New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #132

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2016 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. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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 miskatonicbooks@me.com

THE WINDS OF WISDOM by David Shoemaker (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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The Winds of Wisdom is being offered in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies. When it is sold out, the publisher will not reprint it or offer it in paperback.

The system of Enochian magick, discovered and developed by John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 1500s, has fascinated ritual magicians for centuries. Enochian magick played a prominent role in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and its successors, and Aleister Crowley attained many of his greatest mystical insights and initiatory successes using the system.

In Winds of Wisdom Dr. David Shoemaker, a noted magician, psychologist, teacher, and Thelemite, presents his visionary experiences with the Aethyrs, as well as providing a practical approach to obtaining your own visions by using a modern application of the traditional approach known as “scrying”.

Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor of the International College of Thelema, and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star. He has been a member of O.T.O. and A∴A∴ since 1993, and he has many years of experience training students in these traditions.

He is the Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, California, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as the Most Wise Sovereign of Alpha Chapter, and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of O.T.O. David was the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional O.T.O. events.

David’s popular “Living Thelema” podcasts have appeared regularly since early 2010, and his widely praised Living Thelema book was published in late 2013. David’s latest book, The Winds of Wisdom, contains a full record of his scrying of the Thirty Enochian Aethyrs, and was published by Nephilim Press in the fall of 2016.

“Dr. Shoemaker is not only a mature and competent practitioner of Enochian magical techniques, but is also possessed with the eloquence and insight to share with what is ‘shareable’ of his intensely personal journey. My highest recommendation.”

Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Enochian Vision Magick – An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley”

THE BOOK OF SITRA ACHRA: A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side N.A-A. 218 (Limited Edition Hardcover)
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Limited printing of 777 copies of which all are sold out at the publisher! We have only one available. Book is in fine condition.

The Book of Sitra Achra is the first complete and completely Qliphothic Grimoire, providing the foundation for a Spiritual and Transcendental Initiatic approach towards the Other Side. Within the system and Tradition presented inside this book the very essential core of the Current 218 is for the first time ever made public, dispelling both the smoke screens and the misconceptions surrounding the Anti-Cosmic Tradition of Gnostic Satanism/Luciferianism, providing to those that hear and heed the Voiceless Call of Azerate the means for the entering and traversing of the Path of Black Fire, towards the Thrones of the Dragons of the Other Side.

 

GATEWAYS THROUGH STONE AND CIRCLE by Frater Ashen Chassan (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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“Gateways Through Stone and Circle” is a compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic. This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the “Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals” as found in Francis Barrett’s, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim. Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within.

You will find descriptions of the seven planetary archangels as witnessed by author, instructions for building each of the traditional implements and furniture to the specifications of the grimoire, as well as detailed illustrations of the author’s actual equipment. Items such as the infamous Book of Spirits or Liber Spirituum are explained in detail so the reader will know how to make and use one. Chapters also describe methods for improving scrying abilities, working with a partner, and conducting the entire ceremony from beginning to end. Everything to make this artwork is explained in incredibly vivid detail.

 

GEOSOPHIA: The Argo of Magic by Jake Stratton-Kent (Deluxe Draco Edition Quarter Bound in Veiny Vellum and Custom Marbled Boards in Slipcase)

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One of only 54 ‘Draco’ edition quarter bound in veiny vellum and custom marbled boards, all edges gilt, ribboned and presented in a slipcase. This being number 27. Both volumes are hand numbered and signed by the author.

Geosophia: The Argo of Magic is Jake Stratton-Kent’s masterpiece. Tracing the development of magic from the Greeks to the grimoires, it lays bare the chthonic roots of goetic ritual. By exposing the necromantic origins of much of modern magic we are able to reconnect with the source of our ritual tradition. There is a continuity of practice in the West which encompasses the pre-Olympian cults of Dionysus and Cybele, is found in the Greek Magical Papyri and Picatrix and flows into the grimoires. Rather than a muddle of superstition, the grimoire tradition is revealed as the living descendant of the ancient practices of the Goes.

This is a work which redefines our understanding of the Western tradition, one which does not begin with Kabbalah or Solomon, but rather descends into the Underworld and brings forth new life. JSK illuminates scarce and overlooked texts with an incisive commentary, from volcanic conjurations to over 70 pages dealing with Picatrix. Following the voyage of the Argonauts, Geosophia offers biographies of the heroes and gods, and discovers the hidden magical meanings and significance of their actions and adventures.

Yet this is not a history lesson, JSK foresees a global synthesis of magic where Western goetic magic, reconnected to its chthonic origins can dovetail with the African Traditional Religions. Like The True Grimoire, this further work in the Encyclopædia Goetica series is both a scholarly and eminently practical work. Geosophia equips the modern grimoire magician with an arsenal of techniques and approaches that will transform their personal art.

The mythic structure of Geosophia anchors the practice of the modern necromancer in an indigenous yet eclectic history which transfuses the Western magical tradition with the same vitality that we find in the African diaspora religions.

 

THE TESTAMENT OF CYPRIAN THE MAGE 2 volume set by Jake Stratton Kent (Deluxe Quarter-bound in veiny vellum, numbered and slipcased)

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Infernal Pact fine edition. Limited to 72 hand-bound exemplars.
Quarter-bound in veiny vellum. The covers are finished in custom marbled papers and the spines blocked in gilt.
All edges gilded, and the volumes come ribboned and slipcased.

