Sunday, July 31, 2016

John George Hohman's Pow Wows: An American Grimoire - Now Available!




John George Hohman's "Pow Wows" is one of the best occult texts I've edited. Dating to the 1820s, it was spawned by the Pennsylvania Dutch folk traditions of the era, and may be variously seen as Americana, German-derived occultism, a grimoire, or a snake oil combination of herbal and prayer book.

Within this edition I retained the publishers' inclusions (which Hohman did not write) because they were present in the first edition, but removed the long and largely pointless running index, which for some odd reason was at the end of the work when it ought to have been included as a condensed table of contents.

The material covers herbal medicine, folk healing, prayers and invocations, a few magickal formulae, the construction of a couple of simplistic talismans (on paper) and protective spells, as well as hex breaking.

100 pages.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Several Work Updates

Update 1: Hohman's Pow-Wows is rapidly approaching completion. The work is going much faster than the Fortune Teller did because of the English being so much closer to that used in modern speech. I have not yet decided whether to include or omit the publishers' added section (which dates to the original work but is not entirely of German/Pennsylvanian origin.)

Update 2: I am going to expedite the Ars Goetia if it is within my capability to do so.

Update 3: I will be editing and releasing the "Ophiolatreia."

Update 4: Sickness in Hell will be taking rudimentary form over the course of August and I hope to release it before Halloween. If not, it will definitely be done before December.

Update 5: I still have to release the Trinosophia of St. Germaine, the Magus by Francis Barrett, and a dozen other works. Whether even working at full tilt I can complete them all before 2017 is not certain; the last slew of works I released quickly were all shorter in length and all were edited into English before modernity- the Trinosophia has to be translated from French as the Petit Albert was (Hall's translation is copyrighted and flawed) and The Magus is quite long and detailed. Two more apocryphal works, and at least three more alchemical texts, as well as the booklet I possess on Hypnotism and Mesmerism will join their ranks also, along with Faust's "Black Raven."

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hohman's Pow Wows (or; Long Lost Friend)

Now that the Universal Fortune Teller of Mrs. Bridget is complete, it's time for a new edited work; and thankfully this time it's in semi-modern English and comes from the United States.

Hohman's "Pow Wows" has nothing at all to do with Mesoamerican ritualism; which is funny given the connotations of the title- instead, it's a fusion system between German ritualism (influenced, as I will explain, by French ritualism) and Americana, a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition from the dawn of the 1800s.

The work itself is about the same length as, and contains some material similar to, the Petit Albert of 1700s era French renown- in my estimation the French cycle has influenced the content of this work, based on its eerie level of similarity- although it is within the realm of possibility that the similarities are due to traditions which were simply popular enough to have spread around Europe; after all, there's no certainty that all content in the Petit Albert originated in France (indeed, it mentions Hungary and other regions explicitly for a few of its passages.) It's broken into similar sections and covers similar maladies such as the bite of mad dogs (rabies of course) and headaches, hysteria, and other conditions.

One part herbal, one part prayer/incantation booklet, and one part folkish tradition, this rivals the Petit Albert for "most in depth ritual system" I have ever edited. It is likely that I will list this with the grimoires, since that is essentially what it is, even if it is also technically a work of folk magick.

I expect that it will be around 110 to 120 pages when completed, and it's quite a nice work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Universal Fortune Teller of Mrs. Bridget - Now Available!




The 1790 Universal Fortune Teller is not attributed to Napoleon, although later works containing similar (and sometimes utterly plagiarized) content were. This text contains an elaborate backstory in which the editor claims to have obtained a manuscript from the thatched hut of an old wise woman who had recorded her occult findings in heiroglyphic form. Subsequent to cracking this mysterious code the work was then released.

It's fairly obvious that this backstory was an attempt to increase its circulation- but that doesn't detract from the work, which manages to cover astrology, palmistry, and other tricks, rites, and knowledge into just under 100 pages of content. The astrological system here goes well beyond the simple Zodiac and into terms and meanings as well as arcane minutiae.

With a slimmed down dream interpretation section and a buffed up card trick section, this work is comparable to Napoleon's Oraculum in style, minus, of course, the oracle itself. It is also a rather bawdy work, mentioning whoredom, vixens, cuckoldry, and adultery quite frequently in the divination-by-card section.

98 pages.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Work Begins on Sickness In Hell

It is finally that auspicious time at which a new work by yours truly joins the (rapidly growing) ranks of edited releases available here on this blog. "Sickness in Hell" is the name and splatterpunk is the game; think, "Morbid Stories" as one long work instead of multiple short stories.

