CLAVIS: the Great Key, the Power of Opening and Sealing. Behold the Locked Door of the Mystery, and her Consort– the emblem of the liberation of knowledge and power, a sacred object permitting access to that which lies hidden. Often accompanied by the descriptors ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Church’, it may also signify restriction and sealing, thus keeping what is bound by its power hidden from the profane. Forged of the hardest metals and entrusted unto the hands of the elect, it is the image of Occult Power itself.
CLAVIS is a journal of the advanced occult disciplines, produced by esoteric publishers Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press. Born of the desire to serve an increasingly sophisticated esoteric community, its pages wed the dual arenas of scholar and practitioner, our aim to serve as a magical resource for years to come. In accord with the Emblem of our work, the journal provides unique access to magical strata and currents of esoteric thought not found elsewhere. Our pages feature Magical Theory and Practice, Hermetic Studies, Comparative and Esoteric Religion, History of Magic, Folklore and newly-emergent fields of syncretic occult praxis.
Our editorship and peer review panel is uniquely suited for the advancement of this work, drawing from its specialist areas of Hermeticism, Witchcraft, Grimoria, Thelema, and Natural Magic. With solid reputations for inventive book design and editorial acumen, we look forward to serving the magical adept with content worthy of the concealed beauty and mystery of the word occult.
The debut issue of Clavis is November 1, 2012, issued in both a standard softcover and an Edition Deluxe. It will be available directly from the Publisher; those wishing to be informed of the journal’s release, as well as other news about additional Clavis projects or special events, may become part of our subscriber list. Authors wishing to contribute to Issue 1 or 2 are directed to our submissions page.
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ISSUE 1 UPDATE
The Editors wish to thank the many people who have pre-ordered Issue 1 for the tremendous response we have received regarding our Endeavour. The publication is running about two weeks behind schedule. The standard softcover of our Maiden Edition will begin shipping on or before February 20. The deluxe hardcover will begin shipping on or before March 1, 2013. Thank you for your patience.
We encourage submissions of a timely and intriguing nature from the esoteric community at large, including scholars and practitioners. Those wishing to contribute to Issue 2, are advised that the deadline for submissions is March 15. For information on how to contribute artwork or articles, please go here.