The Testament of Cyprian the Mage, a two-volume work by Jake Stratton-Kent, comprehending The Book of Saint Cyprian and his Magical Elements and an elucidation of The Testament of Solomon.

The Testament of Cyprian the Mage is a two volume work of approximately 600 pages endowed with charts, tables, seals etc. and punctuated by specially commissioned pen and ink illustrations by Oliver Liebeskind. Lavishly bound and printed in red and black ink throughout, this is a work of enduring importance and a resource to accompany your ongoing study.

This is the final work in Stratton-Kent’s acclaimed Encyclopaedia Goetica series which began with The True Grimoire, a working reconstruction of the Grimorium Verum, and was followed by the monumental two volume Geosophia: The Argo of Magic which explored the necromantic Greek origins of Goetia.

The Testament of Cyprian the Mage is a fitting climax to this endeavour which has placed the author at the forefront of modern magic with a body of work that is both scholarly and aimed at practical application. All are standalone texts though benefit from being read as aspects of a single thesis: the importance of Goetia as the oldest continuous tradition of Western magic.

 

AZOETIA: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew D. Chumbley 3rd edition (Deluxe Limited Edition Half Bound in Crimson Goat in Custom Slipcase)

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DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Printed on 70 lb. cream acid-free archival paper stock, half bound in crimson goat and marbled boards in custom slipcase. One of only 111 copies published.

Book is in new unread condition

The Third edition presents the complete text of the ‘Sethos Edition’ of 2002, being the definitive recension of the work. Original images have been digitally conserved and the text has been freshly typeset. Design and Materials are of the highest standard, for which Xoanon is well known. Limitation number may vary from the one shown.

As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley’s visionary book ‘The Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft’ was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is releasing the third edition of ‘The Azoëtia’. The grimoire ‘Azoëtia’ is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working instruments, the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress, and an eleven-chaptered grimoire detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.

 

THE PSALTER OF CAIN by Andrew D. Chumbley, Daniel A. Schulke, Robert Fitzgerald and others (Deluxe three quarter crimson leather in custom slipcase)

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In three-quarters crimson goat and red linen, serpentine-embossed endsheets, with gilt-blocked seal of the Serpent-Angel, raised bands, and steel-gray slipcase. Strictly limited to 171 copies.

By desire was the Nail brought to earth,
A ferrous fruit plucked
from the boughs of the heavenly tree,
Thus did the mysteries of metal and fire fall unto man.

The Psalter of Cain consists of a series of devotional magical works to Cain, holy ancestor of sorcerers. Its magical foci are dedicated specifically to the Ancestral Manes of the Sabbatic Current, the shade-mothers and fathers of the Companie of the Wise.

Historically, the figure of Biblical Cain is known from the context of Italian witchcraft and Romany magic, as well as esoteric orders of Freemasonry and the Society of the Horseman’s Word. However, it is from the British witchcraft-lineages of the Cultus Sabbati that Cain has come to modern occult prominence as the especial patron of the Witch’s Art, the embodiment of Exile and Opposition explicit within the Elder Craft. In its rarefied embodiment of Crooked Path Sorcery – the ever—deviating path of Bane and Blessing, the power of Cain arises from his mythic forms of Transgressor-against-God, First Murderer, Wandering Exile, and First Tamer of the Horse, among others. These Cainite arcana received their highest ritual and literary expression in Andrew D. Chumbley’s Dragon-Book of Essex.

THE WEIRD OF HALI: KINGSPORT by John Michael Greer (Limited Edition Hardcover) ADVANCE ORDER

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

We are now taking pre-orders for THE WEIRD OF HALI: KINGSPORT by John Michael Greer (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Just click on the cover art below to get ordering information.

 

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One of only 500 signed and hand numbered hardcover copies.  Each copy will be signed by the author and strictly limited to only 500 hand numbered copies.
This is volume two in THE WEIRD OF HALI trilogy
As The Old Gods Awaken…
Like other students at Miskatonic University, Jenny Parrish worries mostly about passing her finals and getting a graduate assistantship. Then an unexpected letter arrives from her great-aunt Sylvia, inviting her to spend the holidays and celebrate a mysterious Festival at the family mansion in the old port city of Kingsport, where Jenny has never been — the home her mother fled at the age of eighteen, never to return.  Once she reaches the ancient mansion, Jenny finds herself in the midst of a tangled web of archaic secrets, eldritch lore, and hidden struggles that pit the servants of the Great Old Ones, the ancient gods and goddesses of Earth, against a terrifying and relentless foe. At the center of the web stands the treasure Jenny’s family has guarded for centuries, a talisman of supreme power forged in the lost land of Hyperborea: the Ring of Eibon. But the Ring is lost–and the quest to find it and keep it out of the hands of the enemies of the Great Old Ones will send Jenny on a journey beyond the borders of the world to dread Carcosa, the city of the King in Yellow…

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #131

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2016 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. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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 miskatonicbooks@me.com

CECIL WILLIAMSON’S BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT. A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft (Deluxe Special Edition Bound in Terracotta Goat Housed in a Hand Carved Oak Box) Import

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Hand bound in terracotta fine hand polished and finished goat leather, gold foil blocking to the front and spine, marbled end papers and marker ribbon. Lithographic printing on 120gsm cream paper stock with sewn binding. Limited to 10 signed and hand numbered examples. This edition will be issued with a lined, hand carved oak box, made and carved by the author.

