Crafting the Arte of Tradition.
Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 200pp. Gilt lettered bonded leather spine with matching blind stamped cloth boards, metallic endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, appendices. Edition limited to 300 copies of which 280 are bound thus (each copy ritually consecrated & hand-numbered). Oates is a practitioner whose writings have been published by Scarlet Imprint, Fulgur, Mandrake and Avalonia - and which include: ‘Tubelo’s Green Fire’; ‘The Arcane Veil'; ‘A Paean for Hekate’ and ‘The People of Goda’. Of this volume the publisher says: "Studying all matters of arte, Oates discusses and describes principles and methodologies of instinctive imperatives fundamental to a ‘lived’ Tradition: ‘The People of Goda, of the Clan Tubal Cain.’ The Tradition crossroads is the nexus point for all magics, all craft, all faith and all belief - and many examples are taken apart and examined to grasp at the subtle gnosis within, to begin the process of alchemy, whereby each craftsman becomes their own tool of arte." Appears unused, thus a tight bright copy. Fine condition. (No dust jacket as issued). Out of print and scarce. Item #70322