There Are No Dead: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This reasonably short work is a compilation of purported communications with spirits created by the notable Sophie de Meissner- whose own work stretched well beyond the spiritual and involved charitable work and many other literary forays.
Of significance here especially are several communications supposedly held with none other than the captain of the USS Titanic after its ill...
Hypnotism: Magnetism, Mesmerism, Suggestive Therapeutics: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is one of the better things that LW DeLaurence wrote. Containing fewer self-advertizements and a lot more how-to content, it dispels some myths about mesmerism and hypnotism, and proposes about a dozen methods by which various suggestive states can be induced- including the famous trick of hypnotizing a chicken using a chalk line or a finger (it apparently does indeed...
Mystic Test Book of the Hindu Occult Chambers: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This is one of the stranger works of the early 20th century. Written by the famous DeLaurence, it seeks to teach the reader how to use crystal gazing to contact spirits and help people with various issues, and to impart the secret of telepathy. It also covers the use of the seance to contact spirits, among other tricks within the spirit realm (while considering these spirits to be...
The Tree of Life, Physical Regenesis: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is the first of a number of quack medicine, herbal, and spiritualist works with pseudoscience that I intend to release this year; it's one of the strangest, suggesting overlap between the twelve signs of the zodiac and twelve inorganic materials that are used by cells (thus proving in the mind of the author, a spiritually significant connection.) Much like Dowers'...
Celtic Religion: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short but coherent work was penned back in one of my favorite eras and styles of literature- the academic theory and archaeological/historical thought of that happy period during the rampant social upheaval of the early technological era- with its tintypes, early moving pictures, and obsession with tombs and temples.
Divided into multiple sections, it has a bit of linguistics,...
Secrets of Black Arts!: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This interesting little volume is roughly similar in some ways to the Book of Forbidden Knowledge (which became and has remained one of my top selling titles.) It is a mix of different lore, delivered from a skeptical-but-not-atheistic position on subjects ranging from the divining rod (dowsing), to omens and apparitions, and the Salem Witch Trials- this last is covered in some...
The Book of Halloween: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This fine collection of folklore, "The Book of Halloween" by Kelley, is primarily a work of European extraction but details the pagan origins of its obvious subject matter. Written at the dawn of the 20th century, it traces the history of Halloween, Samhain, etc, through to the then-modern era, providing numerous examples from folklore, poems, and historical materials of the...
Quick Literary Update Time!by Styxhexenhammer666Alright everyone, I am steaming through a new work (one that will fit in the demonology category) written from a strictly christian perspective; "Is the Devil a Myth?" by Wimberley, an early 20th century writing of note within the realm of then-modern Victorian philosophy.
I have finished editing my two herbals; what then should I do? Part of me wants to set a couple of days aside and just...
How to Speak With the Dead: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This work is very well crafted especially for its era; the author, known as "Sciens", manages to delve into science and spiritualism here somewhat seamlessly without mindlessly accepting either the spiritual or rational explanation for phenomena he visits within the manuscript.
The majority of its content deals with the structure of a seance and the philosophy behind the basic...
The Stanzas of Dzyan: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The Stanzas of Dzyan are a short, purportedly Tibetan work which Helena Blavatsky claimed to have translated near the end of the 19th century from works she encountered in the far East. That it is essentially a short reworking of mundane Buddhist doctrine does not detract from the fact that this, above almost all other occult manuscripts, influenced the entire period of Victorian...
General Update Time! New Works in Progress, etcby Styxhexenhammer666It hasn't quite been two weeks but I figure shaving a couple days off won't hurt anyone.
The first news to report is a new work that will be ready tomorrow; the infamous "Stanzas of Dzyan" by Blavatsky, a short treatise she claimed was translated from Tibetan occult works which loosely relates to Buddhism. I decided to edit and release this manuscript not because of any support of Blavatsky (she...
The Chaldean Account of the Deluge: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short tract is an interesting primary source that led directly to the writing of Smith's longer "Chaldean account of Genesis." An archaeologist in the late 1800s, Smith was instrumental in some of the digs at Ninevah and elsewhere and was apparently self taught in cuneiform translation.
While this treatise, which translates what would become part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, was...
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