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Starfire: A Journal of the New Aeon. Volume II Number 4 (New)
by Staley, Michael (ed)
Book ID: 9781906073107, 1906073104
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Though Starfire is as Thelemic in focus as ever, this latest issue has an eclectic mix of articles and short stories, reflecting the richness and diversity of Thelema. The front cover design shown here to the left features a glorious image by Kyle Fite; click on the image for a larger view of the artwork. The contents of this issue are very diverse, and include:
- Scintillations in Mauve: An Introduction to the Work of Kenneth Grant by Michael Staley -- a preliminary survey of some key elements in the substantial body of mystical and magical work which Kenneth bequeathed us for further development;
- Images of the Mystery by Gary Dickinson -- a consideration of the origins and implications of Crowley's drawing 'The Way', better known simply as LAM;
- The Ophidian Sabbat by Daniel Schulke -- some considerations of the body of lore and sorcerous praxis which comprise the Sabbatic path;
- Sermon from a Haunted Cellar by Richard Gavin -- an essay on some of the implications of working within the Typhonian Tradition;
- The Unity of Toltec and Thelema by Eric N. Peterson -- a consideration of the common ground between the Toltec tradition and Thelema;
- On Toltec Art by Koyote the Blind -- an essay by a Toltec adept on the significance of art in the Toltec tradition;
- Shades of Grey by Richard Gavin -- a short story woven around Lam;
- Maranatha and Beyond by Stephen Dziklewicz -- a sequel to the author's essay on Maranatha in the previous issue of Starfire;
- From Aiwass to Lam by Richard Ward -- an essay on Crowley, praeterhuman contact, and the magical path of the Divine Fool;
- Echoes of Silence by Alistair Coombs -- an analysis of the background to Blavatsky's The Voice of the Silence and Crowley's Commentary on the book which he considered a masterpiece;
- Grid Sigil Magick by Robert Podgurski -- considerations concerning the ramifications of a sigil which was revealed several years ago to the author;
- The Emergence of Lam by Michael Staley -- some considerations of Lam from its emergence in the Amalantrah Working and beyond;
- Sleeping Buddha by Hector Djoun -- a short story about a Buddhist academic and his awakening following an encounter with a Pythoness;
- Two Fragments on Ataturk by Ithell Colquhoun -- reminiscences on the genesis and subsequent life of Crowley's son;
- Book Reviews by various contributors. Reviews include Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley by Henrik Bogdan; Perdurabo by Richard Kaczynski; Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus by Paul Weston; A Cockney Visionary by Jerusalem Press; Vudu Cartography by Michael Bertiaux; A Gathering of Masks by Robert Fitzgerald; Voudon Gnosis by David Beth; Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London's Lost Artist by Phil Baker; and more.
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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.
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Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
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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
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...