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GENESIS OF THE BOOK OF THE LAW: The Complete Texts by David Allen Hulse. In both Deluxe and Limited editions.

Deluxe Limited to only 93 numbered copies

93 copies bound in full tan kidskin leather with pale ochre hemp embossed endpapers.
Each volume is wrapped in a single sheet of Egyptian papyrus and sealed with the signet ring of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu.
Each comes complete with three gold embossed cards bearing the Kameas (magickal squares created by the author) of the three phases of Revealing, stamped onto Italian mould-made paper cards.

Limited to only 222 numbered copies

222 copies bound in quarter tan kidskin with Egyptian papyrus, light ochre hemp embossed endpapers.

From the publisher:

GENESIS OF THE BOOK OF THE LAW is an intricate study of the magickal events in the life of Aleister Crowley specifically leading up to the reception of The Book of the Law
and its aftermath over decades.

We have presented the work in a square format with wide margins, it is our hope that earnest students will take the opportunity to make their own notes in their books in order to analyse the countless numerical and qabalistic ciphers which appear both in Crowley’s life and in their own magickal work.

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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 Tradition outlined in this Grimoire is in some of its aspects pertaining to the symbolism employed based on certain for us fundamental concepts derived from the Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, as transmitted by the prophet Nathan of Gaza, such as the dichotomy between the Cosmic Light of Creation and the Anti-Cosmic Light of the Qliphothic Impulse. While this most important concept imbues the whole Work, the Tradition presented within this book takes the matter far deeper towards the Side of Qliphoth than what the ‘Sabbatian’ traditions ever had or would, until a Gnostic form of Anti-cosmic Satanism/ Luciferianism emerged perfectly suited for the Embodiment of the Current 218, not with the goal of separation and isolation from the True Divinity, like what most other forms of the so called “satanic” or “Left Hand Path” traditions seem to advocate and strive for, but instead setting as the highest goal to indeed merge and become as one with the Unbound Essence of Divinity in the Fullness of the Emptiness of Ain, beyond all limitations, illusions and finite duality.

The Book of Sitra Achra – A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side provides in an unapologetic manner insight into one of the most maligned and vilified traditions, in order to shed the Light of Truth on the most controversial aspects of the Current 218 in order to both guide the sincere seekers of the Black Light and at the same time dispel those misguided and/or misguiding individuals who in a profane manner have or would approach the Anti-Cosmic Tradition for all the wrong reasons, mistaking it for all those things that it in actuality opposes and serves to eliminate.

The Qliphothic Path outlined in this Grimoire is not to be connected to any other system that has been made public so far and is in its approach and essence a totally unique form of Initiatic Ceremonial Magic, stretching from this to the Other Side, establishing the pathways and gates through which the adept may strive to become as one with the Eleven-Headed Ruler of the Tree of Wisdom, Unfated Death and Liberation from all cosmic limitation.

May the Spirits belonging to the Other Divinity find within this Grimoire
the Black Light that shall guide their steps through this world of White Darkness towards the Kelim-Shattering Illumination of the
Thoughtless Crown of the Dragon.

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BOOK OF URIEL by Frater ALiM (Deluxe Limited Edition with Custom Cloth Sigilized Bag)

BOOK OF URIEL by Frater ALiM (Deluxe Limited Edition with Custom Cloth Sigilized Bag)

Extremely hard to find title. This being one of only 1000 second limited edition copies. This being number “1” of 1000.

Book has a very light gentle bump to one corner otherwise in new unread condition.

240 pages and measuring 11 x 8.5

THE BOOK OF URIEL is a 21st Century Grimoire. In the Hermetic Tradition of the Golden Dawn, from sources such as Key of Solomon, Armadel and other hermetic and Kabalistic texts. A priceless work of art of the western mystery schools, rich in visual content, a must have for any initiate of the inner grades.

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THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Half Bound in Leather with Slipcase)

 

THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Half Bound in Leather with Slipcase)

One of only 28 hand numbered copies quarter bound in goatskin and autumn marbled paper in custom slipcase

Book is in new unread condition.

Daniel A. Schulke’s forthcoming work The Green Mysteries (Arcana Viridia), due to be released August 2017, is an occult herbal 25 years in the making. Meticulously illustrated with over 250 original images by renowned artist Benjamin Vierling, its primary rubric is that of an original occult pharmacopeia written from the perspective of a contemporary magical herbalist. As a whole the book emerges principally from the discipline of Occult Herbalism, which encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants.

