New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 6/26/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2015 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

 

SABBATICA II: The Seas of Blood and Transmigration of the Black Flame edited by Edgar Kerval (Deluxe Bound in Goatskin Edition) 1 of only 30 copies.

This is Edgar’s original Sabatica II, reformatted and hand bound in the highest quality vegetable tanned goatskin + CD. One of only 30 hand numbered copies produced.

A skull and flame motif is handcrafted into each board using leathers and marbled paper
and the endsheets are matching hand marbled papers.

 

QUTUB by Andrew D. Chumbley (Deluxe Leather Bound Edition in Slipcase)

Deluxe edition: hardbound in midnight-blue morocco goat skin, stamped in gold on spine panel, the front cover bearing on its face a cipher of the Wisdom of the Opposer in blind, slipcased, limited to 72 copies. This copy is number 16. Issued under the auspices of the Cultus Sabbati and published on the Winter Solstice, 2008.

Qutub defines and illustrates the Design of Crooked Path Sorcery through a series of 72 poetic verses, each representing a specific arcanum of Draconian Gnosis. Arising from diverse initiatic currents and spiritual streams, this Wisdom encompasses the ancient Persian sorceries of the Maskarae and Yatukan; the pure mysticism and beauty of the Sufi Way; the Yezidis, collected Kurdish tribes comprising the ‘People of the Book’, and the modern-day exemplar of the Witches’ Sabbatic Cultus. Together, these sources inform and inspire the verses of Qutub, Point and Axis of the World, weaving a rich tapestry to which is appended a scholarly commentary. This Illumination ultimately comprises the body of the Dragon of Eld, the Ancient Serpent of Light whose totality manifests within the microcosmic earth as the Great Opposer, whose Rite is included in the book.

 

 

NECROMANTIC SORCERY: The Forbidden Rites of Death Magick by Dante Abiel (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)

Necromantic Sorcery
by Dante Abiel
The Forbidden Rites of Death Magick
Presented by E.A Koetting

 

Leather Pigskin Deluxe Edition
Only 72 copies of this edition published and sold out within an hour of announcement

 

How To Perform The Most Dangerously Powerful Rituals Of Saturnian Necromancy…
Harness The Demonic Forces Of Black Magick To Exploit The Spirits Of The Dead.
Banned from 3 magick orders. Received 2 death threats. And suffered temporary insanity…
All for YOU to learn the secrets of Death Magick
LUCIFER: Princeps by Peter Grey (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import
Lucifer: Princeps is a seminal study on the origins of the Lucifer mythos by Peter Grey. It is the first in a two volume work; the companion volume, Praxis, being an exposition of ritual actions, is due to be published in 2016.The fall of Lucifer, and that of the rebel angels who descended upon the daughters of men, comprise the foundation myth of the Western occult tradition. Lucifer: Princeps is a study of origins, a portrait of the first ancestor of witchcraft and magic. In tracing the genealogy of our patron and prince, the principles that underlie the ritual forms that have come down to us, through the grimoires and folk practices, are elucidated. The study draws on the extensive literature of history, religion and archaeology, engaging with the vital discoveries and advances of recent scholarship, which render previous works on Lucifer, however well intentioned, out of date. A concomitant exegesis of the core texts conjures the terrain and koine of the Ancient Near East, the cradle cultures and language of his nascence. Of critical importance are the effaced cultures and cults that lie behind the Old Testament polemics, viz. those of Assyria, Ugarit and Canaan, as well as Sumeria, Egypt and Greece; they provide the context that give meaning to what would otherwise be an isolated brooding figure, one who makes no sense without being encountered in the landscape.

 

ARS NOTORIA: The Notary Art of Solomon by Robert Turner & Frederick Hockley (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt design after Hockley stamped on the front cover, blind rules; gilt-lettered spine. Sewn, printed on acid free paper. Black endpapers. B/w & plates. Edition limited to 650 hand-numbered copies.

An important new edition of the “Ars Notoria,” the well-known mediaeval magical work (often termed a grimoire) that was designed to equip the practitioner with “knowledge of every science, of all arts and all learning …

 

Back in stock and selling quickly!

THE WITCHBLOOD GRAIL: The Second Volume in the Trilogy, The Way of Sacrifice by Mark Alan Smith (Signed, Sigilized and Consecrated Limited Edition)

 

Dragon Flame Edition: 999 volumes of superior quality hand-bound in luxurious Red Lynnel Thermo Ibis, finished with double thickness endpapers. Both covers blocked in white gold with the Gateway of The Dragon-flame Grail and the seal of The Infernal Serpent. Blood-red silk ribbon marker. The books will be beautifully fashioned with rounded spines whose head and tail bands are braced with bamboo cane that is hand-inserted during the binding process.
All copies will be hand-numbered, sigilized, signed and concecrated.
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.

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 6/15/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2015 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

 

TOADMAN by Nigel Pennick (Limited Edition Hardcover Bound in Quarter Toadskin in Custom Slipcase)

 

Nigel Pennick:The Toadman, Lore and Legend, Rites and Ceremonies of Toadmanry and Related Traditional Magical Practices:
Society of Esoteric Endeavour,
Hardback 16cm x 18.cm xi + 130pp Illustrated, some in colour. Paper used 120 gsm laid conqueror. Numbered limited Edition of 150 copies
Book is in Fine condition in like slipcase.

The Binding of the Book

All 150 copies are partially bound in toadskin leather and cloth with labels blocked in pure gold on goatskin. In Britain all toads are rare, extinct in some parts of the country. This leather comes from Australia where the Cane Toad, an alien breed, was introduced to control pests but, without natural predators, became rampant with some areas suffering plague like infestations. This leather is prepared from Cane Toads culled by the local authorities. It has a curious texture, being decidedly warty. However, despite how this sounds, it is by no means unpleasant to the touch. It seems appropriate that the skin of an animal which can excite such squeamish reactions can sit so comfortably in the hand whilst the book is being read. The spine label and title on the front board are blocked in pure gold on goatskin leather. All copies also feature hand-marbled paper made by Anne Muir Marbling Ltd. and features broad waves across the pattern achieved by thumping the tank whilst the paper takes the ink. This particular manufacturer excels at this technique.

Copies Nos. 34 – 150 are quarter bound in the toadskin with conventional hand-marbled endpapers.

Every copy, both half and quarter bound have a small toad device blind blocked (ie no colour) somewhere on the book, a different location every book, sometimes being quite hard to find!

 

Gullveigarbok by Vexior (Signed Specially Bound in White Snake and Leather Edition) Very rare only two known!

Only 2 known copies of this privately commissioned binding!!!

Signed leather and snake bound copies of this privately commissioned highly sought after title. 242 pages, Extra high quality paper and finished with special hand marbled endpapers, fully illustrated with several representations of Gullveig in her different incarnations and with a fold-out chart of the Underworld. Hand-bound and sewed in high quality maroon leather with a cloth bookmark

From the publisher:

Gullveig is the Teutonic and Germanic highest feminine principle of darkness – the maid, the mother, and the crone: Gullveig’s traits are analogous to Lilith’s and Hecate’s. In the Old Norse Mythology she is the sinister arch- mother of the giants and the black arts; she’s also the divine feminine manifestation of the analogue thursian purpose.

 

PANPARADOX by Vexior (Limited Edition Hardcover Revised, Updated and Expanded Second Edition)

This second edition contains also an earlier unpublished chapter entitled The Flaming Nexus being an updated summary of the author’s insights into the topics that the book delves into.

Regular edition of handnumbered 430 copies. Hardcover book with symbol foiled in silver on the cover, small Octavo. Heavily illustrated with drawings and photos with fullcolour picture plates. 208 pages.

PanParadox: Pan Towards Chaos is a collection of author’s personal notes, rituals, drawings, photographs and writings gathered during 11 years of Panic workings influenced by Old Norse teachings.

 

VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (First Edition Trade Hardcover)

Veneficium concerns the intersection of magic and poison, originating in remotest antiquity and reaching into the present day. Beyond their functions as agents of bodily harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures.

Allied with Samael, the Edenic serpent of first transgression whose name in some interpretations is ‘Venom of God’, this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, through European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches’ Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic.

Of particular note to this study are the herbs of the so-called ‘Devil’s Garden’, bearing relation to the witchcraft concepts of the Graal of Midnight, the Witches’ Supper, and the Unguentum Sabbati, the flying ointment of the witches which has exerted fascination over scholar, historians, and practitioners alike.

Beyond consideration of the toxicological dimensions of magical power, the concurrent thread of astral and philosophical poisons are also examined, and their resonance and dissonance with magical practice explored. Veneficium will be of interest to students of magic, witchcraft, alchemy, botanical folklore, medicine, and occult pharmacology.

Hardcover with dust jacket limited to 1,200 copies. Book is in fine condition.

 

Agrippa 4th Book of Occult Philosophy (Deluxe Limited Edition Quarter Leather)

Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Translated into English by Robert Turner.
Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy.
London: Askin Publishers, 1978. Limited edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xvi + (xvi +) 218pp.

Book is in near fine condition.

Quarter leather with green cloth boards, gold design on upper board, gilt stamped leather title label on spine, b&w illustrations & diagrams.

Volume 4 of “Source Works of Mediaeval And Renaissance Magic.” Quarter leather facsimile edition limited to 500 numbered copies.

 

 

LAPIDUS: IN PURSUIT OF GOLD by David Curwen (Very Rare White Leather Deluxe Edition) 1 of only 5 produced!

Lost for more than three decades, the companion volume to In Pursuit of Gold has been found.

For decades students of alchemy have believed that In Pursuit of Gold – hailed upon its 1976 publication as a rare work by one of the few practicing laboratory alchemists writing in English during the mid-to-late 20th century – constituted the sole alchemical text penned by the enigmatic alchemist Lapidus. The truth is that Lapidus – real name David Curwen – wrote a second text which, unknown to most, he secreted away with at least one trusted Brother in the Art. Throughout the intervening years this remarkable book, The Pass-Keys to Alchemy, has passed through just a few select and trusted hands.

 

IDOLATRY RESTOR’D by Daniel Schulke (Deluxe Conservatory Signed Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Slipcase)

Very rare Conservatory edition of only 33 copies produced. This being #28.
This is the rarest of this edition produced and only offered privately by the publisher.
Book is bound in two-tone green cloth with special endpapers, green wraps, signed and slipcased

From the publisher:

The translation of magical power to image is a matter well understood in so-called ‘primitive’ sorcery, in which occurs a mutual embodiment of re-presentation and the Represented. The Fetish, for example, apprehends a reciprocal process between Object and Creator that often begins long before chisels and adzes are set to wood, participating in its own reification. Many of these eldritch forms of image-making were concerned with accessing power, and it was only later, in the context of religious devotion, that their forms densified into ‘mere’ idols. With increasing levels of religious control over art, a Moiré pattern arises between the Artist and the forces of the Divine, which may either suppress individual visionary power in favor of canonized icons, or, when correctly accessed, give rise to an ‘heretical creativity’.

 

THE DRAGON BOOK OF ESSEX by Andrew Chumbley (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Limited to 808 hand-numbered copies, full cloth over heavy boards, with gilt blocking on cover and spine.

From the publisher:

This substantial work expounds the sorcerous ethos and praxes of the Crooked Path ritual system. Its contents include a cycle of ten extensive Mystery-rites, each accompanied by adjunctive solitary rituals and detailed commentaries. Additional texts relate the intricacies of Sabbatic ritualization, as well as an extensive body of stellar lore and ritual. The Sorcerous Formulae of Number and Sign are also communicated, together with detailed exegeses of the Quadriga, the specific covine-type of the Crooked Path. A detailed section on the Magical Weapons of the Draconian Sorcerer complements the text. This work is intended as an entire resumé of the ancestral and ophidian components of Traditional Craft Sorcery and Sabbatic Gnosis. The Dragon Book of Essex originally comprised a portion of the rites and practices of an inner conclave of the Cultus Sabbati known as The Column of the Crooked Path.

 

HANDS OF APOSTASY Daniel Schulke & Michael Howard (Special Quarter Bound in Goat) 1 of 63

Quarter Bound in Goat, with decorative boards and marbled endpapers. 1 of only 63 copies produced.

Old-style Craft, also known as traditional witchcraft, endures as a distinct body of archaic magical practices in present-day Britain, North America and Australia. Originally nameless, such bodies are related to a variety of historical magical streams, most notably the practices of the Grimoires or ‘black books’, folk-healing, and popular magic of the early modern era. Typically, such groups operate in secret, with strict means of initiatic succession, and practice sorcery characterized by a dual ethos of healing and harming. Though an internally contentious issue, the word witch is accepted as a descriptor for practitioners of this art, as is anti-witching for practices of removing curses and binding magical malefactors.

 

Gullveigarbok by Vexior (Deluxe Signed Leather Edition)

Extra high quality paper and finished with black endpapers, fully illustrated with several representations of Gullveig in her different incarnations and with a fold-out chart of the Underworld. Hand-bound and sewed in high quality maroon leather with a cloth bookmark.

From the publisher:

Gullveig is the Teutonic and Germanic highest feminine principle of darkness – the maid, the mother, and the crone: Gullveig’s traits are analogous to Lilith’s and Hecate’s. In the Old Norse Mythology she is the sinister arch- mother of the giants and the black arts; she’s also the divine feminine manifestation of the analogue thursian purpose.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 5/24/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 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

RITUAL OFFERINGS edited by Aaron Leitch (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Spirits are not merely an option or tool to be utilized when the magician deems it necessary. Spirits are the very heart and soul of all magick. A consecrated talisman has a spirit attached to it that contributes to the talismans power, the incantations we use work because the spirits heard them and acted. We are not alone when cast cast our spells; our patrons and familiars are always present present casting the spells with us.

