New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 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.

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

 

THE RED KING by Mark Alan Smith (Deluxe Leather Bound Thaumiel Edition in Custom Slipcase) 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. This one is signed and inscribed to fellow occult author Asenath Mason.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

THE BOOK OF SITRA ACHRA by N.A-A.218 (Deluxe Leather Bound Slipcased Edition) Import

Limited to 110 hand numbered copies, with custom made slipcase, with gilded serpentine borders on both sides, and red velvet lining. Gilded page edges on all sides, and comes with an omitted chapter in booklet form, describing a most important and fundamental ritual for the attainment of contact with the Guardian Angels of this Sacred Work of the Thoughtless God. This chapter was omitted from the standard editions, and is only available in the deluxe editions.

The Book of Sitra Achra: A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side, one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2013, has finally been released, and it has not disappointed! This is the most detailed exploration of the qliphoth, since Kenneth Grant’s Nightside of Eden was published. Since then, many have tried to explore the sunken zone of Daath, and its dark, awe-inspiring spheres, and make sense of the labyrinthine network of tunnels, paths, fractures & rhizomes. Many have attempted to communicate with the denizens of these lost & forgotten realms. Some have had some success, but most have failed dismally! The past few years have seen a great awakening of interest in the qliphoth, with many books & journals published, by authors claiming to have first hand experience – unfortunately, most of what I have seen, is either poorly written fiction, or simply delusional! But at last, there is a real Qliphothic Grimoire, which looks promising. The Book of Sitra Achra contains 309 pages devoted to cataloguing the qliphoth, mapping out the Sitra Achra, and the Tree of Death, as well as other realms on the Other Side. This is not easy material to digest, and I would not recommend this to novices, at all. But those who are adept at working magic & sorcery, and have a serious interest in the qliphoth, Daath, etc, should find in this grimoire, a veritable treasure trove!

The Book of Sitra Achra is a complete grimoire, so you do not need to have read Liber Falxifer or Liber Falxifer II, to make sense of it, however, reading these books will help to shed dark light, on some of the complex structures that will be encountered in Sitra Achra. In particular, I would highly recommend reading Liber Falxifer II, as it reveals the mythos, inner-teachings & ritual practices of the Qayinitic tradition, as practiced by an order Templum Falcis Cruentis (Temple of the Black Light or TOTBL). Of course, those who feel they are ready to jump in – by all means, dive in, head first!

 

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

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

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

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

 

THE MAGIC SEAL OF DR. JOHN DEE: The Sigillum Dei Aemeth by Colin D. Campbell (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited Edition Hardcover of only 777 copies this is number 283

Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt sigils stamped on front & rear covers, blind rules, and gilt title etc. on the spine. Printed on acid-free paper, sewn, Color frontispiece and one colour plate, b&w illustrations and tables, appendixes, index. Edition limited to 777 numbered copies. The book comprises a detailed examination of the history and structure of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of the Elizabethan scholar and Magus, Dr. John Dee, as well as a study of its use in the practice of ritual magic. The appendixes include a new transcription and translation of Dee’s Liber Mysteriorum Secundus, and an important new translation of the section of the famous grimoire, The Sworn Book of Honorius, that gives details of what is clearly an early form of the Sigillum Dei. The author has written that from the perspective of a practicing magician, the work has two principal aims: “to demonstrate the importance of the pattern established by Dee’s Sigillum Dei as opposed to its implementation, and to bring the Sigillum Dei out of the limited confines of the Enochian temple and into its role as a powerful magickal system in its own right. The recognition of the patterns established in the construction of the Sigillum Dei allow us to view the seal in a new light, not as a static framework decided once and for all hundreds of years ago in the study of a Renaissance magician, but as one that can be reconstituted in the light of modern interpretation. Furthermore, the seal is, in essence, a system of evocation – the very same method of communication used by Dee & Kelley in its reception. This book explains the nature and method of this approach and how the practicing magician is able to use the Sigillum Dei in the manner in which it was truly intended – as a powerful system of planetary magick.” Previously owned but appears unread, thus in Fine condition.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

EARTH MAGIC by Rik Garrett (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Limited to only 549 copies in custom blocked cloth with textured black endpapers.

Click on image tab above to view some of the stunning illustrations!

Artist and photographer Rik Garrett’s Earth Magic explores historical and personal relationships between witchcraft, femininity and nature through a series of images created using the traditional wet plate collodion process. Of it, Rik says:

“With Earth Magic I’ve envisioned a matristic, nature-based world; a female-centric, ritualistic community completely apart from the rest of society. This is a history of “witchcraft” devoid of “witch hunts”, a race of women who draw their energy and inspiration from the Earth itself. What if there were a truth to the myths of Amazons and the books like Aradia, Gospel of the Witches? What if the fierce Maenads of Greek mythology still existed today, hidden from view? What if these truths were presented faithfully?”

First produced as a small handmade edition that quickly sold out, here Earth Magic has been revised and expanded to include new images and sigils. The original negatives have been rescanned at high resolution and the black and white images processed using a special technique to better convey their dark, otherworldly, quality. The original small format has also been enlarged to create one of the most dramatic books we have yet produced. In Earth Magic we see an evocative meeting between contrasting forces and a celebration of the primal feminine.

