Monday, 11 February 2013

Apocalyptic Witchcraft pre-order open.

Dear Friends,
We can announce our newest title, now available to pre-order:

Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey.

The spectre of Witchcraft is haunting the West, the dead giving up their secrets.
This is a ritual unveiling of these mysteries. It is both a vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a bold project which does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies.
Instead, it suggests a way forward.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt as living experiences. These are the core of our ritual practice.
Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. These are not separate threads, but arise from a deep mythic structure and are woven together into a single unifying vision. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. This is a daring undertaking, born from both urgency and need. It offers a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book which is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse.

Tradition is not static, it flows, and this work pours forth a vision for the future. Founded in pilgrimage and ritual, encountered in dreams and gleaned from the conversations of both doves and crows, a remarkable narrative unfolds. Its wings span from pre-history, through the witch-panic and it emerges fully fledged into our present moment of crisis. It offers a witchcraft for our time. Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a controversial, luminous text. A shuddering paroxysm of eternal renewal beneath the serpent moon.

It is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety.

Contents
Exordium
Apocalyptic Witchcraft
A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft
She is Without
The Cup, the Cross and the Cave
A Spell to Awaken England
The Scaffold of Lightning
The Children that are Hidden Away
A Wolf sent forth to snatch away a Lamb
Fifteen
Hic Rhodus, Hic Salta!

Peter Grey is the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. His previous work The Red Goddess has become the standard work on Babalon.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft represents his mature understanding of these mysteries, working in conjunction with Lover and accomplice Alkistis Dimech.
This is his second book length work and the first title we have devoted to witchcraft.


The standard Of the Doves edition
1000 exemplars

The standard Of the Doves edition is bound in black linen. The boards are stamped with white doves, whose hidden meaning is elucidated in the text.
Lyrical typography and carefully chosen images communicate further understanding. All pre-ordered copies will be signed.

£40 plus postage
UK pre-order
European pre-order
USA, Canada and Worldwide pre-order
The fine bound Of the Crows edition
81 exemplars

Bound in a hand-grained morocco of hammered gold. The leather is charged with a murder of crows, a totem of the author.
The ends are blackened. The book comes ribboned, slipcased and signed.

£200 plus secure postage

UK pre-order
European pre-order
USA, Canada and Worldwide pre-order

(A Bibliotheque Rouge paperback and digital editions will also be available in due course)
Two launch parties are being held in the East and West, with brief readings given and more extensive libations poured.
Come and join us at the charming Labyrinth Books on the eve before The Occult Conference in Glastonbury, or in London at the esteemed Atlantis Bookshop.

Labyrinth Books Glastonbury High Street
Friday March 22, 6.30-8.30pm
Please rsvp to be added to the guestlist:
labyrinthbooks@aol.com
Atlantis BookshopMuseum Street, London.
Saturday April 6, 7.30-10.30pm
Please rsvp to be added to the guestlist:
atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com

This title is already with our printers and will ship before the Vernal Equinox.
Our thanks for your ongoing support of our Work.
With Love,

Peter and Alkistis



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