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ADDENDUM, APRIL, 2013


EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS NEWSLETTER ADDENDUM, APRIL, 2013

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EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING NEW OBSCURE COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS:





APOCALYPTIC WITCHCRAFT
By Peter Grey

Publisher: Scarlet Imprint, 2013

“Of the Doves” edition; 1000 exemplars; Black linen cloth stamped with white dove devices to front and rear. Starkly iconic.
Embossed grey end papers, printed on archival quality paper.

List Price: $74.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The spectre of witchcraft is haunting the West, the dead giving up their secrets. This is a ritual unveiling of these mysteries. It is a vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a bold project which does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies. Instead, it suggests a way forward.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt as living experiences. These are the core of our ritual practice. Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. These are not separate threads, but arise from a deep mythic structure and are woven together into a single unifying vision. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. This is a daring undertaking, born from both urgency and need. It offers a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book which is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse.
Tradition is not static, it flows, and this work pours forth a vision for the future. Founded in pilgrimage and ritual, encountered in dreams and gleaned from the conversations of both doves and crows, a remarkable narrative unfolds. Its wings span from pre-history, through the witch-panic and it emerges fully fledged into our present moment of crisis. It offers a witchcraft for our time. Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a controversial, luminous text. A shuddering paroxysm of eternal renewal beneath the serpent moon.

It is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety.

The standard Of the Doves edition is an octavo book of 200pp bound in rough black linen cloth. Limited to 1000 copies. The boards are stamped with white doves, whose hidden meaning is elucidated in the text. Lyrical typography and carefully chosen images communicate further understanding.


CONTENTS

Exordium
Apocalyptic Witchcraft
A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft
She is Without
The Cup, the Cross and the Cave
A Spell to Awaken England
The Scaffold of Lightning
The Children that are Hidden Away
A Wolf sent Forth to Snatch away a Lamb
Fifteen
Hic Rhodus, Hic Salta!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter Grey is the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. His previous work The Red Goddess has become the standard work (if there can be such a thing) on Babalon. Apocalyptic Witchcraft represents his mature understanding of these mysteries, working in conjunction with Lover and accomplice Alkistis Dimech. This is his second book length work and the first title Scarlet Imprint has devoted to witchcraft.




GENUINE WITCHCRAFT IS EXPLAINED:
The Secret History of the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency
By John of Monmouth

Publisher: Capall Bann
Bibliotheque Rouge paperback edition; with plates of rare manuscript, illustrated. 488 pages.

List Price: $39.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
For some fifty years, secrecy has surrounded the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency which operated from the 1960s to the 1990s. They have played a major role in shaping modern witchcraft and paganism, not only in the U.K. but, in the USA and Australasia. The Royal Windsor Coven gave birth to what is known as the "Cochrane Tradition" in witchcraft, named after the pseudonym of one of the coven's founders: "Robert Cochrane". The Regency, which was the exoteric form of the Royal Windsor Coven, was the first group to hold public, pagan celebrations, open to all-comers, in Britain and paved the way for the public pagan festivals that culminated in the Stonehenge Festivals. Together, these groups gave rise to the Clan of Tubal Cain and Y Plant Bran strands of witchcraft in Britain and the 1734 and Roebuck covens in the USA. They included amongst their members most of the famous names in witchcraft today, including Doreen Valiente, Marion Green, Norman Gills, Bill Gray, Madge Worthington, Joe Wilson and Evan John Jones.

In spite of their importance, there is very little information in the public domain about either of these groups and much of what is available is filled with factual error and invention. As leader of the Regency, the author possesses a collection of letters and documents that has never seen the light of day and sheds interesting and detailed information about the activities, beliefs and rituals of the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency. The author also has over forty years experience and membership of the Regency, together with anecdotal information about the Royal Windsor Coven from its members who were close friends and with whom he lived for many years. This is a history of the Royal Windsor Coven and the Regency, which focuses on its members, beliefs and rituals to demystify, inform and inspire.




ABRAXAS: ISSUE 3, SPRING 2013
International Journal of Esoteric Studies
Publisher; Fulgur

176 pages, printed on a variety of papers; Standard Issue , sewn paperback

List Price: $25.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Abraxas No.3 offers 176 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art. Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, Abraxas 3 is richly illustrated and employs a variety of papers.






Contributions for this third issue include:

SPECIAL FEATURES

Aleister Crowley: The Palermo Collection:

Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art
William Breeze

Crowley :The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection
Giuseppe Di Liberti

Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection
Marco Pasi

An Inventory of the Palermo Collection
Marco Pasi

ESSAYS, PLUS


The Secret School vol. I, II, III
Christina Mitrentse

Saint Spider
Francesco Dimitri

Stones
Tomáš D’Aradia

Do Me Dada Style
Adel Souto

Sufism: A Theurgic Perspective
Zaheer Gulamhusein

A Place Apart
Christina Harrington

POETRY, PLUS

Tread Well
Robert Yates

In the Bookshop
Stephen Alexander

Designing the Hermitage
Paul Cowlan

of the stars, and two
Paul Hardacre

Hunting Amber (For Johs Pedersen) Paul Cowlan

Casting Song
Siofra McSherry

IMAGES AND TYPOGRAPHY


8 English Rituals
Sara Hannant

Initiation
Geraldine Lambert

Lamia
Santiago Caruso

Untitled
Rik Garrett

Paracelsus: of the Umbratick Evester
Joseph Uccello

INTERVIEWS

Jesse Bransford: An Interview
Pam Grossman

The Eglantine Breath: An Interview with Denis Forkas Kostromitin
Robert Ansell






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