The Necromantic Ritual Book.
New Orleans, LA: Westgate Press, 1992. Third Printing. Softcover. Octavo. vi + 50pp +(8pp adverts and blanks). Silver illustrated black wrappers, black lettering, b&w illustrations, decorative borders to text pages. From the publisher: "The workings in this unique book will permit the magician to bask in the "lifeforce" of the Angel of Death. Successful working of any of these devotions will enable you to share consciousness with the Angel of Death on an intimate level, as well as becoming "one" with your own death. Chapters include; "Getting To Know You", simple exercises to get comfortable in Death's presence, "Connecting With the Death Energy", "The Summoning of Shadows", "A Note on Temples", (the finest temples call to us, we need not erect them in a physical sense.) "Accessing The Gates", "Ritual Sculpting", (creating the perfect golem and animating it through empowerment rituals) and "High Necromancy", not for the faint of heart nor the fearful." By Leilah Wendell (1958-2020), a writer best known for her dark works, particularly "Our Name is Melancholy: The Complete Books of Azrael" as well as for founding the famed "Westgate House of Death" Art Gallery in New Orleans. Hint of discoloration to the front cover, a little wave in the text block suggests it may have once been stored in a slightly damp enironment, but there is nothing else to suggest this and overall it is a tight, clean near Fine copy. Item #70573