Azoth Press Announces GATEWAYS THROUGH LIGHT & SHADOW by Frater Ashen Chassan

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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

Azoth Press is very proud to announce our second publication:

GATEWAYS THROUGH LIGHT & SHADOW by Frater Ashen Chassan (Signed Limited Edition Hardcover)

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One of only 1000 Signed limited edition hardcover copies. Individually hand bound with gold foil stamping, 70lbs acid neutral paper. Built to last for generations.

This is an advance order and is not expected to ship until late October of 2016.

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is the second book by Bryan Garner, known to his fellow ceremonial magicians as Frater Ashen Chassan, and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. Once more he offers instruction in the processes of grimoric ceremonial magic and shares the insights he has gained from his ongoing research and operations. However, what may be most extraordinary about Gateways is that it allows us access to the detailed magical journal records of the communications received by Ashen Chassan and his gifted scryer, Benn mac Stiofán, during the evocations of such profound Spiritual beings as the seven Planetary Archangels, the seven Olympic Planetary Spirits, the four Spirit Kings of the Cardinal Directions, and the Supercelestial Angels Sandalphon and Metatron.

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is illustrated throughout with two-color line art of the talismanic magical implements used in the evocations, including sigils, seals, lamens, pentacles, and magic circles, along with new implements created by the magician under the guidance of the Archangels, as well as new portraits of the evoked Spirits. 

“This book is a major contribution to the study and practice of Western ceremonial ritual magic. This is a book that no serious practitioner of magic should be without.”

—from the Foreword by Dr. Stephen Skinner

If you are interested in the Signed deluxe leather bound hardcover in custom clamshell box click on the image below:

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For those interested in Azoth Press’ first publication LIBER SPIRITUUM:

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

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

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #126

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

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

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

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

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One of only 50 hand numbered leather bound deluxe editions

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

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

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

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

Book is in new unread condition

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

KINGDOMS OF FLAME by Archaelus Baron (E.A. Koetting) Hardcover Edition

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Kingdoms Of Flame: A Grimoire Of Black Magick, Evocation, and Sorcery (2008). Hardcover. Second Edition. Limited print run of 200 copies. This copy is signed and inscribed by E.A. Koetting

A very dark modern-day grimoire of black magick, evocation and sorcery, which provides access to the Kingdoms of Flame, providing numerous magic squares and sigils for the Grand Demons, Angels, Demons & Spirits of the Regnum Spiritus. Its publication was sanctioned by the Grand Emissaries of the Ordo Ascensum Aetyrnalis (OAA). Originally, this grimoire had taken the form of a manuscript, which had been known as the Skeleton Cipher. It had been divided into 3 separate parts, with each part, having been placed in an envelope, and entrusted to a secret guardian. When it was decided by the Grand Emissaries of the OAA, that it was time for the manuscript to be published, the 3 guardians were called. Each brought along an envelope, which contained one of the 3 parts. All 3 envelopes were then handed to Koetting, who was then given the task of working, for the first time with the complete manuscript, deciphering it, and translating it, into a form that could be published. This book is not for novices!

IPSISSIMUS by E. A. Koetting (First Edition Hardcover)

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“A sure method must be elucidated on the matter of self-godhood and its attainment. The trickeries of sorcery and devotions of mysticism are but paths to the same palace, but ritual and prayer must be set aside and a straight line must be drawn from one point to the other.” – Ipsissimus

After providing a terrifying look into the most secret workings of the occult, and after divulging the methods by which man may have immense power over the physical world through spiritual methods, E.A. Koetting now unveils Ipsissimus: the one written work in existence which unabashedly draws the straight line between the upper and the lower, between the finite and the infinite; between man and God.

For over half a dozen years and six full-length books, Koetting has tempted his readers with the idea of Ascent – gradually and consciously developing the spiritual faculties to ever greater perfection, leading towards the realization of one’s own absolute godhood. Now, with Ipsissimus, all that has been eluded to is laid out in concise detail.

