THE SERPENT IKONS:
A Sorcerous Distortion of the Tarot de Marseille
By Helena van El
( Author) & Shandi / AzK Bouscatier ( Artist)
Publisher: Anathema Publishing LTD.
Hardcover Book and 35-Card Deck
(Comes with a Deck of 35 full-colour custom-sized cards (3.16" X 7.10"), printed on thick 16pt carton with Scuff-Free Lamination, in a custom-made Tuck-Box)
Hardcover Edition (Limited to 892 copies — 2022): 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 208 pages.
Hardbound 90pts, bound in Iris 'Grape' fine bookcloth. Gold foil blocking on rounded spine and on the cover + Blind Deboss details on the backcover. Colour interior, with Apple-Red with Marble 'Oracle Antique' Endpapers. White Headbands. Fully Illustrated by Shandi/Azk Bouscatier (of AZK Talismanic Jewelry). Fine typography, printed on Husky White/Smooth 160M archive-quality paper. Comes with a carton-plate insert glued on the interior, individually hand-numbered, and signed by the Author & Artist.
List Price: $121.50
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
The Serpent Ikons: A Sorcerous Distortion of the Tarot de Marseille Major Arcana is a card deck, philosophical commentary, and grimoire; combining at the very heart of its creation primal art, writing, and magickal practice. Forged in the fire of passion for the Mysteries, the Serpent Ikons are an oblation to the Self and its Daemon in the most sacred of experiences – one’s Life as a deliberate, Initiatory journey fashioned by the creativity and will of the magician.
The Serpent Ikons have their roots in the revolt against any religious authority imposing a singular and unilateral relationship with spiritual forces. They embrace the Witch’s way; that torturous path that defies dogma and distorts order. In The Serpent Ikons, the major arcana of the Tarot de Marseille have been subverted to act as a transgression of the Tarot tradition: the Operant needs only the Self for guidance, and prognostications are consciously chosen then brought into being through ritual with one’s Daemon.
Together artist Shandi Azk Bouscatier and author Helena van El have woven a spell of stunning visuals, deep contemplation, and profound magickal practice; and together they invite you to the intimate world of The Serpent Ikons.
A Wicked Pack of Cards, by Gary Lachman
i. The Serpent Ikons – The Vision
ii. The Serpent Ikons – The Royal Path
The Serpent Ikons – Wielding the Inner World
Grimoire Space – Rituals
Divinatory Speech – Spreads and Questions
Bibliography and References/Resources
The Book comes with a Deck of 35 custom-sized cards.
An additional word from Helena & Shandi:
"We are so glad and grateful for this long journey full of mystery and magickal connections, and, we are proud of this work!
We, as Witches (the two of us), cannot ignore the condition of the planet and the natural world around us. We consider our practice to be deeply rooted in the physical, in the land, and in the reality around us. We stand for the Woods – not only as a conceptual place but as a tangible space from which we draw our power. We are committed to a magickal practice that is not elusive, but rather in relationship and cooperation with the natural world and the beings around us. Our planet is a living being and the most magnificent of all Temples.
It is our Will to use this book and deck as an ecological and magickal act, and as our practice must be based on action and not on words, we, therefore, pledge that for every book and deck set sold, we will plant a tree. This will be done through Forest Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program once all copies of The Serpent Ikons have sold. Thank you for supporting our arte & vision."
THE TRUE GRIMOIRE:
Encyclopædia Goetica -
by Jake Stratton-Kent
Revised Second Edition, Scarlet Imprint
Royal 8vo (234 × 156 mm), 280 pp
Necromantic emblems by Artem Grigoryev
Standard Hardcover Edition List Price: $99.99
Limited to 1200 copies
Printed on 150 gsm paper and bound in black cloth, bearing the seal of Frimost on the front, red endpapers, red ribbon, black dust jacket with design in bronze metallic ink and black foil. Letterpress print of The Prayer of the Salamanders.
Paperback Edition: List Price: $42.95
Sewn paperback, printed on 120 gsm paper, black cover with design in bronze metallic ink and black foil.
The first volume of Jake Stratton-Kent’s Encyclopaedia Goetica is a reconstruction of the Grimorium Verum from the corrupted Italian and French versions of the grimoire. The True Grimoire comprises a coherent and eminently workable system of goetic magic, with extensive commentary and notes by a practicing necromancer.
The second edition appears thirteen years after the True Grimoire was first published, in which time it has become a critical and foundational work of the current magical revival. As Dr Alexander Cummins observes in his Foreword, the True Grimoire ‘spearheaded a particular renaissance in grimoire studies towards more informed historical analysis and more engaged mythopoetic ritual praxis, all the while centring the realities of hands-on cunning.’
In his introduction and notes to the grimoire, Stratton-Kent elucidates the importance of this concise and comprehensive text to magicians and students of magic alike:
‘The grimoire deals with significant themes that other, often larger, texts have lost, omitted or obscured. […] It enables the persistent seeker to see, essentially, what many have failed to see, that underlying goetic magic is a hidden tradition of great depth and significance. It possesses a traditional methodology that confronts and deals directly with the same primal realities faced by our most remote ancestors; in which all later magic and religion had their original impetus, but which in the West is primarily preserved in goetic magic alone.’
We are given insights across the grimoire tradition into allied texts such as the Grand Grimoire and Red Dragon, the Key of Solomon, the Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic. Stratton-Kent reveals a grimoire tradition with roots in the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri and the necromancy of the goês.
The True Grimoire is an elemental and chthonic grimoire of conjuration, pact-making and spell-working. It clearly and concisely explains how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits, and the primary role of the intermediary spirit, whom JSK characterises as ‘akin in a real sense to the Holy Guardian Angel in the Abramelin system.’ The text provides the timing, tools and conjurations for what is an attainable and practical system of magic.
The new edition is augmented by two previously published and out of print essays by the author: ‘ The Spell for Success’ gives a comprehensive analysis of a key part of the Grimorium Verum ritual, which it shares with a number of other Solomonic works, but which originates conceptually in pre-Solomonic magic; and ‘The Conjuration of Nebiros,’ which details a complete conjuration from the author’s personal work, illustrating the entire process and contextualising it.
The book has been redesigned and typeset by Alkistis Dimech, with necromantic emblems by Artem Grigoryev. In addition, the hardback and fine edition are issued with a letterpress print of The Prayer of the Salamanders.
Foreword by Dr Alexander Cummins
Preface to the Second Edition
I · Introduction
The Importance of the True Grimoire
Goetia and Sigils
The Context of the Grimoire
The Art Armadel
II · The True Grimoire
The First Part
The Second Part
The Third Part
The Cabala of the Green Butterfly
III · Notes to the Grimoire
Notes on the First Part
Who are the Spirits?
Notes on the Second Part
Comment on the Second Part
On constructing Verum spells
Notes on the Third Part
The Ritual Procedure of the Grimoire
Planetary Days and Hours
IV · Supplementary Material
The Spirits of the Seven Days of the Week
On the Cabala of the Green Butterfly
Illustrated Pips Edition
By Patrick Valenza
Published by Deviant Moon Inc.
Tarot Card Deck
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