Three Hands Press, 2018. Hardback with dustjacket, 88 pages. New.
Subtitled Spectral Resonance and the Numen of the Gallows, Richard Gavin’s The Moribund Portal is an examination of the Gallows as a source of occult power. Weaving together threads from folklore, spiritism, and occult philosophy, this book examines the subtle yet potent symbiosis which exists between the incarnate world and the land of the dead; the liminal space between the firmament and the earthly, where Odin perceived the runes and Christ witnessed the celestial kingdom. The Hanging place; awash with the sinister ambiance of ancient sorcery, from the mandrake root to the severed hand that becomes the Hand of Glory. A unique glimpse into the magic of crossing-places, where the veil between the worlds is thinned; where spectral resonances may be perceived.
Limited Edition of 500 hand-numbered copies in Gilt Tyrian purple cloth.