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.)

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Forthcoming Occult Titles

Over the course of the coming months, presumably before spring has sprung and I can once again occupy myself with a bit of work outdoors, I plan to release a slew of new occult titles, within the same general scope as the edited works I have already released; with “Sonic Occultism” now done and awaiting its final edit and cover art, and with another fairly short work I plan to release in December or January underway, the time is ripe for stage two of the occult manuscripts I need to release editions of. I will summarize them here briefly.

Grimorium Verum

A long-ish grimoire (compared to most similar works) dwelling largely on black magick more diabolical than even the Red Dragon and probably the result of an occultist familiar with the latter. It claims to date to the 15th century but is almost certainly of 18th century manufacture. I finally obtained the old english translation needed to release it, after not being able to find it for some time.

The Picatrix

Many are familiar with the Warnock translation of this text but as far as I can tell some of the content there is fancy; I possessed an older version some time ago, as I did the Grimorium Verum, before a computer crash destroyed the files, and was unable to re-obtain it similarly. This mixture of magick dwells on what we would generally term alchemy, the talismanic arts, and some black magick as well as white magick in standard form. It is one of the more important occult works of the world, nonetheless only generally available in potentially flawed form.

The Grimoire of Turiel (Or Secret Grimoire of Turiel)

A rather odd work which may largely plagiarize Waite but which shows enough differences to be re-edited into a properly understood work. It contains a series of prayers, sigils, and benedictions. I may or may not choose to release this due to its controversial nature and potential legal gray-area status as a copyrighted work.

Sepher Raziel

Similar to the Sepher Yetzirah and Sepher Bahir in being gnostic-influenced Hebraic magick of a sort. It is more philosophy than spellwork, but is still philosophically valuable for those on a kabbalists’ or gnostic path.

Aradia: The Witches’ Gospel

A sort of Victorian era work of slightly dubious nature that nonetheless must of necessity be included in any comprehensive release of magickal content. It heavily influenced latter-day wicca. The work is fortuitously out of copyright due to an apparent public domain placement some time ago.

Edited Works Currently For Sale: Grimoires and More!

GRIMOIRES:

CLAVICULA SALOMONIS
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The original manuscript, unbridled from Ptolemy the Grecian’s later work. Mostly invocations.

GRIMORIUM VERUM
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Possibly the darkest grimoire, containing mostly folkish rites, including the use of the hand of glory.

HEPTAMERON
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Conjurations and spells for every day of the week, mostly gray magick.

LIBER SALOMONIS (Sepher Raziel)
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An extensive categorization system for minerals, beasts, plants, and their uses according to astrology.

THE ARBATEL OF MAGICK
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A series of philosophical aphorisms related to the occult.

THE BLACK PULLET
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Strictly related to the crafting of Talismans, this enlightenment era French work contains a lengthy and detailed back story related to Napoleon’s adventures in Egypt.

THE ENCHIRIDION OF POPE LEO
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Mostly a talismanic work with prayers, but containing a pact with Satan as well.

THE GRAND GRIMOIRE
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The most infamous of grimoires, containing a pact with a demon known as Lucifuge.

THE GRIMOIRE OF HONORIUS
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A standard summoning and talismanic grimoire often conflated with the Sworn Book of Honorius.

THE NOTARY ART OF SOLOMON
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The famous Ars Notoria, often bundled with the Lesser Keys.

THE PETIT ALBERT (English Edition)
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The most diabolical French grimoire, contains folk magick, talismans, and alchemical lore.

THE PHILOSOPHICAL MERLIN
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A British work from 1822 dealing with astrology and divination.

THE SWORD OF MOSES
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A series of invocations making use of sacred names related to the angelic.

THE ART OF DRAWING SPIRITS INTO CRYSTALS
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One of Trithemius’ foremost works, detailing a simplistic conjuration method using a pedestal, a crystal, and various invocations.

