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    Title: A Contemporary Western Book Of The Dead
    Sub-title: An Anthology
    Edited by: Charlotte Rodgers, Lydia Maskell
    ISBN10-13: 1906958041 : 9781906958046
    'I was musing on Singapore in all its affluent glory still having shrines for the dead on every street corner during ‘The Festival of the Hungry Ghosts'. Then I was musing on how the socially mobile of modern western society eschew death rites and grieving in the name of 'holding it together' and being progressive. I thought of which civilizations are falling and which are rising again, and wondered whether acknowledging death and the ancestors is a vital part of a maintaining personal identity and our place in society. I remember how my grieving father mourned for all the information he had relied on his deceased wife remembering; information which was now lost. I recalled Michael Crichton's words ‘If you don't know (your family's) history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.' Then I thought maybe someone should write about the cults of the ancestors and death, perhaps an anthology, perhaps cross relate experiences of loss to personal spirituality and magick and history. I know that years of working with the dead in the name of art and spirituality, didn't prepare me for the death of my mother. What helped me was the advice of someone from a long tradition of working with the ancestors. I think that collecting the experiences of spiritual practitioners in their working with grief and death is part of a living and necessary tradition that will give respect to the dead and strength, identity and support to our own personal spirituality.' Within this book are rituals, stories, traditions and experiences of magicians' scholars and artists who work with death. Some of the contributors such as Nema, Mogg Morgan, Louis Martine and Nevill Drury (to name but a few) have helped define contemporary transformative spirituality. Others are less well known but just as learned. As there should be in such a collection there is comedy, anger confrontation and practicality. This anthology is about who we are, and where we come from. It is also about how we change. A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead contains voices and visions that acknowledge our past, feed our present and guide the direction of our future.
    About The Author:
    Charlotte Rodgers was born in New Zealand, received the PEN international young writers award for 1983 and after many years of travel, fast living and dodgy magick, now leads a life of quiet eccentricity commuting between England and Asia. She creates, exhibits, and occasionally sells art made from road kill and has had articles published in many magazines.
    Pages: 196  Size: 216x140mm 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - March   2012
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Sociology: death & dying : Coping with death & bereavement : Astral projection & out-of-body experiences
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 1 of: 109
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    Title: Aleister Crowley
    Sub-title: A Modern Master
    By (author): John Moore
    ISBN10-13: 1906958025 : 9781906958022
    Aleister Crowley's appeal on the level of popular culture has been well catered for by a number of biographies that have appeared in recent years, but the more intellectual side to him, which is equally fascinating, has not received so much serious treatment. Crowley, a Modern Master is neither an account of his life, nor a straightforward presentation of his teaching, but an attempt to place him clearly in the context of modern ideas as well as a number of older traditions.
    About The Author:
    Born in 1948, John S Moore is a freelance writer and independent scholar living in Islington, North London. He studied philosophy at King's College, University of London from 1966 to 1969. He has published several papers on Nietzsche and other figures like Crowley (an interest which goes back over 45 years), Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein, as well as 3 volumes of poetry.
    Pages: 216  Size: 155x230mm 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - July   2009
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 109
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    Title: Aleister Crowley MI5
    By (author): Richard C McNeff
    ISBN10-13: 1914153022 : 9781914153020
    An unsettling encounter with Aleister Crowley in a Soho pub launches Dylan Thomas on an adventure whose first stop is the opening of the Surrealist Exhibition on June 11, 1936. With the Welsh poet is his first editor Victor Neuburg, the Beast's lapsed apprentice. In the bohemian fleshpots of Fitzrovia and Soho they connect with such luminaries of the period as Nina Hamnett, Augustus John, Tom Driberg, King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, as well as Crowley himself. Neuburg confronts the terrifying magick of his youth and something even more menacing - a Crowley orchestrated MI5 plot to avert the abdication. Aleister Crowley MI5 is an exhilarating work of fiction with highly researched fact at its core.
