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Kenneth Grant’s Magical Revival re-released

By Psyche | October 13, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | Comments Off

The Magical Revival, by Kenneth GrantLast year saw the re-release of Outside the Circles of Time, and earlier this year a new Typhonian musical was released based on Grant’s work.

Now, on, Starfire Publishing has announced the reprinting Kenneth Grant‘s The Magical Revival in December 2009, a deluxe edition of which will be released in January 2010.

The Magical Revival is the first volume in Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies.

From the press release:

When the original manuscript of this book was submitted for publication, the author was told he had provided “too much material for one book”. This proved to be correct. The work here presented – in an enhanced edition – became the first volume of three Trilogies. It provides a detailed analysis of certain occult traditions which existed long before the Christian epoch, survived its persecutions and anathemas, and reappeared in recent times with renewed vigour.

The continuity of this magical current as reflected in the work of Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Dion Fortune and others is here traced through the Tantrik Tradition of the Far East, the Sumerian Cult of Shaitan and the Draconian, Sabian, or Typhonian rites of the ‘dark’ dynasties of ancient Egypt.

The new edition will be limited to 1500 copies, with a new frontispiece, seventeen plates (some of which are new to this edition), and illustrated endpapers. The book will retail at £30.00.

The first 118 copies will comprise the deluxe edition, and will be individually numbered and signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant and will retail for £120.

Both editions can be ordered direct from the publisher.

For full details please see the press release and

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Love in Ancient Egypt

By Psyche | February 15, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 2 Comments

My husband and I have been members of the Friends of Ancient Egypt special interest group at the Royal Ontario Museum since its inception a year or so ago and one of the benefits of FAE members are lectures on the subject.

Past lectures have been on recent acquisitions of Egyptian pieces, funerary customs, The Book of Going Forth by Day, The Beautiful Feast of the Valley – many of these given by Egyptologist Gayle Gibson, president of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, ROM educator and an all ’round delightful person. Some of these were accompanied by slides from her digs, which were really nifty to see. She’s a great speaker, always smiling, upbeat and deeply knowledgeable about her subject; her dedication and passion for Egyptology always comes through in her talks.

Gayle’s lecture on Wednesday was titled “Sex and Love in Ancient Egypt” in honour of Valentine’s Day. Despite the sensational title, Continue reading »