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Friday, June 17, 2016

NEW FROM STARFIRE AND THEION: BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, THE BENIGHTED PATH



BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE.
By Kenneth Grant

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Standard Edition.
A Fine Cloth Copy in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four-page plate section with the majority of the images being in color.

A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant’s personal copy with his annotations.

The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth, and penultimate, volume of the Typhonian Trilogies. Octavo.
List Price: $59.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The programme of restoring to print all volumes of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the scheduled release of this, the eighth and penultimate volume, in March 2016. First published in 1999, this sought-after volume has been out of print for many years now, and its republication has been eagerly anticipated.

Oblique to the path that give on to other dimensions, and beyond them, there lies a region which the author has termed the Mauve Zone. Mystics, magicians, sorcerers, artists of many kinds have - over the centuries - skirted it, stumbled upon it, and fled from it. Very few have penetrated beyond it and survived, or cared to leave any record of the experience. Those that did, have had to present their accounts as fiction, or discover a new means of communication - via wierd art, symbols, hieroglyphics, signs which fellow pilgrims alone might recognise.

Access to the Mauve Zone has been facilitated in more recent times by the use of magical systems developed by occultists such as Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley, both of whom established contact with inter-dimensional entities possessed of trans-human knowledge and power. Both systems involve the use of sexual magick to open hidden gates that have remained sealed for centuries.

The present book contains references to these systems, as well as to the explorative work of skilled contemporary Adepts such as Michael Bertiaux, Margaret Ingalls (Nema), Jeffrey and Ruth Evans, and the Patriarch of the Ecclesia Gnostica Alba, Zivorad Mihaljovic, which places them in the forefront of present-day practitioners.

There is also included a detailed account of the Cosmic Energy in humanity, known anciently as the Fire Snake, the Kundalini of Oriental arcane tradition which it is necessary to awaken if access to the Mauve Zone, and beyond, is to be achieved successfully. The account is based upon a rare Tantric work which provides veritable keys to the Mauve Zone and to the magico-mystical formulae designed to surpass it.

Beyond the Mauve Zone paves the way for the final volume, The Ninth Arch, in a series comprising three Typhonian Trilogies.



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THE BENIGHTED PATH:
Primeval Gnosis and the Monstrous Soul
By Richard Gavin

Theion Publishing; 60 pages, 165 x 235 mm printed on high-quality cream paper (115 gsm)
Standard Edition: Bound in blood-orange fine cloth, front embossing, lettering on spine, headbands. Limited to 730 copies only. List Price: $62.95

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Twisting beyond the placid boundaries of civilization is an ancient path of nocturnal Gnosis. Its stalkers do not march the linear road of human progress but instead orient their souls to the luminous, haunted darkness of the Night Primeval. Many have glimpsed this eerie dimension, when sleep has delivered them onto the back of the charging Night-Mare, and recollections of these brief visitations survive in countless tales of terror and in the folklore of locales rumoured to be fey or cursed. Rare, however, is the individual who willingly pays the tariff and passes irretrievably through that twilight of existence in order to become Benighted.

As an exponent of a genuine left-hand tradition, Richard Gavin guides the reader on a katabasis into the dark realms of chaos where atavistic powers and daemonic initiation await the wayfarer in all forbidden splendor. Drawing on the shadow aspects of a variety of traditions, including the Death Cult of Ancient Egypt, Heathen biocentrism and folklore as well as David Beth’s pan-daemonic Gnosis, he distills them through his own initiatic esoteric praxis of more than two decades. The Benighted Path is an intense exploration in theory and practice of liminal and qliphotic in-between spaces through which surge the counter-currents that awaken the aspirant’s true Monstrous Soul. Only so empowered the Benighted may offer their adoration to the Gorgon and partake of the Sidereal Feast.

Enriched by appropriate conjurations, ritual instructions and a treatise on the Faustian pact this work is indispensable for any serious students and practitioners of the Left Hand Path.

About the author: Richard Gavin is a critically-acclaimed writer who works in the areas of horror and the primordial, oftentimes illuminating the nexus where these fields intersect. He has authored four books of macabre fiction, including At Fear’s Altar (Hippocampus Press, 2012), as well as poetry, criticism, and several occult essays for publications such as Starfire Journal and Clavis. The Benighted Path is his most substantial esoteric non-fiction work to date.





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