Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek
Handbook of Freemasonry Edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A.M. Snoek, published in 2014. Sections include: The History of Freemasonry, The Old Charges, The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland, The Origins of Freemasonry: England, Freemasonry and Templarism, Freemasonry and the Enlightenment, Masonic Historiography, Freemasonry and the Catholic Church, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with only the very lightest shelfwear.
The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus
The Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, published in 1999. A classic grimoire with an emphasis on the magical use of herbs and stones among other things. Considered one of the greatest Alchemists of all time and a practitioner of the Magical Arts-Albertus Magnus was a 13th century magician who was credited with creating the famous Philosophers Stone.
The Witch’s Formulary and Spellbook by Tarostar
The Witch’s Formulary and Spellbook by Tarostar, circa 1988. Sections Include: The Incenses of Art, The Sacred Oils of Mystic Art, Taro Star’s Occult Oils, Zodiac Oils, Planetary Oils, The Occult Arts of Waters and Washes, Sacred Bath Crystals, Ye Old Magic Circle of Art, The Arts of Sorcery, The Magic of Charm Bags, Mamma Phebie’s Spell Kits of Old New Orleans Fame, The Swamp Witch’s Conjure Bag, etc. etc. etc. Softcover with sheflwear and soiling to cover.
The Divine Law The Path to Mastership by Rev. Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer
The Divine Law The Path to Mastership by Rev. Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer, published in 1949. A Full Explanation of the Laws Governing the Inner Development Necessary to Attain Philsophic Initiation or Mastership Together with a Detailed Account of the Priests of Aeth or Priesthood of Melchizedek. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends and light soiling to covers.
The Works of Aleister Crowley
THE WORKS OF ALEISTER CROWLEY With Portraits Opposite Title Page (Originally published in 1905 to 1907, this circa 1970’s) •••••Partial Contents••••• • Songs of the Spirits • The Alchemist • Jephthah-Preliminary Invocation • The Temple of the Holy Ghost • Carmen Saeculare • The Star and The Garter • Oracles • The God Eater • Ambrosii Magi Hortus Rosarum • Science and Buddhism
“EXCERPT FROM TEXT: An Essay in Ontology With Some Remarks on Ceremonial Magic: The Hindus enumerate Brahm, infinite in all dimensional and directions-indistinguishable from the Peroma of the Gnostics-and Maya, illusion. This is in a sense the antethesis of noumenon and phenomenon. being negated of all predicated until it becomes almost extinguishable in the Nichts under the title of the Alles”
All three books are bound hardback in beautiful red with gold gilt. Frontis Piece illustrations. Light shelfwear only and previous owners sigil on title page in pen. books appear to have been well cared for by their previous owner. An unusual complete set of the writings of the occult magus Aleister Crowley, would be a fine addition to any rare occult library.
Magica Sexualis: Mystic Love Books of Black Arts and Secret Sciences by Emile Laurent and Paul Nagour
Magica Sexualis: Mystic Love Books of Black Arts and Secret Sciences by Emile Laurent and Paul Nagour, published in 1934. Limited but unnumbered. Sections Include: Universality and Eternity of Sexual Magic, White and Black Magic-Sexual Occultism, Love of Angels for Women, The Hermetic Essence and Alchemy, Astrology: Enormous Influence on Amours, Satanism and Demon Worship, Erotico Mystic Perversions, Demonomania and Human Sexuality, Incubi and Succubi, Immoral Mysteries of the Succubus, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover in gilt decorated boards with shelfwear and spotting to boards.
The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Salomonis) translated by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers
The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Salomonis) Translated and Edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum by S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers with a Foreword by R. A. Gilbert, published in 2000. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear and very light soiling to jacket.
Cheiro’s Book of Numbers by Cheiro
Cheiro’s Book of Numbers by Cheiro, published in 1932. Two Volumes in One. Sections Include: The Planetary Numbers of the Months, Introduction to the Study, The Numbers 1 to 9 Called Single Numbers, The Occult Symbolism of Compound Numbers, etc. etc. Hardcover with heavy shelfwear to corners.
