Hardcover Edition (limited to 600 copies):
6.5 x 9.5 inches. 208 pages. Hardbound 90pts, Bamberger Kaliko “Metallic Cranberry Red” bookcloth, gold foil stamp on rounded spine and on the cover, blind deboss on the back, colour interior, and Neenah Dark Brown, “Burnished leather finish” embossed endpapers. Fine typography, thoroughly throughout by various artists, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. + 3/4 Jacket (satin matte finish) featuring artwork “Hortus Aureus” by Denis Forkas Kostromitin.
From the publisher:
Three years in the making,
Deepest gratitude to our cherished readership and to the wonderful contributors for making this vision a reality!
Of all the daimons that have plagued or blessed mankind throughout history, our muse, Wisdom, is perhaps the most elusive of all. Known by many names and terms – Gnosis, Sapientia, Pistis Sophia, and LuxFerre among many others – this varied and challenging topic is difficult to discuss using mere semantics; so liquid are Its inherent qualities and so fierce is Its passion!
This spirit-force represents every manifested Idea and Ideal, be they creative intelligence or a self-annealing process that guides the pilgrim along the Path of Exile & Exalt. As a “living” and moving ethos/archetype/notion, Sapientia itself (regardless of chosen deific or prosaic name for it), is truly a discarnate entity. Its secrets are revealed simply, poignantly, and profoundly, but this gift comes at a certain price – a heavy and oftentimes formidable one at that!
The theme of this upcoming issue could not be more Luciferian in essence, as it is the very foundation of Luciferian praxis and applied tenets. In layman’s terms, it revolves around the concept and application of “Sacrifice” in the pursuit of Truth, to reach Henosis with the Divine-Within.
The Scalding of Sapientia is a compendium of personal operations, insights, journal entries and excerpts, detailed compilations and interpretations, notable turning points in one’s occult journey, and specifically, the zeniths and nadirs one can experience when undertaking such a colossal mission that may come with realizations that may either make or break one’s persona in the Cosmogony of the Possible.
Denis Forkas Kostromitin
Robert W. Cook (Norot)
Johnny Decker Miller
David S. Herrerías
Helene M. Arts
Ulric Gestumblindi’ Goding
Graeme de Villiers
Cristian Drăghiciu (Vaenvs Obscvra)