Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Occult Conference

The Occult Conference January 9 2010 Glastonbury England

Glastonbury is the heart of the English Grail mystery. A collision of pagan sacred landscape with Christian heresy underwritten with richly veined energy lines. A result of this undeniable energy is that it has drawn in all the lost souls, bliss seekers and fuzzy minded. This has made magicians unwilling pilgrims.

Yet Glastonbury has an enduring magical history, one that predates the crop circle hoaxers and the black ops aliens.
It is here in the ruins of the Abbey that Edward Kelley found the book of St Dunstan and the red powder, the philosopher's stone which turns base matter into gold. Perhaps John Dee also found a Zodiac laid out in the hills, but the evidence for that has been spirited off. The Chalice Well still runs with blood at the base of the Tor. St Michael's dominating phallic tower remains an important point of power. These places can be deeply resonant for those engaged in active magical work.

Fittingly in the darker part of the year, when the town is not overrun with tourists, there will be an Occult Conference.
This is very much a grassroots event run on enthusiam. A sign that people are doing rather than talking, that there is life outside of London. It is time that Glastonbury was taken back by magicians. We support this action to the hilt, and hope that events of this kind will inspire others, both in England and abroad.

Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech will be giving a talk entitled Seeing Through Apocalypse.
Jake Stratton Kent will be a gushing spring on matters necromantic as the second volume of his Encyclopaedia Goetica takes final shape. Other confirmed speakers in a full day and night of events include Nathaniel Harris, Kim Huggens and Andy Cooper.
Midian Books, Hadean Press, Hellfire Club books, Labyrinth bookshop and others will be attending to sate your desire for fine volumes.

For those within striking distance, tickets can be purchased here:


The website is here:


We look forward to seeing you there.

If you are visiting Glastonbury, either for the conference or in the future, we highly recommend Labyrinth Books, at the top of the High Street which is surely one of the best occult bookshops in England.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Dark Monarch, Absent thrones.

Dark Monarch Magic and Modernity in British Art
Tate St Ives until January 10 2010

It is unusual for a gallery as prestigious as the Tate to admit magic, but safely down in St Ives where the trees grow clawed right-angled by the ferocity of the wind, where the sea is churned jade, where the interior light pours from the granite with the clarity of mescaline, they cannot keep it out. The great bowed windows over Porthmeor let it all in.
But this exhibition reveals that they simply do not know what to do with it.

The exhibition lifts its title from the novel by Sven Berlin, which libelled the entire local artistic community with a flourish, and lead to his exile from the West, chasing the gypsies and leaving the sterile Hepworth set behind. And there is magic in the way his hands set to sculpt the hard granite, romance in how he lived. Yet in seeking a local justification, there is no true engagement with magic itself, it is seen as something peripheral to art when the two are inseparable.
Damien Hirst has his product placed in the entrance hall, The Child’s Dream, a unicorn in formaldehyde. This is the worst kind of shorthand, and a brazen attempt to make the exhibition seem relevant. The Brit-Artists show the loss of connection with magic, the craft of brand manufacturing over the exploration of the interior worlds, or the connection with external entities. This is the artist as marketeer, and art as a commercial. It may be what our culture deserves, but it is the antithesis of the path of the magical artist.
The show continues with bleak landscapes of rock, moor and jutting stones. Though they capture the raw elemental energy of Cornwall rather than the jostling harbours favoured by tourist daubers, can we consider this magic? The unspoilt Cornwall of the dark half of the year is worth being exposed to. That the spirits are more present when the walk to Men an Tol is done on sodden soil, or the Seven Sisters encountered in horizontal rain is undeniable. More magic art would be produced if magicians spent time in these elements, worked on landscapes and drawing from life.
Yet there are magicians exhibited. Austin Osman Spare, so over-exposed in the magical subculture, seems welcome here. Spare sits beside Ithell Colquhoun’s library, which does allow us a glimpse of what she was able to collect and distil through her Golden Dawn colour scales: an intriguing mix of texts on the devil, Kenneth Grant, Crowley, surrealism et al. Ithell deserves a room of her own where the repetition of her studies and an explanation of her occult colour theory could be placed. Ithell and AOS are described in the catalogue as having a ‘strong personal interest in mysticism and the occult’, this is simply insulting. By downplaying the fact that Spare was a sorcerer and that Ithell was a magician, the exhibition avoids confronting the magic which speaks in their work. Magic is not simply some bohemian toy, or a metaphor for the horror of the world wars, or a sense of general unease. As for the primitive colour riot of Crowley, or better, the skills of Frieda Harris, they are clearly missing. Despite the limitations of Crowley as an artist, he does have a strong local connection which the Tregerthen Horror by Paul Newman explores. Steffi Grant as an important connecting figure and artist in her own right should be included if this was to be considered a serious attempt at the subject.
There is little to recommend most of the modern exemplars who are exhibited. They are tangential at best. But who can we array against them? Derek Jarman makes a flickering appearance on a wall, Genesis P-Orridge gets as far as the exhibition catalogue. Yet where are the living British occult artists whose work is fit to display in a gallery?

Tate St Ives site

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Diabolical - First Glimpse

Difficult to convey the flame and black shot bookcloth, but this gives some impression of the book. We're delighted with the reaction this text is getting and the new writers who have joined us for this project.
More on this title can be found at www.scarletimprint.com

Monday, 2 November 2009

New title DIABOLICAL available now

Diabolical various
Introduction by Peter Grey

Edited by Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey

Diabolical is a weighty tome of over 350pp.
With nine colour plates of original infernal artwork from Stafford Stone, Kyle Fite, Thomas Karlsson, and Johnny Jakobsson.
Bound in red cloth shot through with charred black.
The cover is stamped with the devil's verse in heavy black fractur.

It comes in an edition of 999 copies, hand numbered in dragon's blood ink.

A copy of the No Smoke Without Fire Edition can be yours for thirty-five English pounds.

The Grimoire tradition is being reinvigorated in the living practice of the carcists, magicians and sorcerors who dare to work with these books.

Those of us who do this work, regardless of whether we trepass amongst the angels or daemons, are often slandered as diabolical. Our books are also regarded as diabolical, being incomprehensible, demonic and without spiritual or practical value.

We throw this back at our accusers by demonstrating that these books are more complex than black and white theology allows, and as repositories of forbidden knowledge are worth their weight in gold. This is where the spirits lie.

We are upholding our side of the pact and continuing to produce the most groundbreaking and relevant titles of the modern occult revival. To this end, Scarlet Imprint have convened an international cabal of writers and artists from England, Poland, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Canada and America.

Our writers for this project are:

Jake Stratton-Kent
Eric de Pauw
Aaron Leitch
Paul Hughes-Barlow
Mark Smith
Stafford Stone
Thomas Karlsson
Johnny Jakobsson
The Anonymous author of Pharaoan
Humberto Maggi
John J. Coughlin
Krzysztof Azarewicz
Donald Tyson
Kyle Fite

These individuals meet for the first time within the pages of our newest title, Diabolical and give tongue to their excursions into these texts and others:

The Red Dragon/Grand Grimoire
Grimorium Verum
The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage

The Testament of Solomon
The Nightside of Eden
The Wisdom of S'lba
Liber 231
Liber 325 The Bartzabel Working
The Holy Books of Thelema
The Voudon Gnostic Workbook
The Taufer books...

Substantial original essays and inspired original artwork, in a striking talismanic production, Diabolical will astound you.

More information at www.scarletimprint.com

Thursday, 1 October 2009

A Diabolical Evening

A Diabolical Evening

The Horse Hospital
Central London
Thursday October 29
Mass celebrated at 7pm sharp

Scarlet Imprint are hosting an infernal evening for their new title Diabolical at the Horse Hospital on October 29. This is no secular book launch. Please dress for the kind of deeply religious experience not seen since Loudon.
All demoninations are welcome.

Order of Service

Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech will offer unholy communion to initiate the evening.

Startling new talent Johnny Jakobsson will deliver a sermon on how to form a Pact from his extensive work with the notorious Grand Grimoire. This is the most infamous aspect of the grimoire tradition.

Jake Stratton Kent with his hellfire and brimstone delivery will be preaching on the Grimorium Verum. As the most notorious conjuror in all England, we suggest you take note.

Our Organist, on decks and effects, will be experimental musician Nous playing a selection of hymns for the night.