 

THE WICKEDEST BOOKS IN THE WORLD by Blare MacKenzie Blake & Danny Carey (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 1,000 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Book is in new unread condition. See pictures for more detail on condition.

THIS IS A LARGE OVERSIZED HARDCOVER

“Those who have opened this book merely out of curiosity might want to close it while there is still time. This is the author’s caveat in the introduction, having, himself, become obsessed with collecting the exceedingly rare, limited first editions of Aleister Crowley – a hedonistic freethinker, esoteric philosopher, and self-proclaimed prophet of Thelema, whom the international press once labeled “The Wickedest Man in the World.” For Blair MacKenzie Blake, it all began after he chanced upon a first printing of Crowley’s novel, Moonchild: A Prologue in a little book store off the Las Vegas strip. Despite a price sticker of $1,650.00, he felt compelled to purchase it; unaware at the time that the book’s author had performed magical operations to ensure the literary success of his prolific output. But, in the pursuit of wealth and fame from his writing endeavors, was it a requirement of the trans-mundane intelligences contacted, or just a clever scheme by the author to create complexity and rarity, that caused the Great Beast 666 to control nearly every aspect of a book’s production, including typefaces, paper, bindings, size, color, price and astrological publication dates? Whatever the case, there can be little doubt that the magical techniques employed were effective. Especially on the present author (and a close friend), who have for years attempted to overcome this particularly insidious form of bibliophilia, only to find themselves repeatedly hunting for scarce Crowley titles on the e-landscape or in dusty antiquarian shops.”

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 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.

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 I: The Book of the Left Handed Reaper by N.A-A.218 (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Crimson Edition of 700 hand-numbered and consecrated copies, second edition. Bound in Black cloth embellished with a crimson Sigil of Qayin Coronatus Rex Mortis. Full colour dust jacket. Fullpage illustrations and red silk-ribbon bookmark

Liber Falxifer is the long awaited book that reveals the secret teachings of the Necrosophic Cult within the Current 218. This book of the Scythe-Bearer provides a solid theoretical, historical and mythical foundation for the Cult of the Left-Handed Reaper, and offers clear instruction for ritual practice connected to both the folk-magical tradition, as well as the more sinister, hidden line of traditional witchcraft connected to the Cult of the Skeletal Lord of the Bloody Scythe. The basis for the various forms of magic presented in Liber Falxifer is a dark form of telestic fetishism steeped in the forbidden and concealed traditions of both necromantia and necromageia, as practiced within the many clandestine magical paths connected to the Lord of All Graves.

The grimoire is broken out into two parts, the first of which is a discussion of the relevant aspects of the exoteric Latin American Cult of the Lord of Death. Topics offer insight into the origins of the Cult and the different forms of the open and closed Cults of the Master, the various altar setups and their significance, the specific traditional offerings given to the Lord of Death, the empowered talismans and fetishes used within magical practice, the different methods of consecration, traditional spells and rituals for magical protection, revitalization and malediction, and a curse to bring death to one’s foes….

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

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 Sataninsam, 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.

Limited Edition Hardcover book in black cloth with a gold stamping of Sigil of Anamlaqayin on the cover, black endpapers, gold silk-ribbon bookmark. Fullcover dustjacket. 474 pages, numerous illustrations. First Edition of 1200 copies, each book consecrated and hand numbered. Book is in near fine condition

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 SITRA ACHRA: A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side N.A-A. 218 (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

Limited printing of 777 copies of which all are sold out at the publisher! We have only one available. Book is in fine condition.

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

 

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

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:

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.

A Devotional Work. The Catechism of Lucifer was written as a counter-gospel for the Evangelical Lutheran catechism, but in addition to this, it represents a Gnostic form of Satanism on its own. In this book is outlined the path out of worldliness, out of theology mortally wounded by its false theodicy, even out of humanity taken as something small-minded, powerless and petty. The Catechism of Lucifer is founded upon the idea that by hating the perverted picture made of God by the Christian doctrine, we may truly attain higher possibilities for our Spiritual development and Empowerment. On this demanding but beautiful and meaningful path we are led by our innermost potential of ingeniosity, the divine Master Lucifer….

 

WORKS OF DARKNESS: A Guide to Advanced Black Magick by E. A. Koetting (Hardcover Edition)

WORKS OF DARKNESS: A Guide to Advanced Black Magick by E. A. Koetting (Hardcover Edition)

A very dark modern-day grimoire of black magick, evocation and sorcery, which continues where the Kingdoms of Flame, the author’s first book, left of. It deals with more advanced techniques of Black Magick, includind demonic sigil magick, evocation, blood rituals and baneful magick. This is an exceedingly dark magickal grimoire, and is not suitable for everyone. It is a book that will certainly find its way into the libraries of serious occultists and collectors. But those who are just starting out, should stay away!

 

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.

Three HOT New Occult Titles This Week! These won’t last long.

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 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.

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

 

ORDO ASCENSUM AETYRNALIS by E. A. Koetting (Limited Edition Hardcover In Velvet Bag and Custom Box)

 

One of only 100 hand numbered copies in custom velvet grimoire bag and box. Book is in new unread condition.