This is copy 9 of 10. Book is in fine unread condition.

“Cecil Hugh Williamson (1909-1999) is, I believe, one of the great unsung heroes of the twilight world of folklore and witchcraft. He is probably best known for founding the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, North Cornwall, which he ran up until midnight on All Hallows Eve 1996; three years before his passing over in to the spirit world. Unbeknown to many however, this was just part of a colourful and magical career that spanned most of the 20th century. This included working in a Rhodesian tobacco plantation, the pre-war film industry, the British secret services and, most importantly, devoting his life to the study of traditional witchcraft”.

In 1996, whilst helping the then new owner Graham King in refurbishments to the Museum of Witchcraft, Steve happened upon a handwritten manuscript entitled simply ‘Witchcraft’ and containing an intriguing pot-pourri of esoterica from the hand of the Museum’s founder; Cecil Williamson. It is this manuscript which provides the basis for Steve’s book which includes a full annotated transcript of the ‘Witchcraft’ manuscript, a history of Cecil Williamson and the Museum of Witchcraft, a treatise on Cecil Williamson’s vision of traditional Witchcraft – the practices and the philosophy of the wayside witches, an account of his meetings with Aleister Crowley and Gerald Gardner, and a controversial account of his witnessing of the birth of ‘Wicca’. The book is both a valuable reliquary of practices for the traditional witch, and a resource for folklorists and historians alike; telling the tale of a hitherto largely ignored, but hugely influential episode in modern occult history, and one of the great unsung heroes of the twilight world of folklore and witchcraft.

VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS by Daniel Schulke (Deluxe ARBOR INFERNIS Limited Edition Hardcover with Talisman) Import

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This is a copy of VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS, the Arbor Infernis Edition, which was limited to only 77 numbered copies, with an original hand-drawn talisman, with this copy being numbered #43. published in 2006, and was casebound in Moss-green cloth with Mandrake Death’s Head blocked in gold on the front cover. Each copy was accompanied by an original hand-drawn talisman of coloured ink on papyrus, bearing one of the 77 Emanants of the Arbor Infernis – the liminal genii of midnight’s Eden.

Book is in very good ++ condition with a very very gentle bump to corner else fine. Hardly even noticeable unless looking for.

From the publisher:

An extensive grimorium of Wortcunning, or herb-magic, the Pleasure-Garden treats of the secret knowledge of trees and herbs as delivered by the Fallen Angels unto mankind. The book’s principal concerns are the sorcery and gnosis of the Greenwood, as arising from the varied luminaries of the Eternal Gardens of the Arte Magical. As a grimoire of Spiritual Botany, the Book is a Hortus Conclusus of text and image intended for the indwelling of these plant-spirits. The work encompasses magical practices, formulae, and mystical exegesis, all treating the respective arcana of Nature-Spirits and the powers of individual plants. Magical foci are on devotion, purity, humility, silence, solitude, and the hieros-gamos of wortcunner and plant as a tutelary relationship, in conjunction with the Mysteries of Cain, first tiller of the soil. The whole is intended as a textual reification of occult herbalism within the context of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition.

36 FACES The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans by Austin Coppock (Special Hardcover Limited Edition in Custom Slipcase)

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A special hardcover, handbound in full leather, with one of 36 unique talismanic enclosures depicting the genius of each of the decans, marbled endpapers, with custom slipcase.

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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.

CODEX HOMUNCULI by Joseph Uccello (Deluxe Bound in Black Goat with Red Skiver)

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Deluxe of only 111 copies (Takwn) in black goat with red skiver and ribbed spine. 288 pages. illustrated and with references.  Book is in new unread condition.

From the publisher:

OCCLITH Labyrinthus Archidoxæ
Florilegium of the arcane sciences in seven volumes, numbered 0–6.

Being Vol. 1: CODEX HOMUNCULI
Ancient Magical, alchemical and hermetic texts on the creation, uses, attributes and implications of artificial human beings, & related Matters.

And if thou wilt see and behold this Workman, even by mortal things that are upon Earth, and in the deep, consider, O Son, how Man is made and framed in the Womb; and examine diligently the skill, and cunning of the Workman, and learn who it was that wrought and fashioned the beautiful and Divine shape of Man… 
—Divine Pymander

THE LANGUAGE OF THE CORPSE by Cody Dickerson (Signed Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather and Decorative Boards in Custom Slipcase)
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Signed Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather and Decorative Boards in Custom Slipcase. Only 33 produced this being number 10.

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Among the ancient Germanic peoples there existed a highly developed stream of magical belief and practice devoted to, and stemming directly from, the dead. While it is difficult for the modern mind to understand these beliefs, it was simply an acknowledged matter of fact that a tremendous wellspring of virtuous power dwelt among the physical remains of the once living, be they man or beast, long after the spirit abandons flesh.

