CHTHONIC GNOSIS: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All.
Munich: Theion Publishing, 2015. Limited to 720 copies only. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY with embossed vignettes on front and rear panels, headbands, and Smythe-sewn. Edited, with annotations, by David Beth. Klages was a driving force in a notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics. Masterfully expounding his vision of daemonic Life in disciplines as diverse as philosophy, poetry, metaphysics, psychology and graphology, he influenced many important contemporaries such as Hermann Hesse, Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger and others. The work of esoteric teachers such as Lama Anagarika Govinda, Michael Bertiaux and David Beth has been deeply inspired by Klages' theories. Additional essays by Dr. Volker Zotz, successor of Lama Anagarika Govinda and head of the Arya Maitreya Mandala Order of Tantric Buddhism and Prof. Paul Bishop of the University of Glasgow. 208 pages, printed on archival papers, with eight grey-scale photographic reproductions. Tall octavo. Item #T-CG