Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
No. 13, Vol. 2. Autumnal Equinox 2007


The Little Book of Black Venus.
Waning Moon Publications is pleased to announce the coming release of the first English translation of The Consecrated Little Book of Black Venus, translated by Teresa Burns and Nancy Turner and illustrated by Jeffrey S. Kupperman and DARLENE. The text is attributed to Dr. John Dee but veers from his better-known Enochian work. It appears to be a traditional grimoire which instructs the magician in the proper preparations and tools needed to summon the six sprits ruled by Venus, but in fact may be a connection back to the benandanti witch cult and forward to Dee and Kelley’s angelic workings.

This translation was made primarily from the handwritten Latin text of London's Warburg Institute MS. FBH 51 dated around 1600 CE, with other versions of the text referred to as needed. Both the English and Latin text are together. Also included in the book are several related articles to further elaborate on the significance of this work.

Estimated release date is winter of 2007/2008 although pre-sales will be fulfilled as books are completed. Each of the 256 hand bound copies will be of quarter leather green goatskin with a metallic copper cover paper, as attributed to Venus. The text is black with color frontispiece and green page borders. Some of the 256 copies will be privately distributed and the remaining made available to the public.

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We are excited to be part of this significant contribution to occultism! This is the first publication in book form of an English translation of this grimoire and we have gone to great lengths to use the best materials and bind each and every copy by hand, starting each batch on the day of Venus.

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