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Invisibility: Mastering the art of vanishing Hardcover – 1986


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Borgo Press (1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809570149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809570140
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,184,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Richards has not been seen in several years. If you know of his whereabouts please contact the publisher. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Robinson on March 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book claims to be a practical manual for the development of occult vanishing techniques, but it would more accurately be titled "a survey on the phenomenon of invisibility throughout history, as it relates to the western mystical tradition". Most of the content is historical, and while it is of interest, it is also of very little practical value. I found the much repeated information on medieval alchemy to be of little relevance. I was also unimpressed by the author's avoidance of mentioning personal experiences with invisibility. Can he turn invisible, or not?
His theory, shared by many other occultists, is that one must accumulate a cloud of akasha (ether, the fifth tattvic element) around their person, preventing light from reflecting off the physical body and thus reducing visibility. The importance of akasha to the phenomenon of invisibility has been suggested by Franz Bardon (a 20th century Czech occultist) and eastern adepts. This theory itself is sound, and the book explains it sufficiently, but unfortunately it is NOT accompanied by adequate practical instruction. There are instructions for the development of astral sight/clairvoyance and invisibility, and while the astral sight exercises are decent, the invisibility instructions are too vague to be practical. It is still a good book though, despite its shortcomings, and it should be read by anyone seeking to develop this ability.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Morpheus on June 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a fine collection regarding the history of so-called "invisibility." However, if you want to be able to move about unseen by others, you will want to inquire elsewhere.

An excellent first step toward rendering oneself undetectable is to study our basic human perception and its many inter-related traits. Thus I advocate that all would-be students of occult and arcane Knowledge look into the writings of masters such as Gurdjieff, Milton Erickson, Franz Bardon, Carlos Castaneada, and Austin Osman Spare to name but a few helpful figures.

It is also wise to study mythology. Many legends and folktales contain potent, practical, information that is encoded symbolically - to be used by those with eyes that can see such hidden jewels of power,..

Remarkable things are possible if one is willing to unlearn the false limitations that your family, society and peers have psychologically chained you with.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Graham on November 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I can heartily recommened this book. After following Steve's techniques I managed to achieve invisiblity after seventeen days. I can now 'invisiblise' myself at will and have even managed to 'invisiblise' my wife Anne for up to three hours at a time. Quite handy when the footballs on. Be aware though, I inviblised her last week for a short time as she was annoying me going on and on and on about something or other. She materialised two hours later from a black cab outside our house with a £100 leather handbag, four new pairs of shoes and had paid £300 deposit for a new kitchen from IKEA.
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By Pen Name on January 31, 2015
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Anything by Steve Richards is the best. I've been reading him for 35 years.
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By Anthony F. Ramos on January 10, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is a good book to read
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