A whole choir of our authors will be in attendance all well-scrubbed and cherubic, willing to divulge the secrets of necromancy to neophytes for a glass of ale. Or simply deflower your book.

There will of course be ample opportunity to waft your thurible and shake your cassock with the unruly congregation who you will be sharing pews and alcoves with.

To have your name inscribed in the very limited guests list, please rsvp to:


For more information on Diabolical see www.scarletimprint.com

Monday, 28 September 2009

Seattle Esoteric Book Conference Review

We were delighted to be invited to speak at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle.

It unfolded into an inspiring event.

Rather than waiting for something to happen, William Kiesel (Ouroborus Books), Catamara Rosarium and Michael Kolson (Night of Pan) made magick manifest.

Over two days of talks and a night of ritual theatre, the attendees were captivated by a true representation of the diversity of the Esoteric Community. More than that, the event was professionally stage-managed and run, with a feast of books to browse and buy between talks. It was a triumph of independent small publishers who make books for love rather than money.

Of particular personal interest to us were Micheal Staley relating his experiences in the Typhonian Order, Amy Hale on Ithell Colqhoun, Thomas Karlsson of the Dragon Rouge, and Daniel Schulke of the Cultus Sabbati.
However, we attended almost all the talks and were favourably impressed by the entire roster of speakers.

The erudition of the audience was also impressive. It is a pleasure to find so many well-informed occultists who still have the passion to act. This energy is as infectious as fire.

What we found overwhelming was the warmth and openness of all who were there. Our thanks for the words of support, the conversations, the raw salmon, the red roses, and the gifts of books and knowledge.

The ideas which we presented will find fuller expression in Seven Heads and Seven Veils, a title which we hope to complete in the next year.

After a whirlwind visit we spent the Equinox being dragged through the time-zones and back to Europe.

Something has started.

For those within striking distance of Seattle, we suggest you make your plans for next year.

We intend to return.

In Nomine Babalon

Peter and Alkistis x

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tortured by the Muse

There is precisely one month left for those who wish to submit to our poetry anthology.
Still enough time to be included in what will be a revolutionary collection of work.

This new anthology will combine a sampling of the best poetic work available from contemporary practitioners with additional essays about the practice of poetry as occult art form, poetic spiritual devotion, and the artistic culture of magic.

We will pull from a wide range of traditions and focus on work that is ecstatic, fresh, well-crafted, and cuts to the heart of the savage beauty that runs beneath the surface of the observable world.

Divine inspiration is unquestionably something we are looking for, but preferably with the acknowledgment that just because something came down directly from the aether of limitless potential, does not mean that it cannot be revised - to be honed and burnished until it shines like the star it was meant to be.

We are looking for ecstatic verse, praise poems, hymns, paeans, prayers, and free verse poetic work that is experiential, expository, and raw. Work that penetrates the soul and worries it with its honeyed teeth. We want the best - shattering imagery, unhindered emotion, exquisite word-choice. We are open to rhymed and form poetry if it is stellar. Longer poems will be considered, but we are looking primarily for a maximum of 30-40 lines. Work can be submitted in languages other than English, but must be accompanied by an English translation. Original work only - please do not submit translations or any other copies/editions/pieces of other people's work.

Full information and the email details of our poetry editor can be found here

PS If you are a Subscriber, you should have recieved an email on Friday about our latest title.
Those locked in the grip of a particularly aggressive email filter may wish to check their spam folder.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Straight to Hell

For those of you looking for more Grimoire material from Jake Stratton-Kent we can confirm that Volume II of the Encyclopaedia Goetica is under way and it promises to be a weighty tome.

Jake will also be featured in our second volume of Howlings due this Autumn.

The deliriously tactile veiny vellum Goes edition of The True Grimoire sold out to our subscribers immediately (another fine reason to subscribe).

We still have the striking Death's Head edition in stock here

What sets this work apart from the strictly academic approach of Joseph Peterson's Grimorium Verum is that it is illuminated by the practical experience of being a working Necromancer. Jake has 37 years of continuous practice.

