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Title: New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library(NAMOSRL)Add to your cart.

ID: MS/150/1

Primary Creator: Frost, Guy (1965-)

Extent: 23.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/22/2016

Subjects: Altered states of consciousness, Antiquities, Aspect (Astrology), Astrologers--Recruiting, Astrology, Astrology--Study and teaching, Astrology--Tables, Astrology--Textbooks, Astrology--Therapeutic use, Astrology and psychology, Astrosophy, Cancer (Astrology), Conduct of life, Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947, Delears (Retail trade), Divining (Dowsing), Dream interpretation, Forecasting, Fortune-telling, Fortune-telling by cards, Gemini (Astrology), George, Llewellyn, 1876-1954. Astrologian outfit, Handfasting, Horary astrology, Horoscopes, Human beings--Effect of planets on, Leys, Libra (Astrology), Lumber Trade, Lunar calendars, Mental healing, Mental suggestion, Mind and body, Mythology, Neopaganism, Neopaganism--Australia, New business enterprises, New Thought, Numerology, Occultism, Occultism--Australia, Paganism, Palmistry, Parallax, Parapsychology, Plants--Effect of the moon on, Playing cards, Quality of life, Rare books, Self-actualization (Psychology), Shamanism, Spiritualism, Stars, Success in business, Tarot, Tarot (Game), Tarot--History, Tarot--Problems, exercises, etc., Tarot--Religious aspects--Wicca, Taurus (Astrology), Unidentified Flying Objects, Vulcan (Hypothetical planet), Well-being, Wicca, Witchcraft, Withcraft--Australia, Zodiac, Zodiacal tissue salts (Dietary supplement)

Forms of Material: Books, Correspondence schools and courses, Lectures, Newsletters, Periodicals, Prospectuses, Tarot cards, Trade catalogs, Volvelles, Zines


Contains individual archival collections (described separately), books, periodicals, ephemera, paraphernalia, and research notes related to New age movements, occultism, magic and witchcraft, personal transformation, astrology, spiritualism, and shamanism.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The origins of the New Age Movements, Occultism, and Spiritualism Research Library (NAMOSRL) can be traced back to 2004 when Guy Frost and Cliff Landis began discussing the preservation of hard to find and at risk Pagan periodicals. Cliff’s concept was called New Religious Movements Archival Library (NRMAL), and tasks were divided between the two with Cliff investigating the technological aspects as well as making the first contacts with publishers and Guy began creating a descriptive bibliography of potential resources that could be added to the project. Sadly, this project was abandoned in early 2005 for various reasons, but the idea remained in Guy’s mind of something that needed to be done. Guy had been acquiring resources for the project and although NRMAL was no more, has continued to do so. During the spring of 2013, Crystal Richardson, a Valdosta State University student, approached Guy with a request to be advisor to a new Pagan and Wiccan Society on the VSU campus. Saying yes, it was through working with the officers and members of this group that he was reminded of the need for students to access resources to assist in researching topics they were presenting at their sponsored events. This need, however, reached a pinnacle when Guy was lead to search and photocopy from his personal library articles, interviews, and mentionings in books of Starhawk for a student that was writing a paper on her. It was at this point that Guy realized his resources should be more accessible and preferably in an academic setting. In was not until 2015 that Guy approached Deborah Davis, the University Archivist, about donating all of the Pagan resources he had amassed as an archival collection. Deborah expressed great interest. For an archival collection to be rich in source materials it must contain more than just periodicals. This is where this Research Library departs from the original concept of NRMAL. The scope and breadth of the collection had to be expanded. As such, there are two parts of the collection: 1. records and papers of people and organizations that could and do stand alone as unique archival collections which will be described individually; 2. books, periodicals, study notes, and other ephemera collected to support its scope.

This portion of the collection is divided into broad Library of Congress Subject Series. These series contain books, periodicals, and artifacts relating to their designated subjects.  These subjects include: Antiquities/Mythology; Psychology; Parapsychology; Occult Sciences; Religions; Holidays & Cookery; Alternative Medicine; Women's Studies; Gardening/Herbology. These broad subjects expand into more specific topics as you explore the collection.

