Artisanal Cutis Novis Edition (Strictly limited to 12 copies):
6.5 x 9.5 inches. 208 pages. Hardbound 90pts, genuine calfskin leather, highly textured cover (wood plank pressed pattern) with Blind Deboss on front cover. Raised nerves and gold foil stamp on the spine. Interior shall feature handmade endpapers, in addition to those used within the standard hardcover edition. Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Signed by the publisher and the cover illustrator.
Specifically for this Artisanal Edition, G.McCaughry (Anathema Publishing) & artist Chris Undirheimar (Blood & Fire Ritual Art) have joined forces to make individual wooden artefacts, featuring a pyrography of the Main Seal of PILLARS: The Scalding of Sapientia (designed by G.McCaughry), burned at knife point on pine wood discs by Chris Undirheimer. Consecrated with both artists’ blood.
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)