Friday, October 16, 2020

NEW TITLES FROM HADEAN PRESS

 

EDGE OF THE CIRCLE BOOKS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT

THE FOLLOWING NEW TITLES

FROM HADEAN PRESS



THUS SPAKE MAGNUS DICTUS

The Collected Writings of Jake Stratton-Kent from The Equinox:

British Journal of Thelema 1988 1994"

by Jake Stratton-Kent

Published August 2020.

210mm x 297mm, 182pp.

Paperback edition only.

List Price $28.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

It has long been in my mind to present an unsuspecting public with a ‘Collected Magnus Dictus’, but the redoubtable Erzebet of Hadean press came up with an even better idea. Thus we have here a collection of my articles, reviews and other exuberance from Equinox-BJT 1-8, under my own name and a whole assortment of aliases... the reader should be warned that a vein of ironic and satyric humour runs through much of this material, which for the most part has aged well, and will hopefully sharpen the wits of a new generation of readers, another legitimate excuse for this collection. ”

~Jake Stratton-Kent


Thus Spake Magnus Dictus is the collected writings of Jake Stratton-Kent first published in The Eqiunox: British Journal of Thelema issues 1-8, spanning the years 1988-1994 and faithfully reproduced in a facsimile edition. Thus Spake Magnus Dictus contains essays on the lunar mansions, the creation of talismans, Wicca, Thelema, English Qaballa, mantras, spells, and a Sethian ritual, as well as reviews of books, magazines, and pamphlets.


Some of the material has since been reprinted; an edited version of ‘The Headless One’ was republished as a Hadean Press Guide to the Underworld in 2012. The Tables of A.M.E.N. have likewise made their appearance elsewhere, most notably in The Serpent Tongue: Liber 187, and the Wakanaba Kamea Extrapolator has been expanded upon in Grimoire of the Sixfold Star, another Guide to the Underworld ascribed to Count Abaka who is of course none other than JSK himself.


CONTENTS

Author’s Foreword

Publisher’s Introduction

Liber Longus Verbosicon

The English Qaballa

Liber Trigrammaton

What is a Qabalah?

Thelema and Wicca

Mantras and Spells

Blood and Guts – Part 1.

The Trees of Eternity

Qaballa for the Querulous

Qaballa for the Quizzical

Mantras and Spells

Qaballa for Quibblers

Magnus Dictus II

Mantras and Spells

Blood and Guts Two. The Reckoning

Every Woman is a Star

Jottings

A Word to Say

Mantras & Spells

Return of Blood & Guts

Liber Achad

DIY Thelemic Fundamentalism

The Headless One

Magnus Rides Roughshod

A Sethian Ritual

Higher than Eyesight

Qaballistic Magick

Wakanaba Kamea Extrapolator!

The Cipher of AL

AL.II.76 and the Lunar Mansions

Reviews






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GUEDE ET MÔ:

A Workbook

Ya Sezi bo Oungan (Joseph Robicheaux)

Published in July, 2020. 76 pages.

List Price: $12.95 paperback 9781907881893


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

Papa Guede, the Bawons and the Guede Lwa represent the power and mystery of death, funerary rites and the afterlife in Haitian Vodou. They are the lost ancestors - the ancient unknown force that pushes us from behind.


The figure of a skull wearing sunglasses and a top hat is ubiquitous in popular culture, but often misrepresented and misunderstood. This workbook unpacks some of the myths and describes who these Lwa are and how they are served in Haitian Vodou. It is an educational guide for how to begin approaching these mysteries in a traditional and non-appropriative context, and includes guidelines on how to meet these spirits in the cemetery, as well as instructions for cleansings, baths and lamps that can be performed once a relationship with these spirits has been established.


This book should be used as an early way through the dark, not as a substitute for traditional education within an oral tradition.





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CONJURE CODEX ISSUE 4

The Gold Issue

Edited by Jake Stratton-Kent, Dis Albion, and Erzebet Barthold

142 pages, Paperback. June 2020.

List Price: $34.95


FROM THE PUBLISHER:

For this, the fourth issue of Conjure Codex, we asked authors to contemplate the occult symbolism and meaning of gold: from treasures to planetary attributions to alchemy and anything else they found relevant to mark the Summer Solstice. Conjure Codex is always themed around a colour and a season and our authors never disappoint. Our fourth issue boasts cover art by S. Aldarnay and interior artwork by Victoria Musson, JM Hamade, Mani C. Price, and Erzebet Barthold.


Hadean Press excel themselves in this time of crisis with perhaps the most diverse volume so far of Conjure Codex. Herein we encounter an astonishing range of content. Magical plant lore, always a relevant and welcome topic, is represented by Jack Grayle’s contribution, The Golden Guest; while Cath Thompson guides us in a Contemplation of Gold employing the English Qaballa. So too the Greek Magical Papyri are present and correct, in the form of Shadowmancy and PGM’s Rite of Helios, from Mani C. Price. Humberto Maggi surveys the long history of The Daimon and the Treasure from ancient beginnings to the legacy of the grimoires and beyond. Matters necromantic – an important aspect of our magical traditions - are explored by Gavin Fox, and the important and strangely neglected figure of Michael Scot is ably handled by Eldred Hieronymous Wormwood. In our first Picatrix related contribution J Swofford explores the magical imagery of the decans in The Picatrix Decan Art Project. A fascinating and most welcome exploration of territory entirely unfamiliar to me is provided by Erica Frevel, in Aztec Solar Magic: Blood and Gold, So too we welcome Veronica Rivas’ Revelations of the Great Yogini Sera Khandro dealing with aspects of Buddhist tantra. Victoria Musson brings us Gold Ripens as much by Moonlight as Sun, exploring the origins of poppets and their relevance to a broad range of cultures and their esoteric practices. Last but by no means least Anthony Nine delivers the Guns of Brixton, a thoroughly modern and culturally significant piece which pulls no punches.


Besides these stellar texts in the Gold issue, the reader will be delighted by the beauty of the pages, luxuriously embellished as they are. Thus, without more ado, I present Conjure Codex Four for your edification and delight! — Jake Stratton-Kent, Editorial


CONTENTS

The Golden Guest by Jack Grayle

A Contemplation of GOLD by Cath Thompson

Shadowmancy and PGM’s Rite of Helios by Mani C. Price

The Δαίμων and the Treasure by Humberto Maggi

Treasures of the Grave: A Practical Guide for the Aspiring Necromancer by Gavin Fox

Michael Scot: The Life of a True Magician by Eldred Hieronymus Wormwood

The Picatrix Decan Art Project by J Swofford

Aztec Solar Magic: Blood and Gold by Erica Frevel

Treasure of Heart Essence: The Revelations of the Great Yogini Sera Khandro by Verónica Rivas

Gold Ripens as much by Moonlight as Sun by Victoria Musson

Guns of Brixton by Anthony Nine








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