Dionysos and Immortality: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little booklet is a good overview of a few centuries of interesting Greek history, specifically looking at the change in its religious system as the region went from a relative backwater to a technologically advanced major trading center and military power. The rise of individualism, as a replacement for the old aristocratic system, and its considerable impact on...
In Ghostly Japan: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is an excellent compilation of folk tales and proverbs and miscellany related to Japan, written by the famous Lafcadio Hearn at the tale end of the 19th century. It has the value of being not only academically intriguing but interesting in the sense of the tales it compiles; the tradition of floating lamps out to sea for the deceased, the use of incense as a parlor game, and...
Early Greek Philosophy: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is a broad overview of a couple centuries of Greek philosophy from the era of Thales and similar figures, up through the age of Socrates. It importantly contains a section explaining the sophists, and the non-pejorative origin of that term, as well as some of the various theories and intellectual meanderings of the philosophers, like the concept of Atomism. Most Greek...
Some Philosophy of the Hermetics: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This strange work was crafted by a man who, upon brief investigation, is one of the most enigmatic figures in the occult which I have encountered. A relatively high class lawyer of the 19th century, Hatch' best known work wasn't even written by him, and was made posthumously via automatic writing. This text contributes to the sense of oddity in the case of the author, since it...
The Four Great Religions: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This well made Theosophical work is, I think, my favorite by Besant thus far. It avoids some of the more strange material in that path associated with ethnic issues and focuses almost entirely on religious history- namely that associated with Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Christianity, proclaiming that those are akin to four epochs of spiritual development, with...
Symbolic Mythology: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The author of this present work is notable for stream of consciousness style digests containing highly compressed information on spiritual subjects. This particular book is perhaps most useful for those interested in details about the symbolism of animals as applied to Judaism, early Christianity, and also, of course, Norse and Greek/Roman pagan systems. It contains as well a...
Cures; The Story of Cures That Failed, Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666This book is a compilation of medical history spanning several thousand years, from the practices of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians up through the then nearly modern period of the late 19th century. It speaks at length about theriac, calomel, Mesmer and mesmerism, blue light therapy, leechcraft, healing spells, and many other fascinating methods of medicine used in past times.Th...
An Occult Reference: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little work is the ultimate culmination of years and years of editing and studying occult works of literature. It is short, but crams hundreds of entries in for the purposes of serious students of the occult, as a springboard I was not privy to, in their studies on every major subgenre of the world of the paranormal, spiritual, and occult. Each entry lists the author (last...
New Years General Update!by Styxhexenhammer666
Alright literary world- it's no longer 2020 (most of you are probably deeply thankful for that!) so it's time for a general update laying out some of my literary plans for the new year.
The most important new update I have to give is that because I finished my five occult compilations ahead of schedule I am steaming ahead on my occult reference project; this book of books, of sorts, will list...
Black Magic and Spirits: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is the culmination of years of delving into the diabolical; a collection of some of the most black of black magic, often well beyond merely summoning spirits and commanding them. This is the last work of 2020, and a fitting end to such a bizarre year. The following works are included:
-The Ars Goetia; a list of 72 demons and how to summon them.
-The Grand Grimoire: an...
Folk Magic, Superstition, and Charms: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This book is a miscellaneous compilation of many types of occult lore, revolving mostly around folk magic, simple charms, and superstition, including sections on talismans and summoning demons. It includes, as always, an expansive preface tying the material together, and a reading list with two and a half pages of additional works not referenced in the quotations of the volume...
Folk Medicine, A Collection: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is yet another full length compilation of texts and content from texts which I have crafted- I have to say it is thus far my favorite of all the compilations, and deals with medical lore from multiple subgenres.
The first section contains, verbatim, the famous Regimen Salernitus Salernitanum, a medieval work on dietary and similar science, and then proceeds with sections on...
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