Broken on the Wheel of Sex

By Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum's "Broken at the Wheel of intercourse: The Jerzy Livingston Years" is the main entire variation of the "Stroup" tales ever amassed jointly. each one tale additionally gains an afterword by way of the writer. those tales, written from 1976 to 1981, and showing in a number of men's magazines and different retailers, provide Ketchum readers a glance into this writer s formulative years. this is often the place Jack Ketchum honed his writing craft that has develop into so popular along with his novels the lady round the corner, The Crossing, Off Season and The misplaced.

Collected here's his personality easily often called the Stroup, in addition to tales written lower than the pseudonym Jerzy Livingston, that are infrequent and hard to find virtually thirty years after the unique guides gave them existence.

"I've known as those the Jerzy Livingston years simply because over 1/2 them have been written below that identify and the remaining below my actual one. by some means Jerzy turns out extra acceptable for this assortment. My adoption of that specific pseudonym was once either a shaggy dog story a play on phrases and a nod to a superb author, which I was hoping a few day to be" --Jack Ketchum, from the writer s advent.
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Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

By Richard Maurice Bucke

2010 Reprint of 1905 edition.This paintings is the magnum opus of Bucke's occupation, a undertaking that he researched and wrote over a long time. In it, Bucke defined his personal event, that of contemporaries (most significantly Whitman, but in addition unknown figures like "C.P."), and the stories and outlook of ancient figures together with Buddha, Jesus, Paul, Plotinus, Muhammad, Dante, Francis Bacon, and William Blake. Bucke constructed a thought concerning 3 phases within the improvement of realization: the straightforward awareness of animals; the self-consciousness of the mass of humanity (encompassing cause, mind's eye, etc.); and cosmic attention - an rising college and the subsequent degree of human improvement. one of the results of this development, he believed he detected a long ancient development during which non secular conceptions and theologies had develop into much less and not more worried. A vintage paintings.
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Occult London (Pocket Essential series)

By Merlin Coverley

More than the other urban London has a mystery background hid from view. Unearthing the key urban and its forgotten population, this rediscovery includes a historic landscape from the Elizabethan age to the current day, introducing the magic of Dr. Dee and Simon Forman, the increase of the Kabbalah, and the occult designs of Wren and Hawksmoor. in different places figures corresponding to Spring-Heeled Jack and the Highgate Vampyre, and occult firms from the Invisible university to the Golden sunrise are defined and explored. additionally incorporated are directions for a sequence of 4 walks masking good points of occult importance for the Elizabethan, 18th-century, Fin de Siécle, and modern sessions; in addition to an A-to-Z geographic dictionary of London's so much resonant occult locations.

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City Infernal

While Cassie's dual sister, Lissa, commits suicide, Cassie discovers she will go back and forth to Hell to retrieve her sister's soul. Cassie proposal she knew all in regards to the Hell of legend, yet reveals Hell has advanced over the millennia right into a bustling urban jam-packed with the damned with looming skyscrapers, crowded streets, systemized evil, and atrocity because the established order. Welcome to the Mephistopolis Hell is a urban. It stretches, actually, with out end-a labyrinth of smoke and waking nightmare. simply as without end, sewer grates belch flame from the sulphur fires that experience raged underneath the streets for millennia. Clock towers spire in each district, via public legislations, yet their faces don't have any fingers; time isn't really measured right here in seconds or hours yet in atrocity and melancholy. within the middle of this morass of stone and smoke and butchery and horror stands the 666-floor Mephisto development, the place Gargoyles prowl the wind-blown ledges and from whose optimum garrets the blameless are hung from gibbets and left to rot for eons. The lone occupant of the very best flooring appears to be like down upon his dominion and smiles a grin that's brighter than 1000 suns. the following, certain, everyone seems to be lifeless but everybody lives perpetually. Welcome to the Mephistopolis. Welcome to town of Hell. Welcome.
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Satan Burger (15th Anniversary Edition)

By Carlton Mellick III

"Carlton Mellick III is as cool as bizarre gets." --JOHN SKIPP

When devil Burger used to be first being handed round between teenage punks and enthusiasts of strange paintings and movie, there has been not anything else love it. A ebook of rebellious spirit that simplistically captured the postmodern malaise of a tradition keen about consumerism. It speedy received an underground following, used to be transcribed by way of enthusiasts and bootlegged on-line, was once translated into Russian and made its method world wide attracting the eye of readers uninterested in common mainstream fare. Combining a satirical wit and magnificence on par with mythical humorists reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut and Russell Edson with the loopy punk ethos of cult movie administrators similar to Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, and Takashi Miike, this used to be a ebook overflowing with such a lot of new principles and absurd philosophies that it not just introduced the profession of underground writer Carlton Mellick III, yet encouraged a whole literary circulation.

