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Devilish Deals #10

 

HUGE MOVING SALE!!!
We are having a huge moving sale at Miskatonic Books. We will be moving to Montana in early November and as a way to lighten the load and to extend some great discounts to our customers nearly everything in stock is now on SALE!
You can browse our entire inventory here: https://www.miskatonicbooks.com/shop/
All books are on a first come first serve basis and many are in slow supply.
Thanks so much for your continued support for our independent bookstore and publishing. You guys ROCK!!!
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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #14

We have some very rare occult titles in stock and shipping today at Miskatonic Books

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

 

LIBER FALXIFER I: The Book of the Left Handed Reaper by N.A-A.218 – Deluxe Leather Bound Edition – EXTREMELY RARE

An extremely rare IXAXAAR deluxe leather bound edition of Liber Falxifer I, Ribbed Spine, embossed front boards and black painted foredges, only 30 hand numbered copies. This being #26 of 30. Book is in fine unread condition.

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.

 

THE BOOK OF SITRA ACHRA by N.A-A.218 (Deluxe Talismanic Edition, Bound in Python with Custom Traycase) Import

 

Deluxe bound in python skin, traycased talismanic edition in custom traycase. Special covenant booklet is also included. One of only 61 copies produced. 
Published by IXAXAAR
Book is in unread condition
From the publisher:
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 WITCHBLOOD GRAIL: The Second Volume in the Trilogy, The Way of Sacrifice by Mark Alan Smith (Signed, Bound in White Python,Sigilized and Consecrated Deluxe Edition)

 

Devil’s Crown Deluxe Edition: 36 Books bound in full black and white python skin over heavy boards with gilded pages.

Finished with luxurious thick black endpapers, also gold stamped, and a black silk ribbon. Front cover and spine

embossed with the seal of The Devil’s Crown and The Eye of The Dragon. Encased in a luxury solander box

gold-stamped with The Seal of The Dragon God. All embossing and page gilding is 24 carat gold.

The Deluxe volumes is signed, inscribed and sigilised

with ink infused with the author’s blood.

All copies will be hand-numbered, sigilized, signed and consecrated. This is #14 of 36
Book is in fine condition.
The Blood of The Goddess pours from the Witch Grail, as gnosis is revealed in sacrifice, en-fleshing the Dragon’s bones. The Gates of the Devil’s Throne open within Belial’s Earth for devoted souls of the Trident to feast upon Hecate’s Kalas, ignited in Lucifer’s Flame, as the Great Daughter conjoins with the Body of the Beast to align inner and material planes. This is the dawn of the Apocalyptic Aeon of the Light-bearer – the Age of Revelation.

THE SCORPION GOD: Forbidden Wisdom of Belial by Mark Alan Smith – 2nd Signed Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover: Immortal Flesh Special Edition in Custom Traycase

The Scorpion God:Forbidden Wisdom of Belial- Handbound Immortal Flesh deluxe edition. Limited edition of only 36 hand numbered, signed and sigilized copies. Book is bound in leather, gilded foredges and comes housed in a custom traycase. Book is 420 printed pages in length with, 12 Full page artworks. Book is in fine condition. This is #36 of 36 copies issued.

Book is in fine unread condition

Handbound in full kid-skin with gilt tooled spine-bands and gold-stamped ouroboros device. Hand marbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark. Includes woodcut decorative initials and completely re-set in Renaissance Fell Types designed by Johnathan Hoefler.

Limited to 250 exemplars only a few copies remain for sale.

Two volumes bound as one. Translated by Robert Turner.

This grimoire is devoted to the angels of the seven days with diagrams of circles, magical sigils and conjurations of the ceremonial art. Magical images of the planets engraved by Bernhard Maler [1482] and tables showing correct planetary hours are included. The Arbatel offers seven sepentaries of aphorisms of a kind of Theophrastic Magic. The initial groups of these aphorisms serve to introduce the Ritual of the Olympic Spirits, dwelling in the firmament and in the stars of the firmament, between whom the government of the world is distributed. Two volumes bound as one.

 

THE KEYS OF RABBI SOLOMON Translated by Edward Hunter (Deluxe Limited Edition Bound in Virgin Calfskin in Custom Slipcase)

 

42 are hand gilt & bound in superior virgin calfskin,English marbled endpapers & presented in a custom made slipcase

Book is in new unread condition

The Dispositions required of a person wishing to partake of the Secrets
of the Cabalistic Science
The Places & Times proper and Suitable for the Operation of the Great Art
Of the Matters which Serve for the Operations &
The Instruments proper & necessary for the Operations of the Art
The Influences & Secret Virtues of the Moon
Of the manner of working the Figure, Talismans, Characters
& following the Rules of the Art and much more…..

 

THE LEAPER BETWEEN: An Historical Study of the Toad-Bone Amulet; Its Forms, Functions, and Praxes in Popular Magic by Andrew Chumbley (Limited Edition Hardcover)

First Edition, First Printing.Small octavo. The hardbound issue, bound in full Japanese bookcloth with gilt toad device, art paper endsheets, limited to 231 copies. 66 pp.

‘The Leaper Between’ is scholarly essay concerning the little-know ritual of obtaining the witches amulet known as the toad-bone. Known to rural folk magicians and secret societies such as the Society of the Horseman’s Word, the exacting ritual of killing a toad to obtain the bone of power has been documented in various forms and cultural milieus for two millennia, though its origin is likely far older. Focusing on extant forms in Britain and Europe, Chumbley traces the metamorphosis of the toad-bone amulet from its beginning as a talisman for controlling animals to its ultimate manifestation as a conduit of diabolic power of the ‘Toad-Witch’. The first academic study of this little-known aspect of folk magic, The Leaper Between is here presented in unabridged form, newly typeset in a fine binding worthy of its fascination. It will be of interest to students of comparative religion, magic, and folklore alike.

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Miskatonic Books Newsletter #13

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.

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.

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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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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