As a foundational treatise introducing this work, Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism speaks to its interior philosophical concerns. Circumscribing the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry, it examines the ways in which knowledge of this type is acquired and put into practice. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those that have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction.

Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science.  In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach.

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LIBER THAGIRION Draconian Grimoire of the Black Sun by Asenath Mason (Limited Edition Hardcover 2nd Edition)

 

LIBER THAGIRION Draconian Grimoire of the Black Sun by Asenath Mason (Limited Edition Hardcover 2nd Edition)

Limited Edition Hardcover 2nd edition of only 100 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.

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VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (Signed Deluxe Edition Bound in Quarter Emerald Green Snakeskin)

VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (Signed Deluxe Edition Bound in Quarter Emerald Green Snakeskin)

 

One of only 81 signed and hand numbered copies quarter bound in green snakeskin and black shantung.

Book is in fine, 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.

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THE SACRED MAGIC OF ABRAMELIN THE MAGE (Signed Deluxe Bound in English Vellum Limited Edition in Custom Slipcase)

THE SACRED MAGIC OF ABRAMELIN THE MAGE (Signed Deluxe Bound in English Vellum Limited Edition in Custom Slipcase)

Limited to only 36 hand-numbered copies. Signed and sigillized by Georg Dehn and bound in English Vellum, hand gilt and laced with purple ribbon, handmade marbled endpapers, black and gold headbands, presented in a purple moire silk slipcase and includes exclusive Abramelin oil, incense and papyrus seal.

Book is in new unread condition

Complete text of all four original parts translated and edited by Georg Dehn

Translated from the German by Steven Guth and introduced by Lon Milo DuQuette

This is the newly revised and expanded second edition of this modern magical classic.

Being a complete and modern translation from various extant manuscripts, including a previously unpublished fourth part.

An expanded and revised edition including new historical research and some thirty new magical recipes.

The book has also been redesigned with almost 200 explanatory footnotes and a complete index

This is the only modern translation of this crucial magical sourcework!

Includes the previously undiscovered and unpublished Part 4 being a list of spells and rituals.

Provides instruction on the practical application of magic, including the first recorded example of a technique for self-development and initiation.

It is the first modern translation of this critical magical work since S.L. Macgregor Mathers’s original translation over 100 years ago. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, whereas Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation which proves the existence of the historical figure of Abramelin.

It includes a vast amount of important material left out of Mathers’ work, including an entirely new section filled with magical recipes, important distinctions in the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel ritual, and complete word grids that had

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THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (Limited Edition Hardcover)

THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Daniel A. Schulke’s forthcoming work The Green Mysteries (Arcana Viridia), due to be released August 2017, is an occult herbal 25 years in the making. Meticulously illustrated with over 250 original images by renowned artist Benjamin Vierling, its primary rubric is that of an original occult pharmacopeia written from the perspective of a contemporary magical herbalist. As a whole the book emerges principally from the discipline of Occult Herbalism, which encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants.

As a foundational treatise introducing this work, Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism speaks to its interior philosophical concerns. Circumscribing the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry, it examines the ways in which knowledge of this type is acquired and put into practice. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those that have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction.

 

Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science.  In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach.

 

 

 

 

 

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New, Rare and Interesting Items This Week at Miskatonic Books #134

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 ST CYPRIAN Translated by Felix Castro Vicente (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 500 limited edition hardcover copies.

The Book of St Cyprian is 700 pages of text complete with images from original texts, copious amounts of notes and reference citations, and best of all information that few people have had access to unless they speak Portuguese fluently. The author was able to study the original texts in great detail and has taken everything he could from them and compiled what we believe to be the single greatest reference on the subject of the magick of ST. Cyprian.

In the author’s own words:

This edition brings together the three texts from the fourth century that gave rise to the magical tradition associated with the name of St. Cyprian (Conversion, Confession and Martyrdom), the four most important Iberian grimoires of the nineteenth century (the Portuguese that gave birth to the Brazilian versions and the Spaniards containing the instructions of ceremonial magic) and several other magical texts associated with the Holy Sorcerer. The material was organized in sections that allow a comprehensive analysis of the contents (The Origin of the Book, Vita Cypriani, Magical Art, Talismans and Amulets, The Book of the Spirits, Cyprian Prayers, Exorcisms, Magical Treasures, Magical Secrets). The historical introduction has a broad and detailed description of the origins and development of the tradition from the fourth to the nineteenth century. The edition is enriched with a Preface by Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold and the Presentation by Felix Castro Vicente.”

