Modern Magistery

The Modern Magistery imprint publishes esoteric, occult and arcane books, with an emphasis on alchemical, Hermetic, alchemistical, qabalistic, philosophical, magic(k)al, mystical, and mythological works by contemporary adepts, sages and scholars.

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Current Titles

The Dry Path of Alchemy: Practical Development of the Work, Juan D. Bermejo, Manlio Padovano, José Antonio Puche Riart, and Francisco Clemente Parra

The Dry Path of Alchemy:
Practical Development of the Work

Juan D. Bermejo, Manlio Padovano, José Antonio Puche Riart, and Francisco Clemente Parra

While the true identity of that most enigmatic of Hermetic Adepts, Fulcanelli, continues to be debated, what cannot be contested is the indelible legacy of the Master Alchemist. The books attributed to Fulcanelli – Le Mystère des Cathédrales (The Mystery of the Cathedrals, first published 1926) and Les Demeures Philosophales (Dwellings of the Philosophers, first published 1929) – are perhaps the two most important alchemical texts of the past century ... read more

The Magister, Volume 0, Marcus Katz

The Magister, Volume 0

Frater V (Marcus Katz)

THE MAGISTER combines academic rigour with Katz’s extensive practical experience and professional teaching discipline in order to provide profound material – regarding kabbalah, tarot, alchemy, Thelema, and more – in a manner that is accessible and which facilitates practical application to a contemporary spiritual life.

The first book in the series – Volume 0: The Order of Revelation – lays out the entire map of the esoteric spiritual ascent narrative. It provides an explanation of the grade system – its history, power and function as a framework for magical and mystical experience – and of the Aeons, including how they work in your life and their prediction for the future of human evolution ... read more

Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition, Angel Millar

Freemasonry:
Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition

Angel Millar

In the early 18th century the Masonic fraternity emerged to change the shape of the Western esoteric tradition forever. Within a few decades the fraternity had spawned numerous esoteric societies that claimed to communicate with spirits, teach the secrets of alchemy, and to perform rituals of healing. During the next century the still-surviving Masonic Rosicrucian society was established, attracting the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn – William Wynn Westcott and S.L. MacGregor Mathers – and Theodor Reuss, co-founder of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), among others ... read more

Alchemy and the First Degree of Craft Freemasonry

Alchemy and the First Degree of Craft Freemasonry

Paul Hardacre

At the request of the Right Worshipful Master, the Entered Apprentice – an experienced alchemist – considers the First Degree of Craft Freemasonry through an alchemical lens, and presents the findings in Lodge. Considered by some as a preparatory degree for entry into spiritual work, the Entered Apprentice Degree not only echoes the structure of the ancient mystery schools which form the foundation of the Western esoteric tradition; more specifically this First Degree is abundantly rich in symbolism, much of which has been assimilated from traditions as various as Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, qabalah, sacred geometry, and alchemy ... read more

The Search for Abraxas, Nevill Drury and Stephen Skinner

The Search for Abraxas (Second Edition)

Nevill Drury and Stephen Skinner

“There is an animal in man, and there is a God in man. In order to produce a harmonised microcosm these aspects of our nature have to be firstly acknowledged: it is then that the self may be transformed. Perhaps the God which best symbolises this mystical venture is the one who is both a man and a hawk; He who is of the Sun and whose legs are coiling serpents, symbol of Wisdom reaching down to Earth. He who holds the sacred shield ... and whose name is Abraxas.” ... read more

Circles of Power: A Guide to Ceremonial Magic (Second Edition)

Circles of Power: A Guide to Ceremonial Magic (Second Edition)

John Michael Greer

 “When ritual and the relationships of meaning which underlie it are studied and used deliberately ... a whole range of possibilities opens up. These possibilities include most of the methods of magic ... symbolism and symbolic action – that is, ritual – form the most important elements of the magician’s toolkit. The mastery of ritual thus offers what is probably the single most important way to begin to make use of the immense hidden potentials of human consciousness, potentials which go far beyond the limits most people nowadays place on what it means to be human.” ... read more

The Pass-Keys to Alchemy, Lapidus

The Pass-Keys to Alchemy

Lapidus

Lost for more than three decades, the companion volume to In Pursuit of Gold has been found. For decades students of alchemy have believed that In Pursuit of Gold – hailed upon its 1976 publication as a rare work by one of the few practicing laboratory alchemists writing in English during the mid-to-late 20th century – constituted the sole alchemical text penned by the enigmatic alchemist Lapidus ... read more

Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare, Nevill Drury

Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare

Nevill Drury

Although they never met, the Australian witch Rosaleen Norton (1917-1979) and British visionary artist Austin Osman Spare (1886-1956) shared many points in common. As occult practitioners operating within the Western esoteric tradition, both artists were well versed in the literature of Western magic, Theosophy, kabbalah ... read more

The Hermes Paradigm, Book Two: The First Work

The Hermes Paradigm, Book Two: The First Work

Rubaphilos Salfluěre

This second volume in Rubaphilos Salfluĕre’s groundbreaking The Hermes Paradigm series builds upon the foundation laid in Book One: First Principles – with its detailed consideration of the history of Hermetism, exposition upon the core concepts and first principles of Hermetic science and initiation ... read more

In Pursuit of Gold: Alchemy Today in Theory and Practice, Lapidus

In Pursuit of Gold: Alchemy Today in Theory and Practice

Lapidus

Upon its publication in 1976, In Pursuit of Gold – written by the enigmatic Lapidus – was hailed as a rare work by one of the few practicing laboratory alchemists writing in English during the mid-to-late 20th century ... read more

Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It, Marcus Katz

Tarosophy

Marcus Katz

Based upon 30 years of studying, reading and teaching tarot, more than 10,000 face-to-face readings and extensive research in the field, Marcus Katz successfully combines academic rigour with invaluable practical experience and breathtaking originality in Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It ... read more

The Hermes Paradigm, Book One: First Principles, Rubaphilos Salfluěre

The Hermes Paradigm, Book One:
First Principles

Rubaphilos Salfluěre

Drawing upon many years of rigorous research conducted by dozens of trained individuals, using verifiable methods of investigation and providing reliable and replicable results, and publically introduced here for the first time by Rubaphilos Salfluěre, this first volume in The Hermes Paradigm series offers a detailed consideration ... read more

Alchemical Essays, Dr. Ross Mack

Alchemical Essays

Dr. Ross Mack

Alchemical Essays succinctly encapsulates the wisdom of the Hermetic Adepts, exploring the interface between alchemy, science, spagyrics, and archemy. In his first publication on the Great Work, Australian doctor, scientist, antiquarian, and operative alchemist, Ross Mack ... read more

The Great Alchemical Work of Eirenaeus Philalethes, Nicholas Flamel and Basil Valentine, Rubellus Petrinus

The Great Alchemical Work of Eirenaeus Philalethes, Nicholas Flamel and Basil Valentine

Rubellus Petrinus

The Great Alchemical Work is an important contribution to the study of alchemy. In the first English language edition of this 'little work,' Portuguese alchemist Rubellus Petrinus presents a sincere and invaluable guide to the operative laboratory tradition ... read more

Alchemy Journal: Vol.10 No.2 Northern Autumn / Southern Spring

Alchemy Journal

Alchemy Journal is devoted to the Divine Art, Celestial Agriculture, the Mother of all Science and Wisdom, the ancient Art of Transformation: the Great Work as known by many names ... read more

 

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