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Clavis Journal, Vol 3: Cipher and Stone

Clavis Journal, Vol 3: Cipher and Stone from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press, due in September, but available for pre-order, in standard and deluxe editions, may be of interest.

Clavis Journal 3

“At 216 pages, the new volume of Clavis features an outstanding grouping of authors and image-makers. Articles in this issue include ‘Our Lady Babalon and Her Cup of Fornications” by Gordan Djurdjevic, and esoteric astrologer Austin Coppock’s paean to dark and baneful starlight, “Death From Above”. Three adepts of the German magical order Fraternitas Saturni give voice to the magisterial arcanum of Saturn in the article ‘Listening to the Voice of Silence’. We are pleased to include ‘Rite of the Graal Evolute’, a previously unpublished ritual and art by the late English magus and scholar Andrew D. Chumbley. Gemma Gary invokes Bucca, the Cornish Witch-God in image, rite and magical exposition; Robert Hull examines the Qabalah of Quantum Physics in ‘Unity and Division’. Michael Howard explores the role of the first artificer of metal in ‘Masonic Mysteries of Tubal-Cain’, and Henrik Bogdan considers the esoteric role of Secrecy, the very flower of the Occult itself, in occult orders. In addition, we are also pleased to include rare occult texts relating to cheiromancy, witchcraft and the lore and magic of Mandragora – the Shrieking Root of the sorcerers.

CLAVIS 2 journal features haunting and provocative visuals from many contemporary artists imaging the esoteric: by Benjamin Vierling, Madeline von Foerster, Richard Kirk, Carolyn Hamilton-Giles, Tom Allen, Hagen von Tulien, Jamie Sweetman, Billy Davis, John Kleckner, Carlos Melgoza, Joseph Uccello, Raven Ebner, Brigid Marlin, Timo Ketola, Ilyas Phaizulline‏, José Luis Rodríguez Guerra, and many more.”

Clavis Journal, Vol 2: The Cloister Perilous

The Cloister Perilous is volume 2 of Clavis: Journal of Occult Arts, Letters and Experience which is a collaboration between Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press. This issue, due in October, is available for pre-order and will come in a standard as well as a limited to 125 copies deluxe edition, which last is bound in burgundy goat and comes with a lithograph by Carolyn Hamilton-Giles.

Ouroboros Press Three Hands Press Clavis Journal No 2

“CLAVIS Editions announces the second volume of Clavis: A Journal of Occult Arts, Letters, and Experience. Featuring an outstanding grouping of authors and image-makers, its nominative adumbration ‘The Cloister Perilous’ follows the apocryphal eponym ‘Of Keys, Locks, and Doors’ attributed to Volume 1.

Articles in this issue include ‘Our Lady Babalon and Her Cup of Fornications’ by Gordan Djurdjevic, and esoteric astrologer Austin Coppock’s paean to dark and baneful stellar emanation, ‘Death From Above’. Three adepts of the German magical order Fraternitas Saturni bring forth Gold from Lead, giving voice to the magisterial arcanum of Saturn in the article ‘Listening to the Voice of Silence’, accompanied by the artwork of Albin Grau and Hagen von Tulien. We are also pleased to include ‘Rite of the Graal Evolute’, a previously unpublished ritual and art by the late English magus and scholar Andrew D. Chumbley. Traditional witch Gemma Gary invokes Bwcca, the Cornish Witch-God, in arresting image, rite and magical exposition. Esoteric scholar Henrik Bogdan considers the esoteric role of Secrecy, the very flower of the Occult itself, as it relates to secret societies. Lloyd Graham writes of the magical talismans of Arabian magic, and Aaron Picirillo examines magical self-fashioning. Robert Hull examines the Qabalah of Quantum Physics in ‘Unity and Division’. Michael Howard’s essay ‘Masonic Mysteries of Tubal-Cain’ explores the role of the first artificer of metal in several occult orders. In addition, volume 2 includes several rare occult texts relating to cheiromancy, natural magic, witchcraft and the lore and magic of the Mandragora — the Shrieking Root of the sorcerers.