Collection Historical Note

Guy Frost was born August 31, 1965 in San Mateo, California to a Naval military family. His family moved to Jacksonville, Florida while he was still an infant when his father was transferred to Cecil Fields. If was after his father’s retirement that his mother longed for the country life she grew up in and at age 9, the family moved to a small six acre farmhouse located in Waynesville, Georgia, or simply the middle of nowhere. In the fall of 1984, Guy moved to Cleveland, Tennessee to attend Lee College, a private pentecostal liberal arts college. This school was chosen for the simple fact that Sherri Revels, a highschool classmate, constantly talked about Lee College and wanting to be in Lee Singers. Lee College sounded like a good plan and there would be someone there that he knew, and, thinking like most teenagers, it was in the opposite end of the state from his family. Growing up Southern Baptist, witnessing isle dancing and speaking in tongues was a bit of a culture shock. His stay at Lee College was for a little over one year before moving to Valdosta, Georgia to attend Valdosta State College in 1986. But Lee College left an indelible impression on his mind and the experience of Godness. While attending the required convocations (4 times a week then), he sensed a difference in the atmosphere, a noticeable change in the environment when everyone a stadium full of people began to pray out loud. If left Guy yearning to understand, but he also knew Christianity was not where to find the answer. Guy would graduate from Valdosta State College in 1990 with a bachelor of Music Education. In that same year, he began working as Circulation staff and entered the Graduate Program. He would graduate in 1994 with a Master of Music Education. It was while working in Circulation that his supervisor, Sherrida Crawford, suggested becoming a Music Librarian. With the kernel of thought in mind, he resigned from Circulation, worked with the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) that summer of 1995 as a Media Specialist before moving to Tallahassee, Florida to work on a Master of Library Science (1996) with that intent. He finished his education pursuits with an Education Specialist (Ed.S) in 1998 in Information Studies. Buy this time, he was a cataloger for the Florida Memories project under the Bureau of Records Management, State of Florida. Guy was in his element and was not in a hurry to leave. However, Dr. George Gaumond phoned him at work to see if he knew that a position was open at Valdosta. He did not (he was looking of Music Librarian positions only), but he applied because of his experience working at Valdosta. He was rehired on the faculty of the Library in the same year, first as the Electronic Resources Librarian before moving to Government Documents after a few months. His positions in the Odum Library constantly evolved, mostly out of necessity with changes in the University System. When Katherine Johnson, the Serials Librarian, retired, Guy was asked to absorbed her responsibilities and relinquish his duties in Reference. Guy had previously suggested to the administration that with the addition of cataloging of Government Documents, splitting his current position into two people (Public Service and Technical Services) would be ideal. Katherine’s retirement allowed that to happen. It was in Government Documents and cataloging that Guy accepted interns. One in particular was Cliff Landis. Cliff was currently a distance education student at Florida State University living in Valdosta working on a Master of Library and Information Science degree. Cliff made an impression on the Reference faculty while interning and would later be hired on faculty in the Reference Department. It was through conversations with Cliff as colleague that he invited Guy to study Faerie Faith under him. Guy eager to explore and learn more accepted without hesitation. Beginning late summer 2004 to 2009, Guy studied under Cliff Landis, being officially initiated into the Faerie Faith February 15, 2008. Guy is active in the Georgia Library Association, NACO/SACO programs of the PCC and in 2012 traveled to Belize to teach the Belizean librarians RDA as part of COBEC.

Subject/Index Terms

Altered states of consciousness
Aspect (Astrology)
Astrology--Study and teaching
Astrology--Therapeutic use
Astrology and psychology
Cancer (Astrology)
Conduct of life
Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947
Delears (Retail trade)
Divining (Dowsing)
Dream interpretation
Fortune-telling by cards
Gemini (Astrology)
George, Llewellyn, 1876-1954. Astrologian outfit
Horary astrology
Human beings--Effect of planets on
Libra (Astrology)
Lumber Trade
Lunar calendars
Mental healing
Mental suggestion
Mind and body
New business enterprises
New Thought
Plants--Effect of the moon on
Playing cards
Quality of life
Rare books
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Success in business
Tarot (Game)
Tarot--Problems, exercises, etc.
Tarot--Religious aspects--Wicca
Taurus (Astrology)
Unidentified Flying Objects
Vulcan (Hypothetical planet)
Zodiacal tissue salts (Dietary supplement)

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Guy Frost

Acquisition Method: signed deed of Gift for New Age Movements, Occultism and Spiritualism Research library, signed by Guy Frost

Appraisal Information: Open Collection.  A folder with the finding aid is in the Director's file cabinet labeled Frost, Guy, Pagan, New Age

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Antiquities/Mythology],
[Series 2: Psychology],
[Series 3: Parapsychology],
[Series 4: Occult Sciences],
[Series 5: Religions],
[Series 6: Holidays & Cookery],
[Series 7: Fiction],
[Series 8: Misc.],
[Series 9: Periodicals],
[Series 10: Items/Artifacts],
[Series 11: Digital Content],

Series 5: ReligionsAdd to your cart.
Religions: Buddhism [Zen]; Sikhism; Taoism; Hinduism [Krishna; Yoga]; Shamanism; Paganism [Neo-Paganism]; Wicca; Druids; Qabala; Rosicrucians; Theosophy; Eschatology; Nature Worship
Box 13: ReligionsAdd to your cart.
Subjects: Hinduism; Sikhism; Buddhism; Taoism; Shamanism; Rosicrucianism; New Religious Movements; Theosophy
Book 1: Fire in the HeadAdd to your cart.
Cowan, Tom. Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993.
Book 2: The Seven Dawns of the AumakuaAdd to your cart.

