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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #11

Some new 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.

 

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.