At 216 pages, CLAVIS Journal 2 features haunting and provocative visuals from many contemporary artists imaging the esoteric: by Madeline von Foerster, Richard Kirk, Carolyn Hamilton-Giles, Tom Allen, Jamie Sweetman, Billy Davis, John Kleckner, Carlos Melgoza, Joseph Uccello, Raven Ebner, Brigid Marlin, Timo Ketola, Ilyas Phaizulline, José Luis Rodríguez Guerra, and many more.” [via]

The Occult Humanities Conference at NYU on Oct 18-20, 2013

The Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions will take place at NYU on Oct 18-20, 2013 in New York. The conference was announced today and looks to be quite worth checking out, especially since information about the schedule, participants and exhibition have already been posted. The event is being hosted by Phantasmaphile, the Observatory, and NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.

The Occult Humanities Conference 2013

 

Pam Grossman announced this on her Phantasmaphile blog today.

I am thrilled to announce The Occult Humanities Conference, taking place on October 18th-20th at NYU, and co-organized by myself and Jesse Bransford. The weekend will feature lectures, an art exhibition, and entertainment, all of which explore occult subject matter.

Speakers include Susan Aberth, Robert Ansell, Elijah Burgher, Laurent Ferri, Mitch Horowitz, Amy Hale, William Kiesel, Gary Lachman, Mark Pilkington, Shannon Taggart, Jesse, and myself.

The accompanying exhibition, Verbal, Somatic and Material, will contain artwork and esoteric books by Jesse Bransford, Elijah Burgher, David Chaim Smith, Fulgur Esoterica, Ouroboros Press, and Shannon Taggart.

Entertainment will be provided by The Parlour Trick and Acep Hale.

And there will be books vended by Catland, Fulgur Esoterica, and Ouroboros Press.” [via]

 

“The Occult Humanities Conference
October 18-20, 2013
Hosted by Phantasmaphile, Observatory and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

NYU Steinhardt
34 Stuyvesant St., New York, NY

The Occult Humanities Conference is a weekend conference to be held in New York City on October 18-20th, 2013. The conference will present a wide array of voices active in the cultural landscape who are specifically addressing the occult tradition through research, scholarship and artistic practice.

The arts and humanities at present are acutely interested in subjects related to the occult tradition. The tradition represents a rich and varied visual culture that displays a complex set of relations at once culturally specific and global in their transmission. Roughly defined, the occult tradition represents a series of culturally syncretic belief systems with related and overlapping visual histories. Though there are as many ways into this material as there are cultural — and personal — perspectives, universal occult concerns often include a belief in some sort of magic; a longing to connect with an immaterial or trans-personal realm; and a striving for inner-knowledge, refinement of the self, and transformation of one’s consciousness — if not one’s physical circumstances.

Intensely marginalized throughout most historical periods, these traditions persist and represent an ‘underground’ perspective that periodically exerts a strong influence on structures of dissent, utopianism and social change. Though history is marked with several so-called ‘Occult Revivals,’ the contemporary digital age is a perfect confluence of several factors which make this moment prime for a reexamination of all of the esoteric traditions. While the information age has allowed for easier access to previously obscure writings, imagery, and social contexts, it alternately elicits a deep desire for sensorial experiences and meaning-making once one steps away from the screen.

The presenters at the OHC represent a rich and expanding community of international artists and academics from multiple disciplines across the humanities who share an exuberance and excitement for how the occult traditions interface with their fields of study as well as the culture at large. The small scale of this conference (approximately 100 attendees) will give ticket holders an intimate look at the presenters and their views.

The visually-oriented presentations will be coupled with an exhibition of artworks by several presenters and artisanal books from Fulgur Esoterica and Ouroboros Press.” [via]

Occult Psaligraphy

Occult Psaligraphy: The Hidden Art of Papercutting by Hagen Von Tulien is a title coming soon from Ouroboros Press, and due to release at the 2013 Esoteric Book Conference in September.

