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New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #127

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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

VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (Deluxe Quarter Bound in Snake)

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Deluxe quarter bound in emerald green snakeskin and black shantung. Only 80 copies were produced this being #57. Book is in new unread condition.

Veneficium concerns the intersection of magic and poison, originating in remotest antiquity and reaching into the present day. Beyond their functions as agents of bodily harm, poisons have also served as gateways of religious ecstasy, occult knowledge, and sensorial aberration, as well as the basis of cures.

Allied with Samael, the Edenic serpent of first transgression whose name in some interpretations is ‘Venom of God’, this facet of magic wends through the rites of ancient Sumer and Egypt, through European Necromancy, Alchemy, the arcane the rites of the Witches’ Sabbath, and modern-day folk magic.

Of particular note to this study are the herbs of the so-called ‘Devil’s Garden’, bearing relation to the witchcraft concepts of the Graal of Midnight, the Witches’ Supper, and the Unguentum Sabbati, the flying ointment of the witches which has exerted fascination over scholar, historians, and practitioners alike.

Beyond consideration of the toxicological dimensions of magical power, the concurrent thread of astral and philosophical poisons are also examined, and their resonance and dissonance with magical practice explored. Veneficium will be of interest to students of magic, witchcraft, alchemy, botanical folklore, medicine, and occult pharmacology.

 

HRILIU: Ecclesiae Gnosticae Catholicae Canon Missae by IAO131 (Deluxe Edition Bound in Sheepskin)

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Available in a deluxe binding of Lincoln Green grained English sheepskin, bright yellow Kashgar silk endpapers, dark green and gold headbands, decorated in blind and gold tooling, each copy fully hand bound. Limited to only 220 copies.
Shewing forth in dramatic form the central Sexual/Magickal Secret 
of the IX° of the
ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS
Written to aid all in their experience of intimate devotion,
intense worship and profound Truth!
The simplest, most direct and most powerful of all magick ceremonies is the eucharist, it is quite literally the transmutation of the material being into the divine, filling the individual with Love, leading eventually to becoming a divinity oneself…
This book is a long and profound study of
Aleister Crowleys Gnostic Mass,
the most magnificent ritual celebration of the secrets of
Invocation
Consecration
Transformation
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Limited to 20 copies large format with over 300 pages, fully bound in deep brown full grain kidskin evoking the mud of the Nile, smooth black Ortiz endpapers, black and gold headbands, titles gilt to spine, an image of Horus enthroned in gold to the front board.

“…The most important modern study of magical praxis in ancient Egypt by Professor Robert Kreich Ritner, details a new definition of magic (heka), outlines its vocabulary, deals explicitly with acts of spitting, encircling, binding, burning, burial, decapitation, human sacrifice and letters to the dead.”
Illustrated with images of Egyptian magical artefacts from museums around the world, sections of important texts in hieratic, demotic Coptic and Greek, fully referenced and meticulously indexed, this book is essential to a proper understanding of all aspects of ancient Egyptian magical and religious life.

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Limited to precisely 80 deluxe copies printed large format 104 pp with extensive notes and bibliography, hand bound in tan kid morocco leather, titles and front design stamped in matt black, black endpapers, black and gold headbands, pages folio sewn with black ribbon.
THEAGOGIA:  EVOCATING THE GODS
Divine Evocation in the Greaco-Egyptian Magical Papyri
(Spells of Evocation, Necromancy & Eroticism)
Chapters include: 
  • Methodology /Terms and Definitions
  • Spells of Binding and Constraint
  • Erotic Enchantments
  • Psychagogy and Necromancy
  • Evocating the Gods
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Large format (285 x 210 mm), all bound full leather in dark green kidskin, the leather of each copy pressed to a fine polish between glazed boards. This process carried out using an English Standing Press which applies a greater amount of pressure than a normal bookbinding press, and in which the books are left for up to a week.

Text printed in red and black inks onto high quality 120gsm Oyster Wove paper, colour frontis (scene of the Weighing of the Soul from the Papyrus of Anhai) tipped in.

Hand marbled endpapers in beautiful non-pareil, coloured to be in harmony with the overall design of the book. Front cover gilt with a design taken from the Egyptian Book of the Dead and gilt with antique gold, titling to spine by hand.
The first edition of Blackden’s reconstruction of ‘Psychostasia’, or Weighing of the Heart, the key ceremony of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, was a controversial work amongst members of the Golden Dawn and the wider esoteric community. Copies of the 1914 first edition (clothbound) are now extremely scarce.

Marcus Wolsley Blackden was a member of the Isis-Urania Temple of the Golden Dawn, who by 1897 had been initiated into the Grade of Adeptus Minor. He was a member of both versions of Florence Farr’s Sphere Groups. In 1903 both he, A.E.Waite and Rev. Ayton set about to form the ‘Holy Order of The Golden Dawn.

Blackden’s book, the ‘Ritual of the Mystery of the Judgment of the Soul’ was a reconstruction based on his own translations of Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Papyrus of Anhai and sections from the rituals of A.E. Waite’s Holy Order of the Golden Dawn. In 1914 Waite removed his rituals for use in the Holy Order and thus he closed the Holy Order. Then he opened his own order called The Fellowship of the Rosy Cross in July 1915…This new edition is intended for use by Golden Dawn Temples and their members, esoteric historians, ritual specialists in Egyptology and the Book of the Dead.

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Finely bound in an edition of 32 copies, each copy in full reverse legal vellum (antique vellum from legal documents circa 1850) where the original copperplate script may be seen through the translucent binding.

A Facsimile Rosicrucian Alchemical Manuscript
On the Philosophers Stone.

Containing
The Three Magisteriums of the Art
attributed to Edward Kelley 1592-97 the companion of Dr. John Dee
(Of which this is the second edition prepared and printed from the first editions lithographic plates) that came from an unpublished handwritten notebook circa 1860. The work reflects the secret alchemical traditions of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and the Hermetic Society of the Golden Dawn

Regarding this rare manuscript Professor Teresa Burns of the University of Wisconsin-Platville wrote in the ‘Journal of the Western Mystery Traditions’ that it
‘‘…constitutes a critical link in the transmission of the underground current of physical alchemy… this volume is a significant addition to the library of any serious student, practitioner, or historian of the alchemical arts…’’

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Bound in silver grey cloth hardcovers, titles printed via letterpress then stamped in silver with the seal of the A.’.A.’. black Fabriano endpapers, book printed onto quality paper with sewn sections.

A superb work on the magick arte with over 400 pages and diagrams, including 15 illustrations and a complete bibliography of references.

The Pyramidos Ritual is a fundamental component of Aleister Crowley’s comprehensive system of magick. This truly original magick ceremony is an effective initiation ritual and forms a cornerstone in the practice of modern Hermetic magick. The Pyramidos Ritual, based on the Neophyte initiation ceremony of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, is drawn on throughout the magical practices of the Great Beast 666, and is one of his most dynamic ceremonial compositions.

Pyramidos traces the history and development of this fundamental magical ceremony from its earliest origins in the famed Golden Dawn Cipher Documents, through Crowley’s first attempts to codify a system of magick in the Order of the Lamp of the Invisible Light to the final composition of the Pyramidos Ritual as the jewel in the crown of Crowley’s own magical order.

The Pyramidos Ceremony is included in its fully expanded form and the symbolism of the ritual is explained in detail. There is also a comprehensive examination of the Golden Dawn Neophyte Ceremony. Pyramidosis is a handbook for the performance of this central ceremony of modern Hermetic magick as well as incorporating several complete magick ceremonies which are discussed in the text.

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