We start off the new years with a humble collection of books that all appear to be unread/like new.
by STRATTON-KENT, Jake
UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. vi + 280pp. Deep olive green cloth dramatically illustrated with a metallic red "death's head" stamped on the upper board. Red endpapers, well illustrated in b&w with characters, sigils, magic squares, and pontos riscados, endnotes and index. Edition limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies. Of the work, the publisher notes: "The True Grimoire is a major contribution to the practice and study of Goetic magic. The neglected Grimorium Verum has been restored to its rightful place as a potent and coherent system of Goetic magic. Jake Stratton-Kent has reconstructed a working version from the corrupted Italian and French versions of this important grimoire. As a practicing Necromancer with 37 years of experience his Verum is a clear exposition of how to contact and build a relationship with the spirits. The True Grimoire springs from the source of Goetic magic, enabling us to unlock the secrets of the other grimoires. We are given insights into the Dragon Rouge, Key of Solomon, Lemegeton, Abramelin, Honorius and the Black Pullet. This is a treasure trove for the student of magic. The True Grimoire lets us experience a grimoire tradition with links back to the Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri and the necromancy of the original Goes. It also places Verum within a living tradition, one which has taken root in the New World, finding expression in Quimbanda and the Legion of Exus, the 'People of the Cemetery' who have clear Verum equivalents. The copious notes of a working magician, combined with a scholarly attention to detail, enable us to use this text for it's original purpose. The hierarchy of Verum and Goetic spirits is restored, the nature of Astaroth is definitively set down. The planetary hours are explained, as are all the ritual requirements and preparations." Fine copy. No dust jacket - as issued.