Edition Eighteen: February 2015

Stories in
Penumbrae


“As Long as the Flesh Remains”
by Kenneth Grant
 
“Andromeda Among the Stones”
by Caitlín R. Kiernan
 
“Wormwood Votaries”
by Richard Gavin
 
“The Red Rite”
by Don Webb
 
“The Olive Tree”
by Andrew D. Chumbley
 
“Turquoise on a Bed of Skulls”
by Patricia Cram
 
“Verger”
by Daniel A. Schulke
 
“Altar, Altar!”
by Michael Cisco
 
“The Other Asterion”
by Sun Yung Shin
 
“The Divine Wrath Syndrome”
by Dale Pendell
 
“The Spider”
by Hanns Heinz Ewers
(A New English Translation
by Joe Bandel)
 
“Any Corpse”
by Brian Evenson
 
“Upon the Fetish Rod to Otherwise”
by Lee Morgan 

PENUMBRAE

An Anthology of Occult Fiction

Edited by
Richard Gavin | Patricia Cram | Daniel A. Schulke


 
— April 2015 —
 
Three Hands Press is proud to announce Penumbrae, a collection of thirteen works of Occult Fiction. The locus of this anthology lies in tales that embody a metaphysical position, as opposed to fiction that merely employs metaphysical trappings to enforce a materialist worldview. Occult fiction, by contrast, strives to evoke the energies that inform such symbols, and create a vital experience for the reader. Far beyond mere description, this is work that proves its value through its capacity to seduce, captivate, and incept states of magical consciousness. Like the practice of magic itself, the finest works of occult fiction will be distinguished by their power to evoke an embodied experience, and to tangibly compel shifts in consciousness while arousing the uncommon. It intoxicates the rite of reading as much as it permeates the spaces between readings.

Marriage between the objective and the imaginative often results in an enrichment of existence. All spiritual traditions stand upon a foundation of both worldly Act and transcendent Idea. Idea becomes Image, Image becomes Symbol, Symbol becomes Portal. Through the Act of passing through it, one is thereby transformed. It thus stands to reason that the annals of occultism are lush with fable, poetry, mythology, and tales. A delicate but highly potent quality of this work is the creation of a spirit-trap wherein the words and images themselves act as hosts to the experience itself. Under auspicious conditions, a reader may encounter a tale that hews so closely with their own interior universe that a Key is thereby given.
 
Penumbrae features tales from the following authors:
 
Kenneth Grant
Richard Gavin
Andrew D. Chumbley
Daniel A. Schulke
Sun Yung Shin
Hanns Heinz Ewers
Lee Morgan
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Don Webb
Patricia Cram
Michael Cisco
Dale Pendell
Brian Evenson
 
We are now accepting pre-orders of what will no doubt prove to be a very popular title. Penumbrae is available in two editions:
 
Standard Hardcover Edition 
Colour dust jacket
Limited to 2,500 copies
$34.50
 
Deluxe Edition
Hand-bound in full bistre goatskin with slipcase
Limited to 50 copies (limit 1 per customer)
$400.00
 
Please add $5.75 per book shipping to USA and $14.50 shipping elsewhere.
 
Pre-orders may be made at this time by sending payment to us via PayPal:
 
 
 
  
 

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