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The Abbot's Ghost by Louisa May Alcott -

The Abbot’s Ghost (1867) – “Some say many of the monks still glide about the older parts of the abbey, for Roland spared the chapel and the north gallery which joined it to the modern building. Poor fellows, they are welcome, and once a year they shall have a chance to warm their ghostly selves by the great fires always kindled at Christmas in the gallery.” $9.99

The Mummy's Curse by Louisa May Alcott - The Mummy’s Curse (1869) (a.k.a. “Lost in the Pyramids”) – a supernatural thriller set amid the newly excavated tombs of ancient Egypt. “Alas for the young wife! The superstitious fear at which she had smiled had proved true: the curse that had bided its time for ages was fulfilled at last, and her own hand wrecked her happiness for ever.”  $4.99
Perilous Play by Louisa May Alcott - Luminist

Perilous Play (1869) – a romantic adventure story about affluent youths experimenting with hashish, written when cannabis was legal and was gaining popularity among the more daring of the intellectual and artistic elite. Louisa May Alcott is one of America’s most widely recognized authors, whose classics like Little Women have become cultural icons.  $4.99

Pallinghurst Barrow by Grant Allen - Luminist

Pallinghurst Barrow (1892) – a Gothic tale of supernatural horror set amidst the ancient barrow mounds of Britain. A dose of a cannabis tincture prescribed as a headache remedy is the catalyst for a deadly encounter with the spirits of Neolithic pagans who practiced human sacrifice rituals millennia ago among the mounds and standing stones. First published in the Illustrated London News.  $9.99

Hemp in Kentucky: an excerpt from The Reign of

Hemp in Kentucky (1900) – a classic essay on the history of the hemp industry in Kentucky. “The nostril expands quickly; the lungs swell out deeply to draw it in: fragrance once known in childhood, ever in the memory afterward and able to bring back to the wanderer homesick thoughts of midsummer days in the shadowy many toned woods over into which is blown the smell of the hemp fields.” $4.99

I Did See the Flying Disk by Kenneth Arnold - Luminist Publications

I Did See the Flying Disks (1948) – The author, a private pilot, observed seven highly reflective circular objects flying at high speed at an altitude of 9,500 feet. “They flew, as I have frequently observed geese fly, in a rather diagonal chain-like line as if they were linked together. They seemed to hold a definite direction, but swerved in and out of the high mountain peaks.” $4.99

The Poem of Hashish by Charles Baudelaire,

The Poem of Hashish (1910) – translated from the French by Aleister Crowley. Baudelaire (1821-1867), author of Les Fleurs du Mal, participated in the infamous “Club des Hachichins” along with such literary figures as Gautier, Dumas and Balzac in the 1840s. In this essay he recounts his observations of the effects of the herb, along with his evaluation of its spiritual and moral dangers. $9.99

On the Haschisch or Cannabis Indica by John Bell, M.D.

On the Haschisch or Cannabis Indica (1857) – “Any one who, under the influence of Cannabis indica, has seen what the human mind is capable of becoming... cannot but look with hope to it... and he cannot but think that a substance, the action of which is so powerful and unique, will be found, when fully understood, to possess valuable therapeutic virtues.” $4.99

Life Eternal and its Work by Rebecka C. Berg

Life Eternal and its Work, Revealed from the Heavenly Side (1938) – a consciousness-expanding masterpiece of mystical revelation. “In this book... are the Foundational Religious Teachings of Life Eternal, by which We keep open the door to the Heavenly Mansion, showing what We really are as Sons in this Mansion, and that We as Sons are identical in Life, even with the Life of Christ Jesus.” $9.99


Phanerothyme: A Western Approach to the Religious Use of Psychochemicals (1968) – The word “phanerothyme” was proposed in the 1950s to describe the drugs later known as psychedelics. The author, founder of the Psychedelic Information Center and a protégé of Timothy Leary at Millbrook, criticizes the psychedelic culture of the 1960s and counsels a return to our spiritual roots. $4.99

Session Games People Play: A Manual for the Use of LSD

Session Games People Play: A Manual for the Use of LSD (1967) – a manual designed to aid first-time LSD users. “In addition to providing a suitable setting for the session, and approaching it in a tranquil state of mind, you should know how to avoid certain pitfalls.... Almost everyone sooner or later slips into one of these traps, but if you have been told about them in advance you can get out quicker.” $4.99

The Abolition of Work by Bob Black

The Abolition of Work (1985) – “Liberals say we should end employment discrimination. I say we should end employment. Conservatives support right-to-work laws. Following Karl Marx’s wayward son-in-law Paul Lafargue, I support the right to be lazy. Leftists favor full employment. Like the surrealists – except that I’m not kidding – I favor full unemployment.” $4.99

