This is part of a small collection we obtained from New Zealand.
And, unlike many of the other occult books we've purchased, these have actually been read. Some consider this a negative detail, but we consider it is positive note. Expect books that have some minor flaws beyond whatever damage occurred during shipping: nothing excessive, but simply a book that shows some minor wear from actually handling.
Minor scuffing to jacket, typical wear for any book that has been handled by it's owner.
New copies typically start around $210, so consider this priced accordingly.
Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Small quarto.150pp. Striking black art stock wrappers with bronze lettering and illustration. Thirty-two colour plates, b&w illustration throughout. Perfect bound. Edition limited to 230 copies, each ritually consecrated & hand-numbered this being copy no. 151. The third issue of this well-produced journal with an international fellowship of contributors. 'The Ebon Kteis' is a journey into Darkness; somber in tone and aiming to be a visual feast to inspire minds & spark the Sacred Flame within. 'The Ebon Kteis' delves into the subtle beauty that lies at the threshold of Eros & Thanatos, and what has oft' been referred to as "la petite mort": the strange connection that exists between orgasm, the loss of the senses and the ultimate release of Death; both Symbolic & having a strong bond to one another. The subject is examined from many angles; within witchcraft, tantrism, the necromantic arts, romanticism, etc. An emphasis on the many ways to practice the Sabbatical Rites of Soul-Flight and Congress, whether with fellow brethren or by means of Self-Initiation. Contents include: "Divine Lotus, Prophectic Pearl & Holy Whore" by Shani Oates, "For Fear of Flying" by Sarah Anne Lawless, "The Mysteries of Thantifaxath & the Vulva of the Earth" by Asenath Mason, "Regina Amandrakina, Exploration of the Image and Strange Idol" by X.A.121, "How prostitution can be utilised as a magical tool to access the gateways of Qliphoth…" by Angela Edwards, "Red and Bleeding Feasts Cannibalism in Witchcraft and Shamanism" by Abby Helasdottir, "The Call of the Dark Mother" by Kazim, "The Spirit of Absence & the Holy Spirit of Paradox" by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, "No Choice but Theist" by Various Members of the Temple of THEM, "Ancient Goddesses, tortured martyrs and the Virgin Mary with a pomegranate" by Anna Krajewski, "The Mark of SamaeLilith" by Semjaza 131, "The Verdant Palace: The Heart of Nature in Man…" by Patrick J. Larabee, "Power of the Egyptian Gods" by Mogg Morgan, "The 7 adorations of the Secret Eye of Lamashtu" by Jhon Longshaw, "Ephphatha!" by Akherra Phasmatanás, "Prolegomena", "HermHecate" and "Limerence & Reddening" by G. McCaughry. Art and photography by: José Gabriel Alegría Sabogal, Santiago Caruso, Xonia Abyssos, Samuel Araya, Yoann Lossel, Natalia Drepina, Dolorosa De la Cruz,, Nagi Mahe Tuya, Sarah Anne Lawless, Abby Helasdottir, Patrick J. Larabee, Angela Edwards, Anna Krajewski, Akherra Phasmatanás, Kris Kuksi, Natalie Vegas, Isabelle Gaborit, Krist Mort. In about Fine condition. Out of print and scarce.