Starfire Publishing, London, 2016. Hardcover. 334 pages. Sewn binding, with colour frontispiece, a sixteen-page section of colour and half- tone plates, illustrated endpapers and a full-colour dustjacket, a 20-page section of colour and half- tone plates, illustrated endpapers and a full -colour dustjacket, this republication incorporates corrections noted in Kenneth Grant’s personal copy of the book. Many of the plates have been rephotographed, and some are printed in colour for the first time. Now out of print, and increasingly scarce. A Fine copy.
The republishing of the Typhonian Trilogies continues with the release of the eighth and penultimate volume in the series, Beyond the Mauve Zone, which continues the third of the three trilogies. Originally published in 1999 and long out of print, this enhanced edition of 1500 copies is freshly typeset in an octavo format.
Oblique to the paths that give on to other dimensions, and beyond them, there lies a region which the author has termed the Mauve Zone. Mystics, magicians, sorcerers, artists of many kinds have – over the centuries – skirted it, stumbled upon it, and fled from it. Very few have penetrated beyond it and survived, or cared to leave any record of the experience. Those that did, have had to present their accounts as fiction, or discover a new means of communication – via wierd art, symbols, hieroglyphics, signs which fellow pilgrims alone might recognise.
Access to the Mauve Zone has been facilitated in more recent times by the use of magical systems developed by occultists such as Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley, both of whom established contact with inter-dimensional entities possessed of trans-human knowledge and power. Both systems involve the use of sexual magick to open hidden gates that have remained sealed for centuries.
The present book contains references to these systems, as well as to the explorative work of skilled contemporary Adepts such as Michael Bertiaux, Margaret Ingalls (Nema), Jeffrey and Ruth Evans, and the Patriarch of the Ecclesia Gnostica Alba, Zivorad Mihaljovic, which places them in the forefront of present-day practitioners.
There is also included a detailed account of the Cosmic Energy in humanity, known anciently as the Fire Snake, the Kundalini of Oriental arcane tradition which it is necessary to awaken if access to the Mauve Zone, and beyond, is to be achieved successfully. The account is based upon a rare Tantric work which provides veritable keys to the Mauve Zone and to the magico-mystical formulae designed to surpass it.
Beyond the Mauve Zone paves the way for the final volume, The Ninth Arch, in a series comprising three Typhonian Trilogies.