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Saturday, June 10, 2017



A Compendium of Invocation, Evocation, and Conjuration
Edited by Jake Stratton-Kent, Dis Albion, and Erzbet Barthold
Series: Conjure Codex (Book 3)
Paperback: 178 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (March 17, 2017)
List Price: $34.95

CONJURE CODEX arises from the cauldron of winter to both stimulate the waking mind and encourage its dreaming here on the cusp of Spring. The blue issue is full to bursting with insights and revelations, presenting us with sorceries and wisdom from a range of cultures and eras. As before the quality and quantity of material is of astonishing standard, so that some readers find it hard to believe there have only been two previous issues. With that, welcome to the third!

Table of Contents

Interpreting the Spirit Catalogues: The Long Text Group
Jake Stratton-Kent

Dirt Sorcery: Rich Soils – Dirts of Jupiter
Alexander Cummins

The Goetic Triangle: A New Look
Manly X. Hammer

The Mysterious Waters of Olokun
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold

An Allegorical Interpretation of the Spirits of the Air of Thursday
Darren Scriven

Faustus´s Good Friend: Being an Archaeology of Late Antiquity Magical Techniques obscurely found in Christian Apologetics
Humberto Maggi

Unapologetically Catholic
José Leitão

A Teacup Full of Dreaming: Thinning the Veil with Artemisia Vulgaris
Madeleine le Despencer

Nahualism or Necromancy?: The Symbolic Universe of the Vision Serpent in Mesoamerican Cosmology
Verónica Rivas


by Cath Thompson
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Hadean Press (April 20, 2017)
List Price: $15.95

In this book is a detailed exposition of arguably the single most significant development in practical magic since the first Elizabethan Age, namely, the synchronous employment of astrological principles in the structuring and timing of magical ceremonies.

Astrologically timed operations are concerned with the advantages to be gained by ritualising harmonious aspects between the planetary deities. This book reveals how this can be achieved with little more than a Tarot pack and a current Ephemeris. Which aspects to look for, what planets to invoke and how to get the timing right, are clearly explained in the second of three sections, while the first part deals primarily with the philosophical and theoretical foundation of the Stellar Magickian together with the Initiation by the Supreme Ritual of the Sun conjunct Venus (also known as "The Ordeal X"); the third part comprises a set of planetary invocations and blessings. Full descriptions of talisman making, Temple etiquette, planetary feasts, what to do about the Burning Way, and the use of the Part of Fortune, are also given.

The application of astrology to the performance of ritual was pioneered by James Lees and his group in the latter half of the 20th century as part of their wider study of English Qaballa; however, the system of Stellar Magick introduced here for the first time stands apart from all else. This book is meant to be useful to experienced mages and to first-time aspirants alike, and in furtherance of that intention a variety of different personal records from the O.'.A.'.A.'. archive have been included.

Cath Thompson is an English Qaballist and Stellar Magickian of thirty-seven years experience; in 1980 she was the youngest initiated member of James Lees’ O.’.A.’.A.’.. Thompson is the archivist of the group’s many-layered occult investigations, including their pioneering research and development of the English Qaballa, which Lees discovered in 1976, and the application of astrological principles to ceremonial magick -- groundbreaking work to which she has contributed in no small measure. She lives in Staffordshire with no cats or dogs.


(Folk Necromancy in Transmission)
by Jose Leitao
Series: Folk Necromancy in Transmission (Book 2)
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Rubedo Press (May 14, 2017)
List Price: $19.00

The Immaterial Book of St. Cyprian presents a collection of 31 newly translated Portuguese legends about The Book of St. Cyprian. This collection at once interrogates what is meant by tradition, and experience with the book itself. The book as object comes under scrutiny and the entire effect of the legends generates a sense of what it means to have lived with and worked with the book in Portugal, as the compiler and translator Leitão puts it, "framing the experience of The Book of St. Cyprian as a concept beyond the circumstantial words written in it." This text features facing language translations from the Portuguese into English.


Cultivating the Green Path, Volume 3
(Viridis Genii Editions)
by Catamara Rosarium (Editor), Jenn Zahrt (Editor), Marcus McCoy (Editor)
Series: Viridis Genii Editions (Book 3)
Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Rubedo Press (June 9, 2017)
List Price: $24.00

Verdant Gnosis is a poetic rendering of the Latin expression, Viridis Genii, which refers to the collective spiritual intelligence of our botanical environment. Viridis means 'green, verdant, growing'--all that is lush and nourishing; while genii is the origin of the words 'genius' and 'genie'--the spirit, daemon, or guiding intelligence of an entity. Viridis Genii--the verdant gnosis--is thus the spiritual path of working with the intelligence of living nature. Within this third volume you will find a rich selection of international authorities on the Green Way, ranging from professional plant alchemists, shamanic herb-masters, to bioregional animists. Herein you will learn the ways in which you can communicate deeply with the mysterious intelligence of the plant kingdom, breaking down the barriers of anthropocentric thinking that separate humanity from nature. Volume three presents a thread of material focusing on curses, roots, and the doctrine of signatures.

About the Authors:
Catamara Rosarium is a master herbalist, ritual artist, botanical alchemist, and proprietor of Rosarium Blends. Her extensive herbal experience is motivated by a deep attraction to plants, scents, and their impact on the senses. She has undertaken numerous unique training programs, including the Hermit's Grove Master Herbalism Program (Paul Beyerl), the Herbal Kingdom work at the Spagyrics Institute of Practical Alchemy (Robert Bartlett), Hoodoo and Rootwork (Catherine Yronwode), and the Arte of the Wortcunning Incense Tradition (Leon Reed). For its first seven years Rosarium co-organized the Esoteric Book Conference. She is the co-founder and convenor of the Viridis Genii Symposium.

Jenn Zahrt is a professional astrologer, writer, and an established editor of esoteric scholarship, including titles for her own press, Rubedo Press, as well as Sophia Centre Press, Red Temple Press, Ouroboros Press, Three Hands Press, and Viatorium Press.

Marcus McCoy is the originator of the bioregional animist practice, author of the original bioregional animism blog and co-founder of the Viridis Genii Symposium. He holds a BA in transpersonal anthropology in the study of the world's magical and spiritual systems. He is a student of plant teacher shamanry and a practitioner of many folk magic practices. McCoy is a magical herbalist, artist, distiller, and perfumer who founded and owns the House of Orpheus perfumery, a producer of talismanic and liminal perfumes, following and innovating the tradition of perfumerismo.


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