Apocalyptic Witchcraft. Peter GREY.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft.

UK: Scarlet Imprint, Vernal Equinox 2013. "Of the Crows" Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. vi + 182pp. Strikingly bound in full gold morocco with black lettering to spine and black crow design imprinted on upper board (the crow design on the upper cover is said to have a hidden meaning which is revealed in the reading of the text). Textured shimmering black endpapers. B&w illustrations, bibliography and index. Black cloth slipcase. "OF THE CROWS" EDITION, LIMITED TO 81 SLIP-CASED AND HAND-NUMBERED COPIES. The author's vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art. Peter Grey gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt, the core of the ritual practice, as living experiences. Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. Grey offers a renewed sense of purpose and 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 which 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 on what is the heresy of heresies. 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! A lovely and bright "as new": copy - Fine condition in a Fine textured clothbound slipcase. Item #64130

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