Before The Incal

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Before The Incal Classic Collection by Alexandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Zoran Janjetov:   This volume collects the full-length prequel series that provides background for the classic Jodo/Moebius Incal books. The stories are all set on the planet Earth 2014, and they center on the young John Difool, particularly the […]

The Incal

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Incal Classic Collection by Alexandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Moebius, introduced by Brian Michael Bendis:   This beautiful hardcover collects the six original books of Jodorowsky and Moebius’s classic science fiction epic The Incal, originally published in French in the 1980s. A work as self-consciously mythic as this one […]

Othon & Honorata

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Metabarons : Volume 1: Othon & Honorata by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Juan Gimenez. This American publication collects the first two bandes dessinées in a series of eight. A blank page joins the two originally separate volumes. Under this cover is the immediate pre-history and first generation of the […]

Showman Killer: Heartless Hero

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Showman Killer: Heartless Hero by Alexandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Nicolas Fructus, translated by Ivanka Hannenberger. Heartless Hero is the first volume of the Showman Killer series of graphic novels, which seem to be Alejandro Jodorowsky’s most recent published work in English. (The French original was issued in 2010.) Although […]

Two on Practical Spagyric Alchemy of Plants

Samuel Scarborough reviews Alchemist’s Handbook: Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Frater Albertus and The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: An Herbalist’s Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Manfred M Junius at Two on Practical Spagyric Alchemy of Plants in the Journal […]

Madwoman of the Sacred Heart

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews Madwoman of the Sacred Heart by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Jean Moebius Giraud. An intellectually self-absorbed, incontinent university professor serves as the protagonist in this mystical adventure with themes of messianic apocalypse, and eventually psychedelic initiation. Supernatural elements are introduced very gradually, and at first it is easy for the […]

The Magick of Thelema

The Magick of Thelema: A Handbook of the Rituals of Aleister Crowley by Lon Milo DuQuette, with foreword by Hymenaeus Beta, since re-published as The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema, the 1993 paperback from Samuel Weiser, is part of the collection at the Reading Room. “Magick has been called […]