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Starfire: A Magazine of the Aeon – Vol. 2 No. 3 – Magazine 2008


The Official Organ of the Ordo Templi Orientis

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Starfire, Vol. II No. 3, A Magazine of the Aeon

STARFIRE: a Journal of the New Aeon. Volume II #3 (Limited Edition Softcover Edition) London: Starfire Publishing Ltd., 2008. First edition Softcover. 4to. 8 x 11 sewn wraps. 190pp. + ii plates. Pictorial covers. Extensively illustrated in colour and b&w. The first issue of Starfire appeared in 1986, and it has been an occasional Journal of the New Aeon ever since. Dedicated to Thelema, it brims over with articles and artwork of relevance to the Thelemic current. All previous issues are now out of print and difficult to obtain. This is the first new issue of Starfire for many years, and includes a collection of articles, short stories and artwork which include: • The Magic of Folly by Richard Ward – some considerations of ‘The Fool’ card in the Tarot; • Sinister Shades in Yellow by Alistair Coombs – an essay on the work of novelist Sax Rohmer; • The Stone of Stars by Oliver St. John – a fascinating short story woven around a talismanic stone and the forces it calls down; • Tzaddi is not the Star by Elmet Caradoc – some considerations on the Thoth deck; • The Aphotic Oracle by Daniel Lett – on the rôle of the imagination in magic; • Nightmare Sorcery by Richard Gavin – utilising the powers of dream; • Maranatha: a Blessing or a Curse by Stephen Dziklewicz – an insightful analysis of this word; • The Altar by Peter Smith – another fascinating short story, this time focusing on the history of a lost grimoire; • A Very Personal Tantrum by Joe Claxton – an account of consequences from some specific ritual work The issue also includes as a supplement several presentations from the April 2004 Thelema Beyond Crowley Conference held in London to mark the Centenary of the transmission of The Book of the Law. The supplement includes the following: • Looking Forward! by Kenneth Grant • The Letter Killeth by Michael Staley • A Hundred Years Hence by Martin Starr • Calling Mr. Crowley by Andrew Collins • The Evolution of Maat Magick by Margaret Ingalls. Illustrations by Austin O. Spare, Peter Smith, Kyle Fite and Allen Holub.

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