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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 #10

Miskatonic Books Newsletter #10 August 5th 2020

 

Here are a few rare and interesting items that just arrived at Miskatonic Books.

These are sold on a first come first serve basis and given their rarity we tend to have only a single copy for sale.  Click on the picture of the book to get ordering information:

ZAKAEL: The Stargate of Kryst by Vermilion -Deluxe Quarter Leather and Marbled Boards Special DEVOTEE Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Slipcase

The special hand made full genuine goatskin leather bound Devotee Edition of Zakael will be made strictly limited to only 15 exemplars this being #4

Book is in new unread condition

Devotee Edition specifications:

– Genuine AAA+ grade goatskin leather bound to the spine
– The spine is adorned with 5 raised spine ribs
– 23ct gold title lettering printed to the spine
– Front cover leather strip printed with a 23ct large ornament
– Front cover 23ct gold sigil printed over the marbled paper
– Back cover leather strip blind stamped
– Front & back cover finished with unique hand made marbled papers. Each paper sheet is made 1 of 1.
– Black end-papers

The book is housed in a custom made solander clamshell box.

– The box is covered with a dual tone yarn woven Italian linen
– Soft black velvet internal lining
– 23ct gold title lettering printed to the spine
– 23ct ornaments printed to the spine
– 23ct gold sigil printed to the top/front of the box

Each copy is hand numbered.

Synopsis

WOLFS-HEAD: Óðinn, The Ecstatic God of Tethers and Skin-Turning. By Shani Oates – Limited Edition Hardcover

 

Hardcover Edition (Limited to approx. 700 copies): 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 210 pages. Hardbound 90pts, Tele Legatoria Setalux Shimmering ‘Ice Blue’ bookbinding Cloth from Italy. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and Blind Deboss on the cover. B&W & Colour interior, with Eclipse, Coarse Grain texture, Endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Blood & Fire Ritual Art, Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered.

Published by Anathema Publishing LTD

 

From the publisher:

“As a transpersonal state, berserkergangr has attracted a host of theories that attempt to explain or rationalise it as a drug-induced frenzy, or insanity. Too few studies are open to the possibility of an enhanced state of spiritual intoxication, of ‘god possession.’ Being an ecstatic madness, that dedication to an extreme warrior code is more akin to the mysterious disciplines of the east that demand, privation, ordeal and self-sacrifice. It is the path of the zealot, the hero and the priest combined.”

Óðinn’s identity as the Ecstatic God of the Tethers of Law and Death, is least recognised through his Skin-Turning and Shape-shifting techniques as gifts of the highest craft he imparts to a shamanic warrior elite. Those themes are explored in this volume, alighting upon a wide range of magics and histories identified within the Óðinnic cultus. Medieval source materials yield a wealth of information relating to Totemism; Ritual Guising; the Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar as Óðinn’s True Wolf Warriors; Motifs of Magical Beasts in Battle; the Wælceasega as Carrion Host; the Law and Covenants relating to Wǽr-loga; Outlawry; She-Wulves; The Red Thread of Wyrd, Warding and Binding the Dead, Varðlo(k)kur – the call to spirit; Dragons, the Wyrm, and finally, to the malefic sorcery of the Dog Heads of War, The Zmei, The Roggenwolf and the Bukka, whose presence in the wheat, rye and barley knots of the blessed harvest grains, all wend a path through to the real St George, to Green George.

Enchanted thread, girdles, withies and staves, seiðr and the völur are woven through the time-honoured mysteries shared by Beowulf, Grendel and his brimwylf (‘sea-wolf’) mother. Nordic culture drew inspiration and influence from the magical and martial disciplines of the Sámi, Slavic, north-European and Eurasian peoples. Invoking the divine ecstasy of creation, Shamen priests and warriors, stand ‘outside’ time. Óðinn’s antinomian challenges generated considerable friction within societal ‘law.’ The dehumanisation of the skóggarmaðr (wild men of the forest) outlawed for following his rule, rendered them indistinct from the forest-wolf’s status, and were perceived as equal quarry. Transpersonal experiences shaped their realities, relating to identification through a clan totem, namely the wolf, and later the dragon, wyrm and raven, not merely as wild beasts of battle, but of ancestry, mind, of wit and wisdom.  Couched in ambiguities, the role of the Valkyrjur, the ‘handmaidens of Óðinn is re-evaluated, leading to a new conclusion for their association with (battle) carnage and the ‘Cult of the Dead.’

