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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

https://bit.ly/3j9p85k

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

https://bit.ly/3eqUY9O

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

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THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Half Bound in Leather with Slipcase)

 

THIRTEEN PATHS OF OCCULT HERBALISM by Daniel Schulke (DELUXE Limited Edition Hardcover Half Bound in Leather with Slipcase)

One of only 28 hand numbered copies quarter bound in goatskin and autumn marbled paper in custom slipcase

Book is in new unread condition.

Daniel A. Schulke’s forthcoming work The Green Mysteries (Arcana Viridia), due to be released August 2017, is an occult herbal 25 years in the making. Meticulously illustrated with over 250 original images by renowned artist Benjamin Vierling, its primary rubric is that of an original occult pharmacopeia written from the perspective of a contemporary magical herbalist. As a whole the book emerges principally from the discipline of Occult Herbalism, which encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants.

As a foundational treatise introducing this work, Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism speaks to its interior philosophical concerns. Circumscribing the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry, it examines the ways in which knowledge of this type is acquired and put into practice. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those that have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction.

Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, this green strand of wisdom, though obscured, is a potent legacy of all magic, sorcery, and occult science.  In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach.

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VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (Signed Deluxe Edition Bound in Quarter Emerald Green Snakeskin)

VENEFICIUM: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path by Daniel A. Schulke (Signed Deluxe Edition Bound in Quarter Emerald Green Snakeskin)

 

One of only 81 signed and hand numbered copies quarter bound in green snakeskin and black shantung.

Book is in fine, unread condition.

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.