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 email@example.com Smith’s most recent title “The Blazing Dew of Stars” (Fulgur Esoterica) is available at Catland.
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.
by helping us build a garden for our community
Think Public Broadcasting Telethon meets T.A.Z.
Our Cat, Will has great taste in books!
Catland’s Damon Stang reads Tarot Cards for Fade to Mind Soulstress Kelela
Our new Laura Palmer/Anubis altar taken by Damon Stang
"Janus, come! The New Year is here, come and renew the sun."
New Years day can sometimes be rough on both the body and soul. After your New Years eve revelry, Catland invites you to join us for a chillout/hangout where we can both recover from the previous year, and open roads for the year to come.
There will be blankets and pillows, maybe some witchy movies on the screen, baked goods from the Sudekums; Sophia is bringing Soup; We’ll make Hot Tea and Cocoa; There’ll be Crystals to hold, friends to hug, and roads to open. Feel free to Potluck it and bring comfort foods/items.
We will set up a road opening altar where offerings may be made.
In the words of Pagan Daddy Gary Suto:
The Witches of Morgantown have officially declared January 1st as
“Road Opener Day”
Make your Offerings to Janus, Ganesh, Elegua, Anubis, Hecate or any God or Goddess you use for Road Openings.
Janus - meal, frankincense, wine
Ganesh - Hibiscus, Incense, fresh fruit
Elegua - red candle, candy, coconut
Anubis - dark chocolate, rum, Myrrh
Hecate - Pork, garlic, honey or Mead
Note- Start and end times are estimate. Our intent is to open up our space all day to those in need of comfort and a place to focus on a new beginning. We might start late or end late or early as the spirit (and turnout) moves us.
You’re welcome to our space free of charge, though if inclined to make an offering, please consider sourcing it from our shop.
987 Flushing Ave.
Catland, an intentionally dusty and dim bookstore in Bushwick, welcomes visitors for ritual ceremonies, alchemy workshops and author readings.
New York. Fucking. Times.
Carl Abrahamsson is hanging out at the shop, signing books, and talking about stuff. You can be hanging out with him and us right now. Come hang out with us! 987 Flushing Ave. Bushwick
The neighborhood is aglow with sorcery-book shops, pagan churches, and party-throwing covens.
Nicolas Jaar/Darkside giving us and our astrologer Licorice Root some love in the new Dazed and Confused.