For those wanting to go deeper into their Goetic magic and having devoured The True Grimoire, Jake has an essay in Devoted explaining the importance of a devotional approach to Spirit work, something he touched upon in his dramatic speech at the Occulture Festival. Perhaps this is one of the most overlooked aspects of modern practice, and one of the master keys to success with the grimoires. Details of Devoted can be found here

Jake has also produced a series of pamphlets for Hadean Press, a suitably subversive format for the spreading of ideas.
Hadean Press also produce the British Journal of Thelema which is recommended for those looking for creative and heretical strands of Thelemic thought.
We are pleased to support this small independent press, another sign of a resurgence in the magical community.
They can be found lurking here

Above all we are delighted to see Jake Stratton-Kent getting the recognition he deserves for his masterful work in the grimoire tradition.

Much Love

In Nomine Babalon

Scarlet Imprint x

Saturday, 20 June 2009

True Grimoire Goes Edition

We are delighted to have the Goes Edition of The True Grimoire back from our binders and they are all signed and on their way to their new homes.

The quarter binding in veiny vellum ensures that each book is unique.
It is a delectable talismanic volume which will be treasured and worked with.

The Death's Head edition is still in stock and causing quite a stir.

Jake Stratton-Kent is already deep into the second volume of the Encyclopaedia Goetica which we will be publishing in due course.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Howlings now available


A second edition of this acclaimed volume of practical working with the grimoires

In stock now for immediate dispatch 6/6/09

HOWLINGS various
edited by Alkistis Dimech

HOWLINGS is an octavo book of two hundred and ten pages, four sumptuous colour plates, handsomely designed and bound in peacock blue and gilt stamped cloth in a limited second edition of 666 copies.

This Edition is numbered sequentially from 334 to 999 inclusive.
The text remains the same as the first edition, though redesigned throughout.

A copy can be yours for the princely sum of thirty-three English pounds plus postage.

HOWLINGS comprises fourteen original and extensive essays which explore the Grimoires. These are passionate, informed and evocative pieces which create a unique testament to the vibrancy of the modern magickal current.

Our writers pursue knowledge, power and wisdom through the pages of:

The Picatrix
The Goetia, or Lesser Key of Solomon
Four Books of Occult Philosophy
The Voudon Gnostic Workbook
Liber 231
And the Grimoire itself

Our esteemed writers are,
David Rankine
Donald Tyson
Peter Grey
David Beth
Stafford Stone
Paul Hughes-Barlow
Krzysztof Azarewicz
Jack Macbeth
Thea Faye
Aleq Grai
Hafiz Batin
and the anonymous author of The Grimoire of Pharaon

Taking the established experts and ranging them alongside raw and hungry voices, this is a quite beautiful monstrosity of staggering scope. With the actual accounts of working magickians from a whole range of traditions, this is a unique collection.

Prepare to be delighted, inspired and intoxicated.


Wednesday, 3 June 2009


We would like to thank those who attended the Occulture Festival in London.

It is vital that the magickal community has the opportunity to meet face to face.
There are few opportunities to find so many magicians in one place who are willing to share the results of their hard won work.
Scarlet Imprint put all of our support behind these real world events.

Jake Stratton-Kent gave a powerful account of his work with the Grimorium Verum.
Dave Evans debunked the Amado Crowley myths.
Stephen Skinner explained a little more of his experience with grimoires, which we found invaluable.
We were able to begin to put forward the practice we are doing with Babalon and the Beast, which will eventually find it's way into print in Seven Heads/Seven Veils.
There is so much more to come.

It is our wish that Occulture, and the other magickal festivals live up to their potential.
To that end we will also be attending the Equinox Festival in London and the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle.

This is only the beginning.

In Nomine Babalon

Peter Grey

Alkistis explains the Seven Veils

JSK (right) proves Goetic conjurors do cast reflections, whilst talking with Okultura

Peter Grey on the Seven Heads of the Beast

More images and video content should be online soon at the Occulture website.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Occult of Personality Jake Stratton-Kent Podcast

Jake Stratton-Kent discusses English Qabalah and The True Grimoire on the respected Occult of Personality podcast.

It can be streamed or downloaded here: http://www.occultofpersonality.com/

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

LAUNCH PARTY: The True Grimoire

22 May 2009 (Friday)
Book Launch: The Encyclopedia Goetica Vol 1: The True Grimoire
Author: Jake Stratton-Kent
Hosted by Scarlet Imprint
Free, but advance booking required to be added to the guest list

We look forward to seeing many of you at Treadwell's on the evening before the Occulture Festival to baptise The True Grimoire in wine.

