Midian Books – Easter 2011 Update

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Read on for some remarkable, tempting items from Midian Books…
Midian Books
112 Hartshorne Road
Woodville
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 7HY
England

Tel: 01283 222580

http://www.midianbooks.co.uk

All prices in GBPsterling. Payment by credit card, UK cheques etc. and paypal (address j.davies@midianbooks.co.uk). Postage extra. UK. 2.00 1st item, 1.00 per additional item, maximum UK charge 8.00. Insurance extra at cost. Overseas, email for postal rates.

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Greetings

The Day of the Magi conference in Bristol was a great success, thanks to Jake Stratton-Kent, Misha and all speakers and attendees. There is a real community developing in the UK occult scene, uniting practitioners from all paths aiming towards common goals. There will be an event organised by Scarlet Imprint in Brighton on 20th August and other conferences are in the planning stage. Make sure you join in and support these events to keep the momentum going…

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Just one new release this week, but plenty more in the near future, including Crossed Keys from Scarlet Imprint and several titles from Golden Hoard.

THE BOOK OF PARAMAZDA
2011 50pp Hadean Press small paperback. Foil stamped title.
The Book of Paramazda is a book which in the last millennium might have been described as a ‘Liber’ in ‘Class A & B’. Rumours of the existence of this cryptic and beautiful text have long been current in exalted circles; it is now emerging into the light of day.
The Book of Paramazda is at once a received book, an enciphered magical system and an apocalyptic vision of the Aeons. It is also a powerful reforming prophecy concerning Magicians, Thelemites and Radical Traditionalists alike. £6.00

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The following secondhand titles come from two collections and comprise mainly of deluxe editions, an opportunity to get some rare titles at reasonable prices. Pictures will appear on the “featured” page of the website over the weekend.

110401. ANON: CONJURATION AND AN EXCELLENT DISCOURSE OF THE NATURE AND SUBSTANCE OF DEVILS AND SPIRITS
2006 98pp Society For Esoteric Endeavour. Illus. Quarter bound in Spanish Goat skin, raised bands on spine with blind stamped decoration. Deckled page edges. Title label on front board. Ltd. ed. 104/120. In 1584 Reginald Scot published the Discoverie of Witches. “Conjuration and an Excellent Discourse of the Nature and Substance of Devils and Spirits” appeared as appendices to the third edition of Scot’s Discoverie issued in 1665. £195.00

110402. ANON: LIBER NIGER LEGIONIS
2nd 2005 162pp Octavia Press h/b. Red Pentagram design on front board. No d/w as issued. NM. Originally published in an edition of 36 copies only, this is a copy from the second edition, which was printed shortly after, numbered 30/72. signed “Pharaon” and sigillised by the author. Also has an impressive sigilisation on the half-title page, along with the epithet “Our name is Legion, for we are many.” Infernal grimoire drawing on the work of Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant and Andrew Chumbley’s Cultus Sabbatai. Extremely scarce. £295.00

110403. ANON: GRIMOIRE OF THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE
1st 2007 20pp Society of Esoteric Endeavour large h/b. Padded boards, pigskin leather label, cross shaped linen cover secured with pigskin leather ties. VG+. Ltd. ed. 18/80. A ritual to summon the spirit of a place. The original manuscript was penned in French in the late 18th Century. Only one copy is known of and this is preserved in the Bibliotheque Arsenal in Paris, the title page being reproduced on the last page of this publication. Translated by Philippe Pissier. £395.00

110404. DAVID BETH: VOUDON GNOSIS
Deluxe Ophidian editin 2009 90pp Scarlet Imprint. Quarter bound in black snakeskin, snake embossed on front board. All edges black, handmade marbled endpapers. Illus. inc. col. VG. Ltd. ed. 32/55, signed and sigilized by the author. An exposition of the voudon Gnostic system of Michael Bertiaux and The Couleuvre Noir. Introduction by Michael Staley. £295.00

110405. MICHAEL BERTIAUX: COSMIC MEDIATION
1st. 2007 86pp Fulgur trade p/b. Col. frontis. Sl. mark on page edges else VG. Ltd. ed. 632/777. Now out of print. £40.00

110406. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: ONE, THE GRIMOIRE OF THE GOLDEN TOAD
1st 2000 64pp Xoanon hardback. Full faux leather binding. Boards sl. bowed as usual, else VG+. Ltd. ed. 26/77. Loosely inserted is a small envelope inscribed “Blackthorn, Toadskin, Bone” by the author with decorative scrolls and a sigil. This contains a blackthorn spike, toad bone and a talisman in green and gold ink on a triangular piece of toad skin. The scarcest published Cultus Sabbatai book, detailing the ancient ritual involving the crucifixion of a toad that has been associated with the Guild of the Horseman’s Word. £2100.00

110407. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: THE AZOETIA
1st 1992 362pp Xoanon trade p/b. Illus. Sl. creased spine else VG. First limited edition 15/300 copies, signed by author. A nice early copy. £400.00

