Fine Esoteric Books and Images

Friday, February 27, 2015

We have just announced Penumbrae, our new Occult Fiction Anthology edited by Richard Gavin, Patricia Cram, and Daniel A. Schulke. Containing thirteen preternatural tales by writers as diverse as Kenneth Grant, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Andrew D. Chumbley, Michael Cisco and Don Webb. The book moves beyond the known categories of 'weird fiction' to encompass something greater, a state of embodied power rooted not in the devices of occult content or expression, but in the active state it conjures in the reader. Notably, among the present group of authors are many practitioners of varying esoteric magical traditions, whose lifelong perspective of the occult lends creative foison to this work.  Lee Morgan, one of the authors whose work appears in Penumbrae, discusses the particulars of this newly emergent genre in her essay "A Rational Derangement". We are excited to bring these works forward to a wider audience of both literati and occult students and practitioners, crafted in the fine press tradition that Three Hands Press has become known for. Penumbrae will be released in April and pre-orders are now being accepted.

Three Hands Press welcomes witchcraft author Radomir Ristic, known for his articles in the UK quarterly The Cauldron and his book Balkan Trational Witchcraft. The focus of Radomir's work lies in traditional folk magic, sorcery, and witchcraft of South-eastern Europe, and a new book will be forthcoming this year.

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.