Alex Sanders Notebook
This is a two-volume full-colour photographic facsimile of private magical notebook of Alex Sanders, the famous Wiccan of the 1960s and 1970s. Its companion volume is a transcription of the notebook in his own handwriting. Together Sanders and his then-wife Maxine were responsible for a style of Craft heavily informed by psychic development, ceremonial magical knowledge, Enochian magic and planetary magic. The notebook, which dates from approximately 1969-1971, shows the interweaving of study of things Gardnerian, folkloric, theurgic and kabbalistic; it is a treasure both as a memento, and as valuable primary source for understanding the history of ideas within British Craft. As the publisher notes, 'the pages were originally torn by Alex to dispose of them but were salvaged by a disciple, taped together and sewn into a single binding; this was subsequently kept safely hidden by Maxine Sanders in an embroidered linen bag and remains in her personal collection to this day.'
Volume. Two volume set in dark-green structured slipcase, with gold stamp of inverted pentagram. The facsimile volume is bound in green leather with gilt designs to upper board and spine. Black end-papers, pages in full colour photographic presentation of each page of the notebook, on glossy paper. The transription volume is matching green cloth boards also with gilt designs up upper board and spine, black end papers; its interior is unillustrated, rendering into typescript the handwritten text. Presentation card insert included.
Publication. Hell Fire Club Books, n.d. . Hardbacks in slipcase. Facsimile volume, 283 pages. Transcription volume, 283 pages. Edition limited to 251 copies.