Taking his autobiographical teaching style to the extreme, Koetting presents his struggles with his own spiritual transformations, revealing the challenges that he has faced in confronting the furthest limits of human experience, and laying bare the emotional, psychological, and personal devastations and exaltations encountered on his path towards Mastery. Combined with his unique ability to make usable and practical to the average reader even the most esoteric practices, offering instructions, suggestions, and specific directions throughout, Koetting weaves Ipsissimus into both an intimate and gripping read, as well as possibly the most useful tome on the subject of spiritual transformation and Ascent.

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #125

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 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

THE BLACK BOOK OF AZATHOTH by S. Ben Qayin (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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One of only 500 hardcover copies.

“I still recall the exact moment the Old Ones first called to me…

Seated at the desk inside my temple, I was doing research on the entities that exist within the realm of the Qabalistic Tree of Death. While those entities hold great power, I found beings that were even more elusive, lurking deeper in the darkness than the rest. Entities that existed on the edge of reality, between madness and genius. Lovecraft had written of these beings that were older than time itself, he experienced them firsthand and wrote about them in dark tales.
I became obsessed, and could not get enough…

So over the last 7 grueling years I have formulated the first Necronomicon that remains 100% faithful to Lovecraft. Now you can answer the call of Cthulhu and the rest of the Old Ones too…”
— S Ben Qayin

If you are looking for the Deluxe Leather Bound Edition click the picture below:

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EFFIGY by Martin Duffy (Special Edition Bound in Mahogany Goat in Slipcase 1 of 27)

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A special edition of 27 slipcased copies in full mahogany goat and marbled endpapers.

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

Although often considered the preserve of magical and priestly adepts, great tradition attends also the making of poppets by common-folk, whether Christian or heathen, high or low-born. This folk knowledge was especially sought out in times of great desperation, the resultant manikins used to magically improve man’s lot and wreak revenge upon his oppressors.

Many years in the works and thoroughly researched, Effigy is an exhaustive compendium of image magic, viewed particularly through the lens of witchcraft, and the sorcery and folk magic of Britain. As a cartography of magical simulacra, it meticulously examines the broad range of magical effigy types, their materials and methods of construction, as well as the spells used to awaken and empower them. The whole is enriched by practical receipts taken from the author’s personal notebooks, and arresting original images.

Effigy is 560 pages, printed offset lithography on heavy uncoated stock, and illustrated in colour throughout.

THE GRIMOIRE OF ZAL by Sean Woodward (Deluxe Leather Bound Edition of Only 11 Copies with Mala and CD)

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This deluxe edition comes in grey leather including a handmade Tibetan style mala, ritual musick cd and hand made bag to protect the book. One of only 11 limited edition copies.

“One becomes bombarded by visions of the arcane”

The Grimoire of ZAL is retrieved from contacts deep within the Iz-za-Zahal, the Red Dragon Cult of Leng. It gives the history of its dark rites and the secret Six Bodies teaching which lead to the knowledge of the Secret Angel and the inter-incarnational powers of the initiate. Touching upon Tibetan tantric teachings, Bon-Po and the medieval Arthurian mysteries it is a journey that starts in the bayous of Louisiana and leads to the secret tantric temple of Lukhang and beyond. Illustrated throughout by the author it includes a cover designed by Sean Woodward and Matt Baldwin-Ives.

CLAVIS JOURNAL 1 (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)

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Bound in full goat with handmade endpapers, the deluxe edition features a limited edition two-colour letterpress print of Joseph Uccello’s illustrated text of the alchemist Sir George Ripley’s Vision of the Toad. Limited to 125 copies only. Book is in fine as new condition.

The debut issue of Clavis Journal contains modern, innovative occult content and scintillant magical artifacts of centuries past. It features Johnny Jakobsson’s “Nebiros et Ars Necomantica”, an extended investigation and reverie on the grimoire-patrons of the corpse and burial ground. Martin Duffy examines the gnosis of Judas Iscariot and his place as a witch’s Saint of Opposition in “One Beyond Twelve: The Thirteenth Spirit, Judas and the Opposer”. Craig Williams issues an important magical caveat emptor for the would-be cartographers of the qliphotic wastes in his essay “Daath Gnosis”. The mysterious Grosvenor Manuscript is examined by Ben Fernee in “The Commonplace Book of Grosvenor”. Daniel Schulke’s ‘Diablo Stigmata’ considers the perpetuity of the Devil’s Mark as an accursed brand, setting the flesh of the witch apart from mankind. Also featured are alchemical writings by Edward Kelley, George Ripley, as well as Frater A.I.’s kabbalistic ritual “Shaddai’s Gate”. Featured images by Tomasz Allen Kopera, Rima Staines, Ben Tolman, Joseph Uccello, Tom Allen, Sasan Saidi, Hagen Von Tulien, Johnny Jakobsson, and more.

