Hercules: Xoanon Limited, 2018. First edition. Numbered limited edition of 496 copies; Illustrations by James Dunk; 167 pages. Item #32311
Hardbound in fine condition in fine dust jacket.
In the central Adytum of the Crooked Way, apostasy is wed to orthodoxy, and lies to truth, in a unification of opposites; thus, the sum is negation through opposition. Published for the first time, the "Via Tortuosa" is a grimoire elaborating the occult ontology of Crooked Path Sorcery by three initiates of the order. Its diverse by-ways and their spheres of gnosis are examined through essay and allegory, including the Opposer, the Serpent of Eld, the Crooked Step, the Transfiguration of the New Flesh, and the Embrace of the Other. The Mysterium is set forth in three sections: Exegesis, Prayer, and The Parables of the Exiled. The whole is illustrated with ten original drawings by Canadian artist, James Dunk, each embodying the aberrant hypostases of the Crooked Gods.