New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2014 by miskatonicbooks

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We are always interested in buying Esoteric, Occult, Freemasonry, Alchemy, Golden Dawn, Hermetics, Ceremonial Magic, Witchcraft, Religious, Philosophy and Lovecraftian fiction. Feel free to contact us at



Full leather hand bound in a Cambridge style binding with hand marbled endsheets. Includes a folding plate of the Hieroglyphical Figures. Leather color may vary slightly from book to book. Limited to 26 copies only.

Nicholas Flamel’s Hieroglyphical Key. Summary of Philosophy and his, Testament. The quality of the emblematic engravings in the Ouroboros Press edition are exquisite and are reproduced in crisp offset printing. A few very special Cambridge style bindings are being bound up by Michael Atha of Restoration Books and full leather scarlet bindings will be available from Ars Obscura.


THE BOOK OF AZAZEL by E. A. Koetting (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited to only 666 numbered limited edition hardcovers. This being number 269. Book is in fine condition.

From the author:

“That which follows is the entirety of what I learned from the Demon during a ninety-day journey through hell, with Azazel as my guide. To Azazel… I can only trust that when this work is completed, he will set me free. Azazel is the embodiment of all that is forbidden, all that is secret, and all that I would sacrifice everything for. He called upon me to perform this damnable Operation: to commit myself to Him entirely, in order to possess all that is His. But fear overtook me. I didn’t feel ready to drink from that cup, and so I drank from many others, flirting with the power that I knew could only be found in the blackest of rites and through the most obscene pacts. The Demon’s call would not be silenced, and it forced me out of the serenity of Ascent, leaving me with no choice than to embrace the power of darkness, in a depth and intensity that I had never before imagined. The Book of Azazel initially seemed to mark my return to the Left Hand Path, to the sinister spirituality responsible for catapulting me into the knowledge and application of my own godhood. As the grimoire unfolded, day-by-day, what the Demon Azazel revealed to me obliterated every assumption that I’ve ever made, and has left me with little else to say. The magnitude of Azazel’s teachings have left me speechless, for the first time in decades. What is recorded in this book: the rituals, the evocations, and the revelations.. says all that can ever be said, and much, much more. It has also left me with the conviction that real power – the kind that can crumble nations and raise empires out of the sand – can only be found in the forbidden, in the demonic, beyond the horizon of damnation. And so I tremble as I present The Book of Azazel.”

LIBER FALXIFER II The book of Anamlaqayin by N.A-A.218 (Limited Edition Hardcover)

The Second Book of Master Falxifer will delve further into the Necrosophic mysteries of Qayin, but will also cast a black light on some crucial aspects previously hinted at and at the same time veiled, in the first book of the Left-Handed Reaper. One of these all-important aspects concerns the identity of and the gnosis granted by the Hidden Mother of Our Bloodline, the Bride of Qayin. The work will once again present an extensive set of both worded and wordless manifestations of Sorcerous Gnosis and provide access to previously hidden keys to both low and high forms of Necrosophic Nigromancy, Necromancy, Ancestral Veneration, Herbal Demonology and give new detailed instruction about how the powers of the insignias, talismans and fetishes of the Lord of the Harvest can be further employed in order to achieve both temporal and spiritual power, victory and transcendence, all by walking in the fiery and blessed footsteps of the First Ones who traversed the Paths of Nod. Some of the topics presented within the Second Book of Our Master are: esoteric discourses revealing the mythic foundation of our Qayinitic Gnosticism, the Hidden Bride of Qayin, Her secret formulas of Calling and Names of Power, Her sigils of both high and low sorcery, the unified and transcendent aspect of the Twin-Flame of Sataninsam, the Dark Dead and their hidden and most fearful aspects, the cleansing, protective and empowering baths, the herbal formulas and activations of the 7 Key Sigils of Death, the Mysteries of the Black In Green, exploring the powers of the First Tiller and the workings of the Esoteric Sigil of the Green Skull, the rites of protection and concealment, instructions concerning the creation and employing of the Qayinitic Bone Talismans (i.e. Payes), specific fetishes of some of the most important aspects of the Master, like for example the Fetish of the Lord of the Mound and the Skull of the First Harvester, the role of the First Dead within the Cult and His Sigils of Calling, talismanic work against the law, the ensouling Tinctures of Qayin and His Rose-Crowned Bride, the secret Kelim of Baaltzelmoth, the Grand Kliffotic Sigil of the King of the Ravens of Death, further teachings concerning the Mighty Dead and the workings of the Altar of the Dead, prayers, invocations and talismanic forms used for the channelling of the powers of both the soul and the spirit of Qayin and much more.

Limited Edition Hardcover book in black cloth with a gold stamping of Sigil of Anamlaqayin on the cover, black endpapers, gold silk-ribbon bookmark. Fullcover dustjacket. 474 pages, numerous illustrations. First Edition of 1200 copies, each book consecrated and hand numbered. Book is in near fine condition


COSMIC MEDITATION by Michael Bertiaux (First Edition Limited Edition Paperback)

A metaphysical exploration of the universe, and the self, with the brilliant Michael Bertiaux, author of The Voudon Gnostic Workbook, as the guide. The book was originally privately published in a very small edition in the late 1970s. The text of this new edition has been extensively revised and augmented, with an added new Introduction and many especially prepared illustrations.

London: Fulgur Limited, 2007. First Edition Thus Softcover. Large 8vo. 100 pages. Original blocked card wrappers. Tipped-in color frontispiece , printed in red and black throughout.


WELSH WITCHES AND WIZARDS by Michael Howard (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 300 hand numbered limited edition hardcover copies. This is 115 of 300 and is in fine condition

The widespread belief in witches and wizards in Wales reflects a land steeped in legend and myth since ancient times. The witch’s power to harm people, livestock, and crops was greatly feared; for this reason country people consulted with so-called ‘cunning men’ and ‘wise women’ who had the power to negate their spells with counter-magic. Cunning-folk practitioners were also consulted for love spells, to find lost property or missing persons, exorcise ghosts and banish evil spirits. The figures of both witch and wizard form part of a broader folk-magic continuity in Wales. This popular belief in witchcraft bears little relation to modern neo-pagan Wicca, and there is little evidence of its linkage to a nature religion based on a pre-Christian fertility cult.

