Finland: Ixaxaar, 2019. First Edition, Deluxe Private Reserve Edition. 3/4 Toadskin and Leather. Large Octavo, bound in black toadskin with black leather spine, the spine with raised bands and black toadskin title label, titles and decorations in silver and red, front and rear panel with sigils in silver and red, the whole forming a two-cresent moon design; silvery-black endpapers, black page edges. House in a sturdy leather-bound slipcase with labyrinth designs in blid on both sides. The Private Reserve Azostos Toadskin Edition, limited to just 9 copies, this being copy No. 8. This toadskin bound edition comes with an extra, previously unpublished illustration of HEKATE inside the book, not released in the Regular Cloth [850 copy] or Noctiluna Leatherbound [28 copy] editions. A fine copy in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine in Slipcase. Item #311121
¶ The Hekatæon is in essence a Hymnal to Hekate: an ecstatic work dedicated to the Maiden-Serpent-Wolf, and manifested by her divine grace. Forged by the author’s personal journey, this grimoire maps out a series of serpentine windings that lead the reader through a labyrinth of songs, spells, chants and invocations to the very throne of the Queen of Crossroads herself.
Directly inspired by Mediterranean myth, classical literature, and the sorcerous workings of late antiquity (to include the Greek Magical Papyri and related material), The Hekatæon is a unique compendium that fearlessly sets forth a treasure-trove of magical and devotional tools by which the devotee may ally herself with the chthonic spirits that grant the power, protection, and gnosis of Hekate.
The Hekatæon was created as an act of devotion, and is meant to be used as such. To that end it contains four sections which allow the Reader to enter Hekate’s service by enlisting the aid of three spirit allies, creating nine sacred tools of art, learning the arcane meaning of Hekate’s twenty-seven epithets, and accessing the latent powers of the titans, the dead, and the earth itself through the workings of thirty-three spells.
Once opened, the book leads each reader inexorably down the Forked Path, gradually initiating those walking its serpentine roads into increasingly complex workings which involve the formation of pacts with intermediary spirits, the consecration of god-filled idols made from the skulls of dogs, serpents and goats, and the evocation of beings such as the chthonic solar daimon BAXYXSYXYX (the “Son-of-Darkness-Soul-of-Darkness”) to perform various sorcerous workings of nocturnal, ophidian and even baneful nature — and much, much more.