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Hidden Lore: Hermetic Glyphs

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This work comprises essays on Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune, Austin Osman Spare, H.P. Lovecraft and the Tantric tradition.
Hardcover, 70 pages
Published October 30th 2006 by Fulgur (first published 1990)
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This book was originally published in 1988 as "Hidden Lore: The Carfax Monographs," a collection of instructional monographs originally written for the Nu Isis Lodge by the late Kenneth Grant in the 1950s, and illustrated by his able wife, Stephanie. This edition is a more complete expansion of that book, a wonderful and concise overview of important concepts in Grant's Typhonian Magick Corpus. It is an absolutely beautiful edition, worth seeking out and keeping-- Not only will the student find ...more
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Kenneth Grant (b.1924, Essex) is the head of several important Thelemic orders and author of the influential “Typhonian Trilogies” series (1972-2002) that includes The Magical Revival, Nightside of Eden and Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God.

In 1939, Kenneth Grant chanced upon Crowley’s Magick in Theory and Practice and a few years later began a correspondence with the author (see Remembering Ale
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“Atavistic resurgence, a primal urge towards union with the Divine by returning to the common source of all, is indicated by the backward symbolism peculiar to all Sabbath ceremonies, as also of many ideas connected with witchcraft, sorcery and magic. Whether it be the symbol of the moon presiding over nocturnal ecstasies; the words of power chanted backwards; the back-to-back dance performed in opposition to the sun's course; the devil's tail - are all instances of reversal and symbolic of Will and Desire turning within and down to subconscious regions, to the remote past, there to surprise the required atavistic energy for purposes of transformation, healing, initiation, construction or destruction.” 7 likes
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