Many years ago- almost a decade now- the rudiments of this novel began after I had a dream about eating a dehydrated fetus out of a wooden box full of dried apricots in a dilapidated, post-apocalyptic grocery store. After eating this strange sacrament (which I imagine must have been real in some other plane of existence) I became privy to looking beyond the psychological veil into a sort of weird hellish void full of depravity, death, terror, and perversion- and I enjoyed it.

The corpus of the writing is basically complete already. The first step is merely to delineate the chapters and write notes outlining the basic content, after which the story writes itself- when writing fiction, as opposed to nonfiction, I zone out and it becomes almost a form of automatic writing; I say almost, because I don't believe in actual channeling.

It's a novel-length work so it will take a bit of time, even if the twenty five original sections (technically chapters) are actually, technically, "done". Unfortunately, the resulting story jumped around and so I can only say that it is complete in a very technical sense.

The basic premise revolves around fungus capable of mutating DNA, factory farm contamination, Satan, and black magic. The entire work is the purest form of sickness and vile atrocity ever penned by a human being, and I take pride in the fact that a few people I showed some of the original sections got sick and began gagging.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

From the Universal Fortune Teller (1790)

The 1790 version of the Universal Fortune Teller is indeed far stranger than the one I've already released which post-dates it by seventy years. One look at the content and you know you're not exactly reading something from modernity.

The work is substantially more dense than I originally predicted; the astrological content alone stretches well past 40 pages, and that's really only half the work. All told, it might approach or slightly exceed 100 pages in length with a modern format (bibliophiles will know, of course, that many works from the 1700s had what we would now consider tiny typesetting.) Take a look at this passage from the book:

On the seventeenth day the child that shall be born will be foolish to that degree that it shall be almost unnatural, and thereby become a great affliction to his parents. To go on messages this day is unfortunate, yet to contract matrimony, to compound physical preparations, and to take physic is good, but by no means let blood.

On the eighteenth day the child that shall be born, if a male, shall be valiant, courageous, and eloquent; and if a female, chaste, industrious, and painstaking, and shall come to honor in her old age. It is good this day to begin buildings; and to put out our children in order to be brought up in learning. Have a care of being let blood this day for it is very dangerous.

On the nineteenth day the child then born, if a male, shall be renowned for wisdom and virtue and thereby arrive to great honor, but if a female, she will be of a weak and sickly constitution, yet she will live to be married. This day they may bleed that have occasion.

These three short sections are from the end of the astrological work, regarding the birth of children at various stages of the lunar phases. As we see, bloodletting is encouraged according to the day, and what we term a "voyage" or "trip" is (and this is replicated in the work at least two other times) referred to as a "message." I am leaving some of the antiquated English intact in this work for stylistic purposes, where a modern individual will still be able to infer the meaning from context.

This work, oddly, appears to contain less of the "females are only interested in marriage and lovers" content than the 1860 version; indeed, some of the passages refer to women of a vaguely heroic or brawny constitution depending on the circumstance of their birth. This probably relates to the growing moralism of the mid 1800s as opposed to the lingering flames of the enlightened times of the 1700s and the philosophy from that same era.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Off Topic: Work Music!

Today is a bit of a slow day on the literary front because of other work I had to do; that doesn't mean I didn't wish to make a post here though. The preface of the 1790 Universal Fortune Teller is done (quite a feat because of the condition of the manuscript and the language used there) and I'm settling in to some wine and relaxation.

It seemed like a good idea to post some of the music I listen to while editing and writing; I would have embedded the links but it seemed easier to just link them normally.

Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls

Hexentanz - The Sabbat Comes Softly

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Nest - Woodsmoke

Music of Ancient Greece

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Work Begins On 1790 Universal Fortune Teller of Mrs. Bridget

I have begun the editing process on the late 1700s Universal Fortune Teller; the forerunner of the 1860 work released by Tousey with the same title.

This version has an enormous astrological section which takes up about half the work and cuts palmistry down significantly. That being said, it's equally as good as Tousey's later version. However, it will take quite some time to edit; the manuscript is not easily legible and some content has to be inferred by context. Honestly, I prefer this older version as being more "original" within the convoluted interweaving of the "Oraculum x Fortune Teller" tradition.