Throughout history, ritual offerings have been the central pillar of all magick and religion. Very often, a magickal ritual consists of nothing more than the making of a prescribed offering to a particular spirit in a specified time and place, yet here in the West, the making of an offering has been equated with the worship of the spirit receiving it. The act of offering a spirit something as payment for services rendered has a close association with the dreaded “pact with the Devil,” by which a magician surely sells his soul to damnation, but to the rest of the world an offering is intended to feed and empower a spiritual entity, and to pay it fairly for its aid…

THE INFERNAL COLOPATIRON: A Manual of Daemonic Theophany by S. Connolly (Signed Deluxe Leather Edition Hardcover)

Being a sacred grimoire of the walkers, detailing the olde ways of Demonolatry gate opening and the arte of daemonic theophany. Discusses centuries old, never before published Daemonolatry methods to produce Daemonic manifestations and includes the never before published Purswell ascension ritual, the pre-curser to the Dukanté version.

Signed deluxe bonded leather, copper lettering to spine & copper sigil of Ocat, the “abyssal gatekeeper of the dead”, on upper board. Sigils and illustrations. Bibliography, Limited to only 30 hand-numbered copies, consecrated and sigilised by the author, thus the limitation page may have an oleum smear from the anointing oil, or ink smudges from the blood infused ink. Called by the publisher: “A sacred grimoire of the walkers, detailing the olde ways of Demonolatry gate opening and the arte of daemonic theophany. The author discusses centuries old, never before published Daemonolatry methods to produce Daemonic manifestations and includes the previously unpublished Purswell ascension ritual, the pre-curser to the Dukanté version.” We note that each copy has printed within it a curse that is said to activate if someone steals or reproduces the book in any manner, including internet uploads. Not to be reprinted.

OPUS ALCHYMICUM by J. Daniel Gunther (Limited Hardcover in slipcase) Import

This is a limited edition hardcover of only 200 copies.

Published by Collective 777 Art Guild
Book is in “as new” unread condition

Opus Alchymicum is a large format illuminated manuscript created to the highest specifications, complete with gold leaf embossing throughout. This volume relates the unique personal and spiritual journey of Gunther at a key time in his progression, resulting in a series of fascinating and transformational alchemical images which further reinforce the intimate link between the artistic and spiritual life.

Oversize art edition of Opus Alchymicum
Sized at 11 x 15
52 pages of full colour plus gold throughout
printed on Golden Sun Woodfree paper 160gsm
Section sewn with gilded edging to pages
Hardcover cloth bound with gild stamp to front

Presented in a hardcover cloth bound slipcase with gild stamp to front

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

Limited to only 666 numbered limited edition hardcovers. This being number 46. 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.”

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 5/17/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 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 WITCHBLOOD GRAIL: The Second Volume in the Trilogy, The Way of Sacrifice by Mark Alan Smith (Signed, Sigilized and Consecrated Limited Edition)

Dragon Flame Edition: 999 volumes of superior quality hand-bound in luxurious Red Lynnel Thermo Ibis, finished with double thickness endpapers. Both covers blocked in white gold with the Gateway of The Dragon-flame Grail and the seal of The Infernal Serpent. Blood-red silk ribbon marker. The books will be beautifully fashioned with rounded spines whose head and tail bands are braced with bamboo cane that is hand-inserted during the binding process.
All copies will be hand-numbered, sigilized, signed and concecrated.
The Blood of The Goddess pours from the Witch Grail, as gnosis is revealed in sacrifice, en-fleshing the Dragon’s bones. The Gates of the Devil’s Throne open within Belial’s Earth for devoted souls of the Trident to feast upon Hecate’s Kalas, ignited in Lucifer’s Flame, as the Great Daughter conjoins with the Body of the Beast to align inner and material planes. This is the dawn of the Apocalyptic Aeon of the Light-bearer – the Age of Revelation.
THE DRAGON BOOK OF ESSEX by Andrew Chumbley (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition in Custom Slipcase)
Deluxe Edition: Limited to 196 hand-numbered copies, full gilt-blocked goatskin, special endpapers, silk ribbon bookmarker, with slipcase

From the publisher:

This substantial work expounds the sorcerous ethos and praxes of the Crooked Path ritual system. Its contents include a cycle of ten extensive Mystery-rites, each accompanied by adjunctive solitary rituals and detailed commentaries. Additional texts relate the intricacies of Sabbatic ritualization, as well as an extensive body of stellar lore and ritual. The Sorcerous Formulae of Number and Sign are also communicated, together with detailed exegeses of the Quadriga, the specific covine-type of the Crooked Path. A detailed section on the Magical Weapons of the Draconian Sorcerer complements the text. This work is intended as an entire resumé of the ancestral and ophidian components of Traditional Craft Sorcery and Sabbatic Gnosis. The Dragon Book of Essex originally comprised a portion of the rites and practices of an inner conclave of the Cultus Sabbati known as The Column of the Crooked Path.

Following the Azoëtia, The Dragon Book of Essex represents the second work of Chumbley’s three-book magical opus the Trimagisterion. From this period of work, Chumbley formulated ‘Crooked Path Sorcery’ as a trans-historical magical model, operant in a number of systems of sorcery, most notably in the witchcraft of his native Essex. The Crooked Path may be seen to mirror the zoötype of the Serpent, wending between such magical antipodes as blessing and cursing, honour and treachery, Tabu and its breaking. Its quintessential nature is transgressive, and through this apostasy, the illuminant fire of the Serpent descends.

Pyramidox vel Heb á Qual by Michael Idehall (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)
One of only 50 hand numbered leather bound deluxe editions

The vestments of old ages will wither along the road of pilgrimage, and newborn flesh will house the smokeless flame of gnosis. And thus a new book may have and old heart, and the songs of my mothers will be sung by foreign throats. -Oracle of Heb á Qual

The Pyramidox vel Heb á Qual constitutes a contemporary exploration of the grimoire known as The Treasure of the Old Man of the Pyramids, executed by means of sorcerous reification in order to present the mysteries that veil the heart of a book of power.

New incantations complement the twenty reworked talismans, and a transmission of sigils for entering into the tutelage of the Sentinel of this liber spiritum has been appended to the more traditional content.
FOSFOROS translated by J. Nefastos (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition)
This is one of only 55 deluxe bound in leather limited editions this being number “13”

One of the most intellectually sophisticated and in-depth texts of modern Satanism/ Left Hand Path and its spirituality ever produced. This valuable occult study delves the student of the Left Hand Path into a comprehensive philosophical system providing a Study on the Being & Essence of Satan, exploring topics such as the Philosophy of God, Philosophical Anthropology, Eschatology, Metaphysics, Cosmology, and various other subjects of Satanism and Mysticism that will guide the serious seeker to form a complete worldview. With the aim of total unity and of understanding opposites, considering even the most wrathful arguments of the downward path of the soul’s death in an unbiased way, Fosforos seeks to build on the fundamental doctrine of Oneness: the quintessences of both the Right Hand Path and the Left Hand Path are herein joined into one amalgam, as they have always been in the heart of a true aspirant.

