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Monday, June 23, 2014

ADDENDUM: NEW TITLES FROM STARFIRE, NEPHILIM!

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THESE NEW COLLECTIBLE TITLES:




NIGHTSIDE OF EDEN
By Kenneth Grant

London: Starfire Publishing, 2014. Limited Edition. A FINE COPY. A new and enhanced cloth edition, sewn, in dust jacket, matching the previous volumes in the series. Twenty pages of plates, including many in color, and several of these were not in previous editions, but have only recently emerged from private collections. Frontispiece. London: Starfire Publishing, 2014. Limited Edition. Two very special works aided the preparation of this edition by Michael Staley. First, Kenneth Grant’s personal, annotated copy of the Muller edition of NIGHTSIDE was borrowed in order to create this new definitive edition. Also, there was the most helpful loan of the author's original carbon of the typescript, which has proven useful in resolving some queries. As per usual, the work has been re-set, corrected, and indexed. 302 pages. Octavo.  
List Price: $59.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
“The republishing of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the release in March 2014 of the fourth volume in the series, Nightside of Eden, which opens the second of the three trilogies. Originally published by Muller in 1977, it was subsequently reissued by Skoob Publishing in 1994. This new edition of 1500 copies is freshly typeset in an octavo format of 316 pages. Sewnbound hardback, with a frontispiece, a twenty-page section of plates, illustrated endpapers and a full-colour dustjacket, this republication integrates the errata from the Skoob edition within the text, and incorporates further corrections noted subsequently in Kenneth Grant’s personal copy of the book. Many of the plates have been rephotographed, and some are printed in colour.” 

“There exists a map of consciousness, with its light and dark byways, in the form of a Qabalistic glyph known as the Tree of Life. It has its roots in the primal earth of Eden, but its branches extend into extra-terrestrial dimensions. This Tree, which is a familiar concept to mystics and magicians alike, has another side, a nightside which receives but passing mention in contemporary manuals of occultism; as if the ancient writings of the Arabs and Jews contained allusions to mere figures of speech and monstrous fancies.

Nightside of Eden interprets the symbolism of the Tree of Death, the ‘other’ side of the Tree of Life which forms the basis of the Western Occult Tradition. Kenneth Grant, whose Typhonian Trilogies have infused new life and meaning into ancient and forgotten mysteries, here provides an exhaustive survey of the other side of the Tree, haunted by dark forces that are today seeping insidiously into human consciousness and threatening it with violent disruption. The creative magical current represented by Aleister Crowley, Charles Stansfeld Jones, Austin Osman Spare, and in our day by Michael Bertiaux, Margaret Cook, and others, is here traced to its source in the formless voids beyond the threshold of mentation.

Nightside of Eden is an explication of the Cult of Choronzon and an initiated exposition of the Mysteries of the Left-Hand Path in relation to Western Occultism. Here, for the first time, the head of a genuine Magical Organization reveals the esoteric doctrines of the ‘black’ magic of the Left-Hand Path, as well as the practical application of psycho-sexual formulae of which very little is generally known.

The book is illustrated not only with the demonic sigils of the ‘other side’, which make of it a grimoire of the Dark Doctrine, but also by curious works of siderealism, or stellar art, sprung from the New Aeon consciousness which permeates those occult Orders working in harmony with the Typhonian Tradition.”


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THE BOOK OF SMOKELESS FIRE
By S. Ben Qayin, Preface by Robert Podgurski

np. [South Carolina]: Nephilim Press, 2014. First Edition Hardcover. Octavo. [iv] + 190pp. Black faux leather boards elaborately embellished in copper on front board. Edition limited to 500 hand numbered copies. Cloth book marker. Pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations by Robert Cook. Preface by Robert Podgurski, author of "The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils." “The Book of Smokeless Fire” describes a ritual practice drawn from a little known Solomonic text known as "Miscelaneo de Salomon", (published in English under the title "Book of Deadly Names") which apparently "gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn" that later evolved into the "Goetia." S. Ben Qayin has used modern techniques of magickal evocation to rework the material in this ancient text so as to present an innovative and "fully workable" system of magick. In the process, he also explores the similarities between the "Miscelaneo de Salomon" and Lovecraft's "Necronomicon." NEW book in Fine condition. (No dust jacket issued.) 
List Price: $52.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"The work that is being presented in “The Book of Smokeless Fire” is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as “Miscelaneo de Salomon”, which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft’s, “Necronomicon” both in content and history. It is an ancient and forbidden Arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek “Goetia” and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed away in the infamous brass container.
In “The Book of Smokeless Fire”, the ancient manuscript has now been reworked into a completely new system, utilizing revolutionary evocation technology, to again call upon the ancient and destructive Djinn, whose names have been concealed for centuries…"
Author S. Ben Qayin has outdone himself with this stunning interpretation and cohesive reworking of a long lost magickal discipline. The Book of Smokeless Fire is over 190 pages of pure magickal knowledge laid out in an easy to read format that really flows. With no fluff, filler, and no nonsense, Qayin manages to take what some have dabbled in and written about in the past and open it up into a fully workable system of magick.

This book of smokeless fire is limited to 500 hand numbered copies.


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THE HOLY GUARDIAN ANGEL.
On the practice and experience of the Holy Guardian Angel.
By Michael Cecchetelli (Editor), Various authors.

NP [ South Carolina ]: Nephilim Press, 2013 [ 2014 ]. First Edition Hardcover. Octavo. vi + 208pp. Bound in brown faux leather, gilt lettering to spine and gilt wing device on upper board. Illustrated endpapers, red & black embellished title pages. Smyth sewn. Edition limited to 500 hand numbered copies. NEW book. Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued).
List Price: $52.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
A new book edited by the author of Scarlet Imprint's "Crossed Keys", in which various authors offer their insights into the "Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel".

The book is broken into four parts: the nature of the HGA; what comes after contact and how to work with the HGA; different schools of thought about the HGA; and a section devoted to some of the important blog posts made during the 2011 pan-blogosphere debates on the HGA.

Essays include:

"A Solar Spark of Light and Fire" - Darren Scriven;
"Nine Pieces of Heart Advice for Those Seeking the HGA" - Jason Miller;
"The Descended Angel" - Scott Michael Stenwick;
"Never Again Alone" - Rufus Opus;
"After Abramelin: Working With Your Holy Guardian Angel" - Aaron Leitch;
"Passing Through The Void: Journey To Unite With Your HGA" - Frater Ashen F.N.F.;
"The Voice of Light: The HGA in the Ogdoadic Tradition" - Derik Richards;
"Knowledge and Conversation of The HGA: One Thelemites Perspective" - Kevin Abblett;
"Holy Guardian Angel(s)? - Conjureman Ali;
"Holy Guardian Angels, Helpful Spirits and the Genius"

"2 Years Later - The HGA Revisited" - Michael Cecchetelli. 












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