A Psychical Invasion by Algernon Blackwood

A Psychical Invasion (1908) – An experiment with hashish leads to a case of spiritual obsession. “Certain portions of your atmosphere are vibrating at a far greater rate than others. This is the effect of a drug, but of no ordinary drug. If the higher rate of vibration spreads all over, you will become permanently cognizant of a much larger world than the one you know normally.” $9.99

Secret Worship by Algernon Blackwood

Secret Worship (1908) – An unsuspecting traveler is trapped in a haunted ruin and falls prey to the twisted plot of evil ghostly sorcerers. “The cries of the strangled; the short, running gasp of the suffocated; and the smothered gurgling of the tightened throat, all these, and more, echoed back and forth between the walls, the very walls in which he now stood a prisoner, a sacrificial victim.” $4.99

A Victim of Higher Space by Algernon Blackwood

A Victim of Higher Space (1917) – Does an unseen world exist at right angles to the cubic space that we inhabit? In this science-fantasy tale, a man is plagued by the uncontrolled psychic ability to perceive and interact with the higher dimensions of space – to the extent that he fears he is losing his grip on third dimensional reality. In desperation he seeks aid from Dr. John Silence. $4.99

 The Ensouled Violin by Helena P. Blavatsky

The Ensouled Violin (1892) – “Franz Stenio’s person was now entirely enveloped in a semi-transparent mist, cloudlike, creeping with serpentine motion... in this tall and ominous pillar of smoke a clearly-defined figure, a form showing the unmistakable outlines of a grotesque and grinning old man, whose viscera were protruding and the ends of the intestines stretched on the violin.” $9.99

 Evidence of the Hachish Vice in the Old

Evidence of the Hashish Vice in the Old Testament (1903) – Was cannabis used for its consciousness altering effects in Biblical times? “It is known that the fibre of the hemp-plant, Cannabis sativa, was used for cordage in ancient times; and it is therefore probable that the resinous exudation... which is found upon its flowering tops... was known for its stimulant or intoxicant properties from an equally early date.”  $4.99

Absinthe: The Green Goddess by Aleister Crowley

Absinthe: The Green Goddess (1918) – An essay composed in the Old Absinthe House in New Orleans, first published in The International, a New York monthly. Crowley extols the inspirational virtues of this mildly hallucinogenic green liqueur, and speaks out against the rising tide of prohibitionism that was sweeping the country as the first U.S. “war on drugs” began with the passage of the Harrison Act. $4.99

 Across the Gulf by Aleister Crowley

Across the Gulf (1912) – an autobiographical fantasy of a former lifetime in ancient Egypt. “...uniting my consciousness with the god’s, I obtained the expansion of that consciousness... I perceived the universe as it were a single point of infinite nothingness, yet of infinite extension; and becoming this universe, I became dissolved utterly therein.”  $9.99

 Atlantis: The Lost Continent by Aleister Crowley

Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1913) – “An account of the continent of Atlantis: the manners and customs, magical rites and opinions of its people, together with a true account of the catastrophe, so called, which ended in its disappearance.” Crowley calls this “a fantastic rhapsody describing my ideals of Utopian society” containing “hints of certain profound magical secrets.” $9.99

 The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley

The Book of the Law (1904) – a channeled message from a trinity of ancient Egyptian deities to the people of Earth, announcing the dawning of a new spiritual aeon and proclaiming a new law for all mankind: Do what thou wilt. The text was reportedly delivered to Crowley by the audible voice of an unseen presence following his performance of an invocation of the Egyptian sun-god Horus.  $9.99

 Cocaine by Aleister Crowley

Cocaine (1917) – Based on his own experience, Crowley describes the allure of cocaine as a source of “happiness” and the way that happiness can turn to horror as addiction manifests. He eloquently expresses his libertarian views on the use of drugs in which individual liberty and personal responsibility replace governmental protectionism as desirable social values. $4.99

The Hearth by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The Hearth (1917) – “The oak was the sacred tree of the tribe. The sky was but the roof of the oak, and the thunder but its voice monitor or oracular. More, to these people the King was actually the oak, and the god of the oak; and the life of the King was the life of the people. It was the office of the King to sustain the works of Nature, and in particular he must provide men with fire.”  $4.99

The Burning of Melcarth by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The Burning of Melcarth (1917) – “In a few moments the head of the procession appeared. It was formed by priests, all wearing the masks of various wild beasts and bearing flaming torches. As he turned to look, he realized that the procession was no longer chanting, but roaring and howling in imitation of the wild beasts whose masks they wore – and they were charging him!” $4.99

The God of Ibreez by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The God of Ibreez (1918) – “She was dressed in a single piece of the finest scarlet tissue, wound round so closely and so cunningly that it perfectly revealed and perfectly concealed her nubile loveliness. The King had himself discovered her during the sack of the city... she was as different from the women of his tribe as a prize Pekinese from a mongrel sheep dog.” $4.99

