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
Produced in the same large high quality format as the first two issues, and also printed on a variety of custom papers, being richly illustrated throughout in color and monochrome. A potpourri of esoteric and magickal essays, poetry, significant interviews, and wide range of the arts, including works by Uccello, Bertiaux, Bransford, Lambert, Caruso, Hannant, and others. 176 pages. Tall quarto. For the first time featured in this issue: Aleister Crowley: The Palermo Collection Special Feature [A group of newly discovered paintings by Aleister Crowley that were exhibited briefly at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2008] Supporting work: Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art by William Breeze; Crowley The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection by Giuseppe Di Liberti; Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection by Marco Pasi; and An Inventory of the Palermo Collection Compiled by Marco Pasi. Pam Grossman, Associate Editor.
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 landmark book is comprised of: An introduction by Robert Ansell; A Cartographic Study by Gavin Semple; Biographical Essay by Geraldine Beskin; Map section with annotations by Gavin Semple with many period postcard images and shots of private views in pubs from Frank Letchford's archive. Essays by the curators Christopher Jordan and Stephen Pochin, plus detailed commentaries on the works in the collection by renowned Austin Osman Spare commentator Dr William Wallace.
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.
First Edition Hardcover 2012. Salamander and Sons Press. Cloth-bound HC with DJ (broadart protected) From the jacket liner - Although they never met, The Australian witch Rosaleen Norton and British visionary Austin Osman Spare shared many points in common. As occult practicioners operating within the Western esoteric tradition, both artists were well versed in the literature of Western magic, Theosophy, Kabbalah, etc. -
The artwork contains seals associated with spirit-beings revealed through Norton and Spare's self-hypnosis techniques, which presents a sophisticated and artistic approach to sigil magic. Profusely Illustrated with black and white prints. Seveal color images are also included as well as descriptive writing giving a history of the artists and the inspirations behind the works.
Compiled by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. In his later creative life, Spare was sought out by artists and writers eager to receive insights of experience from the "Walworth Road Surrealist", but very few indeed who became good friends. Vera Wainwright was one such friend.
Nepenthes Press, 2006
Two copies available numbered 36 and 37 of 100 designed, printed, bound and signed by book artist Michael Waltz for Nepenthes Press in fall of 2006, second volume in a series of historical absinthe texts. A 1922 essay first translated here into English from the French by Artemis, David Nathan-Maister, and Peter and Sabine Schaf, 8 pages set in type and borders designed by William Morris; hand-marbled French paper endpapers. A Minnesota Book Award nominee.