New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #111

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2015 by miskatonicbooks

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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

 

THE WITCHBLOOD GRAIL: The Second Volume in the Trilogy, The Way of Sacrifice by Mark Alan Smith (Signed, Bound in White Python,Sigilized and Consecrated Deluxe Edition) 1 of 36

Devil’s Crown Deluxe Edition: 36 Books bound in full black and white python skin over heavy boards with gilded pages.

Finished with luxurious thick black endpapers, also gold stamped, and a black silk ribbon. Front cover and spine

embossed with the seal of The Devil’s Crown and The Eye of The Dragon. Encased in a luxury solander box

gold-stamped with The Seal of The Dragon God. All embossing and page gilding is 24 carat gold.

Deluxe volumes will be signed and sigilised

with ink infused with the author’s blood.

WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY OF THE BALKANS by Radomir Ristic (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited edition hardcover of only 300 copies.

With its geographic diversity of rocky edifices, deep river valleys and dense forests, Europe’s Balkan mountain region has been characterized as a natural fortress. This natural multiformity is mirrored by an ancient admixture of magical beliefs and practices present in the region for thousands of years. Among the many specialist types of Balkan magic is Vesticarstvo, a sorcery drawing its power from Balkan folk belief, relict shamanism, and medieval heresy. This traditional magic, which has also been referred to as The Balkan Craft, is present today in many forms, and uses of thousands of charms, rites, and spells in the rural communities where it survives. A quintessential embodiment of this power is the zmajevit covek or ‘dragon-man’. Part human, part serpent, he possessed supernatural heredity and the power to curse, cure, and traffic with supernatural beings. Often incorporating the ancient powers of the pre-Roman Gods, the Queen of the Fairies, elemental spirits, and the ancestral retinue, the vital corpus of Vesticarstvo lore is a little-explored area of occult study. Drawing from both historical sources and present survivals, the present volume examines its history, beliefs, and rituals, including a complete English translation of De Intorkatura, an age-old rite of magical combat, as well as several other Balkan witchcraft rituals never before translated into English.

152 pages, with color and black and white illustrations

THE VODOU QUANTUM LEAP by Reginald Crosley (Limited Edition Hardcover) 1 of 540

Limited to 540 copies only: bound in full rich rouge fine cloth, front embossing, lettering on spine, headbands. Book is in new unread condition.

Ever since a short lived first edition 15 years ago, The Vodou Quantum Leap by Haitian metaphysician Dr. Reginald Crosley has the reputation of being one of the most notorious books on the occult capacities and potentials of esoteric Vodou. Possibly rivalled only by Michael Bertiaux’ Voudon Gnostic Workbook in revealing and elaborating the most hidden and shadowy aspects of the Vodou Universe, The Vodou Quantum Leap makes a radical claim: that operational Vodou, especially in the workings of the Secret Societies, is nothing short of applied Quantum and New Physics.

Writing from a deep esoteric experience and understanding of Vodou and Afro-centric Gnosis, Dr. Crosley also draws on Western and Eastern mysticism, surrealism, shamanism and modern science to open eerie doorways for the reader into Vodou as an experience of extraordinary Gnostic and occult possibilities and powers…

ATUA : Voices from La Société Voudon Gnostique by David Beth (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited to 808 copies only, bound in ‘Voudonique’ black cloth, custom printed endpapers, dust-jacket. 200 pages, 25 color plates, numerous illustrations, free audio CD supplement.

Edited by David Beth, ATUA is the public vehicle through which the members of the S.V.G. make selected manifestations of their magico-gnostic research and experience available to an informed audience. This first volume of the anthology features essays, artwork, and prose and aims to provide insight and inspiration to practitioners on a similar spiritual path. ATUA is a direct result of an intense symbiotic exchange of shamanic sorcerers with the powerful Gods of Esoteric Voudon. Unique in its content and composition, it may serve as a direct link to the inner worlds of Les Mystères.

Limited Edition Hardcover. Folio. ( 13.5″ x 9″ ). 680pp. Half black leather with red leather boards, gilt titling and raised bands to spine. Appendices, footnotes, supplementary texts, 26 b&w illustrations. Marbled endpapers. The edition is long OUT OF PRINT leather bound edition limited to 200 hand-numbered copies. Click on image tab for more pictures of this title.

