity of interpretation and deserves the attention of all students of Indian thought in general and yoga specifically.
The title of the book is an allusion to the passage in the Comment on Yoga-sūtra i. 36 Here the mind becomes stable in intent contemplation and unconcerned with its transitory and particular conditions. It is illumined by insight into its universal qualities. “It becomes like a ray of the sun or the moon or of a planet or a gem. Having attained to a feeling of its self, it becomes waveless like the Great Sea, calmed, endless, with a sense of nothing but itself.”



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2017-01-01 14:32:43
Essays on the Tiandi Hui or Triad Society https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=26&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175191
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:30:12
Language: English
Price: 25.99


This Compilation consists of 24 essays describing various aspects of the Triad organizations in Mainland China and elsewhere. These essays broaden the information found in the works of G. Schlegel and W. Stanton.
This work covers – Secret societies in China. A. Wylie; Secret societies in China. Blackwood; On the secret Triad society of China. Gutzlaff; The Boxers and other Chinese secret societies. Hamm; Some account of the Chinese secret societies. Kesson; The Chinese secret triad society of the Tiandi Hui. Newbold and Wilson; The Gelao 哥老 secret society. Playfair; Some accounts of a secret association in China, entitled the Triad society. Milne; Evils of forming illegal associations, etc. Bridgman; Secret societies among the Chinese in Singapore. Anon; Secret societies in China. Balfour; Freemasonry in China. Giles; Militant spirit of the Buddhist clergy in China. de Groot.; Secret sects in Shantung. Porter; Secret languages in Europe and China. Schlegel; The Xiesheng Tang 協胜堂 of Chinatown and Chinese secret societies in America. Crane; Oath taken by members of the Triad society, and notices of its origin. Williams; Imperial denunciation of the Fengshui. ABC; Religious sects in North China. Edkins; The books of the modern religious sects in North China. Edkins; Chinese secret societies. Cordier; Chinese secret societies and their origin. Pickering; Among the Highbinders; An account of chinese secret societies. Masters; Mr. William Stanton on the Triad society, etc. Ball.
The terminology covering 1916 terms has been updated to pinyin and cross-checked with the works of G. Schlegel and W. Stanton. The compilation also include 42 enhanced illustrations and over 100 updated references. In sections pertaining to the rituals, when a correspondence exists with other works (e.g. Schlegel or Stanton), the correspondence is marked under brackets.


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2017-01-01 14:30:12
The Hindu conception of the functions of breath https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=27&catid=56 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175245
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:27:53
Language: English
Price: 14.99


Not much is known about Rev. Arthur H. Ewing (1864–1912). He was a prominent Presbyterian missionary and academic who resided in Allahabad, India. He has left us three articles, the present one, the ‘Çāradā-tilaka Tantra’ (J. of the American Oriental Society, 1902, 65-76)) and ‘A message from Southern Asia’ (The Church and Missionary Education, 1908, 88094).
The present one explores the origin and estimates the values of the Hindu explanations and definitions of the series of terms comprising Prāṇa or vital breaths. It provides a rare analysis of the question of proper interpretation and translation of the various terms. As such, it is a fundamental work for all those seeking a deeper understanding of the concepts pertaining to psycho-physiology as understood in Hindu texts.


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2017-01-01 14:27:53
The Triad Society https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=25&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175214
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:21:05
Language: English
Price: 20.95


The work of William Stanton is introduced here as the second in a series of studies on the Tiandihui. It covers – The White Lotus (bai lian jiao 白蓮教) and other Secret Societies; The Triad Society in China; The Triad Society Outside of China; The Traditional Account of the Society's Origin; Lodge-Rooms, Officers and Initiatory Ceremonies; Certificates of Membership; Forms of Writing and Cant Words Employed; Signs and Test Words; Appendix - The Thirty Oaths.
Stanton's work contains no less than 739 Chinese characters or expressions that have been cross-checked and transliterated into pinyin and 14 illustrations that have been completely redone. All illustrations have been enhanced.


