Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

Stephen Flowers studied Germanic and Celtic philology and religious history at the University of Texas at Austin and in Goettingen, West Germany. He received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Germanic Languages and Medieval Studies with a dissertation entitled Runes and Magic.

Books By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

  1. Secret Practices of the Sufi Freemasons

    Secret Practices of the Sufi Freemasons

    By Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff

    Originally published in 1924, this rare book reveals the secret spiritual exercises of the Bektashi Order of Sufis. The order, known as Oriental Freemasonry, has preserved ancient spiritual doctrines forgotten by modern Freemasons. The book explains how to draw spiritual power into the body and transform the soul from its base state into a noble, godlike state.
  2. The Secret of the Runes

    The Secret of the Runes

    By Guido von List

    The runes are said to have “revealed themselves” to von List, uncovering a complete cosmology and esoteric understanding of the primeval Teutonic/Aryan peoples, and becoming the cornerstone of his ideology. No other work so clearly and simply sets forth the full spectrum of von List’s fantastic vision of a mystical philosophy based on Germanic principles.
  3. Icelandic Magic

    Icelandic Magic

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

    During the Middle Ages, many books of magic were lost as the ancient pagan traditions were suppressed. But in Iceland the recording of magical spells continued in secret for centuries. Drawing directly from these grimoires, now housed in the National Library in Reykjavík, Stephen Flowers presents a complete system of Icelandic magic from the 16th century onward.
  4. Carnal Alchemy

    Carnal Alchemy

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.
    By Crystal Dawn Flowers

    Magicians throughout history have used physical stimulation, both pleasure and pain, to harness sexual energy and unlock inner states of consciousness. This manual of Carnal Alchemy is a powerful tool for self-transformation, describing sadomasochistic practice from both the perspective of the submissive partner as well as the dominant.
  5. Lords of the Left-Hand Path

    Lords of the Left-Hand Path

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

    This book examines the practices of many occult groups, including the Cult of Set, the Yezidi Devil Worshippers, the Assassins, the Hell-Fire Club, the occult Nazis, and several heretical Sufi, Zoroastrian, Christian, and Muslim sects.
  6. Original Magic

    Original Magic

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

    Stephen Flowers explores the history, theory, practice, rituals, and initiations of the Mazdan magical system practiced by the Magi of ancient Persia. He details a complete curriculum of magical study and initiation based on exercises keyed to the sacred Zoroastrian calendar and also offers advanced magical rituals based on archaic Persian formulas.
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    The Fraternitas Saturni

    The Fraternitas Saturni

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

    The most influential magical group in Germany during the 20th century, the Fraternitas Saturni, or Brotherhood of Saturn, was almost entirely secret until 1970. Stephen Flowers examines the history of the Order, its path of initiation, secret doctrines, ritual practices, and magical formulas. He also offers biographies of the Order’s most prominent members.
  8. Infernal Geometry and the Left-Hand Path
    In this comprehensive guide, Toby Chappell details the practice of Angular Magic as developed by the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set. He analyzes the 3 key rites of this system and explains how the Nine Angles can be used in magical practices and as part of an ongoing initiatory process.

  9. The Magian Tarok

    The Magian Tarok

    By Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D.

    Exploring the historical roots and mythology of the Tarot, the author reveals the genesis of the Tarot’s symbolism in the great Hermetic tradition and in the initiatory rituals of Mithraism. He explains the original meanings of the Major Arcana using Mithraic symbolism and how the Tarot relates to the magical alphabet of the Stoeicheia.