The Moonchild of Yesod by Karl Stone
The Moonchild of Yesod by Karl Stone
Very rarely does a genuinely original occult book appear: this work, “The Moonchild of Yesod” (subtitled “A Grimoire of Occult Hyperchemistry, or Typhonian Sex Magick”), is just such a book. With an extraordinary use of language, the author builds on the work of Mme. Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, and Kenneth Grant to construct a Magickal Mirror that opens a genuine Gateway to Beyond. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects, the eleven chapters are titled Hierophantism,The Mystical Veil, The Outer Garment of the Mind, Elemental Invocation, The Key of Tarot Dynamics, The Metaphysic of the Tarot Keys and the 93 Current, Occult Anatomy, The 50 Gates of Understanding, Hierogamy, The Sexual Ritual of the Sepher Yetzirah and A Sabbatic Sexual Working.
“For the use of the practising occultist and hyperchemist, giving in a compendious form a full description of obscure rites and practices, and a complete explanation of metaphysical matters, hallucinatory vortices, tentacled antheridial gateways toother worlds, the dislocation of the mind, and the deep penetrative insight that arises from these territories, arranged in an entirely novel and interesting manner.”
From the cover:
“Oracular gnosis, is the hypostatic precipitation of phantasma within the non-spatial stellar dimensions of the initiate. Traffick with praeter-human intelligences are received as a concussion of ‘shadow signatures’ which colour (Kalas) the magickal mirror experientially as a Somatonoësis.
Magickally, the crystallisation of this phantasma is a Lunar sexual operation. It occurs within the oneiric womb of Yesod, which receives the praeter-human spermatozoon via the lens of Daäth (The gateway to the ‘Outer Ones’). Within this siderialised amnion, the spectral tinctures undergo a form of hyper-chemistry, whereby the colours (Kalas) out of space arouse a convolvulus within the ‘Astral Light’, manifesting an antheridial embryonate, the Moonchild (Homunculus), which consolidates it’s prescience upon the substrate of the terrestrial sphere. The Moonchild is the vehicle of the Magickal Will i.e. making the word, flesh.
This grimoire is both a Theoretical and Practical exegesis of initiation, sexual magick, qabalah and sorcery. It elucidates the tangential and oblique method, whereby contact with the subtle occult forces are amplified from the deep soundless recesses of non-spatial stellar loci as a physicality (Somatonoësis). Such transmissions are approached indirectly and inferred by the magickal engine of the qabalah, whereby their gateways are represented as tauroid gestalts (Sephira) to the ‘Outer Ones’. Such traffick can be used for mystical or magickal operations depending upon how the practitioner utilises these subtle intrusions (Kalas) of phantasma inspissated within the alembic of the adepts occult anatomy as a Somatonoësis.”
On the Outer, Karl Stone is a discordian episkopos, Bone Setter, Tibetan medical practitioner, occult mycologist, and hyperchemist of the Trans-Himalayan system. He serves as a Hyadean emissary of The Cult of The Yellow Sign. The adepts of this Order are always masked and hidden in plain sight. They receive transmissions from the Hyades, which coalesce through the planes somatonoëtically into that Star Stone, the immortalised star crystal of the astral light, otherwise known as theLapis Exellis (Stone of Lucifer)
Published on Lughnasadh 2012, in a strictly limited edition of 418 copies, this book is beautifully designed to reflect the Golden Age of Victorian publishing, bound in pale blue buckram with silver foil blocking, printed on Favini Alga Carta White 120gsm, and features full-colour illustrations by Stafford Stone (no relation). Each copy is signed and numbered by the author, and comes with a specially designed bookmark.
The Illustrated Key to the Tarot by L.W. de Laurence
The Illustrated Key to the Tarot, The Veil of Divination Illustrating the Greater and Lesser Arcana Embracing The Veil and Its Symbols. Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination. Art of the Oracles. The Tarot in History. Inner Symbolism. The Greater Keys by L.W. de Laurence, Published in 1918. Sections Include: The Veil and Its Symbols, The Doctrine Behind the Veil, The Outer Method of the Oracles (Includes the Ancient Celtic Method of Divination Etc..), Bibliography of Works Dealing with With the Tarot. Bound hardcover with gilt embossed design to boards.
An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and It’s Kindred Sciences Comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert G. Mackey
An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and It’s Kindred Sciences Comprising The Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert G. Mackey, published in 1918. Illustrated. Hardcover with beautiful decorative embossed boards and light shelfwear. Gilt edging to text block.
White Stains by Aleister Crowley
White Stains by Aleister Crowley, published in 1993. Erotic verse by occultist Aleister Crowley. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to jacket.