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  • Water Which Does Not Wet Hands The Alchemy of Michael Sendivgius by Zbigniew Szydlo

    Water Which Does Not Wet Hands The Alchemy of Michael Sendivgius by Zbigniew Szydlo, published in 1994 in Poland. Illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with only the very lightest shelfwear.

  • The Indian Philosophical Congress: Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume

    The Indian Philosophical Congress: Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume, published in 1950. Sections Include: Hinduism by S.C. Chatterjee, Logic and Metaphysics Traditional Epistemology by A.C. Mukerji, Zoastrianism by M.N. Dhalla, The Indian Conception of Life by Sri Aurobindo, Philosophy as an Autonomous Spiritual Activity by R. Das, Symbolism in Religion by D.M. Datta, Guru Cult by K.G. Mashruwala, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover, oversized with shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • When it was Light The Message from the Stars: The Prehistoric Mysteries Disclosed by Henry Lee Stoddard

    When it was Light The Message from the Stars: The Prehistoric Mysteries Disclosed by Henry Lee Stoddard, published in 1924. An astrological interpretation of the ancient mysteries. Hardcover in red with bright gilt decorated boards. Some spotting to the rear board but interior very clean. Light shelfwear only.

  • Alchemy and the Alchemists by Ethan Allen Hitchcock

    Alchemy and the Alchemists by Ethan Allen Hitchcock with an Introductory Preface by Manly P. Hall, published in 1976. Hardcover with the original jacket with light shelfwear.

  • Alchemy It’s Science and Romance by J. Mercer

    Alchemy It’s Science and Romance by J. Mercer, published in 1921. Sections Include: A Preliminary Account of the Hermetic Philosophy, with the More Salinent Points of its Public History, Of the Theory of Transmutation in General, The Golden Treatise of Hermes Trismegistus, A More Esoteric Consideration of The Hermetic Art and It’s Mysteries, Concerning the Laws and Vital Conditions of the Hermetic Experiment, etc. etc. Hardcover with decorative stamped boards with light shelfwear.

  • Alchemy: A Bibliography of English Language Writings by Alan Pritchard

    Alchemy: A Bibliography of English Language Writings by Alan Pritchard, published in 1980. Sections Include: Greek and Hermetic Texts, German Alchemical Texts, Italian, France, Ancient Middle East, Greece and Egpt, Works About Alchemy in Russia, Sweden, China and Japan, Occult Sects, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Symbols and Symbolism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • Magic and Mystery A Popular History by Alfred Thompson

    Magic and Mystery A Popular History by Alfred Thompson, undated circa 1880. A unusual treatise. Sections Include: Magic, Mystery, Fairies and Devils, Faith Healing and Medicine, Theosophy Ancient and Modern, Occult Forces, Astrology, Alchemy, etc. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends. Very uncommon.

  • The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Sourcebook by Raphael Patai

    The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book by Raphael Patai, published in 1994. Sections Include: Biblical Figures as Alchemists, Alchemy in Bible and Talmud, Jews in Hellenistic Alchemy, Maria the Jewess, Zosimus on Maria the Jewess, Abufalah’s Alchemy, A Hebrew Version of the Book of Alums and Salts, Pseudo-Khalid ibn Yazid, Raymund de Tarrega, Flamel’s Jewish Masters, Abraham Judaei, Simeon ben Semah Duran, Solomon Trismosin and His Jewish Master, Abraham ben Simeon’s Cabala Mystica, Esh M’Saref: A Kabbalistic-Alchemical Treatise, Hayyim Vital, Alchemist, etc. etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with only the very lightest shelfwear.

  • The Moonchild of Yesod by Karl Stone

    The Moonchild of Yesod by Karl Stone

    Very rarely does a genuinely original occult book appear: this work, “The Moonchild of Yesod” (subtitled “A Grimoire of Occult Hyperchemistry, or Typhonian Sex Magick”), is just such a book. With an extraordinary use of language, the author builds on the work of Mme. Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, and Kenneth Grant to construct a Magickal Mirror that opens a genuine Gateway to Beyond. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects, the eleven chapters are titled Hierophantism,The Mystical VeilThe Outer Garment of the MindElemental InvocationThe Key of Tarot DynamicsThe Metaphysic of the Tarot Keys and the 93 CurrentOccult AnatomyThe 50 Gates of UnderstandingHierogamyThe Sexual Ritual of the Sepher Yetzirah and A Sabbatic Sexual Working.

