Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SECRET AGENT 666 - Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult - by Richard B. Spence

SECRET AGENT 666 - Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult

By Richard B. Spence (Author of Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly)

Aleister Crowley is best known today as one of the founding fathers of modern occultism and his influence can be found everywhere in popular culture.

“The Great Beast” has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence.

Using documents gleaned from British, American, French and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess.

Author Richard Spence argues that Crowley—in his own unconventional way—was a patriotic Englishman who endured years of public vilification in part to mask his role as a secret agent.

The verification of the Great Beast’s participation in the twentieth century’s most astounding government plots will likely blow the minds of history as well as occult aficionados.

Author Richard B. Spence has been seen on various documentaries on The History Channel and is a consultant for Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum.

He is also the author of 'Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly' - (Sidney Reilly was a real life 'James Bond' type secret agent - Feral House Books)

Feral House Books 2008 Edition - 288 Page Paperback - B&W Illustrations - PRICE: $20.00

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SUN RA Live in London 1970 - Double CD Set

SUN RA Live in London 1970 Double CD Set

Two musical sets recorded live at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on November 9, 1970 - their debut UK concert.   

FEATURING: Sun Ra (Farfisa organ, Hohner Clavinet, piano, Rocksichord, Spacemaster organ, Mini-Moog synthesizer, Hohner Electra, vocals); Kwame Hadi (trumpet, percussion): Akh Tal Ebah (trumpet, space dimension mellophone); Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Absholom Den Shiomo, Danny Ray Thompson, Pat Patrick, Eloe Omoe, Robert Cummings (reeds, percussion); Alan Silva (violin, viola, cello, bass); Al Batin Nur (English horn); Alex Blake (bass); Lex Humphries (drums); James Jacson (large drum, oboe, flute); Nimrod Hunt (hand drums); Roger Aralamon Hazoume (African percussion); Gloristeena Knight (percussion); June Tyson (vocals)

Track Listing:

Disc One:
1. Intro Improv/Drum Ensemble
2. Walking On The Moon
3. Outer Spaceways Incorporated
4. untitled
5. The Shadow World
6. untitled
7. Watusi
8. Theme Of The Stargazers
9. Life Is Splendid
10. Moog Solo

Disc Two:
1. untitled
2. untitled
3. Planet Earth
4. Second Stop Is Jupiter/Myth vs. Reality/End Of The World
5. untitled

Transparency CD Release, 2010 - Double (2x) CD Set - Avant Garde/Experimental/ Classic Jazz - PRICE: $20.00

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

DESTROY: Sex Pistols 1977 - Black and White Photo Book - by Dennis Morris

DESTROY: Sex Pistols 1977 - Black and White Photo Book - by Dennis Morris

In 1977 Dennis Morris was asked by Johnny Rotten to be the Sex Pistols official photographer - so for a year he followed the band around photographically documenting the choas of their short and incendiary career.

This book, 'DESTROY' is a collection of the best of those photos. Many photos were taken on the infamous boat ride down the Thames on 'jubilee weekend' to celebrate the Virgin label's release of the single 'God Save the Queen' - the Sex Pistols played on board the boat while a crowd of friends and fans watched - among those present were Malcolm MacLaren, Vivienne Westwood, Richard Branson and a host of others.

Hundreds of dramatic black and white photos by Dennis Morris of the Sex Pistols at the height of their infamy!!

Creation Books 1998 Edition - No Page Count - Large Format Paperback - PRICE - $15.00

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

SEVERED: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder - by John Gilmore

SEVERED: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder

By John Gilmore
The grisly 1947 murder of aspiring starlet and nightclub habituĂ© Elizabeth Short, known even before her death as the “Black Dahlia,” has over the decades transmogrified from L.A.'s crime of the century to an almost mythical symbol of Hollywood Babylon/film noir glamour-cum-sordidness.
SEVERED, a true-crime book published on the strangest of all “unsolved” murders in the annals of modern crime, offers the documented solution to the case as endorsed by law enforcement and forensic science experts. It is appropriate that hard-boiled, Hollywood-born author John Gilmore, whose father was an LAPD officer at the time of the murder, should be the one to unravel the multilayered mystery of this archetypal Los Angeles slaying, having begun his painstaking investigations into the case over thirty-five years ago.
Gilmore tells several previously unrevealed stories at once, each filled with its own bizarre elements through which SEVERED transcends the true crime genre. One is the tale of victim Elizabeth Short, small-town beauty queen with big hopes, who seemed to float through her tragically futile life as an alluring yet doom-laden enigma. Another is the tangled inside story of the police investigation and the remorseless, Hearststoked press hoopla that paralled it. Finally Gilmore reveals the twisted psychology and down-and-out life story of the actual murderer— as well as the startling circumstances and gruesome details of the killer's indirect confessions to him. SEVERED contains a thirty-two-page photo section with many never before-published photos from the life of Elizabeth Short and from the case, including graphic crime scene and postmortem police photos.
"The most satisfying and disturbing conclusion to the Black Dahlia case... " -- David Lynch