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2017-01-01 14:21:05
Tiandi Hui 天地會 The Hong-league https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=24&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175207
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:19:17
Language: English
Price: 35.99


This work, along with Stanton’s Triad Society and Essays on the Tiandi Hui or Triad Society, is published in the effort to provide material in the cross-cultural study of initiatory processes, particularly those related to Freemasonry. To those, one should also consult W. P. Morgan, Triad Societies in Hong Kong (1960), B. J. Ter Harr, Ritual and Mythology of the Chinese Triads (2000) and J. S. M. Ward and W. G. Stirling, The Hung Society or the Society of Heaven and Earth (3 volumes, 1925–1926). To those, one may include Hanegaaff’s Textbooks Introductions to Western Esotericism (2012) and the various works of René Guénon on esotericism in general, freemasonry, and the concept of Triad in particular. Those studies constitute the foundation to promote novel investigations in the field of study of Freemasonry. In this case, the enquiry is based on two esoteric societies that emerged approximatively at the same time and, within a similar societal (industrial and pre-industrial phase) evolution, the Freemasonic organization in the West and the Tiandihui in China. Such approach would parallel the call for broader themes issued by A. Prescott in his Study of Freemasonry as a new academic discipline (2003). In terms of studying rituals as functions rather than forms, the works of A. Van Gennep, Rites of passage (1909), and V. Turner, notably The forest of symbols (1967), provide a solid foundation.
Two articles have been included in the appendices, on language and on palindromes. These are preludes to further investigate the structure of Chinese language used as ciphers.
Schlegel's work contains no less than 750 Chinese characters or expressions that have been cross-checked and transliterated into pinyin and 30 illustrations that have been completely redone. All illustrations have been enhanced.


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2017-01-01 14:19:17
The Yijing – The oldest book of the Chinese and its authors https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=20&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175092
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:10:30
Language: English
Price: 29.99


Albert Terrien de la Couperie was a French orientalist, specialising in comparative philology with a particular emphasis between the Chinese characters and the early Akkadian hieroglyphics.
His works suggested that the basis of the Yijing consist of fragmentary notes, chiefly lexical in character, bearing a close resemblance to the syllabaries of Chaldea. His theories were challenged by J. Legge and G. Schlegel, especially his theories of the origins of Chinese civilization, the comparison between Chinese characters, monosyllabic and Chaldean words, polysyllabic, and the Babylonian origins of the sixty year ganzhi cyclical calendar system.
With these cautions in mind, his work remains of interest with regard to suggested interpretations, analysis of material history and Western developments.
This reedition includes the update of 384 transliterated Chinese terms into modern pinyin. The five supplementary annexes are provided to facilitate the reading of the text, including the bibliography and list of over 100 work cited.


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2017-01-01 14:10:30
The Yijing, a book of Divination and Philosophy https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=19&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175108
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:07:54
Language: English
Price: 24.99


Joseph Edkins was a British Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China. He was a Sinologue, a linguist, a translator, and a philologist specialized in Chinese religions. His work suggests that the hexagrams are the vehicle for the expression of a philosophy, the characters became the basis of the national literature and the names repositories of ideas springing out of the dual philosophy of yin and yang. From there, the philosophy of two contrasted elements in a single antithesis expanded itself into the system of the five elements. A philosophy whose symbols were linear became a philosophy whose symbols were circular and linear. Mr. Edkins provides in these few essays a fascinating approach that reminds that of Iulian Shchutskii's Researches on the I Ching (1979) and benefits to be read along with the analyzis of Terrien de la Couperie's The Yijing (1892). This reedition provides the update of 454 transliterated Chinese terms into modern pinyin and appendices, including a Biography and a list of references.


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2017-01-01 14:07:54
Treatise of Interpretation of the Yijing https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=21&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175115
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 14:05:52
Language: English
Price: 29.99


Kaemon Takashima (高島 嘉右衛門) is a fascinating multi-facetted individual of the Meiji Era. He was a business trained in the Yijing school of Arai Hakuga.  His societal network was vast and he regularly divined for government officials. His interpretations of the Yijing span from events pertaining to individuals to societal evolution. Several of his predictions are well-known, including the major earthquake of the Ansei period that hit Tokyo in 1855, the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and his own death.
This book, translated by Sugiura Shigetake is an abridged version of the 10-volumes original, is the only one known of the Yijing as understood in Japan. The work of Shigetake stands unique as a Japanese interpretation of the Yijing. It is also a work interspersed with historical events and customs showing a rare insight of the Japanese culture of the time. Finally, the practical examples are invaluable for Yijing students.
Being an abridgement, several techniques are assumed to be known. One should consult the annexes and additional works. To further the studies on the Yijin, one may consult Chang, Tuck. Unveiling the Mystery of I Ching which I believe to be a major work on the topic. The French translation of Mr. Philastre, Yijing. Yichuan et Benyi are also unique in being the only present ones providing two major commentaries.
This reedition is a significant reorganisation. It includes the insertion of the corresponding Chinese text, the cross-verification of terms and the update of 178 transliterated Chinese expressions into modern pinyin. Ten supplementary annexes have been provided to facilitate the understanding of the text.


