"The Equinox Stele". A Limited Edition Reproduction of Crowley’s 1937 Miniature Stele of Revealing used to advertise his publication "The Equinox of the Gods" Aleister CROWLEY.
"The Equinox Stele". A Limited Edition Reproduction of Crowley’s 1937 Miniature Stele of Revealing used to advertise his publication "The Equinox of the Gods"
"The Equinox Stele". A Limited Edition Reproduction of Crowley’s 1937 Miniature Stele of Revealing used to advertise his publication "The Equinox of the Gods"
"The Equinox Stele". A Limited Edition Reproduction of Crowley’s 1937 Miniature Stele of Revealing used to advertise his publication "The Equinox of the Gods"

"The Equinox Stele". A Limited Edition Reproduction of Crowley’s 1937 Miniature Stele of Revealing used to advertise his publication "The Equinox of the Gods"

London: The Company of Heaven, 2009. Facsimile Edition. One of a limited edition of 100 recreations of the miniature Stele of Revealing that Crowley had manufactured in 1937 to be displayed in bookshop windows, to give publicity to his newly released work, "The Equinox of the Gods." Working from a rare original supplied by Weiser Antiquarian Books "The Company of Heaven" of London re-created these miniature stelae using similar materials and techniques in 2009. Each example of "The Equinox Stele" is approx 6 1/2 inches tall, by 4 inches across, on a base that is 1/2 an inch tall, by 2 inches broad, by 4 inches across. It is presented in a specially designed box covered with vellum-coloured paper and foil blocked in gold with a design that combines the Stele of Revealing with the heraldic supporters of the Equinox coat of arms. Each stele is hand-numbered - both on the base of the stele and on the box itself. A total of 100 examples were made. 72 were numbered "magical stelae" and 28 were exact facsimiles of the original Stelae that Crowley had produced. These facsimiles differed from the "magical stelae" in that like the originals they have the label advertising "The Equinox of the Gods" pasted on the top front of the base, whereas for aesthetic reasons the 72 "magical stelae" had the label affixed to the bottom of the base. Each of the stelae have a square of papyrus, stamped with the Mark of the Beast, to which is affixed a blob of wax with an impression in it. On the "facsimile stelae" the impression is of the Seal of Ankh-af-na-khonsu as it appeared on Alesiter Crowley's ring, on the "magical stelae" it is the Secret Seal of Solomon, with which he is said to have sealed the 72 spirits of the Goetia into the brazen vessel. According to the makers of the stelae: "Before the obverse image is applied to the 72 magical stelae, a specially designed talisman is impressed on the face of the upright board. The purpose of the talisman is to create the 'secret door' referred to in Verse 38 of the third chapter of the Book of the Law, a magical doorway for the energies of the New Aeon." The papyrus square on which the seal has been placed is tied around the stele with natural hemp string, it can easily removed (or put back in position) by simply sliding it over the top of the Stele. The stele offered here is one of the "magical stelae," it is no. 7 of 72. It is from the collection of Clive Harper with his book-label loosely inserted. Harper is well- known as the bibliographer of Austin Osman Spare, for updating the Aleister Crowley bibliography in the 2011 Teitan Press collection of Gerald Yorke's writings, and as someone who has lent his expertise to numerous other publications. Stele and box are in Fine condition. Obviously they will require special packing so that they are not crushed in transit, and not being a book, some of the special cheaper book rates for shipping do not apply. Shipping will be at cost, and obviously depends on the destination. Item #66679

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