In this short but powerful treatise, the author has gathered together disparate elements of faith, folklore and a multitude of fascinating practices related to the dead. In examining ancient and modern materials among the Teutonic peoples of Europe, we begin to distill an understanding of the powerful significance reserved not only for the revenants of the departed, but their physical remains as well. From the folk charming traditions of the British Isles to the extravagant ritual sacrifices held in medieval Uppsala, Sweden, the book provides the reader a glimpse into to the core strata of the power of the cadaver, and its subsequent role in the sorcerous practices witnessed amongst the European diaspora.

THE LUMINOUS STONE: LUCIFER IN WESTERN ESOTERICISM by Michael Howard & Daniel Schulke (Limited Edition Hardcover)
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One of 800 hardcover limited editions

From the publisher:

The Arcanum of the ‘fallen angel’ Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning ‘light bearer’, Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment —the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological conceptions, the fallen angel has also found dominion within occult traditions and philosophy. Lucifer has also, in many mystical traditions, assumed a female form in the guise of Lucina, Lucia and Diana Lucifera. In his guise as the Serpent of Eden, he bestowed a magical philosophy of the Luciferian Woman, she who was not born of the clay, and was therefore especially receptive to the forbidden powers which would render one ‘as God.’

Yet, outside most occult contexts, Lucifer is commonly conflated with the Christian figure of Satan, or the Devil, a relic of early Christian propagandists eager to repudiate and tarnish rival polytheisms. Ironically, this conflation of deific forms is where Christian dogma and some contemporary forms of Satanism are in agreement.

MAGIC CIRCLES IN THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION by William Kiesel (Limited Edition Hardcover)
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With the center of the circle as a starting point, orientation can take on precise meaning in the context of its ritual, which was designed to secure spiritual knowledge and material dominion in the world through the agency of spirits, stars and cabalistic arcana.

Magic Circles have been depicted in popular expressions of magic and witchcraft as well as detailed with full rubrics in traditional manuals of magic such as the Clavicula Solomonis or Liber Juratus. Using narrative, visual and textual material available from European grimoires and manuscripts, the author discusses the various forms and functions of this important piece of apparatus employed by magicians in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including their role in providing authority and protection to the operator, as well as examples of their use in divination and treasure finding. Additionally, contemporary examples of the magic circle at work in modern esoteric praxis are provided and discussed in light of the traditional approaches they exhibit. This monograph serves to explicate this important tool of ceremonial magic and is valuable to practitioners of the art magical with its technical data, while also providing context in historical settings for the merely curious reader of occult subjects. Illustrated throughout.

Ifá: A Forest of Mystery by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import
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One of only 736 limited edition, hand numbered hardcovers bound in vibrant red cloth, palm leaf stamped in green, embossed bitter chocolate endpapers
Book is in new unread condition.

From the publisher:

Ifá: A Forest of Mystery by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold is a major study on the cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy and divination system of Ifá, written by a tradition holder and member of the council of elders, known as the Ogboni society, of Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Ifá – an alternative name for its prophet Òrúnmìlà – is a religion, a wisdom tradition and a system of divination encoding the rich and complex oral and material culture of the Yoruba people. The Yoruba culture is grounded in memory, an ancestral repository of wisdom, that generates good counsel, advises appropriate ebo (sacrifice) and opens the way to develop a good character on our journey through life and in our interactions with the visible and invisible worlds.

The work is a presentation of the first sixteen odù of the Ifá corpus of divination verses explained in stories, allegories and proverbs reflecting the practical wisdom of Ifá. The work is both a presentation of Ifá for those with little knowledge of it, and a dynamic presentation of the wealth of its wisdom for those already familiar with Ifá. The deities and key concepts of Ifá metaphysics are discussed, including: Obàtálá, Ònilé, Sàngó, Ògún, Oya, Òsányìn, Yemoja, Èsù, àse (power), egúngún (ancestry), ìwà (character), and orí (head/consciousness/daimon). Notably, Dr Frisvold has created a work which celebrates the Yoruba wisdom tradition and makes a bridge with the Western world. It is of value for the light that it casts on the origins and mysteries of Èsù and òrìsà, and an important source for those practicing Quimbanda, Palo, Santeria, Vodou and the African Diaspora religions. Yet its lessons are universal, for it is the art of developing character, of attracting good fortune and accruing wisdom in life. As Nicholaj writes:

‘…Ifá is a philosophy, a theogony, theology and cosmology rooted in a particular metaphysic that concerns itself with the real and the ideal, the world and its beginning. It is rooted in the constitution of man and the purpose of life and the nature of fate. Ifá is a philosophy of character. The philosophy of Ifá lies at the root of any religious cult or organization involving the veneration of òrìsà. […] Through stories and legends, divinatory verses and proverbs, this philosophy will be revealed piece by piece until the landscape has been laid open before you… ’

Update on GATEWAYS THROUGH LIGHT & SHADOW by Frater Ashen Chassan.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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The book is currently at the printer and we hope to have it in hand by mid to late November. We know that this is a little later than our original release date but I believe everyone who sees the book will understand why.
 
The book is nearly 700 pages with 143 illustrations. The amount of effort it took to bring this all together has been tremendous.
 
