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THE WINGED BEETLE

By ALEISTER CROWLEY

PRIVATELY PRINTED: TO BE HAD THROUGH "THE EQUINOX"

300 copies, 10"s." net

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CONTENTS

ROSA Coeli --- Abjad-i-al'ain --- The Hermit --- The Wizard Way --- The Wings --- The Garden of Janus --- The Two Secrets --- The Priestess of Panormita --- The Hawk and the Babe --- The Duellists --- Athor and Asar --- After Judgment --- The Five Adorations -- Telepathy --- The Swimmer --- The Muse --- The God and the Girl --- Rosemary --- Au Bal --- Disappointment --- The Octopus --- The Eyes of Dorothy --- Bathyllus --- The Mantra-Yogi --- The Poet and his Muse --- Lilith --- Sport and Marriage --- The Twins --- The Convert --- The Sorceress --- The Child --- Clytie --- A Slim Gilt Soul --- The Silence of Columbine --- The Archaeologist --- The Ladder --- Belladonna --- The Poet at Bay --- Ut --- Rosa Decidua --- The Circle and the Point --- In Memoriam --- Ad Fidelem Infidelem --- The Sphinx --- The Jew of Fez --- The Pentagram --- Song --- An Hymn --- Prologue to Rodin in Rime --- The Camp Fire --- Ave Adonai --- The Wild Ass --- The Opium-Smoker --- In Manu Dominae.

Mr. Todd: a Morality.

TRANSLATIONS: L'Amour et le Crane --- L'Alchimie de Douleur --- Le Vampire --- Le Balcon --- Le Gout de L'Infini --- L'Heautontimoroumenos --- Le vin de L'Assassin --- Woman --- Tout Entiere --- Le vin des Amants --- Le Revenant --- Lola de Valence --- Le Beau Navire --- L'Invitation au Voyage --- Epilogue to "Petits Poems en Prose" --- Colloque Sentimental --- En Sourdine --- The Magician.

MR. NEUBURG'S NEW VOLUME OF POEMS.

"Imperial" 16mo, pp. 200

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THE TRIUMPH OF PAN.

POEMS By VICTOR B. NEUBURG.

This volume, containing many poems, --- nearly all of them hitherto unpublished --- besides THE TRIUMPH OF PAN, includes THE ROMANCE OF OLIVIA VANE.

The First Edition is limited to Two Hundred and Fifty copies: Two Hundred and Twenty on ordinary paper, whereof less than Two Hundred are for sale; and thirty on Japanese vellum, of which Twenty-five are for sale. These latter copies are numbered, and signed by the Author. The binding is half-parchment with crimson sides; the ordinary copies are bound in crimson boards, half holland.

The price of ordinary copies is Five Shillings net; of the special copies, One Guinea net.

EXTRACTS FROM FIRST NOTICES.

"Not everyone will care for Mr. Neuburg's tone in all the pieces, but he is undoubtedly a poet to be reckoned with, and a volume so original as this is should create no small stir. It is superbly produced by the publishers." --- "Sussex Daily News."

"When one comes to the poems ... it is evident that they are written in English.... In a certain oblique and sub-sensible sense, eloquent and musical....Distinctly Wagnerian in their effects...." --- "Scotsman."

"It is full of 'the murmurous monotones of whispering lust,' 'the song of young desire,' and that kind of poppycock." --- "London Opinion."

"A competent master of words and rhythms. ... His esoteric style is unreasonably obscure from an intelligent plain poetry-lover's standpoint." --- "Morning Leader."

"A charming volume of poems... Pagan glamour ... passion and vigour. ... 'Sigurd's Songs' are commendable for dealing with the all too largely neglected Scandinavian Theology. ... A scholarly disciple. ... The entire volume is eminently recommendable." --- "Jewish Chronicle."

"A gorgeous rhapsody. ... Fortunately, there are the police. ... On the whole, we cannot help regretting that such splendid powers of imagination and expression are flung away in such literary rioting." --- "Light."

"Sometimes of much beauty of rhythm and phrase. ..." ---"Times."

"Poets who have any originality deserve to be judged by their own standard. ... A Neo-mystic or semi-astrological pantheist. ..." --- "Liverpool Echo."

"Love-making appears to have an added halo in his eyes if it is associated with delirium or bloodshed. ... Mr. Neuburg has a 'careless rapture' all his own; the carelessness, indeed, is just the trouble. His versification is remarkable, and there is something impressive in its mere fluency. ... So luxurious, so rampant, a decadence quickly palls. ... On the whole, this book must be pronounced a quite grievous exhibition of recklessness and folly." --- "Manchester Guardian."