For the 15th anniversary of the discharge of this Bizarro Fiction vintage, Eraserhead Press is overjoyed to give this certain hardcover variation, that includes an creation by means of splatterpunk legend John Skipp, illustrations through Ryan Ward, and a brand new preface by means of the writer.

devil Burger explores a brand new form of apocalypse. no longer an apocalypse because of disorder or nuclear conflict, yet an apocalypse of boredom. a virus of monotony has unfold around the geographical region, sucking all ardour and idea out of every body over the age of twenty-five, leaving merely the disenfranchised adolescence to fend for themselves in an international crumbling round them. that includes a narrator who sees his physique from a third-person point of view, a guy whose flesh is lifeless yet his physique components are alive and operating amok, an obese messiah, the non-public lifetime of the bleak Reaper, a race of ladies who feed on male orgasms, and a motley crew of squatter punks that crew up with the satan to discover their position in an international that does not wish them anymore.
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Las ciencias ocultas

Ocultismo, brujería, magia… ¿Quién no se ha sentido atraído por este misterioso mundo, extraño y desconocido? Los talismanes, los ritos, los sortilegios, los hechizos… palabras mágicas de las que nos gustaría descifrar su verdadero significado. Aquí tiene un libro que responderá a todas sus expectativas. Gracias a él descubrirá todo lo que, durante mucho tiempo, sólo estuvo al alcance de algunos iniciados: l. a. magia del amor, el espiritismo y los instrumentos mágicos. Además, podrá conocer los angeles composición de los elixires y los filtros, y l. a. maravillosa historia de los angeles magia.
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Exu: Exu and the Quimbanda of Night and Fire

Exu & the Quimbanda of evening and hearth, is the powerful significant other to Pomba Gira and with her offers the main whole account of this sorcerous cult. Exu is the fusion of Umbanda, Angolan sorcery, ecu demonology and Kardec's spiritsm, erupting in a uniquely Brazilian cult of sensible magical motion. Spells, workings, hierarchies and origins are all given intimately. this can be an important textual content for college students of the grimoires, Satanism and conventional Witchcraft, in addition to these interested in or operating in the cults of Quimbanda, Candomble, Santeria, Palo Mayombe and the ATRs. Quimbanda is a dwelling culture that will get effects. it's a great storehouse of magical lore, heresies and background which has absorbed elements of Goetia, Grimorium Verum, pink Dragon or even Huysman's l. a. Bas. The starting place of Exu is explored from the enduring Baphomet of Eliphas Levi and the impression of St Cyprian the consumer saint of necromancers, again to Umbanda and the conventional African religions. Exu revels in a different history that contains a Gnostic account of the crucifixion secret, the hid nature of St Michael Archangel and the local Shamanism of the Caboclos. A forceful spirit, Exu presides over the dominion of the area, and provides a fierce direction for those who might take him as better half. He asks, what does it suggest to be a guy? The Seven Legions of Exus are 'hot' spirits, and their paintings is taken into account black magic. The perils of this paintings are given, with the hazards of obsession by way of the Qlippoth and vampirism defined. counsel is out there and the trail to ascension proven. In Exu & the Quimbanda of evening and hearth Frisvold offers particular workings for reliable and ailing, a herbarium and information of choices, powders and baths, songs and seals. He discusses the fearsome Exu Mor for the 1st time, a subject matter no longer taken care of in his earlier works. Frisvold is an intiate and offers an insider's view, drawing upon his years of expertise within the cult.
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The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern

By Alex Owen

By the top of the 19th century, Victorians have been looking rational motives for the realm within which they lived. the novel principles of Charles Darwin had shaken conventional spiritual ideals. Sigmund Freud used to be constructing his cutting edge types of the wakeful and subconscious brain. And anthropologist James George Frazer used to be subjecting magic, fable, and formality to systematic inquiry. Why, then, during this quintessentially smooth second, did late-Victorian and Edwardian women and men develop into absorbed through metaphysical quests, heterodox non secular encounters, and occult experimentation?



In answering this question for the 1st time, The position of Enchantment breaks new floor in its attention of the position of occultism in British tradition sooner than global battle I. Rescuing occultism from its prestige as an "irrational indulgence" and situating it on the heart of British highbrow existence, Owen argues that an involvement with the occult was once a leitmotif of the highbrow avant-garde. rigorously putting a major engagement with esotericism squarely along innovative understandings of rationality and cognizance, Owen demonstrates how a newly psychologized magic operated along side the constructing styles of recent lifestyles. She info such attention-grabbing examples of occult perform because the intercourse magic of Aleister Crowley, the pharmacological experimentation of W. B. Yeats, and intricate sorts of astral clairvoyance as taught in mystery and hierarchical magical societies just like the airtight Order of the Golden Dawn.



