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
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.
This volume contains three of Jan van Ruysbroeck's best works. In The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, he traces the gradual development of the soul, through the active life of Christian virtue, the interior life of contemplation and the super-essential life of union with God. The Sparkling Stone further elaborates some of the more difficult passages in The Adornment, and The Book of Truth was written as a refutation of the accusation that his work supported a pantheistic and heretical view of the union of soul with God. The singular feature of his teaching is achieving a balanced career of action and contemplation as the ideal of the Christian soul.
With illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece, and a full color dust jacket designed by Steffi Grant. 142 pages. Octavo. Kenneth Grant began writing the novel in the mid 1980s. He developed it in order to explore, in a fictional setting, many of the themes of ‘The Book of the Spider’. The original intention was that Against the Light be published before The Ninth Arch, and this was achieved in 1997. Now that the Ninth Arch itself is to be republished later this year, it is fitting that the publication of Against the Light again precedes it. This new edition of Against the Light has been re-set, and incorporates the corrections and additions which Kenneth Grant noted in his copy of the 1997 edition. New illustrated endpapers have been designed to include diary entries by the author from 1985 when the novel was started. Also, some early plot notes; the first draft of a cover blurb from 1995; and a gloss where Grant gives the meaning of symbols on the front of the dust-jacket, and a colored frontispiece that reproduces the bust of Mephistopheles, a mysterious and compelling figure, which is an integral feature of this novel, and which appears elsewhere in Grant’s work
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 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.
Printed on custom text, with embossed panel and titles, sewn with headbands. Drawing upon the shadow aspects of a variety of traditions, including the “khabit” of Ancient Egypt, the Biocentrism of Ludwig Klages, Aghora, the Gothic, and David Beth’s pan-daemonic “Kosmic Gnosis”, all distilled through the author’s practice, THE BENIGHTED PATH explores the breach through which the egoic self is slain in order to unleash the aspirant’s true Soul, and Only then may the Benighted offer their adoration to the Gorgon, and partake of the Sidereal Feast. The work is further enriched with related conjurations, ritual instructions and a treatise on the Faustian pact. 160 pages. Royal octavo.
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.
Famed German type designer renders 493 classified and documented illustrations divided into 14 categories, including general signs, Christian signs, astronomical signs, the four elements, house and holding marks, runes, and more.