This book describes the historically-attested Welsh practitioners of folk magic and witchcraft –the Dark Sisters and the Toadmen, the Druids and Wizards, the Cunning Men and Faery Doctors – and the charms and spells they used. Also examined are surviving pagan beliefs associated with holy wells and the cult of the sacred head, and the mysterious and sometimes sinister ‘creatures of the night’ such as faeries, lake monsters, dragons and Black Dogs.


Back in stock and selling quickly

The Holy Guardian Angel. On the practice and experience of the Holy Guardian Angel edited by Michael Cecchetelli (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 500 hand numbered hardcover limited edition copies! Book is in new unread condition.

From the publisher:

We did something different with this book. We sent out digital copies for review by practicing Occultists. They asked for no compensation and they will not receive anything from us. I thought that one review in particular really captured what the book is all about so well that I decided to include it here because I couldn’t do a better job of writing it up. It’s hard to improve on someone’s honest opinion. The following is taken from the Blog: The Digital Ambler, an Occult Blog.

” Whether you’ve already had contact with your HGA, or even already reached the grade of Ipsissimus in the Golden Dawn, or even are a newcomer to Hermetic magic generally, Fr. MC’s book “The Holy Guardian Angel” is going to be a wealth of information and practice for you. It’ll give you things to look forward to if you don’t yet have contact with your HGA, and it’ll give you plenty to chew on if you already do (or think you do). The book is one of the closest things we have to a textbook on working with the HGA especially when paired with things like the Book of Abramelin or Liber Samekh, but it’s also definitely one of the most approachable texts out there. To see the words and minds of these magicians put together in a single volume on a complicated subject is a treat, both intellectually and spiritually, and definitely a must-have for ceremonial magicians.

The text itself is 216 pages long, beautifully typeset and well-edited, making the reading of it a pleasure all on its own. The book is broken down into four parts: the nature of the HGA, what comes after contact and how to work with the HGA, different schools of thought about the HGA, and a whole section devoted to some of the important blog posts made during the 2011 pan-blogosphere debates on the HGA. Of course, MC himself is only one contributing author to the book, and that only in the final section; as he says in the introduction, he “realized no author had set about producing such a volume [on achieving K&CHGA], wherein are presented a diverse and varying cross-section of the beliefs on the subject, was because no single author could”. It’s a complicated subject with layers upon layers of interpretation, use, and philosophy, making writing such a book on such a spirit more daunting than any other series of tomes on almost any other part of magic.”

I could not have said it better myself. Also Mike Cecchetelli has hand picked a group of celebrated Magicians for their expertise and ability to present even the most complex of subjects in a user friendly way that will be of great benefit to seasoned practitioner and novice alike. They are:

• A Solar Spark of Light And Fire – Darren Scriven
• Nine Pieces of Heart Advice For Those Seeking The HGA – Jason Miller
• The Descended Angel – Scott Michael Stenwick
• Never Again Alone – Rufus Opus
• After Abramelin: Working With Your Holy Guardian Angel – Aaron Leitch
• Passing Through The Void: Journey To Unite With Your HGA – Frater Ashen F.N.F.
• The Voice of Light: The HGA In The Ogdoadic Tradition – Derik Richards
• Knowledge and Conversation of The HGA: One Thelemites Perspective – Kevin Abblett
• Holy Guardian Angel(s)? – Conjureman Ali
• Holy Guardian Angels, Helpful Spirits and The Genius – MC
• 2 Years Later – The HGA Revisited – MC
And more.


THE SCORPION GOD by Mark Alan Smith (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

The standard edition is bound in shimmering mahogany silk and embossed in gold with the seal of the Book of Forbidden Wisdom and limited to only 999 signed and numbered copies. Printed on thick high quality paper and finished with black endpapers. Twelve powerful full page illustrations. Each copy of this edition will be individually consecrated by the author in order to open the gateways within the book through which the spirits of the Atlantean current may once again flow, unbound, in the world of man. Book is in new unread condition

2012 marks the changing of the aeon. It is the dawn of the Age of the Lightbearer. The Forbidden Gnosis and Power of Belial is manifested within the pages of The Scorpion God to herald this era of Re-Awakening and the return, in full, of the Primal Atlantean Current which empowered the Ancient Witchcraft, the First Faith of man.

The third volume of the Trident consists of the Six Books of the Forbidden Wisdom of Belial, which open the gates of the Depths to the soul who follows the Path of Flames in search of the Three Great Crowns of Divinity. As Lord of the Heights and the Depths, Belial grants keys to the hidden power of the Atlantean realm. The Gates of Amenta are opened both within the soul and throughout the inner planes, allowing the adept to follow the Path of Lucifer’s Flames as it descends into the realm of the Gods of the first incarnate race. Assimilation, at soul level, of the power of the Scorpion Godform of Belial is granted in order to facilitate this transition. This is the culmination of the Path of Flames which leads the Godsoul, forged from the spirit of man, beyond the Gate of Souls and back to the throne of Hecate.


THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE by Mark Alan Smith (Signed limited edition hardcover) Import


One of only 999 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Book is in new unread condition

The First Volume of The Way of Sacrifice

Bound in black faux suede with copper lettering to spine and copper seal to upper board, 6 full page artworks. Over 150 seals and glyphs of the Arte, Note pages at rear. The Blood Pact edition, limited to 999 copies hand-numbered & consecrated by the author. This copy also signed by the author on the limitation page. “The Altar of Sacrifice” is the first volume of Smith’s new trilogy “The Books of the Way of Sacrifice”, a closely woven trilogy which consists of three inner books, “each revealing legendary power of the Olde Ways, attained through the Arte of Bloody Sacrifice. This is not solely a book of the Sacrificial Arte. It is the first gate, manifested and opened in blood, through which the Trident Kin reveal the Apocalyptic Keys. Created from flesh in bloody sacrifice, these keys unleash the Wrath of the Gods. The Volumes of Sacrifice are forged from a practice that was born of gnosis received beyond the Gates of the Final Judgment of the Soul, a pact undertaken in free will by the author with Lucifer, in the name of Hecate.







Labor Day Occult Book Sale. 15% Off Everything in Stock!

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , on August 29, 2014 by miskatonicbooks

From now through Monday September 1st we will be offering 15% off all of our in “stock items”. Everything is on a first come first serve basis and we cannot be held accountable for prior sale.

There is no minimum order and remember that all domestic orders are $5 shipping no matter what size the order.

To receive your 15% discount please use the coupon code  “labor” in the coupon code section at check out. This coupon code is not good with any other coupons and is only good for in stock items. No preorders please.

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New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2014 by miskatonicbooks

To get ordering information on any title just click on the picture.

Many of the books we carry are rare and we have a very limited quantity. All books are sold on a first come first serve basis.  All books are available for layaway.

We are always interested in buying Esoteric, Occult, Freemasonry, Alchemy, Golden Dawn, Hermetics, Ceremonial Magic, Witchcraft, Religious, Philosophy and Lovecraftian fiction. Feel free to contact us at


ZOROASTER’S TELESCOPE by John Leary (Deluxe Vellum Hardcover Edition)

Lamp of Knowledge Vellum Edition : Small octavo, full Imperial Vellum over boards with gilt title and device. Hand marbled endsheets and silk bookmark. Illustrated with woodcuts, tables and a fold-out plate of THE URN. Limited to only 28 copies

Published by Ouroboros Press
Book is in “new” unread condition

From the publisher:

Zoroaster’s Telescope is a wonderfully strange book of oracle magic. Written in 1796 by André-Robert Andrea de Nerciat, a French author of Libertine genre, the text later appeared in a collection of German folk literature compiled by Johann Scheible from which this English translation was made. The 18th century was an active time for occultism; magicians and fortune tellers of note were spread throughout Europe, often playing significant roles in historical or political events. This was the era of the Count of St. Germain, Cagliostro, Antoine Court de Gebelin, Etteilla, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Emanuel Swedenborg and Adam Weishaupt whom were known for their visionary and magical prowess or accuracy at divining the future. It is a curious fact that the two genres of eroticism and the occult often overlap as is the case of the author of the present text, but this did not prevent him from giving advice on bodily desires of food and love as well as moralizing on the disadvantages of non-restraint.

While ancient divination systems such as geomancy and hepatoscopy have been around for centuries the 18th century was giving way to new forms of occult sciences such as the Odic Light and Magnetism of Baron Carl von Reichenbach and Franz Mesmer. Tarocco the Tarot game from Italy was also just coming into its own as a system of fortune telling with the publication of Le Monde Primitif Analyse et Compare avec le Monde Moderne by Antoine Court de Gebelin in 1781, and the publication of Maniere de se recreer avec le jeu de cartes nomees Tarots by Jean Francois Alliette in 1783. Etteilla produced his own Tarot cards not long after after this publication. Even though the present author André-Robert Andrea de Nerciat seemed to hold a rather dim view of activities such as Tarot and Palmistry as revealed twice in his text, he appears to have high regard for his particular amalgamation of divinatory of kabbala and spiritual astrology. Some of his statements appear as though they might be in direct contrast to actual Jewish thought such as the day starting with the first ray of light, making one ponder what the sources for some of his ideas might be.

This unusual fusion of religious and mystical ideas presented within a divination system are illustrated in the text by various woodcuts and instructive Tables. These woodcuts have their own charm, with their visual “beehive” theme but are necessary for understanding how the oracle works. These woodcuts have names like The Great Mirror, The Great Guide, and The Urn which call to mind a romantic notion of Kabbala and magic.



THE GRIMOIRE OF TIAMAT by Asenath Mason (Bound in blood red goatskin) The Adeptus Draconis Edition

The Adeptus Draconis Edition of the Grimoire of Tiamat boasts a full red goatskin binding, gold foil stamping to the cover and spine, a black place marker ribbon, red and black hand marbled French endpapers, and raised ribbing on the spine. One of only 15 copies produced!!!! Book is in new unread condition.

Tiamat is the Primal Dragon Goddess, “the first one, who gave birth to the gods of the universe”, the Mother of Everything, the self procreating womb, the source of all life and all manifestation. The work described in this book was inspired by the Babylonian epic known as the Enuma Elish, one of the oldest Creation myths in the world.

All Ritulas described in this book were performed and tested, and their results have been verified to prove their efficacy.


THE ROSICRUCIAN MANIFESTOS (Bound in Scarlet Leather Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover)


ROSENCREUTZ EDITION: Full scarlet leather with raised spine bands gilt title and Rose Cross device. Handmarbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark. Limited to 120 copies only. Book is in new unread condition.

The Rosicrucian Manifestos describe the early life of Christian Rosencreutz, his pilgrimage to the East in search of occult knowledge and his eventual founding of the mysterious Brothers of the Rosy Cross. The enigmatic and axiomatic writing style places the texts firmly into the western esotericism and includes critiques upon the ‘closed minds’ of society, be it political, religious or intellectual and includes the legend of the founder CRC and gives very detailed descriptions of the Hidden Symbolical Vault wherein the secrets of the order were secured along with the body of Christian Rosencreutz laid in restful repose under an Everburing Lamp. The appended Letter from the Brothers of R.C. describes the Invisible Magical Mountain of the Adepts, how to get there and what to expect while ‘visiting’. One of only 777 copies. Book is in fine unread condition.