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2017-01-01 14:05:52
Des origines du grade de maître dans la franc-maçonnerie https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=13&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175153
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 10:42:49
Language: Not specified
Price: 21.99


Les études sure la Franc-maçonnerie portent généralement sur son origine, son symbolisme et ses évolutions dans le temps et l’espace. Quant à l’étude des grades, l’attention se porte plus particulièrement sur les systèmes des Hauts Grades. M. Goblet d'Alviella fait partie d’un petit groupe de chercheurs qui se sont penchés sur l’origine des trois degrés de la Loge bleue. Les questions qu’il soulève nous amènent, outre l'origine des degrés, à l'histoire de sa légende et l'interprétation de son symbolisme.
Cet ouvrage est à consulter en parallèle aux essais rassemblés dans la petite compilation Essays on the Masonic Degrees (1897-1903). R. F. Gould, W. J. Hughan, G. W. Speth and J. Lane.

 

 


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2017-01-01 10:42:49
Essays on the Masonic Degrees (1897-1903) https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=15&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175146
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 10:41:41
Language: English
Price: 24.99


Studies on Freemasonry generally relate to its origin, its symbolism and its evolution in time and space. As for the study of degrees, attention is focused more particularly on the systems of the High Degrees.
Mrs. Gould, Hughan, Speth and Lane are among a small group of researchers who examined the origin of the three degrees of the Blue Lodge. The questions raised bring us, besides the origin of the degrees, to the history of his legend and the interpretation of his symbolism.
This book is to be consulted in parallel with the essay of Mr. Goblet d'Alviella, Des origines du grade de maître dans la franc-maçonnerie.
The compilations provides 135 references on the topic and the combined 146 bibliographical sources.


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2017-01-01 10:41:41
Le Yijing et les commentaires Yichuan and Benyi (II) https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=23&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175139
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 10:37:48
Language: French
Price: 33.49


Paul-Louis-Félix Philastre (1837-1902) était un officier de marine et diplomate français, spécialiste de l'Extrême-Orient. Il est l'auteur de travaux importants dont la traduction inégalée du code de l'empereur Gia Long basée sur le code Qing et l’ouvrage Premier essai sur la genèse du langage et le mystère antique, unique et important dans les études sur la Tradition en Chine.
Sa traduction du Yijing, en deux volumes inclut le texte du Yijing et les Commentaires Yichuan Yizhuan de Cheng Yi (Commentaires sur le Yi auprès de la rivière Yi) et Zhouyi Benyi de Zhuxi. (Sens original du Yi de Zhou)
Cette œuvre est fondamentale car, après plus d’un siècle, elle demeure la seule en français ou anglais que nous possédons.

Il s’agit d’une traduction méticuleuse reflétant la pensée méthodique de Philastre.
Cette réédition incorpore systématiquement les textes chinois qui sont placés avant la traduction.
Les deux tomes de la traduction de M. Philastre comprennent plus de 70 références à propos du Yijing. Les 543 termes chinois, utilisant une des méthodes de translitération du XIXe siècle ont été mis-à-jour selon le pinyin ou une terminologie moderne. Les termes qui n’ont pas pu être identifiés sont en souligné. Le terme ‘gua’ qui signifie trigramme ou hexagramme est rendu comme tel quand il n’y a aucun doute. En cas de doute, je l’ai laissé en pinyin et en souligné.


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2017-01-01 10:37:48
Le Yijing et les commentaires Yichuan and Benyi (I) https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=22&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175122
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 10:36:02
Language: French
Price: 33.49


Paul-Louis-Félix Philastre (1837-1902) était un officier de marine et diplomate français, spécialiste de l'Extrême-Orient. Il est l'auteur de travaux importants dont la traduction inégalée du code de l'empereur Gia Long basée sur le code Qing et l’ouvrage Premier essai sur la genèse du langage et le mystère antique, unique et important dans les études sur la Tradition en Chine.
Sa traduction du Yijing, en deux volumes inclut le texte du Yijing et les Commentaires Yichuan Yizhuan de Cheng Yi (Commentaires sur le Yi auprès de la rivière Yi) et Zhouyi Benyi de Zhuxi. (Sens original du Yi de Zhou)
Cette œuvre est fondamentale car, après plus d’un siècle, elle demeure la seule en français ou anglais que nous possédons.

