Hand-bound in Kosmic Black leather, front embossing, lettering on spine, headbands, ribbon. One of only 80 hand numbered copies. This copy DOES NOT have the silver talismanic charm.
The praxis of our philosophy is magic; our philosophy itself is the theory of magic. The magical philosophy works with images and symbols and its method is the method of analogy. Its most important names are: Element, Substance, Principle, Demon, Cosmos, Microcosm, Macrocosm, Essence, Image, Ur-Image, Whirl, Knawel, Fire. – its final formulas are spells and have magical power.
This groundbreaking release is the first authoritative work on Ludwig Klages and his pagan metaphysics ever to be published in English. Without a doubt Klages is one of the most intriguing and enigmatic pagan thinkers of the early 20th Century. A figure of great controversy he radically rejected Christianity and Monotheism in favor of a pan-daemonic paganism. Advocating the return to primordial states of consciousness through magico-erotic encounters with the living powers of the ensouled cosmos, Klages was a driving force in the notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics. Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, poetry, metaphysics, psychology and graphology, he influenced many important contemporaries such as Hermann Hesse, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger and others. The work of esoteric teachers such as Lama Anagarika Govinda, Michael Bertiaux and David Beth has been deeply inspired by the magical antinomian biocentrism of Klages. Misinterpreted, vilified and slandered, this great heretic and ‘high priest of the irrational’ remains virtually unknown in the English speaking world although his work may have never been more relevant.