    About The Author:
    Richard C McNeff's early acquaintance with John Symonds, Crowley's literary executor and biographer, sparked an interest that developed into the 1977 cult short story ‘Sybarite among the Shadows'. This grew into Aleister Crowley MI5. He is also the author of With Barry Flanagan: Travels through Time and Spain (the Lilliput Press), a memoir which grew out of his experience of curating shows for the sculptor, the Brexit satire, The Dream of Boris, and has written for the Guardian, Fortean Times, and Boulevard Magenta. He lived and worked in Barcelona, the Basque Country, Ibiza and Baku. His current home is in London where he was born.
    ‘McNeff’s book is so different from anything you usually find on a bookshelf that it should perhaps be a compulsory purchase.’— Independent on Sunday
    ‘Probably the finest modern novel featuring Aleister Crowley.’— Lashtal
    ‘Aleister Crowley as himself in all his occult and charismatic glory – a manipulative, overbearing, bizarre yet compelling character. Fiction could hardly have invented him: he is a gift of a character to any novelist & Richard McNeff has accepted him, unwrapped the parcel and given him his head.’ — Martin Booth, author of A Magick Life
    ‘A swaggering romp of a novel. Plot by Buchan; characters by Beardsley; setting Art Deco — difficult to better that.’ — Wormwood
    ‘A very clever idea, fleshed out with wit and style and an excellent sense of the times.’ — Silverstar
    ‘Full of fascinating nuggets ..Neuburg’s crisis of identity with AC is very well observed.’ — Snoo Wilson
    Pages: 208  Size: 203x127mm 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford - January   2021
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Espionage & spy thriller : Horror & ghost stories
    List Price: 10.00 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 109
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    Title: Aromatic Oils
    Sub-title: A Guide to Their Use in Magick, Healing & Perfumery
    By (author): Ray Sherwin
    ISBN10-13: 1906958033 : 9781906958039
    This aromatic and magical memoir comes to you from the pen of well respected chaos mage and expert on aromatics Ray Sherwin.
    Table of Contents:
    A Bottle of Patchouli; Hocus Pocus - Witch-doctors, sorcerers, priests and imams in the shop; Ritual Magick for the BBC; A Spooky Aside A ghost story; A Rose by any Other Name - pheromones and other human smells; The Fats of Life - What your mother would have told you if she'd known. Essential oils, absolutes and fixed oils. Are we consuming the right amount and balance of fats in our diet? Are therapists damaging their clients by using seed oils as carriers?; The Old Bazaar in Cairo. I taught for a while at Cairo University. Most tourists encounter the perfumers in the bazaar but they don't get to see what's going on behind the scenes; Using Essential Oils Therapeutically; Using Aromatherapy Products at Home; Monographs on my Favourite Oils. Some aromatherapy schools are now expecting their students to study forty or more oils. I use about ten. A few data sheets; Therapeutic Index; Miscellaneous Information, General information and Frequently Asked Questions; What's going on with Tea Tree Oil; A Further Note on Health & Safety; Oils Which Should Not Be Used in Aromatherapy; Health & Safety Data regarding Storage and Handling of Essental Oils; A Quick Note on Benzoin, Peru, Galbanum, Immortelle, Oak-Moss, Aniseed, Jojoba, Sandalwood, Fragrance & Rose Otto; Fixed Oils; How to Copy a Perfume; Two Poems - since this book is a kind of autobiography I've included two poems of an occult/pagan nature; Bibliography
    Pages: 228  Size: 155x230mm  Illustrations: b/w photos 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - December   2009
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Aromatherapy & essential oils
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 109
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    Title: Art In America
    By (author): Aleister Crowley
    ISBN10-13: 1869928040 : 9781869928049
    Written for The English Review in 1913, this essay says more about Crowley than about American Art. It was much criticised by contemporary American artists for its prejudice and unfairness. Crowley says in his Confessions that he planned other, more positive essays dealing with the present and future of American Art. The essay's lasting value is historical -- how differently things have come to look in the intervening seventy years.
    About The Author:
    Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), also known as "The Great Beast" and the "Wickedest Man in the World" was one of the most profound students of Magick, Qabalah and Yoga. His vast influence reaches through all modern occultism. He is widely recognised as the first Western investigator to give initiation a truly scientific method. In reconciling occultism to physical science, mathematics and philosophy, Crowley achieved a lasting synthesis that remains unsurpassed for depth of insight and comprehensiveness.
