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The Apocalypse

The Apocalypse” is the theme for the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, No 23 Vol 3, Autumnal Equinox 2012, which is now available online. In addition to several interesting articles, including the first of a series of translations of and commentary on writings of the Bavarian Illuminati, there are book reviews for a number of recent publications you may wish to check out.


Cover: The Angel of Silence by J. S. Kupperman


“This issue of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition offers two featured articles. The first of these, The Apocalypticism of Joachim of Fiore and the Western Mystery Tradition, by Dr. William Behun, explores various approaches to apocalyptic literature within the framework of Joachim of Fiore and applies them to the Western Mystery Tradition. In doing so, Dr. Behun advances perspectives on the subject that should prove important to anyone engaged in either the study or practice of the various WMT traditions. The second paper, In Search of the Illuminati: A Light Amidst Darkness by K. M. Hataley is not so much about an apocalypse, but is itself a revelation. This issue marks the first of a series on the Bavarian Illuminati, including not only elements of its history, but, for the first time, English translations of original Illuminati texts!” [via]

The next two issues will focus on Platonism and Eros, respectively, so you may wish to check out the current submissions guidelines and contribute.

Hand-bound Goetia Set

J S Kupperman, publisher of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, is offering a Hand-bound Goetia Set.

Hand-bound Goetia Set – Slipcase


“A two-volume set of the Goetia or Lesser Key of Solomon, based on the Mathers and Peterson editions. The set, hand-bound in vegetable leather, is in full color with many pages hand embellished with liquid gold leaf. The larger book contains the names, seals and descriptions of the seventy-two spirits of the Goetia, as well as ample room for note taking. The second volume contains descriptions and instructions for making all of the ritual items necessary for the evocation of the spirits, including supplementary information from the Greater Key of Solomon. The second volume also has all of the necessary conjurations. Each book has its own, hand-made slip case for protection. (Scarab paper weight not included.)” [via]

Hand-bound Goetia Set – Spine


Hand-bound Goetia Set – Interior