The Old Man of the Peepul-Tree by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The Old Man of the Peepul-Tree (1918) – “I’m not only a sacred kind of tree, you know; I come of a very special family. My own grandfather is the famous Bo-Tree at Anuradhapura, with a big platform round him and gifts and pilgrims every day from every airt of the four winds; and his father, as you know, was the great tree of Buddha-Gaya, under which the Buddha sat when he attained emancipation.” $4.99

The King of the Wood by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The King of the Wood (1918) – “Within the sanctuary at Nemi grew a certain tree of which no branch might be broken. Only a runaway slave was allowed to break off, if he could, one of its boughs. Success in the attempt entitled him to fight the priest in single combat, and if he slew him he reigned in his stead with the title of King of the Wood.” $4.99

The King of the Wood by Aleister Crowley

Golden Twigs: The Mass of Saint Secaire (1918) – “They came to the well. The priest took the black bag. ‘In the name of the devil,’ he cried aloud, ‘sin to sin, shame to shame, fire to fire, child of Satan, I give thee to thy father!’ With that he flung the bag into the well. Then the apostate priest and the wretched victim of his abominable desire embraced with all the ecstasy of long-pent passion.”  $4.99

 The Great Drug Delusion and The Drug Panic

The Great Drug Delusion and The Drug Panic (1922) – two essays on the psychology of drug addiction, first published in The English Review (London) under two different pseudonyms. Crowley suggests that the phenomenon of addiction results in part from the salacious coverage of drugs in the popular press, which implants “pernicious suggestions” about the inability of the human will to overcome their lure. $4.99

 The Heart Girt by a Serpent by Aleister Crowley

The Heart Girt with a Serpent (1919) – one of Crowley’s most powerful works of inspired prose-poetry, filled with visionary images and multilayered references to yoga, Qabalah and magick. This epic describes the stage of spiritual initiation in which the aspirant attains the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. This is one of the “Class A” texts, the “Holy Books” of the Thelemic canon. $9.99

Liber E and Liber O by Aleister Crowley Liber E and Liber O (1909) – Aleister Crowley's preliminary instructions on yoga and ceremonial magick, first published in the first two issues of The Equinox. Basic yoga techniques, training in physical clairvoyance, and instruction in the rituals of the pentagram and hexagram are included. An essential Thelemic primer.  $9.99
The Psychology of Hashish by Aleister Crowley

The Psychology of Hashish (1909) – this essay recounts the author’s search for a drug that would “loosen the girders of the soul” and quicken the attainment of results in the practice of yoga and meditation. Following his regimen of “the means of science and the aims of religion,” Crowley uses the analytical system of Buddhist psychology to describe the value of Cannabis as a “microscope of the soul.” $9.99

 The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #1: Big Game

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #1: Big Game (1917) – the first of Crowley’s occult detective stories featuring his magician-sleuth, Simon Iff. On a wager, two hunters set out to bag the biggest game of all: man. “The motiveless murderer has the true spirit of sport; to kill a man is more dangerous that to follow a wounded gaur into the jungle.” The series appeared first in The International, a New York monthly. $4.99

 The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #2

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #2: The Artistic Temperament (1917) – “As you have heard me say about a million times, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Failure to observe this precept is the root of all human error. It is our right and duty – the two are one, as Eliphaz Lévi very nearly saw – to expand upon our own true center, to pursue the exact orbit of our destiny. To quit that orbit is to invite collisions.” $4.99

 The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #3

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #3: Outside the Bank’s Routine (1917) – “He is one of a common type, the ambitious money-loving Scotsman, clever and handsome, who comes to London to make his way. They become women’s doctors; they seduce their patients; they make them drug-fiends; they perform abortions; and to the extortionate charges for their crimes they add a tenfold profit by blackmail. ” $4.99

 The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #4: The Conduct of

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #4: The Conduct of John Briggs (1917) – “If we get full of alcohol we begin to see rats and serpents. We don’t see horses and elephants. That is, our minds are machines which run in grooves, narrow grooves, mostly. We can’t think what we like, and how we like; we have to think as we have been taught to think, or as our whole race has been taught to think by aeons of experience.” $4.99

 The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #5: Not Good Enough
                    by Aleister Crowley - Luminist Publications

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #5: Not Good Enough (1918) – “The main argument of the book is that the Buddha declared everything to partake of the nature of sorrow... and that his whole system is therefore devoted to the escape from this Everything. But pleasure has nothing to do with this.... desire in any form is the very cause of all sorrow and evil in the Buddhist system.” $4.99

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #6: Ineligible
                    Aleister Crowley - Luminist Publications

