Three Hands Press
Three Hands Press, a sister publishing house of Xoanon Publishing, was conceived in Summer 2003 as a joint venture between Andrew Chumbley, Daniel Schulke, and an anonymous third party. Its name refers in part to the threefold actuating force of author, publisher, and the animating spirit of a book. This triune power is the reifying textual force, and aptly glyphs our regard of the Magical Book as a sentient manifestation of the Logos.
Dually-born of vision and epiphany, Three Hands arose in consideration of the body of essays, academic works, and other writings beyond the intent and scope of Xoanon, but common to its corpus of authors. The need was recognised for a textual vessel serving the varied concerns of these separate works, with the additional benefit of Xoanon’s publishing ethos. Because of the high magical calibre of Xoanon’s textual corpus, as well as the loyalty and good faith of its long-time patrons, our endeavour assumed wings and took flight.
In the few years since its inception, Three Hands Press has steadily built a corpus of magical work which has embodied its founding motto Scribae quo Mysterium Famulatur – “Scribes in Service of the Mysteries”. The primary foci of our books are magic, divination, folklore, folk-religion, magical history, and mysticism, often written from the twofold perspective of scholar and practitioner. As with Xoanon, Three Hands Press maintains its ongoing commitment to textual integrity, artful design, quality craftsmanship, and the ingenium of fascination which gives rise to the Book of Power.
Of especial import to Xoanon readership is the publication of Opuscula Magica. This is a four-volume series of essays and other short works on magic written by Andrew Chumbley between 1990 and 2004. Opuscula Volume 1 was released in 2010, and Volume 2 in 2011.