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 Also included is a third collection, previously unpublished - Convolvulus: Poems of Love and the Other Darkness.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.
A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lees Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collectors book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors.
Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2013. Limited to 666 hand numbered copies. This volume, the sixth in Carl’s excellent series, contains material by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Michael Horowitz, Frater Achad, Timothy O’Neill, Anton LaVey, Freya Aswynn, Nema, Philip Farber, Kendell Geers, Sasha Chaitow, Shri Gurudev Mahendranath a.k.a. Dadaji, Derek Seagrief, Robert Taylor, Marita, Aki Cederberg, Renata Wieczorek, Gary Dickinson, Vera Nikolich, Robert Morgan, Henrik Bogdan, Alexander Nym, Sara George, Anders Lundgren and Carl Abrahamsson, on topics as diverse as occult London, Tantric quests, rune magic and neurology, Cannabis, LSD, entheogenic influences on culture, the Mega Golem, Aleister Crowley in China, Bogomil Gnostics, decadent French author Josephin Péladan, the birth and death horoscopes of the Great Beast 666, Liber AL vel Legis, the psycho-sexual surrealism of Hans Bellmer, healing, death, the extraterrestrial origins of language, Ernst Jünger’s psychedelic approaches, recent Satanic cinema, the occult potential of contemporary physics, “Babalon” as a magical formula, the mystical art of Sulamith Wülfing and a never before published poem, The Litany of Ra, by Charles Stansfeld Jones a.k.a. Frater Achad. And more... of course! Stockholm: Edda Publishing, 2013. Limited to 666 hand-numbered copies. In quality trade wraps with cover illustration by Fredrik Söderberg in full color. 336 pages. Octavo.
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.