Given that the book has turned out to be twice the size we originally expected the price will be going up from $50 to $59. However, we’re going to keep the book at $50 until after Samhain. On November 1st the price will increase to $59 so if you haven’t reserved your copy do so soon to get the lower price.
 
To give you a little taste of what you can expect from this magical title I’ve uploaded a section of the book dealing with the archangel of the sun Michael. To download just click the link below:

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #130

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2016 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. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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 miskatonicbooks@me.com

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick edited by Adam P. Forrest (Deluxe Special Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Traycase)  

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This deluxe special edition is limited to 28 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in leather, satin ribbon marker, imbedded brass talismanic sigil on front board with debossed blind stamp sigil on the back board. Housed in a custom made traycase. The book is  252 pages in length with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia. Book will ship in early October
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representing a depth of devoted study and practical expertise spanning the Western Magical Tradition from the Greek Magical Papyri to the Solomonic grimoires, from the Golden Dawn to Thelema, from Theurgia to Goetia, from Qabbalah to Rosicrucianism. In this beautiful volume, obviously designed for the practicing magician, these teaching adepts share their insights, experiences, tools, techniques, and even new rituals, all focused on a central concern of magical praxis, communication with those Spiritual Beings from Gods to Angels to Demons with whom the magus must become truly and transformatively familiar.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction ∙ Opening a Book of Spirits by Adam P. Forrest
  • The Place of Mingled Powers: Spiritual Beings in the Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer
  • Patrons and House Gods: Building Lifelong Relationships with Your Spiritual Guardians by Aaron Leitch
  • The Evocation of Metatron: A Golden Dawn Z-2 Ritual by Charles Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • The Prayer for Success by Jake Stratton-Kent
  • Lay Thy Tongue Upon My Heart: Forty Days of Ritual Communion Between a Pagan Adept and the Archangel Raphael Tipherethel by M. Isidora Forrest
  • Substance Through Spirit: A Reflection on Magical Evocation and Talisman Construction by Bryan Garner (Frater Ashen Chassan)
  • Kalein tous Theous: Divine Invocation in the Late Neoplatonic Tradition by Jeffrey S. Kupperman
  • Evoking Zodiacal Angels by Scott Michael Stenwick

THE WEIRD OF HALI: INNSMOUTH by John Michael Greer (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound and Traycased Lettered Edition)

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One of only 26 signed deluxe leather bound lettered edition in custom traycase. .  Each copy will be custom bound in fine leather, sewn in ribbon marker, custom endpapers, smythe sewn binding, signed by the author and strictly limited to only 26 hand numbered copies.
There Are Two Sides To Every Story
Like every other grad student at Miskatonic University, Owen Merrill knows about the Great Old Ones, the nightmare beings out of ancient legend that H.P. Lovecraft unearthed from archaic texts and turned into icons of modern fantasy fiction. Then a chance discovery—a lost letter written by Lovecraft to fellow Weird Tales author Robert Blake—offers a glimpse into the frightful reality behind the legends, and sends Owen on a desperate quest for answers that shatters his familiar world forever.
As he flees across the witch-haunted Massachusetts landscape toward the mysterious seaside town of Innsmouth, Owen finds himself caught up in a secret war between the servants of the Great Old Ones and their ancient enemies, a war in which yesterday’s friend may be tomorrow’s foe and nothing is as it seems. The history of the world is not what he has been taught—and the tentacles reaching out for him from the shadows of a forbidden past may hold not only his one chance of escape from the terrifying forces closing around him, but the last hope of life on Earth…
THE DEVIL’S DOZEN: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One by Gemma Gary (Deluxe Bound in Goat with a Glass Goat’s Eye Bound and Custom Traycase)  SOLD
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One of only 13 deluxe copies produced this being number 2.
The Special edition, bound in full black goat leather with a blind embossed thicket of branches to the beveled front board, with gold bordering, through which a high quality glass goat’s eye cabochon peers out from the center of the book. Housed in a full goat leather solander box, blocked in gold and linedThe operations of magic and witchcraft deal with the hidden worlds of spirit and the powers innate within the natural world; within plant, stone and magical loci. The ‘Old One’, who in folk tradition is often named ‘The Devil’ embodies both the ‘rend in the veil’ and the spanning bridge between the worlds of the material and spiritual, the revealed and the hidden. It is through union with this entity that witches and folk magicians gained access to the powers that reside within the hidden realms and the natural world, and could awaken the potent fire within.

In traditional folk belief, the Devil existed also as an embodiment of the chaotic forces of nature; a belief quite distinct and separate from that of the Church with its ‘Satan’ figure. To the witch, he might also represent the ‘darker’ aspects of the divine; the keeper and the revealer of the divine light, the psychopomp guide of souls, and the sentinel at the threshold unto the mysteries of death and the Otherworld.

Something, it would seem, of the ‘elder divinity’ and the old ‘spirit of the wild’ has lingered through to the present; permeating regional faery lore, the calendar of ritualistic seasonal folk-customs, and traditions attached to ancient landscape features. The themes of untamed, wild nature; its freedom, its spirits, its power and its magic, so repugnant and threatening to the Church, were grafted onto the diabolical; affording yet greater preservation of the Old One for those who sought to stray from the path of limitation and conformity, and tread instead the hidden ways of the witch and magician.

