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Starfire: A Journal of the New Aeon. Volume II, Number 3 (New)
Book ID: 9781906073022, 1906073023
This new edition is limited to 750 copies. In a large format (290 x 210 mm), this issue is 192 pages long, printed on 115gsm matt coated paper, with sewn binding. The cover is substantial card, full-colour front and back.
The first issue of Starfire appeared in 1986, and it has been an occasional Journal of the New Aeon ever since. Dedicated to Thelema, it brims over with articles and artwork of relevance to the Thelemic current. All previous issues are now out of print and difficult to obtain. This is the first new issue of Starfire for many years now, and as ever we have a scintillating collection of articles, short stories and artwork that is sure to delight and inform. Printed on substantial paper, the contents include:
- The Magic of Folly by Richard Ward – some considerations of ‘The Fool’ card in the Tarot;
- Sinister Shades in Yellow by Alistair Coombs – an essay on the work of novelist Sax Rohmer;
- The Stone of Stars by Oliver St. John – a fascinating short story woven around a talismanic stone and the forces it calls down;
- Tzaddi is not the Star by Elmet Caradoc – some considerations on the Thoth deck;
- The Aphotic Oracle by Daniel Lett – on the rôle of the imagination in magic;
- Nightmare Sorcery by Richard Gavin – utilising the powers of dream;
- Maranatha: a Blessing or a Curse by Stephen Dziklewicz – an insightful analysis of this word;
- The Altar by Peter Smith – another fascinating short story, this time focusing on the history of a lost grimoire;
- A Very Personal Tantrum by Joe Claxton – an account of consequences from some specific ritual work
The issue also includes as a supplement several presentations from the April 2004 Thelema Beyond Crowley Conference held in London to mark the Centenary of the transmission of The Book of the Law. The supplement includes the following:
- Looking Forward! by Kenneth Grant
- The Letter Killeth by Michael Staley
- A Hundred Years Hence by Martin Starr
- Calling Mr. Crowley by Andrew Collins
- The Evolution of Maat Magick by Margaret Ingalls
The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.
Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...More
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
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, intertwini...More