New publications from Swedish esoteric art press, Edda, are always cause for rejoicing. Their output is consistently refined and inspirational, and their production value is deluxe. They've just announced the following two books, and I can't wait to own them both:
Fredrik Söderberg's Haus C.G. Jung is a collection of his visionary paintings of Jung's homes at Küsnacht and Bollingen. I love this series of work, and can't wait to see the images collected between two covers. Plus, it has an intro by none other than Gary Lachman (who will be a participant in the upcoming Occult Humanities Conference here in NYC), and who recently wrote a book on Jung called Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings. But I digress. Here's a full description of the Söderberg book:
Recent paintings based on impressions of Carl Gustav Jung's houses at Küsnacht and Bollingen. The architectural structures come to life and display the rich inner vistas of Jung's mythically multi-faceted mind. A visual interpretation of inner life. Söderberg's recent colourful experiments with intuitive forms are also included. This book is published in cooperation with Galleri Riis in Oslo, for Söderberg's exhibition Jag är den som begraver gudar i guld och ädelstenar.
"Fredrik Söderberg’s delicate paintings capture the evocative character of Jung’s homes, both his 'normal' one in Küsnacht, where he was invaded by the inhabitants of his inner mind, and his mythic one in Bollingen, where he invited them in for tea, as it were. Repeated viewings of these subtly transformative works convince me that Jung would have approved and that they can awaken some very active imagination of their own." (Gary Lachman)
Published 2013. 32 pages, oversized (270 x 350 mm), hardbound. Limited to 300 copies (Standard Edition). The first 23 copies (hand numbered) come in a signed, slipcased and lavish bibliophile edition together with a signed original artwork by Fredrik Söderberg: a geometric form in 23 ct gold-leaf on 300g Arches paper, size 260 x 200 mm (Limited Edition).
Standard edition: 600 SEK + postage (please make sure you choose the correct postage option)
Limited edition: 3500 SEK + postage. Please note: The limited edition can be ordered by customers all over the world. This item will sent by registered mail. If you're interested in buying one, please let us know us by e-mail.
Secondly, Edda is releasing a saucy, mystic novel by Carl Abrahamsson called Mother, Have a Safe Trip.
It sounds like an absolute riot:
An occult sex thriller set in an international environment. Unearthed plans and designs stemming from radical inventor Nikola Tesla could solve the world's energy problems. These plans suddenly generate a vortex of interest from various powers. Thrown into this maelstrom of international intrigue is Victor Ritterstadt, a soul searching magician with a mysterious and troubled past. From Berlin, over Macedonia and all the way to Nepal, Ritterstadt sets out on an inner quest. Espionage, love, UFOs, magick, telepathy, conspiracies, LSD and more in this shocking story of a world about to be changed forever.
"We haven't really met, ever. Yet you are my mother. As far as I understand, we're both victims of an American psychedelic rock group, America's then in many ways most wanted renegade chemist, a brainwashing Hindu love cult or, who knows, maybe we are living gods? Can you understand why I'm slightly hesitant about going back to Nepal?"
Published 2013. 200 pages, 120 x 180 mm, hardbound. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies (Standard Edition). The first eleven copies come in a slipcased, leather-bound bibliophile edition, signed and personalized by the author (Limited Edition).
Standard edition: 250 SEK + postage (please make sure you choose the correct postage option)
Limited edition: 1111 SEK + postage. Please note: The limited edition can be ordered by customers all over the world. This item will sent by registered mail. If you're interested in buying one, please let us know us by e-mail.
Both books can be ordered internationally via the Edda site, thanks to the occult magic of Paypal.