Oh joy of joys, holy of holies, our new issue of Abraxas is releasing on September 20th, and is available for pre-order NOW! Abraxas #4 is exquisitely beautiful, and includes a previously unpublished manuscript by Austin Osman Spare, a photo essay on Brooklyn Vodou by Shannon Taggart, an original mystic comic strip by Ron Rege, Jr., an interview with Christine Ödlund, and much, much more. It's available in softcover for only £15.00, though there is a limited edition deluxe hardback edition for £55.00 for you sensualists. Here are the full details:
Abraxas Issue #4 offers 192 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art.
Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, contributions for Abraxas #4 include a previously unpublished manuscript by Austin Osman Spare entitled Fragmentum presented here in facsimile over 30 pages; a special feature on the Italian artist and mystic Agostino Arrivabene; dramatic images of urban vodou from photographer Shannon Taggart; an interview by Sarah Victoria Turner with Christine Ödlund that discusses her art practice, synaesthesia and Theosophy; explorations of the symbolism of the tarot Fool from Valentin Wolfstein, an experiment in urban sigils from the London-based artist Francesca Ricci, and more.
Dancing under the Stars: Ficino’s Way of Harmony, Ruth Clydesdale
Tabula Impressa, Francesca Ricci
Häxan II, Savanna Snow
Aleister Crowley, Marie de Miramar & the True Wanga, Christopher Josiffe
After the Flood, Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Interview with Christine Ödlund, Sarah Victoria Turner
Demons in the Coliseum, Benvenuto Cellini
Basement Vodou, Shannon Taggart, with an introduction by Pam Grossman
Dawn, Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Untitled, Susu Laroche
An Introduction to the Alchemical Mercurius, Paul Cowlan
Fragmentum, Austin Osman Spare
The Mystery of the Rose Cross, Anne Crossey
Observation of Ancestral Mysteries, Ron Regé, Jr.
Nowhere Less Now, Ole Hagen & Lindsay Seers
The Mystic Fool: From Tarot to an Ideal of Ascendance, Valentin Wolfstein
The Library Angel and Her Oracle, Justin Patrick Moore
bagua: inner lunarism, Peter Dyde
Our hardback issue is limited to just 300 copies, bound in rick dark blue cloth blocked in gold with a design taken from Peter Apian’s Cosmographicus liber, published in Antwerp in 1564. There is also a custom fitted dust-jacket that mirrors the design of the paperback issue. Offered with this limited hardback issue is a suite of hand-numbered tarot-inspired Anarca cards by the London artist Francesca Ricci.
Abraxas Issue 4 Launch Party
Friday 20 September 2013
Treadwell’s Books 33 Store Street WC1E 7BS
This night launches Abraxas Issue Four, with a night of partying, presentations and speeches. Short Tarot readings will also be available throughout the night. Think of it as a salon for magic and the imagination. Join us, meet the contributors, and revel in the delight of magic and the imagination. Brought to you by Christina, Livia, Robert, Merlin – all of whom work behind the scenes to bring Abraxas to life.
Let us meet you, the community we celebrate.
I will be there in spirit, though very much wish I could be in materia! (Happily, there will be plenty of Abraxas 4 issues available and revelry to be had at the Occult Humanities Conference here in NYC on Oct 18-20th.) Buy your copies in person, or order yours here now.