    "A sound contribution to the promulgation of Thelema" -- Aquarian Arrow, No 26.
    Pages: 16 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - June   1998
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Occult studies : USA
    List Price: 2.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 109
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    Title: Becoming Magick
    Sub-title: New & Revised Magicks from the New Aeon
    By (author): David Rankine
    ISBN10-13: 1869928814 : 9781869928810
    Drawing on over twenty years of magickal work in a variety of systems, this book is a forward-looking manual full of new material and techniques created to push the boundaries of contemporary magick. Inspired by the great magickal traditions of past millennia, Becoming Magick presents new techniques of sigilisation and gematria, as well as a new system of energy magick based on the Kalas, and Prime Qabalah, a new system of English Gematria. This volume also explores the practical benefits of less explored magickal techniques such as magickal ingestion and working magick during illness.
    About The Author:
    David Rankine is an author who has been practising magick for 25 years, and is best known for his lively lectures and workshops. He has been involved with a wide variety of magickal groups and traditions, and draws on his extensive experience to convey the essence of magick in simple terms.
    "Rankine is interesting to say the least. ...Part of the book had me enthralled and other parts left me dry. ...if [the Thelemic/Maat style of 'Magick' is] your bag, then you'll probably love this book." -- Moloch, Zodiac Bistro.
    "The book presents new techniques of visualisation and gematria, as well as a new system of magical working based on lunar symbolism and the Cabbala" -- The Cauldron, May 2005.
    Pages: 196  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - December   2004
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Occult studies : Mysticism, magic & ritual
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 109
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    Title: Bloody Sacrifice
    Sub-title: A Personal Experience of Contemporary Blood Rites
    By (author): Charlotte Rodgers
    ISBN10-13: 1906958300 : 9781906958305
    Charlotte Rodgers is a non denominational magickal practitioner and an animist, and this is the story of her work with blood. It chronicles her use of road kill and blood in art, ritualised scarification and tattoo work, and the use of venous and menstrual blood in magick. Also included are Charlotte's interviews with tattoo artists; priests from belief systems which utilise blood sacrifice; artists who use their own HIV positive blood as a medium; and those who use mortifications and body modification to effect changes in consciousness and self. All here share a common bond of talent combined with an ability to articulate their beliefs. For example Louis Martinie, a priest in the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple. Martinie has integrated his Tibetan Buddhist beliefs into his Voodoo practice and in doing so shows how personal spiritual evolution can effect change within a syncretic religion. As a blood related illness affected various parts of Charlotte's life, she was given a chance to explore blood ritual in a very different way. Documenting this part of her journey gives an understanding of AIDS, HIV and HCV, and its effect on spirituality and contemporary blood rites.Blood Ritual, with all its history, baggage and dangers holds a power to create change. Whether this power is held within blood and how much impact is created merely by our perception is for the reader to decide. This is an honest, modern and thought provoking personal insight into an ancient aspect of our spirituality and creativity.
    About The Author:
    Charlotte Rodgers was born in New Zealand, received the PEN international young writers award for 1983 and after many years of travel, fast living and dodgy magick, now leads a life of quiet eccentricity commuting between England and Asia. She creates, exhibits, and occasionally sells art made from road kill and has had articles published in many magazines.
    Pages: 155  Size: 140x215mm  Illustrations: b/w photos 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - January   2011
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Comparative religion : Popular culture : Magic, spells & alchemy
    List Price: 10.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 109
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    Title: Books of the Beast
    Sub-title: New Edition
    By (author): Timothy d'Arch Smith
    ISBN10-13: 1869928172 : 9781869928179
    Timothy d'Arch Smith is a well-known bibliographer, reviewer and antiquarian bookseller with a special interest in the by-ways of literature, notably the occult and the curious. For Aleister Crowley a book was a talisman and their every part right down to colour, dimension, and price was symbolic. He also used magical techniques to gain literary success--thus new editions of Crowley's writing multiply daily, tantalising the bibliographer. All the more indispensable is this authoritative guide to his magical first editions. Timothy d'Arch Smith, widely acknowledged as a leading expert on Crowley and on underground literature, offers several shorter articles on: Oxford's demonologist Montague Summers; R A Caton and his Fortune Press; Sexual prophet Ralph Chubb; Florence Farr; The British Library Private Case and Timothy d'Arch Smith. This new edition also includes an extra chapter on Crowley.
