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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #15

 

Just in time for the season we have some very rare and unique occult titles now in stock and shipping at Miskatonic Books

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BOOK OF THE BLACK DRAGON Vol 1 – Et Nigrum Draconicum: being the theory of the Black Dragon by Peter Hamilton-Giles – Deluxe Edition bound in black goatskin and housed in a Solander traycase, Aigillic Piece of Artwork and more!

 

 

Limited edition of 33 copies

Solander Box

Quarter Moroccan style with black goat leather meeting nonpareil marbled paper.
Dividing the two materials across the front and the back is a vertical line of gold foil block.
The Solander box spine will have 7 raised bands with one coloured panel in red with the title of the book foil blocked onto it.
Each band will be bordered by foil blocked lines.
The inside of the solander box will be red velvet with an AP blind embossed insignia on the left hand side.

 

THE HEKATAEON by Jack Grayle (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

Limited Edition: Hardbound book bound in grey cloth, 368 pages. 6 full-page illustrations, 28 sigils, and a dozen photographs of ritual tools and items. The first edition published in an edition of 850 regular copies.

The Hekatæon is in essence a Hymnal to Hekate: an ecstatic work dedicated to the Maiden-Serpent-Wolf, and manifested by her divine grace. Forged by the author’s personal journey, this grimoire maps out a series of serpentine windings that lead the reader through a labyrinth of songs, spells, chants and invocations to the very throne of the Queen of Crossroads herself.

 

CROSSED KEYS Being a Chimeric Binding of Both The Black Dragon and the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III (Deluxe Leather Bound with Leather Bag Slipcase)

Offered for sale is an extremely rare and sought after copy of the Sable et d’Or fine bound edition. Only 55 copies of this edition were made. This book was the winner of Balkan’s Book of The Year award for its sheer beauty, and has been widely regarded as the most impressive of Scarlet Imprint’s venerable Fine Edition releases.

Crossed keys is a chimeric binding of both The Black Dragon and the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III in a fresh translation by grimoire magician MC. They are complementary grimoires, spanning the very earliest example of the genre to the late bibliotheque bleue period. Together they comprise a wealth of spells, spirits, lore, talismans and psalm magic, with their head in the highest heavens and their feet in the deepest hells. This is the first time they have been bound into one volume.

 

VIA TORTUOSA: An Exposition on Crooked Path Sorcery by Daniel Schulke (SPECIAL Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Slipcase) Import

 

Special deluxe leather bound edition of only 19 copies this being number 16, with marbled endpapers, silk sewn in ribbon marker housed in custom slipcase.

Book is in new unread condition.

‘Crooked Path Sorcery’ is a term originating within the Cultus Sabbati, particularly within the ritual corpus of the Draconist, used to describe the antinomian and oppositional nature of its quintessence. This sorcerous ethos is extrapolated in such Cultus works as Qutub, The Dragon-Book of Essex, and Lux Haeresis, but its roots in fact are older, animating many historical strands of sorcery. Particularly relevant to witchcraft ritual and the perception-distorting powers of the Witches’ Sabbat, the book places especial emphasis on the ‘crooked’ figure of the witch and her Art, examining historical instances and their dispersion into the modern occult workings of the Sabbatic Current. Through the devices of magical analysis, exhortation and homily, the essence of the Crooked Path and its associated byways are directly explored, illuminating the mystical convolutions of the Arcanum.

 

DATURA (Deluxe Vellum Edition in Custom Slipcase)

Solar fine bound edition
35 exemplars
Full vellum, silk curved slipcase, gilt stamped.

Datura is an elegant collection comprising the work of 26 leading poets from the occult and pagan communities, and six essays on the agony and ecstasy of the creative process.

 

MANDRAGORA: FURTHER EXPLORATIONS IN ESOTERIC POESIS ed by Ruby Sara – Deluxe Leatherbound Edition in Custom Slipcase

 

THE DEVIL’S NOCTUARY: Being the First Song of Qayin by Gavin W. Semple – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover with Gilt Edges and Custom Slipcase

Limited to 32 deluxe copies; bound in full antique goat, sunk coffin and copper blocking, handmade endpapers, copper edges, ribboned and presented in a slipcase.

Mandragora – further explorations in esoteric poesis.
A companion volume to Datura comprising nine extensive essays and the works of 48 poets. A chthonic and deeply rooted work.

 

 

 

Deluxe leather bound deluxe limited edition of only 33 copies with gilt edges and custom slipcase.

Published by Atramentous Press

From the publisher:

he book situates the reader in relation to Qayin by leading you through a diverse range of adorations, that when realised impart the structure of an overall Rite. This book is witty, clever in its structure, and with swift of hand delivers a beauty to an impossible dilemma.

 

OPUSCULA MAGICA Volume 2: Essays on Witchcraft and Crooked Path Sorcery by Andrew Chumbley (Deluxe, Quarter Bound In Leather with Custom Slipcase)

 

 

One of only 144 hand numbered deluxe quarter bound in leather with custom slipcase. Book is in fine unread condition.

Opuscula Volume Two contains ten essays written between 1992 and 2000, including one previously unpublished. Expanding upon themes developed in Opuscula Volume I, the book also treats Crooked Path Sorcery, a transcendental ethos of traditional witchcraft having parallels in such traditions as Petro Voudon. Also new in this volume is an Author’s Preface, as well as Robert Fitzgerald’s rare 1996 interview with Chumbley in Esoterra. The 1999 article ‘Gnosis For the Flesh Eternal’ appears here for the first time, being a much-expanded version of ‘Wisdom For the New Flesh’ which first appeared in Starfire. For this second volume, we have also included nine Azoëtia-era illustrations which have never before seen print.

