THE WEIRD OF HALI: INNSMOUTH by John Michael Greer (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

Just in and shipping:  THE WEIRD OF HALI: INNSMOUTH by John Michael Greer (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

For Ordering information click here: http://bit.ly/1laSosT

One of only 500 signed and hand numbered hardcover copies. Each copy will be custom and signed by the author and strictly limited to only 500 hand numbered copies.

There Are Two Sides To Every Story

Like every other grad student at Miskatonic University, Owen Merrill knows about the Great Old Ones, the nightmare beings out of ancient legend that H.P. Lovecraft unearthed from archaic texts and turned into icons of modern fantasy fiction. Then a chance discovery—a lost letter written by Lovecraft to fellow Weird Tales author Robert Blake—offers a glimpse into the frightful reality behind the legends, and sends Owen on a desperate quest for answers that shatters his familiar world forever.

As he flees across the witch-haunted Massachusetts landscape toward the mysterious seaside town of Innsmouth, Owen finds himself caught up in a secret war between the servants of the Great Old Ones and their ancient enemies, a war in which yesterday’s friend may be tomorrow’s foe and nothing is as it seems. The history of the world is not what he has been taught—and the tentacles reaching out for him from the shadows of a forbidden past may hold not only his one chance of escape from the terrifying forces closing around him, but the last hope of life on Earth…

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Azoth Press Announces New Title

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

 

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We are very proud to launch our new occult imprint AZOTH PRESS.

Here is a little about the new imprint and our first publication:

Azoth Press was founded by Larry L. Roberts and Adam P. Forrest in 2016 with the unique publication of Liber Spirituum in a limited edition of 500 copies. 

Our purpose is to create extraordinary books by practicing magicians for the practicing magician, with a standard of knowledge influenced by years of dedicated occult study and magical experience, books which will not only contribute to the evolution and transformation of the practitioner, but also add to the magician’s library a collection of unique, hand-made tomes meant to last for generations. 

Magical books should be Hermetic and talismanic works of art produced by the conjunction of well-written, well-researched, and enlightening content with beautiful design and elegant binding. In line with our goal of creating such magical volumes for practitioners and scholars of the Great Work, all Azoth Press books are hand-bound by artisans with decades of experience in the fields of printing and master bookbinding. Each book is manufactured not only to a high æsthetic standard to please the eye and hand, but also to a demanding standard of artisanship and materials, so that each rare volume may be handed down, read, and used in their practice by generations of magicians to come. 

All Azoth Press titles will be distributed by Miskatonic Books through the MiskatonicBooks.com website owned and operated by Larry L. Roberts.

 

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick edited by Adam P. Forrest (Limited Edition Hardcover) PRE-ORDER

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Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather Silk-Touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia. Book will ship in June.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representing a depth of devoted study and practical expertise spanning the Western Magical Tradition from the Greek Magical Papyri to the Solomonic grimoires, from the Golden Dawn to Thelema, from Theurgia to Goetia, from Qabbalah to Rosicrucianism. In this beautiful volume, obviously designed for the practicing magician, these teaching adepts share their insights, experiences, tools, techniques, and even new rituals, all focused on a central concern of magical praxis, communication with those Spiritual Beings from Gods to Angels to Demons with whom the magus must become truly and transformatively familiar.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction ∙ Opening a Book of Spirits by Adam P. Forrest
  • The Place of Mingled Powers: Spiritual Beings in the Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer
  • Patrons and House Gods: Building Lifelong Relationships with Your Spiritual Guardians by Aaron Leitch
  • The Evocation of Metatron: A Golden Dawn Z-2 Ritual by Charles Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • The Prayer for Success by Jake Stratton-Kent
  • Lay Thy Tongue Upon My Heart: Forty Days of Ritual Communion Between a Pagan Adept and the Archangel Raphael Tipherethel by M. Isidora Forrest
  • Substance Through Spirit: A Reflection on Magical Evocation and Talisman Construction by Bryan Garner (Frater Ashen Chassan)
  • Kalein tous Theous: Divine Invocation in the Late Neoplatonic Tradition by Jeffrey S. Kupperman
  • Evoking Zodiacal Angels by Scott Michael Stenwick

 

For the Deluxe Leather Bound and Traycased Special Edition click here: http://bit.ly/1TnAr78

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #122

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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

Many of the books we carry are rare and we have a very limited quantity. All books are sold on a first come first serve basis.  All books are available for layaway. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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

 

STAR SHIPS by Gordon White (Deluxe Half-Bound in Black Stingray in Custom Traycase) Import

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Fine ‘Mother.Ship’ edition half-bound in black rayskin, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt, finished with a silk ribbon and presented in a solander box. One of only 56 hand numbered copies. Book is in new unread condition.

A defining text of the new magical renaissance, Star.Ships addresses the question of who we are now by tracing where we come from, and by drawing out the stories and the spirits that have journeyed and evolved with us. The goal is, as Gordon writes, the restoration of context.

To this end, White applies his globally-recognised data and demographics skills to realise a groundbreaking work of truly interdisciplinary research. Utilising mythological, linguistic and astronomical data to reconstruct palaeolithic magical beliefs, he maps them to the human journey out of Africa; explores which aspects of these beliefs and practices have survived into the Western tradition; and what the implications (and applications) of those survivals may be for us.

Written for a magically literate and operative audience, Star.Ships displays the flair, wit and engagement with evidence that adherents of his runesoup blog have come to expect from Gordon. He deftly handles vast time scales and cosmologies to build his case; avoids the pitfalls of alternative historians with a refreshing absence of dogma or wishful thinking; and, in a masterful deployment of the latest research, simultaneously questions outworn dominant narratives and is not afraid to champion the work of independent researchers and entertain forbidden discourses. It is exactly what chaos magic should be.

 

VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS: The Pleasure-Garden of Shadow by Daniel A. Schulke (Deluxe Limited Edition Bound in Goatskin in Custom Slipcase)

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Deluxe Edition: limited 72 numbered copies casebound in full brown goat, gold-stamped with slipcase and accompanied by the mystery-text The Epistle of the Tree.

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

 

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

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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 45. 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.

 

Qabalah Qliphoth & Goetic Magic by Thomas Karlsson (Deluxe Leather Bound Edition)

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Deluxe Leather Bound Edition of only 72 Copies. This Being #64

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.

 

A True and Faithful Relation of What Passed for Many Years Between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits (Deluxe signed leather bound hardcover in slipcase)

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This work is the primary source for the study of the “actions” of John Dee with the spirits or angels which he sought and with which he claimed extensive communication. In excess of 500 pages, it was originally published by Meric Casaubon in London in 1659. The original publication is very rare. This is a premier facsimile edition published in 1974 jointly by The Golden Dragon Press of Wales and The Antoine Publishing Company of Glasgow. It is exquisitely hand bound in full leather (calf), and fine tooled with most attractive designs both front and back. The printing is equally attractive and the book is clean throughout and shows very little if any signs of wear. Inside the back cover is a plate signed by representatives of the two publishers, indicating that it is copy number 276 of a limited edition of 500 copies. The leather binding is very well preserved. There is a beautiful, well illustrated slipcase to protect the book which is also well preserved. The slipcase is often missing from the book when offered for sale today.

Book and slipcase are in near fine condition. An excellent copy of this beautiful oversized book.

 

A ROSE VEILED IN BLACK: Arcana and Art of Our Lady of Babalon edited by Robert Fitzgerald and Daniel A. Schulke (First Edition First Printing Hardcover)

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The Lady Babalon is one of the more enigmatic figures in the Cult of Thelema. She is a manifold deity in the sense that She is a divine harlot, an initiatrix, a creator and a destroyer. In representative form, the letters of Her name encompass an heptogrammic star; yet She lies beyond mere representation, and Her star signifies only the powers of Her train and not the station of Her immanence. She is the unsignified, a cipher conveying manifestation, and yet the veritable seal of the invisible Order of Illuminated Adepts. In Her subtle and etheric anatomy flows the life-blood of the Saints – the All-Living – and in this is Her deepest mystery, for, as it is written, in the Gospels, and in Aleister Crowley’s Liber 418, ‘The Blood is the Life.”