The Scrutinies of Simon Iff #6: Ineligible (1918) – “Major Glass had become terribly obese. He was a frightful object to look upon; a vast dome of belly, a shrunk chest, a bloated and agonized face. Four stumps only accentuated the repulsion... By this time she had thrown off the mask of her hypocrisy; she taunted him openly, and jeered; she spat out rivers of hate at him...” $4.99

 The Stratagem by Aleister Crowley - Luminist

The Stratagem (1914) – “Among the convicts there was one universal pleasure, a pleasure that could cease only with life or with the empire of the reason, a pleasure that the governor might (and did) indeed restrict, but could not take away. I refer to hope – the hope of escape. Yes, sir, that spark (alone of all its ancient fires) burnt in this breast – and in that of my fellow-convicts.”  $4.99

 Anarchism and American Traditions by Voltairine
                    DeCleyre - Luminist Publications

Anarchism and American Traditions (1909) –  “...when Revolution has thus been carried to the heart of the whole world – then may we hope to see a resurrection of that proud spirit of our fathers which put the simple dignity of Man above the gauds of wealth and class, and held that to be an American was greater than to be a king. In that day there shall be neither kings nor Americans – only Men.” $4.99

The Dawn Light of Anarchy by Voltairine The Dawn Light of Anarchy (1901) – old school anarchist oration at its best. “You have sold away the land, that you had no right to sell. You have murdered the aboriginal people, that you might seize the land in the name of the white race, and then steal it away from them again, to be again sold by a second and a third robber.” $4.99
Direct Action by Voltairine DeCleyre - Luminist

Direct Action (1912) – “...the sources of life, and all the natural wealth of the earth, and the tools necessary to co-operative production, must become freely accessible to all. It is a positive certainty to me that unionism must widen and deepen its purposes, or it will go under... they can win nothing permanent unless they strike for everything – not for a wage, but for the whole natural wealth of the earth.” $4.99

 The Hashish Man and other stories by Lord
                    Dunsany - Luminist Publications

The Hashish Man (1910) – by the author of The King of Elfland’s Daughter and other fantasy classics. Lord Dunsany’s Dreamer’s Tales are Lovecraftian journeys through fabled lost cities shrouded in impenetrable desert wastes. In “The Hashish Man” the technique of out-of-body travel triggered by hashish is vividly depicted. This edition also contains the stories “Bethmoora” and “The Madness of Andelsprutz.” $4.99

 Change the World by the Lever Effect - Luminist

Change the World by the Lever Effect (2003) – a channeled document purportedly originating from a race of extraterrestrial beings with an important message for humanity. They are ready to make themselves known and come to our aid in these times of our greatest need on Planet Earth – but only if a majority of Earth citizens welcome them. “Change the world! Decide whether or not we should show up!”  $4.99

Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein - Luminist
                    Publications Why Socialism? (1949) – In this essay first published in the journal Monthly Review in 1949, the world-famous physicist turns his attention to social and economic issues. “A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child.”  $4.99
Mescal: A New Artificial Paradise by Havelock
                    Ellis - Luminist Publications 

Mescal: A New Artificial Paradise (1898) – “The reason why mescal is the most purely intellectual in its appeal is evidently because it affects mainly the most intellectual of the senses... unlike most other intoxicants, it seems to have no special affinity for a disordered and unbalanced nervous system; it demands organic soundness and good health for the complete manifestation of its virtues.”  $4.99

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins
                    Gilman - Luminist Publications The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) – This Gothic horror tale doubles as a classic feminist critique of the role of women in 19th century Euro-American society and a semi-autobiographical refutation of the “rest cure” prescribed for overly intellectual women by Philadelphia physician Silas Weir Mitchell. $4.99
Anarchism: What it Really Stands For by Emma
                    Goldman - Luminist Publications

Anarchism: What it Really Stands For (1911) –“...a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary....  voluntary productive and distributive associations, gradually developing into free communism, as the best means of producing with the least waste of human energy.”  $4.99

 Marriage and Love / Jealousy by Emma Goldman -
                    Luminist Publications

Marriage and Love (1910) with Jealousy: Causes and a Possible Cure (1915) – Passionate defense of free love: “...some day men and women will rise, they will reach the mountain peak, they will meet big and strong and free, ready to receive, to partake, and to bask in the golden rays of love.”  $4.99

Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty by Emma Goldman

Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty (1910) – “Leo Tolstoy defines patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers; a trade that requires better equipment for the exercise of man-killing than the making of such necessities of life as shoes, clothing, and houses; a trade that guarantees better returns and greater glory than that of the average workingman.” $4.99

Prisons: A Social Crime and a Failure by Emma
                    Goldman - Luminist Publications

Prisons: A Social Crime and a Failure (1910) – “With all our boasted reforms, our great social changes, and our far-reaching discoveries, human beings continue to be sent to the worst of hells, wherein they are outraged, degraded, and tortured, that society may be ‘protected’ from the phantoms of its own making.... What monstrous mind ever conceived such an idea?”  $4.99

