ADDENDUM, JUNE, 2012
THE DEVIL’S RAIMENTS:
HABILIMENTS OF THE WITCHES’ CRAFT
By Martin Duffy
Monograph No. 2 – May 2012
Clad in the black robe, or daubed in black unguent as a consecration of wisdom, we are one with the hidden and secret realm of Night, and when so enveloped become the fertile void wherein we may receive the inspiration of the Muse or Genius.
In occult literature, the Vestments of the Art Magical are poorly understood, principally because few save the body of initiates behold them. The robe, mask, hood, mantle, garter, and veil, constituting the exterior arrayments of the witch, trace their pedigree to a number of magical sources, each constituting a mystery of form and function.
These mystical underpinnings often possess a deeper arcanum, being both emblematic of specified witch-powers and serving a hidden ritual purpose. In The Devil’s Raiments, Martin Duffy examines the relationship of the sorcerer to that which clothes him, with particular emphasis on the witch-cult. Also explored is the modern perception of the witch as the Naked Enchantress, as well as the some of the older historical rationales for the portrayal of nudity in witchcraft. The text is illustrated with five original drawings by Sussex artist Steve Damerell.
Standard hardcover with dust jacket, limited to 800 copies: $52.50
THE HOBBIT TAROT
Terry Donaldson (Author), Peter Pracownik (Illustrator)
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc. (May 8, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 2.9 x 1.5 inches
List Price: $.20.00
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
In anticipation of two new feature film releases ... The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Dec. 2012
and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Dec. 2013:
Enter the world of The Hobbit and allow the powerful imagery of the tarot to guide you through this mystic realm. Following the hero s quest along his many adventures, The Hobbit Tarot helps us understand the meaning of our own life journeys.
96-page booklet offers insightful tarot interpretations and three unique card spreads.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Peter Pracownik created the artwork for the Imperial Dragon Oracle, The Dragon Tarot, The Lord of the Rings Tarot, and Woodland Wisdom Oracle Cards, all published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Imperial Dragon Oracle won a 2010 COVR award.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Terry Donaldson is the author of several books on tarot including The Dragon Tarot and The Lord of the Rings Tarot.