Gullveigarbok by Vexior (Deluxe Signed Leather Edition)
Extra high quality paper and finished with black endpapers, fully illustrated with several presentations of Gullveig in her different incarnations and with a fold-out chart of the Underworld. Hand-bound and sewed in high quality maroon leather with a cloth bookmark.

From the publisher:

Gullveig is the Teutonic and Germanic highest feminine principle of darkness – the maid, the mother, and the crone: Gullveig’s traits are analogous to Lilith’s and Hecate’s. In the Old Norse Mythology she is the sinister arch- mother of the giants and the black arts; she’s also the divine feminine manifestation of the analogue thursian purpose.

FOSFOROS translated by J. Nefastos (Deluxe Silk Bound Limited Edition With Custom Slipcase)
This is one of only 145 deluxe bound in silk limited editions with custom slipcase. This being number “32”

One of the most intellectually sophisticated and in-depth texts of modern Satanism/ Left Hand Path and its spirituality ever produced. This valuable occult study delves the student of the Left Hand Path into a comprehensive philosophical system providing a Study on the Being & Essence of Satan, exploring topics such as the Philosophy of God, Philosophical Anthropology, Eschatology, Metaphysics, Cosmology, and various other subjects of Satanism and Mysticism that will guide the serious seeker to form a complete worldview. With the aim of total unity and of understanding opposites, considering even the most wrathful arguments of the downward path of the soul’s death in an unbiased way, Fosforos seeks to build on the fundamental doctrine of Oneness: the quintessences of both the Right Hand Path and the Left Hand Path are herein joined into one amalgam, as they have always been in the heart of a true aspirant.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 5/10/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2015 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 BOOK OF SITRA ACHRA by N.A-A.218 (Deluxe Talismanic Edition, Bound in Python with Custom Traycase)

 Deluxe bound in python skin, traycased talismanic edition in custom traycase. Special covenant booklet and talisman python bookmark are also included. One of only 61 copies produced
Published by IXAXAAR
Book is in unread condition
One of only 61 copies published this being copy 54.

From the publisher:

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.

The Tradition outlined in this Grimoire is in some of its aspects pertaining to the symbolism employed based on certain for us fundamental concepts derived from the Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, as transmitted by the prophet Nathan of Gaza, such as the dichotomy between the Cosmic Light of Creation and the Anti-Cosmic Light of the Qliphothic Impulse. While this most important concept imbues the whole Work, the Tradition presented within this book takes the matter far deeper towards the Side of Qliphoth than what the Sabbatian traditions ever had or would, until a Gnostic form of Anti-cosmic Satanism/ Luciferianism emerged perfectly suited for the Embodiment of the Current 218, not with the goal of separation and isolation from the True Divinity, like what most other forms of the so called “satanic” or “Left Hand Path” traditions seem to advocate and strive for, but instead setting as the highest goal to indeed merge and become as one with the Unbound Essence of Divinity in the Fullness of the Emptiness of Ain, beyond all limitations, illusions and finite duality.

The Book of Sitra Achra – A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side provides in an unapologetic manner insight into one of the most maligned and vilified traditions, in order to shed the Light of Truth on the most controversial aspects of the Current 218 in order to both guide the sincere seekers of the Black Light and at the same time dispel those misguided and/or misguiding individuals who in a profane manner have or would approach the Anti-Cosmic Tradition for all the wrong reasons, mistaking it for all those things that it in actuality opposes and serves to eliminate.

The Qliphothic Path outlined in this Grimoire is not to be connected to any other system that has been made public so far and is in its approach and essence a totally unique form of Initiatic Ceremonial Magic, stretching from this to the Other Side, establishing the pathways and gates through which the adept may strive to become as one with the Eleven-Headed Ruler of the Tree of Wisdom, Unfated Death and Liberation from all cosmic limitation.

May the Spirits belonging to the Other Divinity find within this Grimoire the Black Light that shall guide their steps through this world of White Darkness towards the Kelim-Shattering Illumination of the Thoughtless Crown of the Dragon.

Leatherbound talisman edition: Limited edition of 60 copies, full leather bound in black goatskin, accompanied with a talisman made of a piece of goat horn, carved, inscribed and blessed individually by Ekortu

Published by IXAXAAR
Book is in unread condition
One of only 60 copies published this being copy 22.

From the publisher:

The manuscript is bound in goatskin (the Goat as a totemic animal stands for independence and surefootedness), the sigil of Thursacross blind stamped on the cover, a leather envelope has been placed inside the manuscript for the safekeeping of the talisman, die-cut runes decorate the inner flaps. Front flap is shaped into form of Thurs-rune, and the leather envelope is modelled into shape of U-rune to let the outer form of this talismanic edition also present its inner qualities and through such manifesting bless the new seeker on the Thursian Path with wisdom, strength, and Power.

Volume I is the first book of in this set of Thursatru Grimoires and presents outline for the foundation in Thursatru Tradition. This book will be for the Seekers of the Giant’s Path; those that seek the ancient wisdom through the experience and Illumination of the forces of Chaos. The main topics in this series of books will focus spiritual workings, rune mysteries, practical sorcery, High Thursian Magic, religious aspects and worship of the divinity of Nifl and Muspell, interpretation and understandings of the Norse mythology and gigantology, Hel-workings, synthesis of pre-Christian Norse, gnostic and LHP perspectives, lycanthropy and different forms of shape-shifting within the Hamr-workings and much more, manifesting a practical path of the religio-sorcerous cult of the titanic forces referred to as Thurses. Thursatru is a new progeny of the old pre-Christian Norse religion, mythology and gigantology, serving here to manifest the impulses striving to overthrow the limitations of cosmic creation. The first book will be an offering and dedication to the primordial powers beyond the ordered universe. May the Flames of Surtr be the essence of this forthcoming book and the Poisonous Blood of Aurgelmir flow as and through its ink.

Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis by Gilles De Laval (Special Devotee Edition Bound in Goatskin 1 of 21)
Only 21 copies produced!!!
(Deluxe Devotee Edition bound in goatskin individually hand numbered copies)

Published by Aeon Sophia Press
Book is in “NEW” unread condition

192 pages, 120 grams paper book block
One of only 21 hand numbered copies.

From the publisher:

“The book is a complete system of initiation and ascension in the grades of The Priesthood of the Shadows of Death, an order of predatory sorcerors who specialize in the practice of energy vampirism and in the necromantic conjuration of revenant phantom shades from the eleven hells of the Qliphoth.