OTO and CIA: An Investigation by Richard V. Manifesto for the Reformation of the OTO – “As many of the older members of the Order are now in our 60s and 70s, it will be up to the next generation of Thelemites to determine how they will that the Order be maintained. Our survival is only assured by the constant vigilance of maintaining those spiritual principles that illuminate the path we have chosen. To choose truth instead of coercion; to chose valor and courage instead of cowardice; to choose freedom from slavery, and to aid those sincere brethren in time of need; I believe these principles are as clear as bolts of lightning upon the blackest night!”    $4.99
OTO and CIA: An Investigation

OTO and CIA: An Investigation – The results of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) investigation into links between Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) following allegations made by Craig Heimbichner in the book Blood on the Altar: The Secret History of the World’s Most Dangerous Secret Society (Independent History and Research publishers, 2005). $9.99

 Acid and the Avatar by Dale R. Gowin

Acid and the Avatar (1980) – “In the year the atomic bomb was first exploded, an energy of comparable power was released into the world, capable of exploding the limits of human consciousness... the Avatar had returned to Earth this time not as a man, but as a molecule.... By the early 1960s people were turning on all over the world. A spiritual and cultural renaissance was underway.”  $4.99

 Bloom or Doom: The Green Energy of Hemp

Bloom or Doom: The Green Energy of Hemp (1991) – “Every part of the hemp plant has been used by humans since the dawn of history for industrial, medicinal, religious, and culinary purposes. A partial list of products that have been made from hemp would include food, shelter, clothing, medicines, fuel oils, alcohol fuels, paper, plastics, rope, rugs, and canvas.” $4.99

 Confessions of an Amerikan LSD Eater

Confessions of an Amerikan LSD Eater (1991) – “Psychedelics are anti-brainwashing agents, stimulating users to question the assumptions of the establishment and to break through the indoctrination and conditioning that the State uses to turn us into obedient robots. Psychedelics can widen the horizons of the mind, awakening the creative imagination.” $4.99

 The Man Who Never Came Down by Dale R. Gowin

The Man Who Never Came Down (1973–81) – Imagine a psychedelic drug that takes you on a trip that never ends (The Man Who Never Came Down)... explore the dimension between death and rebirth (Phantasmagloria)... visit a woodland glade one last time as it is gobbled up by a mechanical monster (Goodbye to Rams Gulch)... watch as your soul-mate slips away from you, never to return (A Shooting Star). $9.99

The Luminist Manifesto by Dale R. Gowin

The Luminist Manifesto (1996) – “The consciousness of transcendent unity is repressed in the average member our modern society. This oceanic communion seeps subtly into our awareness through our dreams, myths, and emotions... the source of aesthetic inspiration, creative imagination, passion, and the sense of humor...  that transforms our dim, somnolent lives into vibrant clarity, splendor, and ecstasy.”  $9.99

 Post-Apocalyptic Paganism by Dale R. Gowin

Post-Apocalyptic Paganism (1994) – “...the prescient among us can discern the emergence of a new paradigm that could provide us with safe passage through the crises that lie ahead, into a new world of peace, health, and unity.... The seeds of this vision were sown by the Rainbow Warriors of the 1960s, and the new paradigm reflects the worldview that predominated among pre-industrial peoples.” $4.99

The Principles of Revolutionary Luminism

The Principles of Revolutionary Luminism (1994) – “Revolutionary Luminism seeks to enable the self-actualization of every member of the human race, and seeks to implement a worldwide society that will insure full liberty, autonomy, and security for every woman and man on Planet Earth – a worldwide voluntary, cooperative, do-it-yourself free-market anarcho-communism.” $4.99

Word Music by Dale R. Gowin

Word Music – a selection of 22 poems from the 1970s and 1980s  by the author of The Luminist Manifesto. Themes include mystical spirituality, reincarnation, apocalyptic visions, and erotic love. Parental advisory: Some content may be deemed inappropriate for children.  $9.99

 Anola and other poems by Richard D. Gowin

Anola and Other Poems – a selection of 21 poems composed in the 1920s and 1930s. This is its first publication. Richard Drury Gowin (1913–1986) served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a radar technician on an “attack-cargo” ship. After the war he and his young wife homesteaded in the Alaska wilderness near the Lower Tonsina River. He succumbed to cancer at the age of 73. $9.99

 Peyote by Jack Green - Luminist Publications

Peyote (1959) – “Jack Green” was an iconoclastic  literary critic in New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1950s, where he published a mimeographed zine entitled newspaper. This essay describing his experiences with peyote, written long before there were any “laws” against its possession and sale, originally appeared in newspaper #8. $4.99