ALEISTER CROWLEY, THE GOLDEN DAWN AND BUDDHISM by Gerald Yorke (Limited Edition Hardcover)

York Beach, Maine USA: The Teitan Press, 2011. First Edition Hardcover. Octavo (9 x 6 inches, approx 23.5 x 15.2cm). 344pp. Bound in fine black cloth, with gilt titling etc to the spine, Yorke family crest in gilt to upper board. Sewn, printed on acid-free paper. Colour frontispiece, and 16 pages of black and white illustrations. Edition limited to 930 numbered copies.

A series of 20 essays by Gerald Yorke, who for four years was one of Aleister Crowley’s closest followers, and remained a lifelong friend. Although in later life he embraced Buddhism, Yorke was one of the handful of people who laboured to preserve the legacy of “The Beast” after his death in 1947, and through his work as a publisher’s advisor he was also instrumental in the publication of many of the most important works of his times on the occult, yoga and Buddhism. Yorke’s profound practical as well as theoretical knowledge of these subjects is reflected in these essays, some of which are published here for the first time. They are accompanied by a biographical Introduction by Keith Richmond, a Reminiscence by Timothy d’Arch Smith, and a revised version of Yorke’s Crowley Bibliography by Clive Harper. The book concludes with a lengthy Interview with Gerald Yorke by David Tibet, undertaken shortly before Yorke’s death in 1983. Illustrated dustjacket.


ALETHEIA. Astrology in the New Aeon for Thelemites by J. Edward Cornelius (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Black Jackal Press, 2011. First Edition Hardcover. Small 8vo. xxii + 136pp (xx). Black cloth spine with red papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, upper board lettered in black, appendix, illustration, blank note pages at rear. Edition limited to 418 numbered copies.

J. Edward (Jerry) Cornelius has studied astrology, magick, mysticism, religion and tarot since the 1960s. A fascination with the magick of Aleister Crowley drew him to join the Ordo Templi Orientis and the A.’.A .’. in the late 1970s, where he was mentored by Grady Louis McMurtry (1918-1985), one of Crowley’s leading American disciples. Following McMurtry’s death Cornelius became the head of McMurtry’s A.’.A .’. lineage, which he retains to this day, although he has relinquished his O.T.O. membership. He is well known for his publications on Crowley and magick, having been the publisher – and in many cases author – of the thirteen issues of “Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal,” the compiler of the Thelemic magazine “Cornelia,” and the author of the books “Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board,” and “The Magickal Essence of Aleister Crowley.” This new book “Aletheia,” is a short, practical work on astrology, with the emphasis on its use as a tool for self-knowledge and mastery by the magician or mystic. Not surprisingly it draws from and builds upon the insights of Aleister Crowley, examining among other things the relationship between astrology and the Tree of Life, the Daimon (or “Holy Guardian Angel”), and the initiatory system as taught by Crowley. Chapters comprise: Introduction, Foundations, Our Daimon and Kundalini, The Three Fates, The Lot of Fortune and the Nodes, The Tree of Life is Constantly Growing, The Twelve Houses and the Tree of Life, Interpreting the Houses, The Planets, The Mystery of Chiron, Ceres and the Asteroid Belt, The First Four Houses and the Man of Earth, Aspects, Conclusion. New book thus Fine condition


36 FACES The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans by Austin Coppock (Hardcover limited edition)

One of only 432 hand numbered hardcover limited editions

There is a thread that runs through over four millennia of astrological and magical history, a cord that binds ancient Egypt with the Hellenistic world, the Arabian empire, India, the European Renaissance and even touches the present. That thread is the Decans, a division of the earth’s sky into 36 sections. These 36 ‘Faces of Heaven’ are more than just a curious footnote in the history of archaeo-astronomy. First emerging in ancient Egypt, they have moved with the corpus of Hermetic material, reincarnating in the starry wisdom of culture after culture.

Ostensibly a gear in astrology’s encompassing clockworks, the Decans have also long been a key to accessing legions of spirits. For several millennia and in multiple cultures, magicians have looked at these 36 faces and seen gods, choirs of angels, hordes of demons, and a host of daimones staring back at them, each with its own unique powers. Far from going undocumented, this gallery of faces has been painted and drawn by a host of astrologers, sorcerers and artists, and they can be found on walls of Italian villas as well as in the pages of grimoires.

Weaving together astrology and magic, divination and sorcery, time and sky, this thread of esoteric history deserves more than the footnotes it has so far received. In this work, Austin Coppock follows the Decans through history, charting their trajectory through time and culture. Using the ring of keys which history provides, the 36 doors are flung open, revealing their mysteries to magician and astrologer alike. Each decan, its image, and its specific powers are examined in detail, as well as its permutations in the planetary aspects. Featuring original images specially created for each Decan by Bob Eames, 36 Faces is an invaluable resource for magicians, astrologers, and historians of magical semiotics.


OPHIOLATREIA: An Account of the Rites and Mysteries Connected with the Origin, Rise, and Development of Serpent Worship in Various Parts of the World (Limited Edition Hardcover with Real Snakeskin Spine)


One of only 200 hand numbered copies bound in cloth with a real snakeskin spine.

From the publisher:

We are proud to present to the public a resurrected and expanded edition of the occult classic “Ophiolatreia,” the definitive study of snake worship as practiced throughout the ancient world. Although the book is officially anonymous, it is believed by many to have been written by the 19th century Freemason, and Rosicrucian occultist Hargrave Jennings as part of his privately printed series of books titled “Nature Worship and Mystical Series” in which he developed his highly controversial theory of “Phallism” the belief that all religious traditions have their common origin in the worship of the sun, which Jennings believed was symbolized throughout the ancient world by pictures and carvings of both male and female genitalia. “Ophiolatreia” is considered a triumphal keystone of scholarly information from this series by many and a necessary source of reference for anyone who has even passing interest in the subject, as well as an important synthesis on the subject for anyone devoted to a serious study of the esoteric and occult significance of snake, sun and phallic worship. This fascinating book also includes the obscure article referenced in the main text in full: “Rough Notes on the Snake Symbol in India” by J.H. Rivett-Carnac to round-out the book with related study of snake symbolism, as well as an introduction by Errol Brent Culver covering the basic overview of known theory on the subject, and artwork illuminating the original plates by Lis Wright-Ivec.

