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SCALES OF THE SERPENT: Twenty-two Typhonian Meditations.

New York: Von Zos, 2017. Limited to 400 copies. A FINE COPY in royal blue cloth in dust jacket. Smythe-sewn with custom end papers gilt titles. Twenty-two full color illustrations, plus a colored frontispiece. As mentioned above, this new title by Edward Gauntlett, author of “Shades of Mauve”, looks to Kenneth Grant’s “Nightside of Eden” for inspiration. It will also be of interest for those who have recently been involved with Michael Bertiaux’s “big book”, ONTOLOGICAL GRAFFITTI, that Universe B plays a role in the text. The book is comprised of the sigils of the cells of the qliphoth from Liber CCXXXI (with commentary) presented in a form intended to inform meditation and visionary work in accessing the back of the Tree of Life, the nightside, which prior to Grant’s work had been ignored or denied. A separate and substantial text explores threads leading towards the void which is the gateway to the reverse of the Tree, that noumenal nothing of which the phenomenal something is but the illusory reversed reflection, and gives some indications as to the methods employed and routes taken by earlier explorers, intentionally or otherwise. 92 pages. Octavo.