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Please look at all of the pictures carefully concerning condition before purchasing. THE SWORD & THE SERPENT by. (First Edition - Published by The Hell Fire Club in 2012). Limited to 78 copies bound in Black Mamba embossed kidskin, mauve silk endpapers, covers stamped and titled in silver.
Completed after nearly 30 years of astral journeys on the Tree of Life and occult experimentation guided with the symbolism of Aleister Crowleys magickal system enshrined in the'Book of Thoth Tarot'. The Sword & the Serpent' follows the progress of the magician (in the person of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu) as he ascends through the astral planes that correspond to the Trumps of the Tarot and communicates with the spiritual beings, the bizarre, beautiful and sometimes horrific entities that exist upon the paths, to reveal the hidden natures of powerful occult symbols. The Tarot Trumps are central symbols in the Hermetic system of ceremonial magick and the symbols that they employ tie together a wide variety of spiritual schools into one cohesive scheme. The twenty-two Tarot Atus represent universal principals of human consciousness but even these seminal occult symbols are only a façade for the spiritual perception which they symbolize.
The visions of these paths are the personal experience of those spiritual perceptions in increasingly finer and more essential steps. In the Golden Dawn system of magick each of the twenty-two Tarot Trumps also corresponds to one of the paths representing the essential spiritual energy that is expressed by the individual paths.
The nature of these paths is determined by the numbers which they connect in the intricate pattern of the tree of Life giving each path an individual yet connected interpretation and taken together they represent a holistic image of self awareness. The Golden Dawn and later Crowley's A.
Presented the path of initiation as the incremental progress from the bottom number on the Tree of Life to the completion of the Great Work in the Unity of the Crown. This made the importance of the paths in the process of initiation patently obvious and the Golden Dawn novice level initiations concentrated on making symbolic crossings of these paths to invoke the level of self awareness that they represent. The journeys collectively represent the entire path of initiation into the mysteries of Hermetic Magick and the secrets of the Sepher Yetzirah (the ancient'Book of Formation') perhaps the most important and influential text of early kabbalah. Here are some of the authors you'll find in oureBay store. KENNETHGRANT :A pioneer in creative occultism.Kenneth Grant is a well-knownoccultist. Having been a student of AleisterCrowley , Kenneth Grant, with his wife, Steffi Grant, went on to create what isknown today as the Typhonian Tradition. He is mostly known from hisTyphonian Trilogies books, consisting of these nine volumes in thisorder. AleisterCrowley and the Hidden God.
Inthese books you will find everything from SexMagick , Qabala , Gematria , to alien praeter-intelligences who have established communicationwith magicians, sorcerers, and workers of arcane practices. One ofthe most popular titles in the Typhonian Trilogies is Nightsideof Eden , dealing with the reverse, dark side, of the Tree of Life and itsdemonic denizens. ALEISTERCROWLEY :The Great Beast, no introduction really needed here.
Aleister Crowleyis known by occultists and non-occultists. He wrote numerous books onMagick which are still being republished today.
He is alsowidely known for his role as the head of the O. Also known for establishing the religion of. Thereare many other occult book authors you'll find here in our eBaystore. From, Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, Frater Achad, MadamBlavatsky, Gerald Massey, to more modern occult authors like AndrewChumbley, N. 218, Gilles de Laval, Daniel Schulke, Humberto Maggi, Dr.
Spare, Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, Michael Bertiaux, David Beth, Craig Williams, and many more. Thebooks we offer expand numerous occult topics. The following are shortdefinitions of some of them. The definition of occult simply means hidden or unseen.Theoccult books we offer deal with what may be termed spiritualoccultism. Dealing with the hidden, the unseen realms ofspirits and spiritual energy. This spelling for magic with a "K" was used by AleisterCrowley to define spiritual magick as opposed to mundane magic, suchas pulling rabbits out of your top hat. Magick deals with spiritualforces within yourself and within the universe.
Historically, witchcraft was seen as a diabolical pact with theDevil. We've all heard of the witches riding to the sabbats on theirbroomsticks after anointing themselves with magical oils where theywould dance and fornicate with the Devil and his homeboys.
Today, however, witchcraft is not seen in the same light. Canincorporate some dark spiritual aspects, such as the modern.
However, deals with pagan gods and goddesses and has a creed of"harming none" and is basically nature worship andspell-casting, and herbal work. The books we offer on sorcery you'll find are of a darkernature. Where darker aspects of occultism are employed ina folk-magic style.
Like in traditional witchcraft, herbs, oils, bones, dirt, colors, sigils and darker spirits are employed fortasks. Necromancy uses various magical tools andtechniques to speak with, communicate with, and call forth thedead.
Necromancers usually employ human skulls, bones, andother items of the grave in their dark arts. Books of ritual magic instruction are usually termed grimoires. Thesegrimoires have been around for centuries. Some teach you how to callup spirits of certain natures, cast spells, curses, make pacts withdemons, and much more. Modern grimoires are what you will mainly findwe offer.
We live in the modern age, therefore, we try to offergrimoires more in sync with today's modern witch, magician, sorcereror necromancer. The books we offer on voodoo are for the more serious practitioner. Our books on voudou, voudoun, santeria, palo mayombe are written byinitiated students.Such as, Michael Bertiaux, David Beth. Thesebooks are not geared toward teaching you "voodoo spells"but rather they focus on deep, African-derived spiritual systems.
Besure to keep checking back as we add new books constantly. Weoffer very select titles for serious occult students andpractitioners. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "desert_owl_occult" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.