The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is one of the most dense entries in the esteemed "Creation Series"- a series which contains as well several other works I have edited. It is mostly linguistic, but is also a work of religious history, and dwells mostly on some of the more important spiritual figures within the Babylonian/Sumerian pantheon. We must of course recognize that it was written long before...
The Time Has Come: Most Titles to Become Available via Kindleby Styxhexenhammer666As people may have seen, shipping times on Amazon have become completely insane; I bought a book a couple days ago, and the expected shipping time is in late April.
The current pandemic has turned people into fearful slaves, and unfortunately those of us still awake have no choice but to play along, in order to make ends meet.
As such, I have begun exporting my paperback files to digital. There is,...
Magic and Fetishism: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is a very dense little work which is almost entirely comprised of notes and segments on African and Asian tribal groups and their use of physical objects in a ritual context, often as little charms or "fetishes" as they were termed then. Importantly, the modern (and sexual) use of this term does not here apply.
Some of the stories are outright humorous; most of them are fairly...
The Idea of God in Early Religions: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is one of the main texts crafted by FB Jevons; a relatively well known academic in his day, who managed to create, here, a work which would remain relevant after a century- it is a combination of strict religious history with linguistic anthropology; a fascinating field that most would benefit from studying at least in a basic sense.
Religious evolution is explored here;...
Poems of Paganism: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little collection of poems is essentially about romance and love and extols the virtues of the pagan; some of this is archaicism- the language used is deliberately made to sound older than the late 19th century, in which everything pagan (in the sense of the Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Norse, mostly) was considered commendable.
The collection itself is quite good; the poetry...
Religions of Ancient China: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
While it is quite short, this booklet manages to condense thousands of years of Chinese religious history into a very few pages- noting, of course, that its original format doubled the page length, as such literature tended to do in its era.
It traces the progression (if we may term it that) from ancestor worship and spiritism through Confucius, Taoism, materialistic movements, and...
Frays Golden Recipes: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
At the dawn of the 19th century, most popular domestic tip books contained ritual magic or at least prayers and explicit superstition. By the time of this particular work in the late 19th century, those had disappeared leaving herbal medicine, simple tips, recipes, and so forth; indeed, the path from grimoire, to this type of text, to modern woodcrafting and recipe books is...
The Indigenous Drugs of India: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This intermediate-length medical work is one part anthropological text, one part recipe book, and one part good medical history. About 90% of the entries here are herbal; but it lists some minerals and chemical compounds and even a couple of insect species, all of which were apparently sold through the Indian subcontinent as medical materials in the 1860s.
The fascinating blend of...
Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
"Abraham Lincoln, the Practical Mystic", is one of the most odd works I have come across. A fusion of anecdotes and folklore with Lincoln worship, WWI era Germanophobia, and some really great actual story-telling, it is very much worth a read for historical and occult reasons.
Lincolns' dream interpretation has been the subject in and of itself of multiple books; this work manages...
The Occult Family Physician: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This fairly long book is a tome of medical and herbal lore which combines multiple distinct elements of literature into one semi-condensed volume. Often, in the 19th century, the Materia Medica was separate from social tracts or only contained herbs and their uses orrecipes. This contains all of the above, as well as dietary content, all from the backdrop of the botanic method,...
Jacobs Rod: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is a text in two parts; first a translated late 17th century work by Baritel, then an "addendum" (really its own short work) by the translator, regarding mesmeric and dowsing experiments by his wife and him and various energetic lore related to finding mines or water using a hazel rod or the use of "mesmeric passes."
The second text is oddly more fun than the first in this...
Fifteen Lectures on Medical Botany: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The 1830s represent an interesting period in medical history in which the old mercury and leeches of the system of Galen were replaced by botanical and "simples"-based medical practice until the era of fully "rational" chemical and biological science began a half century later. The essential premise here is that former medical practice was dangerous (objectively true) and...
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