Take of myrrh in tears, one part…


The luminous Magister Cowl holds for all esoteric and stuff…read him and despair!

Magister's Bookshelf

A man in his early twenties is clambering up the rocks on the shores of Loch Ness. On reaching the highest point, he turns to survey the rugged, elemental Scottish countryside. His eyes rest on a wide, low house on a little hill overlooking the brooding Loch…

‘I think I should buy that at once and perform a six month magical operation’ is his first thought. Obviously.

Yes, it’s our old friend Mr Crowley back in 1899, clapping  his eyes on Boleskine House for the first time. He goes on to offer the startled owner £2000 pounds (twice its worth) and soon becomes the self styled Laird of Boleskine. And the magical operation? That’s where our next book comes in: The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage, as Delivered by Abraham the Jew unto his Son Lamech, A.D. 1458. London, John M. Watkins, 1898:

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This is the journal of Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities, and all who sail in her. Information, updates, rantings, musings and pretty pictures related (loosely I would imagine) to the world of rare and antiquarian books will be brought to you by a number of different personalities, some of whom cohabit in the same person's head. We welcome queries, comments and contributions of virtually any description, and in return we will attempt to rein in our multitudinous personality disorders and deliver wonders and joys beyond compare. At least that's the plan. View all posts by bibliodeviant

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