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Fulgur Press

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 111 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 11   

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Touch Me Not

A Most Rare Compendium of the Whole Magical Art

Edited and translated by Hereward Tilton, Merlin Cox. Introduction by Hereward Tilton.

Touch Me Not

A full-color facsimile of an 18th-century black-magic compendium

Touch Me Not is an Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts, completed c. 1795. Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral dark magic. As the co-editor of this volume Hereward Tilton notes, the manuscript “appears at first sight to be a ‘grimoire’ or magician’s manual intended for noviciates of black magic. Psychedelic drug use, animal sacrifice, sigillary body art, masturbation fantasy and the necromantic manipulation of gallows-corpses count among the transgressive procedures it depicts. With their aid hidden treasures are wrested from guardian spirits, and the black magician’s highest ambition—an infernal transfiguration and union with the Devil—can be fulfilled.”

Hidden for decades within the Wellcome Library collection, Touch Me Not is published here as a full-color facsimile. The German and Latin texts have been translated by Hereward Tilton and Merlin Cox, scholars who have explored the sources for the various elements and provided copious references. Tilton provides an introduction that lays out the context for the survival of this extraordinary manuscript.

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Featured image is reproduced from 'Touch Me Not.'

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Hyperallergic

Allison Meier

Touch Me Not from Fulgur Limited is the first color facsimile of a vividly bizarre 18th-century manuscript of the black magical arts.

Indulge

Coming to you from c.1795, this astonishing and unusual book is the full colour facsimile reproduction of an Austrian manuscript compendium of the black magical arts made available for the first time. Psychedelic drug use, animal sacrifice, sigillary body art, masturbation fantasy, names of devils you can conjure…you’re going to have a devil of a time!

Midwest Book Review

Clint Travis

Unique and otherworldly, it evokes a realm of visceral dark magic.

LitHub

Hereward Tilton

A highly entertaining conveyor—and unique reinterpretation—of Germanic magical tradition...

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/31/2019

Get into the spirit of Halloween with the 18th-century black magic of 'Touch Me Not' facsimile

Get into the spirit of Halloween with the 18th-century black magic of 'Touch Me Not' facsimile

Featured image—captioned "The monster guarding purgatory’s exit" in translation from the German—is reproduced from Touch Me Not: A Most Rare Compendium of the Whole Magical Art, the singular new release from Fulgur Press containing a facsimile reproduction of a late eighteenth-century Austrian manuscript compendium of black magic. "You who have come into the possession of this very rare book, whoever you may be—remember that it is called Touch Me Not," the manuscript ends, again in translation from the German. "Meddling in this art never goes unpunished. Be wary of leafing through it without foreknowledge, safeguarding and preparation. Never touch it on certain days, hours and constellations, or else you will become a victim of your own curiosity and culpable prying. Remember this warning, and seek out a genuine master in this art who is able to teach you to prepare healing medicine from poison, and to tread on dragons and basilisks. Woe, tenfold woe! unto those who are so unfortunate as to impiously disregard this warning." continue to blog


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