This book sold out in just a few hours in pre-order!!!! Don’t miss your opportunity to get your copy.

This is the coursework, meditation and magical workings for the ORDO ASCENSUM AETYRNALIS started by E. A. Koetting.

There is 18 levels called flames to adept-hood in this system all of which are in this unique grimoire. All new commentary, foreword and afterword by E. A. Koetting.

 

 

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

One of only 677 hardcover copies. Book is in new unread condition

First Edition. Octavo, original black leatherette, gilt. 677 copies printed. 279 pp, Illustrated, including a section of colour photographic images. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued.

THURSAKYNGI – Volume I – The Essence of Thursian Sorcery by EKORTU, will be the first book of in this set of Thursatru Grimoires. The main topics in this series of books will focus spiritual workings, rune mysteries, practical sorcery, High Thursian Magic, religious aspects and worship of the divinity of Nifl and Muspell, interpretation and understandings of the Norse mythology and gigantology, Hel-workings, synthesis of pre-Christian Norse, gnostic and LHP perspectives, lycanthropy and different forms of shape-shifting within the Hamr-workings and much more, manifesting a practical path of the religio-sorcerous cult of the titanic forces referred to as Thurses. Thursatru is a new progeny of the old pre-Christian Norse religion, mythology and gigantology, serving here to manifest the impulses striving to overthrow the limitations of cosmic creation.

 

CLAVICULA NOX V Magic and Mayhem (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

Honouring the Covenant to the forbidden teachings of Traditional-Diabolism & Sorcery.

The Commemoration of Lord Qayin by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, The Curse of the Burning Grave by Frater Ben Nachash, The Way of the Night by Asenath Mason, West Country Curse-Magic by Gemma Gary, Djavulspakt- Infernal Pacts in traditional Swedish Witchcraft by C.A. Nordblom, Intoxication, Seership, and the Poison Path by Sarah Lawless, Wyrd by G.

Special Edition: Hardbound ‘collector’s edition’, half-binding to brown cloth with unfinished ‘raw’ covering in the boards with printed cover and endpapers. Each book is numbered on the inner cover on a specific limitation plate. Hardbound edition is limited to 300 numbered copies.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2014 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.

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 SECRET TRADITION IN FREEMASONRY by A. E. Waite (Leather Bound 1st Edition Hardcover)

1911 first edition, privately bound in leather, ribbed spine, and gilt foil stamping. Interior is in very good condition with light toning and shelfwear else fine.

A perfect edition to any esoteric library and a must have for the Masonic scholar!

Published by Rebmon (London) 1911

FIRST EDITION. 2 Vols. Quarto. pp. xxxv, 417; vii, 447. leather bound white calf, gilt masonic square and compass, ribbed spine. Illustrated with 28 plates, including photographic portrait of the author frontispiece and small black and white vignette head and tail pieces.

Contains chapters of the influence on Freemasonry of Magic, Kabbalah, Alchemy and Rosicrucianism among other ideas.

Creative and Emblematic Freemasonry; Craft Degrees and Their Connections; Second Holy House; New Alliance in Freemasonry; Quest in Christian Ritual; Masonic Orders of Chivalry Apart from Templar Grades; Templar Grades of Freemasonry; Of Alchemy in Masonry; Of Magical and Kabbalistical Degrees; The Growth of Masonic Tradition; Freemasonry and the French Revolution; Mysteries on their Mystical Side.

 

BROTHERHOOD of the ROSY CROSS by A. E. Waite (Leather Bound 1st Edition)

 

BROTHERHOOD of the ROSY CROSS by A. E. Waite

1924 first edition, leather privately bound in calf, ribbed spine, and gilt foil stamping. Interior is in very good condition and has some light toning and shelfwear due to age else fine.

A perfect edition to any esoteric library and a must have for the Masonic and Rosicrucian scholar!

Published by William Rider and Son (London) 1924

Book is newly bound in burgundy calf with ribbed spine and gilt stamping. Interior is in very good condition with some toning due to age and some light shelfwear else fine.

The Brotherhood of The Rosy Cross; Being Records of The House of The Holy Spirit in its Inward and Outward History by Arthur Edward Waite. History of the Order of the Rosy Cross or The Rosicrucians which is widely considered to be the most comprehensive history of the movement ever written. Topics Include:

Analogies in the early history of Emblematic Freemasonry .. First Manifestation of the Order .. Esoteric speculations and reveries .. Raymund Lully .. Paracelsus .. Agrippa and his Alchemical Society .. An alleged dedication of Dr. John Dee .. Facts and Inventions concerning Francis Bacon .. Curiosities of Baconian criticism and dreams of astral skrying ALCHEMISTS AND MYSTICS .. Claim on the part of original Rose-Cross documents .. Their philosophical and theosophical position .. Position in respect of alchemy .. Jacob Bohme .. Traces of anterior mystical associations in Germany .. The place of Heinrich Khunrath among precursors of the Rosy Cross .. Valentine Weigel .. A Hermetist on a Heavenly Quest .. The Diary of Hosea Lux SYMBOLISM OF THE ROSE AND CROSS .. The Rose in symbolism .. Vestiges in pagan myth .. The Rose and Shekinah .. The Rose of Dante .. The so-called Rose of Khunrath .. The Cross and Rose of Luther .. Cross-symbolism of Robert Fludd THE AWAKENING IN ENGLAND .. The Legend of Elias Ashmole .. William Backhouse as his Father in Alchemy .. The case of Thomas Vaughan .. Dedication of his first Tract .. His recurring denial of membership .. Occult mendacities and ignorance on this question .. His Preface to the English Fama and Confessio .. His extracts from unknown Adepts .. The Rosy Cross and the Mystic Body of Adeptship .. Thomas Vaughan and the myth of Leo Taxil’s Diana .. The Knaveries of John Heydon GERMAN ROSICRUCIANISM IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY .. A Space of Silence in the occult Heaven .. Advent of Sigmund Richter .. His work on the Philosophical Stone .. Inferences from the Laws at large .. Alleged intervention of Jesuits SAINT GERMAIN AND CAGLIOSTRO .. The Invisibles in Romance .. Apparitions and Occultations of Saint-Germain .. Evidence of the MItchell Papers .. Discoveries of Mrs. Cooper-Oakley in the French Record Office A KABALISTIC ORDER OF THE ROSE-CROIX .. A Preliminary Excursus on French Occult Movements .. Alchemy .. Kabalism .. Black Magic .. The Occult Revival of 1885 .. An unfulfilled Prophecy of Papus .. THE AMERICAN ROSY CROSS .. The Strange Story of Kelpius .. The cave-dwelling of Kelpius .. His medley of Theosophical Doctrine .. Notions on the Second Advent .. Tragical History of Paschal Beverley Randolph .. How he founded a Rosicrucian Order .. Randolph on Rosicrucian History .. His appeal to something pre-existent in Old Atlantis .. His Rosicrucian Dream Book .. Randolph’s Suicide…” and far too much more to list, truly a remarkable work on this mysterious organization.

MONARCHIA : THE AURORA OF THE PHILOSOPHERS MAGIC EMBLEMS & PROPHECIES OF PARACELSUS (Deluxe Hand Bound Leather Prophecy Edition)

 

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, better known as Paracelsus was not only a man of words but also of action! In his lifetime Paracelsus managed to write many alchemical treatises and traveled extensively in Europe. His unfailing pursuit of Hermetic praxis and his dogged criticism of sophists and physicians alike brought infamy upon him. Yet despite his rough and tumble lifestyle Paracelsus was responsible for emphasizing the medicinal aspect of the alchemical art while at the same time expanding the lexicon of terminology used by alchemists, magicians and mystics even to this day. In bringing these two Paracelsian texts together Ouroboros Press presents an engaging view into the world of a Renaissance alchemist. The Aurora of the Philosophers has long been considered a classic among his texts and his Prophecies are unforgiving in their visionary explication and are illustrated by 32 emblematic woodcuts.

128 pages, containing a frontis-portrait of Paracelsus and 32 woodcut Emblems depicting symbolic interpretations of his prophecies.

Prophecy Edition: Hand bound in full olive leather with marbled endsheets, silk ribbon bookmark and gilt title and device. Limited to 74 copies only. Book is in new unread condition.

 

REASONANCES by Carl Abrahamsson (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

 

Limitation 530 standard hardback & 53 hand-bound copies
Dimensions 230 × 210 mm
Pages 176 pp
Illustrations 8 black & white photographic portraits; text printed in black and orange
Bindings Fine ‘Auracular’ edition hand-bound in quarter iridescent salmon skin, silvered edges, marbled endpapers, grey cloth boards, and presented in a slipcase: £200 plus secure postage

‘Mercurial’ edition bound in a mandarin cloth and stamped with a unicorn head in silver and gold, embossed azure endpapers

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. Furthermore, he provides a constellation of ​Stars by which to navigate these evolving realms. Japanese masochist and master writer Yukio Mishima and German novelist Ernst Jü​nger are considered, as are Bulwer Lytton of Vril fame and Australian artist Rosaleen Norton. He ​twice ​interviews artist of light Kenneth Anger, and is found in conversation with Beat avant-garde filmmaker Conrad Rooks. He recites his death rune for mentor Anton LaVey, and eulogises his friend Lady Jaye. These ‘stars’​ are carefully observed with his astrolabe, enabling us to see into the past, comprehend where we are ​in the present, and project ourselves forward into a magical future.

Carl Abrahamsson is a pioneer of occulture whose life adventure has seen him forge a personal and lasting bond with Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, contribute as a Thelemic thinker in OTO, administer TOPYSCAN and TOPYEUROPE at the height of Thee Temple ov​​ Psychick Youth, as well as working with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in the guises of Psychic TV/Thee Majesty with his own White Stains project. He is the founder of the respected journal ​The ​Fenris Wolf​ and the publishing house Edda​ (with Fredrik Söderberg)​. He is a writer,​ curator, conspirator,​ photographer​, ​documentary film maker, and indefatigable agent of change.​​

 

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.

 

NICHOLAS FLAMEL’S HIEROGLYPHICAL KEY (Deluxe BRAZEN SERPENT EDITION Bound in full leather)

 

Full leather hand bound in a Cambridge style binding with hand marbled endsheets. Includes a folding plate of the Hieroglyphical Figures. Leather color may vary slightly from book to book. Limited to 26 copies only.