H. C. HAMILTON et al.
The Physiological Activity of Cannabis Sativa 

The Physiological Activity of Cannabis Sativa (1913) – “The common hemp (Cannabis sativa) grown in the United States contains the same active constituent as is found in Cannabis indica, the name of the official drug which is grown in India. Botanists do not distinguish between the two... No recorded data have been advanced to substantiate the claim that drug grown elsewhere does not contain such constituents.” $4.99

 The Pipe of Mystery by G. A. Henty

The Pipe of Mystery (1897) – “I put the pipe to my lips... it was opium, but mixed with some other substance, which was, I imagine, haschish, a preparation of hemp. A few puffs, and I felt a drowsiness creeping over me. I saw, as through a mist, the fakir swaying himself backwards and forwards, his arms waving, and his face distorted... the pipe slipped from my fingers, and I fell back insensible.” $4.99

 Indian Hemp by James F. Johnston

Indian Hemp (1855) and Cannabis Indica Poisoning (J. C. O’Day, 1899) – “It is really happiness which is produced by the haschisch; and by this I mean an enjoyment entirely moral, and by no means sensual…  like him who hears tidings which fill him with joy, or like the miser counting his treasures, the gambler who is successful at play, or the ambitious man who is intoxicated with success.” $4.99

Seven Sermons to the Dead by Carl Jung

Seven Sermons to the Dead (1916) – “Harken: I begin with nothingness. Nothingness is the same as fullness. In infinity full is no better than empty. Nothingness is both empty and full. As well might ye say anything else of nothingness, as for instance, white is it, or black, or again, it is not, or it is. A thing that is infinite and eternal hath no qualities, since it hath all qualities.” $4.99

H. H. KANE, M.D.
 A Hashish House in New York

A Hashish House in New York (1883) – a visit to a legal cannabis club, from Harper’s magazine. “There is a large community of hashish smokers in this city, who are daily forced to indulge their morbid appetites, and I can take you to a house uptown where hemp is used in every conceivable form, and where the lights, sounds, odors, and surroundings are all arranged so as to intensify and enhance its effects...” $4.99

 Anarchism by Peter Kropotkin

Anarchism (1910) – “If society were organized on Anarchist principles, man would not be limited in the free exercise of his powers in productive work by a capitalist monopoly, maintained by the state; nor would he be limited in the exercise of his will by a fear of punishment, or by obedience towards individuals or metaphysical entities, which both lead to depression of initiative and servility of mind.” $4.99

 Anarchist Morality by Peter Kropotkin

Anarchist Morality (1927) – “We forego sanctions of all kinds, even obligations to morality. We are not afraid to say, ‘Do what you will”; because we are persuaded that the great majority of mankind will behave and act always in a direction useful to society, just as we are persuaded beforehand that a child will one day walk on its two feet and not on all fours....” $4.99

 Communism and Anarchy by Peter Kropotkin

Communism and Anarchy (1901) – “Communism guarantees economic freedom better than any other form of association, because it can guarantee well-being in return for a few hours of work instead of a day’s work. Now, to give ten or eleven hours of leisure per day out of the sixteen means to enlarge individual liberty to a point which for thousands of years has been one of the ideals of humanity.” $4.99

 Timothy Leary: The Banned Speech

The Banned Speech (1967) and The P.O.W. Communiqué (1970) – “...our government in Washington is a supremely materialistic and atheistic society seeking, as every empire has in the past, control, power, control. Aging, almost senile, and probably impotent men in our capitals both east and west are sending young men out to kill for old men’s chess games: power and control. It’s time for a new religion.” $4.99

Timothy Leary: Chemical Warfare

Chemical Warfare: The Alcoholics vs. the Psychedelics (1968) – “Two new commandments are necessary as man moves into the molecular age. They are neurological and biochemical in essence, and are therefore in closer harmony with the laws of cellular wisdom. I: Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow man. II: Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his own consciousness.” $4.99

 Timothy Leary: Drop Out or Cop Out

Drop Out or Cop Out (1968) – “Survival in the underground depends on your ability to anticipate the movements of external power. It’s always been a capital crime to laugh, make love, and turn on barefoot in front of whitey’s house, and these are the endemic, chronic crimes of the giggling young, the colored, the artists and the visionaries.” $4.99

 Timothy Leary: The Seven Tongues of God

The Seven Tongues of God (1964) – “At the atomic level I am a galaxy of nuclear-powered atoms spinning through changing patterns. I am the universe, the center and guardian temple of all energy. I am God of Light. Who am I? I’m you. At the cellular level I am the entire chain of life. I am the key rung of the DNA ladder, center of the evolutionary process... I am God of Life. I’m you.” $4.99

Timothy Leary: Start Your Own Religion

Start Your Own Religion (1966) – “Any action that is not a conscious expression of the turn-on-tune-in-drop-out rhythm is the dead posturing of robot actors on the fake-prop TV studio stage set that is called American reality. Actions which are conscious expressions of this rhythm are religious. The wise person devotes his life exclusively to the religious search – for therein is found the only ecstasy, the only meaning.” $4.99

