Liber Falxifer, by N.A-A. 218, 1st edition, Ixaxaar publishing – 250 € SOLD
Pan Paradox, by Vexior, Ixaxaar publishing – 150 € SOLD
Queen of Hell, by Mark Alan Smith, Ixaxaar publishing – 150 € SOLD
Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic, by Thomas Karlsson, deluxe – 550 € reduced to 200 € SOLD
All above titles ship from Turkey. The prices do not include the shipping or paypal fees. The seller prefers to ship deluxe editions with express mail (ca. 50 €). Shipping for other books may be negotiable and depend on weight and destination country.
If you are interested in one or several books listed here write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your request to the seller. The seller gets back to your request if the book(s) you want are still available. You pay the price for the book(s) + shipping costs to the seller. Please consider also that you may have to bear any extra costs such as paypal fees and currency conversion fees.
All above titles ship from Germany. The prices are without shipping costs or paypal fees. The shipping costs are charged seperately, depending on weight and destination country and are added to the final price.
How it works: if you are interested in one or several books listed here write an e-mail to email@example.com and I will forward your request to the seller. The seller gets back to your request if the book(s) you want are still available. You pay the price for the book(s) + shipping costs to the seller. Please consider also that you may have to bear any extra costs such as paypal fees and currency conversion fees.
Viridarium Umbris, Arbor Infernis Edition, by Daniel A. Schulke
Edition Specifics: overstock copy, not hand-numbered, comes without talisman
Price: 1000 €reduced to 750 €
QUTUB, by Andrew D. Chumbley
Edition Specifics: Xoanon Publishing, second edition
Price: 200 €reduced to 150 €
Both books ship from Germany. Shipping costs and paypal fees are not included in the price and charged etxra. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Note to sellers: As I am receiving a growing amount of requests from people who wish to resell esoteric books, I will from now on charge a 5% fee on second hand literature sales. Included in this fee is the work of presenting the items online and putting potential buyers in touch with sellers. The fee is charged only if an item is sold.
When you calculate prices for books that are out of print or were limited to a certain number of copies, bear in mind that books, which have been around for 5 years or less should not be sold as expensive as a book which may have been out of print for decades. I may also reject works by authors that are not in harmony with my stances and modus operandi. In those cases I recommend you use other platforms.
Btw. I would very much welcome to expand the range towards classical literature, e.g. old and interesting or fancy editions of classics such as Don Quijote, Faust etc., old herbals as well as out of print art books and illustrated children’s books.
You have written a review, commentary or essay on a favorite book, author/artist or piece of art of yours? Note me with a link or excerpt and I may add it to the site. In the future I may also present here reviews of books which are of special relevance to my craft.
from Latin amuletum
according to Pliny “an object that protects a person from trouble”
These amulets or medals are dedicated to our spiritual guides and followers alike. Cast in bronce and finished by hand, each one is unique and meant to serve as a long-lasting tool, potentially granting its wearer protection and power. Whether these medals will actually serve as protecting amulets is of course in the hands of their owner. They are offered here without any formal consecration and are accompanied by a small portion of wormwood, lavender, myrrh and mandrake as well as care instructions and the gold smith’s certificate. There are altogether 33 Teufelskunst amulets:
10 embossed dark, with patina
10 embossed bright, without patina
The price is 49 Euro for one amulet including chain. The shipping costs are charged extra and bundled with your other orders. As usual shipping is only via registered mail.
Concerning the Red King pendants, I have received more requests than I have pendants. Initially this was a commission by a single customer and we did only a couple extra. But since I keep getting requests we might do some extra and I am taking on reservations now, without guarantee though, just to have an estimate. The price for these was and remains 69 Euro including chain. If you are interested write to the same e-mail.
The garden beginning of last week and one day later: winter has finally arrived and the plants can now rest underneath a protecting blanket of snow. The long autumn had a positive aspect though: after a rainy summer and cool autumn I could still bed out young plants that had caught up slowly together with some late acquisitions. This concerned herbs such as Aconite, Belladonna, Henbane and Poison Hemlock as well as Lovage, Hyssop and Wormwood. In the background are planted plain white and purple spotted Foxgloves, which had been sown last year. These are now asleep underneath the white shroud that Hulda has laid upon the earth, awaiting resurrection in spring. Mandrakes kept in pots have been moved inside to the basement, together with a few daturas, angel’s trumpets and other plants that don’t withstand freezing.
Likewise Teufelskunst seems to have gone dormant. However those watching this space may have noticed silent changes, corrections and additions that have been and continue being done pertaining to the site’s structure as well as content, with new and corrected info texts being uploaded to the Garden library as well as new items being added to our Herbal Supply – for example resins and powders in labeled glass bottles. I am constantly working on expanding and increasing the quality of the service, inspired and spured by recent customer requests as well as interaction with other experienced herb and seed dealers.
