Theion Publishing ~ Who we are
Theion Publishing is an independent fine edition press conceived in December 2011 by David Beth and Jessica Grote. We are committed to bringing the most relevant voices of esotericism, occultism and Gnostic spirituality to an informed audience.
Offering special, Auric Editions of the carefully selected works we publish, Theion Publishing is firmly convinced that a book may potentially become alive. We consider bookmaking an alchemical process aiming at the creation of a perfect vehicle for the transformative nature of the wisdom it embeds. Through the exact fusion of outer and inner, not only a book of supreme beauty comes into being but also, and more importantly, a fetich in the true magical sense. The physical manifestation of an auric book gives birth to an entity through which a reader may enter ever deeper into the Gnosis.
Our fine editions are produced to the highest standards, aiming to inspire and seduce through the unique nimbus which only the corporeal, sacred talisman can emanate. By the constant use and interaction with such a living book as presence, the reader continuously increases the power of its spirit, creating out of every tome an individual temple containing unique doorways into the Numinous.
~ Evoking the Numinous ~
The egg around which a serpent winds is a glyph originally found in the Orphic myths. Chronos, never-aging time, fashioned the world-egg out of the aether and the unfathomable void. The egg as maternal Ur-ground contains the concealed totality of pre-polarized Life which is destined to become revealed in sacred polarity as the primordial egg splits open. The separated poles long for a re-union and it is this erotic yearning which is at the root of all things and which manifests the sacred cycle of eternal flaring up and dying. The God hatching from the egg is the androgynous God, Eros-Phanes-Cosmogonos, who bears within him the seeds of all other Gods and who is the power which binds together the separated halves and returns them to the original primordial state.
The serpent as one of the most chthonic symbols represents the soul in her pathic receiving state and also at other times its opposite pole, the inseminating, phallic soul of the elements. The snake also denotes the lunar path of spiritual attainment, which leads to the recognition and experience of the daemonic divinity, Theion, of the Soul. Theion, the divine, derives from theaton, the ability to appear and denotes for us the sacred reality of the phenomenal world which is the expression or body of enthusing daemonic powers or souls. This auratic quality of natural phenomena is expressed by our motto: Evoking the Numinous. Through our alchemical approach to book-making we believe that our tomes, too, become carriers of arousing daemonic essences with a powerful potential to strongly impact on our discerning readers.