A Rose Veiled in Black

Art and Arcana of Our Lady BabalonEdited by Robert Fitzgerald and Daniel Schulke

A Rose Veiled in Black
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The Lady Babalon is one of the more enigmatic figures in the Cult of Thelema. She is a manifold deity in the sense that She is a divine harlot, an initiatrix, a creator and a destroyer. In representative form, the letters of Her name encompass an heptogrammic star; yet She lies beyond mere representation, and Her star signifies only the powers of Her train and not the station of Her immanence. She is the unsignified, a cipher conveying manifestation, and yet the veritable seal of the invisible Order of Illuminated Adepts. In Her subtle and etheric anatomy flows the life-blood of the Saints – the All-Living – and in this is Her deepest mystery, for, as it is written, in the Gospels, and in Aleister Crowley's Liber 418, ‘The Blood is the Life.”

A Rose Veiled in Black is the second volume in Three Hands Press' 'Western Esotericism in Context' Series which began with Hands of Apostasy. The book is a potent gathering of twelve essays and rituals of Babalon by scholars, practitioners, and allies of Thelema, dedicated wholly unto the manifest contemplation of Her Mystery. Exploring occult themes of sacrifice, magical liberation, prophecy, witchcraft, and abomination, it marks a watershed publication for the discourse on this important and previously neglected aspect of Thelemic Studies. The written works are enhanced by an offering of original and visionary art from contemporary practitioners, each exploring Her magical arcana from a ritually embodied perspective.

Gordan Djurdjevic
Richard Kaczynski
Manon Hedenborg-White
Erik Davis
Liv Rainey-Smith
Robert C. Stein
Barry William Hale
Grant Potts
Mitchell Nolte
Linda MacFarlane
Caroline Wise
Robert Fitzgerald
Timo Ketola
Daniel Schulke
Nicole DiMucci Potts
Hana Lee
Frater A.I.
Sarah Lindsay

Designed and produced to the highest standard, the book is 264 pages, with numerous images in both color and black and white.

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Hardcover Edition

Available. Dust jacket. Limited to 1,092 copies

Deluxe Edition

Available. Quarter-bound in scarlet goat and marbled paper. Limited to 77 copies.


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