The Apocalypse of Hasheesh by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

The Apocalypse of Hasheesh (1856) and The Hasheesh Eater (anonymous, 1856) – “In returning from the world of hasheesh, I bring with me many and diverse memories. The echoes of a sublime rapture which thrilled and vibrated on the very edge of pain; of Promethean agonies which wrapt the soul like a mantle of fire; of voluptuous delirium which suffused the body with a blush of exquisite languor – all are mine” $4.99

The Phial of Dread by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

The Phial of Dread (1859) – “You might tell me till my dying day that it was rats beneath the floor; but it was not. I heard a rattling in the closet – a dull, heavy clink, as of that phial with its contents shaken up and down, trying to escape from the pit in the floor! And then there came up through the planks a low, prolonged, bitter wail, as of a woman in soul-pain. Do rats cry like dying women?” $4.99

The Free System by Ernest Mann The Free System (1969) – Would you work for free if you could get everything you want for free? This was the challenge “Ernest Mann” (Larry F. Johnson, 1927–1996) proposed in his self-published ’zine The Little Free Press. His concept of a “priceless economy” shares much in common with the ideas of a “gift economy” or “Resource Based Economy”; all work is done only by volunteers, without compensation, and all goods and services are exchanged freely, without cost or obligation.  $4.99
 Psychedelic Yoga by Brahmarishi Narad

Psychedelic Yoga (1968) – “...thought and emotion patterns created during a psychedelic session are strongly imprinted and have a great deal of energy incorporated into their vibration structure. These patterns then act as powerful unconscious conditioning factors in our daily lives. It is therefore of the utmost importance that constructive imprints are made during a psychedelic session.” $4.99

 Mother of Pearl by Fitz James O'Brien

Mother of Pearl (1860) – “Oh, Hasheesh! Demon of a new Paradise, I know you now. You blackened my life, you robbed me of all I held dear; but you have since consoled me. You thought that you had destroyed my peace forever. But I have won, through you yourself, the bliss you once blotted out... Hand in hand, I walk with the conquer or of time, and space, and suffering. Bend all who hear me to his worship!”  $4.99

 On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp

On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp or Gunjah (1840) – “A little tobacco is placed in the pipe first, then a layer of the prepared gunjah, then more tobacco, and the fire above all... The hookah is passed round, and each person takes a single draught. Intoxication ensues within half an hour, and after four or five inspirations to those more practised in the vice.” $4.99

 The Clairvoyants by Arthur B. Reeve

The Clairvoyants (1913) – “Once a puff of light smoke appeared, and Constance awoke to the fact that some were smoking little delicately gold-banded cigarettes. Mrs. Caswell took one from a maid.... He lighted it gingerly, took a puff or two, puckered his face, frowned, and rubbed the lighted end on the fireplace to extinguish it. ‘What is it?’ he asked suspiciously. ‘Hashish,’ she answered tersely.” $4.99

The Black Pool by Ed Earl Repp

The Black Pool (1943) – a pulp-era science fiction adventure story that first appeared in Amazing Stories magazine, Vol. 17, No. 10, November 1943. The hallucinogenic powers of the peyote cactus are captured by a mad scientist and used as a mind control weapon in a bid to gain control of a meteorite rich in radioactive ores. Peyote is synthesized in a gaseous form that induces madness when inhaled. $4.99

The Caves of the Dero by Richard S. Shaver The Caves of the Dero (1956) – “Madness in the caves is an almost universal condition. First, you are exposed to ray damage much more extensive than is caused normally by the sun. Moonlight and sunlight, conducted upon the cavern dweller by his augmenting apparatus, subject him to much more detrimental effect than on the surface ...the human mind cannot stand too much torture without cracking....” $4.99
The Cyclops by Richard S. Shaver The Cyclops (1955) and Mene, Mene, Tekel Upharsin (1967) – “Cyclops was the Titan who rode the starways (and still does, far onward in the space flows), seeking always the best pastures of space for his flock. He was once on Earth... after the first primeval forests sent Ygdrasils towering skyward beyond our imagination, beyond the Redwoods. He was the Immortal of our legends, the God-race who preceded man.”  $4.99
Earth Slaves to Space by Richard S. Shaver Earth Slaves to Space (1946) – “Ontal is a great cavern city under New York. It has a surface area about 1,200 times larger than New York itself, due to its endless tiers of borings and chambers in the mother rock of earth under New York. But Ontal has inhabitants, though their contact with New York’s warehouses is necessarily secret. For the residents have parasitized Earth’s surface races for uncounted centuries.” $9.99
 I Contacted an Unknown Race by Richard S. Shaver