Hagen Von Tulien's Occult Psaligraphy from Ouroboros Press

“Ouroboros Press desires every discerning Bibliophile to know that a new book by contemporary artist and occultist Hagen Von Tulien is in preparation. With more than thirty years of intense magical theory and practice, he has specialized in creating art as an expression and manifestation of magical states of awareness and its use as an esoteric tool. In Occult Psaligraphy Von Tulien expresses these magical states in a series of over 160 papercuts. The book, produced in large format and printed in Red and Black will be presented in a Limited but distinct Edition. This bi-lingual text in English and German, includes introductions by the Artist and publisher William Kiesel, who speaks to the practice of papercutting in diverse esoteric traditions worldwide, including China, Japan, Mexico, Europe, Indonesia and America. Von Tulien’s papercuts show a superior quality, the line work, fluidity and design elements reflect experience with both graphics and occult symbolism. The papercut images Von Tulien creates with his scissors are functioning sacred diagrams, Veves and potent effigies whereby congress with the spirit world may be actuated.”

“Amalgamations of eyes, serpents, horns, skulls and other sigillic devices, these scissor-cuts become embodied vessels of power. They assist the practitioner in concentration, may be used in meditation or evocation, or as objects of talismanic effect. Specific God-forms, Iwa, and Avatars of Revelation are exemplified, honored and called forth. Other diagrammatic examples of Von Tulien’s scissor-cuts show initiatory knowledge and act as veritable trestleboards of ritual arcanum. The intricate lines and visually striking forms of his cuts cause an immediate fascination in the viewer – a fixation of vision, a keyhole through which Keys are received. Like the emblem books of the Renaissance the Occult Psaligraphy is rich in iconic symbolism. The devices of esoteric tradition are recondite and explicit and the entities present are no less corporeal to the eye. If ever a talismanic book there was, certainly this Book of Spirits is among them.” [via]

Zoroaster’s Telescope

Zoroaster’s Telescope, or, The Key to the great divinatory Kabbala of the Magi, originally written in 1796 by André-Robert Andrea de Nerciat, available from Ouroboros Press in its first English translation by Jennifer Zahrt.

André-Robert Andrea de Nerciat and Jennifer Zarht's Zoroaster's Telescope from Ouroboros Press

“The Zoroaster’s Telescope claims to be The Key to the Great Divinatory Kabbala of the Magi, and indeed within the text we find an eclectic mix of Angel Magic, Astrology, Divination, twenty-eight Mansions of the Moon, Kabbala, Zoroastrianism, Sacred Geometry, Numerology, reminiscent of the syncretism MacGregor Mathers employed in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn at the close of the 19th century. As a system of divination, Zoroaster’s Telescope is unique in the genre employing diverse magical methods layout very much along the lines of the grimoires of occult tradition. The book features several wood engraved plates, charts and tables and a large folding plate THE URN wherein the sigla of this art are exemplified. Typographical treatment and design for Zoroaster’s Telescope was executed by Joseph Uccello and the translation was rendered by Dr. Jennifer Zahrt, PhD.” [via]

CLAVIS journal issue one launch party

You may be interested in the upcoming launch party for the first issue of CLAVIS, Journal of the Art Magical, on Mar 26th, 2013 in Seattle, WA

Clavis Journal of the Art Magical No 1 from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press

“CLAVIS Editions will be launching the Primer Issue of CLAVIS Journal in Seattle, Washington 26 March 2013. The publishers and some of the contributors will participate in the event.

CLAVIS is a journal of the advanced occult disciplines, produced by esoteric publishers Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press. Born of the desire to serve an increasingly sophisticated esoteric community, its pages wed the dual arenas of scholar and practitioner, our aim to serve as a magical resource for years to come. In accord with the Emblem of our work, the journal provides unique access to magical strata and currents of esoteric thought not found elsewhere. Our pages feature Magical Theory and Practice, Hermetic Studies, Comparative and Esoteric Religion, History of Magic, Folklore and newly-emergent fields of syncretic occult praxis.

