BEE KEEPER EDITION (Wound 8) – Ian Johnstone
The Bee Keeper’s Edition of “The Contagious Magick of the Super Abundance”
Limited edition of 10 copies of which 8 are for sale.
The centre piece of this magickally charged specially boxed edition is one original brass copy of one of “The 23 Stab Wounds of Julius Caesar” measuring 20 x 27 cm, handmade and initialled by Ian Johnstone himself.
In a dream Ark Todd instructed his late partner Mikel, who effectively created the edition under Ian’s guidance, to ceremoniously bury all of the “Brass Wounds” on the Winter Solstice of 2019 in the exact place where their apiary used to stand. The Spanish soil worked its magick on the resurrected Brass Wounds. The wooden box holding the Wound was handcrafted by Mikel using the actual wood, oak for the box and chestnut for the lid, of the apiary.
The book itself is contained within the box in a pouch handsewn using all IJ components, e.g. a rich dark green velvet from Ian’s curtains.
The final testament and a loving homage to a great artist and a special human, gone too soon.
Ian Johnstone 2.IX.1967 – 30.VI.2015