ANCIENT TEXTS OF THE GOLDEN ROSICRUCIANS Vol 1 (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Edition)

Leather Bound in red kidskin with gilt titling to ribbed spine and marbled endpapers. Strictly limited to only 50 copies. Each of the deluxe copies is signed and numbered by Darcy Kuntz and accompanied by his hand-drawn talismanic image of the limitation page.

This is the first volume of the Ancient Texts of the Golden Rosicrucians, and includes Der Rosenkreuzer in seiner Blösse: or The Rosicrucian Exposed by Magister Pianco. Translated from the German by W.J. Songhurst; the Greek translated by Adam Forrest; and the Latin by John Michael Greer. Book II is Themis Aurea: The Laws of the Fraternity of the Rosie Cross by Michael Maier. Newly revised into modern English by Darcy Kuntz; the Greek translated by Adam Forrest; and the Latin by James Hume. Edited with an Introduction by Darcy Kuntz.

 

INVISIBILITY: Egyptian Ritual Text by Richard Phillips (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition)

Limited to only 20 copies, over 200 pages large format hand bound in burgundy full grain kidskin, smooth black Ortiz endpapers, black and gold headbands, cover stamped in gold with the Eye of Horus.

Not only one of the rare discussions of invisibility in magic, but also a detailed and extensive study of ancient Egyptian papyrus texts dealing with magical formulae for binding, the Invocation of Darkness, amulets, ritual and symbol.

Chapters on the famous ‘Ring of Gyges’, the ‘Cap of Hades’, invisibility as an act of transformation, invisibility spells in Egyptian literature, the magic of invisibility and escape, ritual texts and extant spells.

Detailing the content of seven important surviving magicians handbooks from the ancient world, gives facsimiles of original papyrus spells with extensive commentary, indices for Coptic, Greek and Demotic material contained therein.

A most important and original contribution to our understanding of this arcane aspect of the occult sciences.

A ROSE VEILED IN BLACK: Art and Arcana of Our Lady Babalon Edited by Robert Fitzgerald and Daniel Schulke

One of only 49 limited edition copies, quarter-bound in scarlet goat and marbled paper. Book is in new unread condition.

From the publisher:

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

 

MAGIC CIRCLES IN THE GRIMOIRE TRADITION by William Kiesel (Limited Edition Hardcover)

With the center of the circle as a starting point, orientation can take on precise meaning in the context of its ritual, which was designed to secure spiritual knowledge and material dominion in the world through the agency of spirits, stars and cabalistic arcana.

Magic Circles have been depicted in popular expressions of magic and witchcraft as well as detailed with full rubrics in traditional manuals of magic such as the Clavicula Solomonis or Liber Juratus. Using narrative, visual and textual material available from European grimoires and manuscripts, the author discusses the various forms and functions of this important piece of apparatus employed by magicians in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including their role in providing authority and protection to the operator, as well as examples of their use in divination and treasure finding. Additionally, contemporary examples of the magic circle at work in modern esoteric praxis are provided and discussed in light of the traditional approaches they exhibit. This monograph serves to explicate this important tool of ceremonial magic and is valuable to practitioners of the art magical with its technical data, while also providing context in historical settings for the merely curious reader of occult subjects. Illustrated throughout.

 

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

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.

 

WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY OF THE BALKANS by Radomir Ristic (Limited Edition Hardcover)

Limited edition hardcover of only 300 copies.

With its geographic diversity of rocky edifices, deep river valleys and dense forests, Europe’s Balkan mountain region has been characterized as a natural fortress. This natural multiformity is mirrored by an ancient admixture of magical beliefs and practices present in the region for thousands of years. Among the many specialist types of Balkan magic is Vesticarstvo, a sorcery drawing its power from Balkan folk belief, relict shamanism, and medieval heresy. This traditional magic, which has also been referred to as The Balkan Craft, is present today in many forms, and uses of thousands of charms, rites, and spells in the rural communities where it survives. A quintessential embodiment of this power is the zmajevit covek or ‘dragon-man’. Part human, part serpent, he possessed supernatural heredity and the power to curse, cure, and traffic with supernatural beings. Often incorporating the ancient powers of the pre-Roman Gods, the Queen of the Fairies, elemental spirits, and the ancestral retinue, the vital corpus of Vesticarstvo lore is a little-explored area of occult study. Drawing from both historical sources and present survivals, the present volume examines its history, beliefs, and rituals, including a complete English translation of De Intorkatura, an age-old rite of magical combat, as well as several other Balkan witchcraft rituals never before translated into English.

152 pages, with color and black and white illustrations