Louth England: Mandrake Press, Ltd., 2012. First Edition thus, Limited. Hardcover. Large square Folio (12 x 12 inches). 220pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, upper board decorated and titled in blind. Ribbon marker. Printed on 110gsm Amber Graphic paper, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Edition limited to 525 numbered copies, 500 of which were for sale thus (the rest being for private distribution).
Included is a 24 page colour printed A5 booklet, limited to 125 copies, SIGNED by Podgurski, which reprints two articles he wrote for "Starfire" and "The Fenris Wolf". Also signed by the author by way of a special "launch" bookplate loosely inserted. "The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils" introduces the reader to the Grid Sigil - an original and innovative magical tool that is designed not only to focus and empower internalized workings but also to play an active part in external applications such as dowsing, and elemental workings. "The Sacred Alignments" of the title explores the pathways that exist between the Grid Sigil and other forms of magick: principally Enochian but also those of Spare, Bertiaux, Crowley and others. In addition to providing a practical exposition of Sigil Magick, "The Sacred Alignments" offers a scholarly exploration of its diverse roots and inspirations, from the thought of Robert Grosetteste and medieval Western concepts of the Divine Signature, to Eastern antecedents such as Tantric Philosophies of Yantra and Mandala. The work is illustrated with black & white and color plates, including a number by Linda Falorio, and also serves as a celebration of magick as an artful endeavor. The author, Robert Podgurski has been researching and working with the Enochian system, the techniques of Austin Osman Spare, and other forms of magical practice for over 30 years and has published a number of essays on magick and the occult, as well as his own poetry. Now out-of-print. Corners very lightly bumped - but otherwise in Fine condition. ***This is a very large, heavy book for which additional shipping may apply. Item #62003