BLK Celebration 2018 – Michael Staley presents “Kenneth Grant’s New Isis Lodge”

We’ve known Michael Staley for over 20 years, and have had the honour of watching him speak on a variety of esoteric subjects.

At this year’s BLK Celebration, it is our pleasure to announce that he will present –

“Kenneth Grant’s New Isis Lodge”

In early 1955 Kenneth Grant launched New Isis Lodge, writing rituals, gradework, visualization exercises and instructional papers for the various Degrees, and later published the Manifesto of New Isis Lodge. At the centre of it was Nu-Isis, a compelling vision which was synthesised from Thelema, Advaita Vedanta, and Spare’s Zos-Kia Cultus, and which was subsequently developed throughout Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies. This talk examines the mystical and magical experiences out of which Grant fashioned his conception of Nu-Isis, and the structure of New Isis Lodge which he subsequently developed.

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Michael Staley is the founder of Starfire Publishing. He knew Kenneth Grant for more than forty years, becoming his publisher in the mid 1990s, and across a number of years republished the Typhonian Trilogies in new editions. He lives in north-west London with his wife Caroline Wise.

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Michael Bertiaux’s Ontological Graffitti coming soon (for real)

In a bold awaking from a short slumber, the infamous publisher Fulgur has completely updated their website. They are, as the expression goes, back with a vengeance, and have announced a (very) long-awaited title:

Michael Bertiaux’s Ontological Graffitti will be published later this year.

A heavy book (in every sense of the word), covering a very important period in the development of Bertiaux’s magical universe, OG will be Fulgur’s most ambitious title published to date. Over 400 pages of lucid text, fully illustrated in full-colour with Bertiaux’s amazing artwork, this title will cover the period between his return from Haiti and his eventual leadership in various occult orders such as the OTOA/LCN and the Monastery of the Seven Rays.

This book gets our highest possible recommendation, both in terms of it’s content, and in Fulgur’s planned presentation.

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Esoteric Book Conference

We are heading out on our annual pilgrimage to the Esoteric Book Conference. With presentations from the likes of Robert Fitzgerald, Daniel Schulke, Adam Parfrey, Craig Williams and many more, it is sure to be entertaining and informative. Our friend Liv Rainey-Smith is helping direct the art show, and we are looking forward to seeing it!

If you you are an occult book fan, you will want to come out; esotericbookconference.com

Those interested may find reviews of previous EBCs on Starfire’s Facebook page; www.facebook.com/StarfirePublishing/notes