Nicholas Flamel’s Hieroglyphical Key. Summary of Philosophy and his, Testament. The quality of the emblematic engravings in the Ouroboros Press edition are exquisite and are reproduced in crisp offset printing. A few very special Cambridge style bindings are being bound up by Michael Atha of Restoration Books and full leather scarlet bindings will be available from Ars Obscura.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 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.

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

 

SEVEN SPHERES by Rufus Opus (Limited Edition Hardcover) Nephilim Press

 

“There are few in the field today that have both technical expertise and a genuine love of the spirits. A man who is as on-fire with the Holy Spirit as a tent-revival preacher, but who can make complex evocation instruction as clear as your ABC’s. Rufus Opus is that kind of Priest-Magician. For years he has been making laying down his brand of hermetic magic with style and sass on his blog and in his courses. Now with this book, he will be blowing open the gates for an even wider audience.”
-Jason Miller, author of Sex, Sorcery, and Spirit-

“Rufus Opus is a frequent speaker and panelist at Crucible convention that features active magical leaders from known and exotic paradigms. He has shown a great ability to add a combustive dynamic to his life through his own personal workings.” – Arthur Moyer, Omnimancer, host of Crucible Convention

“Rufus is a well educated and experienced occultist who firmly knows and strongly communicates his field without scaring or dumbing down for an audience. He is one of my go to authors for collected works on the topic.” – Andrei Freeman,

Seven Spheres is more than a simple book of traditional Hermetic Magic. It is designed to be a series of rituals that function on many levels to take an average ordinary magician and turn them into a self-actualized powerhouse of proactive reality engineering. It’s entirely about attaining initiation and empowerment in the highest levels of un-manifest reality. These experiences and rites result in the release of a floodgate of power that pour down through the layers of progressive manifestation, building up awareness, understanding, and ultimately raw potential as you move from sphere to sphere through the rites, ultimately culminating in the anointing of the magician as Priest-King directing the forces that climax in your personal daily experience of the Joy of your life. This book isn’t about physical or spiritual mastery, it is entirely about understanding that you, personally, are beloved, honored, blessed, and highly favored of every intelligence, spirit, angel, and god of every sphere. This is about understanding who you are and what you can accomplish as a human being manifest upon the surface of the Earth. Spiritual enlightenment and material mastery will be yours, if you do the work described.

 

THE EXPLICIT NAME OF LUCIFER by Gilles de Laval (limited Edition Hardcover) Aeon Sophia Press

 

The Explicit Name of Lucifer is a 112-page hardcover limited edition limited to only 200 hand numbered copies. This grimoire that offers to practicing magicians the following:

An authentic, legitimate, never-before-published new Shem ha Mephorash (explicit name), not linked to the Judeo christian Creator deity but to the fallen archangel Lucifer;
A grimoire of goetic conjuration of the 26 demons who comprise this new Shem ha Mephorash system; and,
A new, subversive gematria of the English alphabet.

Being at once a grimoire of Goetic conjuration, a new Shem ha Mephorash system, and a treatise on the construction of a new, subversive English gematria.

 

LIBER THAGIRION Draconian Grimoire of the Black Sun by Asenath Mason (Limited Edition Hardcover) Aeon Sophia Press

Limited Edition Hardcover of only 333 copies individually hand numbered copies. Book is in new unread condition

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

“Liber Thagirion” is a small grimoire which was written especially for the Monographic Grimoire Series by Aeon Sophia Press. The book includes rituals and meditations that will guide the reader through the mysteries of the Black Sun from the perspective of the Draconian Initiate and are designed for a solitary practitioner of Draconian self-initiatory magic. Among them you’ll find invocations of Sorath, Belphegor, meditations with the Black Sun and rituals of the Adversary.

 

PSALTERIUM SATHANAS by J. Boomsma (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition) Aeon Sophia Press

 

Deluxe leather bound limited edition of only 100 hand numbered copies.

The Psalterium Sathanas contains devotionals of hymns and prayer for the purpose of contemplation and reflection. This book was written to possibly offer a moment to refrain from ones mundane routine by method of meditation and by reciting the mantras contained herein. And by doing so, one enables to create a personal universe within oneself with the aim to establish personal spiritual growth and to concentrate upon strengthen the bonds with the Master. The Psalterium Sathanas; may also guide you and serve as a tool for repetition and cultivation of spiritual devotion in the practice of Bhakti-Yoga: Devotional Service

Table of Contents.

– Introduction
– 24 mantras
– A short writing about ‘Kenosis’
– A short writing about Meditation
– A few hymns dedicated to Lucifer-Satan

Book specs:

Deluxe Edition
– Full leather bound
– Gold foil stamp to front cover
– approx 50 – 60 pages
– red end papers
– red and gold silk ribbon page-marker

 

Pyramidox vel Heb á Qual by Michael Idehall (Hardcover Edition)

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

The Pyramidox vel Heb á Qual constitutes a contemporary exploration of the grimoire known as The Treasure of the Old Man of the Pyramids, executed by means of sorcerous reification in order to present the mysteries that veil the heart of a book of power.
New incantations complement the twenty reworked talismans, and a transmission of sigils for entering into the tutelage of the Sentinel of this liber spiritum has been appended to the more traditional content.

