by Michael Ford
503 pages, 8.5 x 11.0 in., Perfect-bound, 60# white interior paper, black and white interior ink, 100# white exterior paper, full-color (CMYK) exterior
A new copy although it has some minor scuffing to the cheap cover since it did not ship shrink-wrapped. Spin unbroken.
Michael Ford has been a practitioner of Left Hand Path Magick for over 11 years in 2003, while having an interest in a wide variety of magical paths. Beginning in various Satanic and Chaos Magick systems, Michael over the years has developed a working system based on Luciferian Witchcraft, Primal Sorcery (based in Persian - Avestan - Sumerian and Zoroastrian demon lore) and the initiatory model of the Witches Sabbat. Mr. Ford was highly inspired by such works of Austin Osman Spare, Anton Szandor LaVey, Charles Pace, Aleister Crowley, Idries Shah and a plethora of various systems of Magick. Michael's first title, BOOK OF THE WITCH MOON was written in 1999 and features an introduction by Chaos Magician Peter Carroll (author of Liber Null/Psychonaut, etc). Mr. Carroll wrote, ". If you choose to embrace and live the cthonic murk and stygian darkness of the following chapters you will certainly get some return on your investment of belief, for it has been well crafted by a master." - (introduction - Book of the Witch Moon).
Michael Ford's initiatory work in the Left Hand Path manifests through such grimoires as the Yatuk Dinoih, Azothoz, Luciferian Edition of the Goetia, Book of Cain, Vox Sabbatum (unpublished), The Toad Rite, Nox Umbra and many others. His synthesis of sorcery involves the union of creative imagination and utilizing the darkest energies, archetypes and symbolism to transform the self into something better. Much of the flavor of his writings are based on his independent workings in Left Hand Path Sexual Magick, Tibetan Bon-Po, English Craft, Zos Kia, Western Satanism, Sufism and Iblis, Voodoo and more.
Michael Ford is a co-founder of The Order of Phosphorus, a Luciferian Witchcraft guild operating in the USA and various other areas, focused on Left Hand Path Sorcery and self-deification through magickal practice. Mr. Ford is the current Magister of the Order and director. The Black Order of the Dragon, a guild founded in 1994 by Ford is also still in operation as an inner coven in TOPH.
Michael is also the founder of the industrial - ritualistic band Psychonaut 75, who have released numerous CD's and are involved in soundtrack work at times.
Elda Isela Ford is the primary illustrator of Michael W. Ford's works, her pen and ink designs harmonize with the art of Austin Osman Spare, Rosaleen Norton and feature sigil - designed spells in each illustration. Elda is a practitioner of Luciferian Witchcraft and has a background in Mexican Witchcraft and Folkmagic practice. She is also a member of Psychonaut 75 and a co-founder of The Order of Phosphorus."