THE TRUE PETITION OF THE JESUITS
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A strange grimoire, containing rituals possibly designed to slander the Jesuit order. Through its rites, the calling forth of infernal beings is considered very possible, along with obtaining hidden treasure.

POW WOWS: AN AMERICAN GRIMOIRE
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John George Hohman’s 19th century tract- a combination of herbal medicine, folk magick, and protective charms from the Pennsylvania Dutch.

SPIRITUAL WORKS:

AN EPITOME OF THEOSOPHY
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Touches upon Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as basic Theosophical tenets.

CORPUS HERMETICUM
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The premier work of all Hermeticism, containing mostly philosophical treatises.

DE SEPTEM SECUNDEIS
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An extremely interesting part-prophetic and part-historical work by Trithemius.

FOURTH BOOK OF OCCULT PHILOSOPHY
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A work spuriously attributed to Agrippa, detailing the natures and categories of certain spirits and forces both good and evil.

OCCULTISM FOR BEGINNERS
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A strange Theosophical work detailing the overlap between the spiritual and such topics as atomic energy, cell structure, and the organs of a human body.

REMEDIES OF THE GREAT PHYSICIAN
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A work of christian healing, containing what may be seen as white magick invocations.

SEMIPHORAS AND SCHEMHAMFORAS
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An elaborate categorical system overlapping astronomy with divine numbers and names.

THE LIFE AFTER DEATH AND HOW THEOSOPHY UNVEILS IT
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A guide to reincarnation, purgatory, and death in general, from a Theosophical point of view.

FEMALE PREEMINENCE
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One of Agrippa’s works- this time not spurious. A social tract applauding the sacred feminine, the symbol of the heroine, and female capabilities in prophecy and the occult.

BOOK OF TOBIT
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An Apocryphal work relating the story of Tobias on his quest (with help from the archangel Raphael) to defeat Asmodeus, the demon of lust, in order to get married and heal his father’s blindness.

FOLKISH WORKS/MISCELLANY:
 
ARADIA: THE GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES
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An anthropological work regarding Tuscany, which contains some spells and rites. Charles Leland’s finest work.

SEPHER BAHIR
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An elaborate work of Kaballah containing the opinions of scholars within Judaism related to Hebrew lettering, numerology, and cosmic lore.

SEPHER YETZIRAH
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An extremely important work within Kaballah with a series of statements on creation itself and how it parallels Hebrew letters and numbers as well as astrological lore.

THE TESTAMENT OF SOLOMON
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An exceptional and old work, technically a grimoire but mostly apocryphal demonology.

THE CHALDEAN ORACLES OF ZOROASTER
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The premier work of all Gnostic lore, coupled with the Hypostasis of the Archons.

NAPOLEON’S ORACULUM
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An elaborate system of fortune telling, which also contains charms and divination-related practices which use nothing more than playing cards, dominoes, and other simple things. Pure Americana.

THE UNIVERSAL FORTUNE TELLER (1860)
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A series of charms and astrological divination. Also Americana.

REGIMEN SANITATUM SALERNITANUM
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One of the foremost guides of the Medieval era with regards to diet, healing, and sanitation. Contains many herbal remedies and sign-of-the-times practices.

THE UNIVERSAL FORTUNE TELLER OF MRS BRIDGET (1790)
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A longer, earlier fortune teller including palmistry, astrology, card tricks, dream interpretation, and more.

ALCHEMY:

THE CHEMICAL ART
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Ficinus’ philosophical work containing an extremely interesting conversation between a necromancer and Satan among other things, with regards to alchemy.

A TRACT OF GREAT PRICE
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An interesting philosophical work of unknown authorship. It relates the generation of metals to the ascension of vapors and their mixing with other materials.

CONCERNING THE TINCTURE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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A spurious Paracelsian work of note, openly threatening the enemies of “true” alchemical lore.

THE AURORA OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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Paracelsus’ work relating the occult to past civilizations and attempting to refute errors in then-modern alchemical philosophy.

THE GOLDEN CHAIN OF HOMER
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A series of statements regarding reality and the practice of creating and transmuting.

THE ROSARY OF THE PHILOSOPHERS
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The longest alchemical text; a series of intricate illustrations and partly metaphoric chemical experiments; equal parts philosophy and physicality.

THE THREE ELIXIRS OF ALCHEMY
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A short work attributed to Hollandus- speaks of the creation of elixir, a universal medicine of cosmic capabilities.

THE TWELVE KEYS OF BASIL VALENTINE
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Mostly philosophical and part metaphor- almost certainly a spurious work of later date. This version omits the attractive but useless woodcuts of later editions.

THREE TREATISES ON ALCHEMY
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The Transmutation of Metals, The Celestial Ruby, and A Fount of Chemical Truth by Philalethes.

THE MIRROR OF ALCHEMY
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Roger Bacon’s hands-on experimentation with replicating natural forces to create metals.

A WORK OF SATURN
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Details the creation of universal medicine through purifying and processing lead.

APHORISMS OF URBIGERUS
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A series of 100 alchemical aphorisms which detail the creation of elixir.

Fruits of Eden: Herbalism and the Occult NOW AVAILABLE

After many months, “Fruits of Eden” is now finally available. Last night I finished the last touches on the cover art, and uploaded all the files to Amazon.

The end result I am quite proud of- I never considered myself to be particularly artistically inclined other than in architectural drawing (which came in handy for a few of the illustrations for the charcoaling and garden design chapters of this work) and underestimated my ability to draw botanical works in a way that would be acceptable for a published work.

The book is 240 pages in length, fully illustrated, with a long index at the end for herbal species whether included in the four encyclopedic chapters or not. The work would have been far too long had all species involved with any occult field been included, since virtually any species is either directly or indirectly used in some manner except, perhaps, common clumps of lawn grass.

Thankfully, for the reader, the end result contains virtually the same information as it otherwise would have (I actually added a bit of extra material during my final edit as well) for a fraction of the price as well; the hardcover-only release formerly planned would have been about four times as expensive for just the basic edition, far more for those that were going to be bound in leather. The final touch of pizazz came with the lettering of the front cover- typically I use a font generation system and don’t freehand the title letters like I did here.

Anyone interested in botany, how-to occultism, occult history, or pragmatic garden design (involving methods normally not discussed such as charcoal making as a soil amendment process) will probably enjoy this work. I hate to toot my own horn, but a bit of tooting might be called for since it went through three edits with all artwork made by hand and edited for weeks.

Fruits of Eden, Herbalism and the Occult: Coming Soon

Corn; more occult than generally understood

I am happy to announce that as of yesterday the final editing and proofreading of Fruits of Eden was completed; it would have been done nigh on a year ago if I had thought to craft my own final version at the time, but the now defunct publisher hadn’t yet gotten sketchy, so I went with the flow and suffered the consequences.

Illustrating has begun now as well; a few of the images are converted photographs and are thus “done” already; the rest have to be done by hand; about 70 illustrations total, of which the first 13 are now complete. These are primarily sketches of species mentioned in the four encyclopedic sections but also include garden design, illustrations of the simplistic aspects of making paper and ink, as well as incense and smudges, and the process of making charcoal for a soil amendment or as the base for homemade incense itself.

My artistic abilities are not as good as those of a professional illustrator and the end result will not be as refined as I had hoped; however they do serve the proper purpose and those I have shown them to are generally positive about my skills (more than I tend to be- perhaps I’m just too hard on myself.)

I anticipate that it will be complete by the middle of this month of October, but at the latest it will be available around Halloween, unless I should fall into a coma or get crushed by a freak asteroid impact- and I hope those who anticipated the work will purchase it (on Amazon, no more publisher nonsense.)

Coming Soon: Edited Works

For those who are not yet aware (which may be most of my readership, since I haven’t really talked about it here much!) I have released more than just my own works that I myself authored. Some time ago it became clear that there was a relatively large and untapped market for “people who want occult material but want it in paperback, but don’t want it poorly made.”