This copy signed by Stephen Skinner on the limitation page. This new edition is a completely revamped and reader-friendly edition of A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many Years between Dr. John Dee… and some Spirits, transcribed and prefaced by Meric Casaubon in 1659. Now edited by Stephen Skinner, with a detailed introduction, appendices, extensive footnotes, supplementary texts, additional illustrations, and a Dee timeline.

Qabalah Qliphoth & Goetic Magic by Thomas Karlsson (Hardcover Edition)

From the publisher:

Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a unique practical introduction to magic. The main thread of the book is the exploration of the Qliphoth and the dark mysteries which have for so long been a repressed part of western esotericism. Instead of ignoring and denying the dark side, the author reveals, step by step, how man can get to know his Shadow and, through this, reach a deeper knowledge of the Self. By exploring and not by repressing the Shadow it can be transformed from a destructive force into a creative power. The book deals with the problem of evil, the symbolism behind the fall of Lucifer and mans creation process according to Qabalistic philosophy. The theories that are presented in this book are also linked to practice. Several examples of rituals, meditations, magical exercises and occult correspondences can be found within. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic contains more than one hundred demonic sigils and pieces of art that were created specifically for this book. A unique collection of all the sigils from the classic grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the infamous Grimorium Verum are also included.

Book is in near fine condition

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #110

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 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 RED KING by Mark Alan Smith (Deluxe Leather Bound Thaumiel Edition in Custom Slipcase)

The Thaumiel Edition consists of 66 deluxe copies bound in full, blood red, goat. Gold stamped with the seal of the Cardinal Crown of Thaumiel. Gilded edges. Thick endpapers. Dark red silk ribbon. Slipcased. The Thaumiel edition will each be signed and sigilised with ink that has been ritually infused with my own blood before they are individually consecrated. This one is signed and inscribed to fellow occult author Asenath Mason.

The Red King consists of the Six Books of Lucifer and returns more of the lost and previously fragmented gnosis of the Witchcraft. From the work of the Toad Witch – advancing beyond the initial rite – to the Books of the Lost Keys of Power, this knowledge must be placed back into the hands of man in order to restore the correct balance of power to the Path of Ascension which leads from immortal soul to Divine form.

The acquisition of the gnosis within The Red King is the result of direct contact with Lucifer and the Gods of the Witchcraft. This work follows the path within Queen of Hell from the Throne of Hecate to the depths of the Atlantean inner planes below the Nightside realm of the Witch.

This is the journey of the soul who quests for the Three Great Crowns of Divinity. Lucifer ignites His Path of Flame in the depths which leads the questing soul towards divinity.

THE SCORPION GOD Mark Alan Smith (Deluxe Leather Bound Venom Edition in Custom Slipcase)

The Scorpion God Venom Edition consists of 73 Deluxe copies hand bound in full earthen olive goat. Stamped in 24 carat Gold leaf with the Seal of the Scorpion. Thick black endpapers, dark silk ribbon marker. Edges gilded with 24 carat Gold. Slipcased. Each copy was signed and sigilised with ink infused with blood before being individually consecrated with Belial, in ritual possession. This title is also inscribed

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

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

SEFER YEROCH RUACHOT by G. de Laval (Limited Hardcover Edition)

One of only 200 hand numbered 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.

Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher by Matthew Wightman (2 Volume Limited Edition Hardcover)

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.

Set of 2 hardbound books, both are cloth bound hardcovers, approx. 150 pages in each book. Book I is bound in black cloth with red endpapers, and Book II is bound in red cloth with black end-papers. Books are in new unread condition.

UNSEEN FIRE I: The Star of Azazel with JOHANNES NEFASTOS (Limited Edition)

Each article has been illustrated specifically by artists and members of the fraternity. Art from Vesa-Antti Puumalainen, Veera Pitkänen, Anna C. Schmidt and Fras Benemal, Nox and Profundus. 127 pages, scarlet cover with a black sigil Limited edition of 370 copies, each hand- numbered in red ink
Published by the Star of Azazel temple 
Book is in “as new” unread condition

