NEW RELEASES March and April 2012
Killing Violets: Gods’ Dogs
Editor/Interior Layout: Storm Constantine
Cover Artist: John Kaiine
1934… Starving to death somewhere in Europe, Anna meets Raoul.
She is ready to sell herself for a meal, but he has other plans. He takes her to England, to a summer of torrential rain, and the dubious mansion of his arrogant and unsavoury relatives, the Basultes.
It seems Anna is also to ‘enjoy’ the godly Basulte life. But the mounds of stodgy food, the genuflecting servants, the mindless cruelty of class, (the endless rain), affront her. Besides, she is becoming aware of the family, Raoul included, is playing with her a macabre and silly game.
Anna is a survivor – she has had to be – practiced at acting out the impossible. Both the aristocratic malignities, and the Hogarthian orgies of the servants, can be accommodated, if they must. For did they but know, Anna has a past as savage and explicit as anything seen in the Basulte house.
The past, that was Preguna, where Anna loved Árpád, during a European summer of soft heat. Until love ended in the darkness that now hangs on every moment of her life, reducing all other things, however murderous, to nothing.
Caballistic Planetary Rituals From Temple of the Eternal Light
Karen DePolito and Jerome Birnbaum
£10.99, $19.99, E12.85, $17.40Aus, $17.15Can
Editor/Interior Layout: Taylor Ellwood
Cover Artist: Danielle Lainton
Genre: Magic Studies
Liber Ursi presents a series of ceremonial magick rituals, created by Karen DePolito and her late partner, Jerome Birnbaum (a/k/a Tau Ursa), when they ran Temple of the Eternal Light in New York City. They are based on Jerome’s work with the Necronomicon, which he helped his own teacher, Simon, put together in the 1970’s. The work progresses up the planetary spheres (Sephiras) of the Caballistic Tree of Life, with commentaries on each planet along the way.
You will also learn about preparing for ritual, magickal clothing and tools, meditation, visualization, and establishing ritual space.
Liber Ursi is for students with a beginning knowledge of magick, who are interested in higher forms of ceremonialism – a simpler, user-friendly alternative for those discouraged by the complexities of similar books.
Regardless of the reader’s own spiritual tradition, Liber Ursi provides a well-rounded introduction to Caballistic Ceremonial magick, and a springboard for a dedicated practitioner’s own evolution.
Larisa Hunter, Publicity Rep Immanion Press/Megalithica Books