Cave of the Numinous [ Auric Edition ].
Friedberg [ Germany ]: Theion Publishing, 2014. First Edition - Deluxe Leather "Auric Edition" Hardcover. Octavo. 160pp. Custom bound in full burgundy-coloured goat skin, with gilt titling to spine and gilt borders around a gilt lotus design to the front panel. Three full-page illustrations & several others in text, glossary, ribbon marker. This is the deluxe "Auric Edition" limited to 60 hand-numbered copies, SIGNED and SIGILISED by the author on the second blank. This copy is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED to Clive Harper by the publisher, David Beth on the blank facing the title-page: "To Clive, a fellow Brother and wayfarer on the path. In Gnosis, [signed] David Beth." "The first volume of a series of works exploring the concept of Tantric physics, each self-contained, exploring crucial aspects of the “Vama Marga”, and the series as a whole will seek to unveil a complete initiatic system of Left Hand Tantra. Radical in its approach, the Tantric way of the Dark Goddess is a most intense and dangerous pathway towards spiritual liberation and power. Sexual alchemy, Guru Yoga, antinomian ritual and complex interactions of various Vedic sciences form a universe of spiritual transformation within which the wayfarer may attain to the supreme freedom of KAIVALYA, or suffer utter destruction. Complete with rituals and glossary, plus a foreword by Dr. Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya and an exclusive essay "Supreme Katabasis: Kaivalya and the Kosmic Gnosis" by David Beth which stands as introduction, this is an invaluable resource and manual for every serious occultist and esoteric explorer. The concept and practice of “Kosmic Gnosis” was introduced by David Beth in "Voudon Gnosisi" (2010)." From the collection of Clive Harper - who 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. A tight bright copy in Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Item #67654