I have completed and uploaded the files for both Agrippa's "Female Preeminence" and the Book of Tobit also, as both were short, quickly completed editions- they will both be available in the next two days.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Coming Soon: The Book of Tobit

Other than the Testament of Solomon, I haven't really touched on much Judeochristian material yet in my editing. That's about to change; the Book of Tobit is notable for those of us who are interested in the more mystic side of this otherwise rather mainstream spiritual system both for its strange ceremonial use of fish gall incense, and its treatment of the demon Asmodeus, here linked with lust as in virtually all later works.

An apocryphal work, it is present in some canonical compilations and absent from others (notably the KJV), the strange nature of the visitation of the archangel Raphael to Tobias, son of Tobit, makes it an interesting work.

I have finished editing this (rather short) work and will release it fairly soon, and then subsequently release two other Apocryphal works.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Aphorisms of Urbigerus: Now Available!




One of the foremost texts of alchemy, the Aphorisms of Urbigerus remains one of the better kept secrets of the tradition. Written in 1690 and originally of English manufacture, it contains a series of 100 short statements (technically 101 statements) on alchemy, and alchemical philosophy.

Referring often to the green dragon, the red lion, and other alchemical veils for simplistic chemical terms, it allows the reader, so it claims, to create three stages of purified mercury and several types of elixir- through both a long, proper method, and a shorter but less effective one. It combines the quite literal with the metaphoric in such a way that the modern reader can presumably determine what specific chemical processes are being used; as is not the case with at least half of all works of alchemy.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Three Treatises on Alchemy (Philalethes) - Now Available!




Philalethes delivers another expert work on alchemy here, in three parts:

1. The Transmutation of Metals: Mostly about extracting the "seed" of metals for alchemical use.

2. The Celestial Ruby: Various workings and processes with some philosophical content.

3. Fount of Chemical Truth: A strange work alluding to natural processes which are not entirely clear.

Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum: Now Available!




Of all of the works I have edited this might be the most amusing. Written in the Medieval era, it was translated into English surprisingly early by John Harington in 1608.

Its content is one part herbal, one part dietary guide, and one part social tract. It praises sanitation, hand washing, and moderation in drinking, but also encourages the reader to clean their teeth by burning leek and henbane and directing the smoke into their mouth with a funnel (a potentially dangerous practice- henbane is a potent deliriant.)

With references to the four humors and bloodletting, it certainly gives a decent look at the general medical practice of the era; perhaps one part good suggestions to two parts utter madness. Nonetheless, the herbal and philosophical content makes it perfectly occult in manner.

24 pages.

Coming Soon: Female Preeminence by Agrippa

I never realized that Agrippa was fond of making social and behavioral statements until recently; best known for his triplicate work "Three Books of Occult Philosophy," this lesser-known work revolves around pagan imagery, the sacred feminine, and could be construed as the primitive forerunner of civil rights for women.

Mostly containing applause for women's fortitude and the image of the divine heroine, it's quite an interesting work and one I look forward to editing.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Comparison Of Five Overlapping Occult Books

What follows is a comparison of five different occult works from two overlapping traditions; the Oraculum and the Fortune Telling hand guide. What might have otherwise been two disparate traditions overlaps so significantly that each time I encountered one of the texts I was surprised to a fairly large degree.

What culminates is a fusion and evolution of two literary traditions; the late 1700s fortune teller and the early 1800s oracle book. I intend to release an edition of Mrs. Bridget's Fortune Teller, although I am hesitant to bother releasing the second version of the Oraculum when Tousey's version is so much more interesting; the former version, from the early 1900s, is heavily stripped down.

It is worth noting a second layer of interesting comparison: Fortey released a work in 1860 alongside his version of the Universal Fortune Teller on dream interpretation containing a similar catalog of interpretations to the 1790 work of Mrs. Bridget, while there is also a work from 1823 which stylistically is almost identical to the Philosophical Merlin and also contains an expose on the meaning of moles on the body.

Here, thus, are the comparisons based upon content:

Napoleon's Oraculum Version 2: Fisher and Brothers (1908?) NOFB

Napoleon's Oraculum: Tousey (1884) NOF

Universal Fortune Teller: Fortey (1860) UFTT

Universal Fortune Teller: Mrs. Bridget (1790) UFTB

Philosophical Merlin: (1822) PM

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An Oraculum

NOFB: Yes, expansive question oracle
NOF:  Yes, shortened question oracle
UFTT: No
UFTB: No
PM:   Yes, a nativity casting oracle

Prognostication for Children

NOFB: Yes, simple
NOF:  Yes, simple
UFTT: Yes, simple
UFTB: Yes, expansive
PM:   No

Charms And Rites Section

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes
UFTT: Yes
UFTB: No
PPM:  No

