Star.Ships

Limitation  1000 standard hardback 56 hand-bound exemplars
Dimensions  240 × 170 mm
Extent  312 pp
Illustrations  Photographs, maps, diagrams, tables etc.
Bindings  Fine ‘Mother.Ship’ edition half-bound in black rayskin, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt, finished with a silk ribbon and presented in a solander box: Sold out

Standard ‘Star.Travellers’ edition bound in a desert sand cloth, stamped in black on front and spine, embossed deep blue endpapers, and hammered gold dustjacket: £50 plus postage

Bibliothèque Rouge  paperback edition
isbn978-0-9931200-9-1
£16 plus postage

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 A defining text of the new magical renaissance, Star.Ships addresses the question of who we are now by tracing where we come from, and by drawing out the stories and the spirits that have journeyed and evolved with us. The goal is, as Gordon writes, the restoration of context.
   To this end, White applies his globally-recognised data and demographics skills to realise a groundbreaking work of truly interdisciplinary research. Utilising mythological, linguistic and astronomical data to reconstruct palaeolithic magical beliefs, he maps them to the human journey out of Africa; explores which aspects of these beliefs and practices have survived into the Western tradition; and what the implications (and applications) of those survivals may be for us. 
   Written for a magically literate and operative audience, Star.Ships displays the flair, wit and engagement with evidence that adherents of his runesoup blog have come to expect from Gordon. He deftly handles vast time scales and cosmologies to build his case; avoids the pitfalls of alternative historians with a refreshing absence of dogma or wishful thinking; and, in a masterful deployment of the latest research, simultaneously questions outworn dominant narratives and is not afraid to champion the work of independent researchers and entertain forbidden discourses. It is exactly what chaos magic should be.
   Göbekli Tepe, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Nabta Playa, Gunung Padang, Easter Island and Sundaland are some of the points spangled across a work of truly cosmic scope. Star.Ships beckons those who are willing to engage in the adventure to follow the great river of history that flows into and out of an ocean of stars. Minds will be blown.

 

Contents

Preface: The mission at the end of the world
One funeral at a time
The cathedral predates the city
Et in laurasia ego
Island of dragons
Star lore
How a world ends
Expulsion from Eden
The mirror of heaven
The tree of many branches
Children of the mother of heaven
Conclusion: Canopy of stars

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