David Conway’s Magic: An Occult Primer is a seminal work that brought magical training to the every-magician in the early 70s. David is an articulate writer presenting the mysteries in a very workable manner for the serious student. Along with the updated texts on philosophy and practical magic is a plethora of graphics that have all been redrawn, promising to be another collector’s edition.
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.
Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in the field. She explores all aspects of the Qabalah-whose disciplines include the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, and forms the basis of the Western Mystery Tradition. Her thorough explanation of the Tree of Life, which lies at the heart of Qabalistic teaching, provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate.
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.
Scholem guides readers through the central themes in the intricate history of the Kabbalah, clarifying the relations between mysticism and established religious authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their attempts to discover the hidden meaning underlying Scripture, the tension between the philosophical and mystical concepts of God, and the symbolism employed in mystical religion.
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, 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.
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.
The true structure of the most sacred name of God is the great arcanum
of occultism-never before explicitly revealed but only hinted at in obscure religious and alchemical emblems. It is now laid bare in "The Power of the Word."
Renowned occultist Donald Tyson clearly shows how IHVH, the four Hebrew letters in the lost name of God, hold the key that unlocks the meaning behind astrological symbolism, the Tarot, the kabbalah, the mysteries of the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation, divinatory systems such as the I Ching and medieval geomancy, the Enochian magic of John Dee, and modern ritual magic. The holiest name of God is nothing less than the archetypal blueprint of creation, the basis for such fundamental forms as the DNA double helix and the binary language of modern computers.
This groundbreaking work is the most complete magical reference guide to the secret code of creation ever presented.
While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan."