ARCANUM BESTIARUM: Of the Subtil & Occult Virtues of Divers Beasts. Signed by both artist and author.

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Hercules, CA: Xoanon / Three Hands, 2012. Limited Edition, Signed. A Fine Premium Cloth Copy in fine dust jacket. Printed in two colors on heavy custom stock, and illustrated with fifty five original woodblock prints by Liv Rainey-Smith who along with author, Robert Fitzgerald, has signed this copy. Correspondences with deific powers, atavistic wisdom, and mythopoetic emanation are examined, especially in light of the tutelary powers all animals possess. Special attention is given to the zoomorphic aspects of Alchemy, which historically used the bestial emblemata as veils of the stages of the Great Work, as well as shamanism and witchcraft, bodies of knowledge particularly rich in the lore of animals as spirit-helpers. 272 pages. Tall 8vo. (Item ID: X-ABs)


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