I'm getting enough requests to supply handmade, pre-charged, 'activated' ogham sets to consider doing so. I'll post here with photos when they're available. What they WON'T be is cheap, because it takes a lot of time and work to produce and activate a proper set of wooden fews. But those wishing to own the genuine article will soon be able to order them from me.
Another transcript of a lecture from a couple of years ago now available.
New today, resuming the series of lecture transcripts (Kindle only)
Work is progressing well on 'The Satanic Dragon', which will be released later this year. Unlike previous titles, this will be print only, with no ebook edition. It will also have a limited print run, there will be only 81 paperback copies and 27 hardback copies. Pre-orders will be accepted nearer the publication date to secure your copies before they sell out.
Whilst I'm very grateful to the people who buy my books on Amazon, I like to point out that you can save yourselves money - and discover a whole new world of books - by shopping on Lulu. All of my titles are there, and they ALWAYS have generous discount codes listed on their homepage. At the moment, you get free shipping plus a 10% discount on list prices if you enter the code BOOKSHIP18 at checkout. In a day or two, the codes will change and there'll be a different deal. But there's ALWAYS a discount to be had, and you'll always save money. They're certainly my book storefront of choice and I encourage everyone to try them, and not only for my own titles.
I keep receiving messages and emails from people, some wanting to know when the next book is coming out, others asking for advice. I am so busy that most of these will never get answered. If you want to get my attention, to be on the cutting edge of my work, and to engage in dialogue, read on.
Almost ALL of my work is now done through the Patreon service, a link to which is below. And my time is devoted to those people who support me and work with me through the Patreon. ...These people have access to thoughts, essays, lectures and indeed books far in advance of anyone else. I get people asking me how to join the Apophis Club. Simple: subscribe to the Patreon.
There are several levels of Patreon support. At the $5 level, subscribers receive 2 half hour podcast lectures on magical topics per month, plus weekly video course instalments relating to the Apophis Work, plus audiobook recording of me reading my autobiography.
At the $20 level, subscribers receive in addition a weekly video blog (currently on the subject of runes, plus general news and observations), plus first draft pages of my current writing AS IT'S BEING WRITTEN! That's right, my $20 Patrons are ALREADY reading 'The Satanic Dragon', which won't see print for months yet. They were also involved in my brainstorming for the project, offering advice and feedback.
At the $30 level, subscribers are entitled to a half hour Skype session with me every month, to discuss any matter they may wish, whether personal tuition, discussion on a problematic or difficult idea, advice on structuring personal work ... anything.
At the $50 and $60 levels, all books are included in the subscription and will be forwarded as they're published, plus provision to pick up the back catalogue over time.
There is an ENORMOUS amount of material on the Patreon already, with more being added all the time. If you want to be a part of The Apophis Club, if you want to engage in dialogue, if you want to be involved, here's where you have to go to do it.
So here is the news ... Since I live on the Isle of Man and not mainland UK, Amazon will start charging me 30% in US tax on all book royalties from 1st January. Therefore, over the Xmas period, in order to preserve my income - already much diminished through piracy - I will be deleting all titles I publish through Amazon and will be publishing through Lulu only in future. I will opt into Lulu's extended distribution, which will see the books available via Amazon once more s...hortly after they are taken down. However, the price point will inevitably be quite a bit higher. My advice is to buy direct from Lulu in future, as they ALWAYS have some discount offer on the go, often as much as 20% - 30%, and / or free shipping.
As for ebooks, all non-fiction titles will be removed from Kindle at the end of December. Only my fiction will thereafter be available as ebooks, all other titles will be print only.
My apologies, but the only alternative is to remove the books from sale entirely, as I'm not working for nothing.
'The Satanic Dragon', a LaVeyan approach to the Seven Heads curriculum and Apophis Work is now being written. Patreon supporters at the $20+ tier will have chance to read the first draft in advance, as it's being written, with the first uploads within the next few days.