Our editorship and peer review panel is uniquely suited for the advancement of this work, drawing from its specialist areas of Hermeticism, Witchcraft, Grimoria, Thelema, and Natural Magic. With solid reputations for inventive book design and editorial acumen, we look forward to serving the magical adept with content worthy of the concealed beauty and mystery of the word occult.

EVENT PROGRAM:
Standard and Deluxe copies of the journal will be available.

CLAVIS Editors;
Daniel Schulke & William Kiesel
Three Hands Press | Ouroboros Press

Artist
Joseph Uccello
Viatorium Press” [via]

LVX = NOX

You may be interested in LVX = NOX an art portfolio with photography by Carlos Melgoza and an accompanying text by Frater Solus Altariora Laboro, which is available from Ouroboros Press.

Carlos Melgoza's LVX = NOX portfolio from Ouroboros Press

“LVX = NOX

Ritual Gesture as expressed by Anima Nocturna
The Occult Photography of Carlos Melgoza

We are pleased to be offering these integral images of ritual gesture in a Limited Edition Portfolio and accompanying rite, The Revelation of the Midnight Sun.” [via]

Carlos Melgoza's LVX = NOX prints from Ouroboros Press

“These photographs are offered in a limited edition portfolio of Type C prints and limited to 26 numbered sets and include a copy of the rite, The Revelations of the Midnight Sun, penned by Frater Solus Altariora Laboro as an outgrowth of his work with the signs in ritual praxis.

Deriving from the western esoteric tradition, LVX & NOX Signs fall into a fascinating repertoire of ritual gestures and postures, mudras and asanas which can also be found in Tantra, internal martial arts such as Tai Chi, and dance such as Butoh. In this specific case the subjects are actual butoh dancers from the Seattle troupe Danse Perdue, given the physical quality of their work they were chosen due to their ability to embody the respective nature of the signs. In Tai Chi they first teach the form or frame, so that one knows how to stand so the energy is flowing. The sign itself is what defines the power. The signs are potent enough to also experience the power of the sign in a meditative space. Sacred postures are thought of as structural conduits of subtle energy. The different ritual postures which one shapes one’s body into conduct specific kinds of energy. The way forces are shaped defines how they act in manifestation. This relates to the magical gestures, the asanas, and especially the god-forms embodied in such ritual postures as the LVX NOX signs. As written in the accompanying text by Frater S.A.L., the combination of the light [LVX] and night [NOX] is what brings on the blacklight experience, an aspect of which entails a realization that that which is perceived to be separate is understood to be united. Thus the nine god-forms represent angles on an ouroboros-like wheel of universal force. In one form of the meditation these signs represent the totality of the universe as expressed in light and shadow. The totality felt through the flesh.” [via]

Rosicrucian Manifestos

Rosicrucian Manifestos from Ouroboros Press is a re-set version of the famous texts in a variety of bindings, available in early 2013.

Rosicrucian Manifestos from Ouroboros Press Rosenkreutz edition

“The Rosicrucian Manifestos describe the early life of Christian Rosencreutz, his pilgrimage to the East in search of occult knowledge and his eventual founding of the mysterious Brothers of the Rosy Cross. The enigmatic and axiomatic writing style places the texts firmly into the western esotericism and includes critiques upon the ‘closed minds’ of society, be it political, religious or intellectual and includes the legend of the founder CRC and gives very detailed descriptions of the Hidden Symbolical Vault wherein the secrets of the order were secured along with the body of Christian Rosencreutz laid in restful repose under an Everburing Lamp. The appended Letter from the Brothers of R.C. describes the Invisible Magical Mountain of the Adepts, how to get there and what to expect while ‘visiting’.

Entirely reset in classic typefaces.

Small Octavo. 120 pages, with frontis portrait of Andreae and 2 engraved plates.” [via]

Rosicrucian Manifestos from Ouroboros Press Nequaquam Vacuum edition

“NEQUAQUAM VACUUM EDITION: Full Vellum with raised spine bands gilt title and Rose Cross device. Handmarbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark. Limited to 37 copies only. Includes a copy of the Temple of the Rosy Cross print. $225.00

ROSENCREUTZ EDITION: Full scarlet leather with raised spine bands gilt title and Rose Cross device. Handmarbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark. Limited to 120 copies only. $155.00

TRADE EDITION: Full cloth with gilt title and Rose Cross device. Letterpress printed dust jacket. Limited to 777 copies only. $40.00” [via]

Clavis Journal No 1

Clavis Journal No 1 has been announced for pre-order availability. This is the inaugural issue for the new Clavis: Journal of the Art Magical, a collaboration between Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press.