Kupihea, Moke. The Seven Dawns of the Aumakua. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2004.


Book 3: In the Pronaos of the Temple of WisdomAdd to your cart.

Hartmann, Franz. In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom. Chicago: The Aries Press, 1945.

Original Edition 1890.

Book 4: The Urantia BookAdd to your cart.
The Urantia Book. Chicago: Urantia Foundation, 1955.
Book 5: The Teachings of Don JuanAdd to your cart.
Castaneda, Carlos. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968.
Book 6: Chakra Healing and Karmic AwarenessAdd to your cart.
Sherwood, Keith. Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 2005.
Book 7: Shaman Pathways: The Celtic ChakrasAdd to your cart.
Sentier, Elen. Shaman Pathways: The Celtic Chakras. Washington: Moon Books, 2013.
Book 8: Tai Chi EnlightenmentAdd to your cart.
Romero, Arthur. Tai Chi Enlightenment. Pittsburgh: Rose Dog Books, 2004.
Book 9: The Journey of Self-DiscoveryAdd to your cart.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The Journey of Self- Discovery.  Australia: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1997.
Book 10: Tao Te ChingAdd to your cart.
Lao Tzu. Translated by John H. McDonald. Tao Te Ching. London: Arcturus, 2009.
Book 11: Pearls of SikhismAdd to your cart.
Pearls of Sikhism. Ann Arbor, MI: Sikh Missionary Center, 2008.
Book 12: Sikh ReligionAdd to your cart.
Sikh Religion. Ann Arbor, MI: Sikh Missionary Center, 1990.
Book 13: Zen SandAdd to your cart.
Hori, Victor Sogen. Zen Sand: The Books of Capping Phrases for Koan Practice. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.
Book 14: Wounded WarriorsAdd to your cart.
Arbogast, Doyle. Wounded Warriors: A Time for Healing. Omaha, NE: Little Turtle Publications, 1995.
Book 15: Shamans of the WorldAdd to your cart.
Connor, Nancy and Bradford Keeney. Ed. Shamans of the World. Boulder: Sounds True, 2008.
Book 16: The Eagle's QuestAdd to your cart.
Wolf, Fred Alan. The Eagle's Quest. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Book 17: The Second Ring of PowerAdd to your cart.
Castaneda, Carlos. The Second Ring of Power. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
Book 18: The Power of SilenceAdd to your cart.
Castaneda, Carlos. The Power of Silence. New York: Washington Square Press, 1987.
Book 19: Tales of PowerAdd to your cart.
Castaneda, Carlos. Tales of Power. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974.
Book 20: The Golden ThreadAdd to your cart.
Godwin, Joscelyn. The Golden Thread. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2007.
Book 21: Crystal WomanAdd to your cart.
Andrews, Lynn V. Crystal Woman. New York: Warner Books, 1987.
Book 22: Star WomanAdd to your cart.
Andrews, Lynn V, Star Woman. New York: Warner Books, 1986.
Book 23: The Art of HappinessAdd to your cart.
Cutler, Howard C. and the Dalai Lama. The Art of Happiness. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998.
Book 24: The Findhorn GardenAdd to your cart.
The Findhorn Community. The Findhorn Garden. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1975.
Book 25: Undreamed of PossibilitiesAdd to your cart.

Yogananda, Paramahansa. Undreamed of Possibilities. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1997.


Book 26: Raja Vidya The King of KnowledgeAdd to your cart.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Raja Vidya The King of Knowledge. Australia: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1973.
Book 27: Chant and Be HappyAdd to your cart.
Chant and Be Happy: The Power of Mantra Meditation. Los Angeles: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1997.
Book 28: Beyond Birth and DeathAdd to your cart.

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Beyond Birth and Death. Los Angeles: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1984.


