Apocalyptic Witchcraft

Peter Grey

Strikingly bound in heavy black linen with white lettering to spine and white dove design imprinted on upper board (the dove design on the upper cover is said to have a hidden meaning which is revealed in the reading of the text), matching white printed black art paper dust jacket, textured grey endpapers. B&w illustrations, bibliography and index. Of the Doves edition limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies. The author’s vision of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art. Grey gives a compelling account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt, the core of the ritual practice. Dream, lunar and menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a context that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. An harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined in a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. Grey offers a renewed sense of meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse. Apocalyptic Witchcraft does not seek to impose an orthodoxy. Instead, it suggests a way forward. It span from pre-history, through the witch-panic and it emerges fully fledged into our present moment of crisis. It offers a witchcraft for our time. This is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety. Chapter headings are: Exordium; Apocalyptic Witchcraft; A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft; She is Without; The Cup, the Cross and the Cave; A Spell to Awaken England; The Scaffold of Lightning; The Children that are Hidden Away; A Wolf sent Forth to Snatch away a Lamb; Fifteen; Hic Rhodus, Hic Salta!

status Copy #1 (5453): in
genre Magic ยป Witchcraft
publisher Scarlet Imprint
publish date 2013
popularity checked out 4 time(s)

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