Chelmsford, UK: Xoanon Publishing Ltd., 2002. First Edition thus. Hardcover, no DJ as issued. 8vo. ix + 362pp. The “Sethos” edition, with green cloth boards, brown endsheets, gold stamping of the Wheel of the Sacred Alphabet, limited to 484 hand-numbered copies Long out of print. In near Fine to fine condition.
The 2002 Sethos Edition of Azoëtia is the definitive edition of Andrew Chumbley’s groundbreaking foundational work on the Sabbatic Tradition. With significant additions, revisions, and added artwork, this edition also bears a new introduction by the author, taking ten years of publication history into perspective. Subtitled “A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft,” it has become one of the most sought-after magical works of the last few decades. It is comprised of three main parts: an exposition of preliminary magico-aesthetic formulae with detailed descriptions of working tools; the full text of the Sabbatic Rituals of Ingress, Congress, and Egress; and an eleven-chaptered Grimoirium detailing the arcana and composite practices of the Sacred Alphabet, which is the twenty-two lettered code of theurgic principles underlying the practical spectrum of the Arte Magical. The entire work’s intention is to bring to reality traditional British cunning-craft practices according to the spiritual vision and artistry of a contemporary initiate.