THE PSALTER OF CAIN by Andrew D. Chumbley, Daniel A. Schuke, Robert Fitzgerald and others (Deluxe three quarter crimson leather in custom slipcase)

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In three-quarters crimson goat and red linen, serpentine-embossed endsheets, with gilt-blocked seal of the Serpent-Angel, raised bands, and steel-gray slipcase. Strictly limited to 171 copies.

By desire was the Nail brought to earth,
A ferrous fruit plucked
from the boughs of the heavenly tree,
Thus did the mysteries of metal and fire fall unto man.

The Psalter of Cain consists of a series of devotional magical works to Cain, holy ancestor of sorcerers. Its magical foci are dedicated specifically to the Ancestral Manes of the Sabbatic Current, the shade-mothers and fathers of the Companie of the Wise.

Historically, the figure of Biblical Cain is known from the context of Italian witchcraft and Romany magic, as well as esoteric orders of Freemasonry and the Society of the Horseman’s Word. However, it is from the British witchcraft-lineages of the Cultus Sabbati that Cain has come to modern occult prominence as the especial patron of the Witch’s Art, the embodiment of Exile and Opposition explicit within the Elder Craft. In its rarefied embodiment of Crooked Path Sorcery – the ever—deviating path of Bane and Blessing, the power of Cain arises from his mythic forms of Transgressor-against-God, First Murderer, Wandering Exile, and First Tamer of the Horse, among others. These Cainite arcana received their highest ritual and literary expression in Andrew D. Chumbley’s Dragon-Book of Essex.

The Psalter of Cain is the first public work of joint authorship of the magical order Cultus Sabbati, its pages drawn from the collective work of its present initiatic body. As a work of devotional rite, charm, and incantation, the book manifests the transcendant Sabbatic vision of Cainite Gnosis: the radiance which illumines the Nocturnal Eden, the light of vision-anointed eyes. The book features new contributions from the following authors:

Andrew D. Chumbley
Robert Fitzgerald
Frater A.B.A.
Soror T.A.
Frater A.Z.
Daniel A. Schulke
Soror I.S.
Soror S.I.
Frater A.A.
Frater R. I.

SALOMONIC MAGICAL ARTS translated by Frederik Eytzinger (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)

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Full crimson goat, marbled endpapers, limited to 72 hand-numbered copies. Book is in near fine condition with very light shelf wear else fine.

Water, I exhort you olansgält. Lucifer, I exhort you with all your company, that you will bring my belongings back again. May the thief never come to peace, neither at night nor at day, sleeping or awake, riding or on foot or by any means, until he returns what he has stolen..

–From A Spell To Catch Thieves

Amid the great genres of European magical books are the Scandinavian Svartkonstböcker or ‘Books of Black Arts’, the privately-kept practical manuals of magic used by rural charmers and practitioners of folk magic. Incorporating charms, prayers, and curses, as well as medicine, alchemy and physical experiments, many of these books survive today in universities and private collections. While bearing some relationship to the corpus of  European grimoires which feature angelic and demonic magic, the Svartkonstböcker as texts of magic are in a class all their own.

Salomonic Magical Arts consists of two such volumes, originally handwritten in the early eighteenth century.  Named The Red Book and The Black Book by one of their owners, they passed through the hands of priests and cunning men before coming to rest in academic institutions. Invoking a variety of spirtual powers ranging from Christ to Beelzebub, its magical formulae, numbering in excess of 450 individual receipts, serve as a testament to the endurance of sorcery in the early modern era. First published in Swedish in 1918, Salomonic Magic Arts is here published in English for the first time.

Introducing the work is a substantive introduction by the translator, which places the book in its cultural and magico-historical context, including Swedish cunning-folk traditions (trolldom) the European grimoire tradition, traditional magical healing, pagan belief, and the relationship between folk magic and the church.

