Lucifer Rising, by Kenneth Anger.
Existing between the realms of dreaming and dreamless
“Oblique to the paths that give on to other dimensions, and beyond them, there lies a region which the author has named the Mauve Zone. Mystics, magicians, sorcerers, alchemists, artists of many kinds have - over the centuries - skirted it, stumbled upon it, and fled from it. Very few have penetrated beyond it and survived, or cared to leave any record of the experience. Those that did, have had to present their accounts as fiction or discover a new means of communication - via weird art, symbols, hieroglyphics, signs which fellow pilgrims alone might recognise”
Outer Gateways by occultist, writer, shit house rat insane magician extraordinaire Kenneth Grant. As a pupil of both Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare, Grant fused Thelemic and chaos magick heralding the Aeon of Ma’at and threw in Lovecraftian mythos, outer-cosmical entities and focused on the Qliphoth and Typhonian worship. His magnum opus consists of three trilogies as well as several books of short stories. His writing became increasingly erratic and obscure to the point of being incomprehensible and almost illegible for those with even a modicum of occult knowledge. It seems though that madness gives longevity. Grant died in 2011 at the age of 86 years old.
“If we should dismiss him and his work, on what grounds should we do so? That he’s dark? That he’s as mad as tits on a piranha? That he’s weird? As if the world of the occult was the last place one should expect to find darkness, insanity or weirdness.” - Alan Moore (Kaos 14, 2002)
Kenneth Grant’s first book “The Magical Revival” is considered even by his opposers to be his most “lucid” book. It was the first in Grant’s Typhonian Trilogy first published in 1972 in which he outlined similarities between Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare’s magick with Lovecraft’s mythology. Historians and ockultists opposing Grant have called his theories preposterous. Other groups have called Grant as a magus heralding a new aeon, syncretising the works of his former masters, Crowley and Spare, with Lovecraftian mythos and beyond. Throughout the world now there are groups that practice chaos-gnostic magick, Vedic and Vodoun worship along with more known Western Judeo-Christian Kabbalistic practices. To a large extent we owe a lot to Grant for his the explorations of the Qliphoth for magickal Draconian groups today build upon his writings. Not since medieval Rabbis has there been a man willing to crawl in the unknown qliphotic sludge for the benefit of himself and others. Download the book HERE, but be sure to buy it.
Arthur Machen’s signature and a gift inscription written four years before he passed away.