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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ADDENDUM: MAY- NEW BOOKS AND BROOMS!


CONJURE CODEX 
By Jake Stratton-Kent
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (October 31, 2011)
Price: $40.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Publication Date: October 31, 2011
The practice of spirit conjuration has thrived since humanity first experienced and sought to work with the natural forces of the seen and unseen worlds. It remains to this day as a living tradition among many modern cultures, while in others conjuration has been equated with ‘the devil’s work’ or sidelined into the realm of the incredulous, viewed with superstition and disdain.


Misconceptions abound, in part because the reality of spirit conjuration is often as obscured as are the spirits themselves.





CONJURE CODEX breaks new ground in presenting inter-related material from a range of traditions, embracing ancient cultures, the grimoires, New World traditions and others; by publishing new translations and rare texts alongside accounts of work in these traditions, and elucidations of them. We invite contributions including new translations and analyses of operative systems of spirit magic from around the globe.

(Ed. note: Somewhere between editing and layout the footnotes to Kim Huggen’s article Nefarious Occult Dealings: necromancy, ghosts and spirit expeditions in the Graeco-Roman, hoodoo and Vodou magical traditions were lost. They do appear at the end of the document, but the accompanying numbers do not! We have prepared an insert for those copies of Conjure Codex that were affected by this error. For those of you who have already purchased Conjure Codex, we’ve made them available as a pdf.)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editorial
Old Wizard by Jake Stratton-Kent
The Paladins of Earth and Fire by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
The Tree of the Grimoires by Humberto Maggi
Modern Grimoiric Evocation by Michael Cecchetelli
The Comte de Gabalis by Abbé N. de Montfaucon de Villars, English trans. anon. with an introduction by Jake Stratton-Kent
The Great and True Natural Secret of the Queen of the Hairy Flies, trans. Brendan Hughes, with addenda by Jake Stratton-Kent
Language of the Birds by Humberto Maggi
Infernal Conjure Craft by Chad Barber
Lessons from Ginen by Drac Uber
An Interview with England’s Most Notorious Necromancer: Jake Stratton-Kent talks about his practices and beliefs
Nefarious Occult Dealings: Necromancy, Ghosts and Spirit Expeditions in the Graeco-Roman, Hoodoo and Vodou Magical Traditions by Kim Huggens

Artwork by Johnny Jakobsson, Audrey Melo, S. Aldarnay & V. Midian.
Cover art by Johnny Jakobsson.

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WICCECRÆFT: 
SHAMANIC MAGIC FROM THE DARK AGES
By Sinead Spearing
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Green Magic (November 30, 2010)
List Price: $19.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
'Wiccecræft'' delves into the mysterious and predominantly hidden world of dark ages England to discover the shamanic roots of modern Witchcraft. Central to the journey is the reality of the Otherworld, a spiritual realm of elves and daemons which our ancestors used to bring power to their magic, healing and divination. Sinead explores this forgotten past from her research with actual Anglo-Saxon magical manuscripts such as the Lacnunga and Bald's Leechbook to present a work full of information, rituals, meditations and exercises designed for Witches, non-Witches, Wiccans and interested explorers who desire to re-awaken an ancient shamanic magical consciousness within the modern world. Presented over six chapters with introduction, bibliography and an appendix detailing how to pronounce Old English for those who wish to try.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Following a successful career in classical music Sinead returned to University six years ago gaining a first-class honours degree in philosophy from the OU and is now studying part time for her master's in English. This change of career marks the realisation and actualisation of a long held passion for writing and Sinead had her first two page colour article on Witchcraft as a modern lifestyle published in a UK magazine in 2009. Further to this beginning Sinead has numerous academic articles published on the web.

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THE RESURRECTION OF THE MEADOW 
By Robin Artisson , Lee Morgan (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Pendraig Publishing (June 21, 2010)
List Price: $22.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"The Resurrection of the Meadow" is described by the author as "A Record of Thirteen Occult Formulas & Charms of Art with Purport & A Sealing Conjuration & their many useful Sorcerous Permutations, Writ & Gathered on Walpurgis Night 2010, For those Inquisitive Adepts who walk The despised path of True Sorcery, The long-dimmed radiance of the Ancient Gold of the Wise."

Found within this full, self-contained working grimoire is a system of sorcery relying on the ancient spiritual aesthetic of the Faery-Faith and the Metaphysics of Elfhame- interaction with the Unseen world through the vehicle of the spirit-forms or the fetch-bodies of non-human persons that are merged with the land around us.

Steeped in folklore and a much older form of deep ecology, it is a powerful work of Art for the discerning occultist.

The grimoire contains, among other things, full instructions for sealing and protecting the "Meadow" or sanctified outdoors locations, the "Feery Feast", the manifesting of the powerful "Weird of the Cairn", the creation of sacred interaction-points with the "Convocation of the Meadow" or Land-spirits, various Crossings, arboreal workings for harvesting and gathering sorcerous components from tree and plant weirds, charms of increase and fertility, and the creation of the fearful "White Mommet" for works of sympathetic magic. Also included are detailed instructions for creating "sorcerous concentration" or opening the "Senses of Luminosity", and the use of the "Nine Doors Under the Hill" charm for projecting the personal fetch-body into the Unseen.

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