¶ EDITION SPECIFICATIONS:
STANDARD Edition (Limited to 611 copies — 2018):
6.5 x 9.5 inches. 208 pages. Hardbound 90pts, Bamberger Kaliko "Metallic Cranberry Red" bookcloth, gold foil stamp on rounded spine and on the cover, blind deboss on the back, colour interior, and Neenah Dark Brown, "Burnished leather finish" embossed endpapers. Fine typography, thoroughly throughout by various artists, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. + 3/4 Jacket (satin matte finish) featuring artwork "Hortus Aureus" by Denis Forkas Kostromitin. [SOLD-OUT]
ARTISANAL Edition (Limited to 12 copies — 2018):
Format: 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 208 pages. Hardbound 90pts, genuine calfskin leather, highly textured cover (wood plank pressed pattern) with Blind Deboss on front cover. Raised nerves and gold foil stamp on the spine. Interior shall feature handmade endpapers, in addition to those used within the standard hardcover edition. Fine typography, printed on Cougar Natural 160M archive-quality paper. Signed. [SOLD-OUT]
The Scalding of Sapientia
Three years in the making,
Of all the daimons that have plagued or blessed mankind throughout history, our muse, Wisdom, is perhaps the most elusive of all. Known by many names and terms – Gnosis, Sapientia, Sophia, and The Light, among many others – this varied and challenging topic is difficult to discuss using mere semantics; so liquid are Its inherent qualities and so fierce is Its passion!
This spirit-force represents every manifested Idea and Ideal, be they creative intelligence or a self-annealing process that guides the pilgrim along the Path of Exile & Exalt. As a “living” and moving ethos/archetype/notion, Sapientia itself (regardless of chosen deific or prosaic name for it), is truly a discarnate entity. Its secrets are revealed simply, poignantly, and profoundly, but this gift comes at a certain price – a heavy and oftentimes formidable one at that!
The theme of this upcoming issue could not be more Luciferian in essence, as it is the very foundation of Luciferian praxis and applied tenets. In layman's terms, it revolves around the concept and application of “Sacrifice” in the pursuit of Truth, to reach Henosis with the Divine-Within.
The Scalding of Sapientia is a compendium of personal operations, insights, journal entries and excerpts, detailed compilations and interpretations, notable turning points in one’s occult journey, and specifically, the zeniths and nadirs one can experience when undertaking such a colossal mission that may come with realizations that may either make or break one’s persona in the Cosmogony of the Possible.
¶ KEYNOTE CONTRIBUTORS: Craig Williams, Veronica Rivas, Johannes Nefastos, Helena van El, Carl Abrahamsson, Camelia Elias, and many others.