The hardcover edition is printed on 90gsm Munken Pure, covered in purple-blue Dubletta cloth with Wibalin recycled quartz endpapers, white head and tail bands, and white foiling on front and spine. 300 copies. Book is in new unread condition.
Published by Hadean Press
From the publisher:
In Orphic Hymns Grimoire, Sara L. Mastros transforms the devotional hymns of Orpheus, the oracular hero of ancient Greece, into a functional, working grimoire for contemporary magicians. The Orphic Hymns have inspired generations of poets, musicians, and playwrights as exemplars of archaic mytho-poetry. In her bold translations, Mastros stays true to the original intent and beauty of the hymns while adding her own contemporary flair. In addition to the new translations, this book also contains fascinating historical and social commentary on the hymns from a feminist, pagan viewpoint, as well as spells and devotional practices for votaries of the Greek gods, and brilliant color-your own-ikons. This second edition includes new commentary and more than eighty ikon illustrations. Additionally, Mastros provides many ideas for deploying the ikons in spellcraft as well as spells that use the ikons themselves.
Introduction to the Second Edition: My Role as Hermeneutes
How to Use this Book
What are the Orphic Hymns?
A New Hymn for Orpheus
The Hymns of Orpheus
Appendix I: Writing Original Orphic Hymns
Appendix II: Working with Ikons
Appendix III: Ritual of Orphic Self-Initiation
Appendix IV: Offering Cookies
Bibliography & Further Reading
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