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Review of Abraxas, no. I

By | January 13, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 3 Comments

Ok, so I received this copy of Abraxas, Issue 1Abraxas back in September during my visit to Treadwell’s. This review has been a long time in coming. What took so long?

Mostly, I wanted to do it properly. I didn’t want to rush reading bits and pieces here and there, I wanted to really sit down and savour it.

Abraxas isn’t just “An International Journal of Esoteric Studies”, this first issue is also an art book. At 290mm x 232mm it’s a large quarto, beautifully bound, and printed on high quality paper, including a handtipped sheet. Richly coloured paintings are beautifully reproduced, along with many lovely illustrations in monochrome. And then there’s the text.

This first issue focuses largely on witchcraft, and while I can’t detail every essay that appears, I would like to highlight several that I felt stood out in this already exceptional collection. Continue reading »

Abraxas, a new occult journal

By | August 18, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 4 Comments

Abraxas, Issue 1Fulgur and Treadwell‘s are jointly launching a new occult journal, Abraxas, billed as “a new independent journal of historical and contemporary occultism”.

There will be two editions, a deluxe issue of 171 numbered copies which will include an original hand-printed wood engraving by Francesco Parisi, and a standard editions containing a letter-press printed Manifesto. (The standard edition cover is pictured on the left.)

As the journal will be printed by Fulgur I expect it will be gorgeous but, of course, they’re not cheap. The deluxe edition will sell for £70, and the standard for £25.

From the description at Continue reading »