Dream Interpretation

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes, very expansive
UFTT: No
UFTB: Yes, moderately expansive
PM:   No

Tricks with cards

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes, several tricks
UFTT: Yes, one fortune-telling trick
UFTB: Yes, one fortune-telling trick
PM:   No

Tricks with Dominoes

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes
UFTT: No
UFTB: No
PM:   No

Tricks with Dice

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes
UFTT: No
UFTB: No
PM:   No

Choosing a Husband by the Hair

NOFB: No
NOF:  No
UFTT: Yes
UFTB: Yes
PM:   No

Astrology

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes, simple horoscopes
UFTT: Yes, simple horoscopes
UFTB: Yes, complex horoscopes and astronomy
PM:   Technically yes

Palmistry

NOFB: No
NOF:  No
UFTT: Yes, complex
UFTB: Yes, simple with illustration
PM:   No

Tea Leaf Reading

NOFB: No
NOF:  No
UFTT: Yes
UFTB: No
PM:   No

Moles and their Importance

NOFB: No
NOF:  Yes, moles and their meanings
UFTT: No
UFTB: Yes, moles and their meanings
PM:   Yes, their likely presence as determined via Oraculum

Largely Fictional Backstory Regarding Origin

NOFB: Yes, of Napoleon
NOF:  No
UFTT: No
UFTB: Yes, of the Norwood Gypsy
PM:   Yes, of Napoleon

Unlucky Days List

NOFB: No
NOF:  No, but contains a list of days not to cast the oracle
UFTT: Yes
UFTB: Yes
PM:   No

Origin

NOFB: United States
NOF:  United States
UFTT: England
UFTB: England
PM:   England

A Work of Saturn: Now Available!





Isaac Hollandus delivers again with one of the better alchemical works I have read.

Largely revolving around the use of lead for medical purposes (something I cannot recommend!) "A Work of Saturn" is a bit less veiled and difficult to understand than most texts on alchemy- Hollandus fails on only one account, for while referring to the lead of the philosophers as antimony, the text describes a process which quite clearly involves rudimentary, normal lead- as in, the toxic element, which Hollandus unwisely recommends the alchemist taste in order to make sure the process is working.

It is essentially one long process for distilling powdered lead to make elixir- the resulting material (a red oil from a strange sort of compounded mineral deposit) is said by Hollandus to allow the projection (multiplication) of metals, as well as being used in dissolved and ingested form to cure all ailments, or injected into wounds to resolve infections.

30 pages.

The Universal Fortune Teller: Now Available!




The Universal Fortune Teller of Fortey's fame is a work vaguely similar to Napoleon's Oraculum- containing some of the same material (in not quite the same form) a full 24 years before the Oraculum was crafted, adding several new elements to the work and removing several others.

This specific work revolves mainly around the reading of tea leaves, palmistry, and a section on charms and simplistic rituals mostly involved with love and marriage.

Indeed, the Fortune Teller is itself based upon a similar work from 1790 by some anonymous author called "Universal Fortune Teller: Mrs. Bridgets Golden Treasury." This latter text is attributed to the "Norwood Gypsy" and contains the same prognostication for children born on each day of the week (omitted from the Oraculum; but I added it back for continuity's sake) and a lengthy astrological exposition included in the Oraculum in modified form and absent from the 1860 Fortune Teller.

The convoluted and interconnected content of these three works, as well as the second version of the Oraculum is interesting enough to warrant a future post specifically delineating the content.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spiritual and Scriptural Books For Sale

The following list will be continually updated for any new releases.

EPITOME OF THEOSOPHY
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Touches upon Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as basic Theosophical tenets.

CORPUS HERMETICUM
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The premier work of all Hermeticism, containing mostly philosophical treatises.

DE SEPTEM SECUNDEIS
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An extremely interesting part-prophetic and part-historical work by Trithemius.

OCCULTISM FOR BEGINNERS
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A strange Theosophical work detailing the overlap between the spiritual and such topics as atomic energy, cell structure, and the organs of a human body.

SEMIPHORAS AND SCHEMHAMFORAS
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An elaborate categorical system overlapping astronomy with divine numbers and names.

THE LIFE AFTER DEATH AND HOW THEOSOPHY UNVEILS IT
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A guide to reincarnation, purgatory, and death in general, from a Theosophical point of view.

BOOK OF TOBIT
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An Apocryphal work relating the story of Tobias on his quest (with help from the archangel Raphael) to defeat Asmodeus, the demon of lust, in order to get married and heal his father's blindness.

