The Collected Works of Frater Achad
The Collected Works of Frater Achad will be edited, introduced and annotated by Henrik Bogdan across a series of at least five volumes, and will be published by Starfire Publishing.
The first volume, The Major Works, collects together the three titles often regarded as his most substantial works - Q.B.L. (1922), The Egyptian Revival (1923), and The Anatomy of the Body of God (1925). Further details of this first volume can be found on the Starfire Publishing website:
Further volumes are planned to include the Minor Works; the Collected Essays; the Selected Letters; and Son of the Magus, a quasi-biographical essay by Frederick Kayser, compiled from material written by Achad.
I remember getting the old Kessinger reprint catalogue in the mail (printed on newsprint and folding open like a newspaper). These titles were among those you could send away for. For those who acquired any books through Kessinger, you'll remember they were pretty much photocopies bound up at a copy shop. Still, any port in a storm and, before the internet skyrocketed, this catalogue (for myself, anyhow) was the only way to obtain many of these out of print esoteric works.
I distinctly recall these works by Jones in the catalogue and I find it wonderful that they will be receiving the "royal treatment" between Henrik and Starfire. Very exciting and I look forward to what will surely be a beautiful volume!
Very exciting and I look forward to what will surely be a beautiful volume!
Thank you for your faith in us, Kyle! I'm proof-reading the typesetting of The Anatomy of the Body of God at present. I scanned in the drawings from a clean copy of the 1969 Weister facsimile I have, and cleaned them up as best I could before passing them to the typesetter, thinking that they would probably not be good enough, but they've come up well. I had it in mind to see if I could track down the original drawings by his friend Will Ransom, but that may not now be necessary. Achad is likely to have kept them, but unfortunately Achad's papers were scattered to the four winds a few years after his death.