Il s’agit d’une traduction méticuleuse reflétant la pensée méthodique de Philastre.
Cette réédition incorpore systématiquement les textes chinois qui sont placés avant la traduction.
Les deux tomes de la traduction de M. Philastre comprennent plus de 70 références à propos du Yijing. Les 543 termes chinois, utilisant une des méthodes de translitération du XIXe siècle ont été mis-à-jour selon le pinyin ou une terminologie moderne. Les termes qui n’ont pas pu être identifiés sont en souligné. Le terme ‘gua’ qui signifie trigramme ou hexagramme est rendu comme tel quand il n’y a aucun doute. En cas de doute, je l’ai laissé en pinyin et en souligné.


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2017-01-01 10:36:02
Essays on the Yijing https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=18&catid=59 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175085
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 10:22:29
Language: English
Price: 29.99


Charles de Harlez was a scholar and sinologist in the 19th century. His works includes more than 70 books and over 150 articles. We present here a series of eleven articles, translated into English for the first time, covering his thougths on the Yijing. The essays provide material on the origin, nature and interpretation of the text. Essay Nine further provides what Mr. de Harlez calls a 'restored' text and commentary. Essays Ten and Eleven are of significant value in that it is one of the rare approach using Manchu text. We also find a study of the Yijing in the context of the 7th century B.C. and within the context of the Lunyu.
The translation includes the update of 307 transliterated Chinese terms into modern pinyin.


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2017-01-01 10:22:29
Daoist Texts. Ethical, political and speculative https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=17&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175184
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 09:56:07
Language: English
Price: 19.99


Mr. F. H. Balfour, following his translation of the Zhuangzi (1880) continued his pioneering translations of Daoist documents by introducing that of ten fundamental works. We find here; the Daodejing 道德經 (The Principle of Nature and Its Attributes), the Yin Fu Jing 陰符經 (Clue to the Unseen), the Tai Xi Jing 胎息經 (Respiration of the Embryo), the Xin Yin Jing 心印經 (Imprint of the Heart), the Datong Jing 大通經 (Universal Understanding), the Chi Wen Dong 赤文洞 (The Red-Streaked Cave), the Qing Jing Jing 清靜經 (Purity and Rest), a chapter from the Huainanzi 淮南子, the Su Shu 素書 (The Book of Plain Words), and sections of the Gan ying bian 感應編 (The Book of Recompenses
This reedition includes the update of 222 transliterated Chinese terms into modern pinyin.


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2017-01-01 09:56:07
Zhuangzi, The divine classic of Nan hua https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=16&catid=57 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175177
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 09:52:11
Language: English
Price: 29.99


Mr. Frederic Henry Balfour was the first Sinologue to translate Zhuangzi. He was followed by Mr. Herbert Gile (Zhuangzi, mystic, moralist, and social reformer, 1886) and Dr. Legge (The texts of Taoism, 1891, vols. 1 and 2). Mr. Giles provided an analysis of this first translation in the China Review, 1883, 11:1-15 and Dr. Legge in the preface of his translation (pp. xviii).

In the words of Dr. Legge, “it was no small achievement to be the first to endeavor to lift up the veil from Zhuangzi. Even a first translation, though imperfect, is not without benefit to others who come after, and are able to do better.”
The purpose of this reedition is to provide this first translation for historical and comparative purposes. The language and concepts used in the Zhuangzi are for me so complex and subtle that having several translations at hand is one of the steps to approach this incredibly rich esoteric text.
The reedition includes the update of 824 transliterated terms into pinyin, the addition of the Author’s work, the update of the citations when necessary.


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2017-01-01 09:52:11
The migration of symbols https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=14&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175160
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 08:40:18
Language: English
Price: 34.99


Count Goblet d'Alviella (b. 1846, d. 1925) was a Belgian lawyer, rector of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a Professor of the history of religions, a prolific writer and a Masonic scholar. The migration of symbols, is one of the foundations of archaeological and cross-cultural studies on symbolism.
Using the Swastika, the Tree of Life, the Winged, the Trident and the Caduceus, he explores major themes regarding symbols using psychological, historical, cultural and anthropological knowledge of his time.
While these branches have evolved and new discoveries have been made since the introduction of his work, the methodological approach along with the thoughts of Mr. Goblet d’Alveilla remain vital to all who seek a deeper understanding of the field as well as those of esotericism and Freemasonry.
The work includes 169 illustrations and over 400 references. All illustrations have been compared with the original ones and graphically enhanced. All references have been updated when necessary. The sections ‘Biography’ and ‘Works cited’ are new to this edition.


