Spiritualism and Necromancy: Now Available!

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This is a rather nice work that primarily relates to demons and demonology, from the particular perspective of the fire and brimstone Methodist path that, in the 19th century, was at war with spiritualism. In the foreword, I had to make it clear to the reader that as an occultist I reject some of the anti-spiritualist materials here, although the first sections primarily deal with fraud mediums and is accurate.

According to this work, many mediums and self professed clairvoyants are indeed contacting spirits- but those spirits are evil demons from Hell instead of the souls of the dead or elemental forces. The religious arguments made here simultaneously make it clear that some spiritualists are not evil but rather misled, even if they are still bound for Hell.

104 pages.

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This is an extremely interesting (and somewhat odd) little work that comes courtesy of the man who led the Rosicrucian FRC order (and fought with AMORC) for quite a large part of his life. Apparently interested in most sub-fields of occult lore, Clymer is known mostly for straight philosophical lore, but here has compiled three technical components into one work; a heavily altered variant of Sinistrari’s “Demoniality”, a short number of philosophical passages mentioning gnostic lore, and then a series of bits of actual dialogue between Jesus and the Virgin Mary on spiritual topics, which conforms to the FRC’s own ideology. Altogether the work is well worth reading, and its insinuation that the Virgin Mary was impregnated by a salamander, (a fire spirit) is perhaps heretical to main line christianity but interesting nonetheless.

104 pages.

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This little work is a nice little addition to the spiritual library being amassed here- it isn’t about magic though, it’s actually a reformist tract from the godfather of agnosticism aimed at bringing the idea of Hell and Satan low. It’s a pretty good two pronged argument too, since it focuses on the rational (contraditions in the Bible, etc) and the emotional (the ethics of such a concept being real.) It should be noted that this is technically a long speech- an oratory- put to text and is not a stand-alone booklet at all, per se.

39 pages.

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This booklet is a detailed study of some of the spirits and demonic forces within the local lore of the Assam region of India- for the geographically uninclined, the region far to the East, near the borders of Bangladesh and Burma. The local lore is rife with strange creatures- some more malevolent than others, some more dangerous and some more easily pacified. It contains a laundry list of exorcism practices as well which involve often burning various substances. Altogether extremely interesting. It amusingly contains a list of noted exorcists by region that is obviously outdated (anyone having been an adult in 1906 there being “probably” dead.)

44 pages.

Ars Theurgia Goetia: Now Available!

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And now it is time for my 155th occult work and the final work of 2018- the Ars Theurgia Goetia, which is the second book and a component of the Lemegeton AKA Lesser Key of Solomon which I released previously. It required some degree of reformatting since the work is shorter, but it’s still its own technical stand-alone work. However, it should be noted that some content here explicitly requires the first book, the Ars Goetia, to function.

This particular part of the Lemegeton dwells on spirits which are less Hellish and strictly demonic than the former work, while naming some of them as largely malevolent. The number of purposes for these demons and their summonable dukes (and occasionally “under-dukes”) are less than the arcane and strange Ars Goetia.

116 pages.

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At long last it is time for the final literary release of 2018 and one of the most important grimoires ever concocted. Standing at 259 pages, it’s also full length.

The Lesser Key of Solomon is actually a compilation of other works from the same era- the initial variant compiled by none other than Mathers and Crowley themselves contained five works- the Ars Goetia, Theurgia Goetia, Ars Paulina, Almadel, and the Ars Notoria (shortened to Nova in some variants.) The material is variable, beginning with the most demonic and then progressing through natural spirits, airy spirits, the angelic, and then the strictly divine.

Since the Notoria is actually centuries earlier I have omitted it in this edition. It has been re-edited with care and completely re-illustrated. I am quite happy with the final appearance. One of the most important occult compilations finally available here, reworked entirely, and for a cost significantly lower than the apparent competitors (please note that three of the Amazon titles under the moniker “Lesser Key” only include the Goetia, and are not complete works.)

General Update: Lesser Keys, Phallism, etc!

Alright book world.
Our first and most major update right now involves the long-awaited Lesser Keys edition I have been planning. The Ars Goetia and Ars Paulina are already finished and have been previously released in stand-alone form (every one of the LK books is itself a separate document; the LK itself is a compilation of texts following a tradition, sort of like the apocrypha usually being presented in compiled form.) As of Yesterday the inordinately short (nine pages in modern format) “Ars Almadel” is also complete. This work cannot be released on its own due to length constraints (the minimum page number is, I believe, 22 on Amazon) but will be compiled with the others.

That leaves only the Theurgia Goetia- it is a somewhat more complex work similar to the Ars Goetia, and contains a huge number of illustrations. I will have to toy with format for this work, since once done all four have to be in the same style 100%. It will definitely be done before the Christmas season begins, probably by the first week of December.

After that I managed to obtain two of the missing phallism works and will edit and release them after the year changes over- after the Lesser Keys I am taking a few weeks off from editing to compile some more source materials and roughly format them in a large batch, to make subsequent work easier and more formally standardized.

An example of the seals in the Theurgia Goetia. Courtesy of the illustrator, Rita Metzner.