SECRETUM SECRETORUM
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An important pseudo-Aristotle work from the Medieval era covering a range of topics.

THE CHALDEAN ORACLES OF ZOROASTER
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The premier work of all Gnostic lore, coupled with the Hypostasis of the Archons.

REGIMEN SANITATUM SALERNITANUM
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One of the foremost guides of the Medieval era with regards to diet, healing, and sanitation. Contains many herbal remedies and sign-of-the-times practices.

WITHIN THE TEMPLE OF ISIS
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A metaphoric work from late 19th century spiritualism.

THE OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD
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Steiner's foremost eugenic work in anthroposophy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Folk Magick, Mysticism, and Psychic Arts Books For Sale

The following list will be continually updated with any new releases.

REMEDIES OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
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A work of christian healing, containing what may be seen as white magick invocations.

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS SAY: DREAM BOOK
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One part quack medicine, one part dream interpretation, one part folk remedies.

SEPHER BAHIR
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An elaborate work of Kaballah containing the opinions of scholars within Judaism related to Hebrew lettering, numerology, and cosmic lore.

SEPHER YETZIRAH
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An extremely important work within Kaballah with a series of statements on creation itself and how it parallels Hebrew letters and numbers as well as astrological lore.

HOW TO SPEAK WITH THE DEAD
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A work on channeling, mediumship, and Victorian necromancy.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Alchemy Books For Sale

The following is a continuously edited list of works which I have released which pertain to alchemy. All links are to Amazon.

THE CHEMICAL ART
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Ficinus' philosophical work containing an extremely interesting conversation between a necromancer and Satan among other things, with regards to alchemy.

A TRACT OF GREAT PRICE
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An interesting philosophical work of unknown authorship. It relates the generation of metals to the ascension of vapors and their mixing with other materials.

CONCERNING THE TINCTURE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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A spurious Paracelsian work of note, openly threatening the enemies of "true" alchemical lore.

THE AURORA OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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Paracelsus' work relating the occult to past civilizations and attempting to refute errors in then-modern alchemical philosophy.

THE GOLDEN CHAIN OF HOMER
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A series of statements regarding reality and the practice of creating and transmuting.

THE ROSARY OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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The longest alchemical text; a series of intricate illustrations and partly metaphoric chemical experiments; equal parts philosophy and physicality.

THE THREE ELIXIRS OF ALCHEMY
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A short work attributed to Hollandus- speaks of the creation of elixir, a universal medicine of cosmic capabilities.

THE TWELVE KEYS OF BASIL VALENTINE
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Mostly philosophical and part metaphor- almost certainly a spurious work of later date. This version omits the attractive but useless woodcuts of later editions.

THREE TREATISES ON ALCHEMY
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The Transmutation of Metals, The Celestial Ruby, and A Fount of Chemical Truth by Philalethes.

THE MIRROR OF ALCHEMY
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Roger Bacon's hands-on experimentation with replicating natural forces to create metals.

A WORK OF SATURN
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Details the creation of universal medicine through purifying and processing lead.

APHORISMS OF URBIGERUS
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A series of 100 alchemical aphorisms which detail the creation of elixir.

ON THE PHILADELPHIAN GOLD
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A philosophical dialogue between Philadelphus and Philochrysus on the topic of spiritual matter.

THE SECRET WORK OF HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY
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A less difficult alchemical manuscript explaining the creation of the stone of the philosophers.

THREE WORKS ON ALCHEMY
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Trithemius' "Everburning Lights", Philalethes' "Alkahest", and Pontanus' "Philosophic Fire".

TURBA PHILOSOPHORUM
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One of the better known and earliest alchemical works in the form of a lengthy dialogue.

TRACT ON THE TINCTURE AND OIL OF ANTIMONY
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A Baconian work of note. Short, but in depth medicinal and chemical practice. Mostly literal.

STONE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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One of the most interesting works of Kelly, created while under imprisonment. A very literal work claiming that only gold, silver, and quicksilver are used outside of any works of Saturn.

GOLDEN TRACTATE OF HERMES
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A largely explanatory work which seeks to make the process of alchemy more understood.

A SUBTLE ALLEGORY
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A short work by Maier relating alchemy in the tale of the Phoenix as a metaphor.

THE TOMB OF SEMIRAMIS
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A short work re-adapting and clarifying Hollandus' system of elixir creation.

THE SIX KEYS OF EUDOXUS
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A six-step program to crafting the philosopher's stone and attendant compounds.