A ROSE VEILED IN BLACK is the second volume in Three Hands Press’ Western Esotericism in Context Series which began with Hands of Apostasy. The book is a potent gathering of twelve essays and rituals of Babalon by scholars, practitioners, and allies of Thelema, dedicated wholly unto the manifest contemplation of Her Mystery. Exploring occult themes of sacrifice, magical liberation, prophecy, witchcraft, and abomination, it marks a watershed publication for the discourse on this important and previously neglected aspect of Thelemic Studies. The written works are enhanced by an offering of original and visionary art from contemporary practitioners, each exploring Her magical arcana from a ritually embodied perspective.

 

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

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This is a very rare (Under 25 produced) limited edition hardcover. Book is in new unread condition.

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.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #121

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

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

Many of the books we carry are rare and we have a very limited quantity. All books are sold on a first come first serve basis.  All books are available for layaway. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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

 

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

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This is a Deluxe Limited edition of only 72 hand numbered copies this being number 20. Bound in full black Morocco goatskin with gold endpapers, 24 carat gold gilding, gold silk ribbon bookmark. Gold stamped with the Signature of Spirit’s Deathly Ascent sigil on the cover. Each copy is consecrated and hand numbered. Book is in fine unread condition.

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

 

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

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

Book is in new unread condition.

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

 

FOSFOROS translated by J. Nefastos (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition)

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This is one of only 55 deluxe bound in leather limited editions this being number “15”

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….

 

EFFIGY by Martin Duffy (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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From ancient times to the present, humanity has wielded a plenitude of formulae for the making and manipulation of magical images. In esoteric traditions where image magic is particularly deep rooted, the most prevalent motif is the poppet, that doll through whose agency the witch gains influence over the enfigured victim. Though such effigies popularly exact their curses by point of thorn and pin, image-magic includes far more than vengeful maleficia, being a complex sorcerous art also including healing, love, sexual power, fertility, protection, and magical knowledge. In its highest forms, the ensouled effigy serves as holy Icon. These divine images, lovingly carved by the priests of many faiths, make present the multitude of gods on earth, becoming the focus of that form of veneration known as idolatry….

 

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

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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….

 

STAR SHIPS by Gordon White (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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One of only 1000 hand numbered copies bound in a desert sand cloth, stamped in black on front and spine, embossed deep blue endpapers, and hammered gold dustjacket.

A defining text of the new magical renaissance, Star.Ships addresses the question of who we are now by tracing where we come from, and by drawing out the stories and the spirits that have journeyed and evolved with us. The goal is, as Gordon writes, the restoration of context.

To this end, White applies his globally-recognised data and demographics skills to realise a groundbreaking work of truly interdisciplinary research. Utilising mythological, linguistic and astronomical data to reconstruct palaeolithic magical beliefs, he maps them to the human journey out of Africa; explores which aspects of these beliefs and practices have survived into the Western tradition; and what the implications (and applications) of those survivals may be for us….

 

CABALA: Mirror of Art and Nature by Stephan Michelspacher (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #120

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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

Many of the books we carry are rare and we have a very limited quantity. All books are sold on a first come first serve basis.  All books are available for layaway. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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

 

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

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One of only 54 ‘Draco’ edition quarter bound in veiny vellum and custom marbled boards, all edges gilt, ribboned and presented in a slipcase. This being number 25. Both volumes are hand numbered and signed by the author.

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

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

 

DIABOLICAL edited and introduced by Peter Grey (Deluxe Bound in Quarter Leather Heretic Edition)

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Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Quarter Bound in Black Morocco Leather in Custom Slipcase. One of only 66 copies published this being number 31

Published by Scarlet Imprint
350 Pages
Book is in fine condition in like slipcase

Original essays and artwork, in a striking talismanic production.

The Red Dragon/Grand Grimoire
Grimorium Verum
Lemegeton
The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage
The Testament of Solomon
The Nightside of Eden
The Wisdom of S’lba
Qutub, Liber 231
Liber 325
The Bartzabel Working
The Holy Books of Thelema
The Voudon Gnostic Workbook & The Taufer books

Writers included in this anthology are:
Jake Stratton-Kent
Erik de Pauw
Aaron Leitch
Paul Hughes-Barlow
Mark Smith
Stafford Stone
Thomas Karlsson
Johnny Jakobsson The anonymous author of Pharaoan
Humberto Maggi
John J Coughlin
Krzysztof Azarewicz
Donald Tyson
Kyle Fite

 

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

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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.

