Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Petit Albert, English Edition, Now Available!




And now the moment you've all been waiting for- or at least those of you gobbling up all the occult literature you can find.

The Petit Albert is perhaps the best of all grimoires; longer and more in depth than the Red Dragon, more diabolical (at times) than the Grimorium Verum, and significantly more refined than the Black Pullet for talismanic workings. Unfortunately, until today editions of this same work have fallen into three categories; those in the original French (useless to most of the English speaking occult world), limited English editions, often expensive, which often seem to make wild claims notably that it was the "Grimoire of Marie Laveau", and ebook-only editions that seem never to allow a preview; that this may indicate a lower quality product is clear.

As such I took the liberty of translating, editing, and illustrating this edition myself line by line- my French skills are intermediate with regards to written material (and far less than intermediate in speech!) but it wasn't particularly difficult- the similarities of the French language to English made it simple to translate the headers of each section and proceed from there with help from a French-English dictionary and copious amounts of caffeine. I have held the price of the edition down specifically because I want my name associated with what might be the first "good" English release of the work.

The content can be roughly arranged into the following; passages with folk rites (mostly medicinal), alchemical passages with a utilitarian purpose in mind, and talismans. The talismans include as well an extremely simplistic expose on planets, days, and hours, and associate with a variety of perfumes (fumigation) used to consecrate the symbols themselves. While some of the chemical workings here are blatantly hazardous (the work admits this, especially where it suggests cooking with arsenic!) most are fairly easy to understand. We even see here recipes for what we might amusingly consider fertilizer among other things, and the use of saltpeter as a medicine is rampant.

It's origin appears to have centered around a person or person's at the time which compiled material both domestic and foreign, old (at the time) and then-modern. I make the claim here that this represents the first truly cosmopolitan grimoire; we see many of them in the modern age; many of the recently authored works we see from some of the occult publishing firms of the world combine, for example, Vedic spiritual systems with western esotericism- which is decried by purists and applauded by many a modern mage. Opinions aside on the subject it hardly matters whether the reader even believes in the occult, because the academic, here, can clearly see a cross section of the early enlightenment period and the cosmopolitan nature present in this literature, drawing its inspiration from (and explicitly crediting some of the material to) rites and practices from around Europe and beyond.

I've now edited a great many occult works from the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods and released them, and after the translating was finished for the Petit Albert I think this may be the finest of them all.

Post copied from my literature blog here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Zaum of Zeena

Image from Zeena Schreck Official on Facebook.




"The Zaum of Zeena" published by Frank Haines is available now; there are very few copies of the first edition left, and I'll probably be purchasing one shortly, to read, collect, and review the work.

As a collection of interviews, images, and quotes, it delves into things related to Zeena Schreck's work; that oft-misunderstood topic which people often treat as "She was Anton LaVey's daughter, right?"

I look forwards to reading it, whether in first edition form or not. A review of the material is, thus, forthcoming here.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Grimoire Editions For Sale on Amazon


I figured it was about time I began posting here yet anew; between writing and editing books, making videos, managing two other blogs, working outdoors, and the other things that occupy my time, this blog has been neglected for a while. Oddly, though, hundreds of people are still visiting it every day, partly, it seems, for the pdf files regarding the occult.

For those who want a more hands-on, tangible occult work, I have here a short collection of edited works which I have been making for two years now; these are not grimoires I wrote myself but rather editions of prior works, often from the Renaissance and occasionally antiquity itself. I decided after reviewing a host of works already on Amazon that there was an enormous niche market currently not being catered to; people who want relatively inexpensive grimoires and occult materials but which want them to actually look good; up until my efforts with these releases many such materials were merely poorly photocopied older editions with a foreword slapped on haphazardly and an editors' name crudely applied to a work with a blank cover; cheap yes, but not well made and hardly useful for the practitioner. All of these works have been re-edited line by line, completely retyped, with new covers and often the de-antiquation of language involved; translating old English into modern speech so that a new generation can understand the works. The titles are links which take you to the Amazon page for each work; these are physical, paperback editions, not pdfs, and I have deliberately held the price down as far as I am able in order to bring these classic works to a deserving audience.This listing is mirrored on the Tarl Warwick Books blog.

The Grand Grimoire

Generally referred to as the "Red Dragon"- one of several titles competing for the infamous label, but this is the most diabolical of them, containing a bit of a folky aside and several statements which indicate its steganographic quality; a philosophical manuscript written against European governance and monarchy in general as well as the clergy. Its numerous references to taboo and black occultism are appreciated by those who have no qualms about karmic effects.