110408. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: QUTUB
2nd. Ed. 2008 88pp Xoanon. NM. Ltd. ed. 700 copies. Re-issue of the 1995 Fulgur edition. £65.00

110409. ANDREW CHUMBLEY: OPUSCULA MAGICA VOL. I
Deluxe edition 2010 144pp Three Hands Press. Bound in quarter morocco and cloth. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 142/242. Collection of essays. £150.00

110410. PETER GREY AND ALKISTIS DIMECH (eds): XVI
Deluxe Kill All Kings edition 2010 280pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. Hand bound in full scarlet goatskin. Blacked page edges, gold endpapers. Housed in stunning red slipcase incised with XVI. A stunning book. Ltd. ed. 11/44, signed by both authors. Includes a small print by Eric K. Lerner. Probably the most important release of last year, essays on magical strategies for liberation in a civilization in crisis. £275.00

110411. PETER GREY AND ALKISTIS DIMECH (eds): DIABOLICAL
Deluxe Heretic edition 2009 350pp Scarlet Imprint. Illus. Quarter bound in Black Morocco, hand marbled paper covered boards. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 27/66. Excellent collection of essays on the grimoire tradition from Jake Stratton-Kent, Eric de Pauw, Aaron Leitch, Paul Hughes-Barlow, Mark Smith, Stafford Stone, Thomas Karlsson, Johnny Jakobsson, The anonymous author of Pharaoan etc. Includes 9 colour plates of infernal artwork from Stafford Stone, Kyle Fite, Thomas Karlsson, and Johnny Jakobsson. Among the texts cited and conspired with are: The Red Dragon/Grand Grimoire, Grimorium Verum, Lemegeton, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, The Testament of Solomon, The Nightside of Eden, The Wisdom of S’lba, Qutub, Liber 231, Liber 325 The Bartzabel Working, The Holy Books of Thelema, The Voudon Gnostic Workbook etc. £275.00

110412. A.C. HIGHFIELD: THE SYMBOLIC WEAPONS OF RITUAL MAGIC
1st 1983 160pp Aquarian trade p/b. Illus. VG+. A practical guide to ceremonial regalia. £20.00

110413. FREDERICK HOCKLEY: A COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC SCIENCE
2008 115pp Teitan Press. Illus. No d/w as issued. NM. Ltd. ed. 86/450. Parts were previously published as “The Secret Grimoire of Turiel.” £75.00

110414. MITCH HENSON (ed): LEMEGETON
1st 1999 96pp Metatron trade p/b. Illus. covers sl. crinkled else VG+. The ‘complete’ Lesser Key of Solomon. A scarce edition. £65.00

110415. THOMAS KARLSSON: QABALAH, QLIPHOTH AND GOETIC MAGIC
Deluxe edition 2007 246pp Ajna. Bound in full goatskin, with stamped design on front board and raised bands on spine. 8pp plates (not present in the second edition). NM. Ltd. ed. 70/72. This copy is dedicated to the Goetic demon Seere. Hand numbered on the rear endpaper. Includes an envelope with “70” written on it, containing a small piece of paper with the sigil of Seere hand drawn, plus two promotional postcards for the book. Very scarce in this edition. £395.00

110416. WILLIAM KIESEL (ed): THE PICATRIX Vol. 1
1st 2002 174pp Ouroboros. Full black leather, black ribbon marker, gilt titles. VG+. Ltd. ed. 74/1000. The goal of the wise. This volume now out of print, volume two still available from the publishers. £175.00

110417. STEPHEN MACE: SQUEEZING BEING
1st 1993 52pp Privately printed A5 stapled booklet. VG. A modern approach to reality manipulation from this chaos magician. £10.00

110418. N.A-A.218: LIBER FALXIFER
Deluxe edition 2009 212pp Ixaxaar. Full black leather, raised bands on spine and raised sigil on front board. Illus. Comes with black envelope containing the separate booklet “Hidden Famulus of the Book of Falxifer” together with a small note from Ixaxaar and a colour print of the scythe Bearing Lord of Death as seen on the cover of the standard edition. Ltd. ed. 4/30. £625.00

110419. [ORDER OF THE VOLTEC] IREMOCH AND WENDIGO: THE BACKWARDS WAY
1st 2008 107pp Voltec Publishing trade p/b. Illus.
The Backwards Way is the introductory text for the Order of the Voltec. It describes all of the primary concepts and pursuits of the organization and its members. The contents include; The meaning of the term “Voltec”, The History & Evolution of the OV, Carlos Castaneda & the “Core Concepts”, The Assemblage Point, The Tree of Night, The Theory and Practices of the Order of the Voltec, The Internal Structure of the OV, Affiliation with the OV, etc. This text is crucial material for anyone interested in Left Hand Path occultism, Voltec Initiates and for those seeking membership to the organization. £9.99

