he spectre of witchcraft is haunting the West, the dead giving up their secrets. This is a ritual unveiling of these mysteries. It is a vision and a revelation of the mytho-poetic structure of the Art.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a bold project which does not seek to impose an orthodoxy on what is the heresy of heresies. Instead, it suggests a way forward.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft gives a compelling and profound account of the Sabbat and Wild Hunt as living experiences. These are the core of our ritual practice. Dream, lunar and, critically, menstrual magic are explored as a path to this knowledge. The wolf, the Devil, and the Goddess of witchcraft are then encountered in a landscape that ultimately reveals the witch to her or himself. These are not separate threads, but arise from a deep mythic structure and are woven together into a single unifying vision. Alternating between polemic, poetic and ecstatic prose, an harmonious course is revealed in a sequence of elegant stratagems. The book is threaded together with a cycle of hymns to Inanna, pearls on the tapestry of night. Seemingly disparate aspects are joined into a vision which is neither afraid of blessing nor curse. This is a daring undertaking, born from both urgency and need. It offers a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for a witchcraft that has seen many of its treasured ideas about itself destroyed. An apocalyptic age demands an Apocalyptic Witchcraft, and this is a book which is offered up to revolutionise the body of the craft, a way out of the dark impasse.
Tradition is not static, it flows, and this work pours forth a vision for the future. Founded in pilgrimage and ritual, encountered in dreams and gleaned from the conversations of both doves and crows, a remarkable narrative unfolds. Its wings span from pre-history, through the witch-panic and it emerges fully fledged into our present moment of crisis. It offers a witchcraft for our time. Apocalyptic Witchcraft is a controversial, luminous text. A shuddering paroxysm of eternal renewal beneath the serpent moon.
It is neither a how-to book, nor a history, rather it is a magical vision of the Art in its entirety.
The standard Of the Doves edition is an octavo book of 200pp bound in rough black linen cloth. Limited to 1000 copies. The boards are stamped with white doves, whose hidden meaning is elucidated in the text. Lyrical typography and carefully chosen images communicate further understanding.
The fine bound Of the Crows edition is limited to 81 copies. Bound in a hand grained morocco of hammered gold. The gold is charged with a murder of crows, a totem of the author. The ends are blackened. The book comes ribboned, slipcased and signed.
A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft
She is Without
The Cup, the Cross and the Cave
A Spell to Awaken England
The Scaffold of Lightning
The Children that are Hidden Away
A Wolf sent Forth to Snatch away a Lamb
Hic Rhodus, Hic Salta!
Peter Grey is the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. His previous work The Red Goddess has become the standard work (if there can be such a thing) on Babalon. Apocalyptic Witchcraft represents his mature understanding of these mysteries, working in conjunction with Lover and accomplice Alkistis Dimech. This is his second book length work and the first title we have devoted to witchcraft.
Apocalyptic Witchcraft is reviewed here and here and here and here and here and here and here.