Chthonic Gnosis: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All. Dr. Gunnar ALKSNIS, David Beth -.
Chthonic Gnosis: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All.
Chthonic Gnosis: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All.

Chthonic Gnosis: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All.

Munich: Theion Publishing, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 208pp. Fine "Telluric" brown cloth with beige lettering to spine and illustration to upper board. Smythe-sewn and printed on archival papers with eight grey-scale photographic reproductions. This clothbound edition limited to 720 copies (not numbered), and this copy is warmly INSCRIBED and SIGNED by editor and publisher, David Beth to Clive Harper on the verso of the front blank. From the publisher: "This groundbreaking release is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics ever to be published in English. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century. A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in the notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics." From the collection of Clive Harper with his discreet book-label neatly tipped in at the rear. 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. Just a hint of shelfwear - otherwise a tight clean near Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). Item #68672

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