Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby kuniggety » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:56 pm

Got my copy about a week ago. I also got mine directly from COT and was surprised how I had it in hand in just a couple of days. I pulled it out of the box and my wife commented how it looked like my "big blue book", lol...I told her it was published and written by the same guy. It really is high quality, much easier to read than 777 and has some of the most lucid writing on ritual construction that I've ever read. You really do write rather lucidly, Jim.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:11 pm

Thank you :D I'm pleased that you like it so much.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Frater995 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:57 pm

Cari Fratres et Sorores, 93,

first of all i have to thank Zeph (C.O.T.), who was very helpful to me.

I've orderd "The Mystical and Magical System of the A.'. A.'." but received "776 1/2". After Zeph presented it to me with compliments, i took it as an indication and took a deeper look at it.

From the first moment i liked it very much and it helped me to create a talisman for my wife without taping in a library and search all correspondence needed.

Thank you for this nice little piece of love and light.

93 93/93

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:21 pm

Iugum wrote:Why did you choose Yod for the cover (or I should say, the cover under the jacket)?

Also, the bold font (headings, titles, etc) feels so 1970's!

If that's the worst criticism anyone levels at the book, I'll live with myself somehow :twisted:

Typography is a bit of a science and a bit of an art form. A lot of different things went into selecting that particular face in the mid-90s, and I stuck with it. For one, I like it. But it also has some other valuable characteristics. A tiny bit artsy (which is important for a book so data-saturated), yet with very high legibility. Sans-serif not not blocky. The column header/footer typeface is also used for the index column at left, and the weight of the face gives, again, high visibility as the eye follows across the page.

The Yod came from a couple of places. It got on the cover originally because I needed a small bit of artwork to break up the empty space on the cloth and leather covers - something to slightly increase the ratio of printed to non-printed surface. The Yod, sized very large, has a fluidic motion. It's obviously connected to the subject matter of the book, both by being the foundation letter of the whole of Qabalah and by being the letter of Will. There were also personal reasons that were a nice secondary cause; for example, Yod was my earliest magical motto, and strongly connected to most of my other mottos over the years.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:47 pm

Iugum wrote:Should the Sample Rituals be played out in succession? Or (as I suppose) could the student, finding he needs something that may be Opus 8 (or whatever) perform the ritual of his choice? I've read this book about 6 times now, minus the tables and I absolutely love it.

In succession would be one very good way to do it, I think. Not the only way - but one good way.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:21 am

"Jim" is the common English nickname for "James."
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby __THE_HERMIT__ » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:22 pm

Despite our differences Jim, i have to give credit where it is due... 7761/2???... is a hell of a concept :idea: within which I have understood the whole concept of 777 and 7761/2 simultaneously and in particular your whole personality especially in relation to Aleister Crowley, i suppose I am attempting something similar maybe. I suppose in your world hypothetically mine might be called 776.9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 ^.

Within the question is the answer hidden.

Kudos.

My number is nine by the fools but with the just I am eight and one in eight which is vital because i am none indeed

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby __THE_HERMIT__ » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:36 am

Iugum wrote:That's retarded.

at a certain point what is retarded far enough comes full circle to become futuristic. :wink:

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:58 am

Well, don't waste any time arguing with naysayers, then. Get to work.
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Re: Editions & ordering

Postby Sapere Aude » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:05 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:There are two editions of this book, a standard edition and a deluxe edition.

The standard edition has been manufactured to the same specifications as the hardcover edition of The Mystical & Magical System of the A.'.A.'., which many of you have: Acid-free paper, boards, and cloth and superior binding. This is manufacturing intended to last for a century. (For those who know the language: Smyth-sewn casebound with cloth over binder boards, and other nice touches similar to M&MAA.) Retail price: USD $49.

The limited deluxe edition consists of 156 numbered, signed copies with premium design and manufacturing. The inside is the same (so really, there's no need to spend the extra money if all that matters to you is the content). The outside, though, will be quite different: A red bonded leather hardcover with gold foil stamping, gilded page edges, Rainbow end leaves, and a mounted bookmark ribbon. Retail price: USD $156.

Some copies of the standard edition were made available the first week of March at an event in New York City. Copies are presently stocked by Enchantments:
http://www.enchantmentsincnyc.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York- ... 005?ref=ts

The remainder of the stock is due to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday, March 22. You can purchase both the standard and deluxe editions from College of Thelema directly from our Publications page: http://thelema.org/publications/

Amazon is taking pre-publication orders for the standard edition, and will have the book in stock about a week after we get hold of it. Here is their direct link: http://www.amazon.com/776%C2%BD-Practic ... 970449623/

To order the Deluxe Edition: The deluxe edition is available only by direct order from C.O.T. This is a numbered limited edition, and you may request what numbered copy you get if it is still available. When placing your order, you may specify (in order of your preference) three preferred numbers between 1-156. You will receive your requested number if available, otherwise you will get the next available number in sequence.

For orders from C.O.T., Shipping/Handling is paid by us for US domestic priority mail on all orders over $30. For international shipping or alternate (expedited) shipping terms, please write us first (see http://thelema.org/publications/).

This book sounds great and i could sure use it as 777 is complex. I have one question though, do we have to be exploiting animals just for a delux edition of a book? Is it possible to do away with the leather and bound in something else?

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:52 pm

S.A., the standard edition is cloth-bound.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Sapere Aude » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:28 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:S.A., the standard edition is cloth-bound.

I saw that Jim but was wondering if it was possible to get a signed copy not in leather?

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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Of course. (It won't have the extras, such as the four-colored anniversary dedication page, gold edging, bookmark, etc., but I'd be happy to sign it.)

Order it fro mC.O.T. directly from http://thelema.org/publications/776.html and specify in the order that you'd like it autographed.
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Re: Announcing: 776 1/2, Third Edition

Postby Sapere Aude » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:55 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:Of course. (It won't have the extras, such as the four-colored anniversary dedication page, gold edging, bookmark, etc., but I'd be happy to sign it.)

Order it fro mC.O.T. directly from http://thelema.org/publications/776.html and specify in the order that you'd like it autographed.

Thanks Jim, im just waiting on some funds then i will grab a copy.

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