64 page black cloth bound hardback
120 gr. paper bookblock
Purple linen-structured end-papers

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2014 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.

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

 

BLACK MAGIC EVOCATION OF THE SHEM HA MEPHORASH by G. de Laval (Quarter Bound In Leather Limited Edition)

This work is a grimoire of black magic evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash angels.

The Shem ha Mephorash or Explicit Name is a list of 72 angels derived by ancient occultists. Combined, these spirits are believed to comprise the secret name of the Creation of the Universe. Now, for the first time, these angels are uncovered and illuminated, presented with detailed information and spirit signatures, enabling witches and left-hand-path magicians to access their energy and interact with them through ceremonial conjuration and black magic. In essence, ‘Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash’ dissects the Abrahamic creator Deity into 72 segments and empowers brave witches everywhere to ritually evoke them into conscious interactive manifestation.

Book specs:

246 pages, 120 gr paper bookblock

Quarter bound in leather hardback of approx 6″ x 9″ size.
Limited Edition of 200 copies

 

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

One of only 200 hand numbered limited edition hardcover copies. Book is in NEW unread condition.

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

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

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

 

WHISPERINGS FROM THE VOID by Patrick John Larabee (Hardcover Edition)

 

‘Whisperings from the Void: The Amaranthine Arcanum of Holy Image and Revealed Exegesis’ – by Patrick John Larabee.

Presents a work consisting of esoterically inspired art and prose from a practitioner Sorcerous Crafts. This body of work aspires to illuminate to all seekers of Truth and Wisdom the intricacies of the journey thus far, facilitated via the antiquarian practices of the occult devotee and presented in a manner befitting their sacred manifestation: conjoined image and written word in a dynamic fusion of prayer and icon.

 

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

Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher is a devotional work dedicated to the anti-cosmic Current 61; the Current of Ain as Impossibility and of the embodiment of the desire for Impossibility: the Nachash El Acher, Samaelilith. It represents the Wisdom of the Serpentborn, the Children of Enoch, led by our Master Qayin. It establishes a daily routine of prayers to be read and reflected upon in order to stimulate the reception of Serpentine Gnosis. Included are instructions for creating and using ritual implements: such as the Skin of the Serpent Prayer Shawl, Serpentine Phylacteries and Rosary, and Klifotic Ketoret, each a potent tool connecting one to the Work of the Nachash El Acher. Having been Commissioned by and with the Blessings of Beelzebub before the Tower Nihilifer, the work guides the practitioner through Morning, Afternoon, and Evening prayers, which both praise our Other God and Curse the Demiurge, as well as contains devotionals for before and after meals and Sacred occasions. It also contains invocations/prayers to the Klifotic Elohim, and offers a discussion of Holidays and Festivals within the Current of the Nachash.

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

 

DEMONOGRAPHIA : Dictionnaire Infernal (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)

This is a very rare leather bound deluxe limited edition of the infamous DEMONOGRAPHIA, published by Trident Books. It presents an English translation of this notorious work, featuring 69 diabolical portraits of Demons, designed by Louis Breton for J.A.S. Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal. The book is in mint condition, and comes with a dust jacket. This important grimoire would make a significant addition to any serious occult library.

This is an as new, unread copy.

 

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 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.

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

 

THE BOOK OF SITRA ACHRA by N.A-A.218 (Deluxe Leather Bound Slipcased Edition)

Limited to 110 hand numbered copies, with custom made slipcase, with gilded serpentine borders on both sides, and red velvet lining. Gilded page edges on all sides, and comes with an omitted chapter in booklet form, describing a most important and fundamental ritual for the attainment of contact with the Guardian Angels of this Sacred Work of the Thoughtless God. This chapter was omitted from the standard editions, and is only available in the deluxe editions.

The Book of Sitra Achra: A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side, one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2013, has finally been released, and it has not disappointed! This is the most detailed exploration of the qliphoth, since Kenneth Grant’s Nightside of Eden was published. Since then, many have tried to explore the sunken zone of Daath, and its dark, awe-inspiring spheres, and make sense of the labyrinthine network of tunnels, paths, fractures & rhizomes. Many have attempted to communicate with the denizens of these lost & forgotten realms. Some have had some success, but most have failed dismally! The past few years have seen a great awakening of interest in the qliphoth, with many books & journals published, by authors claiming to have first hand experience – unfortunately, most of what I have seen, is either poorly written fiction, or simply delusional! But at last, there is a real Qliphothic Grimoire, which looks promising. The Book of Sitra Achra contains 309 pages devoted to cataloguing the qliphoth, mapping out the Sitra Achra, and the Tree of Death, as well as other realms on the Other Side. This is not easy material to digest, and I would not recommend this to novices, at all. But those who are adept at working magic & sorcery, and have a serious interest in the qliphoth, Daath, etc, should find in this grimoire, a veritable treasure trove!