"My god this is a frightening tale...." -- Kenneth Anger

AMOK BOOKS - 230 Page Paperback - Illustrated b&w - Price: $15.00
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MEGATHERION: Magickal World of Aleister Crowley - by Francis King

MEGATHERION: The Magickal World of Aleister Crowley -- By Francis King

Aleister Crowley (1875 –1947) was the synthesizer of what he termed as “Magick”, a system of occult philosophy and technique outlined in such classic texts as THE BOOK OF THE LAW and MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE.

In this highly readable account of Crowley’s occult progress, Francis King examines each of the three main sources of Magick – other planes of existence, human will-power and the links between macrocosm and microcosm - this brings new light to Crowley himself and does much to explain the continued respect and admiration for his writings after all these years by such diverse individuals as occultists, artists, writers, musicians, film makers and others. Includes 12 pages of black and white photographs.

CONTENTS: The Magical Decade/ The Golden Dawn/ The Book of the Law/ Towards the Silver Star/ Choronzon/ The Rites of Eleusis/ Book Four/ Western Tantrism/ The Departure and Later Life of Neuburg/ Sexual Wisdom/ America/ Leah Hirsig/ The End of the Abbey/ Wanderings of a Magician/ Twilight of a Master/ A Magical Revival and a Death/ The Aftermath

Creation Books 2004 Edition - 193 page paperback - illustrated black and white - Price: $15.00

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Monday, July 19, 2010

AMOK FIFTH DISPATCH - Sourcebook of Extreme Information - Edited by Stuart Swezey

AMOK FIFTH DISPATCH: Sourcebook of Extreme Information

Edited by Stuart Swezey

Exhaustively researched, entertainingly annotated and provocatively illustrated guide to over two thousand of the most bizarre, controversial and thought-provoking books in print.

A huge reference book surveying the outer fringes of the Information Age, the Amok Fifth Dispatch presents in one volume the gauntlet of extreme literature available from hundreds of publishers worldwide - with a listing of each title accompanied by a description of the book.

The Amok Fifth Dispatch is arranged according to its own ground-breaking taxonomy, from “Control” (analysis of power structure from the trilateral Commission to the American Psychiatric Assn.) to “Mayhem” (true crime, disasters, forensic medicine) to “Neuropolitics” (psychedelia, parapsychology, brain chemistry) to “Orgone” (sexuality, the body, and the life -force) to ”Scratch 'n' Sniff” (pop culture & kitsch) and much more.

This huge sourcebook will no doubt bring to your attention book titles that you never knew existed. Heavily ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of 'Mind-Blowing' black and white images - no one comes away unscathed... The ultimate conversation starter/ coffee table book !!


Control Section: Anarchy, Baudrillard, Chomsky, Foucault, Situationists, Zapatista, Zion etc.

Exotica Section: Africa, Sir Richard Burton, Cargo Cults, Isabelle Eberhardt, Maya etc.

Mayhem Section: Cannibalism, Forensic Pathology, Serial Killers, True Crime etc.

Natas Section: Alchemy, Crowley, Gnosis, Kabbalah, LaVey, Spare, Thule, Vatican, Voodoo etc.

Neuropolitics Section: Burroughs, Dreams, Drugs, Leary, Sufi, R.A. Wilson etc.

Orgone Section: Death, Drag, Erotica, Nudism, Plague, Wilhelm Reich, Sex, etc.

Parallax Section: Black Panthers, Genocide, JFK, Masonic, Red Army Faction etc.

Research & Development Section: Charles Fort, Paranormal, Tesla, UFOs, etc.

