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The Book of Black Magic by Arthur Edward Waite

The Book of Black Magic - Arthur Edward Waite


Description: The Book of Ceremonial Magic by Arthur Edward Waite was originally called The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It is an attempt to document various famous grimoires, explain the history behind them (refuting many of the legends surrounding them), discuss the theology contained therein (e.g. raising the question why good angels would be summoned to kill an enemy), and to synthesize many famous grimoires into one system.

Chapter I: The Antiquity of Magical Rituals
Chapter II: The Rituals of Transcendental Magic
Chapter III: Composite Rituals
Chapter IV: The Rituals Of Black Magic

Chapter I: The Preparation of the Operator
Chapter II: The Initial Rites and Ceremonies
Chapter III: Concerning the Descending Hierarchy
Chapter IV: The Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy
Chapter V: Concerning the Mystery of the Sanctum Regnum
Chapter VI: The Mysteries of Infernal Evocation According to the Grand Grimoire
Chapter VII: The Method of Honorius
Chapter VIII: Miscellaneous and Minor Processes
Chapter IX: Concerning Infernal Necromancy

Another one to avoid as there was not an ounce of fun to be had. Many of these non-fic black magic documenters seem to be a pentangle short of major arcana. But such as is the way of things that someone out there, someone out where, will adore this, afterall aren't these the century old equivalent of 'how to make a new religion'

A month of Halloween 2015 reads:

#1: 3* Nobody True by James Herbert: fraudio
#2: 4* The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard: fraudio
#3: 1* Brain Child by John Saul: fraudio
#4: 3* Domain (Rats #3) by James Herbert: fraudio
#5: 3* The Mourning Vessels by Peter Luther: paperback
#6: 2* The Doom of the Great City: ebook short-story
#7: 5* Long After Midnight by Ray Bradbury: fraudio
#8: 5* The Dead Zone by Stephen King: fraudio
#9: CR The Chalice: hardback
#10: WL Seven Gothic Tales
#11: CR Tales of Men and Ghosts: gutenberg
#12: 2* Shattered by Dean Koontz: fraudio
#13: 5* The Dunwich Horror: e-book: gutenberg
#14: CR Death At Intervals: paperback
#15: 3* Alone: gutenberg
#16: CR The Shunned House: gutenberg
#17: CR The Thing on the Doorstep: ebook
#18: 2* Shadows by Saul: fraudio
#19: CR Precious Cargo: paperback
#20: 2* The Magicians of the Golden Dawn: ebook
#21: 2* The Book of Black Magic