At the Crossroads

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

 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.

Contributors:

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.

 

Contents

Preamble: Standing Still
Necromancy: the Role of the Dead in a Living Tradition
Folk Traditions and the Solomonic Revival
Eleggua; Eleggua’s Worlds
Open up the Gate
The Invisible City in the Realm of Mystery
In the Shadow of the Cross
Libations for the Lwa
Countermeasures
Crossing Worlds
A Brief History of the Juju
Soul Dream
The Syncretic Soul at the Cross of Cosmic Union
Goetic Initiation
Nigromantic Putrefaction
A Garden Amidst the Flames
Queen of Fire & Flesh
Magic at the Crossroads