The work is bound hard back with decorative red foil stamping and white cloth boards true to the original design of the first edition but with the added distinction of a decorative spine in real snakeskin. An expanded classic that would be a fine addition to any esoteric or occult library.


A MAGUS AMONG THE ADEPTS. Essays and Addresses by William Wynn Westcott (Limited Edition Hardcover)

York Beach, Maine USA: The Teitan Press, 2012. First Edition Hardcover. 8vo. xxii + 242pp. Quality black cloth with gilt facsimile signature on upper board, gilt titling to spine, frontis, index. Edition limited to 650 hand numbered copies.

“A Magus Among the Adepts” is a wholly new collection of thirty fugitive and unpublished papers by William Wynn Westcott. In the public mind Westcott is primarily associated with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and while the twelve papers in the first section of this collection includes three unpublished addresses to members of the Golden Dawn, as well as gathering Westcott’s correspondence concerning Mathers and Crowley for the first time, they also include writings on alchemy, rosicrucianism, and magic. Other aspects of Western Esotericism – symbolism, divination, Kabbalah, the Mysteries and Freemasonry – are taken up in the thirteen papers that make up the following three sections. In all of them Westcott’s facility with his varied subject matter – from Gnostic doctrines; Zodiacal signs; Egyptian Mysteries; Kabalistic Cosmogony; and the Number 666, to the lore of the Basilisk, the Mandrake and “Mystical Animals of Antiquity,” among much else – and his mastery over its content, is clear. The final section of this collection contains two entertaining essays in which Westcott reflects on his professional career as a coroner. His life as a whole is encapsulated in a new biographical introduction by R. A. Gilbert, who has drawn upon a wealth of contemporary and personal archives to provide a rounded and detailed portrait of every facet of this complex and enigmatic man.


21st Century Witch Trials

Posted in Miskatonic Books on August 8, 2014 by chrisperridas

sadness_149Why must marginalized individuals be hurt by society?

Why single out those who have magickal thought processes?

Perhaps these questions are beyond our “civilized society” to answer.

Here is yet another example of “witches” being hurt and even killed for being different.


“In recent years, there has been a spate of attacks against people accused of witchcraft in Africa, the Pacific and Latin America, and even among immigrant communities in the United States and Western Europe. … This is becoming an international problem — it is a form of persecution and violence that is spreading around the globe … “

“A mob in Papua New Guinea burned alive a young mother, Kepari Leniata, 20, who was suspected of sorcery. Papua New Guinea finally repealed a 1971 law that permitted attackers to cite intent to combat witchcraft as a legal defense.”

“In Central Africa and its diaspora communities, is the advent of revivalist churches, in which self-styled pastor-prophets rail against witchery and demon possession. They often claim to specialize in the casting out of evil spirits, sometimes charging for the service.”

“In 2011: Saudi Arabia sentenced a man and a woman, in separate cases, to beheading after convictions for sorcery. In 2013: Saudi courts sentenced two Asian housemaids to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison on charges of casting spells against their employers.”

“A Lebanese television psychic, Ali Hussain Sibat, was arrested in 2008, while on pilgrimage to Medina, by the Saudi religious police for hosting a television show in his native Lebanon, “The Hidden,” where he would make predictions and prescribe love potions and spells.”

“In January, a Queens, N.Y., man was arrested for beating to death with a hammer his girlfriend, Estrella Castaneda, 56, and her daughter, Lina Castaneda, 25; Carlos Alberto Amarillo told the police that the women were “witches,” who had been “performing voodoo and casting spells” on him.”

“In 2010, a 15-year-old boy, Kristy Bamu, was tortured and killed in East London by his older sister and her boyfriend, both Congolese, who had accused him of sorcery after he wet his bed.”

The entire article: Here.






Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2014 by chrisperridas

The dictionary definition of a talisman reads: “An object which is believed to contain certain magical or sacramental properties which would provide good luck for the possessor or possibly offer protection from evil or harm.”


We tend to think of an item that is ornate, inscribed, a work from the hands of an artisan. There is nothing wrong with this, of course. In many cases, this supports struggling artists. However, what are some of the errors in this?

First, a purchased object can carry unknown and hidden properties that can not only be detrimental, but dangerous to the magickal practitioner. A case in point.

Years ago, a close friend sent a gift containing crystals. This was intended to be a wonderful gesture of kindness. However, as soon as the box was opened, a feeling of forboding overcame our home. Our very ill pet cat took a turn for the worse, and sadly succumbed. It took much prayer and meditation to remove this ominous obsession, and harm was done. This was an unintended consequence, and of the best and kindest intentions, but “something” bad came along for the ride on this material.

This writer has come to the conclusion that – and this is a personal choice – my talismen are collected and must contain a story and meaning for them to have the correct magickal powers. To the casual observer, they may appear to be “junk”, or worse. Here is an example.

On a trip to and from Nashville, TN, this writer made a detour to see the famous Kelly, Kentucky area where in 1955 a possible alien or other type of intrusion occurred. Now known as the Kelly Greenmen case, there were no “little green men”, of course. (The name of the town, “Kelly” has conjured the word “Green” by association.) The location is pretty barren, though. Just a place in the road now. This writer, unfortunately, found no magickal auras.

However, moving through nearby Hopkinsville, Kentucky, an amazing energy event overwhelmed me and my wife. A small park and walking trail along the road contained a memorial to the Cherokee Trail of Tears (more on this here). … … Or here.

