The Drug and Other Stories : $5

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley : $5

The Drug and Other Stories : $5 : http://bit.ly/d1mI8l

This book now available from booksellers in the U.S., including at Powell’s where it is available for $5 flat.

What a great gift idea for your Secret Satan gift exchanges this winter holiday season!

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Powell’s Books has a decent selection of Crowley titles, including several already at great used prices. Need to pick up a few things for yourself or a friend? Get a nice discount and support the greatest independent bookstore in the world.

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The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

The Drug and Other Stories by Aleister Crowley

Good news! In spite of what it might say on Amazon, The Drug and Other Stories has already shipped to a few lucky people and will soon be available again for purchase via Amazon.

[See also our post announcing this title]

This book is reported to be over 620 pages, with notes and sources at the back. The 49 stories published in this volume include: The Wake World, Thien Tao: The Synagogue of Satan, The Stone of the Philosophers, The Stratagem, and The Lost Continent. It is edited by William Breeze, with a foreword by he and David Tibet, and the book is dedicated to Kenneth Anger.

This is very exciting news which reveals that this very expensive new title will include a large amount of material including some that is rather hard to find.

More information, and purchase links for this title from Wordsworth Editions can be found here.

Moon-Wane and Other Poems : $10

Night of Pan Books

Night of Pan Books

Moon-Wane and Other Poems : $10

Night of Pan Books has published a new 20pp pamphlet, printed on heavy card stock with original art by August Lascola.

This collection of three poems was published by Crowley in 1922 e.v. One of the three poems was also published under a different title is Olla. These poems have not been published anywhere else.

Details from Michael Kolson, proprietor of Night of Pan Books:

Ordering details:

  • Orders within the US add $3.00 for shipping
  • Canada add $5.00 for shipping
  • Elsewhere add $7.00 for shipping
  • Washington State residents please add 9.5% sales tax.

If you would like to order multiple copies please let me know and I will calculate the shipping for you.

Payments can be made by Paypal to: mkolson@attglobal.net

Or check or money order, made payable to “Michael Kolson” and sent to:

Night of Pan Books
719 Highland
Seattle WA 98109

Dealer inquiries welcome.

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley : $45 : http://bit.ly/d24QfA

By Aleister Crowley and David Curwen, Edited and with an Introduction by Henrik Bogdan and a Foreword by Tony Matthews. Hardcover, sewn, printed on acid-free paper. Edition limited to 777 numbered copies.

From the publisher:

In September 1944, a fifty-one year old Londoner named David Curwen wrote to Aleister Crowley, initiating a correspondence that would last several years. While Curwen approached Crowley with deference, the relationship that evolved between them was a complex one that defied the accepted parameters of the student-teacher nexus. For David Curwen was no newcomer to the study of the occult, and Crowley soon discovered that the flow of knowledge would not be simply one way. In particular Crowley was tantalized by the deep understanding of the principals of tantra that Curwen had acquired during the course of many years study under a mysterious guru.

At Crowley’s urging Curwen joined the O.T.O., but he remained skeptical of many of “the Beast’s” claims, and the two ultimately parted company on strained terms. However, Curwen retained his interest in the occult, and in later life he devoted himself to the study of alchemy, publishing the results of his researches pseudonymously in the book In Pursuit of Gold, a work that many believe to be the most significant study ever published of practical alchemy.

In addition to reproducing all of the surviving correspondence between the pair, Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley includes an important biographical Foreword by David Curwen’s grandson, Tony Matthews. The letters themselves have been edited and annotated by the scholar of Crowley and Western esotericism, Henrik Bogdan, who has also contributed an illuminating Introduction that gives context to the relationship between Crowley and Curwen, as well as exploring the history of their interest in sexual occultism and tantra, and the influence that they had in Kenneth Grant.

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley edited by Henrik Bogdan

Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley, edited by Henrik Bogdan : $45

Perdurabo, expanded, revised, and SIGNED!

Perdurabo SIGNED : $25 : http://bit.ly/d7pmPW

This is an incredible price at $5 less than retail for the new book, and it’s SIGNED!

Perdurabo. The Life of Aleister Crowley, by Richard Kaczynski. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 2010. Revised and Expanded Edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. viii + 706pp. Black cloth with silver gilt-stamped author and title to spine. References, notes and index. Illustrations. The new edition of Richard Kaczynski’s highly regarded biography of Aleister Crowley. The revisions are substantial and this new edition has been widely lauded as the best Crowley biography to date, with many speculating that it will come to be seen as the definitive study of “the Beast.” NEW BOOK, Fine in Fine dustjacket.

Perdurabo Readings

Richard Kaczynski reads from 'Perdurabo' in episode 8 of Speech in the Silence podcast

Speech in the Silence Podcast

Don’t miss Richard Kaczynski reading two passages from the newly expanded and revised Perdurabo on the Speech in the Silence podcast, episode #8.

About this new edition, Dr. Marco Pasi (Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics) writes:

“Dr. Kaczynski has been able to uncover a host of previously unexplored sources which cast new light on Crowley’s life and works. Some are presented here for the first time in this revised edition. It is an achievement that deserves praise and I am sure the book . . . will be used by scholars and students for many years to come as an indispensable reference work.”

Avant-garde jazz musician John Zorn also praises this volume:

“Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, Perdurabo is a revealing and unflinching look at the complex, enigmatic and always controversial figure known to us as Aleister Crowley. . . . Kaczynski has written one of the most enjoyable and riveting reads in recent memory. Newly revised and expanded this is the definitive Crowley biography.”

As a reminder, this book is now available for pre-order:

Perdurabo hardcover : $20 : http://bit.ly/d7bmsW

This will be available August 10, 2010, but is available now for pre-order.

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., is the author of The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, editor/annotator of a forthcoming edition of Crowley’s Sword of Song, and co-editor with Hymenaeus Beta of The Revival of Magick and Other Essays. He has been a student of the Western hermetic tradition since 1978, and has lectured internationally on these topics since 1990. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines (High Times, The Magical Link, Neshamah, Cheth, Mezlim, Eidolon, Different Worlds) and books (Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Golden Dawn Sourcebook, Rebels and Devils, People of the Earth). A research scientist and statistician with the VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center, Kaczynski is also affiliated with Yale University’s School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry). He lives in Ellicott City, MD.