The system is based on meticulous research into the eleven tribes of Canaan, enemies of the Right-Hand Path who esoterically represent eleven classes of hostile, predatory vampiric shadow forms who emanate from hells of black magick and the anti-world of death. Multiple levels of correspondences and esoteric enumerations are given as well as conjuration sigils and numerous seals and illustrations so that the initiate can ritually evoke not only these necromantic shades, but their ruling princes.

The grimoire, when studied and used properly, allows brave magicians to ascend in exotic spheres of consciousness and power by communion with and transmogrification by these venomous Lords of the Abyss. Included are various lists of attributes of vampirism, the four stages of initiation, four grades of mastery, tables of days, hours, and elemental and planetary correspondences suitable for infernal conjuration, and complete descriptions of the panoply, implements and rites of vampiric necromancy that comprise the order of Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis.”

ARBOR DE MAGISTRO by Nikolai Saunders (DELUXE Grimoire Leather Bound with Custom Oak Box)

First Edition. Octavo, bound in full grey leather with the Tree of the Master stamped in blind on the cover, finished with black end-papers, hand-sewn, with ribbon bookmarker. 205 pp, Illustrated. The Deluxe ‘Magister’ Edition, limited to 60 copies, issued with a special Oak box, hand crafted and sigilized. There are 6 different sigils, each one of them belonging to a Spirit the author has a working relationship with. These sigils were derived from his initial work with them.

Contents:
General Commentary
Introduction
The Grimoire of Aethyric Evocation
Appendix I
Appendix II
The Aethyric Rites
The Invocation of Tiamat
Weapon Consecrations
The Rite of the Abyss
Outer Order Initiations
Sex-Magick Rituals
Conclusion & Final notes
Glossary
Addendum

An amazing work. Arbor de Magistro is the culmination of over a decade of intensive practical application. It is first and foremost a grimoire, a handbook for those seeking guidance into the realms of Aethyric evocation, but it also contains initiations. These initiations follow the premise that the Third Order work be devised by the Student. And, while anyone can proclaim themselves as a Magister, this book provides a glimpse into a formula devised based on an in-depth study of Thelema and Golden Dawn. The system presented in this volume uses the Enochian Aethyrs, which are regions of consciousness making up the known universe. Traditional evocation does not utilize the Aethyrs, nor does classical Enochian make use of the circle and triangle of Art. In this system though the magician makes use of all these tools. The final goal behind Arbor de Magistro is to provide a new system of evocation fusing Enochian (Aethyrs) and Solomonic Magick (Goetia)…

 

Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher by Matthew Wightman (Deluxe Leather Bound Edition with Bonus Extra Book)

DELUXE Edition limited to 50 copies total.

With the deluxe edition comes a special booklet containing additional text which is not revealed with the standard editions!

‘Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher’ by Matthew Wightman

This is a single tome consists of the 2 books together.

Synopsis:

Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher is a devotional work dedicated to the anti-cosmic Current 61; the Current of Ain as Impossibility and of the embodiment of the desire for Impossibility: the Nachash El Acher, Samaelilith. It represents the Wisdom of the Serpentborn, the Children of Enoch, led by our Master Qayin. It establishes a daily routine of prayers to be read and reflected upon in order to stimulate the reception of Serpentine Gnosis.

Included are instructions for creating and using ritual implements: such as the Skin of the Serpent Prayer Shawl, Serpentine Phylacteries and Rosary, and Klifotic Ketoret, each a potent tool connecting one to the Work of the Nachash El Acher.

Having been Commissioned by and with the Blessings of Beelzebub before the Tower Nihilifer, the work guides the practitioner through Morning, Afternoon, and Evening prayers, which both praise our Other God and Curse the Demiurge, as well as contains devotionals for before and after meals and Sacred occasions. It also contains invocations/prayers to the Klifotic Elohim, and offers a discussion of Holidays and Festivals within the Current of the Nachash.

The work is prefaced by a theological exploration of the Nachash El Acher and the Atzmutic reality that the Nachash resists. Additionally, the work contains a second compendium volume, providing the reader with all seven of my published essays as well as an interview with Johan of Aeon Sophia Press that delves deeper into my thought and the praxis of the Current.

 

BLACK MAGIC EVOCATION OF THE SHEM HA MEPHORASH by G. de Laval (Bound In Full Goatskin Leather Deluxe Edition)

 

Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash’ by G. de Laval
(Devotee Edition: Full goatskin. Limited to 12 copies)

Book is in new unread condition

Full goatskin bound
Adorned with gold foil sigils to spine and front cover
Limited edition of 12 exemplars

Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash is an exhaustive treatment of the Shem ha Mephorash, a composite cipher of 72 trigrammatons embodying sentient energy currents that carry information between the universe of the Sephiroth and its distorted anti-world of demonic antagonism, the Qliphoth. Each of these spirits are treated with exhaustive and meticulous detail, provided in the larger context of their intricate network of correspondences with other spirits, and are presented for the first time within a usable framework of black magick evocation. Necromancers and conjurers are given the tools needed to summon these exarchs in the service of demonic exorcism, goetic theurgy and ceremonial infernal necromancy, using a ceremonial model whereby the Demiurge of the Old Testament – who represents man’s conception of the ineffable absolute – is ritually vivisected into 72 pieces. Each dismembered segment of infinity can then be summoned in the service of the will of the serious student of infernal rites of evocation in a number of ways, from personal meditation on their function, energy, and relation to the universe of occultism, to formal ritual necromantic conjuration and subsequent assimilation as living power words whose energy can be discharged through use of their names and Qliphothic anti-names, both of which are provided. .

Black Magic Evocation of the Shem Ha Mephorash is a practical guide for invoking/evoking the 72 angels of the Shem Ha Mephorash. The 72 angelic names are derived from the book of Exodus, chapter 14, verses 19-21. Each of the three passages contain 72 Hebrew letters totaling 216, the secret name of Creation. When arranged in three rows one can obtain the Hebrew trigrammatons for the 72 angels of the Shem Ha Mephorash. Each angel is an aspect of the greater whole, or specific “energy current”, and has its own positive and negative counterparts, like different sides of the same coin. When working with the benefic angels one adds the suffix ‘El’ (אֵל – meaning ‘might of God) or ‘Yah’ (יָה – meaning ‘mercy of God’) to create a five-lettered holy name. This work deals primarily with the malefic angels which are signified by their three-lettered names, sans the divine power attribute ‘El’ or ‘Yah’. These are the qliphotic shells, the negative aspects of the angels of the Shem Ha Mephorash. This book is a compendium of those angels’ attributes, seals, and various correspondences: planetary,elemental, numerical, magical timing, and tarot associations.

