A Monons de a Siatris: The Heart of the Scorpion is accompanied by hundreds of spirit sigils and seals created by the author, and two full-page illustrations brought to life by the talented Sean Bergstrom. Due to its size (this is Saunders’ largest title to date), the book is being released exclusively as a deluxe offering limited to 65 copies. Each copy will be bound by hand in black goatskin and cream Pelaq lizard, with red lettering on the spine. All books are presented in a sturdy traycase bound in black Italian cloth.
Specifications: Octavo format (170 x 230 mm / 6.7 x 9 inches). Hardcover bound in black goatskin and Pelaq lizard. The paper is 80 g. with 200 g. black end-papers. Hand-sewn black spine with raised bonds and ribbon bookmark. Hard cardboard slip-case bound in black Italian cloth. Red foil blocking on rounded spine and on the case. 675 pages, with hundreds of sigils and seals.
Limited to 65 hand-numbered copies.
Traycase has a bumped corner otherwise in near fine condition.
To the uninitiated, Death is the end of life and the cessation of consciousness. Death is the awakening of the Aspirant to the Wake-World and can be accomplished while living upon Earth. This method is accomplished by using the Bardo Thodol to travel through the Bardos and observe the imagery during the Journey from the point of death to the point of rebirth. This process is Holy Unto Our Star. This process is studied by Our Brethren, this Journey is Sacred to Our Initiates. To Honor Death is to Honor Our Father. It is the awakening of the Nefesh to the Greater World, and while living most live life in the Kingdom of the Nefesh and Yetzirah, rarely even using the Ruach and hardly even perceiving the Neshamah. The Spirits Holy to Our Kingdom are Shades and Shadows in one instance, and the Highest in the other.
A Monons de a Siatris: The Heart of the Scorpion is Nikolai Saunders’ new opus, after the successful release of Lilonon Ananael: Branches of Secret Wisdom two years ago. This new, massive tome compiles his most recent studies on the subject of spirit evocation and invocation, and presents them in one volume divided in two books, the first being A Monons de a Siatris and the second one being Consortivm Imperii Infernvs.
The first book, A Monons de a Siatris, is a collection of rituals intended for the solitary practitioner of Antarian Magick. Among others, there is a short prayer taken from the Bardo Thodol (commonly termed The Tibetan Book of The Dead), that is intended as a mystical ritual. This being a combination of Raja Yoga (the meditation and traveling in the Spirit Vision) and Bhakti Yoga (the devotion and appeals to the Divine Conquerors both Peaceful and Wrathful in the form of the prayers, in addition to the petition to the compassionate), the experience takes one through the Gates of Death into the Afterlife and through the various Bardos unto the Source or Font of Creation. The second book, Consortivm Imperii Infernvs, contains formulae for working with the Servitors of the Infernal Court. It is presented as a grimoire of magick which concerns itself with the Dark Arts.
The author, Nikolai Saunders, has been actively practicing some form of magic in one their many incarnations or another for most of his natural life. He began his experiments with traditional evocation in his mid twenties, and entered into this practice wholeheartedly. These excursions often took the forms of the popular grimoires such as The Lemegeton, Grimorium Verum, The Heptameron and The Sworn Book of Honorius, amongst others. Around this time, he found Enochian Magick, as practiced by the Order of The Golden Dawn. This experience of Enochian Magick, while providing much for him to consider philosophically, did not match the visions he had while descrying within a Circle, and the impetus to experience congress with the Enochian spirits in a similar fashion facilitated the decision to work with the Aethyrs. He was involved in the rites and rituals of the Ordo Templi Orientis for the most part in his public life but continued his solitary work in tandem with the outer rites of the Order and continued to make notes and keep journals. These journals were not only of his magical workings but also of his observations and insights into the writings, kabbalah, and practices of the other magicians (such as Crowley and Nuemberg, and Frater Achad, amongst others) alongside of some of his theoretical ideas. At the summit of Nikolai’s involvement with the Ordo Templi Orientis he reached Sovereign Prince of the Rose-Croix of Heredom and was ordained as a priest within the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. After leaving the O.T.O. during a change of local leadership he became a member of a local Golden Dawn Temple, and completed the outer order grades. As an author, he has published several articles for the OTO and some of the various occult journals, and has published three books: Arbor de Magistro in 2014, Claves Regni in 2016 and Lilonon Ananael in 2017, all three through Fall of Man Press.