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Tuesday, June 16, 2015



Edge Of The Circle Books Is Pleased
to Present These New Titles

By Kenneth Grant
London: Starfire Publishing, 2014. Limited Enhanced Edition. Volume is sewn and octavo to match the earlier enhanced works in the Trilogies series. Twenty pages of plates, many in color. As with previous volumes in this series, this new edition incorporates all the corrections noted subsequently in Kenneth Grant's personal copy of the book. Many of the original plates were re-photographed using the original artwork in order to obtain the best possible images, and the most vibrant color.
List Price: $59.95

The republishing of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the release in January 2015 of the sixth volume in the series, Hecate's Fountain, which completes the second of the three trilogies.

Hecate's Fountain is a highly original approach to contemporary Hermetic thought and experimental occultism.

During the rituals of New Isis Lodge (1955-1962) it was noted that not all of them achieved the object for which they were performed. The exceptions had curious and often alarming side-effects which the author calls 'tangential tantra'. It was discovered that these anomalies effected a rapprochement with highly charged dimensions existing between the realms of dreaming and dreamless sleep. This catalytic interface Grant calls the Mauve Zone. The weird nature of these phenomena suggested parallels with H.P. Lovecraft's Cycle of Myths extrapolated in the fabulous Necronomicon. And its affinity with Mauve Zone magick is here meticulously explored.

Many years of research then led to an interpretation, in terms of magick, of Aleister Crowley's The Book of the Law. Also explored are seemingly related phenomena in the work of another contemporary , Michael Bertiaux, whose independent discoveries show evidence of traffic with alien beings of Intelligence and Power. Crowley saw contact with such entities as “the only chance for mankind to advance as a whole”.

The Magickal Workings of New Isis Lodge have opened the gates to an influx of influences from Outside that will radically alter the direction of experimental occultism.

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By Reginald Crosley
Theion Publishing, 2014.
Hardback, 384 pages. New.
Standard Edition:Limited to 540 copies only: bound in full rich rouge fine cloth, front embossing, lettering on spine, headbands.
120gsm woodfree high quality paper, 6 greyscale images of artwork by Peter Dyde.
List Price: $69.95

This book explores the occult potentials of esoteric Vodou, in the tradition of Michael Bertiaux’ Voudon Gnostic Workbook. Its radical claim is this: operational Vodou, especially in the workings of the secret societies, is a form of applied quantum and new physics.

The author writes from a perspective centred in Vodou but also draws upon mysticism, surrealism, shamanism and modern science. The reader meets the voltigeurs, the leapers between the dimensions of reality – these forces are at the center of intense visionary work. The work traverses the sinister operations of the red sects, the forbidden zones of black magic, fetichism and spiritual pacts.

Illustrated by esoteric artist and Voudon initiate Peter Dyde. Foreword by David Beth

Edited by Judith Noble, Dominic Shepherd and Robert Ansell
(Black Mirror Network)
(Arts University Bournemouth)
(Fulgur Esoterica)

Book Details:
octavo format (230 x 160mm)
124 pages
lavish use of colour
custom mirror-black endpapers
blocked obsidian-black cloth
published 30 October 2014

Standard Issue: $59.95
600 copies only

Black Mirror seeks to examine ways in which the occult and the esoteric have been at the heart of art practice now and throughout the modernist period. It is part of a growing movement that seeks to critique the dominant twentieth-century notion of disenchantment, and that rejects notions of the esoteric and occult as irrational, escapist, regressive and essentially anti-modern. In addition to presenting new research on the modernist period, Black Mirror will consider especially work being made by artists, film-makers and other practitioners now.

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This peer-reviewed series is based at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK. It is produced by a group of artists and researchers and much of the work examined will be practice-led. Hence this volume includes both essays on contemporary and modernist work, and new works by artists. Black Mirror is intended as a meeting place for all those interested in the arts and the occult and esoteric. Our philosophy is deliberately pluralistic and will include all areas of the arts.

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The first volume seeks to re-examine the contested territories of both the arts and the esoteric, which are inhabited by artists, occult practitioners and academics alike.


Volume 0: territory

  • Introduction, Judith Noble, Dominic Shepherd and Robert Ansell
  • Lifting the Veil: Esoteric Interpretations of Seven Contemporary Artists, Jesse Bransford
  • Considering the Esoteric Aesthetic: Practice, Context and Reception, Amy Hale
  • From Mondrian to Charmion von Wiegand: Neoplasticism, Theosophy and Buddhism, Massimo Introvigne
  • The Fool and the Mirror: Concerning the Relations between Art, Magic and the Academy, Julian Vayne
  • The Secret Life of Objects, Marie von Heyl in interview with Daniel Zamani
  • Surrealism’s Popular Occultism: From H. P. Lovecraft to H. Rider Haggard, Gavin Parkinson
  • Creative Destruction: The Alchemy of the (Art) Market, Ulli Seegers

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Rik Garrett
Earth Magic

Marjorie Cameron and Jack Parsons
Songs for the Witch Woman

Barry William Hale


David Chaim Smith
The Blazing Dew of Stars

Austin Osman Spare
The Focus of Life (Redux)
Dearest Vera
The Exhibition Catalogues
The Valley of Fear

Included: Jeremy Deller image from his project Sacrilege for the dust-jacket, and two works produced especially for this project by Mark Titchner.

By Donald Tyson
Starfire Publishing, 2015
Reprinted title. With a new cover image, and a fresh, clearer typesetting, this fascinating novel is of octavo format, 308 pages long, and is limited to 900 copies.
The standard edition, is a sturdy and resilient paperback.
Printed on good quality paper and bound as sewn sections, it has laminated covers and is priced at $37.95

Liber Lilith is a powerful and disturbing novel which tells the story of an unfortunate German occultist, Karl Steiger. A lost Gnostic creation text, rediscovered by chance in a secondhand bookshop in Berlin, contains shocking revelations that turn the biblical story of Genesis on its head. It was not the God of the Old Testament who created Adam from the things of the earth, but Lilith, the Queen of Hell and Mistress of Demons, and it was Lilith who visited Eve in the form of a wise serpent to free her from her prison of ignorance by feeding her the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.

Incorporated with the creation text is a complete Gnostic grimoire describing a potent system of sex magic by which Lilith may be summoned for erotic union. Sex with Lilith is said to grant the magician certain occult gifts, leading ultimately to complete spiritual liberation.

The diary of the unfortunate German magician who rediscovered this lost Gnostic text and made experiments with the grimoire portion is appended as a caution to those who might regard the caresses of Lilith as no more than an amusing diversion. Be warned! Her love is never given lightly, and once received, cannot be casually cast aside.

About the Author:
Donald Tyson is a Canadian writer who presently makes his home on the island of Cape Breton, on the northern tip of the province of Nova Scotia. He has been studying and writing about practical magic for four decades, and is the author of numerous books on all aspects of the Western esoteric tradition, as well as many occult novels and stories. His novel Alhazred concerns the adventures of Abdul Alhazred, the mad poet of Yemen who was said by H. P. Lovecraft to be the author of The Necronomicon.

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