ARTISANAL Edition (Limited to 37 copies): 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 240 pages. Hardbound 90pts, 3/4 bound in genuine ‘deep navy blue’ leather, & illustration printed on William Turner Hahnemuhle textured paper (or Canvas / TBD) on the cover.
Gold foil blocking and raised bands on rounded spine, gold foil details on the cover, as well as Blind Deboss symbol on the backcover. Robert Wu’s hand-marbled Sunkist Yellow Bouquet paper as end-sheets, Black and Yellow Silk headbands. Full Colour interior. Illustrated throughout by Visionis Phosphorescent, as well as featuring calligraphy by Jayant Silva. Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Individually hand-numbered. Glued bookplate signed by the author inside.
Comes with a Slipcase made with black 100pts board over wrapped twice in Sunflower Yellow Nepalese artisanal paper, stamped in Black Foil with a Die-Cut ‘Window’ (Yantra-shaped) for cover image to show through.
Published by Anathema Publishing
From the publisher:
Tantric Physics I & II (in One Volume)
Vol.1: Cave of the Numinous
Vol.2: Sacred Body, Sacred Space
by Craig Williams
¶ ARTWORKS BY: Visionis Phosphorescent, and Jayant Silva Calligraphy.
“We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings.
“As the ripened cucumber is freed from its bondage to the creeper, may He liberate us from Death for the sake of Immortality.”
Deep within the mysterious caves of the Himalayas, saturated by the cosmic radiations of the sacred Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar, manifests a radically unique current of Esoteric Hinduism: A Tantric Physics.
First explored in Tantric Physics Vol. I: Cave of the Numinous, the new release from Anathema Publishing, Tantric Physics II: Sacred Body, Sacred Space continues to express the haunting inner realizations of initiatic perceptions. Embracing both the Right-Hand and Left-Hand Paths, the text reveals a unique vision of a Tantric Physics utilizing all branches of Vaidika sciences: Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vedanta, and Tantra.
Far from a dry academic text, Tantric Physics II: Sacred Body, Sacred Space reveals an intensely personal initiatic vision of the human body, Shivaite and Vaishnava gnostic streams, and the mysterious path of the Aghori leading unto the Womb of the Dark Goddess in all Her intoxicating manifestations.
Included within the upcoming publication is the reprint of the long sold-out Tantric Physics I: Cave of the Numinous, which presents critical preparatory materials for the shadowy pathways in the smashan of Tantric Physics.
“I will meet you in the smashan under the waning moon, the smell of burning flesh reminds us of MahaMaya, did they hear Your voice at Golgotha?
“We welcome the demons who consume our samskaras, clearing the path to your Embrace, Sri Gopisvara Mahadeva…” ~Sri Gopisvara Mahadeva-Gita
¶ Tantric Physics Vol.1 & 2
Preface, by Mark Stavish
(Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies)
Foreword, by Craig Williams
¶ Tantric Physics I: Cave of the Numinous
TP 1: Introduction: Tantric Physics
The Royal Pathway: Tantra Vidya
Part I: Gateway to the Dark Goddess: The Guru and the Vama Marga
The Sanctuary of Faith
Mysterious Environment: The Alembic of the Gurukula
The Sacred Mystery of Guru Yoga
Cave of the Hridaya Ritual
Part II: Approaching the Nightside: Provisions for the Left-Hand Path
The Fire-Born Body
¶ Tantric Physics Vol. II: Sacred Body, Sacred Space
TP 2: Introduction
The Cult of Shiva: Aghor Gnosis
The Cult of the Dark Lord: Erotic Intoxication
Priests of the Flame
Ayurvedic Alchemy: Madhu Vidya
Voice of the Dark Goddess
Gopisvara Mahadeva Gita