Octavo, 280 pages, Salmomonic Magical Arts is illustrated throughout with sigils and rare photographs. The sigils and magical seals were drawn by Maria Olsson after the original source documents, especially for this first English edition.

 

SYLVAN DREAD: TALES OF PASTORAL DARKNESS by Richard Gavin (Hardcover Edition Limited to 1000 Copies)

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A standard hardcover edition with dust jacket, limited to 1,000 copies.

Those who dwell unseen within the hedge, the grotesques emergent in the weave of tangled roots, the writhing form amid the shadows of the Willow boughs—all are keepers of a rustic and terrible wisdom predating the emergence of mankind. Lurching between disembodiment and wholly manifest flesh, the baleful forces of wasteland and rural barren have long been etched upon the human soul.

From the preeminent author of At Fear’s Altar and The Benighted Path comes Sylvan Dread, Richard Gavin’s long awaited fifth collection of preternatural tales. Bound within are thirteen nightmares exploring the Sinister Pastoral, the dominion prevailing at the intersection of mortal reckoning and the primoridum of daemonic Nature.

As a meditation on the forces of predation and parasitism, monstrous fecundity and decay, and those hidden folk who occupy the spaces between the branches, Sylvan Dread evokes the primeval wood — the place where all dreams and nightmares begin. In this isolate copse we witness the excavation of abominations long earthbound, the twilight of the rational, and the forgotten violence of the Dionysian Rite.

‘ Gavin’s writing serves as a testament that great masters once crafted great stories
…and as evidence that they shall do so again.’

— Thomas Ligotti

New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #124

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

THURSAKYNGI Vol I The Essence of Thursian Sorcery by EKORTU (2nd Printing Hardcover)

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Regular edition: Hardcover book bound in black leatherette. Frontcover debossed with a Sword and golden Dragon stamping. 279 pages including 20 pages glossy photograph chapter. Second Printing

Volume I is the first book of in this set of Thursatru Grimoires and presents outline for the foundation in Thursatru Tradition. This book will be for the Seekers of the Giant’s Path; those that seek the ancient wisdom through the experience and Illumination of the forces Chaos. The main topics in this series of books will focus spiritual workings, rune mysteries, practical sorcery, High Thursian Magic, religious aspects and worship of the divinity of Nifl and Muspell, interpretation and understandings of the Norse mythology and gigantology, Hel-workings, synthesis of pre-Christian Norse, gnostic and LHP perspectives, lycanthropy and different forms of shape-shifting within the Hamr-workings and much more, manifesting a practical path of the religio-sorcerous cult of the titanic forces referred to as Thurses.

Thursatru is a new progeny of the old pre-Christian Norse religion, mythology and gigantology, serving here to manifest the impulses striving to overthrow the limitations of cosmic creation.

The first book will be an offering and dedication to the primordial powers beyond the ordered universe. May the Flames of Surtr be the essence of this book and the Poisonous Blood of Aurgelmir flow as and through its ink.

PSALTERIUM SATHANAS by J. Boomsma (Limited Edition Hardcover)

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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

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick edited by Adam P. Forrest

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

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

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

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

DAEMONOLOGIE of the King James (Hardcover Limited GOAT-SKIN Edition)

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This Deluxe edition is limited to only 45 copies bound in Goat-Skin. Books is a small octavo and is in new unread condition.

DAEMONOLOGIE, In FORME of a Dialogue, Divided into Three Bookes

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.

THE PAULINE ART OF SOLOMON by Frederick Hockley

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This is a hardback limited edition of only 650 hand numbered copies.

York Beach, Maine, USA: Teitan Press, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. xxiv + 64p, [+ 144pp MSS facsimile ]. Bound in high quality black cloth, with a gilt design after Hockley stamped on the front cover, blind rules; gilt-lettered spine. Sewn, printed on acid free paper. Black “coffin-silk” endpapers. B/w & plates. Edition limited to 650 hand-numbered copies.

