Phallic Objects: Now Available!

This work is a bit more like “Archaic Rock Inscriptions” than it is the progenitor work “Phallism” albeit it is from the same series. Like other works within the phallism series (again, as always, possibly but not definitively a work by Jennings Hargrave) it relies predominantly on secondary sources, in this case mostly archaeological.

It’s a good work; mostly it covers the prevalence of towers, altars, and pillars of similar apparent composition and form across most of Europe (especially Ireland) and India. It may be seen as a somewhat shorter supplement to “Phallism” at large.

95 pages.

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Sickness in Hell Update, And More!

Courtesy of the “Secret Book of the Black Arts” containing numerous references to other occult works, often philosophical and often historical, I have hit pay dirt once again and obtained five new works I was not formerly aware of, including King James’ own Demonological manuscript; I will be releasing these over time along with all the work I already had going on.

Progress is swift on SIH so far; I’m half done with the fourth chapter and now getting into the meat and bones (figuratively and literally) of the story; without giving too much away, it’s a festival of degraded morbidity already and I’ve only tentatively inserted a few grotesqueries so far out of a horde of vicious, slopping, cancerous abominations.

Today the heat wave came back and although I got necessary work done I didn’t get any editing completed on any of the three works I’m plowing through as we speak; when it’s 90 degrees with near 100% humidity, this state feels like southern Florida, and working under those conditions can be more difficult than when it’s crisp and warm and the crickets are chirping happily outside to remind me that all living things rot away in due time.

Enchiridion of Pope Leo III: The Grimoire of Pope Leo

Somehow I managed to complete the Enchiridion of Pope Leo III without actually posting here about it being done; I have no idea how I overlooked it- perhaps I was drinking a bit of wine when I finished uploading it. I could have sworn I posted an entry but was wrong.

The work itself is quite good; I refined the original illustrations here because they were nowhere present in a quality high enough for use- in some places this meant largely remaking them digitally- easier, arguably, than my prior methods.

The content is largely talismanic after a sort, based upon the use of certain prayers combined with pentacles crafted for wearing, for various results; mostly protective. Strangely, though, the Enchiridion (at least this version) also contains, at the end, a literal rite for summoning Satan, renouncing allegiance to Christ, and binding oneself to the Devil in the most literal of manners. I have read several versions of this grimoire and the Satanic pact appears to be original to the oldest variant, with most newer variants omitting it (possibly due to the fact that such a passage is utterly out of place when compared with the angelic material of the rest of the work which has more in common with the Almadel than with devilish works.) I chose to retain this rite, however, both because it is interesting to me and likely to be so to the reader.

It’s quite a good work overall.

44 pages.

General Update: April Break/ Upcoming Works

Thanks to my new illustrating system it’s somewhat easier to create substantially better-quality illustrations for my works and as such it should be fairly simple to re-edit a couple of the older works I’ve released and bring the illustrations there up to my new standards. I took a look at the Grimorium Verum and determined that its own images were actually fine, which surprised me because for some reason I remembered one of them being crooked, as in, the hand drawn, scanned and digitized image seemed slightly “off” to me. Somehow, it was my eyes playing tricks on me.

Going forward into April I’ll be taking a week or two off at that time to relax and will be doing very little work; I have my own (fortunate and happy) things going on at that time and it’s about time to take a quick breather so I can get back into editing and writing mode for the summer.

Before this happens I intend to edit and release the Fourth Book of Agrippa; I’ve already reformatted and half-edited my way through it (it’s not a very long work) and merely need to illustrate it thereafter. Once that’s done, I have to re-edit and re-release two slightly poorer-format editions I created fairly early on in my editing streak, and I should probably retitle the Enchiridion, since it’s apparently better known as the grimoire of Pope Leo, not the enchiridion, it therefore makes sense to switch the title and subtitle for better overall attention from the occult-buying literary audience. If I have time to do so, I want to release an edition of the middle-length Clavicles of Solomon as well. This will require far more extensive artwork so it may take a while.

After my quick April break it’s onward to a slew of new releases; several by Hollandus, the three (true) books of Agrippa, the five books of the Lesser Keys (individually, I plan a complete critical edition some time thereafter), and an extremely interesting book called Napoleon’s Oraculum. This fortune telling system is similar to the Philosophical Merlin, the latter probably being partly based on the same.

I intend to also re-edit Fruits of Eden; I was satisfied with the final result as apparently were others but I’d like to redesign the interior format of the images. I have ideas for many fiction and nonfiction works also in my head waiting to be written.

Coming Soon: Liber Salomonis

I am now three quarters of the way through editing the (extremely antiquated) Liber Salomonis; a Hermetic era compilation of treatises masquerading as a Kabbalistic work from the times of Solomon or (as the text claims) even the times of Adam under the name “Sepher Raziel.” I have already discussed in brief the obviously falsifiable claim of its ancient origin, but as a purely European text merely deriving content from Hebraic material it does not disappoint; it’s extremely dense, and sometimes you will see the same word spelled in four or five variations in a single treatise, but the resulting material, once edited into an easier form, is quite good.

Perhaps the most important part of the work, the Ala or wings, which I have completed already, dwells upon the natures of twenty four each of herbs, beasts, stones, and letters, as well as speaking of the elements and principle virtues and powers behind the same. It gives lengthy passages on the creation of incense used to fumigate oneself, or a home, or a tomb, or anything else, and by means of the same work various enchantments. Interestingly, most of the “fish” spoken of (whales, dolphins, squid) aren’t fish, biologically speaking; quite telling, regarding its date of origin.

A few of the species of herbs mentioned in this work I covered in Fruits of Eden and the use thereof and the virtues or evils from each species appear to largely agree with the other materials I consulted for writing my own herbal- marjoram and chicory are mentioned frequently both in the herblore as well as the creation of seven specific fumigations each for one day of the week and each with its own power and purpose.

Funnily enough, while this work speaks of Solomon and Hebrew letters, at the time it was made the jews, in Europe, were being frequently outed by kingdom after kingdom, migrating around the continent as worried christians remarked that they were causing outbreaks of plague or poisoning wells and fields alike.

In other news the; Stone of Urine, by Hollandus, is already fully edited, but I have not yet illustrated the same; I’m too focused on the Liber Salomonis and I’m still suffering from the end of a mild cold; sneezing on ones’ illustrations is not a good way to spend your time productively!

Principles of Sonic Occultism: Now Available!

The end of 2015 is swiftly approaching and now it’s time to announce the final title for the year: “The Principles of Sonic Occultism: Sound as Magic”. I’m glad to have finally completed this work, which I first announced back in spring and had already completed by early Autumn, shelving the final proofreading as I worked at editing a pair of works that couldn’t wait.

Most occult works which are written in modernity focus either just on history and a secular treatment of magick, or they delve into do it yourself content and have an uncertain view to actual recorded history. With this work, as with its larger cousin “Fruits of Eden” I seek to solve this discrepancy in the occult literary realm. From the Muses of Greece to modern pop music, where is the genuine occult symbolism? How do we categorize the use of occult imagery and sound in mainstream culture? What are these based on? How are they used? How does this relate to society and politics? In this work I’ve explored all of these concepts and more, putting it all together in a manner which I hope is both user friendly and informative.

130 pages.

Contents
Introduction p. 4-10
The Basic Tenets of Sonic Magick p. 11-22
The Ancient Basis of Sonic Magick p. 22-34
Music as a Psychological Trigger p. 35-53
Music and Mass Manipulation p. 54-61
Experimentation: Emotion and Sound p. 62-73
Music Evolving Over Time in Accordance with Evolutionary Principles p. 74-77
Source or Conduit? p. 78-86
Self Manipulation Versus External Manipulation: The Muse and the Berserker p. 87-97
Speech as Magick: Hitler and the Principles of Elocution and Charisma p. 98-109
The Harvest: Paranoid Predictions As a Beacon p. 110-119
Real Versus Fake Occult Sonic Ritual p. 120-122
Conclusions, and My Experimental Sonic Results p. 123-130

Grimorium Verum Now Available

After some time acquiring new occult materials in order to release editions of yet more grimoires, the first of a half dozen or so works is now complete; the infamous Grimorium Verum, one of the more diabolical works within the sphere of such modest-length occult works from the Renaissance through the early 20th century.

Also known as the “True” grimoire, this specific work contains a strange mix of typical angelic or white workings (numerous allusions to the power of Adonay and other divine or angelic names) as well as a limited amount of astrological material mixed in with several rather dark rituals; one involving animal sacrifice, the other involving the decapitated head of a human being and some beans, used to summon a spirit for divinatory purposes.

The work is fully illustrated and edited; I have removed archaic language and modernized it, with a few exceptions for continuity, and simplified the first three illustrations which apparently serve no purpose except to illuminate the topic at hand, because the three marks (or sigils) given for, respectively, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Astaroth, are not directly used in any of the summoning herein. The work can be taken as an extremely interesting mixture of traditional and folk magick, or else as a steganographic work which I explain to some depth in the introduction. Strangely at least one other edition has a fifth section tacked onto the end from the OTO, the Book of the Black Serpent, which is of an entirely different occult school and which no serious occultist would consider as having anything to do with Crowley’s nonsensical treatment of older traditions. This edition, obviously, omits this and other occasional attempts by the dishonest to cheapen the work. I have also finally corrected the all-too-obvious problem within the human head ritual, which calls for seven black beans but only accounts for five; the solution is simple- the original passage apparently forgets to notify the operator that not one but two beans are to be place in each eye. This otherwise minor oversight would be a severe problem for anyone actually attempting to use the work in a ritual form (I obviously do not condone the attempted use of decapitated human heads in rituals.)