THE BLACK TOAD by Gemma Gary (Deluxe Goat and Toad Bound in Custom Slipcase)
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One of only 83 deluxe copies produced this being number 10.
The book will be presented as a black cloth, leather and toad skin sewn half binding, with goat leather to the spine; gold blocked to the side with a double toad device, and with black toad skin to the corners, gilded edges and a burgundy ribbon marker. With lined slipcase in full black cloth embossed on one side with Toad device. Includes magic toad-skin talisman in unopened envelope.The book will be presented as a black cloth, leather and toad skin sewn half binding, with goat leather to the spine; gold blocked to the side with a double toad device, and with black toad skin to the corners, gilded edges and a burgundy ribbon marker. An optional lined slipcase in full black cloth embossed on one side with Toad device

The Black Toad explores potent examples of the folk-ceremonial magical practices and witchcraft of the south-west of England; dealing especially with Devon and the author’s homeland of Cornwall. Within the West Country, the popular belief in witchcraft and its attendant charms, magical practices and traditions continued to be observed and survived long after such ways had faded in most other parts of the British Isles.

Described within The Black Toad is a collection of some of the fascinating magical practices and lore of the West Country’s cunning folk and early modern witches; ways that have survived and evolved within the rarefied Craft of the area’s modern day witchcraft practitioners of the old persuasion. As this book affirms, these ways of the Old Craft and Cunning Arte include a belief in and working relationship with the spirit forces of the land, the Faerie, animal and plant lore, as well as the magical use of Psalms to cure or curse, the invocation of Christ and the power of the Holy Trinity.

For all those who are interested in learning about the Old Path as it is taught and practiced today by West Country witches this book of practical magic and sorcery will be a revelation. As the late Cecil Williamson, founder of the witchcraft museum in Boscastle, North Cornwall and a modern cunning man himself, said and Gemma Gary’s excellent book proves – “It still goes on today.”
Michael Howard
THE DEVIL’S PLANTATION: East Anglian Lore, Witchcraft & Folk-Magic by Nigel Pearson (Fine Leather Bound Deluxe Edition in Custom Slipcase 1 of 15)
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Fine Edition; a limited edition of only 15 hand-numbered examples, in a full black goat leather hand binding with inset dark blue goat leather shield panel with a blind embossed boarder and dark blue title panel on the spine, silver foil blocking to the front and spine and hand marbled end papers. This edition will be issued with a blue library buckram slip-case, blind embossed to the front.

This is number 7 of 15.

Taking its name from the lost ‘black book’ of a famed Cambridgeshire witch, as well as plots of land sacrificed unto the spirits and the Old One himself, Nigel Pearson’s ‘The Devil’s Plantation’ guides the reader through the traditional witchcraft, old magic and folklore of East Anglia.

This is an ancient landscape, and a melding pot for the beliefs, culture and magic of the various peoples who have inhabited it over its long history. And yet, until very recently, East Anglia has been a land ‘set apart’ and isolated amidst impassable marshes, Fens and uncleared Forests.

Thus East Anglia is a landscape in which ‘the good folk’, land drakes, land wights, meremaids, giants, spectral hounds, saintly miracles, wort Cunning, toad lore, folk magic and indeed witchcraft have been nurtured and continue to play a part in the lives of the people of what has aptly been named ‘Witch Country’.

THE BRITISH BOOK OF SPELLS AND CHARMS: A Compilation of Traditional Folk Magic by Graham King (Deluxe Edition Bound in Red Goat in Custom Slipcase)
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A limited edition of only 20 hand-numbered examples, this being #8. Bound in a full rich red goat leather hand binding, with raised protective charm motif hand tooled into the leather with gold foil blocking to the black panelled spine and hand marbled end papers. This edition will be issued within a fully lined black library buckram slip-case, blind embossed to the front.

From the publisher:

Graham King is the former owner and curator of the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle Cornwall, most famous perhaps for its central place within the modern witchcraft revival, via its origins with Cecil Williamson on the Isle of Man and the involvement of Gerald Gardner.

From a young age Graham has held a keen interest in traditional folk music and dances as well as folk magic.

During a walk in the English countryside (one of his favourite activities) in 1996, he encountered and was made welcome by a group of travelling folk gathering to celebrate the ancient Tan Hill Fair. It was this encounter that set in motion Graham’s decision to leave behind the corporate lifestyle, leading to his purchase of the Museum of Witchcraft from Cecil Williamson.

Graham made the 200 mile journey on foot to Boscastle, where at midnight on the 31st October that same year, the purchase was finalised. Graham and his team went on to develop The Museum of Witchcraft into one of Cornwall’s most popular museums.

Serving 10 years as an auxiliary Coastguard, it was Graham who raised he alert when the 2004 flood struck Boscastle leading to the incredible rescue operation which saved hundreds of lives; a role for which he was awarded the Chief Coast Guard Commendation.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #129

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2016 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. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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 miskatonicbooks@me.com

OPUSCULA MAGICA II by Andrew Chumbley (PRIVATE EDITION Bound in Full Brown Goat in Custom Slipcase 1 of 11)

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This is very rare PRIVATE EDITION limited to only 11 copies. It is bound in brown goat in custom slipcase. This is #3 of 11.

