London: Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited Edition 800 copies only. In premium cloth and custom black dust jacket, this volume will continue the theme of the previous works. In describing this work Orryelle says SOLVE dissolves the gold distilled in COAGULA, tears apart our egos, dismembers our bodies and hurls any conceptions of perfection back into the primal void. Herein lies death, destruction, and the Prima Materia, the base matter, the Al Khem‚ – the fertile black soil of decomposing forms, the compost for new growth. In an exploration of the Nigredo, or Blackening phase, of Alchemy, the concepts of Black Magic are re-examined in this ThanatErotic tome of the backward winding path; from the darkness of the womb to the darkness of the tomb. In preparing this dark vision, the artist has broken new ground with a series of extraordinary images executed on black paper. The entire book is printed in black, with highlights in silver, gold and red. 4to
"This book collects a number of relevant essays, including "Liber Al and the 50 Gates of Babalon" by Steven Ashe; "Aleister Crowley - Good Idea of the 20th Century" by Snoo Wilson; "Liber Samekh and the Holy Guardian Angel" by Shantidevi; "Austin Osman Spare: A Life in Pictures 1900-1956" by Robert Ansell; "Enochian Magick" by Steve Nicholls; "Sound Workshop" by Jan Fries; "The Mysteries of Lam" by Michael Staley; "Cut Up and Collage in Magick" by Dave Lee; and "BABALON" by M.C. Medusa."
York Beach: Teitan Press, 2009. FIRST LIMITED EDITION of 880 numbered copies. In fine dust jacket. With frontispiece & plates of color & black and white. Printed on a quality sheet. Tall octavo. 128 pages. With an introduction by Keith Richmond.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2011. With essays by Dr. William Wallace & Stephen Pochin. Introduction by Michael Staley. The introduction and preliminary matter is printed on the fine press paper, Munken Pure Light Cream, and followed by a plate section of 48 pages, in full color, consisting of the reproduction of both of these early Spare grimoires. To enhance the graphics, another fine press paper, Mohawk Superfine Eggshell, has been chosen. To conclude this new book, the two illustrated essays of commentary and analysis by Wallace and Pochin, are printed on Munken Pure. Besides these flourishes, you will also find a colored frontispiece -- the 1905 Spare watercolor, 'I & Myself in Yoga', as well as the black and white endpiece, 'At the Window' -- a 1905 pen and ink drawing by Spare. These illustrations were chosen for their relationship to the period of grimoires, and show elements that occur throughout each of them. 156 pages. Octavo. This cloth edition limited to 900 copies. Out of Print.
Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 994.
Hardcover. Octavo. 280pp. Deep olive green cloth dramatically illustrated with a metallic red death's head stamped on the upper board, red endpapers, notes and index. Well illustrated in b&w with characters, sigils, magic squares, and pontos riscados. A limited and hand-numbered edition of a thousand copies. Of the book, the publisher notes: The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of Goetic magic. The neglected Grimorium Verum has been restored to it's rightful place as a potent and coherent system of Goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of this important grimoire. As a practicing Necromancer with 37 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits. The True Grimoire springs from the source of Goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic. The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also places Verum within a living tradition, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the Legion of Exus, the People of the Cemetery who have clear Verum equivalents. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for it's original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and Goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations.
The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of magic, and is the first part of the Encyclopædia Goetica. Here the maligned Grimorium Verum has been restored to its rightful place as a coherent and eminently workable system of goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of the grimoire. As a practicing necromancer with 40 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits.
The Corpus Hermeticum, a powerful fusion of Greek and Egyptian thought, is one of the cornerstones of the Western esoteric tradition. A collection of short philosophical treatises, it was written in Greek between the first and third centuries C.E. and translated into Latin during the Renaissance by the great scholar and philosopher Marsilio Ficino. These treatises were central to the spiritual work of hermetic societies in Late Antique Alexandria (200-700 C.E.) and aimed to awaken gnosis, the direct realization of the unity of the individual and the Supreme.
Concealed in the depth of the Western Esoteric Traditions, there is a Green Strand of Wisdom, and though obscured, it is a potent source and legacy for all magic and sorcery, and encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants.
The composer Richard Wagner wrote the most influential 'magickal' version of the quest for the Holy Grail which he titled Parsifal. Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones 1886-1950), a Magister Templi in Aleister Crowley's A.'.A.'., published his unique understanding of this play in a book titled The Chalice of Ecstasy (1923).
The book is the third in his series detailing Mark Alan Smith's own system and revelation of left hand path Hekatean/Luciferian Alchemical Witchcraft. These books represent a gnosis-inspired path of alchemy and soul transformation.
Essays and articles contained in this book were originally printed in Dragon's Blood magazine in the years 2004-2007. Chosen from four issues that are no longer in print, i.e. #1 Beasts of Watery Abyss, #2 Practical Necromancy, #3 Dark Witchcraft, and #5 The Adversary. The list of contents: A Few Thoughts on Tiamat Alchemical Rebirth in the Waters of Tiamat Apep, the Serpent Chaos Demon The Ceremony of Apep Azrael and the Death Principle Invocation of Azrael Coitus cum demone: Incubus and Succubus in Legend and Occult Arts Evil in the Eye of the Beholder Great Journey Backwards - Into The Shadow Embrace Of Infernal Sabbat- In the Desert of Sutuach Invocation of the Four Goddesses of the Sabbat Ladies of Infernal Dimensions – Goddesses of Death and Rulers of the Underworld Ceremony of Persephone Leviathan – "King over all the Sons of Pride" Invocation of Leviathan Luciferian Gnosis Conjuration of Lucifer Niantiel: "Where the last of the borders is crossed" Nitocris – Queen of Ghouls and the Lady of the Pyramid Descent into the Temple of the Sphinx The Dark Side of the Moon: Presentation of the Gamaliel Qlipha The Vision of Gamaliel The End of All Flesh The Path of Cain The Sabbatic Ritual of the Horned God and Goddess