Ecpyrosis. The Best of Starfire, Volume 1. Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant related, Michael STALEY, including Lindsey Calvert authors, Peter Smith, Gavin Semple, Jack Parsons, "Mouse", Linda Falorio, Stephen Dziklewicz, Andrew Chumbley, Michael Staley.
Ecpyrosis. The Best of Starfire, Volume 1.
Ecpyrosis. The Best of Starfire, Volume 1.

Ecpyrosis. The Best of Starfire, Volume 1.

London: Starfire Publishing Ltd., 2011. First Edition - Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. Quarto. (8 in. x 11 in). Original red cloth with lavish gilt titling and decoration. 304pp (i plate). The hardcover edition deluxe, limited to 111 numbered copies, each signed by the publisher, Michael Staley. Volume One of Starfire was published between 1986 and 1994 and comprised 5 issues of the popular Thelemic journal which are now long out of print, and seen only rarely on the second-hand market. Ecpyrosis includes sixteen articles drawn from those first five issues of Starfire, together with the best of the artwork. Also included are two new colour plates: a frontispiece consisting of detail from the cover artwork by Kyle Fite, and an endispiece of the covers of the included issues of Starfire. Essays include: Vol. I, no 1 (1986): Great Dismal by Linda Falorio - a short story of the evocation of a creature from the chthonic depths of Great Dismal Swamp; Going Beyond by Michael Staley - an essay on non-duality; The Stélé of Revealing and the Abomination of Desolation by Stephen Dziklewicz - an essay considering the gematria and other aspects arising from these twin terms of The Book of the Law. Volume I, no 2 (1987): Cults of Cthulhu by Peter Smith - an essay on H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Gnosis; The Hiss of the Serpent by Stephen Dziklewicz - considerations of the serpent and related imagery in The Book of the Law. Vol. I, no. 3 (1989): A Statement on Lam - setting out some techniques to facilitate contact with Lam; The Heart of Thelema by Michael Staley - considerations of Thelema; Disciple of Dagon by Peter Smith - a study of Clark Ashton Smith; The Babalon Working consists of two parts: Belovèd of Babalon by Michael Staley - a study of Jack Parsons; and The Book of Babalon by Jack Parsons - his detailed account of the Babalon Workng which he performed with Marjorie Cameron and L. Ron Hubbard. Vol. I, no. 4 (1992): Meditations on Liber AL by Lindsey Calvert - considerations of The Book of the Law; Ciphers in Flesh by Mouse - on poetry as inspired text; The Vision and the Voice by Michael Staley - an introductory essay on Crowley's 1909 Working. Vol. I, no. 5 (1994): Zos: The New Flesh of Desire by Gavin Semple - an examination of the sorcery of Austin Osman Spare; Lam: The Gateway by Michael Staley - an essay on Lam; Wisdom for the New Flesh by Andrew Chumbley - some considerations of a modern sorcery; Supping at the Angel & Feathers by Michael Staley - an essay on the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. A lovely as new copy - Fine in near Fine dust jacket. Housed in near Fine slipcase. Item #62896
ISBN: 9781906073077

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