On the day we passed through, we found the usual touristy trappings, but we looked beyond that. We walked the small walking path and felt the natural energy of that place. It seemed to have residual spirits from the many thousands who have paid their respects to those who died and cried in that horrific event.

On the fence of the barrier area where the memorial statues are protected, many talismen were placed. There were feathers, dream catchers, and so many other things of respect. It was aawesome, and inspiring that people still care. Walking about, I suddenly spied the lowliest of objects, a long splinter of wood laying loose on the ground.

It called to me in a special way.

Why? I cannot say, but it was a spiritual call. I picked it up, I said almost silently to the ghosts and spirits that were listening upon the wind a few words of respect for the tragedy, the moment, and the time and place where I stood that intersected with that other moment in late 1838 and early 1839. That small piece of discarded wood became integrated with that event and all those people with their fears, sadness, sickness, and grief. The long dead touched that item, and in that time and place, it became a powerful symbol.

I still have that item. I have never used its power, but I know that the potential of power resides within it, and stands ready should it ever be needed.

As with many potential conflicts, human or non-human, readiness and the potential power can head off a magickal attack, or lessen it when it does come. So collecting and keeping talismen is an important part of maintaining one’s readiness and personal magickal shielding.

The power of that talisman, that little piece of wood, is in the story. It is in the moment of interacting with the Cherokee Trail of Tears, and the trajectory of this writer’s life. In recalling that here in this blog, the magick is renewed and it is imparted to you the reader so that in a small way you can remember the dead who once lived and breathed, to keep their mortality immortal, and allow this writer to encourage you in your own personal quest for meaning.

This Week We Have Some Very Rare E. A. Koetting Titles and Some Alchemy!

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2014 by miskatonicbooks

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We expect the E. A. Koetting titles to go very quickly as we only have one of each of these rare titles in stock. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

BANEFUL MAGICK by E. A. Koetting (Hardcover 1st Edition)

Baneful Magick guides and instructs in the most effective methods of Baneful or Destructive Magick, the end of which being to cause severe harm, illness, disease, malady, and death to the subject of the curse. While subjects such as Hoodoo and other diasporic practices are entered into in depth, as well as Norse Magick and Western ritual, the meat of the material are those Operations which have never before been practiced or even discussed outside of the walls of the Ordo Ascensum Aetyrnalis, and which have been found by those who have laid their hands on this Magick to be ultimately effective in exacting physical result.

Book is a first edition hardcover in near fine condition.


EVOKING ETERNITY: Forbidden Rites of Evocation by E. A. Koetting (Limited Hardcover Edition)


Offers the reader the elementary principles by which evocation operates, instructions for the necessary preparation of the Operator to call forth and communicate face-to-face with any entity in existence, and the information and guidance that is needed to open the gateways between the worlds and facilitate the materialization of the spirits. Contents include: Elementary Principles of Evocation; The Summoned; Preparatory Works; The Vision and the Voice; Basic Evocation; Emissaries of Ascent; Multiple Evocators; Multiple Evocations; Evoking Legions; Evoking Without Bounds; and Summoning God.

WORKS OF DARKNESS: A Guide to Advanced Black Magick by E. A. Koetting (Hardcover Edition)


A very dark modern-day grimoire of black magick, evocation and sorcery, which continues where the Kingdoms of Flame, the author’s first book, left of. It deals with more advanced techniques of Black Magick, including demonic sigil magick, evocation, blood rituals and baneful magick. This is an exceedingly dark magickal grimoire, and is not suitable for everyone. It is a book that will certainly find its way into the libraries of serious occultists and collectors. But those who are just starting out, should stay away!

KINGDOMS OF FLAMES by Archaelus Baron (E.A. Koetting) Hardcover Edition

Kingdoms Of Flame: A Grimoire Of Black Magick, Evocation, and Sorcery (2008). Hardcover. Third Edition. Limited print run of 200 copies.

Book is in very good condition with an extremely light bump to one corner and some light shelf wear else fine.

A very dark modern-day grimoire of black magick, evocation and sorcery, which provides access to the Kingdoms of Flame, providing numerous magic squares and sigils for the Grand Demons, Angels, Demons & Spirits of the Regnum Spiritus. Its publication was sanctioned by the Grand Emissaries of the Ordo Ascensum Aetyrnalis (OAA). Originally, this grimoire had taken the form of a manuscript, which had been known as the Skeleton Cipher. It had been divided into 3 separate parts, with each part, having been placed in an envelope, and entrusted to a secret guardian. When it was decided by the Grand Emissaries of the OAA, that it was time for the manuscript to be published, the 3 guardians were called. Each brought along an envelope, which contained one of the 3 parts. All 3 envelopes were then handed to Koetting, who was then given the task of working, for the first time with the complete manuscript, deciphering it, and translating it, into a form that could be published. This book is not for novices!

This book has been beautifully produced, with a silver blocked seal on the front cover, and ornately designed gothic borders, framing the text on each page. Kingdoms of Flame was his first book, and many consider it to be his best. The Skeleton Cipher manuscript grimoire, which is translated & presented in this book, is the KEY to the Trilogy of Works that followed: Works of Darkness, Baneful Magick, & Evoking Eternity. Without this volume, the other 3 books can only be partially understood & worked with.


Questing After Visions: Making Concious Contact by E.A. Koetting (First Edition Trade Paperback)


Questing After Visions: Making Conscious Contact examines the nature of revelation, the mechanics of Seership, and the methods of prophecy, not from the armchair of hypothesis, but from the ritual chamber of application. E.A. Koetting shares his most profound visionary experiences and the insights that he has gained as his own quest after visions has brought him into direct conscious contact with the spiritual and the Eternal.


