Liber B-T – Hagen von Tulien (Society of Esoteric Endeavour)

£550.00

A pre-owned copy. Some very minor shelfwear to the slipcase. The slipcase is of board bound in faux leather, the chemise is faux leather lined with felt forming a limp wrapper which embraces the book before it is inserted into the slipcase. Thus the book is entirely enclosed and so protected from light etc. The part of the chemise protecting the spine is inset with counter coloured faux leather and blocked.

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Description

Hardback in full leather binding. The leather is blocked and inset. To make manifest the natures of the work, there are two versions; one predominantly black with red insets, the other predominantly red with black insets. The endpapers are of Himalayan paper with a doublure panel inset into the pastedown which is made from to layers of pure silk organza. The netlike weaves of these layers create shimmering interference patterns that move as the book is handled, though these is hard to capture with a camera. The also give an impression of depth, that one is looking into the book’s covers. The shimmering is carried on with the edges of the pages which are blocked with a holographic pattern

This graphic grimoire is a manifestation of the Saturn Gnosis as taught by Michael Bertiaux who contributes an Introduction and Afterword, the latter being the record of a séance that was intended to secure the voudon passporté that secures access to the realms articulated in the book. The passporté – was then realised through full colour automatic art by Bertiaux – it is reproduced in the back of the book for the use of the reader. As with many mundane passports, the passporté is laminated.

 

The original artwork which forms this grimoire was executed in a variety of techniques including pen and ink, papercuts and digital formats. Its spiritual and symbolic form is designed to enable the deeper realms of the unconscious and its attendant powers to be realised. Twenty five of the talismanic images in the book are manifested in metal, being blocked in silver coloured metallic foil upon a background of pure silk. The silk plaque is then embedded in the page. It is intended that there should be some slight loss of foil, as the acquire a suitable aged appearance.

 

 

These books are entirely handmade.