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redman
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07/01/2019 5:23 pm  

Hi there,

Hopefully posting this in the right place but I was wondering what is in the pipeline for Starfire Publications in the next couple of years?

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Michael Staley
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09/01/2019 1:37 pm  

At present I'm working on the final preparations for the long-delayed publication of the correspondence in 1948 and 1949 between Frater Achad and Gerald Yorke. Over the past couple of months I've been through several iterations of footnoting. Over the next few days the correspondence will be prepared for typesetting. Publication will be sometime in Spring 2019 under the title The Incoming of the Aeon of Maat. I'll soon be opening up a separate thread about this publication, going into more detail about the correspondence itself and the rationale for the title.

As a result of a fire at a self-storage warehouse destroying most of the stock of Starfire Publishing in September 2017, many of the early volumes of the Typhonian Trilogies are now out of print. They will be reprinted throughout 2019, as resources allow, in both hardback and paperback format (and kindle/ibook etc format a bit further down the line.

For some time now I've been working on volume 1 of The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Grant. This first volume is projected to cover the period up to the end of 1969, with letters to Aleister Crowley, Karl Germer, John Symonds, Gerald Yorke, Carl Petersen, Ithell Colquhoun, Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Anger, Israel Regardie, Mildred Burlingame, and many more. One of the many high-points of this collection is a near-daily series of letters he wrote to Steffi whilst working as Crowley's secretary at 'Netherwood' in 1945. Also included are letters of magical and mystical instruction that he sent to a number of applicants whist he was running the British branch of the O.T.O. in 1951-1953. I hope to publish this book by the end of 2019.

Looking further ahead, I should like to publish Steffi Grant's illuminated manuscript of The Book of the Law. Half a dozen pages of this were included in the second edition of The Ninth Arch, and a further page was included in Servants of the Star & the Snake.

I'd also like to publish a series of sketchbooks by Spare from the 1950s. This is something that I first thought of doing a few years ago, but like other projected titles was put to one side whilst republishing the Typhonian Trilogies a few years ago.


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redman
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16/01/2019 2:17 pm  

Michael,

This is fantastic news! You are doing the community a huge service by making the trilogies and other works available again and in various formats. I very much look forward to everything you are working on. I own most versions (skoob, muller, weiser) of the trilogies and I must say that Starfire quality is absolutely superb! The upcoming works have me excited already. Thanks for all your work in the promulgation of the Typhonian current. 🙂

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christibrany
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17/01/2019 6:13 pm  

Mick,

This is a random question- although it most likely wouldn't be magick or mysticism related, will the Grant vol 1 of Selected Correspondence include any letters written while he was in the Army? I know he hoped to get posted to India and would be interesting to read some more mundane things too.

Chris


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Michael Staley
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17/01/2019 10:34 pm  

@christibrany

will the Grant vol 1 of Selected Correspondence include any letters written while he was in the Army?

He would have written to Steffi whilst he was in the army, but I haven't so far come across any letters from this period, and I suspect they haven't survived.

The earliest so far in the Selection are letters to Crowley dated 19th December 1941 and 7th January 1942. These come from a time when Grant was trying to contact Crowley through a number of addresses. He finally made contact with Crowley in November 1944.


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