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Midian is proud to offer, in association with Starfire, rare editions from the Starfire back catalogue.

This collection includes a special ex-series deluxe edition of At the Feet of the Guru, plus deluxes of The Ninth Arch, Convolvulus and Liber Lilith, together with several signed standard editions. Check the link below for pictures, or go to www.midianbooks.co.uk and click on ‘NEW! Featured Items” on the top menu…
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AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
Kenneth Grant
Deluxe ed. 2006 134pp Starfire. Bound in quarter cloth and Himalayan handmade orange paper. 14 b/w plates. d/w art by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. This is one of a special set of three ex-series deluxe copies, lettered Alpha, Beta, Gamma and signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant. All three copies are available, please specify which lettered edition you would like when ordering.
Collected for the first time as one volume are these penetrating essays on contemporary figures in Eastern Mysticism which Kenneth Grant wrote from the early 1950s onwards. Published originally in various Asian journals as well as the 1970s encyclopaedia series Man, Myth & Magic, they concern Sages such as Ramana Maharshi, Pagal Haranath, Ramakrishna, Anandamayi Ma, Sivananda, and others. At the core of these essays is the crucial insight of Advaita, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘not divided’, and associated with the Indian school of Advaita Vedanta and the work of perhaps its most famous exponent, the Sage Sri Shankacharya. It is an insight which has been expounded most succinctly in modern times in the works of Sri Ramana Maharshi, of Tiruvannamalai, who is the subject of several of the essays in the present volume. Central to these particular essays is his technique of Atma Vichara, or enquiry into the Self, a practice leading to the dissolution of the veils of illusion which obscure the singularity and universality of Awareness, often epitomised as Cosmic Consciousness. Generally regarded as uniquely Eastern, Advaita is on the contrary a fundamental insight that is at the core of most if not all schools of mysticism and spiritual progress which seek to penetrate to a reality beyond the glamour of appearances. It is implicit in the Western magical tradition, magic being specifically the manipulation of glamours. Much of Crowley’s work, for instance, is saturated with this insight. It is also this same fundamental understanding of Advaita which underpins Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies, and which is in the present volume consolidated and deepened over the course of these essays.
REF: AEX £175.00

AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
Kenneth Grant
Deluxe ed. 2006 134pp Starfire. Bound in quarter cloth and Himalayan handmade orange paper. 14 b/w plates. d/w art by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. Deluxe edition, limited to 97 copies, this copy is numbered 78.
REF: ADX £150.00

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AT THE FEET OF THE GURU
Kenneth Grant
1st 2006 134pp Starfire. Sl. spotting to edges else NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch. Click here for picture.
REF: ASS £100.00

CONVOLVULUS
Kenneth Grant
Deluxe ed. 2005 188pp Starfire. Bound in quarter goatskin and handmade paper. d/w art by Steffi Grant. NB Due to a printing defect there is a section of approx 16 pages which suffer from a horizontal crease about a third of the way down the page. Otherwise NM in NM d/w. Numbered 43/75 copies, signed in green by Kenneth Grant and in black by Steffi Grant. This is the long-awaited collection of poems. Included here are two collections previously published – Black to Black and other poems (1963) and The Gull’s Beak and other poems (1970). Also included is a third, previously unpublished collection, Convolvulus: Poems of Love and the Other Darkness. Together, these poems span the years from the nineteen-forties to the present day. Integrated with the poems are twenty-one sketches by Austin Osman Spare.
REF: CDX £150.00

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CONVOLVULUS
Kenneth Grant
1st ed. 2005 188pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch. Click here for picture.
REF: CSS £100.00

GAMALIEL
Kenneth Grant
1st ed. 2003 158pp Starfire. d/w and colour frontis. by Steffi Grant. NM in NM d/w. Contains two Nightside Narratives; Gamaliel, The Diary of a Vampire and Dance, Doll, Dance! This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch.
REF: GSS £125.00

LIBER LILITH
Donald Tyson
Deluxe ed. 2006 317pp Starfire. Col. Frontis. by Stafford Stone. Bound in red cloth with sword motif in white on front bd. Housed in red slipcase. NM. Liber Lilith is a powerful and disturbing book which charts the disintegration of a German occultist, Karl Steiger, who in mysterious circumstances comes across an ancient Gnostic grimoire, long considered lost. This contains the stunning revelation that it was Lilith, Queen of Hell and Mother of all Demons, who fashioned Adam from the clay of the earth, and who visited Eve in the form of a great serpent to teach her the secret wisdom of Heaven. The grimoire reveals in seductive detail a system of sex magic taught to mankind by Lilith, by which she may be summoned as a lover and teacher. The book opens with an introduction by the editor of Steiger’s journal, and follows with a reproduction of the grimoire itself. Next comes the working journal of Steiger, revealing the progress of the ill-starred occultist as he discovers this lost necromantic grimoire, steeps himself in its shadows, and is beguiled by the glamours of Lilith. He is compelled to put into practice the obscene rituals as set out in the grimoire, and he gradually succumbs to madness as Lilith answers his call and he is enmeshed ever deeper in her dark and sinister web.
REF: LDX £165.00

THE NINTH ARCH
Kenneth Grant
Deluxe ed. 2002 603pp Starfire. Bound in quarter goatskin and handmade paper. 24 b/w plates plus col. frontis. by Austin Osman Spare and col. endpiece featuring the covers of all nine Typhonian volumes. Scratch on spine of dustwrapper (small tear), also lightly making spine else NM in NM d/w. The final volume in the Typhonian Trilogies, this work mainly comprises of The Book of the Spider (OKBISh) – a series of oracular transmissions conducted by skryers of the New Isis Lodge of the Typhonian OTO between 1955-62. The grimoire is followed by an extensive commentary (over 600 pages).
REF: NDX £595.00

THE NINTH ARCH
Kenneth Grant
1st ed. 2002 603pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition which was one of 50 copies specially signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant for the book launch.
REF: NSS £295.00

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THE NINTH ARCH
Kenneth Grant
1st ed. 2002 603pp Starfire. NM in NM d/w. This is a copy of the standard edition.
REF: NS £195.00

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