The Book of Sitra Achra is a complete grimoire, so you do not need to have read Liber Falxifer or Liber Falxifer II, to make sense of it, however, reading these books will help to shed dark light, on some of the complex structures that will be encountered in Sitra Achra. In particular, I would highly recommend reading Liber Falxifer II, as it reveals the mythos, inner-teachings & ritual practices of the Qayinitic tradition, as practiced by an order Templum Falcis Cruentis (Temple of the Black Light or TOTBL). Of course, those who feel they are ready to jump in – by all means, dive in, head first!

 

 

QLIPHOTH IV QUINTESSENCE: The Hidden Temple Ov The Blackened Serpent with S. Ben Quayin, Edgar Kerval, Chaos Therion and many more (Deluxe Leather Bound Edition In Custom Slipcase) 1 of only 25 copies

 

Bound in Full Black Leather, Raised Spine Bands, Silk Bookmark.

Limited to 25 Deluxe Slip Case Editions. Each Volume Embossed with original art by Edgar Kerval.

~ Qliphoth IV ~

“QUINTESSENCE”

(The Hidden Temple Ov The Blackened Serpent)

“Within the darkness of the Abyss, lies the whispered chant of the Blackened Serpent…”

Through the sacrifice of blood and libations, the Blackened Serpent is called forth to guide the Initiate deep within themselves, to descend into the spiraling labyrinths of primordial sub-consciousness only discovered within the power zones of Chaos itself. The Serpent speaks of ancient wisdom through its writhing dance of ancestral rites…rites laced with carnal lust and shattered sanity.

This transcendence of limitation, connects the Black Magician with the concealed regions of the Astral Plane, where the psyche is transformed into a representation of the Blackened Serpent itself, thus self sustaining through the creation of a universe in the deepest recesses of the human mind. At the core of this sinister process, the Black Magician begins to crystallize and perceive his own true essence, which is in itself, the center of the inextinguishable Black Flame of Chaos manifest…

It is by true Intent alone, that the Initiate is able to traverse the hardened and lonesome path of illumination that lies in still darkness. It is by sheer determination and want of truth that empowers the Black Magician to explore the inner realms of self, which lie inside the mind and spirit.

Within this dark anthology, one will find a collection of the many teachings of the Blackened Serpent, as can only be told by true practitioners of the LHP. These teachings take many forms, each unique to the Black Magician revealing their own hard and personal lesson…on the winding path of Midnight’s Serpent…

 

TECHNIQUES OF GREAECO-EGYPTIAN MAGIC by Stephen Skinner (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)

 

Signed deluxe leather bound limited edition of only 100 numbered copies. Book is in new unread condition.

This book uses academic tools to uncover the techniques which were actually used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians. This book will really strengthen your understanding of magic and its roots. After reading it magic will no longer be something to theorise about, but a real practice, a real interaction with divinities, daimones, spirits and even the dead, using evocation, invocation, skrying, dream techniques, talismans, amulets, defixiones, sacrifice and spirit offerings, ensouling magical statues and consecrating rings. It also explains the necessary protection for the magician, the circle and phylacteries.

Magical objectives include love (by attraction, compulsion, insomnia and ‘love’s leash’), health, invisibility, foreknowledge and memory. There are detailed sections on bowl and lamp skrying, the sending of dreams, encountering a god, and the Mystery rites for fellowship with the gods. First steps include the invocation of the paredros, the daimon assistant and the correct purity and fasting procedures. Encounter Thesallos of Tralles who persuaded an Egyptian priest to manifest a god for him, and the techniques that his Egyptian priest used to do this.

Egypt was at the heart of magic, and the Graeco-Egyptian papyri are the clearest and most extensive documentation of some of its earliest methods. These papyri were the handbooks of practicing magicians who lived during the first five centuries of this era. But attempting to read the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri in Hans Dieter Betz’s English translation The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation is a daunting task, as they seem to be in no particular order (except for papyrus number). Furthermore the papyri are a mixture of many different techniques, with minor snippets mixed in with serious and long invocations, many without the basic instructions needed to perform these rites.

Stephen Skinner discovered that in the original Greek, then they have a perfectly logical structure, as the scribes have in most cases used a headword to indicate what kind of rite was involved. This headword has however mostly been lost in translation. What Stephen Skinner has done here is to separate and tabulate each of the 40+ techniques used by Graeco-Egyptian magicians, throwing an enormous amount of light on these very practical texts. In many cases the translator has taken the easy way out and just used words like ‘spell’ or ‘charm’ to translate dozens of different technical words which are necessary for understanding exactly what is going on. Skinner has rectified this by extracting each of these specialist Greek terms for different magical procedures and, showing what they really mean, and has divided up the papyri into its constituent methods, so that the reader is directed to the specific passages relevant to his interest. The result is more than a guide to the papyri, it is a complete survey and explanation of the functioning of the types of Graeco-Egyptian magic, often noting where such techniques appear again in the later grimoires. If you want to understand Graeco-Egyptian magic, this is where you should start.

 

LIBER LUNAE: Book of the Moon & Sepher ha-Levanah edited by Don Karr with Translation by Calanit Nachshon (Deluxe Signed Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)

 

One of only 150 deluxe signed leather bound hardcover edition.

