Hermetic and Alchemical zines collection.
New York: Khepri Press, 2015-2021. First Edition. Staplebound. This is a collection of all seven zines plus an "Introduction and On the Mystic, Magick, Talismanic, Alchemical Practice of Zine Making." Working from primary sources and new translations, the zines explore a variety of alchemical and esoteric topics such as: artificial life, dream, animation of statues, time, union of opposites, the golem, and talismans. From the Introduction: “Re-reading this collection I’m in thrall to its tactility and analogue affect. I get a palpable sense of Cotnoir handling an incredible range of texts, of his having a muscle memory of those texts’ enduring value as well as a haptic appreciation of their potentiality, of him scissoring extracts to remix and reconfigure, handwriting and drawing elements that augment his visionary archive. I’m drawn to the elements of cut-up chaos, outsider-art graphology, polylingual sampledelia. The book’s pages feel remind me of a New York that once flourished – noisy, sometimes illicit, heterogeneous – and that still looms large in my dreams. The books wears its deep learning lightly but it never talks down to readers; its bibliography will steer them in directions both intimidating and exciting.” Sukhdev Sandhu (NYU). Fine in Slipcase. Editioned in a collection of nine staplebound printed zines with paper slipcase, "one of many edition." Various paging and illustrations. Signed and numbered by the author. Item #10203