 

THE CATECHISM OF LUCIFER by Johannes Nefastos (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover Edition) 1 of only 100 copies!

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THE CATECHISM OF LUCIFER. Deluxe Edition, limited to only 100 hand-numbered copies.

Place Published: Finland
Publisher: Ixaxaar Occult Literature.
Date Published: 2013.
Edition: First Edition in English
Binding: Leather Bound
Condition: Fine, new, unread.

Description:

12mo, original black grained goatskin leather elaborately stamped with an inverted cross in gilt on upper cover, the spine with raised bands but untitled, black endpapers, all edges dyed in black, ribbon bookmarks. Text from John 12:25 printed in gold along the edge of the inside cover. 82 pp, illustrated, printed on special linen embossed cream paper. The Deluxe Special edition, limited to only 100 hand-numbered copies. A fine, new, unread copy.

 

 

WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY OF THE BALKANS by Radomir Ristic (Special Deluxe Edition Bound in Red Boarskin with Custom Slipcase Hand Numbered)

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Special Deluxe Edition Bound in Red Boarskin with Custom Slipcase Hand Numbered, limited to 41 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.

 

 

Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew D. Chumbley 3rd edition (Limited Edition Hardcover) [Now Accepting Reservations]

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Third Edition. Octavo, printed on 70 lb. cream acid-free archival paper stock, bound in black cloth with dustjacket and custom endpapers. 1,000 copies printed.
The Third edition presents the complete text of the ‘Sethos Edition’ of 2002, being the definitive recension of the work. Original images have been digitally conserved and the text has been freshly typeset. Design and Materials are of the highest standard, for which Xoanon is well known. Paid reservations are being taken now.
As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley’s visionary book ‘The Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft’ was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is releasing the third edition of ‘The Azoëtia’. The grimoire ‘Azoëtia’ is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working instruments, the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress, and an eleven-chaptered grimoire detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.
OLD TRADITION CRAFTE translated by Robin Artisan (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)
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Old Tradition Crafte presents authentic Witchcrafte of Scottish and English origin. The practices and rituals herein date upto and beyond the era of Dr. John Fian’s demise at the hands of the Inquisitors and King James VI, in 1591.

Robin Artisan, with his translation from original materials, illuminates a complete system of Old Tradition Witchcrafte. This work demonstrates, amongst other topics, the strategy used by the witches of this era and area to survive “the burning times”.

Being a complete system, this work presents itself in three books. Book One is Stone Magick. The primary foundation of Earth Magick, the Four Elements and the Seasons of the Sun and Moon, are elaborated on. Herein is a hands-on grimoire for the making of the ritual tools, starting with the tools for cutting stone, the cutting of the stones, the consecrations and blessings, and the Calling of the stones. The additional key of the witches’ Rune alphabet is present.

ARS PHILTRON: Concerning the Aqueous Cunning Of the Potion And Its Praxis in the Green Art Magica by Daniel Schulke (Limited Edition Hardcover)
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Xoanon Publishing, 2008. Edition Codex Vasculum, Second Edition (special copy) Hardcover. 8vo. 304 pages. Casebound in black decorated rust-colored cloth. 33 illustrations. Colored endpapers. Lexicon, The greatly-expanded “Edition Codex Vasculum.” Limited to 720 “standard” numbered clothbound copies. Book is in fine condition. Click on the images tab above for more pictures.

The work examines “Wortcunning and Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifested through the medium of potion-making. Its text treats of the eight principal Sabbatic-alchemic philtre types, their pharmacoepia and formulation. Evocations to aspects of the Sabbatic Guardians Lilith and Cain are also given to empower the revelation and reification of the Philtre Arcana.” The author was a friend of the late Andrew Chumbley, and is presently both the Magister of the Cultus Sabbati, as well as the Verdelet of the Tradition. It is from the Cultus Sabbati, in common with Chumbley’s “Azoetia,” that this book draws its inspiration.

