I am very proud to announce that the third Conjure Codex from Hadean Press, now available for pre-order, contains an essay by me on the dirt sorceries of Jupiter. To be even prouder-er, this essay is in fine company in this collection. Continuing to fulfill its mission to be an indispensible compendium of invocation, evocation, and conjuration, CCIII: Blue does not disappoint.
Having only just received my proofing pdf, I am eager to dig into essays from my fellow contributors - ranging from meditations on Olokun, Ifa, and Orisha of the waters, to a paean-study of Mugwort as plant ally, and from reflections on folk Catholicism, to cutting-edge interpretations of the grimoiric spirit catalogues.
For my own contribution, I am continuing my occasional studies on planetary dirt sorcery with an account of Jupiter’s rich soils: from gathering earths and dusts from the intersection of Wall and Broad (‘the most important financial crossroads in the world’) to explorations of the two geomantic hands of the Greater Benefic.
Oh hell, here’s a full contents listing:
Interpreting the Spirit Catalogues: The Long Text Group
Dirt Sorcery: Rich Soils – Dirts of Jupiter
The Goetic Triangle: A New Look
Manly X. Hammer
The Mysterious Waters of Olokun
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold
An Allegorical Interpretation of the Spirits of the Air of Thursday
Faustus´s Good Friend: Being an Archaeology of Late Antiquity Magical Techniques obscurely found in Christian Apologetics
A Teacup Full of Dreaming: Thinning the Veil with Artemisia Vulgaris
Madeleine le Despencer
Nahualism or Necromancy?: The Symbolic Universe of the Vision Serpent in Mesoamerican Cosmology
For a review of this mighty new anthology, be sure to read Strategic Sorcerer Jason Miller’s appraisal over here. The Hadeans have once again shown that this journal continues to go from strength to strength, and I’m pleased, proud, and honoured to be a part of it.
The current plan is to begin shipping Conjure Codex III: Blue around the 23rd of March. Get your copy here.