A Book Launch For Clavis Journal, Issue 1


Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press are proud to announce a launch party for the Maiden Edition of CLAVIS, Journal of the Art Magical. Join us to celebrate the arrival of this long-anticipated occult journal featuring text and image by a cast of international contributors. The event is appropriately situated in the Emerald City of Seattle, long a center of occult traditions and fine book arts.

Artist, typographer, and letterpress printer Joseph Uccello, whose work appears in CLAVIS 1, will give a brief lecture entitled Treading the Codex Naturae: Esoteric Ideas on Book Design and Printing. The talk will engage the subject of printing and book design, from the point of view of an explorer of the esoteric and arcane. Consideration will be taken of earlier eras of occult and alchemical book design, contrasted with thoughts on contemporary book production, and the search for the modern arcane. Joseph will also be presenting a small exhibition of his pen and ink brushwork, as well as offering limited edition letterpress prints of his work for sale.

In addition, a number of artists whose work appears in CLAVIS 1 will have prints and original art for sale, including Benjamin Vierling, Rima Staines, and Hagen von Tulien.

Co-editors Daniel A. Schulke and William Kiesel will also give a brief talk on The Book of Soyga, the first English translation of which will soon be published by Clavis Editions.

Our featured musical guest will be Kora player Chet Korpt. Refreshments will be served.

Copies of the new journal will be available for sale, as will selected titles from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press, including rarities.

When: Tuesday Night, March 26 – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Hiawatha Lofts