Editors A. Dimech, P. Grey & J. Stratton-Kent
Limitation 800 standard hardback & 64 hand-bound exemplars
Dimensions 230 × 210 mm
Extent 208 pp
Illustrations b&w and colour, original art works, vévés etc.
Bindings Fine ‘Compassed’ edition bound in full ivory goatskin charged with a stang swarmed by a quartet of blind debossed devils; oxblood & iron custom marbled ends: Sold out
Standard ‘Crossed’ edition bound in a rough black & white cloth, blood red blocking to front and rear, embossed red end papers: £44 plus postage
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¶ At the crossroads the paths of magicians and worlds meet: grimoire and root workers, Hoodoo and Vodoun, Quimbanda and Ifa collide. A potent fusion is occuring, a second diaspora. At the Crossroads tells the stories of what happens when the Western magical tradition encounters the African Diaspora and Traditional religions, and vice versa. It is a mixing and a magic that speaks of a truly new world emerging. In this gathering of kindred spirits, experiences are shared between initiates of very different cultures whose magic proves to be underpinned by the same principles, though clothed in different garb. We find the grimoires of Old Europe flourishing in the New World, Juju spreading through the United States, the Cunning men of Essex rendering service to the Lwa of Haitian Voudon, Alchemists who are Paleros, the techniques of the Greek Magical Papyri applied to Conjure counter-hexing.
This is fertile ground for the imagination, and practice. In depth essays by leading practitioners of the occult community from New York to Bristol, and from London to Brazil, and illuminated by art and illustrations in black & white and full colour.
An important contribution made at the point where all roads meet, where we encounter the most traditional approaches and the wildest fringes of the avant garde, At the Crossroads gathers those practitioners whose work places them at the forefront of the new direction magic is taking.
Peter Grey; Jake Stratton-Kent; Aaron Leitch; Eric K. Lerner; Stephen Grasso; Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold; Richard Ward, Drac Uber & Ivy Kerrigan; Michael Cecchetelli; Humberto Maggi; Ryan Valentine; Hagen Von Tulien; Kyle Fite; ConjureMan Ali; Christopher D. Bradford; Chad Balthazar; and Angela Edwards.