Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) was the greatest innovator in the revival of Western occultism, most significantly with his great leap of imagination that linked the tarot trumps to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. He set out this tarot theory in his book Transcendental Magic, but never revealed its magical application. This was finally made public in 1896 when Dr. Westcott--creator of the Golden Dawn--translated and printed Levi's secret manuscript. It is this rare text that we are now re-issuing.
For thousand of years, people have known that sexual activity arouses the energy of the body. The Tantrics of the East of studied this, but in the West the research into the mystical results of sexuality has focused on the spiritual ("You will bond and feel closer to the divine") or the mental and physical ("What you think of as you are sexually excited will come to pass. The physical results of such sexuality have magical properties").
Mysteria Magica is the classic ritual text of training and development in the Western Mystery Tradition, appearing on countless suggested reading lists. Long out of print, this book has been hard to find and expensive when chanced upon.
Paperback with minor shelf wear to covers/edges but is clean and unread.
Roter Drache, 2007.
The magic of the Necronomicon is based on dreams, visions and transmissions from planes and dimensions beyond the world as we know it, channeled and earthed by sensitive individuals. The power of this mythical tome lies in its intangibility and mysteriousness - it is a book with limitless potential, a volume that has never been completed and is continuously writing itself through the hands of those who receive its gnosis. "Necronomicon Gnosis: A Practical Introduction" thoroughly explores this magical tradition, discussing the lore of the Cthulhu Mythos from the perspective of a practitioner, providing applicable methods of work, both for beginners and advanced magicians. It presents basic magical concepts and techniques of their practical use within the context of the Necronomicon Gnosis: pacts and ceremonies, astral journeys, dream magic, scrying and travelling through gateways to interstellar dimensions, evocations, invocations, sex magic, self-initiation, shape-shifting, necromancy, the art of sacrifice, and many others. These techniques allow for a shift of consciousness in which we are able to experience the energies of the Great Old Ones that are normally inaccessible to our mundane perception. These primal beings, ever-changing and mutable, represent the evolutionary potential of the human mind - what we may become if we manage to transgress the limitations of human nature. First published in 2007, the original version of the book has been revised, expanded and updated. New chapters were added, containing texts and rituals previously published in various journals and magazines, as well as completely new, unpublished essays and practices.
The New Hermetics is a powerful spiritual technology of the mind. It is a course of study and practice that teaches the science of illumination and the ability to alter reality. The ancient Egyptian form of Hermetic philosophy was that the mind shapes reality.
Nightshades is the record of one remarkable magician's exploration of the inverse regions of the Tree of Life. Aleister Crowley's Liber 231 provides the map and Kenneth Grant's Nightside of Eden a travelogue.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2014. Limited Enhanced Edition. A FINE COPY IN FINE DUST JACKET. A new and enhanced cloth edition, sewn, in dust jacket, matching the previous volumes in the series. Twenty pages of plates, including many in color, and several of these were not in previous editions, but have only recently emerged from private collections. Frontispiece. Two very special works aided the preparation of this edition by Michael Staley. First, Kenneth Grant’s personal, annotated copy of the Muller edition of NIGHTSIDE was borrowed in order to create this new definitive edition. Also, there was the most helpful loan of the author's original carbon of the typescript, which has proven useful in resolving some queries. As per usual, the work has been re-set, corrected, and indexed. 302 pages. Octavo.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. Steffi Grant designed illustrated dust jacket. London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. 592 pages, indexed. This new enhanced edition of this classic will feature a totally re-set and corrected text, with thirty-two pages of color plates, including six new original images. Starfire has also provided a new index. This book is comprised of an extended analysis and commentary on Liber OKBISh, The Book of the Spider, a transmitted text received in the course of the Workings of New Isis Lodge in the 1950s. The New Isis Lodge was the final name given to a magical group developed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant over several years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The main body of work by New Isis Lodge extended from the years 1955 to 1962, and it was on his experiences within this Lodge, that Kenneth Grant was later to publish his the nine volumes which has come to be known collectively as the Typhonian Trilogies. Including several O.T.O. members from Crowley’s day, an insight into some of their methods is given in Hecate’s Fountain (Starfire Publishing, London, 2014). Another transmitted text, the Wisdom of S’lba, together with several chapters of commentary and analysis, is published in Outer Gateways.
Michael Bertiaux Ontological Graffiti is Michael Bertiaux’s magnum opus. More than 40 years in development and a decade in production, this work now stands at over 470 pages and is without doubt his most substantial and important book yet.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2015. Limited Enhanced Edition. A Fine Hardcover Volume in dust jacket. The volume is sewn for durability, and matches the earlier enhanced editions in the Trilogies series. Edited by Michael Staley. The republishing of the enhanced editions of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the release of the seventh volume in the series, OUTER GATEWAYS, which opens the third and final trilogy.
In the mid-1930s, Israel Regardie had an insight into understanding alchemical writings. The result was The Philosopher's Stone, where he analyzed three 17th-century alchemical works symbolically, psychologically, and via magickal energy.