Germany: Theion Publishing, 2016. Limited to 700 copies. Item #T-FG
A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY, printed on high quality matte, and bound in black with gilt embossing. Introduction by David Beth. Three full page original illustrations by Mitchell Nolte. Dr. Vicente's volume explores a sometimes overlooked tripartite influence on European witch lore, namely Lovecraftian, Egyptian and Sabbatic. Indeed, an initiated reading of Lovecraft's fiction, with emphasis especially on the figure of Nyarlathotep, exposes certain hitherto unexplored connections between European witch lore and the Egyptian mysteries of Osiris and Anubis. The most novel aspect of the book's premise lies in the unearthing of the deep symbolic resonance between the lore of Witchcraft, relating to the black man of the Sabbath, as well as the Goat of Mendes, and the archaic fertility cult of the ram-headed Banebdjedet, who was a totemistic representation of Osiris-or more precisely Osiris in union with Ra in his netherworld aspect, being the Black Sun. Thus, the volume reveals the mysteries of the Black Sun-the Egyptians knew as Anubis. 144 pages. Royal octavo.