The Serpent Ikons. A Sorcerous Distortion of the Tarot de Marseille Major Arcana [ Book and Deck ].
Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2022. First Edition, Signed & limited. Hardcover. Octavo and boxed deck. Book is 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 208 pages, bound in fine purple book cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt device on front cover, graphite endpapers imprinted with raised charcoal wing images, headbands, bibliography. Deck is 7.5 x 3.5 inches in publisher's sealed box. The "Standard Edition" of this new title, limited to hand numbered 892 copies. This copy signed by both author and illustrator by way of a special bookplate on half title page. Described by the publisher: "The Serpent Ikons: A Sorcerous Distortion of the Tarot de Marseille Major Arcana is a card deck, philosophical commentary, and grimoire; combining at the very heart of its creation primal art, writing, and magickal practice. Forged in the fire of passion for the Mysteries, the Serpent Ikons are an oblation to the Self and its Daemon in the most sacred of experiences – one’s Life as a deliberate, Initiatory journey fashioned by the creativity and will of the magician. The Serpent Ikons have their roots in the revolt against any religious authority imposing a singular and unilateral relationship with spiritual forces. They embrace the Witch’s way; that torturous path that defies dogma and distorts order. In The Serpent Ikons, the major arcana of the Tarot de Marseille have been subverted to act as a transgression of the Tarot tradition: the Operant needs only the Self for guidance, and prognostications are consciously chosen then brought into being through ritual with one’s Daemon. Together artist Shandi Azk Bouscatier and author Helena van El have woven a spell of stunning, which commences with a Foreword by Gary Lachman Foreword by Gary Lachman entitled "A Wicked Pack of Cards" and includes visuals, deep contemplation, and profound magickal practice. Together they invite you to the world of The Serpent Ikons." NEW book and sealed deck - both in Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Item #70251