Scratch 'n Sniff Section: Carney, Hot Rods, Last Prom, Manga, Pin-Ups, Punk, Skins, 3-D etc.

Sensory Deprivation: Art Brut, Cocteau, Dada, Surrealism, Szukalski, Warhol, John Waters etc.

Sleaze Section: Black Starlet, Censorship, Dino, Michael Jackson, William Shatner etc.

Tactics Section: Bombs, C-4, Martial Arts, Revenge, Self-Defense, Weaponry etc.

Title Index, Contributors, Publishers, etc.

Quotes About the Book:

"The benchmark sourcebook on deviant literature." --- Vanity Fair Magazine.

"The index of all that we hold obscure, perverse and dear." --- Esquire Magazine.

"A reading list from Hell that is a must for any serious oddball bibliophile." --- John Waters (film-maker)

"An impressive collection, absolutely definitive in many ways - one can almost say that there's no need to read anything that isn't in this catalog." --- J.G. Ballard (author of 'Crash')

"You think you're postmodern. You give to your local National Public Radio station. You write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience. Jesse Helms makes your knee go into involuntary spasms. You are primed for First Amendment battles and believe you stand squarely on the side of the purists. Until you start to leaf through the Amok Fourth Dispatch." --- Publisher's Weekly

The previous sourcebook, the Amok Fourth Dispatch, became a must-read underground sensation and went on to sell over 50,000 copies.

Amok Books, 1999 Edition - Huge 561 Page Paperback - Heavily Illustrated in B&W - - **Some ADULT CONTENT** - Price: $15.00

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Friday, March 19, 2010

SUN RA - LIVE IN ROME - March 28th, 1980 - Double C.D. Set


This concert heavily features Sun Ra's piano, accompanied by vocals and very tasteful horn section. From solo blues and lounge on up to a soaring ten piece band. Sun Ra's arrangements span the entire history of music and far beyond, reaching into the future. This release is of such a high quality recording it sounds like a missing studio album.

A great document from the Sun Ra Arkestra recorded live at the Teatro Giulio Cesare in Rome, Italy in the spring of 1980, with Michael Ray, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Kenny Williams and Danny Ray Thompson on horns. June Tyson provides vocals, and the large set list includes Sun Ra classics like "Space is the Place", and "King Porter Stomp". An excellent example of the Sun Ra Arkestra's sound and performance.

Transparency C.D. Release, 2010 - 2 CD SET - Playing Time/Duration 111 minutes - PRICE: $18.00

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SUN RA ARKESTRA - THE ROAD TO DESTINY - Live at the Gibus - Paris, France October 18th 1973

SUN RA - THE ROAD TO DESTINY - Live at the Gibus - Paris, France October 18th, 1973

NEW Just Released !!!

The Lost Reel Collection Volume Six - Live at the Gibus - Paris, France - October 18th 1973 - This super rare recording (recorded on stage by the group drummer) went unheard for 37 years and was for the most part completely unknown - the center piece of the recording is a 28 minute vocal 'cosmo-drama' between Sun Ra and June Tyson - where they meet in outer space on the road to destiny and have a brilliant conversation while the Arkestra plays on continuously behind them.

Transparency CD Release, 2010 - NEW Just Released Rare recording - Playing Time/Duration 46 minutes - PRICE: $15.00

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MEAT IS MURDER! An Illustrated Guide to Cannibal Culture - By Mikita Brottman

MEAT IS MURDER! An Illustrated Guide to Cannibalism - By Mikita Brottman

Violent death, murder, mutilation, eating, defecation, ritualism and bodily extremes - cannibalism combines all or many of these themes to represent one of the most symbolically charged narratives in the human psyche's repertoire.

As a grotesque figure of power - the cannibal has played a formidable role in all cultures throughout history from earliest times - oral, written, films etc. - It embodies the ultimate extent of transgressive behavior that a human being can be driven to.

MEAT IS MURDER ! is a unique and explicit exploration into cannibalism, from classical myths and early primitive natives to contemporary films, fiction and real-life modern age cannibals like Albert Fish, Ed Gein, Jeffery Dahmer and Andrei Chikatilo - and features an in-depth study of cannibalism in the cinema from mondo and exploitation films to horror and art house movies. Includes Film Index.

Creation Books 1998 Edition - 213 Page Paperback - Many b&w Illustrations - CAUTION: EXTREME ADULT CONTENT - PRICE: $15.00

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