KHIAZMOS: A Book Without Pages. [Forthcoming]

Price: $111.00


KHIAZMOS:  A Book Without Pages. [Forthcoming]
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Xoanon Publishing, 2017. Limited Edition of 727 copies only. A FINE PREMIUM CLOTH COPY in a special Letterpress dust jacket. Afterword by Frater A.H.I. and Soror I.S. Ten illustrations in color by Andrew Chumbley. Octavo. The grimoire articulates the paradoxical arcanum of Opposition — an essential dynamic force of Sabbatic Witchcraft — which animates the Art of Magic itself, through aphoristic formulae. Like the mystical formats of the riddle, parable, and koan, the book utilizes strategies of arcane, recursive exposition to express transcendent truths about magic, the spirit world, the stance of the sorcerer, and the Sabbat of the Witches. The living book, as conceived in the Vision of the Scribe, possessed the power to transcend its material corpus, and simultaneously write and unwrite itself as it was read, creating the titular 'absence' of pages. The title is derived from the Greek “chiasmus”, indicating a literary, or rhetorical, device in which concepts are expressed in a forward or standard form and then in reverse order. Each aphorism may thus be viewed as an absence and a presence. (Item ID: X-KH)


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