    “For the use of the practising occultist and hyperchemist, giving in a compendious form a full description of obscure rites and practices, and a complete explanation of metaphysical matters, hallucinatory vortices, tentacled antheridial gateways toother worlds, the dislocation of the mind, and the deep penetrative insight that arises from these territories, arranged in an entirely novel and interesting manner.”

    From the cover:

    “Oracular gnosis, is the hypostatic precipitation of phantasma within the non-spatial stellar dimensions of the initiate. Traffick with praeter-human intelligences are received as a concussion of ‘shadow signatures’ which colour (Kalas) the magickal mirror experientially as a Somatonoësis.

    Magickally, the crystallisation of this phantasma is a Lunar sexual operation. It occurs within the oneiric womb of Yesod, which receives the praeter-human spermatozoon via the lens of Daäth (The gateway to the ‘Outer Ones’). Within this siderialised amnion, the spectral tinctures undergo a form of hyper-chemistry, whereby the colours (Kalas) out of space arouse a convolvulus within the ‘Astral Light’, manifesting an antheridial embryonate, the Moonchild (Homunculus), which consolidates it’s prescience upon the substrate of the terrestrial sphere. The Moonchild is the vehicle of the Magickal Will i.e. making the word, flesh.

    This grimoire is both a Theoretical and Practical exegesis of initiation, sexual magick, qabalah and sorcery. It elucidates the tangential and oblique method, whereby contact with the subtle occult forces are amplified from the deep soundless recesses of non-spatial stellar loci as a physicality (Somatonoësis). Such transmissions are approached indirectly and inferred by the magickal engine of the qabalah, whereby their gateways are represented as tauroid gestalts (Sephira) to the ‘Outer Ones’. Such traffick can be used for mystical or magickal operations depending upon how the practitioner utilises these subtle intrusions (Kalas) of phantasma inspissated within the alembic of the adepts occult anatomy as a Somatonoësis.”

    The Author:

    On the Outer, Karl Stone is a discordian episkopos, Bone Setter, Tibetan medical practitioner, occult mycologist, and hyperchemist of the Trans-Himalayan system. He serves as a Hyadean emissary of The Cult of The Yellow Sign. The adepts of this Order are always masked and hidden in plain sight. They receive transmissions from the Hyades, which coalesce through the planes somatonoëtically into that Star Stone, the immortalised star crystal of the astral light, otherwise known as theLapis Exellis (Stone of Lucifer)

    Published on Lughnasadh 2012, in a strictly limited edition of 418 copies, this book is beautifully designed to reflect the Golden Age of Victorian publishing, bound in pale blue buckram with silver foil blocking, printed on Favini Alga Carta White 120gsm, and features full-colour illustrations by Stafford Stone (no relation). Each copy is signed and numbered by the author, and comes with a specially designed bookmark.

  • Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey An American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution

    Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey An American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution, published in 1994 by Harvard University Press. Sections Include: Arcana Maiora, Revelation and Concealment The Writings of Philalethes, Isaac Newton and Eiraneaus and Philalethes, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket, near fine.

  • The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley

    The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley, undated circa 1880. Sections Include: Egyptian Justice, Sunday Morning in Cairo, The Merchant’s Journey, A Summer Holiday in Egypt, A Visit to the Pyramids, A High Wind on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with beautiful gilt design with Egyptian scene’s on cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Secret Tradition in Alchemy by Arthur Edward Waite

    Arthur Edward Waite’s study of the secret doctrines of Alchemy. The author was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. A.E. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1891, became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. In this book the author has undertaken to review the long succession of test from their beginning at Byzantium to determine the warrants of the interpretation that the experiments conducted by the alchemists were in fact a series of spiritual investigations veiled in symbols-a Mystic Science of the Soul.