The Testament of Solomon

A rather nice work, straight out of the Solomonic Cycle which compiles a sort of Enochian retelling of the building of the Temple at Jerusalem and includes an early allusion to the sort of magick ring Solomon used to bind demons; the story is treated as one part historical context and one part moral tale.

The Grimoire of Pope Honorius

Another Solomonic work, also known as Liber Juratis. A typical shorter-length grimoire based on astronomy and numbering the days and other celestial movement.

The Black Pullet

One of the more "recent" works in the general scope of grimoires, a purported Napoleonic-Era work derived from a French soldier who is saved by a Turkish mage from arabic attackers and learns the talismanic arts.

Corpus Hermeticum

Also called the Divine Pymander (or Poemander)- a series of dialogue-based philosophical discussions held between Hermes Trismegistus and various other figures, detailing the structure and functions of what would now be classed as natural and physical science.

Sepher Yetzirah

An important and early Kabbalistic work dwelling on divine numbering systems and the Hebraic alphabet.

Sepher Bahir

Another kabbalistic work of note.

The Notary Art of Solomon

A Solomonic grimoire of the utmost kind sometimes included (either under this name or Ars Nova) with some editions of the Lesser Keys of Solomon. The more noted versions leave it absent.

The Arbatel of Magick

A series of prayers which form a practice system astonishingly similar to Victorian christian prayer systems for the same generally protective purpose; to remove disease, and so forth.

The Chaldean Oracles (And Hypostasis)

A pair of short Gnostic philosophical writings I combined to make it worth the listing price; the two combined provide a substantial introductory basis to the entire Gnostic philosophical path.

Heptameron

An extensive and intricate calendar and number based system of magick.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Was Against Gay Rights Before She Was For Them





Hillary Clinton recently came out to say she supported a supreme court decision affirming the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. How odd, I thought, since she was staunchly against it when she was a Senator back in the mid 2000s.

From this we can glean several possible explanations as to her "evolution" (blatant changing) of views.

First, it's possible she was always for gay rights and is simply a coward who realized the issue was too unpopular back in the Bush era to raise.

Second, it's possible she was actually against them on a religious basis and still is but has decided that her opinion is no longer popular, so she's pretending to give a damn.

Third, perhaps she's just a con artist who has no real views at all and is simply trying to make money. I think that's probably the most likely explanation for her flip flop and subsequent attempt to cover up her own moral failings.

I remain the only candidate truly dedicated to gay rights; I have always supported them, and was never a civil union supporting half-assed centrist like Hillary or most other Democrat shills from the same period, nor have I ever been a make believe bible thumper like some in the GOP. Rather I say; the government, in issuing marriage as a civil contract, has no legal right at any level to determine which consenting adults may apply for such a contract. Further, in the future, I fully expect polygamy and other arrangements involving more than just two partners to be recognized. I would not give a damn; because it does not affect me or anyone external to the same state contract.

Further I believe no genuine religious body (in their churches and syagogues and so forth) has any legal responsibility to perform gay marriage services; as the marriage itself is a contract and resides in the realm of state control, as opposed to a marital ceremony which is religious. Some churches, however, already recognize and perform such unions; namely the Unitarians, Episcopals, and Methodists.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Support My Campaign: Merchandise!

The campaign season is heating up and candidates are looking for all sorts of ways to get some cold hard cash so they can buy campaign ads and offshore their own cut to Cyprus or the Cayman Islands. I don't have million dollar Swiss accounts, as I am too honest; I promise to admit when I intend to steal people's money for my own pet projects. (I promise, as president, to put two cigar store indians in front of the White House for no reason other than my own amusement.)

Merchandise is here! You too can boldly proclaim yourself an acolyte of  the apocalypse with these smooth new tees, pledging your mind body and soul unreservedly to the cause of darkness.


This overbearingly honest tee states what other candidates are not willing to admit. They all want to start wars for profit, I just want to start a war to annihilate mankind!


I decided my formerly considered campaign mottos were actually pretty good. This one bears the truth on the obverse: "Better than the other losers"!