IPSISSIMUS by E. A. Koetting (First Edition Hardcover)

“A sure method must be elucidated on the matter of self-godhood and its attainment. The trickeries of sorcery and devotions of mysticism are but paths to the same palace, but ritual and prayer must be set aside and a straight line must be drawn from one point to the other.” – Ipsissimus

After providing a terrifying look into the most secret workings of the occult, and after divulging the methods by which man may have immense power over the physical world through spiritual methods, E.A. Koetting now unveils Ipsissimus: the one written work in existence which unabashedly draws the straight line between the upper and the lower, between the finite and the infinite; between man and God.

For over half a dozen years and six full-length books, Koetting has tempted his readers with the idea of Ascent – gradually and consciously developing the spiritual faculties to ever greater perfection, leading towards the realization of one’s own absolute godhood. Now, with Ipsissimus, all that has been eluded to is laid out in concise detail.

Taking his autobiographical teaching style to the extreme, Koetting presents his struggles with his own spiritual transformations, revealing the challenges that he has faced in confronting the furthest limits of human experience, and laying bare the emotional, psychological, and personal devastations and exaltations encountered on his path towards Mastery. Combined with his unique ability to make usable and practical to the average reader even the most esoteric practices, offering instructions, suggestions, and specific directions throughout, Koetting weaves Ipsissimus into both an intimate and gripping read, as well as possibly the most useful tome on the subject of spiritual transformation and Ascent.


COAGULA: A Gaphic Grimoire by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule (Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather and Custom Slipcase) 1 of only 64 Copies!

One of 64 Hand-Numbered Copies Bound in Quarter Gold Morocco Over Golden Silk Boards, Signed by the Artist.

Place Published: London
Publisher: Fulgur Limited.
Date Published: 2011.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing, Deluxe Issue
Binding: Quarter-Leather
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket and Slipcase



Quarto, Original gold silk cloth with gold morocco leather spine titled in silver, black endpapers. The Deluxe edition, limited to only 64 hand numbered copies signed by the author / artist, this being copy No. 5. A copy of the original pre-publication prospectus is laid in. A fine copy in dust jacket and felt-lined cloth slipcase, as issued.


This book births the Magickal Children of the Gods and Goddesses United by the reader in the pages of ‘Conjunctio’ (Fulgur Limited, 2008). From these unions now the pages are Divided, and the Cosmic Egg cracks Open. HermAphrodites and Hybrids from the Conjunction of masculine and feminine, solar and lunar, silver and gold gestate herein, and Coagulate back into the world of form. This golden Tome represents the Gold of the Alchemists: It is the Philosopher’s Stone and Distillate of the Process. Lavishly printed in black, gold and silver inks on premium archival paper. The second volume of the extraordinary “Tela Quadrivium” series.

NEW Scarlet Imprint title Just Released and Some Rare Back In Stock Titles by This Fantastic Occult Publisher!

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by miskatonicbooks

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We are always interested in buying Esoteric, Occult, Freemasonry, Alchemy, Golden Dawn, Hermetics, Ceremonial Magic, Witchcraft, Religious, Philosophy and Lovecraftian fiction. Feel free to contact us at


TARA MORGANA by Paul Holman (Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Quarter Bound in Black Morocco Leather)


One of only 40 Fine edition quarter bound in black morocco, silvered and marbled end papers, ivory cloth boards stamped with the device of the Blue She-Wolf in custom slipcase.

Tara Morgana is a work of pure magical writing. The title comes from the fusion of the Tibetan devi with Morgan Le Fay who is pursued as a mirage throughout this haunting text.
Part magical diary, part dreamscape, part Situationist dérive through the landscape, Tara Morgana is an enigmatic record of ritual practice from the poet, whose work has been described as: indefinable … laconic, occultist, and attached to the line of revolutionary and subversive yearnings. This is not a book about magic, rather, it is a magical book. Contemplation of the work reveals a wealth of hidden treasures, or as Holman says: each dreamed text is a terma in the mind.

Paul Holman is a lucid poet whose writing, with its concise yet elusive energy, takes us down into the tunnels, ghosts broken urban spaces where decay is overwritten with the ingress of the wild. He encounters denizens of the underworld, the magical subculture and down and outs. It is a work of echoes and memories whose reflections coalesce in dreams that can be recovered and manifest in the present. In his Afterword, Holman spells out aspects of the artistic and magical method he employs.


The book is splintered by a sequence of photographic images: glimpsed spirit portraits, apparitions captured in the play and decay of light, giving it an otherworldly aspect. Tara Morgana is a truly esoteric and numinous text, a beautifully realised work that leads us on two parallel journeys of poetry and image, through the world and work of living magical artists. Both poet and photographer are engaged in games of chance and fate, applied as a discipline to the creative process. It is precisely this rigour that gives both an intensity and a gnomic quality to their respective works.
This is a text to be spoken aloud. Mystical conjunction of word and image are resolved in the alchemy of breath. The act of anagnosis opens the reader to the magical operation through the transformative medium of sound, and returns us to the mystery of beginning(s) and becoming(s). As Holman writes in The Memory of the Drift:

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Rare and back in stock Scarlet Imprint!

DATURA (Deluxe Vellum Edition in Custom Slipcase)


Solar fine bound edition
35 exemplars
Full vellum, silk curved slipcase, gilt stamped.

Datura is an elegant collection comprising the work of 26 leading poets from the occult and pagan communities, and six essays on the agony and ecstasy of the creative process.

The lady of moth and moon unfurls her shy and deadly petals. These navigators of the midnight sea – occultists and poets and devotees seeking after that which seduces them – are familiar with the dream of intoxication that follows her scent. She is the woman in the song, the night-blooming narcotic, gorgeous and strange. She is the horned blossom, the guardian of the threshold, the keeper of madness.

This collection includes recognised major poets, we are indebted in particular to Penelope Shuttle for her contribution and that of Peter Redgrove. From triadic rubaiyat to sestina, acrostic, lyric, free verse and praise hymn this is poetry in full flower.

Datura contains modern published poets alongside new writers whose work shows them strong enough to keep such company.
This is a literate and narcotic text which will inspire both ritual practice and further incursions into living poetry.

