Aletheia and The Un-Magickal Record of the Great Beast 666

Weiser Antiquarian just sent out an email about two new books, both limited runs and signed by the authors, in which you may have some interest.

The first is Aletheia, Astrology in the New Aeon for Thelemites; a volume on astrology by J. Edward Cornelius. Limited to 418 numbered copies.

“This new book ‘Aletheia,’ is a short, practical work on astrology, with the emphasis on its use as a tool for self-knowledge and mastery by the magician or mystic. Not surprisingly it draws from and builds upon the insights of Aleister Crowley, examining among other things the relationship between astrology and the Tree of Life, the Daimon (or “Holy Guardian Angel”), and the initiatory system as taught by Crowley. Chapters comprise: Introduction, Foundations, Our Daimon and Kundalini, The Three Fates, The Lot of Fortune and the Nodes, The Tree of Life is Constantly Growing, The Twelve Houses and the Tree of Life, Interpreting the Houses, The Planets, The Mystery of Chiron, Ceres and the Asteroid Belt, The First Four Houses and the Man of Earth, Aspects, Conclusion.”

The second book is The Un-Magickal Record of the Great Beast 666. Volume One: Sez – Drugs – Prophetic Roles by Richard T. Cole. I assume this is one of the fruits to develop from the Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper collection which Weiser Antiquarian has recently started to make available to the collectors’ market.

“The book comprises an Introduction – “Occult Pulp Faction” by Sandy Robertson, a selection of essays by Richard T. Cole, and thirty-three facsimile reproductions of rare articles relating to Aleister Crowley, drawn from a variety of magazines published between 1939 and 1982, including: Auctions Record (1972) – Book & Magazine Collector (2008) – Smith’s Weekly (1924) – True (1939) – Sensation (1939) – Everybody’s Weekly (1949) – Fate (1949) – Sci. Fi. Quarterly (1953) – Action (1953) -Punch (1955) – Picture Post (1955) – People (1956) – True (1956) – Real Action For Men (1957) – Stag (1959) – American Book Collector (1961) – Adam (1964) – Real (1966) – Jaguar (1966) – Penthouse (1967) – Forum (1970) – Zodiac Monthly (1970) – Prediction (1970) – Strange (1971) – the Realist (1971) – High Times (1978) – Unexplained (1980) – Sounds (1982).”

Obvious there’s an intention for more volumes, and further there’s apparently a crossword puzzle “competition (with some rather lovely prizes) being run by the publisher that closes in December 2011.”