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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #12

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

Just click on the photo or the title to get ordering information on any title.

EXU & The Quimbanda of Night and Fire by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold – Leather Bound Deluxe Edition in Custom Slipcase

Mor edition
70 exemplars this being #48
Full black goatskin, extravagantly blind stamped about a gilt medallion heart, raised bands on spine, sombre marbled endpapers, ribboned, slipcased. A Book is in fine condition in like slipcase

Published by Scarlet Imprint

EXU & the quimbanda of night and fire, is the strong companion to Pomba Gira and together with her gives the most complete account of this sorcerous cult.

 

THE INCOMING OF THE AEON OF MAAT: Correspondence between Frater Achad [Charles Stansfeld Jones], Aleister Crowley, Gerald Yorke, and Others, 1948-49 by Michael Staley & Michael Barham – Limited Edition Hardcover

 

London: Starfire Publishing, 2020. Limited Cloth Edition of 1,000 copies. A FINE CLOTH COPY in fine dust jacket. Thirty-two pages of plates, both color and black and white. Illustrated end papers. Annotations by Michael Staley. Book is in fine unread condition

For many years, Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad) was a close colleague of Aleister Crowley in the A. A. and O.T.O., his ‘Magical Son’ and heir-apparent, involved in magical operations such as the Amalantrah Working of 1918. However, Jones began to develop and express his own vision of a forthcoming Aeon of Truth and Justice, as foreshadowed in the third chapter of “The Book of the Law”, an enigmatic text of three short chapters transmitted to Crowley in 1904 by a praeter-human Intelligence, Aiwass.

 

Back in stock items from Anathema Publications:

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

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.

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….

 

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

 

THE HANGED GOD: Odinn Grimnir by Shani Oates (Trade Paperback Edition)

Challenging former atrophied or outdated knowledge regarding Óðinn’s acquisition of the runes and the mead of poetry, this extensive and intense study revisits Hávamál, Vǫluspá, Skáldskaparmál, Grímnismál, Heimskringla and Ynglinga Sagas specifically, to unravel and reconnect crucial factors that collectively reveal a magical formula for rebirth and resurrection…

 

(h)Auroræ by Gabriel McCaughry (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

 

Limited Edition Hardcover of only 500 hand numbered copies.  Book is in new unread condition

5.25 x 8.5 inches. 304 pages. Hardbound 100pts, Tele Legatoria ‘Bronze’ bookbinding Cloth from Italy. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and on the cover. Colour interior, with fully illustrated Endpapers. Thoroughly illustrated throughout by José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal, Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered

(h)Auroræ is a mystifying, albeit utterly profound journey. Part ontological synthesis, philosophical rambling, magickal diary, visual grimoire, inspired mystical poem, revelatory/individuation process, and part alchemical vessel of expression, the book exists under the umbrella of what the author refers to as ‘Gnostic Luciferianism.’ First and foremost, however, (h)Auroræ exists as an act of eternal remembrance.

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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #11

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

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The latest from Scarlet Imprint and from one of our favorite authors:

BLACK ABBOT – WHITE MAGIC: Johannes Trithemius & The Angelic Mind by Frater Acher – Limited Edition Hardcover – Import

Limited to 900 copies, bound in white bonded leather, stamped in blind and black, with embossed black endpapers, and black ribbon.

Book is in new unread condition

Published by Scarlet Imprint

From the publisher:

Black Abbot · White Magic: Johannes Trithemius and the Angelic Mind is the second volume of Frater Acher’s Holy Daimon cycle, and focusses on the magical legacy of Johannes Trithemius. The book includes the first full English translations of two angelic grimoires, reveals the construction of the talismanic Tablet of Truth, the compounding of a love philtre, the creation of the exorcistic powder of Pelagius and the purificatory counter-magic of the witch’s bath. Through Acher’s careful analysis of these texts, the reader is guided towards a mystical and historically attested method of practicing angelic magic.

