Deluxe edition bound in vellum. Published in 2013 by Nephilim Press. 156 pages. Book is in fine unread condition.
NOTE: Vellum is the best binding material for books known to man and will last for centuries. However they do warp with moisture in the air but will acclimate overtime to the new environment. So if you see some warping to the boards do not be concerned this is the nature of this unique and exotic binding material.
This very rare edition of only 20 copies is bound in full Imperial Vellum by master bookbinder Joel Radcliff at Ars Obscura Bookbinding in Seattle Washington. Title is hand numbered of 20 copies, has a sewn in maroon ribbon marker, hand marbled endpapers and a blood red leather skiver is affixed to the spine stampled with gold foil. The spine itself has raised bands with gold foil outlines. Book is in new unread condition. “Gateways Through Stone and Circle” is a compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic. This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the “Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals” as found in Francis Barrett’s, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim. Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within. You will find descriptions of the seven planetary archangels as witnessed by author, instructions for building each of the traditional implements and furniture to the specifications of the grimoire, as well as detailed illustrations of the author’s actual equipment. Items such as the infamous Book of Spirits or Liber Spirituum are explained in detail so the reader will know how to make and use one. Chapters also describe methods for improving scrying abilities, working with a partner, and conducting the entire ceremony from beginning to end. Everything to make this art work is explained in incredibly vivid detail.