COMING SOON

 

“In brief, prayer nurtures the mind, makes us more receptive to divine beings, habituates us to the otherwise potentially lethal divine light, perfects our ability to contact the gods, uplifts our minds to those of the gods, links us to them, purifies our pneumatic vehicle, brings out the divine element in the human soul, and makes us “the familiar consorts of the gods.” Prayer is so important that ‘no sacred act can take place’ without it'”.

- Jeffrey Kupperman, A Theurgist's Book of Hours

 

Suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners, A Theurgist's Book of Hours is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in developing or deepening their connection with the divine via daily praxis. This fascinating and unique work builds on the foundations laid by author Jeffrey Kupperman in his previous book Living Theurgy (Avalonia 2014) but also can be used independently, as it provides both the theoretical knowledge and the practical guidance needed to start incorporating theurgical prayer into your ritual practice.

 

While these teachings provide a structured framework which draws primarily upon the Neoplatonic teachings of Iamblichus, Proclus, Pseudo-Dionysius and the lunar/solar calendar reforms of Plethon they are eminently adaptable and accessible to practitioners of any tradition which seeks direct connection and union with the divine, including Paganism, Christianity and Jewish Mysticism. In addition to detailed calendars, this unprecedented work provides all you need to form your own liturgy, including prayers, hymns and extracts from significant writings such as the Chaldean Oracles and the Greek Magical Papyri.

 

The resulting Book of Hours is truly one of a kind, and though its roots are ancient, its applications are a valuable addition to a living tradition that evolves along with us all. Theurgy is a growing area of interest for the modern esoteric practitioner and this book will prove itself indispensable to all who seek divine connection.

 

2021, 192 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.

ISBN 978-1-905297-89-4

B&W 8 x 8 in or 203 x 203 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam

RRP £18.99

 

A Theurgist's Book of Hours

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  • Jeffrey S. Kupperman is a professional scholar and graphic and Web designer living in the Chicagoland area with his wife. He has degrees in psychology, graphic designs and religious studies, where his emphasis was on Western mythology as well as mystical and occult practices.

    Living Theurgy: A Course in Iamblichus’ Philosophy, Theology and Theurgy was published by Avalonia in Spring 2014.

  • Part I: Theoria

    Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: A THEORY OF PRAYER

    CHAPTER 2: PLETHON’S CALENDAR REFORM  AND THE THEURGIC CALENDAR

    CHAPTER 3: HIEROMENIAS AND THE PRAYER SERVICE

    INTERLUDE: ON ORGANIZATION

    Part II: Praxis

    CHAPTER 4: LITURGICAL CALENDARS

    CHAPTER 5: PRAYER SERVICES FOR THE YEARLY HIEROMENIAS

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Mone

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Prohodos

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Epistrophe

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Henosi

    CHAPTER 6: PRAYER SERVICES FOR THE LUNAR HIEROMENIAS

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Noumenia

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Deuteroebdomo

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Dichomenia

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Phthinontos

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Hene

    Prayer Service for the Observation of Hene kai Nea

    CHAPTER 7: PRAYER SERVICES FOR THE MONTHS

    Prayer Service for the Month of Phyxiosion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Hôrêphorosion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Ouliosion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Escharaion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Ennosigaiosion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Antheiaion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Philomeidêsion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Sôteiraion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Polyphrônion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Agrotereion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Diaktorosion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Khrysopêlêxion

    Prayer Service for the Month of Nekrodegmônion

    Bibliography

    Endnotes

    Index