Jimmy Page has spent lockdown indexing his books, he said in a new BBC radio interview. Page spoke to Zoe Ball on July 22 to promote the release of “Scarlet,” a 1974 song he recorded with The Rolling Stones which will be released on their expanded edition of “Goats Head Soup.” Ball asked Page what he’s been doing during lockdown. “I’ve been going through, I’ve been sorting out and indexing my books. I’m actually in the countryside,” Page said.
From Clive Harper: Friends and acquaintances may be surprised by an announcement recently made regarding the sale of books from my collection. So let me assure everyone that in the immortal words of Granny Weatherwax – “I ATEN’T DEAD”. However after nearly half a century of accumulating occult books, I have decided that it is time to “downsize” and over the next year or two, I shall be dispersing the vast majority of my collection.
‘To become an Initiate you need to uncover what has been previously hidden both in yourself and in your understanding of the forces of nature, learning how to explore and develop your own self-actualisation. A true Initiate does not use powers to be better, wiser, more advanced or somehow superior to others but works towards a co-operative and careful use of power for the good of all. Psychosynthesis is excellent for both initiation and therapy because at its centre are tried esoteric and magical practices, updated by Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis, and various practitioners after him, to make them relevant and useful in our modern world.’
The always-interesting and highly regarded bookseller, Liber-AL.com, is holding an anniversary sale to mark the store’s fourth year. There are over 200 items in the sale, many massively reduced, up to 40% in many cases. Included are many early, rare and/or limited editions mostly related to Aleister Crowley. The sale is running until Tuesday 4th September at which point the prices go back to normal. It’s a genuine opportunity to grab some real bargains.
Exciting pre-announcement of the September 2017 publication of what looks likely to be a very significant publication, Kevin Klein’s two-volume (1,728 pages) The Complete Mystical Records of Dr John Dee: Transcribed… Read more »
News of an interesting auction… A collection of esoteric philosophy books previously owned by Frank and Gail Zappa, including Znuz is Znees: Memoirs of a Magician by C.F. Russell (self… Read more »
Historian Gary Lachman delivers a fascinating, rollicking biography of literary and cultural rebel Colin Wilson, one of the most adventurous, hopeful, and least understood intellects of the past century. You… Read more »
The usual excellence from Weiser Antiquarian… Aleister Crowley & Associates Used and Rare Books and Items of Ephemera It is a typically varied catalogue, with ordinary second hand books as… Read more »
Midian Books continue to impress with the quality of their lists – and the latest is no exception… Here are some choice items that will be of interest to visitors… Read more »
Another list from Weiser Antiquarian, this one focusing on The Book Of The Law, and it’s once again a treasure house of delights. Many remarkable items at reasonable prices… Weiser… Read more »
My thanks to Blair MacKenzie Blake… Recently printed: a limited number of a revised and expanded (and corrected) second edition of The Wickedest Books In The World by Blair MacKenzue… Read more »