All merchandise related to my youtube page, my campaign, or anything else bearing the moniker "Styxhexenhammer666" or "Tarl Warwick" will be announced here if it is official. Any other merchandise is unofficial and is not to be considered representative of my views.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

I Announce My Candidacy for the US Presidency




As the electoral season approaches, I thought it was about time to throw my hat into the ring for the US presidency. Sure, I'm technically ineligible because of my age, but that hasn't stopped Ted Cruz (A Canadian) or Hillary Clinton (and her obvious unlawful practices during her lawyer years) from running, so I figure at this point campaign law is a suggestion rather than a requirement.

I am running on the Bull Moose platform; the platform of real progressives before they quickly got subsumed in partisan bickering, back a century ago when they actually cared about quality of life and maintaining US economic prowess. As such, I introduce my platforms here.

1. Censorship and surveillance must be done away with by any means necessary. If it requires executive orders to defund related agencies, so be it. If it requires mobilizing the US military to forcibly requisition their servers and papers, so be it. The FCC, NSA, and TSA will be abolished under my leadership. Other bureaus will be reviewed by independent groups formed by the executive branch.

2. Immigration is a hellhole of bureaucratic ineffectiveness and needs desperate reform. I am willing to give the GOP their border wall and the Democrats their partial amnesty under the condition that they give me what I want; reforming the process to make it far cheaper and easier, and fast tracked for those who are skilled, educated, intend to join the US armed forces, or who are romantically involved in a lasting relationship with a US citizen or resident. Family members of citizens may also be fast tracked. Immigration control will be geared towards ensuring the immigrant is not a criminal, and does not suffer from communicable disease.

3. Monopolistic business endeavors have caused economic mayhem, not the free market; the free market is no longer free because interventionist-backed corporate monopolies stifle capitalistic competition. I will bust them up and force real competition back into the system, reforming business taxes to favor the business itself rather than protect their owners and CEOs by focusing instead on capitol gains and especially taxing overseas holdings. This will raise wages and lower costs while also severely increasing GDP.

4. To encourage green energy, all permit costs, regulatory costs, and bureaucratic costs associated with the manufacture, distribution, purchasing, or installation of solar panels, gas generators, passive solar systems, geothermal taps, and wind turbines will be removed.

5. Campaign finance reform is needed for a free and functioning democratic republic. Corporate, lobbyist, bureaucratic, unionist, and foreign donations will be banned and replaced with a combination system allowing limited public funding, and capped per-person donations for campaigns. PACs and super PACs will also be banned. Citizens United will be repealed and a constitutional amendment used to permanently reform the political system to bring back true representative government.

6. The United States shall adopt a second Monroe Doctrine, specifically focusing foreign doctrine on uniting the American hemisphere and preventing all foreign meddling or internal fighting here in our part of the world. All other alliances and trade deals shall be considered secondary in importance. I will strive to cause all American states to trade freely, associate amicably, and sign the reciprocal defense treaty, specifically because states with power who attempt to lean on their neighbors by force tend to lose allies and trade deals over time, as Russia and China have.

7. Some Federal lands, which would otherwise be developed by corporations, will instead be developed by a new homestead act, freeing up millions of acres of land which would have been settled anyways, for private ownership. Qualified citizens who wish to farm or otherwise make use of the productivity of this land will apply for a position doing so. This will prevent overcrowding from immigration into larger metropolitan areas that are straining to grow, and severely increase economic growth.

8. A comprehensive domestic defense policy shall be implemented, consisting of the abolition of bans on firearms and other weapons, body armor, and all related paraphernalia. High schools, which are educational facilities, will do away with gym class and instead teach martial arts along with marksmanship and field medicine.

9. All politicians' salaries will be capped at 400% of median income, to be adjusted annually for inflation.

10. Police to be reasserted as simply citizens without special legal rights, and will be subject to criminal investigation by citizen committee. In all cases of a possible felonious act, the officer(s) shall be immediately relieved of duty pending trial. All police forces must return military goods to the US military for use or sale to allies. Cities banned from declaring martial law. All officer training must include a basic primer of civil and human rights; prohibition of torture, preservation of access to legal council, and allowance of citizens to film officers at all times along with other topics, shall be covered extensively.

These are of course not my only platforms, however this suffices as a basic introduction to my campaign. I briefly considered using the slogan "Because I'm the lesser of all evils" or "The least crappy candidate" or "I promise to at least tell you before I steal from you and then only to steal a little bit" but I think "For a Better Tomorrow" is probably more appropriate.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton Announces Run for President: The 90s Called they Want their Lukewarm Liberalism Back


Hillary Clinton looking characteristically enthralled and excited.



