19.10.12

Memento Mori


Check out this jewel edited by Kim Huggens and soon-to-be released by Avalonia! A feast of fascinating perspectives on death and the dead and I'm very pleased to be part of it. 

From Avalonia:

Memento Mori is a unique feast of offerings exploring a variety of magical and mythological perspectives on death, dying, mortality and beyond. With contributions from sixteen international writers, this collection gathered together by Kim Huggens, offers a great diversity of both historical and contemporary perspectives. It includes experiential accounts and scholarly research for readers interested in magick, paganism, mysticism and mythology.

Contents:

Introduction By Kim Huggens
Communicating With The Blessed Dead By Tina Georgitsis
Eating With The Dead:  Funeral Meal Practices By Tylluan Penry
Cultivating The Dead: The Path Of Lilies And Water By Chad Barber
Don’t Fear The Reaper:  The Evolution Of The Death Card In Tarot By Emily Carding
Behind The Glasses Of Ghuedhe: Life In Death And Love In Both By Kyle Fite
The Death Of Baphomet By Julian Vayne
Papa Gede, Petit Gede: Spirits Of Death In Haitian Vodou By Sophia Fisher
The Truth About Zombies, Or: How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse By Kim Huggens
Traditional Craft And The Cult Of The Dead By Michael Howard
The Setian Way Of Death By Mogg Morgan
Demeter’s Wrath: How The Eleusinian Mysteries Attempted To Cheat Death By Caroline Tully
Dogs And Death  – Guardians, Omens And Psychopomps by Ivy Kerrigan
Tomb-Cults, Caves, Stars & Blessed Isles: Heroic Interactions With The Otherworld & Life After Death By Karen F. Pierce
“Now I Am Harvested And I Die”:  The Theatre Of Sacrifice In The Book Of The Provider By Peg Aloi
Ascending To The Imperishable: Star Lore And Death In Ancient Egypt By Dave Moore
Ars Moriendi By Humberto Maggi
Prayer For The Good Spirits From the Book of Saint Cyprian (Translation from the original Portuguese, and Introduction by Humberto Maggi )
Death And The Lady (19th Century English broadside ballad)
Death, Be Not Proud From Holy Sonnets (Sonnet 10) by John Donne
I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Anonymous Irish poem, 17th century)
O, Death (American folk song, date unknown)
To His Coy Mistress By Andrew Marvell
Dèy Traditional Haitian song of mourning Translated by Kim Huggens

You can pre-order a copy here.


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