Conjure Codex Issue 2

Official release date 19 April, 2013

On 19 April the emerald issue of CONJURE CODEX bursts forth as green shoots of spring, thrusting up through the decay of western civilisation. Here we reveal the taproots of magic in a celebration of flourishing traditions, both old and new.

From our editorial

The enclosed articles do double duty; they are sufficient unto themselves while providing insights relating to wider topics. Susanne Iles elucidates the Grimoire of Armadel, an important text for which Mathers only consulted one manuscript. Here Susanne explains the omissions in the published text; note too the importance of the ‘First Character’ to the ritual process, mirroring the True Grimoire. Alexander Cummins, writing on the purifying herbs of the latter grimoire, demonstrates further inter-relatedness while his articulate commentary sets a benchmark for other authors. The blue grimoires, wrongly neglected by a previous generation of occultists, receive ample attention in this issue, with material relating to both the Petit Albert and Saint Cyprian. Two articles in this collection depict the quandary of urban magicians, offering solutions and implications. Meanwhile, the New World traditions are amply served by an account of Jesus Malverde, the so-called ‘narco saint’, and new magics are served by Kent Cockerell’s tale of cutting out deadweight, and what can grow when we do. Finally, the ancient roots of Western magic are represented by a readable and briefly commented version of the Testament of Solomon. This foundation text of Solomonic magic, a major portion of Western magic in general, is important in many respects; its C6th roots demonstrate the critical role of the ancient synthesis in shaping Western magic.

Table of Contents

Becoming the Green Mystery
Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold

Jesus Malverde: Angel of the Poor
Jamie Alexzander

The Grimoire of Armadel: A Meeting with Betel
Susanne Iles

The Testament of Solomon
with an introduction by Jake Stratton-Kent

The Grimoire of Saint Cyprian or The Prodigies of the Devil
Translated and with an introduction by José Leitão

The Love Spells of the Petit Albert
Translated and with an introduction by Talia Felix

Cities of Life and Death
Gavin ‘The Fox’ Marriner

Against the Interim: A Guide to Cutting Out Bureaucracies with Cut-Up, Trance, and Pain
Kent Cockerell

The Three Purifiers: The Asperging Herbs of the True Grimoire
Alexander Cummins

The Saint, the Magus, and the Devil
Humberto Maggi

Sample Title Page

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Publisher’s Notes

We are very pleased with this second issue of Conjure Codex, the ’emerald’ issue, signifying a loose theme that developed shortly after we arrived in France at the beginning of last year, when our chrysopoeia resulted not so much in gold as it did green. Le monde vert exploded around us, offering new plant allies, clear night skies, and a binding connection to the spirits of this land. This issue is for them.

Conjure Codex Volume 1 Issue 2
ISBN 978 1 907881 29 9
Pb. 200 pages
Full Colour

One thought on “Conjure Codex Issue 2

  1. Can’t wait to see the article on Jesus Malverde–he’s a popular one in my neck o’ th’ woods, along with Santa Muerte.

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