Munich: Theion Publishing, 2018. First Edition, Deluxe Auric Edition. Full Leather. Crown octavo. Issued in a Limited Edition of only 52 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 27. Fully hand-bound in dark-brown fine leather, raised bandson spine with gilt titles and decorations, front panel decorated in gilt with an inlaid coin on front panel, headbands, silk ribbon. 239 pp. Illustrated throughout, with one color plate by Tau Ramón Vázquez López and many additional illustrations. Each Auric copy embeds on the lavishly embossed front cover a specially manufactured brass “obol” coin as used by members of the Sepulcher Society to traffic with Hades; as well, each one of these deluxe copies includes an exclusive additional page of fine paper, containing a ritual to awaken the Shadow Self for necromantic contact. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311001
¶ From the blood-thirsty Gods of the Aztec empire to the infernal Queen of the Babylonians, this work provides detailed descriptions of multiple cultural models of the Underworld and its deities and how to engage such entities. Underworld addresses the chthonic realm and its associated spiritual practices from the viewpoint of the contemporary occultist and focuses its discussion on the intrusive aspect of the chthonian powers, which are not constrained to the world of the Dead.