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Walking the Twilight Path: A Gothic Book of the Dead
By Michelle Belanger


"Walking the Twilight Path" introduces a unique spiritual path of personal transformation and rebirth. But first, you must venture through the gates of death. This mystical journey is for pagans, witches, goths, and anyone attracted to the beauty and mystery of death - a necessary and natural transition. Drawing on the wisdom of shamans, Tibetan Buddhists, and ancient Egyptians, Michelle Belanger illuminates death as a beautiful gateway to change and regeneration. Meditating on gravestone sculptures, creating a Necromantic medicine bag, keeping a personal book of the dead, and other exercises will help you explore the vital, transformative forces of death. On this life-affirming journey, you will visit the 'Otherside', reach out to spirits, and master how to work with death energies for growth and personal empowerment.
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Contemporary Gothic
By Catherine Spooner


In Contemporary Gothic, Catherine Spooner probes the reasons behind the prevalence of the Gothic in popular culture and how it has inspired innovative new work in film, literature, music, and art. Spooner traces the emergence of the Gothic subculture over the past few decades and examines the various aspects of contemporary society that revolve around the grotesque, abject, and artificial. The Gothic is continually resituated in different spheres of culture, she reveals, as she explores the transplantation of the "street" Goth style to haute couture runway looks by fashion designers. The Gothic also appears in a number of surprisingly diverse representations, and Spooner considers them all, from the artistic excesses of Jake and Dinos Chapman to the fashions of Alexander McQueen, and from the mind-bending films of David Lynch to the abnormal postmodern subjects of Joel-Peter Witkin’s photography. In an engaging way, Contemporary Gothic argues that this style ultimately balances a number of contradictions—the grotesque and incorporeal, authentic self-expression and campiness, mass popularity and cult appeal, comfort and outrage—and these contradictions make the Gothic a crucial expression of contemporary cultural currents. Whether seeking to understand the stories behind the TV show Supernatural or to extract deeper meanings from modern literature, Contemporary Gothic is a lively and virtually unparalleled study of the modern Gothic sensibility that pervades popular culture today.
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Goth Magick:
An Enchanted Grimoire
By Brenda Knight


At night it's easy to see yourself as you really are: artistic, elegant, romantic, Goth. You're part of something that's beyond all the clichéd answers manufactured by mainstream society. You already know what color black to wear or why despair is a healthy response to the current state of the world. You've got taste in poetry, literature, vampirism, and know it's mundane life that has to change, so that you can howl, brood, rage, and passionately express your inner demons! So why not use a grimoire of unique dark magick to do just that? Brenda Knight, a Goth Witch, knows how to demystify the many misrepresentations surrounding the Goth movement. She also understands how to celebrate its positive, vital spirit. In Goth Magick, she will teach you to: Cast spells, perform ritual, and animate charms * Create and empower supernatural tools for a Goth altar of high-sheen black and blood red * Truly inhabit Goth temples and other sacred spaces with a knowledge of feng shui, astrology, and tarot * Know Goth mythology and the history of dark magick * Celebrate your individualism while maintaining a connection to the spiritual tribe * And much, much more. Welcome to Witchcraft's new dark age.
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Embracing the Darkness:
Understanding Dark Subcultures
By Corvis Nocturnum


An in-depth look into the aspects of various dark subcultures of the Goths, Witchcraft, Satanists, BDSM/Fetishists, and Vampyres, incorporating interviews and conversations with well-known and everyday individuals, as well as taking a psychological and historical look at the similarities between these groups. From the Knights Templar and Vlad Tepes, during the Gothic and Renaissance periods, to the modern day renewed interest in Vampires, from a variety of movies and television shows to the commercialization of Witchcraft; from the various stereotypes surrounding devil worship to the truth about true Satanism; this work delves into the darkness with a stark and unyielding offering of cold hard realities.
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Goth's Dark Empire
By Carol Siegel


