Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey An American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution
Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey An American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution, published in 1994 by Harvard University Press. Sections Include: Arcana Maiora, Revelation and Concealment The Writings of Philalethes, Isaac Newton and Eiraneaus and Philalethes, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket, near fine.
Þ U R S A K Y N G I – L O K I
Publishers description: “‘LOKI’ is the second volume in the Þursakyngi series and a grimoire focused on the Sorcerous Praxis of the Thursatru Tradition, a book meant to be a guide for the Thursatruar towards and through the initiatory stages of the Cult of Loki.
The grimoire opens with the chapter ‘Þursbók Loka’ which divulges a Thursian Perspective on Loki, as it is perceived according to the gnosis of the author. It is as such intended to illuminate and bring forth the hidden virtues, aspects, and inner essence of Loki.
The anti-cosmic gnosis received from Mighty Loki within this chapter teaches about the esoteric implications of some of the mythological descriptions of Loki, presented here in a new light, together with his corresponding sacred names and epithets used within the Thursatru Tradition, including also an explanation of his aspect as Útgarðaloki; and other corresponding aspects and virtues of contextual relevance.
The following chapter ‘Fjölkyngisbók’ continues with an assemblage of texts which are meant to prepare the Thursatruar for the Initiatory Workings, with subjects such as Trollskapr, where the general umbrella term Troll is discussed as being, within this specific context of the work presented, descriptive of those that are carriers of the Black Flame, belonging to the Thursian Bloodline. Other topics discussed concern the proper way to Cleanse, Consecrate, and Empower, Hvergelmisvatn, how to light a magical fire; Knot Magic; how to harvest plant parts, the Runes used in Thursian Sorcery, Runic Numerology, the Disharmonic activation of the Thursian powers of the Runes; the Secret Runes of Loki and Loptr where the runes in His names are read and referred to and understood in the darksome light cast by Loki, Fella Blótspánn where an old divination method has been re-created and personalized to suit the Thursian approach and much more.
All this followed by the first chapter on the Sorcerous Workings called ‘Lævateinstaufr’, which guides the Thursatruar in creating and empowering the threefold Lævateinn Fetish and its Mound Throne, to be placed on the Altar of Loki.
These magical expositions continue with the chapter called ‘Lokastallr’, where instructions concerning how to create the proper Thursian Altar of Loki and its tools, materials, and elements are given.
In the succeeding chapter called ‘Þursakyngisbók Loka’ the book continues to describe and explain certain important elements of the Lokian Sorcery, such as the specific incenses, offerings, the fire steel talisman and the fires of Loki and many other implements by which the webs of magic are created, the Thursian spells are cast and the Antagonistic Forces of the Giants reached and employed.
The grimoire closes with the chapter ‘Blótbók Loka’, which gives the invocations and prayers of the Thursian Cult, granting so to the reader all that is needed in order to cultivate the Fires of Loki, to burn within and light up the path leading to the hidden essence of the Instigator of the World Fire, through which all shall be made cleansed and freed.
Regular edition of 950 copies. Hardcover book bound in black leatherette.
Frontcover debossed with a Sword and golden Útgarðaloki stamping. 270 pages.
Illustrated, includes symbols and sigils related to the ritual work.”
Richardson’s Monitor of Free-Masonry Being a Practical Guide to The Ceremonies in All the Degrees Conferred in Masonic Lodges, Chapters, Encampments, etc. Explaining the Signs, Tokens and Grips, and Giving All the Words, Pass Words, Sacred Words, Oaths, and Hieroglyphs Used by Masons
Richardson’s Monitor of Free-Masonry Being a Practical Guide to The Ceremonies in All the Degrees Conferred in Masonic Lodges, Chapters, Encampments, etc. Explaining the Signs, Tokens and Grips, and Giving All the Words, Pass Words, Sacred Words, Oaths, and Hieroglyphs Used by Masons, published in 1959. An early expose of freemasonry illustrated with drawings of grips, ceremonies, symbols, etc. Bound hardcover with light shelfwear.