Liber Lunae is a composite text containing three major sections:

The Mansions of the Moon, describing the operations of the 28 constellations of the lunar zodiac, their magical virtues and their names.
The Hours of the Day and Night, describing the operations of the 12 hours of the day and the 12 hours of the night, their names, virtues, talismanic images, and angels to invoke.
The Figures of the Planets, describing each planet’s magic square, virtue, suffumigation, magical directions, and inscription.
Liber Lunae is fully transcribed from a sixteenth-century English manuscript, annotated, edited, and supplemented by modernized English versions of ‘The Hours of the Day and Night’, ‘The Figures of the Planets’, and ‘The Mansions of the Moon’, combining both Liber Lunae and Sepher ha-Levanah.

Transcriptions of related material on talismanic images and on the virtues of different hours and their names from other sections of Sloane MS 3826 are also included. The full introduction places the material contained in Liber Lunae into the general scheme of magical literature.

This volume also features a facsimile of A. W. Greenup’s 1912 edition of Sepher ha-Levanah, a Hebrew version of Liber Lunae material. A full English translation of Sepher ha-Levanah prepared by Calanit Nachshon is included.

 

Sepher Raziel: A Sixteenth Century English Grimoire or Liber Salomonis by Stephen Skinner & Don Karr (Deluxe Signed Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)

One of only 250 signed and numbered leather bound deluxe hardcover copies. Book is in new unread condition.

Sepher Raziel – also called Liber Salomonis – is a full grimoire in the Solomonic tradition from a rare sixteenth century English manuscript. It is completely different from the Sepher Raziel ha-Melakh published by Steve Savedow, and is the oldest grimoire so far published in the Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic series, and shows clear signs of it Hebrew and Greek roots, quoting both Solomon and Hermes.

It contains seven treatises:

Clavis, concerned with astrology and its use in magic, with precise interactions between planets, Signs, and Houses;
Ala, outlining the magical virtues of stones, herbs, and animals;
Tractatus Thymiamatus, which deals with incense, and perfumes used in the Art;
Treatise of Times detailing the correct hours of the day for each operation;
Treatise on Preparations on ritual purity, and abstinence;
Samaim, on the different heavens and their angels; and finally,
Semiforas or a Book of Names and their virtues and properties, being seven semiforas attributed to Adam and seven semiforas attributed to Moses.
The Sepher Raziel text is given in two forms: a literal transcription with no changes in spelling or wording, and a full modern annotated English version.

This volume also includes a foreword which offers an overview of Raziel manuscripts, which represent a number of independent traditions, an essay on the literature of Solomonic magic in English, an introduction to the Sepher Raziel manuscript itself, an appendix on incense names, botanical names and identification, a list of printed notices and manuscript sources of Sepher Raziel, and a full bibliography of printed works on Solomonic magic and items of related interest.

 

THE MAGICAL TREATISE OF SOLOMON or HYGROMANTEIA by Loannis Marathakis & Stephen Skinner (Deluxe, Leather Bound Limited Hardcover)

One of only 150 deluxe leather bound and hand numbered hardcover edition.

Translated and edited by Ioannis Marathakis
Foreword by Stephen Skinner

This is the true ancestor of the Key of Solomon. Containing the full translation of the Hygromanteia. This book is sometimes called the Hygromanteia, and this book has hidden behind the mistaken idea that all of it is a work on water divination, a scholarly mistake that has hidden the true value of this book for centuries. Throughout history thousands of people have been fascinated by the grimoire the Key of Solomon. This is the original Greek book of magic that was the source of the Key of Solomon, and in turn the ancestor of most of the grimoire-based ceremonial magic practiced in Europe and the US today.

This is a ground-breaking work. For the first time (outside of a handful of pages in academic works) the full Greek original of the Key of Solomon appears in English.

Contrary to popular opinion the Key of Solomon was not translated from a Hebrew original. During the gradual decline and fall of the Byzantine Empire, this precious text, along with many others, was taken to Italy. This may even have happened when Constantinople was sacked in 1453. It is quite likely that it was taken to Venice, where parts of it were translated into Latin and Italian.

Abridged Latin copies entitled the Clavicula Salomonis circulated in Europe, going through many changes, languages and versions to become the Key of Solomon as we know it (some of those manuscripts are published as Volume IV of the present series). Now for the first time you can read the whole text (large portions of which were left out of the Latin translations).

 

CRYSTAL GAZING by Northcote W. Tomas (Hardcover Edition)

 

Crystal Gazing is a facsimile of an original manuscript by Northcote W. Thomas, a prominent anthropologist, who did a very serious study on crystal gazing and scrying techniques in use all over the world. Thomas is able to present the information in an easy to read manner that takes all of the guesswork out of the processes in use throughout the book.

The Nephilim Press edition contains a full transcription of the original text and includes all of the images that are often omitted from later editions. “The Speculum and how to use it, Incantations and Calls, Egyptian Scrying, Experiments, Evidential Cases, and a Comprehensive Bibliography,” are just some of the chapters in this work that make it such a valuable reference. Crystal Gazing is the perfect companion to Gateways Through Stone and Circle as It contains a wealth of information on the process of Scrying and the use of a “SCRYER” as well as the Speculum and ritual hardware. This is a fantastic reference for anyone who is experimenting with Frater Ashen Chassans techniques and its study will greatly aid the practitioner in making serious progress with his experiments.

This hardcover edition is in fine unread condition

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