280pp comprising sixteen (and one) original and significant essays.
The cover is impressed with a sunken panel holding a striking letterpress rendering of the tower by occult artist Kyle Fite. XVI is printed throughout in red and black ink on heavy paper stock.
The babel edition of XVI comes in a strict edition of 700 copies and can be yours for forty four english pounds.
As we confront ecological collapse, political control, wars of terror, and wars on consciousness, we are seeking emergence from this state of emergency.
XVI proposes gnostic strategies for liberation.
Some will consider this a dangerous and inflammatory book.
These provocative essays from the most radical contemporary occult thinkers reveal a creative and passionate engagement with the world.
Attacks on our freedoms can lead to freedom, the sudden enlightenment, the lightning path and the initiatory crisis that the tower also represents.
XVI seeks to raise magickal awareness of the unique times we find ourselves in, whilst being open to the resourcefulness and indominatable nature of the human spirit to find solutions and responses to it.
This is magick attuned to the zeitgeist.
Sex, drugs, art, initiation rites, calls to arms, ritual actions, aeonic plans, revolutionary witchcraft and apocalypse converge in our new title, XVI.
XVI contains these essays:
John Michael Greer - Magic and the End of History
The shape of time, the myth of progress and the fall of civilisation
Ramsey Dukes - XXXII - Not One Tower But Two
The forbidden pleasures of 9/11 and the fight for freedom
Carl Abrahamsson - Everything Must Go...On!
Metaprogramming the future through art
Eric K Lerner - The Tower
Shango, santeria, phallic magick and the tarot
Raven Caldera - Being the Change
The path of a trans-gender plant shaman, from permaculture to bdsm
Michael Idehall - The Tower of Babel
Qliphothic initiation on the averse path and the astral realm
Peter Grey - Seeing Through Apocalypse
John Dee, Babalon, brain chemistry and apocalypse denial
Dr George J Sieg - Occult War for the Aeon
Aeonic warfare from iot, oto, ona, to evola and the church, as civilisations clash
James Wasserman - Defeating a Vile Threat
Advocating patriotic thelemic resistance to attacks on our liberty
Hafiz Batin - Orgy in Matter
The spiritual warfare of an ismaili gnostic in the west
Dr Dave Evans/Francis Breakspear - Twin Infinities
Chaote on crowley, car crashes and identity crises
Stephen Grasso - Things Fall Apart
Fighting dystopian doomsayers with vodou
Kyle Fite - Falling into Fire
An initiates journey through the labyrinth of Burroughs, Blake, Hesse, Crowley and Bertiaux
Julian Vayne - The Ecstatic State
The war against some drugs and the ritual use of ketamine, toad venom and foxy methoxy
Orryelle Defenestrate Bascule - The Tower Crashes
Direct artistic intervention, babble babel, and both theatrical and ecological action
Peter J Carroll - Eschaton
The godfather of chaos magic enchants for the eschaton
Alkistis Dimech - Coup de Foudre
Woman and revolutionary witchcraft from the sabbat to collapse, from Michelet to Jack Parsons to now
The text is riven by images from:
Orryelle Defenestrate Bascule
Eric k Lerner
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