Because much of the less expensive occult content on Amazon and elsewhere was composed of (as reviews frequently alluded to) poorly scanned books which were not edited beyond slapping them together in a few hours at most, and because properly made occult texts sometimes run up to 15 dollars just for a simplistic 40 page booklet and up towards 50 dollars or more for a short book (far more if hardcover or leather bound,) I realized that there was an entire category of people being shorted on such material- those who want an attractive but inexpensive final product.

I set out to complete such a work, focusing first on the infamous Red Dragon (generally referred to as the Grand Grimoire.) Reception has been good enough to justify continuing to edit old grimoires and other works perpetually, and I don’t intend to stop until I have released many hundreds of such works.

I am currently 2/3 of the way through editing the Sepher Bahir and will be working on two other similar works very soon; when the three are done (because they have such similar content, I love continuity) I will make a post with links to every occult work I have edited- the list is growing rather quickly because these works require less work than something written from scratch for the first time.

I am no expert with cover design or interior design for that matter, but the products I am making for sale are, at least, inexpensive and not simply crappy scans of existing works. Tip to buyers; ALWAYS remember to use the “look inside” function to check if it’s just a photocopied work, which will always be off center, spotty, and contain any imperfections retained from the original copy scanned in the first place. If you want fully edited, fully reformatted, sometimes re-illustrated works with attractive covers, and you don’t want to pay for something released by a self proclaimed magister or warlock, then I have what you need, or will in the future.

Incidentally anyone who wishes for me to edit and release an older work (generally speaking the author has to have died a century ago at least for it to be out of copyright) they can mention it to me, if the quality of other work they’ve seen pleases them. Sales are rising quickly so be assured the flow of new literature will be continuous.

I am working on two new works of my own making as well, and will still be editing the now (unfortunately) infamous “Fruits of Eden.” This is likely to come right after the three kabbalist works are done- which shouldn’t take long at all.

Psychedelic Spirituality Now Available!

After some weeks of editing and making sure all the included photographic images were properly formatted, the day has finally arrived- Psychedelic Spirituality is now available on Amazon!

This is my first full length foray into the world of psychedelia, prohibition and temperance, moralism versus hedonism, and similar topics, covering not merely (as many works do) a laundry list of substances and their effects, or otherwise merely a philosophical guide with no encyclopedic content, but rather a fusion of the two; I rushed out the release of the far shorter Spirits of the Garden as a sort of teaser for this work to come.

I decided it would be prudent here to merely include the chapter list and brief content description for each.

I. Ancient usage of some psychotropics
Substances used in ancient times, and why

II. The failure of prohibition and why it failed

Specifically, the function of the underground or suppressed free market, coupled with innate curiosity

III. Machine elves and vibrations

Some of the standard visions and theories on psychotropics currently extant

IV. Some common psychedelics

A more in depth description of some of the better known substances

V. Psychedelics as portals to other worlds

Quantum physics and philosophy

VI. My own experiences with some substances

Specifically morning glory and Amanita muscaria among others

VII. Prohibition encourages more harmful, synthetic alternatives

The rise of the synths and why we should be trying to stop it

VIII. Hedonism and Epicureanism applied to psychedelics

The threefold (technically fourfold) views of drugs- hedonism, moralism, asceticism, and epicureanism

IX. Fungus, caves, and other phenomena

Notes regarding some of the more prevalent archetypes of psychotropic mythology

X. Spiritual seeds: morning glory heaven

The benefits of some psychedelics, or lack of risk thereof usually associated with them by some cultures

XI. The Noble Savage mythology; how modernity views its own use and that of the so-called primitive man

An exposition on the use of drug or similar imagery in film and television and its extension of romanticism

XII. Conclusions

A wrap-up of basic points formerly made
XIII. Psychedelic species of note
Brief descriptions of various species