The Occult Reliquary. Images and Artefacts of the Richel-Edlermans Collection. Daniel - Compiled SCHULKE, Graham King.
The Occult Reliquary. Images and Artefacts of the Richel-Edlermans Collection.

The Occult Reliquary. Images and Artefacts of the Richel-Edlermans Collection.

Richmond Vista, CA: Three Hands Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 224 pages. Deep red cloth lettered in black with black device to upper board. Printed in large-format on archival paper with over 275 illustrations, 130 of which are in full colour including the frontispiece. First edition, released in three states, this being the standard hardcover edition limited to 675 hand-numbered copies. A largely pictorial book, presenting a vast number of occult paintings, drawings, and artifacts - mostly twentieth century representations of classic themes - that were in a Dutch private collection that was presented to the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, England. The publishers explain that "The Occult Reliquary," present a selection from "the Richel-Eldermans Collection, an archive of some 2,000 magical images and artifacts housed in the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. Situated at the crossroads of erotic magic, ceremonial angelic conjuration, and witchcraft, the images comprise, in part, a pictorial cipher of the rituals of Ars Amatoria, a European magical order using sex magic, and the lesser-known M.: M.:, based in the Hague and Leiden. Also referenced among the collection are materials relating to A.: A.: of Aliester Crowley. The transfixing procession of images, charms, magical seals, and ritual objects in the Collection is the work of multiple artists, and displays a high degree of magical insight and creativity. It will be of interest to students of witchcraft, Freemasonry, the Goetia, sex magic, and early twentieth century occultism. The Reliquary presents for the first time a selection of these magical images, many reproduced at full scale, and bound with the highest quality materials." The Foreword is by Daniel Schulke, author of the "Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure-Garden of Shadow," "Ars Philtron" and other works, who has been presiding Magister of the magical order Cultus Sabbati, since the death of Andrew D. Chumbley in 2004. As new. Appears unread, thus a lovely clean copy in Fine condition with Fine mylar protected dust jacket. Out-of-print. Please note, this is a large format, heavy book and will require extra shipping for all services and destinations. Item #69607

Price: $400.00