Lake Worth, FL: Ibis Press, 2013. Hardback, 330 pages. New.
Subtitled ‘HP Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic’, this book nvestigates the Typhonian Current and its relationship to Aleister Crowley’s Thelema and H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon.
One of the most famous yet least understood trajectories of Thelemic exploration is the magic of Kenneth Grant, the British occultist and one-time intimate of Aleister Crowley.
Grant drew upon such disparate authors as H.P. Lovecraft, Jack Parsons, Austin Osman Spare and Charles Stansfeld Jones (Frater Achad), forming a system that includes tantra, voudon and the Schlangekraft recension of the Necronomicon. Levenda unpacks the key themes of Grant’s work, providing clarification and insight into this often-overwhelming ocean of ideas and references.