The Book of Azazel, the Grimoire of the Damned.
NP (South Carolina): Nephilim Press, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 184pp. Bound in fine black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt Circle of Pacts symbol on upper board. Smyth sewn, black endpapers, ribbon marker. Printed in red and black, b&w sigils throughout. Numbered limited edition - this copy stamped with the limitation number "032." The number of copies of this cloth-bound issue is not indicated in the volume, but according to the publisher's announcements at the time of release this cloth bound issue was limited to 666 copies, although given the scarcity of the volume it seems likely that the number actually released was significatly smaller. From the author “That which follows is the entirety of what I learned from the Demon during a ninety-day journey through hell, with Azazel as my guide. For a time, I turned the entire operation, not only of the evocations and the translocations, but of my very spiritual Ascent, over to a demon. To Azazel… I can only trust that when this work is completed, he will set me free.” The Book of Azazel began without my knowledge in the summer of 2007, when I first met with that Demon. Standing face to hideous face with Him, his words – even his mere presence – changed everything. Azazel is the embodiment of all that is forbidden, all that is secret, and all that I would sacrifice everything for. He called upon me to perform this damnable Operation: to commit myself to Him entirely, in order to possess all that is His. But fear overtook me. I didn’t feel ready to drink from that cup, and so I drank from many others, flirting with the power that I knew could only be found in the blackest of rites and through the most obscene pacts. The Demon’s call would not be silenced, and it forced me out of the serenity of Ascent, leaving me with no choice than to embrace the power of darkness, in a depth and intensity that I had never before imagined. The Book of Azazel initially seemed to mark my return to the Left Hand Path, to the sinister spirituality responsible for catapulting me into the knowledge and application of my own godhood. As the grimoire unfolded, day-by-day, I came to realize that this book is not simply a chapter in my collection of forbidden knowledge, but that what the Demon Azazel revealed to me obliterated every assumption that I’ve ever made, and has left me with little else to say. The magnitude of Azazel’s teachings have left me speechless, for the first time in decades. What is recorded in this book – the rituals, the evocations, and the revelations – have left me with the conviction that, unless some knowledge assails me with the same obliterating force as what is contained in The Book of Azazel, that this will be the last book that I will write. This book says all that can ever be said, and much, much more. It has also left me with the conviction that real power – the kind that can crumble nations and raise empires out of the sand – can only be found in the forbidden, in the demonic, beyond the horizon of damnation. And so I tremble as I present The Book of Azazel." A lovely copy in Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Item #61962