6 x 9 inches. 276 pages. German Binding. Gloss (Scuff Free) finish. Black & Red interior (illustrations and photography). Fine typography, printed on Lynx Cream 140M archive-quality paper. Fully illustrated by Lupe Vasconcelos & other classical artists. Book is in new unread condition
The Devils Supper is a critical enquiry into popular culture, past and present. The text explores the myths and realities of the so-called Witches Sabbat. Using trial depositions, source documents, contemporary poems and literary accounts, a hidden history is unfurled, offering a totally unique understanding of this occulted enigma. From Fasting to Feasting, the mystery of ritual, sacred Vessels of Transformation is exposed. The myriad masks of the Devil are fully removed, layer by layer in celebration of his multi-faceted and ingenious complexities. Along the way, we explore the philosophical and theological enquiries that have long held us in their thrall. We tackle the weighty topics of evil, who the Devil really serves and how this impacts upon the true virtue of the Grail as panacea or poison, overturning prescribed opinion to discover the real thread that binds these enigmatic elements together and how these things are even connected within occulted custom, lore, tradition and law.
Titling of Contents:
Origins: Shadow of the Dark Obstructer
Chapter One: Forgotten and Forbidden Gods
Chapter Two: Arcadia
Chapter Three: Occidental Horizons
Chapter Four: Matters of Theology: Heresy and Evil
Flux: The Middle–Ages
Chapter Five: The Maverick Anti-Hero
Chapter Six: The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse
Chapter Seven: Cockaigne: A Fool’s Paradise
Chapter Eight: Faerie Lore & Folk Custom
Chapter Nine: The Grande Sabbat
Chapter Ten: Stagecraft – The Witch Craze Parody
Chapter Eleven: Demonology: Textbooks of the Damned
End Game: A Return to the Shadows
Chapter Twelve: Devils Advocate – Agent Provocateur
Chapter Thirteen: Old Hornie, Trades and Guilds
Conclusion: Lifeblood of a Traditional Legacy
With various Illustrations by:
Baltens, Bosch, Bruegel, Dürer, Blake, Doré, Füssli, Holman Hunt, Giotto, Michelangelo, Van Eyck, Van Maële, Fuseli & Vasnetsov, Léopold Boilly, Hans Trapp, Wagrez, Taddeo di Bartolo, and Klinger.
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