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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