[No Place]: Xoanon, 2012. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, original colour printed wrappers. 24 pp. Issued in a limited edition of 250 hand-numbered copies. Illustrated in full colour. A catalogue of 96 items displayed at the special Xoanon Exhibition at the 2012 Esoteric Book Conference. A stunning exhibition catalogue, the display included original manuscripts, talismans, initiatic editions and original monadic transmissions. Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #313088
¶ The face of the magical order Cultus Sabbati, a body of English traditional witchcraft initiates, first manifest in 1992 with the publication of Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew D. Chumbley. The book presented a sharply different view of the historical practice of witchcraft at the close of the twentieth century, at once drawing resonance with the phantasmagoric Sabbath of the Witches, cults of Sumerian and Graeco-Roman witch-deities, and the high magical operations of medieval necromancy. The most important and enduring feature of the Cultus was its inheritance of orally-transmitted spellcraft and lore, in part derived from the topological features of the daimonic medieval Witches’ Sabbath. In its textually-transmitted numen, it took as its chosen corpus the grimoire, a spell-book or manual of black magic, thus becoming a book of magic rather than about it. The dense layering of incantation, complex sorcerous precepts and preternatural imagery gave the Azoëtia a visceral and living quality which continues to emanate from its pages. The dreamt name for the entic manifestation of the book was XOANON, the ‘Effigy fallen from the Sky’, which came to embody the exterior guise or glamour of Sabbatic Witchcraft. In the years that followed, Xoanon gave birth to a steady procession of “living books”, each driven by its own familiar spirit, and each possessing its own distinct magical vehicle.
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