"Lack of change you can believe in" should be the motto of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Her staffers and hard-line fans will tell you that here is a true opportunity for change; after all, Hillary is female, and apparently this alone qualifies her- let alone that these same individuals crucified (deservingly) Sarah Palin, who was as dumb as a rock not because she was a woman but because she was an out of touch evangelocon Alaskan who felt her minor political standing qualified her to be VP as she largely ignored poor John McCain and did her own thing, repeatedly embarrassing herself.

No, I will not be gulled into supporting Hillary; and here's why- she quite literally brings nothing new to the table. Everyone is well aware that Washington is malfunctioning and filled with gridlock- the latter doesn't really matter much because between the out of touch lunatics in the further reaches of the tea party and the out of touch corporatists in the establishment left, any law they pass will probably be worthless anyways.

Hillary is female; yippee, she happens to have two X chromosomes. Since when does this qualify her? She's still white, old, and rich, she's still a Washington insider, hell she's even been in the white house before and probably had arguably too much control when she was, for while Bubba Bill was an exceptional statesman and master of debating he was also a gregarious philanderer who could have well fallen for a foreign espionage agent and divulged state secrets if left to his own devices without Hillary to micromanage his schedule and scrutinize every woman he was around.

Honestly I'm surprised she's even running since the Democratic Party made it clear she was not wanted back in 2008 when Obama swept votes right out from under her platform; the fact that she was an establishment Democrat didn't bode well for her, and it bodes even more poorly now, since the increasingly disenfranchised youth vote is swinging back to the right, where Rand Paul is sponging up even those from the far left who are tired of the DNC playing Bush-lite. And that's what Hillary is; Bush-lite. She voted for the Iraq war, she engages in directly sexist haranguing to debate opponents, and she's altogether about the most passive aggressive character in all of DC, whose silence is arguably worse than her criticism.

We don't need more of the same from DC. True, the Republicans have yet to offer an alternative other than Rand, who is at least modestly reformist; and even he has quirks I deeply dislike, such as his stance on abortion (which is a dead issue and has been since Roe v. Wade.) In lieu of a proper reformer actually willing to crush the police state and the surveillance apparatus and swear off foreign adventurism (Hillary is certainly not such a candidate) I'm likely to join millions of others and just vote libertarian; Rand has a hope in my book if he gives up abortion and Iran as issues and focuses more on debilitating the NSA and similar bureaus and constraining them to the constitution as was originally intended in the days of old before most of these agencies even existed.

Hillary's staff have already announced (in typical threat-not-threat passive aggressive form) that they will be "on the lookout for coded sexism" from the media and any other critics. Small surprise that she'd be criticized, since she has absolutely no new ideas other than waging a gender war in the name of votes; I like to think the average woman is intelligent enough to realize that multi-millionaire, near-septuagenarian Hillary Clinton with her limousines and caviar is "probably not a doppelganger for the average woman"- in fact she has no clue what it's like to be an average female, because she was born into wealth and has always been extravagantly rich and extremely privileged to be so. The average citizen would have more in common than the often-aloof Obama than with Hillary; his measure of wealth was far lower when he first ran.

And it's also true that the DNC hates Hillary to death since her hit list was revealed some time ago; essentially a list of Democrats she felt did her wrong and wanted revenge on. This wouldn't have been as much of a problem if it wasn't a laundry list of "Most Democrats in DC."

In truth, Hillary is a representative of the Mondale-to-Kerry era Democratic center; very rich candidates pretending to sympathize with the common man, always willing to stoop to identity politics and wedge issues to grab a few dishonest votes from the vast pool of single issue voters and partisans. Her main problem is simply this; back in the good old days the internet (especially Drudge) was the bane of Clintondom, how much more now that it's 2015 and the internet so much larger and more interconnected? And what of her reportedly dubious health? What about her email servers? What about all those weird pardons Bubba issued right before leaving office?

I hope she ends up dropping out as suddenly as she got in, because she's sure as hell not the kind of person we need leading the executive functions of government- regardless of her chromosomes.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

After the Ashes: Surviving the Coming Nuclear War





For those who have observed any of my more apocalyptic content, the issue has been on my mind for some time; observing the proxy wars and militarism spreading across the world does not make me hopeful for the future. To be sure, I am not predicting the certainty of a nuclear war in the immediate future, but merely an inevitable nuclear exchange of some time in the future; it could happen tomorrow or it could break out twenty years from now. The inevitability of nuclear war spurred me on to write this guide to survival. I realized that most extant guides are really more about how to survive a nuclear war and not how to persist and reorganize society after it has already happened.