 

Back in stock items from Theion Publishing:

UNDERWORLD: A Practical Guide to Necromancy compiled by The Sepulcher Society (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

One of only 720 hardcover limited editions bound in fine black cloth, front embossing, lettering on spine and headbands.  Book is in new unread condition.

  • 240 pages, 165×235 mm,
  • printed on wood-free high quality Alto Satin paper (115gsm),
  • incl. full-page color artwork by Tau Ramón Vázquez López and
  • several black & white illustrations,
  • Surbalin gold-pastel endpapers.

Theion Publishing is proud to announce the release of our next title Underworld, an expert study and manual of practical necromancy.

 

FEROCIOUS: A Folk Tantric Manual on the Sapta Matrika Cult by The Sepulcher Society (Hardcover Limited Edition)

Bibliographic details:

  • 272 pages, 165×235 mm, stitched.
  • printed on wood-free high quality paper (115gsm).
  • 7 original full page b/w illustrations by Erica Frevel; additional photo
    reproductions.
  • Surbalin endpapers.

Limited Edition Cloth Hardcover Edition 

  • Bound in shiny red fine cloth.
  • Embossing, lettering on spine, headbands.
  • Limited to 756 copies only.

Book is in new unread condition

Description

The transgressive cultus of the wild, blood-thirsty and demon-slaying Matrikas (“little Mothers”) is amongst the most fascinating but least treated areas of South Asian spirituality and magic. Exploring the rich history of the Matrika Cult as well as the tantric background in which it has survived, Ferocious takes the reader deep into initiatic terrain. The goddesses are examined as a group followed by chapters for each individual Matrika, elaborating Her unique origins, iconography and mantras. An appendix offers a full treatise on an eighth Matrika sometimes worshipped with the other seven.

OF COSMOGONIC EROS by Ludwig Klages (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

Description

Theion Publishing is proud to release the first-ever English translation of one of the most important metaphysical works of the 20th century: Of Cosmogonic Eros by the German visionary Ludwig Klages. This monograph is dedicated entirely to an in-depth examination of the mysteries of Eros and the most powerful forms of ecstasy. Here Klages presents a pandaemonic vision of becoming which is inextricably linked to an Eros whose elemental power shatters everyday consciousness and mates the individual to the secrets of the cosmos. The author seeks to restore Eros to his true status and function by carefully distilling his essence against all falsifications and distortions. Showing how Eros is related to Thanatos and integral to every true cultus of the dead and ancestral worship, Klages leaves no doubt that only the Eroto-Gnostic holds the keys to authentic Life and the daemonic empowerment of the Cosmos.

 

THE FACELESS GOD by Dr. Tomas Vincente (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 700 hand bound limited edition hardcover.

Introduction by David Beth, Artwork by Mitchell Nolte, Complete with ritual instructions

This book of Left Hand Path theory and practice has been eagerly awaited since the first news about its coming-into-being was announced last year. We are certain that Dr. Vincente’s tome will meet the highest expectations and demands of all serious practitioners of the magical Art.

 

CHTHONIC GNOSIS: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All by Dr. Gunnar Alksnis (Limited Edition Hardcover)

One of only 720 copies bound in Telluric Brown fine cloth.

This groundbreaking release is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics ever to be published in English. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century. A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in the notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics. Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, poetry, metaphysics, psychology and graphology, he influenced many important contemporaries such as Hermann Hesse, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger and others. The work of esoteric teachers such as Lama Anagarika Govinda, Michael Bertiaux and David Beth has been deeply inspired by the magical antinomian biocentrism of Klages. Misinterpreted, vilified and slandered, this great heretic and ‘high priest of the irrational’ remains virtually unknown in the English speaking world although his work may have never been more relevant.

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A few rare and interesting items that just arrived at Miskatonic Books.

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:

BOOK OF MAGIC by Anon (Herbert Irwin) – Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover in Custom Slipcase

One of only 196 copies being published and the publisher sold out pre-publication.
Book is in near fine condition with some light shelf-wear to the slipcase otherwise in new condition.
Never previously published.
Limited edition consisting of three components held together in slipcase:

TRUE GRIMOIRE Volume I by Jake Stratton-Kent (Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

Limited to 1000 copies; bound in green cloth, blocked with a red skull, red endpapers.

Book is in very good condition with a extremely gentle bump to corner and light shelf wear

The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of magic, and is the first part of the Encyclopædia Goetica. Here the maligned Grimorium Verum has been restored to its rightful place as a coherent and eminently workable system of goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of the grimoire. As a practicing necromancer with 40 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits.

 

A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF MAGIC by William Dawson Bellhouse, LIMITED, Society of Esoteric Endeavour (Five Volume Set in Custom Slipcase with many extras, Limited Edition Hardcover)

 

One of only 224 limited edition hardcover sets. Book is in new unread condition.

Published by The Society of Esoteric Endeavour

The four books:-

William Dawson Bellhouse (Compiler and Scribe), A Complete System of Magic, hardback book 200pp, some diagrams, sigils etc. Conventional Victorian design decorated endpapers. Cloth is manufactured by a craftsman who has lectured both the Society of Bookbinders and the Society of Designer Bookbinders about Victorian bookcloth manufacture. This material is made with a traditional starch filling which is more pleasing to touch than modern cloths which are treated with plastic. As with any handmade product, the cloth may have minor irregularities. The text is a complete transcription of manuscript of a practitioner active in Liverpool, England in the late 1850s, his working magical book. He was part of a milieu who generally performed the same perilous ritual, often in the same location, to establish their communication with the spirits (including infernal beings) upon whom they would rely to perform their craft. However, the nature of their practices could vary greatly.

THE BOOK OF ABRASAX: A Grimoire of the Hidden Gods by Michael Cecchetelli (Hardcover Limited Edition)

The Standard edition of 700 hand numbered copies is bound in a parsimony cloth, book has marbled gold and black end-papers and are smythe sewn for durability.

Inside their covers lie over one hundred and fifty pages of heavyweight archival quality cream colored paper stock packed with information, sigils, signs, rituals, symbols, imagery, footnotes, bibliography and just about everything else you could ask for in a ground breaking work that recreates the intricacies of a lost ancient magical system.

Book is in fine condition.

 

APOCALYPTIC WITCHCRAFT by Peter Grey (Limited Edition Hardcover) Import

 

 

The spectre of witchcraft is haunting the West, the dead giving up their secrets. This is a ritual unveiling of these mysteries. It is a vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a bold project which does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies. Instead, it suggests a way forward.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt as living experiences. These are the core of our ritual practice. Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. These are not separate threads, but arise from a deep mythic structure and are woven together into a single unifying vision. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. This is a daring undertaking, born from both urgency and need. It offers a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book which is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just in and shipping at Miskatonic Books 7/24/2020

In stock and shipping.

Book below are now in stock and shipping and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Many books we sell are rare, limited and hard to find titles and may sell out quickly.

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THE KEY OF ZEV BEN AVRAM by Zev ben Avram – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Ceremonial Edition – Import

This deluxe hardcover edition is limited to 72 hand-numbered copies, handbound in black French Morocco and with marbled end-papers. Specifications: Octavo format (148 x 210 mm), 130 g. voluminous two side-coated paper with 140 g. marbled end-papers. Hand-bound in leather, hand-sewn spine with a ribbon bookmark. 184 pages. Book is in new unread condition.

Ceremonial magic is by its nature an art defined by mysticism and mystery, which is to say, by obfuscation. This is doubly true of goetia, with its frightening demonic drama and its grandiose claims. The impenetrable allegories, the coy vagueness, the secrets and initiations, the smoke-and-mirrors… These things are integral to the sorcery, they are part of what makes it work, and so they cannot be lightly tossed aside to assuage a skeptical public. All sorcerers are liars, and there is good reason for it.

