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Order of the Skeleton Key by Jeremy Christner (author of Sermons to the Serpent’s Servants, published by Aeon Sophia Press)
– A Deluxe Edition, dark blue* leather bound, silver foil decorations printed to the front cover and silver foil lettering printed to the spine. Limited edition.
The revised and updated new edition of the Order of the Skeleton Key is now a larger sized format book being 148 mm width x 210 mm high, 182 pages. With illustrations by David Mllr.
Order of the Skeleton Key
Being comprised of the books Kosmology and Lanterns of Wisdom from the Firmament in their entirety, with numerous complementing essays included, and now featuring a new section, Ritus, being a small selection of recommended religious dedication rituals according to the practice inspired by the theological foundation of the previous texts.
Kosmology, originally published in 2005, is a Gnostic treatise on the origin and nature of the Kosmos, the Aeons, and the Archons, with ponderances about the mechanisms of magic, life after death, and divination.
Lanterns of Wisdom from the Firmament, originally pressed in 2009, is a devotional consisting of 27 scriptures, prayers, and meditations of Ophite Gnostic inspiration, complementing Kosmology to form the complete theological foundation upon which the Order of the Skeleton Key – and its publicly accessible ecclesiastical association, the Sophian Gnostic Church – is built.
Supplemental to Kosmology are numerous essays, including The Silhouettes of Twilight, published originally in Ixaxaar’s Clavicula Nox II: Lucifer issue.
Ritus is a small, previously unpublished tract containing a self-initiation ritual, a rite for fortification and protection, and meditations for mindfulness, mindlessness, and reunification with the Pleroma.
Order of the Skeleton Key was published in 2011 as a compendium of the previously-published Jeremy Christner material and has sold out from its original publisher; the stunning new editions published now by Aeon Sophia Press will find themselves at home with Luciferians, Gnostics, and collectors of fine esoterica.
Table of Contents
Soterion: Of Twilight
Supplementary Texts to Kosmology:
The Silhouettes of Twilight
Lanterns of Wisdom from the Firmament:
The Book of the Bottom of the Heavens
A Prayer to the Witness to Creation
An Address to Scoundrels
The Sorrow of the Species
The Fires of Faith
The Song of the Virgin
The Sea is All and All is the Sea I
The Sea is All and All is the Sea II
The Forms of My Worship
A Prayer to the Aeons
A Mountain of the Deceased
Call for an End to Serfdom
The Death of America
In This Sand the Minds of Man
The All-Seeing Eye
There Are No Masters Here
The Trampled Weed to Majesty
On Settings and Implements
The Simon Rite
The Rite of Baphomet