A few things on my list to look into in 2014 are for example new Aconite species, namely the beautiful Climbing Monkshood (Aconitum hemsleyanum) with dark claret flowers and the Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane (Aconitum anthora). Further I was able to track down rare seeds of the allegedly most poisonous Monkshood, the Indian Aconite or Bish (Aconitum ferox), which I hope to be able to grow from seed this year. Besides this I seek to expand my knowledge about different Datura species, adding the Long Spined or Fierce Thorn-Apple (Datura ferox) to the garden. What else? I did not have any success yet at growing Henbane Bell (Scopolia carniolica) from seed, so I will give it another try with new seeds from a different source. Finally I have also been offered rare seeds of the Indian Belladonna (Atropa acuminata). For those interested I will post about my sowing and growing progress here.
Of course there are also orders to take care of and it is a pleasure and rewarding to receive this type of positive feedback and see the group of new and returning customers grow. Being an artist/hand-crafting things on the one hand and being a seller/taking care of business on the other is certainly not always an easy combination, especially when inspiration kicks in. Having to hold it back in favor of handling and shipping orders (duty) however does also insure that I am not chasing after any quick idea and forces me to be selective of what I actually manifest. In this regard I am also extremely excited about and thankful for the collaborations that arose last year, first of all with Occvlta, who have already begun creating a new collection of unique Reliquary Pendants with Teufelskunst herbs. (Seeing the new pendants yesterday was a real treat!) Click on the picture to the left to learn more.
Besides this yet another jewellery collaboration is coming to frution with a metal worker from Finland, currently casting the first batch of metal pendants with our Sigilum Major – or Greater Sowing Seal, which is simultaneously also the seal of a certain herb. (If you are familiar with our plant inspired sigilla magicae you may recognize it.) For those interested in the process comes here a photo of the casting procedure… and here are now the final prototypes:
As you can see there is also another pendant being done. More about this, photos and details concerning prizing to be announced soon. Pre-orders are already accepted at email@example.com
What more? The past weeks were also filled with new experiences and inspiration transmitted by nature’s silent witnesses, the trees and vine (see documentation). From harvesting Poison Ivy and Mistletoe to communicating with Birch, Alder and other giants, which lastly ought to lead to new creations – amongst others in the form of new altar discs. This year starts with birch and black alder, of which I have a few raw wood slices to work with and that shall result in ten new pentacles to be offered here soon. For reference, these have been inspired by a recent customer request and they are different in that they are pyrographed into raw untreated wood that still has tree bark on. Details and pictures to follow. Besides this I am also working on new regular pentacles.
Lastly I have been approached for different commissions, such as tattoo designs and illustrations. I have also been contemplating the direction into which Teufelskunst is going and aim altogether for a stronger combination of supply, collaborative efforts and original art. Whatever news this year will have – you will read about them first here.
So long, thank you so much for your love, support and patience.
Queen of Hell, by Mark Alan Smith Edition Specifics: Ixaxaar 2010, regular edition #623/999 Condition: read once, in near mint condition Price: € 100 – SOLD
Viridarium Umbris, Arbor Infernis Edition, by Daniel A. Schulke
Edition Specifics: overstock copy, not handnumbered, comes without talisman
Condition: near mint
Asking Price: € 1000 + shipping (ships from Germany)
QUTUB, by Andrew D. Chumbley
Edition Specifics: Xoanon Publishing, Second Edition
Condition: near mint
Price: € 200 + shipping (ships from Germany)
Falcifer, Lord of Darkness – The Deofel Quartet: Volume I., by The Order of Nine Angles
Specifics: manuscript Price: € 80 + shipping (ships from Germany) – SOLD
What took months in the making is now finally completed. With relief and some excitement we introduce the first set of Official Teufelskunst Pentacles as well as a new edition of our precious Teufelskunst Wooden Seed Boxes. Please read on for details and descriptions of each…
The pentacle, or pentagram disc, represents the earth element upon the altar and acts as a focal point for manifesting the magician’s will and secondly it protects the magician and the work. In our previous post we have already discussed the meaning of the pentagram and hinted at various ways of using it in ritual. In our first collection we offer now three different types. The first version carries, plain and simple, a bold black pentagram enclosed within a circle and fits for any ritual work. The second version is more delicate and alchemical symbols of the four elements and spirit have been added to the disc, which makes this Black Alchemy pentacle also suited for higher ritual work. Both versions are pyrographed in massive Beech, a neutral wood traditionally used in letterpress printing. Several layers of blood-red varnish stain have been applied to the surface, whereby the bottom and side of the first discs is varnished black. At the back of each is pyrographed the Teufelskunst Sigilum Major (which you find on all our work).