    Pages: 128 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - January   1991
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Satanism & demonology
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 109
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    Title: Bright from the Well
    Sub-title: Northern Tales in the Modern World
    By (author): Dave Lee
    ISBN10-13: 1869928849 : 9781869928841
    We change and develop 'the past' with narrative, and we create 'the future' by re-mixing the stored elements in order to continue it onwards. All the verbal tenses cluster around the same mighty place, the same source of narrative and mythic significance. The people had a name for this place: the Well of Urdhr, Anglo-Saxon wyrd, one of three Norns of fate, Urdhr, Verdhandi and Skuld, who cluster around the Well. These Norns are mighty beings, beyond and above the gods, in the sense that they are eternal and know the fates, the rise and fall of the gods themselves. They are watchers of the Well and helpers to the Tree. The Tree, which contains all the worlds in present time, all the branches of the Now, is nourished at its roots by the Well's waters. 'Bright From the Well' consists of five stories plus five essays and a rune-poem. The stories revolve around themes from Norse myth - the marriage of Frey and Gerd, the story of how Gullveig-Heidh reveals her powers to the gods, a modern take on the social-origins myth Rig's Tale, Loki attending a pagan pub moot and the Ragnarok seen through the eyes of an ancient shaman. The essays include examination of the Norse creation or origins story, of the magician in or against the world and a chaoist's magical experiences looked at from the standpoint of Northern magic.' Dave Lee coaches breathwork, writes fiction and non-fiction, blends incenses and oils, creates music and collage.
    About The Author:
    Dave Lee has over 20 years of experience in practical magick and is also trained in Neurolinguistics. He was an early editor of Chaos International magazine. He has worked with the Illuminates of Thanateros for many years, and presents workshops and lectures in the UK, USA and mainland Europe. Dave lives in England, and is engaged in continual magical researches which will no doubt find their way into print in one form or another.
    Pages: 166  Size: 140x215mm  Illustrations: b/w illus 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - September   2008
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Celtic religion & mythology : Magic, spells & alchemy
    List Price: 12.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 109
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    Title: Bull of Ombos
    Sub-title: Seth & Egyptian Magick, Volume 2
    By (author): Mogg Morgan
    ISBN10-13: 1869928873 : 9781869928872
    Naqada is a sleepy little town in Upper Egypt, that gives its name to a crucial period in the prehistory of Egypt. In 1895, William Matthew Flinders Petrie, the 'father' of Egyptian archaeology, stumbled upon a necropolis, belonging to a very ancient city of several thousand inhabitants. With Petrie's usual luck, he'd made yet another archaeological find of seismic proportions -- not just an ancient city a quarter the size of Ur in Mesopotamia, a rare enough find, but the capital of the earliest state established in Egypt! Petrie's fateful walk through the desert led him to a lost city, known to the Greeks as Ombos, the Citadel of Seth. Seth, the Hidden God, once ruled in this ancient place before it was abandoned to the sands of the desert. All this forbidden knowledge was quickly reburied in academic libraries, where its stunning magical secrets had lain, largely unrevealed, for more than a century -- until now.
    Table of Contents:
    Gold in the desert; Sethians and Osirians compared; Cannibalism; Temple of Seth; Seth's Town; Seth as Bull of Ombos; Hathor; The names of Seth; Animals of Seth; Seth - the red ochre god; Seth and Horus; Opening the mouth; Seven; The Boat; Heka and Hekau; Magical activities; Cakes of Light; Magick as use and misuse of the funeral rite; Re-emergence of the Hidden God; Five useful Appendices; Extended bibliography; Glossary.
    About The Author:
    Mogg Morgan has published numerous articles, short stories and books, principally Ayurveda: Medicine of the Gods, The English Mahatma (a Tankhem novel) and as ('Katon Shual') Sexual Magick.
    Pages: 356  Size: 152x229mm  Illustrations: 80 b/w illus 
    PublishedMandrake of Oxford (UK) - October   2005
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Mysticism, magic & ritual : Ancient Egypt
    List Price: 13.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 10 of: 109

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