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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 Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...