CHTHONIC GNOSIS: Ludwig Klages and his Quest for the Pandaemonic All. DeLuxe Auric Edition.
Munich: Theion Publishing, 2015. Limited to 80 copies only. A FINE COPY, hand-bound in full Kosmic blue pebbled calf with silvered symbolic front panel, and rear panel blind stamped with custom end papers, ribbon marker, and hand-numbered at the colophon. Klages was a driving force in a notorious Cosmic Circle of German mystics. 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 as well. 208 pages with eight gray-scale photographic reproductions. Tall octavo. Silver talismanic pendant, exclusively crafted for this edition, and consecrated. The pendant takes the shape of a 3-legged spinning and rotating sun wheel, spraying telesmatic light. Originally found engraved on a Vandal spear point, this image became a central symbol for Klages to depict the cosmic, erotic rapture of night consciousness and the 'Open Life.' (Item ID: T-CGd)