Kenneth Grant R.I.P.

From the Starfire Publishing site:

Kenneth Grant died on 15th January 2011 after a period of illness. Our condolences go first and foremost to his family, whose privacy is something which we all wish to respect at this difficult time.

Kenneth Grant had an extraordinary life, and his work has a remarkable depth and breadth of magical and mystical insight. In particular, his monumental series of Typhonian Trilogies is creative, innovatory and inspiring, extending across thirty years from the publication of the opening volume The Magical Revival in 1972, to the appearance of the final volume The Ninth Arch in 2002. This is a substantial body of work, constituting a solid foundation for further development, widening and deepening in the years to come; his work will continue.

Kenneth Grant is best knownto Papers readers for his influential role in bringing together occult practice with the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, thus inspiring the Simon Necronomicon (yes, yes, two monks and so on) and a great deal of modern magical practice.  Kenneth Grant, in our few interactions, was always a gentleman, even when I was being youthful and brash.  He will be missed.

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  2. Kenneth Grant died on Galactic Centre Day!!!…

    Kenneth Grant, founder of the Typhonian OTO has passed away – on the very day that the Earth and the Sun were aligned with the Galactic Centre!……

  3. .’.93.’.

    This if the first major occult news I’ve received after the New Moon in Aquarius; I’m sorry to hear of Kenneth’s death. Just today, I was leafing through a copy of Hecate’s Fountain, how apropo. I’ve been reading Mr. Grant’s books for many years, and always found his ideas outrageously magickal and interesting. He will be missed. In NOX, Frater SUM.


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