Book 29: The Judge CaseAdd to your cart.
Pelletier, Ernest E. The Judge Case. Edmonton, Canada: Edmonton Theosophical Society, 2004.
Box 14: ReligionsAdd to your cart.
Subjects: Eschatology; Paganism; Neopaganism; Wicca; Qabalah; Nature Worship; Druidism
Folder 1: God the MotherAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Mythos of the Divine MaidAdd to your cart.
Lux Madriana, The Mythos of the Divine Maid.
Book 1: Lord of Light & ShadowAdd to your cart.
Conway, D.J. The Lord of Light and Shadow: The Many Faces of the God. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1997.
Book 2: The New PagansAdd to your cart.
Holzer, Hans. The New Pagans. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1972
Book 3: Voices from the Pagan CensusAdd to your cart.
Berger, Helen A., Evan A. Leach, and Leigh S. Shaffer. Voices from the Pagan Census. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.
Book 4: God is a VerbAdd to your cart.
Cooper, Rabbi David A. God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism.  New York: Riverhead Books, 1997.
Book 5: The Witches QabalaAdd to your cart.
Reed, Ellen Cannon. The Witches Qabala. Revised Ed.York Beach, MN: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1997.
Book 6: The Mystical QabalahAdd to your cart.

Fortune, Dion. The Mystical Qabalah. Revised Ed. York Beach, MN: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 2000.

c1935, 1998

Book 7: Sepher YetzirahAdd to your cart.
Westcott, Wm. Wynn. Sepher Yetzirah. Third Ed. London: J.M. Watkins, 1911.
Book 8: The DruidsAdd to your cart.

Piggott, Stuart. The Druids. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975.


Book 9: Living WiccaAdd to your cart.

Cunningham, Scott. Living Wicca. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2006.

18th printing.

Book 10: Sky Above Earth BelowAdd to your cart.
Milton, John P. Sky Above Earth Below. Boulder, CO: Sentient Publications, LLC, 2006.
Book 11: 21st Century WiccaAdd to your cart.
Hunter, Jennifer. 21st Century Wicca: A Young Witch's Guide to Living the Magical Life. New York: Citadel Press,1997.
Book 12: The Path of the Green ManAdd to your cart.
Ford, Michael Thomas. The Path of the Green Man: Gay Men, Wicca, and Living a Magical Life. New York: Citadel Press, 2005.
Book 13: The Wicca BibleAdd to your cart.
Gallagher, Ann-Marie. The Wicca Bible. New York: Sterling, 2005.
Book 14: The Earth PathAdd to your cart.
Starhawk. The Earth Path. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.
Book 15: Magic and ReligionAdd to your cart.
Vetter, George B. Magic and Religion. New York: Philosophical Library,1958.
Book 16: The Ways of ReligionAdd to your cart.
Eastman, Roger. Ed. The Ways of Religion. San Francisco: Canfield Press, 1975.
Book 17: The Urban PaganAdd to your cart.
Telesco, Patricia. The Urban Pagan. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1997.
Book 18: The Neo-Pagan EssenceAdd to your cart.
The Neo-Pagan Essence. Chicago: Eschaton Productions, 1994.
Book 19: Pagan PolyamoryAdd to your cart.
Kaldera, Raven. Pagan Polyamory: Becoming a Tribe of Hearts. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2005.
Book 20: People of the EarthAdd to your cart.
Hopman, Ellen Evert and Lawrence Bond. People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1996.
Book 21: Drawing Down the MoonAdd to your cart.
Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon. New York: The Viking Press, 1979.
Book 22: Nature Spirits & Elemental BeingsAdd to your cart.
Pogacnik, Marko. Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings. Scotland: Findhorn Press, 2004.
Book 23: The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British IslesAdd to your cart.
Hutton, Ronald. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
Book 24: Pagan Rome and the Early ChristiansAdd to your cart.
Benko, Stephen. Pagan Rome and the Early Christians. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,1984.
Book 25: Whispers of the MindAdd to your cart.
Stephens, Elaine. Whispers of the Mind. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1989.
Book 26: HypersentienceAdd to your cart.
Moore, Marcia. Hypersentience. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1977.
Book 27: Life After LifeAdd to your cart.

Moody, Raymond A. Jr., Life After Life. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1977/


Book 28: A Second ChanceAdd to your cart.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. A Second Chance. Los Angeles: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1991.
Book 29: Gender and Transgender in Modern Paganism, 2012Add to your cart.

Sarah Thompson 1967- editor, contributor.

Gina Pond 1976- editor, contributor.

Philip Tanner 1971- editor, contributor.

Calyxa Omphalos 1962- editor.

Jacobo Polanshek editor, contributor.

Publisher – Cupertino, CA: Circle of Cerridwen Press

Compact Disc 1: The Wicker ManAdd to your cart.
Contained in wooden box
Compact Disc 2: The Wicker ManAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Antiquities/Mythology],
[Series 2: Psychology],
[Series 3: Parapsychology],
[Series 4: Occult Sciences],
[Series 5: Religions],
[Series 6: Holidays & Cookery],
[Series 7: Fiction],
[Series 8: Misc.],
[Series 9: Periodicals],
[Series 10: Items/Artifacts],
[Series 11: Digital Content],

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