Sharp Practice: The Ritual Dagger in Bön Sorcery and Vajrayana Buddhism by Robert Fitzgerald is a quick yet deeply thoughtful study of the Phurba, a stylized dagger used by practitioners of the ancient Bön animist practice and Vajrayana Buddhism.
Bön originated from the pre-historical country of Zhang Zhung, a geographical area that once included Tibet and predates Buddhism by many millennia.
It is an instrument of both destruction and manifestation, division and unity. The ritual dagger is a very versatile tool in the Bön magicians took kit and one that could and perhaps should be considered by the modern magician in their own magical practice. It can be used equally as well in white or black magic. However, as with any powerful magic the magician should be warned against its haphazard use.
“…warnings are given repeatedly that the work of the dagger is fraught with danger and perils…”
We find that the Phurba has many qualities that western occultist will resonate with as it has similarities to the magicians wand, athame, witches coffin nail, the needle of the voodoo portioner and yes even the working tools of a Freemason. The Phurba is used in rites of exorcism, binding of demonic forces and the achievement of enlightenment from dualistic thought.
“The Phurba is a multiplicity unto itself: at its most sublime it is manifest nature of mind, or buddha-nature. It is also the nail of exorcism that frees a plot of land of noxious spirits and penetrates the vile body of the enemy…the maras Demonicentities that harass and cause illness in humans.”
Of particular interest to me in this unique book is the magical workings of Nail Sorcery, whereby nails or daggers are used to curse and pin down one’s enemies.
“Other rituals using human bone kila were very popular in India, in Vedic times, and no doubt in secret up to the present day, but especially ones in which the effigy (or in some cases an actual human victim) is pinned down and stabbed repeatedly in the groin and throat. The purpose of such barbarity is clear, for with these two physical locales are vital chakric centers of power without which the victim becomes powerless, and in the case of a living human being, inevitably dies of pain and blood loss.”
Although this book shines a scholarly light on the Phurba used in Bön and Vajrayana Buddhism there are golden nuggets to be found for practitioners of all magical disciplines and has a rightful place in any occult library.
– Black Italian linen bound
– Silver foil sigil printed to the front cover
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– 218 pages total page count
Rites of Nullification by G. de Laval.
Rites of Nullification comprise a detailed exegesis and expansion of a passage, in the book Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash, under notes for the demon Lekabel, which enumerate the four Qliphothic worlds of negation set in antagonism against the four Kabbalistic worlds of creation.
Originally written and released in truncated form as the thematic and lyrical underpinning of, and accompaniment to, the four-song album,1557: Rites of Nullification, by Swedish black metal ensemble Mephorash, it quickly became clear that the material therein cried out to grow into a more complete initiation, which is exactly what Aeon Sophia Press will be releasing: a full-praxis version of these ceremonies.
The grimoire enumerates and constructs a carefully and mathematically rigorous gnostic ceremony of the wedding of the Bride of Chaos using as its base structure a four-dimensional contemplative manifold formulated from permutations of the sacred binary, over which are overlaid a set of commonly used occult symbols to create a ritual space for the transformation of consciousness. These tools allow for that primordial differentiation, which gives rise to the possibility of experience itself, to be methodically disassembled. Using the book, the witch is given the opportunity to use demonic energies arranged carefully to deconstruct her own personality as if it were a scripture, giving rise to the possibility of new consciousness beyond the horizon of her reality tunnel, as she perforates it by marrying it to chaos.
In short, Rites of Nullification is an extremely detailed and exhaustive self-initiation that takes the practitioner on a deep dive into ritual and mystical Satanism, beginning with a betrothal to the Devil and commencing in the ur-gnostic bridal chamber itself.
