Deluxe edition: hardbound in midnight-blue morocco goat skin, stamped in gold on spine panel, the front cover bearing on its face a cipher of the Wisdom of the Opposer in blind, slipcased, limited to 72 copies. This copy is number 3. Issued under the auspices of the Cultus Sabbati and published on the Winter Solstice, 2008.
Book is in fine condition with a near fine slipcase with some light shelfwear otherwise in new unread condition.
Qutub defines and illustrates the Design of Crooked Path Sorcery through a series of 72 poetic verses, each representing a specific arcanum of Draconian Gnosis. Arising from diverse initiatic currents and spiritual streams, this Wisdom encompasses the ancient Persian sorceries of the Maskarae and Yatukan; the pure mysticism and beauty of the Sufi Way; the Yezidis, collected Kurdish tribes comprising the ‘People of the Book’, and the modern-day exemplar of the Witches’ Sabbatic Cultus. Together, these sources inform and inspire the verses of Qutub, Point and Axis of the World, weaving a rich tapestry to which is appended a scholarly commentary. This Illumination ultimately comprises the body of the Dragon of Eld, the Ancient Serpent of Light whose totality manifests within the microcosmic earth as the Great Opposer, whose Rite is included in the book.
Book is in fine condition