This is the first annual publication in English by the Star of Azazel. Includes articles from:Rosary of Azazel by Fra Johannes Nefastos
  • Rosary of Azazel by Fra Johannes Nefastos
  • Opening of the Gates by Johannes Nefastos
  • Aspects of Azazel by Fra obnoxion
  • A Comparison Between the Theosophic Septenary and Old Norse Metaphysics by Fra Jiva
  • Suffering – The Gift of Satan; Perspectives of Suffering by Fra Kenazis
  • Devotion to Satan by Fra Sebomai
  • Devotion to Lucifer by Fra Sebomai
  • Devotion to Azazel by Fra Sebomai

STAR ABOVE STAR BELOW: A Ritual of Rebirth for the Winter Solstice by Joseph Wolf (Trade Paperback)

Explore the magic of late antiquity in the ceremonial rite of the Winter Solstice found within Star Above Star Below.

Here you will find a powerful new ritual based upon the spiritual traditions of the Greco-Egyptian era. You will explore ancient Alexandria, the epicenter of the world long known as the city where East meets West-where the mingling of mores, folkways and esoteric traditions were intermixed to create a spiritual ferment seldom equaled in the history of Western civilization.

Star Above Star Below provides an empirical practice to aid the seeker in fulfilling the quest for personal meaning and illumination. The author has gone to great lengths to provide the student with all the tools necessary to perform this transforming ritual and thereby guiding the occult seeker to direct, energetic connection with the source of revelation we call deity.

Joseph Wolf has been deeply involved in ancient spirituality since the early 1980s. He is a priest in both the Gnostic and Hermetic traditions. Joseph’s aim is to bring ancient wisdom into our time and make it a useful and practical part of our lives.

Trade paperback in new unread condition

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #109

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 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

 

DIABOLIC GNOSTICISM by Frater Kafyrfos (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition) Black Sun Edition 1 of 55

Black Sun edition: Limited to 55 hand-numbered copies, this soft leather bound edition has been completely handcrafted from the moment the pages left the mechanic press. All the spines are hand-sewed and all the leather has been prepared in an artisanal way. All the illustrations preserve the dark red color from the ox’s blood, and the leather covers present a pattern with the Black Sun. The paper comes in a wonderful creamy tint that offers a nice contrast to the red and black inks used throughout the book.

Diabolic Gnosticism: Mythos and Philosophy is the first volume in a series of works that will delve deep into the mysteries of the Gnosis of the Devil, a preliminary glimpse into the mythos, philosophy and practice of a new and unique Current.

 

Gullveigarbok by Vexior (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

One of only 500 copies produced. This one is long sold out at the publisher and very sought after. Book is in new unread condition

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.

 

The Authentic Red Dragon (Le Véritable Dragon Rouge) with The Black Hen (La Poule Noire) Translated by Joshua A. Wentworth (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

The book is a hardcover, small octavo sized (7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) 208pp. Sewn, printed on acid-free paper.  Bound in heavy black cloth with a gilt dragon design on the front cover, and gilt title to the spine. Red “coffin silk” endpapers. Rubricated titles and frontispieces, black and white illustrations. Edition limited to 800 numbered copies. Book is in fine condition

Le Véritable Dragon Rouge, or as it is more commonly known, Le Dragon Rouge (The Red Dragon) is one of the most notorious of the little books of black magic known as grimoires.

This Teitan Press publication includes a complete facsimile of the earliest known edition – a French printing that is dated 1521 (although it was probably actually published in the early 1800s) – along with a complete English translation by Joshua A. Wentworth. It is prefaced with a thoughtful and sometimes humorous Introduction by Silens Manus.

 

THURSAKYNGI Vol I The Essence of Thursian Sorcery by EKORTU (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 677 hardcover copies. Book is in new unread condition First Edition. Octavo, original black leatherette, gilt. 677 copies printed. 279 pp, Illustrated, including a section of colour photographic images. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued.

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.
PANPARADOX by Vexior (Limited Edition Hardcover True First Edition)
First edition of hand numbered 677 copies. Hardcover book with symbol blocked in silver on the cover, small Octavo. Heavily illustrated with drawings and photos with full color picture plates. 198 pages. Book is in new unread condition.

Anti-cosmic, Chaos-gnostic, Satanic philosophy and mysticism around the misrepresented contemptuous god and black magical Chaos-philosophy. Includes Satanic illustrations and rituals.