 

SEFER YEROCH RUACHOT by G. de Laval (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)

One of only 50 leather bound hardcover copies. 300 pages, 120 grams paper book block
full leather bound hardcover, adorned with gold foil lettering to spine and front cover stamp. Book is in new unread condition

From the publisher:

Sefer Yeroch Ruachot is an exhaustive treatise of 27 lunar spirits whose names form a complex cipher that is an explicit name of Satan, a previously unknown Shem ha Mephorash system pertaining to Satan, the opposer, the antagonist of the right-hand-path complex of Abrahamic religions. The demons of this grimoire, complete details of their alchemical construction, their relationship with dozens of other entities, conjurations seals and alchemical spirit signatures, as well as a full ritual system of working with them, is included. This work is the third installment of grimoires touching upon the world of greater Shem ha Mephorash entities: the book “Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash” and “The Explicit Name of Lucifer” are the first two books in the series, of which this work will be the largest and most comprehensive member so far with more than 300 pages in Royal book size, including 28 illustrations and countless sigils and mandalas.

 

THE GREEN BOOK by Heliophilus (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limitation  666 standard hardback & 69 fine bound exemplars 
Dimensions  crown 4to, 246 × 189 mm
Extent  208 pp
Illustrations  Illuminated with over 80 colour photographs of the work; original iconography of The Plant Phoenix and The Homunculus by Oliver Liebeskind
Binding Standard edition bound in grey batiste cloth stamped in gold, sunken panel, embossed green endpapers:
Alchemy Rising: The Green Book is the first in a projected trilogy by the alchemist Heliophilus that aims to unveil the Sacred Art. Alchemy is the central pillar of Hermeticism, essential for both understanding and undertaking the magical work of the Western tradition, which is steeped in its symbolism. As such, the initiatory lessons of this opening volume comprise a valuable addition to the library and laboratory of alchemist, herbalist, magician or witch.
    The Green Book is concerned with plant alchemy, how to practically confect spagyrical Tinctures, Elixirs, the true Primum Ens, Plant Magisteries and the Quintessence. Also covered are the Plant Stone of Hollandus, the Plant Phoenix, the Quintessence of Blood and the Homunculus. It constitutes a complete programme of practical works from the occult laboratory of a modern day spagyricist.
   Alchemy is often thought to be impenetrable, breaking the lances of those who challenge it. The Green Book enables the reader to engage in the quest, building on key principles and cumulative experiments. The processes Heliophilus discloses follow the works of the alchemical tradition, and those of Paracelsus in particular, from whose extensive writings he has extracted the virtue, and adumbrated with his own working notes and photographic documentation.
    Recipes and methods of working are given, and compared with those of Jean Dubuis, Mary Anne Atwood, Frater Albertus, Joseph Lisiewski, Van Helmont, Crollius, John French, Hollandus, Sibly and others, to indicate a path for the seeker to pursue in their own practic. The inclusion of copious folk magical receipts and sympathetic cures (including the rare weapon salve), in addition to the elixirs, tinctures, essences et cetera, make this volume a veritable treasure, showing both the philosophical theories and folk magical influences that informed his guide Paracelsus.
   The alchemical creations are produced in the laboratory and the field, extracted and perfected from the virtues of the plants growing in his native Shropshire in England. The third part of the book consists of a carefully selected Herbarium, along with guidance on the gathering and uses of plants as healing remedies for body and soul. It is a work that will potentise the philtres of the herbalist or witch and will give depth to the practice of the magic of the grimoires. The Green Book will teach you the art of distillation, how to separate the pure from the impure, and instruct in the foundational laboratory experience that will allow us to unlock the higher kingdoms.

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 5/3/15

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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

 

Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis by Gilles De Laval (Limited DELUXE Hardcover Edition) Import

This is a deluxe hardcover edition limited to only 50 hand numbered copies. Book is in NEW unread condition.

“The book is a complete system of initiation and ascension in the grades of The Priesthood of the Shadows of Death, an order of predatory sorcerors who specialize in the practice of energy vampirism and in the necromantic conjuration of revenant phantom shades from the eleven hells of the Qliphoth.

The system is based on meticulous research into the eleven tribes of Canaan, enemies of the Right-Hand Path who esoterically represent eleven classes of hostile, predatory vampiric shadow forms who emanate from hells of black magick and the anti-world of death. Multiple levels of correspondences and esoteric enumerations are given as well as conjuration sigils and numerous seals and illustrations so that the initiate can ritually evoke not only these necromantic shades, but their ruling princes.

The grimoire, when studied and used properly, allows brave magicians to ascend in exotic spheres of consciousness and power by communion with and transmogrification by these venomous Lords of the Abyss. Included are various lists of attributes of vampirism, the four stages of initiation, four grades of mastery, tables of days, hours, and elemental and planetary correspondences suitable for infernal conjuration, and complete descriptions of the panoply, implements and rites of vampiric necromancy that comprise the order of Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis.”

 

LIBER NIGRI SOLIS by Victor Voronov (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited to 540 hand-numbered copies only: bound in full ivory cloth, black front embossing, black lettering on spine. Book is in near fine condition and looks to have never been read.

Bibliographic details: 165×235 mm, 288pp, 10 full page halftone illustrations, numerous further illustrations.

All books are printed and bound in Germany; our auric editions are produced to the highest standards of German Handwerkstradition.

Liber Nigri Solis, edited by Victor Voronov, elaborates the occult, magical and initiatory work of two esoteric orders. Presenting the aeonic history, mythic imagery, and arcane aesthetics of the Black Sun along with its alchemical and astrological aspects and significances, this opus includes a concise though multi-faceted esoteric system in theory and practice suitable for work with the Black Sun on microcosmic, mesocosmic, and macrocosmic levels. It will enable solitary practitioners and occult colleagues alike to cultivate the Gnosis of the Sol Niger through self-initiatory workings, rites, and operations of sinister alchemy.

The reader will be provided with eighteen keys which open the nine Infernal Gates and the nine Gates of Radiant Darkness, ultimately leading to the vision of the Black Sun, which radiates twelve Crooked Paths that cross the nine Thresholds. The text also expounds significant concepts such as the Fivefold Unmanifest or the Grand Chymical Conjunction of the arcane Black Suns that unveils the fiery gates of the Inverse Opus. Beyond researches concerning the sunspot cycle and cosmological considerations pertaining to Indo-Iranian mythology, substantial theoretical and operative material concerning plague-magic and epidemics has been included.

Liber Nigri Solis is a truly controversial grimoire and whether one agrees or not with all of its antinomian gnosis and sinister strategies, the uniqueness, sophistication and otherworldly power of its system is undeniable.

Lavishly illustrated with artwork commissioned especially for this book, Liber Nigri Solis also features a fascinating, elaborate introduction by Dr. Eva Kingsepp of Stockholm University.

