"This gallery of images operates on many levels at once. It is based in an extensive period of initiatic work with OTOA-LCN and yet it can and will speak to ANYONE who is open to the wonderful powers and presence of Les Vudu. It is absolutely a tool for deepening one's spiritual awareness." - Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire
The Carrefour Tarot is based upon the Creole Cabala of the Tarot mentioned by Michael Bertiaux in the teaching papers of the Monastery of the Seven Rays. I am currently working on an essay regarding its history, influences and practical application for Qliphoth Journal’s forthcoming Opus III edition.
It is unlike a traditional tarot in that there are 64 cards and none of them relate to the traditional arrangement of Major and Minor Arcana. With the first 100 copies of my deck there are also 6 special Signifier cards which were originally only intended for Order members (Gran Bois, Gros Bon Ange, Spider Loa, FA Hat of the Houngan and Bacalou Baca). The 64 main deck is made of two sets of 32 cards. These represent the forces of the Creole Caballa Tarot in two aspects.
This talk at Treadwells could be interesting...
Thursday 9 May
Kenneth Grant and Arthur Machen's Magical Landscape - South Wales
Andy Sharp will present his researches into magical geography with a guide to some key locations in Kenneth Grant's work. Discover the real life setting for Grant's New Isis Lodge invocation of the Vampire Bat God Camazotz and walk the Dalinian dunes of Against The Light. Grant's Wales leads into Arthur Machen's Caerleon, and this talk will weave together their geographies, extrapolating a Mithraic palimpsest haunting the region.
Andy Sharp runs English Heretic, a creative occult organisation dedicated to the preservation of our esoteric landscapes. English Heretic has produced numerous CD and books, most recently Wyrd Tales 2: an heretical reader.
In memory of the extraordinary Kenneth Grant who passed away two years ago today
23 May 1924 - 15 January 2011
The long-awaited republication of this early title by Kenneth Grant will at last be issued in February 2013, and is now available for ordering ahead of publication.
Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God by Kenneth Grant is an attractive, sewn hardbound book, octavo format, 246 pages long, with a full-colour dustjacket, and limited to 1500 copies. Included is a sixteen-page section of colour and half-tone plates, a frontispiece, black and white custom printed endpapers, and line drawings throughout the text, as well as a Glossary, Bibliography and Index.
Alistair Coombs at Treadwells, London, on February 5th 2013.
Kenneth Grant: Dracula's Tantric Rituals
In the work of Kenneth Grant provocative strands and themes come together in tantalising ways, and his inflluences diverse.
He was affiliated not only with Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare, but also with Wicca's Gerald Gardner, Sri Haranath, and tantricist David Curwen. And the weird fiction tradition provides silhouettes too. In Grant, Advaita themes merge with Lovecraftian otherness, witchcraft given a tantric dimension - these and other dazzling juxtapositions are explored tonight.