According to owner Robert Ansell, London’s Fulgar Press is currently in the midst of having a new title, Touch Me Not, printed by Gomer Press. Fulgur’s site states:
“Touch Me Not! is an Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts, completed c.1795. Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral dark magic. As the co-editor Hereward Tilton notes, the manuscript ‘appears at first sight to be a ‘grimoire’ or magician’s manual intended for noviciates of black magic. Psychedelic drug use, animal sacrifice, sigillary body art, masturbation fantasy and the necromantic manipulation of gallows-corpses count among the transgressive procedures it depicts. With their aid hidden treasures are wrested from guardian spirits, and the black magician’s highest ambition – an infernal transfiguration and union with the Devil – can be fulfilled.’
“Hidden for decades within the Wellcome Library collection, Touch Me Not is published here as a full colour facsimile for the first time. We have commissioned a translation of the German and Latin texts from Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox, scholars who have explored the sources for the various elements and provided copious references. There is also an introduction from Hereward that lays out the context for this extraordinary survival. Contents include:
“– On coagulation. Narcosis.
– Compendium of the operation.
– Names of the evil spirits to be conjured.
– On the pact in nigromancy between the Devil and man.
– On black magic in general.
– On the cacomagical mirror.
– He who has ears [to hear], let him hear.”
And right now it’s on sale, going for US$39.19 rather than the list price of US$46.59
Order your copy now! Seems like the perfect stocking stuffer for the Solistice holidays!