Quality trade paper volume matching the previous volumes issued in the series. Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. Edited by Carl Abrahamsson. Cover Art by Andreas Kalliaridis. 384 pages. Octavo.
Limited to 600 copies only, and not to be reprinted. A Tall Quarto Volume, bound in an exceptionally rich brown cloth with dust jacket; A FINE COPY. The FOCUS is arguably the most biographically significant of all Spare’s published works. Often obscure, magical and fragmentary, it invites exploration of a strange Nietzschean landscape through what Spare termed ‘the labyrinth of the alphabet.’ But the recent discovery of Spare’s original Conceptual Folio for the book, once owned by the respected writer E.M. Forster, has revealed an unseen series of powerful magico-erotic drawings – termed by Spare ‘blasphemous Ideographs’ – that provide an important key to understanding the ‘secret ritual of Self-Love’ that underlies this evocative and deeply personal work. This new issue of The Focus of Life provides readers with a high quality facsimile of the 1921 first edition, together with a full color facsimile of the newly discovered Conceptual Folio for the project. Drawings too explicit for publication in 1921 have thus been reunited with the magical narrative, providing new insight for those exploring the artist’s life and magical philosophy. These important works are further augmented with critical essays from Phil Baker and Robert Ansell. Originally issued by Morland Press in 1921, Fulgur’s new edition has been in the making for several years. Robert Ansell of Fulgur is the designer, compiler & editor. Tall 4to.128 pages.
The FOCUS is arguably the most biographically significant of all Spare’s published works. Often obscure, magical and fragmentary, it invites exploration of a strange Nietzschean landscape through what Spare termed ‘the labyrinth of the alphabet.’ But the recent discovery of Spare’s original Conceptual Folio for the book, once owned by the respected writer E.M. Forster, has revealed an unseen series of powerful magico-erotic drawings – termed by Spare ‘blasphemous Ideographs’ – that provide an important key to understanding the ‘secret ritual of Self-Love’ that underlies this evocative and deeply personal work.
Nightshades is the record of one remarkable magician's exploration of the inverse regions of the Tree of Life. Aleister Crowley's Liber 231 provides the map and Kenneth Grant's Nightside of Eden a travelogue.
Michael Bertiaux Ontological Graffiti is Michael Bertiaux’s magnum opus. More than 40 years in development and a decade in production, this work now stands at over 470 pages and is without doubt his most substantial and important book yet.
London: Fulgur Limited, 2012. Limited Edition 800 copies only. In premium cloth and custom black dust jacket, this volume will continue the theme of the previous works. In describing this work Orryelle says SOLVE dissolves the gold distilled in COAGULA, tears apart our egos, dismembers our bodies and hurls any conceptions of perfection back into the primal void. Herein lies death, destruction, and the Prima Materia, the base matter, the Al Khem‚ – the fertile black soil of decomposing forms, the compost for new growth. In an exploration of the Nigredo, or Blackening phase, of Alchemy, the concepts of Black Magic are re-examined in this ThanatErotic tome of the backward winding path; from the darkness of the womb to the darkness of the tomb. In preparing this dark vision, the artist has broken new ground with a series of extraordinary images executed on black paper. The entire book is printed in black, with highlights in silver, gold and red. 4to
Strangeling presents an extensive collection of Jasmine’s popular paintings with full-page reproductions that capture the exquisite details and vibrant colors of her beloved artwork. This volume is a true treasure for long-time collectors as well as new fans who find themselves drawn to these enchanting characters.
From the author of “At Fear’s Altar” and “The Benighted Path” comes SYLVAN DREAD, Richard Gavin's fifth collection of preternatural tales. Bound within are thirteen nightmares exploring the Sinister Pastoral, the dominion prevailing at the intersection of mortal reckoning, and the primordium of Daemonic Nature. As a meditation on the forces of predation and parasitism, monstrous fecundity and decay, and those hidden folk who occupy the spaces between the branches, this new collection evokes the primeval wood — the place where all dreams and nightmares begin. In this isolate copse we witness the excavation of abominations long earthbound, the twilight of the rational, and the forgotten violence of the Dionysian Rite. 192 pages. Tall octavo.
"Tarot of the Morning Star" is not like other books on the tarot. Instead, it treats the Major Arcana as meditative tools for challenging and recreating oneself.
The first two pages of the introduction say more than most Tarot books manage to say in 200. Part one details Williamson's views on magical experiences, magical community, and the nature of magic. The part consists of full-color reproductions of Williamson's paintings of the Major Arcana. Each image is accompanied by a brief and thought-provoking commentary.
York Beach: Teitan Press, 2009. FIRST LIMITED EDITION of 880 numbered copies. In fine dust jacket. With frontispiece & plates of color & black and white. Printed on a quality sheet. Tall octavo. 128 pages. With an introduction by Keith Richmond.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2011. With essays by Dr. William Wallace & Stephen Pochin. Introduction by Michael Staley. The introduction and preliminary matter is printed on the fine press paper, Munken Pure Light Cream, and followed by a plate section of 48 pages, in full color, consisting of the reproduction of both of these early Spare grimoires. To enhance the graphics, another fine press paper, Mohawk Superfine Eggshell, has been chosen. To conclude this new book, the two illustrated essays of commentary and analysis by Wallace and Pochin, are printed on Munken Pure. Besides these flourishes, you will also find a colored frontispiece -- the 1905 Spare watercolor, 'I & Myself in Yoga', as well as the black and white endpiece, 'At the Window' -- a 1905 pen and ink drawing by Spare. These illustrations were chosen for their relationship to the period of grimoires, and show elements that occur throughout each of them. 156 pages. Octavo. This cloth edition limited to 900 copies. Out of Print.