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STRIXA

The Black Egg

 

Featuring Writing & Original Artwork

by Robert Fitzgerald & Heatherlie Allison 

 

STRIXA is a journal of the atavistic occult, exploring currents of the oneiric, the imaginal, and the surreal. Alternating between thematic constraint and chaotic freedom, STRIXA publishes work that is simultaneously transgressive and sacralized.

 

The Black Egg is STRIXA’s premier issue, dedicated to Our Mother of Darkness—Lilith. This debut, a long-envisioned collaboration between authors Robert Fitzgerald and Heatherlie Allison, holds five distinct works of fiction, ranging in length from flash to novelette. Seeded with historical lore and creaturely correspondences, each tale breathes life into the next, propelling readers into the unforgiving realms of glass vessels, tunnels of flesh, and apocalyptic wastelands reborn. Together in one book, these works convey both the beauty of demise, the bane of devotion: all told with great love for Our Lady. Paired with each tale is an illustration born from blood and dust.

 

 

ANNOTATED TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

I. THE BLACK EGG

by Robert Fitzgerald

Cornered and outcast, the Lilitua weave a new creation story in the form of an egg, marking the trajectory of humankind.

 

II. HOLLOWS CRACKED

by Heatherlie Allison

Seemingly abandoned by her husband, a woman nurtures a mysterious egg found in an orchard grove.

 

III. THE POWDERS OF LILITU

by Robert Fitzgerald

An indulgent sorcerer, possessed by the lust for immortality, conjures an envesseled fate long sealed.

 

IV. MOTHS IN THE BLOOD JAR

by Heatherlie Allison

Desiring a position in a red-light district, a prostitute petitions a sphinx-like Madame and discovers what lies true behind the glass.

 

V. DIALOGUES IN BLOOD

by Robert Fitzgerald

As Lilith plots revenge against the Obscene-God and his children, so too does a menagerie-as-retinue unveil its many faces.

 

 

“STRIXA: The Black Egg”—Premier Issue—Consecrated Print Edition

$33.00Price
  • BOOK SPECIFICATIONS:

    STRIXA: The Black Egg

    Published by THE ALTAR(ED) SLATE 

    for the Black Moon Lilith Collection

    MMXXIV

     

    This edition is a consecrated & collectible work of book-art, numbered in a limited edition of 111 copies, & hand-bound by the authors.

     

    Cover stock: 100% recycled binders board, art-quality matte-luxe photo paper, & pH neutral adhesive glue

    Inner stock: 100% recycled 70lb text, flecked in appearance, color throughout

    Binding Materials: Eyeletted in matte-black brass & bound with a red waxed binder's linen in a Japanese stab-stitch style

    Consecration MaterialsWaking Vein and Blood-Lace from the Materia Magica line of our Black Moon Lilith Collection 

    For Archival Purposes: all materials acid-free

     

    6” x 7.25”

    154 pages

  • DONATION INFORMATION - THE BRIGID ALLIANCE:

    As with all offerings specific to our Black Moon Lilith Collection, a portion of the proceeds for STRIXA: The Black Egg will be donated to The Brigid Alliance, a travel fund for those who do not have access to abortion healthcare in the US. https://brigidalliance.org

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