Peter J. Carroll; Matt Kaybryn
Arcanorium College, 2014. Hardcover folio & card deck. Signed by both authors. Appearance of mild shelf-wear/bumping is actually a production fault common to all copies. Quarto folio hardcover (Landscape), 212 pages, comes with a deck of 55 large cards. Near Fine.
“From writer Peter J Carroll with Artist Matt Kaybryn.
The Book: This fully illustrated and illuminated hardback opens with a detailed historical resume of magical and esoteric thought (where it came from and where it may go) before presenting the reader with three complete grimoires.
The Deck: A Cartomagical tool for the 21st century, the Deck presents54 glorious Altar Icons spanning the three Spheres of Elements, Bi-Planets and Stellar god-forms.
Covering 212 pages and a spacious 270mm x 230mm format, this large, superbly produced hardbound book contains extensive text by Peter J Carroll and over 50 large full colour illustrations from Matt Kaybryn. Carroll’s text begins with a historical resume of magical and esoteric thought (where it came from and where it may go) before moving on to present the reader with three complete grimoires.
The first grimoire of Elemental magic deals with modern practical magicaltechniques and the classical and modern interpretations of the traditionalelemental symbolism.
The second grimoire of Planetary magic deals with the Pagan and Neo-Paganmagical archetypes or ‘god-forms’, their contemporary roles in the humancondition, and how the magician can access them for their inspiration and toborrow their abilities.
The third grimoire of Stellar magic deals with the ‘Elder Gods’, those fociof awesome and dangerous extraterrestrial knowledge and power that await us in the vast deep reaches of the cosmos. This grimoire constitutes the latest upgrade to the ever evolving Necronomicon.
Complementing and supporting the grimoires, further chapters deal with the history of symbolism, the creation and/ or the evolution of gods and goddesses, and the physics of parapsychologyand extraterrestrial communication. All in all this book contains enough tokeep any wizard, magician, esotericist or natural philosopher entranced andbusy for quite quite some time to come.”