Last year, Xoanon Limited announced that they’d added a new title, Via Tortuosa: An Exposition on Crooked Path Sorcery, to its publication schedule. The book is co-authored by Daniel A. Schulke and Robert Fitzgerald, with eleven original images by Jim Dunk. The publisher’s site states:
“‘Crooked Path Sorcery’ is a term originating within the Cultus Sabbati, particularly within the ritual corpus of the Draconist, used to describe the antinomian and oppositional nature of its quintessence. This sorcerous ethos is extrapolated in such Cultus works as Qutub, The Dragon-Book of Essex, and Lux Haeresis, but its roots in fact are older, animating many historical strands of sorcery. Particularly relevant to witchcraft ritual and the perception-distorting powers of the Witches’ Sabbat, the book places especial emphasis on the ‘crooked’ figure of the witch and her Art, examining historical instances and their dispersion into the modern occult workings of the Sabbatic Current. Through the devices of magical analysis, exhortation and homily, the essence of the Crooked Path and its associated byways are directly explored, illuminating the mystical convolutions of the Arcanum.”
This title is now available via J.D. Holmes. The bookseller’s site says:
“Xoanon Publishing, 2018. Limited to 496 hand-numbered copies only. A FINE CLOTH VOLUME, bound in lush Carmine, with a special letterpress printed dust jacket. With Images by James Dunk.
“In the central Adytum of the Crooked Way, apostasy is wed to orthodoxy, and lies to truth, in a unification of opposites; thus, the sum is negation through opposition. Published for the first time, the “Via Tortuosa” is a grimoire elaborating the occult ontology of Crooked Path Sorcery by three initiates of the order. Its diverse by-ways and their spheres of gnosis are examined through essay and allegory, including the Opposer, the Serpent of Eld, the Crooked Step, the Transfiguration of the New Flesh, and the Embrace of the Other. The Mysterium is set forth in three sections: Exegesis, Prayer, and The Parables of the Exiled. The whole is illustrated with ten original drawings by Canadian artist, James Dunk, each embodying the aberrant hypostases of the Crooked Gods. 160 pages. Small octavo. ”