Chelmsford, UK: Xoanon Publishing Ltd, MCMII . Sethos Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original holly-green cloth with the Circle of the Sacred Alphabet blocked in gilt on front & rear covers, gilt titles on spine, green and white headbands, textured brown endpapers. Frontispiece & preliminaries + ix + 365pp, illustrated throughout by the author. Issued in an edition of 484 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 480. A fine copy, as new, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #310451
¶ Originally published by in 1992 in a limited edition of only 300 paperbound copies, the 2002 Sethos edition of the Azoëtia is comprised of a revised text together with additional formulae and around 45 illustrations, many previously unseen. The Azoëtia, or "The Book of the Magical Quintessence" has become one of the most sought-after new magical works of our time and may be regarded as the foundation text of the Sabbatic Craft Tradition in its present phase of work. Azoëtia is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working tools; the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress; and an eleven-chaptered Grimoirium detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet – the twenty-two lettered code of sorcerous principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work intends the reification of traditional British cunning-craft praxis according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.