MichaelStaley Welcome back, Kyle. Good to see you here again (22.12.14, 12:10) 0
kidneyhawk Hoping everyone is well! :) (22.12.14, 04:21) 0
kidneyhawk And it's a bit fun-and funny-to need to get my "sea-legs" back! (22.12.14, 04:21) 0
kidneyhawk It's good to see so many familiar names, though! (22.12.14, 04:20) 0
kidneyhawk Cheers, Lashtalians! I've been away for AEONS-and logging back in, I find the whole site revamped! (22.12.14, 04:19) 0
kidneyhawk Cheers, Lashtalians! I've been away for Aeons and, logging in again, I'm finding the whole site revamped! (22.12.14, 04:19) 0
christibrany tonight is the longest night of the year. happy noxious noxy knock knock times for everyone ;) (21.12.14, 23:12) 0
christibrany It is a great hope of mine too, Sir Paul :D (21.12.14, 23:12) 0
lashtal The Biblio didn't survive the transition - the data remains intact, though, and I hope that it will one day re-appear. (21.12.14, 13:34) 0
christibrany Apologies if i am just missing it but whatever happened to the bibliographia thelemica or whatever it was called? i loved seeing the photos of books and their descriptions. (21.12.14, 05:21) 0
christibrany would love to go to egypt and see live percussion and dancing (17.12.14, 03:03) 0
Jamiesiam http://is.gd/B7nNCj (14.12.14, 09:24) 0
MichaelStaley Seventy years ago today, Kenneth Grant and Aleister Crowley met for the first time, at the Bell inn, Aston Clinton. (10.12.14, 08:36) 3
paperroute50 http://is.gd/cT32mC (08.12.14, 20:30) 0
paperroute50 Death of Crowkey's and Ninette's daughter. (08.12.14, 20:30) 0
Hagbard Celine and Golden, haha (08.12.14, 15:24) 0
Hagbard Celine My Submarine is functional (08.12.14, 15:24) 0
Hagbard Celine hahah hello! (08.12.14, 14:30) 0
lashtal In celebration of the Greater Feast of Aleister Crowley (October 12, 1875 - December 1, 1947). (01.12.14, 20:06) 0
christibrany Habard I just read about you for the first time the other month. How is your submarine? (29.11.14, 23:25) 0
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Fulgur Esoterica Warehouse Sale

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Occult.

Fulgur Esoterica Warehouse Sale
From December 30 until January 7, up to 70% OFF.

What a year!

2014 has been our most successful year. We have published no less than seven projects, including the critically acclaimed Cameron-Parsons collaboration Songs for the Witch Woman and Rik Garrett's evocative Earth Magic. Together with the Arts University Bournemouth we have initiated an ambitious programme of publications exploring esotericism and contemporary art under the banner of BLACK MIRROR. In March we were key participants in the University of Cambridge conference Charming Intentions which sought to explore the relationship between arts and the occult. In October we hosted I:MAGE 2014, a two week programme that included an exhibition, artist's talks, workshops, book launches and a special conference at the Warburg Institute. Amongst all this, we have also found time to publish three new issues of our Abraxas journal. In short, it's been a very busy year and we are grateful to everyone who has been so supportive of our wider aims.

Our Warehouse Sale, and why...

After all this, you might think 2015 will be quieter... but we have some major (and long-awaited) publications due for release over the next few months, including Michael Bertiaux's Ontological Graffitti, and Fulgur: A Bibliography, to name but two. All this new stock means that even our larger warehouse is looking full, so to make space we will be offering some of our past and present titles at vastly reduced prices. These are copies which we considered 'seconds', ie. they have small blemishes on the covers, etc., but we will be offering some of them with a discount of over 70% off the published price. The sale begins on December 30th at 4PM Greenwich Mean Time and regular buyers will receive an email notification, as usual.

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Carl Abrahamsson in Skopje, Macedonia

Written by SiLVeSTeR. Posted in Misc.

The Law is out there!

For those of you interested to know what is hot on the O.T.O./Thelemic scene throughout the world, the members of the Secret Fire Oasis from Skopje, Macedonia, working in close collaboration with ALEF Skopje, a civic association for study, promotion and preservation of the world's esoteric traditions - are proud to announce a two-part magickal weekend event hosting the renowned Thelemic author and artist Carl Abrahamsson, who will give a lecture titled "The Magic of Dreams Made Real" and perform as part of the Swedish musical duo Cotton Ferox the following day, for a maximum magick radiation directed towards the curious Skopjanians.

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An Unpublished Novel by Ithell Colquhoun

Written by Gorgon. Posted in Occult.

Ithell Colquhoun’s occult novel I Saw Water has just been published for the first time.

The action takes place in and around a convent on the Island of the Dead, but its spiritual context derives from sources as varied as Roman Catholicism, the teachings of the Theosophical Society, Goddess spirituality, Druidism, the mystical Qabalah, and Neoplatonism. It is informed throughout by Colquhoun's own personal experiences of magical rituals and teachings gained by her membership of societies that included the O.T.O.; the Saint Église Celtique en Bretagne; the Fellowship of Isis, the Theosophical Society, co-masonic lodges, and others.

More information can be found here:

http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06423-9.html 

Composed in the 1960s, I Saw Water consists largely of material taken from the author’s dreams experienced over the preceding twenty years. The novel challenges such fundamental distinctions as those between sleeping and waking, the two separated genders, and life and death.

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Pyramidos

Written by eamonn loughran. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus by David Mattichak

Limited to 220 copies hand bound at the Hell Fire Club

Each copy sewn and bound full leather in dark blue crossgrain calf, red moire silk ends, black and gold headbands, red and blue marker ribbons. Hand gilt titles to spine, hand gilt sigil of the A.'. A.'. to the front board:

http://www.hellfireclubbooks.co.uk/pyramidos.html 

A superb work on the magick arte over 400 pages with diagrams.