– The Sacred Quaternary
– The Four Elemental Voids
– Atziluth: Fire
– Beriah: Air
– Yetzirah: Water
– Assiyah: Earth
– Final Notes on the Worlds of Creation and their Qliphothic Nemeses
– Construction of the Universe
– The Steps of the Ladders of Descent into Negation
– Amulet of Negation
– Hex Primitives
– The Breath of the Hydra of Negation
– The Four Sacrificial Witnesses
– The Sacrificial Witnesses
– The Sacrificial Witness of the Debasement of Atziluth
– Tarotic Essence of the Witness of Fiery Negation
– Sikh Lemenat
– The Sacrificial Witness of the Destruction of Beriah
– Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Aerial Negation
– Nazav Himmsich
– The Sacrificial Witness of the Malformation of Yetzirah
– Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Watery Negation
– Tazak Geddoches
– The Sacrificial Witness of the Dissolving of Assiyah
– Sethurian Esssence of the Witness of Earthy Negation
– Chayiv Buddetton
– Master Tables of Elemental Voids
– A Pact with Satan
– Summoning the Devil
– Grimoiric Names of 36 Spirits of Necromantic Satanism
– The Grimoire Spirits Overlaid onto the Kamea of Saturn, the Sphere of Witchcraft
– Invocation of the Aerial Spirits
– Invocation of the Water Spirits
– Invocation of the Earth Spirits
– Invocation off the Aethyrial Spirits
– The Gnostic Ceremony of the Bride of Chaos
– Locate the Dragon
– Select a Location
– Construct the Altar
– Abag Dehu Zachaa Tarot Configuration
– Abeg Dali Khettaa Tarot Configuration
– Abbeh Velay Mena Tarot Configuration
– Eggeh Zalak Mesa Tarot Configuration
– Prepare the Mirror of Conjuration
– Prepare the Amulets
– Amulet of the Future Universe
– Prepare the attire
– Choose the Time
– Prepare the Incense
– Prepare the Circle
– Altar Configuration of Chayiv Buddeton
– Transcode the Incantation for the Dragon to be Summoned
– Perform the Procedure
– Wear the Amulet of the Future Universe for Nine Days
– The Future World
– The Alchemical Precipitate of Aethyr from the Elemental Universe in Solution
– The Cosmic Androgyne
– Baphometic Androgynders
– The Future Universe
– The Hymns of Nullification
– The Hymn of Berberioth
– The Hymn of Cheidolun
– The Hymn of Phezur
– The Hymn of Riphyon
– The Luciferal Cipher
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One of only 66 leather bound deluxe editions. Book is in new unread condition. Signed unattached bookplate!
Published by Salamander & Sons, Brisbane / Chiang Mai, 2013
The ceremonial magic of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is among the most widely practiced of all magical systems today. Yet very few books on the Golden Dawn tradition pass beyond the basics into the more demanding and powerful magical practices the system has to offer. Circles of Power is the exception. It’s a comprehensive practical manual of Golden Dawn magic that proceeds step by step from basic principles and fundamental rituals to the heights and depths of magical attainment.
Circles of Power provides detailed instructions for such rarely discussed magical techniques as the creation of telesmatic images, the construction and use of flashing tablets, the Golden Dawn method of etheric shapeshifting, and the use of the Formula of the Equinox—one of the two fundamental ritual formulas of the Golden Dawn tradition—as a basis for rituals of evocation, consecration, spiritual development, and more. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by the author.
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Hangaguð edition: Limited to 90 copies, this is a very special and unique piece of art, completely handcrafted from the moment the pages left the mechanical press. The leather spines are hand-sewn, and the covers are made of Ash wood, carefully crafted and prepared in an artisanal way in order to preserve its natural color and texture, and carved in the front with the Ginnfaxi bindrune.
Specifications: 135 pages, 135 g. cream color paper. Octodecimo size (110×180 mm), hard Ash wood cover with hand-sewn leather spine and cream color paper with red end-papers. 5 full-page illustrations and several other runes, bindrunes and photographies. 90 numbered copies.
After becoming the fastest selling Fall of Man Press title, Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology is receiving a second extended and revised edition. With over 6,000 new words, as well as many new bindrunes and images (including new Serpent Soul Art work!), this new edition deepens into the mysteries of the Old Norse religion, and the duality contained in all of us that leads us to the Ginnungagap.
As a special feature to the second printing of Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology, a download will be provided to obtain a newly composed soundtrack to accompany the text provided within the book. Spanning an hour long, this ambient piece, composed by author and musician Niðafjöll, will provide an atmosphere to further guide the reader into the world of Myrkþursablót as the energies within the text become more present.
