Gateways through Stone and Circle. Frater Ashen CHASSAN, F.: N.: F.

Gateways through Stone and Circle.

NP [ South Carolina ]: Nephilim Press, 2013. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. x + 156pp. Bound in full vellum with gilt titling to upper board. Raised bands ruled in gold, gilt lettered red leather spine label, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Smyth sewn, b&w sigils and illustrations, bibliography. A hand-numbered deluxe edition, limited to 20 copies and hand bound by master bookbinder Joel Radcliff of Ars Obscura Bookbinding. A compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic. This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the "Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals" as found in Francis Barrett's, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim. Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within. You will find descriptions of the seven planetary archangels as witnessed by author, instructions for building each of the traditional implements and furniture to the specifications of the grimoire, as well as detailed illustrations of the author's actual equipment. Items such as the infamous Book of Spirits or Liber Spirituum are explained in detail so the reader will know how to make and use one. Chapters also describe methods for improving scrying abilities, working with a partner, and conducting the entire ceremony from beginning to end. All the practioner needs to know to make this art work is explained in detail. Binding splayed as apparently inevitable with vellum. A lovely craft binding in Fine condition. Item #61996

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