Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil
Les Mysteres De La Franc-Maconnerie by Leo Taxil, published in Paris undated circa 1890. An unusual work in it’s original French text which is an antimasonic work. Marie Joseph Gabriel Antoine Jogand-Pagès, better known by the pen name Léo Taxil: March 21, 1854 – March 31, 1907), was a French writer and journalist who became known for his strong anti-Catholic and anti-clerical views. He is also known for the Taxil hoax, a spurious exposé of Freemasonry and the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to it. The original work has been bound into marbled paper cover boards, the boards have shelfwear to the corners and ends and a few of the pages have light staining. A prior owner also wrote a pen notation in the upper corner margin on one page. Text in French.
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work
Majority and Minority Reports of Committee on Rituals and Ritualistic Matter in Relation to the Degree of Rose Croix with the Verbatim Text of the English Work, undated circa 1880’s. A rather obscure and anonymously publshed treatise on a higher degree in Freemasonry. Booklet format with foxing to covers.
The Obelisk and Freemasonry According to the Discoveries of Belzoni and Commander Gorringe
The Obelisk and Freemasonry According to the Discoveries of Belzoni and Commander Gorringe Also Egyptian Symbols Compared with Those Discovered in American Mounds by John Weisse, published in 1880. Original paper covers which have light soiling have been rebound in beautiful deep blue morocco leather quarter bound with raised spine hubs and gilt decoration. Shelfwear to corners and ends.
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés
Les plus secrets mystères des Hauts Grades de la Maçonnerie dévoilés. Ou le vrai Rose-Croix, traduit de l’Anglois ; suivi du Noachite, traduit de l’Allemand, published in 1778. “The most secret mysteries of the High Grades of Masonry unveiled” TEXT IN FRENCH. A beautiful rare early work on the higher degrees of Freemasonry. Illustrated including fold out diagrams in beautiful condition. Original paper wrapped covers over sew binding, very worn. Would recommend very careful handing or have bound by a good book binder.
Pistis Sophia A Gnostic Miscellany
Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J. L. Stephens
Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J.L. Stephens with an Account of the Suez Cancal, Numerous Illustrations and a Map, published in 1879. Sections Include: Arrival in Alexandria, The Catacombs, Journey Up the Nile, Temple of Denderah, The Curse of Pharaoh, The Arabs and the Pasha, Voyaging on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with decorative stamped boards with shelfwear to corners and ends.
Witchcraft Magic and Alchemy by Grillot De Givry
Witchcraft Magic and Alchemy by Grillot De Givry, published in 1954. Sections Include: Sorcerers, Necromancy or the Evocation of the Dead, The Sabbath, Diabolic Manifestations, Possession by Demons, Magicians, The Divinatory Arts, Alchemists, The Secret Doctrine, Talismans, Pacts with Demons, etc. etc. Illustrated. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.
Scientific Mysticism Seven Lectures on Mysticism by Holden Sampson
Scientific Mysticism Seven Lectures on Mysticism by Holden Sampson, published in 1916. A curious work by an author who also wrote on Hermeticism. Sections Include: The Laws of Nature, The Fall of Man and the Origin of Evil, The Law of Redemptive Evolution, The Christ Genus, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear and prior Masonic library marks.
The History of Magic: Including A Clear and Precise Exposition of it’s Procedure, It’s Rites and It’s Mysteries by Eliphas Levi
The History of Magic: Including A Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries by Eliphas Levi, undated third edition circa 1948. Printed in Britain but Distributed in the U.S. Sections Include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in India, Hermetic Magic, The Holy Kabbalah, Initiation and Its Ordeals, Magicians, The Devil, Some Kabbalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, etc. etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends and spine lettering faded, else good.
Esoteric and Philosophical Musings of a Gyrovague
By Tau Palamas
Coalescence is the amalgamation of a set of recondite and metaphysical teachings and artworks of ‡PALAMAS XVI° which comprise the fundamentals of a precise instrument of the Voudon+Gnostic OTOA-LCN called the Ordo Gyrovagus. Grounded in a humanistic, mystical, and living philosophy–and exploring the very heart and soul of esotericism–Coalescence picks up where Syzygy left off: developing the inner life and practice of the gyrovague; opening a clear path of personal Masonic integration; exploring the nature of aesthetic mysticism; and providing a set of initiatory rituals as vehicles for expansion.
Duly and truly prepared, with a sharpened intelligence which can link scenes, colors, shapes, and forms immediately to a world of correspondences (which suggest the underlying fundamental unity of being), the initiate makes meaning of the phantasmagoria—which, in turn, causes changes to the fluidic and malleable substance of the dreamscape itself. Then, with the audacity and authority of an ancient magus, the initiate wields the true sword of every student of the mysteries: the sovereign will. Suddenly, within what was once a surrealistic landscape with chaotic portents and confusing bits of data strewn about in a gravity- less atmosphere, there appears a dimension worthy of exploration, a state of being with secrets, information, and lessons to be learned, and beings to interact and travel further with. Such is the lifting of the veil…
Limited to 100 Regular Edition copies
Printed on a fine paper with a laid pattern reminiscent of the paper used in Europe in the 12th-19th centuries. Sewn by hand through the fold giving the book strength and durability while allowing the book to open elegantly & rounded and backed by hand in the traditional manner. Silk moire end sheets, and the cover is a fine book cloth adorned with gold stamping with artwork from the author. Profusely illustrated throughout with an additional three fold out color plates.
10 Deluxe Editions – SOLD OUT
Deluxe Editions are published in polished calf with a bookmark ribbon and an author signed bookplate.
Magic and Mystery A Popular History by Alfred Thompson
Magic and Mystery A Popular History by Alfred Thompson, undated circa 1880. A unusual treatise. Sections Include: Magic, Mystery, Fairies and Devils, Faith Healing and Medicine, Theosophy Ancient and Modern, Occult Forces, Astrology, Alchemy, etc. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends. Very uncommon.