Tartaros - Johan August Alm
the ancient Orphic and Pythagorean mysteries.Tartaros is the primordial abyss, the birthplace the human soul and of the cosmos. In this book, Johan August Alm explores the ancient conception of the cosmic place of darkness which is Tartaros, looking at its influence upon the Orphics, Plato, and Christianity. He then turns his attention to the ancient and important symbol of the pentagram, that iconic five-pointed star which is synonymous with 'magic'; the author and its ancient origins and meanings, particularly within the Pythagorean mysteries. Alm offers new and bold approach to these ancient traditions and their relevance for contemporary occult thought.
Hercules CA: Three Hands Press, 2013. Hardback with dustjacket, xii+251 pages. New. Limited, hand-numbered edition of 625 copies.