Price: 50 Euro for 1 regular Pentacle / 66 Euro for 1 ‘Black Alchemy’ Pentacle
Besides these puristic versions done in Beech wood we crafted a series of dainty and intricately ornamented pentacles pyrographed in heavy Oak wood. These one of a kind Oaken pentacles possess a rougher surface and have a rustic look and feel to them. They are painted with a thin layer of Golden Oak varnish stain and like the beech pentacles are sealed with an additional layer of transparent varnish. Beneath follow descriptions and pictures of each.
Decorated with ornamental motifs of Oak leaves and acorns hiding two crescent moons. Crowned by thorn and trident, in reference to the path of thorns and the holy trinity, flanked by two devil’s representing the witches father and mother and the dualism in all nature. The symbols inside the pentagram are the same as those in the Pentagram of Solomon and are meant to protect the magician from danger as well as command the spirits. The very first in our series of Oak Pentacles it channels the overall beneficent aspects of its wood and the four elements.
Price: 99 Euro – available
EYE OF G’D
Combining elements from classic black magical ritual grimoires this Oak Pentacle represents wrathful aspects of the divine. Starting with the ‘All Seeing Eye’, which upon closer examination occurs no longer human but demonic, from which flashes of lightning emerge, tearing the skies apart and sending forth the Wrath of G’d towards the earth, where men and beast have transformed into the evil dead roaming the earthly plane. The night has turned into day and the day into night; the dogs are loose, the trees are alive and reaching out for the lonesome wayfarer, whilst the devils in the sky are triumphing. Possible uses: workings of wrath, casting the evil eye, evoking mischief during the time of the Wild Hunt or Rauhnächte.
This unique Pentacle has been inspired by the mysteries of the Deep Sea and men’s Fear of the Unknown. There is the mask of the Green Man lurking behind the five-pointed star, but the foliage emerging from his face is made of seaweed and his beard becomes the tentacles of a monstrous Octopus. To the left and right are his devil companions occuring in the shape of winged and horned seahorses. He is the ruler over the watery element. Behind and around him the sea gives birth to a mighty, all-encompassing whirlwind. His trident is supreme. Once evoked he will not know good or bad. Possible uses: protection, weather magic, dream work, calling the old gods, invisibility.
The Wooden Seed Boxes
Upon request we have crafted a few more of our original seed boxes, which are pyrographed with our Sigilum Major (also called the Greater Sowing Seal) and twin devils – the overseers of our work. The lid and inside are varnished in bloodred, the sides are varnished black and coated with a thin layer of transparent varnish. Each box is numbered at the bottom, this set being #9-14. The boxes contain seeds from over 50 different Witch Herbs. Sowing instructions for all herbs will be provided online in the form of a pdf.
Price: 99 Euro – All Reserved
All customers who have reserved and pre-ordered will be notified during the coming days. If you wish to purchase one of the remaining pentacles or reserve one of the next row of seed boxes write to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the details concerning shipping etc.
On another note, we are currently teaming up again with Occvlta who will do a new jewelry collection with our specially preserved flowers, herbs and mushrooms. With this small teaser we wish all our customers and followers a blessed Season of Light!
Exact definitions can be hard to pinpoint within ‘magic’. Each tradition my have their own respective you’ll hear different views and more or less substantiated ideas concerning the terms pentagram and pentacle. A pentagram per se is a simple geometrical figure, namely a five pointed-star drawn with five strokes. A pentagram is also called a pent-alpha, because five alphas joined at their base resemble a pentagram. Ideally the angle of each edge measures 36°. Sumerians and Egyptians are known to have used the pentagram in scripture as well as a religious symbol. Interestingly some of the oldest discovered depictions of pentagrams traced by Sumerians were drawn in such manner that the lowest angle would point downwards (which by some is also called an inverse pentagram – however we do not use that term). It is unclear whether Sumerians would attribute anything negative to the ‘downwards pointing’ pentagram, as is done in modern times. There were also pentagrams pointing into other directions and they may altogether simply have been used to denote orientations.
A pentagram traced within a circle is sometimes referred to as a pentacle. However, throughout centuries the word pentacle has been used synonymously for any religious amulet attributed with the magical purpose of evoking a spirit, which has symbols inscribed upon it. These symbols can be pentagrams or other geometrical figures. A magical property and directionality arises if the maker or person using it charges the amulet with his personal intent. Such pentacle used in magic and ritual can be made from metal, wax, paper, wood or clay etc. and can for example be worn as an amulet or placed as a disc upon the altar. Instead of a pentagram it can for instance also have a hepta-, nona-, deca- or hendecagram, astrological figures and other things traced upon it. For the sake of simplicity we will list all inscribed altar discs and amulets under that moniker. More specifics are given in the item description.
