Thursday, 5 September 2013

Scarlet Imprint: Forthcoming title

Dear Friends,

We have been busy since Serpent Songs and Apocalyptic Witchcraft working on our next title. Today we can announce the first details of a major work to be launched later this Autumn, 2013.

The Testament of Cyprian the Mage by Jake Stratton-Kent is the third and final volume in the Encyclopaedia Goetica series and represents a lifetime's work as a practicing goetic magician.

The full title of the book is: The Testament of Cyprian the Mage: Comprehending the Book of Saint Cyprian and his Magical Elements and an elucidation of the Testament of Solomon.

The book tackles two of the critical strands of the Grimoire tradition, the Iberian Cyprian books and the Testament of Solomon, the foundation text of the Solomonic grimoire tradition. Stratton-Kent elucidates their context, meaning and critically how they can be integrated into a modern magical approach. Crucial to this is the identity of the Four Kings and the role of the Decans.

This is a two volume work, printed in red and black ink throughout, beautifully illustrated, filled with charts, tables and hand drawn seals. Full details of the editions and their contents will be anounced with the opening of the pre-order. 

If you are interested in pre-ordering the standard hardback or fine edition, please email us and ask to be added to our subscriber list.

His True Grimoire began the Encyclopaedia Goetica series with the first working version of the famed Grimorium Verum reconstructed from several sources. This is the best place for anyone looking to work with the grimoires to start, and the cornerstone of any serious magical library as it gives the complete working system for spirit contact, construction of tools and not only spells but the principles behind them. A clear and concise work intended for use and highly regarded in the community.

The True Grimoire is available in paperback and digital Bibliotheque Rouge editions:

Jake Stratton-Kent can be heard here interviewed about The True Grimoire by The Occult of Personality podcast:

The second book in the series is Geosophia - The Argo of Magic, a two volume work of unparalleled ambition. It traces the development of magic from the Greeks to the grimoires, laying bare the chthonic roots of goetic ritual. Like The True Grimoire, it is both a scholarly and eminently practical work. Geosophia equips the modern grimoire magician with an arsenal of techniques and approaches that will transform their personal art. It has been called by Midian Books one of the two outstanding books of the millenium, the other work they cited was our Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

Geosophia is available in paperback and digital Bibliotheque Rouge editions:

As The Testament of Cyprian the Mage  is such a major undertaking we wanted to share news of this title with you in advance of the pre-order which will open later in the Autumn. Jake's work has built a major following and the hardback editions (Geosophia pictured below) sell very quickly and become highly sought after on the secondhand market.

Jake Stratton-Kent is arguably the most important modern writer in the grimoire tradition, approaching the texts as a practitioner he presents them not as historical curiosities, but as part of a continuous magical tradition. He opens up the possibility for the committed student to pursue the mysteries for themselves.

Preparing a book of this magnitude for print requires intensive work and as a result we have been keeping silent. We will of course announce on our website and twitter feed in advance of sending the pre-order subscriber email .

Our best to you all this New Moon,

Peter and Alkistis

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