Known by many names, the nightside of the Norse-Germanic spiritual path is a self-directed journey towards initiation into the secrets as embodied by the runes, transiting towards the harmonious silence of the void before creation was formed through the collision of fire and ice (the union of opposites to create the moving universe we as living creatures experience). In initiatory and devoted practice revering forces such as the þursar, the student seeks to initiate his or herself into the black arts of northern antiquity and meld into the eternal silence of Ginnungagap, shaking the chains of existence within the nine worlds. There are many parallels one could draw from other Left-Hand Path traditions to this one, such as the karmic cycle in the Puranic tradition. This system is designed to be an initiatory path using the rune rows and the shamanic gateways they represent, so that one may make a personal exit from this universe ruled by the poles of duality.
Myrkþursablót, or Dark Þursian Worship, is a look into the primordial gateway to learn its ethereal secrets of fire and ice in order to unchain one’s spirit from the restraints of the mortal world. A journey through the untamed wilderness of darkness as one wades through treacherous tests of inner conflict, as the spirit fights to unleash itself from the prison of flesh, and ascend into the true light to obtain the secrets of the runes from the oldest beings. The keepers of all hidden wisdom, knowledge, secrets and magic. The Þurs.
The dark tradition of Norse spirituality does not place acknowledgment on the Æsir as keepers of the truth, but instead on the Þursar, the oldest beings. It is through them that the hidden secrets of the runes and the ancient wisdom is obtained. They are not to be seen as gods, but as teachers the adept wishes to commune with in order to garner knowledge for their own use. They are the sons and daughters of Aurgelmir, who was born from the infinite void before time was time.
Throughout the pages of Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology the authors introduce us to the dark world of the Þurs, analyzing their attributes and characteristics so that the reader may benefit from a deeper understanding of these primordial forces. It is through this understanding that the reader may make proper use of the runes and sigils presented and described in this book, with the ultimate goal of reaching true illumination.
his is the second edition of only 33 leather bound deluxe editions with custom real wolf claw talisman. Book is in new unread condition. This is #16 of 33
Published by IXAXAAR
“Gullveig is the Teutonic and Germanic highest feminine principle of darkness – the maid, the mother, and the crone: Gullveig’s traits are analogous to Lilith’s and Hecate’s. In the Old Norse Mythology she is the sinister arch- mother of the giants and the black arts; she’s also the divine feminine manifestation of the analogue thursian purpose.” The book is in effect a grimoire of Gullveig, drawing from old Norse Mythology and occult lore to establish a pathway of black magical practice.
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Limited to 71 copies; bound in quarter black python and shantung with custom marbled endpapers, all edges red under gold, presented in a solander box
Dimensions 280 × 222 mm Extent 320 pp Illustrations Full colour throughout Bindings: Fine deluxe edition.
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The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites. For the first time in over five hundred years, the clues embedded within the cards reveal a dark Gnostic grimoire replete with pagan theurgical and astral magical rites. Careful analysis demonstrates that the presiding deity of this ‘cult object’ is none other than the Gnostic demiurge in its most archaic and violent form: the Afro-Levantine serpent-dragon, Ba’al Hammon, also known as Kronos and Saturn, though more notoriously as the biblical Moloch, the devourer of children. Conveyed from Constantinople to Italy in the dying years of the Byzantine Empire, the pagan Platonist George Gemistos Plethon sought to ensure the survival of the living essence of Neoplatonic theurgy by transplanting it to the elite families of the Italian Renaissance. Within that violent and sorcerous milieu, Plethon’s vision of a theurgically enlightened elite mutated into its dark shadow – a Saturnian brotherhood, operating within a cosmology of predation, which sought to channel the draconian current to preserve elite wealth, power and control. This development marks the birth of an ‘illumined elite’ over three centuries before Adam Weishaupt’s ‘Illuminati.’ The deck captures the essence of this magical tradition and constitutes a Western terma whose talismanic properties may serve to establish an initiatory link with the current. This work fully explores the historical context for the deck’s creation against the background of tense Ferrarese-Venetian diplomatic intrigue and espionage. The recovery of the deck’s encoded narratives constitutes a significant contribution to Renaissance scholarship, art history, tarot studies and the history of Western esotericism.
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