This work solves that problem. It is 124 pages of post-apocalyptic material; it dwells first on why a nuclear war at some time in the future is probable (and perhaps imminent) rather than unlikely, then goes on not to just tell you to stockpile a few months' of canned goods and some iodine but to instruct on how to make life easier once reorganization begins- as it necessarily will. It also contains the basics of sanitation and waste disposal which most overlook as important, as well as suggesting outside material (such as Seton's excellent Book of Woodcraft and encourages the reader to study up on making other necessities such as soap and toothpaste which might be overlooked by anyone in such a war.

Beyond this it also gives philosophy regarding atomic war; especially how to hopefully avoid rearmament after such a war and why isolationism will not work for any group or person who wishes to survive very long and eventually see a brighter future. I recommend it alongside Seton's work and any other relevant information on electronics, food production, and various other types of labor (canning, pickling, fire making, construction, medicine) which would be important after the ashes fall.

This is the only book I will ever likely release with a glossy, bright cover- this was intentional, as after any nuclear exchange electricity will not be widespread and the readers' copy should be as reflective as possible so it can be found with haste should it be needed.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The War In Yemen Could Cause WWIII


Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it; such has always been the case; the Germans attacking and invading the the Soviet Union during the second world war, a bit like the ill-fated attacks of Napoleon, only to be driven back by attrition rather than the foe itself, stands as an example of this.

Apparently nobody wants to take a look at the blood-smeared history of how the first and second world wars started, because right now they all seem more interested in a depressed pilot crashing his plane than two particularly foreboding, ever-increasing threats currently raging; namely, Ukraine and Yemen.

When the archduke of Austria was killed the first world war began; what could have stayed a small conflict over diplomatic integrity and nationalistic pride spiraled into an all-engulfing conflict because of the intricate web of alliances which existed at the time. "Never again!" shouted all participants, as they stupidly, and uknowingly, seeded their own eventual doom with the Treaty of Versailles and a new, larger web of alliances practically guaranteed to eventually case a second round of butchery.

Fast forward to the days of Hitler when his mustache was still black and he was still able to get a full night's sleep. The crushing of the German economy via Versailles could only feed nationalism, and when Hitler rose to power, nobody did a thing until he attacked Poland; it was then that what would have been a fight between just Germany and Poland (in which at the time Germany merely wanted to reclaim land that was "theirs" prior to the loss of land courtesy of Versailles itself) spiraled into the second world war. Again, as before, alliances prolonged the peace between fights, but ended up making the eventual fight far more long and insane.

In the wake of this sorry period in our history the alliance grew even larger and culminated in the cold war, whose first round ended when the USSR finally collapsed. However, the alliances are now so large as to envelop most nations in existence; not just NATO versus Russia and its allies, after all there is also a reciprocal treaty in the Americas, and mutual defense treaties between the US and parts of East Asia. As to Russia, their lukewarm Chinese backers have their own formidable capabilities and their own small but lethal sphere.

So when Saudi Arabia (a US ally through oil monies) and Iran (A Russian ally for its fuel resources and strategic location) look about ready to come to blows, I can only envision the situation ending badly; over Yemen of all places, an area no more important from an economic standpoint than Serbia prior to WW1 or Poland prior to WW2, except for its location with regards to oil movement. And when Russia eyes Ukraine, seeking to grab a bit more land, and the US is already arming Kiev with military goods, and Russia arming the Donetsk rebels, I can't imagine that's a stable situation either.

We have to prepare ourselves for the possibility (not yet inevitability) that one of these two situations could end up starting a larger conflict- say, Eastern Europe against Russia, or the entire Shia world against the more powerful Sunni states. Either would be a disaster since both regions occupy strategically important trade routes and are of vast military significance overall to both the US and Russia. The idea that the US would abandon Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or especially Turkey (which is in NATO) should any be assaulted is ridiculous, and the idea that Russia would allow Iran to be assaulted without responding equally so- even attacks in Syria could alarm them enough to get a response, how much more then Iran, with its far greater resources and strategic value?

The US has just tested several minuteman missiles. Putin claims he was prepared to go to full nuclear alert over Crimea last year. It seems our politicians on all sides after all are as ignorant of history as those right before world war two who failed to notice the alliance web that would eventually doom them to fight.