Xoanon Publishing, 2017. Limited to 727 Copies. Item #X-KH
A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY in a special Letterpress dust jacket. Afterword by Frater A.H.I. and Soror I.S. Ten illustrations in color by Andrew Chumbley. This volume was begun in 1993, during the time of the completion of QUTUB, and was completed in 1999. It has never been published prior to this issue. The grimoire articulates the paradoxical arcanum of Opposition - an essential dynamic force of Sabbatic Witchcraft - which animates the Art of Magic itself, through aphoristic formulae. Like the mystical formats of the riddle, parable, and koan, the book utilizes strategies of arcane, recursive exposition to express transcendent truths about magic, the spirit world, the stance of the sorcerer, and the Sabbat of the Witches. The living book, as conceived in the Vision of the Scribe, possessed the power to transcend its material corpus, and simultaneously write and unwrite itself as it was read, creating the titular 'absence' of pages. The title is derived from the Greek "chiasmus", indicating a literary, or rhetorical, device in which concepts are expressed in a forward or standard form and then in reverse order. Each aphorism may thus be viewed as an absence and a presence. KHIAZMOS resounds with the voice of its author, in Speech and Silence, in Image and Sigil. Small Octavo.