Pan is the one who ignites the torch of Lucifer, which brings forth the black flame. Pan is the one who creeps up behind, sprinkling gasoline on ones back and flicks sparkling matches at you. Not because for the fact that he hates you, but just to get your attention to get you to wake up and for once, take your existence or subsistence seriously. When you have succeeded with that, then your work as a magician can start, a magician who imposes masterwork in black Chaos magic. For this is what black Chaos magic essentially is all about, to feed ones inner, develop and to transcendent into Chaos. Whether Chaos exists in ones mind, or beyond cosmos is irrelevant at this moment, what is important is ones awareness as a Chaotic individual, a human in black magical possession.

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 7/19/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 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

 

LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA (THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRET KNOWLEDGE) by Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

Only 20 copies left and this book is sold out at the publisher!

No paperback, digital or trade hardcover will ever be produced of this edition. One of only 400 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Uniquely bound , custom illustrated signature sheet, color frontis piece and lavishly illustrated. Book will be signed by author Brian Keene.

Two of the biggest names in modern horror, and creators of two of the most popular mythologies in current weird fiction.
Now, for the first time, the secrets of each author’s mythos are revealed.
LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA (THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRET KNOWLEDGE) is a fictional treatise examining the back-story behind the mythos of Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, this profusely-illustrated work of art is a dream come true for devotees of both author’s works. Part spell-book, part history, and part religious text, Libra Nigrum Scientia Secreta reveals the secrets behind Hanpa, the Thirteen, the Dark Ones, the Labyrinth, and much more.

 

THE GREEN BOOK by Heliophilus (Deluxe Bound in Goatskin and Decorative Boards) Import

Fine edition half bound in grey goatskin with marbled boards & endpapers, gilt edges, ribboned and presented in a slipcase, one of only 69 copies produced:

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.
ANTHOLOGY OF SORCERY: BOOK 2 with E.A. Koetting, S. Connolly and many more (Limited Edition Hardcover)
Published by Become a Living God
Book is in NEW” unread condition
  • 275 pages
  • Black hardcover cloth binding
  • Velvet bag to preserve book
  • Designer box to hold and protect your investment
Since the dawn of time, a special tiny minority of eccentric humans have defied the poisonous propaganda and mainstream culture of the tribe, and instead opened their eyes and ears to the spirits of the otherworld for true knowledge. These dedicated sorcerers and prophets dutifully channel the priceless wisdom and revelations of the immortal gods, angels, and demons of the astral world for the Ascent of humanity. While the tribe attacks and maligns these courageous few, they carry the torch of enlightenment forward nonetheless, at the risk of their own safety. Together in our Anthology of Sorcery: Book 2—Revelations the world’s foremost sorcerers and magicians have united to create an unprecedented tour de force of authentic spirit transmission that will maximize your evolution, and deindoctrinate the oppressive narrative of the Church and State.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books 7/9/15

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 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

 

TRUE GRIMOIRE Volume I by Jake Stratton-Kent (Signed Quarter bound in Vellum DELUXE SPECIAL Edition)

This is a limited edition of only 4 hand numbered copies. This being hand numbered “3” of 4

This is a hand signed and numbered Deluxe editions quarter bound in veiny vellum, gilded foredges and Cockerell marbled boards with custom slipcase.

These deluxe editions were produced by Scarlet Imprint in a normal limitation of 54 copies. However this unique edition signed by the author states a limitation of 4 copies with this being number 3. I don’t believe that these were ever for sale to the general public.

The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of magic, and is the first part of the Encyclopædia Goetica. Here the maligned Grimorium Verum has been restored to its rightful place as a coherent and eminently workable system of goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of the grimoire. As a practicing necromancer with 40 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits.

The True Grimoire springs from the source of goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius, and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic. The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Græco-Egyptian magical papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also situates Verum in relation to a living tradition, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the legion of Exus, the ‘people of the cemetery’ who have clear Verum equivalents.

This is a consistently illuminating text. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for its original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations.

Book is in new unread condition with custom slipcase in near fine condition.

APOCALYPTIC WITCHCRAFT by Peter Grey (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Edition in Custom Slipcase)

Fine ‘Of the Crows’ edition bound in full hammered gold hand-grained morocco, blackened ends, charged with a murder of unruly crows. One of only 81 hand numbered copies.

Book is in fine condition.