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The Major Arcana by Oliver Hibert

Written by Von Zos. Posted in Occult.

The Major Arcana byOliver Hibert is now available for pre-order from Von Zos.

The release consists of a custom pack of 22 tarot cards designed by Oliver Hibert together with a book featuring an introductory essay by Oliver Hibert and a substantial essay by Caroline Wise exploring the life, influences and legacy of Pamela Coleman Smith. The book also contains the publication of a previously unseen Pamela Coleman Smith painting. 

Available in both deluxe and standard editions, the deluxe is cloth-bound, signed and contains an original sketch by Oliver Hibert.

Available now at www.landofzos.com 

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Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue 128: Aleister Crowley

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

Yet more gems sparkling brightly in the latest catalogue from Weiser Antiquarian...

The catalogue comprises a typically mixed selection, from rare books and ephemera, to relatively recent reprints of material by or relating to Aleister Crowley. Amongst the more unusual items are an autograph letter, signed, from Crowley to his physician, Dr. Charnock Smith, sent from his rooms in Netherwood, in 1945, in which Crowley laments the loss of a delivery of pharmaceutical heroin, and requests new supplies, as well as sleeping pills. Another extraordinary ephemeral item is an astrological chart prepared by Aleister Crowley for the Cecil Court Bookseller Harold Mortlake which is drawn on the verso of a proof pull of Crowley's Liber Oz, whilst an autograph letter signed, from Crowley's rather notorious friend, Tom Driberg to the "artist executant of" the "Thoth" tarot Frieda Lady Harris, (1937) reminds us how intertwined his circle of friends often was. Later ephemeral items include a nicely-produced announcement, printed by W. T. Smith, & Helen Parsons Smith: Notice. The Church of Thelema is Now Established (1949), while a crudely produced flyer "Into Aleister Crowley?! Why not visit his Magical Order the O.T.O. [etc. ]" (circa 1979), and the Crowleymas 1980 e.v. Souvenir Songbook recall the early days of the then-Caliphate O.T.O. Less ephemeral items include an early bound Typescript of Liber Aleph: The Book of Wisdom or Folly, prepared for one of Crowley's British followers (ca. 1940), a superb copy of the first edition of Moonchild, in the original Beresford Egan dust jacket, and a Subscriber's Edition of Magick In Theory and Practice (ca. 1930) which has, tipped in on the front free end paper, a telegram to Crowley on which he has written what is certainly the largest example of Crowley's signature that we have ever seen (some letters are 1 1/2 inches high and the signature is 6 inches across).

Aside from a number of works from Crowley's lifetime there are also some most unusual posthumous publications. These include a deluxe copy of the Karl Germer and Gerald Yorke edition of 777 Revised (1955) bound in full crimson vellum and limited to 12 numbered copies; one of only eleven copies of the first issue of the Martin P. Starr edition of The Scented Garden of Abdullah the Satirist of Shiraz (1991) bound in full white vellum; a copy of Roll Away The Stone: An Introduction to Aleister Crowley's Essays on the Psychology of Hashish (1968) inscribed by the editor Israel Regardie, and the leather deluxe edition of Living Thelema by David Shoemaker, limited to 31 numbered copies, this copy signed by the author. As always there are too many other unusual items to summarise in a short space like this, but the catalogue also contains a number of interesting periodicals, including Volume I, Numbers I - 8 of In The Continuum by Phyllis Seckler, Grady L. McMurtry et al, and a complete run of 7 issues (all published) of Agapé. The Occult Review.

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New book from Society of Esoteric Endeavour

Written by Ben. Posted in Occult.

Greetings!

A New book has been published by the Society of Esoteric Endeavour.

Please note it will go out of print on Sunday 9th November 2014ev ie in 5 days time.

It is a reprint of a manuscript by Herbert Irwin, son of Major Irwin, a major figure in the pre-Golden Dawn milieu. Called the "Book of Magic" it is explicitly the book of the Fratres Lucis setting out a magical curriculum for the Order, recording meetings and so forth. Some book sources can be spotted, but much is unfamiliar and probably results from Herbert Irwin's skrying in magical mirror. He took opium to assist his visions, but died of an overdose. The first page of the manuscript illustrates how the book should appear, and that is how the Society of Esoteric Endeavour has designed them. The front board incorporates a portion of the manuscript to establish a magical link with Herbert Irwin's endeavour. The rear board incorporates a glass skrying mirror, to facilitate the practitioner's access to the mind spaces from whence this book arose, which is the same magical flux from that informed the Golden Dawn and the Theosophical Society. More information and photos can be found here:-

http://www.caduceusbooks.com/description1.htm

Quote of the Moment

It was part of my policy with regard to physical training to make the whole journey by sea. I fed up and lounged about and told stories till the twenty-third, when I arrived in Cairo. The city is abandoned by tourists by this time of the year on account of some superstition about the climate; but to me Cairo at the end of May was more pleasant that I had ever known it. I joined the P & O on the thirty-first. It was certainly hot in the Red Sea, but I remember with intense pleasure of wonder a single incident. Most of the passengers, including myself, slept on deck. I was awakened one morning before dawn by a dazzling ray of blue, as if a searchlight had been suddenly turned on me. The planet Jupiter had risen. Curiously enough an exactly parallel incident had taken place when I passed through the Red Sea from Chogo Ri, but on that occasion it was a crimson glare and the planet was Mars.

Aleister Crowley
May 23, 1905
Egypt - Cairo

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