From the publisher:

Opuscula Volume Two contains ten essays written between 1992 and 2000, including one previously unpublished. Expanding upon themes developed in Opuscula Volume I, the book also treats Crooked Path Sorcery, a transcendental ethos of traditional witchcraft having parallels in such traditions as Petro Voudon. Also new in this volume is an Author’s Preface, as well as Robert Fitzgerald’s rare 1996 interview with Chumbley in Esoterra. The 1999 article ‘Gnosis For the Flesh Eternal’ appears here for the first time, being a much-expanded version of ‘Wisdom For the New Flesh’ which first appeared in Starfire. For this second volume, we have also included nine Azoëtia-era illustrations which have never before seen print.

AZOETIA: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew D. Chumbley 3rd edition (Deluxe Limited Edition Half Bound in Crimson Goat in Custom Slipcase)

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DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Printed on 70 lb. cream acid-free archival paper stock, half bound in crimson goat and marbled boards in custom slipcase. One of only 111 copies published.

Book is in new unread condition

The Third edition presents the complete text of the ‘Sethos Edition’ of 2002, being the definitive recension of the work. Original images have been digitally conserved and the text has been freshly typeset. Design and Materials are of the highest standard, for which Xoanon is well known. Limitation number may vary from the one shown.

As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley’s visionary book ‘The Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft’ was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is releasing the third edition of ‘The Azoëtia’. The grimoire ‘Azoëtia’ is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working instruments, the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress, and an eleven-chaptered grimoire detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.

PICATRIX vol 1 & 2 (Deluxe Special Vellum Edition)

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One of only 10 sets produced. Book is in fine unread condition. Please note that this edition is bound in natural vellum which has natural facets, colors, lines, etc. It is naturally rustic and one of the best bookbinding materials there is. This book will last many centuries.

Kiesel, William (edited by). Translated from the Arabic by Hashem Atallah. The Picatrix (Ghayat Al-Hakim), The Goal of the Wise. Volume One . Seattle, Ouroboros Press. 2002. First Limited Edition. Bound in full vellum with gilt titles and device to front, device also on back. Spine with 6 compartments and 5 raised bands with red leather label with gilt title to second compartment. Marbled end papers, maroon page ribbon marker. Numbered as “0”. A very small number of the first edition were bound in vellum. 174 pages. Bound by Ars Obscura Bookbinding in Seattle. Some very light wear to vellum on front cover otherwise a fine copy. The vellum is nicely toned, aging quite well.

The Picatrix has long been regarded as source material in the Hermetic tradition. The text of this Medieval work consists of four books covering the art and practice of Astrological, Talismanic and Astral Magic. The author has compiled information derived from 224 books by “ancient sages” (Hermes, Plato & Aristotle and others, known and unknown) with the intention of uniting all these diverse arts into a practical system.

This Ouroboros Press edition is a translation based on the medieval [circa 10th century] Classical Arabic as opposed to the later Renaissance Latin translation. The Warburg Institute originally published the Arabic, German, and Latin editions which are often referred to by scholars and remain the only academic editions extant. Volume one of the Picatrix contains the first two books and are here translated into English for the first time.

Picatrix Volume Two contains the 3rd and 4th books of Ghayat Al-Hakim and completes the English translation. It is a larger book than volume one and contains much in the way of the practical working of astral and talismanic magic. Planetary and Zodiacal magic and full instructions for invoking the related spirits are provided along with all the requisite materials needed: stones, plants, inks, colors, incenses, talismans, and the invocations.

In addition to this are many anecdotes relating to Arabic and pre-Islamic magical lore, including the writings of Ibn Wahshija, the Nabataeans, Sabians, Chaldeans and Assyrians. Of particular note is the magical plant and mineral lore from the Nabataean Agriculture, which portray ancient practices of pagan Iraq.

The influence of the Picatrix can be seen in several texts of well-known authors of the western esoteric tradition, including Ficino, Mirandola, Abano and Agrippa, whose works have played a major role in forming contemporary manifestations of the esoteric tradition today.

QLIPHOTH ESOTERIC PUBLICATION OPUS II edited by Edgar Karval 111 (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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This is the First limited edition of Qliphoth Esoteric Publication (or Qiphoth Journal) Opus II, which was limited to 141 hand numbered copies. Opus 1 was released last year, in an A4 sized magazine format, and sold out very quickly, so a 2nd edition was released, late last year, and it also sold out. Opus II has been issued in hardcover book format, with 241 pages. Table of contents, & contributors are provided below.

Inspired by Aleister Crowley’s Liber 231, Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies, Linda Falorio’s Shadow Tarot, the Qliphoth Journal shadow-cases a number of newer talents working in this field of esoteric endeavour, and sheding light on some of the dark labyrinthine recesses, of the Tunnels of Set.

A GATHERING OF MASKS by Robert Fitzgerald (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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Standard hardcover cloth with letterpress dust jacket, limited to four hundred sixty-two copies. Book is in unread condition.