Concerning their Directionality and Magical Function
According to our understanding neither the term pentacle nor the word pentagram imply any directionality or magical purpose per se. Neither do we regard a downwards pointing pentagram to be automatically associated with ‘negative’ attributes. A pentagram with the lowest angle pointing towards the ground, underlines first and foremost the earth aspect and connection to the plane of materialisation (of which the disc upon the altar is representative). The two ‘legs up’ can also represent the feminine, an open chalice or the prima materia into which the ‘seed of spirit’ or ‘divine spark’ is conceived, and the lowest point the source from which same spirit is evoked. It can further be associated with the underworld and the dead – for the positive and the negative, the benific and the baneful alike. In the same way a pentagram pointing upwards could be associated with positive and negative attributes. The reason why we trace it pointing downwards is merely and simply because it feels natural to us.
In general the pentacle represents physical manifestation, e.g. in rites of evocation the spirit, who’s signature is drawn upon the pentacle is made to appear by annointing, rubbing, fuming and knocking the amulet, in combination with chanting formulae etc. The reasons for and goals of such evocation can be manifold, e.g. the spirit may be evoked for giving answers, drawing money, granting boons or fame etc. The purposes are as manifold as man’s needs and as diverse are the spirits, saints, demons etc. that may be evoked. During the evocation the pentacle acts simultaneously as a protecting amulet.
The pentagram disc worn as an amulet or placed upon the altar is a basic tool, whereby the pentagram is often seen as an allegory of the harmonic interplay between the four elements of the natural world, with each point being assigned to one element and the fifth point representing the ‘Spirit’. The shape of the pentagram is viewed as a perfect geometrical figure and thus also represents wholeness, balance and health. In some Satanic traditions the pentagram can represent aspects adverserial and disruptive towards the harmony and balance between the elements of the created world (which is then perceived as a prison) and the pentagram disc is used for manifesting destructive goals. In these contexts the magician may also visualize a pentagram turning black, dissolving or breaking. Lastly in baneful magic curses directed against a certain person or group may also be wrought to manifest with the help of the pentagram disc.
Our Unique Pentacles
The additional symbols and illustrative elements are our personal preference. They are telling stories and transmit something of the events occuring during the time of their crafting. None of the pentacles are baneful or benific per se. They can be used for both. However if you are looking specifically for a pentacle pointing upwards or having any other orientation, a different motif or special symbols traced upon it we can discuss the details and price for making you a custom one.
(This article is a short discourse and adendum to the page. It was spawned by a recent discussion and I want to thank everyone who took the time to comment and share their views and knowledge.)
Anathema Publishing approached us with the request to compose an incense that they could add to contributor copies of the new Pillars Periodical. Pillars is an annually published, esoteric magazine featuring occult artists and writers from all over the world. This year’s Pillars comes out under the motto of The Golden Eitr, which is a term derived from North mythology and translates roughly as ‘Golden Poison’ or ‘Golden Serpent’s Venom’ – in reference to the ur-matter of all existence, which is represented as a very poisonous liquid substance from which all living beings evolved.
The incense contains ingredients evocative of the journal’s motto and aims to awaken
‘The Power of Counscious Knowledge, Elevation & Holy Veneficum’
For this the Fruits of the (Forbidden) Tree – Apple and Fig – where harvested and left to dry over the cause of several months. They add the physical link to and represent the lust of the flesh and the cause for the sin that followed. The lust for committing deadly sin is furthered by Coriander and Nutmeg, arousing with fire, yet also potentially protecting against the wrath that may be wrought through this element… Cloves remind the initiate of the pain caused by the nails driven into the flesh of the Saviour, who sacrificed himself on the Cross timbered from the same tree, yet also protecting him and her. Lulled by Henbane – the herb crowning the dead that wandered by the river Styx, erasing the memories of past lifes – the pain is numbed and the practitioner may find hirself in communion with the shades, their presence sweetened and blessed by the scent of myrrh, whereas the Sage of the Diviner may act as the secret guide, who challenges and leads the aspirant on his journey and in the quest for spiritual insight and greater Gnosis.
“As cure for the Wrath of another Venom,
there did Apple and Venom bring it about.”
– Gratten & Singer [1952: 151-157]
The incense is currently reserved for contributors of the Journal, but it is planned to make available a limited batch together with a signed art print illustrating and evoking the different aspects of our incensus. More about this to follow here in time.
Besides, Pillars Periodical can be ordered NOW. Only 220 copies are available and preorders are going fast. So better be quick!