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

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

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

 

TECHNIQUES OF SOLOMONIC MAGIC by Stephen Skinner (Deluxe Signed Leather Bound Hardcover)

 

 

 

Signed deluxe leather bound limited edition of only 200 copies.

Solomonic magic is a major part of the grimoire tradition. This volume is about the methods of Solomonic magic used in Alexandria and how they have been passed via Byzantium (the Hygromanteia), to the manuscripts of the Latin Clavicula Salomonis and its English incarnation as the Key of Solomon. Jewish techniques like the use of pentacles, oil and water skrying were added along the way, but Solomonic magic (despite its name) remained basically a classical Greek form of magic. Amazingly, this transmission has involved very few changes and the ‘technology’ of magic has remained firmly intact. The emphasis in this book is upon specific magical techniques such as the invocation of the gods, the binding of demons, the use of the four demon Kings, and the construction of the circle and lamen. The requirements of purity, sexual abstinence, and fasting have changed little in the last 2000 years, and the real reasons for that are explained. The use of amulets, talismans and phylacteries or lamens is outlined along with their methods of construction. The structure of a Solomonic evocation puts into perspective the reasons for each step, the use of thwarting angels, achieving invisibility, sacrifice, love magic, treasure finding, and the binding, imprisoning and licensing of spirits.

The facing directions and timing of evocations have always been crucial, and these too have remained consistent. Practical considerations such as choice of incense, the timing of the cutting of the wand, utilisation of rings and statues, use of the Table of Evocation, or the acquisition of a familiar spirit are also explained. Techniques of Solomonic Magic is thus a follow on book from Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic. This volume is based on the magicians’ own handbooks rather than the opinions of theologians, historians, anthropologists, sociologists or legislators. The emphasis is on what magicians actually did and why. Tools used by magicians in 7th century Alexandria, 15th century Constantinople and 19th century London are very much the same. More than 70 illustrations (many in colour) of magical equipment like the wand, the sword, wax images and magical gems, drawn from a wide range of manuscripts are reproduced and examined. This is the most detailed analysis of Solomonic magic, from the inside, ever penned.

 

 

THE COMPLETE MAGICIAN’S TABLES 5th expanded edition by Stephen Skinner (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover)

 

One of only 200 signed and hand numbered deluxe leather bound hardcover copies.

These more than 840 magical tables are the most complete set of tabular correspondences covering magic, astrology, divination, Tarot, I Ching, Kabbalah, gematria, angels, demons, Graeco-Egyptian magic, pagan pantheons, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Taoist and mystical correspondences ever printed. It is more than five times larger and more wide ranging than Crowley’s Liber 777.

New columns include the spirits from Faust’s Höllenzwang and Trithemius’ Steganographia. Types of magic and their Greek identification headwords; the meanings of a wide range of nomina magica; planetary incenses; and the secret names for ingredients, all from the Greek magical papyri. Also the names of the gods of the hours and the months which must be used for successful evocation.

 

THE LEAPER BETWEEN: An Historical Study of the Toad-Bone Amulet; Its Forms, Functions, and Praxes in Popular Magic by Andrew Chumbley (Limited Edition Hardcover)

California; Three Hands Press [Xoanon] 2012.
First Edition, First Printing.Small octavo. The deluxe hardbound issue, bound in full Japanese bookcloth with gilt toad device, art paper endsheets, limited to 231 copies. 66 pp. A fine copy. Out-of-print on publication – all copies were sold out from the publisher before the book was released.

‘The Leaper Between’ is scholarly essay concerning the little-know ritual of obtaining the witches amulet known as the toad-bone. Known to rural folk magicians and secret societies such as the Society of the Horseman’s Word, the exacting ritual of killing a toad to obtain the bone of power has been documented in various forms and cultural milieus for two millennia, though its origin is likely far older. Focusing on extant forms in Britain and Europe, Chumbley traces the metamorphosis of the toad-bone amulet from its beginning as a talisman for controlling animals to its ultimate manifestation as a conduit of diabolic power of the ‘Toad-Witch’. The first academic study of this little-known aspect of folk magic, The Leaper Between is here presented in unabridged form, newly typeset in a fine binding worthy of its fascination. It will be of interest to students of comparative religion, magic, and folklore alike.

 

This is a deluxe, bound in leather, limited edition of only 77 copies. This being number 39. 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 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.

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