Aleister Crowley’s obscure Liber 231 remains one of his most enigmatic received magical texts, and one whose genesis directly concerns the workings of astral magic and trance-mediumship. A Gathering of Masks is the summation of direct magical workings with the Genii of the Domes, the spirits governing the revealed mystery of Liber 231, and serving as the wards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Fulfilled by the author over a period of a decade, the twenty-two evocations of the Genii of the Domes reveal a patterning of power and gnosis heretofore little-explored in the practice of the Art Magical.

The book commences with the author’s Introduction, entitled “By Seal and Sphere: A Treatise on Astral Magic”. The heart of the work is comprised of twenty-two oracles, each of which is accompanied by a commentary and a unique Queen Scale sigil derived from the Work. The book also includes several illustrations by artist-author Barry William Hale of Fulgur Limited. Of interest to scholars of Thelema and practitioners of ceremonial magic, Gathering stands as an outré magical record of the Divinatory Art.

CODEX HOMUNCULI by Joseph Uccello (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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555 copies (Homonkulus) in blind-stamped cloth-covered boards, with folding poster dust jacket. 288 pages. illustrated and with references

From the publisher:

OCCLITH Labyrinthus Archidoxæ
Florilegium of the arcane sciences in seven volumes, numbered 0–6.

Being Vol. 1: CODEX HOMUNCULI
Ancient Magical, alchemical and hermetic texts on the creation, uses, attributes and implications of artificial human beings, & related Matters.

And if thou wilt see and behold this Workman, even by mortal things that are upon Earth, and in the deep, consider, O Son, how Man is made and framed in the Womb; and examine diligently the skill, and cunning of the Workman, and learn who it was that wrought and fashioned the beautiful and Divine shape of Man… 
—Divine Pymander

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #128

Posted in Uncategorized on September 1, 2016 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. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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 miskatonicbooks@me.com

GATEWAYS THROUGH STONE AND CIRCLE by Frater Ashen Chassan (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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“Gateways Through Stone and Circle” is a compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic. This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the “Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals” as found in Francis Barrett’s, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim. Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within.

You will find descriptions of the seven planetary archangels as witnessed by author, instructions for building each of the traditional implements and furniture to the specifications of the grimoire, as well as detailed illustrations of the author’s actual equipment. Items such as the infamous Book of Spirits or Liber Spirituum are explained in detail so the reader will know how to make and use one. Chapters also describe methods for improving scrying abilities, working with a partner, and conducting the entire ceremony from beginning to end. Everything to make this artwork is explained in incredibly vivid detail.

THE BOOK OF SMOKELESS FIRE by S. Ben Qayin (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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One of only 500 hand numbered cloth bound copies with sewn in ribbon bookmark and pictorial endpapers.

Book is in new unread condition.

“The work that is being presented in “The Book of Smokeless Fire” is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as “Miscelaneo de Salomon”, which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft’s, “Necronomicon” both in content and history. It is an ancient and forbidden Arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek “Goetia” and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed away in the infamous brass container.
In “The Book of Smokeless Fire”, the ancient manuscript has now been reworked into a completely new system, utilizing revolutionary evocation technology, to again call upon the ancient and destructive Djinn, whose names have been concealed for centuries…”
Author S. Ben Qayin has outdone himself with this stunning interpretation and cohesive reworking of a long lost magickal discipline. The Book of Smokeless Fire is over 190 pages of pure magickal knowledge laid out in an easy to read format that really flows. With no fluff, filler, and no nonsense, Qayin manages to take what some have dabbled in and written about in the past and open it up into a fully workable system of magick.

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

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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 Book of Abrasax. A Grimoire of the Hidden Gods by Michael Cecchetelli (Hardcover Limited Edition)

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The Standard edition of 700 hand numbered copies is bound in a parsimony cloth, book has marbled gold and black end-papers and are smythe sewn for durability. Inside their covers lie over one hundred and fifty pages of heavyweight archival quality cream colored paper stock packed with information, sigils, signs, rituals, symbols, imagery,footnotes, bibliography and just about everything else you could ask for in a ground breaking work that recreates the intricacies of a lost ancient magical system.

THE GRIMOIRE OF TIAMAT by Asenath Mason (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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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. Book is in new unread condition.

KEYS OF OCAT by S. Connolly (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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The Keys of Ocat reveals the never before published Saturn rites, seals, and theophantic gate opening rituals of Ocat, the abyssal gatekeeper of the dead. Behind His gates dwell the Daemons of death including Euronymous, Balberith, Bune, Hekate, Frucisierre, and many others. These blood magick rituals, talismans and seals will aid the advanced magician in conjuring Daemons to speak with the dead, commune with death, and discover the true meaning of mortality and spiritual immortality. Be forewarned, however, Ocat is not known to be a friendly gatekeeper to all magi who approach Him, and the Daemons behind His gates are some of the most terrifying of their nature.

This edition of Keys of Ocat are 6″x9″, heavy cream, smythe sewn, archival quality paper. The LIbrary Edition, in only 450 copies, is bound in Red cloth and has gold foil stamping.

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

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This is a deluxe, bound in leather, limited edition of only 77 copies. This being number 51. 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.”

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

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Kingdoms Of Flame: A Grimoire Of Black Magick, Evocation, and Sorcery (2008). Hardcover. Second Edition. Limited print run of 200 copies. This copy is signed and inscribed by E.A. Koetting.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

One of only 500 hardcover copies.