By Robert Fitzgerald
Hardback – in gilt-stamped white cloth and color dust jacket, limited to 888 hand numbered copies.
Images: Johnny Decker Miller
Publisher: Three Hands Press
sorcery and shamanic practice. As a means of subduing demonic forces, their essence is derived from their power to penetrate and transfix. In India and Tibet, they are the centre of a vast and ancient spiritual lineage of devotees, who use the dagger or phurba as a means of both exorcism and enlightenment.
Sharp Practice is a short exposition upon ‘Dagger as Deity’ as purely expressed within Bön animist practice and Vajrayana Buddhism. It further delineates the evolution of the Phurba as ritual weapon. Examining its deific essence, as well as its iconography, the book concludes with a rite dedicated to the Three Jewels, inspired by each tradition.
Originally conceived for the ‘Three Hands Press Occult Monographs’ series, the text has been expanded from its original form, and includes several original illustrations by Chicago based artist JOHNNY DECKER MILLER.