Saturday, November 26, 2022

New anthology by the Temple of Ascending Flame

 The Spider Goddess

In the Draconian/Typhonian Tradition, the Spider Goddess is the Queen of Space and the Weaver of the Web in the Void. Her role and attributes are much more complex than what we know about her from ancient mythologies, where this archetype is known under such names as Arachne, Uttu, Anansi, the Spider Woman, Maya, and many others. In Qliphothic Qabalah, she is the queen of dark labyrinths beneath the Cosmic Tree. Her web extends across the Void, bridging the gulf between the Dayside and Nightside, waking and dreaming, the conscious and unconscious. Her power is magical venom, which is deadly to mundane consciousness but essential in the formula of initiation as it triggers the process of transformation through the inner alchemy of the mind. She is also the Weaver of Fate, and the spider as a symbol stands for the art of manipulation of destinies and the ability to maintain balance between past and future, spiritual and physical, creation and destruction. As the Dark Initiatrix, she shows us how to gaze through the veil of illusion and access the Web of Fates, how to change and manipulate it at its roots, and by invoking her essence and absorbing her venom we ourselves acquire the power to weave it, thus becoming the true center of the universe and the very root of all manifestation.

These faces of the Spider Goddess and many more are explored in this book. Like other anthologies by the Temple of Ascending Flame, it contains a unique view of the Spider Current, accessed and presented from the perspective of the Draconian Initiate. It is meant for other Draconian practitioners, but it also contains information that will be of interest to anyone who wants to explore the mysteries of the Spider in general.

Compiled and edited by Asenath Mason, it includes contributions by Denerah Erzebet, Keona Kai'Nathera, Charlie Demos, Edgar Kerval, David Weaver, Dario G., and Lucath.

Paperback

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