Friday, June 2, 2017

Lucid Dreaming

In another example of science validating what *we* have known for centuries, Lucid Dreaming has, as I am sure you are all aware, gone mainstream and been validated by society as a valuable and enjoyable experience. Despite innumerable cases like this where what has always been common knowledge to us eventually receives mainstream endorsement, the overall field of Magic, (Sorcery, Witchcraft, any form of causing change to occur in accordance with one's will) is still largely regarded as "hokum", with the same people who now sing the praises of Lucid Dreaming being equally adamant in their disregard of Magic. Why? In a time where most of the world believes in one God or another, each with His own legend and mythos which is even harder to swallow than the fact that Man is capable of magical feats, people still choose to blindly accept the former as a matter of faith and laugh off the latter as the stuff of fiction. Why? How is it easier to accept that God manifested in flesh as his own Son, accomplished miracles in the name of his father/self, allowed himself/son to be killed to make up for sins of the past and which had yet to be committed by the very humans who killed him, resurrected and now sits in heaven waiting to come back than it is to accept that Man is capable of more than science can currently explain? 

As I sit here this morning reading a blog to which I go for reviews of new tech products, phones and computer gear and find that one of todays headlines is on the benefits (and risks?) of Lucid Dreaming, I find myself wondering if one day such a blog will, next to its critical review of the iPhone as boring, tout the benefits of evocation or espouse one of Jason Miller's financial sorcery techniques as a means of financial empowerment. 


Monday, May 29, 2017

First Feedback For Pactum: La Obra Magistral de la Hechicería Antigua

Before I touch on and share the feedback I have been receiving from the first recipients of this work, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported it and all of you who were among the first to order copies. 

It is because of you, friends, that I have the distinct honor to report that this book has set a new record at Nephilim Press by being the first and only Nephilim title to recover 100% of the production costs on the day of release! Given that Nephilim produces the most important and innovative books in the field and is the home to authors such as Humberto Maggi, Rufus Opus and Ashen Chassan, this is a HUGE honor, and the rapidity with which it is selling is humbling to myself and my co-author, Cat. 

500 copies were made for this initial print run, so if you'd like to get your hands on a copy before it sells out in the next couple of weeks, head on over to Nephilim Press

In the next week we will see some reviews from among the most respected practitioners and teachers in the field, but in the meanwhile I'd like to share excerpts from the emails and feedback received in the days since the first buyers began receiving their copies. 

The Masterpiece of Ancient Sorcery,  Pactum, is a perfect example of what happens when experts in the fields of ceremonial magick and rootwork put aside the silly ass "whose tradition is better" nonsense and focus on what can we do together. I love MC's work, from Crossed Keys to Abrasax, he always brings the best, but with my time and space constraints I can't really go full on evocation and ceremonial magic, so to have his level of expertise combined with Cat's usual practicality and emphasis on"keeping it simple, stupid" this book has opened new worlds to me
Adrian


I am very happily surprised - until now the only notion I had of any manuscript called Pactum was a cheap copy I found online in which I was definitely not impressed. This work shares nothing with that version except a title, and proves how many venerable Grimoires over the years get beat down, bowdlerized and ripped off until they are no longer recognizable when judged next to the original. MC's Pactum is jam packed with practical spells and rites for everything from revenge to protection and even the ever present getting laid, and best of all, so far anyway, it WORKS!

Reviewer requested anonymity

Dude you fucking ROCK. In one binding I have a seriously great manuscript brought together by the best in the game, AND a whole course and education in hoodoo love/sex magic and rootwork by Cat! (The Original Ninja Cat I mean, not that crazy bitch)

Fr. Malach-El

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Update: At The Printers

For all of those who have reached out to Cat and I asking for an update on our forthcoming book, I am happy to confirm that the volume is back at the printers being readied for release. The endpaper and cover design we had originally chosen didn't look quite as we'd expected when the proof reached us, so we contracted with a talented artist well known in the community, and last week we approved his proposed art and sent the book off to be born. 

Subscribe to Nephilim's mailing list for a release announcement and to place your orders - it will be well worth the wait my friends!