HANDS OF APOSTASY: Essays on Traditional Witchcraft.
Hercules, CA: Three Hands Press, 2014. Limited to 1000 copies only. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY in dust jacket. The work is profusely illustrated with a specially commissioned set of illustrations by renowned Finnish engraver, Timo Ketola, pleasing both sensus and spiritus. In his darkly opulent style evocative of the Nocturnal, Mar. Ketola's work for HANDS OF APOSTASY is a stunningly original addition to the iconography of the Witch. Contents: The Magic of History: Some Considerations / Andrew Chumbley; A Family Craft Tradition / Douglas McIlwain; Killing the Moon: Witchcraft Initiations in the Mountains of the Southern United States / Corey Hutchenson; Pentacles of Wood / David Rankine; Moon-Raking in the Old Craft / Cecil Williamson; The Cauldron of Pure Descent / Martin Duffy; Spirits and Deific Forms: Faith and Belief in British Old Craft / Melusine Draco; Waking the Dead: The Ancient Magical Art of Necromancy / Michael Howard; The Witching Hour / Peter Hamilton Giles; The Man in Black / Gemma Gary; Origins and Rationales of Modern Witch Cults / Andrew Chumbley; Mirror, Moon and Tides / Levannah Morgan; The Traditional Witchcraft of Ellan Vannin / Manxwitch; Unchain the Devil! / Radomir Ristic; Where the Three Roads Meet: Oneiric Praxis in the Sabbatic Craft / Jimmy Elwing; Pharmakeute: Witches as the Plant People of Old Europe / Raven Grimassi; Conjure-Charms of the Welsh Marches / Gary St. Michael Nottingham; The Blasphemy of Things Unseen / Daniel A. Schulke; Romantic Age Roots of Traditional Witchcraft / Lee Morgan. Twenty six original illustrations. 384 pages. Tall octavo (Item ID: X-HA)