Three Hands Press Announces New Book from Daniel A. Schulke

Three Hands Press has announced the upcoming publication of The Green Mysteries A R C A N A V I R I D I A An Occult Herbarium, or ‘Granary of the Fauns’ by Daniel A. Schulke with ILLUSTRATIONS BY BENJAMIN VIERLING, arriving February 2017.

From the author of 2005’s Viridarium Umbris comes The Green Mysteries, the product of twenty-five years of experiential research on the spiritual and occult properties of plants. Being a compendium of trees and herbs from countless spiritual traditions, this exhaustive Herbal of esoteric botany examines in detail the folklore, magical uses and spiritual essences of the vegetal kingdom. While presenting the material through both magical and mythopoetic narrative, the stance of the book is also grounded firmly in supportive disciplines such as botany, chemistry, and anthropology, and also includes up-to-date phylogenetic and pharmacological findings. The text focuses especially upon the Doctrine of Plant Essence, and how those powers are utilized in the active practice of magic and sorcery.

Interspersed with encyclopedic plant entries are short narratives addressing such concepts as the Witches’ Flying Oinment, intoxicating incense, the herbal dimsension of Alchemy, and the ‘Green Saints’ such as Al-Khidir, the medieval Wildman, and the forest-dwelling Nymphs who nourished the Greek gods. More than a mere collation of previously existing works on plants, much of the material is drawn directly from the author’s private field notes, diaries, and manuals of magical operation from 1991-2016, presented in an engaging narrative style.

560 pages, with over 275 original illustrations specifically commissioned for this book, with calligraphy by Gail Coppock
12 full-page color plates
Magical Correspondences, Ethnobotany, Folklore & Chemistry
Charts, Tables, Diagrams and Lexica of Magical Botany
Extensive information on Pharmacology and Posions
Recipes and Ritual Formulae

Among the Twenty-Seven essays included within are ‘Devils in the Basilica,’ ‘The Meaning of Viriditas’, and ‘The Rhabdomantic Art.’ Also present is a special inclusion of a text entitled The Dream-Book of Sylvanus.

Because demand for this title is anticipated to be high, we are are presently accepting pre-publication orders. Being large-format and printed entirely via offset lithography, The Green Mysteries will be offered in four distinct editions:
Trade Paper Edition

Standard Hardcover Edition
Full green cloth with color dust jacket.
Limited to 1500 copies

Edition Deluxe
Full Midnight Green goatskin with slipcase.
Gilt stamping on cover and spine, raised bands.
Limited to 81 Copies

Edition Special
Full Olive Green goatskin with slipcase.
Hand-marbled endpapers, gilt stamping on cover and spine, raised bands.
Limited to 27 copies.

Limit one copy of each fine edition per customer.
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