This manuscript deals with the creation of talismans, and is divided into two parts, the first of which details methods for their manufacture under the fixed stars and the second "under the twenty-eight mansions of the moon."
Limited to 900 copies only. Produced in the same large high quality format as the first three issues, and like those beautifully printed on a variety of papers, being richly illustrated throughout in color and monochrome, many of which are full page. Partial contents list: Impurity, Auspiciousness and Power: The Tantric Transformations of Lajja Gauri at Kamakhya; Speculum Lapidum: Some Reflections on Sixteenth-Century Intaglios and Astral Magic; Open Secrets: Alchemical–Hermetic Imagery in the Ripley Scrolls; The Magician Triumphant: Occultism and Political Resistance in Victor Brauners’ Le Surrealiste; The Magic of Time and Space: Occultism in the Films of Maya Deren, more. Tall 4to. 120 pages
London: Fulgur Esoterica, 2014. Limited Edition. LUMINOUS SCREEN is the second Special Issue of Abraxas, the first being CHARMING INTENTIONS in association with Cambridge University. It is a collection of essays commissioned by guest editor Jack Sargeant that seek to explore the impact of esotericism on cinema. Printed using state of the art offset lithography to our usual high standard; the subjects covered by Luminous Screen range from the early German expressionist cinema of F.W. Murnau, to the contemporary art house films of Lars von Trier. In each essay, esoteric themes within these works are identified and analyzed. Tall quarto volume using premium papers and Smythe-sewn as is the norm for ABRAXAS. 128 page
The Altar of Sacrifice is the first of The Books of the Way of Sacrifice. The first volume in this closely woven trilogy consists of three inner books, each revealing legendary power of the Olde Ways, attained through the Arte of Bloody Sacrifice.
The Dragon Rouge is one of the most notorious of the little books of black magic known as grimoires. The text itself is typical of grimoires of the time, and is clearly related to the Grand Grimoire. Its anonymous author claims that the work is derived from the wisdom of the legendary King Solomon, and then sets down instructions for the creation of a number of magical implements. The book ends with a chart of lucky and unlucky days and a short version of the treasure-finding text known as La Poule Noire (The Black Hen).
The work examines Wortcunning and Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifested through the medium of potion-making. Its text treats of the eight principal Sabbatic-alchemic philtre types, their pharmacoepia and formulation.
London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing THE SACRIFICIAL UNIVERSE released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. THE BLAZING DEW OF STARS is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwining both linguistic and artistic modes of symbolic, esoteric communication. Bound in premium cloth as a large square quarto volume in dust jacket, the work will offer fourteen full-page plates, twenty-nine seals and vignettes, and a magnificent foldout plate of the Metacartograph. The binding will also include a special panel design by the author/artist. Specially priced for July Special List.
The compiler of A Book of Shadows, pan.zos pagurus, was initiated into a Witchcraft Coven in England in 1976, and in keeping with tradition copied out his initiators' Book of Shadows adding his own embellishments, and magical notes. The result, reproduced here in facsimile, is an authentic grimoire, created by a practitioner of the craft over thirty years ago.
This new volume is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century.
A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in a notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics.
Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, poetry, metaphysics, psychology and graphology, he influenced many important contemporaries such as Hermann Hesse, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger and others.
The full text of a previously-unpublished manuscript by Frederick Hockley (1809-1885), an occultist and Freemason, whose interests included scrying, ritual magic, alchemy and spiritualism. This first edition comprises an Introduction by Alan Thorogood, followed by a typeset transcription of the text of the manuscript, with explanatory footnotes, etc., and a facsimile of the original Hockley manuscript.
The Clavis or Key to the Magic of Solomon is one of several notebooks from the estate of Ebenezer Sibley, transcribed under the direction of Frederick Hockley (1808-1885). Sibley was a prominent physician and an influential author who complemented his scientific studies with writings on the "deeper truths" including magic, astrology, alchemy, and hypnotherapy. Both Sibley and Hockley have been major inspirations in the occult revival of the past two centuries, influencing A.E. Waite, S.L. Mathers, Aleister Crowley, as well as the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian, and Masonic movements.
This is the long-awaited volume of collected poems by Kenneth Grant. Included here are two collections previously published as Black to Black and other poems (1963) and The Gull’s Beak and other poems (1970). Also included is a third collection, previously unpublished - Convolvulus: Poems of Love and the Other Darkness. Together, these poems span the years from the nineteen-forties to the present day. Integrated with the poems are twenty-one sketches by Austin Osman Spare, drawn from several sketchbooks.