Tuesday, February 14, 2017
For those of you anxiously awaiting a fine binding edition of one of my many works, the time has come at last; Ouroboros Press (whose works I have seen and highly applaud) is currently in the process of having 1,500 copies of the Petit Albert bound up; pre ordering is currently available, with the edition slated for April.
The Petit Albert requires little introduction; its treatise on the Hand of Glory alone makes it a notorious work; for those less versed in its content, it ranges from the talismanic arts, to a bit of alchemy, to folk remedies, to the extremely strange love and sex ritualism of the 18th century (at one point it suggests a way to literally restore virginity!) A must-have for the occultist, this work echoes beyond its era well into modernity but has not been, to my knowledge, released in anything other than paperback or electronic format prior. Having already released a paperback edition of this work, it was important that something more lasting, more attractive, be created.
As a folkish work the magick here is less about elaborate rituals than about simplistic ones; those interested in black magick will find plenty of lore here for their perusal and those interested in literature itself will find that this particular publisher has produced a number of widely applauded editions in the past; notably the Book of St. Germaine.