Deluxe: Gold-stamped hollen-green smooth goat, English marbled endpapers, slipcased and limited to 72 hand numbered copies.
Ars Philtron’s second edition of 2008 is subtitled ‘Edition Codex Vasculum’, and is the definitive edition of this work. Expanded text and imagery not seen in the first edition is present, as is the 27-stanza Elixirs of the Faithful Gods, a poetic cipher of the fluidic media which permeate the Sabbatic Mysterium.
Book is in fine condition slipcase is in near fine condition with some light shelf wear otherwise fine condition.
The work examines “Wortcunning and Sabbatic-alchemical gnosis as manifested through the medium of potion-making. Its text treats of the eight principal Sabbatic-alchemic philtre types, their pharmacoepia and formulation. Evocations to aspects of the Sabbatic Guardians Lilith and Cain are also given to empower the revelation and reification of the Philtre Arcana.” The author was a friend of the late Andrew Chumbley, and is presently both the Magister of the Cultus Sabbati, as well as the Verdelet of the Tradition. It is from the Cultus Sabbati, in common with Chumbley’s “Azoetia,” that this book draws its inspiration.
Regulus of First Woman am I,
From the Antient Well of Blood first come;
By Black Earth blest, and curs’d by Red Clay.
Bitter by parts, I am sweet in sum:
The Flesh that shall the One Fire withstand.
Pour’d out, pour’d out in wonder am I,
As Good Water from the Desert Rock,
To assuage the unknown thirst of Man.