Three Hands Press, 2018. First Edition, First Impression, Deluxe Issue. Half-Leather. Octavo, bound in half black morocco over marbled paper boards, spine titled in gilt, gilt device to front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, slipcased. 286 pp., frontispiece by Joseph Occello, Index at rear. Issued as "Western Esotericism in Context, Volume 4". The Deluxe Issue, limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 15. A fine copy in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311110
¶ The Celestial Art gathers together twelve essays on specific aspects of astrological magic, examining essence and practical application. Among the topics of research are Vedic Astrology, Alchemy, Greek Astrological Herbalism, the Planetary Magic of the Sabians of ancient Harran, the place of the Celestial Art in early modern British Magic, and practical planetary sorcery.
Contributions to the volume include:
Aaron Cheak, PhD: Thigh of Iron, Thigh of Gold
Freedom Cole: The Pulsation of the Cosmos
Austin Coppock: A Feast of Starlight
Al Cummins, PhD: The Azured Vault
Demetra George Thessalos of Tralles: On the Virtues of Herbs
Benjamin Dykes, PhD: The Planetary Magic among the Harranian Sabians
John Michael Greer: Sources of Power in Medieval and Modern Magic
Lee Lehman, PhD: The Conjunction of Electional Astrology and Magic
Jason Miller: The Perfect and the Good
Eric Purdue: On Identifying Presiding Daemons and Geniuses from an Astrological Chart
Daniel A. Schulke: The Planetary Viscera of Witchcraft
Mallorie Vaudoise: Dark Matter
Featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary astrology and magic, the book augurs, in no small part, the restoration of astrological magic, and the reconciliation of contemporary astrology with modern occult tradition.