This manuscript deals with the creation of talismans, and is divided into two parts, the first of which details methods for their manufacture under the fixed stars and the second "under the twenty-eight mansions of the moon."
With illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece, and a full color dust jacket designed by Steffi Grant. 142 pages. Octavo. Kenneth Grant began writing the novel in the mid 1980s. He developed it in order to explore, in a fictional setting, many of the themes of ‘The Book of the Spider’. The original intention was that Against the Light be published before The Ninth Arch, and this was achieved in 1997. Now that the Ninth Arch itself is to be republished later this year, it is fitting that the publication of Against the Light again precedes it. This new edition of Against the Light has been re-set, and incorporates the corrections and additions which Kenneth Grant noted in his copy of the 1997 edition. New illustrated endpapers have been designed to include diary entries by the author from 1985 when the novel was started. Also, some early plot notes; the first draft of a cover blurb from 1995; and a gloss where Grant gives the meaning of symbols on the front of the dust-jacket, and a colored frontispiece that reproduces the bust of Mephistopheles, a mysterious and compelling figure, which is an integral feature of this novel, and which appears elsewhere in Grant’s work
From the Author, Peter J. Carroll: “My final Magnum Opus if its ideas remain unfalsified within my lifetime, otherwise its back to the drawing board.
Yet I’ve tried to keep it as short and simple as possible, it consists of eight fairly brief and terse chapters and five appendices. It attacks most of the great questions of being, free will, consciousness, meaning, the nature of mind, and humanity’s place in the cosmos, from a magical perspective."
The years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled. Study hard, work hard, buy a house, retire happy. It's all a lie, spun for the benefit of a tiny elite. The richest eighty-five people on earth have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion. Each month, the numbers change but they never improve. Magical and spiritual discourse has failed to keep up with this new reality. The Chaos Protocols aims to fix that.
This is the long-awaited volume of collected poems by Kenneth Grant. Included here are two collections previously published as Black to Black and other poems (1963) and The Gull’s Beak and other poems (1970). Also included is a third collection, previously unpublished - Convolvulus: Poems of Love and the Other Darkness. Together, these poems span the years from the nineteen-forties to the present day. Integrated with the poems are twenty-one sketches by Austin Osman Spare, drawn from several sketchbooks.
Many sincere occultists have hesitated to study the notorious left hand path for fear of stumbling into incalculable evil and ultimate damnation. As the last student of Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant has no such hesitations. In he shows that the left hand path has no connection with black magic-it is a legitimate balance to the right hand path dating back to the primeval phases of consciousness. Grant leads us on a dark pathway through Africa's Ophidian (snake) tradition Egypt's Draconian cult and the Tantric secrets of India and Tibet into the present day.
Primal Craft, 2017. Limited to 999 copies. Each copy has been signed, numbered and consecrated by the author. Hand Bound. Extracted from the Grimoires of the Devil's Arte - the vortices of power held at Belial's Throne - this Book of The Devil's Witchcraft is a tome of self-empowerment whose rites allow the adept to manifest destiny and desire across both material and inner planes.
First Edition Hardcover 2012. Salamander and Sons Press. Cloth-bound HC with DJ (broadart protected) From the jacket liner - Although they never met, The Australian witch Rosaleen Norton and British visionary Austin Osman Spare shared many points in common. As occult practicioners operating within the Western esoteric tradition, both artists were well versed in the literature of Western magic, Theosophy, Kabbalah, etc. -
The artwork contains seals associated with spirit-beings revealed through Norton and Spare's self-hypnosis techniques, which presents a sophisticated and artistic approach to sigil magic. Profusely Illustrated with black and white prints. Seveal color images are also included as well as descriptive writing giving a history of the artists and the inspirations behind the works.
DISCORDIA is the holy book of The Church of Pentaversal "Discord," a hilarious parody of religion that reveres "Eris," goddess of chaos and confusion. Like all major world "religions," Discordia has a ponderous hierarchy of pretentious titles to "confuse," awe and madden. Every "man," "woman," child and platypus - "living," dead or otherwise - is an honest-to-goddess Pope of "Discordia," and thus infallible.
Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2013. Limited to 666 hand numbered copies. This volume, the sixth in Carl’s excellent series, contains material by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Michael Horowitz, Frater Achad, Timothy O’Neill, Anton LaVey, Freya Aswynn, Nema, Philip Farber, Kendell Geers, Sasha Chaitow, Shri Gurudev Mahendranath a.k.a. Dadaji, Derek Seagrief, Robert Taylor, Marita, Aki Cederberg, Renata Wieczorek, Gary Dickinson, Vera Nikolich, Robert Morgan, Henrik Bogdan, Alexander Nym, Sara George, Anders Lundgren and Carl Abrahamsson, on topics as diverse as occult London, Tantric quests, rune magic and neurology, Cannabis, LSD, entheogenic influences on culture, the Mega Golem, Aleister Crowley in China, Bogomil Gnostics, decadent French author Josephin Péladan, the birth and death horoscopes of the Great Beast 666, Liber AL vel Legis, the psycho-sexual surrealism of Hans Bellmer, healing, death, the extraterrestrial origins of language, Ernst Jünger’s psychedelic approaches, recent Satanic cinema, the occult potential of contemporary physics, “Babalon” as a magical formula, the mystical art of Sulamith Wülfing and a never before published poem, The Litany of Ra, by Charles Stansfeld Jones a.k.a. Frater Achad. And more... of course! Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2013. Limited to 666 hand-numbered copies. In quality trade wraps with cover illustration by Fredrik Söderberg in full color. 336 pages. Octavo.
Joe had a drinking problem. The possible demise of his television talk show and the end of his career had tilted a very big bottle of Old Mystery into his guts. Now he was having trouble telling where the hallucinations ended and reality began. Were the sex-obsessed cultists he was investigating on the show really bringing on the End of the World?