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June 29, 2006

Early Mesopotamian Incantations and Rituals

I have noticed a staggering - and in most cases ludicrous - inflation in the price of collectible occult books on eBay recently. Most of this stuff is not nearly as rare as its owners, and apparently many eBay buyers, believe it to be. This copy of "Early Mesopotamian Incantations and Rituals," however, is worth every penny. Flea-readers with gambling winnings might consider purchasing it for me. Perhaps I can let a marketing firm pay for it as part of an exciting, time-limited opportunity to be cool and stuff.

This is a very hard to find, fascinating tome titled "Early Mesopotamian Incantations and Rituals" by J. Van Dijk, A. Goetze, and M. I. Hussey. This large format volume (11 3/4 inches by 8 3/4 inches) is filled with illustrations of ancient Babylonian magickal texts and their translations. A true "Necronomicon" of ancient rituals, spells, and lore. Of great value to all scholars or practitioners of the Occult Arts.

Oh wait, no it isn't. The book is still available from Yale University Press for a third the current bid at the time I am writing this. Back to my eBay inflation remarks then.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 29, 2006 09:44 AM