Through a extraordinary mixture of theoretical dialogue and highbrow historical past, Owen has produced a piece that strikes some distance past a attention of occultists and their global. Bearing at once on our figuring out of modernity, her conclusions will strength us to reconsider where of the irrational in sleek culture.



“An clever, well-argued and richly special paintings of cultural historical past that provides a considerable contribution to our figuring out of Britain.”—Nick Freeman, Washington Times



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Dragons for Beginners: Ancient Creatures in a Modern World (For Beginners (Llewellyn's))

By Shawn MacKenzie

Welcome to Dragon Country! 

Here Dragonfire sears the grass and the wind dances with Dragon-song. right here you’ll locate actual Dragons, actual flesh-and-blood creatures which are as fiercely alive and majestic as they have been hundreds of thousands of years ago.

• know about the 3 precise species: jap, Western, and Feathered
• discover how Dragons advanced and a few of the sorts of pseudo-dragons
• examine the technological know-how of Dragons: measurement, vitamin, temperament, habitat, and more
• notice how Dragons influence faith, artwork, literature, and occult studies
• the right way to appropriately engage with Dragons

This crucial, entire creation to Dragons is full of what each person needs to find out about those impressive creatures. even if an off-the-cuff dracophile or a devoted Dragon keeper, come discover what Dragons need to train us concerning the international and our-selves. realize how, with care and devotion, you could aid retailer them from extinction.

 

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Historia de las hierbas mágicas y medicinales

“El lector quedará estupefacto al saber las propiedades ocultas de las hierbas, sus virtudes, los rituales donde eran utilizadas. Las drogas visionarias, hechizos, ungüentos, el herbario satánico, el universo arbóreo de los celtas y toda los angeles simbología de las plantas mágicas y medicinales.”
(Web Comentarios de libros)

Aliadas y, en numerosas ocasiones, enemigas del ser humano, el estudio de las plantas ha sido esencial para todas las culturas de los angeles historia.

La botánica ha sido, ya desde los angeles prehistoria, uno de los estudios fundamentales para todas las civilizaciones humanas. El conocimiento de las plantas no sólo da origen a los angeles moderna farmacopea, sino que además se ha utilizado en conspiraciones políticas, en hechizos y conjuros, en aquelarres, y en mitología y religión. Historia de las hierbas mágicas y medicinales sintetiza y presenta de un modo asequible a cualquier lector l. a. historia del uso de hongos, hierbas, enredaderas y demás vegetales para diversos fines a lo largo de los angeles historia de los angeles humanidad. El libro es un ensayo de botánica, pero también un tratado de esoterismo y un recorrido por culturas tan dispares como los angeles azteca, l. a. griega, l. a. romana o l. a. celta.

Mar Rey nos introduce con un estilo inconfundible y tremendamente ameno, en el mundo de las plantas alucinógenas, de los hongos psicoactivos, de las lianas visionarias y de todo tipo de plantas mágicas, prohibidas y sagradas. Nos dará a conocer que el origen mitológico de l. a. botánica griega está en el centauro Quirón, que los romanos creían que las plantas recogidas en San Juan multiplicaban sus propiedades o que l. a. coca se recogía con fines medicinales hace miles de años. Pero también nos ilustrará l. a. diferencia entre botánica y brujería y las correspondencias mutuas que se dieron en l. a. Edad Media.

Razones para leer l. a. obra:

- El estudio de las plantas y sus aplicaciones ha sido primary para todas las civilizaciones desde el principio de los tiempos.

- los angeles obra no sólo es un estudio de botánica, también es un viaje en el espacio a los lugares en los que crecen las plantas y en el tiempo por l. a. mitología, l. a. medicina y los angeles brujería de los distintos pueblos tratados.

- El libro se completa con numerosas imágenes que sirven para ahondar en el conocimiento de las plantas mencionadas en él.

- los angeles autora es una experta en el tema y, en este libro en concreto, aporta numerosos datos y curiosidades sobre hongos, enredaderas y hierbas.

La historia de los angeles botánica y de los heterogéneos usos de las plantas no ha estado exenta de polémica y en este libro se presenta de un modo apasionado, certero y vibrante para que el lector pueda verla en todo su esplendor.

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