If you are looking for the deluxe edition of:

WOLFS-HEAD: Óðinn, The Ecstatic God of Tethers and Skin-Turning. By Shani Oates – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition click the image below for ordering information.

Collector’s Edition (Limited to approx. 200 copies): 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 210 pages. Hardbound 90pts, Navy Aristo Eurobond leather. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine, Blind Deboss and Black & Gold foil blocking on the cover. B&W & Colour interior, with Eclipse, Coarse Grain texture, Endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Blood & Fire Ritual Art, Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered. Glued bookplate signed by the author inside.

 

Back in stock and shipping:

THE BOOK OF DEVOTIONAL SERVICE TO THE DARK KING OF FLAME: LUCIFER (Leather Bound Hardcover Edition)

 

It has come to our attention that only 1 or 2 exemplars ever were offered in the second hand market.

We have received over the past years many requests to have this book reprinted. And now here it is finally once again. We initially hesitated to do this reprint….simply because we don’t know how many people are actually interested in this grimoire.

The “Grimoire of Bhakti Yoga” is a book that serves as a prelude to the follow up grimoire titled “Psalterium Sathanas” by the same author.

In this book one will find guidelines and invocations for the purpose of contemplation and meditation and establishing a Spiritual connection to The Dark King Lucifer.

Provided are sigils to serve as focus points and invocations and mantras to be recited. Additionally is a theoretical essay/prose which is constructed in small sections which serve as a helpful means to set the appropriate mood and context in which the prayers, invocations and hymns should be understood and used in this practise of meditation and devotional service.

The text is titled “The Epistle of Sophia’s Luciferian Incarnation: Creation of Environmental Necessity for Man to acquire Wisdom and Divinity”.

This work is born out of passion, love and devotion to Sophia, Lucifer and Hekate.

The sole purpose of this book is to honour and give devotion to the Spirit.

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Table of Contents

– Introduction
– Prelude

The Grimoire of Bhakti-Yoga

– Preliminary rite
– Prayer for Wisdom

– The Epistle of Sophia’s Luciferian Incarnation: Creation of Environmental Necessity for Man to Acquire Wisdom and Divinity (paragraph I – XIV)

– Prayer for Love and Protection
– Invocation for the Dark Light of Lucifer’ Torch
– Prayer for Passage
– Prayer for Inner Serenity
– Invocation to Descent
– Praise to the Triple Manifestation of the most High
– Invocation for Lucifer to Appear

 

AZOETIA: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew D. Chumbley 3rd edition (Limited Edition Hardcover)

As the incepting text of Xoanon Limited, Andrew D. Chumbley’s visionary book ‘The Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft’ was first published in 1992 and is regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition. The second edition of 2002 sold out within months of its release. Since then, exorbitant prices on the second-hand market have prevented ownership of this essential text. In response to growing interest in this work, and as part of the conservation and dissemination of the magical texts of the Cultus Sabbati, Xoanon Limited is releasing the third edition of ‘The Azoëtia’. The grimoire ‘Azoëtia’ is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working instruments, the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress, and an eleven-chaptered grimoire detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.

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New Arrivals at Miskatonic Books July 13th 2020

THE DRAGON BOOK OF ESSEX by Andrew Chumbley (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition) Import

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HANDS OF APOSTASY Daniel Schulke & Michael Howard – Private Reserve 1 of 23 Bound in full leather with Custom Slipcase

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MODERN AMULETS FROM ANCIENT SCRIPTURES by Gilles de Laval – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover with Bonus Extra Supplemental Amulets Leather Bound Limited Hardcover – Import

https://bit.ly/38R0W2E