THE HEKATAEON (Cassidy Edition) by Jack Grayle – Limited Edition Hardcover with Expanded Material

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THE HEKATAEON (Cassidy Edition) by Jack Grayle – Limited Edition Hardcover with Expanded Material

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Description

Book is published by Grayle Press and distributed by Miskatonic Books

Book Details:

  • 10 beautiful new illustrations by artist Rowan E. Cassidy
  • 29 improved sigils
  • 3 new Hekatean spells by Samuel David, Rev. Zemmi and Amaya Rourke
  • Corrected Greek text
  • 440 pages, 8”x10”
  • Scarlet linen cover with rounded spine and gold-foil stamping
  • Red ribbon bookmark and head & tail bands
  • Black-and-gold endpapers
  • Limited run of 1000 volumes

Published by Jake Grayle Press

From the publisher:

The last edition of The Hekataeon sold out in less than a week, and it has remained in high demand ever since. Due to popular demand, Grayle Press is now re-issuing this  popular grimoire in a formidable, altar-worthy volume that contains all of the hymns, prayers, invocations, incantations, scripts and initiatory rites found in previous editions, as well as three new workings which explore the Hekatean intersection with the Mesopotamian dog-goddess Gula, the Egyptian syncretic scavenger Hekanubis, and Sirius, the beautiful but dangerous Dog Star.  It also contains ten magnificent new images (and twenty-nine re-drafted sigils) by occult artist Rowan E. Cassidy.

The Hekataeon is beautiful grimoire presenting a complete system of self-initiation into the mysteries of Hekate, the Maiden-Serpent-Wolf who stands at the crux of the crossroads of all realms and realities. As such, it presents dozens of rituals, rites, spells, songs, scripts and sorcerous workings to ally oneself with the Lady of the Crossroads herself, as well as the witch-queens of late antiquity which embody her current of chthonic magic, to include Medea, Kirke, and Pasiphae. It also contains hymns to win the blessing of goddesses and gods such as Artemis, Selene, Persephone, Apollo, Helios, Hermes and Dionysus. Within its pages are consecrations for tools of art, by invoking powerful daimons such as Kerberos, Orpheus, the Fates, the Furies, and the Greco-Egyptian underworld spirit BAXYXSYXYX. Through the labyrinthine path laid out in this grimoire, the reader first becomes a Devotee, then an Adept, and finally a Hierophant of Hekate’s mysteries. In the end, the book itself is enlivened through these workings, so that with the final rite it awakens, and becomes the reader’s spiritual assistant, to guard, guide and aid her in her arte forevermore.

Additional information

Weight 5.0 lbs

3 reviews for THE HEKATAEON (Cassidy Edition) by Jack Grayle – Limited Edition Hardcover with Expanded Material

  1. Benito Rangel (verified owner)

    Such a beautiful and powerful book. I’ve only skimmed a few pages, I haven’t really started studying the book yet but I’m so happy to have it in my library! Didn’t receive the black slip case but I don’t care I still give this 5 stars. Such a Gorgeous and powerful tome and a great occult bookstore!

  2. WaltersR92 (verified owner)

    Absolutely stunning book, I was so excited to receive it through the post ! Beautiful book with stunning end papers. The content is phenomenal, haven’t started any of the work and rituals in the book yet but made some of the occult items such as the Iynx and Ladder. Written in a great way where understanding is guaranteed.
    The spine has creased a bit from opening the book which has ruined the look of the spine slightly – manufacturers fault not Compay.
    Apart from that I’m really happy with this tome and something I’ll treasure forever !

  3. jeremiezulaski@gmail.com (verified owner)

    After ongoingly searching for a copy of The Hekataeon, I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that another edition was going to be released. Based on the reputation of the book, my personal interest, and my reading of numerous reviews, I immediately submitted my $95 (plus tax) to pre-order a copy of the ‘Cassidy Edition’ which, based on the description on Miskatonic Books’ website, sounded absolutely incredible; the contents of this edition, updated, expanded, deepened, are all that I could have hoped for. Jack Grayle has created and shared something thorough, powerful, special. And that makes writing the following section of my review especially difficult: unfortunately, the quality of the construction, materials, and presentation of the book is subpar.

    To begin, as mentioned in another review, I did not receive the slip case indicated in the description, nor communication that it was not to be included, and clearly there was no reduction in the prepaid price which is currently listed on Miskatonic Books webpage for $85 (albeit, now sold out); $10 less than when I pre-purchased . Additional areas of disappointment include the material used in creating the hardcovers, which is incredibly thin for a book this heavy. It can very easily be made to bend with use, and slight bowing is already evident from just standing upright on the shelf. The hardcover stock is actually thinner and more malleable than a much smaller, and thinner, print-on-demand book I recently received (Pandemonium, Hadean Press 2016). As another reviewer indicated, the spine fabric has a permanent, long rippled crease that is greatly exacerbated by opening/use; it was present upon arrival and makes the book appear rather unattractive on the shelf. The paper has a nice tooth, but is pretty thin and ghosting from the text/images on the following page is visible when reading. The ribbon is so thin it is see-through against the print, crumples inside the book, only extends a mere half-inch beyond the bottom of the page, and is already frayed at the bottom with minimal handling. It is less fine than many inexpensive massive run publications and, again, inferior to a book I just received for less than half the cost (Stellas Daemonum, Weiser 2021). The gold stamping on binding is neither deep nor ample and is not prominent (this can be seen somewhat clearly on the image at Miskatonic). Lastly, the cover image seems slightly crookedly placed on the cover of my copy (you can discern whether the image on the Miskatonic copy is truly straight in relation to the gold-embossed title at top).

    Perhaps I was expecting too much for a hundred dollar book that the reader is invited to literally bleed for? Should the quality of materials, construction, presentation, and felt-sense of durability be significantly inferior to less expensive publications? While the above may seem to be minor quibbles, which in no way detract from the amazing contents of the book, I am underwhelmed with the construction and presentation of the book for the price I paid and what was listed in the preorder description. While I am unsure it will hold up to normal wear through years of standard use, despite all, I am delighted to own an updated edition of this contemporary classic, based on the heart and soul of what the pages hold therein.

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