The Infernal Path. Alexander Winfield DRAY, Lucas Pandolfelli.

The Infernal Path.

NP [ Virginia Beach, VA ]: Dark Harvest Occult Publishers, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 160pp. Red cloth with black titling to spine and serpent design to upper board, charcoal textured endpapers. B&w frontis and illustrations by Lucas Pandofelli. The "Crown of Flames edition," limited to 313 hand numbered copies. From the author of "Liber Obsidian Obscura", this is Dray's third release. From the publisher: "The first sorcerers collected together the necessary ingredients; ones that they could feel resonated with their purpose and would capture and hold their magical intent. They combined them together with forbidden words of power that resonated with the elements of the world around them. They stole into the night and built a fire in the most desolate of regions; homes of demons of the earth and air, and they held the effigy of their enemy aloft, weaving a powerful curse and finally throwing the charged representation into the bonfire, knowing the work was complete. The Infernal Path is the embodiment of a living opposition to how traditional approaches deal with the spiritual or unseen realm. The sorcerer who embraces the infernal approach views the non-corporeal entity in a way more akin to the sorcerers of ancient times and seeks to exploit their knowledge of the invisible realms in a way that is beneficial to all parties involved, but that ultimately emphasizes their own accumulation of power and self-deification. The traditional shaman/priest seeks union with the deity and the "spiritual" elevation of themselves and their people through a subservient relationship with the spirit realm. The infernal approach to these traditions reverses this odious human impulse and thus reverses the energetic currents inherent within these systems." A lovely, pristine copy in Fine condition. (no dust jacket as issued). Item #56927

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