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Ignota Books is an experiment in the techniques of awakening.

Founded in the last days of 2017 in the Peruvian mountains, Ignota publishes at the intersection of technology, myth-making and magic. Deriving our name from Hildegard of Bingen’s mystical Lingua Ignota, we seek to develop a language that makes possible the reimagining and reenchantment of the world around us.

  • Unknown Language book launch 🌱

    🌱 On the Feast Day of Hildegard of Bingen on 17 September, join Huw Lemmey, Bhanu Kapil and Alice Spawls, with Elvia Wilk in the chair.
  • Countdown to Saturn's move into Aquarius

    Saturn finally moves out of Capricorn into Aquarius on 17 December, completing a three-year arc of sombre, thorny, relentless challenge and ordeal.
  • Ignota Hosts: Fanny Howe, Eileen Myles and Ariana Reines

    The video of readings and music in celebration of A Sand Book and Night Philosophy is available to watch.
  • Break into the Forbidden: Videos

    Watch readings by Raymond Antrobus, Jay Bernard, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Inua Ellams, James Goodwin, Bhanu Kapil, Canisia Lubrin, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Fred Moten, M. NourbeSe Philip and Nisha Ramayya. 
  • Book of Hours

    Time for devotion. A new concept newsletter.
  • Carrier Bag Music: Sonic Fictions

    Laurel Halo, Elysia Crampton, Jenna Sutela and Victoria Sin explore Ursula K. Le Guin's technologies of holding, gathering and caring. 
  • Federico Campagna: Prophetic Culture II

    Lecture and Q&A presenting his forthcoming book Prophetic Culture. 
  • Guide to Seasonal Healing Herbs

    We're extending our Spring Sale! In springtime, there is an abundance of herbs for you to seek out or grow for use in food, medicine and spiritual ...
  • Hildegard's Healing Recipes

    “Your food shall be your remedy.” Hildegard's medieval recipes for inspiration for your own healing practices.