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Liber Malorum – out now as an ebook !

Dear all Children Of The Apple,

It's been a long time coming but finally Liber Malorum: Children Of The Apple is available as an ebook! This is a really exciting step for us to have embraced the modern world of publishing. We do wonder how many of you choose ebooks over paper and we're hoping this publication will give us some idea.

There are many ways to get ebooks out, but we've chosen to go with Smashwords as they seem the most reliable. You can download and read the first ten percent of Liber Malorum here

Big love from all of us here at Paganarchy Press.

Liber Malorum – Chapter 51 – The Five Seeds by Gavin Andrew

Hello dear fellow Children Of The Apple!

It's time for another chapter release! I was flipping through the tome wondering which of the chapters would be most suitable to release onto the world in today's social milieu and I fell to The Five Seeds by Gavin Andrew

This story is powerful and enchanting as our narrator tells of his journey out of this world and onto the "via nocturna, the Night Road" where he sees, "the goblins and faes, flibbertigibbets and ghosts and howlers as they gather round like circling sharks".

Read on to see what he encounters. It's not what you think.

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Liber Malorum – Chapter 51 – The Five Seeds by Gavin Andrew

Hello dear fellow Children Of The Apple!

It's time for another chapter release! I was flipping through the tome wondering which of the chapters would be most suitable to release onto the world in today's social milieu and I fell to The Five Seeds by Gavin Andrew

This story is powerful and enchanting as our narrator tells of his journey out of this world and onto the "via nocturna, the Night Road" where he sees, "the goblins and faes, flibbertigibbets and ghosts and howlers as they gather round like circling sharks".

Read on to see what he encounters. It's not what you think.

Read more »

Lilith Rising: A True Story by Lynx Wildwood

We are very excited to announce the launch of our second book release, Lilith Rising: A True Story by Lynx Wildwood.

Lilith Rising: A True Story

Get the Paperback or the eBook, both from online book merchants, lulu.com.

Curse Of The Apple Isle

CURSE OF THE APPLE ISLAND
Frater Carfax


from Liber Malorum, page 401

On the 20th of August, 1788, the same year as the mainland invasion of Australia by British colonists, Lieutenant William Bligh pulled into Adventure Bay on Bruny Island, Tasmania which was known then as Van Diemen's Land. Bligh planted Australia's first apple trees, thereby dooming the state of Tasmania to be known ever after as 'The Apple Island'.

Unaware of the curse he had invoked, Lieutenant Bligh then set sail for Tahiti and into history with the famous Mutiny on the Bounty in April 1789 which was led by Bligh's one-time close friend, Fletcher Christian. This was to be the first of three mutinies experienced by the unfortunate bearer of apples.

Much more tragically, the island state of Tasmania was to be the scene of some of the worst acts of genocide against the indigenous aboriginal population. In 1804, settlers were given permission to shoot the aboriginal peoples.

Amongst the most well known of the indigenous Tasmanians was a woman named Truganini, who has become an archetype of the struggle for aboriginal survival in Tasmania. Born in 1812, by the time she was seventeen her mother had been murdered by whalers, her sister abducted and shot by sealers and her husband-to-be murdered by timber fellers, while she herself had been brutally raped. She was instrumental in facilitating the movement of the surviving Tasmanian aboriginal peoples to nearby islands rather than face extermination.

Truganini died of natural causes in 1876.

One hundred years later, after many years as a museum exhibit, her remains were finally cremated and scattered in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel near her native lands on Bruny Island – the site of the first apple trees in Australia.

Liber Malorum – Chapter 14 – The Wild Dance by Indigo Niebla

Time to release another chapter of Liber Malorum!! This chapter, The Wild Dance was written by good friend and fellow adventurer Indigo Niebla.

Indigo is an australian artist who explores the intersection of creative expression and technology to transform everyday reality and lived identity. She's an artist, pagan, geek, psychonaut techno-mage masquerading as a respectable, middle-class professional woman. The Wild Dance is a festival and campfire favourite for me when I'm in Storyteller mode as it manages to take the reader on an uber powerful journey into the night...

The sound of cars on the distant highway blends into the wind
sliding cold through the ragged eucalypts. The glow of the city
on the horizon a neon reminder of that which is left behind. The
drums have started.



Hollow, echoing through the forest, they beat a summons. Here,
in this place, in this time. The darkest night, turning point of the
year, the moment of darkness when the world hangs suspended
between life and death. We are called.

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Liber Malorum – Chapter 42 – The Tree

Time to release another chapter of Liber Malorum!! This chapter, The Tree was written by good friend and fellow adventurer Lilah Lilith. I first met Lilah at an convergence of Pagan activists in London in 2004 and have been good friends ever since. The release of The Tree coincides with Lilah's tour of Europe with another occultist Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule (another Liber Malorum contributor, whose story we will hopefully release on to the world one day soon).

Lilah Lilith will be running a workshop on Tantric Alchemy in Brighton on July 3rd and I'll post more information about that shortly.

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Unimpeded Apple Tree

Hello apple lovers!

I thought I'd write a quick note about Liber Malorum's subtitle, which you may have seen is Children Of The Apple.




Where exactly does this subtitle come from?

For a start, Children Of The Apple is one, but is not the only literal translation of the Latin words, "Liber Malorum". That's right! As outlined in the prologue which I posted on my blog there are in fact several possible translations.

Liber, in Latin has at least three different and useful meanings:

  • Children Of (Noun, Pl)
  • Book Of (Noun)
  • Unimpeded (Adj.)

Malorum on the other hand also has at least three useful translations:

  • Evil (Adj.)
  • Apples (Noun, PL)
  • Apple Tree (Noun, Singular)

Now this is all well and fine, and you can easily chop and change! Next time you pick up the book, take a moment to decide if you're really reading Children Of The Apple as the subtitle suggests.

Instead of Children Of The Apple, you could decide to be reading an altogether different book. How about picking one of Unimpeded Evil, Book of the Apple Tree, Children of Evil or even Unimpeded Apples.

One of my favourite translations is The Book Of Evil, just because it sounds fun, and well, following your truth even when your truth breaks the established status quo can be seen by outsiders as an "evil" thing to do. But when you're in that spiritual place, following your core truth even against the grain of established authority there's that inner feeling of total freedom and power and love. Thelemites would say this is where they are following their True Will.

I'm not really a Latin speaker, so if some of the puns in the title slipped you by, that's okay, I just thought it would be fun at the time! It's the biting of the apple which is really important. Have you bitten one today?

Hope everything is wonderful out there for you. Feel free to read the prologue and table of contents in full.

And if you're up to it, please leave a comment :>

Love to all from Sean

A Fool in Haiti

Seani Scullion aka Seani Fool - the founder of Paganarchy Press and weaver of Liber Malorum is off to Haiti!

To find out why he is going, and follow his work over there please visit A Fool In Haiti. Please also look at his current list of sponsors, and please consider becoming a sponsor yoursel if in any way possible.

During his time away, sales of Liber Malorum will not take place via this website and you are directed to purchase your copy from other online sources...

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The great January Liber Malorum shift



Buy a copy of Liber Malorum before the end of January for £10. Price includes postage: Destination UK a tenner!



£10





Yeah, until the end of January, we will be shifting copies of Liber Malorum to anwhere in the UK for £10 (RRP is £14.99 plus postage...)