The Dancing Sorcerer, Essays on the Mind of the Magician. P. T. Mistlberger.

The Dancing Sorcerer, Essays on the Mind of the Magician.

Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 368pp. Bronze metallic buckram on spine over olive buckram boards, gilt device to upper cover and gilt lettering to spine, appendixes, end-notes, and bibliography. Colour interior (illustrations and photography) and illustrated endpapers by artist Rowan E. Cassidy, printed on archive-quality paper. Edition limited to 600 individually hand-numbered copies. From the publisher: "Offers a series of essays commenting on the purpose and function of the magician archetype, using as a focal point what the author broadly defines as the Solomonic and Faustian approaches. The essays herein are concerned mainly with psychological themes, based principally on what Jung termed the mysterious conjunction, the idea that no movement into higher realities is possible without first unifying our lower nature. For this, it is necessary to investigate and even embrace the dark side – which can include such powerful archetypes and themes as dragons, vampires, Goetic demons, pharaonic curses, Enochian spirits, and occult literary frauds – all with the ultimate purpose of redeeming both the personal and collective psyche." Contents include: Chapter 1: The Dancing Sorcerer and the Fall of Humanity; Chapter 2: Solomonic vs. Faustian Magic; Chapter 3: Pharaoh’s Curse, Imagination, and Deception; Chapter 4: Dragon Magic; Chapter 5: Dee, Kelley, and Faust: Brothers in Elysium; Chapter 6: Vampires and the Magician; Chapter 7: Integration, Banishing, and the Demon Belial; Chapter 8: The Golden Dawn and the Secret Chiefs; Chapter 9: Alchemy, Demons, and Mysteries of the Goetia; Chapter 10: The Trickster, the Missing Devil, and the Redemption of Faust; Appendix I: General Survey of Goetic Spirit; Appendix II: Jung, Alchemy, and a Common Misunderstanding. NEW book in Fine condition. (No dust jacket as issued). Item #65376

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