In Goth's Dark Empire cultural historian Carol Siegel provides a fascinating look at Goth, a subculture among Western youth. It came to prominence with punk performers such as Marilyn Manson and was made infamous when it was linked (erroneously) to the Columbine High School murders. While the fortunes of Goth culture form a portion of this book's story, Carol Siegel is more interested in pursuing Goth as a means of resisting regimes of sexual normalcy, especially in its celebration of sadomasochism (S/M). The world of Goth can appear wide-ranging: from films such as Edward Scissorhands and The Crow to popular fiction such as Anne Rice's "vampire" novels to rock bands such as Nine Inch Nails. But for Siegel, Goth appears as a mode of being sexually undead—and loving it. What was Goth and what happened to it? In this book, Siegel tracks Goth down, reveals the sources of its darkness, and shows that Goth as a response to the modern world has not disappeared but only escaped underground.
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Paint It Black:
A Guide To Gothic Homemaking
By Voltaire


Home decorating will never be the same. Close your curtains! Throw away your summery linens! Forget about those white eyelet pillow covers! And for Goth's sake, buy some black lights! Voltaire is here to help you with your home decorating dilemmas, guide you through the hardware stores and decorating centers (which are so difficult for Goths to navigate), and lay it all out on the line about which shade of black goes with which shade of black. Who knows?! One day soon he might have his own decorating line at a discount store. In this world of pastels and plaids, it's so hard for Goths to find anything aesthetically appealing. You go in search of Edward Gorey and wind up with an eyeful of Eddie Bauer. With Voltaire's Paint It Black you can turn the unbearably mundane into the delightfully macabre with little more than a touch of creativity and a can of black spray paint.
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The Book Of Deady Volume 1
By Voltaire


What do you get when the galaxy's greatest evil escapes confinement on its home world and possesses the body of a discarded teddy bear here on Earth? An adorably evil teddy bear that eats cats, chases skirts and torments children. Book Of Deady Volume 1 collects the first three sell-out issues of Deady by Voltaire, the creative genius behind Oh My Goth, What Is Goth, Painted Black and Chi-Chian. All of the deadly plush doll's hilarious and offensive adventures are together in this one complete edition, featuring all of the famous and infamous guest creators including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, James O'Barr, Dan Brereton, Roman Dirge, Ted Naifeh, Junko Mizuno, Gris Grimly, and many, many others.
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What is Goth?
By Voltaire


What Is Goth? is a humorous, self-deprecating look at Goth culture from the inside out. Imagine The Preppy Handbook colliding with Charles Addams. Then add a lot more melancholy and a lot more spooky. What Is Goth? dispels the false stereotypes and reinforces the true ones surrounding Goths and Goth culture. "To the mundane," Voltaire writes, "Goths are weird, black-clad freaks who are obsessed with death; they are sad all of the time. Take a closer look at the Goth scene, however, and you will find a rich tapestry of ideas and practices and a menagerie of colorful characters. This illustrated answer to What Is Goth? shows readers how to: Identify the anatomies of different kinds of Goths: CyberGoths, Rivet-Heads, Romantigoths, Goth-a-billies, and more - Write a poem (Mad Libs style) with the Gothic Poem Generator - Properly dance the dances of darkness: "Cobwebs in the Attic," "The Gothic Tai Chi Dance," "Pulling the Evil Taffy". Yes, Goths are pale, wear black clothing, love black makeup (on men and women), mope, listen to real downer music, and perfect the art of living in a perpetual state of ennui and melancholy. But there's so much more to being Goth. Goths come from all walks of life. Many are teenagers who live with their parents; others are doctors, lawyers, musicians, and so on. Most Goths are highly literate and creative, but all real Goths have to dress the part. In other words, "Abandon all hope ye who enter a Goth club in khakis!" Eerily illustrated, What Is Goth? is the perfect book for any Goth, Goth wannabe, or "mundane" who is hopelessly confused by all the gloom.
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Goth-Icky:
A Macabre Menagerie of Morbid Monstrosities
By Michael J. Nelson, Charles S. Anderson Design Company


From Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to B horror movie icons to The Addams Family and beyond, macabre misfits have thrived in the fertile soil of American modern-age media and pop culture. Brought to Abrams by the creators of the successful Happy Kitty Bunny Pony: A Saccharine Mouthful of Super Cute, Goth-icky celebrates the American goth, their culture, and the vampires, zombies, skeletons, and other mutants that inspire them. Containing more than 200 images from the print and advertising archives of Charles S. Anderson Design Company in combination with a sharply hilarious text by Michael J. Nelson, the main writer and host of the legendary Mystery Science Theater 3000, Goth-icky is a kitsch and campy testament to America's love of horror. So break out the black lipstick, curl up in your coffin, and get ready for some freaky fun!
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The Goth Bible:
By Nancy Kilpatrick


An artistic culture that revels in the Victorian romantic movement, The goth Bible brings to light the traditions and history of all that is goth. The goth culture has been one of the most controversial and maligned in media history. Presented as homicidal, suicidal and socio-pathic, in the national consciousness goths are coupled with everyone from Marilyn Mason to the murderers of Columbine. But this is not who the goths are. The goth Bible will help bridge the understanding between goths and non-goths. From their historical origins as a Germanic tribe in the sixth century who fought along side the Romans against the Huns to their current incarnation as creatures of the night, The goth Bible presents the most complete and broad perspective of this society, culled from hundreds of interviews with bands, artist, designers, and goths from all walks of life.
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21st Century Goth
By Mick Mercer


This is the latest in Mick Mercer's reports on the international Goth scene. In 21st Century Goth, Mercer has broadened his reporting beyond America, Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Canada, and Australia to include the current scene in Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as South America. In this, his third Goth bible, Mercer looks at the bands, clothes, clubs, people, sites, fanzines, and web rings, as well as the changing atmosphere. If you're new to the Goth world, start here. If you've been here before, 21st Century Goth is the update you've been waiting for. Mick Mercer is the Goth movement's leading historian, critic, and admirer.
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Oh My Goth! Version 2.0
By Voltaire


Just when you thought it was safe to be Goth again! Voltaire's back to skewer your funny bone with a wooden stake (ouch)! This brand-new trade paperback collects not only the original 4-issue OH MY GOTH series, it also contains the first two issues of the OMG: HUMANS SUCK series, and—best of all—the never-before-seen third issue! Deemed too scandalous to print when first solicited (or something like that), this shocking third chapter in the HUMANS SUCK story is all about vampires! Meet Morty Lipshitz, role-player extraordinaire who pits his plastic fangs against a gnarly gang of actual "Vampires From Outer Space" (guess who wins). Hieronymous Poshe also takes us on a gothic tour of the past to demonstrate the "real" history of vampires. This is the only place issue #3 will ever see print, so if you want to know how to create a monster bride using boysenberry Jell-o, you'll have to buy this book!
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Goth Chic:
A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture
By Gavin Baddeley


Revised Edition! Goth Chic is the first book to properly explore gothic culture in the modern world. Examining it from a pop and sub-cultural perspective, the book examines and identifies hidden gems from the underground alongside better known mainstream manifestations, looking at all facets of the culture including horror comics, fetish clubs, goth rock superstars and vampire cultists. The book charts the most important, exciting and unusual works, figures and ideas in the different areas of dark culture. The author's wide knowledge of the history of 'the dark side' will combine with his keen nose for burgeoning trends at the extremes of contemporary culture, to produce a work that shows where gothic culture came from, where it's at today, and where it's going. Resulting in a book that provides a peerless primer for novices in this dark underworld and an incisive analysis that will challenge and compel even the most seasoned veteran of the modern gothic culture.
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Gothbox CD
By Various Artists


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Gothic Club Classics CD
By Various Artists


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Projekt: Gothic CD
By Various Artists


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Music From the Succubus Club CD
By Various Artists


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Black Bible CD
By Various Artists


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Dark Reign of Gothic Rock:
Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus & the Cure

By Dave Thompson


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