THE AFFLICTED MIRROR: A Study of Ordeals and the Making of Compacts. Special DeLuxe Edition.
Hercules: Three Hands, 2013. Reserve Special Edition of 11 copies only of which this copy number 10. A FINE VOLUME IN SLIPCASE, bound alum-tawed calf, and issued for private distribution only. With ten original illustrations by Carolyn Hamilton-Giles. This new work on magical states suggests that for the metaphysical domain to become significant it must distort its appearance so as to attract our attention. This leads not only to validating the existence of the 'Other', but also illustrates its influence on how we shape the, and our, world. Providing groundbreaking insight on the magician's actuated relationship with spirits and Gods, The Afflicted Mirror offers a pioneering examination of a topic often overlooked by scholars. 172 pages. Octavo. (Item ID: X-AMsd)