A companion volume, Mandragora is now available.

Our writers for this project are:

Ruby Sara (editor)
Penelope Shuttle
Peter Redgrove
Caroline Carver
Paul Newman
John Harness
Christopher Greenchild
Paul Holman
T.Thorn Coyle
Geo Athena Trevarthen
Veronica Cummer
Erynn Rowan Laurie
Sara Amis
Chris Page
Michael Routery
D.B Myrrha
Elizabeth Vongvisith
Anna Elizabeth Applegate
David Trevarthen
Pamela Smith-Rawnsley
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus
Rebecca Buchanan
Patricia Cram
Mark Saucier


APOCALYPTIC WITCHCRAFT by Peter Grey (Limited Edition Hardcover)

The spectre of witchcraft is haunting the West, the dead giving up their secrets. This is a ritual unveiling of these mysteries. It is a vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a bold project which does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies. Instead, it suggests a way forward.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt as living experiences. These are the core of our ritual practice. Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. These are not separate threads, but arise from a deep mythic structure and are woven together into a single unifying vision. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. This is a daring undertaking, born from both urgency and need. It offers a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book which is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse.

Tradition is not static, it flows, and this work pours forth a vision for the future. Founded in pilgrimage and ritual, encountered in dreams and gleaned from the conversations of both doves and crows, a remarkable narrative unfolds. Its wings span from pre-history, through the witch-panic and it emerges fully fledged into our present moment of crisis. It offers a witchcraft for our time. Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a controversial, luminous text. A shuddering paroxysm of eternal renewal beneath the serpent moon.

It is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety.

Of the Doves edition is an octavo book of 200pp bound in rough black linen cloth. Limited to 1000 copies. The boards are stamped with white doves, whose hidden meaning is elucidated in the text. Lyrical typography and carefully chosen images communicate further understanding.


AT THE CROSSROADS with Peter Grey, Stephen Grasso, Eric K. Lerner and many more (Limited Edition Hardcover)



Black and white meshed cloth stamped in red. 208 pp, printed in black & white and colour, illustrated. Linited to 800 hand-numbered copies.

At the crossroads the paths of magicians and worlds meet.
Grimoire and root workers, Hoodoo and Vodoun, Quimbanda and Ifa. A potent fusion is occuring, a second diaspora.

At the Crossroads tells the stories of what happens when the Western Magical Tradition encounters the African Diaspora and Traditional religions, and vice versa. It is a mixing and a magic that speaks of a truly new world emerging.

In this gathering of kindred spirits, experiences are shared between initiates of very different cultures whose magic proves to be underpinned by the same principles, though clothed in different garb.

We find the grimoires of Old Europe flourishing in the New World, Juju spreading through the United States, the Cunning men of Essex rendering service to the Lwa of Haitian Voudon, alchemists who are Paleros, the techniques of the Greek Magical Papyri applied to Conjure counter-hexing. This is fertile ground for the imagination, and practice.

At The Crossroads is extensively illustrated, in both black and white and colour with original artworks and in depth essays by leading practitioners of the occult community from New York to Bristol, and from London to Brazil.

An important contribution made at the point where all the roads meet.
Where we encounter the most traditional approaches and the wildest fringes of the avant garde, At the Crossroads boldly demands your attention.


SERPENT SONGS edited by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold (Limited Edition Hardcover)


Serpent Songs are the works and words of those who remain untamed, from Cunning Folk to Exorcists to Pellars to Sorgin and Witches and Mystics.

A collection of fifteen essays are introduced and curated by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold through whose contacts we encounter the worlds of lone practitioners and tradition holders, from both family and clan, and are allowed a rare glimpse into the workings of the more secretive proponents of the Craft.

Traditional Craft is intimately bound to the spirit of the land. Serpent Songs contains the works of genuine Cornish and Basque witchcraft, the relatively unknown Swedish Trolldom, the persecuted Bogomils, and the oft misrepresented Italian Stregoneria.

Members of 1734, Clan of Tubal Cain, an ex member of The Companie of the Serpent-Cross are among those who choose to share their experiences. Light is shed on such important figures as Robert Cochrane, Evan John-Jones and Andrew Chumbley amongst others, but more than illustrious ancestors, Traditional Craft is revealed as a living throng.

These are the voices of those who work the art and this book details their practices, struggles and wayward journeys. Serpent Songs takes a crooked path through the landscape, from historical studies to practical acts, from lonely stone stiles set between deep hedges to the warm entrails of animals and forays into the caves and woods. These tresses are woven into an undulating nest of serpents.

Serpent Songs is a wide ranging work that deals with the issues of witch blood, taboo, the other, the liminal state, fire, dream, art and need as vectors of the Craft. What emerges is not a narrow definition of what it means to engage in Traditional Craft, but a set of shared characteristics and approaches which become evident despite the cultural gulfs in place and time. This is a book of praxis, beliefs and their own definitions of the art itself rather than those applied to it by outsiders. These are the voices who for the most part operate in silence but now wish to be heard.


Pomba Gira and the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold (Limited Edition Hardcover)


Bright red patterned silk with black lettering to spine and illustrated art paper panel on upper board, thick patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations, numerous b&w sigils, glossary & bibliography. The “Salve Regina!” edition, limited to 769 numbered copies.

A significant study on the cult of Pomba Gira, this is the most comprehensive work in the English language on the Devil’s mistress, whose Brazilian cult has bewitched so many.

It is a book that those seeking congress with the current of strong female magical sexuality have long desired.

The hardback Salve Regina! edition of Pomba Gira is an octavo book of 232 pp lavishly illustrated with thirteen erotic studies in pen and ink by Enoque Zedro, and over forty of her pontos riscados. The boards are extravagantly dressed in red moire silk with a sunken letterpress panel depicting one of the Queens.

The lively typography and design capture the energy of this most feminine and coquettish of spirits.


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