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Apocalyptic Witchcraft - GREY, Peter - 2013. [1220710]
Scarlet Imprint Vernal Equinox 2013, UK - Hardcover. Octavo. vi + 182pp. Deluxe edition. Strikingly bound in full gold morocco with black lettering to spine and black crow design imprinted on upper board (the crow design on the upper cover is said to have a hidden meaning which is revealed in the reading of the text), textured shimmering black endpapers. B&w illustrations, bibliography and index. "Of the Crows" edition, limited to 81 slip-cased and hand-numbered copies. "The author's vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art. Peter Grey gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt, the core of the ritual practice, as living experiences. 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. 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. Grey 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. Apocalyptic Witchcraft does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies. Instead, it suggests a way forward. It 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. This is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety. Chapter headings are: 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!" Fine condition in Fine slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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