Forth coming will be the reprint of "Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis". We launched a few months ago a short pre-order term of only a few days, which resulted in that many copies are already sold/reserved in advance.
The author is still working on final details and corrections and editing this revised edition, which takes a bit longer than we anticipated at the time we made the pre-order sales available.
The corrections and editing of the work is now in its final stages and we wish to offer for a short term the last few copies to pre-order. Once these are gone, then there will be little to no copies available in the webstore.
Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis by G. De Laval (author of Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash, The Explicit Name of Lucifer and Sefer Yeroch Ruachot)
- Blood red Italian linen, cloth bound hardcover - Gold foil sigil stamp printed to the front cover - Gold foil lettering to the spine - Black end-papers - 193 pages - 120 grams internal bone-white colored paper bookblock - Full color photos and details throughout
The first edition of this grimoire was published in 2014, and was entirely sold out in a matter of a few weeks!!
We now make for the first time a reprint available and is scheduled for release in 2017.
Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis
A colorful study of a passage from the Masoretic text wherein are enumerated eleven tribes of Canaan, a land and people targeted by the God of the ancient Israelites for invasion and systematic extermination. As a result they symbolize in the context of these folk stories a sort of "Anti-Israel" in the sense that they are an "Un-Chosen" people, providing an adverse literary complement to the idea of ancient Israel as the "Chosen" people. In Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis I search out and study various poetic and esoteric resonances from the original text and use this basic toolkit of synthetic mythemes to construct a fully coherent esoteric system, including rituals and ceremonial implements, and its own catalog of classes of spirits, with their rulers, who can be employed using classical techniques of Western mysticism, including those outlined in Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash.
"The book is a complete system of initiation and ascension in the grades of The Priesthood of the Shadows of Death, an order of predatory sorcerers who specialize in the practice of energy vampirism and in the necromantic conjuration of revenant phantom shades from the eleven hells of the Qliphoth.
The system is based on meticulous research into the eleven tribes of Canaan, enemies of the Right-Hand Path who esoterically represent eleven classes of hostile, predatory vampiric shadowforms who emanate from hells of black magick and the anti-world of death. Multiple levels of correspondences and esoteric enumerations are given as well as conjuration sigils and numerous seals and illustrations so that the initiate can ritually evoke not only these necromantic shades, but their ruling princes.
The grimoire, when studied and used properly, allows brave magicians to ascend in exotic spheres of consciousness and power by communion with and transmogrification by these venomous Lords of the Abyss. Included are various lists of attributes of vampirism, the four stages of initiation, four grades of mastery, tables of days, hours, and elemental and planetary correspondences suitable for infernal conjuration, and complete descriptions of the panoply, implements and rites of vampiric necromancy that comprise the order of Sacerdotium Umbrae Mortis."
A review of the book posted on a message board:
The book and current it works from is directly inline with the vampiric school of energy manipulation and necromancy. It is different and opposite of GT types of evocation in regards to protection, which there is really none present, not even banishing. To be initiated into the priesthood you must first infect yourself with a parasitic shade which you feed with your own blood, this being said I would definitely not recommend this work to any beginners as mental psychosis and obsession could manifest. There are other initiation rites that must be preformed, then there are separate rites to advance through the four grades of priesthood. There are 11 classes of spirits drawn up being based on the tribes of Canaan each presided over by a ruling exarch. G. D. Laval shows a great understanding of Hebrew and has written a very well done review of the Qliphoth with some corrections to spelling and translations. Ritual implements are not that difficult to acquire, cemetery dirt, the usual daggers, chalice, bell, candle holders, a stake replacing the traditional wand, inscribed with some power names and words. Later on in the system it goes into the creation of some jewelry doesn't seem too extravagant, ritual garb etc, that section doesn't seem to me to be all that strict I'm sure one could work out substitutions if needed. The final grade consists of creation of a bound guardian spirit/shade creation housed in a spirit vessel you create, this involves the procuring of some human bones, reminds me slightly of some of the rites practiced in Palo by Mayombero and some other necromantic practices involving binding spirits.
The spirits are evoked via mantra, incense specific to each class and exarch of the 11 demon tribes is burned, there are tables for times and days for them, specific mantras to be repeated, the spirits are manifested via scrying, it is a rather solid system that I have achieved success with. I think anyone who actively practices demonic, necromantic, Qliphothic or is involved in the vampiric magic current could get some use out of it even if they don't choose to advance through the priesthood. The rites of conjuration is the foundational ceremony of the entire work. That is to say the priest needs to have acquired and consecrated all the specific tools of the craft and worked through the sacraments present within the book. That being said to reach the first step in priesthood, the grade of Jeriah, you must evoke a specter from each of the 9 classes of vampiric death shades. You then are taught of their specific virtues and establish a working relationship where you are able to call upon them in the future. Later on in the priesthood when your power is greater you are required to conjure forth the kings of the tribes from their qliphothic thrones. I don't believe that any other means outside of the practices written would produce satisfactory results when conjuring as these kings and the shades under them are completely tied into the praxis of the priesthood and it's connections within its Qliphoth current. The ritual isn't to overwhelming considering it is for a modern LHP practice, ritual garb is worn, 12 hour fasting, bathe, specific circle of conjuration is drawn upon the floor, chalice filled Incense and candles lot then you begin. There is an opening of the gate ritual then the invocations and mantras are repeated until the spirits are evoked present within the scrying mirror, no full physical manifestations are achieved. After your discourse with the spirit there is a revocation of the spirits back to the qliphothic hell from which it came via provided words of power. Then there is a closing of the gate ritual and you are finished. It is a very involved system that is very interconnected and everything builds off another concept presented earlier in the workings. This is a really great book that will give you all the tools and information that you need to self initiate and work within this specific current.
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