Fine Esoteric Books and Images

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Three Hands Press wishes our readers the best for the newly-minted year. 2015 will see an expansion of our titles, which will begin to emerge from the presses in mid-February. Featuring works from Richard Gavin, Patricia Cram, Peter Hamilton-Giles, Amodali, Andrew D. Chumbley, and Michael Howard, our authors and artists will be turning out a diverse and strange esotery for the next six months. The close of 2014 was marked with the limited-issue of artist Liv Rainey-Smith's woodblock print Lux Stellarum, which was specially commissioned  for Three Hands Press. Representing  the Lady Babalon and the Beast, this remarkable image, printed 4 color letterpress by Dependable Letterpress, appropriately appeared at the Winter Solstice, to drink the last drops from 2014's  chalice.

In cooperation with esoteric publisher Ouroboros Press we have just released Volume 3 of Clavis: Occult Arts, Letters, and Experience, featuring the articles of Richard Gavin, Stuart Sudekum, Andrew Larson, Fredrik Eytzinger,  and John Major Jenkins.  

The Special edition of Hands of Apostasy, our watershed anthology on traditional witchcraft, is now shipping, and we thank all for their patience and understanding of the inevitable delays in the the fine binding process. Bound in quarter olive goatskin with corners, it features a daimonic cover image by James Dunk. Our thanks go out to Danya and Ivar at the Key Printing and Binding for working with us to realize one of the most beautiful fine editions we have yet produced.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three Hands Press is pleased to announce we have signed British artist-magician Amodali for her forthcoming book The Marks of Teth. The book, which concerns the mysteries of Babalon and sex magic from the perspective of a female adept, will be published in 2015, and formally announced early that year. Those acquainted with Amodali's work through her acclaimed projects Mother Destruction and Liber Incarnadine will welcome this new work of magical literature, which also features her original artwork realised as an essential part of the ongoing manifestation of the Babalon current. Combined with Three Hands' dedication to fine occult deisgn, this watershed book is the result of 25 years of dedication and practice in the continua of the work of the Scarlet Woman and the priestesshood of Babalon, a little-explored and much misunderstood pathway of modern occultism. Amoldali will be speaking about The Marks of Teth at the 6th annual Esoteric Book Conference, held in Seattle September 6 and 7. In a recent interview, Amodali recently spoke with our own Robert Fitzgerald, Patricia Cram, and Daniel A. Schulke about the arcana of this groundbreaking work.  READ INTERVIEW

Monday, August 11, 2014

Last night’s book launch of Austin Coppock's 36 Faces was well attended as the Los Angeles occult and esoteric astrology communities turned out to celebrate this important release. Special thanks to our own Kaitlin Reeves for hosting, and to Aaron Satterlee for his photography of the event. Pre-orders of both standard trade paper and hardcover editions of 36 Faces began shipping on July 18, with the Deluxe editions beginning to ship on Saturday August 16, and special editions posting out at the beginning of September. Congratulations to Austin for the release of this mighty work, we look forward to his future esoteric astrology titles.

We also wish to congratulate Gemma Gary, whose lavishly illustrated treatise on the lore and practice of water magic Wisht Waters just has been released, and is fast becoming one of our most popular titles. At present, Gemma is preparing a  full length book for future release through Three Hands. 

Recently announced was Hands of Apostasy, our witchcraft anthology edited by Michael Howard and Daniel A. Schulke. This dynamic collection of original essays on traditional witchcraft features the original artwork of Finnish artist Timo Ketola, including Lucifer, which we have made available as a limited letterpress print. Pre-orders for Hands of Apostasy are now being filled; the book will be released on September 11, 2014. Several selections of Timo's original images for this book will be shown at the occult art exhibition at the 6th annual Esoteric Book Conference, held at the University of Washington in Seattle this September 6th and 7th.

Friday, May 9, 2014

A fruitful spring to our readers!

In the coming weeks we will formally announce Hands of Apostasy, our witchcraft anthology edited by Michael Howard and Daniel A. Schulke. Featuring essays by 18 authors, its focus on historical and traditional witchcraft will be sure to please both scholars of witchcraft and practitioners alike. Included will be essays by Cecil Williamson, Jimmy Elwing, David Rankine, Lee Morgan, and Raven Grimassi, as well as a previously-unpublished article by Andrew Chumbley. The numerous original illustrations were executed by our own Timo Ketola, and add an eldritch fascination to the text.  

36 Faces, Austin Coppock’s book on the Decans, is now available for pre-order. Originating in Egypt, this astrological system of image-symbols for 10-degree divisions of the zodiac has long been used as an essential component of magic, even up to the present day by luminaries such as Aleister Crowley. Check out Austin's blog to read more about the magical applications of the Decanic image system.

In the final phases of production, the release of Gemma Gary’s Wisht Waters will begin shipping May 26. We know that many of you are eager for this text, and we are grateful for your patience as we put the finishing touches on this release. As perhaps the most complete book treating the subject of water-magic, it will find a welcome home in the libraries of scholars of folklore and students of the occult sciences alike.

We recently announced a limited edition of T-shirts showcasing the artwork of James Dunk as reimagined by Patricia Cram. This garment was designed to showcase the distressed beauty of water-based ink, and its centerpiece is Dunk’s striking rendition of Tartaros, the abyss of primeval chaos, here emblazoned with serpents and arranged around the terrible gaze. Normally reserved only for our book launches, a small quantity remains, and we are making these available to interested parties; contact us at