At a yet to be disclosed time in the coming week, we will have the honor of hosting a formal kabbalistic drush given by artist, author, and renowned kabbalist- David Chaim Smith. Below is Smith’s description of this very rare event: In 2007 I stopped teaching and giving talks. However for various reasons I will be doing a formal kabbalistic drush (esoteric improvised discourse) at Catland in Bushwick Brooklyn in the upcoming week or so. It will be advanced, and we will not have time to cover introductory aspects. If interested contact Catland (not me) and put your info on the list. There will be a selection process to ensure a very small group consisting of people with sufficient background. The subject will be Sefer Yetzirah 1:7 and the associated 13th century commentary by R. Isaac the Blind, along with a corresponding passage in Fountain of Wisdom. The talk will use Sefer Yetzirah for the outer points, Isaac the Blind’s commentary for the inner points, and Fountain of Wisdom for what secret points (sod) can be drawn out. It should be interesting to see what happens, and might be a one time only affair. If interested, read Sefer Yetzirah 1:7 and consider it as deeply as possible for a few days. DcS Those interested in being considered for admission please write to firstname.lastname@example.org Smith’s most recent title “The Blazing Dew of Stars” (Fulgur Esoterica) is available at Catland.
When I first told friends I was going to a meeting of the New York Ordo Templi Orientis branch, called Tahuti Lodge, the general consensus was that I should try not to die, and I should avoid sexual contact.
We founded Catland with two particular aims in mind: to provide a real world space where our community could gather in fellowship, and to offer a selection of the coolest, highest quality, and most beautiful occult and esoteric books we could find.
Though our inventory has recently expanded to include more ritual supplies, an apothecary section, gems, crystals and apparel, our commitment to fine books remains one of our core values.
With this in mind, we are proud to announce that we have received our latest book shipment. We invite you to come check out our new Fine Books Cabinet where you will find a heaping of texts from the likes of Fulgur Esoterica (including David Chaim Smith’s new title The Blazing Dew of Stars and copies of the Abraxas Journal) Starfire (including the new edition of Kenneth Grant’s Masterpiece The Nightside of Eden) Edda Press, Ouroboros Press, and Scarlet Imprint books alongside used and rare occult goodies. We are further pleased to have copies of the Jerusalem Press edition of Austin Osman Spare’s The Book of Pleasure, a customer favorite, back in stock.