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Forthcoming titles

Trinity Star Trinity
Katy Bohinc

With Trinity Star Trinity, a long poem dedicated to the divine feminine, Katy Bohinc reclaims the ancient form of the ode or chant in an Oulipian mathematical reinvention which transports faith and the trinity to an expanded dimension: three cubed, or 27 poems of 27 words each.

Trinity Star Trinity
3 cubed / 3 times 3 times 3
27 poems of 27 words each

Drempt * Written * Cast
on the islands of
Lesvos * Samos * Patmos

Trinity Star Trinity will be issued in three editions: fine and standard hardbacks and a Bibliothèque Rouge paperback. The pre-order is now open, and we expect to begin shipping books from 21st December.


Jinn Sorcery
Rain Al-Alim

Jinn Sorcery by Rain Al-Alim is a compilation of jinn conjurations and rituals translated from rare Arabic manuscripts in the author's private collection.

Following an introduction summarising traditional beliefs about the world and nature of the jinn, the author proceeds to describe the Middle Eastern occult methods for summoning these beings, techniques of dream divination, the mandal and invocation. In his Preface, Al-Alim writes:

Many of the methods and techniques covered in the old Arabic manuscripts and grimoires are unknown to Western readers. This book is primarily intended for this audience, presenting a complete translation of jinn summoning techniques selected from multiple magical treatises that will bridge the gap between the Western and Islamic occult sciences. My wish is to facilitate the exchange of esoteric ideas between the two worlds, and to inspire further research on the subject.

The main body of the work comprises translations into English of numerous rituals and operations selected from manuscripts, primarily from Egypt and Morocco, in the author's collection.

Jinn Sorcery will be issued in three editions: fine and standard hardbacks and a Bibliothèque Rouge paperback. The pre-order will open in January for publication early 2018.


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72
Ayis Lertas

The 72 demons, devils and monstrous beasts constrained within this 'book without words' by Ayis Lertas are iconic of all the vices, ills, impure appetites and perverse passions that thrive in the life of humankind.

In a style evocative of illustrations from medieval manuscripts, the artist presents, without explanation, a study of the afflictions that vex, tempt, thwart and harm us. These he has extracted from raw experience and distilled through art, so that a multitude of malign forces might be captured in the form of images to illuminate the obscure depths of the psyche. Contemplating these illustrations, unmediated by text, will provoke a personal response in the viewer, the images acting in accordance with one's capacity, or resolve, to penetrate the wilder reaches of the inner world. For some this will be a medicine, or a drug, for others a source of sensual and intellectual arousal.

The phantasmagoria of 72 draws from the long history of European demonology, but is marked by the acuity and black humour of the artist, Ayis Lertas.

72 will be issued as a mutus liber, and as a letterpress print. The pre-order will open in January for publication in early 2018.

Recent publications

Sola-Busca tarocchi

Our edition of the famed Sola-Busca tarocchi deck is now in stock. It is the first faithful reproduction of the full deck since its creation over 500 years ago, and is published with the permission of the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan from recent high resolution photographs of the cards. Our cards respect the dimensions of the originals and are printed with the original marbled design on the reverse.

The deck is accompanied by A Guide to the trumps and court cards of the Sola-Busca tarocchi by Peter Mark Adams, a 66 page booklet, the information contained within which derives from original research published in The Game of Saturn.


Alchemy Rising: The Green Book
Heliophilus

Alchemy Rising: The Green Book is now available in a Bibliothèque Rouge paperback edition. The Green Book is concerned with plant alchemy, how to practically confect spagyrical Tinctures, Elixirs, the true Primum Ens, Plant Magisteries and the Quintessence. Also covered are the Plant Stone of Hollandus, the Plant Phoenix, the Quintessence of Blood and the Homunculus: a complete programme of practical works from the occult laboratory of a modern day spagyricist.

The processes Heliophilus discloses follow the works of the alchemical tradition, and those of Paracelsus in particular, from whose extensive writings he has extracted the virtue, and adumbrated with his own working notes and photographic documentation. Recipes and methods of working are given, and compared with those of Jean Dubuis, Mary Anne Atwood, Frater Albertus, Joseph Lisiewski, Van Helmont, Crollius, John French, Hollandus, Sibly and others, to indicate a path for the seeker to pursue in their own practic. The inclusion of copious folk magical receipts and sympathetic cures (including the rare weapon salve), in addition to the elixirs, tinctures, essences et cetera, make this volume a veritable treasure, showing both the philosophical theories and folk magical influences that informed his guide Paracelsus.

The third part of the book consists of a carefully selected Herbarium, along with guidance on the gathering and uses of plants as healing remedies for body and soul. The Green Book is a work that will potentise the philtres of the herbalist or witch and will give depth to the practice of the magic of the grimoires. It will guide you in the art of distillation, how to separate the pure from the impure, and instruct in the foundational laboratory experience that will allow the student to unlock the higher kingdoms.