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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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….

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #118

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 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 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.

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

 

THE BOOK OF SMOKELESS FIRE by S. Ben Qayin (Deluxe Bound in Black Goat Limited Edition Hardcover) 1 of only 20 copies!

This is a deluxe, hand bound, hand numbered full grain black goat leather with a hand stamped silver sigil of evocation to the front boards. All hand bound by Edgar Kerval, no machinery was used. Black silk bookmark. Custom endpapers exclusively for the deluxe editions which was strictly limited to 20 copies, which is long sold out at the publisher.

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…

 

DAEMONOLOGIE of the King James (Deluxe HELLMOUTH Edition Quarter Bound in Snake-Skin) Only 25 produced

25 copies quarter bound in snake-skin and cloth featuring a folding plate depicting the Hellmouth. Note, this folding plate only appears in the special Hellmouth edition.

Readers familiar with the King James Bible will find this book on Demonology and Witchcraft of significant interest. The Daemonologie of King James came about due to the involvement of James VI of Scotland in the North Berwick witch trials. While traveling by ship the King’s journey was beset with an unexpected storm at sea which nearly sank the vessel and greatly delayed the voyage. The Danish admiral of the accompanying fleet blamed it on the wife of a Copenhagen official claiming it was revenge for an ill remark he had made to her. This led to the first major persecution of witches in Scotland. Many were investigated and confessions extracted by torture and provided damning details of Sorcery, Devilry and fantastic reports of the Witches Sabbath. The results of those confessions serve as a foundation of James’ text Daemonologie and he here explicates them in the form of three dialogues. Late 16th century attitudes about witchcraft, necromancy, sorcery and kindred arts are represented here. This work also serves as a monument of the terrible inhumanity society can be capable of.

 

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

Baneful Magick guides and instructs in the most effective methods of Baneful or Destructive Magick, the end of which being to cause severe harm, illness, disease, malady, and death to the subject of the curse. While subjects such as Hoodoo and other diasporic practices are entered into in depth, as well as Norse Magick and Western ritual, the meat of the material are those Operations which have never before been practiced or even discussed outside of the walls of the Ordo Ascensum Aetyrnalis, and which have been found by those who have laid their hands on this Magick to be ultimately effective in exacting physical result.

 

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

Offers the reader the elementary principles by which evocation operates, instructions for the necessary preparation of the Operator to call forth and communicate face-to-face with any entity in existence, and the information and guidance that is needed to open the gateways between the worlds and facilitate the materialization of the spirits. Contents include: Elementary Principles of Evocation; The Summoned; Preparatory Works; The Vision and the Voice; Basic Evocation; Emissaries of Ascent; Multiple Evocators; Multiple Evocations; Evoking Legions; Evoking Without Bounds; and Summoning God.

One of only 500 hardcover copies.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #117

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 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

 

LUCIFER: Princeps by Peter Grey (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover in Custom Traycase) Import

‘Dawn Breaker’ edition bound in full emerald morocco, all edges gilt, custom peacock marbled endpapers, and presented in a solander traycase. One of only 81 copies this being number 36

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.

 

THE TOADMAN by Nigel Pennick (Limited Edition Hardcover Bound in Half Toadskin in Custom Slipcase with Chemise) 1 of only 33 copies

 

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 with only 33 copies coming with the rare chamise.

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.

 

SERPENT SONGS edited by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold (Leather Bound Deluxe Hardcover Edition)

One of only 64 copies of this edition published.

Serpent Songs are the works and words of those who remain untamed, from Cunning Folk to Exorcists to Pellars to Sorgin and Witches and Mystics.

A collection of fifteen essays are introduced and curated by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold through whose contacts we encounter the worlds of lone practitioners and tradition holders, from both family and clan, and are allowed a rare glimpse into the workings of the more secretive proponents of the Craft.

Traditional Craft is intimately bound to the spirit of the land. Serpent Songs contains the works of genuine Cornish and Basque witchcraft, the relatively unknown Swedish Trolldom, the persecuted Bogomils, and the oft misrepresented Italian Stregoneria.

Members of 1734, Clan of Tubal Cain, an ex member of The Companie of the Serpent-Cross are among those who choose to share their experiences. Light is shed on such important figures as Robert Cochrane, Evan John-Jones and Andrew Chumbley amongst others, but more than illustrious ancestors, Traditional Craft is revealed as a living throng.

 

THE SACRIFICIAL UNIVERSE by David Chaim Smith (Deluxe Signed Quarter Bound in Leather in Custom Slipcase)

Quarter bound in grey leather with red gilt-stamped grey cloth in custom slipcase. 120 pages with 35 full page illustrations, with five large foldouts. Deluxe, limited to 88 hand numbered copies.