A significant new edition of this well-known magical text, comprising an Introduction by Alan Thorogood, a typeset transcription of Hockley’s manuscript, and a black and white photo facsimile of the original Hockley manuscript. Traditionally, “The Pauline Art,” was one of five books (along with the “Goetia”, “Theurgia Goetia”, “Ars Almadel” and “Ars Notoria”) which were gathered together to form the compendium “Lemegeton, Clavicula Salomonis Rex or the Little Key of Solomon the King” which seems to have first circulated in manuscript form at the very end of the seventeenth century. This edition reproduces a transcription of a 1715 manuscript of “The Pauline Art,” which was made by Frederick Hockley in 1838. “The Pauline Art” is in two sections, the first of which concerns the spirits of the twenty-four hours of the day, whose functions are “to do all things that is Attributed to the 7 Planets,” their seals, and method of conjuration, whilst the second is concerned with the angels of the 360 degrees of the zodiac, with the primary purpose of determining the names and invoking the guardian angel or genius. Either deliberately or otherwise the text of the Hockley manuscript is abbreviated, and the accompanying diagrams for the most part incomplete. Thorogood addresses these issues in his Introduction and transcription, either supplying the wanting material, or indicating where it can be readily found. Importantly Thorogood provides a detailed history of the text, identifying many of its major sources (some for the first time), as well as offering corrections to a number of significant errors that had crept into the manuscript version over the years. The Introduction, Transcription, and Appendix with corrections are followed by a 144 page facsimile of the original Hockley manuscript, printed on special coated paper that gives a photograph-like quality to the reproduction. NEW book, fine condition

LIBER SPIRITUUM Starts Shipping on Friday!

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Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather Silk-Touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia. published by Azoth Press and distributed through Miskatonic Books.
Start shipping Friday June 24th 2016
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick edited by Adam P. Forrest (Limited Edition Hardcover) 
Only 500 hand numbered copies are being produced!
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About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representing a depth of devoted study and practical expertise spanning the Western Magical Tradition from the Greek Magical Papyri to the Solomonic grimoires, from the Golden Dawn to Thelema, from Theurgia to Goetia, from Qabbalah to Rosicrucianism. In this beautiful volume, obviously designed for the practicing magician, these teaching adepts share their insights, experiences, tools, techniques, and even new rituals, all focused on a central concern of magical praxis, communication with those Spiritual Beings from Gods to Angels to Demons with whom the magus must become truly and transformatively familiar.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction ∙ Opening a Book of Spirits by Adam P. Forrest
  • The Place of Mingled Powers: Spiritual Beings in the Magical Lodge by John Michael Greer
  • Patrons and House Gods: Building Lifelong Relationships with Your Spiritual Guardians by Aaron Leitch
  • The Evocation of Metatron: A Golden Dawn Z-2 Ritual by Charles Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • The Prayer for Success by Jake Stratton-Kent
  • Lay Thy Tongue Upon My Heart: Forty Days of Ritual Communion Between a Pagan Adept and the Archangel Raphael Tipherethel byM. Isidora Forrest
  • Substance Through Spirit: A Reflection on Magical Evocation and Talisman Construction by Bryan Garner (Frater Ashen Chassan)
  • Kalein tous Theous: Divine Invocation in the Late Neoplatonic Tradition by Jeffrey S. Kupperman
  • Evoking Zodiacal Angels by Scott Michael Stenwick

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New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #123

Posted in Miskatonic Books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 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

 

Lil Az’H’Az: The Gnosis of the Arachnean by Edgar Kerval (Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather with Magic Wand, Onyx Stone Mala and CD)

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Lil Az’H’Az lil : The Gnosis of the Arachnean gnosis

One of only 11 copies produced!

Deluxe Edition
120 gms high quality paper
3 quarters leather (serpent Texture)
goat skin black leather
stamped foil sigil in grey

*magickal wand
made in wood and consecrated in the old shamanic tradition way
carved, and burned

*mala
in onyx stone, with wood burn sigil

 

THE GRIMOIRE OR BOOK OF SPELLS OF POPE HONORIUS (Deluxe Quarter Bound in Leather with Custom Slipcase with Lid)

