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Obeah

Obeah: A Sorcerous Ossuary by Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold, with cover art by Kyle Fite, is a recent release from Hadean Press.

Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold Kyle Fyte Obeah from Hadean Press

“Of all the Living Traditions, Obeah has remained the most elusive. Whilst Vodou and Santeria have had both academic and occult treatment in tomes widely available to the seeker, Obeah has stayed uncompromisingly rooted as a sorcerous tradition veiled in obscurity. In Obeah: A Sorcerous Ossuary, Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold teases open this Caribbean mystery and reveals a crooked path into the hidden world of Papa Bones and Sasabonsam with a short monograph concerning the history of this incoherent cult and the ways in which power is bestowed upon and wielded by the Obeahman.

The text includes the Kabalistic Banquette of Lemegeton, the Hypostasis of Abysina Clarissa and the Green Beasts, a Kabalistic Mass for Anima Sola Mayanet, a Call to Papa Bones, a Call to Spirit Guides, a Call to Anima Sola Abysina Clarissa, the Missale Ezekiel Sasabonson or the Conjuration of the Shadow-Self, and the Ritual Reptilica de Anansi, and offers insights into the Obeahman’s special relationship with the spirits of wood, water, and bone.

This book is currently available in trade hardback and digital editions. We will also be releasing a very special hand bound and extremely limited edition of 21 copies. We are not taking reservations for the limited edition at this time.” [via]

Scarlet Imprint goes digital

Just got word via the Scarlet Imprint Newsletter that they’re now going to be offering digital editions of their books. They’ve redesigned the Scarlet Imprint website to be cleaner and clearer and have started to add a few titles in digital format. So, check out the digital edition of Datura, a collection of occult and pagan poems and essays, available now in ePUB and MOBI formats and look for the rest in the months to come.

On a more editorial note, Scarlet Imprint has already been doing a great job of providing a variety of editions in various price ranges, from excellently crafted collectors editions to the affordable Bibliothèque Rouge format. With the addition of the new digital formats, Scarlet Imprint has gone even further to recognizing that there is no reason to limit the reach of good content by hiding it behind artificial scarcity: a variety of editions from heirloom quality art bindings to affordable paperbacks and even digital editions are great options for people to have. Being able to fetishize and totemize the physical manifestation of one’s books is not mutually exclusive to wanting convenient and searchable access to the information content, and frankly, I personally find these two things to be additive and synergistic.