Google+ Followers

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NEW FROM OUROBOROS PRESS

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS
IS PROUD TO PRESENT
THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES
FROM OUROBOROS PRESS:





OCCLITH 1: CODEX HOMUNCULI
Ancient Magical, Alchemical and Hermetic Texts on the Creation, Uses, Attributes
and Implications of Artificial Human Beings, & Related Matters
Selected, edited, designed, illustrated and typeset by Joseph Uccello
Publisher: Ouroboros Press
Standard Hardcover Edition, limited to 555 copies in cloth-covered boards, with dust jacket, 288 pages, with illustrations and appendices. The dust jacket folds out into a poster.
List Price: $60.00

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
And if thou wilt see and behold this Workman, even by mortall things that are upon Earth, and in the deep, consider, O Son, how Man is made and framed in the Womb; and examine diligently the skill, and cunning of the Workman, and learn who it was that wrought and fashioned the beautfiull and Divine shape of Man…’
—The Divine Pymander

Taking the artificially-created anthropoid as its theme, Codex Homunculi gathers together some of the most obscure and ancient texts hermeticism on what is arguably one of the most taboo and heretical operations of the Alchemical Art. Although some of the treatises represented, such as those of Paracelsus, are well known, other texts are translated here for the very first time.

New English Translations

Theophrastus von Hohenheim (Paracelsus):

Liber de Homunculis
Liber de Imaginibus
Liber de Natis Animalibus ex Sodomia
Ex Libro de Imaginatione

Gerhard Dorn:

Dictionarium Theophrasti Paracelsi: Homunculus
Alonso Tostado:

Librum Paradoxarum: Paradoxon Primum

pseudo-Plato:

Liber Vaccæ
Heinrich Khunrath:

The Hermaphrodite
Jābir ibn Hayyān:

takwn (Kitāb al-tajmīʿ)
Muhammad ibn Umail:

Kitāb H.all ar-Rumūz
Zhang Boduan, Wu Shouyang:

The Embryo of Sainthood
Early Modern English Translations

Paracelsus:

Of the Generations of Naturall Things
Oswald Croll:

Præfatio Admonitoria, chs. ii, iii
Michael Sendivogius:

A New Light of Alchymie
Jakob Böhme:

The Shaping of the Magical Child
Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus:

The Divine Pymander · Asclepius
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim:

de Occulta Philosophia Libri iii
Ordering Information



**


CABALA:
Mirror of Art and Nature
By Stephan Michelspacher
Publisher: Ouroboros Press
TRADE EDITIONS: Sewn in book cloth with a letterpress printed dust jacket.
777 standard exemplars |
Specifications: Printed offset and bound in a small quarto format [7″ x 10″], 160 pages. Illustrated with 17th century engravings. With an introduction, commentary notes and includes a bibliography. English, German and Latin text in translation.

List Price: $50.00
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
CABALA: SPIEGEL DER KUNST VND NATUR was first published precisely four hundred years ago in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, located in the Holy Roman Empire. The first edition was printed by Johann Schultes Sr., and published by the enigmatic Tyrolean, Stephan Michelspacher. CABALA remains one of the most fascinating, beautiful and problematic alchemical texts of the early seventeenth century. Its short text, partly in verse-form, describes three steel mirrors forged by the heat of the sun and revealed by the grace of God, which are at least partly metaphorical. When combined together, these mirrors – which reflect the Paracelsian triumvirate of mercury, salt and sulphur – reveal the great Arcanum, or secret of alchemical transmutation. The text is accompanied by four large plates, beautifully engraved by Raphael Custos (1590-1664), which similarly encode the steps of progression to the work of transmutation, and which map onto the four mirrors of the text. The 1616 Latin edition introduces a further layer of complexity, by associating the tract with the Rosicrucian fraternity. Finally, Michelspacher’s dedicatory epistle sheds more light on his own circumstances than on the content of the work.

EDITIO TRILINGUA: The aim of the present volume is to present readers, for the first time, with reliable editions of the original German (1615, 1616) and Latin (1616) texts of CABALA, accompanied by an annotated English translation of the 1616 German text, together with a historical typsetting the whole offers a definitive and complete critical edition.




**


TRIANGULAR BOOK OF ST. GERMAIN
Decoded and Translated by Nick Koss
Publisher: Ouroboros Press
Trade Edition with Letterpress Cover.
48 pages , English & French Text. Hand bound in heavy letterpress covers. Limited to 444 copies.
List Price: $50.00 Full-color interior printing and Two-color Letterpress covers.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Triangular Book of St. Germain is unique in the history of occult manuscripts. Supposed to belong to St. Germain the Grimoire past through the hands of many prominent occultists through the centuries. Originally written in French concealed by a cipher, the manuscript has been decoded and translated by Nick Koss. Mr. Koss gave an excellent presentation at the Esoteric Book Conference discussing his decipherment techniques and recently his in depth analysis of the manuscript and its history was published in CLAVIS 3: Cipher & Stone.







No comments: