The Green Roads of England
Starting at the 'central gathering ground' at Avebury, Cox's guide covers all the ancient roads of England, following the Stone Age ridge roads of southern England, describing, with the help of maps, plans and illustrations, the hill forts and other earthworks found along them and discussing other aspects of neolithic civilization. Facsimile edition.
Handy Farm Devices (1909)
and How to Make Them
With straightforward explanations and simple diagrams, this book shows how to make economical devices ranging from simple vegetable storage bins to turnstile gates - 'all good for the purpose intended'. As well as equipment for the barn, garden and orchard and for keeping livestock, poultry and bees, there are chapters on buildings and the use of the steel square - it was 1909. Facsimile edition.
English Gypsy Language
Word-Book of the Romany
In addition to a dictionary of English Romany words, this book includes chapters on Gypsy names, fortune-telling, the London 'Gypsyries' in Wandsworth, Notting Hill and Friars' Mount, folk hero Ryley Bosvil and a collection of Gypsy songs. George Borrow (1803–1881) was a great traveller and translator, whose works included novels, travel writing and pioneering translations of Romany.
The History of Initiation
First published in 1829 and reprinted complete with its voluminous footnotes, for The Lost Library, Oliver's twelve erudite yet entertaining lectures explore the common roots linking many of the world's initiatory traditions, and describe rites including those of the Celtic mysteries, Bacchus, Zoroastrianism and Freemasonry.
Return of the Magi (1931)
'It is more profitable to study the history of the imperfect masters', writes Magre, than those 'so near the gods that they have been enveloped in the clouds of the empyrean'. His compendium of attainable spiritual heroes includes an anonymous master of the Albigenses who succumbs under torture, the Templars, the alchemist Nicolas Flamel and Madame Blavatsky. Translated from the French.
Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites (1919)
The most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece, the Eleusinian Mysteries were initiation ceremonies held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, near Athens. Dudley Wright (1867–1948), who wrote widely on subjects such as vampires and Freemasonry, provides a concise account of the Eleusinian rituals, incantations, prayers and songs.