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Hecate’s Fountain : Deluxe, Signed by  Michael Staley (Ed.) Kenneth Grant - Signed First Edition - 2014 - from GatesPastBooks and

Hecate’s Fountain : Deluxe, Signed

by Kenneth Grant, Michael Staley (Ed.)

Condition: As New/As New

London: Starfire Publishing Limited, 2014. Limited to 111 hand-numbered copies, signed by Steffi Grant. "The boards are bound in hand-made paper, with an additional leather quarter- binding across the spine. The book is slip-cased, with full-colour dust-jacket, and comes with black and white custom printed endpapers, and with top and tail bands to the binding. Originally released by Skoob Books Publishing in 1992, this enhanced edition of 1500 copies is freshly typeset in an octavo format of 318 pages. Sewnbound hardback, with a new frontispiece, a twenty-page section of colour and half-tone plates, illustrated endpapers and a full-colour dustjacket, this republication incorporates corrections noted subsequently in Kenneth Grant's personal copy of the book. Many of the plates have been rephotographed, and some are printed in colour. Hecate's Fountain is a highly original approach to contemporary Hermetic thought and experimental occultism. During the rituals of New Isis Lodge (1955-1962) it was noted that not all of them achieved the object for which they were performed. The exceptions had curious and often alarming side-effects which the author calls 'tangential tantra'. It was discovered that these anomalies effected a rapprochment with highly charged dimensions existing between the realms of dreaming and dreamless sleep. This catalytic interface Grant calls the Mauve Zone. The weird nature of these phenomena suggested parallels with H. P. Lovecraft's Cycle of Myths extrapolated in the fabulous Necronomicon, and its affinity with Mauve Zone magick is here meticulously explored. Many years of research then led to an interpretation, in terms of this magick, of Aleister Crowley's The Book of the Law. Also explored are seemingly related phenomena in the work of another contemporary, Michael Bertiaux, whose independent discoveries show evidence of traffic with alien beings of Intelligence and Power. Crowley saw contact with such entities as 'the only chance for mankind to advance as a whole'. The Magical Workings of New Isis Lodge have opened the gates to an influx of influences from Outside that will radically alter the direction of experimental occultism".. Enhanced and Corrected Edition Deluxe. Leather/Marbled Boards/Sewn. As New/As New. Illus. by Austin Osman Spare, Michael Bertiaux, Steffi Grant, S.S. Adkins, Alistair Campell, Linda Falorio. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Deluxe: ISBN 9781906073237.

  • Bookseller: GatesPastBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 931716
  • Title: Hecate’s Fountain : Deluxe, Signed
  • Author: Kenneth Grant, Michael Staley (Ed.)
  • Illustrator: Austin Osman Spare, Michael Bertiaux, Steffi Grant, S.S. Adkins, Alistair Campell, Linda Falorio
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: As New
  • Jacket condition: As New
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Enhanced and Corrected Edition Deluxe
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1906073228
  • ISBN 13: 9781906073220
  • Publisher: Starfire Publishing Limited
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2014
  • Keywords: Occult, Typhonian, Magick, Religious Psychology, Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Thelema, Aiwass, Aleister Crowley, Frater Achad, Arthur Machen, Sax Rohmer, Jack Parsons, Lovecraft, Cabala, Qabalah, Grimoire, Yoga, Tantrik, Sex Magic, Crowleyanity
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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