As with all of our soirees advance booking is needed.

Please reserve your place by mailing Treadwell's on
Or calling them on 020 7240 8906

This will be a good opportunity to meet Jake Stratton-Kent informally before he speaks at the festival, and to get together with other readers and assorted ne'er-do-wells of esoteric London.

Booze fuelled carnage is optional, however we do encourage plotting, discussion and debate.
It is a real privilege and a rare opportunity to have so many of you in the same room.

Jake has produced a work which will be rightly recognised as a defining work on goetic magic, and it deserves celebrating.

For more on The True Grimoire see

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Delayed Books?

Just a quick note.

We've been experiencing some postal delays with The True Grimoire.
Having come down from the mountains we sent them from the nearest large post office in France.They very helpfully (we thought) sent them out labelled as livres/brochures.

However, they neglected to mention that this can take up to three weeks.
This is not the case in England, where books sent as printed papers take exactly the same time to ship. So, if you are worrying about your precious orders, they are on the way!

Our apologies for the delay.

All books sent out from Friday will be sent from England.

Again, thanks for your understanding with this.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Scarlet Imprint NEW TITLE The Encyclopedia Goetica Volume 1: The True Grimoire

The Encyclopaedia Goetica
Volume 1: The True Grimoire

grimorium verum pages

The True Grimoire
by Jake Stratton-Kent

In stock now for immediate dispatch

The True Grimoire is a substantial octavo book of 280pp.
The text is profusely illustrated with characters, sigils, magic squares, and pontos riscados.
It is bound in verdant green book cloth, bloody endpapers and stamped with a rubeus memento mori.

This is a volume with presence, as befits one housing so many spirits.

It is being prepared in a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition of a thousand copies.

A copy of the Death's Head edition can be yours for thirty-five English pounds plus postage.

The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of Goetic magic.
The neglected Grimorium Verum has been
restored to it's rightful place as a potent and coherent system of Goetic magic.

Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of this important grimoire. As a practicing Necromancer with 37 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits.

The True Grimoire springs from the source of Goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic.

The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also places Verum within a living tradtion, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the Legion of Exus, the 'People of the Cemetery' who have clear Verum equivalents.

This is a constistently illuminating text. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for it's original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and Goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations.


Friday, 3 April 2009

Turning America Red

are delighted to announce that we will be coming to America for the first Esoteric Book Conference. The event will be held in Seattle on September 19-20 2009.

The Esoteric Book Conference is being organised by William Kiesel of the respected Ouroborus Press and promises to be an orgy of antiquarian and occult books, along with speakers and presentations from notable authors and publishers.

We would highly recommend this event to our American readers as this has the potential to become an annual fixture and a focus for the occult community in the States.

We look forward to meeting many of you in Seattle.

Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech will be speaking at the event on their work with Babalon and the Beast. This will be a further expansion on the material which will be first presented at the Occulture Festival in London, and is part of a radical new text in preparation, continuing the trajectory which began with The Red Goddess.

The Esoteric Book Conference have a blog live here with more information

Monday, 9 March 2009

Call for Submissions

Scarlet Imprint are fielding submissions for a revolutionary new collection of poetry from the global pagan, occult and magical communities.
This new anthology will combine a sampling of the best poetic work available from contemporary practitioners with additional essays about the practice of poetry as occult art form, poetic spiritual devotion, and the artistic culture of magic.

more details

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Viva La Revolution

At Scarlet Imprint we will settle for nothing less than an occult revolution.
To this end we are backing two serious festivals in London this Summer.
Both the reborn Occulture Festival and the newly risen Equinox Festival.
We are putting our money, our time, our effort and energy into creating a thriving esoteric community.
Rather than existing in an empty online environment,this offers the opportunity for real contact and cross-pollination of ideas between those who dare.

Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech will be speaking at Occulture on May 23, along with Jake Stratton-Kent.
We will also be hosting a late launch party for the True Grimoire on the eve of Occulture, May 22 at the thriving Treadwells' bookshop, which is the heart of the magickal revival in London.
Tickets for Occulture can be bought here

David Beth will be appearing at the Equinox-Festival, to talk on Voudon Gnosis. We will also be there to sell books and talk with our readers. The three day festival is a brave and bold move, which we applaud and are proud to support. A really inspiring line-up of international experimental occult artists, performers and speakers.
The Equinox website can be found here

We urge you to consider attending both of these festivals.
They have much to recommend them, presenting as they do, a creative fusion of art, music and magick.

Viva La Revolution x

Friday, 20 February 2009

Occulture Festival 2009

Scarlet Imprint are proud to support the reborn Occulture Festival in 2009.Taking place in London on May 23rd at the opulent Courtyard Theatre. This promises to be a stunning event, with cutting edge speakers, art and performances.

The full line-up is very enticing. http://www.occulture-festivals.com/who.htm

You can also friend them on myspace at www.myspace.com/occultureltd

We hope to see you there.

In Nomine Babalon

Scarlet Imprint x

Monday, 16 February 2009

Voudon Gnosis Freya Aswynn Review

A great new review of Voudon Gnosis by Freya Aswynn, which can also be found at her blog here

Voudon Gnosis Review by Freya Aswynn

Ever so rare a book comes along which changes ones
paradigm permanently. The first book which impacted on my mind and set
my magickal Path was: Secrets of Dr Taverner by Dion Fortune and this
was in Dutch in 1968.

Many books came after, and now in 2008 forty years later another book has a
similar impact.: Voudon Gnosis by David Beth a genuine Adept and True

This book is beautifully produced in shiny black cover embossed with a Seal.

I am reading it for the second time, it’s not a big book, but the content is a condensed version of various systems of Magick under the umbrella of Voudon.

I think that the term Voudon is used here as ‘Spirits Work’ and does not exclusively apply to the African Magickal Tradition but
can equally implemented within a Germanic/Norse magickal paradigm.
How could it be otherwise any True initiation manual has to be ‘universalist’.

Yes, my dear Asatru friends I am universalist, guilty as charged! Like it or lump it!

Any authentic occult system will correspond with others. This book is full of ‘triggers’ opening channels of knowledge, which reside in the collective Mind. If we consider the scientific fact that the Black Race is the oldest form of Homo Sapiens the first to appear from Africa and dispersing all overthe planet, it stands to reason that their gods and mysteries are also the oldest on the planet, from which may all others could be derived.

In the Nordic system here is mention of a primal goddess named ‘Nott’ or Night’.

This is not a book for beginners, it’s far to complicated and one must have
an familiarity with the occult concepts and jargon. But for those who
want to go beyond religion into the magick it’s a must. Some serious
excellent sorcery!

It has a strong content of‘sexual’ magick, perhaps this must seem odd to you my faithful friends
as I am a sworn celibate, however it doesn’t stop me adapting it intomy own magickal work obviously without breaking my vows.

There are only 550 copies printed so get your order in NOW! Let’s face it if
it’s beyond you current scope of occult understanding you either study
hard and catch on sell it one year later on Ebay for a multiplicity of
the money you paid.

Topics include: Las
Prise des Yeaux, Points Chauds, Spider Sorcery and Time Travelling,
Elemental Sex Magick and The Grimoire Ghuehde; there are also two
appendices ‘Nganga and the Fetish’ and ‘A-Mor: an initiated analysis of
Love’. Author David Beth is the Sovereign Grand Master for the
international Voudon Orders and is the Presiding Bishop of the Ecclesia

For those who are really interested but hesitant I suggest listening to the pod cast of David.


Saturday, 14 February 2009

We Are One

Dear Friends and Subscribers,

Happy Valentines day.

This is officially our birthday.
We are one, and it has been an incredible first year.
2009 is going to be very important for us, with some striking publications slated for production.
Our creative exile deep in the Alps is proving to be inspirational.
Work continues on important manuscripts and artistic and magical projects.

We have broken our silence and emailed all of our subscribers with the details of our newest title.

(Please check your spam folder if you have a particularly ferocious email client.)

If you are not on our subscribers list, take this as a timely reminder, and email us to be added.
There are some very limited and desirable books imminent.