 

 

LUX HAERESIS: The Light Heretical by Daniel Schulke – Deluxe Three Quarter Bound in Black Goat with Custom Slipcase

 

This is a rare deluxe limited edition three quarters bound in goat in custom slipcase.  Book is in new unread condition.  One of only 81 hand numbered copies.

Published by Xoanon

Let not the Eye of the Seer be divided from the Body Entire. Even in stasis so-call’d, image-revelation is kinesthetic, for the motions of the Beholding Eye are driven by the contours of signacula comprising the image in totality, and which first arose from the dancing Hand of the Divine Artist. Thus, in Beholding, the flesh of all Image is venerated by phantom-touch; caressed, as it were, by the Eye, in adoration …thus the Beloved becomes the Witching Apple.

 

THE SCORPION GOD by Mark Alan Smith (Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover in Slipcase) Import

Limited to only 73 slipcased copies bound in full earthen olive goat & gold stamped with the seal of the Scorpion, gilded foredges, signed & sigilised by the Author. This book is signed and inscribed by the author

Book fine condition with a very faint bump to one corner…may not even be a bump could just be a facet in the grain of the leather. Else fine.

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

 

THE OCCULT RELIQUARY by Daniel Schulke – SPECIAL Limited Edition Hardcover Bound in Full Morocco with Slipcase

Deluxe SPECIAL limited edition of only 100 copies bound in full morocco with custom slipcase. Book is in as new unread condition

Edited by Daniel A. Schulke and with an Introduction by Graham King,

The Occult Reliquary presents a selection of images from the Richel-Eldermans Collection, an occult archive of some 2,000 images and artifacts housed in the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. Situated at the crossroads of erotic magic, ceremonial angelic conjuration, and witchcraft, the images comprise, in part, a pictorial cipher of the rituals of Ars Amatoria, a European magical order using sex magic, and the lesser-known M.:.M.:. , based in the Hague and Leiden. Also referenced among the collection are materials relating to A.:.A.:. of Aleister Crowley. The transfixing procession of images, charms, magical seals, and ritual objects in the Collection is the work of multiple artists, and displays a high degree of magical insight and creativity. It will be of interest to students of witchcraft, Freemasonry, the Goetia, sex magic, and early twentieth century occultism. The Reliquary presents for the first time a selection of these magical images, many reproduced at full scale, and bound with the highest quality materials. Printed in large-format on archival paper.

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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #13

Some new, rare and back in stock items ready to ship at Miskatonic Books

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

The 2nd edition of this book was limited to 700 copies in total, and is hand-numbered

Book is in fine unread condition.

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

 

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

 

Limited Edition Hardcover, 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.  Book has gentle bump to bottom corners otherwise fine condition.

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.

HOLY DAIMON by Frater Acher (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Limited to 600 hand numbered copies, bound in an earthen grey bookcloth stamped in black and gold, with embossed black endpapers.  192 pages, 6×9 with 13 black and white photography by the author. Published in 2018

Book is in near fine condition

Holy Daimon is the result of more than ten years of ritual and theoretical magical research, the book is comprised of three parts: History, Memory and Practice, providing a well-grounded introduction, as well as a practical path to creating communion with one’s holy daimon.

KHIAZMOS: A Book Without Pages by Andrew D. Chumbley (DELUXE Leatherbound LImited Edition Hardcover in Slipcase)

This deluxe edition is in new unread condition and is limited to only 72 hand numbered copies, half bound in leather and marbled boards in custom slipcase

The grimoire articulates the paradoxical arcanum of Opposition — an essential dynamic force of Sabbatic Witchcraft — which animates the Art of Magic itself, through aphoristic formulae. Like the mystical formats of the riddle, parable, and koan, the book utilizes strategies of arcane, recursive exposition to express transcendent truths about magic, the spirit world, the stance of the sorcerer, and the Sabbat of the Witches. The living book, as conceived in the Vision of the Scribe, possessed the power to transcend its material corpus, and simultaneously write and unwrite itself as it was read, creating the titular ‘absence’ of pages. The title is derived from the Greek “chiasmus”, indicating a literary, or rhetorical, device in which concepts are expressed in a forward or standard form and then in reverse order. Each aphorism may thus be viewed as an absence and a presence.

 

LUCIFER: Princeps by Peter Grey (Deluxe Leather Bound Hardcover in Custom Traycase) Import

Dawn Breaker’ edition bound in full emerald morocco, all edges gilt, custom peacock marbled endpapers, and presented in a solander traycase. One of only 81 hand numbered copies.

Lucifer: Princeps is a seminal study on the origins of the Lucifer mythos by Peter Grey. It is the first in a two volume work; the companion volume, Praxis, being an exposition of ritual actions, is due to be published in 2016.

The fall of Lucifer, and that of the rebel angels who descended upon the daughters of men, comprise the foundation myth of the Western occult tradition. Lucifer: Princeps is a study of origins, a portrait of the first ancestor of witchcraft and magic. In tracing the genealogy of our patron and prince, the principles that underlie the ritual forms that have come down to us, through the grimoires and folk practices, are elucidated. The study draws on the extensive literature of history, religion and archaeology, engaging with the vital discoveries and advances of recent scholarship, which render previous works on Lucifer, however well intentioned, out of date. A concomitant exegesis of the core texts conjures the terrain and koine of the Ancient Near East, the cradle cultures and language of his nascence. Of critical importance are the effaced cultures and cults that lie behind the Old Testament polemics, viz. those of Assyria, Ugarit and Canaan, as well as Sumeria, Egypt and Greece; they provide the context that give meaning to what would otherwise be an isolated brooding figure, one who makes no sense without being encountered in the landscape.