His first book with us, The Sacrificial Universe, draws upon his experience to present us with a devotional approach to ecstatic visionary mysticism. Ranging from intellectual treatises on sacred geometry, biomorphism and the symbol of the serpent in kabbalistic theory and practise, to a poetic twilight language of ecstatic devotion, The Sacrificial Universe is unlike any other book we have offered to date.”

“Produced as a lavish small folio with generous margins and a classic typographic style, The Sacrificial Universe presents David’s key artworks of the last four years as full-page images, with the triptychs and quadriptych offered as folding plates. The complex and evocative iconographic symbolism is also explored through commentaries. And yet The Sacrificial Universe is more than a homage to those seventeenth century books of hermetic mysticism. Structured according to the classic kabbalistic text Sefer Yetzirah, The Sacrificial Universe may be approached on three levels (world, year, and soul) to offer the reader a view of gnostic surrender within a vision of the self-consuming nature of phenomena.”

 

LIBER NIGRI SOLIS by Victor Voronov (Deluxe Leather Bound AURIC Edition)

Auric Edition: Limited to 60 hand-numbered copies (of which eight are retained for private distribution): Hand bound in Emerald-Green goat leather, front embossing, black lettering on spine, raised bands, ribbon. Each auric copy will feature an additional ivory sheet. This extra page will contain a unique hand drawn sigil and corresponding handwritten magical text pertaining to one of sixty occult concepts of the Black Sun. All copies are true individual talismanic grimoires of Sol Niger, consecrated to the current. Book is in new unread condition.

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

 

REASONANCES by Carl Abrahamsson (DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Fine ‘Auracular’ edition hand-bound in quarter iridescent salmon skin, silvered edges, marbled endpapers, grey cloth boards, and presented in a slipcase. Only 53 copies produced this being copy number 21.

Reasonances is ​an anthology of selected essays, lectures and interviews by​ occultural pioneer Carl Abrahamsson. A subversive, creative, psychedelic collection of 23 essays spanning thirteen years at the forefront of occulture and magic​, followed an interview with the author by Sylvie Walder​. The unifying question of this diverse and stimulating collection can perhaps be stated thus: how does magic hack culture? Or perhaps even: what is the role and magic of the artist?
Abrahamsson proposes strategies of engagement that ​draw from TOPY, Thelema and Satanism, with which he is intimately acquainted. His magic is that of the interzone, the hinterland, of the unseen forces that drive culture forward. Reasonances is therefore a nexus of heretical possibilities investigated with ​a ​calm reflection that goes beyond his native Scandinavian cool. It is with great generosity of spirit, a candour and lack of dogma that he outlines his understanding of magic as art. For Abrahamsson, boundless creativity is a necessary expression of Will. He suggests that we should be actively producing culture, artifacts, music, artworks, happenings. And that these ‘​facts on the ground’ could be understood as a Gesamtkunstwerk, the Mega Golem, that will leak into popular and unpopular consciousness. He wants us to reason, to act, to live with meaning. To do our Will.
With an understanding of Magician as Artist, in a process of moving from what is hidden to what becomes seen, he employs a methodology that has become apparent in the thirteen years of work that this collection represents. Essays on the history of occult art, the formula of Babalon ​as supra-sexual transformation​, the mechanics of magic, and more, provide a complete vision of a magician who is engaged with ​counterculture, ​occulture​​ and incursions into the wider culture.

 

The Book of Abrasax. A Grimoire of the Hidden Gods by Michael Cecchetelli (Signed Leather Bound Limited Edition)

“The Book of Abrasax is concerned with operations of practical magic, and there are chapters on spacial, protective, amorous, wealth, curse, and transcendent operations. Cecchetelli sticks very close to the original texts from which he draws but is also not afraid of making changes, additions, and insertions when needed. This is actually the real genius of the book. Former attempts have stayed so close to the original that they omit things where the papyri is worn, and refuse to make even the most obvious changes for fear of not passing academic scrutiny. Mike understands that the needs of the academic and the needs of the magus are not always the same. He has the intelligence, wisdom, gnosis, and frankly daring to alter the text in accordance with the intended goal: producing a workable modern grimoire.”
-Inominandum-

This is a signed leather bound Practitioners Edition. This is number 88.

Book is in fine condition.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #116

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 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

 

TRANSCENDENTAL MAGIC by Eliphas Levi (Privately Leather Bound 1958 Hardcover Edition)

 

This is a privately half bound in calf and hand marbled boards. Book was published in 1958 and is 438 pages and is in near fine condition with some toning to pages due to age and some light soiling to pages else fine.