 

THE WEIRD OF HALI: INNSMOUTH by John Michael Greer

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , on January 14, 2016 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

 

Arcane Wisdom Press is pleased to announce:

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

 

One of only 500 signed and hand numbered hardcover copies.  Each copy will be custom bound in cloth, smythe sewn, signed by the author and strictly limited to only 500 hand numbered copies.

Release date is in early Spring 2016

There Are Two Sides To Every Story

Like every other grad student at Miskatonic University, Owen Merrill knows about the Great Old Ones, the nightmare beings out of ancient legend that H.P. Lovecraft unearthed from archaic texts and turned into icons of modern fantasy fiction. Then a chance discovery—a lost letter written by Lovecraft to fellow Weird Tales author Robert Blake—offers a glimpse into the frightful reality behind the legends, and sends Owen on a desperate quest for answers that shatters his familiar world forever.

As he flees across the witch-haunted Massachusetts landscape toward the mysterious seaside town of Innsmouth, Owen finds himself caught up in a secret war between the servants of the Great Old Ones and their ancient enemies, a war in which yesterday’s friend may be tomorrow’s foe and nothing is as it seems. The history of the world is not what he has been taught—and the tentacles reaching out for him from the shadows of a forbidden past may hold not only his one chance of escape from the terrifying forces closing around him, but the last hope of life on Earth…

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #119

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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

Many of the books we carry are rare and we have a very limited quantity. All books are sold on a first come first serve basis.  All books are available for layaway. $5 Shipping on every order shipped in the US regardless of size.

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

 

One of only 50 Deluxe leather hardcover copies with custom velvet bag and box. Book is in new unread condition and is still in the publisher’s original shrinkwrap.

I have completed a monumental mission that no one else has ever done before.

I have plucked the poisonous weeds of religious theism out of the lush garden of black magick once and for all—and instead planted the roots of the Left Hand Path into the mineralized soil of heterodox philosophy.

Together, we furnish all the sunlight and water necessary for its beauty and genius to flower forever.

What does philosophy matter to magick? And what does heterodox mean?

Philosophy—believe it or not—is the truest backbone, the spine, of the Left Hand Path. The term heterodox means alternate, unconventional, or unorthodox. The designation of “left hand path” literally means the alternate path of attainment, in contrast to “right hand path” which signifies ordinary, conventional, or orthodox.

In other words, if Right Hand path suggests orthodox religious belief, then Left Hand Path denotes the alternative to that—heterodox philosophy.

What qualifies as heterodox philosophy? For example…

• Jean-Paul Sartre: radical freedom of existentialism.

• Friedrich Nietzsche: will to power and atheistic adversarialism.

• Max Stirner: egoism and individualistic anarchism.

• Aristotle: eudaimonia and virtuous happiness.

• Immanuel Kant: secular ethics and logic.

In essence, anything that opposes traditional religious dogma, and liberates the individual to enact their own power for their own cause.

One of only 100 hardcover copies with custom velvet bag and box. Book is in new unread condition and is still in the publisher’s original shrinkwrap.

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.

All copies will be hand-numbered, sigilized, signed and consecrated.
THE RED KING by Mark Alan Smith (Deluxe Leather Bound Thaumiel Edition in Custom Slipcase) Import
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.

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 by Mark Alan Smith (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover in Slipcase) Import
Limited to only 73 slipcased copies bound in full earthen olive goat & gold stamped with the seal of the Scorpion, gilded foredges, signed & sigilised by the Author. Book is in new unread condition.

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

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

TARA MORGANA by Paul Holman (Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Quarter Bound in Black Morocco Leather) Import
One of only 40 Fine edition quarter bound in black morocco, silvered and marbled end papers, ivory cloth boards stamped with the device of the Blue She-Wolf in custom slipcase.

Book is in fine unread condition.

Tara Morgana is a work of pure magical writing. The title comes from the fusion of the Tibetan devi with Morgan Le Fay who is pursued as a mirage throughout this haunting text.

Part magical diary, part dreamscape, part Situationist dérive through the landscape, Tara Morgana is an enigmatic record of ritual practice from the poet, whose work has been described as: indefinable … laconic, occultist, and attached to the line of revolutionary and subversive yearnings. This is not a book about magic, rather, it is a magical book. Contemplation of the work reveals a wealth of hidden treasures, or as Holman says: each dreamed text is a terma in the mind….
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