 

THE KEY OF ZEV BEN AVRAM by Zev ben Avram – Limited Edition Hardcover – Import

Hardcover edition limited to 300 copies. The book is bound in dark brown cloth with black end-papers, hand-sewn spine and ribbon. The covers are printed with gold foil with the book’s title and logo. Specifications: 185 pages, 120 g. cream paper, Octavo format (148×210 mm), 140 g. black endpapers. Hand-sewn spine, bound in cloth and with a ribbon bookmark. 184 pages. Book is in new unread condition.

 

VIA NOCTURNA: The Nightside Transmissions by Edgar Kerval – Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover With CD and Wood Altar Sigil – Import

One of only 22 hand numbered leather bound copies copies with CD and wood altar sigil. 104 pages with illustrations. Book is in new unread condition.

Published by Sirius Limited Esoterica

By the powers of the rites of the path of the night, The Sinister adept finds the essence of the secret arcane of the night, walking through the astral corridors of via nocturna. An explorative grimoire focusing diverse path workings connected within the twisted path of the night and its manifestations. Through each gate open, the powers of the arcane of the night emerge as incarnated backward paths, engraving the primal man’s divinity through dreaming portals and astral sacred seals.

 

VIA NOCTURNA: The Nightside Transmissions by Edgar Kerval – Limited Edition Hardcover With CD – Import

One of only 55 hand numbered copies with CD. 104 pages with illustrations. Book is in new unread condition.

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Quick review of SHARP PRACTICE: The Ritual Dagger in Bön Sorcery and Vajrayana Buddhism by Robert Fitzgerald, Limited Edition Hardcover

Sharp Practice: The Ritual Dagger in Bön Sorcery and Vajrayana Buddhism by Robert Fitzgerald is a quick yet deeply thoughtful study of the Phurba, a stylized dagger used by practitioners of the ancient Bön animist practice and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Bön originated from the pre-historical country of Zhang Zhung, a geographical area that once included Tibet and predates Buddhism by many millennia.

It is an instrument of both destruction and manifestation, division and unity. The ritual dagger is a very versatile tool in the Bön magicians took kit and one that could and perhaps should be considered by the modern magician in their own magical practice. It can be used equally as well in white or black magic. However, as with any powerful magic the magician should be warned against its haphazard use.

“…warnings are given repeatedly that the work of the dagger is fraught with danger and perils…”

We find that the Phurba has many qualities that western occultist will resonate with as it has similarities to the magicians wand, athame, witches coffin nail, the needle of the voodoo portioner and yes even the working tools of a Freemason. The Phurba is used in rites of exorcism, binding of demonic forces and the achievement of enlightenment from dualistic thought.

“The Phurba is a multiplicity unto itself: at its most sublime it is manifest nature of mind, or buddha-nature. It is also the nail of exorcism that frees a plot of land of noxious spirits and penetrates the vile body of the enemy…the maras Demonicentities that harass and cause illness in humans.”

Of particular interest to me in this unique book is the magical workings of Nail Sorcery, whereby nails or daggers are used to curse and pin down one’s enemies.

“Other rituals using human bone kila were very popular in India, in Vedic times, and no doubt in secret up to the present day, but especially ones in which the effigy (or in some cases an actual human victim) is pinned down and stabbed repeatedly in the groin and throat. The purpose of such barbarity is clear, for with these two physical locales are vital chakric centers of power without which the victim becomes powerless, and in the case of a living human being, inevitably dies of pain and blood loss.”

Although this book shines a scholarly light on the Phurba used in Bön and Vajrayana Buddhism there are golden nuggets to be found for practitioners of all magical disciplines and has a rightful place in any occult library.

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Aeon Sophia Press 20% off Sale!

Celebrating Aeon Sophia Press with at least 20% off Sale on all in stock titles!

If you haven’t ever picked up a an Aeon Sophia Press title this is your opportunity or if you are already an collector of their titles this is a great chance to fill in some missing titles in your library.

There are no coupon codes, no restrictions. All titles have discounts applied

While supplies last!

 

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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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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.