I Contacted an Unknown Race (1955) – “This ancient race is not native to Earth. It comes from Space, and it is ancient beyond belief, in the sense that it is hundreds of millions of years old, and Earth is but a baby in comparison, the race actually predating the formation of the planet itself.... Man did not evolve on this planet, but was placed here, just as he has been placed on many other planets.” $4.99

I Remember Lemuria by Richard S. Shaver I Remember Lemuria (1945) –  “I said, ‘I want to paint but I cannot. I haven’t the ability.’ Artan Gro’s expression softened. He smiled. ‘Go,’ he said, ‘to the deeper caverns at Mu’s center... learn to mix the potions that give the brain greater awareness, a better rate of growth.’ He patted my shoulder and added a last bit of advice. ‘Once you have mixed the potions, take them. Drink them – and grow!’”  $9.99
 A Plot Against Our Lives by Richard S. Shaver A Plot Against Our Lives (1955) – “...the ancient dwellers of the caverns fear the mind of mankind as they fear no other thing. ...the Inquisition, the witch burnings, the persecution of the ‘heretics,’ all the dark, bloody doings of medieval darkness, were in actuality but the mopping-up from an older, longer war – a war of century after century of careful pruning back of the growing race.” $4.99
The Return of Sathanas by Richard S. Shaver - Luminist Publications The Return of Sathanas (1946) – a novel of the revolt of evil against the Gods, featuring Muton Mion. “I was to capture and bring to trial that unwise but accomplished fiend, Sathanas, Ruler of the planet Satana. Sathanas, though a younger member of the God Race, had started his own private revolt against all authority—and the dicta of the Elders are not so lightly flaunted by any upstarts a few score centuries old.”  $9.99
 The Rescue of Atlantis and Lemuria

The Rescue of Atlantis and Lemuria by the Flying Saucers (1956) – “Earth is inhabited by far more people than we realize... within as well as without. It is honeycombed with caverns to a great depth, from four miles down to many miles down. These tiers of artificial caverns present a living area much greater that the surface land area of Earth. At one time, as many as fifty billion people occupied these caves.” $4.99

University Round Table on the Shaver Mystery

University Round Table on the Shaver Mystery, edited by Raymond A. Palmer (1957) – a transcript of a discussion among a team of scholars from a Midwestern university. Due to the controversial subject matter, the participants requested that their names be withheld. They are all competent in their respective fields, and represent the sciences of psychology, medicine, biology,  physics, literature, and ancient history. $4.99

 The Wheel by Dorothy G. Sims

The Wheel (2007) – “I heard running feet, and a woman’s scream. Jumping to my feet, I looked around. A man lay sprawled on the asphalt, his shirt a bloody mess. A sobbing woman was crouching there so I couldn’t see the face, but damn, that was my sister Nancy. The man on the asphalt was wearing clothes like I had worn today. I moved to see the face. Damn if the bastard wasn’t a dead ringer for me!”  $4.99

Marijuana Revolution by John Sinclair

Marijuana Revolution (1971) – “Marijuana took rock and roll into the future, and rock and roll took marijuana to the masses so they could climb into the future too, and nobody’s been the same since. The weed shaped the music and the music shaped the people who came in contact with it, and the people have gone forth to reshape the world in the image of the freedom they know and love.” $4.99

Omnica: A Psychedelic Manifesto by Starfire

Omnica: A Psychedelic Manifesto (2007) – “In one moment I grasped eternity, and I realized that the divine is everything, and that the cosmos itself is alive and eternal. I realized that the spiritual energy that animates all living beings is the substance of the divine, that everything else is just illusion manifested by the mind, and that the spirit is the only thing that is real.” $9.99

 The Vision of Hasheesh

The Vision of Hashish (1854) and Orgies of the Hemp Eaters (Anonymous, 1895) – “The sense of limitation – of the confinement of our senses within the bounds of our own flesh and blood – instantly fell away. The walls of my frame were burst outward and tumbled into ruin; and, without thinking what form I wore – losing sight even of all idea of form – I felt that I existed throughout a vast extent of space.” $4.99

 Some Deeper Aspects of Masonic Symbolism

Some Deeper Aspects of Masonic Symbolism (1916) – “Masonry is described elsewhere as ‘a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.’ I want to tell you, among other things which call for consideration, something about the nature of the building, and about the way in which allegory, symbols and drama all hang together and make for one meaning.”  $4.99

The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891) – an essay by the Irish poet and playwright, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray. “With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism. Nobody will waste his life in accumulating things, and the symbols for things. One will live. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  $9.99
Rosa Alchemica by William Butler Yeats Rosa Alchemica (1896) – mystical fiction by the acclaimed Irish poet and playwright, a member of the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. “I drew aside the curtains and looked out into the darkness, and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists, who labor continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy, bodies into souls, the darkness into God...”   $4.99

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