A 2nd hand copy, 1st edition hardcover, of Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic.
This is a good condition, USED, exemplar. A VERY good condition book + dustjacket. Internally overall clean pages, no folds, no marks, no stains whatsoever.
Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a unique practical introduction to magic. The main thread of the book is the exploration of the Qliphoth and the dark mysteries which have for so long been a repressed part of western esotericism. Instead of ignoring and denying the dark side, the author reveals, step by step, how man can get to know his Shadow and, through this, reach a deeper knowledge of the Self. By exploring and not by repressing the Shadow it can be transformed from a destructive force into a creative power. The book deals with the problem of evil, the symbolism behind the fall of Lucifer and mans creation process according to Qabalistic philosophy. The theories that are presented in this book are also linked to practice. Several examples of rituals, meditations, magical exercises and occult correspondences can be found within. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic contains more than one hundred demonic sigils and pieces of art that were created specifically for this book. A unique collection of all the sigils from the classic grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the infamous Grimorium Verum are also included.
Academically rigorous, yet a refreshing, practical insight into the dark side of Qabalism. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is definitely a suitable work for the serious scholar and the occult practicioner alike. --Alberto Brandi, Ph.D. in History of Renaissance Esotericism, University of Naples L'Orientale.
Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic constitutes an important source for the understanding of modern western esotericism and is a unique release. As such it is not merely interesting for occultists, but also for academics who study western esotericism. --Henrik Bogdan, Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Gothenburg University. Author of From Darkness to Light: Western Esoteric Rituals of Initiation.
About the Author:
Thomas Karlsson has studied and practiced the occult sciences for more than fifteen years and is the founder of the esoteric order Dragon Rouge. He is a doctoral candidate in the History of Religion and holds a M. A. in the History of Ideas. Thomas Karlsson authored the book Uthark Nightside of the Runes (Ouroboros Produktion, 2002) and gives seminars and lectures on a regular basis.