In ancient Greek thought, the musical scale discovered by the philosopher Pythagoras was seen as a utopian model of the harmonic order behind the structure of the cosmos and human existence. Through proportion and harmony, the musical scale bridges the gap between two extremes. It encapsulates the most fundamental pattern of harmonic symmetry and demonstrates how the phenomena of nature are inseparably related to one another through the principle of reciprocity.
Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered.
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.
Paperback. A study on the artistic legacy of Aleister Crowley, with particular focus on his output in Cefalu, Sicily 1920 - 1923. Contains essay by Robert Buratti Stephen J. King, William Breeze, Tobias Churton, Marco Pasi and Giuseppe Di Liberti. The official catalogue for the Palermo Collection as exhibited in Australia 2012 - 2013. Published by Buratti Fine Art.
Signed by Robert Burrati
First Edition of the Typhonian Classic, published by Frederick Muller Limited in London, 1980.
The Pages are quite yellowed with age but this copy is solid with a good binding and unmarked pages.
This edition is long Out of Print and is quite Rare.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2008. First limited, enhanced edition. The long awaited re-issue of this classic from the Typhonian Trilogy, the fifth volume of the series. This enhanced edition has many important corrections and new typesetting, a complete index, and new art work by Steffi Grant including new plates not among those in the 1980 edition (several of which are now in color). Mr. Grant has based this work on his meetings and rapport with Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley, exploring their ideas against a backdrop of HPB's SECRET DOCTRINE, Crowley's BOOK OF THE LAW, Lovecraft's NECRONOMICON, and the researches of Frater Achad. OUT OF PRINT.
Xoanon, 2012. Limited edition of 701 numbered copies in custom crimson cloth. FIRST EDITION. Original crimson linen, with gilt blocking, and limited to 701 copies. This volume printed letterpress. Beautifully illustrated with traditonal red & black plates. Tall octavo
Pythagoras (fl. 500 B.C.), the first man to call himself a philosopher or lover of wisdom, was both a brilliant mathematician and spiritual teacher. This anthology, the largest collection of Pythagorean writings ever to appear in the English language, contains the four ancient biographies of Pythagoras and over 25 Pythagorean and Neopythagorean writings from the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
The Red Goddess takes you through a tale of sex, drugs and violence. This is an ecstatic journey through the unheard history of Babalon. This is an explicit and challenging vision of a very modern goddess coming into power. From Revelations, back through the Ishtar Gate and forward into a living modern magickal current. This is more than a history, it is a passionate account of living magick and the transcendent power of Love.