Palm Springs, CA: International Guild of Occult Sciences / IGOS, 1993 & 1994. First Editions Thus. Hardcovers 3 Volume Set. Quartos. (viii) + 208 + (iipp, adverts); (vii) + 107 + (iipp, adverts); (vi) + 153 + (iipp, adverts).Textured black faux leather boards. The first volume has "The Magick of Spitzalod" and IGOS logo in gilt on the upper board. B/w illustrations.
According to the author's Introduction to "The Book of Dakmonies" these books form a three volume set, on "occult magick and sorcery." The first volume, "The Book of Spitzalod" is said to deal "primarily with positive magick" and aimed to reintroduce certain ancient teachings it outlined; the volume: "The Book of Milianthros" focussed primarily on black magick, whilst "The Book of Dakmonies" "deals with both positive and black magick with an emphasis on how the two blend to create a balanced whole." The author further suggests that they are actually old grimoires, the originals of which were destroyed in ancient ties, but which have been recovered by "mental channelling." The books deal with various aspects of ceremonial and sexual magick, the creation of talismans, the focus of energy, hexes, spells. etc. The title page of "The Book of Milianthros" has "# 3" with the "3" struck through and replaced with a "2" handwritten next to the title, apparently added by the publisher to indicate it is the second in the series. The half-title page of "The Book of Dakmonies" has a handwritten "V" struck through and replaced with a handwritten "3" next to the title, apparently also added by the publisher to indicate it is the second volume in the series. Hint of bruising to the corners of "The Magick of Spitzalod", otherwise all 3 volumes are in Fine condition (note what looks like discoloration in the accompanying picture is simply "bounce" from the lighting - an artefact of the photograph). Item #61416