Monday, 26 March 2012

The Blood of the Earth: first glimpse

The hardback finite edition of The Blood of the Earth is now in stock and shipping.
Pre-orders are winging their way to subscribers.

Full details on the title can be found here: http://www.scarletimprint.com/bloodoftheearth.html


An important book that confronts the very real crisis we are facing and suggests ways that magic can respond. 

First few pictures of the edenic green cloth bound beauty.




Boards blocked with broken infinity device and earth glyph. 




(Our camera died so these shots are not at the usual high resolution.)

An amazing book from John Michael Greer, to whom  we offer our congratulations. 
  
Books will be in the hands of our UK readers very soon, Europe in the next week and American readers in ten days. As ever there is a little flux in the postal service.

We will keep those who have ordered the fine edition informed as our binders progress with the project.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Friends of Witchcraft



We support the valuable work of the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle. A valuable resource for the entire magical, witchcraft and pagan community. 

We were able to launch Datura at the Museum and have appreciated the support of the museum to whom we donate copies of all our titles as a resource for researchers.

This is the time of year when renewals of the 'Friends' membership comes around and we think it is a worthy cause to support. http://friendsbmw.org.uk/

Membership entitles you to free annual admission to the Museum, invitations to
special 'Friends' events (AGM and Get Together, talks, seminars etc), twice yearly newsletters, priority access to the Museum and Library for research and the opportunity to do volunteer work at the Museum.


During the last year 'Friends' has supported the Museum with a number of important purchases.  £1300 was donated for Mylar sleeves and boxes and other archival equipment, alongside funding for the recalibration of the Museum humidity monitors, an expensive but critical task to ensure the stability of humidity around the exhibits.  'Friends' has also contributed towards the purchase of important books for the Library. 

The Museum opens for the new season on 31st March 2012, and Hunters Moon Morris will be returning to dance in front of the Museum on Easter Sunday, 8thApril.  

The Museum staff have been busy updating and adding to the displays, and we have just finished planning their next event, “A Charming and Magical Day”, a day of talks on witchcraft, magic and charms to be held on 19th May 2012.  Geraldine Beskin will be speaking on “Women of the Golden Dawn” alongside Felicity Powell on “The Charmed Life of Edward Lovett” and Jason Karl on “The Magic of Pendle Past and Present”, along with a film show from the Museum archive.  For information please check the website: http://www.museumofwitchcraft.com/

Saturday November 10th 2012 - is the annual Get-Together and AGM at the Wellington Hotel in Boscastle.  A great combination of fascinating speakers, insight into the work of the Museum and a chance to catch up with old friends and new.
Peter Grey will be speaking at the event on Witchcraft and the Grimoires. As usual, this is a “Friends” only event, with free entrance to all members. 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Scarlet Imprint a Pleasure Dome decree


Scarlet Imprint decree: A Pleasure Dome

Saturday July 21st 2012
11am to 11pm
Brighton UK

Tickets £15 in advance.
Go here to purchase.

With the success of our Summer of Love we have been tempted back to Brighton for Summer 2012 to host another major event.

We decree a Pleasure Dome in the spirit of the visions of Coleridge and Kubla Khan. An opportunity to actively engage in the dreams and visions that will inspire a new generation's Jubilee.

Our line up is being finalised, with six speakers confirmed, international guests and a magic lantern show flickering into life.

Full details will be revealed closer to the event here our blog.

The same special venue has been secured, within sight of the opiate dreamscape of the Pavilion.
This year we focus on the visionary aspects of magic, from Anger to Jarman, cut-up to performance, possession states to poetry, surrealism to the sacred. A happening will unfold with a stellar cast of magicians, witches and media manipulators.
We dare to dream the possible futures.
As well as the multifarious entertainments in the main hall we will be screening short films throughout the event.
If you would like your work to be featured please contact our digital arts curator John Bradburn here.

Wildcard submissions for short performance pieces can be sent to us at our scarletimprint email address.

This is a not for profit event.

Brighton is the occult nexus of the South East. A vibrant, queer throbbing maelstrom a scant hour from London by train, bus and car.

A splendid day out, or a weekend away, with a company of heaven where the boundaries between witchcraft and magic, participant and performer dissolve.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the Pleasure Dome.
If you wish to share these details with your friends, site, or blog the link to our official event page is here: http://www.scarletimprint.com/pleasuredome.htm