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First Printing of this Edition, a reproduction of a 19th Century Manuscript which belonged to F.G Irwin, a member of Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, The Society of Eight, the Fratres Lucis and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Issued in a very limited edition of just 65 hand-numbered copies, of which this is copy number 40. Octavo, bound in green cloth over beveled boards with a full green morocco leather spine, an oval title label mounted on the front panel that has been titled and decorated in gilt, & hand-marbled endpapers. 204 pp. The original manuscript, of which this is a facsimile, had been bound into a book. This was disbound and each individual sheet was reproduced onto pure cotton paper – even the blank leaves and the slight foxing that affect them have been reproduced. The sheets were then hand-sewn copying the arrangements of the signatures in the original. The text block was then cased in a quarter Moroccan goatskin binding with traditional bookcloth. The boards are beveled and there is a leather title label gilt blocked with 23½ carat gold leaf. The edges of the title label are embedded into the board. The endpapers are of hand-made Cockerell marbled paper. A bookplate of the Society of Esoteric Endeavour identifies the limitation and the number of each copy. The bookplate of F.G Irwin has been reproduced and that is also tipped in. A fine copy of a fine facsimile of a remarkable manuscript. On publication, subscribers could purchase this book with or without a slipcase. This copy is in a very special case – a top-loading fleece-lined solander case, much different & far superior to any others we have seen on this title. The case has marbled paper boards, the front & rear sides are mounted with bevel-edged panels of green morocco leather, both sides bearing the title labels as on the front cover of the book; the spine panel has a finely printed paper title label; all with a snug-fitting top of marbled paper over board. This is obviously a deluxe issue of the slipcase, making this a very special copy of the book. Both the book and the slipcase are in fine / as new condition. It should be noted that this was the first book issued under the imprint of The Society for Esoteric Endeavour.

 

LIBER FALXIFER III: The book of 52 Stations of the Crosses of Nod by N.A-A.218 (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

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Regular Edition: Hardcover book, in black cloth with a gold stamping of Insignia of The Lord of the Crossroads of Nod on the cover, 276 pages, black embossed endpapers, black silk-ribbon bookmark. Full colour dustjacket. First Edition of 1300 copies, each book consecrated and hand numbered.

The Third Book of Falxifer focuses in its entirety on the Four Lines of the Necrosophic Qayinite Path and upon the aspects and virtues of the Master and what we within the Current 182 understand as being His main Points of Becoming and Overcoming, disclosing for the first time the specific essences presented earlier in the necessitated more ‘general forms of codifications’ that had to be employed before this current state of the unfolding of the Path of Reddened Thorns, Gilded Bones and Black Fire.

Liber Falxifer III reveals, as a third step in the external processes of Sowing the Initiatic Seeds of the Great Internal Work of Qayin’s Temple, not only in a complete manner the Three Lines of Nod treated to different degrees within the earlier books, but also here for the first time discloses in full the previously only hinted at Outlaw Line of Transgression, showing the relevancy of the symbolic addition of the X in FalXifer, as related to the totality of the Four Lines of Nod, opening at the Hidden Core of their intersection the Quintessential and Liminal Fifth Point of Spirit and its Atazothic empowerments towards Liberation…

 

SOLOMON’S CLAVIS Or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic translated by Frederick Kockley (Quarter Bound in Leather Talismanic Limited Edition)

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Ebenezer Sibly, Solomon’s Clavis, or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic, Society of Esoteric Endeavour 2008. 306pp of which 150pp carry text, the remaining being blanks.  Every page is printed in full colour.  Limited Edition of 144 copies each bearing a talisman embedded in the cover, bound in quarter sheepskin leather, every copy is different. Page edges sprinkled.

Sibly wrote the original manuscript c.1800, translating its core from French but also writing many additions including a preface and the talisman designs. The text is entirely different from the Key of Solomon as translated and published by McGregor Mathers. The occult bookseller John Denly (Mr. D. in Bulwer Lytton’s Introduction to Zanoni) sold Sibley’s manuscript for an extraordinary sum to the Duke of Wentworth but whilst in his possession he arranged for Frederick Hockley to make a copy. This copy was then copied by a youthful Robert Cross in 1868 who went one to become the seventh Raphiel, issuing a famous astrological almanac and other books relating to occultism. At some point the copy made by Cross was acquired by Major Irwin, who placed his bookplate upon the preliminaries plus also a cut out of the catalogue description of the Hockley copy (Manuscript…copied from very rare original manuscript with diagrams exquisitely done by a professor).  The books offered here is a  facsimile reproductions of Irwin copy, also reproducing his bookplate and the catalogue entry. It should be noted that each individual sheet of the original is reproduced, and then the book has been hand sewn in the same sections as the original. So, it is hard to tell from the pages that it is not the original manuscript.  Irwin’s bookplate, plus the bookplate on the front pastedown that identifies it as a S.E.E. publication, are both printed on Griffin Mill handmade papers

