Can I make a suggestion?
I really don't know where to post this so I hope here is fine..
Since I know some of the people who help get Kenneth Grant's work published read these posts I would like to make a simple suggestion that I think would greatly improve future reprints of the Typhonian Trilogy series.
My idea is that since Grant's profuse use of gematric correspondences can be a fantastic source of reference the reader would benefit from a sort of gematric index for each book.
I could save a lot of time just looking through the index for a number than trying to find it in the entire book..
Would anyone else agree?
A few years ago a colleague and myself conceived of a similar notion of an index of gematria, except that the index we had in mind was a single index taking in all nine volumes. We did start work on this, but the index fell into abeyance with more pressing work on other projects. Your suggestion bring it to the fore again, and we'll pick up where we left off.
As a matter of interest there is surprisingly little gematria in the early volumes of the Typhonian Trilogies. It becomes more profuse from Nightside of Eden onwards.
Wow, precisely who I was hoping would see this.
I knew you guys had probably thought of it already but I just wanted to see if there was any reason it wasn't already incorporated.
I personally think that his gematric work alone could have branched off into a work of massive proportions... luckily I am still young and have a whole path ahead of me to further untangle the web.
Thank you Mr. Staley for your reply.
This is something I'd love to see.
agreed... That would be a brilliant project.
Not to derail this into "Starfire wish list" territory but I'd also like to one day see chapbooks containing the Grant annotations to Magick and Moonchild and others unlikely to see print again. The page references could be retrofit to the current editions for interested readers.
Just a thought.
not to be a bore about the annotations but you already know this maybe scott and still want them, but owning grants version of crowleys Magick, and both grant/symonds Moonchild and Diary OADD I find the annotations interesting yet largely known material. In other words you wouldnt really (probably) be getting any new information you didn't already know. It's just for the casual reader who doesn't know who King Lamus represents, or who was AE Waite in moonchild etc. Even though i love having the grant and symonds versions due to the annotations, i dont think just chapbooks of that would be that useful. But thats just me. 🙂
I have the originals as well and find the notes interesting. I would like to see his editorial contributions to the texts continue to be available.
Thats a good point. I hadn't thought of continuity 🙂