CLAVIS JOURNAL 1 (Deluxe Leather Bound Limited Edition Hardcover)
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Bound in full goat with handmade endpapers, the deluxe edition features a limited edition two-colour letterpress print of Joseph Uccello’s illustrated text of the alchemist Sir George Ripley’s Vision of the Toad. Limited to 125 copies only. Book is in fine as new condition.
The debut issue of Clavis Journal contains modern, innovative occult content and scintillant magical artifacts of centuries past. It features Johnny Jakobsson’s “Nebiros et Ars Necomantica”, an extended investigation and reverie on the grimoire-patrons of the corpse and burial ground. Martin Duffy examines the gnosis of Judas Iscariot and his place as a witch’s Saint of Opposition in “One Beyond Twelve: The Thirteenth Spirit, Judas and the Opposer”. Craig Williams issues an important magical caveat emptor for the would-be cartographers of the qliphotic wastes in his essay “Daath Gnosis”. The mysterious Grosvenor Manuscript is examined by Ben Fernee in “The Commonplace Book of Grosvenor”. Daniel Schulke’s ‘Diablo Stigmata’ considers the perpetuity of the Devil’s Mark as an accursed brand, setting the flesh of the witch apart from mankind. Also featured are alchemical writings by Edward Kelley, George Ripley, as well as Frater A.I.’s kabbalistic ritual “Shaddai’s Gate”. Featured images by Tomasz Allen Kopera, Rima Staines, Ben Tolman, Joseph Uccello, Tom Allen, Sasan Saidi, Hagen Von Tulien, Johnny Jakobsson, and more.