 

CONJURATION OF DEVILS AND SPIRITS Treadwell Edition (Quarter Leather Bound Edition of only 120 copies)

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First Separate Edition, “To be sold by private treaty”. Quarto, Quarter bound in dark blue morocco leather with raised bands on spine, light blue textured cloth over beveled boards, printed title label on front panel, handmade Italian patterned endpapers. 98 pp., some Illustrations. Issued in a numbered limited edition of 120 copies, this being copy No, 105. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued.

Comments:

First published 1665 as an appendix to Third Edition of Reginald Scot’s DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT, this text has none of Scot’s scepticism but is written by a practitioner for practitioners. This exceedingly rare volume consists of two books, with Book I being ‘Conjuration for Magicians and the More Learned Sort of Conjurers’ and Book II being ‘A Discourse Concerning the Nature and Substance of Devils and Spirits’. Book I describes in detail magical circles, fumigations and fire, magical garments and utensils, the raising and exorcising of spirits, and “How to obtain the familiarity of the Genius or Good Angel, and cause him to appear.”Book II describes the good and evil Daemon or Genii, astral spirits, infernal spirits, “the nature, force and forms of charms, periapts, amulets, pentacles, conjurations, ceremonies, etc.,” and “divers ancient spells, charms, incantations, and exorcisms.”

 

OPUSCULA MAGICA Volume 1: Essays on Witchcraft and the Sabbatic Tradition by Andrew Chumbley (Ultra Rare Private Printing DELUXE Bound In Leather with Custom Slipcase)

 

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One of only 11 copies produced in full Morocco leather with slipcase for private distribution. This is number 3 of 11

Book is in new unread condition

The Opuscula Magica treats in four volumes the short exegetical works on magic by the British occult author Andrew D. Chumbley (1967-2004). The series presents his magical essays, homilies, and other obscure works which originally appeared in small-circulation occult journals now out of print. Each volume presents a series of collated works, some revised or updated prior to his death, as well as a number of writings and illustrations previously unpublished. Together with his grimoire-texts of the magical order Cultus Sabbati, these ‘minor works on magic’ are the origination-point and foundation texts of Sabbatic Witchcraft and Crooked Path Sorcery, two of Chumbley’s most important contributions to the Art Magical. With the intent to make these works more widely available to scholars and magical practitioners, the series is printed and bound in a fine book format suited to their study and preservation. The series editor is Daniel A. Schulke.

Volume I: Essays on Witchcraft and the Sabbatic Tradition
152 pp, illustrated

 

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

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One of only 500 signed and hand numbered hardcover copies.  Each copy will be custom and signed by the author and strictly limited to only 500 hand numbered copies.
There Are Two Sides To Every Story
Like every other grad student at Miskatonic University, Owen Merrill knows about the Great Old Ones, the nightmare beings out of ancient legend that H.P. Lovecraft unearthed from archaic texts and turned into icons of modern fantasy fiction. Then a chance discovery—a lost letter written by Lovecraft to fellow Weird Tales author Robert Blake—offers a glimpse into the frightful reality behind the legends, and sends Owen on a desperate quest for answers that shatters his familiar world forever.
As he flees across the witch-haunted Massachusetts landscape toward the mysterious seaside town of Innsmouth, Owen finds himself caught up in a secret war between the servants of the Great Old Ones and their ancient enemies, a war in which yesterday’s friend may be tomorrow’s foe and nothing is as it seems. The history of the world is not what he has been taught—and the tentacles reaching out for him from the shadows of a forbidden past may hold not only his one chance of escape from the terrifying forces closing around him, but the last hope of life on Earth…

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

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2016 by miskatonicbooks

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

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

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

There Are Two Sides To Every Story

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

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

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