FREHER'S PROCESS
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A short and semi-transparent spiritual counterpart to physical alchemy.

THE ONLY TRUE WAY
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A very short tract explaining some major alchemical terms while criticizing past alchemists as frauds.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Grimoires For Sale

The following is a continuously edited list of grimoires which I have edited and released. All links are to Amazon, where I have self published my works.

GREATER KEY OF SOLOMON
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One of Mathers' compilations of Renaissance ceremonialism. Long and dense and infamous.

CLAVICULA SALOMONIS
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The original manuscript, unbridled from Ptolemy the Grecian's later work. Mostly invocations.

GRIMORIUM VERUM
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Possibly the darkest grimoire, containing mostly folkish rites, including the use of the hand of glory.

HEPTAMERON
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Conjurations and spells for every day of the week, mostly gray magick.

LIBER SALOMONIS (Sepher Raziel)
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An extensive categorization system for minerals, beasts, plants, and their uses according to astrology.

THE ARBATEL OF MAGICK
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A series of philosophical aphorisms related to the occult.

THE BLACK PULLET
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Strictly related to the crafting of Talismans, this enlightenment era French work contains a lengthy and detailed back story related to Napoleon's adventures in Egypt.

THE ENCHIRIDION OF POPE LEO
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Mostly a talismanic work with prayers, but containing a pact with Satan as well.

THE GRAND GRIMOIRE
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The most infamous of grimoires, containing a pact with a demon known as Lucifuge.

THE GRIMOIRE OF HONORIUS
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A standard summoning and talismanic grimoire often conflated with the Sworn Book of Honorius.

THE BOOK OF FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE
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A Victorian era collection of charms, divination, mesmerism, seances, parlor magic, and talismans.

THE NOTARY ART OF SOLOMON
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The famous Ars Notoria, often bundled with the Lesser Keys.

THE PETIT ALBERT (English Edition)
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The most diabolical French grimoire, contains folk magick, talismans, and alchemical lore.

THE SWORD OF MOSES
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A series of invocations making use of sacred names related to the angelic.


POW WOWS: AN AMERICAN GRIMOIRE
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John George Hohman's 19th century tract- a combination of herbal medicine, folk magick, and protective charms from the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Slew of New Work

Coming soon: Johannes Trithemius' "The Art of Drawing Spirits Into Crystals"- a sort of short-ish grimoire and similar in infamy and length to De Septum Secundeis- these two works form the twin counterparts to the Steganographia and never obtained the level of fame of this much longer, Latinized work. I have already fully edited this manuscript and it will be released in two days.

In addition to this July release, I am looking forward to another double release; the Universal Fortune Teller, an 1860 work similar to the Oraculum, and a work on mesmerism and hypnotism of note from the 1930s which I scanned from my very own collection.

In addition to these two notable works of paranormal Americana, I want to begin the Nigromancia as soon as possible due to its fame, alongside beginning Sickness in Hell; it needs to take rough form before October, which is for obvious reasons the best month for editing works of darkness.

The Mirror of Alchemy: Now Available!





The Mirror of Alchemy is one of those many alchemical works misattributed to an author who had nothing to do with the crafting of the work. Dating to no earlier than the 16th century, the Mirror is ascribed to Roger Bacon, who lived and died several centuries earlier.

This does nothing to denigrate the value of the work, however- here we have the most explicit and literal description of the basic tenets of alchemy; that the laboratory setup used to make elixir is as literal a representation of nature as possible- a graduated vessel resembling a triangular mountain, made of fired clay, the presence of argent vive and sulfur (oddly with little mention of salt) and other methods to create a universal medicine- the tincture of the philosophers, the dragon- the peacock-colored, shining substances of alchemical lore.

24 pages.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Napoleon's Oraculum - Now Available!




At long last one of the best writings ever made on the topic of fortune telling and divination is available. Having reviewed other variants of the work available for sale, they are all substantially more expensive and most are primitive facsimiles. My works are never facsimile copies and are always fully edited by hand. I'd by lying if I said I didn't feel proud of this slower, more thorough effort.

The Oraculum stands at 76 pages; some variants are longer because they're mostly filler or else contain the longer but less varied Oraculum of the 1890s- the latter version does not contain most of the vaguely folk-tradition spells and rites of this version. The 1884 Tousey version is also notable for its expansive section on dream interpretation; I happen to agree with most of his inclusions here over those made by new age groups and posted on the internet- his version of interpretation, whatever its source, is more authentic.

It's a fine work, made finer by being completely overhauled for a modern audience.