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Our Last Day At 1419 Polk was February 28, 2013.
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Wisht Waters: Aqueous Magica and the Cult of Holy Wells (Occult Monograph No. 5)
Three Hands Press
Curse tablets, defixiones, were formed from sheets of lead, inscribed with the ill intent of the curse, and the name of the victim. The tablet would often be rolled, or folded, before being stuck through with a nail; a magical act of defigo; 'pinning down' or 'fixing' one’s will and intent upon the target of one’s work. Such an act is not isolated to malefic working, and is cognate with the 'creative act' and fertility; giving life unto the magician's will. In curse magic howev...
Foam of the Past
Skylight Press UK
Fiona Macleod was clearly a gentlelady of breeding and intellect. She was almost 'one of us' - but not quite. It was this slight difference that allowed her to deal with dark and frightening characters and subjects in a way that gave them the glamour of the Celtic Otherworld in an intriguing and believable manner. She opened up a whole new world of language, ancient songs, poems and proverbs that had never before been presented to the English-speaking peoples south of the Scottish Highlands. She...More
The Graveyard Wanderers, The Wise Ones and the Dead in Sweden
Society for Esoteric Endeavour
Society of Esoteric Endeavour, 2013 Hardback 25cm x 20cm, numbered limited edition of 180 copies, 106pp
The author translated 37 manuscripts books known as “Svartkonstbuchs” (i.e., black art book) which Scandanavian practitioners of folk magic were expected to possess. This work collects together all those charms and rituals dealing with spirits of the dead and human bones, with the addition of some other relevant material. What emerges is a remarkably coherent and ...
Ophiolatreia: An Account of the Rites and Mysteries Connected with [...] Serpent Worship
Jennings, Hargrave (attr)
Transmutation Publishing 2013. Originally privately published in 1889. White cloth boards foil-stamped in red with title and caduceus, quarter bound in cobra skin. Limited edition of 200 hand-numbered copies.
Full title: Ophiolatreia: An Account of the Rites and Mysteries Connected with the Origin, Rise, and Development of Serpent Worship in Various Parts oof the World, Enriched with Interesting Traditions, and a Full Description of the Celebrated Serpent Mounds & Temples, the Whole Forming ...
36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans
Three Hands Press
There is a thread that runs through over four millennia of astrological and magical history, a cord that binds ancient Egypt with the Hellenistic world, the Arabian empire, India, the European Renaissance and even touches the present. That thread is the Decans, a division of the earth’s sky into 36 sections. These 36 'Faces of Heaven' are more than just a curious footnote in the history of archaeo-astronomy. First emerging in ancient Egypt, they have moved with the corpus of Hermetic materia...More