Tara Morgana. Scarlet Imprint, Andrew Duncan, Peter Grey.

Tara Morgana.

UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2014. Fine Edition. Hardcover. Landscape format octavo in slipcase. 94pp. Quarter black morocco, ivory cloth boards stamped with the blue She-Wolf, page edges silver, marbled end papers, b&w photo illustrations by Paul Lambert. The "Fine" edition limited to 40 hand-numbered copies. "The title comes from the fusion of the Tibetan devi with Morgan Le Fay who is pursued throughout this haunting text. This is not a book about magic, rather, it is a magical book splintered by a sequence of photographic images. Tara Morgana is an enigmatic record of ritual practice from the poet, whose work has been described as: indefinable … laconic, occultist, and attached to the line of revolutionary and subversive yearnings. ... In his Afterword, Holman spells out aspects of the artistic and magical method he employs. This is a text to be spoken aloud. Mystical conjunction of word and image are resolved in the alchemy of breath which opens the reader to the magical operation through the transformative medium of sound, and returns us to the mystery of beginnings and becomings." A lovely unused copy - Fine condition in Fine slipcase. Out of print in this edition. Item #62881