     

    THE SECRET TRADITION IN ALCHEMY

    Its Development and Records
    By A.E. Waite
    Published in 1969
     

    ••••••Subjects Include•••••
    • Alchemy and Supernatural Life
    • Modern Views on the Hermetic Mystery
    • Further Speculation on Philosophical Gold
    • Ancient Hermetic Books and the Way of the Soul Therein
    • Alchemy in China
    • The Testimony of Byzantine Alchemy
    • Arabian and Syrian Alchemy
    • The Early Latin Literature
    • The Later Chain of Hermes
    • The Myth of Flamel
    • The Chariot of Basil Valentine
    • Paracelsus
    • Denys Zachaire and Others
    • Famous English Philosophers
    • Alchemy and Exploitation
    • The New Light of Alchemy
    • The Reformation and German Alchemy
    • Thomas Vaughan
    • The Cosmopolite
    • John Frederick Helvetius
    • An Alchemist of Mitylene
    • The Mystic Side of Alchemy
     

    “The affirmation with which I started has now passed into demonstration, namely, that the Order of the Rosy Cross was following the two paths of quest which are denominated Spiritual and Physical Alchemy, and it may be added that the novice passing thought its various Grades was invited to study the writings of Jacob Bohme.”

    Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends. Prior owners bookplate inside cover.

  • The Lion’s Roar of Queen Srimala: A Buddhist Scripture on the Tathagatagarbha Theory by Alex and Hideko Wayman

    The Lion’s Roar of Queen Srimala: A Buddhist Scripture on the Tathagatagarbha Theory by Alex and Hideko Wayman, published in 1974. This work is the chief scriptural authority in India for the thoery that all sentient beings have the potentiality of Buddhahood. “The text treats lay Buddhism in terms of the Mahayana hero known as the bodhisattva. It presents unusual difficult problems to the translator because the original Sanskrit version no longer exists except for some citations.” A near fine copy hardcover in the original jacket with only the very lightest shelfwear.

  • The Multiple Planes of The Cosmos And Life: The Survival Theory of Ancient Sages as Proved by Modern Psychicists by Professor Solon Wang

    The Multiple Planes of The Cosmos And Life: The Survival Theory of Ancient Sages as Proved by Modern Psychicists by Professor Solon Wang, published in 1979. Sections Include: Multiple Plane Cosmos and the Sages and Philosophers Return to Reality, Absolute and Relative Cosmos, Circulation of the Two Cosmos-The Amphibian Gods, The Multiple Levels of Human Soul Body and the Return of the Sages and Philosophers with Innate Wisdom to Reality, Sakyamuni and Jesus as Representatives of the Eastern and Western Amphibian Gods, Ecstasy Reached with Teachers and Drug’s Aid, Common Peoples Transmigration in Six Ways or the Pursuit of Illusion, Spirits Coming From the Surface of the Earth, Death: Shaking Off the Fleshly Body and Return to the Six Ways, Indirect Apparition of Ghost After Death, Ghosts, Sprites and Demons, etc. etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and edges of jacket.

  • Sights of Old Capital by Aisaburo Akiyama

    Sights of Old Capital by Aisaburo Akiyama, published in 1930 by the Japan Tourist Bureau. Sections Include: A Historical Outline of Kyoto, Arashiyama, Botanical Gardens, Butokuden, Imperial Mausoleum, Imperial Palace, Katsura Summer Palace, Kitano Jinsha, Nijo Detached Palace, Mt. Atago,Nishinjin, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with very light shelfwear only. A beautiful copy of this work. Previous owners name stamped on title page.

  • Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter

    Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter, published in 1951. “The wonder healer and alchemist of the Renaissance whose feats led to the Faust myth– father of chemotherapy and foreshadower of modern psychiatry– outstanding, colorful figure in the transition from magic into science” “Being the true history of the troubled life, adventures, doctrines, miraculous cures, and prophesies of the most renowned, widely traveled, very learned and pious gentleman, scholar, and most highly experienced and illustrious physicus, the Honorable Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus ab Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, doctor of both medicines and professor of theology, also adept of the Holy Cabbala and expert of the alchemical art, friend of the common man and defender of liberty. He cured patients whom ordinary doctors had abandoned for doomed, and he knew wonderful elixirs that restore youth to the old.” Sections Include: The Errant Knight of Science, The Young Alchemist, Controversies of the Sixteenth Century, The Necromancer, On Nymphs, Gnomes, Giants, Incubi and Succubae, The Traveling Adept, The Elixir of Long Life, etc. etc. Bound hardback in original jacket with shelfwear to corners ends.