"...We began to be suspicious of him. ... Hardly the sort of person we should care to meet on a dark night with a knobby stick in his hand. ... This clever book." --- "Academy."

"A vivid imagination fostered by a keen and loving insight of nature, and this allied to a command of richly adorned language ... have already assured for the author a prominent place amongst present-day poets. ... An enthusiastic devotion to classic song ... sustained metrical charm. From first to last the poet's work is an important contribution to the century's literature." --- "Publishers' Circular."

"This [book] contains the answer to a very well-known riddle propounded by the late Elizabeth Barrett Browning. You remember she asked in one of her poems, 'What was he doing to Great God Pan: Down in the reeds by the River?' Well, Mr. Victor Neuburg has discovered the answer, for he was obviously wandering near the river if he was not hidden in the reeds. ..." --- "ROBERT ROSS in "The Bystander."

"There is no question about the poetic quality of much of Mr. Neuburg's verse. ... We are given visions of love which open new amorous possibilities." --- "Daily Chronicle."

RIDER'S OCCULT PUBLICATIONS

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THE KABALA OF NUMBERS. A Handbook dealing with the Traditional Interpretation

of Numbers and their Predictive Value. By "SEPHARIAL," Author of "A

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A MANUAL OF OCCULTISM. A complete Exposition of the Occult Arts and Sciences

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CONTENTS:

PART I. THE OCCULT SCIENCES, comprising: Astrology --- Palmistry ---

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--- Crystal Gazing --- Clairvoyance --- Geomancy --- Psychometry ---

Dowsing --- Dreams --- Sortileges --- Alchemy.

The need for a concise and practical exposition of the main tenets of

Occultism has long been felt. In this manual of Occultism the author has

dealt in a lucid manner with both the Occult Sciences and the Occult

Arts, and has added some supplementary matter on the subjects of

Hypnotism and Alchemy. The book is written from the point of view of a

practical student, and contains many experimental results, which form

valuable keys to the study and practice of the subjects dealt with. The

text is illustrated with numerous explanatory diagrams and symbols.

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THE NEW GOD AND OTHER ESSAYS. By RALPH SHIRLEY, Editor of the "Occult

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CONTENTS

The New God --- Prophets and Prophecies --- Prophecies and Anticipations --- Julian the Apostate --- Mystical Christianity --- The Perfect Way --- Relationship of Christianity to Gnostic Faiths --- Early Christian Evidences --- Founders of Orthodox Christianity --- Friedrich Nietzsche --- The Strange Case of Lurancy Vennum --- Cagliostro.

Dr. ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE, writing to the author, characterises this book as "excellent both in style and matter."

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"Twelve brilliant and striking essays." --- "Liverpool Daily Post."

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DEATH: ITS CAUSES AND PHENOMENA. By HEREWARD CARRINGTON and JOHN R. MEADER.

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CONTENTS.

PREFACE. PART I. "Physiological." --- I. The Scientific Aspect of Life and Death. II. The Signs of Death. III. Trance, Catalepsy, Suspended Animation, etc. IV. Premature Burial. V. Burial, Cremation, Mummification. VI. The Causes of Death. VII. Old Age; its Scientific Study. VIII. The Questionnaire on Death: Answers. IX. My Own Theory of the Nature of Death (Hereward Carrington). X. My Own Theory of the Nature of Death (John R. Meader). XI. On the Possible Unification of our Theories. XII. General Conclusions.

PART II. "Historical." --- I. Man's Theories of Immortality. II. The Philosophical Aspect of Death and Immortality. III. The Theological Aspect of Death and Immortality. IV. The Common Arguments for Immortality.

PART III. "Psychological." --- Introductory. I. The Moment of Death. II. Visions of the Dying. III. Death Described from Beyond the Veil. IV. Experiments in Photographing and Weighting the Soul. V. Death Coincidences. VI. The Testimony of Science --- Psychical Research. VII. On the Intra-Cosmic Difficulties of Communication. VIII. Conclusions. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.

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"One closes their comprehensive survey with the conviction that the subject has been dealt with by two well-equipped, careful investigators." --- "T. P.'s Weekley." "A really useful piece of work." --- "T.P.S. Book Notes."

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A highly original study of morals and

religion by a new writer, who is as

entertaining as the average novelist is

dull. Nowadays human thought has

taken a brighter place in the creation:

our emotions are weary of bad baronets

and stolen wills; they are now only

excited by spiritual crises, catastrophes of

the reason, triumphs of the intelligence.

In these fields Captain Fuller is a master

dramatist.

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