Starfire Publishing Ltd announces the publication in late January 2009 of Volume Two Number Three of Starfire, for which advance orders are now being taken. This new edition is limited to 750 copies. In a large format (290 x 210 mm), this issue is 192 pages long, printed on 115gsm matt coated paper, with sewn binding. The cover is substantial card, full-colour front and back. The contents of the issue are detailed in the main News text and in the PDF flyer linked thereto. The first 131 copies comprise a limited hardbound issue, available only from the publishers. The boards are bound in blue cloth, with a design stamped onto the spine and the front board. The front and back cover illustrations are bound in as colour plates. Each copy is individually numbered and signed by the editor and publisher, Michael Staley.
The first issue of Starfire appeared in 1986, and it has been an occasional Journal of the New Aeon ever since. Dedicated to Thelema, it brims over with articles and artwork of relevance to the Thelemic current. All previous issues are now out of print and difficult to obtain. This is the first new issue of Starfire for many years now, and as ever we have a scintillating collection of articles, short stories and artwork that is sure to delight and inform. Printed on substantial paper, the contents include:
• The Magic of Folly by Richard Ward – some considerations of ‘The Fool’ card in the Tarot;
• Sinister Shades in Yellow by Alistair Coombs – an essay on the work of novelist Sax Rohmer;
• The Stone of Stars by Oliver St. John – a fascinating short story woven around a talismanic stone and the forces it calls down;
• Tzaddi is not the Star by Elmet Caradoc – some considerations on the Thoth deck;
• The Aphotic Oracle by Daniel Lett – on the rôle of the imagination in magic;
• Nightmare Sorcery by Richard Gavin – utilising the powers of dream;
• Maranatha: a Blessing or a Curse by Stephen Dziklewicz – an insightful analysis of this word;
• The Altar by Peter Smith – another fascinating short story, this time focusing on the history of a lost grimoire;
• A Very Personal Tantrum by Joe Claxton – an account of consequences from some specific ritual work
The issue also includes as a supplement several presentations from the April 2004 Thelema Beyond Crowley Conference held in London to mark the Centenary of the transmission of The Book of the Law. The supplement includes the following:
• Looking Forward! by Kenneth Grant
• The Letter Killeth by Michael Staley
• A Hundred Years Hence by Martin Starr
• Calling Mr. Crowley by Andrew Collins
• The Evolution of Maat Magick by Margaret Ingalls
Click here for the downloadable PDF flyer.
The price of the hardbound issue is £40.00 and, due to anticipated demand, orders are restricted to one per person. The price of the softbound issue is £20. Both editions can be ordered directly from the publishers:
Starfire Publishing Ltd
London WC1N 3XX
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