¶ Deluxe Edition (Limited to 155 copies):
5.25 x 8.5 inches. 160 pages. Hardbound Fiscagomma Agenda Cervo Dark Brown f-leather, 100 pts (/thick) cover, with unique Symbol stamped in Bronze Foil on Cover, Metallic Bronze Foil stamp on spine, Color Interior, and illustrated Endpapers featuring David S. Herrerías artworks. Fine typography, printed on Royal Sundance 160M paper, natural finish. + Signed by the Author, and hand-numbered.
*Each book shall come with a carton Card with Download Code, allowing to download a musico-mystical collaboration with Dark Ambient virtuosos SHIBALBA, ALONE IN THE HOLLOW GARDEN & NAM-KHAR, made especially for Entering the Desert.
The landscape of the Soul is a feral hunting ground of shadows and light, each morphing into translucent bodies of nourishment or destruction, depending upon the topographic Vision of the desert dweller. Entering the Desert explores the Terra Incognito of the Soul and reveals a primordial vision of a Pagan Sacramental Gnosticism of alchemical nature which if understood can open up the doorways to the Inner Sanctuary of Sacramental Vision.
“The idea of the mirage applies not only to the individual in the desert milieu of theSoul, but also to the environment in which the individual is born and nurtured: the world. From an esoteric perspective, we can view the entire world as a mirage, a meta-illusion created by the collected individual mirages of the walking dead; a collective perceptual agreement nourished by the emotion of fear and ego-fueled solipsism.”~Craig Williams
Entering the Desert presents a sobering and inspiring journey into the mysterious landscape of the Soul. Gnostic Bishop Craig Williams (Tau Lazarus) outlines an esoteric infrastructure of Pagan Sacramental Gnosticism which can be applied to any sincere path oriented towards spiritual realization. Through the use of evocative word, inspired poetry, magical grimoire, and empowering ritual, Entering the Desert is both terrifying and inspiring. This text provides the spiritual seeker with important tools to illuminate the pathway unto theSoul, and holds the potential to awaken ancient primordial memories hidden within the flesh, blood, and mind of the reader.
“The occult subculture with its superficial and trite syncretism is a symptom of our Age and an offence to Tradition and true gnosis. However, not all is detritus, and authentic syncretism has, despite all this, a long and venerable history that can be traced back to Antiquity and, as the current book is testament to, it continues to make its presence known in the world today.” ~Richard Rudgley