CLAVIS is a journal of the advanced occult disciplines, produced by esoteric publishers Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press. Born of the desire to serve an increasingly sophisticated esoteric community, its pages wed the dual arenas of scholar and practitioner, our aim to serve as a magical resource for years to come. In accord with the Emblem of our work, the journal provides unique access to magical strata and currents of esoteric thought not found elsewhere. Our pages feature Magical Theory and Practice, Hermetic Studies, Comparative and Esoteric Religion, History of Magic, Folklore and newly-emergent fields of syncretic occult praxis.” [via]

 

Clavis Journal of the Art Magical No 1 from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press

 

“Clavis Journal announces its debut issue, now available for pre-order. Our inceptive ‘Journal of the Art Magical’ contains both modern, innovative occult content and scintillant magical artifacts of centuries past. We are proud to feature the work of Johnny Jakobsson, that being “Nebiros et Ars Necomantica” an extended investigation and reverie on the grimoire-patrons of the corpse and burial ground. Martin Duffy examines the gnosis of Judas Iscariot and his place as a witch’s Saint of Opposition in “One Beyond Twelve: The Thirteenth Spirit, Judas and the Opposer”. Craig Williams issues an important magical caveat emptor for the would-be cartographers of the qliphotic wastes in “Daath Gnosis”. A lunar-qabbalistic magical operation entitled ‘Shaddai’s Gate’ is presented by the pseudonomous Frater AI. The mysterious Grosvenor manuscript is examined by Ben Fernee in “The Commonplace Book of Grosvenor”. Daniel Schulke’s ‘Diablo Stigmata’ examines the perpetuity of the Devil’s Mark as an accursed brand, setting the flesh of the witch apart from mankind. Also featured are alchemical writings by Edward Kelley and George Ripley, and illustrations by Tomasz Allen Kopera, Rima Staines, Joseph Uccello, Tom Allen, Sasan Saidi, Hagen Von Tulien, Johnny Jakobsson, and more.

Standard Edition
80 pages, Softcover, heavy stock, with black and white and full colour illustrations. Limited to 1,300 copies.
The standard edition will begin shipping on February 1st, 2013.
$49

Deluxe Edition
Bound in full goat with marbled endpapers, the deluxe edition features a limited edition two-colour letterpress print of Joseph Uccello’s illustrated text of the alchemist Sir George Ripley’s Vision of the Toad. Limited to 125 copies only.
The standard edition will begin shipping on February 15th, 2013.
$260 Limit one copy per subscriber.” [via]

Clavis Journal of the Occult Arts

You may be interested in Clavis Journal of the Occult Arts, a new annual for advanced occult arts and letters produced by a collaboration between Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press.

“CLAVIS is a premier journal featuring the arts and letters of the advanced occult disciplines. Born of the desire to serve an increasingly sophisticated esoteric community, it seeks a marriage of the theoretical and practical, learned and artistic. We are particularly concerned with manifesting text and image from a diverse spectrum of practitioners, scholars, and artists treating occult subject matter. Born of the work and vision of the past decade, Clavis Journal is a collaborative project of Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press.

Clavis draws upon a diverse historical strata of occult tradition while carrying forward that legacy for magical futurity. Our pages feature Magical Theory and Practice, Hermetic Studies, Comparative and Esoteric Religion, History of Magic, Folklore and newly-emergent fields of syncretic occult praxis. In both design and purview, we entreat the fascination which mutually empowers both the artist and the magical art.

Produced annually, the debut issue of Clavis will be August 1, 2012. The journal is lavishly produced, issued in both a full color softcover and an Edition Deluxe.” [via]