110420. [ORDER OF THE VOLTEC] ERIC TSCHACHLER: THE DOWNWARD PATH INTO NOD
1st 2007 45pp A4 h/b. Illus. No d/w as issued. Spine edges bumped else VG+. Ltd. ed. 16/30. Initialled by author. The book features a clipping from the authors Ally wormwood plant laminated to the inside of the front cover. The Downward Path into Nod is a manual that describes how a magician/sorcerer can obtain unique perceptual states through some very strange procedures. By “Stalking” these new Positions of the Assemblage Point, the practitioner will be able to augment his/her Shadow Self and aspire to Self Deification. Contents Include: Shape Shifting Methods, Poison Sorcery, Vampiric Techniques, Dream Sorcery, Fire Sorcery, Becoming Inaccessible, Idols of Immortality etc. £150.00

110421. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
Deluxe ed. 2008 304pp Xoanon. Illus. Full bottle-green goatskin, gold stamped cover and spine. Marbled endpapers. Housed in cloth slipcase. VG+. Ltd. ed. 48/72. A superb edition. £595.00

110422. DANIEL SCHULKE: ARS PHILTRON
Out of Series ed. 2008 304pp Xoanon. Rust coloured cloth, black pewter stamped cover and spine. Illus. NM. Ltd. ed. 720 copies. NB. This is a spcial “out of series” copy, red Xoanon stamp on limitation page. Signed and sigillised by the author. £175.00

110423. DANIEL SCHULKE: VIRIDARIUM UMBRIS
Out of Series ed. 2005 526pp Xoanon. Illus. Sage green cloth, copper stamped on cover and spine. NM. Ltd. ed. 576 copies. NB. This is a special “out of series” copy, red Xoanon stamp on limitation page. This copy signed by the author. £450.00

110424. DANIEL SCHULKE (ed): THE OCULT RELIQUARY
Deluxe edition 2010 220pp Three Hands press 4to hardback. Prof. illus. inc. col. Quarted bound in burgundy morocco. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 76/250. Images and artefacts of the Richel-Eldermans collection. £185.00

110425. STEPHEN SKINNER AND DAVID RANKINE: THE VERITABLE KEY OF SOLOMON
Deluxe ed. 2008 446pp Golden Hoard. Half leather and buckram binding. Prof. illus. inc. col. NM. Ltd. ed. 89/350. Signed by both authors. Includes three separate versions of the Key, for the fullest version possible. £96.00

110426. MARK SMITH: QUEEN OF HELL
Deluxe edition 2010 244pp Ixaxaar. Bound in full black leather, gilt titling to spine, gilt edges and gilt device on front board. Illus. Housed in slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 66/81, signed by author with large sigil in black ink. An examination of the primal cult of the witchcraft of Hecate. £625.00

110427. AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE: ADVENTURES IN LIMBO
1st 2006 approx 40pp Neptune Press 4to landscape p/b. Illus. in col. Throughout. NM. Ltd ed 61/150. Facsimile copy of one of Spare’s sketchbooks from the 1940s. 24 colour plates, printed on one side only. Essay by Keith Richmond. £145.00

110428. DONALD TYSON: LIBER LILITH
Deluxe ed. 2006 317pp Starfire. Col. Frontis. by Stafford Stone. Bound in red cloth with sword motif in white on front bd. Housed in red slipcase. NM. Ltd. ed. 32/81. Liber Lilith is a powerful and disturbing book which charts the disintegration of a German occultist, Karl Steiger, who in mysterious circumstances comes across an ancient Gnostic grimoire, long considered lost. This contains the stunning revelation that it was Lilith, Queen of Hell and Mother of all Demons, who fashioned Adam from the clay of the earth, and who visited Eve in the form of a great serpent to teach her the secret wisdom of Heaven. The grimoire reveals in seductive detail a system of sex magic taught to mankind by Lilith, by which she may be summoned as a lover and teacher. The book opens with an introduction by the editor of Steiger’s journal, and follows with a reproduction of the grimoire itself. Next comes the working journal of Steiger, revealing the progress of the ill-starred occultist as he discovers this lost necromantic grimoire, steeps himself in its shadows, and is beguiled by the glamours of Lilith. He is compelled to put into practice the obscene rituals as set out in the grimoire, and he gradually succumbs to madness as Lilith answers his call and he is enmeshed ever deeper in her dark and sinister web. £165.00

JOURNALS AND EPHEMERA

110429. ‘WEST CHESHIRE LAD”: INITIATES OF MAAT
1st nd. 1980s? 36pp (18pp text, printed on one side only). A4 stapled booklet. VG+. Interesting “3rd degree study” of the art of astral projection. “West Cheshire Lad” appears to be Thomas Joseph Walton, a poet and follower of Gurdjieff and Gnosticism. I can’t find this title listed anywhere. £25.00

110430. WILLIAM BURROUGHS FINAL ACADEMY POSTER
nd. 1980s large poster, stored flat. Features drawing of Burroughs with line-up and dates etc. Signed by William Burroughs, Genesis P-Orridge and John Giorno. Scarce. £100.00

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