There are still several important magical books I wish to write. However, PDF piracy has hit me - and other privately published writers - very hard in recent months. Since I'm not prepared to work for nothi...ng, 'The Satanic Dragon' will likely be the last title in the Apophis series published unless its sales meet my expectations. If it doesn't sell enough copies in its first three months, all future works will be exclusive to Patreon subscribers only.
People have asked me if I would curse those who pirate my Work. I don't need to. Magic will always turn round and bite you on the arse without any help from me if you don't give it proper value and respect. Why do you think the old grimoires always instructed magicians to buy without haggling? Because to do so would insult the value of the magic and undermine everything the magician hoped to achieve.
The Patreon service remains the place to go for Apophis Club material from now on. In the last 10 days or so, we've seen video instructions posted in both the Second Head and Enochian online courses; a half hour lecture on 'Mythic Thinking'; two vlogs about the 'Satanic Dragon' project; three chapters uploaded of the audiobook edition of 'The Children of Set'. I've also had Skype discussions with upper tier subscribers. All of this material is exclusive to Patreon. If you want access to it, sign up, from as little as $5 per month.
Another rather massive bonus goodie for my lovely supporters on Patreon: I'm recording an audiobook version of the two current volumes of my 'Confessions', which will be posted there exclusively for patrons, my own story read in my own voice! The Introduction to 'The Children of Set' is already up, and the first chapter will be posted today, and fairly regularly thereafter till both volumes are complete!
Posted exclusively on the Patreon for subscribers this week: a 40 minute audio lecture on 'Genuine Occult Powers'; a new segment of the Apophis video course; a video blog about psychodrama.
New video concerning Enochian cosmology posted on the Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3389166
BUYING SIGNED, DISCOUNTED BOOKS DIRECT!
Back home and back to writing. But after some thinking, it seems sensible to me to give people the opportunity to buy from me direct. Anyone who wants to purchase a book direct from me will get it 20% cheaper than the standard retail price on Lulu and / or Amazon (this may vary slightly due to their inconsistent exchange rates; I'll be basing the prices below on the Pound Sterling values). Also, each book obtained direct from me will... be signed, with a dedication of your choice (within reason; I'm not going to sign myself off as your love slave, for example, although I couldn't blame you for asking - )
Shipping rates are £2 within the UK, £4 overseas, plus £1 per additional book.
Where Spanish or Portuguese translations are available, they're the same price as the English language editions.
Delivery times are approximately 7-10 days UK, 21 days worlwide.
Payment by Paypal to email@example.com
Available titles and prices follow. Only full length books are included, not slimmer booklets, nor ebooks. These prices are for paperbacks, please ask if you desire a hardback.
APOPHIS CLUB SERIES:
Apophis - £14.56
Dragonscales - £14.56
Draconian Consciousness - £14.56
Words of Power - £19.68
Gods and Monsters - £14.56
The Sevenfold Mystery - £16.40
Everything and Nothing - £14.56
RUNE AND OGHAM BOOKS:
Aegishjalmur: The Book of Dragon Runes - £14.56
Runes of Mann - £13.20
Runes of the Valiant - £13.20
The Book of Ogham - £11.80
The Ogham Roads - £10.00
DAMSELS GUTTER FANTASY SERIES:
Rampant Damsels - £11.20
Damsels in Arms - £11.20
Damsels Go Down - £11.20
Auld Bobby Bob's Campfire Tales For Kiddywinks - £8.20
Damsels and the Dark Arts - £11.20
Earth Mother - £8.80
The Waters of Life - £8.80
Water Into Whine - £8.80
Vicars and Tarts - £8.80
The Wave Sweeper - £8.80
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS:
For Fear of Little Men - £8.40
Dread Souls - £7.60
The Eldritch Isle - £10.40
WyrdWood: The Story of Dusty Miller - £10.40
The Children of Set - £16.40
The Magus in Clown Shoes - £16.00
BY J. HERBERT SLATER:
Problems of the Borderland - £12.00
Out of print and much sought after. Superb condition. 398 pages. First to comment below confirming desire to order gets it (Paypal only). £100 only for quick sale (i.e. I won't hold it for anyone, so don't ask!)