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Item:223475913142LUCIFER: PRINCEPS Peter Gray Scarlet Imprint 1st Editon / PrintingVery RARE as Limited Run Of Only 1000 (Worldwide)This is numbered 929 of 1000 SOLD OUT AT SCARLET IMPRINT Limited to 1000 copies, bound in chartreuse shot silk, cropped dust jacket, both stamped with the crown emblem, embossed black endpapers Lucifer: Princeps is a seminal study on the origins of the Lucifer mythos by Peter Grey.The fall of Lucifer, and that of the rebel angels who descended upon the daughters of men, comprise the foundation myth of the Western occult tradition. Lucifer: Princeps is a study of origins, a portrait of the first ancestor of witchcraft and magic. In tracing the genealogy of our patron and prince, the principles that underlie the ritual forms that have come down to us, through the grimoires and folk practices, are elucidated. The study draws on the extensive literature of history, religion and archaeology, engaging with the vital discoveries and advances of recent scholarship, which render previous works on Lucifer, however well intentioned, out of date. A concomitant exegesis of the core texts conjures the terrain and koine of the Ancient Near East, the cradle cultures and language of his nascence. Of critical importance are the effaced cultures and cults that lie behind the Old Testament polemics, viz. those of Assyria, Ugarit and Canaan, as well as Sumeria, Egypt and Greece; they provide the context that give meaning to what would otherwise be an isolated brooding figure, one who makes no sense without being encountered in the landscape.Intended to be the definitive text on Lucifer for the witch, magician and student of the grimoires, Princeps spans wingtip to wingtip from the original flood myth and legends of divine teachers to the Church Fathers, notably Augustine, Origen and Tertullian. The tales of the Garden of Eden, the Nephilim, of the fall of Helel ben Šahar and the Prince of Tyre, the nature of Azazel, and the creation of the Satan are drawn beneath the shadow of these wings into a narrative that binds Genesis and Revelation via the Enochian tradition. The story of the Serpent in the Garden and that of Lucifer are revealed to be a singular myth whose true significance had been lost and can now be restored. It illuminates the path to apotheosis, and the role of the goddess as the transforming initiatrix who bestows the crown. Peter Grey is a writer, and the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. He is the author of The Red Goddess, which has become the standard work on the goddess of Revelation. His Apocalyptic Witchcraft has been called the most important modern book on witchcraft, placing it in the mythico-poetic context of the Sabbat and in a landscape suffering climate and ecological collapse.His most recent work, Lucifer: Princeps, is a study of the origins of the figure of Lucifer. Further essays can be found in Howlings, Devoted, At the Crossroads and XVI. His work has also appeared in numerous small journals and collections, such as The Fenris Wolf, as well as online.Peter Grey has spoken at public events and conferences in England, Scotland, Norway and the United States as well as closed gatherings. These have included Occulture, the Occult Conferences in Glastonbury and London, Treadwell’s Bookshop, the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle, the Psychology, Art and the Occult conference in London, Here to Go II in Norway, the Trans-States conference in Northampton University and many Pagan Federation events. A long term supporter of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in his native Cornwall, his work on the witches’ sabbat was first given at the annual Friends of the Museum gathering. Another quality book produced by Scarlet Imprint. I HAVE OTHER BOOKS FOR SALE TOO - BROWSE MY SITES IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF EUROPE OR AMERICA / CANADA THEN MAIL ME BEFORE PURCHASING AS THE POSTAGE RATES WILL BE DIFFERENT- DO NOT PURCHASE BEFOREHANDCondition:FINE, Year Printed:2015, Fiction Subject:Occult, Binding:Hardback, Original/Facsimile:Original, Language:English, Publisher:Scarlet Imprint, Special Attributes:Rare - Sold Out At The Publishers
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LUCIFER: PRINCEPS Rare 1st Edition Scarlet Imprint 1000 Copies ONLY