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Here are a few of our latest in stock and very cool items.
Occlith Omniform 0 is 272 pages, printed on heavy art stock, in antique brown goatskin, custom slipcase, satin ribbon sewn in bookmark, marbled endpapers and hand numbered to only 55 copies. Book is in new unread condition. This is number 35.
Since 1992, Xoanon and its sister publishing house Three Hands Press have pioneered the art of occult publishing, their practice driven by the philosophy that a truly magical book transcends the medium of its material embodiment. In part, this has been achieved through sublime qualities of exceptional content and artistry: original text, image, and type design which are undeniably possessed by the inspiring spirits which animate the volume. In the most potent of instances, the book coalesces by a hidden and vital anatomy, whose heart pulsates with life. Historically, the phenomenon of the magical book has appeared at the confluence of magic, mysticism, artistic inspiration and high craftsmanship. Nowhere is this as evident or beguiling as in the corpus of European alchemical texts, created in the ascendancy of movable type, where individual spiritual revelation came to inform both how the Royal Art of Alchemy was understood, and how books were made.
In collaboration with The Viatorium Press, and in the spirit of furthering the modern tradition of the Magical Book, we are pleased to announce Occlith Omniform 0 from award-winning artist, typographer and printer Joseph Uccello. Containing essential texts of the Paracelsian School of Alchemy, the whole serves as an animated sourcebook of essential Hermetic philosophy and Natural Magic, vivified through the letterpress-inspired type design and Uccello’s masterful ink and brush drawings. In addition to the lavishly-illustrated alchemical texts, Omniform includes an essential lexicon of alchemical terms, and an original Introduction by Uccello serves as the portal of ingress into this Corporeal Book.
One of only 66 copies produced. Bound in turquoise goatskin and hand numbered this being number 36.
Measuring the connectivity between the visible and invisible, by using physicality as a signifier, brings another aspect to the fore. There appears to be good reason to believe there is a ratio in physical difference when it comes to observing how the metaphysical manifests partial presences. Exponential distortions correspond to how we retain a level of contact with the Other. When these abnormalities become exaggerated they prompt greater emotive responses, such as fear. By expressing an Otherness in this manner their difference takes on a terrifying dimension which also indicates power.
A shared feature of genuine magical practice and religious experience is the impression of ‘Otherness’, an entic arena of alienation and unfamiliarity. Contrasted with the more comfortable and known spheres of the Self, this ‘state apart’ provides not only inspiration and wonder, it is the dwelling-place of the gods and the prime source of gnosis, direct experience with the divine.
The Afflicted Mirror, based on a research paper presented at the 1996 AAA Anthropology of Religion inaugural conference in Kansas, suggests that for the metaphysical domain to become significant it must distort its appearance so as to attract our attention. This leads not only to validating the existence of the ‘Other’ but also illustrates its influence on how we shape the world. Providing groundbreaking insight on the magician’s actuated relationship with spirits and Gods, The Afflicted Mirror offers a pioneering examination of a topic often overlooked by scholars. As an original phenomenological model, Peter Hamilton-Giles’ The Afflicted Mirror unites such diverse spiritual states as the mysticism of the Seer, the religious ecstasy of the Saint, and the spirit-conjurations of the sorcerer.
This is a first edition hardcover in very good condition in a good dust jacket. Dust jacket is intact with a few very small tears, the dust jacket is rarely found with this book particularly in this condition. The blue boards and stamping to this edition are striking with some shelfwear and light rubbing to boards else fine. A beautiful copy of this rare edition.
‘Lamps of Western Mysticism’ contains a wealth of information on the history and practices of Western mysticism, including the Dionysian heritage, post-reformation mystics, and mystical realization. Arthur Edward Waite was born on the 2nd of October, 1857 in America. Waite was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer, R.A. Gilbert described him, “Waite’s name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism – viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion.”
Contents: Essays on the Life of the Soul in God. A collection of thirty-two Essays in Three Parts. Lamps of Quest: The Path of Reality: An Ex-parte Statement; Oblation and Service; Consecrations of Life and Thought; The Higher Understanding; The Sense of the Infinite; Life and Doctrine; A Study in Contrast; The Higher Aspect; Spiritism and the Mystic Quest; Official Churches and Spiritism; The Path of the Mysteries. Lamps of Life: Of Crowned Masters; The Dionysian Heritage; The Everlasting Gospel; The Message of Eckehart; Ruysbroeck’s Journey in the Divine Distance; A bride of Christ; Voices from Carmel; Post-Reformation Mystics; Molinos and the Quietists; Later Witnesses to the Life of Life; In the Shadow of Revolution; A Modern Daughter of Desire;. Lamps on Heights: Mystical Realization; Faith and Vision; The Path of Contemplation; The World to Come and the World of the Holy One; Grounds of Unity in Grace and Nature; The Poet’s Glass of Vision; A Study in Christian Pantheism; The Grades of Love; The Inward Holy of Holies.
