Von Zos announces Shades in Mauve


Von Zos is taking pre-orders on its forthcoming title, Shades in Mauve: A History of the Typhonian Tradition by Edward Gauntlett with an introduction by Michael Staley. It will be available in two formats: a standard edition of 400 copies with a sewn, gilt-stamped, hardcover binding and color frontispiece ($55, available in October); and a deluxe edition of 40 copies as above, but signed, slipcased, and accompanied by a custom blind-stamped sigil ($150, available in November).

Details have not yet been announced concerning page length or table of contents, but the publisher’s website offers this description of the volume:

The Typhonian Tradition is the purest recension of the ancient magical traditions. There is no physical apostolic succession of adepts down the ages. Rather, the Tradition percolates through the minds of those capable of carrying it: poets, artists and creative occultists. From their works elements of it are projected in novel impressions down the ages.

Shades in Mauve takes the form of an historical survey of certain streams that have fed the Typhonian Current from the distant past until comparatively recent times. Beginning with the most ancient headwaters in prehistoric Africa, it notes the appearance of springs and tributaries rising here and there throughout European history. Emphasis is placed upon the artistic and creative nature of the Current; an emphasis not amenable to a purely academic approach.

Kenneth Grant’s work forms a constant undercurrent to the discussion. The text leads out from themes that initially appeared in The Magical Revival and elaborates upon some of the topics in that first volume of the trilogies.

Richard Kaczynski

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; rev exp ed 2010), the history Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), the novel The Billionth Monkey (2015), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2019), along with a bunch of other books, articles, and chapters that you can read about at his website, www.richard-kaczynski.com.

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