KHIAZMOS: A Book Without Pages. [Forthcoming].
Price: $125.00 USD
Publisher: Xoanon Publishing
Date Published: 2017
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 310689
First Edition. Octavo, original cloth in dust jacket. 88 pages, printed on heavy stock, with ten automatic drawings by the Author in full colour, and featuring an Afterword by Frater A.H.I. and Soror I.S. of the Cultus Sabbati. Issued in a Limited Edition of 727 copies only. A fine copy in dust jacket. Offered as a pre-order, publication date is set for late September, 2017. Please note: We expect this book to sell out rapidly, and we have only been allocated a very limited amount of copies. Limit one copy per customer.
¶ The grimoire articulates the paradoxical arcanum of Opposition — an essential dynamic force of Sabbatic Witchcraft — which animates the Art of Magic itself, through aphoristic formulae. Like the mystical formats of the riddle, parable, and koan, the book utilizes strategies of arcane, recursive exposition to express transcendent truths about magic, the spirit world, the stance of the sorcerer, and the Sabbat of the Witches. The living book, as conceived in the Vision of the Scribe, possessed the power to transcend its material corpus, and simultaneously write and unwrite itself as it was read, creating the titular 'absence' of pages. The title is derived from the Greek "chiasmus", indicating a literary, or rhetorical, device in which concepts are expressed in a forward or standard form and then in reverse order. Each aphorism may thus be viewed as an absence and a presence.