Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ars Goetia Update (And Other Stuff)

Alright literary world!

I'm happy to announce that the first slew of illustrations for the Ars Goetia have been completed as of yesterday; the illustrator sent them along. That's good, because there aren't a huge number more then to be processed- so the Goetia might be ready before the end of January and barring calamity will certainly be out by February sometime.

Meanwhile, my editing of the New Fortune Teller has been speeding along and it's almost done; I haven't yet decided on which work to do subsequent to it, but it will probably be alchemical in nature. Onward!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First Post of 2018: General Update Time!

As of last night a most happy event has begun; the fabled return of the legendary "Morbid Stories" is at hand, and once the current slew of new entries is compiled, I'll be able to mildly re-edit the old ones, then create a two volume set mixing them all together. The original edition of the first Morbid Stories is, format-wise, not up to my modern standards, so it has to be remade anyways.

The first work of the year (which I am plowing through at high speed) is the "New and Complete Fortune Teller" (Also called the "New Dream Book.") This medium-length work dates to the dawn of the 19th century so that makes it one of the older fortune telling works. The vast bulk of its content is dream interpretation (almost 80 pages of it) followed by some divination by moles, some chartology by playing cards, and a much-shortened, simplistic oracle (called in this work a fortune table.) It fits in completely with the oracle and dream book traditions. In due time I need to create perhaps a book of books cataloging, categorizing, and explaining these intertwined traditions and their various literary cannibalism.

I hope to release a second work in January alongside the New Dream Book, but have not yet decided on which. I want to return to some alchemy soon also.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celtic Religion: Now Available!




This short but coherent work was penned back in one of my favorite eras and styles of literature- the academic theory and archaeological/historical thought of that happy period during the rampant social upheaval of the early technological era- with its tintypes, early moving pictures, and obsession with tombs and temples.

Divided into multiple sections, it has a bit of linguistics, a bit of ancient history, a bit of then-modern archaeology, and plenty of Druidism. While some of its academic content has been largely forgotten these days (especially with regards to its very proto-eugenic view of the progression of civilization) it is still a very good work. It contains a short bibliography with other texts as well for those interested in a larger look at the subject.

50 pages.

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Astrological Physician: Now Available!



This manuscript is honestly one of the most bizarre things I have ever come across and edited within the occult. A fusion of astrology and medicine, it proposes to diagnose and help treat ailments (often outdated ones with new names) by observing the planets so forth in their movements at the time of complaint and diagnosis. It also says it can determine whether a disease is being caused by witches or demons.

Equally at home as a quack/ folk medicine work and as one purely astrological, it's a strange but interesting fusion.

44 pages.