FEROCIOUS: A Folk Tantric Manual on the Sapta Matrika Cult. DeLuxe Auric Edition, this Copy Dedicated to the Matrika Goddess, Chamunda.
Germany: Theion Publishing, 2019. Limited to 56 Hand Numbered Copies of which this is number 35, but each Dedicated Volume is a limited edition within the limited edition, and there are only Eight of each. A FINE COPY, hand bound in full Black leather, with custom end papers, white silk marker, and slipcase. This voume has a gilded vignette of the Goddess, Chamunda, on the front panel. Seven original full page drawings by Erica Frevel, and additional illustrations. The transgressive cultus of the wild, blood-thirsty and demon-slaying Matrikas ("little Mothers") are among the most fascinating, but least treated areas, of South Asian spirituality and magic. The Goddesses are examined as a group followed by chapters for each individual Matrika, elaborating Her unique origins, iconography and mantras. An appendix offers a full treatise on an eighth Matrika sometimes worshipped with the other seven. 272 pages. Royal octavo. (Item ID: T-FEd4)