Kenneth Grant

On learning of the passing of Kenneth Grant, I can only state that I felt it or knew it somehow. Having re-read his Typhonian Trilogies upon a third time (yes, all nine), his presence, or should I say, his divine absence, will be missed.

I have met a number of occultists throughout my magickal career and I have been thoroughly unimpressed with their tight-lipped, non-sharing attitudes. Mr. Grant wrote me back about my enquiries into the androgyne as mentioned in the Wisdom of S’lba (Outer Gateways) and even saw my short experimental film typhOnia which he and Mr. Staley didn’t particularly like because of its discordant soundtrack. No matter. The point is contact and revealing what should be revealed without breaking one’s oaths. This is the key to creative occultism. His trilogies have influenced my work profoundly and even inspire my dream work directly every time I re-read his books.

Nema said it distinctly, “Kenneth Grant’s books are not about magick, they are magick.” His writing circles and soars, somewhat akin to Nietzsche’s style, then dives like a black hawk into another profound insight. For every serious creative occultist, I strongly recommend immersing oneself in all of the trilogies in order. At times, he hints and suggests ideas that I have personally fleshed out in my work almost as a call and response effect. Or, what he doesn’t write or leaves out, I try to answer.

My final tip of the hat to this Black Master is my dedication to him in my newly up and coming booklet, Liber Nosferatu: The Book of the Un-dead. The Typhonian Tradition, like the old man himself, can never die, and I mean that quite literally.


Kenneth Grant Books

The V V

THE A A CASTS
ITS SHADOWING REFLECTION:

THE V V:
THE LEFT HAND PATH OF
THE VAMPYRE-SS
BLACK BROTHERS, DARK BROTHERS,
GRAY BROTHERS, BROTHERS OF
THE SHADOW
WE HAVE ALL BEEN CALLED
THOSE WHO DIS-EMBODY STORM
& STRESS
THOSE WHO SHARE THE
BLACK GOSSAMER
GOWN & WING OF THE RAVEN
THOSE WHO SHARE THE BREATH
OF THE MELANISTIC PANTHER
& EMERALD FIERY EYES OF
SHADOW FAMILIARS
THOSE WHO SEE SHADES &
SHADOW BEINGS
THOSE WHO KNOW THE
FACELESS PROTECTORS
THE BE-ONE-WITH-US; ONE WITH-IN 66
ALONE IN STRENGTH,
TOGETHER; DIVIDED
SECRET-E SERVANTS OF
ALIONIC STAR SEED
AVERSE THEY HANG
NU GRIMOIRES DREAMT IN
OCTOPOIDAL ENCEPHALLOPODIC INK
THE INVERSE ICHORIC WAY
THE CRUEL FANGS OF BHAIRAVA
THE CRUEL BREASTS OF KALI
BEAST-S & BABALON TOGETHER IN ONE;

BAPHOMET
BAPHOMET
BAPHOMET

THOSE OF THE BLACK SUN,
THE BLACK STAR,
THE BLACK CITY THAT EMITS
OTHER LIGHT

CIVITAS DIABOLI

BLACK MASTERS MANIFEST O
BLACK MASTERS MANIFEST O
BLACK MASTERS MANIFEST O

THE V V,
THE TENEBRAE ACTIVAE
OF THE A A


Kenneth Grant

typhOnian philaments

i. t-here is green vapour rising from a circled pit

a circled pit

& bodies of humanoids writhing within

akin to the testes of the Goat of Mendes

i seek to encase the pit

with a feverish veverish hexagon


HOL

ii. the gap between Time & Space

is the Ever-Present NOW

the gap between Past & Future

is the Ever-Present NOW


NU-CONSCIOUSNESS

iii. after many trials & tribulations,

i shake hands with the One-Eyed Witch

with wooden skin

WYRMWOOD

WITCHWOOD

WYRMWOOD

iv. i see beetles weaving webs


ABIT

v. examining the black & leathery turtleshell-like pod

from the Outside


K-UR-MA

vi. the crows that lead me to sacred spaces

always have three eyes

vii. “the black pod is y-our vahana”

viii. a man leans over, speaks & spells out,


“    V    E    H    H    O    L    E    A    E    ”

i awake & see my Shadow Guardian

Tenebrae On

Tenebrae On

Tenebrae On

ix. & the clouding sky was as mauve

as the vertical door

i saw as a child

x. astral infestation


MO HAT OM ATH

xi. Megha-Isvara

Megha-Isvara

MAGA

xii. working on Un-Worldly beetle sigils,

i hand them to others & they come to life

life

as Luxifer-a spoke to a chaos magickian

as Nosferatu revealed Itself to a thelemite,

thelemite,


NOT I

xiii. i am the grand architect

of the STAR AIONIC,

but i don’t throw the power switch on,

t-here comes an OTHER…

xiv. or The LRG will be-come

The NRG, but NOT by my hand

xv. as plastic emulsive spirit-forms

emerge & come to life,

a flooded, burnt out apartment

houses Them as a gateway

xvi. as multiple Tenebrae On

crossed the charred portals

of 1101

one by one

xvii. an alchemystic web

with hidden pocket holes

houses Them

xviii. All in the Devil’s hour

the Devil’s Horu

xix. the Richness of Dreaming True;

the poverty of the mundane world

the Richness of the World of X-perience;

the poverty of the dream

xx. the last i’ve seen U S

xxi. the world wide web “above”

Typhonian art of weaving “beneath”

xxii. The Black Tradition is The Typhonian Tradition


t-here is no difference

xxiii. trans-mission breaks


Hekate hiccup

xxiv. Thaumiel’s twin contending forces;

A little monster & A child of joy


V    V

xxv. Terroreye obscene

laughing ophidian

xxvi. obsidian

AUB DIS AIN

xxvii. a black woman with insectival eyes

xxviii. the purr of the melanistic panther

xxix. dreamers can also be dreamt

dreamers can also be dreamt

dreamers can also be dreamt

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