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."
Limited to 900 copies only. Produced in the same large high quality format as the first three issues, and like those beautifully printed on a variety of papers, being richly illustrated throughout in color and monochrome, many of which are full page. Partial contents list: Impurity, Auspiciousness and Power: The Tantric Transformations of Lajja Gauri at Kamakhya; Speculum Lapidum: Some Reflections on Sixteenth-Century Intaglios and Astral Magic; Open Secrets: Alchemical–Hermetic Imagery in the Ripley Scrolls; The Magician Triumphant: Occultism and Political Resistance in Victor Brauners’ Le Surrealiste; The Magic of Time and Space: Occultism in the Films of Maya Deren, more. Tall 4to. 120 pages
Produced in the same large high quality format as the first two issues, and also printed on a variety of custom papers, being richly illustrated throughout in color and monochrome. A potpourri of esoteric and magickal essays, poetry, significant interviews, and wide range of the arts, including works by Uccello, Bertiaux, Bransford, Lambert, Caruso, Hannant, and others. 176 pages. Tall quarto. For the first time featured in this issue: Aleister Crowley: The Palermo Collection Special Feature [A group of newly discovered paintings by Aleister Crowley that were exhibited briefly at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2008] Supporting work: Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art by William Breeze; Crowley The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection by Giuseppe Di Liberti; Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection by Marco Pasi; and An Inventory of the Palermo Collection Compiled by Marco Pasi. Pam Grossman, Associate Editor.
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
Gnostic poet, painter, writer, and magician Aleister Crowley arrived in Berlin on April 18, 1930. As prophet of his syncretic religion "Thelema," he wanted to be among the leaders of art and thought, and Berlin, the liberated future-gazing metropolis, wanted him. There he would live, until his hurried departure on June 22, 1932, as Hitler was rapidly rising to power and the black curtain of intolerance came down upon the city.
Pat Zalewski wrote this short book to provide a basic introduction to Alchemy for those that choose to work within the Golden Dawn from a strictly traditional perspective. This book is the first attempt to publicly analyze the Outer Order rituals with an alchemical frame of reference completely within the context of Golden Dawn teachings. This is the condition used by Pat for the expansion and development of the higher teachings, i.e., they must enrich and inform everything else in the Golden Dawn or they cannot be part of the established Tradition. This book provides a thought provoking alchemical journey through the First Order rituals that is certain to entertain and to enlighten.
This book contains a critical study of Aleister Crowley's system of sexual magick and its affmities with the ancient Tantric rites of Kali, the dark goddess of blood and dissolution represented in Crowley's Cult as the Scarlet Woman. It is an attempt to supply a key to the work of an Adept whose vast knowledge of occultism was unsurpassed by any previous Western authority. I have emphasized the similarity between Crowley's Cult of Thelema and Tantra because the present wave of interest in the Tantric System makes it probable that readers will be able to assess more fully the importance of Crowley's contribution to occultism in general and to the Magical Path in particular.
"Goetia [refers to] all the operations of that Magick which deals with gross, malignant or unenlightened forces." Goetia is sometimes thought of as a wild card, something that can get out of control, something which expresses the operator’s lower desires to control others and improve his own personal life. And, in fact, this potential loss of control, this danger, the desire for self improvement and great power is exactly what attracts many people to Goetia while horrifying and repelling others.
The Altar of Sacrifice is the first of The Books of the Way of Sacrifice. The first volume in this closely woven trilogy consists of three inner books, each revealing legendary power of the Olde Ways, attained through the Arte of Bloody Sacrifice.
This volume begins with an exploration of the mystical traditions that influenced Dee's work—the Fifty Gates of Binah, the legends of Enoch, and the Book of Soyga. It presents an in-depth study of the forty-nine Tables of Loagaeth (Speech From God), the forty-eight Angelical Keys (or Calls), and the drama surrounding them as chronicled in Dee's journals.
This masterwork is the most comprehensive analysis of John Dee's Angelical language ever undertaken. Most Enochian dictionaries merely present word lists—this encyclopedic textbook presents a wealth of original material and expands upon (and corrects) previously published information. It is designed so readers can actually learn the language and use it in their own magick.
This is a source work of medieval magic that gives complete sets of zodiacal lames, characters, and planetary sigils, with full details for their manufacture and consecration, often omitted by later writers. Paracelsus is essentially concerned with the practical applications of magic, especially with regard to healing, rather than the extravagant fantasies of theorists.