- Fully hand-bound in Chthonic dark-brown fine leather,
- Raised bands, embossing on spine, headbands, ribbon.
- Each Auric copy embeds on the lavishly embossed front cover a specially manufactured brass “obol” coin as used by members of the Sepulcher Society to traffic with Hades.
- Each Auric copy includes an exclusive additional page of fine paper, containing a ritual to awaken the Shadow Self for necromantic contact.
- Limited to only 52 hand-numbered copies.
- 240 pages, 165×235 mm,
- printed on wood-free high quality Alto Satin paper (115gsm),
- incl. full-page color artwork by Tau Ramón Vázquez López and
- several black & white illustrations,
- Surbalin gold-pastel endpapers.
Theion Publishing is proud to announce the release of our next title Underworld, an expert study and manual of practical necromancy.
The Living stand in awe and fear before the forbidden realms of the Underworld. Yet, for thousands of years, necromancers have practiced the black arts to traffic with legions of the Dead, the demonic spawn of the Chthonic realms and even with the Dark Rulers themselves.
From the blood-thirsty Gods of the Aztec empire to the infernal Queen of the Babylonians, this work provides detailed descriptions of multiple cultural models of the Underworld and its deities and how to engage such entities. Underworld addresses the chthonic realm and its associated spiritual practices from the viewpoint of the contemporary occultist and focuses its discussion on the intrusive aspect of the chthonian powers, which are not constrained to the world of the Dead. This work offers a wealth of practical information and instructions for effective techniques of necromancy. Underworld details how the modern magician can enter the pathways of Hell to gain tremendous personal powers and advantages for his spiritual life and journey.
Compiled by a member of the secret Sepulcher Society, Underworld is an essential manual for any serious occultist interested in necromantic theory and practice.
The Sepulcher Society (TSS) is a hydra with many heads. A closed European metaphysical working group the Sepulcher Society is dedicated to serious esoteric and academic research as well as magical practice. Members and authors of TSS remain anonymous and consequently all their works released through Theion Publishing bear only the name of the Sepulcher Society.
Underworld: Table of Contents
Introduction – p.11
Chapter One: Underworlds – p.25
Irkalla. The Underworld in Babylonian Tradition – p.30
Hades. The Underworld in Greco-Roman Tradition – p.36
Tír nAill. The Underworld in Celtic Tradition – p.43
Patala. The Underworld in Vedic Tradition – p.48
Hel. The Underworld in Germanic Tradition – p.53
Mictlan. The Underworld in Aztec Tradition – p.58
Underworld Synthesis – p.69
The Twilight – p.69
Dark Water – p.70
The Black Gates – p.71
The Underworld – p.72
The Dead and the Chthonians – p.75
Chapter Two: Chthonic Gods – p.79
Chthonian Archetypes – p.89
The First Chthonian – p.91
The Infernal Queen – p.94
The Black King – p.95
Aztec Deities – p.97
The Gods of the Underworld – p.99
Babylonian Deities – p.113
Ereshkigal – p.115
Nergal – p.122
Lamashtu – p.129
Germanic Deities – p.141
Hel – p.143
Greco-Roman Deities – p.149
Nyx – p.151
Pluto – p.158
Persephone – p.163
Celtic Deities – p.171
The Morrígan – p.173
Indian Deities – p.181
Yama – p.183
Varahi – p.191
Chapter Three: Necromancy – p.201
Basic Practices – p.207
Devotional Practices – p.210
Consecration Practices – p.212
Soul-Travel (Trance) – p.214
Soul-Travel (Dream Version) – p.217
Communication Ritual – p.219
Call the Cold Winds – p.223
Preparing for Death – p.227
Conclusion – p.231