 

The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals by Anton Szandor LaVey (Two Classics Bound in One Hardcover Special Edition)

In this special edition, both books are bound together in a single, high-quality, hardcover combined volume issued to coincide with the 50th year of the existence of the Church of Satan.  Suitable for such a commemoration, the book is bound in black with silver foil stamping and wrapped in a traditional high gloss black bookjacket.
Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966, published The Satanic Bible in 1969 and followed that with The Satanic Rituals in 1972.  Both books have become increasingly popular due to the non-stop half-century publication of the paperback version, yet the hardcover versions have not been printed again in decades.  Hardcover editions of these books have become extremely rare collectors items, nearly impossible to find and extremely expensive.  If you can find them, hardcover versions of The Satanic Bible or The Satanic Rituals range in price anywhere from hundreds to more than a thousand dollars.
At long last, The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals are once again available in a hardcover format.  This hardcover Combined Special Edition is available by special arrangement with Harper Collins and William Morrow publishing.
Occlith 0: Omniform By Joseph Uccello (Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover)
Deluxe Limited edition hardcover of only 111 hand numbered copies bound in full black mohair with marbled endpapers, plus bonus CD. Book is in fine unread conditionSince 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.
FOSFOROS translated by J. Nefastos & I. Meinander (First edition Hardcover)
One of the most intellectually sophisticated and in-depth texts of modern Satanism/ Left Hand Path and its spirituality ever produced. This valuable occult study delves the student of the Left Hand Path into a comprehensive philosophical system providing a Study on the Being & Essence of Satan, exploring topics such as the Philosophy of God, Philosophical Anthropology, Eschatology, Metaphysics, Cosmology, and various other subjects of Satanism and Mysticism that will guide the serious seeker to form a complete worldview. With the aim of total unity and of understanding opposites, considering even the most wrathful arguments of the downward path of the soul’s death in an unbiased way, Fosforos seeks to build on the fundamental doctrine of Oneness: the quintessences of both the Right Hand Path and the Left Hand Path are herein joined into one amalgam, as they have always been in the heart of a true aspirant.Fosforos begins with the principle of absolute unity in its first part, Polyharmonia- The Philosophy of Oneness. The second part, Discordamelior- The Philosophy of Perdition discusses the fundamental problem of seeming duality, the breach within the cosmic harmony, manifesting itself as Evil. In the third part, Necrosophia – The Philosophy of Death, the almost collapsed and already rotten state of the world we know is observed as leading towards purifying Death and Rebirth. The fourth part, Pentagrammaton – The Consistency of Man and the Practice of Magic, turns its attention towards the microcosm and man as the demiurge, capable of harnessing his mental prowess for the work of very deep and real magical creation. It also explores how this hermetic and metaphysical worldview can be studied with a rational mindset. The fifth part, Cista Mystica – The Symbology of Satanism, introduces several important Satanic themes and symbols, like Demonology, the problem of universal paradox and suffering, and the prophesied coming of the Antichrist. The last of the book’s parts, Legifer & Clavis Magica, gives us a law and scheme to reach out for a higher and more permanent kind of self-realization and occult development, along with the key or Magic formula with which to utilize that development with the aid of Prayers and Spells both in the work of theurgy or the Divine Magic and Goetia or the magic worked with the aid of Elemental or, as they are called, Demonic powers.The translation is based on the revised Finnish edition, including the commentary given in the form of extensive footnotes and forming “the seventh book” of Fosforos. Also included is an appendix giving a brief and clear definition of the Hieroglyphic Key of the Seven Principles, and another concerning the post-mortem states of a human being.The six different parts of Fosforos each approach from a different perspective the core ideas of the text, namely Satan and the Occult science of Magic. Despite its paradoxical and labyrinthine manner of expression, often using totally opposing arguments to understand and live for the great whole, Fosforos is not written to be just another theoretical study of the Left Hand Path, philosophical treatise, or Satanic Manifesto, but rather is a work for devotional and practical living, should the reader choose to aspire on this narrow path of Ascension.

This is a first edition hardcover of only 1300 copies. Book is in near fine condition in like dust jacket.

 

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2015 by miskatonicbooks

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BOOK OF MAGIC by Anon (Herbert Irwin) (Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Slipcase) PREORDER

Undoubtedly one of the most important esoteric books to be published this year!!!  This book sold out in pre-order from the publisher and no other edition is planned.  Reserve your copy of this title while you can as these will increase if value quickly when released in the next few months.

