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Monday, November 15, 2010

NOVEMBER ADDENDUM: NEW BOOKS



WHERE WITCHCRAFT LIVES  
by Doreen Valiente
Publisher: Centre For Pagan Studies / Whytetracks
Hardback: List Price: $49.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A classic title re-released as a numbered limited edition of 1000
First printed in 1962, UK

This little gem of a book, Doreen’s first ever writing, should really be treated as an historical document. Doreen researches and presents many folklore and witchcraft practices which had hitherto been consigned to a hidden world. In the book Doreen describes herself as a ‘student of witchcraft’ though at the time of writing she was a high priestess. She never stopped investigating and honing her own craft.
“I only just scratched the surface,” she said to John Belham-Payne shortly before she died.

The Centre For Pagan Studies has now released this edition with the help of Ronald Hutton, Brighton Museum and Sussex Archaeological Society, as a foundation for the Doreen Valiente Trust which will look after all her artefacts and manuscripts for future generations. All proceeds of the book go to the Trust and the future museum that will exhibit her world famous collection.

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THE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM OF MAGIC 
Israel Regardie , Christopher S. Hyatt 
Product Information: 1256pgs
Price: $159.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Dr. Regardie's classic, final testament to the Golden Dawn includes extensive instruction on astrology, tarot, alchemy, kabbalah, enochiana, and much, much more. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with many color plates, The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic is the easiest edition to study. An essential text in any library of magical works. Over 150 pages of new material including several new articles,  a Master Table of Contents and an extensive Index! Hardbound, 8 1/2" x 11".  Individually hand numbered.






BOOK BLURB:
Foreword by Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D.

This is the master compilation of the magical teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn of which Israel Regardie was an initiated Adept. The material in this book is a highly improved version of the ground breaking material in the four-volume set by Dr. Regardie that revolutionized the Occult world in the late 1930s. It includes the Order's instructions in Ritual Magic, Invocation, Tarot, Qabalah, Enochian, Astrology, Esoteric Doctrine and more, along with the Order's Initiation Rituals.

This is a massive and beautiful hardcover book and includes copious illustrations with several in full color.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. At an early age, Regardie worked as Aleister Crowley's personal secretary. Regardie was the messenger to the modern world charged with preserving the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. He takes his place among such luminaries as Madame Blavatsky, S. L. MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley, and Dion Fortune. Even in such distinguished company, Regardie stands out as a figure of central importance.

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