Books have their own destiny. PACKAGED VERY WELL IN BOXES, BUBBLE WRAPPED. PLEASE NOTE: Only the book is being offered - the background items seen in the pictures do not come with the book. Please look at all of the pictures carefully concerning condition before purchasing. THE SWORD & THE SERPENT by David Mattichak --- (First Edition - Published by The Hell Fire Club in 2012).Limited to 220 copies trade bound. In mauve crocodile embossed with 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.
Occult Witchcraft Magic Sorcery Necromancy Voodoo. KENNETH GRANT : A pioneer in creative occultism. Kenneth Grant is a well-known occultist. Having been a student of Aleister Crowley , Kenneth Grant, with his wife, Steffi Grant, went on to create what is known today as the Typhonian Tradition.
He is mostly known from his Typhonian Trilogies books, consisting of these nine volumes in this order. Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God. Outside the Circles of Time. In these books you will find everything from Sex Magick , Qabala , Gematria , to alien praeter-intelligences who have established communication with magicians, sorcerers, and workers of arcane practices.
One of the most popular titles in the Typhonian Trilogies is Nightside of Eden , dealing with the reverse, dark side, of the Tree of Life and its demonic denizens. ALEISTER CROWLEY : The Great Beast, no introduction really needed here.
Aleister Crowley is known by occultists and non-occultists. He wrote numerous books on Magick which are still being republished today. He is also widely known for his role as the head of the O.Also known for establishing the religion of. From, Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, Frater Achad, Madam Blavatsky, Gerald Massey, to more modern occult authors like Andrew Chumbley, N.
218, Gilles de Laval, Daniel Schulke, Humberto Maggi, Dr. Spare, Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, Michael Bertiaux, David Beth, Craig Williams, and many more. The books we offer expand numerous occult topics.
The following are short definitions of some of them. The definition of occult simply means hidden or unseen. The occult books we offer deal with what may be termed spiritual occultism. Dealing with the hidden, the unseen realms of spirits and spiritual energy.
Magick : This spelling for magic with a "K" was used by Aleister Crowley to define spiritual magick as opposed to mundane magic, such as pulling rabbits out of your top hat. Magick deals with spiritual forces within yourself and within the universe. Witchcraft : Historically, witchcraft was seen as a diabolical pact with the Devil. We've all heard of the witches riding to the sabbats on their broomsticks after anointing themselves with magical oils where they would dance and fornicate with the Devil and his homeboys.Today, however, witchcraft is not seen in the same light. Though today's Traditional Witchcraft can incorporate some dark spiritual aspects, such as the modern Luciferian Witchcraft.
Wicca , however, deals with pagan gods and goddesses and has a creed of "harming none" and is basically nature worship and spell-casting, and herbal work. Sorcery : The books we offer on sorcery you'll find are of a darker nature. Where darker aspects of occultism are employed in a folk-magic style. Like in traditional witchcraft, herbs, oils, bones, dirt, colors, sigils and darker spirits are employed for tasks.Necromancy : Working with the dead. Necromancy uses various magical tools and techniques to speak with, communicate with, and call forth the dead. Necromancers usually employ human skulls, bones, and other items of the grave in their dark arts. Grimoires : Books of ritual magic instruction are usually termed grimoires. These grimoires have been around for centuries. Some teach you how to call up spirits of certain natures, cast spells, curses, make pacts with demons, and much more. Modern grimoires are what you will mainly find we offer. We live in the modern age, therefore, we try to offer grimoires more in sync with today's modern witch, magician, sorcerer or necromancer.
Voodoo : The books we offer on voodoo are for the more serious practitioner. Our books on voudou, voudoun, santeria, palo mayombe are written by initiated students. Such as, Michael Bertiaux, David Beth.Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, Dr. These books are not geared toward teaching you "voodoo spells" but rather they focus on deep, African-derived spiritual systems. Be sure to keep checking back as we add new books constantly. We offer very select titles for serious occult students and practitioners. Your patronage is very appreciated! 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.