One of only 196 copies being published and the publisher sold out pre-publication.
Limited edition consisting of three components held together in slipcase:
Facsimile of Manuscript. Hardback in full calf leather binding incorporating skrying mirror. 416pp coloured pages (of which 209pp are blank) It is clearly stated to be the book of the Fratres Lucis and is bound to match the appearance of the book as Herbert envisaged and drew it in the frontispiece of the manuscript. All edges are hand gilded, thus avoiding the too shiny gaudiness of machine gilding. Leather joint, decorated endpapers. The front cover has a real satin silk doublure (a traditional bookbinding device, a panel of silk set into the inside of the boards). Inset into the doublure on the front board is a reproduction of a sigil from the book which features an eye within concentric circles. The actual eye itself if formed with a portion of paper from the original manuscript, so as to create a magical link with the original. In a recess of the doublure on the rear board is set a glass magic mirror, to facilitate the practitioner’s access to the mindspaces from whence this book arose. The black mirror’s convex design follows Herbert Irwin’s recommendations in the book. The full colour facsimile is a very high quality reproduction and is designed to have the same appearance as original manuscript, rather than modern shiny photographs of it. The manuscript was completed in 1874 and this facsimile utilises a specifically Victorian binding method called gutta percha, then used for upmarket art books. However, modern materials are used that solve the longevity issues that resulted in the binding method being discontinued in the early 20th Century.
Transcript. Hardback cloth binding. Typeset as in the original 408pp (of which 205 are blank), and also gives translations of the occasional Latin. It also reproduces all the illustrations so the text can be seen in context, but is in monochrome. There is no decoration to the cover, so visually it merges with the slipcase. Herbert Irwin’s handwriting is not always easily read. As can be seen from these images, the transcript overcomes this issue.
Talismans in Folder. Talismans from the manuscript. They can be removed from the recesses in which they are held, for ease of use by the practitioner. As with the transcript, for aesthetic reasons there is no decoration to the cover. When in position, the talismans are framed by a gilt border. The manuscript states that the talismans should be made either of pure gold or drawn on parchment. Inspired by this, these are blocked in pure gold on vellum (the terms vellum and parchment were used interchangeably in the 19th Century).
Context:
The roots of the Golden Dawn are complex and have been much debated, and will be much discussed in the future as new evidence emerges. It is undisputed, though, that Major F.G.Irwin was an important player in the pre-Golden Dawn occult milieu. One narrative* has it that Kenneth Mackenzie brought the Fratres Lucis to British shores founding Temple No.1. Major Irwin then headed the Hermanoubis Temple No. 2 in Bristol, and then Woodman, Westcott and Mathers founded the No.3 Isis-Urania Temple in London under the Golden Dawn banner, but with more complex rituals resulting from the input of Kabbalah, Egyptology and the Cipher Manuscripts. The very masonic rituals and historical narratives of the Fratres Lucis that have been published appear quite out of step with the profoundly magical nature of the Golden Dawn. It is specially interesting, then, that Major Irwin’s son Herbert should have scribed this Book of Magic which is, very explicitly, the book of the Fratres Lucis and is highly magical.
Some Themes:
Skrying using a magical mirror. Various procedures are described for using the magic mirror to view and communicate with spirits. One involves a surprisingly early description of the use of electric batteries for occult purposes. It is clear that working with the magic mirror is the source of much of the material of the book. The manuscript is highly visual using coloured inks and numerous diagrams and images, presumably recording visions received from the magic mirror. Herbert also talks of letting angels take over his body and guide his hand. One can spot some book sources (Barrett’s Magus, Key of Solomon) for some material but much is unfamiliar and is probably the result of such magical workings.
Contact with the Hidden Adepts was a crucial aspect of the Golden Dawn and its members employed various strategies, esoteric and exoteric, to contact the “Secret Chiefs”. In the Theosophical Society, and thence Crowley’s A.A.. it was the “Great White Brotherhood” with whom communication was sought. Likewise in the Fratres Lucis as set forth in this Magic Book by Herbert Irwin. Communication with Rosicrucian adepts of the Order is embodied in records of earlier group magical rituals attended by Martinez de Pasquales, Lavater, St. Germain, Cagliostro and others. These may have been clairvoyantly perceived through the skrying mirror. Herbert writes of magically attending meetings. The Order also has inner plane contacts with Knights Templar initiates with two records of communication with the spirit of Jacques de Molay, one anonymous (probably Herbert Irwin) and another attributed to Thomas Vaughan.
Hidden Sun. In a diagram and associated text it is stated that the sun we see is not the real sun, but an imperfect and lesser reflection of the light that illuminates other universes beyond ours. This idea went on to become a dogma of the Theosophical Society (founded one year after the manuscript was completed) and then gain notoriety as the notion of the “Black Sun” current in neo-Nazi occult vectors. The Fratres Lucis, as described in this book, is synonymous with the “Brothers of the Swastika”
“Non-Euclidian Geometry” Some diagrams are suggestive of paper being folded multiple times in a manner that appears impossible to replicate in reality. This and three full page diagrams that share certain commonalities, pointing to Universes beyond ours and with compass points awry, is reminiscent of the “non-Euclidian geometry” imagined by H.P. Lovecraft.
Drugs & Herbs. In the discussion of herbalism a dozen herbs are dealt with, some very briefly as medicinal herbs but there is an extensive section on saffron which gives a lengthy and complex procedure for obtaining an extract, which is stated as being considered by Fraters of the Rose Cross the most wonderful and useful herb. The effects described are of an extreme form of rejuvenation, and also a gentle heat that pervades the frame and gives a sense of liveliness and strength. Modern users find relatively small doses of saffron akin to a low dose of Ecstasy, and recent scientific tests supports its psychoactive potential and also find that it does increase the effects of opiates, which the Victorians knew as it was a major ingredient of laudanum. Herbert also discusses the magical uses of opium itself, about which he is ambiguous, considering it potentially demonic. Never-the-less, he took opium to assist his skrying and died of an opium overdose. The original codex bears a bookplate added by his father, with the Fratres Lucis swastika, recording his death and making the book a memorial to his son. This bookplate, plus the Irwin family bookplate also present in the original, are reproduced and tipped in to the facsimile. He may have died whilst skrying mind spaces related to those that gave rise to this book which is, at least, poignant – and may also have significant esoteric implications.
An Astral Book made Manifest An illustration of the Book of Magic forms the very first page of the manuscript and the glyph of the magic book appears in a number of the subsequent illustrations. These probably record of visions received in the skrying mirror. This edition now makes manifest that astral book. Furthermore, with the eye in the motif set in the front cover being on paper from the original manuscript, it provides a magical link that is the basis for the magic mirror set in the rear board to act as the window by which the practitioner may access the same mind spaces that Herbert viewed to create the original manuscript. These mind spaces are of the same astral flux that found manifestation in the Golden Dawn and the Theosophical Society.
Complete List of Headings in the Manuscript:
  • Book of Magic
  • [preamble]
  • Prayer
  • Second Part
  • Of the Invoking of the Spirits Angelic
  • Of the dress of the operator
  • A Brief note of the qualities requisite in the Invoker of Angelic Spirits
  • Of the Angels of Spirits of the Spheres
  • Of the Necessary Conditions Rules and laws To be observed by the student of Spiritual and Angelic things
  • Of Diabolic Evocation
  • Of the power of the Will in Relation to Magical Things
  • Of the making and of the using of Magical glasses, Crystals and Mirrors
  • Charge for dismissing the Vision
  • Of the Consecration of Magical Mirrors and Crystals
  • Of the Virtue and Power of Signs
  • Of the forming of Charms
  • Of Invocation of Spirits of the Sun, Moon and Eight Planets
  • Of the Spirits of the Sun
  • Invocation
  • Form of Dismissal
  • Of the Spirit of the Moon
  • Shapes familiar to the Spirits of the Sun
  • Of the Signs, Pentacles, and Talismans of Spirits
  • Of the Talismans of the Spirits of the Sun
  • Spirits of the Spheres
  • The sign of the good spirits of the moon
  • Of the Philosophical Stone Of its making and of its using
  • Further Experiments in the Hermetic Art or revification and of Resurrection
  • Some Remarks on the Medical virtues of the herb Saffron
  • Of the (vulgo Poppy)
  • The Herb Rue
  • Of the Herb Taraxacum
  • The Herb Vervain
  • Of the Marsh Mallow
  • Of the Occult Power and of sympathy
  • Of Attraction
  • Of the operation of casting into the Sleep
  • Of Talismans and of Signs By which to accomplish certain ends
  • Of the use of many things of sympathy of antipathy of the Nature of things Of the Divining Rod
  • Of Sympathy
  • Of the Cabbala
  • Of Divination by Marks
  • Of the Division and Government of the Human Race
  • The Book of the Secret Ritual of Invocation of the Brethren of [the swastika]
  • Form for the Invocation of Good Angels
  • Secret Ritual
  • Secret Ritual Invocation March 20th 1774
  • Talismans
  • Of the Means of obtaining answers From the Inner world
  • The Talismanic Science
  • A Talisman of Great Power
  • Of Planetary days and hours and of the Angels
  • which govern them
  • On the Making of Mirrors
  • Of Divination by Dust or Ashes
  • Of Charms
  • Of the Secret Alphabet of some famous cabbalists
  • Invocated Spirit
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