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2017-01-01 08:40:18
Les Symboles Antiques. L'Oeuf https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=12&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175078
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 08:34:16
Language: French
Price: 19.99


L’œuvre de M. Dognée est courte mais dense. Elle retrace l'histoire et l'évolution du symbolisme de l'œuf dans le contexte de l'existence terrestre, de la résurrection et de l'immortalité. Il s’agit d’une excellente introduction à l’approche interculturelle de l’analyse d’un symbole, dans sa justification et évolution. Il est ainsi une œuvre d’accompagnement de celles de Goblet d’Alviella, The Migration of Symbols, et de W. R. Lethaby, Architecture, Mysticism and Myth.
Ce volume est augmenté par une mise-à-jour des références de texte, l’ajout de onze textes annexes, et l’ajout d’une bibliographie reprenant les 98 références originales et fournissant 51 références additionnelles.


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2017-01-01 08:34:16
Freemasonry in Shanghai and Northern China https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=11&catid=53 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175030
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 08:31:38
Language: Not specified
Price: 24.99


It is through the studies on functional similarities between Asian and Western post-industrial esoteric societies that I came across Gratton’s Freemasonry in Shanghai and Northern China. I found his work to be important historically and as a foundation for further research on the possible exchanges that may have existed between Freemasonry (Gongjihui 共濟會 in Chinese) and Triad in the nineteen century. In that respect, this work should be consulted in parallel with the compilation series on the Chinese Triad.
This new edition of Gratton’s work includes, in addition to the original work, my own notes contained within brackets and three small appendices. Spelling of Chinese terms has been changed to conform to standard pinyin. I have added three appendices: A review of the work by W. J. Chetwode Ceawlet, an article about Freemasonry in Shanghai in 1902 and a list of references.


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2017-01-01 08:31:38
An essay on Symbolic colors, in antiquity—the middle ages—and modern times https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=10&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175061
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 08:28:23
Language: Not specified
Price: 19.99


This book lists the symbolic and esoteric meanings of the colors of antiquity until the beginning of the nineteenth century. This is a fundamental research work based on more than 250 references on the subject. It is, according to René Guénon, "of the greatest interest, and even indispensable to all those who, in any capacity, are interested in the subject he treats, since there is no other that can replace him."
The originality of Frederic Portal's study concerns the ternary analysis of colors and the principle of polarities or "rule of oppositions". The meaning of the symbols is thus based on three degrees, the "divine language", the "sacred language" and the "profane language" and two polarities.
The work has been reedited and compared to the French original. Omitted parts and notes of the original text have been reinserted. All references have been clarified and, when possible, Latin and Greek authors’ names and tittles are now in English. References to English or French translations have been added. A bibliography and a list of additional references has been compiled.


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2017-01-01 08:28:23
Des couleurs symboliques dans l'antiquité, le moyen-age et les temps modernes https://iandi.us/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=209&task=view_bl&id=9&catid=52 Authors:
ISBN: 9781944175054
Publisher: Eric Serejski (Ed.)
Publication date: 2017-01-01 08:25:22
Language: Not specified
Price: 25.74


Cet ouvrage répertorie les significations symboliques et ésotériques des couleurs de l'antiquité jusqu’au début du XIXe siècle. Il s’agit d’un travail fondamental de recherches basées sur plus de 250 références sur le sujet. Il est, selon René Guénon, « du plus grand intérêt, et même indispensable à tous ceux qui, à un titre quelconque, s’intéressent au sujet qu’il traite, puisqu’il n’en existe aucun autre qui puisse le remplacer. »
L’originalité de l’étude de Fréderic Portal porte sur l’analyse ternaire des couleurs et sur le principe des polarités ou « règle des oppositions ». La signification des symboles repose ainsi sur trois degrés, la « langue divine », la « langue sacrée » et la « langue profane » et deux polarités.
Il s’agit donc d’une œuvre précieuse, d’un travail unique dont les développements restent encore à être complétés ou établis.
Les références ont été complétées et mises-a-jour. F. Portal abrège les titres et souvent ne mentionne pas les dates de publications. Une bibliographie a été ajoutée.


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2017-01-01 08:25:22