Two Grimoires: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS and The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra. Austin Osman. With SPARE, Dr. William Wallace, Stephen Pochin, Michael Staley, Stephen Pochin.
Two Grimoires: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS and The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra.
Two Grimoires: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS and The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra.
Two Grimoires: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS and The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra.

Two Grimoires: The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS and The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra.

London: Starfire Publishing Ltd., 2011. First Edition - Edition Deluxe. Hardcover. Octavo. 156pp. Quarter leather over cloth boards, cloth slipcase. Edition deluxe limited to 100 copies, each signed by the editors and contributors Michael Staley, Caroline Wise, Stephen Pochin, and William Wallace (there was also a cloth-bound edition of 900 copies). Colour frontispiece and 48 page colour facsimile of two previously unpublished pictorial "grimoires" by Austin Osman Spare: "The Focus of Life & The Papyrus of Amen-AOS" (1905-1906) and "The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra" (1906). Being largely pictorial, these are not what most people would think of as grimoires, but Michael Staley has cogently argued for the applicability of the term to them in his accompanying Introduction. In addition to the facsimiles and the Introduction, the book also contains two especially written essays on the works: "Missing Links, Hidden Keys" by William Wallace, and "The Transmutation Notebooks" by Stephen Pochin. Colour promotional bookmark loosely inserted. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Housed in Fine clothbound slipcase. Item #64289

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