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Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEW BOOKS:ADDENDUM, MARCH 2012


WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT TWO LONG AWAITED TITLES FROM XOANON AND THREE HANDS PRESS!




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THE PSALTER OF CAIN
By Various Contributors


FROM THE PUBLISHER:
February 2012

By desire was the Nail brought to earth,
A ferrous fruit plucked
from the boughs of the heavenly tree,
Thus did the mysteries of metal and fire fall unto man.

The Psalter of Cain consists of a series of devotional magical works to Cain, holy ancestor of sorcerers. Its magical foci are dedicated specifically to the Ancestral Manes of the Sabbatic Current, the shade-mothers and fathers of the Companie of the Wise.

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Historically, the figure of Biblical Cain is known from the context of Italian witchcraft and Romany magic, as well as esoteric orders of Freemasonry and the Society of the Horseman’s Word. However, it is from the British witchcraft-lineages of the Cultus Sabbati that Cain has come to modern occult prominence as the especial patron of the Witch’s Art, the embodiment of Exile and Opposition explicit within the Elder Craft. In its rarefied embodiment of Crooked Path Sorcery – the ever-deviating path of Bane and Blessing, the power of Cain arises from his mythic forms of Transgressor-against-God, First Murderer, Wandering Exile, and First Tamer of the Horse, among others. These Cainite arcana received their highest ritual and literary expression in Andrew D. Chumbley’s Dragon-Book of Essex. 

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The Psalter of Cain is the first public work of joint authorship of the magical order Cultus Sabbati, its pages drawn from the collective work of its present initiatic body. As a work of devotional rite, charm, and incantation, the book manifests the transcendant Sabbatic vision of Cainite Gnosis: the radiance which illumines the Nocturnal Eden, the light of vision-anointed eyes.









The book features new contributions from the following authors:
Andrew D. Chumbley
Robert Fitzgerald
Frater A.B.A.
Soror T.A.
Frater A.Z.
Daniel A. Schulke
Soror I.S.
Soror S.I.
Frater A.A.
Frater R. I. 

In addition, The Psalter also features works from the outer sodality of the Cultus, the solitary companions of The Companie of the Serpent-Cross. Its progression of rite and charm is incepted by a Poem by Andrew D. Chumbley, and a Consummatum by Daniel A. Schulke. The book is produced to the highest Xoanon standard, with a design wholly apposite the Cainite Arcanum. 110 pages, octavo format, printed letterpress, and illustrated by Fraters A.A., Soror T.A. and Frater A.H.I.

The book is available in the following edition: Standard hardcover edition: in crimson linen, with gilt blocking, and limited to 701 copies.
List Price: $132.50


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MYSTICISM: INITIATION AND DREAM 
By Andrew D. Chumbley
Three Hands Press
Monograph No. 1 – January 2012

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

We might symbolise the process of oneiric spiritualisation as a "siderealisation" — a translation of the flesh to the stars — back to the domain of the Gudean goddess, back to the domain of the primordial smaragdine book”

Written as an undergraduate as SOAS University of London in 2001, Mysticism: Initiation and Dream would foreshadow the concerns of Andrew Chumbley's later doctoral research on the transcendental nature of the magical dream.

In the course of his exposition, the concepts of the Initiatic Dream are traced to furthest antiquity, epitomized by the participatory nature of the Mystic within the Oneiric Realm. The axiomata of Dream Reification and Rarefaction are introduced as defining processes of this twilight pilgrimage, both of a gnostic and illuminative character. At the time of his matriculation, Chumbley had already established a solid reputation as an occult author and practitioner of widely varying spiritual disciplines. His highly-acclaimed books Azo√ętia (1992) and Qutub (1995) arose not only from the solid foundation of magical practice and theory, but also from a highly complex mystical dream-praxis, perfected for many years.

Though forming the core of his coursework, Mysticism - together with the bulk of his SOAS essays - were written in a transcendent dialogist style altogether in concord with the body of his occult work. Drawing upon sources as diverse as the dream-vision of Christian saints, Sufic oneiric texts, and Bonpo termas, Chumbley here presents an arcane cartography of the dream as the eternal vessel for the perichoresis of matter and spirit.

56 pages, Standard hardcover with dust jacket, limited to 1,000 copies: $52.50

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