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.
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The Book of Sitra Achra is the first complete and completely Qliphothic Grimoire, providing the foundation for a Spiritual and Transcendental Initiatic approach towards the Other Side. Within the system and Tradition presented inside this book the very essential core of the Current 218 is for the first time ever made public, dispelling both the smoke screens and the misconceptions surrounding the Anti-Cosmic Tradition of Gnostic Satanism/Luciferianism, providing to those that hear and heed the Voiceless Call of Azerate the means for the entering and traversing of the Path of Black Fire, towards the Thrones of the Dragons of the Other Side.
The Tradition outlined in this Grimoire is in some of its aspects pertaining to the symbolism employed based on certain for us fundamental concepts derived from the Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, as transmitted by the prophet Nathan of Gaza, such as the dichotomy between the Cosmic Light of Creation and the Anti-Cosmic Light of the Qliphothic Impulse. While this most important concept imbues the whole Work, the Tradition presented within this book takes the matter far deeper towards the Side of Qliphoth than what the ‘Sabbatian’ traditions ever had or would, until a Gnostic form of Anti-cosmic Satanism/ Luciferianism emerged perfectly suited for the Embodiment of the Current 218, not with the goal of separation and isolation from the True Divinity, like what most other forms of the so called “satanic” or “Left Hand Path” traditions seem to advocate and strive for, but instead setting as the highest goal to indeed merge and become as one with the Unbound Essence of Divinity in the Fullness of the Emptiness of Ain, beyond all limitations, illusions and finite duality.
The Book of Sitra Achra – A Grimoire of the Dragons of the Other Side provides in an unapologetic manner insight into one of the most maligned and vilified traditions, in order to shed the Light of Truth on the most controversial aspects of the Current 218 in order to both guide the sincere seekers of the Black Light and at the same time dispel those misguided and/or misguiding individuals who in a profane manner have or would approach the Anti-Cosmic Tradition for all the wrong reasons, mistaking it for all those things that it in actuality opposes and serves to eliminate.
The Qliphothic Path outlined in this Grimoire is not to be connected to any other system that has been made public so far and is in its approach and essence a totally unique form of Initiatic Ceremonial Magic, stretching from this to the Other Side, establishing the pathways and gates through which the adept may strive to become as one with the Eleven-Headed Ruler of the Tree of Wisdom, Unfated Death and Liberation from all cosmic limitation.
May the Spirits belonging to the Other Divinity find within this Grimoire
the Black Light that shall guide their steps through this world of White Darkness towards the Kelim-Shattering Illumination of the
Thoughtless Crown of the Dragon.
LIBER THAGIRION Draconian Grimoire of the Black Sun by Asenath Mason (Limited Edition Hardcover 2nd Edition)
Limited Edition Hardcover 2nd edition of only 100 copies individually hand numbered copies. Book is in new unread condition
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
“Liber Thagirion” is a small grimoire which was written especially for the Monographic Grimoire Series by Aeon Sophia Press. The book includes rituals and meditations that will guide the reader through the mysteries of the Black Sun from the perspective of the Draconian Initiate and are designed for a solitary practitioner of Draconian self-initiatory magic. Among them you’ll find invocations of Sorath, Belphegor, meditations with the Black Sun and rituals of the Adversary.