Scarlet Imprint x

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Devoted review by Dr Julian Vayne

has done it again. Another ravishing text which combines tasteful production with quality writing. Bound in saffron coloured book cloth with a cut back design which, depending on how you look at it, is either a chalice or two faces about to kiss. By all means judge this book by its beautiful cover.

The collection of essays found in Devoted are tales of the bhakti yoga of modern magick. Levannah Morgan described her allegiance to Inanna. Stephen Grasso leads us into the society of the Loa. Peter Grey reveals more on his worship of Babalon. In total fifteen essays, which provide an excellent range, both in style of writing and of the diverse of spirits to which the contributors are consecrated.

In common with previous productions from this energetic publishing house, we have not only quality and substance but also novelty, for these are quintessentially modern practitioners of the arcane arts. If nothing else this book demonstrates successfully that prayerful, even 'religious' praxis within occultism is thriving. Through these essays we are introduced to fourteen occultists who have a living relationship with their gods. This makes a pleasant change from the model that presents spirits as being endogenous psychic productions.

My only reservation is that I want more! (But perhaps that is the doom of those who are devoted!) Not merely more details about methodology (some of the writers in this collection are painfully honest about their techniques). I guess it's that Devoted left me hungry for more of the intensity of experience that our authors have found in their adorations.

In Devoted we hear voices that speak directly from the visionary state. This book is a poetic download from magicians living in the rapture of their gods, and their hymns of praise are quite intoxicating.

-Julian Vayne

Available from www.scarletimprint.com

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

First glimpse of the Voudon Gnosis deluxe

The Voudon Gnosis snakeskin deluxe, in all shimmering ophidian glory..

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

David Beth Podcast

Voudon Gnosis author David Beth gives an extensive interview for episode 55 of the respected podcast 'Occult of Personality'.

Plenty of good information on the voudon systems of Michael Bertiaux and a clear explanation of David's magickal philosophy.

Click through for more.


Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Devoted: First Review


Scarlet Imprint, London; Winter Solstice, 2008; limited edition of 814 copies.

This is not a book about dark deities, or a volume of ready-made incantations and rituals. So many occult volumes published these days continue to be instruction manuals, rehashing of established systems or new ones created from whole cloth. At best, we are treated to a few anecdotal stories from the authors if they have in fact worked the systems they write about. All in all, the magick books of the 21st Century are cast from the same mold that was used a century ago.

This book is different: it throbs with passion, blood and divine intoxication. It is personal... even intimate, because it is essentially a collection of lovers' diaries. The Beloved, in this case, is the goddess or god that has chosen each of the 14 writers to be hir suitor. This is bhakti yoga, the path of Devotion, in action. Here are the piquant fruits that come after all the theory and practice, after long years of penetrating a Mystery.

Evocation is one thing, invocation is another. Evocation is calling in Merry Maids to tidy up your house and then sending them on their way; invocation is inviting one woman or man to move into your house and become your partner -- devotion. Invocation involves surrender, and trust, and the willingness to share one's darkest dreams, fears and desires with the Other. It is an opening of the heart and the shedding of blood and essence. A relationship always requires sacrifice, and in the case of the God/esses, the sacrifice is all-encompassing: body, mind, and heart.

Some of the devotees in this volume do risk their health and sanity in the name of Love. Skin is flayed, pierced and tattoed. Poisons are injected. Possession is invited. The sense of separate self -- obliterated. Risking All "for love's sake; for the chance of union." None of the writers express regret or disappointment for their efforts; all feel they have been richly rewarded, and that the relationship and rewards will only grow.

Subscribers to Babalon.nu will find much of value in this book, I think; its focus is mostly on the Dark Goddess, whether in the form of Ishtar, Babalon, Lilith, the Yoginis, Tiamat or Hecate. The re-arising of the Sacred Feminine is well represented. But Dionysos, Loki, the Lwa and the spirits of the Goetia are here as well.

Another refreshing thing about this volume is, like a previous Scarlet Imprint title -- Howlings -- you get to hear voices from the many traditions that make up the 21st Century magical revival. Thelema is, at best, tangential to these discussions. Most of the authors are followers of the Witch Craft, tantrika, Voodoo, sorcery or are simply eclectic magicians, and in one case, an academician. The public face of magick is only a small part of the picture. I believe the de-centralization of magick is what will ensure its survival as the walls of civilization come tumbling down.