Some Arcane Wisdom Press titles that are back in stock and in very short supply:
H. P. Lovecraft was a voracious reader of supernatural and fantastic fiction, and he was continually on the hunt for powerful and stimulating works in these genres. Many of the stories he read directly influenced his own writings
Here is the second volume in the very popular Lovecraft’s Favorite series.
- Introduction by S. T. Joshi
- The Diamond Lens by Fitz-James O’Brien
- The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
- The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
- Count Magnus by M. R. James
- The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
- The Dead Valley by Ralph Adams Cram
- The Bad Lands by John Metcalfe
- Ooze by Anthony M. Rud
- Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb
- The Harbor-Master by Robert W. Chambers
- Ancient Sorceries by Algernon Blackwood
- Cassius by Henry S. Whitehead
- The Spider by Hanns Heinz Ewers
- Blind Man’s Buff by H. Russell Wakefield
Arcane Wisdom Press is proud to announce our latest project, The Stuff Of Dreams: The Weird Stories of Edward Lucas White, collected and edited with introduction by scholar S. T. Joshi.
One of only 150 signed and numbered hardcover copies signed by the editor S. T. Joshi.
American writer Edward Lucas White (1866–1934) produced a memorable body of weird fiction in his two short story collections, The Song of the Sirens (1919) andLukundoo and Other Stories (1927). The distinctive feature of these stories is that many of them were based on the author’s incredibly bizarre and detailed dreams. The classic story “Lukundoo” tells of a hideous curse inflicted by an African witch-doctor; “Amina” is the innovative tale of a female ghoul; “The Snout” hints loathsomely of a hybrid monster in an old manor house; and “The Song of the Sirens” tells of the latent horror behind the classic Greek myth of the half-bird, half-woman creatures known as the Sirens. These are only some of the potently macabre tales in this book, which shows Edward Lucas White to be a master of the weird tale whose work has been unavailable for too long.
- The House of the Nightmare
- The Flambeau Bracket
- The Message on the Slate
- The Pig-skin Belt
- The Song of the Sirens
- The Picture Puzzle
- The Snout
- Sorcery Island
- The Ghoula
- Edward Lucas White on Dreams
The haunted Sesqua Valley lies hidden in the Northwest, surrounded by forested hills. A region of dream and madness, it seduces the lunatic soul with the dangerous and captivating marvels of the Outside. Linked to the woodland of this valley is the shadowed forest of the Dreamlands, from which Nyarlathotep and his night-gaunts seep into the world of wakefulness so as to tempt and corrupt humankind.
With this collection of new original fiction, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire investigates his Lovecraftian locality as never before, with new novelettes that take the reader deep into the mysteries of an eldritch land. Chief among they who haunt Sesqua Valley is its first-born beast, Simon Gregory Williams, who in this book is revealed as a creature of secret feelings and dark alchemy. BOHEMIANS OF SESQUA VALLEY is a showcase of Pugmire’s continual obsession with the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, to whom this book pay homage.
A collection of six novelettes of over 50,000 words
- Introduction by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
- In Memoriam: Robert Nelson
- One Card Unturned
- An Ecstasy of Fear
- Unhallowed Places
- This Splendor of the Goat
- A Quest of Dream
- The Strange Dark One
One of only 150 signed and numbered hardcover copies, color endpapers, foil stamped front board and spine. With cover art and illustrations by Gwabryel.
W. H. Pugmire has been writing his Lovecraft-possessed weird fiction since the early 1970′s, when he was inspired to write via his correspondence with Robert Bloch, who was himself inspired to write as a young man through his correspondence with H. P. Lovecraft. Initially writing for the small press magazines, Pugmire then began to collect his fiction with such books as SESQUA VALLEY AND OTHER HAUNTS, DREAMS OF LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR and THE FUNGAL STAIN AND OTHER DREAMS. His newer books include the stunning illustrated omnibus from Centipede Press, THE TANGLED MUSE, and such collections as GATHERED DUST AND OTHERS and UNCOMMON PLACES. His finest book, SOME UNKNOWN GULF OF NIGHT, was published in 2011 by Arcane Wisdom Press. His newest book, written in collaboration with Jeffrey Thomas, is ENCOUNTERS WITH ENOCH COFFIN, from Dark Regions Press.