This is Eliphas Levi’s (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi’s work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.

 

BRITISH FAIRY ORIGINS by Lewis Spence (Privately Bound First Edition Hardcover in Leather and Marbled Boards)

This is a privately half bound in calf and marbled boards first edition hardcover. Book was published in 1946 and is 206 pages and is in near fine condition with some toning to pages due to age and some light soiling to pages else fine.

A study describing and critiquing the efforts to define the origins and belief in fairies.

 

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction by Brian P. Copenhaver (Custom Leather Bound Hardcover)

Bound in Emerald Green Moroccan.
Endpapers are custom made gold on one side and silver on the other.
There are three silk ribbon markers Gold, Silver and Emerald Green
Ribbed spine
Raised caduceus on front board
24k gold foil stamping on the front board and spine

The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

 

THURSAKYNGI Vol I The Essence of Thursian Sorcery by EKORTU (Leather Bound Talisman Edition 1 of 60) Import

 

Published by IXAXAAR
Book is in unread condition
One of only 60 copies published this being copy 52.

From the publisher:

The manuscript is bound in goatskin (the Goat as a totemic animal stands for independence and surefootedness), the sigil of Thursacross blind stamped on the cover, a leather envelope has been placed inside the manuscript for the safekeeping of the talisman, die-cut runes decorate the inner flaps. Front flap is shaped into form of Thurs-rune, and the leather envelope is modelled into shape of U-rune to let the outer form of this talismanic edition also present its inner qualities and through such manifesting bless the new seeker on the Thursian Path with wisdom, strength, and Power. 
STAR ABOVE STAR BELOW: A Ritual of Rebirth for the Winter Solstice by Joseph Wolf (Signed Hardcover Edition)
This is a very rare (Under 25 produced) signed 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.

 

 

KEYS OF OCAT by S. Connolly (SIGNED Leather Bound Devotee Edition)

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

The Keys of Ocat DEVOTEE EDITION is 6″x9″, heavy cream, smythe sewn, archival quality paper. It is bound in Red Leather with a shallow embossing of a necromantic formula on the cover. Limited to 200 copies, contains a silver place marker ribbon and each one was autographed by the author during a special consecration ceremony.

 

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #115

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 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 GRIMOIRE OF TIAMAT by Asenath Mason (Bound in blood red goatskin) The Adeptus Draconis Edition

 

The Adeptus Draconis Edition of the Grimoire of Tiamat boasts a full red goatskin binding, gold foil stamping to the cover and spine, a black place marker ribbon, red and black hand marbled French endpapers, and raised ribbing on the spine. One of only 15 copies produced!!!! Book is in new unread condition.

Tiamat is the Primal Dragon Goddess, “the first one, who gave birth to the gods of the universe”, the Mother of Everything, the self procreating womb, the source of all life and all manifestation. The work described in this book was inspired by the Babylonian epic known as the Enuma Elish, one of the oldest Creation myths in the world.

All Rituals described in this book were performed and tested, and their results have been verified to prove their efficacy.

 

LEGION 49 by Barry William Hale (Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather Signed, Numbered and Slipcased)

Limited to 49 signed & numbered copies, comes with Noko CD, and original cutout artwork by Barry William Hale

“Birthed from strange and ancient larvae, the demon Beelzebub is often heard but seldom seen. His presence throughout history is fleeting, sudden, ever evasive….Barry William Hale has nurtured an early fascination with the order Diptera to develop a buzzing, post-modern grimoire-bestiarum. Drawn from many years practical experience working with Beelzebub and his servitors, Legion 49 provides us with a rare glimpse of ‘the Lord of the Flies’ and the dark quintessence of his Legion. In a series of short, de-constructionist essays the artist explores traditional methods of evocation and the myths surrounding Beelzebub, before providing an iconographical and sigillic recension of his horde of forty-nine servitors, glimpsed through the protective-symmetry of the paper-cut traditions of old Mexico. Legion 49 is a fusion of styles, influences and approaches, the modern and ancient, direct and indirect, refined and raw: it seeks to capture for a moment that flitting, fleeting, Chaotic gnosis symbolised by the Lord of Flies.” Quoted from, and copyright remains with – Fulgur

Don’t miss this opportunity. This is the Deluxe Edition of LEGION 49, which was limited to only 49 copies. This is numbered #34 of 49, and is signed by Barry William Hale. It is quarter bound in leather, and comes with a sturdy slipcase. The deluxe edition also included a CD by Noko, and an original paper cutout artwork, created by Barry Hale.

 

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

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

 

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

Limited to only 666 numbered limited edition hardcovers. This being number 580. 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.”

 

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

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

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

 

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